The rain took its toll on the peonies and I saw that there were only two left that still had a bit of life. I cut them and put them in this tiny vase and put it on the coffee table on the porch, where I spend most of my leisure time these days. For about 24 hours they looked lovely and then started to drop all their petals. Watching the petals fall gave me a closer look at the amazing layers that make up a peony flower.
We have ordered a new hammock for the porch and some colorful throw pillows for the chairs and loveseat. A mini-make-over for what we jokingly call our summer home.