across the street from us is an empty building that was once home to a sweet little shop. i could say that about so many of the buildings here in this tiny town. it breaks my heart to see all the empty store fronts waiting patiently to be filled up with art or treasures and loved again.
the peonies in these photos are from the front yard of that sweet little shop and since there isn't anyone around to enjoy them, i cut a few to bring inside. peonies are full of ants and that kind of grosses me out, but i made sure to check all the little crevices created by the full petals to make sure that i wasn't bringing a family of ants inside with me.
cut peonies don't last very long. just saying.
the storms lately have been awful and i hope that wherever you are, you and your loved ones are safe and dry. today and for the next few months we're working on a huge project that i'll share in my next post. it's full of choices and decisions and options and our heads are swimming, but in a good and challenging way. just to keep things interesting and to see if you made it to the end of this post, what's the one thing you'd change in your kitchen if you had the ability to do so.