For a change from winter and landscapes, I've chosen my favorite flower...the peony. My late mother had a huge peony garden and I have at least 25 of my own plants. This particular flower came for Christmas in an order that didn't work well--the freeway in this side of Oregon was closed for two days and the peonies sat in the cold in a FedEx location just an hour and a half from my home. (I'm getting a replacement order when the weather is warmer.) The background is the lid for a tea crate that I found at one of my favorite little "everything" shops.