Today I'm walking around with my nose buried in a bunch of peonies. I have great vases of them around the apartment. As I sit at my desk, I am gazing and sniffing. I grew up with peony and lilac bushes bordering our property, which is perhaps why I love them so much. They are my absolute favorite flower in the entire world, and they last for such a short period of time. I will surround myself with them until they are gone.
A caption I read in this photo set read, "Peonies are the greatest luxury."
I completely agree.