Back yard leaf. I’m not sure what branch from what tree this is, but I plucked it because of the shape. It has a lot of character and looks great on the mantle.
The previous week’s Coral charm Peonies have begun to open and fade.. Does charm fade? I think not! It only opens and transforms into a new beauty. And not wanting to completely discard an already opened bloom, I salvaged a pink flowering branch and a peony by floating them in a bit of shallow water. This lasted at least 3 days.