Thursday, June 18, 2009

Death by Darkness

I have discovered that we have no direct sunlight in our house. Clearly light comes in through our windows and patio, but nothing direct (except of course in the morning right in my eye, or so it seems).

This insightful nugget was brought to my attention through my coveted peony purchase. I bought five soft, pink, fluffy (but still closed) blossoms on Sunday and was ready for their bright birth on Monday morning. Well Tuesday night came and they were still as tight as ever, but with browning petals. It was then that I realized how little sunlight we get into our living room. Certainly its bright in the middle of the day but nothing in the form of photosynthesizing needs for my precious peonies.

How could something so lovely be so ugly? Death by darkness.

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