When I visited my daughter this past June we went all over Chicago, and I took hundreds of photos. Whenever I go, I try to visit the Art Institute, but this was the first time I had visited the gardens next door. They were in full purple and white flush, with dozens of white peonies in bloom. I loaded several photos into my iPad, and decided to paint one while I was waiting for my car to be serviced months later. It brought back memories of a wonderful visit.