So, just to let you know, following yesterday afternoons' frustrations...
... the brownies worked! All trouble was soothed with the making and eating of brownies (probably not enough nutritious dinner was consumed afterwards but hey, we were happy!)
...my peony bud bloomed. Too stunning.
And peace after the storm. Way too late after all the tidying and, well, tidying a bit of sketching and a glass of wine.