Named after Paeon, Physician to the Gods, the first modern peony was groom widely in medieval England, especially in monastery gardens, although ancient peonies were said to come from China. Legend tells that mischievous nymphs hid in the petals of the peony causing this magnificent flower to be given the meaning of bashfulness. In eighth century China, the red peony was considered the King of Flower, symbolizing abundance, honor, nobility and wealth. It is said the first peony obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the Mother of Apollo. (tuliptalks.com) While their growing season may be brief, nothing says springtime…
“When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.”, Madeleine M. Kunin” #ottawa #canada #ottawalife #ottawaspring #tulips #canadaexplore#wanderlust #otown
Ottawa, Spring 2018 “Washing the dust of daily life off our souls is the ultimate purpose of art.”
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds and that’s what you’ve given me! I love you!!
5.4 miles from Singapore City Center For the shopaholics among you (or those who enjoy great people watching), Orchard Road is a must-visit. While everything isn’t under one roof like Mustafa Centre, Orchard Road offers shopping to suit every taste and budget. From its humble beginnings as a country road lined with orchards and pepper farms in the 1830s, Orchard Road has now grown into a powerhouse of shopping, dining, and entertainment unlikely to be matched. Today, more than 5,000 shops offer a lifestyle experience that’s hard to rival.
Singapore packs endless must-see sites and must-visit destinations into its 277 square miles. The city isn’t considered one of the most exciting cities in Asia for nothing, after all. Needless to say, there’s a lot of ground to cover during your visit. But if you stay in Singapore, you’ll be able to see the best of what the city-state has to offer in no time.