Immense Beauty

“Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.” Larry Wilcox Advertisements

Fairy Tales, untold stories of Peony

The Peony is most important in Chinese culture. This stunning flower is an official emblem of China, and it plays a big role in many holidays and religious traditions. It’s the flower with the longest continual use in Eastern culture, and it’s tied in deeply with royalty and honor in those societies. The Chinese name for Peony even translates to “most beautiful”. Oddly enough, it has somewhat of an opposite meaning to Western individuals. Greek myth says that nymphs used to hide their naked forms in Peonies to shield them from prying eyes. This led to the association of Peonies…

Immerse yourself in the king of beauty & scent

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…

Still peaceful in Saigon

Sài Gòn nhiều khi dễ dãi, ai cũng chấp nhận, cái gì cũng được, xuề xòa đến lạ kì. Người ta tự nhiên bước chân đến đây, dễ dàng đất trời là nhà, người người là bạn bè, người thân. Đôi khi gọi nhau bằng những cái tên cô ơi, dì ơi, ngoại ơi cứ như trong một đại gia đình lớn. Ở vùng đất tứ xứ người, Sài Gòn là mảnh đất mới, là nơi người ta thương nhau vì là người Việt người Nam. Sài Gòn nhiều khi mưa nắng thất thường, làm người ta khó đoán, làm…

Dalat Highland Landscape’s Beautiful Flowers

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”