“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
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 […]
Another day with Peonies * * * While their growing season may be brief, nothing says springtime like blossoming peonies! The big, pastel flowers grow in large bushes and give off a lovely floral scent. Nothing will lift someone’s spirits or bring a smile to your loved one’s face like a big bouquet of peonies. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.