Monday, May 13, 2013

"Good Fortune and a Happy Marriage"

Ode to Peony

I used the brush to praise the blooming peony
A cocoon-like bud bursting forth to beautiful flowers
Who said the peony is like a maid
Her scent and beauty makes the noble palace so inspiring, like a spring breeze.

Peony season is upon us and we couldn't happier! These spring blooms are anticipated year round.  The peony is the traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.