Today, in most countries in Europe it is MOTHER'S DAY!
I remember when I was a young mum... never seemed to have enough hands... however the heart big enough for all the love!
Sometimes these 'special' days can be tinged with a little sadness... I'll not see them, only hear them...
Hope yours is a HAPPY ONE!
THE WELL- KEPT SECRETS OF THE PEONY..
This is the heart of the Paeonia lactiflora, also Chinese Peony, the flowers have modified stamens that are petal-like, called petaloid stamens.
I love the translucent petals, yet when they are in bud, it looks like they are waxy and 'hard', not at all silky, which they are.
AN ABSOLUTE MUST LARGE and on black
The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring.The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed.
In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty.
THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated!Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)
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