Each year the appearance of the peony, bush and buds growing, brings special memories and thoughts to my heart. I think of my dearly departed Mother and wish she was still here to enjoy the beauty of nature in bloom which she loved so well.
I made a post on my blog last year about how my discovery and love for them began: “The Eccentric Peony” You’re welcome to go read it, if you want too.
I took this photo of one of the buds on my peony bush this year. It would appear that this year, the peonies are living up to the legend my Mom told me about the name… that ants had to “pee on it” before the buds would bloom. lol
(In reality the ants and other insects chew the edges of the buds and helps them to loosen and be able to bloom.)
This is the first year that I recall ever seeing ants predominately working on the peonies. Maybe the other insects will join in the bud-loosening later on.
I look forward to once again seeing the beautiful blooms and smelling the soft aroma of these gorgeous beauties.
Wishing you all fond Spring memories and Happy thoughts.