Yes to Peony Season and my favourite spring flower.
Peony is the Chinese symbol for spring, and Feng Shui staple for wealth, distinction and romance (sounds like a diamond, doesn't it?), balancing the opposites and calming the mind.
Me, I just love the smell and soft ruffles.
Marco Polo described them as "roses, big as cabbages"...
...and apparently ants are needed for the buds to open properly!
photos by Galeria Rocco