I still remember my father saying that when I was a little girl.
'You can look, but don't touch Mother's Peony's'
I would sit out in the back yard looking at the big buds
I liked to watch the ants
I never did touch Mom's Peony's...but I really WANTED to!
They always started to open on my birthday and Dad would bring one inside to me
'Happy Birthday Sweetheart'
I always remember how happy it made me to have my very own, and to this day Peony's are one of my very favorite blooms. 2 years ago, Mom and Dad brought me a piece of that very same Peony.
Today, the first bloom opened.
Just in time for my birthday