. . . Oh, thank God. The peonies are in bloom
in the Emperors Garden behind the Forbidden City, in Jing
Shan Park, and at the Beijing Botanical Gardens. I have never
seen such big peonies. Mudan (tree peonies) the size of dinner
plates. The tour guide shouts, Peony Group, time to go.
His calls go unanswered. We keep taking photos and must almost
be dragged away. . . (more)
Inspired by a trip to China and Tibet
Janice Mason Steeves'
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