Here are the peonies from my garden which inspired the name of my blog. I had the opportunity to visit Claude Monet's famous gardens in Giverny, France. Two of his famous quotes are, "I'm busy gardening, it will give me flowers to paint on rainy days" and "More than anything I must have flowers always, always." I don't really enjoy gardening that much, but I love to watch the flowers pop open each year. Isn't it amazing that it takes ants to open up the peonies?