秋風不比春意和 Autumn breeze never warmer than thoughts of spring.
菊香難勝牡丹紅 Fragrant chrysanthemums could hardly edge out the red red peonies.
蜉蝣夏日一嘆去Too soon a summer’s day end, mayflies gone like a sigh.
濃冬大雪賞寒梅 In the harshest winter, lusting after plum blossoms cold.
In the autumnal stage of one’s life, nothing beats the warmth of youth. All achievements one had achieved are paled in comparison to the vigor of youth. Time flies too fast when having fun in the summer of one’s life. When old age sets in, still yearning for the beauties - cold and ruthless ones whose interest are your cold hard cash. The only flower that blooms best in the coldest conditions.
The four season flowers - peony, lotus, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms for spring, summer, autumn and winter.