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A magnificent imperial “famille-rose” Dish



This is a magnificent imperial famille-rose dish featuring a plum tree overwhelmingly stretching upward. Dotted with intricate gnarls, the twisted root vigorously swirls up, taking a persistent and dauntless stance. Surrounded by foliage close to the root, two peonies were designed in perfect concert with each other, one in shy bud and the other in glamorously full blossom. Diversified plum blossoms are interspersed among the sprays, foiled by the red, pink, white petals, and the iron-red and purple-red ganoderma lucidum vivaciously outgrows on the trunk. The plum flowers pattern symbolizes an artistic beauty that is, consistent with traditional Chinese art appreciation view, summarized by three words: “space”, “concentration” and “antiquity”. When it comes to the prunus aesthetics, Chinese often combines the formal beauty of the prunus itself with other surrounding objects, thus creating an aura of aesthetic beauty and exuberance. Artistic conception defines the inner sensation, rhythm or echo that is triggered by the objective scenes. Like attracts like. The surrounding objects alike are extraordinarily tinged with detached poetic and pictorial splendor.
According to Chinese philosophy, human ethics and natural law are intercorrelated, and in substance closely and harmoniously linked to each other. The consonance for achieving the harmony between the human world and nature is thus to be found. Prunus, as one of the distinguished flora representatives, was created in this form that incarnated the valuable attributes of imperial porcelains.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Art Comments Off on A magnificent imperial “famille-rose” Dish

Tips when Bring your Pet along a Road Trip



Tips when Bring your Pet along a Road Trip
Taking your pet along with you during a vacation does sound like a great idea, don’t you think? All the fun you would have together and the places you could go to with your pet. But, this would not be as easy as you could think, especially when you have to travel far. You will really need to plan how to have a safe and fun vacation while tagging along your pet.
I have here few tips to at least help you enjoy your trip with your pet. First is when you have to go for a long road trip.
If you would be driving a long trip with your pet you must ensure that you will both be comfortable and also safe along the road. To do this you can have your pet secured in a carrier inside the car. But when your pet is not used to be on carriers, you can at least look for alternative seatbelt-like thing that will give your pet the freedom from carriers and the safety as well while he roams freely inside your vehicle. This is just a precautionary measure to save your pet the damage during minor road accidents as well as from being lost during stopover.
When you are on a vacation in summer, with the scourging heat of the sun focused on the road, do not ever try to leave your pet alone in the car, tendency is he might suffer from the serious heat and die. In case your pet would easily become carsick, you may want to seek advice with your veterinarian regarding medication for motion sickness.
Pets can get hungry during long trips, so always remember to carry pet foods along the drive. Remember to only feed your pet small amount at a time as this might trigger carsickness. Carrying water will also be a great idea. Sometimes when you let your pet drink just tap water from anywhere it might upset your pet’s tummy due to contamination of different materials.
Prior to traveling, you must also find hotels that are pet friendly before you plan to take your pet with you. Or at least you could find some other places that will let you stay with your pet. And make sure all establishments that you would plan to go to will allow you to take your pet with you, or at least you could have alternative plans.
Traveling with your pet is fun, but it will take more responsibility and perfect planning to let you enjoy your vacation.

Friday, January 4th, 2013 Article Comments Off on Tips when Bring your Pet along a Road Trip