Friday, July 25, 2014

Son of Heaven

The Tianzi Mountains (Son of Heaven)
photo credit: astonishingplaces.com

Mist curls on the Tianzi Mountains.
In the siheyuan,
Rice Mother gives First Son
the choicest morsels.

Son of Heaven.


The Tianzi Mountains were named after a farmer who led a farmers' revolt and named himself Tianzi, a name for Emperor, (Son of Heaven).

A siheyuan is a courtyard surrounded by buildings on all four sides. The doorway above indicates this siheyuan belongs to a lower middle class family.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siheyuan by SnowyOwls

Zhangjiajie in Spring

Zhangjiajie in Autumn


Zhangjiajie in Winter


for Hannah's prompt at Real Toads for Transforming Fridays : the Tianzi Mountains

17 comments:

  1. The Four Seasons?
    Trust you doing good, Wild Wolf Woman :)

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  2. "choicest morsels" indeed. Thank you for the seasonal trip!

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  3. Well, I wonder if it was the first daughter if she would get the choicest morsels as well? Smiles.

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    1. Apparently, not in China, at least in outlying areas!

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  4. First born..so many blessing are in store....love the photos Sherry. :-)

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  5. You're so creative Sherry. I like the poem. It gives a flavor of the mountain. I like the photos too.

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  6. ...and third-born daughter wants to let the air out of first-born son's bicycle tires!

    Pretty, Sherry. :-)

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    1. I need to write about Third Born Daughter...her story needs to be told......

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  7. I love the personification you employ in your poem, Sherry. I so appreciate the images and details that you feature here as well...thank you so much for going the extra mile to bring this challenge to life, Sherry! ♥

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  8. I love tshe "Rice mother" you created here, Sherry. She was one happy lady!

    We've been to one of those siheyuans. It was among a whole block of them right in the shadow of a fancy Beijing hotel. The neighborhood shared a common bath.
    ..

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  9. The beauty of mother earth and her love for her children:)

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  10. This has the feel of tanka about it, Sherry and is a perfect response to the prompt. Thank you for the added info and spectacular pictures.

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  11. Simplicity done so well ....

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  12. interesting...i like how you play on the name of the farmer....what beautiful mountains....

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  13. Such a beautiful poem and lovely tour through the seasons.

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  14. gives me chills despite the heat, Sherry. wonderful ~

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