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Lost Love

By Philip_H
Wisteria - a plant that has a large cultural significance in China and Japan and it appears in many stories and religious teachings. It is often used as a symbol for lost love or unrequited love. The Fuji Musume ("Wisteria Maiden") was a popular subject of folk paintings. It is believed to have been inspired by a dance. Fuji Musume paintings were given at weddings as a good luck token. It was even adapted into a kabuki drama. The title character becomes smitten with a young man and steps out of the painting to try to win his heart. Her attempts are futile, and she steps back into the world of the painting with a heavy heart.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Want to Share my Polo?'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Flowers and plants Wisteria Natural abstract

Voters: MichaelJamesHarper, Suzicoo, Hermanus and 29 more

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love this photo, Grin

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Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 10:38AM
You have caught the tones perfectlySmile
Suzicoo
26 Aug 2013 10:54AM
beautiful photo
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 11:07AM
A excellent capture Philip, great colourSmile


Cliff
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 11:16AM
Fascinating info, as always in your pf as well as a very lovely floral image.

Ann
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
26 Aug 2013 11:47AM
Lovely full frame image of this beautiful flower. I think I can actually smell the fragrance! Patti
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
26 Aug 2013 11:52AM
Great write up, super shot, Philip.
jdinne 13 16 England
26 Aug 2013 12:30PM
Frame filling beauty Philip and interesting intro.

John
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 2:42PM
An informative and interesting foreword supported by a delight floral composition Phillip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Aug 2013 3:16PM
A beautiful full frame image, Philip, such a gorgeous colour. Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Aug 2013 3:20PM
Fills the frame nicely, Philip, and very interesting info to accompany.

Dave
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
26 Aug 2013 8:44PM
Your text is as good as your image, enjoyed both!
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 9:07PM
I'm very interested in the Language Of Flowers, Philip, and so was fascinated by your narrative about the wisteria. Love the way you have filled the frame with the attractive blooms. (Mine is very unhappy, not sure whyTongue).
26 Aug 2013 9:22PM
Gorgeous Philip..Lin
26 Aug 2013 10:14PM
Lovely flower nicely presented.
Effrossini
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 4:25AM
Delightful images with such pleasing colour tones! Grin
IB
ColleenA Plus
3 317 3 Australia
27 Aug 2013 4:35PM
I love Wisteria, a beautiful frame filler, well captured

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