China News Service, Beijing, April 8th (Reporter Ying Ni) It is the deep spring season and the most beautiful season in the Forbidden City.

The splendid begonia petals in front of the Palace of Wenhua are falling like rain, the cloves of the Palace of Wuying are deep and far-reaching, and the peony of the imperial garden is in bud... At this time of spring, the new book "Forbidden City Grass and Trees" by the Palace Press is coming.

  "The History of the Forbidden City" is a collection of beautiful essays using prose style to write about the vegetation of the Palace Museum and the cultural relics related to the vegetation in the collections of the Palace Museum.

This book has a unique approach, focusing on the vegetation of the Forbidden City for the first time, and compares the vivid flowers and trees of the Forbidden City with the images of the flowers and trees on the exquisite collection of cultural relics, and blends the natural beauty with the human history in the language of Zen. Bring readers a unique cultural aesthetic experience.

"Forbidden City Grass and Trees" inner page Photo courtesy of the Forbidden City Publishing House Photo courtesy of the Forbidden City Publishing House

  The book is divided into three parts, a total of sixteen chapters, roughly in the order of spring flowers, summer fruits, and autumn trees.

Among them, plum blossom, magnolia, crabapple, camellia, peony, pomegranate flower, hibiscus, osmanthus, Chinese tallow tree, bayberry, peach, grape, persimmon and other good fruits are separately compiled, carefully selected according to the text, and pictures of ancient cultural relics collected in the Palace Museum are presented one by one. .

In the book, the beauty of spring flowers in the Forbidden City is contrasted with the begonias in the paintings, the magnolias carved in blue and white jade, and the peonies on the carved lacquer plates. The images of flowers and trees on the ancient paintings, utensils, and books suddenly come to life. The elegance.

In the romantic time and space carefully constructed by the author, the poetic soft light glows, making readers feel refreshed and long-lasting.

  In recent years, the public’s enthusiasm for the Forbidden City has continued to rise, and the focus has become increasingly deep and subtle, ranging from ancient buildings and cultural relics, to palace cats, flowers and trees...The flowers and trees in the Forbidden City are prosperous, and they are scattered throughout the four seasons. They have been mysterious for more than 600 years. The solemn Forbidden City is decorated with agility, so it is preferred by tourists and photographers.

  The author Na Hai, originally named Yang Haixia, is from Taizhou, Zhejiang.

He is the author of "A Viable Journey in Xishan: Freehand Life in Danqingli", etc., covering a wide range of subjects.

In the writing, it is often taken from a point of view, and it often grows from a point, like a plant-like vine, which grows freely and smartly along the gray palace wall where literature, history, and philosophy are accumulated.

It is also like a handsome friend who does not intend to talk, but expects to arouse the "talking" of the other party, inviting readers to experience the vigorous vitality of the 600-year-old Forbidden City.

"Forbidden City Grass and Trees" inner page Photo courtesy of the Forbidden City Publishing House Photo courtesy of the Forbidden City Publishing House

  Stepping into the Forbidden City in spring, in front of the Wenhua Palace Painting and Calligraphy Gallery, under Haitang, there are both photographers with long guns and short cannons, as well as young women dressed in Hanfu who seem to have passed through. Between movement and static, time and space intersect, new stories are in Growth...Follow this book, in the fragrance of spring, in the ancient painting and calligraphy tools, feel the indigo of the vegetation, and go to an appointment with the vibrant nature in the Forbidden City.

  It is worth mentioning that this 32-open book is hardcover with rounded ridges, which is especially convenient for readers to read.