Blue Mountain freehand brushwork (part two)

The ancient city was bathed in the midday sunshine, like an old man in his last years. Walking on the flagstone road paved by granite, I suddenly felt that the history of the ancient city seemed so profound and distant. The shiny slate was polished by the footsteps of history. Maybe compared with the well-preserved ancient cities such as Lijiang and Pingyao, the ancient cities of Lan Shan seem to be so shabby without climate, but I dare say that the ancient city roadway of Lan Shan still has local characteristics. It is pitiful that most of the ancient cities of Lanshan have been replaced by modern buildings. Even the roadways still preserved now are few and there is possibility of continued destruction. On both sides of the roadway, there are old houses with unique shapes. The blue bricks to the top and the angle of the helmet eaves show the exquisite architecture in southern Hunan. I am the first time to come to southern Hunan, which is known as the back garden of Hunan, I found that the buildings in southern Hunan are more exquisite and more artistic than those in northern Hunan. These ancient residential buildings seem so exquisitely carved and unique. Every family has all the wooden doors, and the door frame is extremely exquisite. There are two small doors and windows left above, and two wood symbols carved with various patterns are inlaid on the horizontal bar under the doors and windows, it looks like two huge eyes staring at the front. What role does wood symbol or circle or square play on Earth? I think whether it is used as a decoration or to avoid evil, it has its unique architectural art style. The Blue Mountain has a long history. The Ancient Emperor Shun passed the Blue Mountain on a southern tour, entered Ningyuan, and died in Jiuyi. He once left many relics and beautiful legends in the Blue Mountain. Shunshui River, which has been flowing for thousands of years, has gone away the laughter and sorrow of many generations in Blue Mountain, but has not gone away people’s respect and nostalgia for this ancestor of the Chinese nation. Lan Shan was also one of the earliest places where the county system was established. In the fifth year of Emperor Gaozu of Han Dynasty, Lan Shan established the county, which was named Nanping. In the first year of Tianbao of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty (years of Gongyuan. The vicissitudes of more than two thousand years have accumulated profound culture of southern Hunan, which makes this important town of Southern Hunan with rich national culture and beautiful natural scenery have been relied on by successive dynasties since ancient times. The ancient city is no longer the old days, but from the bright cubic stones and the ancient alleys formed by round pebbles, we can guess the prosperity and glory of the past. The folk custom of Blue Mountain is simple and simple. No matter which family you go to, you can always see bright smiles greeting each other. The host gave up his seat to pour tea, which was very enthusiastic. We followed Tang Haoming, Jiang Xuegong and other leaders of Provincial Writers Association to open the door of a family in the alley of the ancient city. A middle-aged woman is adding firewood to the hearth to cook. Seeing us coming in, she stood up with a smile and greeted us. When I approached the edge of the stove, a thick aroma of vegetables came to my nose, stimulating my sense of taste. I couldn’t help uncovering the wooden lid without the owner’s consent. Wow, my God, it is full of delicious food, and the fragrance makes me feel a little mouthful. I used to smell and suck it with my nose. Secretary Jiang Xuegong asked, “What are your guests today? Got so many delicious things. The old man smiled and said, “My daughters are coming back to celebrate my birthday. Then let’s go to your home for lunch and celebrate your birthday, OK? The old man said repeatedly, good, good! Walk down the first-level stone steps and stay beside a well. The comrade of the literary federation of Lanshan County said that this well had a long history. Professor Yang, who had been the principal of Hunan University, lived in the opposite house when he was young and grew up eating the water in this well. I looked around the old well, and there were ripples in the clear and secluded water waves. I deeply understood the truth that one side of the water and soil raised one side of the people. Yaoxiang Huange car climbed over the dustpan mountain with an altitude of more than 1,000 meters, galloped through the mountain roads floating like yellow ribbon in the mountains, and finally the mist cleared away, and the outline of the mountain became clear before our eyes. I stretched my head out of the car window and vaguely saw the red flags fluttering in the distant valley. I thought that maybe it was Yaoxiang where the bonfire party was held tonight. The car moved slowly. At about four o’clock in the afternoon, we arrived at the location of Huiyuan township government. On the way, I heard from the comrades of the literary federation of Lanshan County that Huiyuan township is a Yao Township. Among the more than 2800 people in the township, Yao people account for more than 60%. I have been to Linxiang Longjiao Mountain, which is called Qianjiadong of Yao nationality, where was once the ancient Yao village where the ancestors of Yao nationality lived. In Ming and Qing dynasties, Yao people migrated successively, and now there are only relics such as stockaded walls and stone houses built to prevent outsiders from invading. Therefore, I was really happy when I heard that the wind gathering activity would be held in Yao Township. But what I never expected was that when we just stepped into the land of Yao Township, the welcome scene was so grand and enthusiastic. The small township government was full of dark crowds. I made an appointment to estimate that more than 1,000 people were coming, and many people were rushing here. This was a village with only 2,000 people! People were everywhere on the hillside and on the fields. Men were blowing suona and drumming. Girls were dressed in bright and beautiful Yao costumes that were worn during festivals, Happiness and pleasure are written on everyone’s face. Huiyuan township is boiling! We got off the car, taking advantage of the bustling scene, we picked up the cameras and cameras in our hands respectively, and took photos of these happy moments one by one. A local Yao girl told us that she had never seen such a lively scene until she was over twenty years old! It was strange to say that when I came to Huiyuan by bus in the afternoon, it was still drizzling in the sky. I was worried about whether the bonfire party tonight could be held successfully. However, after arriving at Huiyuan, the sky suddenly became clear, and the West sky emitted wisps of setting sun, which dyed the mountains and ridges of Huiyuan into colorful, and the fiery sunset glow set off the beautiful clothes of Yao girls, it is even more gorgeous and glorious. Huiyuan township government is located in a low-lying area surrounded by mountains. In front of the township government is a rice field. Beside the rice field, a small river flows with rhythm; Bright and smooth pebbles are exposed in the riverbed, it seems to be telling the vicissitudes of Yao town for thousands of years; A small arch bridge connects the two sides of the river, and on the mountains across the river, several tall and vigorous poplar trees line up in a line, like a group of guards guarding Yao Township. The sunset glow in Yaoxiang in the evening forms a wonderful painting of Yaoxiang. It is really beautiful and makes people think endlessly. A dinner with the characteristics of Yaoxiang made everyone enjoy the original flavor that they could not eat in the city. I didn’t drink a few cups of thick rice wine, which made me feel a little drunk. Although the sweet glutinous rice zongzi, grilled Taro, steamed pumpkin and all kinds of potherb without name are not delicious dishes, they make people feel sweet and refreshing, appetite is also greatly increased. The evening bonfire party was held in a rice field in front of Huiyuan township government. Before the evening party began, people around the rice fields were crowded and crowded one after another. Along the road was a torch made of bamboo branches, which was half a mile long. The torch lit the mountain brightly. Several bonfires burnt by dry branches were burning brightly in the field, and the fire was shining into the sky. The evening party started with the song “Good Day” of two singers. The Yao song of Yao female singers who once won the gold medal in the minority competition, the folk encouragement of Yao nationality and the performance of folk artists pushed the evening party to the climax.

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