Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, often miscalled "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China. Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi, from the Chinese shí shī (Chinese: 石獅; pinyin: shíshī; literally: "stone lion"), which refers specifically to lion sculptures in stone. The concept, which originated and became popular in Chinese Buddhism, subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore.
When I see a dragonfly, I know my dad is near. I knew it was just another sign when I was flipping through a magazine and there’s a random dragonfly pumpkin carving template so it was fate for me to carve this. Now I have a dragonfly to keep me company through the fall months. Thanks dad. I knew you’d never truly leave me.🌟#betterhomesandgardens#dragonfly#signsfromheaven#fate @betterhomesandgardens