Monday, July 30, 2012

In the Garden of the Blue Maneki Nekos

A maneki neko in front of a business is said to beckon business with its left paw upraised.

And one in a home is said to beckon wealth with an upraised right paw.  

Photo by Ryan McD

But a maneki neko in the garden brings a different kind of wealth --- 

Flowers that bloom in abundance, seeds that fall to the ground and multiply into fields of blossoms...

...nests where baby birds flourish, feeding on the flora and fauna growing around them.

Photo by Jonathan Zander

And when you think about wealth, isn't that what it's all about?

A maneki neko bouquet can be found on etsy.


  1. This is sooo cute. I love your frosted beads...if that is the right word. The clusters of beads and flowers just sets off the great maneki neko!

  2. How adorable! It's so full of beady excitement!