The frog's ability to cling to the apple tree branch
and find shelter despite the rainfall
can be understood to symbolize skillful perseverance
in the face of difficulties.
The apple blossom is a symbolic harbinger of fruitful
future success, to be patiently anticipated in its own good season.
#496 Perseverance Bears Fruit
Black Cherry Burl
23k Gold Leaf
1.6 x 0.76 inches
4.1 x 1.9 cm