The First Days of Spring

There's a hope in every new seed
And every flower that grows upon the earth

-Noah and the Whale

Winter has been champion since, oh, I don't know, since October. When will she just leave the limelight and give spring a chance?

This morning Beijing found herself layered in nature's white garments. Fluffy white snow transformed the ordinarily drab buildings, cars, and sidewalks into a gleaming landscape. Ok, I admit, I was just as awed as everyone else. Yes, it was pretty. Yes, this snow was ideal for snowman making. But really! It is spring! March 20. That means spring, spring, spring!

Winter is a stubborn lady. She just will not go away.

Chinese Word of the Blog: 春天 Chūn tiān
English translation: Spring

Snow Pig
Which bike is yours?
Blossoms putting up a hard fight
Xialian and her mini-man
This one is mine - Snow Mermaid.
Mermaid in Chinese: 美人鱼 (literally, beautiful person fish)
A little snow doesn't keep a tough Beijinger off her bike