Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Flower 

First flower of spring. I usually get this picture about the middle of March. It's a little late this year. It's been a cold spring. In Beijing they are fond of saying that there is no spring--it just goes directly from winter to summer. But the reason they say that is because Beijing has such warm, mild springs. It really does feel like summer. But when summer actually does come, it is very hot and sticky. So it isn't really the case that Spring in Beijing is so unusually short. It's short, that's true. But so is Summer. And Fall and Winter too. There are only twelve months in a year, and four seasons, so how long could any season be? They're all short. Life is short.

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