The Dragon’s Head Has Risen in N. China

In the US, the great test of spring is Groundhog’s Day in February. Legend has it that if the groundhog comes out and sees his shadow, he’s scared back home and we get to face six more months of winter. In China, they welcome spring with the Longtaitou Festival – the day the dragon raises his head. It falls on the second day of the … Continue reading The Dragon’s Head Has Risen in N. China

The Waves Rise Up to Meet You

Today we’re fondly remembering Jeju Island in all of its glory! We were hoping to be able to return next month since Americans can still visit S. Korea visa-free for 90days. However we then learned the two week quarantine at government facilities can cost as much as $2,000 per person. On top of flights, that’s not realistic. So we’re looking elsewhere in Asia for now. … Continue reading The Waves Rise Up to Meet You

The Wild Preserves of Mark Twain Lake

With the wind caressing my shoulders and the sun warming my face, let nature take its course for I am fearless as the wild oaks of old. We stopped to visit the sceanic views of Mark Twain Lake near Hannibal, MO, USA. This area offers natural habitats fir many little and large creatures including the migratory birds. You may not be able to see them, … Continue reading The Wild Preserves of Mark Twain Lake

Fall, Leaves Fall

‘Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile when wreaths of snow Blossom where the rose should grow; I shall sing when night’s decay Ushers in a drearier day.’ ~Emily Bronte It’s time for changing leaves and pumpkin gourds in the greater US Midwest. The long cool year … Continue reading Fall, Leaves Fall