Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Snow

 Winters in Beijing are cold, but also very dry so there is not much precipitation.  Thankfully, winters are also quite short, with warmer weather starting as early as March.  Public heating runs until March 15, and then spring is really here.  So imagine our surprise yesterday when we awoke to a winter wonderland!  Everything was covered with a beautiful, blanket of snow. 

The kids knew that such snow couldn't last long in the gorgeous, warm sunny weather, so they wasted no time in heading out to enjoy it!  Like all little boys, Yang was immediately drawn to making snowballs:

While the rest of the kids decided to combine their efforts to create something larger - a snowman!


It was a wonderful break from the usual routine.  Now we are really ready for spring!

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