Here are the last of the photos from my 18-month-stint in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. NEXT: Chile!
In may snails post, I mistakenly said it appeared Zhongshan’s rainy season was nearly over. BWA HA HA. Apologies for the picture being on its side — I turned my Android for the filming, but it didn’t follow me.
Lots and lots of snails. We’re coming to the end of Zhongshan’s wet season (or one of many), and I’ve seen dozens of snails out every day, everywhere. And butterflies as big as my hand. One hummingbird, one lizard (both too fast for my camera). And…a squirrel. Yeah.
For International Women’s Day, our school’s staff went on an outing to a fruit farm just outside Zhongshan. In Alberta, Canada, you see canola and wheat. Here, in a subtropical zone, you can see, and immediately EAT, these:
I was very kindly invited to New Year’s dinner by the family of Becky, one of my middle-school students. Before dinner, though, Becky’s mother had to get some new flowers. THIS is the Flower Fair.
These were all taken on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the night of February 7th, in Sun-Yut-Sen Memorial Park. The sculptures you see are all made of a transluscent, coloured fabric, and then lit from the inside. EXCEPT for the House of the Monkey King — I’m told that’s made of ironwork, scaffolding,Continue reading “Chinese New Year, IN China! Part 2: Light sculptures!”