From Winter

Good Luck Tai Shan!


They’re unique and extraordinary animals and the world would be poorer without them [on giant pandas] -David Suchet Tai Shan, the beloved four and a half year-old resident of the National Zoo in Washington D.C. has finally arrived in China where he will be part of a panda breeding program at Wolong’s Bifengxia Panda base…

The Season of the Talking Trees


“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” -Rabindranath Tagore Another interesting feature of living in places with marked seasonal changes is definitively the arrival of winter, and with it what I like to call the “talking trees”. People would say that snow is probably the most fundamental characteristic of winter…