Monday, June 9, 2008

Rainy Bamboo Forest

Monday is a state holiday in China, for the Dragon Boat Festival.  Today was extremely rainy, but I convinced everyone to leave our small apartment and go experience the bamboo forest in the rain!  We loaded up on umbrellas and a raincoat for Sophie - after a few "aww, Dad" and "Do we HAFTA?" cries of anguish, we made it out the door by 11:30.

We wandered down this dark, misty path in the downpour, and we all commented that we felt like we were in some Chinese movie!

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Jack and Sue going without an umbrella, briefly, for the sake of the shot.
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The exit from the bamboo forest, so GREEN and WET! 
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Peter loved being out in the misty, green forest and watching the water stream down the hills.
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A little blurry, but I there are few shots of just Sue and I so I thought I'd include this one for posterity's sake.
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We all came home soaked to the bone, although we had a good day in the rain.

2 comments:

yueliang said...

Hi Tim!
I am yueliang from Japan. I have studied Chinese in Tianjin, China in 1998. I guess that's how I got here to your nice blog. Your pictures are all so incredibly beautiful! (I am also a Nikon user-D50 and lovin' it!)Looking forward to your future posts!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sue and family - Rain...haven't seen that in a while and honestly i'm not sad. :) It's gorgeous here and i'm loving the Prescott weather. Went camping yesterday at Granite Basin and had a great time - the kids slept all night and didn't want to leave. Hoping i have a partner in adventure in Sue when you all get back. There are so many places to explore!
Can't wait for you to get home...Jude