Beijing Snow

Beijing woke up to several inches of pure, powdery snow. After walking my kids to school this morning, and losing to them in a snowball fight, I kept going down the street to Ritan Park.

Such a nice snow in Beijing, coming on the last day of Spring, may be very auspicious (瑞雪 that may augur an abundant harvest 兆豐年 this year or more), or so the more superstitious will tell you.

Below are some pictures and videos.

Two moments of Zen:

The caged bird is not singing much, but there is a funny background conversation.

The free bird up in the tree is singing happily.


All in all a lovely, rare Beijing snow.

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  • CY Xu

    i was wondering what abbreviation it was when you posted MLGB on twitter…

  • ann tomsho

    that is perfectly lovely… wish I were there

  • Mark Griffith

    Here is a few photos I took of the snow : maybe next time we can meet up.