Please forgive my failure to write lately. We have had a wonderful holiday, but house guests (as wonderful as they were) for 11 days straight do end up curtailing some of one’s normal activities. I’ll get a couple of holiday photos up soon but my closure fixation insists that I quickly tie up loose travel ends. Given that it is stale news, I’m limiting myself to just a few photos that captured iconic highlights of the trip.
We visited the Summer Palace in Beijing just as the sun was setting. It was so cold - the lake was turning to ice as were our ears. But the low light of the setting sun glowed warm through the Seventeen Arch bridge, the longest in any of the Beijing Imperial gardens.
What do pandas do when it is cold out? They stay inside and sleep. So many sleeping pandas - but this one was by far the most relaxed that I spotted at the Beijing zoo.
I hope I’ll be back to see it again, but I’m happy to be home and finally completely over the jet lag.
Happy New Year to you and to all of our readers!