Being my first year in Shanghai I am not too sure of the seasons but what I gather is spring is April/May, monsoon season is May/June, a terribly hot summer follows during July/August and a pleasant fall in September/October. More evidence of a short spring is that all the music festivals are crammed into two - three weekends here at the end of April. The inclusion of experiencing a Chinese music festival is totally filling up my weekend schedule between baseball practice, basketball (our team made the playoffs), general walking around, walking backward (a popular exercise with China’s elderly), metro rides, and fried dumpling eating. In spite of all the ballyhoo I was able to walk about and snap some photos of the Shanghai Spring. Enjoy.