Life as seen by Jason A. Rice. China based photographer.

Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Shanghai Spring

Sakura in Zhongshan Park, Shanghai.

Sakura in Zhongshan Park, Shanghai.

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.

What sakura collection would be complete without some cosplay.  Zhongshan Park.

What sakura collection would be complete without some cosplay? Zhongshan Park, Shanghai.

Out comes the sun and dries up all the laundry.  With a population the size of Shanghai and the number of environmental/economical conservationalists you are going to find laundry all over the place.

Out comes the sun and dries up all the laundry. With a population the size of Shanghai and the number of environmental/economical conservationists you are going to find laundry all over the place.

Such few laundry on such a nice day is uncommon in these parts.

Such few laundry on such a nice day is uncommon in these parts.

Argueably Chinas favorite sports, basketball and wearing jeans, is a fine way to spend a spring day.

Arguably China's favorite sport, basketball while wearing jeans, is a fine way to spend a spring day.

More of the same

More of the same.

Another Chinese pasttime, birding.

Another Chinese past-time, birding.

Probably the worlds largest producers and user of kites are the Chinese.  Go to any park on the weekend and the sun is eclipsed by their numbers.

Probably the world's largest producer and user of kites are the Chinese. Go to any park on the weekend and the sun is basically eclipsed by their numbers.


Kentucky Buds & Blooms

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There are not many better places to be when Spring rolls around then Kentucky.  Sure it can make the eyes red and the nose sneeze.  But that is a minor price to pay for a taste (and look) of Spring at its finest.  Lucky for me I have been in the Bluegrass state smack in the middle of an early season bloom and warm and an early string of 70+ degree days.   So we (Pops, Uncle Matt and I) strolled down to the Red River Gorge and the Lexington Cemetery on Easter Weekend.  Here are a few snap shots of Spring in Kentucky.

Half Moon Pie Arch.  Tasty.

Half Moon Pie Arch. Tasty.

Winter becomes Summer becomes beauty.

Winter becomes Summer becomes beauty.

Over this hill lies Spring.

Over this hill lies Spring.

Row of Red

Row of Red

Peace

Peace