Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (cue music :)

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Last week, before anyone's central heating turned on, Luoyang was buried beneath about eight inches of snow, the first blizzard of the season. I'm told that not only was the snowstorm unusually early but it was far more snow than generally falls here. It was beautiful. Snow's great as long as you're dressed for it, don't have to drive and aren't in a hurry. I just rearrange my life so I'm properly dressed, leave early and there's no question about driving--no car :)

This picture shows the park near my school.

I loved the incongruity of tropical plants dusted with snow

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This shows the amount of snow that fell--it's a hedge in my apartment complex

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Call me crazy, but I loved walking around in the falling snow. This photo was from early in the storm.

Lion and Kim in a snowball fight

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The Chinese use the same large straw broom to sweep that I saw folks in Matera, Italy, using to sweep their central piazza.


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A very fine snowman at one of the schools with Ally, one of the teachers I work with.


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Determined street sellers defeating the snow.