A beautiful lazy Saturday in Jiaxing. Couldn’t resist taking pictures of the incredible colours around our neighbourhood today. Check that sky out–we don’t get blue too often.
Beautiful trees at one of the gates to our complex.
Aren’t these amazing? Anyone know what they are? These ones are also in our complex.
This beautiful image is of the canal through our complex. Our tower is like the one pictured but to the right. On the left and behind the red plant are three-storey townhouses. Not pictured here but small docks or viewing platforms are built along the canal.
These are the most spectacular trees! I have no idea what they are but as you can see, the blossoms sprout directly off the branches. Absolutely stunning!
Signs of Spring along the pathway on the Jaixing Greenway, about a block from our home.
Orchids blossoming outdoors.
Look at the spectacular colours in this borrowed earth garden! That’s a highway above. All of these photos are within a few blocks of our apartment.
If you look closely, you can just make out a fence of branches on either side of this gate. Enter if you dare!
Here’s a close up of the yellow plants you’ve seen. They are a vegetable because they have been planted to be harvested. I think they look like a member of the broccoli family but if so, not sure why they let them go to flower. If they show up at a local market, we’ll try to find out how to cook it. Ha ha, little joke there. Steam or stir-fry, take your pick.
A mural depicting proud students sharing their school work with doting parents on a wall of the overpass.
Another painting underneath the overpass along the Jiaxing Greenway.
River traffic; a barge moving a load of sand.
Life on a barge: what is this woman doing?
She’s doing the laundry! Here she is using the force of the moving water to rinse a pair of jeans.
Is this a German or French bridge over a moat? No, it’s a foot bridge over the locks on the canal in Jiaxing.
A lone fisherman along the banks of the canal. It was a beautiful warm sunny day–the first in awhile.
Hey Barb – The People’s Court! (inside joke, sorry)