Thursday, January 25, 2007

Impressions from China - Grey

Grey.

That seems to be the predominant color in Beijing. In the almost 4 weeks that we've been here, we've woken up to grey skies most days. The number of days that I've actually seen clear blue skies can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Driving into the city on the highway, one sees a shroud of grey haze enveloping the cityscape. Even the trees are grey. The "evergreens" are a sickly dark greyish green in color.

I don't remember the winters in Pennsylvania being so grey. I recall blues & greens even in the dead of winter.

It's like everything is waiting for Mother Nature's magic wand to wave away the dreary greyness, & breathe life & color into everything again.

I await with bated breath.

3 comments:

pretzel said...

... if it's any consolation to you... It's also GREY skies in S'pore.. it's either drizzling the entire day or pouring... we're missing Bright sunny days.. :(

igakunogakusei said...

I bet London is even more grey. Everyone dresses in black/grey, the skies notwithstanding.

Hope you're enjoying China nonetheless!

aliendoc said...

Woke up this morning to blue (albeit tinged with grey) & sunny skies! It certainly lifts one's spirits!

I am sure when the teething pains are over, & the weather warms up a bit, I'll be able to explore more of this country. Thanks!