My Favorites at 2020

January It was the last time I traveled by airplane. I visited city of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. The most impressive thing I saw during the trip was Seven Magic Mountains. They are formed by seven columns make of colorful rocks, with the height over 35 feet, standing in deserts surrounded by Red … Continue reading My Favorites at 2020

2020 – an Extraordinary Year

"If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ~ Anne Bradstreet If there is a single word to represent the year 2020, that should be: extraordinary. ‌Here is year 2020 in review.‌JanuaryThe worst wildfires in Australia’s history … Continue reading 2020 – an Extraordinary Year

The Lights in the Cold

We are approaching towards the end of 2020! Holiday celebration is just around the corner. This holiday season will be difference from any previous ones, since many of us have to be home alone or meeting with friends or families virtually. There might not be as much laughs on dinner table, as much as storytelling … Continue reading The Lights in the Cold

Being Optimistic through the Winter with Pandemic

The numbers of infections and death spiked in the past week, the date of back-to-office was delayed once again. The dark cloud of COVID-19 is still floating over the world, it seems that we are continuously walking in a tunnel without seeing light in front. Working at home for over eight months I really miss … Continue reading Being Optimistic through the Winter with Pandemic

My Hideaway in Pandemic

I have been working from during last seven months, and will continue WFH until at least the end of 2020 based on company's guidelines. The following two photos are my desk with late autumn scenes outside windows. The first one was taken on a sunny day couple of weeks ago, the second one was taken … Continue reading My Hideaway in Pandemic

A Day at Minneopa State Park

The Bank I am working for use Columbus day as a company - wide holiday. I took off to Minneopa State Park at southern Minnesota. Due to its location it is just surrounded by the peak of stunning fall colors. The park was established in 1905 to preserve Minneopa Falls, a large waterfall for southern … Continue reading A Day at Minneopa State Park

Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

My husband's families have been hunting on their farmland over years.  Some processed animals are used to decorate hunting cabins. These everyday's objects evidenced the happy time when families got together during holidays. The facemark on the black bear face was added by me to memorize the pandemic, COVID - 19. Thanks for visiting my … Continue reading Everyday’s Objects for a Hunting Family

Once in 6,800 Years

A newly discovered comet name as "Neowise" just passed through the solar system. This comet is moving across sky just below the big dipper, dragging its long tail. In Chinese a comet is also called a "broom" star, with something unlocks hidden in its long tail.  As a result it was believed that any broom … Continue reading Once in 6,800 Years

2020 – Half – Year Review

In Chinese Tradition there are twelve Zodiac symbols  (鼠、牛、虎、兔、龙、蛇、马、羊、猴、鸡、狗、猪) and ten Heavenly Stems (甲、乙、丙、丁、戊、己、庚、辛、壬、癸).  If we try to match Zodiac symbols with Heavenly stems in a sequential order, it takes sixty years to complete one cycle (the least common multiple of twelve and ten is sixty). Based on Zodiac this year is the year of … Continue reading 2020 – Half – Year Review

The Lives in Morning Dews

One of the advantages by working from home is to save daily commute time, for me it means extra one and half hours.  Another advantage from WFH is to gain flexibility, i.e., napping if I am tired, snacking if I am hungry, taking a short walk around my house if I get bored.  So far … Continue reading The Lives in Morning Dews