I’m Still Dreaming of a White Christmas

I am 57 years old, and I have never had a white Christmas! Perhaps living near Atlanta, GA, doesn’t help in my quest for one. I think having a white Christmas would be wonderful, and I almost had one this year. I was in China shortly after Christmas, and they had...

Protection from the Cold

Northern China has very harsh winters! I have seen puddles frozen over in October, and huge snow storms in March. That is a long and hard winter to me. To protect their vegetation, the city takes many proactive steps. For the smaller plants a cover can be effective to...

More Snow in China 2015

My last blog was about snow, and the recent weather in China has given me material to continue with that topic. So far this fall, China has had multiple snows. I have a friend in Shenyang, which is in the north east section of the country. It gets plenty cold to have...

Snow in Beijing? Definitely!

Recently, I have had friends in China tell me about the snow they have had lately. Some live as far north as Shenyang, in the Liaoning Province and others as far south as Linyi, in the Shandong Province. Hopefully this will ease the minds of those of you that were...

China Heating System: Boilers and Coal

The system that is in place for China to heat itself in the cold months is via boilers burning coal. Your geographic location in China will determine when the heat comes on. For example, if you live in northern China, your city will probably start burning coal and...