Photo Essay: Enjoying the Golden Spring in Rural Hangzhou, China

While I’m still on break this week, I thought I’d share some recent photos from the gorgeous “golden” spring blooming all around us here in the Hangzhou countryside.

IMG_20160315_150541 I call it “golden” because of the golden yellow rapeseed flowers that dominate the fields at this time of year. There’s nothing quite like standing among these fields of gold in the sunshine…

IMG_20160313_173636Or even the rain.


Even when it’s overcast, the fields shine with the golden radiance of these flowers.

IMG_20160228_172219It’s even better when you can enjoy them with your best friend (and husband). Thanks John. 🙂

See you all next week!


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7 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Enjoying the Golden Spring in Rural Hangzhou, China

  • March 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful countryside–bright yellow flowers and mountains in the background. It’s always good to have mountains to give some shape and perspective to a landscape.

    It looks like you caught John by surprise.

    • March 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, I think I did catch John by surprise! He always feels a little embarrassed when we kiss on camera… 😉

  • March 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Now I’m going to be humming “Fields of Gold” all day! Looks lovely.

    • March 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      LOL, didn’t even think about that song…now it’s going to be running through my head too!

  • March 19, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Me too! Thanks Autumn (-:
    Beautiful pictures, Jo. Can’t wait till we get some sunshine down here. I’m beginning to forget what it looks like


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