Day 5: A Grain of Rice in the Sky
This morning, Lily, Aria, and I went on a 6 o'clock run/walk around Xizhou. The air was still chilly from the cold windy night and it was dark out with only the stars and moon illuminating our way. As we were walking we stared up at the stars and moon in the black sky. It was so quiet, as the world was asleep, and calm as we stood there, it reminded me of previous camping trips where the sky was filled with the same stars. Aria decided she wanted to take a picture of the moon. However, her camera was not equipped to take a high quality picture of such a far away and dimly lit object. This meant that the moon in her photo showed up as a grain of rice in the sky. It was super funny!
When we got back to the Linden Centre, we all decided to go up to the star terrace and look at the rising sun. The mountains were behind us and the village and sunrise was in the front. Everything was waking up to the beautiful colors of red, yellow, orange, blue, pink, and purple and calls of nearby roosters. This morning was definitely something that I will remember and hopefully do again soon.