Wet Roads and Foggy Windscreens
Gazing through the foggy glass of our Nissan Blue Bird in marvel, as we sat and watched the absolutely dry weather give way to a torrential downpour, which gradually transforms into a flurry of unexpected snow in spring.
Embracing the Sudden Flurry of Snow
Ablajan, our lovely Uygur guide, driver and friend, reaches his arms out to embrace the snowy surprise, after a mere one hour drive out of dry and dusty Urumqi city.
Bridge Blanketed with Snow
The bridge leading up to the waterfall in the Southern Pastures, softly blanketed in the tranqulity of fresh snow.
Feeling Like Christmas
Tall trees coated with powdery white snow made it feel like Christmas, except it was spring time out in the far west of China.
Magical white dust!
Strolling in Silence
Ablajan with his little cerulean umbrella, walking at a meditative pace through the silent landscape.
Endless Azure of the Tianshan Mountain Range
The clear, endless azure against the snowy backdrop of the great Tianshan mountain range.
Pleasant After-Breakfast Stroll
Taking a pleasant after-breakfast stroll, up the chilly hills of the Southern Pasture.
Lukewarm Morning Sunlight
Lukewarm morning sunlight filters through the tall trees.
Scattered Windmills Along the Highway
The thousands of giant white windmills, spread across the drab desert highway from Xinjiang to Gansu.