Who made Elsa angry? Ithaca is all frozen! Cornell, no wonder, is a winter wonderland deep deep in snow right now. The frozen waterfall is breath-taking and Cornell Sage Hall looks like Kremlin. But as a tropical child at heart, I really really miss summer. Summer in Ithaca may be shorter than in the South, but it is definitely as beautiful as one can imagine. Sweet sunshine, clear blue sky, colorful blossom, and light breeze. Let’s look at what Ithaca has to offer us here in just a few months…
A very friendly welcome from Cornell! This is how Cornell will greet you when you arrive here in August as a freshman. Yes, these are Big Red flowers!
When it comes to flower blossom, there is no better place than Cornell plantation and A.D. White House’s back yard.
The sun is shining…
…and flowers are blooming everywhere.
They come in all variety and colors…
My friend, Thanh, is chilling in a corner of the Cornell plantation. You can see all the lush vegetation around her.
Cornell plantation building also has an outdoor café, an awesome place to relax after a busy week.
And guess what I found here at Cornell? Lotus! It’s my country’s national flower! Before I came here, I never expected to see lotus growing in the States. Of course, Cornell did a really good job of putting the flower in the right setting: green pond, rocks, a tiny water fall, and gold fish. This Feng Shui organization in often seen in Vietnam, China, and probably Korea and Japan. I immediately felt at home at this single scene.
Ahh, it won’t be too long before summer comes to Ithaca again….