Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - that's what this area looks like! Lovely waterfalls, deep pools and the quiet sounds of water on rocks.
The strangest thing -- no birds. Not a one. There are birds in Beilun, we've seen shrikes, kingfishers, sparrows and egrets around the pond in our apartment complex. We will have to investigate this further. I don't like to assume something here - with so little knowledge of the language or customs I really can't say why we neither saw or heard any birds. That was the only wrinkle in a magical day.
"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by answers." -- James Baldwin