I walked over to the Botanic Garden this morning, and am I ever glad I braved the cold to do so! I can’t wait to expore the Garden in warmer weather, but the Lunar New Year festivities were all indoors. I was especially impressed with the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera. The costumes and makeup were breathtaking, as were the acrobats, martial artists, and dancers. I took a lot of pictures. My favorite character was the Monkey King—because he made me think of Monkey Boy nephew! (And my niece, of course! I was missing them bigtime today).