National holiday in China

The sweet olive is in full bloom now, and the fragrance of these little yellow flowers is impossible to miss. It’s everywhere.
I wonder if it will be as noticeable in another part of China, or perhaps it’s just around Shanghai, due to the climate.

Sweet olive

We’re going to travel to Xi’an to visit there with some other tourists. We’re going to see the terracotta warriors and the mountainside for a few days vacation. These days at the first of October are the National Holidays in China, a holiday to celebrate the founding of the republic. Modern China is sixty-two this year.
How about that — I’m older than the country. Excuse me while I reach for a chair, and a cane, and take a nap, and …