Spring

time to commit

Believe it or not, I have a really hard time making up my mind and saying, "let's make this a permanent thing" (except it was easy with Eric) yet I finally took the plunge and decided to commit to a blog title and buy a domain name. So its official, onedayillflyaway.com is now mine, all mine! Everything is the same for you guys, just a blog that you can catch up on what's going on in my world and hopefully I can make you think about stuff once in a while. Keep on reading and leave me comments too, they really make me happy:)

Hope this finds you all well and enjoying spring!
Much love xo Elizabeth


Spring in Korea

Spring, it could be argued, has finally arrived. Usually I would equate the cherry blossoms with spring, but for me spring is most evident in the yellow dust, or 황사, that infamously comes from China. But cherry blossoms in Korea really let you know there’s no turning back now; summer is around the corner.

In Korea cherry blossoms are very, very popular. In fact I would say they are more popular than any other plant in the country, and the festivals that are celebrate these pretty trees are almost as popular.

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Indecisive Spring

Being a true Englishman I regularly feel the need to discuss the weather, moan about the weather and drop a weather related comment into moments of uncomfortable silence. The Republic of Korea is famed for it’s distinct seasons. A long hot and humid summer, a long dry and cold winter and a rather perfect yet short spring and autumn. Last week it was threatening an early and welcome spring; that was until it randomly snowed a foot of snow in Changwon and much of South Korea. There were rumours it was the first time the second largest city of Busan had seen snowfall for six years. It then rained for a few days and the snow was gone and now it feels like spring again.


Cherry Blossoms at Shattuck Hall, Keimyung University

Cherry Blossoms at Shattuck Hall, Keimyung University

Cherry blossom trees near Shattuck Hall, Keimyung University campus, Daegu, April 2010. For more: http://keneckert.com/pictures/pictures.html

Red Blooms, Keimyung University, Daegu

Red Blooms, Keimyung University, Daegu

Blooming red flowers near a traditional roof, Keimyung University campus, Daegu, April 2010. For more: http://keneckert.com/pictures/pictures.html

Downhill View of Cherry Blossoms, Yeong-Do, Busan

Downhill View of Cherry Blossoms, Yeong-Do, Busan

Downhill street view of cherry blossoms, Yeong-Do, Busan, April 2010. For more: http://keneckert.com/pictures/pictures.html

Traditional Roof and Flowers, Keimyung University, Daegu

Traditional Roof and Flowers, Keimyung University, Daegu

Blooming spring flowers near a traditional roof, Keimyung University campus, April 2010. For more: http://keneckert.com/pictures/pictures.html

Bright April Flowers, Keimyung University Campus, Daegu

Bright April Flowers, Keimyung University Campus, Daegu

Lines of bright flowers in spring, Keimyung University campus, Daegu. April 2010. For more: http://keneckert.com/pictures/pictures.html

Destination: Cherry blossoms



Hold that thought - the annual festival near the National Assembly building in Yeouido seems to have been postponed. Nonetheless, the cherry blossoms are out in Yeouido, albeit not quite a full bloom. I've also taken a few pictures around Seoul for your enjoyment.


Science Park and a Wedding

After an initial flurry of motivation for lab work, I've since found the inevitable slow-down that occurs approximately 3 months after you start. The main ideas of science are always exciting to me, however the daily routine of mindless protocols is sure to wither away even the most ardent enthusiast. But I was expecting this to happen anyway. One thing I've learned in life thus far is that in order to get where you want, you often have to do a lot of things that you'd rather not do.

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