2015년 10월 21일 수요일

Four Seansons of Korea

Korea has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Recently only summer season be longer than the past due to the global climate change. (Please enjoy the beautiful pictures showing Korean four seasons in http://cafe.daum.net/leeminjungsong/CNSV/84?q=%C7%D1%B1%B9%C0%C7%204%B0%E8%C0%FD&re=1)


1. Spring (Mar - May)
    Spring become warm thus fields and mountains are covered with wild flowers and trees in full bloom. budding camellias and apricots lead the spring flowers and then golden bell flowers, and Cornelian cherry flowers, azalea, royal azalea, white pear trees flower, etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 

 
 

 
 
2. Summer (Jun - Aug)
     Summer is hot and humid. Especially it is rainy season from late Jun to mid Jul. Due to the climate change and El Nino, there is short rainy season this year and thus it result in shortage of water. There is 1~2 typhoons during summer. Normally August is very hot season for the weather and holidays.
At late Jul, almost schools give summer holidays. Thus as many parents want to do with their kids, lots of Koreans go to mountain and sea for their holidays.
 
 
 


 




 




3. Autumn (Sep - Nov)
     It would be nice for you not only to enjoy various fruits and sights to see, but also to feel the fall along with your family. It is said that autumn is the season when the sky is high and the horses get fat (天高馬肥). Blue sky is a symbol of Korean autumn. Trees have various colored leaves such as reds and yellows. Branches of trees are filled with lots of fruits such as apple, persimmon, pear, pomegranate, jujube, etc. The rice field is covered with golden colors.















 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 





 
 
4. Winter (Dec - Feb)
    Winter is very cold as if we were in Siberia. Even though we expect to fall snow in Seoul, it is seldom (around 4 times in a year). But there are lots of ski resorts in eastern area of Korea. Actually we Koreans have traditional events before winter, Namely, we would make Kimchi (fermented vegetables) from late Nov to early Dec in order to eat in Winter. Nowadays most Korean families have separate refrigerators different from general refrigerators only for Kimchi.
 









 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Some images are copied from naver and daum images.