I've been awake since 4am. I tried all sorts of go back to sleep techniques, but it wasn't going to happen folks. So here I am.
Here's a shot of the moon from my soon to be old office window---it is still so huge and bright. I've never seen that before.
What actually got me out of bed is this:
It's a boat full of fishing birds. My friend John told me about them before we moved here and in all honesty I thought he was nuts. Sorry John. :-) Anyway, it works like this: the birds are tied to the boat, they go into the water after a fish, catch the fish, and go back to their perch. Why don't they go ahead and eat the fish? Because the fisher-lady puts a steel ring of sorts around the bird's neck to prevent the fish from going down the chute. I have to say, I was more intrigued with the fisher-lady's glistening strand of pearls. For $1 I could have gotten a private demo of the fishing process, but I passed. So, there you have it John. Fishing birds really do exist in China!