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Colorful Rocks!

Arches National Park


Everyday, from sunrise to sunset, the same thing can turn the different color. Every year, from spring to winter, the same place  can be with different color. The same rocks from different geographical location also  have different color. God uses wind, water and light to draw different pictures with different colors in every part of the world. They are all amazing and glorified.We are all  living in these colorful picutres.

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I am just back from Houston, TX for WSSA conference last night. The noises from downtown streets, shopping malls and hotels still fill  every cell of my whole body until I sit in my lazy couch and continue to update my blog. When I write down “At the Foot of the Mountains…”, all the noises from that big city disappeared and my heart becomes peaceful and quiet again. Now, let’s start.

Tuyugou Valley, Flaming mountain(one part of  Thianshan mountains):

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After talking about the Rocky mountains and Tianshan  mountains in last entry. Do you want to know what’s at the foot of these two big mountains? Actually, it is not a news topic. I introduced two towns , Hemu and Ouray in one entry named “Sketch & Oil Painting”. They are all at the foot of big mountains. Now, let’s look at something else near the Rockies and Tianshan .

Menggubao and India yurt: Small, simple and easy to move

"Menggubao" Tianshan mountains, China

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I mentioned Kunlun mountain on my second entry called “Farming Stone “. Because of the topic of that entry, people may think rocks must be the only thing that mountain have. Actually mountains do not only mean Rocks. They also have body, skin, blood, life even emotion and personality just like human. The Rocky mountain and Tianshan mountain are two blood brothers and sit on two sides of the world.

Tianshan Mountain, Xinjiang, China

One Part of The Rocky Mountains, CO. America

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My Wife Said…

This entry is from my wife. It is all about our travel, life and love.

My wife said that:

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I have showed some pictures about big cities in both America and China on one of my entry called “Reinforced Concrete or Humanism” . They all look the same whatever where they are. Can you imagine thousands years later what they will become? Let’s take a trip into the past. No matter Mesa Verde (700 years) in America or Jiaohe & Gaochang Ruins(2000 years), Milan & Qiuzi ancient cities (2000 years) in China, they were all prosperous and important thousand years ago. They were just like New York City, Beijing and Shanghai today. Time can change big cities into ruins, but people are too small to control anything. My friends, I hope  you can find the images of big cities from thousand years ago via my pictures. Let’s start our trip into the past. The first stop is Mesa verde.

Mesa Verde, CO. America(A.D. 550 to 1300) : Ancestral Puebloans made Mesa Verde their home from about A.D. 550 to 1300. For more than 700 years they and their descendants lived and flourished here.

Mesa Verde National Park

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Uyghur is a Chinese minority group from north west of China. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in north west of America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.Because of the special geographical positions and complex historical backgrounds, both of them have their own culture and art. Music is an important component of their cultures.

Muqam: The melody type used in Uyghur music.

The muqam system developed among the Uyghurs  in northwest China over  1500 years. Uyghur has local muqam systems named after the oasis towns of Xinjiang, such as

Dolan Muqam:

Dolan Singer

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After the travel of many big cities, I figure out the small village is my home finally. I told my wife when we get old, I hope we can live as two rednecks, live in a small town(the smaller the better), grow vegetables and raise two dogs. God blessed me to find my lovely wife, even before I knew God. My wife was very excited when we were talking about our future redneck life. Hopefully, the dream can be true. As two potential rednecks, we have two potential places to live. One is Hemu village that lies in the northwest of China, the other one is Ouray, CO. in the west of America.

Hemu,Xinjiang, Northwest of China: Population: 1999, area: 772 square miles, average degree in winter:-16.6F. Hemu village is at the foot of Tianshan mountain. In winter, it looks like the Chinese traditional painting.

Hemu, China-The world of black and white

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Reinforced Concrete or Humanism?

One of my friends suggested me to compare cities in both America and China on my blog instead of always villages and mountains, he said he wanted something cool and fashionable ! Unfortunately, I am an old-fashioned young man. I know nothing about big cities except I was born in a big city, Urumqi, China. After thinking, I decide to share what big cities in both America and China look like through my eyes without any comparison and comments. Hopefully, you can find some fashion elements or interesting points from this entry.

What does big city look like?

In my mind, big cities are all made of reinforced concrete wherever they are in America or China. Do you believe big cities also have emotions?

New York City

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Fire+Meat=?

After a whole day hard work, with several good friends, we usually ate kebab with cold beer and dreaming about future. It was the best moment of a day when I was in China. Every time I remember this scene, I still can feel the odor of  lamb kebab with the special source from my hometown floating into my noise.  In America, every thanks giving, my friends invited me and my wife to eat smoked turkey and grilled ham.Before eating, we pray to Lord. Thanks God to forgive our sin and provide food for us. It is peaceful and warm.

America: Grilling, Smoking and Baking

Grilled hamburger and ribs 

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