New Year Blizzard, Part 5

Downtown Washington, DC. The blizzard dropped about 6.9 inches of snow, which shut the city down. After living in Maine for 10 years, this was quite surprising—6 inches of snow in Maine is pretty normal and has little effect on people’s lives. Click on the image for a larger view.

Panda-monium, part 3

The command center for the panda house at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Mei Xiang is on the upper left monitor and Tian Tian on the right. Their cub Xiao Qi Ji is in the center. Click on the image for a larger view.

Panda-monium

A panda with its back against the glass barrier feeding at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Many of the animals were indoors because of the whether in DC–it is cooler than their natural climate, although the giant panda do enjoy snow days. This is the male, Tian Tian. Click on the image for a larger view.

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