Mon, Dec 22, 2014 - Page 11 News List

Icicles and ice cascades bring a sparkle to Hehuanshan
晶瑩剔透 冰柱冰瀑現合歡山

A strong continental cold front is affecting Taiwan, and temperatures have fallen to below zero on Hehuanshan. Despite the lack of snow, you can still see sparkling icicles.
強烈大陸冷氣團籠罩,合歡山降到冰點以下,雖無降雪,但山壁可見晶瑩剔透的冰柱美景。

Photo: Tung Chen-kuo, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者佟振國

Under the influence of a strong continental cold front, the temperature on Hehuanshan dropped to below zero on Dec. 14, and the weather has changed, becoming dry and cold, although it has yet to snow. It was still enough, however, to make the water freeze along the north-facing slope stretching from Wuling to Hehuanshan Hostel, to create all kinds of icicles and ice cascades sparkling in the sun. Visitors, as if standing in a crystal palace, were picking up their cameras and taking photos of the beautiful icicles and appreciating the magnificent sea-of-clouds scenery of the Qilai mountain range.

(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)

受強烈大陸冷氣團籠罩,合歡山14日氣溫在零度以下,天氣轉為乾冷並未降雪,但仍讓武嶺至合歡山莊一帶背陽面山壁的水全凝結成各式各樣的冰柱、冰瀑,在陽光下顯得晶瑩剔透,遊客宛如置身水晶宮,拿起相機拍下美麗冰柱,以及欣賞奇萊連峰壯闊的雲海美景。

(自由時報記者佟振國)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. icicle n.

冰柱 (bing1 zhu4)

例: I woke up this morning to find icicles outside the window.

我今早起床發現窗外結了冰柱。

2. sparkling adj.

晶瑩 (jing1 ying2)

例: Swarovski is known for its sparkling, manmade crystal ornaments.

施華洛世奇以晶瑩的人造水晶裝飾而聞名。)

3. sea of clouds n. phr.

雲海 (yun2 hai3)

例: If you climb Mt. Fuji overnight, you can see the sea of clouds scenery from the peak at dawn.

若你連夜攀登富士山,你便可以在山頂觀賞黎明的雲海景色。


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