Fig. 1: Old Faithful, a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park and a point of interest for Tim Mei in his essay "The Great Outdoors".
Nature acts as central inspiration for the four works of art and writing of this month -- an opportunity for our contributors to exhibit bold sense of place as well as compelling realism.
"Haiku", by Leo Yang, follows in the tradition of the nature-based haiku, using precise, segmented language to summon a forceful image.
Similar splashes of color dominate A Watercolor Portrait of a Perfect Backyard, a playful scene by Chloe Zhang.
In marked contrast is the earthy and barren landscape presented to us by Eason Tang in Nature as We Know It (in a cartoon style you might recognize from his ongoing comic series, Rabbit Revenge).
Finally, "The Great Outdoors", an essay by Tim Mei, uses descriptive language to transport us across state lines and famous landmarks, by way of family trip.
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The contributing editors for this issue are Victor Xia, Kailani Ye, Cindy Cao. We'd like to thank our adult advisors, Yan Han and Shirley Tong, as well as the Emerald Parents Board, for their continued support.