Raindrops are seen on leaves at a park in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, Sept. 6, 2017.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 7 and ends on Sept 22.
White Dew indicates the real beginning of cool autumn. The temperature declines gradually and the vapors in the air often condense into white dew on the grass and trees at night.
From the first day of the White Dew on, there are more and more dews. Although sunshine in the day is still hot, after sunset, temperatures decrease rapidly. At night, water vapors in the air turn into small water-drops when it encounters cold temperatures. These white water-drops adhere to flowers, grass and trees. When the morning comes, sunshine makes them look crystal clear, spotless white and adorable.
Lotus flowers are seen after rain at a park in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, Sept. 6, 2017.
(Source / Chinadaily; Photo / Xinhua; Editor / Mengxi Li)