The color is still brown as spring has yet to awaken these small trees along the Han River. But as I walked around the area on the banks of the Han River, what caught my eye was the reflection of the brown plants and the Banpo Bridge on the very still waters. The body of water was actually surrounded by some man-made mounds. That's why it was still and quiet. For now, it is. Quiet and serene, that is. But not for long; spring is here.