This weekend is Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) so I went home to the suburbs. To my surprise, there was the most beautiful accumulation of snow on the evergreens and the thin, bare branches of deciduous trees. Unfortunately, I did not bring my SLR home, so I decided to take some pics with my iPhone (5) instead (same thing, right?). And my mom made some delicious nian gao, which essentially translates to Chinese New Year cake. So Happy Chinese New Year even if you aren't Chinese!