The sweet fragrance of the apple orchard and the summer heat made her sleepy. She sat down in the shade of a large tree, but the grass was warm as well. It didn’t refresh her at all.
Bees were buzzing around, gathering the nectar from the flowers. Butterflies were flying around too, crickets were chirping. They were all enjoying the heat. But Xifeng wasn’t. She had never coped with summer very well; she liked the chilly autumn rains more, as well as the snow that followed when winter came. The heat just made her feel drowsy and uneasy.
Yi came running and shouting through one of the many hedges. “Xi! Xi! I found the first apple growing already! Isn’t that wonderful? If they start growing so early, there is bound to be a great harvest!” She threw a small round bud into Xifeng’s lap.
“There won’t be any apples at all though, if you start