[caption id="attachment_2094" align="aligncenter" width="533"] [/caption] The groundhog's prediction is proving to be correct this year. As spring rolls in and everything starts to bloom, including my allergies, 风和日丽 （Fēng hé rì lì) is an extremely useful Chinese idiom to have in your back pocket. This idiom means "The wind is mild and the sun is bright" and is often used to describe the weather in the spring. Example: 风和日丽的天气让人心情愉快。 Fēng hé rì lì de tiānqì ràng rén xīnqíng yúkuài. Warm and sunny weather puts one in a good mood. Oh, how I love spring. - - - - - - - - - - The 2013 Better Chinese Calendar features all the Chinese and Western holidays rolled into one vividly, illustrated calendar. This year, each month features a Chinese idiom. The calendar contains both Simplified Chinese and English to help the beginner Chinese learner start talking about the days and months of the year.