I think I heard somewhere that today's Chinese New Year? ;-) Happy Year of the Rat to everyone! Pictured above are my lucky tangerines. It's Chinese tradition to fill your home with blooming flowers and lots of citrus, particularly oranges and tangerines. (Especially tangerines because the Chinese word for it, "gum," sounds like the word for gold. Again, we're all about the money for the new year.) It's especially good luck to display them with their stems and leaves still on. I guess it looks more like money with the green. Anywho, I wish you all the best this lunar new year!