Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Chicken and the Egg

Easter is a time for eggs. Chocolate eggs, hollow, solid or filled with creams and other fillings or real eggs, hard boiled and dyed colors no chicken ever produced. I confess to liking eggs a great deal. I like them hard … Continue reading

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Ostara

Spring by the calendar, regardless of the weather. This year the spring equinox, Ostara, comes on March 20th at 12:10 AM. We are predicted to have rain, sleet and snow showers and more below freezing nights for these beginning days … Continue reading

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The Birds Return

The birds disappeared this winter. Seed sat in the feeder uneaten and the cats gave up on checking the view from the front window. But the noisy flock of grackles came back within the past week or so as did … Continue reading

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Insects Awaken 驚蟄 Jīngzhé

In the traditional Chinese calendar, a solar year is the time from the winter solstice to the next winter solstice. The solar year is divided into 24 solar terms, which correspond to intervals of fifteen degrees along the ecliptic. Two … Continue reading

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