Monthly Archives: November 2017

Minor Snow (節氣). Xiǎoxuě 22 Nov

The solar term of  Xiǎoxuě (Chinese), Shōsetsu 小雪(Japanese), soseol  소설 (Korean), Vietnamese Tiểu tuyếliterally means “minor snow” and  is the 20th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240° and ends at the longitude of 255°. In the western … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I won’t be with my cats for this Thanksgiving. Wilma, pet sitter extraordinaire will be minding while I visit my father in Georgia. There wouldn’t have been a turkey in the house in Waynesboro. The cats who liked turkey are … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Wordpress Is Driving Me Crazy

WordPress is driving me crazy. I hate redoing things, so I don’t like writing a post in Word or Google docs and then trying to copy and paste it into WordPress and spend time fiddling with the formatting.  It does … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Grey November

We actually started off with some lovely warm days but as November has  progressed we have had several cold rainy days. Most of this week was rainy. When the sun came out Friday it brought with it cold and wind. … Continue reading

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Winter Commences lì dōng 立冬 Nov 7th

Yesterday we passed into the period known as Winter Commences, 立冬 (lì dōng). It will run until November 21st. Colder weather does start in northern China, but winter comes later in the south and thankfully here as well. The pentads for this … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Falling Behind

Here we go again, The clocks turn back tonight. I have t admit it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. It will mean he cats wake me an hour earlier and for a few days I will … Continue reading

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On Being Prepared

Yesterday in late afternoon a heard a tremendous racket at the back of the house. On investigating  saw a really big Asplundh bucket truck with an attached industrial sized wood chipper. The power company was cutting down a big chunk … Continue reading

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