Category Archives: Gardens

Caturday Thoughts – Up to My Armpits in Orangutans

Once during tax season, back when I was a full time accountant, someone asked me how things were going. I don’t know where it cames from but I answered “I feel like I’m up to my armpits in orangutans!”. There … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Paddling Film Fest, Rehab Headaches and Other Miscellany

When I went down to Rockfish Gap Outfitters to get a more readable compass than the tiny one in the center of my luo pan, before starting my feng shui, they had a sign out front advertising a paddling film … Continue reading

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A Home for the Cats

Last spring my landlord came to the house to tell me his mother had died. The house was in a trust for her, I assumed the rent was supporting her,perhaps in an assisted living or nursing home. Previously at Christmas, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Beltane

The first of May is a holiday with both ancient roots and a completely modern aspect. As a person fond of traditional festivities I celebrate it as Beltane, as the Gaelic first day of summer was known. One practice I love … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Missing a Garden

A sure sign of spring is not bird actiity or things starting to green up. The erratic weather we’ve been having can foool even birds and trees. No, it’s something much more automatic and unconnected to Mother Nature, the start … Continue reading

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History and Mystery: Brother Cadfael

It is no secret I consume mysteries like potato chips (or crisps if you’d rather). This found me working in and frequenting used book stores to keep the cost of the habit within reasonable limits.The habit also taught me to always … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice xià zhì 夏至 Jun 21st

This year the summer solstice falls on the 21st of June. This event is celebrated in many places. Not surprisigly in Sweden and Finland it is a big holiday with lots of public festivities. It is a holiday tied to … Continue reading

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