Category Archives: Gardens

Insects Awaken 驚蟄 Jīngzhé Mar 6th

In the traditional Chinese calendar, a solar year is the time from the winter solstice to the next winter solstice. Jīngzhé is the 3rd of the solar term and comes in the climate term of Mǎo (卯) or Mid Spring.  It … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Getting it sorted.

What a week! Chrome and WordPress have both been getting more and more troublesome. I am still using the old electrical taped cord which still works like a charm. Then, trying to get a head start on post writing,unday I … Continue reading

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Friday Files – The Case of the Disappearing Lawn Men Part II

Last Thursaday just when I was getting ready to run out for the 2 x 4,  the neighbor shows up with a tale of woe about trimming back the pumpkin vines that had come over the fence and winding up … Continue reading

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Friday Files – The Case of the Disappearing Lawn Men and Other Conundrums

Lawn man number one finally showed up. A family altercation resulting in two deaths was his reason for disappearing. I told him I’d had to get someone else but there was plenty of other work. He works at the Sunday … Continue reading

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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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