Category Archives: Seasons

Spooky Story Writers – H. R. Wakefield. W.W. Jacobs, E. F. Benson

W.W. Jacobs In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing … Continue reading

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The October Sky – Orionids Meteor Shower

The night sky in October, if you are lucky enough to live in a place devoid of light pollution. is usually clear and has some interesting viewing. Sadly I live in a town and do not get to see much … Continue reading

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Autumn Mood and Ambient Music

I am a long time fan of the music program Hearts of Space. I first went to California in 1973, the same year it was created by Stephen Hill and  co-produced by Hill and Anna Turner. It was not until I returned … Continue reading

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Feng Shui for Fall

With house renovation proceeding a a glacial pace and chaos constantly threatening to take over the house it seemed like a good idea to do some feng shui for fall. Tony has progressed from lawn man, to yard man to … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter and The Farmer’s Almanac

A man I was talking to at the dump while we tossed construction debris into the dumpsters said an acquaintance who worked for VDOT, the Virginia highway department were already planning for a lot of cold and snow in January … Continue reading

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Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 Oct 8th

Today, on October 8th we enter the period of Cold Dew (hán lù 寒露) the 17th solar terms of the year. The night temperatures become cold enough to condense the moisture in the air to dew, but not cold enough … Continue reading

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October Calendar for Yard and Garden

As the leaves change into their brilliant fall colors, and you awaken to a distinct chill in the air, you realize that winter is just around the corner. It’s only natural to think it’s time to put the garden tools … Continue reading

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