Category Archives: Seasons

Frost Descends 霜降 shuāng jiàng Oct 24th

Today we pass into the period called Frost Descends. In north China the weather becomes cold and frost begins to form. This also happens in northern Europe, Canada and the northern United States. Frost Descends is the 18th solar term. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – October Chores, October Pleasures

Caturday Thoughts is late again, but there are two reasons. One, I had to travel up to Maryland over the weekend. It was a long trip and tiring and even though I brought my laptop I had no time to … Continue reading

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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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