Category Archives: Weather

Grain in Ear máng zhǒng 芒种 Jun 6th

Mángzhòng 芒种 in Chinse, or Bōshu in Japanese, Mangjong in Korean, Mang chủng in Vietnamese, is the ninth solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 75° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 90°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually … 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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Caturday Thoughts – Summer Commences lì xià 立夏 May 05

Lì xià 立夏, Rikka 立夏 in Japanese, Ip Ha 입하in Korean, or Lập hạ in Vietnamese is the 7th solar term of the traditional Chinese calendarn and marks the beginning of summer in East Asian cultures. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20

Grain Rain or Gǔyǔin Chinese, Kokuu in Japanese, Gogu in Korean, or Cốc vũ in Vietnamese is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 45°. In the Gregorian … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Warm at Last!

The cats  are in heaven. It was warm enough yesterday to have all the windows open all day and even in the night and this morning is beautiful as well. The good weather is helping me, I haven’t slept properly … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Sorry We’re Late – What’s With This Weather?

 First of all, sorry we’re late. This week there has been more crazy than just the weather. The past couple of days I have been trying to get get caught up on an online summit about pet cancer and an … Continue reading

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