Category Archives: Weather

Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 Oct 08

On October 8th we passed into the 17th solar term Cold Dew (節氣). It is Hánlù  in Chinese, Kanro in japanese, Hallo (한로) in Korean and in Vietnamese  Hàn lộ. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 195° and ends at the longitude … 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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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23

The autumnal equinox marks the start of Qiūfēn, the 16th solar term. It is known as  Shūbun in Japanese, Chubun i Korean, or Thu phân in Vietnamese. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 180° , the midpoint of the 360° arc … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – The Big Blow

In many ways this week was a bust. Dark days of overcast, fog and rain, with only brief breaks into sunshine a few minutes long and some slightly longer pauses in the steady rain. I could not work on the … 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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Caturday Thoughts – Longing for Cooler Days

Finally we got some rain Friday evening. In late afternoon the wind picked up and the sky got dark. The was thunder for a while and then a steady rain, The plants needed it. It actually cooled things down, too. … Continue reading

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Friday Files – A Case of Identity and Other Conundrums

It’s hard to sex tiny kittens. Even veterinarians can have difficulty. When I was given Hansel and Gretl I was told I had a boy and a girl and that’s what it looked like to me. I was told the … Continue reading

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