Tag Archives: autumn

Samhain

When the nights begin to chill and the leaves turn color and begin to fall, my thoughts turn to All Hallows’ Eve. Not the rampant candy fest Halloween but the older holiday, the tridium of Allhallowtide, which lasts three days … Continue reading

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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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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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Caturday Thoughts: The End of the Season

Caturday Thoughts on Sunday? Yes, it was a very busy week. Sunday morning a tiny , solitary kitten was found out in the open, crying loudly. Later searching discovered four more in a nest under a bush, being very quiet. … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23rd

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Caturday Thoughts – Frost Descends shuāng jiàng 霜降 Oct 23

Frost Descends, Shuāngjiàng, or Sōkō in Japanese, Sanggang in Korean, or Sương giáng in Vietnamese begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 210° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 225°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around October 23 and … 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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Autumn Commences lì qiū 立秋 Aug 07

Lìqiū 立秋, or Risshū in Japanese, Ipchu in Korean, or Lập thu in Vietnamese is  the 13th solar term of the year. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°. In terms of the … Continue reading

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Frost Descends 霜降 shuāng jiàng Oct 23rd

Frost’s Descent is the 18th term and the last solar term of autumn, during which time the weather becomes much colder than before and ice crystals form as frost begins to appear.  In the lower reaches of the Yellow River … Continue reading

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