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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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Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 8 Oct (do next)

On October 8th we pass 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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Caturday Thoughts – Remembering Shinki

I have known and loved and lost so many cats. The kittens that Milk and Skye lost from their first litters, conceived before I could get them spayed. Dolly’s kittens that a rescue took and I never got to know … Continue reading

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White Dew bái lù 白露 8th Sep

On September 8th we enter the solar term of White Dew, which marks the change from summer to autumn. The white dew is the condensation that is heavier in the cooler mornings so that is show white rather than clear. … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead

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 23rd

On October 23rd 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 … Continue reading

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