Tag Archives: cats

Caturday Thoughts – Househunting for Cats is Hard

The goal of landlords is to make a profit off a basic human need, that of shelter. They don’t like things that subtract from that profit. Children can be destructive, it’s true. Up until 1968 when the law was changed, … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Joys of Life, Life's Conundrums | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Caturday Thoughts – The Invisible Post

I have no idea how last weeks post vanished. There was no puff of smoke. Still it was only one post.  Much worse could have happened. I really need a new computer. I’ll have to wait a little longer, since … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Life's Conundrums | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20th

On April 20th the sixth solar term called Grain Rain began. This originally marked the time when the early crops showed their shoots. In early spring the green of new rice shoots is a brilliant color and very beautiful. My … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Gardens, Joys of Life, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caturday Thoughts – Easter Already? I’m Not!

I have been so busy Easter is upon me and I didn’t eve realize it. I’ve done no preparation. There is no Easter basket and no candy. This will not be missed. Candy appeared in the stores so early I … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Celebrations, Joys of Life, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Problem House

The house I live in has many peculiarities. Some days I thought there was a ghost. Weird noises go with an old house on a concrete block foundation in an area where the ground is shifting. But late at night … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Life's Conundrums, Ritual | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Caturday Thoughts – Kitten ‘Season’ Again

Spring is in the air, sort of. I am looking forward to my lilacs blooming. Still, nice days are disrupted by high winds and alternating rainy days. Additionally, some of the signs of spring are less welcome. The annoying chorus … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Life's Conundrums, Seasons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 4th

On the fourth we passed into the period of Clear and Bright. It is clear and bright (when it’s not raining), and the weather becomes noticeably warmer. A misnomer, particularly in southern China, but perhaps more accurate for where I … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Food, Life's Conundrums, Ritual, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments