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Grain in Ear máng zhǒng 芒种 Jun 6th

On June 6th the solar term of Grain in Ear began. China is divided by climate into a wheat growing north and a rice growing south. At this time in the north the wheat becomes ripe and in the south … Continue reading

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Spring Showers yǔ shuǐ 雨水 Feb 18th

The solar term of yu shui began on February 18th. While here we did not get any rain until today, it was another story in the western United States. In China rains begin. The really heavy rains come with the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Can’t be Cool Cats in Hot Weather

This week I heard geese honking overhead for the first time in months. It is a welcome harbinger of cooler weather. Yesterday morning I noticed that neither my cleaner or I were dripping with sweat as I followed her out … Continue reading

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