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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23rd

The Autumn Equinox is the 16th solar term of the year, starting on the 23rd of September. It marks the second half of autumn in the Chinese calendar and the start of sunlight moving to the south and the shortening … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Feline Feng Shui Part 2

We return to the subject of feline feng shui to talk about what we want in a positive way. All very well to kvetch about what we dislike but more practical to decide what we need and want. Starting with … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Feline Feng Shui Part 1

As I clean up and pack up I am discovering some things. One of them is that I really dislike American house designs. My current dwelling is far from a McMansion, which I despise. The room in square footage is … Continue reading

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Autumn Commences lì qiū 立秋 7th Aug

On August 7th according to the Chinese calendar we will pass into the period called Autumn Commences. It will be a while yet before true autumn reigns either where I live or in most parts of China but we did … Continue reading

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Greater Heat dà shǔ 大暑 Jul 22rd .

On July  22nd we entered the period of Greater or Major Heat, In China it is the time of year when the amount of sunshine is highest, average temperature is the highest, rainfall is the greatest, and the thunderstorms are … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Dislike their Environment and Schedule Disrupted

Cats dislike their environment and schedule disrupted and so do I. Cats do not do trivial and useless things. I struggle to avoid them. The constant war with the plumbing put me totally off my schedule last week. The plumber … Continue reading

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Minor Heat xiǎo shǔ 小暑 Jul 7th

We have been fortunate that this year we have so far avoided the excessive heat of the last couple of years. The coolness continued until the farmers bagan to comment. On  July 7th we entered the solar term of Minor … Continue reading

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