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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Grey November

We actually started off with some lovely warm days but as November has  progressed we have had several cold rainy days. Most of this week was rainy. When the sun came out Friday it brought with it cold and wind. … Continue reading

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On Being Prepared

Yesterday in late afternoon a heard a tremendous racket at the back of the house. On investigating  saw a really big Asplundh bucket truck with an attached industrial sized wood chipper. The power company was cutting down a big chunk … 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 -End of Heat chù shǔ 处暑 Aug 23

On the 23rd the Chinese calendar entered the s0lar term period End of Heat. Depending on location things may or may not cool off at this point. How much they will cool at all is becoming a question in some … 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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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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