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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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Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 Oct 8th

This Saturday, on October 8th we enter the period of Cold Dew (hán lù 寒露) the 17th solar term of the year. The night temperatures become cold enough to condense the moisture in the air to dew, but not cold enough … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Sails and Anchors

Putting ten pounds in a five pound bag was an expression my father used. Lately it seems as though that is what I have been trying to do, although it is far from my intention to over book my time. … Continue reading

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Greater Heat

In the Chinese calendar the seasons are marked by descriptive solar terms. July 22nd we passed into the perioud called Great or Greater Heat. Although the actual weather does not always match the decription of the term, even in China, … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

The weather has become warm and humid after the first few days of may. There is  lot of work to be done and already mid-day is too uncomfortable to do much. The rain seems to fall all around but not … Continue reading

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Relief at Last

My garden was almost non-existent this year with late cold and frost and sick cats and a neighbor’s dog who rushes the fence, growling and barking non-stop the whole time I’m in the yard. The humidity affected several plants that … Continue reading

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