Tag Archives: Mi Sun

Summer Commences lì xià 立夏 May 6th

The beginning of summer (in southern China). 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 … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts: Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20th

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Gǔyǔ, Kokuu, Gogu, or Cốc vũ is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Shots, Diets and Other Feline Concerns

Thursday Hansel had his booster shot and is all done. Dr Reeder likes to stagger shots to help ward off possible side effects. His neuter has had little effect on his behavior but if he gets a regular session with … Continue reading

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Samhain

We returned from our trip to clean up unfinished business from last year, a potential move to the west coast that turned out not to be a viable option. This was during the protracted and nerve-wracking period we knew the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – What a Week

This was a full week. I am desperately trying to get the kitchen gutted so repair work can actually begin. The kitchen had the actual doors taken off long ago and keeping the cats out is accomplished by backing the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – The Big Blow

In many ways this week was a bust. Dark days of overcast, fog and rain, with only brief breaks into sunshine a few minutes long and some slightly longer pauses in the steady rain. I could not work on the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Longing for Cooler Days

Finally we got some rain Friday evening. In late afternoon the wind picked up and the sky got dark. The was thunder for a while and then a steady rain, The plants needed it. It actually cooled things down, too. … Continue reading

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