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Caturday Thoughts – Summer Commences lì xià 立夏 May 05

Lì xià 立夏, Rikka 立夏 in Japanese, Ip Ha 입하in Korean, or Lập hạ in Vietnamese is the 7th solar term of the traditional Chinese calendarn and marks the beginning of summer in East Asian cultures. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20

Grain Rain or Gǔyǔin Chinese, Kokuu in Japanese, Gogu in Korean, or Cốc vũ in Vietnamese is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 45°. In the Gregorian … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Warm at Last!

The cats  are in heaven. It was warm enough yesterday to have all the windows open all day and even in the night and this morning is beautiful as well. The good weather is helping me, I haven’t slept properly … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Sorry We’re Late – What’s With This Weather?

 First of all, sorry we’re late. This week there has been more crazy than just the weather. The past couple of days I have been trying to get get caught up on an online summit about pet cancer and an … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – For Easter, a Little Warmth but No Eggs

Thursday was sunny and warm enough to open the windows for the cats. I was really hoping the weather would stablize for a little bit, but no, while Friday was about the same that night it got very windy and … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Both the western calendar and the tradition Chinese calendar mark the vernal equinox. In the west it is considered the first day of spring. In the Chinese calendar spring began weeks ago.  Chūnfēn (Chinese), Shunbun (Japanese), Chunbun (Korean), or Xuân phân (Vietnamese) is the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts Postponed – As I Promised

To quote Ron Weasly, “Bloody Hell!”  ( Don’t know who Ron Weasly is? Where have you been? Harry Potter’s best friend. And if you don’t know who Harry Potter is, well, um, try Googling) Yesterday it was raining all day, … Continue reading

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