Category: seasons

Snow day in Bangor

A big day yesterday. Sam had to have hand surgery to fix a contracture of two of his fingers and his thumb. His surgery was scheduled for April 4 and it wasn’t really feasible...

Precipitation

Interesting day. Different types of frozen or liquid water fell on and off all day. We tried to take a walk during a clear patch but ended up in another snow squall. Yes, it’s...

New growth

Today is the spring equinox! Time for a hoophouse update. Yes, there are living plants in there that were planted last fall and overwintered. I don’t want to jinx it. A lot could still...

Reading spring

I’ve made up a game to help get through March. It’s a game with myself to identify the earliest signs of spring, even when there seem to be no signs. The main one I’ve...

Generating joy

Every morning I write an aspiration for the day. Usually, I forget it almost immediately. Today I wrote “generate joy” – a phrase I read that stuck with me. I remembered it often during...

Observing microseasons

I like the Japanese idea of dividing the year into small parts, microseasons. You can find the poetic names for the 72 ancient Japanese microseasons online. Why did they settle on these names? Were...