Archive for October 2017

October Country

October Country
In October, there are still warm days that feel  like summer. It is a month of ripening, eggplants, pumpkins and the last of the tomatoes. It  is apples and pears and colored leaves. It is a sky so blue  and clear, the light is almost liquid.  It is baseball playoffs and the World Series. It is... Read more »

It's not the apocalypse, according to science

It's not the apocalypse, according to science
Today is Monday, and in Chicago the sky is clear and cloudless blue. It’s 56 degrees, and people are wearing jackets and hoodies. Everywhere there are colors of orange and red–mums, pumpkins, colored leaves, and spooky Halloween stuff. But in the UK, people were greeted with  a dull yellow sky and a red sun. The photo above is... Read more »

Otsukimi, Sputnik and the harvest moon

Otsukimi, Sputnik and the harvest moon
The full autumn moon is considered to be the most beautiful moon of the year in China and Japan. It is the first full moon after the autumn equinox,  also known as the harvest moon.  This year, the harvest  moon falls on October 5.  You can read more about the harvest moon, here. Tsukimii or Otsukimi, is the... Read more »
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