Monthly Archives: April 2016

Session One: Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners 2016

My new course begins on May 3 so it’s time I prepare for Session One.  The students were given a list of material to bring but I must gather my own for demonstration purposes.   I have my right arm in a … Continue reading

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The Orchard in Autumn

The orchard continues to produce.  The citruses are starting to dominate but there are still a few figs, loquats, guavas and the last of the Davidson plums.

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It’s supposed to be autumn and I should be harvesting persimmons and pomegranates but their new leaves are being mown continuously by the possums so they don’t get to flower, let alone fruit.  I think I may have to replace them. … Continue reading

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