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One Pumpkin, Four Ways

Our friends gifted us with this gorgeous gourd about a month ago. Wow. It was so pretty that I couldn’t bring myself to slaughter it right away. I just wanted to enjoy looking at it for a while before we… Continue Reading →

Rice paddy bonfire

Now that the rice has been harvested, everyone is burning their fields, which makes for really cool-looking scenery. Apparently, after rice is harvested is also when family and friends gather in the fields to make a bonfire from the rice… Continue Reading →

On harvest and homesickness

Fall has arrived. At least, I hope this is really it. Autumn usually gets here by stops and starts, tricking all of us into excitedly digging out jackets and blankets by sending a few cool mornings, and then – bam!… Continue Reading →

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