Full Snow Moon, snowflakes, nose for weather

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dear Almanac readers,

Do you have a nose for weather? Learn why some of us can smell storms a' coming. Can two snow flakes be alike? Discover the many shapes of these crystal wonders. As the zen proverb goes,  "No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place."

Your Almanac Editors

It is pleasant to think, just under the snow,
That stretches so bleak and blank and cold,
Are beauty and warmth that we cannot know,
Green fields and leaves and blossoms of gold
–Fay Hempstead (1847–1934)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
38th day of the year

Tina Majorino (actress) was born on this day in 1985.
Richard Hatch (actor, writer, producer) died on this day in 2017.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Do You Have a Nose for Weather?

Can You Smell Rain Coming?
Have you ever wondered why we can smell the rain coming? 
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…
Can Two Snowflakes Be Alike?

A Guide to Snowflakes: No Two Alike?
If you look closely at snowflake shapes, you will see many different variations. Rarely are two snowflakes alike.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

The Algonquin people named the Full Snow Moon after this time when the heaviest snows fall.
Full Snow Moon on Friday!

Full Moon for February 2018
February’s Moon is called the Snow Moon. However, note that there will not be a full Moon phase this month. Why not? Read more about lunar calendars and the Snow Moon.
The 2017 Weather Watcher’s Calendar | Save 50%

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
Valentine Flowers

Give your Valentine a flowering plant instead of flowers, or ask your sweetheart for one
Valentine’s Day is a popular time to give cut flowers as a gift. Consider a flowering plant! The instant flowers are cut, they begin their journey towards death.
In the Garden Handcare Caddy

A silver-toned caddy holding our popular foaming hand soap and rich hand lotion together in one place, whether in the bath or the kitchen. Very elegant, very convenient. 
How to Start Exercising

10 Tips to Help You Start Exercising (and Keep at It)
Sometimes, it can be difficult to start exercising—and even more difficult to stick with it! Here are some tips to help you start exercising again, even if you do not have a gym membership.
Iditarod Beanie Hat

Designed for extremely cold weather! Features the softest and most luxurious Alpaca fleece.