Top eclipse towns, cukes, ripening avocados

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 17, 2017

vireo bird

Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I've come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still
.
–Theodore Roethke (1908–63)

Monday, July 17, 2017
198th day of the year


Mark Burnett (television producer) was born on this day in 1960.
Morgan Paull (actor) died on this day in 2012.


 

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