Zucchini time, calendula, healthy beans

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 31, 2017

The poetry of earth is never dead:
  When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
  And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead
  In summer luxury,—he has never done
  With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed
.

–John Keats (1795–1821)

Monday, July 31, 2017
212th day of the year


Dean Cain (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Robert A. Taft (politician) died on this day in 1953.


 

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