Full Moon rises, cannas, predicting weather

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 7, 2017

hollyhock

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks
.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)

Monday, August 7, 2017
219th day of the year


Charlize Theron (actress) was born on this day in 1975.
Peter Jennings (journalist) died on this day in 2005.


 

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Perseids This Weekend!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2018
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Full Moon Rises Today

Full Moon for August 2018
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How the Almanac Predicts

How We Predict the Weather
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Captivating Cannas

Cannas
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
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What's Happening: August?

The Month of August 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
August is the month when summer begins its slow crawl towards autumn, but not before a few more hot days and thunderstorms!
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Charming folk art sun catcher.
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