Full Moon rises, cannas, predicting weather

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 7, 2017


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

David Duchovny (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Peter Jennings (journalist) died on this day in 2005.


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Perseids This Weekend!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The next meteor shower is the Quadrantids on January 3–4! See viewing details—plus, the full 2020 Meteor Shower Calendar covering the dates of all the principal meteor showers.
Moon and Back Chalk-Style Sign

Love you to the Moon and back! Stands on its own or hangs from wall.
Full Moon Rises Today

Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call the Full Sturgeon Moon—as well as Moon phases, best days by the Moon, and more.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
How the Almanac Predicts

How The Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts The Weather
Every year, folks ask us … How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac predict the weather? As America’s oldest weather forecaster, we specialize in predicting long-range weather, using a unique, age-old formula that’s traditionally 80% accurate. Learn more.
Peaceful Moon Large Suncatcher

Made in Ohio from 100% recycled glass at a nonprofit recycling facility. Every piece is individually pressed.
Captivating Cannas

Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
What's Happening: August?

The Month of August 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
Welcome August 2019! Why do we celebrate August? Why is August a month? See all the special days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
Cow Jumping Over the Moon Sun Catcher

Charming folk art sun catcher.