Sneak zucchini day, pickle beans, cut flowers

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 8, 2017

toad

The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep;
And evening's breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream
.
–P. B. Shelley (1792–1822)

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