Why leaves change, hurricane names, apple butter

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 11, 2017

grape arbor

Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling, 
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard, 
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows, 
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grap
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)


Monday, September 11, 2017
254th day of the year

Moby (musician) was born on this day in 1965.
John Ritter (actor) died on this day in 2003.


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Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
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Why Leaves Change Color

Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
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Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter

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