Persimmon weather, perennials, Venus and Mars

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 4, 2017


October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail
–Jan Struther (1901–53)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
277th day of the year

Rachael Leigh Cook (actress) was born on this day in 1979.
Gordon Cooper (astronaut who circled the globe 22 times in 34 hours and 20 minutes and became the first astronaut in a space flight of more than 24 hours. He was also the first astronaut to sleep in space, and he successfully carried out a beacon experiment that made him the first man to launch a satellite in space.) died on this day in 2004.

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Harvest Moon Tomorrow

What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2017, the Harvest Moon falls in October.  When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!
Rainbow Trout Coat Rack

Features a vibrant and lifelike trout!
Venus and Mars Meet Tomorrow

Sky Watch: October 2017
Welcome to the October 2017 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including bright planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
Walleye Coat Rack

Its five hooks and surrounding area feature an image reminiscent of a lake map. 
Persimmon Predictions

Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to do it! Plus, enjoy recipes for persimmon pudding and persimmon bread.
Northern Pike Coat Rack

The five coat hooks resemble fishing lures!
Plant Perennials This Fall!

How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden. Once established, they require little maintenance. Here are perennial plant care tips!
Colorful Kitchen Aprons

Made for the home chef. These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have timeless prints. Impress your guests at dinner parties!
Try Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread is the perfect treat for fall. These bright orange fruits are harvested in October. If you’ve never tasted persimmons, try this!

Glass Sun Catchers

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.