Halloween Pleiades, allium, bad smells

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 30, 2017

dark at night

In night when colors all to black are cast,
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light;
The eye a watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having powers of sight

–Lord Brooke Fulke Greville (1554–1628)

Monday, October 30, 2017
303rd day of the year

Andrea Mitchell (newscaster) was born on this day in 1946.
Al Molinaro (actor) died on this day in 2015.

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Halloween Star Gazing

The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. During Halloween week, they always rises in the east before 7 PM and are nicely up after 8 PM. Learn more about the Pleiades—and their connection to All Hallows’ Eve.
Beautiful Allium Varieties

Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every garden. Autumn is the best time to plant these long-lived, hardy, deer- and rodent-resistant bulbs.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Halloween Dinner Fun

Easy Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for a main dish, scary punch drink, and creepy dessert!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
Fake Blood, Anyone?

DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
Greeting trick-or-treaters on Halloween? Or, have your own little devil?  Here are easy Halloween makeup ideas using items right from the pantry or medicine cabinet. No need to make a last-minute run to a party store.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Stinky Smells in the Home

How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
There are many ways to mask bad smells in your home, but how do you truly get rid of them? Here’s how to get rid of bad smells once and for all!
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!