Veterans Day, all about owls, ringed planet

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

hoar frost on leaves

The hoar-frost gathered, o'er each leaf and spray
Weaving its filmy network; thin and bright
–Sarah Helen Whitman (1803–78)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
312th day of the year

Alfre Woodard (actress) was born on this day in 1952.
Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus) died on this day in 2011.

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Why We Love Owls

Fascinating Facts About Owls
Henry David Thoreau once observed, “I rejoice that there are owls,”—and we have to agree. Read on to learn all about a fascinating and formidable bird of prey: the owl!
Feed Sack Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.
The Ringed Planet

Saturn, the Real Lord of the Rings
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is named for the Roman god of agriculture.
Screaming Eagle Garden Stake

Features a bright and bold patriotic eagle that was made in the USA. Powder-coated metal for durability and rust resistance. 
The African Lily

Repotting Agapanthus (African Lily)
Several years ago, I was given a potted agapanthus or African lily. After waiting all summer for my agapanthus to bloom, I had to finally admit that maybe it was time to repot it.
Glass Sun Catchers

Loads of colors and designs to choose from!
Veterans Day

When is Veterans Day 2018?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history. 
Butterfly Wall Art Set

Set of 3 indoor/outdoor wall art pieces. Made in the USA and powder-coated for maximum rust resistance. Each large butterfly features a deep reflective finish. 
Chicken and Dumplings!

Mother's Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Shirley Wollard Woodlock of Texas learned to make chicken and dumplings while watching her mother, Jennie Wollard Nunn. “Hers were made to perfection,” recalls Shirley.

Balsam Fir Pillows

Balsam Fir Pillows are traditionally given as a sign of friendship, and it’s easy to see why! The pleasant smell of balsam fir will last for years and there are many designs to choose from that will complement your sofa.