Now see stern Winter nearer draw,
Sol's feeble rays refuse to thaw
What Winter's frost congeal'd;
And lo! the flakey snows appear,
Proclaim the approach of Christmas near,
And deck in white the field.
–William Cole (1824)
Meteor Shower Calendar 2018
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2018 Meteor Showers Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers during the year, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplantsthat will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus.
Rich and vibrant colors are accented with pearl to give an iridescent hue to this elegantly crafted art glass bowl. This attractive art piece can be used as a birdbath or a bird feeder with the stable 3-pronged base.