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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers. Plus, we offer viewing tips about how to catch a shooting star!
Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia.
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.