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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 24, 2018
Look! the round-cheeked moon floats high,
In the glowing August sky,
Quenching all her neighbor stars,
Save the steady flame of Mars.
White as silver shines the sea,
Far-off sails like phantoms be,
Gliding o'er that lake of light,
Vanishing in nether night.
Heavy hangs the tasseled corn,
Sighing for the cordial morn;
But the marshy-meadows bare,
Love this spectral-lighted air,
Drink the dews and lift their song,
Chirp of crickets all night long;
Earth and sea enchanted lie
'Neath that moon-usurped sky.
–Emma Lazarus (1849–87)
Reggie Miller (basketball player) was born on this day in 1965. Richard Attenborough (actor) died on this day in 2014.
Full Moon Rises
Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call the Full Sturgeon Moon—as well as Moon phases, best days by the Moon, and more.
All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.
Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. See how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook these lovely deep-purple crops—one of our favorite grilling vegetables!
You don’t have to go to IKEA for Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam! Swedish pancakes are more akin to delicate crepes. You can roll them or fold them as we did in this photograph. Fill with preserves and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy for a light meal or dessert!