Winter forecast is out!, quick takes on zucchini, mini-vacation

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 2, 2018

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O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou,
O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy golden tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair
.
–William Blake (1757–1827)

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