Why leaves change color, signs of fall, cold frames

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 17, 2018

sumac leaves

Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red
.
–William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

Monday, September 17, 2018
260th day of the year


John Ritter (actor) was born on this day in 1948.
Robert Truax (rocket scientist) died on this day in 2010.


 
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Why Leaves Change Color

Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green color? Also, the main reason for color change is not weather, but light, or actually the lack of it. Learn more.
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Cold Frames

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Your Signs of Fall?

First Signs of Autumn
Signs of autumn are in the air. Anyone who’s sweated their way through a long hot summer might be ready for a change of season. What says autumn to you?
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