Can animals predict weather?, pumpkin bars, Asian greens

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

purple skies

Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows 
cool and tender, 
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of 
deep delight, 
October like a princess in her oriental splendor 
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of 
light

–Kate Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)

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Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs

Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting the weather. Here are some animal weather proverbs and prognostics.
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Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!

Cool-season Asian greens are best planted in the last weeks of summer to grow on into autumn and beyond. Try bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “gourmet” leaves can be rather pricey in grocery stores but they are super easy to grow—and fast growers, especially in cool...
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Peterson's Songbird Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of avian artist Roger Tory Peterson.

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Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

These Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting are better than pumpkin pie. An easy dessert to whip up at the height of pumpkin season—and for months after!

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Decorative Thermometers

Choose from classic styles to songbird and flower designs!

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Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders

This is the perfect season for soup recipes! Warm and nourishing in cold or rainy weather, soups serve as a delicious lunch, side, or main meal with some good bread and salad. Here are some super-satisfying soups, chowders, and stews.
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Bath Bomb Sets

Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.

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