When seasons start, 4 holiday pies, chestnuts

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 19, 2018

winter landscape

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again
.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

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