Peace lilies, Patriot Day, harvesting sweet potatoes, apple crumble

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 11, 2020

names
In the morning, I walked out barefoot
Among thousands of flowers
Heavy with dew like the eyes of tears,
And each had a name

–Billy Collins, "The Names"

Today: September 11: Patriot Day (U.S.) 

 
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Peace Lilies
Caring for Peace Lilies

Peace Lilies
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Sweet Potatoes
Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
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How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
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