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 September 2006

You can if you think you can. Engrave these seven words deeply into your consciousness. They are packed with power and with truth"
                Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1899-1993)

For the month of September, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation to be above average as well.

Weather Watch: the month starts out fair and very warm (1) with showers, storms (2,3). Fair and very warm again (4,5), turning rainy and stormy (6,7,8). Fair, warm, and humid (9,10,11,12,) with more storms and very warm temperatures (13,14,15). Fair and very warm again (16,17,18) with still more storms, followed by more warm, and very humid weather. 19,20). Watch for a tropical storm (21,22). Turning fair and much cooler (23,24,25) with more showers and storms 26,27,28). The month ends with fair and rather warm temperatures (29,20,31).

Tornado watch: September will be an active month for tornados with the most activity anticipated from the 6th to the 8th and then again, later in the month from the 21st to the 22nd. Watch out!

Full Moon: September's full moon has often been referred to as wort or elk call moon. It will rise early in the month on the 7th at 1:42pm. The autumnal equinox will follow later, occurring on the 22nd starting at 11:03pm EDSTt.

Special notes: we must never forget those who tragicaly lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. We must never take our freedom or our safety for granted and most recent events confirm that we must stay vigilant.

Holidays: Labor day in on the first Monday (4th). Celebrate the last holiday of the summer with extra care. Make sure that your outdoor plans include sunscreen and a mind for safety in all of your activities. Citizenship day falls on a Sunday, September 17th. Roshana is celebrated in September on the 22nd and Ramadan begins on the 23rd.

The garden: fall is for planting! Enjoy fall blooming shrubs such as encore azaleas, camellias, witch hazel, cotoneaster, crape myrtle, hibiscus, holly, honeysuckle and pyracantha. Cool-season vegetable seeds and seedlings can also be planted, too. Try cabbage, lettuce, beets, turnips, spinach, radishes, collards and broccoli; be sure to water thoroughly after planting.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"There is no disposition more agreeable to the person himself or to others than good humor"

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