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November 2008

"November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear"
                Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Mid-atlantic Weather Watch: Fair and warmer (1,2,3,4), remaining fair but cooler (5,6,). Possible snow in northern part of the region with rain in the southern part (7,8). Fair and cool once again (9,10,11,12,13) with possible light snow in the north, some rain in the south (14,15). Fair and cool (16,17,18,19,20), turning cloudy and cool (21,22,23,24). Watch out for a Nor'easter with possible snow and stormy weather (25,26,27). Windy, cold, and flurries (28,29,30).

Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees no tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region for November.

Full Moon: November's Full Moon occurs on the 13th at 1:17AM. It has been referred to as the Big Wind Moon, Dying Grass Moon, and Leaf-falling Moon because the days have gotten windier and colder, frost has killed off all of the grass, and the last of leaves have fallen from the trees.

Special Notes: Our new 2009 edition is now available at your favorite newsstand. If you have trouble finding one, contact our Sales Manager, Jerry Spessard at (301) 733-2530 and order one direct or you can visit our website, and order one on-line. Be sure to turn back your clocks one hour on Sunday, November 2nd as Daylight Savings ends at 2AM.

Holidays: Please vote for the candidate of your choice on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. This is not only an historical election but also one of great importance to us all in these times of financial turmoil and uncertainty. Remember, it is not only your right but also your civic duty. Veteran's Day is observed this year on Tuesday, November 11th. Say a prayer for all of our brave soldiers who have served and who are serving today. Celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th. Be sure to spend quality time with family and friends and share in the bounty that our rich land provides. And check out http://thanksgiving.allrecipes and for some great holiday meal ideas.

The Garden: Cut off dead tree limbs before winter storms hit. Cut back faded perennials as well. Place a mulch of leaves or hay around perennials when the temperature falls to near freezing. Plant balled and burlapped trees and shrubs now. Plant in a hole dug at least twice as wide as the root ball. Choose from Japanese Maples, Dogwoods, Hemlocks and Hollies. Plant Camellias, the jewels of the winter garden. Try Yuletide, Apple Blossom and Setsugekka for beautiful blooms, too. Fertilize the lawn after growth slows but while grass is still green. For a green lawn all winter, plant annual Ryegrass now. Remember that bird feeders bring lots of color and activity to the winter garden. Most experts recommend black oil sunflowers for general feeding.

John Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"We can't hope to find a solution to a problem unless we look at it from all sides and not just from our own point of view"

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