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September 2012

"Without labor nothing prospers."
Sophocles (495-406 BC)

Mid-Atlantic weather watch:  Cloudy in the northern part of the region, showers in the south (1,2) with showers in the north and storms, some severe in the south (3,4). Fair and rather warm (5,6,7,8) with severe storms from the west and a bit cooler (9,10). Fair and warm again (11,12,13,14,15) turning warmer and humid (16,17). Hazy, hot, and humid (18,19,20,21,22) with rain in the north and showers and STORMS in the south (23,24).Fair and rather warm (25,26,27,28,29) with showers from the west (30).

Tornado Watch: Some tornado activity through the Mid-Atlantic Region from September 1st to the 4th as well as from the 7th to the 9th.

Full Moon: Septemberís Full Moon is most famously known as the HARVEST MOON. It is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox at a time when the moon rises soon after sunset on several successive days. According to tradition, the extra light from the moon during that period gave the farmer more time to finish up his chores and bring in the harvest. The Autumnal Equinox is on Saturday, September 22nd. The closest Full Moon to that date is on the 29th and is therefore the Harvest Moon of 2012. It has also been referred to as Full Wort Moon. The word "wort" originates from the Old English word, wyrt, which refers to plants, particularly herbs. Witches and natural healers would gather herbs at this time of year, stocking up for the Winter months ahead.

Holidays: Get ready for a Labor Day cookout on Monday, September 3rd. Refuel the propane and clean up the grill. With all of the Ďgrilliní you did this Summer, itís sure to need it one more time and you donít want anything to spoil your holiday weekend. Religious holidays observed this month include the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) on Sunday, September 16th, and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) which begins at sunset on September 25th.

The Garden: Fall is for planting! Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips 6 to 8 weeks before the first expected frost. Plant pansies quickly so they can develop reliable roots before soil gets too cold. Fall-planted pansies will survive winter. Cool-season vegetable seeds and seedlings can 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:

"A man who wonít admit heís been wrong loves himself more then he loves the truth"

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