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November 2013

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on,
and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October”

Nathaniel Hawthorn (1804-1864)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Cloudy and cold (1,2,3) with snow in the northern part of the region, rain in the south 4,5,6). Cloudy and cool (7,8,9) with more rain and snow in the east (10,11). Windy with periods of showers, cool (12,13,14,15,16,17) turning cloudy and cold (18,19,20). Snow, mainly in the south (21,22); cloudy and cool (23,24) with showers (25,26,27) with snow and quite stormy (28,29). Windy and much colder (30).

Full Moon: The Full Moon full moon for November occurs on the 17th. Native Americans called it Dying Grass Moon or Falling Leaf Moon because the colder days and killing frosts have killed the grass and the last leaves are falling from the trees. Some called it Big Wind Moon, because of the high winds this time of year.

Holidays: Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 5th. Remember to exercise your right to be heard. Veteran’s Day is celebrated on Monday, November 11th. Celebrate Thanksgiving this year on Thursday, November 28th with family and loved ones and remember the things that we all should be thankful for in our daily lives. Religious holidays observed in November include the Islamic New Year (Wednesday, November 4th) and the Jewish Festival of Lights better known as Hanukkah (Wednesday, November 27 beginning at sunset)

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. Attract bright colored birds to your yard by keeping bird feeders full or by spreading out seed frequently on the lawn. Black oil sunflowers are recommended for general feeding. Consider joining Project FeederWatch and be part of the effort to track and count winter birds in your area. Sign up through The Cornell Lab of Ornithology at

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

“A wise man will often rely less on his own judgment and pay respect to the judgment of others”

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