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September and October

The September days can get very hot
Turn on the air conditioner, then it's not
By late afternoon you are cold again
Turn off the air and let evening set it

The very next day you wake up to a chill
Is that really frost on your windowsill
Get out the sweaters and turn up the heat
The days to come this activity we'll repeat

We are just now entering the first of November
Much talk of a heat wave, so try to remember
Weather change happens so don't lose your cool
Predicting the weather makes a smart man a fool

Author Eileen Clark

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Lemon Verbena Mint Herb Tea Recipe

Lemon Verbena Mint Herb Tea Recipe

 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves (not the stems, they’re bitter),
rinsed, lightly packed (about 20 leaves)

1/2 cup of fresh lemon verbena leaves, rinsed, lightly packed

(about 10-15 leaves)
2 cups of water


Bring a pot of fresh water almost, but not quite to a boil.

Put the mint and verbena leaves in a teapot. Pour the hot

water over the leaves. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Strain into tea cups. Makes 2 cups.