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The Old Farmer's Almanac - Huge hurricanes, solstice facts, hummingbirds

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June 20, 2017


flower at marsh
Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool
–Antoinette Alcott Bassett

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Huge Hurricanes!

With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States. This month, we’ll look at five from the first half of the 20th century; in coming months, we’ll look at more recent major hurricanes.

Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17 inches long and includes both Fahrenheit (120⁰ to -40⁰) and Celsius scales.

Surprising Solstice Facts

This year, the June solstice falls on two different days: Wednesday, the 21st, for those in Eastern Standard Time, and Tuesday, the 20th, for time zones further west!  Enjoy seven cool (or, is it hot?) solstice facts—and see how many you know!

Hummingbird Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.

Attract Hummingbirds!

Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants will attract hummingbirds and how to create a friendly environment for them.

Solar Calla Lily Bubble Stake in Yellow

During the day the acrylic bubble wand in the center of our Solar Calla Lily Stake catches the light and sparkles. At night it glows for a truly spectacular effect. Try one as a flower bed accent or several for a brilliant display. In daylight, the solar panel absorbs the sun’s natural energy. An energy saving LED automatically turns on at night. Made with textured metal and hand-painted in a matte finish.

Language of Flowers

Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning. The orange blossom meaning, for instance, is chastity, purity, and loveliness, while red chrysanthemum means “I love you.”

Rustic Sunflower Wall Decor

With the charm of weathered metal, our hand-painted giant Rustic Sunflower Wall Decor will make any indoor or outdoor living space come alive with vibrant fall colors.

A Little Almanac History

Get to know the history of The Old Farmer’s Almanac by getting to know its past (and present) editors—all 13 of them! 

Flower Spinners

Flower Spinners add lively fun to your garden. The metal petals of the flower spin around a butterfly, bee, grasshopper, dragonfly, or hummingbird you choose. Each spinner is painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine. 

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