Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Middle Summer.
When corn is tasseling, and tomatoes are ripe and zucchini are spreading like lemmings, then all the middle-summer flowers are in bloom. Purple loosestrife, lizard’s tail, Queen Anne’s lace, purple coneflower, wild petunia, bouncing bet, dayflower, sow thistle, white vervain, dogbane, black-eyed Susan, leatherflower, figwort, lesser stitchwort, germander, pokeweed, St. John’s wort, teasel, wild lettuce, wood mint, wood nettle, leafcup, touch-me-not, lopseed and avens are all blossoming in the woods and fields.
The head of the Democratic national committee was Toledo this weekend, reinforcing the themes of President Obama’s campaign- jobs and the economy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz comes days before the Obama is set to visit Ohio as part of a two day bus tour. Wasserman Schultz says the battleground state is crucial to winning the election and while recent polling numbers have been good for the President in Ohio, Republican hopeful Mitt Romney raised more money than Obama. Wasserman Schultz says that’s likely to continue.