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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7009613

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Partly Cloudy: 70F
Feels like: 70F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 63
Humidity: 78%
Visibility: 10 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 5 mph E
Sunrise: 6:53 AM
Sunset: 7:54 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Yep, this is as warm as it gets today.

A Pleco

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #7009642

LOL!! I have been thinking all day! that today was the 1st! This is truly a day I have called myself 'stupid' all day! Isn't it wonderful getting old?! LOL
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #7010157

Wet and cool all day.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7010509

Yep, Joey--getting older is great--LOL

An absolutely perfect weather day here. Low humidity, cooler temps in the 70's for a high, sunshine, white fluffy clouds floating around--so nice!

Those are some great photos, Bernie--lovely scenery and Maxine's log cabin is great!
Rann: glad you are feeling better--pretty rose.
Celia: did you get lots of neck sugar from Max?
Sharon: gorgeous rosebud--and same for the clematis, Celia

Hard to believe September is here already!

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 1, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7010621

That's not a log cabin, it's a regular house. In fact it's huge!

Another old building in Red Wing.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 1, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7010630

This is Maxine's bottle tree.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7010753

Oh, I knew it was a regular house--just one made with logs--it's gorgeous--be it a house or a cabin! What's the story on the bottle tree--aren't they supposed to bring good luck? (Maybe I have my stories mixed-up?)

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 1, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #7010822

Not sure. She has another with colored bottles.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7010851

Might as well start my shots w/ fishes.

Well we started the NEWer Pond install today.
Not really new or a pond... we're putting the 100 gallon stock tank in the ground next to the Patio.
It will be mainly for plants and the big Comets from Bertie will probably go in there at least until Winter.

Hit a haul at the Hatchery today.
They had 6" Butterfly Koi in the 6" Regular Koi tank.
Due to quarantine regulations they couldn't move them again.
So we got 22 dollar fish for 8 Bucks!


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7010861

Here they are chillin' in the Pond.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #7010960

Evenin'!
Mau, LOL! Yea...I can get by w/ doing that sort of thing because of the age factor! ;) Is that a Hibiscus? Lovely! :D
Bernie, Looks like a really interesting place. I love it up there...only one thing about MN I don't like..mosquitoes! They're Huge! I guess it's a water thing.
Ric! I Love 'Em! :D They're Gorgeous and you got a real bargain! Wow!
Thanks E_B...Really lovin' it. I lack 24 credit hours having my bachelors degree & they will pay for it (at VA Tech)
Well, off to bed. Got to get up real early.

Nite All!
Joey

some sort of catfish...excuse the tank, but it has since been cleaned

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 1, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #7010972

For some reason we haven't had a mosquito since June of 2008. Nobody knows why, but it sure is peaceful without them.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #7011038

Nice looking Bottle Tree Bernie!
We used to see these down a lot in LA when I was a kid.
Bottle trees if my memory serves originated in Africa.
But then it was plates hung from trees near graves to honor the dead.
The tradition was brought here and was very common in the Deep South.
Plates became replaced w/ bottles over time.
Story goes (my Grandmother's version).
The bottles collect bad or family spirits at night then the Sun then destroys them in the morning.
or (the other version I heard down there)
The sunlight attracts them and they are most attracted to blue.
The bottles are then corked and thrown in the river.
Pick your myth.
I'm guessing the sound of the wind blowing across the bottles started the spirit thing... whoooooooo...

I wish the Plecostomus were winter hardy!
They would be cool in the pond!
Check out this kind
http://www.funfishtank.com/2006/10/albino-gold-bushy-nose-plecostomus-l-144/

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
10:03 AM

Post #7011929

Joey - Thank you for starting the new link! Love the picture!
Mau - Your Hib is beautiful!

76.6 F
Overcast
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 71 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.01 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Today
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Temps are pretty mild for us right now, but no complaints! We'll be warmer again by the weekend. Mandevilla is blooming!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #7012295

Okay, y'all got some fun things going on! LOL

66.9 F with 92 for the high. Still high for the norm. Lots of smoke from the fires in CA and here in UT.
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 39 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 12000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

I have fish pics, too. My nieces angelfish.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #7012318

Anfd the best angel of all! He's lying on a "bili-blanket" because he is jaudiced. It helps equalize bilirubin.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #7012892

Awwwww... so cute!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #7013094

Awww - that's the sweetest picture!

I wonder if the make a bellyrobbin balnket to get rid of bellies?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #7013098

Oh and a nasty little storm is moving through

Now
Through 1245 PM...isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop and move across northeast Florida. The heaviest activity will affect areas near Talbot Island...Mayport and Saint Augustine. Movement is south at 5 miles per hour. Expect brief gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall with thunderstorm activity.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7013109

They do but it only gets rid of Robin bellies! LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 1, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #7013114

It is cloudy this morning, which is odd for this time of year. It feels foreboding.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 AM PDT on September 01, 2009
73 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 57 F
Wind: 4 mph from the WNW
Pressure: 29.86 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 14000 ft
(Above Ground Level)


Picture I copied from the Mt. Wilson cam last night. The lights in the foreground are just electric lights. The lights in the background are fire.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #7013120

That's eerie. Very frightening. Best wishes to those in the path.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #7013130

Yikes, Kelli! There is a YouTube movie that Gardenwife posted on Facebook last night showing the spread of a fire over a couple of hours' time.. It was really really scary. Oh, here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqxjO5nr8k I think I'm glad I live on this coast, hurricanes and all!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 1, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #7013180

I guess we all adapt to our local natural disasters. To me, tornadoes seem the scariest. They just come out of nowhere and bam! But you can see why I'm always talking about such-and-such place burned x years ago, such-and-such plant is a fire follower, and so on.

That is an awesome video, BTW.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #7013736

69F and another beautiful day here in NW PA. There really is a chill in the air here these mornings. Last nights low was 43F. Worked outside all morning, went for a bike ride after lunch and now I have to hurry off to work.

I'm trying to identify the hydrangea my neighbor gave me last month. She said she paid big bucks for it but I have been unable to find it anywhere.



early_bloomer

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 1, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #7014293

Hey, guess what? It's hot.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on September 01, 2009
96 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 25%
Dew Point: 55 F
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 29.87 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 94 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 16000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7014383

ROTFLOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7015340

LOL Kelli!
Smokey too I'd bet!

They are evacuating the neighborhood 1 1/2 miles from my BIL.
But the small animal evac center is between him and the mountains so he's in absolutely no danger.
It's about 3/4 of a mile of houses and businesses drive to the actual brushy areas.

As Kelli knows we are very familiar w/ all the area that's burning above Tujunga.
We've driven the roads to Mt Wilson a dozen times.
Twisty and steep and very narrow in many places.
It's actually scarey in a few spots.
I pity the firefighters. They'd almost need to be rock climbers above the reservoir.

Celia VERY cute Angels!

e_b the best I can do is it's a Lacecap... after that... lol!

Well the next project is well in hand.
The 100 gallon tank is planted almost to the rim.
Small crack repaired and curing.
Tomorrow we'll do the side tank/filter and fill the thing.
Plants by afternoon.
Fish probably on Thursday.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #7015682

Our lows this morning were in the 40s. Since my quilt was hiding my dad's bday present I was stuck with a thin sweater and felt like I was sleeping outside in shorts and a tank. LOL. Sun finally came out and warmed up the temps to mid 70s. So not bad at all today!! Tonight back in the 40s.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7015709

quote[I'm guessing the sound of the wind blowing across the bottles started the spirit thing... whoooooooo...]/quote
quote[I wonder if the make a bellyrobbin balnket to get rid of bellies?]/quote

edited to add: well, my quotes didn't come out in the blue boxes--I did them the wrong way, but y'all get the picture.

You two crack me up--I'll be heading off to sleep thinking about those remarks--LOL
Joey: yep--that's a hibiscus all right.
EB: pretty hydrangea but I don't know what it is, either.
Celia: Max is so-o-o-o cute--and sweet!
Kelli: tornadoes don't just come out of nowhere these days--we usually have at least 5 minutes warning!! (not much comfort in that!) and if you live in a flat area (rare in this part of Arkansas) you can see them coming for miles--just like your fires with all the smoke.

Another absolutely gorgeous day here in our part of the south--I keep wondering how tlong this is going to last but I'm enjoying it while it does.

My "baby" has an ear infection in both ears--had to take him to the vet today. Here is his photo from a few months back--he's grown a lot since then--he now weighs 15 lbs. If he keeps growing, he won't be considered a Miniature Schnauzer much longer! He's a true gardener--he likes to smell the roses, too. LOL

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7015797

Poor little guy!
Wu was blessed w/ abnormally large ear openings.
Shar-pei are VERY prone to Ear problems.
So far...

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #7016563

Celia Can I pretend Im a robin?
Kelli The pictures of the fire and fire tornadoes on the news are so scary. Seems they are gaining on it.
E_B Gorgeous color on the hydrangea.
Ric I hope your brother and the house is safe.
Pepper Ahhh temps sound wonderful!
Mau I hope Mr. Friday feels better soon!

76.1 F
Rain Mist
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 71 F
Wind: 4.3 mph
Wind Gust: 5.0 mph
Pressure: 30.01 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F
Visibility: 3.0 miles

Now
Through 8 am...scattered clusters of showers with embedded thunderstorms will continue to develop and affect coastal counties as well as Clay and Putnam counties. Hourly rainfall rates may near 1 to 2 inches...especially near Kings Ferry to Saint Marys as well as near penny farms. Movement will be slow and erratic. Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall may reduce visibilities.

Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

Today
Breezy. Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High 81. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

High of 81*??? Wow I'll take it LOL! We had 2.5" of rain yesterday. The plants are happy and the frog are singing very loudly!

Peanut digging for something...

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7016734

Sharon we could have use 'The Nut' yesterday when we were digging for the pond! lol!
My BIL's house is probably good.
If you go here
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=117631292961056724014.0004720e21d9cded17ce4&ll=34.341168,-118.164825&spn=0.566957,0.823975&t=p&z=10&source=embed
Look to the far left you will see Sunland and a red bed .
Zoom in to highest mag.
That's Verdugo Hills HS the Evac Center.
(A friend of ours lived 3 blocks north and west toward the fire)
Bobby lives on Mt Gleason south of Foothill, about a 3 blocks south of Foothill.

Warmer here overnight.
59 now going for 79

Ric

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 2, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #7016790

Boy, everybody laughs at living in MN because of winter. Winter is a piece of cake compared to hot weather, floods, drought, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, & all other calamities people need to put up with in the rest of the country!
Another beautiful day here.
Sunny 50
High of 75 predicted.
Rain late tomorrow.
Bernie

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7016906

Sharon, you can pretend to be anything you want! LOL I'll join you!

I was just looking at maps of the Utah fires, The whole middle of the state is burning!

http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/

The West Scofield is the worst.

64.3 F with 94 for the high. Again.
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 30.07 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 14000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7017432

71F and sunny here today. More of the same expected until at least next week.

Bernie...I couldn't agree with you more. Nothing makes you feel more alive then walking outside on a sunny, clear, cold winters day .


early_bloomer

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
4:49 PM

Post #7017458

We're off to the library. Call it a homeschool field trip. LOL There's a park next to the library, so we'll probably hang out there for a while.

It got down to 66 last night!!! Maybe fall is on its way after all!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 10:53am CDT (54 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 63 F 17 C
Humidity 54%
Pressure 30.13 in 1020.3 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir Variable Variable
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 83 F 28 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 66.0F / 18.9C

Today Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #7017475

Have a good time, Marylyn!!!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 2, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #7018585

58* overcast but getting brighter now.(2:30pm).
hi to all at this quick checking in.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7019105

Stormy this morning then sun came out and it got kinda hot compared to what we have been used too. LOL. Storms were loud this morning. Woke me up several times but my plants needed it so can't complain!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
6:15 AM

Post #7020028

There won't be any complaints here, either, when we finally get some rain again. How is the lily bed coming along, Pepper?

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 3, 2009
11:36 AM

Post #7020297

Ric LOL! Jeff calls her The Nut! Shes a really big helpdigs nice deep holes!
Celia I hope the Utah fires get put out soon too!
Pepper You must post some pics of the lily bed!
Celia Thats a great pic of the hummers!

74.1 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 70 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 74 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Flood Watch in effect through this afternoon...

Today
Breezy near the coast. Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph at the beaches...10 to 15 mph inland. Chance of rain 70 percent.

I'm loving these lower temps (so is my hair!). We'll be back in the normal range starting tomorrow. Gulf Frit butterfly

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #7021290

Pretty butterfly. And thanks. I had to get up very early get those pics of the hummers.

80.3 F with 92 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 26%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: 1.0 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 7.0 mph
Pressure: 30.04 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 79 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 20000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

This is the baby hummer we've been seeing.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #7021987

Lily bed is done and I keep forgetting to take pics. I also keep forgetting to download the pics on the camera that have been on there for about a month now. LOL

Temps in the mid 70s here and it really nice til the sun decides to come out. Then it heats up.

I was out at PG today helping in the garden and the head gardener decided after lunch to stick us in the native shade area to get rid of some weeds. Some of those weeds were nettles. We were covered in nettles by the time we were done!! My gloves and my sweater got the worse of it. I can't stand those crazy nettles!! LOL
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 3, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #7022643

Celia Awww that is a sweet picture of the baby hummer!
Pepper - LOL! Get those pcitures downloaded!!

76.1 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 76%
Dew Point: 68 F
Wind: 4.3 mphfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 8.1 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2200 ft
Scattered Clouds 2600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

We only received some sprinkles today. It is still overcast so we still have a chance. I can't remember the name of these because the tag has disappeared. Peanut probably pulled it out and put it in her bed...little hoarder!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7023170

Verbena?

It was hot. Again. Still.

New purchases today. Zinnias, 3 colors in the same pot.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7023180

White mums.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7023187

Burgandy mums.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7023191

And this Iris...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/36055/
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #7023830

Oooo, Celia, that iris is gorgeous!!!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2009
9:49 AM

Post #7024336

Celia Thats it! Ill re-tag today. Pretty flowers! I agree with Marylyn. That iris is gorgeous!

75.9 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 67 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Today
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 85. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

I am the big bad puddy tat

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2009
12:37 PM

Post #7024610

61 here and the clouds will burn off.
Going for 82
We're not seeing rain for at least 7 more days.

Looks like the Station Fire was Arson.
2 Deaths... someone's going down.
Here's the best pictures I've found.
You get a feel for the terrain.
#115 shows the view from around my BIL's house 6 days ago.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-0826-morris-fire-pictures,0,2039975.photogallery

Again his place is below the bed symbol you see to the left.
If you follow the light green wavey line above the bed into the mountains that's Big Tujunga Canyon Road.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=117631292961056724014.0004720e21d9cded17ce4&ll=34.341168,-118.164825&spn=0.566957,0.823975&t=p&z=10&source=embed

Got this shot last evening.
The big Koi we got from Bertie.
The smaller one is a 6" one from our purchase Monday.
Ric



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kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7025119

43* with highs to mid-60's; and even to the low 70's. Wondberful fall day ahead.
Checked our fair entries and DG got first on currants; 2nd on gooseberries; 2nd on Sweet Peas. The muffins I'd entered was 3rd. place. The world record for cabbage was broken with a 125.? (forgot the tenths) cabbage. It's the first time the record winning World cabbage has been from the US> Most times it's a title held by someone from England. The difference being, in England the cabbages grow from November-November. Here, it was 6 months. The largest cabbage entry for the State Fair will be held today. Our grandson's FIL, Scott Robb, had the record rutabage at 82.9 #. The cabbage info is from Mrs. Robb.
Have a great day~the hummingbird pics are cute, kwanjin.
ric~the link to the fire is very sobering; terrible event. Nice seeing the happy Koi.
pepper~sounds awful to have been weeding in that mess.
love that big bad puddy cat:), MySharona.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7025345

Sharon, he looks so soft. What a cutie!

Kiska, what a great shot! That's so neat about the fruits and veggies.

76.0 F with 91 for the high. 20% chance of rain.
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 43 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the SE
Wind Gust: 12.0 mph
Pressure: 29.99 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 14000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 4, 2009
9:10 PM

Post #7026146

Ric, I'm glad your BIL and his house are all right. He must be getting really tired of the smoke, though.

They keep saying that it will cool down in a couple days but we never get there. It's like in Alice in Wonderland - We have jam tomorrow and jam yesterday and never have jam today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on September 04, 2009
98 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 24%
Dew Point: 55 F
Wind: 9 mph from the SSE
Pressure: 29.77 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 96 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

Here is the best picture I have that shows how rugged it is where the fire is. This area did burn, along with the place where we go hiking up there. We'll have to go next year and look for fire followers.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7026577

Cool and wet today. Some rain this morning and then it started raining again right about 2pm and just quit a bit ago. Tomorrow supposedly no rain but cloudy with a high of 77.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7026882

Kelli I believe I was stuck by that very Yucca! lol!
What road is this shot taken from?
GREAT Terrain shot!
I'm trying to find my shots but they are a mess.

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7026987

Kelli, is that a charred area off to the left?

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7027047

Hi! Everybody! We're having fall-like weather! Cool nights & warm days. The high today was 81 & it's supposed to get to 60 tonight, which is a little warmer than it has been.
Clear: 73F
Feels like: 73F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 59
Humidity: 60%
Visibility: 10 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 3 mph N
Sunrise: 6:56 AM
Sunset: 7:48 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Ric, Glad that your DBIL is ok...hopefully things (the fire) will be put out for good. It's really sad that 2 people died because of some one elses stupidity. And your Koi! Wow! You have to give them names! :D
Kelli, The Yuca blooms are beautiful! and they look HUGE.
Kiska, Congratulations on all of the ribbons! :D All of it sounds real yummy! Your cloud pic is Gorgeous!
Celia, I love your new Mums! We've had such wet weather that slugs have been chewing on mine! :D And the Iris is Gorgeous! I'm thinking I'll have to go get some more 'slug killer'. I had to laugh at Jack the other night...there was a slug in his dog food bowl (on his food) & he ate it right along w/ his food! YUCK!
Sharon...Great 'kitty' shot! Love it! And love the Verbena!

Well...must go to bed...lots of things to do tomorrow. :)
Have a Great Week End! All! :D
Joey

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2009
1:58 AM

Post #7027167

[quote]What road is this shot taken from?[/quote]
It's Angeles Crest Highway or whatever the road out of La Canada Flintridge is. This is before the road that goes to Mount Wilson. We were just at some random turnout.

[quote]is that a charred area off to the left?[/quote]
No, it looks like just a bunch of dead stuff.

[quote]The Yuca blooms are beautiful! and they look HUGE.[/quote]
They are huge.

[quote]he ate it right along w/ his food! YUCK![/quote]
LOL! And pretty fish, too.

Something got into the pond (probably raccoon) and I am missing two fish. :-(


One of the less horrible pictures of myself, which shows how big the yucca is.


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7027282

That's some pretty fish(es) there Joey!

Kelli I thought that was that turnout.
I remembered seeing the road in the distance.
Horizontal lines stick out in that scenery.
We have some slides of Robyn from there.
A CHIP stopped and checked us out when we were there.
He patrols the 210 but was on 'break'... lol!
That last road up to Mt Wilson is a trip!

Sory to hear about the fish.
We were just talking about the Racoons.
There are 4 across the street.
I'm pretty sure that Wu and the cats will keep them out of the yard but...

Kiska that's some AWESOME clouds!

Have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend!
Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
4:17 AM

Post #7027603

Joey, we used to have a shovel-nose like that. We named him Warf.

This was the eastern sky at sunset last night.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #7027861

Starting to look like it will be a great weekend, stepdaughter (Nikki) flying in from Seattle later today - she will stay for a week.

Computer was down for a couple of days but all is better now.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #7028654

72.7 F with 85 for today. 40% chance of rain.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 38%
Dew Point: 46 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the SSE
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph
Pressure: 29.99 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 10000 ft
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2009
11:21 PM

Post #7029894

[quote]Kelli I thought that was that turnout.
I remembered seeing the road in the distance.[/quote]
How funny that you know exactly where that was.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on September 05, 2009
90 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 46 F
Wind: 10 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.81 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft
(Above Ground Level)


Today we went to Ventura. It's sort of a blue-collar Santa Barbara, and I mean that in a good way.

some random folks on the pier

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #7029896

Look Sharon, sand!

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #7029902

Ventura River estuary - the river itself is very small right now

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 5, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #7029907

This bridge has the number 1909 on it. I guess that is the date, but it could be just some i.d. number. I think this looks like Vietnam - not that I've ever been there, but when I brought the picture up on the computer, I thought, "Vietnam".

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #7030077

The Bridge on the River Kwai in Iron!
It certainly does have an Asian feel to it.

Another upper 70's day. Never saw a cloud.
Maybe some rain by Monday morning.
Wierd after all the stuff we had all Summer.

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2009
2:48 AM

Post #7030749

I've been "out of the loop" for a few days--my son and grandson are here and I've been busy with them--too far behind to comment on everything.
We had a short shower this afternoon which was needed but it wasn't enough--need some more--otherwise the last few days have been gorgeous although it did get up into the high 80's yesterday. However, autumn is definitely in the air and I'm ready for it!

EB your photo certainly can make one think of cooler weather!
Nice pictures everyone!

Hope you all are having a good Labor Day week-end and that none of you are "laboring" too hard--LOL

This is Autumn Joy sedum getting ready to bloom and Autumn Fire behind it--already blooming.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 6, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #7031653

Hi, guys! It's been a long week after staycation, but I'm recovering today, won't do a thing, just stay and rest! It's so chilly today, after the heat we had yesterday , followed by a rainstorm...it poured all night and the storm was powerful. No more rain today, but cloudy. My furnace broke up and they have to replace something on it...grrr! Lucky it's still on the warranty period.
Rann, awesome rose of Mozart! I'm glad you are feeling better. I'm sure your DH will find a job soon. Same here for our DS, he can't find a job, but he didn't even finished college. He has been in Italy , to her sister and had a 2 month job, but no papers so he had to come back home, soooo dissapointed and feeling like such a looser. It's hard at his age too... I hope the girls know nothing about this so they won't have to worry.I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs!
Ric, are those ponds heated ? I'm glad your BIL is well from those fires.
Joey, those fishes are awesome! Thanks for starting a new thread.
Celia, beautiful purchases! Also love the iris, so gorgeous!
Sharon, you crack me up with Pea digging nice holes!ROTFLOL Beautiful flowers, but can we see more of your garden? Must be so changed now!
Kiska, I didn't know about the contest, congratulations! Gorgeous sky!
Kelli, so scary about the fires! Can you breathe well?I remember the yucca from last year , so huge! Thanks to you I know we had those on our field too.
Yesterday I picked up all the good sunflowers and left the smaller ones for the robins. Also, I have a small crop of spinach, enough for a salad. Tomatoes were so many I could hardly bring them in my arms, I had to use the Tshirt!LOL
Here they are, my crop!
Adina

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 7, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7034220

Nice sunflowers!
I started my house addition today.
Go here for information.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1035460/
I want to keep everything in one thread.
Another beautiful day here. That's quite a few in a row. We had a great crowd at market again Saturday. 5 real good Saturday's in a row.
Bernie
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #7034349

Really nice yesterday and today. Cloudy in the mornings and afternoons then sun came out. Not hot and there was a breeze.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 7, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #7035024

Good news, Bernie! Your work is paying now!
Pepper, any pics of the flower bed?
It's been raining since last night and it's cold. 57F this morning, going to 68 at noon...brrrr!
Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #7035953

Bernie: I'll check out your link when I finish posting here.
Adina: nice sunflowers--and tomatoes!
Kelli: HUGE yucca, indeed! LOL
We had a nice shower yesteray which means I wpn't have to water the flowerbeds! It was really foggy this morning.

Hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying a good Labor Day week-end. My son and grandson are still here--so I am busy with them. He did cook breakfast this morning :o))
Today: Areas of morning fog. Mostly cloudy early, then sunshine for the afternoon. High 88F. Winds light and variable.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable.

Don Juan rose after the rain yesterday

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7038771

I have pics but haven't had time to download. It has been super hectic around here with company coming over everyday so far. I'm hoping tomorrow I might be able to get to it. I have to run my battery down so I can recharge it and have it full for my neice's bday party on Saturday. lol.

Really foggy this morning. Visibilty was down to 1/4 mile at most. Fog cleared away later in the morning and sun came out. High of 78 in some places.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #7039148

How was everyone's weekend? The USA just had their Labor Day Weekend.

I haven't been on much because we've been having family issues. We've temporarily taken a young kitty into our home for protection. She was injured by someone who, until recently, was trusted. It was intentional but no charges are being brought at his time. The important thing is kitty is safe and will be returned to her owner when living
arrangements change.

Some of you may remember Darrell and I had his brother staying with us a couple of years ago. It's his cat and someone he was living with hurt the kitty.

We had a beautiful weekend, weather-wise. 83 today and breezy.

Now...

70.8 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 39 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 29.82 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 76 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Cleo.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #7039941

Celia, we know that you won't let her go back to Darrell's brother until his living arrangements change. In the meantime, Cleo can feel safe with you and Darrell.

I had a good week-end, though busy. My son, Jason, has just moved in with me and his son, Zachary-age 9--spent the week-end with us. Jason has just moved back to Cabot and he will be staying with me until he can find his own place. It will be good to have him here for a while, although this is certainly not a permanent arrangement. LOL.

Weather today: warm--in the upper 80's-- and partly cloudy, although the sun is shining brightly now.

my first bloom on "Green Eyes"--an echinacea I got through the co-op this past spring

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7040492

Having people in the house is great if it's temporary. LOL Enjoy tyhem while they're there.

65.0 F with 83 for the high.
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 32 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the NW
Wind Gust: 10.0 mph
Pressure: 30.02 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Rose of Sharon, Blushing Bride.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 8, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #7041231

Wonderful blooms !
Celia, poor kitty, so glad you could take her in your home!
Mau, enjoy Jason and Zachary, although I know it would mean a lot of cooking !LOL Why has he moved in with you? Another job?
It's getting warmer and the rain has stopped. The sky is getting clear too!
Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7041521

Actually, Adina, Jason likes to cook so he does most of it-:o)) which is good because although I am a good cook, I consider cooking to be a "necessary evil"--LOL Yes, he'll be starting another job soon. :o)) Zachary doesn't live with Jason--he lives with his mother but he is able to see Jason anytime.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #7041719

Hellllo!!! I had a nice long weekend and was a tad lazy! I enjoyed it LOL!

80.4 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 64 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 82 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4800 ft

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 68 (YAY, but it will be a humid 68* - like I care!). East winds 5 mph.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 9, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7042016

[quote]Kelli, so scary about the fires! Can you breathe well?[/quote]
The air is not so great here, but it isn't bothersome.

Celia, I'm glad you have a safe place for the kitty. Poor thing.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on September 08, 2009
83 F
Clear
Humidity: 26%
Dew Point: 45 F
Wind: 13 mph from the South
Pressure: 29.79 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

This is a ginger. It is growing in the wild now but there used to be a house there.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7042017

Oh, Peanut looks like she had a good week-end, too, Sharon! She's so cute!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7042179

We're getting hammered w/ a long close and loud T-Storm now.
This one isn't moving it's just swirling around w/ us as the center.
Been here for 2 hours now...

Great Flower Pics!
Kelli you need that Ginger in your yard!
Mau I love that "E"!

Sharon Peanut's looking Marvelous! So stylish.

Celia ya done good. I'm of the Golden Rule persuasion when it comes to Animal Abuse.
Do unto them...

Adina that's a nice Crop!
What do you do w/ the Sunflowers?
Cooking or Snacks?
The Ponds are not heated.
The Tropical Plants come into the Porch GH.
The others stay in the Ponds.
The Koi and Goldfish can take temps down to 34F .
Our ponds never freeze deeper than 6" at most.
So there's plenty of water below.

I'll have some pictures of the new Water Feature tomorrow.
It was fairly easy to build but has been a Bear to get working and looking right.
Plus we decided to go ahead and divide and re-pot all the water plants as we went along.
So it took a lot longer than we thought.

I picked up a few battle scars lately.
A mosquito bite on my leg got scraped on a rock in the pond last week.
Bled it out, washed it good and put antibiotic cream on it.
But I had a reaction to it. Almost like Poison Ivy. Finally got it under control this weekend.
It's almost disappeared now.
Then Saturday I got heat rash inside my elbows.
Usually no big deal but I guess my system was in overdrive.
It spread out and started weeping.
I haven't had that in years.
Luckily I had some medicine I use when my hands break out.
It seems to be doing the trick!
So I've been staying out of the Pond and sorry to say the Hot Tub.
Hopefully it will be all cleared up in a few days. Jeez!

Here's the fish in a feeding frenzy again.
Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7042378

The hot tub or the heat rash? ^_^

Thanks, everybody. Cleo is such a loving kitty.

It was nice again today. Low 80s and breezy.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7042434

Not bad today. A bit muggy and we had a nice rain shower this morning.

Still haven't had time to get the pics downloaded. Stopped by work today to talk to boss and ended up timing in cause we had a shipment of mums come in. I think there was close to 10 pallets full of mums and one of asters. Took several hours to unload and water.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7042481

Oh it was heat rash. I get it inside my elbows when it's hot and humid.
Usually it goes away w/ a little ice.
But I don't want wet or hot until it heals up.

Years ago I got a very severe case of contact d from something in a truck I was working in.
Almost a chemical burn. My hands looked like Freddy Kruger's.
A steroid cream cleared it up quickly but I've been susceptible to flareups ever since.
This time it was elbows...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #7042499

Ick. Darrell gets heat and stress exzema. Hands, inside of elbows, back of knees and his neck. Poor guy got tham all over this year. The stress of working with the family to get his mom's things taken care of really did number on him. He had it everywhere, including his face.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 9, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #7045562

58*F windy/high clouds; yellow leaves on the ground.
Hope everyone is doing well; looks like Bernie is ready for construction and ric is getting better:)
Love the fish, too.
marsue~bet it's nice having someone else help w/cooking; sounds like you've had a good visit.
kelli~can't believe what a disaster area it must be in the LA area; liked the Ventura photos.
Kwanjin~the sunset photo is gorgeous as is Adina's harvest pic.
pepper~10 pallets would certainly seem overwhelming.
I've some good news/bad news at this time; yesterday our 7 year old grandson was diagnosed with Swine Flu.
I wanted to let you know more about the symptoms~~
Tobin was perfectly fine all day Monday; then, late in the afternoon, he became ill with high fever, vomiting, chills and aches. A few hours later, he felt much better; however, during the night he became ill again. Carol took him to the dr. and it was confirmed Swine Flu. His symptoms are classic for Swine Flu and thought you'd like to know as well.
The good news is that as of this afternoon, the fever is going down and he's also keeping liquids down; so with quick medical treatment, he will be fine. The rest of the family is now on medications for 10 days.
MySharona~Peanut looks like he's loving every minute of whatever he does.
Thanks to M2Keep sending MG seeds, they are doing well~

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #7046152

kiska I glad to hear he's having such a quick recovery!
Good thing the doctor (and of course Mom) diagnosed it so fast.
Some I've heard take days... some weeks to recover.

Lovely MG's!
Our whole garage front is now covered w/ them.
Will the seeds overwinter there?
They multiply like gang busters here.

Celia thanks for your 'ear'.
Like Darrell I opted to go w/ the steriod cream. Stopped the rash in it's tracks.
Still a bit bumpy and itchy but MUCH better.
I'm much better today and it's amazing how much energy that sapped out of me.


Today we got a ton of stuff done.
Finished the end of the Pond bank FINALLY!
Started putting the finishing touches on the deck side...
Even caught 5 fish for the new WF.
May even have the new Water Feature presentable tomorrow.
Still have a bit of planting and a barrell top to make.

Here's our first bloom from the 'Clyde Ikins' WL we got from Joycet.

Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #7046162

No problem, Ric. That's what friends are for. BTW, I got some seeds from the orange and yellow pot marigolds. Not many but enough to get you started. I can send more if/when you think you need them. Are you in the exchange?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #7046177

Yes we are Celia and Thanks.
BTW I have some really strange Zinnia seeds I can send you.
Small bright orange and about the size of a quarter but 2' tall.
We're getting multiple stems of about a dozen blooms/plant.
Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7046183

If that's the flower, send it! LOL Love all the weird ones.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 10, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7046184

Stopped at the tool store this evening. Looking for a new jointer. Bought a Steel City model. Roll around base, 6 foot bed, 6 " wide knives. A real Cadillac of a machine. Even has a granite fence.
Our old one was to short of bed. So it was hard to get things straight.
My son doesn't drink, smoke or chase women, so we buy him good woodworking tools.
Warm day here. 77 & humid.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #7046193

LOL!
Not the flower but it is the same color of orange...

Rats I guess I wouldn't qualify for woodworking tools... lol!
I know their units Bernie. GREAT choice!

Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #7046194

Warm and cloudy today. Some rain in the area but it pretty much skipped us.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #7046224

I'll take the zinnia seeds. Thanks! I'll get yours off this week.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #7046250

You're Welcome Celia.

We had a brief shower late this afternoon Pepper.
Then about 7 PM a nice long soaking rain.
So it looks like the plants are taken care of for a while.
We have some Bamboo to dig next door so the soaking rains will certainly help.

Ric

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 10, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #7046877

Here's the new jointer.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 10, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #7047384

46*~
ric~thanks; morning glories aren't going to have time to develop seed pods at this rate. I'll leave them in the containers and under the eaves as long as possible and see what happens.
Your pics are really nice~the colorful insect is cool.
My grandson's fever went up again last night; too early to call my daughter, but perhaps it's just the way it runs it's course.
CG~great plan/rewards~
Some entries were being put in place~the record winning cabbage, not this pic, was 127#.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #7047424

LOL, Bernie--good for your son--He deserves a reward! That's some machine!

Ric-- what a pretty bug--what kind is it? Pretty water lily, too --sorry to hear about the rash--glad it's doing better. I take a BP med that makes me sensitive to the sun. About two weeks ago I was out trimming overgrown plants--namely bee balm and Hot Lips Salvia--and I got a sun rash--it doesn't itch but it is still with me but it's fading now--it was mostly on my left forearm. Last year I got a contact rash from clearing out some mint in the flowerbed and it took a steroid shot plus the cream to clear it up and it did itch--and how! Took several weeks for it to go away altogether. However it didn't turn me against gardening--I'm just very careful not to get around mint anymore (or poison ivy).

Kiska: so sorry to hear about Tobin but it is good that they diagnosed it quickly--sure hope he's better soon! pretty MG!

We had a nice rainshower yesterday afternoon which we needed but the humidity I could do without! LOL Heading for a high today of around 81F with a 60% chance of showers. Currently overcast and humid

Zinnias

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #7047594

Kiska, hugs to you and the family. He's a strong boy and he should be fine. Great pics you've been sharing.

Mau, nice zinnias.

Bernie, great purchase! LOL about your son.

72.5 F with 90 for the high.
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 41%
Dew Point: 48 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 30.12 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 13000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Isis looks frightened in this pic but she was playing.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 10, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #7047652

Good morning! It's been a crazy busy week, as church stuff is starting up again for the fall. We had our kick-off luncheon for our ladies' Bible study on Tuesday. I'm in charge of the technical details - the sound board, and the PowerPoint that shows the lyrics to the songs we sing, etc. The sound board is having issues, which made my job rather stressful, but it all worked out fine in the end. Whew! Hopefully they will have them figured out by next Tuesday! We have about 140 ladies signed up for our classes, which is great. :-) We use every single classroom in our church's building, and some years we have women sitting in groups in odd corners of the hallways if we run out of classrooms. As soon as we pay this part of the building off we can start raising money for an addition - which will hopefully include several more classrooms!

Those veggies are amazing, Kiska!!!

Houston's weather is back to normal - hot, humid, and wet. Our highs are only supposed to be in the upper 80s this week, which is cool for us! But the humidity is going to stay high, with 60-70% chance of rain everyday. The garden is very happy!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (53 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 84%
Pressure 30.02 in 1016.6 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir NE 40
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 84 F 29 C
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.0F / 22.8C

Through noon, expect showers and thunderstorms to increase in coverage and intensity with the greatest risk area along and south of interstate 10. Movement will generally be to the north at 5 to 10 mph, and this slow motion could lead to some locally heavy rainfall. Rainfall totals are expected to average 1/4 to 1/2 inch with isolated 1 to 2 inch amounts possible in the slower moving storms or where training develops.


Today Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the morning becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent in the morning increasing to 70 percent in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds in the evening becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight.



kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 10, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7049149

54* overcast~
Update: Gson is doing better; fever down again; has kept liquids down and had some solid food. He'll be out of school till next Wednesday. His 5 year old brother can return to Kindergarten on Monday. So far everyone else is ok. Looks like it's time to breathe again:)) Thanks so much for all your support.
marsue~how awful to have such a terrible reaction to the plants and sunlight. Take care. Your zinnias are beautiful.
kwanjin~so cute~~nothing like a playful kitty for entertainment.
Marylyn~what a busy time for you, too. Glad you were able to take care the of sound board~sounds complicated.
Flowers at the Alaska State Fair.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 10, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #7049192

I'm so glad your grandson is feeling better!!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7049936

Mau that's a Net Winged Beetle.
Beautiful Zinnias!

Kiska that's good news!
Pretty display there at the Fair.

Celia I think Isis needs some product... ;-)

Got a lot more plants moved around today and a bunch of weeding and pruning done.
The back and side yards have been a bit neglected w/ all the building going on.
We're getting a bunch of different damselflies coming to the pond.
ID'ing them is hard and I've shot 5 different ones.
No Dragonflies yet but damselflies are also predators.
I have a shot of one eating some yellow legged bug.

Here's a Fragile Forktail Damselfly male.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #7049941

Somewhat hot and hazy today.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7051158

Don't you love watching the damsel's and dragonflies?

Any sign of it cooling for you, Pepper?

67.3 F with 90 for the high.
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 48 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 30.14 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 11, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #7052503

Kiska, I'm glad your grandson is doing better. Pretty flowers at the AK state fair.

Hot again today, 97F at the house

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on September 11, 2009
93 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: 10 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.84 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 8000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 11, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #7052802

Great news, Kiska! Those are some huge veggies!
Mau, how is the rash?
Ric, what a beautiful damselfly and bug! I love eating the sunflower seeds as snacks.
Sharon, great picture of Pea.
More and more white clover in my lawn..ugh!
Adina

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

September 11, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #7052824

Clover is good for the soil
kiska

(Zone 3b)

September 12, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7053312

Thanks for the wonderful comments~Tobin's fever is gone; the terrible cough lingers, but unless he gets a lung infection, will be fine.
63* overcast.
kelli~"good for the soil", love that comment.
The damselflies are very pretty; so fragile and whispy; lives up the name.
Tobin and his younger brother; 3 weeks ago at Tobin's first recital.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7053435

Did he win a prize? Is that a little trophy? They're both adorable.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 12, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7053533

Black Cat Day!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7053544

LOL A regular sized cat. So that's what they look like.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 12, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7053577

The weather has been VERY nice here the last two days.
Around 80 and crystal clear.
We went shopping for a few things we needed to finish our projects.
Ran into 4" pot yellow mums on closeout for a Buck each, also some great looking perennial Asters and some killer looking Gerbera Daisies in full bloom and in decorative pots for 3 Bucks each.
The Mums and Asters needed a little dead heading but they were still full of buds.

Well the New Pond edging and paths are done.
The new feature is finished but for dressing and a bit of design tweaking.
The Barrel is actually home to a 20 Gallon Skippy Filter.
Then into a 1/2 Barrel. Then a fiberglass bucket. Then the 100 Gallon Stock Tank.
Still have to make a top for the 1/2 Barrel, darken the Bucket and do some planting but...

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 12, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #7053593

Yep our BC's are the Yard Warriors.
They do laps on the Fence.
Bring us Chipmonks, Lizards, Voles, Moles and Mice.
Our one white cat Missy looks like a Pillow! LOL!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #7053625

I remember you showed some pics of her. We call Monty the baby harp seal.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #7054536

Good morning!

Overcast, breezy and 54F.

Ric - the fish and waterlily are pretty! Glad the rash is getting better, sounds very unpleasant to say the least!

Kiska - glad Tobin is feeling better and everyone else is well! Great photo of Tobin and his brother :-)

Hi! to everyone, I enjoyed all your posts and photos :-)

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #7055959

I've been here just lurking lately. It's been really dry and our temps a little below normal. I haven't been doing much of anything except work and come home. For some reason I haven't been very motivated...trying to snap out of it...so I pampered myself this morning with a mani/pedi/peel and facial. I feel better LOL!

78.8 F -------i don't think so
Light Rain -------no rain...
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 69 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.89 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 81 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16

Now
Through 430 PM...showers and thunderstorms will continue to move into areas near Suwannee River State Park...Wellborn...Olustee...Baldwin...Kingsley and Bakersville. Movement is northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Today
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Zebra Longwing

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7057240

Oh no Rann that looks like Autumn! LOL!
Beautiful Colors!

Sharon that's VERY striking!
Looks like one in the Butterfly shows here not like a 'Real' one. ;-)

We scrubbed the decks here today.
Took hours but the mud and clay from all the work is finally gone.
Tomorrow we'll do a bit of planting I'm sure but FOOTBALL starts so... lol!

Ric
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7057274

Received some sad news this afternoon.
A long time DG Member and Friend Pebble is in her passing.
She's been battling Brain Cancer for some time now and was VERY active until just a few weeks ago.
Currently she's in a coma and is not expected to recover.

There is a Thread on the Prayer Forum for her and this Thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037633/
links to a few of us who have been trying to help her do battle.

http://davesgarden.com/members/pebble/

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
12:20 PM

Post #7058330

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