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

October 1, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #7123691

We came from here. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1040365/

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

October 1, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #7123718

Santa Ana winds today

West Simi Valley, Simi Valley, California (PWS)
Updated: 10:15 AM PDT on October 01, 2009
75.3 F
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 12 F
Wind: 27.0 mph from the NNE
Wind Gust: 38.0 mph

North to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will
continue into this afternoon before weakening some. The strongest
winds will be below the passes and canyons from eastern Ventura
County to western Los Angeles County... where isolated gusts to
around 55 mph are possible


picture from Tuesday - this time of year I go out more for the exercise than the aesthetics

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

October 1, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #7123725

Of course it wouldn't be a hike without poison oak. DH says that I am a fan of poison oak. No, it's just the only thing with much showiness this time of year.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #7123753

Thanks, Kelli. Pretty stuff going on these days.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #7123791

68 and windy. Lots of cloud cover and a few rain showers scattered around in the area.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #7123846

Windy and cloudy...raining this morning and it now 80...

Rose bloom today...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 1, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #7123951

Kelli thanks for starting a new thread. Lovely fall colors!
Ric, you'll have a GH on the house...so cool!
Rusty, beautiful rose!
Joey, what is that beautiful flower?
Very warm for this time of year today, 77, but 53 at night. Sunny, no clouds.
Sunrise 2 days ago.
Adina

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

October 1, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #7123972

Thanks, Adina. Those leaves were taken in Pennsylvania a couple years ago. I figured you all would want something besides poison oak. ;-)

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #7124213

Thanks Kelli! :D The day turned out to be rather gorgeous! No frost...it was 40 this morning & Way too much fog! I thought that I would have to get a knife to 'cut' my way to the car this morning! LOL! At the moment it's 70 & not a cloud in the sky! :D

Adina, I think it's an Oak leaf Hydrangea. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/243849/ And what a marvelous Sunrise! :D
Kelli! I hope we get some color like that this year. It's been so cool...& a lot of rain. Some people say that the rain affects the color & some says no, so go figure. I'll just wait & see what happens. :)
Rusty, Lovely Rose. :)
Marylyn, Sounds awfully sweltering down there! :-O
Celia! LOL! Some heat wave! :D
Ric, That is going to be such a neat GH! Small & handy? What rash? I knew that you got bee stung, but what did I miss? LOL! Sometimes I tend to be totally clueless! :D

Well, Gotta go put plants in the new tank. Nothin' like free stuff (used in tests) that they're going to throw away! ;)

Have a good one...
Joey

(color from last year)

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #7124280

[quote]Marylyn, Sounds awfully sweltering down there! :-O[/quote]

Sweltering?? This is COOL!! Well, compared to the past 3 months, anyway. LOL ;-)
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 1, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #7124294

We got our 1st hard frost. -5 C or 23 F. feeling sad, most of the annuals are done. Petunias seem ok, but we are expecting another cold night tonight. Our normal average frost is Mid-September, so I really don't have reason to complain, but the 1st frost is always a sad day for me.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #7124423

Ric, are you going to use the window to get in and out of the GH? OR do you plan a reverse zip-line? ^_^
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #7124569

thanks for the new thread, Kelli! September surely did go by in a hurry!

Marylyn-- it would appear that it is still hot in your area!
Rusty, that's a very pretty rose.
Adina: The mums grow that way naturally. I don't shape them with shears. That's a pretty sunrise.
Ric: that is going to be a really nice GH. I'm assuming the door will be placed where the window is in the gable.
Celia: LOL on the "reverse zip-line"!
Joanna: it's hard for me to feature having a hard frost in September--but then I live in the southern U.S. LOL

Weather >North America >United States >Arkansas >Cabot
F Current conditions as of 4:28 pm CDT

Cloudy
Feels Like:77
Barometer:29.76 in and falling
Humidity:73%
Visibility:10 mi
Dewpoint:66
Wind:S 9 mph
Sunrise:7:03 am
Sunset:6:52 pm
High: 79 Low: 53

Detailed Local Forecast:
Tonight: Thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 53F. SW winds shifting to NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Tomorrow: A mainly sunny sky. High 78F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Tomorrow night: Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

I had lunch with Miss Lottie today at her house. My late DH, Buddy, and I "adopted" her several years ago as our "second mom". She and Buddy were very close. She celebrated her 90th birthday last week. I took her some fresh daisies and roses from my gardens. She insisted on cooking lunch for me--wouldn't let me bring lunch to her. She loves to cook. We had barbecue sandwiches, cole slaw, baked potatoes, field peas, and for dessert: cheese cake! I won't need supper tonight--LOL. This is a picture of Miss Lottie and Buddy which was taken on her 89th birthday last year.

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

October 1, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7124603

Miss Lottie sounds like a very nice friend.


It got plenty hot enough today, as expected.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 01, 2009
88 F
Clear
Humidity: 6%
Dew Point: 12 F
Wind: 9 mph from the NW
Pressure: 29.91 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7124653

Cold this morning at 42 on the porch, sunny and bright later but I think we were still in the 70's.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7125641

Reverse Zip-line! LOL! I wish!
Yes we'll replace the window w/ a door.
We had a Hoophouse out there for years and that eindow was our egress.

Joey I got something when I was in an out of the ponds so much.
Probably Dew Poisoning.
Then I got a weeping heat rash on my arms on top of that.
The HR I 've gotten under control. And the HT actually helps dry it up.
I'm still getting breakouts on the legs. MUCH better though w/ Celia's advice.
Couple more days and it should be gone.

Well it was a busy day.
We have 1/2 the GH framed.
Were going to 'Hoop' it at that point.
Now we're going to just do it all in wood.

Here's a roof shot.
Little more work, little more money but much easier to cover.
Cheaper to heat too as we can double wall the plastic.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #7125650

And a Robyn on the Roof shot so you get a sense of scale.

T-Storms moving in.
Like Joey we had some serious fog this morning.
No Frost anywhere in Ohio that I heard of.

Ric

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 2, 2009
9:15 AM

Post #7126055

Still warm here, but they forecasted rain tomorrow...and I'm working...ugh !
Ric, wow, that is going to be huge! Take care , guys! And with the rash too. Did you take some allergy pills?
I have some leaves turning, from the mums.
Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #7127069

Mau, Miss Lottie looks like a dear woman. Enjoy her while you can. Buddy looks great in that pic.

Ric, I'm glad the advice is helping. Skin problems can be such a drag! LOL GH is looking great!

Adina, that's beautiful!

49.6 F with 59 for the high. We made 52 yesterday and had frost this morning.
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: 50 F
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 24 F
Wind: 1.0 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 6.0 mph
Pressure: 30.17 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

We picked up more rocks from D's mom's house. They're still in the truck. I need to move them out today and get some things in the ground.

This is a bad cell pic but it shows how Monty eats grass from the comfort of the porch.

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 2, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #7127100

We have snow in the forecast. Frost the last 2 nights. It's hard to believe that a week ago it was +30C/+86F. Castor bean didn't make it even with a frost blanket.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #7127107

Hey, Joanna! Been awhile since we heard from you. Sorry about the CB. I should check mine.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #7127750

WInd advisory in effect here with gusts up to 40 mph. I watered the mums this morning at work and that was pretty much the end of me being outside. They were all over the place even after I watered. Cool still too. 40s this morning and low 60s this afternoon.

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

October 2, 2009
9:04 PM

Post #7127911

Ric, did you say that you got the rash from the pond? DH got something like that once. What causes it?

Celia, if I look up lazy in the dictionary, will there be a picture of Monty? ;-)

Not windy today. At this time, they are calling for the whole next week to be not hot. Doing the happy dance!

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on October 02, 2009
86 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 10%
Dew Point: 22 F
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 29.81 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 18000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #7128142

Kelli: I don't know if you will find Monty under "lazy" but I think Celia will agree that you should be able to find his picture under "relaxation"--LOL

Ric: you and Robyn are making progress on the GH

looks like a nice week-end in store for my area-no rain in the forecast until Monday
Highs in mid-to-upper 70's; lows down in the low 50's
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7128759

Mau, Lottie looks good for 80 let alone 90!
That is a great picture of Buddy and her.
Looks like Mother and Son. (((HUGS)))

Kelli I 'think' it's what's called Dew Poisoning that started the whole mess.
A small cut or in my case a scratched mosquito bite, moist conditions, fungus and bacteria in the water.
Set me up for the whole deal.
If I had insurance it would have been a steroid shot and some steroid cream and done.
But...

We're going to enclose the back (north) side of the GH.
Because of the angle it won't get any sun except in Summer. (When we don't want heat)
So it will be clad in 1/2" OSB and heavily insulated.
We'll clad the rest of it in plastic inside and out.
So w/ two layers we should get some good insulation there too.

It poured last night and rained steadily till about 11 AM.
So we went shopping for more lumber and did groceries while we were out.
Once again Wally World had skinless boneless chicken breasts on sale.
Came out to $1.02 a pound... each $1.89 pack (regularly $5.39) is two meals... lol!
We got 6 packs! Yum!

Had one of those weird experiences today.
We bought a new deadbolt for the front door.
Ours was probably 40 years old and the lock was worn out.
So at some point, probably Sunday, I was going to replace it.
Well when we got home the old one wouldn't open.
So we spent the this afternoon replacing the lock.

Ric

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 3, 2009
8:41 AM

Post #7129816

Ric, that was ODD! I hope you're feeling better soon.
Celia, that Monty is such a cutie!
It's been raining since last night when we had a strong storm. The wind is still blowing, but not that hard. Temps have dropped almost 10 degrees C and now it's 59. Tonight it's going to be 42...brrrr!
One of th epups died yesterday after being sick for 2 days. I gave him antibiotics , but I guess he had a virus of some sort which killed him...makes me so sad and helpless and mad I couldn't do more for him!
Adina

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2009
12:37 PM

Post #7130046

Good Morning! It's foggy outside & 50. We didn't get any of the rain that Ric got. :( It all went north of us. Guess I'll be watering flowers, huh?
Fog: 50F
Feels like: 50F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 46
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 3 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 3 mph WNW
Sunrise: 7:21 AM
Sunset: 7:03 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Adina, So sorry to here about your puppy. :( Please don't be so hard on yourself.
Ric, That sounds like an awfully painful rash! Glad that it's getting better! Your GH is going to be so neat! :D Please be careful up there on the roof, tho.
Pepper, I hope you got your Mums situated! I have to do some planting this week end, too. The wind can really do a number on things.
Mau, Miss Lottie looks Very Young for 90! She looks younger than my MIL, who is 80! Ohhh, to be so well 'preserved'! :D And that is a really good pic of Buddy. :)
Celia! LOL! Cats are so funny! But I guess we all know that! :D
Joanna, Looks as if winter is there! for you! :-O You just skipped fall & went right to winter!
Kelli! Yay! Glad things won't be so hot! :D Do that happy dance! :D

Well, need to get busy!

Have a great week end, all! :D
Joey

(I need to get out & take more pics!...running out!)

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #7130068

What a great shot Joey!

We WILL of course be careful up there.

Off to Dayton!

Ric
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 3, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7130613

Just started snowing - 1st snow for the season

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #7130697

Such a pretty pic, Joanna. Love that color.

Joey, kids are funny, too! LOL

Adina, I'm so sorry about the pup. (((hug)))

Cool today. 62 and cloudy. Rain tomorrow so today we're finishing moving the arbor and getting plants in the ground.

Monty say, "Say what?"

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #7131079

Hello!!!

The conference went wonderful, they all said it was the best conference they've had in years and Jeff my boss made it a point to tell everyone that I did it all by myself with no help YAY!!!

I just got in from working outside. I pulled a muscle yesterday, that muscle on the right side inside the ribs. Just as long as I keep it limber I think it'll be alright.

What a sweet Monty Celia!!

Adina I'm sorry about the pup too. Sometimes you just can't do anymore, just like a human when they get an infection or cancer or aneurysm whatever, sometimes there's just nothing you can do. :(

Dave wants to go to Bismarck when he gets off work for a bbq something or other. He better be home from work by 5 because Bismarck is an hour away and it's over at 9.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #7131085

Oh! It's a beautiful day today by the way, was very windy driving back from West Memphis, but today is beautiful!

81.1 F
Clear
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.90 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 80 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds:
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 583 ft
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7131860

Congrats, Crissy! Yay!!!

Beautiful picture, Joanna, it looks almost unreal.

Adina, I'm sorry to hear about the puppy. Hopefully the rest will be o.k.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on October 03, 2009
74 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 41 F
Wind: 13 mph from the SSE
Pressure: 29.65 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 8000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

They're calling for it to stay below 70F for the next couple of days. I've got to admit that I'll believe it when I see it.


Today we had a day of fun in Santa Barbara. This is a small shark the the Sea Center aquarium. A girl there would lift it up to the surface of the water so you could touch it. It felt rough and rubbery.

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

October 4, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7131865

starfish in a touch tank

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

October 4, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7131867

lunch (I don't often eat fried food)

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

October 4, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7131890

And a couple videos (to those new to my videos, nothing too exciting and not the greatest quality, but might be a little interesting if you've never been out here)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keqbn6BoXHo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9N9JAPVCbA

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7131923

Now, Kelli. You've made me hungry for fish. LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7131999

High 50s now with a small breeze.

Had a RU in Parkville, MO today at one of their parks. It was cold and windy and we all thought we were dying. LOL!! We almost left the park though because there was a bike race going on and it took up the whole park. We couldn't get in with our vehicles to unload and we had too much stuff to walk the long distance from the parking lot to the gazebo we rented. When we decided to go somewhere else the 2 guys in charge of the race came by and offered to help unload everything for us with their utility truck (gator if you know it better by that name). We gladly accepted their help and he made many trips from the shelter we started out in to gazebo then from vehicles to gazebo. Very nice guys. Not very often I run into people who go out of their way like that to really help others.

All in all it turned out to be a fun but cold day. Even with 3 shirts and a coat on most of us were cold. LOL.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7132113

Pepper still an RU is an RU! Even in the cold.
Sounds like you had a good if very cold time.

Adina sorry to hear about the Puppy (((HUGS)))

Chrissy I agree CONGRATULATIONS!

Keeli I love the fish shots!
And SB is one of our favorite cities.
If we win the Lottery here I'm moving you all there!
Oh wait it's only 120 Million... so... I'll move first and you each get a night in a Hotel there...LOL!

Joanna that's a VERY nice shot!

Monty as always Hamming it up!
Does he ever take a bad pic Celia?

Cool and sunny here but windy. Well at least in Dayton it was.
The new door is in but now we need tyo do some drywall work.
The plaster at my SIL's is crumbing off the wall.

Oh well.
My newest Gran Niece Brooklyn.
Ric

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 4, 2009
6:32 AM

Post #7132739

Thank you for your words, I'm feeling much better now and it seems no other dog shows any sickness for now. His brother is well too , thank God! Some of my youngest dogs were sick too when they were puppies , but I managed to save them...it's just so frustrating when one dies!
Ric, your niece is so beautiful! How old is she?
Kelli, the shark looks cute so small...though not so cute when he will grow!LOL Great pics, love the starfish too!
Crissy, congratulations for the good conference!
Celia, aweeeeeee to such a cute face!
Joanna, poor beautiful rose!
Joey, who is in the picture?Can't wait to see more pics! How is work ?
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #7132994

I lost y'all! Can't believe it's almost Halloween. I haven't seen any decorations in the neighborhood.

71.6 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 66 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.03 in(Rising)
Heat Index: 71 F
Visibility: 6.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. High 83 Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Ice plant is poppinh now!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #7133312

Adina she's 8 1/2 months old.
She's pulling herself up now so will walking soon.

Cool and sunny here.
Should hit mid 60's.
Our Avg. High is 71. We'll hit that tomorrow.
Mid 70's Tuesday.
Then another rain cool spell is due in.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 4, 2009
2:49 PM

Post #7133359

Good Sunday Morning!

Cute bb Ric!

And this is rain/mist my rear, it's raining pretty hard out there, it's yellow on the radar.

Celia have you got any snow?

55.6 F
Rain Mist
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 53 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.93 in (Rising)
Visibility: 4.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Few 3100 ft
Overcast 5500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 583 ft

Thank you everyone, now I know why I have been so tired lately!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 4, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #7133436

Good Morning

Snowing again. Melts when it hit the ground

0C or 32F

here's a shot of some sedum

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #7133463

As I heard on weather last night which it will be very drying my area to where Pepper23 live... So, it cold here...around 59*F... cloudy...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #7133503

No, Never is there a bad pic of Monty. He's very photogenic. ^_^

Sharon, how've you been? We don't hear from you often. Gorgeous flower.

No, Crissy. No snow here but on the mountains there is lots. Early winter is NOT welcome. LOL

51.4 F with 54 for the high.
Light Thunderstorm Rain
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 41 F
Wind: 4.0 mph from the East
Wind Gust: 8.0 mph
Pressure: 29.43 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft
Overcast 8000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

We got the ground ready for the memorial garden. Darrell suggested getting 2 stones carved with our parents names with birth and death years. I have hollyhocks, my mom's favorite flower, a rose bush from D's dad's collection (he was a gardener and I'm very sorry I never met him) and we'll be moving the caryopteris from the front and putting it back there, too. The smell of the branches reminded D's mom of Puerto Rico, her home. I don't know what my dad liked so I'll be asking my DBs.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 4, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #7134688

hi all~we've finished the road trip part of vacation, 2,500 miles from Washington, Oregon,Calif,Nevada, Idaho and back to Washington. We'll return to Alaska on the 13th.
It's been a good trip; we didn't go to either Bodie, nor the Bristocones, but have been to both once before. We drove from Sacramento area over the Sierra Nevada mt range and came out on hwy 395 at Minen/Garderville, Nevada.Very pretty; but hot.
Weather here in the Yelm, Washington, area is beautiful today.
This pine needle basket was made by my mother 13 years ago. She has since passed away and my sister has the basket. (Sac-Valley).

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #7134938

Hi, Kiska--certainly sounds like you are having a great trip! What a beautiful pine needle basket and what a treasure to know that your mother made it! Amazing hand work!
Celia: you and Darrell are going to have a lovely memorial garden in memory of your parents and his. You will be able to enjoy it for years to come!
Rusty, it's been cooler and windy here, too, plus it has rained all day.
Joanna: the sedum and the rose are beautiful--too bad the poor things are frozen!
Crissy: Congratulations on a job well done! Perhaps you will get a raise! :o))
Sharon: I can't believe you lost us--of all people. (You are spending too much time on FB! LOL)
It's still more than 3 weeks to Halloween--plenty of time for decorations.
Ric: Brooklyn is adorable!
Adina: so sorry about the puppy--it's always sad to lose a pet.
Pepper: how nice of the men to help your group move your plants to the gazebo where you had your RU. sounds like you had fun in spite of the cold weather. DGers are the best!

It's been cold and rainy here all day--hasn't made it out of the mid-50's. A good day to stay inside which is exactly what I did. Yesterday was a lovely day, though, and I got in several hours of work in the flowerbeds--cleaning out and transplanting--moved several plants to different spots--making room for the new plants I will be getting at our RU in a couple of weeks. :o))

I think potato soup sounds good for supper!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #7135058

Perfect weather today. Cloudless and warm.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7135299

Well we'll have Pepper's weather tomorrow.
Nice here today though. Sunny and mid 60's.
We got the knee wall done on the GH. Then went in to watch Football... lol!

Looks like Wrightwood is burning out by Kelli.
The first time we flew into LAX the pilot pointed it out to us as we banked around it.
It was night and all the ski slopes were lit up and full.
Amazing sight... then we landed to 70 degree temps...

Kiska it sounds like a GREAT trip!
Lovely, lovely Basket.

Celia that's going to be a perfect spot!

Ric
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #7135964

Hi guys! Long time -no see! It's 46F tonight with high 50's and sunshine forecast for tomorrow. We received about 4" of rain here the past week with cool temperatures. Not a very good start for autumn.

Joey...Have you been following that big fish kill on Dunkard Creek on the Pa-WV border? It was one of the most biologically diverse streams in either state. Not anymore.
Link to story is here: http://www.postgazette.com/pg/09277/1003007-113.stm

joanna...I'm hoping the leaves are well past prime before we get our first real snow. I hate it when they are at their peak of color and a big snow takes them all off.

Ric...Your niece is a little cutie! My grandson is running all over the place these days. Quite a handful! Your projects are looking great. A greenhouse is on my wish list.

Kelli...That poison oak looks like it would go up in a big poof if a spark ever hit it.


Yipee! One more week to work then 2 weeks of vacation. I'm planning on doing some real serious nature photography.

I was in Lowes early yesterday and the girl in the garden dept. told me trees, shrubs and perennials were half off when I walked in. They had quite a few ferns and I've been wanting some tall specimens for a few locations so I was picking out a few when the manager walked up and told me I could have as many gallon perennials as I wanted for $1 each! I left with 86 gallon sized pots. My wife just shook her head and said the only thing that surprised her was I didn't go back for another truckload!

Here's a photo of my haul. Lavender (3 varieties) Chocolate Joe Pye Weed, Day Lilys, Sedum, Heather, Ferns, (6 varieties) among others. All of them are in really great condition.


early_bloomer



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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
11:32 AM

Post #7136334

Celia I love the pics of Monty, hes a big handsome puddy tat! LOL! Our neighbor has a longhaired marmalade who looks just like my Baxter. His name is Mr. Pickles LOL!
Kiska Your mothers basket is beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful vacation!
Mau I know. Ive become a fb junkie. I have a zoo and an animal ranch now LOL! Jeff is heading up to the attic today to get the Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving boxes.
E_B Nice haul on the plants! Jeff just laughs with me LOL! His main comment is I cant believe Im paying for dirt. He still doesnt realize we dont have dirtwe have sand.

76.6 F
Overcast
Humidity: 70%
Dew Point: 66 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.98 in(Rising)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Today
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 83. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

We need this rain, supposed to be a slow soaker (yay!). The mandevilla is doing really well now.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
1:43 PM

Post #7136714

33.1 F with 55 for the high. 30% chanc of rain. Again. It's great out these days.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 33 F
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.91 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3700 ft
Scattered Clouds 7000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

I'm heading over to my nieces today. Her house is up for sale and we'll be giving it a good cleaning because people are coming to see it today.

Last evening.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #7136982

Celia: where were you when my house was for sale?! LOL Great photo of the sun's rays coming through the clouds!!
Sharon: pretty bud on the mandevilla. I aleady have my fall wreath on the outside wall but I need to get out the rest of my autumn decorations.
edited to add the rest of my post--I must have hit 'send' without meaning to do so
EB: welcome back--we've missed you! You really hit the jackpot on those plants but I can't imagine having 86 plants to get into the ground!
Pepper: it certainly isn't sunny and warm here---more like cloudy and misting but we are heading for a high of 66F today
We have rain in the forecast every day except Wed. :o((

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 5, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #7136997

Cloudy with 40% chance of snow. 1C or 33F. High of 7C or 45F

This morning shortly after sunrise

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #7137075

Wow, Joanna--your plants are still looking good after your recent snow. Lovely walkway and patio area!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 5, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #7137565

I have lots of petunias and they are really frost resistant. Most other annuals have froze though.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #7137645

LOL Mau! That's hilarious! The State doesn't issue raises like that, just once a year. I'm thinking about hitting him up for a day off :)

Sharon I'll send you some AR Red Clay in trade for some of your sand... :) :) :)

Well, my elevation changed!! Every day before today it was 583ft, today it's 410ft. I don't remember any earthquakes in the immediate area... No wonder it's all wet outside, the humidity is real high!

61.5 F
Overcast
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 60 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.2 mph
Pressure: 29.84 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1.5 out of 16
Clouds:
Overcast 1100 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 410 ft

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 5, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #7137712

Kiska, sounds you had a wonderful vacation!
Celia, great picture of the sun rays! Good luck for your niece with the sale.
Sharon, what have you been doing? Love the flowers!
Joanna, love your yard and flowers...especially the sun above the door!
E_B, those flowers are great! We missed seeing your garden!
Ric , how is the GH ?
It's getting warm again, 62, sunny all day, a bit windy. The other puppy showed sickness symptoms too and my neighbors just took him to the vet...hopefully he will be saved.
This morning was a bit cloudy.

Adina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #7137789

Oh, no!!! Adina, I so hope your other puppy is going to be okay. (((HUGS)))

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #7137798

Good Afternoon! The sun is shining brightly! w/a temp of 64! :D Wonderful! The 'tox-test' at work is going nicely! So far none of the fish have died! LOL! :) Nitrite, Nitrate, & ammonia levels are really good! Hope it stays that way! :D
Mostly Sunny: 64F
Feels like: 64F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 48%
Visibility: 10 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 9 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:57 AM
Sunset: 6:32 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate

Sharon, Glad that you are getting some of the much needed rain! :D SPV is doing marvelous! (after I brought it in the house!)
Crissy! That's a huge difference! :) Earthquake or not! LOL! Certainly it's a misprint Or maybe some body has done some more accurate surveying. :D
Mau, The Rose still looks great as my desk top! :D
Joanna! Gorgeous!
Ric, Thanks, She is Adorable! Such a Cutie! :D
Celia, That's going to be such a Gorgeous place (memorial) when you get it finished! :D LOL! Kids can be Sooooo funny, no matter what their age! ;) Hope the 'tour' of the house goes well! :D
Adina, Work is going great...That's DS Garrett in the pic. He's quite the 'ham'! ;) JW is so much like him that it's 'scarey'! :) I hope your other pup will be ok. (((HUGS)))
Kiska, What a Beautiful Basket! Out of pine needles? I certainly have an abundance of those...I wonder... Glad your vacation is going well! :D Maybe you'll have a surprise waiting on you when you get home! ;)
Kelli! Love those shots of the Aquarium! :D Neat Shark! :D I have been trying to keep up w/ the fire in CA. I always check to see if it's close or near you. How are your baby Koi doing? Neat senery in your videos! Thanks! :D
E_B, Thanks for the link! I hadn't heard anything about it! Sounds rather...No! it Is 'Deadly'! I also did some research on the 'stuff' (P.parvum) The WVEP may be in some 'hot water' w/ the feds. for allowing uncontrolled dumping! But of course every one is trying to 'pass the buck'! I found an article on it from Charelston... http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200909260767 P. parvum can be dormant for Years! I showed what you had sent me to my boss...she was really interested in it! She thought that it may be something very useful to know. ;) OK, So I think that you helped me score 'browny points'! :D btw...Gee! What a Haul! I want you to come down here & go to our local Lowe's w/ me! I never can get a bargain like that! :D Please show is where you put all of your 'goodies'! ;)

Have a Great Afternoon! :D

My Mums are getting ready to 'burst'! :D

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #7137909

Gggrrrr had a post all written and now it's gone by one wrong stroke of a key. Key Error! LOL

Kiska I'm glad you've had a good vacation, and that basket! Wow!!

Those Mums are going to be gorgeous when they bloom!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 5, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #7137922

Another beautiful morning here in Yelm, WA. 54*/sunny. There was frost on the yard early, but is gone already.
My phobia of snakes came to a head yesterday~there was one in the grass and several more nearby~I'll be indoors for the next several days~~~~till we get back home to Alaska. My daughter's home abuts a wetland and I should have known.
Adina~how is the puppy? Sure hope for the best. Love your photo,too.
ric~busy as ever; nice to take time for the game, though.
Sharon~glad you found the thread~don't you just hate it when that happens:)
M2Keep~can't wait to get home and wait for the mail:)) Glad all's well w/fish.
crissy~no earthquake to account for elevation drop; interesting, isn't it?
joanna~your front yard/home is beautiful.
marsue~bummer about the rainy forecast.
Celia~love the clouds~sounds like a very busy day for you.
Standing inside one of the Calaveras "Big Trees"/ Sequoia.
They are East of Sacramento, Calif; in the Sierra Nevada Mts. It was a wonderful hike to be amongst them.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 5, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #7137932

hi Crissy~cross/posted~thanks.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #7137946

I've been there a bunch of times!! Love the Big Trees, those Redwoods get humongous.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #7137979

Wow, Jackie--you look like you are standing between the legs of some giant animal! Amazing trees! What a great opportunity you have had to visit there.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #7138005

I had one of those Giant Redwoods planted in my backyard in CA, it was 35 years old and 110ft tall. Was worried about taking it out, it was messing up the foundation on the house, because it's CA State Tree.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 5, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #7138374

That's amazing, crissyr. 110 is waay up there.
Marsue~it was wonderful; the trail was just over one mile; easy walking all the way. Awesome moments.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 5, 2009
10:13 PM

Post #7138477

Ric, your posting was the first I heard of the Wrightwood fire. The wind is blowing from the south, so there is no smoke here.

Joey, yesterday DH noticed that one of my new fish didn't look right so I looked at it and saw that it has "ich". I have a bunch of fish medicines on hand so I treated it and it looks much improved today. Adina, hopefully your dog will get better, too.

Great picture, Kiska. Those trees are so big it feels more like walking up to a building than walking up to a tree.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 05, 2009
71 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 36 F
Wind: 5 mph Variable
Pressure: 29.86 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

more pictures from Saturday - a view from the pier

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

October 5, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #7138489

Historic flags of California - They are unknown, Spanish military, England, Spain, Russia, Argentina, first Mexican flag, second Mexican flag, the California Battalion, Bear Flag Republic, 28-star U.S. flag, modern state flag.

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

October 5, 2009
10:17 PM

Post #7138493

in the maritime museum

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #7138535

I was curious about the flags, so I looked them up. I found this Wikipedia article with a list of the "Flags over California." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_California Here's a list of the flags:
Spanish Empire (1542),
St. George Cross of England (1579),
Spain (the Sonora at Bodega Bay) (1775-1821),
Russian-American Company (until they sold Fort Ross to the Mexican Republic in 1842) (1812-1842),
Argentina (they occupied Monterey from November 24-29, 1818 - who knew?),
First Mexican Empire (1822-1823),
Mexican Republic (1823-1847),
Bear Flag of the California Republic (June 14 - July 9, 1846),
USA (since July 9, 1846).

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #7138552

Interesting facts about the flags, Kelli and Marylyn.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #7138685

It rained here! Yayy! We've received almost 3 inches of rain in the past 7 days, and we have a 20-50% chance of rain every day this week. Unfortunately we didn't get a cool front with the rain, so it's also going to be in the 90s tomorrow, with a heat index rating of 104-107. Walking out the door on days like that is like walking head first into a towel that was soaking in boiling water before being hung up.

Wow... that sequoia is huge, Jackie!

I'm so sorry about your puppy, Adina. I hope the sick one recovers quickly and none of the other dogs catch whatever it is.

Yayy for the healthy fish report, Joey!

E_B, I'm drooling... I'm going to come shop at your Lowe's!!

Joanna, your photo is beautiful!

My vinca is blooming happily with all of the rain.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #7138955

Kelli I've been there but I was a kid, barely remember it but I do remember how neat it is.

Did I mention that my violent ex-boyfriend sent me another email on Myspace? Well I read it and here's what it says,

"Don't worry, im not stalking you! Just thought it would be ok to say hi after
about 10 years. I seen your pro browsing sometime back and has taken
me this long to say something.
I have done alot of things in my life that im not proud of Christine and
some of that i have done to you. I have been sober for a little over 17 months
now and have been getting to ppl that i have wronged! I know the things that
i have done to you can never be forgotten, and im sorry for that and all that
i have done to you and your family.
I really do wish you all the best that life has to offer and that you can find
it to forgive at some point. I hope thing are and will keep going good for you
and your family, i mean that! No need to get back to me, not that you would ha ha.
Please take care and have a great day...Scott"

Sounds very non-threatening but this is exactly what he does when he's calm. I never knew he had a drinking problem. Don't worry, I'm not responding, not starting that, especially being married and all.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7139302

Chrissy sounds like he's working the steps. Good for him and good for you for not answering...

Kiska there are very few experiences that match walking in the Sequoias.
Oh to have done that 500 years ago...

Kelli this ones for you.

Ric (risking life and skin)

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7139352

Marylyn what a pretty Vinca!

e_b KILLER Haul!

Kelli glad you caught the Ich early. It can lead to serious problems later.

Adina hope your pup is doing better.

Here's a shot of the GH as I left it this afternoon.
We ran out of primer... lol!
The right side will be partially clad in OSB as it's the north side and we need the insulation.
Everything goes well we'll be 'planting' by the weekend...!

Ric


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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7139363

High 60s and sunny today. Great day to plant stuff. lol

E_B I want to shop at your Lowes!! I want more of some of those plants you got. LOL

We will reach a high of 67 on Wed then we will have a high of 57 during the weekend with lows in the mid to high 30s. Time to bring in tropicals that I want to save!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7139579

Ric, why do you make Robyn do all the work? ^_^ Heh heh heh
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #7139583

Wow Ric that's a huge GH! I want one too... LOL!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #7139711

LOL!
Cause she works cheap!

Chrissy it's 10' x 10' w/ a 7.5' high spot.
If it weren't for the electric feed on the left it would be 14' x 10'.
Our Porch GH is 9' x 12' w/ a flat 9' ceiling.
That's where we set up the Water Garden and store the big plants.
Last year I had basically a space as big as our yard for storage at work.
14' high Glass x 100'!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #7139727

Wow!!! I'm so jealous!! I would love a storage area for my plants as big as my yard, but that would be an acre sized gh, a little too big I suppose LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #7139730

Alas that job (and the space) are history.
But it was fun while it lasted...
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 6, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7139750

[quote]Kelli this ones for you.[/quote]
Umm... gee... thanks...
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #7139765

Poison Ivy.
Not quite as impressive as the CA Oak but...lol!

Ric
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7139799

When Poison Ivy grows over 4 trees it's pretty impressive LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 6, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #7139830

That would be impressive
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7139835

Send me photos cause 'I' won't be there taking them... LOL!
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #7140351

Good morning!

I'm way behind again and haven't had time to catch up. Great photos!

There's snow on the ground this morning, it started snowing yesterday evening. We'd had frost 3 nights in a row before that ... winter's just around the corner. Fall is so short here ... it hardly qualifies as a season ... the trees haven't even finished turning into fall colors before the frost ruins it all :-( (or maybe it was the heavy winds before that ... or both) Maybe that's why the old norse calendar only has two seasons, winter and summer ...

A year ago today our prime minister at the time adressed the nation in a live broadcast, ending with the words "God bless Iceland" ... there was a lot in his adress that was disturbing, but nothing shook the nation like those three words. Then people knew something was REALLY wrong. No one could have imagined what lay ahead though. In the past year not a day has gone by without mention of Icesave in some (most) media ... no wonder we're sick of it! And according to our current prime minister's adress to the parliament last night, Icesave is the least of our problems ... (sigh)

Hope you all have a good day!

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #7141280

You take care, Rann. We're all on your side (((HUG))) Hugs to your girls, as well.

47.1 F with 54 for the high.
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: 47 F
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 28 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 30.22 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Mini rose putting on a show now.

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 6, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #7141295

14C or 57F Chinook conditions

This was a difficult color to take a picture of. Naked eye, it is very orange. The closest picture was with a shutter speed similar to taking picture of snow. All the others such as portrait or flower really wash out the color to a soft peach. It is overcast so a little confusing since it should be prime conditions for a good picture.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #7141297

I'm imagining it more orange. So pretty either way. Dahlia?
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 6, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #7141298

Here's the same flower with a flower portrait shutter speed selected
yes unknown name, but is a dahlia

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #7142523

Joanna, what a difference in the color of the two photos but a very pretty dahlia, either way!
Celia: nice mini-rose
Rann: the Icelandic saga continues--so sorry! Big hugs to you, indeed!
Ric:; I can't believe you risked your skin to take a picture of poison ivy!! The GH is shaping up--Robyn must be wonder woman!
Crissy, I'm going to tell Dave you want a yard-sized GH! LOL Yes, it's best to leave sleeping dogs lie, as the old saying goes--and Scott, too.
Marylyn: so glad you all got some rain--I would gladly send you some of ours, too!

Another yucky weather-wise day around here--rain, again, and no sunshine. Tomorrow is supposed to be our lucky day--sunny and warm! Keeping my fingers crossed!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #7142621

LOL Mau he'd LOL at me! LOL!!

Gorgeous pics Joanna, I love dahlias and didn't realize how much until my next door neighbor showed me hers, ooooooooo

I'm actually catching a episode of Hell's Kitchen, I'll have to catch up with those also.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7142743

Cool and rainy this morning.
Then partly cloudy and warming all day till afternoon.
Then rain treatened again so no GH work.
We decided to clean the Porch GH and get it ready for the plants.
Also closed up the ventilation window as it's time to trap heat.
We're moved 3 of the racks up to the new GH and one to the Sewing Room bay window.
Two 3' wide water gardens and the 'Big Boys' move into the Porch.
Our biggest a Tree Yucca is in now as are many of the hanging pots and tender Tropicals.
The heat from the Porch comes into the house thru one of our front windows.

Here's the first corner done. 20 hangers and part of the Yucca

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7142796

Joanna is this closer to what you were shooting?

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 7, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7142984

Yes it is closer, but still more orange. Weird that it is hard to capture on a picture
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #7143008

Not bad weather today. Had strong storms last night and this morning it was still a bit breezy but temp wise pretty comforable.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 7, 2009
2:25 AM

Post #7143096

Joanna, my camera has trouble with certain shades of purple. It makes them look too blue. My old camera could never get red true.

Ric, my dad (in PA) keeps his spider plants in the garage in the winter. It isn't heated but is under the house and partly underground so it stays above freezing. I don't know what they look like come spring, but it's adequate for him. Just letting you know in case you need more room in the GH, you can move the spider plants to a cooler place.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #7143230

Spider we're OK on but Thanks! I have a few friends to send that tip to...
Nicest thing is they barely need to be watered in the winter... well actually any time.
All our Oxalis we let go dormant...once they do we just stack the pots till Spring.
So twelve pots become 2 stacked piles.
It will be tight but we can see everything fitting.
Barely at first but as they die back or go dormant we gain room.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #7143239

Joanne I think your camera was reading off the center.
In the Nature setting, if you have one, focus and hold on just the lightest area.
Then, still holding, center it and shot.
That should help a lot.
Or move the meter, instead of being center weighted, to right or left weighted.

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #7143856

We are HOT & humid here! Were 12* above the norm this morning and our high is 93*. August is back with a vengeance.

Kiska - I remember visiting CA when I was 13 and standing in a Sequoia tree. Its a neat experience!
Adina I hope your puppy gets better soon.
Crissy Is there someplace you can report Scott on MySpace? You can block people on facebook and report them if you need. Dont respond.
Rann Your garden is so pretty even with snow! Keeping you and your in our thought and prayers. {{{Hughs}}}
Joanna Thats a beautiful picture of the Dahlia!
Ric - Your GH is huge!!!

75.7 F
Overcast
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 72 F
Wind: 3.8 mphfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 5.6 mph
Pressure: 30.03 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F
Visibility: 6.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 600 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EDT this morning... Gee I wonder why...

Today
Partly cloudy. Widespread dense fog early in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times early in the morning. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Heat index readings 99 to 103. Oh goody...

Zebra Longwing cats on Lady Margaret.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #7143948

Wow--there is a big golden orb in the sky this morning--what? can it actually be the sun! YES! The weather folk didn't lie after all! Shaping up to be a beautiufl day--I'll enjoy it while I can by going to lunch with a friend. Later this afternoon my cousin is coming over to see my flowerbeds and to take a look around Dave's Garden. I told her I would take her on a "tour" so she can decide whether or not she wants to become a DGer. I have told her that DGers are some of the greatest folk around! :o))

Hummingbirds fighting over the feeder. They were really going after it the day I took this photo about 10 days ago. There are two of them in this pic but there were actually three of them fighting for the 'feeder rights'.

You all have a good day!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7144030

So THAT's where the hummers went! LOL!
We haven't seen on in weeks.
Usually they are here until mid Oct at least.

It was 46 here this morning w/ a wind chill of 42.
But we're looking at 65 and sunny for a high so...
Man did we get a wind last night.
About 1:30 AM it sounded like a freight train coming thru.
Only lasted about a minute but I was waiting to hear a big crash or have the power go...

That Yucca is taller than I am.
It's nice having high ceilings in there... (the windows are 56" tall)
We can chain 3 or 4 hanging pots together.

Here's Aster tataricus 'Jin-dai'.
A bushy very stout Aster that is just now blooming.
Ric

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #7144130

There's nothing to report. I've learned that in AA if you're going to do all 12 steps you have to 'make amends' for everyone you've hurt, that's what he's doing, nothing more, and he used to get violent then apologize, then ok for awhile, then violent, then apologize, just a typical abusive person. I'm just not responding and see what happens. I could block him, but why? Then he knows I've read his email and will look for other avenues to reaching me.

LOL that's what I said when I opened the garage door to come to work Mau!! Too funny!

57.7 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.09 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 8000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 583 ft (LOL my elevation is back up to 583)
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #7144189

50F with winds gusting to around 40 mph. Lots of rainy days in the forecast.

I went back to the Lowes to see if any perennials were left and was surprised to find they were all still there--selling at 3 for $10. It looks like the $1 a pot deal was a one time shot and I was the only recipient!

Rann...Snow! Oh no! We usually have a nice autumn season here but this year has been nothing but cold and wet so far. I sure hope things improve. I noticed the floppy eared bunny hanging out under the table.

Ric...You've been working so hard at home this year that going back to work will seem like a vacation.

Kelli...Some of the most intense fall color here is poison ivy. It really stands out when it climbs to the tops of tall trees.

Photo...Taken a couple weeks ago while riding the bike trail at a nearby state park. It features an osprey nest and some early fall color.


early_bloomer

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #7144504

Nothing much here, either. Color is starting to come out on some things but not much in the valley.

EB, beautiful!

Ric, our hummers disappeared a few weeks ago, too. Pretty asters.

Mau, so glad the "day ball" came back for you!!! Cute pic.

40.9 F with 58 for the high. Next week, temps are supposed to be warming to the mid-70s and low 80s.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 41 F
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 1.0 mph
Pressure: 30.08 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft
Scattered Clouds 10000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

I still have to get a clematis in the ground but most everything else is in. A layer of mulch and we're good for the winter.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #7144531

Good morning!

Sunny and cold, high around 35F. Very cold breeze blowing. Some snow left, the streets are clear though.

Thanks everyone for your kind words :-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #7144544

Lovely, Rann.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #7145393

Thanks Celia :-)

EB - beautiful photo! I was wondering if anyone would notice her there under the table ;-) She likes to keep her feet dry. lol

Our cockatiel Oliver has a cold. I had to move him away from Kiki so he's in the steamed up bathroom. The girls found a stray rabbit last week that's been living (temporarily I hope!) in there ... hope she won't have a heat stroke. I'm sure she'd prefer a lower temperature and less humidity ;-) lol He's lost his voice poor guy and is very upset to be away from his cage ... and Kiki. Sure hope he recovers soon.

Rann

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 7, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #7145644

Thanks for caring , guys! No news about the puppy. I'm working second shift and haven't seen my neighbors yet to ask them about the pup. I'll try to meet them tomorrow.
I have a good news : my DD will have a baby!!!! I'm going to be a grandma!!!!
Hoarfrost this morning, but warm and sunny during the day.
Adina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #7145690

Congratulations, Adina!!! We can be grandmas together! LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 7, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #7146010

Rann, does it always start snowing around this time of year?

Congrats, Adina!


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on October 07, 2009
69 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 10 mph from the South
Pressure: 29.88 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4800 ft
(Above Ground Level)

This is a couple miles down the street from me. Remember this house. You might see it again. They were filming a movie or t.v. show here. The cars in the driveway say Virginia State Police.

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

October 7, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #7146017

Film crew trucks in the parking lot of a church nearby.

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

October 7, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #7146031

And back to our regularly scheduled program - hiking pictures
This is the chimney from a vacation house built in the '20s or '30s. This may come as a surprise, but the house was destroyed by a flood (way before my time).

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

October 7, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #7146033

I have never seen this creek go dry

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

October 7, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #7146038

...

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7146121

Hi! I finally got back to ya! I need to get my flowers moved & put them back under the eaves...It's probably not going to frost, but it's going to be around 38 or 39 tonight. Gee, the earth sure is moving more than usual here lately! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33215983/ns/world_news-asiapacific/?ocid=MSNToolbar130
Clear: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 13 mph W
Sunrise: 7:24 AM
Sunset: 6:57 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Adina! :D Celia! Welcome to 'grandma heaven'! :D It's a wonderful thing! ;) CONGRATULATIONS! :D
E_B! You lucky guy! :D And what a beautiful shot! It certainly looks like deer country to me! Nice bog! btw, I still have the seeds...I hope to mail them tomorrow.
Rann, Breath... I love that little bridge, it looks like a really good place to sit, even if there's snow on it! :D
Celia, That is going to be such a pretty memorial...love the arbor!
Adina, Let us know when you hear something about your puppy.
Mau, Glad that the sun came out this morning for ya! :D We had heavy cloud cover, because it rain rather hard last night & this morning. The rain stopped just before I went out the door to work.
Crissy, please take care & be ever cautious...
Marylyn, I was watching the new (weather) for down there in your area...sounded rather muggy!
Sharon, Sounds like it's really muggy at your house, too! I really don't think that I could handle it. I prefer be outside, you know, & the hot & muggy would force me to stay in!
Kelli, Love the article! Do you come up w/ your own ideas for an article? Glad that you caught the ICH in time! :-O and I hope the rest of them don't catch it. Great Shots! Love the stone work! What movie is it or do you know?

Well, the 'tox-test' will be finished on Friday. Ammonia levels were slightly elevated today, but the nitrites were still high, nitrates were low, pH was great...I think they'll live! :D
Now for the bad news...I wrecked my car today. I'm ok, but the car isn't. I think it may be totaled. Some woman ran off the road (she was in the right lane & I was in the left), she over corrected, smacked me in the passenger door. I did a 360 in front of her, crossed over the ditch & smacked the bank. Needless to say, my car was towed & the adjuster is going to look at it tomorrow or the next day. The thing that gets me?...I almost have it payed for! and I love that car...Comfy, good on gas, & great acoustics! E_B, the seeds were in the seat beside me going to the PO...so tomorrow they will be finally on their way to PA.

Good nite all!
Joey

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

October 8, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7146204

Such sleepy eyes :-)

Major bummer about the car, Joey! I'm glad you're all right, but still...
Yes, I come up with my own article subjects. I do my own stunts, too. ;-) Sometimes the DG writers are given suggested subjects to write about, but they usually are zone 5-8 east of the Mississippi type stuff.
I have no idea what they were filming. We were in the car passing by, but even if we were on foot, film security guards are unfriendly.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7146393

Adina Congratulations!!

Cool on the location shooting Kelli.
Used to be you could get a schedule of every day's location filming.
BUt unfortuneately for tourists that stopped after 9/11.
Here's some of the movies currently being shot so maybe...

http://www.seeing-stars.com/Tapings/MoviesBeingShotNow.shtml

Man if they had built the house as well as they did that chimney!

Rann both shots are wonderful!
Love the Rabbit! We got a big kick out of that!

e_b your photos ALL have contest winner written all over them.
And the contest has started!

Joey glad to hear you are OK!
Hold out for a new car!
In no way was it your fault.

Well we had a lovely day today.
Mid 60's sunny.
Got a lot done on the GH.
T-Storms sometime in the afternoon tomorrow thru Friday.
Hopefully we'll be able to get mostly finished and start moving plants in.
Upper 30's weather predicted for mid next week.

Still have the front framing to finish.
That's just a few hours work.
The wood will continue to the left of the sheet you see up already.
All the rest will be plastic covered.
The interior we can finish at our own pace.

Ric

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

October 8, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #7146461

Interesting that they once provided filming location information. I wouldn't think they would want the general public hanging around and getting in the way.

Oh - about that house. It is called the Mott Adobe, so apparently it was adobe. Something I read alluded to this guy being a Mott of Mott's Applesauce fame.


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7146505

Neat Weed!
How big is that bloosom?

Adobe and water surely don't mix!

I keep forgetting to add this link.
If you love Classical Music try

http://www.wguc.org/

On the left you'll see Listen Online, open that and I use the Windows Media Player.
It's commercial free.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #7146519

When I lived in Minneapolis in the 60's, Route 66 filmed something in Mpls Loring Park. It was right behind my apartment. It was announced many days ahead of time. We were less than 10 feet from the stars. They just had the onlookers move out of the shot area. Some were allowed to stay to be extras in the shots. Might have been 100 people around.
It was fun, but not to "die" for.

Nice sunny day today, 60.
51.3 right now.
Bernie
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7146534

Frosty this morning then the sun came out and we eventually reached 68. Tonight we will have rain and it will rain all day tomorrow. Flash flood watches and warnings are already out for the area.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 8, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7146536

The flower is about a half inch across. It's such a common plant that I usually totally ignore it, but today I realized how nice each individual flower is.

I'll have to check out the music sometime, but right now we are watching baseball.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7146585

I hope you have a better game than we did.
Big Bully, New York had to have their way & play today. The game could have been played tomorrow. Minnesota played until wee hours last night, boarded a plane for hero land, got there at 4 AM & had to play at 5 PM. Then to top it off, after Minn is behind 7 to 2, they put in their famous closer in the ninth inning when no save was in order.
One thing for sure, no class was shown. Our manager would have never done that if score was reversed.
They only had 29000 people at the game, if I heard right. But then. what the heck, it's New York, how many million population?
Minnesota had a sellout of 54,000 last night, and nobody went home till the final score was in.
New York & Boston ought to have their own league & not play anybody else.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7146597

I almost killed Molly Ringwald when they were filming 'Fresh Horses'.
I was delivering to a restaurant near a scene they were shooting in Northern KY.
She walked out, from between to parked trailers, right in front of my truck and was just about a bug on the windshield.
She screamed and jumped back as I blasted the horn and laid rubber braking.
Man did the cops show up fast! LOL!
Yelled at her...waved me on...
I'm thinking she wasn't their favorite actress...

They film a lot around here.
'Rainman' had the place hopping for about a month.
Seemed every time I needed to make a delivery they were there.
Watched the stupid drive off from the resturant scene 3 times before I could get thru.
What you don't see are the bar girls 'flashing' Tom Cruise from across the street...LOL!


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

October 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #7146636

[quote]New York & Boston ought to have their own league & not play anybody else.[/quote] I could go for that. I was rooting for the Twins. They're my favorite team in the AL Central.

Funny story, Ric!

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #7147420

Good morning!

Windy, cold, snow flurries ... definately a day to stay inside. Big storm due to blow through tomorrow.

Oliver (our cockatiel) has pneumonia and is seriously ill. Not sure he'll make it. I took him to the vet this morning, got some antibiotics and food to keep his strength up. Of course he's not cooperating so I've had a horrible time getting him to eat the stuff ... really worried about him.

Rann
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 8, 2009
12:39 PM

Post #7147443

Sorry to hear that Rann. Hope he is able to recover.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 8, 2009
12:50 PM

Post #7147477

Next few days are forecasted a high temp of below freezing so I picked all my rose buds. I guess this is it. The night lows are dble digit (-10C or 14F) for the next few days. Next week should be warmer

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #7147590

Beautiful bouquet Joanna :-) I picked the last rose blossoms earlier this week. Thanks - it's hard to wait and not be able to do more for him ...

This photo is from last January

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #7147660

Rann I hope Oliver starts cooperating and gets better soon!
Handsome Guy!

Joanna I agree, Beautiful!
Gather your Rose Buds while you may eh? lol!
WAY to cold for me at this point!

Cool, Grey and 52 . We might hit 60.
Then rain moving in and a temperature rise.
72 tomorrow and T-Storms.

Off to Lowes for the last GH supplies.
Need to start moving the plants in...

These walls are actually straight the camera lens is distorting them.
As you can see we already have the racks ready to go.

Ric
Ric

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 8, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #7147788

Wow Rann, that's gorgeous! I hope Oliver recovers, prayers are being sent.

Joey that sucks, what kind of car is it?

Kelli, nice hiking pics, love old chimneys like that, that stay standing forever. An adobe house, no wonder a flood wiped it out.
Have you seen anyone familiar at the movie set?

LOL Ric, I've never even been close to a movie set, let alone run over an actress. I almost ran over a girl on a cell phone yesterday because of the same thing, then she gave me a very dirty look like I was in the wrong. I had my window down and she was right beside it so I had to tell her to get off her stupid cell phone and pay attention to traffic as no one can see a 5'0" someone stepping out between two delivery trucks and they make crosswalks for.

That's a gorgeous bouquet Joanna. This time of year is always a bummer because the plants start dying back, but it's a good time to relax and rejuvenate.

Well ya'll, I've been at work for 45 minutes and spent the first 30 minutes on the phone with my dad's girlfriend and another 30 minutes catching up and typing so I have got to get to work LOL

Woke up sometime in the middle of the night with Tiga (Teega for those who don't know her) licking my arm, then saw lightning and she crawled under the covers, got her situated and I went back to sleep. Dave said it was at 2:30am

61.9 F
Overcast
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 60 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.91 in (Steady)
Visibility: 8.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Overcast 300 ft
(Above Ground Level)

What would a day be like without rain in our state?? We won't find out today or tomorrow that is for sure. We have flash flood watches posted across the state for tonight and tomorrow as we are expecting very heavy rainfall. We also are under a slight risk for severe weather tonight, but really the main threat will be the heavy rainfall. Temps today will be making it into the 80's, with 60's for highs this weekend.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #7147794

Oh, Rann, I hope Oliver can recover. Was it your girls that found the bunny? How is it?

Kelli and Ric, we had Stephen King's, The Stand filmed partly in SLC. Molly Ringwald's character's house was 1/2 block from where we lived. We got to meet Miss R, Ken Jenkins who played her father and Mr. King himself.

Ric, that's looking great!

Joey, DANG!!! about the car! Sorry about that. I hate when stuff like that happens but I'm very glad you are okay. LOL JW is adorable!

38.0 F with 56 for the high. It's frosty out now but melting.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 38 F
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 31 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.05 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5500 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #7147846

Sorry to say that Oliver passed away about half an hour ago. Happened very abruptly, he literally laid down in the bottom of the cage and died. Happened in seconds. Still can't believe it. The girls are devastated, we're all sad. He'll be sorely missed. Poor Kiki seems pretty stunned ... needs a lot of cuddling right now. As do the girls.

Rann
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #7148024

(((HUGS for the Girls)))

Rain moving thru now.
Should be out in a few...

Ric
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #7148208

I'm so sorry, Rann. :-(

I'm sorry about your accident, too, Joey - and am very grateful you weren't hurt!

Joanna, your roses are beautiful!!

Celia, your butterfly photo is gorgeous, too.

E_B and Kelli, I'm rooting for the Dodgers and the Twins in the postseason... 'course I vote for the Astros and Reds in the regular season, so you can see how far my support goes. LOL

Congratulations, Adina!! :-)


The weather page I usually use is having issues, so I'll just tell you that it is 88 and mostly cloudy.




marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #7148360

So sorry, Rann, about Oliver. Hugs to you and the girls. I have a friend who has cockatiels--I understand they mate for life. Poor Kiki will miss Oliver, too.

I had a long post all typed up on my laptop and then another webpage came from nowhere that I know of and I totally lost my post on DG. That is so frustrating. You have to hit the keys on my laptop harder than the ones on my desktop or they won't show up on the post--looks like I am typing a foreign language! Do any of the rest of you have that problem with your laptop keyboards? I am using my old desktop to type this post.

Congrats, Adina, on the upcoming grandbaby! Your life will never be the same! :o))

Ric: thanks for the link to the music--I was listening to it earlier when I was on my laptop--very nice.
Joey, JW is growing up but he is as adorable as ever. :o)) So sorry about your accident but I am very glad that you were not hurt! That must have been a scarey "ride"!
EB: nice shot of the osprey nest. I wonder how long it took that bird to gather all the sticks for the nest? It doesn't look very comfortable. Do they line the inside of the nest with feathers or something soft to make it more comfortable?
Kelli: I, too, love old chimneys--I always wonder about the house that was attached to them and the people who once lived there.
Interesting stories about the movie-making that several of you have told. It would seem that there is never a dull moment with the Hollywood-crowd. LOL
Joanna: that is a lovely bouquet--it's always sad to see the growing season come to an end.
Celia: that is an absolutely gorgeous photo of the butterfly!

We haven't heard from se_eds in a while--anybody know what's happened to her?

My forecast is exactly the same as Crissy's. Intermittent sunshine today with heavy rains moving in tonight and all day tomorrow. Sun supposed to shine again on Saturday, though, so there is hope. :o)) Warm-in the 80's-today--cooler next week with highs in the 60's. We are riding a weather roller-coaster around here!

DGS will be here this week-end so I went to the grocery store today ahead of the rain. According to the weather people we are supposed to have a "toad-strangler" of a rain tomorrow--don't want to be out in it.

Don Juan rosebud--can't remember if I have already posted this pic--apologies if I have.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #7148420

So sorry that happened, Rann! Giving hugs all around... (((((((HUGS)))))))
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 8, 2009
6:26 PM

Post #7148458

Rann I am so sorry (((((HUGS)))))) to everyone.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #7148574

Raining and cold.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7148625

Odd se_eds (Claire) is still listed under Members but no subscribed thru date.
Hasn't started a Thread since early Sept.

Robyn's making an Upsidedown Apple Pie.
Marcy always makes one for the RU's.
If you've not had it... KILLER!
Especially served hot w/ Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream...

http://www.mrfood.com/recipe_detail.aspx?item_guid=c070a51d-56aa-470f-8590-add66ffbb9c6

Raining steadily here now.
We JUST got the wood we have up when it hit.
Got a good deal on the Plastic for the GH.
A roll of 6MIL 10' x 100 was 59 bucks.
A manager's special was going on.
A 20' x 100' roll was only 74 dollars, usually 93.
So for 15 dollars we doubled our amount.
Add a 10 dollar off card that came in the mail just as we left and...
A little priming and the plastic goes up.
Then the Plants!

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

October 8, 2009
9:09 PM

Post #7148944

[quote]Have you seen anyone familiar at the movie set?[/quote]
No, but I don't keep up on who's who and I'm really poor at recognizing people out of context. There was no filming going on, at least not in the front yard, when we went past anyways.

Rann, I'm sorry to hear about Oliver. This hasn't been the best week for pets.

Joey, I have a fish question. DH came in and said, "Your white goldfish has measles." So I went out and looked at it and it has red spots, which I noticed yesterday, too. The fish is outside in the pond and has been there for years. He (or she) was originally red and white but lost almost all of the red a long time ago. The red spots appeared quickly and they look like his original red pigment. They don't look like sores. He isn't acting sick. Is is possible for a fish to change color in a couple days?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on October 08, 2009
73 F
Clear
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 51 F
Wind: 7 mph Variable
Wind Gust: 18 mph
Pressure: 30.00 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


picture from yesterday

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #7149330

Mid 60's and sunny again~went with our grandson's 5th grade class field trip to the Nisqually Center/Estuary. It was a good group of kids and we enjoyed being with them. So far, this part of Washington State has bee a great place to visit.
Rann~so sorry he didn't make it:((.
Music2Keep~glad you are ok; bummer about the car..
kelli~interesting movie/shooting/info. Your hikes are such a pleasure to see.
Hi to all I've missed.
Will post a pic of the Bishop, Calif area. When I was 4 years old I lived at the location; now, nothing is there except some of the sidewalks. (Pine Creek Road; Bishop, Calif)>

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #7149338

Pine Creek~ Bishop, Calif.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7149536

Ric: that pie recipe sounds like a dynamite recipe--I have bookmarked it so I can try it sometime soon--maybe next week when we have our RU. The GH is really taking shape!

Kiska: what happened that made your former neighborhood "disappear"? Glad you are having a good time with gkids and family!

This afternoon was very warm--up in the high 80's--most of the clouds blew away and sunshine was abundant. Having said that, the weather folk are saying that the rain will return around midnight and we will reach our high of 65F for Friday shortly thereafter. The temp will then start dropping and we will have a 70% chance of rain. Saturday and the days following will be sunny and cool with highs in the mid-60's.

Another photo of the hummers fighting over the feeder rights.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7149736

Mau is in a tornado watch and my stomach is turning. Knew this was going to happen when I saw that sun come out. Not happy here. :( :( :(
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7149738

Kelli sounds like the pH is too high.

Wow Kiska Desert to Freezer. What a change!

Well Mau and Chrissy we'll be getting your rain for the next 24 hours or so.

*through friday evening

* waves of low pressure will ripple along a frontal boundary
draped across the ohio river valley tonight and friday. these
features will interact with a very moist airmass which will
result in widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms. rain
will be heavy at times. the heaviest rainfall is expected north
of the ohio river where 2 to as much as 4 inches of rain may
occur. isolated higher amounts may be possible where thunderstorms
train over the same area.

Looks like a big downpour is right at the IL/IN border and headed our way.

Don't know what we've gotten so far but it's been steady rain since 2 PM this afternoon.

Ric

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7149754

Man that's one tough looking storm Chrissy!
Looks like the tail or start of what we'll be getting w/o the power.
The whole top off AR looks to be affected.
I'd say you're in the clear.

Ric
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 9, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7149757

Snowing here and very cold -10C or 14F. It really feels like winter since the snow is accumulating and the North wind is frigid. We have had an extreme of temperatures. 2 weeks ago we had several days of record high around +30C or +86F

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #7149787

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

October 9, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #7150044

Ric, the pH is 7.5-ish, which is typical. "Total alkalinity" is "high" like 300-ish. What is the difference between what pH and total alkalinity are telling me?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
3:34 AM

Post #7150073

Total alkalinity is the amount of usable alkaline materials.
So a high one means it will take a lot of Acid to lower it BUT not much to raise it.
That 300 reading is VERY high on my kit. In fact mine tops out there.
Is your pond by any chance cement?

Here's a good explaination.

http://koiclubsandiego.org/library/alkalinity.php
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 9, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #7150125

My water test strips are old so maybe the total akalinity reading isn't totally accurate, but our tap water is always alkaline and hard. The only time the pond is not alkaline is when it rains a lot. The pond liner is plastic (or rubber). DH takes out maybe 10% of the water every week. Maybe that is too much. I don't know what the total alkalinity has been in the past. I never paid much attention to that aspect.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #7150177

I got a grounding in the Ph stuff w/ the Hot Tub.
Now w/ the pond it's just second nature.
Course here rainwater is no problem but out there...
Joey should have some advise on the pond.
I know there are several chemical buffers out there that will help.

Ric

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
10:04 AM

Post #7150445

Mornin'!
Kelli, Sounds like you have a huge issue! I don't think that the age of your test strips will have much baring on your results, however...there are test kits w/ regents that give you a more accurate reading. In ponds Hardness can sometimes be reduced by using peat moss in the filter. Garden peat, to which chemicals may have been added, should not be used. You can use a natural sphagnum moss. There may be another solution to your problem...let me check at work this morning. If my hunch is correct, it's an easy fix, but will take a day or 2 for you to correct your problem. I will D-mail you as soon as I find out!

Gotta get ready for work...BBL

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #7150447

Happy Birthday!!!! Sharon!!!! :D
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #7150458

Good morning!

Happy birthday Sharon! Hope you have a wonderful day! :-)

It's windy and raining here this morning, 40F.

DH is leaving for Germany in a while. He'll be away for a week. Sure will miss him.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #7150628

Ooooo...Beautiful Rose! :D
Kelli, I have found out that water hardness is common in your area. My boss is very noligable. She doesn't think that the hardness has anything to do w/ the spotting issue. We will both research this today & I will get back to you later. :D

Rann, How are the girls doing? I know that they are still probably upset...it will pass. Hope that your DH has a good trip! :D
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #7150981

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!!!!!!

The fastest traffic could travel this morning was 45mph, and parts of the interstate were flooded.

65.8 F
Heavy Thunderstorm Rain Mist
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 61 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.96 in (Steady)
Visibility: 1.2 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 1200 ft
Overcast 3000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

Rain, rain, and some more rain will effect the state today. It looks like a wet morning commute and at least a wet lunch hour. Rain will begin to diminish by the afternoon commute home. The heaviest rain has already fallen in north and northwest Arkansas overnight where over 6" of rain has fallen. One to 3 inch rain amounts will be more common this afternoon in central and eastern Arkansas. Some isolated severe weather will be possible in the Delta, but heavy rain and flash flooding will be the biggest concerns. Though temperatures are warm this morning, expect them to be very cool this afternoon. In fact, temperatures will be in the 50s in most places by 6pm today so bring a jacket and sweater with you for the afternoon.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
2:27 PM

Post #7151057

My forecast is the same as Crissy's, as usual. :o))

Kelli: I hope Joey and her boss can come up with a solution to your "fishy" problem. By the way, Harry Smith on CBS's "Early Show" this morning used the term "days of yore". Thought that was funny since we were discussing that term just a few days ago--LOL

Rann, gorgeous rose--it looks like it is made out of cake icing! Are the girls coming to terms with Oliver's death? I sure hope so, bless their hearts--and yours!

as Crissy said: rain, rain and more rain--flash flood warnings in place in various places throughout the state as well as tornado watches--which means conditions are right for tornadoes. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the air in a particular area or, worse, on the ground. No warnings at this time.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #7151069

Happy Birthday, Sharon!!!

We have a cool front coming through today. Yayy! We'll be back up to the upper 80s by next week, but we'll enjoy the break while we can get it. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 75 F 24 C
Humidity 89%
Pressure 29.97 in 1015 mb
Wind Speed 30 MPH
G 38 26 kts
G 33
Wind Dir SE 140
Ceiling 2700 ft 823 m
Visibility 0.75 mi 1.2 km
Heat Index 85 F 29 C
Current Conditions Heavy Rain, Mist (How can we be having both?? Actually I don't think it is raining at all right now, but it has been, and no doubt will again very soon.)
Remarks Peak Wind: 33 kts from 150 (18:33 GMT).
0.04" of precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 78.1F / 25.6C

Today Scattered showers early in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Temperature falling into the lower 60s in the afternoon. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent in the morning increasing to 90 percent in the afternoon.
Tonight Cloudy until late night then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Much cooler. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

We're supposed to be having company over tonight. We'll see how much rain we get and if anyone shows up...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7151076

Forgot to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON! I hope the sun is shining for you today--even if it is raining. :o))
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7151185

Well we got p[ounded last night.
Very little T & L or wind but I haven't seen rain like this since FL.
Still have to check the gauge...

Sun is actually peaking thru right now.
Mid 60's... rain will be moving back in this afternoon... then gone for a week or so...

Off to get Koi food... I'll ask them there Kelli
Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 9, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #7151238

Cool and nice again this morning in WA.
Wow~what weather around the country and Cananda; hope all's well w/everyone.
Happy Birthday, Sharon~have a great day.
The homes where I lived as child were "Federal Housing" (mid 19for the40's+) for the mine workers at the nearby by mine in Pine Creek. The homes were phased out years ago, and since then, a flood washed away most remains.
I still love the Bishop, CA, area and going back was a pleasure;(hot,but ok)...
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
3:26 PM

Post #7151295

Thanks for explaining that Mau!! Dang I'm hungry already!

I'm glad you had a great time there Kiska! Going home is always a treat, especially when you've been gone for so long.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #7152066

Joey and marsue - they're feeling a bit better today, thanks for asking. They've asked to see him again several times, just to make sure he's really dead ... especially Hildur Eva. She's having a hard time letting go of him, he was her bird after all. I'm thinking of getting another one ... we're missing his singing already and I can't bare to have Kiki alone for too long ... well, provided she gives the OK that is ;-) lol The prospect of a new bird is cheering them up a bit ...

Wet,wet, wet over here as well and very windy. Too windy for the girls to walk home from school ... definately a stay inside kind of day ... of course we had to go outside to take Selma to orchestra practice ... but it was really nice to get back home! :-)

Rann

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #7152468

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 9, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #7152483

Very cold here today. -7C or 18F with a cold winchill of -18C or 0F

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 9, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #7152499

Hi, guys! I've been so busy this week and worked second shift, so no time to post...ugh! Thanks for the wishes about my DD! No news about the pup yet.
Ric, the GH came out great!
Kelli, loved your article and the pics you posted too. I hope your fish isn't sick...measles, too funny!LOL
Kiska, wow, great pics and a great vacation!
Rann, I'm so sorry about your cockatiel...hugs!
Joey, what a cute picture of JW! Thank God you are OK , but I'm sorry for the car...
Mau, I oftenly have this problem with the laptop...it's too sensitive to touching and does strange things!LOL I copy the post before I send it , just in case the connection makes jokes and doesn't send the post!LOL I once lost an article , just before I submitted it and couldn't figure out why...lucky I had a back up on my computer.
Celia, it'd be fun to be grandmas together!LoL How exciting must have been to meet Stephen King in person, wow! I love his movies/writings. The Stand is one of my favorites!

Weather has been great , warm 80 and no wind...unusual for this time of year. But they forecasted rain by the end of the week and said the fall is coming...ugh! Just now...almost midnight...a strong wind has started. Still a beautiful sunrise this morning
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 9, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #7152506

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON!

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

October 9, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7152645

Happy birthday, Sharon!

The outside fish (Smoochie) still looks the same. We're going to try to catch him so I can get a better look at him. The spots don't look like sores, but they don't look just right, either. I want to make sure he doesn't have anchor worms or something. The inside fish (Snookie-ookums) is slowly loosing his ich spots. Maybe my fish would live longer if I gave them more respectable names.

Last night I had a dream that some of my fish that had died came back. I've dreamed that more than once. Anyone else ever had dreams like that about dead pets?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 09, 2009
73 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 29.97 in (Falling)
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7152741

Thank you for the birthday wishes! Ive had a great day. I took the day off work and have played in the dirt off and on all day (even in the heat and humidity) LOL! Jeff bought me a day of beauty at my favorite salon so Ill be there for about 6 hours tomorrow getting pampered to the hilt.

Mau Great pic of the hummers! Too cute! Congrats on the yellow orb sighting LOL!
Ric Ill be so happy when Fall is back. Were knee deep in Summer temps again. Pretty daisys!
E_B beautiful picture!
Adina !!!! Congrats on the grandbaby!! How exciting!
Kelli Ill keep that house in mind while watching tv or the movies! Neat pics. A friend of mine on facebook (from high school) posted a picture very similar to the one of the fireplace, but the area was burned around it.
Joey I prefer to be outside too and it is absolutely miserable here. OMG Im so glad you are ok.
Kelli Sometimes weeds have the prettiest blooms!
Pepper How are you holding up in all that rain?
Rann Snow flurries!!
Joanna Beautiful bouquet of roses! Brrrrrrrr 10??? A tad too cool for me!
Crissy LOL! I spend the first 30 minutes of my workday being busy too!
Celia beautiful Monarch!
Rann Im so sorry about Oliver. He was a beautiful bird and a wonderful member of the family. I know you are devastated.
Mau Don Juan never fails to make waves with me!!
Ric I want some of that pie if there is any leftover LOL!
Kiska Interesting that there is nothing at your old stomping grounds. What happened?
Rann Beeyuuuuuuuuuuuuteeeful rose!
Marylyn I heard all about yalls cooler temps on facebook this afternoon! I am soooo jealous!


83.5 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 74 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 7.5 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 90 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Last night at 9pm we were still at 83*. I'll let you know how that goes again tonight (whimper).

"you talkin to me?" LOL!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #7152758

Pretty sunrise, Adina.
Rann: I'm glad the girls are feeling somewhat better. Perhaps a new bird will be just what they need! I know you and the girls will miss your DH while he is away in Germany.
Kelli: the dreams about the dead pets coming back--it's just our subconscious echoing our wishful thinking to have our pet back. That's just my personal belief.
Smoochie and Snookie-ookums are certainly unusual names for fish, to say the least! LOL

Not raining currently. 58F on my backporch.

Does anybody know how to make the degree sign on a laptop?

we crossed,Sharon--glad you have had a good day, so far. I know your time at the day spa will be wonderful! Enjoy!!

This message was edited Oct 9, 2009 6:02 PM
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #7152934

Cloudy this morning and cold. This afternoon sun came out and temps warmed up a degree or two. lol. Tonight freeze warnings in effect for parts of the area. Chance of snow tomorrow. Tomorrow our high will be in mid 40s.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7153041

Well the rain should move out of here by late this evening.
At 12 Noon we had gotten 2.35" of rain and it's still raining off and on.
Tomorrow they're calling for Sunny and low 60's.

We went to the fish farm today.
Needed to get cold water food for the Koi.
I asked about the Kelli's fish and she said they have them change colors all the time and at all ages.
But check for parasites just to be sure so...

They had a big tank full of turtles... Red Eared Sliders and a big tank of 16" Paddlefish.
They were COOL!
But as we don't have an acre pond...
http://www.scenicsports.com/paddlefish.jpg

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #7154105

Good Morning! I'm getting ready for my day of beauty! My biggest decision today is "which color do I want my toesies to be"!

Kelli - I love your fishies names!

77.2 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 72 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.01 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F
Visibility: 4.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4500 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 93. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #7154125

Sharon, I think your passie picture answered your question! Get your toesies painted passionflower pink.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7154433

Good suggestion, Marylyn!
Sharon: you and Marylyn are still having summer!

We are not as cold as pepper's area but it is still pretty cool here--48F on my back porch a little bit ago. Not raining, thank goodness, but cloudy. Sun is supposed to come out sometime today.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #7155593

I had a great day at the salon! It's still 93* here... :P
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 10, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #7155746

DH caught the fish and I was able to look at it. The red spots are not normal coloring. They are raised to some degree and a couple of them have cuts. My guess is that a raccoon grabbed the fish and he got away but got a lot of cuts. We have him in a tub now and I am treating him with fish antibiotics.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 10, 2009
74 F
Clear
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 8 mph from the ESE
Pressure: 29.77 in (Falling)
Visibility: 9.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

All of the spots are unnatural except the ones on his head.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #7156566

OUCH!
Don't be surprised to see black blotches appear as it heals.
That's a good sign.
You need a dog.
Do you hand feed or throw/scatter feed?

We got back from remodeling my SIL's kitchen about 8 PM.
Lovely day up in Dayton today.
Got the new door in for the second time...lol!
Torn out all the plaster and lathe from the surrounding wall.
Then insulated it and rocked the wall.
Took us about 8 hours.
The 5 of us really moved on this one.

Saw a VERY BAD Wreck on I-71 South on the way home.
In fact we were 1/4 mile away from being involved.
Just about 1/2 mile from our exit a car suddenly swerved right from the middle lane.
Slammed into the Guard Rail, bounced off,
went clear across the HWY and slammed straight into the concrete divider.
All the other cars were able to get out of the way.
How I don't know. It was like a NASCAR wreck.
A saw it happening and slammed on the Emergency Flasher and started tap braking.
Picked a travel line thru (emergency driving training) and got off at the exit.

Robyn dialed 911 and I had dispatch in seconds.
Gave them the info and before I could finish she had dispatched Life Squad.
So maybe one minute after the wreck.
2 hours later the two left lanes were still closed. (ARTEMIS Camera shows the backup)
That's not a good sign.
Robyn said the driver's side and front were crushed.

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

October 11, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #7156651

COLD!!!! For a high we reached low 40s today. Needless to say I did not do anything with the mums today.

Sharon, glad you had a great day after birthday day at the salon!!

Ric, glad to hear you only witnessed it and weren't in it.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7156680

The rally race driving course I took really paid off again.
I recognized there was going to be a problem and picked my 'line' instinctively.
The big problems is you want to 'look'.
Where you look you follow.
That's why so many people hit deer.
People see Them instead of a way out (line).
Look at your escape line and stay focused on that.
I do remember seeing that car hit the wall... but it was out of my side vision.

Looks like we may have to do some serious plant covering tomorrow.
We've got them pretty well grouped now so covering them won't be a problem.
If we get the GH plastic up most will end up in there... hopefully...lol!

Ric

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 11, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #7157137

Ric, thanks God you were OK and could call 911!
Sharon, what a wonderful gift for your BD! Did you make that color on your nails? Beautiful passion flower!
Kelli, I hope your fish gets well, poor thing!
I have good news about th epuppy : he is alive and better! My neighbors brought him back home from the vetspital last night. He had babesiosis, a very dangerous illness caused by the ticks. He was about to die, but the vet saved him finally, after almost a week . They had to make blood transfusions, poor pup! he was out , in the neighbors yard, playing this morning and he ate well.
I was busy this week-end canning cucumbers, red peppers and unripe tomatoes. Will have to post some pics later.
Now I hav e to get outside and pull off some plants, zinnias and salvias because tomorrow it's going to be veeeeeeeery cold...ugh!
Still 70 today and sunny. My DS took this pisture while I was resting and reading the posts!LOL
Adina

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
12:14 PM

Post #7157174

It's cold here at 6 am 38*... Yesterday was so mild around 60 and very nice air...
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2009
12:19 PM

Post #7157185

Good morning!

Sunny, light breeze and 40F. There's ice on the pond this morning.

Sharon - glad you had a good day at the salon yesterday! :-) That photo of the frogs is hilarious! lol

Ric - wow, how scary! Glad you're OK.

Adina - good news on the puppy ! :-)

Kelli - hope the gold fish recovers!

Friday's storm caused quite a commotion, although it wasn't that bad at my house : footage from Kjalarnes (wind gusts up to 58 m/s = 130 mph), Hvalfjord and Reykjavik: http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/4497775/2009/10/09/3/
footage from the Westman islands off the south coast of Iceland (wind gusts up to 110 mph) : http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/4497775/2009/10/09/2/


Have a good day everyone!

Rann

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 11, 2009
12:22 PM

Post #7157197

25 looking for a good snow storm soon.

Ain't winter great!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #7157408

Kelli: glad you are able to treat the fishy with antibiotics--hope he gets well soon!
Ric: what a scary thing--so glad you and Robyn weren't involved in the wreck and that you were able to call 911 right away.
Pepper: you were about 10 degrees colder than we were here yesterday.
Adina:--you were tired--LOL--I don't think I have ever read the posts on DG while lying down.
So glad the puppy is doing better.
Rann: glad the storm wasn't so bad at your house--I'll check out those links when I finish this post.
CG: I'm never looking for a good snow storm! LOL
Sharon: are you still relaxed after your day at the spa?

It's cold -48F-and cloudy--heading for a high, supposedly, of mid-60's today. Hope it does warm up to that--Homecoming parade is this afternoon and my DGD is in the parade--she's homecoming sweetheart for her creative writing club. DGS is supposed to ride in the parade, too, with his little league football team. It's a "have to attend" event for me. :o))
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #7157468

Looks like they had to have gotten a frost up at Marcy's (59 miles north)
It was 34 up there this morning.

Bernie... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
How's the addition coming along?

Sunny and 37 when I got up.
Up to 45 now at 10:30.
Should hit 60 as a high.

No news about the crash so that's Good News.
Guess they survived.

Vic's (vic) FIL passed away last night at age 90.
If you know Vicky please DMail her and give her and Hank a HUG.
It was up here in Cincinnati so if possible we'll stop by and see her and her husband.

Off to work in the GH after I watch Rann's videos.

Ric

This message was edited Oct 11, 2009 10:32 AM

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 11, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #7157517

We have baby chicks coming on Oct 22, so I am busy updating a place for them. I am insulating & sheeting up a couple of old grain bins in the big corn crib. I plan on keeping them warm.
I advertised the old hens on Craig's list. Already got a call & a guy came for 20. He also took 50 lbs of onions. Wow!
Pheasant season opened here yesterday. Hunters are stopping today. Between us & a couple neighboring farms, we have some great Pheasant habitat. With the creek & some unfarmed low ground.
I might start laying out the footing forms this afternoon. Right after Vikings football.
Bernie
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #7157524

Ric: I don't know Vicky but please pass along our condolences to her and her DH.
Rann: I just viewed the videos--that was some storm!-- but the rainbow at the end of that one video was pretty.

edited to add:; CG-congrats on selling the older chicks!

This message was edited Oct 11, 2009 9:56 AM
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #7157573

Hello Everyone!!

Sounds like everyone is either real hot or real cold. Good Grief!

Ric glad you weren't in that wreck. My mom had to take oil slick driving tests for her job, man she can steer around most anything now, plus it teaches you bail out and find a line driving skills also, she taught me a lot about that.

Joey are you still ok from your wreck, I hope?

Mau what happened to our sunny day yesterday?? NOAA weather people completely missed that boat!! Dave took the day off yesterday and we went to the State Fair, had a great time but our sunny 65 degree no wind weather turned into an overcast 43 degree 5mph winds day. It was cold out there but we had a great time regardless.

Here we go today, they're saying the same thing as yesterday and we're starting off with the same thing as yesterday.

Right now:
53.6 F
Overcast
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 51 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.3 mph
Pressure: 30.08 in (Falling)
Visibility: 6.0 miles
UV: 0.3 out of 16
Clouds:
Overcast 1700 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Sunday look for mostly sunny skies with temps in the middle 60's.

Really???



This message was edited Oct 11, 2009 10:22 AM
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #7157905

Yeah, really??? No sunny skies here and it sure doesn't feel like mid-60's to me!!
Bah! Humbug! LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #7157933

Cloudy with temps in the high 30s.

Chiefs playing Cowboys now. If Chiefs win it will be a miracle.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #7158525

Well it's 3:30pm and we still don't have sunny skies and the temp is 56 degrees. It's colder now than it was at 10:00am!!

56.5 F
Overcast
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.8 mph
Pressure: 29.98 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1.0 out of 16
Clouds:
Overcast 1300 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 410 ft

Oh, and my elevation changed again, Lonsdale must be on a land ship LOL!!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 11, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #7158820

New thread is here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047184/

Bernie

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