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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #7181957

We are a group of friends from around the world. Come on in and join the chat!

We came from here - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047184/

Our cool front moved through yesterday. I was so happy I stayed outside most of the day! We woke up to a low of 53.4* yesterday and never made it to 70*. Today we woke up to 46.3*. I am one happy camper LOL!

51.1 F
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 50 F
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: 3.2 mph
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph
Pressure: 30.15 in(Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2500 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Breezy. Partly cloudy. High 63. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Taken yesterday Gulf Frit enjoying some nectar.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #7182100

28 at 8 AM this morning.
That's at our local airport about 5 miles from here BUT down in the valley.
All I know is the towel I left hanging on the curtain pole from the house to the HT was stuck to it...
Car was totally frost covered (but it's in our coolest spot) ...
but the house next door (on the other side) was not.

It's Currently 39 and calm at 10 AM.

So it's a good thing we got all the plants in...
first time I ever remember the first frost and freeze happening simultaneously.
Our Ave first Frost date is 10/13. First Freeze 10/27.
So we just about split the difference.

Sharon we both LOVE those cats!
About 36" tall?
Nice Frit shot!

Today we are going to take a day off.
I haven't had the camera out in days...lol!
Tomorrow we'll start the cleanup.

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7182184

Ric - From the tallest 39", 37 ", 32" and 12". They come in various sizes and colors. The tallest has a crack in it from the move. We are planning on getting more. We love them. They also come in variuos animals, giraffes, elephants...

Here is the picture again.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7182218

Cool!
Does the store have a web site?

Temp jumped to 45 in the last few minutes.
It's currently warmer in Denver than in Orlando, FL...
And they are 2 hours behind! LOL!

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 18, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #7182418

Good morning~I'm up before sunrise~which is good, because sunrise is at 8:48am:))
The long dark days are coming quickly. But, the dark, clear sky is filled w/stars w/Big Dipper right overhead near enough to touch.
26*F with highs in the 30-40's.
Thanks for the new thread, MySharona~cute pics from the last thread, too.
Celia~so glad the news is much better than thought~~~excellent.
kelli~rain on the pond looked great; bet you loved it, too.
The photos have been so beautiful; love the fall/winter/brrr/and sky. Gorgeous world to see~thanks all for sharing.
While on vacation, I'd posted a photo of where I'd lived as a child. The housing is now long gone; the mine closed and a flood took out most of the remains. My sister gave me this pic of the housing taken in 1945. This is my father, w/me, in front of the housing in Bishop, Calif.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 18, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #7182423

Now~same place; Pine Creek, Bishop, Calif.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 18, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #7182555

Sure glad the cold headed elsewhere. We've had it long enough. It's 55 here going for mid 60's.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #7182608

Kiska - Love the picture of you and your dad. What kind of mine? Did your dad work there? It's sad that the town is gone.
Ric - The store is Go Fish. The cats are imported from Bali. Here is a link to the store, but they don't list all of the animals. I'm a little disappointed in the web-site. http://www.gofishretail.net/home.php?cat=14

60.4 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 33 F
Wind: 0.0 mphfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 9.4 mph
Pressure: 30.15 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft

It is soooo nice outside LOL! Callie still loves Blue Daze!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #7182812

66.8 F with 74 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 41 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.0 mph
Pressure: 30.00 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Another of Crystal's pics. A friend of hers children and their horses.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 18, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #7183015

Gorgeous day here!!!

61.5 F
Clear
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 44 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 1.3 mph
Pressure: 30.30 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds:
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

Came in for a minute from weeding, the ground is soaked and those weeds just pull right up. Going to go plant some tulip bulbs.

Love the pics on the previous thread and this one! Kiska how neat of you to stand on the foundation of your old house, oh the memories.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #7183164

Celia, great news! I'm so happy for you and Crystal! Great pics! Love the golden sunset.
Sharon, I'll take the camera, just if it's another gorgeus day...for now it's only rain, rain, rain...ugh!Cute pics!
Ric, glad you are OK.
Kiska, how cute to have that picture!
48 today , strong wind and raining. Forecasted more warm tomorrow...I hope so!LOL
Adina
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7184137

55 here for a high.
Sunny and Ahhhhh...

After the last week of scrambling to get the GH done and filled we just Vegged today.
Got out the camera and hiked around the yard.
Then watched football and made a Pizza.

Sun on the Sewing Room floor.
Ric

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 19, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7184319

I watched the Vikings - Ravens game. Vikings had it in hand for 3 quarters. Ravens came back in 4th quarter. They blew a field goal at the end to give Vikings win, 33 to 31.

I finished the walls in the shed for the baby chicks. Need to put some foam board on the ceiling & will be ready for them when they come on Thursday.

Bernie
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7184337

We had a cold wind driven rain all day that has turned to snow. Yuck.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #7184354

Hi, Andy!! Welcome back! :-)

Yayyy, Vikings, Bernie!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 19, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #7184380

6 - 0
Our stars all shined today!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #7184387

I turned on the Patriots Game at the start of the second quarter.
Started watching because of the snow. I LOVE snow games.
Didn't realize I was going to see Tom Brady tie A 59 year old record.
5 touchdowns passes in one quarter!
In the snow!?! AMAZING.

Down to 37 might see freezing again... then mid 60's tomorrow.
Now they are calling for low 70's Weds!
Furnace is STILL off...

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 19, 2009
4:23 AM

Post #7184868

33* and dropping this evening~

ric~loved the sunny floor and the bright red leaf~beautiful shade of reds.
Hi Andy~nice seeing you here too. Snowing and cold; bummer.
CG~busy as usual; with a deadline for both chicks and winter, time is of the essence.
In regards to the photo of Pine Creek~the mine was a Tungsten mine about 10-15 miles out of the town of Bishop, Calif. At the mine, there was only housing, no town. My dad worked there for a short time after WWII ended. He hadn't seen me till I was 2 years old as I was born shortly after he went overseas. Mining did not suit him and we moved to Northern Calif.
A book about the Pine Creek mine, "Mine in the Sky"; is very informative and contains comments and stories of my uncles and grandfather that also worked there.
MySharona~cute pic~
crissyr~sounds like a pretty Spring in your future.
The mine is deep within the tall white mountains in this pic. You'd never know it was there.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2009
8:35 AM

Post #7185162

Good morning!

Breezy and cool this morning, 34F. Mostly cloudy.

The girls are better so we had to get up for school this morning. There's quite a bit of difference from last week, it was still pretty dark when I walked HE to school. Sunrise is now at 8:31 and sunset will be at 5:54 pm.

Kiska - love the photos from your childhood home, beautiful scenery there :-) And the photo of you with your father is just great!

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #7185373

Celia Cute pic of the girls and horses!
Ric nice pics!
Kiska - You are rightone would never know the mine had been in the valley. Its a beautiful area. Ill have to check out that book.
Rann Im glad the girls are feeling better!

51.3 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 58%
Dew Point: 38 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.24 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

I'll have to enjoy the cool while it lasts. Supposed to be back in the 80's by Thursday and a possible record high on Saturday, then back in a cooling trend Sunday.

A friend gave me this Phal for my birthday. I haven't been about to get an ID on it - just that it's very pretty and a Phal LOL!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #7185713

57.2 F with 64 for the high. 50% chance of rain. It has rained already but not much.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 58%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.84 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

There is a reason people plant maples.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #7185717

Oh, wow, been busy with our Mid-South gardening round-up and house guests on Friday and Saturday nights. We had an absolutely fan-tabulous round-up--our best yet in my opinion!
Here is a link to my pics for anyone who is interested--if you go to the link, be sure you see the photos I took at the Old Mill. It is a wonderful park in the North Little Rock area. It even appears in the opening credits of the movie, "Gone With The Wind".
http://picasaweb.google.com/marsue777/Roundup1016172009?authkey=Gv1sRgCICSza7kt8zF1gE#5393722835023053490

today we have ample sunshine and temps in the 60's--I'm wasting daylight--need to get all my round-up plants in the ground. I'll be back later to catch up with y'all

great news about Crystal, Celia! :o))

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #7185740

Pretty!
I like the two tone affect.

32 and sunny.
We're on the back side of that High between us Sharon.
So our weather will be determined by winds from the SW.
You get our colder air... we'll take the warm dry TX stuff.
Some forecasts have us at mid 70's by Weds afternoon.
All have us at least the upper 60's and dry thru that period.

We're starting to get some color now...

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #7185758

Mau that's a WONDERFUL setting!
Have you all started a Thread in the RU Photos Forum?


View over the fence.
Ric

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 19, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #7186731

Nice pics everyone. We don't get much for orange & red fall colors here. A bit of yellow, but that's about it. It was above average temps all of Sept & 1st couple of weeks into Oct and then we got hit with a very hard frost -16C or 3F. Most of the tree leaves were still green and now froze, so even less colors this year.

High Forecast +7C or 45F
Condition: light drizzle
Temp: 4C or 39F
Wind: SE 6 km/h or 4 mph
Relative Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 101.7 kPa or 30.04 in
Dewpoint: 2.1C or 35.8F
Ceiling: 1100 ft
Visibility: 3 km or 2 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:06AM
Sunset: 6:34PM
Daylight Hours: 10:27, boy the days are getting shorter fast!

Here's a picture of great excitement & anticipation. Call-Before-You-Dig markings. I'm going to dig a trench and run 20 amp service to the greenhouse. YEAH!!! I don't start up the GH until March 1st, but the ground will be frozen then.



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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 19, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #7187172

I LOVE snow games too Ric, but Tennessee obviously has problems with the snow, I'm wondering if they were assigned the wrong cleats. At half time the network here switched to another game that was much more interesting, but I don't remember what game it was, it was good, I watched it... LOL

LOL Kiska! I don't know how you guys handle it in the winter with hardly any sunlight, I would go insane. I need a cabin up there for summer living, it's too hot down here :)

67.8 F
Clear
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 2.7 mph from the SSE
Wind Gust: 4.7 mph
Pressure: 30.09 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds:
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 19, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #7187807

No fall color here either. Hard frost & rain, trees are bare already.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2009
11:19 PM

Post #7187877

Ric: here is the link to our RU photo thread.--we do a lot of chatting on this thread, too. LOL

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1048937/

I'm pooped--been planting flowers most of the day--I'll catch up with y'all tomorrow.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7188436

Thanks Mau!

Chrissy Tennessee has FAR more problems than the cleats...they are 0-6!

Currently 50
We hit 62 but high whispy clouds came in so the sun didn't feel as hot as it did yesterday.

We did mostly yard work today.
Started in the Brickroom and worked out to the deck.
The yard was/is a mess. Always is after the Great Plant Migration.
We have maybe 50 pots to empty and at least that many saucers and such to clean and store.

Plus this year we need to get a different leaf netting over the new pond.
Our old one was bamboo... this one will be PVC.
So we made a design, figured materials and headed to Lowe's.
Total cost less what we already had... $4.67...lol!

Ric

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

October 20, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #7188615

Bernie, are you a Bret Favre fan?

Meanwhile, the Angels and Dodgers are killing me. I think they have the playoffs near Halloween because they are so scary.


I haven't needed to run the air conditioner today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 6:51 PM PDT on October 19, 2009
65 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 51 F
Wind: 6 mph from the WNW
Pressure: 29.87 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3800 ft
(Above Ground Level)

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #7188636

Almost 70 today with a breeze and sunny!!! Yesterday was the first time I had seen the sun in over a week. And I saw it again today!! Enjoying it while I can.

Spent the weekend in Iowa with family and had a ton of fun. Went horseback riding (my fav thing to do even above gardening) and my saddle for some reason wouldn't stay on. Neither would the buddy saddle that my neice was using that was hooked to my saddle. We hit a brushy area and next thing I know my neice is falling off behind me, my sister starts yelling, my father turns around and his eyes get huge and next thing I know I'm on the side of the horse. LOL. Saddle slipped even more before anyone could get to me and I eventually land on the ground and almost landed on my niece. My father went to put the saddle back on right and had to get out pliers to loosen the cinch so he could move it. We haven't figured out why the saddle kept slipping yet. He eventually switched saddles with me and when we got back to the barn he leaned over to put my neice down, she fell and the saddle slipped over to the side of his horse and he went down also. My whole family got a good laugh outta it when we told the story.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 20, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7188653

I've been a Vikings fan since day one. Favre is now our QB, so I am a fan of him.
We had to suffer through some close to 40 games with him on the other side,. It's nice to have him on our side!
Amazing man when it comes to completing passes. We have some very good receivers & every game they are getting more used to each other.
We also have a kind of easy schedule.

Hit 65 again today. Only drawback, those stupid lady bugs & box elder bugs all over everything.
Rain again tomorrow night. Boo!

Bernie

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #7188871

I don't watch any sports and neither does Darrell but I have a friend who always ends the National Anthem with..."And the home...of the...Atlanta Braaaaaaaves!"

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2009
9:01 AM

Post #7189177

Good morning!

Practically calm this morning, 34F and mostly cloudy.

Celia - great news about Crystal! What a relief!

Beautiful photos everyone!

Have a good day!

Rann
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #7189328

I'm so far behind after being away due to our RU that I'll never catch up--guess I will just start fresh from here.
Pepper: glad nobody was hurt in your family's "great saddle adventure"!
Ric: you and Robyn have certainly worked hard these last few weeks getting your garden and GH in order. Maybe the two of you will have time to just relax a little bit in the coming weeks.
Celia: love the photo of Isis--hilarious!
We are due to have a high of 72F and sunshine--a great day to finish planting my RU plants. I'll be back later with a pic of my new shade bed and the RU plants that are going into it today.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #7189609

We're looking at the upper 60's today. 43 currently.
Once we hit it I'll be opening all the windows and doors.
We'll be building the Pond Net and cleaning again today.
W/ two nights of freeze behind us the leaves will be turning and falling fast.
Looks like our normal cycle.
Leaves turn, place looks beautiful, next day a T-Storm comes in and blows them all down... lol!

I'll see if this year I can get Catalpa Tree shots.
For those of you who don't know the Tree it has HUGE heart shaped leaves.
(In the Spring gorgeous white flowers almost Daff looking in shape.)
They turn yellow in about one day. Then all fall the next. They are so big you can hear them falling.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2315/

Even Raspberries can look pretty.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #7189705

Temps jumped 15 degrees in half an hour.
It's 58... wow!

Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
3:05 PM

Post #7189818

Thanks, Rann. How are your girls now? Better?

Mau, I love the RU pics! So much fun!

Ric, we have catalpa trees in our neighborhood but people 'round these parts chop the tops off and make the tree look like a giant mushroom. Ick! Darrell's mom had 2 in her yard. They're so beautiful when left to grow naturally, as she did.

46.8 F with 58 for the high. It's raining.
Light Rain
Windchill: 47 F
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 43 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.0 mph
Pressure: 29.94 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1500 ft
Scattered Clouds 2600 ft
Overcast 3300 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Ferns changing color.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 20, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #7189897

Ric, not to worry, we are sending you another batch of cloudy, cold, & rain!
Only 49 & heavy overcast.

Footings for our addition are poured!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #7190361

I'm sending my rain your way too Ric.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 20, 2009
8:13 PM

Post #7190636

Ric, we have Catalpa trees in our country too. I had those in my old neighborhood and used to play with their fruits when we were children!LOL Great colors in your pictures!
Celia, cute Isis and beautiful Maple !
Mau, thanks for sharing those pics from the RU. Seems you had a great time!
Sharon, what a gorgeous orchid!
Rann, what a relief your girls are well and going to school!
Kiska, what a beautiful view! Sounds you have some famous people in your family!
No rain today and it's getting warm. 59 at noon, 39 tonight. Sunny tomorrow...yiipee!
Lots of Robins on my fence a few days ago.
Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #7190811

Cute birdies, Adina. Looks like a few in the shrub, too.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #7190863

LOL Ric I haven't been keeping up with the Titans, obviously. What was the final score of that game, did they ever score?
I know how my 49ers are doing though, not good as usual but they're not the worse team out there for once! LOL

What a big hissy kitty!

I'm sending Thursday's thunderstorms somebody's way, I don't know whose way, but they're coming at ya!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 20, 2009
10:17 PM

Post #7190979

The house next to my grandma's house had a big catalpa tree. I thought it was great. My dad thought it was messy. I don't know what was so messy about it but maybe those big pods got in the way of mowing. He didn't care for things that got in the way of mowing.


Hey, wow, look at this. Two days in a row that are not hot.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 20, 2009
78 F
Clear
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 41 F
Wind: 10 mph from the WNW
Pressure: 29.82 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Something is acting up here. When I put the camera memory card in the computer, the photo wizard is supposed to come up and then I can transfer the photos to the hard drive. For the past couple weeks, it has been kind of hit or miss as to whether the wizard comes up or not and now this week it doesn't want to do it at all. (I can transfer them manually from the memory card to the hard drive, but then my photo numbering system will be all messed up.) If anyone has a clue what's up, let me know.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
10:20 PM

Post #7190990

Mine does rhat sometimes, too. I have to empty the card and reformat.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 20, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #7191256

How do you reformat it? Is that something I'd find in the camera manual?
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #7191259

kelli - try cleaning the contacts on the card with a pencil eraser.

was nice today - 60's, got some outside wiring done after the work thing.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #7191349

Yes, try cleaning it forst. To format, look for the instructions in your book.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 21, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7191449

Okie-dokie. Thanks.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 21, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7191510

High of high 60s with scattered showers and a breeze off and on all day. Tomorrow, pouring down rain and lasts til thursday morning.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7192097

Kelli you should be able to Format right in the reader in the computer.
Mine does anyway. Check your program for updates... in tools probably.
If all else fails uninstall and reinstall the program.

Adina those Robins look like they are in Prison...lol!

Chrissy the final score was 59-0.
I'll admit I've always loved to see Brett Farve play.
Well except when he was w/ the Jets and hurt.
So I'll be watching w/ Bernie a lot this year.

Well we got the 'leaf guard' assembled and put over the pond.
We'll paint it, probably black, after we take it down.
Too much trouble to do it after the test fit.
Since we recycled the old Hoop GH PVC we have maybe 10 bucks in the whole deal.
That Bird Netting covering the unit.
If you look REAL hard you can see it.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7192134

The GH is working out well too.
It was 52 F outside when we checked the temp inside... 66 F

We actually made it to 71 F today.
We had all the doors and windows open by late afternoon.
2 more days of this to go.
They say mid 70's tomorrow.
Cold weather coming back in at week's end.
But nothing major.

Here's the Catalpa Tree.
I'm not a big fan of them most of the year but when they are in flower they are lovely.
Problem is they are weak wooded trees and break and split a lot.
You can just see it starting to turn.

Ric

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #7192860

Those catalpa trees do get really big!
Ric, you are correct--I had to look really hard and adjust the angle of my laptop screen in order to see the netting.
Pepper: we will be getting your rain on Thursday--70% chance of rain tomorrow. :o((
Adina: those robins of yours don't look like the robins we have over here--must be a different "variety"

Our trees, or some of them, are just beginning to turn color. It should be a good year for fall color with all the rain we've had in Aug. and Sept.

I still have more RU plants to get into the ground--need to do that today before the rain comes in tomorrow. Supposed to be sunny and 70F today.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 21, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7192951

A little research.
http://www.avianweb.com/europeanrobins.html

Raining here again this morning.
Crew got all the potatoes possible out of the ground yesterday. Some places was still to wet & muddy.
Market was slow, but people who came did buy.

Going to finish installing doors & things in a house project. God job for rainy day.

Bernie

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #7193014

Gonna have rain tonight and tomorrow...

Right now, it dark cloudy! 60 degrees...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7193067

Thanks for that link, Bernie. Our Robins are quite a bit larger.
here's a link to the American Robin for Adina's information.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_robin/id
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #7193115

The European Robins put me in mind of a Bluebird at first look.
After reading Bernie's Link you can definitely see the Flycatcher traits.
No direct reason for this shot I just thought it was cool... the OK State Bird.
http://www.birdsofoklahoma.net/Scissor-tail09.htm

We appear to be caught in an eye type formation.
The High is pumping everything around us.
Clear and low 70's today and into tomorrow.
Rain moving in late Thursday then a few days of it.

Currently 43
We'll be cleaning up the yard again today.
The front of the garage has a grape vine trellis attached to it.
(The garage is going to be turned into a Family Room and it's time to address the drainage issues in front of it.)
That's coming down today and it's the last haircut of the year for the hedges.
We have a Zebra Grass out in the Garage Bed.
It's coming out and we'll replace it w/ a Musa basjoo hardy banana.

The newer Koi are doing very well.
They have fattened up and added about 2" in length.
They are on pure veggie Fall Food.
The water temps are just about down to the stop feeding zone.

Well off to the yard.

Ric

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #7193466

Whatcha gonna do with the zebra grass? :-) The koi look really healthy. I've been thinking about putting in a hardy banana here.

Hi, Rusty! (waving)

Bernie, glad people were buying. Do you think more people are using local growers than the stores? If we had more here, I would.

Adina, very neat about the robins. I thought I was seeing finches or sparrows but that didn't seem right. Silly me.

40.2 F with 59 for the high.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 40 F
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 35 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.15 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2500 ft
Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

MG still going strong.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #7193477

Geranium changing color.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #7193524

Golden Shower rose.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #7193534

I threw seeds from the coneflowers in front of the house into this bed last fall. This is the first flower.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 21, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #7193753

Sunrise: 8:57 (only 45 minutes from now:))
40* with highs in the 40's.
ric~the pond cover looks great and the netting is nearly invisible. The Koi are very pretty. Love the decking, too.
Beautiful new bloom, kwanjin, as are the others.
adina~cute row of Robins ~ they've left Alaska for the winter as have most other migrating birds. There was one lonely Sandhill Crane in a field yesterday~he needs to take flight and catch up w/others.
CG~glad the customers were buying. We have begun the process of updating the countertop in the kitchen. Bright yellow laminate has been my companion for 31 years. We're going to use a gray-shades granite Corian-type. I started painting the walls and hope to finish today. (Creamy white)..
hi Pepper, kelli and Dyson and crissyr~
Taken in June~nearby river.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 21, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #7194020

Thanks for the score update.

That Capala tree needs to be pruned really bad, I can see in front where one branch broke and another one is pretty big already in it's place. The big branch looks like it's going to fall right on the house. Pretty but not for me.

59.4 F
Clear
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 54 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 4.5 mph
Pressure: 30.05 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds:
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 21, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #7194329

The people that come to the market buy a lot, but with 40,000 people in Mankato & thousands more in a 40 mile radius, we aren't getting a very high percentage. About 3500 on a Saturday in peak season. Lots of out of town folks.
Mankato is a regional shopping center. Most towns around have very few stores if any at all. Prices are always higher in the small towns. So people come to Mankato on weekends to shop.

We were blessed with about " of rain today. So things that were soft but drying are now soup again. Done raining now, so waiting for sun to come out. Wind has turned to NW.

Bernie

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #7194508

Still way more people than I would have thought. We have an indoor market but it's about 14 miles from here.

BTW, Adina. Marvelous article today.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #7194626

Pretty koi, Ric; so you don't feed them in the winter?--As you can tell, I know nothing about koi except that they are pretty--LOL Thats an amazing photo of the scissor-tail flycatcher. I had one of those to vist my bird feeder once several years ago. It was, of course, the scissor tail that allowed me to ID it.
kiska: very peaceful looking photo. Your days are really getting shorter now!
Celia: nice pics of the flowers. The MG looks like a sand dollar.
Bernie: how much longer will you have vegetables available for the market?
Adina: I'm going to go and read your article when I finish posting here.

I'm almost finished planting RU plants. Whew!! Free is good but it makes for a lot of work-LOL I think at the Spring RU I will just go for the fun, fellowship and food and not bring any plants home. Y'all remind me that I said that come spring!!

overcast today but no rain yet. 30% chance this evening, 80% chance on Thursday.
I took a few photos of some late-blooming roses this afternoon. This is Medallion.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
9:15 PM

Post #7194632

This is Angel Face--one of the most delightfully fragrant roses ever, IMHO!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #7194638

Here are some red mums in bloom.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #7194650

and the ever-beautiful but not fragrant Peach Belle

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

October 21, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #7195013

Wow, lots of nice flowers out there still. I haven't taken an pictures in a couple days. I thought that while DH was on a business trip I'd get some stuff done in the house, but I've accomplished pretty much el zilch-o. I've been spending too much time on the Angels message board. (Rann and Adina, the Angels are a baseball team.) There's a Dodger game tonight. It's bound to be scary.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on October 21, 2009
84 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 25%
Dew Point: 45 F
Wind: 5 mph from the SSE
Pressure: 29.81 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)



joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 21, 2009
11:28 PM

Post #7195089

Beautiful roses...my favorite flower
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7195447

Chrissy I agree about the Catalpa, though it isn't quite as close to the house as the photo makes it appear.
But the County owns the house and definitely won't be doing any trimming.



Celia and Mau beautiful blooms!

Mau in areas w/ freezing the Koi and Goldfish don't get fed in Winter.
As water temps drop to 50 the fish and the bacteria that help them digest slow down.
From 40-50 you feed them a special all veggie food that is easier for them to dogest.
Below 40 you quit feeding entirely. Usually they quit eating anyway.
They are basically hibernating and live off body fat.
They can survive to 33.
So the first several inches of the pond freeze but they are hanging out near the bottom.
Come Spring you reverse the feeding process.
Neat thing is they can also survive in 105 water too...

We hit 70 again today and should again tomorrow.
Started tearing apart the Garage Beds.
Two grasses dug up.
One, a volunteer, goes to Joyce. The other, a Zebra Grass, will be potted and moved to the Sideyard.
Also dug up some hardy Geraniums that will be going to taynors place.
Tore down the Grape Vine Trellis and got rid of a few logs from the old Maple.
Basically they were plant stands but had rotted away.
Now they are humus/mulch.
We brought 3 Musa basjoos, hardy bananas, over from Jon's house.
One went in the Zebra's spot. One next to the Porch GH.
The other will go near the Brickroom just off the deck.

Celia if you want to try a banana in the Spring let me know.

Here's a shot as we were planting.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7195565

Mid 60s for a high today and cloudy. Now it's raining and will be raining until tomorrow afternoon.

Here is the mare that I rode over the weekend. The saddle that is on her is the one that slipped. The buddy saddle in behind my saddle. The paint on her other side is the mare my father rode and she is pregant with a foal due in December or January.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #7196858

Gorgeous pics everyone!

I have a headache and it's turning into a migraine and I don't get migraines so I'm all whiny about it. Took some Tylenol on an empty stomach, then thought about it and ate a bowl of cereal but it's making my stomach burn anyway, and I have a sweater on and I'm too hot and getting clammy. Everyone else is freezing so it's just the headache and Tylenol. I felt fine when I got up this morning and half way to work, then my neck started aching, then my head. Gee, sounds like I need a massage! Bummer!! Sounds like I need to take the afternoon off!

63.7 F
Rain Mist
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 62 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.72 in (Rising)
Visibility: 4.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3500 ft
Overcast 5000 ft
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #7197050

Crissy: I hope you are not coming down with the flu! If you get a fever you better go to the doctor!
Ric: thanks for the info on the koi. Does your pond ever get below 33F in the deepest parts of it?
Pepper: pretty horses--I'm partial to paints myself. We used to have a beautiful paint stallion which we turned into a gelding after he first had the opportunity to sire some gorgeous foals. I would post a pic of him but don't have any of his photos on my computer. We had him in pre-computer days and I would have to scan the photos, which I really should do one of these days.
Adina: that was a nice article about the tropical hibiscus--very pretty photos, too.

It's raining here today but supposed to clear off later this evening and be nice this week-end. :o)) I hope the weather folk aren't lying!

I had more Monarchs yesterday(or perhaps the same ones). This time they liked the yellow mums in the front yard.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #7197170

49.1 F with 58 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 49 F
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 38 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.15 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 8500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

We still have snaps.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #7197425

LOL Mau, it's just a headache and I messed up on the Tylenol by taking it on an empty stomach.

There's tornado warnings in Louisiana :( :( :(

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 22, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #7197887

HI guys! I see you have some gorgeous roses still blooming. I planted yesterday 30 cuttings and I was beat by the end of the day!
Mau, thanks for reading my article . I'm glad you liked it. Great blooms you got there! Thanks for the link.
Celia, great pics! Thanks for reading my article.
Ric, huge work to dig up all plants, isn't it? Banana looks great.
Kelli, I think it's great you're enjoying baseball! We have a similar game here in Romania, it's called "oina".
Bernie,thank you for posting the link about the Robins.
Kiska, our Robins remain here during winter.
Crissy, sorry for the headache, I hope you feel beter now.
Pepper, beautiful horse!
Sunny today, 50, no wind, humidity 29%. I was working in the GH yesterday repotting. See the rose cuttings on the left before I planted them.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 22, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #7197900

I took this from my car on my way to work at noon.
BTW, your vicepresident was here, in Bucharest today! Traffic was a bit difficult when we left home, lots of police cars and officers on our way.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7198332

58F and falling. Glorious weather the past 3 days! Rain and high winds starting tonight through Fri. evening then 5 days of sunshine and moderate temps are forecast. Fall foliage is peaking here. I spent most of yesterday and all of today working outside. Mowed the lawn, did the leaves, cleaned out flowerbeds and ran everything through the shredder. I also managed to get around 70 of the gallon perennials I recently bought on clearance planted.

Joey...The seeds have arrived. Thanks!

Ric...Looks like another BIG project for you. Interesting fish facts. When I get around to building a pond I should be well educated.

Kiska...Beautiful blue color in the river. You sure can tell it's glacially fed.

Marsue...gorgeous roses...Especially the Peach Belle.


Here are a few photos from the past few days. Sunset at Pymatuning State Park.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #7198339

Autumn reflections in a stream.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #7198341

Horses grazing under blue autumn skies.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7198360

Another reflection--one of my favorite fall photo subjects.


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #7198414

amazing photos, EB!! gorgeous fall colors, especially in the photo with the horses. Peach Belle would be the perfect hybrid tea rose if she was fragrant--IMHO.
Been raining here all day--the weatherman said tonight that we are within two inches of beating our record for having the wettest year on record.
Supposed to be dry for the week-end, though, with showers coming back in on Sunday night or Monday. Oh, well, we enjoyed the 4 sunny days while they lasted.

purple mums are blooming, too

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7198802

Excellent e_b!
They look more like paintings than photos. And I mean that in best sense.

Mau we're still getting a few blooms but mostly Asters and of all things Canna.
The bees are mobbing them... butterflies are about all gone.
Before we had 18" deep ponds and they never froze completely.
So w/ a 26" deep stock tank (buried in the ground) and 36" deep regular pond the fish will be more than OK.
The big problem is making sure there's open water at some point for gas transfer.
Have to let the CO2 out and O2 in...
The falls get turned off so the water temperature levels stay constant.
So we'll have to put in a deicing unit.
It's basically a heat ring in a plastic housing.
It keeps open water under it and allows the gas exchange thru it's middle vents.
It runs by a thermostat and only works when needed.
Since the water temps have gone up the last few days the fish are once again hammering their food.
Slapping on the fat...

Celia I'd find it hard to believe you still have Snaps but we still have Impatients... go figure.
ALL those plants we warehoused and 59 cent Impatients are still cranking...lol!

Well the Garage beds are done, the bananas are caged and about 1/2 insulated, hedges got their haircut, weeds whipped, and the Entryway Trumpet Vines are pruned hard back.
And all the volunteer Trumpets taken care of... lol!
This year I pruned them w/ the hedge trimmers. Only took about an hour.

We're looking at rain tomorrow and Saturday we'll be heading back to Dayton to finish the remodel at my SIL's place.
So Sunday we should get the last of the yard work done till the leaves start REALLY falling.

We hit 72 today!
Again all the doors and windows were open.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7198897

I've been finally knocked down with bronchitis. I slept most of today. I had 10 hours last night and plan on doing it again tonight.

Mau, your mums a beautiful. Sorry you have more rain coming. It was nice you had the sun, though. We've had a few nice days and snow is coming by Monday "they" say.

Ric, I know, it's weird about the snaps. They were gone and now they're back.

EB, as always, your pic are amazing! I love them.

The Calif. poppies are still going and Tomato Soup is trying to make a comeback, too.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #7199019

Wet, cold and rainy. Need I say more? lol

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7199106

No, Pepper! lol...

It will be cloudy and cold tomorrow...
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7199323

Looks like everyone gets wet tomorrow! lol!

Our Winter plants are coming up very nicely.
The Hellebores are all showing tons of new growth and the Arums are looking very nice.
Weird to have a winter EE...

Ric

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2009
8:56 AM

Post #7199668

Good morning!

Raining, fairly calm and 42F.

Celia - I hope you feel better soon!

Ric - interesting about the fish. I keep mine in the garage over winter since the pond isn't deep enough to keep them outside. Also, the winter is so long here I don't know if they'd endure such a long hibernation. I can't decide if I should use a heater to keep the water around 68F or just let it fluctuate with the temp. in the garage ... it would be around 50F that way. I don't know if I can get cold water food for the fish here ... I'll have to check that out. Didn't know about that, just though they shouldn't be fed under 50F ... any advice?

EB - stunning photos! Wow!

Mau - beautiful roses! :-)

Hi to everyone I missed - loved all the photos and chat :-)

Hope you all have a good day!

Rann
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #7199798

Happy Birthday Marylyn!! I hope you have a maaahhhhhvelous day!

We've been in the mid 80's this week...so ready for Fall to stay until Winter! I'll be back to catch up.

71.1 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 67 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Rising)
Visibility: 6.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
1:02 PM

Post #7199975

Well, it got me that it dizzy & mist today...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #7199992

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYLYN!! I hope Charles and the girls have a nice birthday surprise planned for you today. :o))
Ric: we had our rain yesterday--today is dry and cooler--around 60F for a high. Still cloudy, though. Hopefully we will see the sun on Saturday!
Celia: feel better soon!
Rann: how are the girls doing? I'm assuming they got over their illness.
Sharon: gorgeous rose! Are you ready to try the ajuga again?

I'm going to my DD's this week-end to celebrate birthdays of 4 family members. Hopefully I will be able to get some good pics of the fall foliage in
NW Arkansas. They are supposed to hit their peak in autumn color this next week.

zinnias and blue salvia--taken on Oc. 21st before yesterday's big rain

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
1:51 PM

Post #7200082

Marylyn HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Rann what kind of fish are they? I forget... a lot...lol!
The Fall Food (Autumn/Spring) is basically all veggie food.
You can get it online fairly easily.
If you can keep the water at say 55 degrees they would remain active and you can use regular food.

Raining hard here earlier but supposed to move totally out by late afternoon.
Then just cloudy thru tomorrow.
Sun from Sunday on again.
I have some cabinets I need to install in the 'puter room and we have piles of laundry laying around so...

We found a Northern Dixie Wood Fern volunteer yesterday.
We love these guys and they are hard to come by...
The best tall fern out there.
Not a great sun fern but evergreen and don't flag in the heat like the Ostrich Ferns.

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #7200414

Still sick. Voice is gone. Again.

48.6 F with 61 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 49 F
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 35 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 7.0 mph
Pressure: 30.16 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

The tiniest morning glory bloomed for me this morning.

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 23, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #7200584

High Forecast +11C or 52F
Condition: mostly cloudy
Temp: 3C or 38F
Wind: SW 9 km/h or 6 mph
Relative Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 101.0 kPa or 29.83" falling
Dewpoint: -2.6C or 27.3F
Ceiling: 21 000 ft
Visibility: 64 km or 40 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:13AM
Sunset: 6:26PM
Daylight Hours: 10 hrs 12 min, loosing about 4 minutes per day

Here's a sketch the kid did. Still have 2 Hybrid Teas to move from a pot into the veggie garden for the winter. The garden looks very bare now. A neighbors kid rang the door bell the other day and had a look of major concern. He wanted to know what happened to all my flowers. He thought someone stole them. He had trouble understanding that they all froze and will be back next year. It was quite funny.

Happy B-Day Marylyn



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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #7200834

Happy birthday Marylyn! Sorry I missed it earlier. Hope you have a fantastic day :-)

Ric - sorry I wasn't more specific, they're regular gold fish. The problem is that the heater doesn't have a lower setting than 68F ... so it's either that or no heat and then it fluctuates with the temp in the garage, which was pretty steady at 50F before I turned the heater on. If I could I'd keep them at around 60F, but for some reason they don't make heaters with such a low setting ... the problem with keeping them at 68F out in the garage is that they're very active at that temp, and need to eat more ... and we're having horrible trouble remembering to go out to feed them. I'm very forgetful and if I don't have things where I see them, I forget ... and I don't want to starve the poor things...

Mau - the girls are better, thanks for asking. They went to school this week, so we're back to the normal routine.

Rann

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #7201114

Regular Goldfish, not the fancy fat ones like Oranda, I'd not heat the water at all.
Just don't feed them if it gets under 50-55 in the water.
I'd put an air stone in w/ them or something to move the water around.
Most of the big Koi Ponds only feed 2 twice a week anyway.
So if you forget a day no big deal.

Well the Sun's out and we have the Cabinets hung in the 'puter room...

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

October 23, 2009
9:46 PM

Post #7201341

High of 45, breezy and at times drizzly. An utterly miserable day!!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 23, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #7201451

Sounds like our weather. Starting to clear in the west.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #7201464

Thank you, everyone!! I'm having a fun day - and it's gorgeous out, too! Sunny, breezy, and 66.. Perfect! We met Charles for lunch, and since then have been running errands. It's Joy's turn for a new H'ween costume this year, and she wants to be a flying squirrel. Yikes! (I was lobbying for a rat or a dog... something easier! LOL) So we went to Wal-mart for brown sweatpants and a brown hooded jacket, and then to Hobby Lobby for "fur" for the trim and the tail. We found brown fleece for the... umm... well, the flap under the arms that they glide on... whatever you call that. LOL But they didn't have any brown "fur" - just white and pink. We'll have to visit some more stores tomorrow. I really need to quit waiting until the week before H'ween to do these things!!! Katie will wear her bunny costume again, and next year she'll get to choose a new one. Remind me to ask her what she wants to be at the beginning of October next year, ok??

One of the girls' cousins is in 2nd grade, and his class just read the Flat Stanley book, so we have "Flat Emmanuel" for a few days. We take him with us where ever we go and take photos and gather little souvenirs from his "visit". We will send him back with the photos on Tuesday. We didn't do anything very Texan-ish today... Emmanuel lives in Ohio, so Texas is very cool! The problem is, Houston isn't really what people imagine when they think "Texas"... The Wild West starts in Fort Worth - this is still the south. Tomorrow we're going to a children's festival at a women & children's shelter nearby, which should be fun - but still not very Texan-ish. Sunday is packed with church stuff this week. We need to find something more exciting to do on Monday before we mail him back! Maybe we'll take him to Brazos Bend State Park and look for some alligators... They don't have those in Ohio! LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #7201523

I love the Flat Stanley idea! I had no clue what it was and had to look it up. Such fun! Glad you're having a great day.

We had a good day, too. Our old fence is gone and the new one is in place. I feel better, too, which is always a plus.

Here's a bit of the old fence.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #7201534

The day was beautiful, if a bit cloudy. The air was warm, the sky was pretty, the cats were out grazing...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #7201542

The new fence.

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

October 23, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7201591

Happy birthday, Marylyn! I think it's o.k. that you don't have anything "typically" Texas to show Flat Emmanuel. Kids need to learn that stereotypes are just stereotypes. But if you don't have any cowboy stuff in your area, how about oil stuff? As a Pennsylvanian (which is probably a lot like an Ohioan) when I thought of Texas, I thought of cowboys and oil.

Adina, interesting about oina. I never heard of that before.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 23, 2009
91 F
Clear
Humidity: 14%
Dew Point: 36 F
Wind: 10 mph from the South
Pressure: 29.86 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Hey, guess what? The grass is starting to get green.



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

October 23, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7201607

I have never seen acorns turn red before.

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

October 23, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7201610

lots of red acorns

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

October 23, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7201613

wild rose hips

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 23, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7201637

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYLYN!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7201934

Kelli those look more like Peppers than Acorns!
Definitely red!

NIce Fence Celia!
Did you save the wood out of the old one?

We actually had a nice day after the rains left.
Low 60's and Sunny.
Then about 6:30 we got pounded by a T-Storm.
No T just Splat!
It's currently 63 at almost 9 PM.
Temps will drop thru the 40's by tomorrow night as the Cold Front wanders thru.
Then back to the mid upper 60's for the upcoming week.

Got the Cabinets up in here and tomorrow we'll head for Dayton.

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2009
5:29 AM

Post #7202767

Thanks, Ric. The wood was sold to a woman who makes things with it.

It's currently 55 and cloudy.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 24, 2009
10:23 AM

Post #7202892

Celia, nice fence! Cute kitties!
Mau, what a gorgeous color of the mums!
Joanna, so funny about the kid! LOL Beautiful sketch!
Kelli, I found this video about the rules of our game "oina", not so great, but you can figure out something. They say it's our national sport, but it isn't so much played lately. More soccer here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qagFpgUkAU&feature=related

Fog this morning, strong wind now, apparently sun will come out...cross fingers!LOL
I found this rasberry on the only branch I have !!
Adina

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2009
11:13 AM

Post #7202940

Raining but not too cold. Wiring the front porch should be completed today.

Best to all.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 24, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7203531

High Forecast +6C or 43F
Condition: rain snow mix
Temp: 1C or 33F
Wind: NW 11 km/h or 7 mph
Relative Humidity: 96%
Pressure: 101.3 kPa or 29.91" rising
Dewpoint: -0.1C or 31.8F
Ceiling: 1 000 ft
Visibility: 2 km or 1 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:15AM
Sunset: 6:24PM
Daylight Hours: 10 hrs 08 min, loosing about 4 minutes per day

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 24, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #7203651

Wow, so much snow already in Canada!
It was sunny afterall today and warm, but the wind was cold. I mowed the lawn ...I hope for the last time until next spring!
The mums are blooming great!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 24, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #7203666

Oops, I forgot I already posted that picture!LOL
One more with all these .

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #7203802

I don't look forward to the snow. I DO look forward to the cozy evenings curled up with Darrell watching it snow. And the many pretty pics to be taken.

Adina, the mum was pretty by itself but en masse, they're gorgeous!

60 and cloudy still.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 24, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #7203875

The yellow .

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 24, 2009
6:29 PM

Post #7203885

Thanks Celia! What is that?
I have another one blooming, these seem to be orange...I can't remember them blooming last year!LOL

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 24, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #7203905

Woke to 29, but a clear sky.
Market was brisk after a slow start. People don't get out of bed until 9 AM in the winter up here.
Sky is now back to the old overcast. Sun was out all of 3 hours.
Bernie
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 24, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #7204135

Adina, in oina, do the players in the field try to hit the runners with the ball? That's what it looks like to me.

Celia and Dyson, thanks for the camera memory card tips. I cleaned off the contacts and it is working now.

DH has the flu. He did some work outside before lunch but I told him that he should rest and watch football the rest of the day. Am I an awesome wife, or what? ;-)


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on October 24, 2009
82 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 45 F
Wind: 5 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.88 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds: Few 30000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

This is called cape honeysuckle though it is not related to regular honeysuckle and it has no fragrance.

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

October 24, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #7204144

the plant is a monster

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 24, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #7204458

Does he have a fever ? If so call your doctor or go to a clinic. Sooner you get a handle on it the better.

We got the outside of the forms up for the house addition. Now it's raining again!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7205183

We did some work up in Dayton and got the cellar door replaced.
It wasn't in too bad a shape and we only had to replace the thresh hold.
Weather was cool and spitting rain but actually not to unpleasant.
Got home about 8:30.
Traffic was squirrely going up today.
We had 4 people killed in 3 accidents in 3 days at the same area.
It's under construction Flagged at 55 MPH and double fines.
All three accidents were people doing at least 70 rear ending Dump Trucks...
So the Hwy Patrol was out in force.
We took the country roads home.
Nice scenery and a mellow drive.

Ric

We had Sun for about 15 minutes...
It's 43 and clear down here. Think it pretty much was all day.
Once again they are talking upper 60's rest of the week and low 70's by Thursday.

Celia what Sambucus is that?

Ric

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 25, 2009
10:05 AM

Post #7206012

Ric, what a tragedy! Good you took a better road, especially with nice scenery.
Kelli, sorry for your DH, I hope he gets well soon. Good advice from Bernie. I really don't know much about the game, but I'll send other links, maybe you can figure that out...sorry I can't help more! I heard Oina is the ancestor of baseball...could it be? They say it's been played here for ages! Love that honeysuckle, so beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWivP4rNvxw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlrQ6Hr34MU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7EF8c_DlvA&NR=1

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2009
10:27 AM

Post #7206025

Good morning!

I started a post yesterday, but didn't finish sending it ... hopefully I'll manage to finish it today! lol

Yesterday it was fairly calm, partly cloudy and 40F, a good day for some fall clean up in the garden. I've been putting it off for far too long, managed to do a little bit yesterday

This morning it's cloudy, still calm and 40F, so pretty much the same as yesterday without the sunshine.

Ric - thanks for the advice! How long do you think they can stand the low temps and no food?

Celia - lol at the grazing cats! lol Nice fence!

Kelli - beautiful photos. Hope your DH feels better soon!

Adina - beautiful flowers!

Hi to everyone I missed!

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #7206171

October 25th already--where did the month go?

You folks make it hard to stay caught up--LOL--so I'll just say great pictures everyone!

I'm off this morning to Harrison, AR where my DD lives. My oldest grandson(age 24) and I are driving up for the day to gather with the family to celebrate birthdays of 4 family members who have birthdays in Sept. and Oct. Looking forward to seeing them all again--it's been 2 months since we have all been together.

It should be a beautiful day for a drive. Sunshine and close to 70F in central and north-central Arkansas today. The leaves should be just about in peak color so I hope to get some good pictures!

Everyone have a nice day!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #7206315

Mau have a good day!
Sounds like it will be a pretty drive.

Unusually the leaves are staying on a bit longer this year.
Well let's say longer w/ color.
Usually we get color/rain-wind/gone at peak.

It's 36 and clear. We should hit 63.

Rann the Goldfish should be able to go months at low temps mid 30's- 40's Fahrenheit w/ no food.
If they were fat going in... lol!
Or you can make your own.
And as you have access to relatively cheap fish at your grocery...

GOLDFISH FOOD

Whole Salmon or Cod + Cooked Carrot (for the Carotene):20%
Peas (frozen are fine):25%
Hard Boiled Egg:15%
Brine shrimp: 15%
Spirulina Powder (or Duckweed or Spinach):15%
Wheat Germ:5%
Fish Oil: 2%

Corn Starch: 3% if you are dehydrating it OR
Unflavored Gelatin: 3% if you are freezing it.

Then blend, spread on foil and dehydrate
or blend and follow gelatin instructions, pour into a shallow pan, let set and freeze.

There are tons more recipes out there.
Just Google homemade pond fish food

Ric


kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #7206413

Sunrise:9:08 AM AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time)
Sunset:6:11 PM AKDT
31* Rain/snow forecast
It's been good to catch up and see some gorgeous photos and read about what the day brings to all.
The re-do of the kitchen, bath and living room is going well. The big set-back was having to choose a new color for countertop as what I wanted and ordered, was no longer available. So, from Rose Quartz, it will be Gray Quartz. Not a bit sure about that color. The new living room furniture was delivered a few days ago and I've finished painting the kitchen. Lots of minor details to do; (refinish cabinets), it will be so nice and like new.
kwanjin~are you feeling better?
Happy Birthday, Marylyn; sounds like a really busy, fun day.
Have a wonderful day, everyone.
Family fun while we were down in Washington State. My sister and niece were "teaching" little 2 year old nephew how to roll down the slope.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 25, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #7206699

Kiska, cute picture!LOL You are working hard, but the result will be great! Sorry they didn't have the color you wanted, but grey quartz must be pretty too...I have a grey countertop.LOL Take some pics to show us how things are going on.
Mau, have a wonderful time with your family and tell them Happy Birthday from us!
Rann, my weather was pretty much same as yours, just a bit warmer, 50.

We changed the hour last night and slept a bit longer this morning!LOL
Some color from the mums' leaves.
Adina

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JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #7207959

Raining and 58 degrees...
As on Friday afternoon was so darn cold 41 degrees...

As windy blew leaves fall alot...Soon all the leaves color will gone... Last week just so beautiful leaves colors...

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

October 26, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #7208046

DH is starting to get a little better but now I am getting it.


Hot and windy

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on October 25, 2009
88 F
Clear
Humidity: 11%
Dew Point: 26 F
Wind: 13 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 21 mph
Pressure: 29.83 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 26, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7208150

NO one is allowed to get sick anymore! LOL I say so! I still don't feel up to much. I get very tired, very quickly.

The Sambucus is "Black Lace". It's grown twice as big as when it was planted this spring.

This was a stick this spring. Now look at her! Betty Boop.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7208303

Perfect Fall day... mid 60's, little wind, lots of Sun...

Shot from Dayton

Ric

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 26, 2009
9:46 AM

Post #7209134

Guys, get well soon and take care of yourselves! Thank God I'm feeling well for now and my family too. I'll pray for each of you to be well.
Ric, what a beautiful view over the town!
Celia, love the Betty Boop, it grew so well!

Cloudy again this morning and 40. They said 50 at noon and maybe a few showers...ugh!
I have some errands to do after work , so I'll get home late.
Adina
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #7209525

Thanks Adina!
This was taken from my SIL's deck.
I wish I had had time to go upstairs and get one from the window.
You can see miles and iles from there.

Cool and a little foggy this morning.
Heading for the mid 60's and sunny.
So maybe we'll finally get the yardwork finished.
We still have two bananas to cage and leaves gathered for their insulation.
A few plants need transplanted and a few others moved but all in all we're in good shape for Winter.

The leaves are mostly still hanging on, rare for here.
As w/ most Midwest areas we get color, get a wind/rain storm rolling thru, get bare trees.

Here's one of the Maples around the corner and down the street from us.

Ric

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #7209768

Good afternoon!

It's pretty mild today 48F, cloudy with occational rainshowers and pretty calm.

Ric - thanks for the advice. I turned the heater off and we'll see how they'll do. Shouldn't have to feed them as often then which is definately a plus since I keep forgetting! lol Gorgeous fall colors - that maple is stunning! :-) Here the fall color is usually cut short by an early frost or a heavy storm ... or both. Had a pretty good show in 2007, but last year was really lousy colorwise. The native trees turn yellow (birch and willow), they are less affected by the frosts/storms so that's the remaining color we have now.

Celia - Betty Boop is a beauty :-)

Have a great day!

Rann
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #7209915

great photos of the fall colors, Ric! I was really disappointed in the colors, or lack thereof, during our trip yesterday. Other than a few individual trees, most of the trees had turned brown and some of them had already lost their leaves--must be due to all the rain we've had lately. :o((
Kelli, glad your DH is better; sorry you are not well. Like Celia said, everyone is hereby ordered to refrain from getting sick!!!
Celia: Betty Boop loves her home and has rewarded you by growing so well!
Kiska: great family photo! Your little nephew seems to be saying: "You ladies are crazy!" LOL

Sun was shining a few minutes ago but clouds are moving in--50% chance of rain today, 60% tomorrow; highs in the 60'sF

Had a great family birthday party: here are the "birthday people":



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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 26, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #7210044

Mau, I've told you before but you have such a lovely family.

Great colr, Ric! Are banana trees prone to attacking?

43.3 F with 59 for the high. Snow predicted for us tomorrow.
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 43 F
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 18 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 14.0 mph
Pressure: 30.30 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 26, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #7210261

High Forecast +10C or 50F
Condition: partly cloudy
Current Temp: 6C or 43F
Wind: N 13 km/h or 8 mph
Relative Humidity: 49%
Pressure: 100.3 kPa or 29.62" rising
Dewpoint: -3.6C or 25.5F
Ceiling: 9 800 ft
Visibility: 64 km or 40 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:18AM
Sunset: 6:20PM
Daylight Hours: 10 hrs 02 min, loosing about 4 minutes per day

Bluebird Clematis

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #7211359

Sunrise: 9:10am
Sunset 6:08
loss of 5m42seconds.
36*F w/rain - snowing on the mts.
ric~the fall colors are so pretty; very nice colors.
rann~sounds as if we have fall colors that are similiar. Golden yellow w/red cranberry/blueberry bushes. All are now gone.
marsue~love the Birthday photo of your family; very nice.
kwanjin~glad you're keeping well. Pretty pic.
kelli~hopefully you'll not become ill.
joanna~what a beautiful clemantis.
hi Adina`
While on our trip to California in September, we stopped at Hat Creek in N.Calif. It was terribly hot, too.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #7211380

Good evening! It's been a rainy, dreary-looking day here. We ended up just staying home instead of taking "Flat Emmanuel" someplace Texas-y. Tomorrow morning we have Bible study (and we're supposed to mail him back!), but we may stretch his visit out one more day and go out in the afternoon.

In the meantime, this has been a good day to snuggle on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, some hot chocolate and popcorn, and a pile of good books to read. (After doing homeschool, of course!) We've already received over 2 inches of rain, and there's more on the way. It's going to clear up tomorrow, and by Wednesday we'll be back up to 80. Fall in Houston is quite messy!!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 4:53pm CDT (31 min ago)
Temperature 63 F 17 C
Dew Point 60 F 16 C
Humidity 90%
Pressure 29.94 in 1013.9 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir NE 40
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Light Rain
Remarks 0.15" of precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 61.0F / 16.1C
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7211799

Marylyn~certainly does seem like a wonderful day to spend indoors.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7212086

66F and Sunny!
Perfect day for working outside.
Rain moving in late tomorrow.
As you can see we're having a great show here.
We have a good mix of different Maples, Ash (for now at least), Oak and Sycamore around here so a good mix of colors too!

We got a lot more changed around today.
Last banana is planted and caged.
(yes Mau little known fact but the same number of people attacked and killed by banana plants in Ohio as are killed by Grizzley Bears and Snipes...)
All the pond plants have been pulled and repotted for Spring.
Now we have to plop them back in the ponds for safety over the winter.
Tomorrow we'll start decorating for Halloween... late I know but...LOL!

Our neighbor Rgine stopped by today to see the yard.
She hasn't been over in years and loved the hard scape work we've done this Summer.
She's quite the gardener herself and her Husband is a Hoofed Animal Keeper at the Cincy Zoo and Botanical Garden so they always have unusual stuff from there.

Then it was off to the library and the grocery.

Off to the HT!
View over the HT
Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #7212237

Been out of touch for the last few days. Lots going on then yesterday I woke up with my right eye hurting. Felt like I had an eyelash or something in it. Never found anything and pain never went away. Got better later in the morning but I did too much stuff later and strained it and it starting hurting big time after that. I had to go to bed pretty early so I could get relief from the pain. Woke up this morning to go to work and the pain was the same as yesterday so called in. Later on it felt better and has gotten better since. I just scratched it in my sleep somehow and paid the price. Am feeling much better now and should hopefully be 100% or close to it tomorrow.

Meanwhile a storm rolled in late yesterday morning and it rained all day. And the Chiefs lost big time. So the weather fit our moods around here. lol. Today was a perfect day. High 50s, lots of gorgeous leaves decorating the driveway and a decent breeze. All enjoyed inside because my eye is sensitive to the sun and wind for now.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #7212369

I went MIA also! Busy weekend but got some things done around here, like this:

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #7212376

Turned into this:

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #7212414

And this finally got finished:

I LOVE everyone's pictures!! Gorgeous flowers, family, and birthdays! Not to mention Fall Foliage!

We need to vote for this gal, once a day every day until Nov 1st.

http://www.qdobaqmmunity.com/Nominee/id/161/Jessica_Rothgerber_Murr

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #7212496

Wunderground says...

"Tonight
Breezy. Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 15 to 25 mph shifting to the west 10 to 20 mph late.
Tuesday
Breezy. Rain and snow in the morning...then snow likely in the afternoon. Much cooler. Accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs around 40. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent."
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #7212501

LOL Celia, sounds like our weather forecast. It's been raining all day again.

Oh My! It's 10:45! I've got to go to bed, where'd the time go???

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2009
3:46 AM

Post #7212508

NIGHT!!!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #7213305

Will it ever quit raining???

54.0 F
Overcast
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 6.0 mph from the SE
Wind Gust: 6.0 mph
Pressure: 29.79 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Mostly Cloudy 1200 ft
Overcast 1700 ft
(Above Ground Level)

http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/nids/LZK19_thumb_t.jpg
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #7213402

35* Rain and snow likely.
Sunrise- 9:13
Sunset- 6:05
It's time for first coffee ~
ric~bet the neighbor did love the work and changes you've made. We do.
pepper~glad your eye is now better; very scary time for you.
crissyr~what a beautiful wreath; nice project.
kwanjin~weather seems to be about the same all along the W.Coast from Alaska to Utah.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #7213494

Thanks for the compliments on my family--actually none of the four in that photo above are biologically related to me--they are all "steps" but it just goes to show you that true "family" is bound by love--not by blood. :o)))

Ric: you and Robyn deserve some R&R in that hot tub after all the hard work you two have put into your garden/pond this summer. Pretty tree over the HT
Celia--.pretty shot of the sun through the arbor.
Pepper: sorry about your eye--hope it is all better by now.
Marylyn: rainy days are a good time to snuggle up on the couch and have a cup of hot cocoa!
Kiska: our days are getting shorter, too--but nowhere near as short as yours!
Joanna: nice clematis--I've never seen one like that. Wow--43F--you are having a real heat wave--LOL
Crissy: I've asked myself the same question--the weather folk are predicting a dry day tomorrow--we'll see if they are correct. Nice job on the wreath.

Crissy has already given our weather report--see her post above.

This shrub was in the yard of the house next door to my daughter's house.

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #7213598

High Forecast +2C or 35F
Condition: mostly cloudy
Current Temp: 0C or 32F
Wind: NW 18 km/h or 11 mph
Relative Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 100.7 kPa or 29.74" rising
Dewpoint: -3.2C or 26.2F
Ceiling: 14 000 ft
Visibility: 64 km or 40 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:20AM
Sunset: 6:20PM
Daylight Hours: 9 hrs 58 min, WOW, less than 10 hours of daylight: loosing about 4 minutes per day

Happy B-Day CountryGardens!

Great colorful pictures everyone. All our color is gone. Thanks for sharing.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7213616

I love that, Joanna! LOL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERNIE!!!!!

Mau, pretty burning bush. We have a few in our neighborhood, too. Darrell is surprised by them every year. :-)

Did everyone get some precip. last night? We did.

33.5 F with 47 for the high. It's snowing lightly now.
Light Snow Mist
Windchill: 34 F
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.83 in (Falling)
Visibility: 4.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft
Overcast 2100 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 27, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #7213650

Thanks for the wishes.
Not much happening here today. Heading for market later.
We poured our footings this morning.

Did go to town for coffee. At the cafe the Birthday person pays for a cake & they serve it to all that come in. Also a big sign is hung telling all about your birthday, including age!
I had them make chocolate with chocolate frosting. Yummy!
Bernie

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #7213808

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!!!! I bet that cake was enjoyable, I like that with banana filling.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #7214081

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!!!!

Sounds delicious!
Ric

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 27, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #7214118

Crissy, Joanna, wonderful arrangements!
Ric, beautiful fall colors of those maples! How great your neighbor appreciated your work in the garden...no wonder!
Mau, beautiful family picture! Love the color of the bush too, so beautiful!
Celia, you got snow...brrrr!
Jackie, great view! It shows you had a great vacation!
Pepper, take care with your eye. If the pain is still there, go and see a doctor. I had once a dust grain stuck in my eye...it got in there in a windy day. I also scratched my eye and it gor swollen. I went to the eye-doctor and he put me on an apparatus, some kind of a optometer. He got the dust grain out with a needle and I had to stay very still. I had to wear a bandage on my eye for several days and put eye drops in it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERNIE! Is that the new home?

It getting cold here, 56 tonight, going down to 46. Only 62 tomorrow at noon and rain. Not a good news...ugh!
Adina

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #7214448

Happy Birthday, Bernie!!! :-)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 27, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #7215001

Happy birthday, Bernie


Windy and cloudy but too dry for rain

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on October 27, 2009
64 F
Overcast
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 21 F
Wind: 32 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 41 mph
Pressure: 29.66 in (Rising)
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #7215012

AAK! just realized that I moved a rose into a spot where I had 2 Giant Alliums. It will be interesting what will happen next spring. I hate it when I rush stuff and don't remember the little details...something that started to happen after 40

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7215162

Cloudy and chilly today. Cloudy and warm tomorrow and the system that hit Celia will hit us Thursday with southern MO and northern AR getting the storms.

Eye is almost completely normal today. I can barely feel where the scratch is. If it hadn't gotten better today I would have been to a doctor to find out what was wrong.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7215278

Raining now as another Warm Front moves thru.
It should end early tomorrow and then we'll heat up.
Mid 70's Thursday and Friday...
Two years ago we had Snow on Halloween!

Bernie the footers look good.
Up to there always seems to take the longest.
It should Fly now!

Adina I've teased you before about the Vampyre and such but
does Romania have a Holiday like our Halloween?
Ours originated w/ the Celtic Summer's End... much like Rann's I guess.

Joanna someone did one of those near the top of a 10 story building here a while back...lol!

Just about have the banana cages filled up w/ Oak leaves.
I fired up the leaf sucker/grinder so come Spring we can just scatter the leaf insulation as mmulch.
Still have about 1/2 an Oak and a full Maple's worth of leaves to fall... lol!
Started assembling and repairing the Christmas yard display pieces.

Remember the Moose?
Well the one that got whacked by that tree limb is now alive and well.
As are the deer... they will probably all be backyard items this year.
Started putting rope lights up on the deck too.
We had planned on that anyway so now is as good a time as any.

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7215363

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERNIE! sorry I almost missed it--hope you had a good one!

Joanna, LOL at the witch!
Celia--brrrr--snow already! It's still wet down here but at least it isn't the frozen kind of wet.
Adina: your weather sounds like what we had today.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 28, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #7215500

Had a great day.
Just an addition to our house, but will be like a new 1920 house when done, on the outside. Inside is ultra modern, I think.

Ric, we have 3 courses of blocks & then it will be fast!

Bernie
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7215642

I meant to ask you if you were blocking.
That goes fairly quickly... well unless I'm doing it...LOL!

Finished by Christmas?

Ric

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 28, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #7215869

Better be, my turn to host the family. Bothers & sister & all the kids. It's getting to be a lot!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #7216431

Bernie when you 'crew' gets going you fly.
Any cabinet work going in there?

Joanna I love that grass!

Celia I guess you got our Halloween Snow.

Grey here now but no rain.
It's actually 54 so warmer than our usual morning temps.
We should top out at 62.
We had a lot of rain move thru late yesterday evening.
It must have been really moving... the front is all the way up in NY now...

Ric
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #7216727

54.0 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 1.8 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 2.5 mph
Pressure: 29.89 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds:
Mostly Cloudy 500 ft
(Above Ground Level)

High is supposed to be 70F and severe weather expected tomorrow.

So people are so nice, I mean do they really have nothing to do? I was told this morning by one of the gals here who I really like that she took a pole for who was most/least likely to stay married, she was undecided that me and Dave would stay married, she's a recent divorcee herself. Great thing to hear first thing in the morning, first I'm killed in a car accident now me and Dave are going to divorce, hilarious she doesn't know us and has no clue as to how strong our marriage is.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 28, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #7216752

High Forecast +2C or 35F
Condition: mostly cloudy, 30 % chance of rain/snow mix
Current Temp: -1C or 30F
Wind: NW 17 km/h or 11 mph
Relative Humidity: 65%
Pressure: 102.1 kPa or 30.14" rising
Dewpoint: -6.7C or 19.9F
Ceiling: 11 000 ft
Visibility: 32 km or 20 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:22AM
Sunset: 6:18PM
Daylight Hours: 9 hrs 54 min, WOW, less than 10 hours of daylight: loosing about 4 minutes per day

Not sure why I do this, since survival rate is low - tend to kill house plants. I brought all of this from my garden to winter over in the house. My home office is now a bit cramped.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #7216939

We are 20* warmer in the mornings and 12* warmer in the afternoons than where we are supposed to be at this time of year. Feels like summer. We've only had about 2 weeks of actual Fall weather.

FL/GA is this weekend. The fans have already started arriving, you can tell by all the orange and blue and red and black LOL!

78.4 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 73 F
Wind: 5.4 mph
Wind Gust: 8.8 mph
Pressure: 29.98 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 81 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 900 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Rest of Today
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. High 85. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.


We've had 2" of rian in the last 48 hours. A welcome relief, but the humidity is not welcome!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #7216960

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