Somebody said I haven't posted in a while.
Your right I am busy.
You know morning coffee shop, watching tournament basketball games, etc.
Yesterday I went to a home show t a mall. Talked to a guy about foam insulation.
Also a guy that does about the same as we do as far as cabinets go. It's always nice to visit with them to exchange ideas.
This morning I sanded face frames for a bathroom job we have. Big vanity & linen closet. Son now went to start building the doors.
Stopped by a man in town & picked up down payment on the next job. Then he gave me a plan for a sun room on his house. That would be a nice little job for summer.
A couple of spots are showing grass. Been so long, I had to go & see what it was!
Still foggy & overcast. Almost a week now. Temp has been around 35º the whole time.
36° F... Dyson Dark...windy and rainy. Rain expected through Mon. then back to SUNSHINE the rest of next week. The snow is GONE!--except for a trace here and there. I can't believe it melted so quickly but when you have days with 50° - 67° temps and sunshine like we did for almost a week ... Flood warnings are posted for the area with streams cresting tomorrow evening.
Ric...Looks like a nice sized shed. I really need to do something here. My garage is overflowing with lawn and garden gear.
Kelli...looks like yellow is the color of the day in CA.
billy...No green here yet. It shouldn't be long though.
In a month or so I might be planting in the bed I made last fall.
Celia: I could probably handle the dinosaurs but you can keep the mummy! LOL
Adina: lovely orange moon. Glad you enjoyed the link to the Rain Forest. Hopefully you will get some good ideas from it.
Bernie: it sure sounds like you have plenty to do!
BP: your weather sound like what we are having right now. We, too have aircraft flying over all the time. Cabot is within 10 miles of Jacksonville AFB which is a big C130 base. They make training flights constantly. If you live within a 30--50 mile radius of the base, you will see the C130's on almost an hourly basis if the weather is pretty. They also flew over our property when we lived in another county about 35 miles from here before we moved over here. They usually fly in groups of 3 or 5.
Dyson: you had a nice day, temperature-wise.
Kelli: more lovely wildflowers--love the color of that bright yellow bush poppy!
Pepper: I'll be glad for you when you can enjoy some pleasant weather. It sounds like you've had some pretty yucky weather lately.
EB: hooray! Your snow is gone! That's a lovely stone wall running alongside of the flower bed. I know you are eager to get plants into that bed. It looks like you've got some good dirt there!
I just took my dog outside and it was misting rain. 46°F on my back porch at 7:30 p.m.
Hi! :D Lots of excitement here today...it's called flooding. Mud slides/mountain slides. The New is really high.
We had a high of about 56° today. Right now it's 48° & Dyson dark.
Yep, Pepper..that be us!
Kelli, that Poppy is Stunning! :D It's saying 'Here! Look at me!' I love your walks.
Kiska, Love the lone berries. I can't believe they haven't been eaten yet! :D & yep, there is an RU the end of June. My 1st. & hopefully not the last. :)
Sally! LOL ~ '2 1/2 Wu's long'! LOL
E_B, Our snow is mostly gone, too. But I'm sending it to Ric...he can have it. btw, I loved your 'dirty snow pics! ;D Am anxious to see how your garden grows. :)
Mau, spring is here for you! and Crissy! (gotta have the cool mist 1st)
Gotta make like a tree & leave... ;)
(The New River today)
I wish the existing pad had been bigger... and square to the house... and a bit more level... lol!
But it will be just over 6' deep and 11' 6" wide.
All my tools will move into there.
I'll have the table saw on casters. Then if I need to do larger sheets of wood I can roll it outside.
Though any more I have Lowe's cut down the sheets to size. Cheap and easy.
Dyson, glad you are home! Get well soon.
Kelli, gorgeous pics! Never heard of a poppy bush, so cool!
Joey, that's scary! I hope it didn't get to your house!
Bernie, thanks for starting a new thread. You sure are busy!
Ric, with all your ideas you will need a new property!LOL
Mau, sorry for the bad weather. I bet Friday didn't like the walk too much!LOL
Sally, cool picture!
I took a few pics of my new sprouts from the garden. It's sunny and warm today...yiippeee!
My article about Martisor appeared today , if you want to read here's the link :
42° Dyson dark and breezy. The cat woke me up. It went from 4:30 am to 5:30 am as soon as we got the clocks changed. LOL
Kelli, bright yellow flowers are a welcome sight! I'd like to smell the hillside. What a pretty little fern! The moss looks nice and green too!
Pepper, it's a good day to stay inside :o)
Early, no snow! Now we wait for Kiska! I'm waiting to clean garages and sheds! I love the new bed! I have old squared off figure 8 foundation blocks I've been trying to stack tastefully in my head, but I sure like your rock!
Marsue, I never get tired of looking up when I hear a plane. We saw Pres. Bush's planes go over on 9-11. I don't think they were decoys and were they fast. Army copters go over a lot in the summer.
Pepper, close to flooding here!
Joey, that's on the edge of extreme excitement, LOL! Wow, river been up and down already?
Ric, laughing. When the high winds took our metal shed quite a few years ago, I made DH straighten the new one out. I draw the house and yard to square and it never was! I am an equal space person LOL! It will be gret to have all the tools out there!
Dyson, now isn't that neat! I liked Google's logo today. I thought it was a landscaping sketch, LOL!
We never did figure out what these planes were doing . This was Sept. 26, 2007
Thank goodness for notepad. I'm not sure where my posts are going, but third time's the charm right?
Adina, a hyacinth sprout? So pretty!
I think I forgot to resize my photo. Trying again.
Slept in today. Arose at 7:45 AM. (Daylight time.)
Looked out the window, a Robin! There is hope of spring.
Still lots of snow to melt. Flood warnings all over the state. This coming week could be a mess.
Going to take it easy today. Gophers play early afternoon. That's a much watch.
I placed my seed order with Johnny's. 39 items for $217.00
I get most of my small seeds there. Large seeds, beans, peas, watermelons come from local source.
Tried to order pepper seed from Totally Tomatoes, but will wait until Monday. Need to call them as they have an error in their web site.
Still no sun here, although it has warmed a bit. 43º
Happy Pi Day, to all!!! Also, Herr Einstein's B-Day!!!
Adina, great pics and article, as always!!!
Papper, thanks for the get-well wishes. I am better but still coughing. What a cute little guy! What is he?
Mau, poor Friday! Ant new pics of him?
The snow is melting, thank goodness. It's very depressing.
38.2 °F with 45º for the high.
Windchill: 33 °F
Dew Point: 29 °F
Wind: 7.0 mph from the NNW
Wind Gust: 17.0 mph
Pressure: 30.16 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft
Scattered Clouds 4800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft
Feels Like: 39° F
Wind: From NNW at 14mph
Amount: 0.02 in
Estimated as of 1:25 pm CDT
No Precipitation Expected
Next 6 hours: CloudyCloudy with temperatures steady or slowly rising into the upper 40s. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Flood Warnings for the Missouri River which is North of me about 12 miles. Currently at 18 feet and flood stage is at 17 feet. Several other flood warnings for Missouri and Missouri River listed.
39° and nice out. I'm going for a long walk instead of doing the treadmill this morn. We're to be 60° and sunny!! I cut back more flower stalks yesterday and can finish up today. Where did all the chickweed come from? We rode around looking at the rising water. The Cedar is out of it's banks a little, but not bad at all. It's so wide now, it's shallow most of the time with sandbars. No worries here in town and I'm about 20 miles from the Mississippi..
Celia, now we know how fast you can run.
Dyson, that would be great! Be sure to save a good 'mater for the landlord :o)
Ric, the rain was a nice change. Yellow certainly is the color this Spring and very nice to see!
Early, gorgeous leaf, but, I'll take mine green!
Ric, a big cauliflower! LOL!
I didn't take hardly any pictures yet. As Pepper said, it's all brown this year. I do have ladybugs! I was careful not to remove ground cover with the stalks.
Morning Everyone!! I didn't come on all weekend! I was emailing a friend and Saturday was windy, overcast, and cold so I didn't do anything but work on my spring wreath, yesterday was nice and sunny with no wind in the morning so me and Dave went out and pulled weeds! Got quite a bit done too, then it got hot, but the afternoon the wind came up and it became somewhat overcast.
So me and my next door neighbor went for a short walk and there are these daffodils just down the road that are near the creek, they don't bloom because they never see the sun. We decided that next weekend we're going to go in and dig them up and put them in our yards, until we saw the Water Moccasin sitting up on edge of the dirt gutter, then we decided against it, they look perfect right where they're at! I hate those things being right across and down the street! Yikes!! Very Dangerous. I told Dave that's why I don't like Tiga going out without one of us there, she loves going across the street to play in the leaves and what-not, and if something moves, she'll chase it.
I wanted to say also, my ears are clear! After I got home Friday I was working on my Spring wreath looking down at it for about 30 min and those drops I put in started rolling around like I had water in my ear, so I 'pumped' it out and all this ick came out with the drops I had put in, and I am all clear now!! It was weird!
Dyson, you must be getting caught up on sleep. Good to have things to do!
Chrissy, laughing over your snake. Mocs aren't funny tho and better safe than sorry with the pets! Yaaay, you can hear again!
Monty, Happy Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 7!
Those ladybugs are so dang little, but if I got any closer I wouldn't have anything but plant debris. They are slowly making a comeback here. I first saw a group last year in the Hostas. Before that, none, and I leave material for them. It's finally paying off.
I took a nice long walk this morn and am gearing up to go outside after my coffee is gone. It's sunny, fairly calm and 57°. I took pictures of the front yard around 10:00 am and am going to take more around 4:00 pm or so. I want to see how much the yard greens up in a day :o)
I had tulips left over last fall and no where to put them. I dumped them on the ground and mounded dirt over them. I think every one grew!
Hooray--just look at everything there is to celebrate the day after Pi Day:
Adina wrote a great article and her snow is gone!
Ric is getting a new storage shed for the tools!
Dyson is home and talking about planting a garden!
EB got his Christmas decorations put away and his snow is gone!
BP has ladybugs and the tulips are coming up!
Celia is feeling better!
All the "ick" came out of Crissy's ears!
and most importantly--Monty is thirteen! :o))
BP: this time of year you just about have to take pictures daily. My toad lily is coming up, the hydrangeas are putting on green leaves, the shield fern has a tiny green leaf emerging and things are changing almost by the minute! I do believe spring has arrived in my part of the world!!
It was another nice day--at least earlier. It got up to the 60's and was sunny for awhile but it is now cloudy. Supposed to be up into the mid-60's and even close to 70 most of the week!!
Cold all day even thou we supposedly reached 50 for a high. It was cloudy, windy and just down right miserable. LOL. Everyone was complaining cause they want the sun back. lol
Today at work we had a customer trip and fall. He was going after his cart which was getting away from him and I guess he tripped and he landed on his face. He was bleeding pretty good so they called an ambulance to have him checked out. He's 86 years old (or close to it anyways) and a regular there. He should be ok though but it really shook us all up there.
We are drowning in the northeast. Massachusetts is in a state of emergency where some areas have had 11 inches of rain in 3 days, 3 time the normal monthly average.
Homes, neighberhoods even a couple city centers are flooded. Many roads, schools and businesses are closed.
Here's a nearby stream I can usualy jump over.
Whoa Andy that's a heap off water!
Only good thing I can say is it isn't coming down the Ohio River later.
We yanked some bulbs when we were putting down the Boardwalk.
Forgot them and they are sprouting too!
We had a surge come thru from the local rains.
5 counties along the Ohio were affected.
This doesn't have any thing to do with the water still coming downstream from all points East.
It will crest late Weds. Still expecting 52.7 feet or 3.2' over flood stage.
There will be water covering all our normal routes south of us.
What a sight to see, Andy~
It's been sunny today w/highs in the mid-30's. Very nice.
I really enjoy this weather forum and will continue to check in from time to time till my sub. expires. New plan is to post mostly on the other weather forum, where I can be found, using "kaglic".
Jackie, hard decision to leave DG, isn't it? Great view of Anchorage! What time was it?
Ric, take care with those floods! The cauliflower is coming up from a root?
Andy, wow, take care with the stream! Any damages to your place?
Happy Belated birthday, Monty! You are so beautiful as ever!
Celia, thanks for reading my article.
Mau, hurray for the spring! Thanks for reading my article.
Sally, wow, so many tulips!
Crissy, can we see a picture of your spring wreath? How scary, I hate snakes!
Pepper, we had some clouds too yesterday.
I took my DS yesterday to the airport, he went to my DD's place in Switzerland. He arrived safely and called to assure us everything was fine.
Here are some pics I took yesterday. Some black clouds came over our place, after such a sunny and warm day. It was 50F and sunny all day.
I see an end to Daves Garden not because it has changed owners, but because everybody is running away.
Daves would have been nothing without the people.
I keep checking the "other" site & see a big mess of forums. No way to find friends.
I think we are headed for nicer weather. Dark out, so hard to tell.
I've been busy ordering seeds. Only the local company left. I get peas, beans & other big quantity things from them. Their smallest amount is usually 4 oz. Some more expensive things are 1 oz. But an ounce of tomato seed is a little much!
I'm a chicken, I am only trying a couple new things this year. Over the years, I have got comfortable with certain varieties. They always do well, so why change.
Going to make a trip later today. I need to pick up a couple sheets of plywood & measure a house for door & window trim.
Saturday we are headed for my brothers to bring him a couple things to finish up the cabinets we installed last week. We will visit the afternoon away & then go eat somewhere before returning home. 190 miles one way.
Marsue, what a wonderful tribute! Smiling, I got so busy outside I forgot to take an afternoon picture. I'll have to remember to do that today!
Pepper, my well wishes and respect for the old guy. At least he fell among friends. Now that's not a pretty sky :o(
Andy P! Welcome! So good to see you! I hope you stay and share a lot of your beautiful pictures! I can almost hear the water. How is Sarah?
Thanks Ric! Hope you get some blooms from yours. Mine were pretty smalll, which is why they were left over.
Kelly, good thing there's a hover feature. I'm in the moderate flooding. I added that to my favorites since you already had it looked up :o)
Kiska, what a neat picture! Another weather forum? Will there be moose?
Adina, I'll bet your son has a good time! I think you and Pepper started with the same sky! How cool to see the blue sky emerging! I love the ground shot of the rainbow! Oh my gosh! How beautiful. Now that is capturing a day!
Dyson, I'm crossing my fingers for you. It's tough to have no place to plant. I burned a lot of boxes that accumulated in my shed. It's still full :o) Hope your coffee was sturdy!
Bernie, I wondered how many have left. I see Horseshe was still posting. I thought if he stayed all might. The whole situation makes me sad, but I do use everyone's advice on the forums for planting or to get that ''Aha, I never thought of that!'' moment. Dave's is still a good place to be. I'm in for another year. It must be a fun chore deciding which seeds to get :o)
In the time I took to write this we have daylight :o) ☀ no sun yet, just light
I know, nothing has changed and everyone is running away, but then again why pay for something you can get for free, right? I'm not going anywhere, I'll do both! LOL!! I'm going to support the website that got me into gardening in the first place, plus I'm going to support Dave because if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have found DG, and my yard would look barren.
Windchill: 46 °F
Dew Point: 28 °F
Wind: 2.7 mph from the NW
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph
Pressure: 18.41 in (Rising)
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 600 ft
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent after midnight. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
FYI: The URL for flood information from NWS was supposed to change today from that reported by Kelli to http://www.water.weather.gov, but they have delayed the changeover to next Tuesday (the 23rd). Bookmarks should redirect OK. You can also find local flood/river stage info on the left panel of NWS sites by scrolling down to Hydrology. These can be very useful if you are in a flood-prone area.
33*F Sunny - bright
This DG discussion has given me pause about not renewing: I really enjoy the comments and pics and getting know people I'd never otherwise have met. Somehow I need to find a balance between posting time and off time.
You are all special friends and when you're in Palmer, come on over. (you never know; last summer 3 DGers were here and it was instant "in-person" friendship).
crissyr~using both sites is a good idea. Reigning in onlinetime is the problem I'm working on.
Dyson~happy farming/planning as you recover.
kelli~other than the "S", always great hike pics.
CG~good luck w/hiring; it must be difficult to find the right person.
Adina~such gorgeous pics-wow
Wasilla Lake - skating area plowed. Cars and snowmachines use the lake, too, for a quick shortcut to the other areas across the lake.
I agree w/ Bernie.
The RU's ARE incredible.
We have a mix at ours.
Probably 50% 'singles' and 50% couples.
'Singles' being w/o their S/O.
Many of the 'singles' though bring a friend or kids.
Two of our couples are both DH members on their own.
I'm getting ready to announce our Spring in a few minutes.
We do a Fall one to. More a Picnic/Party than an RU.
Kelly those Cuke's look like Datura seed pods! OUCH!
If any of you want to come over to the weather forum on the other site, please dmail me and I will add your name to our list of people allowed to see our weather forum. We made it private so we could continue to discuss our personal lives with one another without opening it up to the world wide web. You won't be able to see the weather forum on the home page unless I add your name to the list. A lot of us that are on this forum are also on the weather forum at the other site but there are several new folks there, too. My DG membership is up on May 17th. I haven't decided yet if I will continue here or not. I will have to give it some thought.
Ric: when is your ORVG RU taking place this year? Our Mid-South RU will be near Baton Rouge, LA on May 14 and May 15 if any of you are interested.
Cold-high of 45, and cloudy and just plain miserable.
My nephew is in the hospital today. He has pnemonia really bad though he doesn't have a fever. He's not eating or drinking cause it makes him cough and gag so he hasn't been doing that for 4 days now. He's lost at least a pound and it shows. He's only 2 yrs old. He won't be out til Thursday at the earliest.
Mornin' Everybody! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We're at a cool 31° with no wind. The snow is still laying on Peters Mountain. My mom always said that when the snow lays on the mountain during warm springs that we are going to get more. We'll see. ( I know... bite my tongue!)
Pepper, So sad. I hope that he gets better really soon!
I need to hang around more often! Will try to do that.
Details for Wednesday, March 17
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 65F. Winds light and variable.
Evening: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable.
Hopefully it will get closer to the predicted high than yesterday. - Dark
39° and I like it! Happy Saint Patricks Day! I'll wear me green Lucky Charms shirt today, complete with leprauchan :o)
Celia, I'm glad you're staying, I feel the same way! Besides, I would miss your sense of humor, wonderful cats and meeting the new Granddaughter!
Kelli, I'm glad to know you're stayng too! I would miss seeing your part of the world and I always enjoy your ''doings!'' I smile everytime I thing about your leadfoot :o) My DH too! He's retired, likes it quiet (had enough of worker friends to last a lifetime) and likes to stay home.
Early, I'm glad were not losing you. You take the best pictures in the best places, you have neat yard ornaments, and we haven't seen your Grandson in a whileI
Kiska, Weather wouldn't be the same without your moose, weather, vanishing coffee, ice works, etc.
Bernie, Ric, DH not keen on me going by myself either :o) I'm a bit of a loner, so I think I would be a bit out of place and overwhelmed.
Mau, I would miss you if you left. You go places and always have something interesting to add!
Pepper, prayers for the little guy. I'm glad they know what is wrong.
Joey, I love old ''sayings!" Be green yourself!
Dyson, we're close in temps. Today is going to be nice and tomorrow nicer! Hope your neck of the woods is the same. It will be porch sitting weather and the cats will keep your lap warm :o)
Nice pictures everyone!
I took a picture of a really bright jet trail and heard the robin singing. I had to get his picture :o)
There is a funny looking thing in the eastern sky this morning! 34º Clear!
Going for 60º +.
Maybe do something outside today. still pretty muddy though.
Guy stopped out yesterday afternoon. Seems intelligent. I will be trying him out. At least he lives close. Hard to hire someone that has to drive a distance because we can't pay real big wages. We pay a fair wage though.
billyporter, there's a lady from Iowa City that always comes alone. Also quite a few from Cedar Rapids that all come as singles. (They have a little gathering once a month in the area.) I bet if you wanted, you could hitch a ride with someone.
The first time I went to Iowa RU, it was in DesMoines. Friday night we were to meet at a restaurant for supper. Walked in & the place was full. I must have had a DG look, because a lady jumped up & came over to us. It was Arlene. 20 some people around a table & within a few minutes it was like a big family meal. Could of swore I knew these people for years!
This thread moves fast.
How wet is it? We live at the edge of a low area with streams & ponds. The area ground water table is usually 20 feet or more below the surface.
I visited my neighbor as he was poking around his 6,000 gallon fish pond yesterday. He was perplexed, the pond liner has lifted up reducing the pond volume significantly. We realized the ground water was pushing it up, it is seeping out around the pond edges from under the liner. His pond is 10 years old, 5 feet deep with many large exotic fish.
HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY, everyone! I'm not Irish but it's fun to join in with those who are. My first husband's last name was(is) McDaniel, as is my son's so I'm assuming that is Irish although there are Mac's in Scotland so it could be Scottish. I don't think his family have ever researched it. As for me, I'm from French (Mizelle) and Dutch (Sharp) stock.
If I had the funds I would rent a private jet and just spend my time flying around to all the RU's! That's how much fun they are!
Whew! We are glad you are over it Celia! LOL
Hooray! Joey has sprouts!
Hooray! Dyson can plant!
BP: you say the nicest things. ((((((((((Sally))))))))) Good photo of the robin.
Bernie: good luck with the new guy. Nice photo!
Andy: you will find we are a very chatty bunch--if you miss one day you will have a ton of "news" to catch up on! LOL
Several of you have weather similar to mine this morning. Should be nice the next few days around here--up to low 70's by Friday!!!
If I had the funds I would rent a private jet and just spend my time flying around to all the RU's! That's how much fun they are! (I really didn't intend to say that twice but I'll leave it in because the RU's are really that much fun!.)
I'm making a shade garden. I started it last fall and I am adding to it this spring. My son helped me put up this trellis. I plan to plant clematis in front of the trellis. The clems will get all the afternoon sun while helping to provide shade for this portion of the shade bed.
Good morning! Sorry I went MIA again. We've been busy and I've been way overwhelmed with it all. Nothing dramatic or traumatic... I just don't do "busy" well.
The house work is coming along well. We bought paint this weekend and did the first coat on the bunnies' bedroom walls. The guys were here on Monday and replaced some drywall in the garage where the water seeped through, and painted the halls and replaced the baseboards. Today the wood laminate floor is going in, and by tomorrow everything will be finished. Yesterday I felt awful... I don't know if it was a touch of the flu or just the accumulation of too much paint fumes. I'm feeling better today, but I'm bummed because we didn't get the second coat of paint on the bedroom, and now we'll have to be really careful not to drip on the new floors. I'm a messy painter, so I liked not having to worry about the old carpet! LOL
Spring has definitely sprung here! The Texas Mountain Laurels are blooming beautifully. The weeds are eating my garden... Once the inside work is done, I need to get out there and pull them out! I'm looking forward to that, actually. :-) I'll take my radio out there and listen to NCAA basketball games while I work.
It's a beautiful day!! I dreamed last night that we were moving to Michigan, and I was NOT happy about going back to a place with a real winter. LOLOL
Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CDT (46 min ago)
Temperature 51 °F 11 °C
Dew Point 46 °F 8 °C
Pressure 30.23 in 1023.6 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir NW 310°
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 7 mi 11.3 km
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 46.9°F / 8.3°C
Today Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Yesterday was grandson's 13th birthday. We had sweet & sour meatballs, his favorite, & cake.
Tomorrow is MIL 92nd Birthday. No idea if there is a plan. She still lives in her own apartment, so she don't even seem that old to us!
She will be at our house for a while.
I got a plan for a desk in the mail today, so will be getting a price on that today.
Marsue, thanks, it's from the heart! The shade garden is going to be nice!
Marylyn, I've been wondering how the house was going. How wonderful to be almost done! I'll bet the girls are thrilled! I'm glad you're feeling better. Paint used to make my Mom sick for a day or two. LOL. In my dreams we always move to a smaller house with no yard and I wake up ''sick'' to know I lost my home. Good thing I wake up!
Ric, a very Happy Birthday to your Dad! He's a great age!
Bernie, A big Happy Birthday to the new teenager! A wonderful Happy Birthday to MIL!! My Grandma was home till she was96. She did ok, it's just that she might have fallen or something right after someone checked up on her, so to assisted living she went. She passed just shy of her 98th B'day.
19*F sunny w/gorgeous blue sky.
Dyson~so glad you'll be planting soon.
I need to go mail a package and get some errands taken care of. Frank is offically off the crutches and onto a cane for the next few weeks so it's much easier now.
Nice knowing spring is easing on toward this part of the country. Love seeing the budding trees/flowers posted lately.
Woods along the driveway.
It is really nice outside, so, I'm headed out there. Take, pics, sit in the sun, play with the cats, possibly plant something.
The trip to my nieces didn't last as long as I would have liked. Her son at school was VERY upset. She had to take him a green shirt because, "Everyone else has their green on!!!" I did get pics, though. Maybe you all can help me.
We planted the coral bells, the boxwoods and the creeping speedwell last year. One of the boxwoods died. That's the 2nd one that has died in that spot. She has daffodils, tulips and crocus but not enough of each. They seem to do just fine in the shade there. She has zebra grass and conflowers that do well, too.
I suggested wintergreen, bittersweet and more coralbells, as well as a hosta or two. Any other suggestions?
The back...I'm having issues with this yard. They tore out a bunch of roses. There are starwberries, lambs ears, iries, one butterfly bush (didn't get a pic) and perennial sweetpea, along with some vinca that is trying to take over and mostly succeeding.
Kiska, I know you're used to the snow lingering while we talk of green grass, but I'm sure waiting for you to get green grass too! I'll bet Frank is happy to be getting by with a cane now!
Celia, I feel for the boy! He needed a shirt!
In the shade on the north, ferns, hostas or bleeding hearts take no care. I know they're common, but no care is the key. Yellow corydalis blooms in sun or shade all summer long. Siberian iris are tough and good for spring color. Take advantage of the gorgeous new peony colors! Daylilies, no care. Balloon flowers are a good color for blue. Knautia is different, likes sun and is a good deep red color. I love Ranunculous acris for an early spring yellow, sun or part shade. Fall asters are good color and good for the last of the butterflies. Even a rhubarb plant can be ornamental. Columbine for early bloom too! Pink mallow is tough and a beautiful clear pink. Physostegis almost glows in the late fall sun. Also good for sun or shade, but it will spread. Yellow yarrows!
The no clue looks a little like sage.
Marylyn, I got a kick from the pamplet. They still dynamite beaver dams around here!
Great pamphlet. I printed out the page about the stumps. Farmers up town will be interested.
One farmer talks about dynamiting a rock. It was near a line fence. They put a little extra under it to break it into pieces they could haul away. Well, the thing didn't break, just flew over the fence onto the other guys land. When they saw him he said it must have been a very hard winter. The frost pushed a big boulder right out of the ground. He went to his maker without ever knowing what really happened!
My neighbor where I grew up, blasted a rock & a piece stuck into another neighbors house 200 yards away. It was a dangerous deal.
Sun is nearly down. Stayed partly cloudy or sunny all day. High of 56º. Lovely.
Marylyn, put lots of tarps down and clean up with a wet sponge. Paints have come a long way, they shouldn't make you woozy any more. I'm a painter, check the VOC ratings. Newer paints have near zero VOCs.
It was a perfect spring day with temps near 60. My buddy's fish pond is settling down after he added water to weigh down the ground water that was pushing up the rubber liner.
We live close to this brook.
Ooooo, Rusty! Thanks for the idea! That would be good in their raised beds in back.
BP, thanks for the recommends! I think we're going to have to tear out a bunch of stuff. The only problem is funding this project! LOL She has a finite number of $$$ but, I have some things I can share.
Mornin! Temp is 35° & is supposed to be as foggy as yesterday mornin'. It was terrible drivin' all the way to Blacksburg...there the sun was out! It got up to 64°! I spent the evening pulling dead things & moving rocks out of the flower beds.
Ric, Those are some watery shots! I wish your dad a very Happy Birthday! :D I would have posted it yesterday, but couldn't get on here at all! Hope they got it fixed, what ever it was...
Andy, I hope the water has gone down some! When it's close to the house like that it tends to get really scarey! Our little creek was raging, but I sent it to Ric! :D
Celia, It's nice ot share. You get to make room in your garden & she gets new flowers! :D It should be lovely when you 2 finish. :)
Darius, Has you creek gone down?
Marylyn, Thanks for sharing! LOL! Neat & funny! :D
Dyson, So good that you found a place for your veggies! :D
Kiska, Still lovin' the snow pics! :D
Pepper? How's your nephew doing?
38°. A degree cooler than yesterday. It's Dyson Dark with my favorite moon month. A Full Worm. Except, it isn't full till the 30th and March will be almost over.
Bernie, stories like that are great! They'll get a kick from the pamplet too. Make time, because there will be more stories to go with it!
Andy, how nice to be a brook instead of a creek. It's a much prettier name. It is a pretty place.
Ric, LOL! I think they're looking for their goalie! Great geese shot! Really cool pic of the river monitor! That's quite a bluff!
Celia, it's too bad the neighbors aren't more into plants. It's a good way to get free starts. There is always a drive to the country with a shovel and dishpans. I get a lot of flowers from the "roadside markets."
Joey, when I logged off last night it was seeming to be a little slow. Guess I quit at a good time. Moss is pretty! It's so emerald green here, but I love the firey tints in yours! Great close-up too!
The sun lit jet trail. It was so brightly silver. The picture shows some of that.
Now that the sun is almost up, I see fog. A good fog! I hope the sun burns it off! I forgot the spring peepers have been peeping for about a week in the ditch water. How can they be in that cold water!!
New here and poking around. Love weather and report for CoCoRahs from here on the downeast coast of Maine.
Sarahskeeper in MA - my gosh you got a lot of rain! Here not that far away from you last weekend there was only 0.02 inches of rain, hardly enough to wet the deck! In fact yesterday afternoon we were under a Red Flag warning for wildfires. The snow has gone, it was windy and temps have been into the low 50's every day this week with lots of sunshine.
This morning 40, cloudy and calm.
Marsue - will send a dg mail (I think I can do that!)
Hope all are doing well as spring creeps northward. Hard to believe the weather is like this here in mid March. I keep looking over my shoulder for that blizzard that may yet materialize. There was no space to park at the feed store in Ellsworth yesterday as the crowds were out getting their gardening supplies. The old timers were saying this is unnatural and to keep an eye out as we are not out of the woods for winter weather yet.
Hi, ledgegardener, and welcome to the weather forum and DG! :-) My husband's family has a camp on MDI, so although I don't know Hancock, I definitely know Ellsworth! I wish we could get up there more often... It's gorgeous!
Marilyn - Yes ! you can't get to Mount Desert Island (and Acadia National Park) if you are coming from "away" unless you go down High Street in Ellsworth. There is a way to get most of the way to MDI without the High Street hassle.
MDI is a pretty fabulous place to have a camp! As you get close to Bar Harbor on route 3 and the cliffs are on your right, the ocean on the left is Frenchman's Bay - Hancock Point sticks out into the bay. By water I am about 4 miles from Bar Harbor, by road 37 miles. Can see Bar Harbor and the cruise ships from the beach.
Sure glad the driver of the car was not hurt!
Hope the lynux computer issue got solved - that is way beyond my understanding!
Nice to "meet" you, ledgegardener. We were lacking in New England "peeps". (I call everyone here my peeps.) About all I know of ME is what they show in the L.L. Bean catalogue, but it looks like a very nice place.
Can ordinary civilians buy dynamite nowdays, in these post Sept. 11 times?
How cute, a little Rhine River castle on the Ohio. :-)
When I see the word Linux, I think of Linus from the Charlie Brown comics. Though I have a science background, it wasn't computers and I was glad just to pass the only computer class I had to take. I think if I had learned BASIC first, it would have been easier, but in college they seemed to assume that everyone already knew BASIC, but I didn't. I wasn't able to get into computer class in high school.
Joey, your moss is pretty funky. In that picture, it kind of looks like a protea flower.
Well, gotta go to the store. I'll be back later with the ubiquitous hiking pictures. Consider yourselves forewarned! ;-)
I'm going to jump in with a laurel (pretend I have one) and hardy handshake! Welcome, Ledge!!!
Eeeeeek! Ric, that's scary!
I understood all the individual words, but, the sentence? Huh...noooope!!
BP, the neighbors are into plants, they just aren't into that "sharing" concept you suggested. They look at you like... "What?"
48.9 °F with 54º for the high. We made it to 62º yesterday! Yea!
Windchill: 48 °F
Dew Point: 38 °F
Wind: 4.0 mph from the NW
Wind Gust: 12.0 mph
Pressure: 30.02 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 14000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft
Celia, not into sharing. Well, you need to bring a gorgeous plant and set it right in their sights. Your plants are farther than mine. No rose leaves and my columbine is just the tiniest ruffle. So cute!
The fog burned off by the time we got to town. I got a big bag of iris borer control and that's going on today! We have almost hit 60° with a westerly breeze. The rivers are up now and out of their banks. They are still shallow tho. Looks worse than it is.
Kelli, you're just one of a kind! You don't know how many times I think about that picture you took WHILE zooming down the highway. It makes me smile everytime! Love the flowers! I can actually see the sparkles on the phlox! Miners lettuce. Now that's a new one!
This morning we had heavy fog, then the sun came out and everyone was in a super mood cause we hit high 60s!! Tomorrow that will change cause the clouds come back and starting Saturday we get some snow. UGH!!
Graders came down the roads this week and fixed all the really bad spots so they are driveable again. No new gravel except in a few places. Word is they are running very low on gravel due to weather. Apparently it must be too wet to blast.
42° and it's still dark. I hope we get the nice day they say we'll get, with rain in the afternoon. Then it turns cold like Pepper's weather. I cleaned up the iris and put borer control down. Earliest I've ever done that and I see there are a few iris affected already. Grrrrr.
Adina, I love your skies! That one is a perfect mood setter!
Ric, that's the biggest little church! Wow! Now, what kind of lizard is that?
Pepper, that is a vast improvement, and we know where you can get information on dynamiting your own gravel, LOL!
Dyson, I turned the dirt along the pea fence yesterday. It was almost perfect. I think I can get peas in today!! I debated on buying onions yesterday since I'm not sure how much room I have this spring.
Well, we get the Grandkids for two days, so I'll be a no show.
I'll lose about half of my garden space when the new driveway goes in :o(
That's a pretty neat church. It looks like there is a sunroom in front.
Sorry you're going to lose half your gardens but a new driveway will be nice.
35.3 °F with 47º for the high. Rain predicted for today.
Windchill: 35 °F
Dew Point: 28 °F
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
Pressure: 30.14 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 8000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft
Sunny, Bright currently 60° - started tilling (small electric tiller) went to the hardware store and got a garden rake because I could not find the one I had last year (as soon as I go back outside I will trip on it).
LOL Celia, that's how I usually find everything, especially batteries!
I bought more, even though I know I have a full container somewhere, so I can use my camera and post pics to catch up with everyone else LOL
Look at this weather!
Dew Point: 18 °F
Wind: 7.2 mph from the WSW
Wind Gust: 7.2 mph
Pressure: 18.41 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 6 out of 16
Few 4000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 600 ft
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening...becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent after midnight. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
Feels Like: 31° F
Wind: From N at 21mph gusting to 30mph
next 6 hrs: A period of rain showers between 9pm and 10pm. Cloudy and windy. Temperatures falling into the upper 30s. Winds N at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
High of low 60s today
Under Winter Weather Advisory til Sunday. Depending on who you listen too we could see up to 10 inches of snow or just around 4-8 inches. Depends on where the bulls eye ends up. All counties south of me under the winter storm warning.
Howdy friends!!! I am fed up with SNOW!! After a beautiful week of temps ion the high 60's we are in for a freeze!! I have been busy since Wed. pruning my roses & planting some seeds & bushes & am not in a flurry to get those I need covered done before noon tomorrow & we are going to get rain in the am!!! AAHHHH...
Dyson... I hope you are feeling better but I see you are working already so please don't over do it!
WELCOME to Ledgegardener.. I am sure you will enjoy it here. By the way folks I am not going anywhere... just outside on the nice days to do gardening!!!!! hahahahaha
MarylynTX are you due to get snow in Houston?? You folks are always different to us here anyway. All my daffodils have come & gone!!! They were early & I even had some bloom that never have since planting them 5 yrs ago!!!!
Crissyr.. I am starting a veggie garden this year only I have to do it from containers since I can't afford to build a raised garden this year. I am hoping it will be a success!!!
Darius.. I like your phrase "Life after snow"..I will hang on to that during the next two days!!!!!!! hahahaha
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all that I have missed.
I forgot to mention last night that my nephew should be at home by now. Last we heard they would release him on Wed if he managed to drink some fluids. Otherwise it was yesterday he would have gone home.
The flooding is just beginning I'm afraid. We are still waiting on the spring thaw from up north and the spring rains haven't started yet. Des Moines, IA is gonna get the brunt of it. They raised their levies 8 feet but don't know if it's gonna be enough. My father lives right on the river and is moving important stuff out in case the levy breaks.
Whoo--I am behind--again!! I can't comment on everything but I do want to say welcome to Karen (ledgegardener)!
Well, I went plant shopping with 3 of my central Arkansas DG friends today and we all had a great time! Left Kim's(duckmother) house about 9:30 a.m. and didn't get back till about 6 p.m., if that tells you anything. We managed to visit 4 nurseries and squeezed in a late lunch at a Mexican restaurant, too! (You know we plant shoppers always have to include a meal with our shopping!) I spent twice as much on plants as I had allowed myself so it's peanut butter "sammiches" for the rest of the month for me! biggrin
I didn't take my camera, for once, but Kathy Ann (kathy_ann) and Charlotte (cperdue) took pictures so they will have to post them.
Whoo, I'm pooped! Plant shopping is hard work!!!
We had a beautiful day for our trip. It was in the 70's and sunshiney but tomorrow we will be colder with lows close to freezing tomorrow night with a 60% chance of rain. :o((
cindylove, no, no snow down here. We're going to have rain, and it's going to get down in the 30s for a couple of nights, but we'll be up in the 50s and 60s during the day, and back up to 70+ by Tuesday.
Celia, I've waited for the cement driveway as long as he has! Before we could afford rock in the early years, I used to mow it :o) Oohhh, baby tulips and no rabbit nibbles!
Dyson, LOL! Played hide and seek. Forgot to plant peas. I got lucky, the neighbor moved out of the rental next door and left two rakes and a shovel.
Chrissy, the ultimate ''get out and work in the yard " weather!
Rusty, what great dirt! It tilled up so nice and soft. The boards make a nice sidewalk!
(I know, I know, the term is soil. I like the word dirt!)
If it stayed 70° year round with a soft breeze and rain once a week. I'd be in heaven.
Pepper, we had a better day than you, but it isn't going to last. I'm so glad your nephew is ready to go home! The Cedar is rising here and the water is filling in the timber land. Still not too bad, and only trouble for those who live on the river.
Cindylove , I'm glad you're staying! You bring enthusiasm to the group!
Ric, so nice to be past the point of no return!
Marsue, the perfect day!! Friends are enablers when it comes to smoking and buying things :o)
Marylyn, how is the remodeling coming along?
It's 32° and snowing! I waited for the rain last night and never did hear it. We had a great afternoon yesterday, playing outside with the boys !
Crocus, they were a free gift from Michigan Bulb in 1981 :o)
Hey, Dyson! How are you feeling these days?
BP: If it stayed about 75F with a gentle breeze and rain once a week, I would be in heaven! I like my temps just a little warmer than you do--LOL I have never smoked so I don't have to worry about that part. Buying plants is another story altogether, LOLOL! Pretty crocus!
Pepper: sure hope your nephew is home and doing better. I also hope your dad's place doesn't get flooded!
Rusty: nice job on those raised beds! Good luck with your tomatoes!
The cold front that was to come in today has been delayed by one day. It has been sunshiney here all morning till just now but clouds must be rolling in because the sun has disappeared. Rain for later today and colder weather tomorrow. Up into the 70's again by Wednesday. :o))
# Today: Mostly cloudy with showers likely this afternoon. Thunder is possible. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
# Tonight: Showers and thundershowers this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. Low 46F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
# Tomorrow: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Cold. High 46F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Here's Friday chewing on his rawhide bone this morning.
I've enjoyed the recent sunshine, too... although these old bones can barely walk today! Got peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and spinach planted, and even some of the raspberry patch repaired.
I MUST remember "old-timers in the Appalachians know there are several named 'winters' following winter, with Blackberry Winter perhaps the best known. There is also Dogwood Winter, Locust Winter, Whippoorwill Winter, Redbud Winter and even Linsey-Woolsey Britches Winter." http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2410/
My nephew is home and doing great. They came by last night. He has his moments but is alot better.
My father's place is good for now. I talked to them last night and they think the current round of flooding is done.
Right now it's 29 degrees with several inches of snow on the ground. We're waiting on round 2 to come in this afternoon. I will be stuck driving in it since I have to work today. Sometimes I think they can predict the bad weather so they make sure I'm scheduled to work those days. LOL
Mau, seems you had such a great time with the DG friends! Cute Friday!
Sally, gorgeous crocus! I know you must be so thrilled to have your grandkids with you.
Celia cool drop!
I worked in the yard today, just sweeping the terraces and alleys, but I am pooped!
It was 72 today , sunny, but windy. I took off the caps from the plastic bottles which are covering the rose cuttings. Until it'll be 50F during the night, I won't be able to take off the bottles, just the caps during the day, then I put them on again for the night.
Aubrieta is blooming!
"Linsey-Woolsey Britches" is my favorite, too! Love that water drop, Celia!
Adina, the Aubrieta is so pretty! Yard work is tiring, isn't it--but rewarding!
When I got home yesterday I noticed that my hyacinths, daffodils and muscari are all blooming. They hyacinths don't look so good--the last snow must have stunted their growth.
Here is a little daffodil called Intrigue:
This is a close-up of some blossoms on my flowering pear. I had cut off some of the lower branches and decided to take a photo of the blooms before they wilt.
I don't know why it is called a pear tree because this tree doesn't produce fruit and it has long thorns on the branches, too, which is why I keep the lower limbs trimmed. I have two of these trees and I keep them because they provide the only shade in the back yard except for what the neighbor's big oak tree provides.
My purple martins have returned--a sure sign of spring!! They might just be the scouts but I was excited when I saw them today!
Mau, love your blooms! The pear blossom seems like a pear's except for the red stamens. A friend gave me some muscari bulbs a few days ago and I buried them. Do you think they will bloom this year? Or just start growing?
Ric, Happy Bithday for your Dad! He looks great at 91! What was the cake? Seema so yummy! Thanks for the info about pears.
The weather is still warm and great, 72 again and not such a strong wind like yesterday. I'm cleaning up the lawn today.
I have hyacinths popping up.
Muscari bulbs are a bit strange.
I ran w/ a guy for a while over on GW who's Family was in the Tulip/Muscari bulb trade over in Holland. http://www.theplantexpert.com/springbulbs/Muscari.html
We talked about them a lot.
I had 5 different species here for a while.
Basically if the bulbs got enough cold this winter they will bloom this year.
But don't be surprised if the just throw foliage this year.
They also like to be planted deep for their size 3-5".
Looks as if the rain is moving in this afternoon.
NO cold temps here so it will just be rain.
In fact it will be in the 60's here again today.
Beautiful weather again today.
24º heading for mid 50's.
Still piles of snow around, but they should go fast.
Yesterday we took a trip to Brainerd. (Our home town.)
We dropped MIL off at my BIL's. They went to a local nursing home so she could visit some old friends.
We went to my brothers. I brought some things we missed for the cabinets we took up there a couple weeks ago. Spent the afternoon just relaxing & visiting. In the evening we went to a quaint little place for dinner. Fabulous food with ordinary prices. Had a very nice day.
Today I'm going to check out the home show in Mankato. Another brother has a booth there, so I need to check that out. Also looking for parts to finish our open porch.
Ric, looks like the birthday party was a success!
This week, hopefully I can squeeze in a few hours to get some yard work done here.
Hi All: - sorry to see the snow.
Kellie - I have heard of miner's lettuce and thought it might be "corn salad" so I looked it up and they are different the other name for miner's lettuce is claytonia and corn salad / Mache is different. Here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mâche
They are the same in that they are both edible greens. Gowing to try some mache. According to "Four Season Harvest" (Eliot Coleman) it is the only green that can be picked while frozen in the winter and still be good.
Rusty - love your raised bed set up!
Yesterday was as close to perfect as you can get for Maine in March. It was sunny, there was no wind and it was unseasonably warm. It got into the 60's and stayed there even when the clouds came in. Both Portland and Bangor broke high temp records. Today is cloudy with temp in the low 40's. More seasonable.
We recieved around 10 inches of snow around here overnight. Now the temps are right around the freezing mark so things are thawing out on the roads and other hard surfaces. The sun is trying to come out too but not quite suceeding.
My daughter lives about 130 miles to the NW of me in Harrison, AR. They have about 6 inches of snow on the ground today. I'm glad that didn't make its way down here.
I'm glad some of you are having weather nice enough to get outside today. It's been wet and cold here all day. It was 39F on my back porch at 7:30 this morning and it is still 39F. We have had a light rain all day. Not a good day to work in the yard--LOL We are supposed to be back up to 70F by Wednesday.
26*F - should get up to the 40's by day's end.
Over 12 hours daylight and it's great to have these nice long days w/24 hour light not too far off now.
Welcome ledgegardner. I, too, love the pics in the LLBean catalog and would love to see Maine.
pepper~glad your nephew is home; good news.
Those in the flood zones, hope it skips past you.
Yesterday Frank put away the crutches and cane. Recovery is going well and he can put on a shoe next week.