Photo by Melody

Weather: July weather- Gonna be a hot one!!

Communities > Forums > Weather
bookmark
Forum: WeatherReplies: 218, Views: 1,075
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7938735

Got a new thread going. It's the second already so we need it!!

Sunny with a high in the mid 80s today. Not too bad.

Butterfly on coneflower.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2010
4:52 PM

Post #7938749

Thanks for the new thread. Looks like I just got in under the wire with my last post. Looks like I am in good company with pollinator pictures.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2010
3:52 AM

Post #7939660

64 with a high of 88 and sunny. The air feels wet right now, so it's also going to be humid. A chance of rain tomorrow.

Bernie at our reunion, and at a retirement party there were cheesy potatoes. I honestly would have had more potatoes over another sweet desert. Now that is a meal! Once people taste a ''real'' egg, they realize the difference. DD raises chickens that run free, so I know that egg! It's a lot of work to provide people with food. I'm glad to see the market will continue to do better instead of fade away.

OK, now I'm really hungry!

Celia, ROTFL, I never read a post ahead, answering as I go. WE are hungry!! Love the snaps. Have a great time Oma!!

Marsue, ROTFL over the deserted island!

Ric, good thing for cameras and chloroform. That's the only ways I'm counting his eyes! Gorgeous! I didn't know honeysuckle came in that color.

Kelli, your sister was a cutie! You sure found an interesting thing in the middle of nowhere. Love the bell shaped flowers and that each is different. One up-turned, one down.

Chrissy, fun to be busy!

Sunfarm, perfect sense. Ooohh, pretty daylily!

Dyson, I was going to wave at you today. Sorry to hear you were sick. Been there last month! Grrrr!

Pepper, thanks for the new beginning. I'm sure your prediction is as good as any weather ''guy'' :o) I love the landing/take-off pose!

Sunfarm, a very graceful picture!

I haven't had any cloudy days to take pictures, The sun really washes out the daylily color. Besides, with the mosquitos I need a zoom lens!

After the rain, the ''Blanche Sandman'' Honeysuckle really burst into bloom!

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 3, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #7941033

Sunny, windy, hot, humid, that was today's weather here. Chance of rain tonight. We actually can use a shower after 4 days of drying wind!
DS started water on a couple things this afternoon.

Took a huge load of produce to market this morning. Nearly sold out by 10AM. Did sell out & all we brought home was a pile of greenbacks.

Can't keep up on eggs any more, so going looking for more hens.

Poor economy sure is changing peoples eating habits. Everybody wants local homegrown.

Bernie

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #7941100

Mid 80s and sunny til early afternoon. Then minor stoms moved into the area and will be around til sunset tonight. Tomorrow more storms.

The good thing is as soon as I got home this afternoon I got 4 out of 8 bushes planted!! Both my dwarf willows and 2 knockout roses. I had planned on mulching them today too but the rain came in first. So no mulch yet but they did get a nice bit of rain on them.

Butterfly on coneflower. Different view than yesterday's.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #7941308

78, Dark & Loud (practice for the fourth happening sporadically in the neighborhood). Wish I lived in a less populated area.

Been gone for awhile - Computer Virus since Sunday - back OL - have to check other threads and reply to d-mails then finish restoring puter. (I miss firefox).
Care to all.

This message was edited Jul 3, 2010 9:53 PM
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2010
7:59 PM

Post #7941468

Rann a belated, for your time zone HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2010
10:10 PM

Post #7941766

Catching up slowly. I've been busy.

Cooler today 77.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2010
11:01 PM

Post #7941808

...and I'm an idiot. Happy Birthday, Rann!!!!!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #7941949

Happy Birthday Rann!

63

Details for Sunday, July 04
Abundant sunshine. High 91F. Winds light and variable.
Evening: Mainly clear. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.

I wanted to hike across "grassy hill" mountain today, where the power lines cross there is a service trail to look for blackberries - Sue did not like the idea of me doing it by myself.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #7942546

Proposed route -

Thumbnail by Dyson
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #7942547

Detailed -

Thumbnail by Dyson
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #7942551

Topographic - Note that I am not used to being told what I can and cannot do - and I am not a happy camper.

Thumbnail by Dyson
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7943461

Ok Sue, my beloved other is trying to keep me from having another heart attack, I understand this! Still does not make it easier to swallow. Tired now from cooking squash.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #7943511

Happy Birthday Rann!!

Dyson, you should have asked her to come with you. Then she could have kept an eye on you and kept you from overdoing it. And tell her exercise is good for the heart. :~)

Hot and humid today. Winds came in this afternoon along with clouds. Rain off to the west going north so won't get hit here.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #7943526

I asked her - though it was futile - she and I both know that her limited lung capacity makes this climb imposable for her and she thinks my heart attack makes it likewise for me. I do not think likewise & anyways would rather die on that mountain than a hospital bed. I am not trying to kill myself, rather enjoy what life I have left enjoying what I want to do with it.
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7943589

Exercise is good for the heart; overexertion is not. It does look pretty steep--those contour lines get pretty close together, Dyson. I hate to take sides, but with the hot, sticky weather now coming back I suspect she was right to have doubts about your safety. My DH went out early to clear a few trees off a path to the lower fields for the horses so they would not have to get out into the driveway and got winded and soaked with sweat before I realized it. At least he had his cell phone and called DD to come fetch him on the 4-wheeler so he didn't have to walk back up to the house, which is about 120' higher than where he was even if it was less than half a mile away. At least our cultivated berries are easily accessible.

Horrid forecast for the whole week-- mid-to-upper 90s and high dewpoints, with no precipitation until late Friday.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7944112

Nice looking berries - I am going to go find some today. Somewhere.

67

Details for Monday, July 05
Sunny. Hot. High near 95F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Evening: Generally clear. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2010
6:11 AM

Post #7944237

Hot and Humid already this morning.
Started at 70 and 100% Humidity.
We're at 73 and 94% currently.
Heading for 92.
Smog alert from yesterday has been lifted.
Smells of gunpower.

They certainly helped China's economy last night! LOL!

Dyson how about doing the hill in increments.
1/3 up then back.
Next trip 2/3 up, etc...
Probably better to set a realistic and SAFE goal.
I rehabbed my Son from a stroke years back.
Push but not to the point of failure or in your case HA.

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

July 5, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7945991

Hot and humid here today. Rain showers a few times so all my plants are happy. Managed to harvest my grow bag of red potatoes. Got a gallon pot's worth of taters. The ones in the ground aren't ready yet I don't think. Foilage still too green and healthy.

Moonbeam coreoptis and Prarie Sun Rudibeckia

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7946126

79 F tonight. More low 90's expected the next couple of days with sun and little chance of rain.

Been lurking--as usual. Seems like everyone's heating up! After last years cool wet "Canadian" summer this is quite a change.

Photo: Evening clouds, taken a week or so ago.


early_bloomer

Thumbnail by Early_Bloomer
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
7:19 PM

Post #7946144

84

Details for Monday, July 05 (Evening)
Evening: Mainly clear. Low 63F. Winds light and variable.

Went to a house warming at a step nephews new rental. got a few good pics of where the power line crosses the top of the mountain from his front porch. Also noticed that he is about to be run over by Kudzu. He had never heard of it before. Got an idea for a new enterprise. Will post pics when I have them downloaded.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2010
8:14 PM

Post #7946250

Lovely Pep and eb!

HOT here today but the humidity was only 50% at 89 so it didn't feel too bad.
We went Butterfly hunting again w/ Eric.
Found a few new ones but really scored w/ the Dragonflies.
They were everywhere!
Got pictures of 7 different ones at least. Some of the Damselflies will be a while in ID'ing.

Here's a pair of Band-winged Meadowhawks.
The next pic gets a bit pornographic... lol!

This message was edited Jul 6, 2010 12:08 AM

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7946347

Busy, busy, busy!!!

Another nice day. 85-ish.

Loving all the pics!!!

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
4:12 AM

Post #7946641

72 and cool. We had 1/2'' rain yesterday. Most of it Sunday night. Yesterday, I worked all day on putting too many pictures in folders. We'll have a high of 85 and a 60% chance of scattered T-storms. Gonna be muggy and mosquitoey!

We had a really nice family B'day party for my uncle Sunday, and got my 81 year old Dad home at 11:00 pm. He's usually asleep in front of the TV by 6:30 pm. Now you see where my early to bed early to rise comes from.

Alright Dyson. Sorry your computer is sick, LOL! Glad you're back anyway! It looks like a neat place to ride, but Sue is right to worry. Women want to grow old together and don't like the idea of being a widow. Men just say ''eh,'' even tho they know the risks too.

My BIL got a new toy last summer. A motorized byicycle. It pedals, but it also rides with the flip of a switch. Pretty neat. His other brother got one too.

Sunfarm, I'm glad he was able to call home.

Ric, my cousin and her brother both packed fireworks out in California. Some were packed for rock concerts. They worked year round. My cousin just quitting this year because of health problems. Not work related. She's SS age.

Pepper, sounds like a nice first harvest of potatoes.

Wow Early! Neat color and cloud!

Dyson, glad we don't fight Kudzu here.

Ric, LOL! I've had a lot of randy dragons flying all over and I was sure I saw a red one here the other day! Love the name on these!

Celia, beautiful!

I had two volunteer sunflowers. This one is such a creamy beautiful yellow and got 7' tall. I use the black oil sunflowers.!

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7946642

This one had the greenest center. I'm glad I let things grow.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7946667

68

Details for Tuesday, July 06
Plentiful sunshine. Near record high temperatures. High 97F. Winds light and variable.
Evening: Mostly clear. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.

If you look real close at the ridge on the horizon you can see the tower that supports the powerlines crossing Grassy Hill.

Thumbnail by Dyson
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7946681

Dyson, that's far far away, LOL!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2010
5:13 AM

Post #7946710

93 today.

I love sunflowers, BP. So happy looking.

That IS far away! LOL

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2010
7:34 AM

Post #7946976

85 now - gonna haul off the aluminum to recycle before it gets to warm.

Tomorrow - back to work. Used to ask "do you have to work today?" now it's "can you work today?".

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
9:16 AM

Post #7947203

Celia, now that's far far away, LOL! Beautiful picture! I always think sunflowers are happy too.

Dyson, glad you're back to work.

I got a nice walk in this morn and came home wet to the underclothes. It's humid! We had 6/10'' rain in the guage, so we only got a tenth yesterday. The sun keeps trying to come out. I'm not accomplishing a lot outside this year :o(

It's 84 and my flowers sure look nice from the windows!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 6, 2010
9:40 AM

Post #7947249

Nearly ready for another market.
Fun now, there is so much produce to take. High humidity & temperatures with sun & no wind make for fast growth.
Have 3 kinds of onions, 3 kinds of peas, red & Yukon Gold potatoes, beets, carrots, broccoli, swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, & tomatoes going today.

Found some hens on Craig's List. They are at Allison, IA. So will be heading there tomorrow morning. They have 50 Barred Rocks for sale. I am taking all of them. 160 miles one way.

Bernie

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #7947263

Bernie, that is a fantastic list of food! Laughing over the chickens, but what are you going to do? If they're laying now, that's what you want. No time to wait for chicks to grow up.

You are one hard working guy!! I hope I have half your energy 10 years from now.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7948336

Low 80s with scattered showers today. Not bad at all!!

I found a bunch of cats yesterday in my garden. I think they came on my new coneflower. Here is one of them.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 6, 2010
8:04 PM

Post #7948722

I am 35 stuck in a 66 year old body. LOL!

Sold nearly everything today.

Off to bed, need to rise early.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #7948761

Pep I asked the Caterpillar Ladies for an ID on yours.

Hot today at 91 but only a 39% Humidity.
Felt like being out west.
Hotter tomorrow, mid 90's but the low humidity should remain.
T-Storms by Friday.

We picked our first Green Beans this morning.
About 2 quarts... not bad from about 18' of rows.
They will be dinner Thursday night w/ potatoes and ham.
We're 'day tripping' tomorrow.

Ric

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2010
3:58 AM

Post #7949098

Pepper, I was going to say Painted Lady cat, but I'll wait for Ric's final word.

Bernie, you're one of the lucky ones! Stay forever young!

Ric, day trippin sounds better than hammering in the heat. Are you canning beans? Perfect bean meal! YUM!

I woke to pouring rain, lightning and thunder. It sounded like hail mixed in, but I couldn't see any. I slept pretty good, so I don't know when the rain started. I hate having to sleep with the windows closed. You can't hear much, but it's too humid. We'll be in the mid 80's today with a chance of rain all day. I'm glad we don't have to get the boys till tomorrow. Then we have them till Monday. DD is showing her Boer meat show goats.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2010
4:20 AM

Post #7949124

Looks like it to me too bp.
Pepper what plant do you find the cats on?

Ric
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #7949458

Wish we could have some of your rain, BP, but none is forecast before Friday here. Overnight low was 66 and it is now 82, climbing rapidly to somewhere above the 92 I recorded yesterday. Yes, we are under a heat advisory.

Did my monthly grocery shopping right after my 8AM weather reporting and was back home in two hours. Half that time was on the road to a nearby town where I can get through the whole store in about half the time it takes at the same chain's mega-multi-market in the next bigger town that takes an extra half hour on the road.
As I closed the gate to the yard I looked up the draw and saw sunlight streaming through the just-lifting fog. It was really pretty; I will look tomorrow and see if I can get a picture if it happens again.

Keep cool, everyone!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7949621

86 for our high today.

I'd like to see that pic, Sunfarm.

Mmmm...ham and beans and potatoes...I think I'm hungry.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 7, 2010
10:33 AM

Post #7949964

Back with the chickens. Raining where we picked them up. Foggy most of the way there. Now it is plain old hot & muggy.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #7950448

Sunfarm, rain got us again around 1:30 pm. Sunlight thru fog is a neat picture. I immediatly think "Gorillas In The Mist." I hope you get a chance at a picture.

Celia, I'm hungry all over again!

Bernie, glad you got the chickens home! It will be interesting to see how many eggs they lay by tomorrow.

If I hadn't already taken a shower, I could have finished mowing. It's wet, but there's been no more rain. I hate unfinished business.

81 and cloudy.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #7950780

The catipillars I found on my Razzmatazz coneflower, then a few was on my filidpilia (sorry can't spell it, it's native) and now my hot lavas are leafless, toothace plants have holes, along with a bunch others in that bed. LOL. They have been very active in there.

Ok, on to my weather; was hot and humid this morning then this afternoon scattered storms and showers moved in and knocked the humidity down. Now it's sunny again but there is still rain in the area, just scattered around.

Here is my filly plant. That's my new nickname for it. LOL. I have a tag buried somewhere around here. I'll look up the real name in a second. LOL

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2010
4:41 PM

Post #7950782

Here's another pic of the cats. They are on my glad leaves here.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7950813

Here's the plant pictured above. Queen of the Prairie.

http://www.grownative.org/plants/info.asp?id=176

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7951351

I like that. How does it grow for you and is it invasive? And I don't see caterpillars. Are they white? And in the snow?
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7951720

76

Details for Thursday, July 08
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Evening: Some clouds. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm through the evening. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable.

Dark - Hope we get some moisture today.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7951735

Pepper, I like Queen of The Prairie.

It's 72 and humid. I heard it rain around 11:30 pm, but none yet today. And, it's Dyson Dark. The robins are singing. I have hardly seen a little one. I hope the cats aren't getting them.

The two male neighbor cats decided to have a growling and yeowling fight this morning. The young one is small and feisty and the older cat is huge and more mellow. Both cats are young, but Shugs basically sleeps here and Sneaky comes to eat.

We get the Grandkids this early morn and it's off to Walmart for groceries.

I'm watching you!

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2010
4:04 AM

Post #7951771

The two yellow/orange cats play-fighting to awaken us this morning were in our bedroom. We could only do their bidding and refull the food dishes in the kitchen.

Your garden looks inviting, even the cats, BP.

Thanks for the link to the native plants website, Pepper.

Heat advisory for another day--upper 90s again, but it should break tonight.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 8, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #7952403

Hi everyone!
I'm home and already working everyday...ugh! Everything was in order at home except for the tall grass in the lawn and many weeds in the garden. I have my hands full!
I had a great time with all the family together, especially with the new member!LOL He is too cute and already has a personality ! I enjoyed talking to him and he seemed to enjoy it too, looking with a wondering face at me!LOL Andreea and Ozgur are still learning to talk to him, but they seem to find it unusual...they will learn it soon, especially that the little guy cries a lot lately, so he will need some distraction. I told Andreea she needs to talk to him , sing and dance, whatever it needs to make him stop crying. They are all missing me already and we are missing them too, but what can we do? We are thinking of moving there with them if we can find a buyer for our house...would be great!
I have so much to tell you about my vacation...it wasn't much of a real vacation because I had to cook, drive, iron, do laundry, walk the baby, rock the baby...ugh, that was exausting , but Nicholas is such a sweet baby and grows so well , the views there were so great and we had such a wonderful time together that nothing else counted.
Everyday was planned while following Nicholas' feeding schedule. Me and Andreea were out together in the morning and in the evening with the baby, while the men were watching the soccer games...you know it's the World Football Championship in South Africa.
I drove Andreea's car here and there, mostly for buying groceries, but also for going to Lugano, a bigger town nearby(accross the lake). I especially liked the buidings built in stairs on the mountain, looked so great from above. I had so much exercise while walking up and down on those streets!LOL Also, the bars and terraces near the lake are so close together with those narrow streets, so the atmosphere seemed so intimate. All the people living there are knowing each other and say Hi to everyone.
Enough for now, I'm at work and need to start working!LOL We have a new President and he just came by for a visit. Take care of you!
I'm sending a few pics of my garden and lawn, just after we arrived at home. These were taken with the new Sony camera the kids gave me as a gift while I was there with them...it has 14.5 MP!!!!
Hugs,
Adina

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 8, 2010
9:35 AM

Post #7952404

The lawn...I mowed it yesterday, but this is how it was when we arrived.

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 8, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #7952409

And some more PIcassa albums from Switzerland :

http://picasaweb.google.ro/adinamiti/NicholasMergeInOrasNicholasGoesThroughTown?authkey=Gv1sRgCPWW36Pc19ObtQE#

http://picasaweb.google.ro/adinamiti/VisitToLuganoOVizitaLaLugano?authkey=Gv1sRgCIeN6v7gtbiW0wE#

http://picasaweb.google.ro/adinamiti/PozeNoiDinCampioneDItalia?authkey=Gv1sRgCOT75q-Cn6KGnwE#

http://picasaweb.google.ro/adinamiti/AFewTripsCatevaExcursii?authkey=Gv1sRgCLWc4Mn9yPDO4QE#
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2010
12:29 PM

Post #7952797

Adina those pictures are awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing them!

I thought I posted this morning but apparently not lol

HAPPY WAY BELATED BIRTHDAY RANN!!!!! I hope you had a great day, sorry I missed it!!

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7953140

H O T !
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7953240

Adina, the bees are probably mad at you for mowing their clover. Glad to hear you were able to be so helpful to the new parents and that you are safely back at home.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7953608

Celia, my Queen is right around 3 feet tall right now. I just planted it last year. It has a nice clump but so far no seedlings coming up anywhere. It will get taller and bushier but I want it too. lol. We have it at my old job too and it stays in place there too. We cut it down later in the year there. Very hardy and very pretty.

I see now that my cat picture didn't go thru. Must have been distracted. LOL

Today was really humid but we only reached 81. Humidity supposed to go away tonight and it will just be in the 80s tomorrow. No chance of rain I don't think.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7953643

Thunder in the background - but no much needed moisture.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #7953962

I see them now!!! LOL

We got rained on for about 5 minutes today. Didn't drop the temps one bit.

This message was edited Jul 8, 2010 7:58 PM
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2010
8:00 PM

Post #7953969

Adina nice to see you back!
What a Wonderful Vacation!
Love the photo albums.

HOT here today for sure!
94 w/ a H.I. of 104.
We moved rock this morning.
Puttered w/ the plants the rest of the day.
Called it a day about 3:30.
Tomorrow we should see a temp of near 80.
Hopefully some rain tonight or tomorrow.
So far two T-Storms have boiled up and fizzled before hitting us.
We're seeing lightning to the south but too far away.
There's currently a storm hitting Louisville but I'd say it's breaking up also... errrrr!

We have though picked 3 quarts of beans this week!
Maybe tomorrow it will be cool enough to cook them...lol!

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7953972

Oh very pretty!
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #7954627

Like the red admiral, Ric. We seem to be overrun with pearl crescents. They are cute.
We are finally getting the much-heralded break in the temp and much-needed rain. It was 94 here yesterday afternoon, only down to 73 this morning and rain moved in starting with a scattered shower just before 7:30. It is now coming heavier-- a blessing.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2010
8:04 AM

Post #7954771

It IS cooler here but so far all the rain has missed us.
Seems to have been breaking up just before it hit downtown.
It is raining there now so hopefully it will hold together long enough to get to us.

Got a picture of a Question Mark Butterfly Weds.
Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #7954879

Great stories and shots, folks!

77.9 F with 92 for the high. 20% chance of thunder showers.
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 40%
Dew Point: 50 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.00 in(Rising)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Pollen: 6.00 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds: Few 10000 ft
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2010
9:52 AM

Post #7955006

Well we FINALLY got a bit of the rain.
1/2" in about 20 minutes.
Drizzling now.
75

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2010
11:01 AM

Post #7955135

Ric, I hope that you are sending the rain this way! It's pretty depressing here & still 90. Not much cooling here, altho it's better than 97, which we had 3 days running.

Thumbnail by music2keep
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2010
1:01 PM

Post #7955447

Good news is we got rain!!!!
Bad news... 85 (Heat Index 91)
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7955694

We are getting rained on... for the 5th (?) day! Due to get more... I don't mind as my garden looks great now! It also saves me dragging out the hose! hahaha

My photo is from June 11 during our hot days.. I am so pleased with this as I've never had this Easter Tiger ST in my garden before!!

Thumbnail by cindylove
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7955745

Oooooo, he's pretty!

We got a few drops of rain. Just enough to get the furniture out there wet.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7955794

Rain! we got rain! probably to late for the garden.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #7956410

Kinda hot but not too bad. Sunny with a slight breeze.

I grew this plant from seed thinking it was a passion vine. It's not. LOL. Does anyone know what it is? I need to move it but don't want to do anything til I know what it is.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7956412

Pic of whole plant

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2010
8:24 PM

Post #7956480

Don't know Pep but it's DEFINITELY an interesting plant!

Cindy Congratulations! Great Shot!

We finally had two different showers.
The first around noon dropped 1/2" in about 30 minutes.
The second hit about 15 minutes after we joined our neighbors on their deck at 8PM.
Probably 1/4" more and a nice, but faint, rainbow.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
4:10 AM

Post #7956806

65 cool and dew wet! Going to warm to the high 80's today. We took the boys out to swim in their pool while DH did chores for DD. I dug out the old, old, bikini and got in the pool too. Heck, we're in the middle of no-where out there. Who's to see? I joked to the boys, "Look at my fat belly sticking up there." A few minutes later the oldest jumped on me with his inner tube. He said he needed some dry land. He's 6.

Sunfarm, they are adorable orange kitties, and yes, they ''bid!''

Adina, I'll bet it's hard to wake up to a quiet house. Nicholsa is going to miss you terribly. There might have to be phone calls so he can hear your voice. I so enjoyed your ''vacation'' thru the pictures and stories! The zinnias really grew and the lawn wasn't as bad as I expected. I'll bet you had a lot of bees. I'll have to come back to the albums. The boys are stirring already.

Cindylove, nice picture of the tiger!! Love the little zinnia too!

Pepper, the bloom resembles a silene or laurentia, but those leaves! Neat!

I'm glad someone is getting rain besides us.

~ ~ ~ to all I missed

Yeah, that's a snootful, LOL!

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7956869

Rain total was 1.43"; we really needed that and the temperature which topped out just below 78. This weekend should be nice, with temps in the 80s and more rain next week.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #7957177

Almost 80 clear & sunny with a lively breeze.

Last nights rain/thunderstorms leveled some of the tomato plants so I need to rescue some of the fruit before it rots on the ground.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #7958310

Hot and sunny without much of a breeze.

Had my nephew today and man he was full of it today!! We were at Subway at one point and I had to literally pick him up and hold on to him to keep him from running in circles again. That boy just goes and goes and goes and does not stop!! LOL!!

Either Blackout or Mambo blooming. I can't remember which one is which. LOL

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2010
9:28 PM

Post #7958922

Our neighbor loaned us his pressure washer so we finally got the deck and patio cleared of all the pond and construction mud.
Man it makes a difference.
They came over about 8:30 and just left.
It was nice sitting out by the pond. Temps were perfect, right at 70, and a slight breeze.

Tomorrow morning we're probably going butterfly/dragonfly hunting again.

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2010
4:57 AM

Post #7959210

70 and a chance of rain today. It looks like it's breaking up as it comes in from the NW. They say 100%.

Sunfarm, glad you got rain. That's a good amount. Pretty sedum!

Dyson, hope you saved the 'maters! Love the lively breeze!

Pepper, ROTFL!! Love the whichever lily!

Ric, those pressure washers are nice! Sounds like a nice evening! LOL over the hunting, but what a great shot! Love the blossoms peeking out, and it looks like the one on the left is falling.

We took the boys to the Riverfront Park yesterday. It's improved much since I was a kid. We used to put the boat in and go for a ride, or, go to the grandparents ''cabin'' on the breaks. That was a long ride when you were excited to get there, so sometimes we opted to ride with Mom in the car.

The boys had a blast running thru the fairly cold water.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2010
4:58 AM

Post #7959212

It was their first time there.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2010
4:59 AM

Post #7959213

The side jets came on every 15 minutes and didn't stay on too long. It made a pretty picture.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 11, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #7959287

We had a thunder booomer around midnight. Got about an inch of rain. Couldn't have timed it better. Again we won't need to water.

Going out to trim tomatoes this morning.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2010
6:36 AM

Post #7959383

69

Details for Sunday, July 11
Abundant sunshine. High 91F. Winds light and variable.
Evening: Mainly clear. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7959401

Wish I had gotten a thunder boomer during the night. I've turned on the sprinkler this morning because still no rain here or at least not enough to count. My friend 40 miles to the north and another one 35 miles to the SW both have had good rains in the last few days but not here! :o((

I didn't realize I was so far behind over here. too much to comment on everything but I will say to those of you who have posted BF pics: great photos! I think I saw a pearl crescent for the first time yesterday. Naturally I didn't have my camera outside with me and when I went inside to get it and came back out the little critter had disappeared. I wouldn't have known what it was if not for your photo, Sunfarm.

BP: the boys look like they are having a great time playing in the water! Don't you love the remark about "looking for some dry land"? ROFLOL

Adina: Your zinnias appeared to thrive while you were away--and the clover, too! :o)) I know you are missing DD and Nicholas! Will you and Cece be able to find jobs if you do move? I'll check out those links to your photos in a bit. I really enjoyed looking at the other links you posted for us.

Sun is shining brightly. It was cloudy all day yesterday but only produced a few drops of rain--at least at my house. I need to go move the sprinkler.
Y'all have a nice day!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 11, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #7959615

Went out at 7:30 AM. This is what greeted me.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 11, 2010
8:55 AM

Post #7959619

After 3 hours, I can now find the tomatoes. 8, 5 gallon pails of trimmings went out. Also let each plant down about 18".

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #7959940

Bernie, I have a tomato plant that appears to need trimming. What's the advantage of doing so? It is 'Old German'.

Hot again. 90. We had some rain a little while ago. Not much but we don't have to water for a couple of days, either.

BP, look!!!

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 11, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #7960185

I only trim the ones inside. It would be a jungle otherwise.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2010
1:41 PM

Post #7960288

Ah...okay thanks, Bernie.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #7960348

Bernie: the 'maters do look better after their "haircut". LOL
Celia: Isn't it amazing how creatures like spiders, which are definitely not beautiful in my book, can make such beautiful webs? Garden spiders-the big green and black kind-- are the one exception, I think, when it comes to being beautiful.

HOORAY!! It's raining--actually raining! Doing the happy dance here!

Thumbnail by marsue
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #7960396

Lots of rain here today. Last storm was a biggie. Rained so hard it got on our picture window which is hard to do since it's under an overhang. And it was hailing and the wind was going in circles it seemed like. So my mom and I headed down to the basement and I peeked out the window. A couple minutes later it died down and I went and got some pictures. Now it's sunny and thundering. LOL

Bottom of neighbor's driveway.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #7960405

Bottom of front yard.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
3:04 PM

Post #7960696

Wow, Pepper! You got a lot of rain there!--considerably more than I have received.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7960727

My neighbor's pecan tree. We don't know if lightning hit it or if winds got it. We had plenty of both.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #7960731

My neighbor's pecan tree. We don't know if lightning hit it or if winds got it. We had plenty of both. Just heard we got over 2 inches of rain today.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7961403

Quite a Storm Pep!
I'd say wind got it.
Usually you can smell a lightning strike a mile away.
That wet ash smell is unmistakable.

They are saying we have a good chance of rain overnight.
Everything currently appears to be tracking along the KY/TN border.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2010
8:22 PM

Post #7961455

Nice article today, Adina!!!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #7961858

67 and foggy. It's going to be in the low 80's and I need to mow. PM t- storms a possibility. We still have mosquitos so I've had to break down and put the spray on.

Bernie, I love those timely rains and all the thunder and lightning to clean the sky! Now I see what you mean by tying up tomatoes! Wow, they are doing nicely and they look great after the trim!

Dyson, it's warm at your place!

Marsue, sometimes the the rains go around. I got a kick out of the remark and it was all his. No one to prompt him. RAIN for you!! I hope it lasted. Love the blackberry lily.

Celia! The beebalm looks great!! Love the curled up 'pidey :o) Beautiful dainty web.

Pepper, you really got rain!! I think the wind took the tree. When our elm got hit by lightning, bark flew all over.

Adina, I'll try to catch your article. Once again I'm behind on things.

It's to the Doctor today to see what the thyroid is doing. I haven't been on any medicine yet, but the swollen ankles went away on their own. Thank goodness!

Cabbage patch kids, LOL!

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #7961864

We've been selling tomatoes for the past 2 weeks. Love it!

About 60 this morning. Feels great!

I have 4 temp workers coming this morning. We are going to clean up weeds along the plastic mulch & also make the last pass thru the onions.

I am on a long excursion today. Found a nice Troy Built tiller I am going to buy & then go pick up chicken feed. Long day of driving, close to 400 miles round trip.

Have a great day!
Bernie
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
5:07 AM

Post #7961898

Pepper: it's a good thing that limb fell the way it did otherwise the roof would have most likely been damaged!
Adina: I need to go and read your article--missed it, somehow.
BP: lol at the "cabbage patch kids"! Looks like the bugs like them, too!
Bernie: have a safe trip today!

Hot and humid again today with a possibility of storms. I'll take the rain but the hail and strong winds can stay away!
# Today: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms, possibly severe. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. Heat index near 105F. High 93F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
# Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms. A few may be severe. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. Low around 75F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7962016

A storm came thru about 3 hours ago.
It ranged from MI to the TN border.
Dropping rain all the way.
As it reached here it split and went right around us.
Then re-formed east of us and is again dropping rain from Canada to NC! LOL!
Looks like the Cincinnati and Cleveland areas are the only two places in Ohio that didn't get a drop.

We'll be in the mid 80's today and mostly cloudy.

BP love the 'cabbage patch kids'. Hate cabbage! lol!

Here's the front entrance.
The Trumpet Vine is in full glory.

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
6:20 AM

Post #7962033

Here's the cactus in the lower left corner of the previous shot.
They are 5 years old now.
This Opuntia, Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa), is native to Ohio and virtually spineless.
But it makes up for it by being loaded w/ glove piercing glochids.
Think fiberglass between your fingers

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #7962139

Everything is looking great, Ric! Loving the begonias there but I don't think I would want a plant that "bites the hand that feeds it". (cactus) LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #7962192

That's why we keep tongs around Mau.
The best cactus tools around.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 12, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #7962985

Hi guys! It's very busy here, I kept picking up seeds from the foxgloves, dianthus and columbines...just finished it...ugh!
I just saw the article today, it's an old one, I wrote it last summer...thanks for reading it!
It's been very hot here, almost 100F, but some clouds appeared tonight, so I hope we get some rain . Otherwise, I'll have to water the garden in the morning before I leave for work...grrr!
We have another opportunity of moving in another house, not far from ours. If we can sell ours and buy that one, it'd be a bargain! It's a bit smaller than our house, but also cheaper , so we hope to get enough money on ours to pay the mortgage. If we can find a buyer, we could move in until fall. Still, moving to our DD's place it's our goal. Just saw Nicholas on webcam last night. He got bigger! Andreea just bought him this new carrier so she can carry him everywhere around the apartment with her.
Adina

This message was edited Jul 12, 2010 3:41 PM

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #7963001

Nicholas is really growing, Adina! I know you miss getting to see him everyday. Good luck with selling your house if that is what you want to do.
It's really hot there, isn't it. I hope you get that rain you need!

I managed to get a few pics when I was outside earlier.
I think this is an Eastern Black Swallowtail--feeding on a milkweed.

Thumbnail by marsue
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2010
5:12 PM

Post #7963586

Not too bad heat wise today but VERY humid. Storms south of us and tornadoe warnings down by Springfield earlier this afternoon.

Went to Walmart today and when I was leaving saw that my neighbor up the street had a few trees come down in the storms also. So my next door neighbor isn't the only one who got hit hard.

Anyways, Walmart had their plants marked down to a buck to 5 bucks. So I got me:

Coneflower- Mereinge
Penstemon- Prarie Dusk
Monarda- Pink Supreme
Bleeding Heart
Coreoptsis- Red Shift

Got them all planted and watered in today too!!

Casa Blanca blooming

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #7964374

67 with a bit of fog moving in at 5:30 am.

After we got home yesterday, I mowed. I barely got the front yard finished when I felt big drops of rain. By then I was almost running, trying to finish the last square. I got it done, put the mower away, locked the garage and shed, and came in. It POURED! We got 2 2/10'' rain. No wind and only a bit of thunder, but it got Dyson Dark! I just have the small back yard to mow today. We have a high of 84 so it won't be too bad.

Bernie, hope your tiller is a nice one! I haven't picked one out yet, but I will this fall. I think you are the only one eating out of your garden this year, LOL!

Marsue, last head of cabbage I brought in had no bugs inside. I cut it in half and soaked it in salt water. It was good, and tender too! I hope you got rain! The black swallowtail is gorgeous! A flower among flowers!

Ric, I've have had so many rain storms split and reform around me in past years. Now we seem to be in the path. Hate cabbage? Wow, your trumpet vine is thick! I'll bet there's a lot of hummingbirds around! Nice cactus! When I was young, I held a fiberglass lamp shade between my knees. That itched for quite a while.

Oh Adina, back to the daily grind! Nicholas IS growing and she styled his hair!! He looks so happy :o) I hope the house swap works for you and really hope moving to Switzerland is possible!

Pepper, I love those $5 plants! And being able to plant after that rain, wonderful! My Casa Blanca opened yesterday too! It's beautiful!

While the older Grandson was in the garage, putting screws into a board with holes Grandpa helped hand drill, the younger was walking the yard with me. I had him rub the agastache and smell. He was umming over all the fragrant blooms after that. We stopped in the garage to see what his brother was doing and he told Grandpa we were walking around... looking at bees... 'melling the flowers... all very nonchalant. Usually he's the one with the tools in hand and his brother is following me.

Then I let them cut flowers for the vase. Oh my! What a treat! I wouldn't have had a bloom left if I hadn't been there to say ''enough,'' LOL!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2010
4:20 AM

Post #7964383

Pepper: you got some bargains--that is always fun! Pretty bloom on the Casa Blanca.
BP: aren't grandkids grand?--especially when they are little and still full of wonder! Glad you got your yard mowed! I need to mow mine but it is too wet around here--it's been a while since I could say that! LOL Maybe tomorrow it will be dry enough to mow.

I can stop whining about not getting any rain. We have had quite a bit over the last 2 days and it was raining again this morning. This is supposed to move out tonight and we will be dry again the next few days--not to mention hot and humid with heat indexes up around 100F+ !!!
# Today: Locally heavy thunderstorms during the morning will give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Humid. High 91F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
# Tonight: A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 76F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 13, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7964399

The tiller is a Troy Built Pony. Just what we need for weeding work. Very good shape.
It has the bolo tines which the new ones don't have. When another company bought out Troy Built, they must have thought eliminating bolo tines was a good idea. Now the new tillers don't work as well.

Guys picked beans yesterday. A 245 ft long row of green beans gave 6, 5 gallon pails full.

Off to use the new tiller. Foggy this morn.
Bernie

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #7964418

Bernie, I think I know what the bolo tines look like. Why do they think a person won't buy something unless they change the design? I'm glad you found a nice one. I'm also learning more about tillers all the time. Dad has a small Ryobi cultivator someone gave him and it just bounces over his clay. I know I don't want something like that. He also has the large tillers and they are as old as me.

I would have cried if Mom had sent me out to pick a row of beans that long. I think I'd cry today, LOL! Good thing you have plenty of people to help!

Here's a cool green picture

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2010
5:40 AM

Post #7964486

Mau, The swallowtail picture is gorgeous--both the bug and the flowers. I am still trying to sort out the various species--black, spicebush, pipevine, etc. I get confused easily. At least I know the red spotted purples don't have the swallow tails, even if markings/color are similar.

Adina, Nicholas is losing his newborn look. Good luck with house sale/purchase. You'll have a new yard to landscape!

Thanks for letting us have some of that rain.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2010
6:34 AM

Post #7964606

Raining here nice, slow and soaking.
From the radar it appears we'll have several hours of it.

Here's some butterfly sites.
The first one can be tailored for your State by changing the URL.

http://www.thebutterflysite.com/kentucky-butterflies.shtml

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/butterflypages/commonbutterflies.htm

Here's a Peck's Skipper.
About the size of a penny.

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #7964987

I read all the posts and then forgot what I read! LOL I reread everything so...

Pepper, eeeeeek! on all the rain, downed tree and FUNNY!!! about 'cabbage patch kids'!!! LOL

Great shot, Ric. They're fun to watch. I love your garden pics, too.

Nicky, is indeed loosing the baby look. He's going to be very handsome, I think.

Waving to those I missed!!! (((((wave)))))

78.6 F with 94 for the high.
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 54 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.83 in(Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Pollen: 6.40 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds: Few 14000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #7965367

Waving!!! I've been so busy at work and home I can't keep up with anything, the IRS, Dave's family, stress at work, argh! Muddling through it and after tomorrow some of the stress will be relieved, then when my tax gal gets her paperwork on Thursday that will be another stress reliever, too much at once!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2010
11:19 AM

Post #7965398

DEEP Breaths Chrissy DEEP Breaths.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7965584

Yes, Crissy, the deep breaths do help! LOL

Sunfarm:
Here's another site for butterflies and moths. It can be tailored for your state, too. This one is for Kentucky:
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/map?_dcs=1&ds=18

Rain has stopped, sun is out and it is not as hot as it has been. Current temp on my back porch is 'just' 82F. LOL

waving to everybody ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #7965698

We're back into a heat advisory, that didn't last long but it was a nice break!
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2010
4:14 PM

Post #7966201

Thanks for the link, Mau.
It was raining hard enough most of the day (until 4:15) that I didn't get out for any pictures of butterflies or anything else/
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #7966285

It's getting hot now. It got up to 95F today. There is a fire burning out there somewhere.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on July 13, 2010
91 F
Clear
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 49 F
Wind: 12 mph from the WNW
Wind Gust: 20 mph

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2010
5:16 PM

Post #7966291

Hot, humid and heat index reached around 100. The heat index and temps will climb as the week goes on. It was so bad that coming home I turned the air on instead of driving with the windows down like I always do. lol

I'm assuming this is zinna but not sure. lol. I think it is cause the leaves look like it. I'm enjoying it anyways.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7966549

Warm and rainy all day.
Nice steady soaking 3/4" of rain from 9AM till 4PM.
Then the skies opened up... total for the day... 2 3/4".

We are full up, ponds, rain containers and saucers.

Looking at mid/upper 90's for the next 3 days!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2010
10:49 PM

Post #7966955

Another hot one today. I think we made it to 96. Tomorrow shouldn't be as hot with 90 but by Saturday, we may have 100. August is going to be bad.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2010
3:27 AM

Post #7967063

gonna be hot here, too! heat index up to 110F WHEW! My yard needs mowing but it will have to wait until at least 7 p.m. I'm not gonna get out there in this heat in the middle of the day!
Pretty flowers, Pepper and Celia! My zinnias are blooming, too, Pepper, but the batteries in my camera went kaput so I have to get some more before I can take any pictures.

# Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. Humid. Heat index near 110F. High 97F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tonight: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Humid. Low 77F. Winds light and variable.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
3:48 AM

Post #7967077

Well, it's going to be a hot one today. Right now it's 74 with an expected high of 93. It's also a little drier this morning with no fog and it will be mostly sunny.

Sunfarm, I have two butterfly books, and found one on just caterpillars in Barne's and Noble. I use them a lot! Nice hibiscus! They are blooming around here too. I had a bush that was a seedling from a weedy type, but it only bloomed a very short while. I took it out.

Ric, nice picture of the skipper and the butterfly bush bloom!

Celia, it's good to be busy! Helps the mind, LOL! Love the cinnamon ears :o)

Awww Chrissy!

Ric LOL! Well said to Chrissy!

Marsue, looks like you had a nice day.

Kelly, I think I'll match you for heat today! I'll have to walk extra early so I don't come back drenched.

Pepper, that's hot! (Paris Hilton's expression, if we all remember her, LOL!) Love love love that bloom!

Ric, you got a bit more rain than me, and ours all soaked in!

Celia, love those blooms!! What are they?

Marsue, I got my back yard mowed yesterday and it was hot even tho it was before noon. It's not worth over-heating out there!

I cut another head of cabbage and pulled more beets. The neighbor offers us corn and a few cherry tomatoes keep ripening. I have to buy potatoes and fried some for dinner yesterday. I love them with horseradish! I also had a small pattypan squash to eat before I pulled the vine from the compost pile. We don't care for it and it was crowding the potato and acorn squash also growing. So, I got to eat a few things from the garden :o)

Maybe I should move closer to Bernie :o)

The compost pile veggie volunteers

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #7967143

BP, It's funny, but I have not seen any volunteers on our compost pile this year, despite the weather that has made everything else lush. I had two tomato plants and picked 42 squashes from there last year.
We had a total of 1" of rain yesterday; that was plenty to wet things down and not wash out the road.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7967761

BP, that's an Ice Plant, Delosperma cooperi.

I have a volunteer from a compost pile given to me by a buddy of Darrell's. It's a squash but we don't know which. Flowers are starting, so I may know in awhile.

90 for today.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
9:20 AM

Post #7967797

Sunfarm, nice squash! 42 are more squash than I've ever had at a time, LOL! I threw all my old seeds on the compost pile and an acorn squash is what grew. I planted 'Carnival'' along the cucumber fence, so I was happy to get something different and I do have two volunteer tomatoes in the back. I'll take all the food that grows this year!

I had to run back in for the camera this morning.

A male red spotted purple, I think.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
9:33 AM

Post #7967837

Celia, I should have known because I think Ice Plants are so pretty! If you like squash, you'll most likely be happy with any kind you get. I love the trellis and how you have it planted! Neat rocks too! Aurora will love to play on them when she's walking :o)

I was at an elderly friend's house a couple of weeks ago and noticed a plant that she had along her garage. It wasn't blooming, but I loved the leaves. It was a plant her Grandmother had had, and they used to add the leaves to a bouquet for the cemetery. I could come get a start anytime. I went and got this morning. I was pretty sure it was Tansey, something I've wanted for a long time. It is! She had no idea what it was. I'm thrilled to get it, and to know it came from a family! Those are the best plants. I'll share some of it with my neighbor.

It's 89, I've walked and hung clothes. Nice breeze and I think the skeeters are slowing down for a day or two.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #7967851

Did you notice where the beebalm is?

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
9:43 AM

Post #7967862

No, I was too busy looking at the design on the trellis and the boxes, LOL! It fits right in!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7967868

It does. It is perfect there. Thanks again for it. :-)

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
9:57 AM

Post #7967895

You're welcome! So far mine is staying smaller than the others.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 14, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #7967980

Today is hot!
90
79 dew point
105 heat index.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2010
10:44 AM

Post #7967987

Whew, Bernie!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7968259

BP: nice story about the tansey. Hopefully you will share a photo of it with us. Pretty butterfly--I'm not familiar with that one.
Celia: the arbor is looking pretty. I was about to tell you that the bee balm will be getting a lot bigger than that until BP said hers is staying smaller.
Bernie, you are not supposed to have that kind of heat up there, are you? Unfortunately, you are in our league right now!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 14, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7968312

Now until the end of August!
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #7968561

Celia that arbor has came out nice!

I had one bee balm grow about 1', the other grew 7'.
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
4:33 PM

Post #7968852

Most of the volunteer squashes were something that looked sort of like yellow striped watermelons; they were edible but not really that tasty. There were some butternuts that were flavorful and some bottle gourds, which I dried over the winter.

Hot today 87 but supposed to be hotter tomorrow.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7969012

Low 90s with heat index around 105. Very hot!! Heat advisories out til it cools downs.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 14, 2010
7:03 PM

Post #7969208

Cold front is now over us. Temp is 78
Dew point is 57
Quite a difference from noon time.
Some storms to north & east of us.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2010
7:46 PM

Post #7969303

Sunny those striped ones would be cool if they were gourds!
Neat birdhouses.

Celia what a lovely setting.
The trellis garden is perfect!

BP we never see those here after Spring.
Nice!!

88 and a H.I. of 99
Tomorrow that may be our actual!

The Brugs have finally started blooming

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2010
7:49 PM

Post #7969307

Thanks, eveyrone! LOL

A nice day today. Cooling off nicely now.

Russian Stonecrop.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7969349

BP that's actually a Verbena Bloom.
I placed it next to the BF Bush and you almost can't tell the difference in person.
I agree lovely Tansey story!

Pep I love that Zinnia!
Be sure to save seeds!

Here's our Nicotiana.
It's having an exceptional year.

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2010
4:08 AM

Post #7969814

77 and humid cool at 4:45 am. No rain, but there could have been. It's breaking up before it gets here.

Toyota just had an ad at the top of the weather page (National Weather) of a Toyota blowing up, to recreate a new Toyota. Come help celebrate our new vehicle. Kind of an odd way to catch someone's attention.

Marsue, with a lot of rain, the beebalm might grow as tall as the others, but I think it's a smaller one to begin with.

Sunfarm, that is quite a collection of squash. It's too bad they weren't all good. I'd have tried a ''pumpkin pie'' from the less tasty.

Pepper, lovely red daylily! Compared to the weather it actually looks cool.

Bernie, that cool front should drop over us today.

Ric, pretty brugs! Do they smell good?

Celia, neat stonecrop! I've never heard the name before.

Ric, I never thought of underplanting with verbena! What a great combo and I'll copy it next year! I love nicotiana! What a gorgeous color! Goes well with the blue bucket, LOL!

Tansy for Marsue (It can be spelled with an e, but this seems to be the common speling)

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2010
4:12 AM

Post #7969817

Another picture of the butterfly open. Not a good shot for color.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7969842

But still a nice shot. It's pretty.

61.2 F with 94 for the high.
Clear
Humidity: 55%
Dew Point: 46 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.05 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Pollen: 5.30 out of 12
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft

Coneflower

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7969879

Nice photos, everyone!
Sunfarm: nice grouping of squash.
Pepper: pretty color on that daylily!
BP; the tansy looks "fern-like".
Ric: Brugs are so pretty but I don't have any place to keep them during the winter, which is why I don't have any. My nicotiana has dried up from the heat and lack of rain. Maybe they will revive after the rain of this past week. Yours is really pretty.
Celia: nice coneflower---"My, what a big eye you have!" LOL

We are entering the so-called "dog days" of summer. :o(( (wonder where that term came from?---it's too hot for even dogs to be outside--maybe that is where the term "hot dog" came from---LOL)

# Today: Mostly sunny. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. Heat index near 110F. High 98F. Winds light and variable.
# Tonight: A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening. Some clouds. Low 77F. Winds light and variable.

Sunset from a couple of weeks ago--June 29th to be exact

Thumbnail by marsue
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #7969882

LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7970026

The Dog Days comes from ancient Greece, Egypt (start of the Nile flooding season) and then Rome.
It refers to the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius, at the same time as the Sun.

Lovely BP!

We had a bit of a scare yesterday.
The somewhat new fridge, 2 1/2 years, started making a terrible racket.
Turned out the officially 3 1/2" of rain we got the other day and all the humidity it generated had frozen the coils.
We turned it off fror and hour or so, let it thaw and it's working fine now, knocking on wood!

Looking at 95 today.

We're having good luck w/ the Ec's this year.
More sun, rain and certainly heat has caused them to fill in nicely.
These are two years old.

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7970191

That's interesting Ric. Hope that fridge keeps working for ya, those problems are no fun, especially when the appliance is that new. Your brugs are blooming before mine are! Mine are budding but last year got up 9 to 10 feet tall, this year the tallest one is about 5 feet.
Nice sunset Mau!! I need to pay more attention I suppose.
Celia it looks like a pink sunflower! LOL!!!! Love the color of that cone flower, very nice!

Thumbnail by crissyr
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2010
12:09 PM

Post #7970699

nice coneflowers, Ric. Names? I take it you and Robyn don't have a/c or you do't use it--thus the fridge coils freezing up?
Crissy: are those brug leaves? Too bad they aren't edible--or maybe they are! LOL

HOT---feels like I am stepping into an oven whenever I go outside. Needless to say, I only go out when it is absolutely necessary as in: "Friday" needs to go out!

These are Coconut Lime (white) and Tomato Soup (red)--this was taken last month.

Thumbnail by marsue
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #7970854

Mau, those are beautiful. My Tomato Soup is not so nice. I think it has a virus. Some of my others on the other side of the bed last year had one. I'm very sad.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7971162

BP, we ate the squash with a tasty marinara sauce, though it was not fibrous like spaghetti squash.
Didn't make 90 today; upper 80s was more than enough.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #7971351

Upper 80s for a high with high humidity and later this afternoon a nice breeze.

Had softball practice a couple hours ago and by the end of practice our shirts were a different color. lol. It's that hot here.

After Eight lily doesn't look too good. I hope it doesn't die on me. I don't need another excuse to buy another lily. LOL

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7971486

Celia: your coneflowers don't have Asters Yellow do they? If so, you need to pull them up--otherwise they will infect all of your coneflowers and even other flowers. check this out:
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Pests/Diseases/astryel2.htm

Pepper: its that hot here, too. I was just outside for a few minutes when I took my dog outside a little bit ago and I was sweating by the time I came back in.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #7971659

Yes, Mau, that's what the ones last year had. I pulled them all out. These aren't turning yellow like last year, they're just distorted.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2010
8:29 PM

Post #7971770

We have AC but only use it for sleeping.
It's the first time we've ever had a problem w/ the fridge.
But also the first 'Deep South' Summer we've ever had this early...lol!

The Brugs have been blooming for 2 months now but very spotty.
A bloom here and there. Now they are all throwing buds like gangbusters.

Harvested our first figs today, just a handful but they were delicious.

Since we had the fridge pulled out we decided to go ahead and build and install the corner cabinet over it.
We reused a bunch of materials we had so it will cost us nothing but time...

Ric

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2010
4:24 AM

Post #7972142

Good Morning! 67 with a high of 90 expected, and a light breeze. I hope it isn't humid. I need to mow and it's going to be near 90 all week. Eeek!

Yesterday was near perfect for summer and we got the garden pretty much weeded. There's something dead among the asparagus fronds, but we can't see it. My callas, 4 O'clocks and glads are just breaking thru, so I have those blooms to look forward to!

Celia, nice shot of the coneflower! It's a nice pink!

Marsue, that is a gorgeous sky!!

Ric, that is a scare! I'm glad you figured out the problem and it's working now. We ran uptown yesterday to see about a new dishwasher. This one is 13 years old and barely works. I refuse to go back to washing by hand, ick! AND, that is a lot of rain!! My Cones are doing well too! Nice picture! Love the longer fronds on the white bloom!

Chrissy, it took me a minute to spot the okra pods, LOL! We don't grow that here in the midwest :o) Your's is a nice healthy plant!

Marsue, I HATE to stay inside in the summer and have to go out no matter how hot it is! And I do. Wow, Tomato Soup really stands out! Nice Coconut Lime too!

Sunfarm, at least you found a way to eat the squash. I've had a couple of the large one's I didn't care for. One was the slate blue color and the other was a Turban's Cap. They were dry and kind of bland. It might not have beena good year, or, that's just how they are. I love squash and the new pretty colors are so sweet now. It's a big change from the baked acorn I hated as a kid, but like now, LOL!

Pepper, LOL over the shirts, as long as everyone re-hydrated and didn't get sick! No, your lily doesn't look good. Almost like a bug got to it.

Ric, oportunity knocked! I love it that you built something so quick!

I hope to get a walk in this morning while it's nice. I get so far behind here when I shut down early. I've been up an hour and wrote this post and a d-mail answer. I don't know how time gets away fom me. I even have a faster computer now.

Oriental Lily - Casa Blanca and False Japanese Aster - Hortensis

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7972402

78

Details for Friday, July 16
Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Hot. High 93F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Evening: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Partly cloudy skies after midnight. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2010
6:46 AM

Post #7972441

BP those are brugs, and Mau I have no idea if they're edible or not. I posted a pic yesterday of the whole plants to show you the size but I guess it didn't post.

Thumbnail by crissyr
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7972608

Another beautiful day! Typical summer day here.
80 Sunny & some humidity.
Potatoes & onions are out of the ground.
A little lunch break & I will be washing potatoes.

Tomorrow the manager of the market has set up cooking demo's.
Business is really booming there now!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2010
7:51 AM

Post #7972650

Pep has your After 8 already bloomed?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #7972764

100 for today. I'm going to curl up with a good book and relax today.

I talked to Crystal yesterday and she had some news about Aurora. They have her on a sleep apnea monitor. She has stopped breathing a few times at night. Scared Crystal half to death!!! I know babies do that but it is frightening when it's so close to you.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #7972783

Potato pics
Ready for washing.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7972787

Somebody caught me working.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #7972790

Going through the washer.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 16, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7972795

Sorted & ready for the cooler.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #7972991

Celia, Hope Aurora will be OK. The monitor sounds like it should bring peace of mind for everyone.
Bernie, You have quite an operation; wish you were close to us. We have a CSA subscription for the second year in a row, but the dingbat insists on bringing things I tell him I don't want. I thought we had that problem solved but apparently not.
BP, I think squash is one of those things that is an acquired taste; my kids still don't like it, and they are all in their 40s now. At least they don't eat with us often.
Another hot one-- upper 80s with scattered showers, but none near us for now.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #7973013

Dyson, hope you get rain!

Chrissy, LOL! I don't know my brugs from an okra and I don't think I'd eat one!! Nice picture!

Bernie, cooking demos, the smell will sell even more veggies! Nice washing set-up! Wow, very very nice potatoes!! You really have a great place to work.

Oh Celia, that is very scarey! I'm so glad she found out before anything serious happened. Will she outgrow it in a few months?

Sunfarm, what is a person to do? I guess you cook and serve what he brings :o)

It's 84 and suny. I'm mentally mowing the back yard, so I guess I need to get a cold glass of water and git 'er done!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #7973176

Ric: when I was a little girl, there was a fig tree in our yard which always had a bunch of figs on it. Unfortunately, they attracted wasps so my daddy cut it down. That didn't bother me one bit as I have never cared for figs--I still won't even eat a fig newton. :o~
Celia: so sorry to hear about Aurora's sleep apnea. I'm glad they have a monitor for her now. That should take some of the worry off Crystal but it is always a concern to think that your baby isn't breathing properly.
Bernie: nice potatoes!!! They are certainly a lot cleaner than any of the potatoes that are available in our grocery stores down here.
Crissy: what do you do with your brugs in the winter? You don't have a greenhouse, do you?
BP; you are a wimp!! (joke) 84F would be great mowing weather for me! ROFLOL
Sunfarm: I never liked squash until I was into my 30's. Now I like all kinds of squash. My kids (ages 38 and 46) still won't eat sliced fresh tomatoes although they both like dishes with tomatoes in them and they both really like salsa. Go figure!!

Hot, hot, hot. I'm not even going to go and look at the thermometer on my back porch. Walking outside is like stepping into an oven!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2010
2:21 PM

Post #7973584

Got rain & thunder & lightning & lost power for 2 hours - the lightning hit real close. Now I have Luke-warm beer.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2010
2:45 PM

Post #7973645

BP, yes, she should outgrow it soon. Or, to better explain...

She may have what's called central apnea, obstructive apnea or a combination of both. If it's obstructive apnea, they'll find what's causing an blockage and remove/fix it. If it is central sleep apnea, the brain isn't sending a signal properly to the lungs to make her breathe. Babies will sometimes have breathing pauses for up to 15 seconds. That would be normal. CSA makes them stop for 20 seconds or longer. So...when she gets older, she should develop the brain function further and she'll be fine.

It's 96 outside.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 16, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7973714

I sure hope Aurora will be o.k.

Fig trees can be weeds around here. Birds (and maybe squirrels or rats) spread the seeds. DH is always cutting them down. He's allergic to the sap but he takes no precautions to protect himself, either. I've never had the fruits because I can't tell when they are ripe. They don't turn brown or anything. They'll just be on the tree and then they're gone.


Almost as hot as yesterday

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on July 16, 2010
99 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 25%
Dew Point: 58 F
Wind: 8 mph from the SSE

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 17, 2010
4:01 AM

Post #7974793

Hi guys! How I missed you all ! Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement ! I am finally catching up with my threads and I'm feeling up to it!LOL I was so exausted after I came back from my DD's, but now I'm starting to feel better, even the back ache is almost gone. I guess with all the excitement I forgot I was an old grandma !LOL
It was so nice to catch up and look at your beautiful pictures!
Celia, I'm sure it was just a scare and Aurora is a healthy baby, nothing to worry about! I imagine how Crystal got scared because Andreea got scared too when Nicholas stopped breathing for a few seconds when he choked while she breastfeeded him...she was hysterical "Mom, he got his lips blue, do something!" She was lucky I was right beside her, like almost always when it was feeding time (and we were watching a movie while she was feeding the baby), so I told her just keep him up and pat him on the back, he will breathe ...huh! I experienced this month such a wonderful way of growing a baby without being panicked, always knowing what to do...awesome feeling!LOL
Mau, great sunset and flowers!
Ric, your garden looks awesome, love the trumpet vine and the trimmed hedge.
Sally, I enjoyed so much your pictures with the boys, so cute! The story of your Tansy made me search for more of the plants on my field and will be the subject for an article...thanks!
Bernie, wow, you have such an industry there! Your know I found some potatoes already grown and ate them a few days ago...talking about volunteers plants from the compost, I have a few potatoe plants !LOL
Crissy, great view of your garden!
Sun, it would be great to have another garden to landscape, but I don't think it will happen because the real estate market is low and we can't sell the house at our price...but we're going to try!
Kelly, I hope the fire stays away from you!
Pepper, wonderful lilies!
Dyson, same here!
We had a several storms and lost the power several times for a couple of hours...ugh! One of the lightnings I saw, went so close to the ground and lit up...grrrr!
No more rain today, we're expecting a heat wave coming towards us. About 93F=33C at noon, no clouds, no wind...it's going to be tough for people going outside! I'm at work with an A/C in the office, so no worries!LOL
New picture of Nicholas...soon , more from my garden. I have to figure out how to use the new camera, the pics are too large and it takes too much time to upload ...or, they are too small, for email attachments...grrr!

Adina


Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 17, 2010
4:34 AM

Post #7974839

71 with and expected high of 90. About like yesterday. I mowed with cooling off periods. Then I weeded out the quickweed and grasses. The mosquitos are down to a few so I took advantage of it. I think I wore myself out :o)

Marsue, laughing! I'm pushing that mower! I like fig newtons, but in small doses and then I've had enough.

Dyson, the price we pay for a little water :o)

Celia, I'm glad she'll be OK. It's a good thing Crystal caught it when she did.

Kelli, missed you! I didn't know the sap could be an allergen. Wow, hot and dry.

Adina, I'll can see how all the strength you had while helping, all came crashing down as soon as you got home. Rest is a good thing! You helped Andreea so much and now she can be a confident Mom. I'll have to keep an eye out for your new articles. I don't seem to have enough time here while it's summer. All you can do is put your house on the market and hope for the best. Someone might meet your price. Nicholas takes such handsome pictures! I can't wait for the first smile!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #7975028

Celia: I am sure it is comforting to know that Aurora will outgrow her sleep apnea. In the meantime, it is good that she has the monitor.
Dyson: Lukewarm beer! --double yuck! LOL I'm glad your electricity wasn't off for more than 2 hours and I know you think that was 2 hours too long!
Kelli: I didn't know that about the sap on the fig trees but then I didn't know that mint could cause a poison-ivy-like rash, either--until I found out the hard way! LOL Needless to say, there is no more mint in my garden!
Adina: Nicholas is such a handsome baby! I hope you are rested up now. Good luck on selling your house. It seems that the housing market is depressed world-wide. :o((
BP: my hat is off to you if you mow your entire yard with a push mower! I mow mine with a riding mower except for a couple of places where I have to use the push mower because I can't get the riding mower into those places.

# Today: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Humid. Heat index near 105F. High 93F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
# Tonight: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Humid. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7975114

Just for the record and safety's sake, all parts of the Datura and Brugmansia are poisonous!
And a few people have reactions to the sap.
They are hallucinogens. They include the Locoweeds.

Adina glad to see you are getting back in the groove.
The front hedges are the only pruning I do.
I think the formal hedge w/ the wild, jungle look of the rest of the yard makes a good contrast.
Glad you agree...

Bernie that's a nice operation!
Is that a commercial dish washer?
GREAT looking potatoes!

We had a T-Storm roll thru about 6AM.
Looks like about 1/2" of rain.
We've settled into 'Deep South' mode for the next 10 days for sure.
Temps in the low/mid 90's Day. Around 70 Nights.
About 5 above Ave.


The cabinet is just waiting for the top.
Robyn sanded, primed and then painted the interior.
Easier to do on the ground.
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2010
7:33 AM

Post #7975219

Yes, we've got the weather too. I was awakened at 3:19AM with the first round of thunderstorms; the second came through at 4:45AM, and it started back up again at 7:30, though with not as much lightning nearby in time for my 8AM obs. It was 90 yesterday, 70 this morning, with 1.11" of rain in the gauge.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #7975315

85

Looks like the next string of storms is only a county away - here we go again.

Thumbnail by Dyson
Click the image for an enlarged view.

crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #7975534

Celia my goodness what a scare for Crystal! And you! 'm glad she got the breathing machine and hopefully will grow out of it soon.

In that picture they look like Okra, I didn't think of it until you said it! They won't here in a few days probably. No, I don't have a greenhouse so I cut them down in the fall right before the first frost, like when it's forecasted in the 7 day forecast, and store however many stems I want to grow the following summer in water in the garage. I'm going to take Charlotte's advice and just store as many as I want to grow instead of the whole bush.

We had a thunderstorm last night at about midnight and we're having one right now! Woo Hoo Rain!

I hope everyone up north is safe from the severe weather heading your way again, we get ours in spring and fall and I completely feel your pain!

Look at all those taters!!! I want to grow some more red taters, our crop seemed a little small.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #7975591

Thanks, everyone for the comforting words. Aurora has stopped breathing for upwards of 30 seconds while sleeping and turned blue, too. They did some tests yesterday and found no obstructions, so, it's central apnea. She will outgrow it. Most do. Crystal feels better and so do I.

88.3 F with 97 for the high. We made 103 yesterday.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 51 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.01 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 86 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Pollen: 5.20 out of 12
Clouds: Few 12000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft


This message was edited Jul 17, 2010 9:32 AM
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 17, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #7975855

Quoting:Just for the record and safety's sake, all parts of the Datura and Brugmansia are poisonous!
They are hallucinogens.


Back in the days of yore, the local Gabrielino Indians (and probably others) made some kind of datura drink to induce hallucinations that they thought were of a spiritual nature. They knew how to make it and use it, but I'm sure there were fatalities from time to time. If hallucinations are anything like normal dreams, I'll pass. My dreams tend to be unsettling.

That's scary about the babies not breathing. I would never have known, and if I was the mother, I would have been as scared as the rest.


You're going to laugh, but man, is it humid out there. I did some work out there for a while, hoping that maybe it can sweat the sinus infection out of me. (Humidity at our house is 44%.) It will get hotter than this today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 10:51 AM PDT on July 17, 2010
92 F
Clear
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 57 F
Wind: Calm

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 17, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #7976093

It's a vegetable washer. Originally they were made for apples. You can run ripe tomatoes through it without damaging them.

These are our Gladiolus for sale this morning.

Extremely hot this morning with no wind. We suffered the whole market. Good sales though.
90 here now.
Tornadoes at the moment 100 miles north of here.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 17, 2010
2:39 PM

Post #7976101

Forgot the picture.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7976667

Hot and humid. Heat index reached 108 today. Not much of a breeze so it's like a sauna out there. Last night we had a storm roll thru and flood our yard and road again. Never seen my road or yard flood so much in one year before. Used to be it never happened.

Ric, After Eight is done blooming and I found out yesterday it's normal for a lily to lose their leaves afterwards. I was at PG talking to one of my former coworkers and asked her about it.

Kwanso blooming. I have this everywhere. I would like it more if it would always open like this bloom and bloom for more than a few hours or a day.


Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2010
6:57 PM

Post #7976789

That's what I was hoping Pep.
Our lilies are dying back now too.

I'll post a pic of the DL we gave Jon from the RU a few seasons back.
I think it's a Kwanso too.

Bernie those Glads are AMAZING!
Nice!!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #7976906

We had a busy Saturday. We had to get our house cleaned which hasn't been done in 2 weeks. Ick. Then, I went to my grandnephew Max's blessing. We got the lawns mowed, weeds cleared, photos taken.

I read all the posts here and "the other place". Whew! It's still 89 out there.

I went through some pictures and found this one of my mom. I think she was 18, which would have made the picture taken in 1942.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7976912

Someone mentioned daylilies? Mine are just starting. What color will they be? I don't know. We'll all have to be surprised.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7976916

Chianti sunflower.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
7:42 PM

Post #7976921

Zencat's still got it!

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7976924

Mmm...

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2010
4:15 AM

Post #7977227

77, barely cool and a good long deep rumble of thunder from lightning I saw streak across the sky. No rain yet, and we won't get hit with the heavy stuff. It's going south-east. The map is just covered with lightning blocks down there. 15 minutes later, a light sprinkle. I just went out and put the potted plants in the garage that don't like it wet. 40 minutes later, still a light rain and a breeze in my north window. It won't last much longer.We will still hit close to 90.

Marsue, I didn't know that about mint! Someone just gave me the regular and chocolate. I potted them up till I know where to safely put them. (Runners.) Yes, I do push, and I have deep ditches. It takes me about an hour and a half. I couldn't ask for a better work-out. But the next mower will have to be self propelled. I'm NOT getting any younger!

Ric, it's always nice to put seldom used things above the fridge :o)

Sunfarm, nice amount of rain. I hope you need it ;o)

Dyson, ditto ;o)

Chrissy, I don't grow okra either, so I was way off on identifying :o) Wow, rain for you too!

Celia, I feel much better too, especally since there is nothing to remove. That's pretty hot.

Kelli, talk about dreams! Just before I woke up this morning I dreamed I walked around to the front yard after being gone, and the yard was entirely stripped of grass, flowers and shrubs. I was so mad and was talking to the guy who was still here. We ''knew'' the ditches were to be worked on, but the grass was still on them. I was so glad to wake up because some blue language was going to happen. Do you think I felt guilty for doing nothing but moving from chair to chair all afternoon taking a me day yesterday? I sure enjoyed the slight breeeze and perfectly quiet town, but it gave me a nightmare :o)

Sorry you're going thru sinus. Don't you just hate the humidity?

Bernie, it is a nice washer to have! Your glads are gorgeous!! I'll bet no-one can resist taking a few home!

Pepper, ditto here on so much rain at a time. I don't think the weather patterns are going to be predictable any more. Kwanso is very pretty!

Celia, I love the sparkle in your Mom's eyes. I see where your sense of fun comes from :o) She's a pretty woman! Yaaay, suprise colors!! Oooh Oooh Oooh on the sunflower! So zen and YUM is right!

Ironically, he's sitting on a dragonfly.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2010
5:12 AM

Post #7977328

Yes, we needed yesterday morning's rain, but didn't get much more, which was fine. 88 yesterday; that was not so fine. Wish it would cool off.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 18, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #7977336

You and me, both, sunfarm! We are not likely to cool off much, though, until at least the middle of September. :o((

Well, I had a long post all typed up with comments on everybody's post and then, WHOOSH! It was gone--disappeared into cyberspace! GRRRRRRRR.
I'm not going to try to duplicate it but I do want to compliment Bernie on his beautiful glads! and Celia on her beautiful mother! (P.S. Celia--will you be so kind as to save some of those sunflower seeds for me?)
BP; dreams are weird--which is why I make it a point not to remember mine! ROFLOL A real dragonfly on a fake dragonfly--ironic, indeed!

Congrats to all of you who have had some rain--if you needed it, that is.
We are dry again. I haven't been as fortunate as Crissy has in getting rain.
# Today: Mostly sunny. Humid. Heat index near 110F. WHEW!! High 97F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Humid. Low 76F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 18, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7977379

We had a storm last night but no rain. Some big branches on the ground otherwise nothing. Central MN & Twin Cities area had lots of big hail & high winds. Lots of trees down & cars smashed from hail.
Nice this morning. 68 & light breeze.

Thumbnail by CountryGardens
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2010
6:12 AM

Post #7977415

78 (feels warmer)

Details for Sunday, July 18
Mostly sunny early with isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Evening: Isolated thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Humid. Low around 70F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 18, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #7977493

Bernie what variety of Tomatoes do you grow?

Brought home two new projects from Dayton yesterday... TBA...LOL!

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

July 18, 2010
1:28 PM

Post #7978466

I have tons of big tomatoes this year but between worms, animals and I don't know what else we can't eat them. I'm not a happy camper! LOL.

Hot, sunny and humid today. I'm hiding inside today. In the morning I will harvest my taters. They are ready and it will still be cooler out.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 18, 2010
4:23 PM

Post #7978889

In the picture, smaller ones are Early Girl, my favorite for taste! Larger ones are Geronimo.
Outside we plant Big Beef & Celebrity.

Was at DD all day siding her house. Going back in the morning to finish up.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2010
4:00 AM

Post #7979918

68and a bit chilly. There are a few rained out clouds in the north, but we could get rain here later. We're also in the shaded area for tornado activity today and tomorrow. We'll have a high of 86.

At 4:45 am two hoot owls were in the neighbor's tree hooting almost at the same time. I don't know if it was male and female or parent and young. The outdoor cats didn't appear till the hooting stopped.

Bernie, I was watching The Weather Channel videos of the storms this morning and there was a blue house featured. I thought of you. I'm glad it wasn't!! Your tomatoes are beautiful!!

Dyson, has it rained from those occasionals?

Ric, do tell!

Pepper, I picked the one ripe tomato, let it sit on the counter overnight and cut it for yesterday's dinner. It was terrible! I don't know if I'm going to grow anything good this year either. Pretty daylilies! All too soon they are going to be done :o(

Apples. A couple from the tree and the ground. My Dad's are doing the same. Not all are like this, but I'm betting most of the tree is worthless. We didn't spray for anything either. I haven't looked this problem up yet.

Thumbnail by billyporter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2010
5:52 AM

Post #7980074

Sorry to hear about tomato and apple troubles. We are awash in blackberries. I need to get out and pick and freeze more.
Thunderstorms overnight-- 0.61" of rain in the gauge, high in upper 80s and low 90s forecast all week.

Thumbnail by sunfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #7980212

Bernie: those tomatoes look yummy!
Dyson: did you get one of those "isolated" thunderstorms?
Ric: you are teasing us! We'll be awaiting the announcement about the projects! LOL
Pepper: your daylilies are certainly going out in a blaze of color! I especially like that red one.
BP: do hoot owls eat cats? Sounds like the outdoor cats weren't taking any chances!! LOL Ewwww-those apples look yucky--so sorry about that. Too bad about the tomato, too. All that anticipation only to be disappointed!
Sunfarm: It's blackberry cobbler time! Yummy! (drooling here). Pretty photo of the BF.

Another hot one expected today. It is currently overcast and earlier this morning it felt like we might get some rain, but nothing has developed. I suppose there is still hope for one of those isolated showers to drop some rain over my house.
# Today: Cloudy early with isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Humid. Heat index near 110F. High 96F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
# Tonight: A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 76F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2010
7:19 AM

Post #7980256

Grey, muggy and 76.

These new projects are more decorative in nature than 'real projects'...lol!
Picked up a few objects from my Sister's Bathroom remodel...


Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #7980371

79.0 F with a high of 97. We made 100 yesterday. We heard a report that one of the nearby roads is falling apart in the heat. Zoinks!!!
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 57 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.91 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 80 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Pollen: 4.90 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 19, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7980553

Sally, sorry about the apples and tomatoes. I found a few tomatoes, still green but a bit brown . I suppose because of so many rains we had while we were gone. Now they are fine, hopefully will ripe well. Thanks for the the lovely words.
Mau, I also have a push mower...just used it today!
Pepper, lovely lilies!
Celia, great pics! Any news from Aurora? Your mom was such a beauty when she was young, like a movie star!
Kelli, take care and get well soon! Interesting info about the indians.
Ric, I had a neighbor who scratched her arm in a datura pod and it got swollen and blue. She had to go to the hospital. Thanks God I never had such a scary episode, I'm very careful, but thanks for the information.
Bernie, those glads are gorgeous!
We're having a heat wave, 95F and a rainstorm(or more) everyday. Today I mowed the lawn in the morning, then we suddenly saw these black clouds coming towards us, with lightnings and thunders...in 10 minutes the storm started!!!!
The storm didn't make damages on our street, but in Bucharest some branches damaged a few cars.

Adina

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 19, 2010
9:25 AM

Post #7980555

Here's a smile from Nicholas!

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
9:30 AM

Post #7980569

Ooooooo! Baby giggles!!! LOL I love it!

Thanks, Adina. She was beautiful. I got to hear Aurora giggle on the phone the other day. So fun!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
9:54 AM

Post #7980636

Crystal sent me pics of Aurora a few minutes ago!

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
9:57 AM

Post #7980641

My favorite.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7980655

74 and drizzles of rain. We've had more thunder tha rain so far.

I got a nice walk in. Almost made it around town without talking to anyone. Dad was out, so I had to stop there. From there I could see my brother, so I waved at him. Across the highway, my Uncle was out, so I stopped again. Ahhh, the life of a small town!

Sunfarm, those blackberries are a treasure! Nice butterfly shot and I love milkweed blooms!

Mau, I believe that's what happened to most of my adopted outdoor cats. They always disappear overnight. I always hope the outdoor cats just know, to not move.

RIC! That's not telling us anything. We love your projects!

Celia, I'm not suprised the road is breaking up in the heat. Do you have a lot of semi traffic? Wow, that's seeing a thistle in a new way!

Adina, that's good to know about the datura! We sure can learn from others misfortunes and hopefully prevent new ones. Wow, that sortm sure popped up! I'm glad you had no damage!

Ohhh Nicholas! The first of many many smiles and laughter to come!! You are so cute!!

Celia, that is a good picture of Crystal and Aurora! SYou can tell she has her hearts content in her arms!

Ohhh Aurora Eve! You are punchin and lovin every minute of it. You are fiesty and adorable!!

My heart is full of baby!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
4:32 PM

Post #7981567

Pretty good storm moved through Roanoke while I was at work today, do not know if we got any of it here. I really do need to put a rain gauge up again don't I ?

88 -

Details for Monday, July 19 (Evening)
Evening: A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening. Partly cloudy skies. Low near 70F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7981576

We have a highway in the city that has partially collasped. At least 2 lanes are gone, the retaining wall, and the guard rails are down too. It's a mess and they aren't sure yet what caused it to give out.

It is super hot today and the heat is not going anywhere anytime soon. Heat advisories and warnings are out for at least half of the state plus part of Kansas. Highs in the 90s with heat index between 105 and 110. Tomorrow morning I have a softball tournament with some coworkers. Thankfully it's only in the morning!! LOL

I saw my first tiger swallowtail today!! I only managed to get one pic of him and barely at that. He knew when I was taking pics and made sure to keep moving. LOL. See if you can find him. LOL

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7981612

Oooooo, precious babies--Aurora and Nicholas! It's good to have babies to talk about on the thread again, especially now that JW is growing up.
Adina: that was some storm cloud! We could use some of that rain here. I have been watering again today.
Ric: please tell us you are not putting a used potty in your garden! LOL
I see him, Pepper, and a handsome fella he is! I haven't seen any of those around here but I saw 3 Eastern Black Swallowtails in my garden at the same time yesterday. In years past, we have had roads to buckle because of the heat.
I bought batteries for my camera today so hopefully I can get some good photos of those 3 EBST BF's I saw yesterday.
sunfarm
Irvine, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7981615

The blackberries actually look better than they taste, IMHO. They are thornless, so not as flavorful as the wild ones, but are fine in smoothies, etc. with yogurt, buttermilk, vanilla, etc. I discovered last year that cobblers, etc. made with them taste much better if I slip in just a few elderberries.

Possibility of more overnight thunderstorms.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #7981719

Oh, Pepper. I hope everyone is okay.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7981751

No one was hurt. As far as I know I don't think anyone was in that area when it happened.

Forgot to mention that I went and got a Don Juan today. Almost got America but then found Don Juan and got it instead.

It's in front of the white pot. Big 2 gallon pot for 7 bucks. Whoo hoo!!! And has a bud on it!!

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2010
9:11 PM

Post #7982311

I see you hiding over there Sugarweed... lol!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2010
3:43 AM

Post #7982543

Pepper: good luck with Don Juan. I have two of them but they aren't doing well--probably because I have them planted in clay dirt and I haven't enriched the soil or fertilized them--plus I don't water them like I should because they are away from all my other flower beds and it is not as convenient for me to pull the hose over to where they are. Shame on me!

Ric: LOL

# Today: Partly cloudy. High 94F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
# Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 76F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 20, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #7982561

New thread;
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1117016/

Please post on the new thread today!

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Weather Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Boring Hurricane Boards? Floridian 106 Jul 24, 2011 12:43 PM
Big Feb Storm CountryGardens 54 Mar 3, 2007 2:39 PM
Yipee It's March!! Daily Weather sugarweed 206 Mar 9, 2007 4:58 AM
Deadly Tornado hits Alabama henryr10 22 Mar 5, 2007 5:01 PM
Help!!! Something's eating the moon!!!! Resin 10 Mar 6, 2007 4:42 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America