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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 31, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #8285773

Happy New Year!
Looking for better weather for 2011.

We came from;
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1146135/

No party here tonight. Thought about going into town for a bit. Then opened the door & changed my mind. Snowing, blowing, good night to sit in a nice warm house.

Wishing all a very good year!
Bernie

This message was edited Dec 31, 2010 9:17 PM
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #8285782

Hi and Happy New Year Bernie and Bertha. I hope you two don't freeze to death before spring gets here. LOL! Wishing the best for everyone in the new year 2011. Wonder how many times I will write that wrong for the next few weeks?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #8285798

66 here today and SUNNY!

Currently 60!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ric and Robyn and

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cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2010
6:35 PM

Post #8285814

just relax & have a hot chocolate!!!!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 31, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8285821

I had a bowl of chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup & whipped cream. We are though cookies up here.

Friends of ours here have a brother or cousin living in Lewisville, TX. We have a picture of your water tower on the restaurant wall.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #8285906

12 and temps are falling quickly. We had another 3"-4" of snow on top of yesterday's. Yikes!

Happy New Year, All!!!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #8286014

Still 59 here but the T-Storm is just about 10 miles out.
No bad weather but we'll drop 25 in high temp tomorrow.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2010
10:28 PM

Post #8286034

Beautiful day here. Sunshine and warm temps with no wind. Let the goats and the horse out. I got 3 eggs today!!! It didn't rain so I was able to get the work done in comfort. Supposed to start raining tomorrow.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8286130

Started raining at about 2AM... hasn't stopped since.
But the Temps have remained fairly steady.
Still 55...

Ric
redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 1, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8286143

Happy new year. The new year started out with a hard breeze, down to 22 here. I already lost some plants yesterday. I hope I don't lose my Jackeranda. It's too big to do much frost protection on. I do have Christmas lights on it,hopefully that will save most of it.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8286154

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Joplin Regional Airport
Lat: 37.18 Lon: -94.5 Elev: 982
Last Update on Jan 1, 6:53 am CST

Fair

19 F
(-7 C)
Humidity: 54 %
Wind Speed: W 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 5 F (-15 C)
Wind Chill: 8 F (-13 C)


I am safe from tornado...


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8286213

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!

BP: glad the DGS is doing well.
Glad you are safe, Rusty!

Our bad weather moved out--now we are just cold--currently 22F BRRRRRR
High today of 39F


"Life is not about waiting for storms to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain!"

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8286216

Happy New Year.

5AM -1/1/11 zero degrees, 20MPH wind from SW
Coldest day of the year. LOL!

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8286288

Glad you're OK Rusty!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Kinda strange weather!
The rain just moved out after about 8 hours of steady.
We got about 1/2" no violent weather at all, just rain.
It's STILL 55 here at 10AM.
Heading down to freezing by midnight.
It was forecast to be 40 at this time.

Long range shows the Normal temps... 40/25 for the next 10 days w/ mostly sun no precip...
Looks like the winter weather is finally stabilizing.

Here's our new clump of Arum italica.
Put in the ground fully dormant late in the Summer.
I had to trust the grower that it was even in the pot...lol!
For those of you new to this plant it starts growing in late fall... stays through the winter...
flowers and seeds in very early spring...
seeds ripen as the plant goes dormant when the summer heat kicks up.
And it IS an Aroid (Elephant Ear)

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 1, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8286385

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

Bad weather yesterday for a lot of people, hope everyone is safe! The squall line was bright reds and pinks to the west of us, but by the time it got here it had completely fizzled and we didn't even get one drop of rain, so that was good! Weird how the weather works, the squall line went over Mau's before it went over my house, by about 2 hours, and I live quite a bit southwest of her.

I'll try to catch up today, I'm going to take the Christmas tree down and put away all the decorations until next year. :~(

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8286434

16 with a high of 19
Through 4pm: Partly cloudy with strong winds. Temperatures steady near the upper teens. Winds WSW at 25 to 30 mph.
Windy it is.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! This will be a better year because we will make it so! Think happy thoughts every day!

Bernie, thank you for the new thread!

I'm playing catch up, so no comments.



CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8286491

Started raining here before daylight. Temp was 50* when I got out at 9:30 to let the dog out.
cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 1, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8286559

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. It's windy, cold, but sunny here in N.W. Missouri today.
Unbelievable weather the past few days and those severe storms that slammed our friends to the south of us. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Cuckoo
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
10:09 AM

Post #8286638

46 (Wind Chill 41) and dropping!
Brrrrrr!
After the 67, Sunny and Calm yesterday it feels Frigid! LOL!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8286684

We got to 3 last night and it has warmed to 18.

Glad you're okay, Rusty!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8286827

Yesterday morning the temps were nice and warm with no wind. A couple hours later the temp dropped about 10 degrees and the wind was howling again. I went outside to get carts at one point and turned right back in and got a sweater. The wind was strong enough to knock the wind out of me and to burn my eyes a bit. By last night we were into the middle teens.

Today it's sunny and temps are pretty decent. Probably mid 30s or a bit warmer. No heavy coat needed unless you are gonna be out for awhile.

Happy New Year everybody!! Hope everyone had a good new years!! We went to a friend's house and played dominos and just chatted and caught up on stuff going on. Had a great time. Going to hockey game tonight.

Creek just down the road from my house. It's a treacherous spot there sometimes. I'll have to get a pic of the road and bridge over this when I get a chance.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8286914

It's an icy west wind and since there is no mail, I've made all the trips outdoors that I'm going to make.

Cajun, the wind came up last night, all thru the night and is still going on. It feels much colder than 20*. I'll bet 50 was nice and your snow must be melting.

Cuckoo, so good to see you! I agree with the crazy weather. I'm glad you were safe.

Ric, frigid is right. It's not your imagination!

Celia, winter is back for you too.

Pepper, sounds like a nice way to ring in the New Year.

Love the creek!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 1, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8286992

Freezing today, 10F, but sunny. I worked today and I'm beat.
Happy New Year to all!

Adina

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8286998

HAPPY NEW YEAR Adina. Get rested up and enjoy yourself! A nice family photo! Does Ozgur get there soon?

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8287102

Got the camera out.
Resident rabbit, just after it chased off our big tomcat.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8287106

Some of the cabinet door parts.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8287109

Lumber rack I have been building last few days.

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8287111

Our egg producers for next summer. Just over 2 months old.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8287116

Cold January sunset.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8287121

Copy-Cat.

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8287391

Really nice chickens. Are they RSLs?

Hope you guys all stay warm and in out of the wind. 3* Brrrr Glad it warmed up here.

Pretty tree. I took mine down. Only took about 30 minutes because it is really small and didn't have much on it. Rearranged the furniture and cleaned the room up.

I haven't played dominoes in forever. I don't know if I'd remember how. I do remember I enjoyed it. Is that ice in the side of the creek?

So glad everyone was safe from the storms. Looks like they were bad and afr reaching.

It has rained here off and on all day but never hard. It's still raining now and it's falling harder now than all day. Starting to get colder too. It was shirt sleeve weather all day except for the rain.

We have church in the morning. First time we have been able to have regular service since the beginning of December. But it will be sad. A dear lady from our church took her own life yesterday morning. It is so awful. She was bipolar and had been hospitalized. They had changed her meds and sent her home but she was not well. Her wake will be Monday at the church and her funeral will be Tuesday.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8287398

Sorry to hear that Cajun.
My BIL's brother is bipolar... it's a daily struggle... mainly to keep him on the meds.

Your weather was ours yesterday.
The backside of that front is cold but we had sun most of the day.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2011
9:10 PM

Post #8287624

They are called Gold Star Layers. Don't get very big, 4 lbs, but lay around 90%.
Very tame. Nice big brown eggs. About 1 out of 15 will be jumbo. Most are extra large.
They will start laying end of March & eggs will be nice size when market opens 1st of May.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8287725

12 with a high of 28
Through 11am: Clear with temperatures steady or slowly warming to the mid teens. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny to partly cloudy. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunrise: 7:32 am
Dyson Dark

Bernie, wonderful pictures! We have a big buck rabbit hanging around too! Wow on all the cabinet doors! It comes to a lumber rack doesn't it?
Love the chickens. I thought maybe Rhode Island Reds. When DD's hens were just laying I had a whole carton of double yolks.
Copy cat, laughing! I have a ''cow-bird" (a bird sitting on a cow's back obviously :o)

Cajun, I'm so very sorry for your church member. It's a hard life, being bipolar.

Ric, sympathies for your BIL's brother.

Bernie, you'll have a wonderful open market with those eggs!

Well, the cold front is here. I don't have any outdoor chores, so it will be nice to have a ''regular'' Sunday.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 2, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8287876

1
Sun.
No wind!
Step son & family supposed to come for dinner today. Another turkey & trimmings.

I don't understand bipolar, so won't comment.

I see the Big Ten is really chocking in bowl games. I think it is entirely to long from the last regular games until the bowl games.

Last regular games for NFL today. Be nice not to have to hear all that hoopla anymore.
Sick & tired of hearing, "Brett Farve this, Brett Farve that". Vikings would be farther ahead if he would have stayed away! 2 years, pile of money & absolutely nothing for next year.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8288392

Bernie, that's cold! Wow, can you eat another turkey dinner:o) I'm not into sports at all, so I won't comment.

Have a nice day!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8288414

32 (Wind Chill 23) here.
Less than half what it was Friday!

We should be at 40 or so all week.
I'm off tomorrow too.
It's our 1st Holiday of the year.
I get a week's vacation time now and another week in August.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8288424

Ric, this is a nice time to have vacation. DH always worked his days for this week, and another in June.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8288538

Bernie: great photos! laughing at the "copy-cat"!
Ric and Cajun: I have known/do still know several people who are bi-polar. They all have trouble with their meds--taking them regularly, that is. The problem seems to be with a lot of bi-polar people is that once they are on the meds and doing a lot better, then they decide they don't need the meds anymore and take themselves off without consulting their doctor. It's a dangerous thing to do. I also know of one woman who took her own life after taking herself off her meds. It's a sad situation. Bernie, you can look up "bi-polar" on Google and found all kinds of info about it, if you are interested.
Ric: enjoy your first day of vacation of the year!

It's warmer today, if you can call 40F warmer! LOL I know that sounds like a regular heat wave to some of you. Friday and I managed to get in a mile walk today but my face was cold by the time we got back. The rest of me was covered up good so I was warm everywhere else and Friday had on his little camo-coat. He hates that thing and I have to chase him around to get it on him but I don't want somebody reporting me to the ASPCA for making him walk without a coat on! :o~
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8289040

High of mid 30s with sunshine and a breeze.

BP, the creek does have some ice on it. We've been cold enough that it is still partially frozen.

My dad's Christmas gift from my future SIL. Only took her 2 hours to make it.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8289110

Whoops I mis-typed.
Tomorrow is our New Year's Day Holiday.

Since I got rehired in August I receive one week's vacation starting Jan 1.
I won't be taking any for a while.
Probably wait until warmer weather.
Then on August 1st, my one year anniversary, I get another week.

23 (Wind Chill 18)

Ric
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8289330

Wow! I could go for a boquet like that. LOL

It was sunny and dry here today but on the cold side and the wind was blowing.

It sure was good to get back to church and see most everyone. Sadness at the loss, though. We had special prayer for the family.

I remember how precious those vacation days were when I worked at the hospital. Now that I no longer work a job, I work harder and don't get paid. But if I can't get along with the boss now, it's my own fault. LOL

I think Gold Star and Red Sex Link may be the same thing. The RSL is a hybrid of a RIR roo and a White Leghorn hen if i am remembering correctly. ( which is always in question ) They are egg laying machines but being a hybrid they don't breed true so you have to either breed the basics to get them or buy them from someone else. I think the BSL are a bit better layer and a heavier bird so a better candidate for dual purpose but they are a bit pushy. They are also a hybrid of a RIR roo but a barred rock hen. Barre rocks can be bullies. Nice BIG brown eggs, often double yolks.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8289530

22 with a high of 32
Through 11am: Partly cloudy with temperatures rising towards the upper 20s. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy skies with a few afternoon snow flurries.Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Becoming partly cloudy later with any flurries or snow showers ending by midnight. Low 16.

Pepper, is the creek spring fed?
Wow, what a great SIL to be!! I'd be requesting that if she ever asks what you would like to have!!

Cajun, interesting about the chickens.

It's Monday and back to the ''work week,'' even for us retired folk.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 3, 2011
4:28 AM

Post #8289539

20
Cloudy.
Dark!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2011
5:22 AM

Post #8289587

pepper: that is a chocolate lover's dream gift! LOL
Ric: I think that is a bummer about you only get one week's vacation after all the years you were with that company! GRRRRRR! (but they didn't ask me, did they? LOL )
Cajun: Interesting info about the chickens. I learn so much about different things from all you folks! :o)


Currently 25F.
# Today: Abundant sunshine. High near 50F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
# Tonight: Some clouds. Low 27F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8289589

Bernie, will we ever see the sun?

Marsue, you have our temps and our sun!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8289963

Well Mau at least they called me back.
I was there 3 years so got 2 weeks.
3 weeks takes 5 years... most places it's 10 years anymore.
at my last place 23 years got me 3 weeks...
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8290219

I have learned all about chickens! Thanks y'all! Dave wants to get a couple of chickens for our consumption.

Working for the State we get 1 week vacation for the first 3 years, then on the 4th year we get 2 weeks vacation, then I think it stays that way until we're there for 8 years, then 3 weeks, then 11th year it's 4 weeks and it never goes up from that.

It's bright and sunny outside and freezing cold.

Cajun so sorry about your church friend. That's a horrible horrible disease.

Sweet pics Bernie! LOL Copy Cat
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8290338

Consumption? I thought they'd about wiped out TB.
Chicken Soup couldn't hurt I guess. ;-)

State and Federal Holidays too Chrissy?

41 (Wind Chill 34)
Got the 'Shed' mostly cleaned up.
Working the GH we were basically grabbing tools and throwing them back in...
Then we had all the Holiday decoration boxes stored there... lol!
Robyn has about 50% of the decorations down and boxed.

Back to work tomorrow.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 3, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8290410

Ric, I don't remember seeing your house decorated for Christmas this year! Do you have 3 weeks vacation all year?
Cajun, so sorry about your church friend!
SallyBP, Ozgur won't be coming afterall, he has to work...it would have been nice for him to be here, but we won't miss him!LOL
Bernie, great pictures! All those are hens?
Mau, I can picture you running after Friday!LOL

It's been snowing here today and the temps are up a bit. This was yesterday when the sun was up.

Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 3, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8290411

An icicle.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8290437

Unfortunately, TB is making a horrible come-back. It's coming back with antibiotic resistance.

A relatively nice day today. Spent part of it outside. 27
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8290925

Decent day today. Partly cloudy but temps reached the 40s. Supposed to be decent all week.

The creek isn't spring fed...I don't think. When we don't have rain for awhile it dries up. There are no fish in it. Just frogs and other animals. Meant to get a picture today of the area there but forgot the camera and wasn't turning around. LOL. I'll try to remember tomorrow.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8290939

I got a few shots Adina.
Usually the weather was too bad or it was too windy.
I'll track them down and post them.
I'll have 2 weeks vacation for the year.
Plus we get 8 Holidays and 4 personal days (which they now call sick days again...lol!)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8291326

quoting Ric: "Consumption? I thought they'd about wiped out TB.
Chicken Soup couldn't hurt I guess. ;-) " ROFL
but seriously, Celia is correct--TB is making a comeback, unfortunately. I personally think the fact that so many folks are on drugs has something to do with it--their immune systems are more vulnerable to diseases like that. Just my opinion--I'm not in the medical field.
Adina: also giggling at your remark about Ozgur. :D

weird things happening here: blackbirds falling out of the sky in a town just 10 miles to the north of where I live and thousands of dead fish in the Arkansas River

Ric: I just heard on the news that a TV station in your area (Cincinnati, OH) collected money to help out the folks affected by the tornado in Cincinnati, AR. That was a really nice gesture.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 3, 2011
11:49 PM

Post #8291403

We can see the sun eclipse here...it's just happening!!!! And it's almost clear sky, yeaaah!!!! I already took a few pics.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
3:52 AM

Post #8291474

18 with a high of 22
Through 10am: Partly cloudy with temperatures steady near 17. Winds NW at 15 to 20 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 57 min
Dyson Dark

Ric, not a bad deal on vacation after being called back. With the rest, not bad at all!

Chrissy, I'm glad you're back!! You always bring a bit of sunshine with you :o)

There is nothing better than eating your own chicken!

Ric, you're cracking me up!! Sounds like my porch till we ''properly'' boxed and stored all the decorations.

Have a good day at work today!

Adina, well, that's just too bad for Ozgur. He missed a wonderful Celebration with all of you.

Awww, you got your snow back. We haven't, yet. Love the skinny icicle :o)

Celia, that's bad news. When Mom had a chest x-ray they discovered she had had TB when young, but it was encased and never developed. She remembers an Aunt who had it and always made sure she coughed into a hankie and never near anyone, so not to spread it.

Pepper, it's still a nice creek, wet or dry. I'd have to walk around after it dried up, just because it's there. I love to see things ''uncovered.''

Marsue, I was reading the other day they don't want to give antibotics for sinus infection unless you have three symptoms.

The dead birds and fish was a strange story. We thought the birds were caught in high winds, but the fish? I hope they find out!

Adina, wonderfull! I can't wait to see pictures. I wish it was happening here :o(

It's already breezy enough to make it a miserable day. I'll have to get on the treadmill. I finished yesterday with a half mile walk around town. When I got home I saw a hawk fly up in the tree across the road. I got the camera and snapped away as I made my way over to the edge of the road. The garden over there is plowed and I had my ''going to town'' tennies on so I didn't get closer.

I had no idea it brought a meal up with it.








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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8291545

Wow! What a cool shot!

Adina, lucky you to see the eclipse!

21.6 and Dyson Dark.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8291551

Thanks, I just saw YOUR cool shot!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2011
5:18 AM

Post #8291554

Thanks! LOL I want to save it for the contest later in the year but I wanted my regular peeps to see it.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8291586

Celia, it's a perfect photo. Especially the snow he kicked off. A winner for sure!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8291592

^_^

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8291700

Here's the new about bird and fish died also bees:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110103/ts_yblog_thelookout/massive-bird-fish-kills-in-arkansas-leave-many-scratching-heads



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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 4, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8292320

Sunny,cold but very nice day in N.W. Missouri today. We had a low of 18 degrees this morning compared to a year ago today when the temp. dropped to -17 below. That was the coldest day recorded in our area last year. Winter is far from over though...
Cuckoo
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8292651

Looks like they may have solved the bird mystery.

Odd on the fish, but ALL our Koi died last week, in two separate ponds.
All the Goldfish are fine.
I'm pretty sure it was the rapid temp drop.
Wonder if the same deal happened down there.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8292680

Our weather has been like a yo-yo down here, Ric. Warm one day and freezing the next. No wonder the fish died! However it was just one species of fish which is why the experts think it may have been some disease common to that type of fish. I'm sorry about you losing all of your koi!

# Today: Partly cloudy. High 53F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

It was nice today, except that the sun didn't shine. Friday and I managed to get in a walk. :o)
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8292705

Sun was shining today and it was nice. Took the blanket off the colt while he was out in the lot. Tommorow should be nice, then a bit of snow on Thursday and another storm ny the weekend. I will take advantage of the clear weather tomorrow and trade some chickens.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8292746

Clear and sunny today with temps reaching low 40s. Very nice day.

I tried to download pics of the creek area but for some reason either the camera or the computer is messed up and refuses to download. So I have to figure out what's wrong before I try to download them.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8293107

14 with a high of 36
Through 11am: Partly cloudy with temperatures warming rapidly into the low to middle 30s. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
A few snow showers this afternoon. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 10 min
Dyson Dark

Rusty, a was mystery for a while. They will find it's weather related.

Cuckoo, winter is NOT over. Sadly, it's just begun. I don't care to see below zero days any more.

Ric, what a shame to lose ALL your Koi!

Cajun, how old is the colt? What kind of chickens? Ahhh inquiring minds :o)

Pepper, it's just not to be, LOL!

A chance of snow today. It would be nice to get snow back on the ground and I have no-where to go.

New Years day rolls

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8293176

Shame on you BP, for not inviting us to come and partake of those delicious rolls! LOL

Overcast here and damp. Certainly feels like rain.
# Today: Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies this afternoon. High around 50F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
# Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 32F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.



I have to get busy cleaning house--I'm putting my house on the market today. Pray for the speedy sale. I am going to be moving to Harrison, AR and move in with my DD and her hubby. I'm looking forward to it because they have a traveling ministry and I will be joining them in that.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 5, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8294133

Yummy rolls!
It's been freezing here since last night and the temps are going down to 10F tonight brrrr!
Here are some pics of the eclipse
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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 5, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8294134

#2

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 5, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8294135

#3 This was the maximum 78%

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 5, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8294136

#4

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 5, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8294138

Last

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8294488

Temps about the same as yesterday, high 30s and sunny. We have a few more days of sunny weather then supposed to get rain or snow.

I tried to download pics again from camera. No go. Not sure what the problem is. I'm gonna have to ask a friend of mine. No point in taking pics if you can't share them!! lol

I found an old pic of the creek area on my road. You can see the bridge there on the bottom of the hill. That's the creek below it. On my camera I have pics coming down the other hill. You can't see the creek bridge at all til you start coming around the corner there.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2011
3:23 AM

Post #8294920

26 with a high of 25
Through 10am: Mostly cloudy with temperatures falling to near 19. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Cloudy skies with a few afternoon snow flurries. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 3 hrs 16 min
Dyson Dark and breezy.

Marsue, you notice the missing roll in the corner? I had just got them buttered and transfered to the rack. How long do you suppose they lasted? LOL!

Big prayers for you and your house!!

Adina, love the eclipse photos! I hope we get one here someday soon. I'll have to read up on the SpaceWeather site.

Pepper, that's too bad. I hope you figure out the problem. On the old computer we had to download the Kodak site. I hated it! Now I can just plug a wire into the camera and computer and it's done!

Cool! I love your country road! Creek is right, but it's my favorite little bridge that crosses them!

I don't use a lot of sugar, but the Brazil harvest froze and they will have a setback this year and next. I'm buying a bit ahead today.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 6, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8295028

15
Snow flurries.
Calm wind.

Went to the shop this morning & sanded some boards so they can get final coat of polyurethane today.
I love going out early, then I can goof off the rest of the day!

Farmers Market board meeting this evening. I take over as President in April.
We will go over things that need to be discussed at the annual meeting next week.

I was redoing a bathroom for a man that had Percheron show horses years ago. A full eclipse of the sun happened while vI was there. The horses went absolutely bonkers. I guess they couldn't handle the dark in the middle of the day. It was a real eerie darkness, too. It was dark, but you could still see everything. Not like a full moon, though. Hard to explain. But always remembered.

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

January 6, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8296187

High of high 40s and sunny. Tomorrow is our last nice day then temps start dropping ahead of the storm that is supposed to hit sometime Sunday.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 7, 2011
4:03 AM

Post #8296700

24 with a high of 25
Through 10am: Cloudy with temperatures steady in the low 20s. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow showers tapering to some flurries this afternoon. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 33 min
Brightening up and we have a light dusting of snow with a bit of sleet mixed in.

Bernie, that's my way of looking at it. Work all morning, play all afternoon!

Pretty neat that you will be heading the markets. I'm sure you can bring improvements!

Wow, what an incredible eclipse!

Pepper, what a perfect Coneflower! I was thinking of mine that are getting buried on the back of the garage.

It's Friday!

Yesterday I attempted Hummus without Tahini. It was a bit dry, but I added a leftover dab of no-fat sour cream and also processed it right after I had chopped jalapenos for poppers. Then I made a fresh fruit pie! Laundry and dishes are done and I got groceries moved around in the pantry and cupboards. I missed exercising, so I have nothing in my way today!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2011
5:55 AM

Post #8296853

Great shots of the eclipse, Adina! At least I am/we are able to enjoy it through your photos because there was a cloud cover in our area that night.
Pepper: your road could be any number of roads here in Arkansas--looks very familiar. :o)
Bernie: congrats on being President of the Farmers Market. I'm certain you will do a good job for them!
BP: I have never eaten Hummus--not sure it fits in with my southern up-bringing--LOL--but then I have given up fried foods except for an occasional order of french fries or piece of fried chicken. Also, I eat my veggies steamed instead of boiled-to-death and I haven't eaten "light bread" in years! I've practically eliminated red meat except for the occasional hamburger (eaten with the above-mentioned order of fries!) I guess I have beaten the "southern" out of my diet--LOL--but I have still not tried Hummus! :o~

The weather guy said this morning that two jet streams are "phasing" together--the polar jet and the southern jet. The polar jet has the cold air and the southern jet has the moisture--when the two "phase together", we can expect the frozen precipitation. A lot of the eastern portion of the U.S. will have colder weather and snow starting this week-end.
We are expecting snow on Sunday and Monday but for today--well, we will be near 60F! Enjoy it while we can!
# Today: Windy with sunshine. High 57F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
# Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 31F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tomorrow: A mainly sunny sky. High near 45F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 7, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8296965

Marsue, hummus was new toi me, but they had free samples in the grocery store. It grows on you and since it uses healthy chick peas, I might make it more ofter. It's simple to make in the food processor, or even use a mixer. With cumin, it had a chili flavor.

Laughing, I try to eat like you do, but chicken wings and frienc fries are my downfall!

I wonder what weather I'll really have today, LOL!

Well, the treadmill is hollering at me, LOL! Have a good day all!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8297040

I didn't know it was made with chick peas--I might have to give it a try--or maybe not! LOL

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 7, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8297212

Bernie, congrats for being elected as a President, wow! We had a full sun eclipse in 1999 and it was like you said, so weird, so quiet, but so beautiful! Unfortunately I didn't have a camera back then to take some shots.
SallyBP, I ate hummus from an arabian store we have here and I loved it...forgot what it was made of.
Mau, congratulations for eating healthy! I love French fries and have been eating it all my life...I guess I'm lucky I have a good stomach!LOL
Pepper, lovely pictures!

It's still freezing here, 15F and cloudy. Frost all over the field , on the fence, and on the trees and plants. This is from last week.

Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8297327

Adina, check your dmail. :o)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8298146

High of 37 with windchill of 25 today. Strong winds with gusts up to 40 mph. Very bitter feeling. Winds died down some after sun went down. Had some sleet and snow in the area today too. Not much just enough to feel.

Wasp from this past summer. I try to avoid getting close to them. They all like to sting me!! lol

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8298312

There's a really good Hummus bar at Jungle Jim's.
Cookie loves the place
I love their KILLER Olive Bar!
You must try Kalamata Olives soaked in vinegar and aged in oak barrels!
Also aged Feta from the same barrels.
YUM!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8298606

Marsue, I forgot to check spelling yesterday I hit too many keys at once sometimes, or don't hit them hard enough.

Mine was a bit dry so I added a bit of tomato juice I had left from canned tomatoes, and that helped. It's a plain taste. The cumin adds the chili-like flavor.

When in doubt, try a free sample when they offer it in the grocery store.

Adina, I love a full sun eclipse and hope we get one in the near future. At least Hummus is easy to make. French fries too, LOL! It looks cold!!

Pepper, exellent shot of the wasp! We had wind yesterday too, and flurries.

Ric, I LOVE olives! DH filched a Kalamata jalapeno filled one for me to taste from the store. I savored it for a couple of aisles. Oh YUM!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8298956

Cold here and the wind is blowing. Upwards of 5" of snow today. Hope we can get to the barn on top of the mountain.
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8298977

Good luck getting to that barn. Be careful!!!!! It is cold here today but not something we can't survive. It has snowed a bit but not enough to be a problem, thank the Lord.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8299314

I have 2 mares at that barn. Water is no problem as they have a creek. The county had scraped the road up to the bottom of the last hill and a friend had scraped the last hill with the blade on his 4 wheeler but it was covered with snow again so we had to walk up and carry the feed. But they are fed now. 1 more to go. I have to let him out so I can clean his stall. Then I will feed and water him and give him the rest of his hay. He'll be snug again for the night. I still have to feed the chickens and goats but my feet need to warm up first. Got too cold amd I'm having spasms in my feet and legs. I sure do hate this weather. Should only be a couple more months. I got some new pics while we were out but I need to download them. Pics and snow creme are all this weather is good for. :)
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8299404

I guess it keeps the flies, ticks and mosquitoes down a bit. Be careful!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8299722

Cold!!! Flurries this morning then the sun came out for awhile this afternoon.

Went to a friend's sister's place to help dig up some plants after work. I decided to tackle her snowball bush. It was about my height but not very big around. Gave it a hard pruning so that I wouldn't get smacked to death, then took the spade and started digging around it a bit. Then used shovel to really dig. I ended up breaking the shovel, possibly cracking the spade, and my friend cracked her shovel. lol. But we got the bush dug up!! And I owe my dad a new shovel. lol.

CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8299758

Glad you were victorious?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8299764

LOL!
Two words...Spud Bar!
http://www.hooverfence.com/tools/digger-tamper.htm

We worked fence all year, every season.
That's the only tool that would have done the job.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2011
4:00 AM

Post #8300119

6 with a high of 22
Sunshine this morning then becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 30 min
Dyson Dark

Cajun, I hope you get thru this winter!

Elena, I was thinking about how winter is good for no bugs too the other day, LOL!

Pepper, ROTFL&L!! Oh dear! You and your friend worked hard. I'm glad you got it!!

Ric, dang, now I need yet another tool :o)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8300157

BP that's the best digging yard tool you will ever buy.

Here's the only shovel, fork or spade.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=64727&cat=2,64944
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8300379

Good Morning everyone!

I wasn't supposed to disappear but work is still busy, I think we're about finished though.

Cool pics of the eclipse Adina! Lucky you got to see it.

I loved Jungle Jim's, what a neat place. They have everything, literally!

That's a bummer about your Koi.

I'm looking for a new car: Honda Civic EX Coupe with a manual transmission, they don't make manual transmissions for the EX for the Gulf Coast States. I can order one but it takes 3 months to get it in. Dave wants me to have a salesmen find me one, I'd like to just order the thing, but I'm also wanting to say that if Honda doesn't want to make them for this area then they don't want my business, and I'll go buy a Scion.

It's supposed to snow today!!! Like 3-6 inches!!! I'm so excited, this could shut everything down for getting to work tomorrow!!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8300443

Just found out it's a Memorial for all the donors who died in Sept and October 2010 at Miami Valley Hospital.
So it will be a little less intimate than I was expecting.
Shouldn't be as traumatic this way.

Hey we just broke 20!
Break out the shorts!

Chrissy I forgot you been to JJ's!
Did Cookie get you to try the Hummus?

Ric

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8300656

Ric, those are NICE tools! I'm lucky the first shovel we got has been so good. We didn't pay a lot for it and it has served me well. I do not dig shrubs or anything needing me leaning into it. I'd snap it for sure now.

Chrissy, smiling. Every time I think I don't have time to catch up, I think about having to catch up. So, we keep up, or we pop in. It's all good! The secret is to not ask a question and then not be there when they answer!

I hope you get a car you want or like.

ROTFL! A Monday off. You can't beat that!

Ric, I hope it will be less tramatic. Just hold a lot of hands and squeeze.

Or, the swim trunks and hit the hot tub, LOL!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8300674

We bought one of those spades years ago.
Still going strong and it's never been babied.
Just filed smooth and sharpened every Spring.
The British have VERY tough standards on shovels and such.
The spud bar I've had for 40 years.
They are actually what you usually use to dig a post hole.
The Bar loosens the soil, pops or breaks rocks, etc.
The post hole diggers pull it out.
Our diggers are probably 15 years old.

We're MUCH warmer than the expected 22.
28 (Wind Chill 24) now and Sunny too!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8300748

Ric, that is impressive! I love my tools. I'll keep that page bookmarked for future references. I'll never buy cheap tools now. Funny, all my tools are about 25 to 30 years old and all were built well, for being affordable. We've only broken a hoe and cracked my shovel handle. Snapped the hoe good, but DH sanded the split and I use the hoe end to chop lumps and mix my tub of dirt in the garage. The split is good for a lot of things. Then I got my Mom's old old old hoes.

While I'm here, it's now fully cloudy, any snow is drying up as it heads this way and it's a nice, calm, 26* :o)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8301132

Ric: I will not be buying a spud bar! LOL Somebody with more muscle than I have will have to do any heavy digging for me.


It's been snowing here for about 1 1/2 hours. This is what it looks like in my back yard after that length of time. The current temp on my back porch is 19F. It's been 19F for the past several hours. I don't know if the thermometer is frozen, too, or if it is accurate. In any case, it is cold!

I have put out 4 suet cages and also a feeder full of sunflower seeds for the birds.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8301367

Currently around 26* and Dyson Dark. We are under Winter Weather Advisory starting at 6am tomorrow and ending Tues at 6 am. We are expecting anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow. By 8am tomorrow the roads will be snow packed and mess up rush hour driving big time. Around noon it's supposed to be snowing heavily. It will continue to snow thru Tues.

Snow is already in Kansas City and it's heading my way. Gonna be a mess going into work tomorrow. lol. Hubs are locked and mirrors covered. I'm about as ready as I can be for this. lol

Radar link: http://www.kmbc.com/weather/16241998/iframe.html?qs=;longname=;shortname=Interactive;days=&ib_wxwidget=true#HEARSTWX=http%3A//www.kmbc.com/weather/16241998/iframe.html%3Fqs%3D%3Blongname%3DRadar%3Bshortname%3DRadar

Ric, I'll have to show that Spud bar to my dad. We occasionally have to dig up a shrub. Tree stumps we just burn. lol

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8301401

19 and Dyson Dark.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8301402

Pep it will be hitting here tomorrow night roughly 12 hours after you get it.
Staying the same length w/ the same forecast.
I should be home before it hits and hopefully it will be cleaned up by Tuesday morning! Yeh Right! lol!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8301404

Cute little guys Celia!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8301411

I come home just as the worst of it hits!! Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the hills. LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8301418

Thanks! The the yard is covered with them in the daytime. I have a pic I've been trying to adjust so you can count birdies. I lost count...

This is the best I can do. I counted 25, at least.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8301426

Well the Memorial went pretty well.

We got there just as most of the rest of the Family.
In fact we all parked right together.
Nice touching service.
Psalms, a couple of songs done live w/ piano and violin, a handling grief sermon or lesson.
Then they read the roll of all the people who had died there in Sept/Oct.
As their names were read someone from the Family lit a candle.
Maybe 10 out of the probably 100 people were represented.
Then they gave each Family a cut long stemmed rose.
And of course all the fresh wounds were opened... but it's better they are openly grieving than...
Robyn's OK. Like me she celebrates the Life.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8301428

Glad you made it home okay, Pepper!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8301430

Oh, Ric. Hugs to you and Robyn.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8301435

Celia, it hasn't hit here yet. But I get off work when the worst of it hits. Probably should have written it a bit better. lol

Love the pics of the birds too!!

Hugs from here too!!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8301446

Nothing like reading this to keep things in perspective.
Tomorrow morning, we're going to get snow for the SECOND time this Winter. First was on my birthday, 12/26. I've attached a picture of me out in it at work (you have to look REAL close to see the flakes).
This December was the coldest since the early 1900's. If we do get snow, it's usually not until late January.
Thanks y'all! ;)
Barb

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8301449

Oh, duh! LOL I read that...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8301450

Welcome to sunny North Carolina!!! LOL
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8301519

Yep! The hubby won't be riding his motorcycle to work tomorrow.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8301752

My DH is always sad when winter comes because he can't drive his Super Sports Car.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2011
3:08 AM

Post #8301827

Winter Storm Warning
(Expires: Wednesday January 12 12:00AM EST)

the national weather service in wilmington has issued a winter
storm warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 1 am
tuesday to midnight est tuesday night. the winter storm watch is
no longer in effect.

snow will overspread the region from the southwest late tonight
into tuesday morning. the snow will continue into tuesday
afternoon before tapering off to scattered snow showers tuesday
night. snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches will be possible by
tuesday evening.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8302075

Here's weather forecast:

Today: Snow. High near 31. Wind chill values as low as 18. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind between 6 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday: Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as 3. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

I took this pic on my back yard deck with bird feeder...

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8302084

There is 4" of snow about 20 miles North of us. The amount lessens coming towards us. So far, we just have a dusting, but more is coming down now.
Won't last long. It's supposed to get up to 36 today and in the low 40's tomorrow.
Here's a picture of the backyard. It's the only place where it's really sticking. ;)
Barb

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8302171

Somehow, it looks colder than here. Doesn't seem right for the southern states to be getting all this snow.

Everyone with bad weather, stay warm and stay safe.

18 and overcast.

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8303409

No snow today but supposed to get more the next 2 days. Furries and a few showers. Hope it doesn't amount to much.

No sunshine today either but it did above freezing a few degrees so the icicles were dripping.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8303448

Barb we have that same Hot Tub!

Looks like we'll get a dusting tonight then 3-5" during the day tomorrow.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8303456

I would love to have a hot tub.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8303478

It is still snowing here and has been since the overnight hours. We have a good 6 inches or more out there right now and we will get more. I have heard possibly up to 10 inches in some places. I just read on a local news website that it's been reduced to 7 inches. I'm thinking closer to 10 here. lol

Winter storm advisory still in effect til tomorrow night. We are expecting wind gusts up to 30 mph and because the snow is the fine powder it will be blowing around and reducing visibilty. Roads are snowpacked but driveable if you don't drive like an idiot.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8303522

Be careful, Pep.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
3:45 AM

Post #8303972

25 with a high of 27
Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Too far behind to catch up. I read as best I could :o)

Welcome Barb! Love the photo! Happy Belated!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8304094

Woohoo! The sun is shining! Hopefully, some of the snow and ice on the roads will melt as we will be getting up to a "toasty" 32F today! LOL We will be down in the teens for a low tonight and tomorrow night--our coldest nights so far this winter. BRRRRRRRR

# Today: Partly cloudy. Cold. High 32F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
# Tonight: Mainly clear. Cold. Low 14F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8304227

Joplin Regional Airport
Lat: 37.18 Lon: -94.5 Elev: 982
Last Update on Jan 11, 7:53 am CST

Fair

9 F
(-13 C)
Humidity: 77 %
Wind Speed: W 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.44" (1032.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 3 F (-16 C)
Wind Chill: -6 F (-21 C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

Oh, it's so chilly now and I stay inside as yesterday also today too! I won't get out until Thursday will be warm around 30*...Low down to 4* tonight...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8304686

[quote="pepper23"]Roads are snowpacked but driveable if you don't drive like an idiot. [/quote]

Not likely around here. We had 73 accidents last storm. It's like they leave the brain at home.

22 and very much as cold as it sounds.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 11, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8304945

Finally stopped snowing. 8" this time. 54" for the season. Most still with us.

Brain dead truck driver had his semi in the ditch & the jack-knifed trailer blocking the whole road. It wasn't even very slippery. Just going to fast!
They charge big bucks to pull them out. Maybe he will remember that.
Tow truck company lives in a very fancy house & has the best of equipment. Keeps real busy on this main drag 4 lane highway. It goes from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls, SD or to Sioux City, IA, on to Kansas City. Connects with I-90 by Sioux Falls.
We always say if they caught all the out of state speeders, we wouldn't need taxes here!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8305469

Got just a bit above freezing today. Pretty pleasant with no wind blowing but we didn't have sunshine. Had wintry mix all day that turned to snow at dark.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8305500

. . .and here I thought all the stupid drivers were in the south! LOL Sounds like you guys have your share of them, too!

The weather guy said on the 6 p.m. news that our low tonight will be 12F. BRRRRRRRRRR
Anything left on the roads tonight after the thaw today will surely freeze!

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8305545

Our high today was around 11* or so. Sun was shining and the wind was blowing a little bit. I think we got between 4 to 6 inches of snow from the storm. Lows will be below freezing with wind chills around -15 tonight. Tomorrow our high will be only around 10* with wind chills not expected to get above -4. Very, very bitter out there right now.

Roads are slowly being cleared but they are getting slick again due to blowing snow. Winds are expected to pick up again tonight. I was able to just stay in 2wd and had no trouble til I was on my way home and hit a couple slick spots. But I was expecting them so was prepared. lol. I always get supicious when the trip is smooth in 2wd. lol
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8305552

Well it was just starting to snow hard here when I left at 6:30AM.
Got 2 miles and it wasn't snowing... dry the rest of the way to work.
Then it hit there about 7:30AM didn't stop until about 6 tonight.
I left to make a delivery at our main plant at 8:30 and it was cranking!
Took me 45 minutes to make a 20 minute drive.
Unloaded, reloaded and 45 minutes again back to my shop.
After lunch I had to head over there again.
All the roads were cleared and just wet... normal time frame.

Coming home the HWY's, which I hadn't been on since 6:30, were starting to freeze back up.
Snow was just starting to blow!
Took me about 10 minutes longer than usual.
Glad I get off before rush hour!
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8305582

Wishing all a blessed New Year... hope everyone is keeping well & warm. We too in north central Texas are being hit with freezing temps right now!!! We got about 2inches of snow on Sunday. This is not quite the norm but as we get to Feb we tend to expect ice storms!!
Texas is not equipped to handle the 2 inches of snow so it's hialrious watching people on tv try to drive in it! I'm originally from the "north" so I know better!! I stay off the roads if I can!!!!

I am praying for you all with this bad weather that you are getting... it looks like the whole country is having weather problems of one sort or another!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8305589

Happy New Year!

Not really that bad here.
Maybe 4" total.
The storm had kind of petered out by the time it hit us.
Long as the winds stay down we should be OK.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 12, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8306087

Happy New Year, Cindy!
It's Dyson dark and foggy. Humidity 100%, temperature 42F.
Its been like that since Monday when my DD and my grandson left . They had to wait for about 9 hours inside the airport, but they got safely home in Switzerland.
This was taken a week ago, on the last sunny day.

Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8306141

Happy New Year to you, too, Cindy!

The weather seems to be dominating the local and national news these days. The Early Show said this morning that there is snow on the ground in 49 of our 50 States. Florida is the only state without snow anywhere. Even Hawaii has snow on top of one of its mountains.

It was 10F on my backporch this morning and the northern counties of our state have wind chill factors below 0F. Where my daughter lives in Harrison, AR the windchill factor was -9F.

Any way you look at it, it is COLD!! BRRRRRRRRR!

Everybody stay safe and warm!

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8306146

As I look at the NOAA forecast today and I gasp! Oh wow!

Joplin Regional Airport
Lat: 37.18 Lon: -94.5 Elev: 982
Last Update on Jan 12, 6:53 am CST

Fair

-1 F
(-18 C)
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Speed: W 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.67" (1040.9 mb)
Dewpoint: -5 F (-21 C)
Wind Chill: -11 F (-24 C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

On Eastcoast getting like Weather Bomb! So, out here gonna like Cold Blast today...

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8306296

16 with a high of 22
Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

We have a good couple inches of snow from yesterday.

Marsue, woo hoo, we have sunshine here too, today!

Rusty, if there's no where to go it's best to just stay in! Your picture says Brrr!

Bernie, too much snow for just being into January! Same story. If all people paid what they owe here...

Cindylove, Happy New Year! It's good to be from the north. Look at the things you learn :o)

Adina, cool picture! I'm so happy the family made it home safe!

Rusty. I don't want to see any below zero temps!

It's DD's 34th B'day today. We had the boys yesterday, so I made cupcakes for her to take home, and stuck some money in a card. She doesn't care for ''parties.'' I don't either, but I do it for the Grandkids :o)

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8306415

Here's my barn shed ice dripping down to the ground!...It's about 3 feet long ice...

I has wear my long scarf to cover my face & mouth to keep warm not to inhale the cold air...My dogs enjoy playing wild!



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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8306531

We have about 5 inches on the ground and it pouring like a blizzard. Wind is strong so it's awful cold. DH went out with the blower to clear a path to the truck and it's filling in fast. Hate to have to feed in this but those critters still need to eat. We'll have to walk up the last hill to the barn on the mountain. Not looking forward to that.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8306557

I'll try to remember to continue feeling sorry for y'all this weekend...when it's supposed to be in the 60's!
Barb
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8306564

Ooh. You are a cold hearted gal, BB. LOL

Here is a pic of the hill we have to walk up to the barn on the mountain.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8306613

Ahhhhhh...60s...

25.7 here. Yuck. I'm going back to my happy place...

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8306638

We are supposed to be up to 50F by the week-end! Hooray!

Cajun: your hill looks pretty but I wouldn't want to have to walk up it in all that snow! Be safe!
Celia: I take it that your happy place is in bed having a nap! LOL

A friend sent me this link. It is interesting.

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/24/frazil-ice-fascinati.html
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8306814

My internet has been out at the house because the dish has been covered.

http://picasaweb.google.com/christinepix/JanuaryAtMyHouse#

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8306908

Rusty, I am laughing over that icicle!! It is spectacular! I'll bet the dogs do enjoy the weather. I think they get hot in the house, or at least bored.

Wow Cajun! Bundle up! I don't envy you the walk up the hill. Borrow Rusty's scarf, LOL!

Barbie, our time is coming!!

Oh my gosh Cajun! Do you follow the fence? What fantastic hills! I'll bet they are beautiful in early sunmmer!

Monte, you look very snoozy!

Marsue, I've always wanted to go to Yosemite. What a beautiful place to be! This is a good example of why water is fascinating, alive, and I never get tired of watching it. Even if it is part ice.

Chrissy, nice squall line, frost, cardinal, SNOW! Love the truck all covered, LOL! Your house is beautiful in snow! Aww cute snowman! Love the neighbor's horses :o) Nice album!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8307463

Very cold today!! Temps reached around 10* and it actually felt good compared to the last couple days. lol. But still felt bitter.

Roads are still snowpacked in most areas but they have been scraped down to just a thin layer with asphalt peeking out in spots.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 12, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8307498

Your hill is almost as big as our snow piles.
Stopped at Sam's Club today. Fourth of their parking lot is a snow pile about 20 ft high.

Drove to Twin Cities today to pick up my tiller parts. Would be to expensive to fix so it will be parts now. I found a used Troybilt horse model on Craig's list. Stopped & bought it on the way home. Looks like new & paid only $400. Electric start, too. New that model is over $2000.

Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
2:15 AM

Post #8307890

CG,
Gotta love Craigslist. My husband bought me a chipper shredder on Craigslist for our Anniversary (yes, I am that kind of woman). It's barely been used and he only paid $100.
Barb

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
3:48 AM

Post #8307922

2 with a high of 19
Generally cloudy. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunrise: 7:30 am
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 37 min
Dyson Dark and Kiska Cold!

Pepper, I feel guilty for only having to be out for about 10 minutes. I'm glad your roads are in ''passable'' shape, LOL!

Bernie, amazing snow!! Amazing price!!

Barbie, I'd rather have practical gifts myself. A new vacuum cleaner suits me fine!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8307971

Not me! The older I get the less I want a practical gift--I can buy those for myself! LOL I'm into the romantic gifts--like a trip to a tropical paradise! Now where is that rich man I'm looking for? ROFL

Bernie: I don't want to even imagine that much snow! Great bargain on the tiller!

# Today: Plentiful sunshine. Cold. High 33F. Winds light and variable.
# Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 22F. Winds light and variable.

Our snow should be mostly gone by tomorrow--they are predicting mid-40's for a high on Friday and close to 50F by Saturday!
This is a shot of my back yard on Tuesday.

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8308311

Thanks BP!

I can't wait til this snow melts, I'm done with it already! I want some normal driving conditions LOL!

CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8308625

Great buy on the tiller. It's amazing the difference between front and rear tine tillers. Those front tined jobs will run you ragged. I'd love to have a Mantis.

Pep, be careful on the ice.

Wish I only had to be out for 10 minutes. It takes hours to do all the feeding.

I'm done with the snow too. Wish it was done with us. But I hate to complain too much. We have not lost power this winter and that is a huge blessing.

It snowed here for 2 nights and a day. We have about 6 or 7 inches on the ground now. Calling for 7* tomorrow. Not looking forward to that misery. Need to fill the feed barrel today. It's below freezing still. Our snow is not so deep as other places and I am glad about that. Problem here is that we are in the mountains. Snow on a hillside is very dangerous. Wouldn't be hardly worth complaining about our snow if we were on flat ground.

This pic is going up the mountain behind my house.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 13, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8309094

If we have hills like that, they put a lift on them & use them for skiing.

I bought one of those small tillers last summer. Good thing it was only a little over $100, I am not out a lot. It is worthless!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8309201

Was it a mantis? I had a little no name one I burned up. Bought it second hand but I hated losing it.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 13, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8309405

No, but very similar. Can't get into our soil. Maybe it would work in sandy ground.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8309457

Lots of rocks around here. My friend I gardened with last year picks rocks every year after tilling. He knows he will never get them all but he just moves the big ones every year. I teased him and told him I was tempted to bring him a handful of pea gravels and tell him it was rock seeds. LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8309470

Cold, partly cloudy and roads are starting to get slick. Came close to wrecking my truck tonight coming home from Wal*Mart. Luckily I didn't slide that much, just enough to scare me a bit. I would have hit a concrete thing on a bridge. Then almost hit the ditch after that. I stuck it in 4WD after that and kept it there til I got to more bare asphalt.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8309485

Glad it was a near miss instead of a bulls eye! Sliding is scarey. On these hills it's really scarey because so many of our roads follow creeks and it's always a deep drop off. Our truck is just 2WD and a diesel so all the weight is in the front end. Fords are notorious for having light rearends. Makes it slide around a lot especially in a bind on a hill. Scarey stuff. I am glad you have the luxury and safety of 4WD. Are they pretty good about salting ad plowing where you live?

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 13, 2011
11:42 PM

Post #8309727

Pepper, so scary! Glad you are safe!
Cajun, great photos! You have such beautiful surroundings!
SallyBP, Happy Belated Birthday for your DD! So great you had a party for the boys! You are such a great Mom and Grandmom too!
Mau, wonderful picture, so sunny with all the snow ! Thanks for the link, those frazil ice are amazing! We often see them here on our rivers too.
Crissy, loved those pics!
Monty, you're a happy cat!LOL
Rusty, stay warm and show us more pics of your doggies!

It's very warm for this time of year...it reminds me of last year when we had a warm January too and February came with deep freeze and lots of snow...some of you remember too! I googled the forecast for February and it says again deep greeze and snow, but only at the begining of the month. They say it'll be an early Spring at the end of February.
I have an old picture from our mountains, Poiana Brasov resort. It was taken from the telegondole cabin.

Adina

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8309897

Beautiful pic. Were you on vacation in that cabin?

I really enjoyed the Yosemite video. Interesting stuff and so beautiful. I have always said one of my 2 dream jobs would be to camp in every national and state park and write about them.

14* here this morning. It's clear now but can't tell yet if we are going to have sunshine yet. Even on sunny days in winter the sun doesn't get to us until after 10am because we are between 2 mountains.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 14, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8310181

I have never owned a 4 wheel drive, but I am amazed that you wouldn't have it in 4 wheel all the time on ice & snow.
Another Alberta Clipper coming our way. We will make a full blown storm out of it & send it SE of us.
17 this morning. Cloudy, no wind.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8310200

Adina, what a great pic! I agree with you about Sally!

Cajun, you live in a lovely place.

Bernie, I love my 4wd. I couldn't live here without it.

32.2 and sunny but it is also a bit smoggy. I think the inversion is back.

Mountain Chickadee.

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JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8310211

Here's Rusty and Ju playing on back of the deck...

Gonna have more chance of rain/snow on Monday (arrggghhhh!)...



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JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8310216

Ju sit by the french door and Rusty is looking out for some creatures!

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8310797

Realy nice pups, Rusty. I'll bet they are great friends.

Our day started out cold as and the wind was blowing. I was preparing for a hard day but the sun came out, the wind layed and it warmed up to around 30*. Not bad at all. Got all the work done with no problem and even made it to the PO. But I have a colt trying to colic. 4th time and he is only 21 months old. *sigh* Gave him 6cc banamine and no feed. Lots of hay and water.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8311004

On my road they just plow since it's a gravel road. But the highways around me they are good about pretreating and plowing. Most of our main roads are mostly clear now due to a nice warmup.

Temps reached 34* today so everything got slushy and it helped the road crews get the roads cleared today.

We do have another storm coming Sunday or Monday but they aren't talking about how much we are gonna get. Either we're gonna get slammed or it's not gonna do much.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8311112

It's that "either, or" that will jump up to bite you on the hindend. LOL

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 15, 2011
1:18 AM

Post #8311350

Cajun , we were on vacation there for a few days, it was great!
It's like Spring here, sunny and all the snow is gone! The snowdrops and crocuses are popping up already! I'll have to take some pics!

Adina
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8311497

Good morning, all! It was36F on my back porch this morning at 6:30a.m. That is a long way from the 7F on Thursday morning! We are supposed to get up to 50F today--it will be a welcome change!
Adina: I agree with you and Celia re: Sally in Iowa being a good mom and grandmom!
Woo, pepper! I'm so glad that you didn't slide off the road or hit the bridge! Thank goodness for 4WD---as Bernie says---Use it! :o)
Cajun: laughing at the "rock seeds"
Bernie: good luck with the new tiller--hope it performs the way you expect it to.


* Today: Sun and clouds mixed. High 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
* Tonight: Cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

Most of the snow has melted around here although there is still some on the rooftops and in the wooded areas.
redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 15, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8311559

Looks like our freezing nights are behind us for a while. It's been staying in the 40's at night and making it into the 60' during the day. We've had som gusty winds though, up int the 30/mph range. I've managed to create a new flower bed for my iris seedling. It's quite a job here. I had to use a jack hammer to dig 2 1/2 ft through the clay and rock and then have dirt hauled in to replace it. We don't have soil here, we have cement.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8312997

3 with a high of 20
A mix of clouds and sun this morning with a few snow flurries this afternoon. Winds light and variable.
Sunrise: 7:29 am
Dyson Dark and Kiska Cold

We ran to town Thursday night. I've been researching cameras with extended zoom. That was to be my Christmas present since Dad gave me money. I settled on a...Canon SX30 with 35x zoom. I got to play with it some that night. I had to download the manual because it's not really a point and shoot like my little Kodak Z650, which truely is a good camera. But it has 10x zoom. Not quite enough.

Then, we got the boys Friday morning and kept them till late Saturday afternoon. DH played with the camera. Sooo, today, I need to play with it.

Marsue, lovely clouds to go with the lovely snow :o)

Cajun, I don't blame you one bit for complaining. I can't wait to see Spring and Summer pictures around your place! Wow on the mountain!! ROTFL over the pea gravel seeds!!

Oh Pepper! DH throws it in 4 wheel just to get down DD's sandy frozen lane in the winter.

Adina, thanks :o) Love the telegondole picture. Was this a sight seeing trip you took in it? Amazing camera to see all the houses way over yonder! (Just got the answer to the vacationing.) Wow, spring folaige already!

Oh Bernie, thanks so much for the clipper (Sarchasm, LOL!)

Celia, you would think Utah would be a clean place, but even the town East of us is one of the worst polluters. ''Muscatine Power and Water.'' Sheesh! I adore the little chickadees!

Rusty, what a great picture of the boys playing! Does your neighbor also have dogs? Rusty is such a good boy!! They both are so handsome!

Aww Cajun, sorry about the little guy. I used to have time to lurk on the horse thread. Great bunch of folks there.

Marsue, thank you too. I would welcome the warm up too!

Wow Redhead, that is a labor of love!!! But how exciting to have a new bed. Are these your seedlings, pollinated from some of your own?
redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 16, 2011
4:36 AM

Post #8313010

The seedlings are all my own crosses. This is my second go at hybridizing.

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redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 16, 2011
4:38 AM

Post #8313011

My first try I got real lucky.

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redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 16, 2011
4:39 AM

Post #8313013

Got Lucky twice.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8313120

BP: congrats on the camera! Let us know how you like it!

What beautiful iris', redhead! Did you name them?

Rusty, I forgot to tell you that I think JuJu has grown up to be a beautiful dog! She and Rusty are both good company for you, I am sure!

I took this photo of the sunrise this morning. As you can see, the snow has departed.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8313123

Whoops, I forgot the photo! LOL and the weather report.

It was 29F on my back porch a bit ago. We are heading for a high of 40F with a 30% chance of rain.

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8313151

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Rusty, what a great picture of the boys playing! Does your neighbor also have dogs? Rusty is such a good boy!! They both are so handsome!

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Both of dogs isn't boys! One of Rusty is boy and JuJu is girl! And yes the neighbor has 2 female cocker spaniel dogs are loud-barking and won't to be shut-up at all!

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8313171

Redhead, I am blown away by your seedlings! Lucky is right, both are beautiful!!

Marsue, I hope I can get some good shots to show everyone. Gorgeous sunrise! We only had a slim horizontal line of sunshine.

Rusty, giggling at myself. I DID know Ju was a girl. I have two boy cats indoors, two boys out and two boy Grandsons. I forget there's such a thing as a girl sometimes, LOL! It's too bad about the yappy dogs next door. We had a Cocker too and it was hard to stop her from barking when someone wass at the door. Yep, we did have a girl dog, long ago.
redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 16, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8313221

I named the first one Ginny's Smile after a woman named Ginny that was in our iris society who died in a car crash last summer. She was always smiling. I sent one rhysome to a blind seedling judging at the 2012 AIS convention in So California. They say I can't introduce it until 2013. No matter, I only have 3 so far. The other one I cant think of a name for yet, but I'm going to introduce it next year. It's a cross between Secrect Melody and Jump for Joy. Any suggestions?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8313235

Mau that was our Sunrise also.
24 here and some hazy Sun!
We won't break freezing today... again.

Looks like we're caught in the cold zone.
Temps will hit 40 tomorrow and Tuesday then back below Normal.
If we had a bit more sun it wouldn't be too bad.
These gray days are the pits! lol!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8313237

Secret Joy?

Lovely!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8313252

Redhead, very sweet to name it for Ginny.

Spring Melody?

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 16, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8313267

0
Cloudy.
Forecast for this week. -10 over night.
High 5 everyday.

Is this why this is the coldest week of the year.

Cabinet business is going wild!
I will work out there for a while, then watch the MN Gophers trounce Iowa this afternoon.

Bernie

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 16, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8313343

Brrr, Bernie, so cold ! Are you working outside?
Sally, congrats for the new camera, sounds a great one! Canon is the best! The picture was taken from the telegondole over the ski slope a few years ago...I posted the pics then. Maybe I'll post more later.
Mau, wow, such high temps...beats us too! Lovely sunrise!
Red, wow, those irises are so beautiful! Congratulations! The second one seems like a torch...Joy Torch?
Rusty, thanks for the pictures! Your doggies are so cute and Ju-Ju already seems bigger than Rusty!

It's been 46F here today and raining. No more fog this morning. Yesterday was foggy and a yellow sun...will post some pics later. I'm at work now and only have older. LIke this one taken last week on the main street in our village.

Adina

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 16, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8313410

Not outside, snug in the shop. 70 in there.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8313616

I was going to suggest Melody's Joy or Joy's Melody! LOL All the other suggestions are good, too.

Brrrrr, Ric and Bernie, too!
Adina, we haven't made it up to 40F yet. It has been over cast all day but no rain so far. It is currently 36F.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8313620

We're FAR from Bernie cold...
It's 32 and sunny here

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 16, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8313807

Here's the yesterday's sunrise .

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redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 16, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8313892

Good suggestions, unfortunately Spring Melody is taken. I might use one of the others.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8313988

We didn't have any sun today. The temps weren't too awful bad but it felt colder that the cold days have with sunshine. The sun works wonders for me.

Those flowers are very pretty.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8314166

Cloudy and cold. Supposed to get a wintery mix tomorrow.

Went to hockey game last night. We won 3-1. Good thing is my nephew had a blast watching the game.
Bad thing is I lost my camera and when I tried to find it in the several places it could have been it was gone. Someone took it. So now have to find a new camera. Not gonna rush it though. I need a similar camera so I can take it places. Gonna find the best one for what I want to spend.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8314271

The day of AP reported snow everywhere EXCEPT Florida my dgt. called to say they had flurries in Madison which is N. Fl. I've seen it here years past.
We have had 4 freezes this Jan. down to 29F here in central Fl. I can tell I have lost some shurbs but some will grow back from the roots. Last winter was same scenario of freezes and I'm wondering just how many of these freezes the plants can stand and still come back. Weather is certainly changing here over the years.
We lost our grove years ago to 3 back to back freezes. Not much fruit in central Fl. now. Still some in south Fl. Hopefully it will not change weather pattern permanently. It was in the 50's today and hopefully will warm up more tomorrow.
Bonnie
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2011
9:28 PM

Post #8314473

Pep, so sorry about your camera. Hope you find a great deal on a new one.

Do they still use the snudge pots in the citrus groves or do they have some new technology for freeze control?

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8314675

23 with a high of 34
Through 11am: Steady snow will become mixed with sleet or freezing rain at times by 9am.
Light snow this morning will become a mix of wintry precipitation for the afternoon.Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Snowfall around one inch.

Bernie, that's cold! 70 is mighty toasty when your bustling around.

Thanks Adina, I hope this camera works for me. Nice tree lined Main St!
Nice idea for the Iris. I thought the ''torch'' was like a Jack in The Pulpit, sort of springing up :o)

Redhead, I'm impressed I thought of the same name someone already chose :o)
I like both Ric and Marsue's names too.
I also thought of ''Joyful Spring'' "Arizona Secret" and "Spring Delight"

Oh Pepper!! I am so so sorry!! (((((HUGE HUGS))))) A HUGE POX on the thief. Praying you find yours, and if not, a good deal.

Hi Bonnie, wow, you have the same story as all of us. The weather isn't like it used to be. It's a shame you lost your grove. Were you commercial?
redheadclan
Vail, AZ

January 17, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8314797

Billy
Thanks for the name ideas. I think I'll use Joyful Spring. I also have a bunch of seedlings with Arizona Sandstone. I'll probably use Arizona Secrect for the best of those, they won't bloom for another year though.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8315067

Hi everyone! Snow has finally melted here for the most part and it's been raining all night. Right now it's 37* and misting.

Love everyone's pictures!

Pep you keep that 4x on, there's no reason to not use it if you have it. When I had a 4x4 I would use it in downpours even.

Gorgeous hybrids redhead!

Where's a video of Yosemite? I miss going to Yosemite every summer.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8315227

Crissy: this is the link to the video. It was about "frazil ice" in Yosemite in the winter. Very interesting. There are other videos about Yosemite at that website that you can access as well.
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/24/frazil-ice-fascinati.html

Redhead: Joyful Spring is a good name!

# Today: Cloudy with a few showers. High 51F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
# Tonight: Steady light rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8315296

t's 32*, we had snow, a bit of rain turned to sleet and now it's really nice out. So what am I doing in the huse? I'm not dressed to go out. I'd have to change everything.

Redhead, wow, I'm honored to have come up with a name! Another cool for the Arizona ''series'' :o) I hope to see more blooms of anything you have!

Hi Chrissy!!

In looking at all the pictures we've taken with the new camera. I sure see a lot of clutter I could move! One excuse is the boys were here and toys were out faster than I could pick them up. But, some was my things left laying around. I think I'll be cleaning house when my coffee is gone.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8316063

Temps were nice today but it was cloudy til this afternoon when the rain came. Rained for a couple hours then moved out. Now we have snow coming in on Weds. Could see 3-6 inches. Glad I left my hubs locked in!!!

I started looking for a new camera today. Selection is limited in the zoom option I want but I'll find one that suits my needs eventually.

Crissy, I don't keep it on because it's not always needed. But if I start sliding or it feels icy then I put it on. The only time it gets used is in the winter. I have to lock my hubs in to use it and I can't keep them locked in year round. It affects my steering and will eventually get torn up if I keep em locked in for several months.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8316677

Pepper, I said a prayer for your camera yesterday. I hope you can find a nice new one at a decent price.

I almost got a Nikon Coolpix, but after trying it out, asking the ''Best Buy'' guy questions and deciding I would take it, he said, well we're out, but you can order it online. I said thanks and walked out. I'm glad I did. I think I'm going to like my super zoom better.

The Nikon zoom was 26x. Pixels 10mgs. Not bad at all! The price I've seen it at, cheaper than "Best Buy" is $279.00.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8317094

We've had very nice weather tha last couple of days. I've been outside enjoying it while it lasts. 53 yesterday.

A storm is on it's way and will likely hit tonight. 36 now.

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8317763

It was overcast this morning and got up to near 40*. Staerted raining middle of the day and has rained all day. Got dark early. Snow tomorrow and through Tuesday. At least that is what they are saying today. I'm sure it will change tomorrow. Usually changes everyday.

I got the Nikon Coolpix. I am still trying to figure it out.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8317918

I never did figure out all the features of my Nikon. I kept trying though. lol.

The rain we had yesterday froze overnight so roads were slippery in places and my driveway is now a sheet of ice. Temps got into low 20s and remained cloudy all day. Tomorrow we have anywhere from 4-7 inches of snow coming. Gonna be a mess...again. lol
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8318027

I feel ya pain, Pep. I will be soooo glad for Spring to get here.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8318124

Dyson Dark, 28 And dropping quickly after a high of 39 with rain today. Forecast for NW Pa. calls for highs mostly in the teens and low 20's for the next 10 days.

This was the first "warm" day we've had recently so I scraped away the snow and got the last of my daffodil and hyacinth bulbs planted. With the cold returning I figured it was my last chance to get them in the ground.

Beautiful blooms RedHead!

Sorry you lost your camera Pepper. Cameras come with so many bells and whistles these days that it's next to impossible to learn them all.

BillyP...That's a lot of zoom!


early_bloomer

Bernie...Great deal on the Troy Bilt!







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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2011
3:04 AM

Post #8318420

Hey E_B!
Those look like sheep!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8318507

15 with a high of 16
Cloudy with temperatures steady in the low teens.
Scattered snow flurries early. Clouds will linger later on. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Celia, that's sun on your face weather! Love the bitty bird :o)

Cajun, I hope it won't get icy under the snow. I'm still trying to figure out my Canon. At least it is a point and shoot. I'm not entirely in the dark, LOL!

Googling it, or going to it's home page, is helpful. Even Youtube has people trying to show you how.

Pepper, I hope your driveway just gently slides you out into the road :o)

Early, we were supposed to drop temps and still haven't. Maybe today. Wow, still planting bulbs. We are frozen here!

Yep, I might have to use a tripod on the longest zoom. So far, I took a long shot out in the country without one and I have shaky hands. I do notice the view really bounces when trying to hold it steady while going down the road.

Absloutely cool picture!! They still look like sheep enlarged!

My country zoom. I don't think I'm zoomed all the way either. This is 8/10 a mile from town.



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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2011
7:13 AM

Post #8318704

I check on my internet and see what going on the weather oh boy it will be more snow coming up today and tomorrow:


Today: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as 15. East wind between 5 and 8 mph.

Tonight: Periods of snow. Low around 21. Wind chill values as low as 11. Northeast wind between 8 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday: Periods of snow, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 20 by 10am. Wind chill values as low as 8. North wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

As on Monday afternoon, I has leak in my kitchen faucet and get new one and install myself then still leak mmmm I check the pipe and drain pipe got rust and hole so next morning I call plumbing to come to my home and fix the drain pipe remove it heck job to remove the old drain pipe and install the plastic pipe so I am so happy then I get ready go someplace I notice my van got one flat tire and I get grumble again it like bad luck this week!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8318708

My hands are shaky too so I don't get a lot of good pix. Mine is just a 15X zoom but it does pretty good. It's auto focus, which is nice, but it has so many features I have not found yet. And remembering how to get to them after I do find them is next to impossible.

It has warmed up here. Nearly 40* already but drizzly. I imagine we will get more rain again today. Temps are supposed to drop drastically by Friday. Not looking forward to that. Ground is still frozen here too or I'd plant my garlic that should already have been planted. Grrr

Rusty, we call that being "snakebit". Hope it turns around for you.

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Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8318729

I had to buy a non shake lens for my Canon Rebel. We older folks aren't noted for steady hands. LOL Kind of like a drunk trying not to spill a full glass of beer.

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8318735

Except the drunk can sober up. LOL
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8318751

Hi BP!!!!!!

LOL Those do look like sheep!

Oh Pep! I forgot that you had the hub locks for the 4x4.

I ordered my new car yesterday, gonna take 40-90 days to get it in. Picture this white.
http://www.toyota.com/corolla/
Here's the back, again picture it white
http://www.toyota.com/corolla/photo-gallery.html

It's supposed to get to 50* today with some sun, we haven't seen the sun in quite a few days.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8318757

I spent $200.00 for my Kodak Z519 camera, it's a 10x zoom, 10 megapixels, 2.5" LCD screen and the settings are extremely easy to figure out. I love that camera! I know that some of us need more zoom than that but it's great!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
10:09 AM

Post #8318982

I wish I had more zoom some days.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8320168

Rusty, a big WOW on you trying to do it yourself! Trouble is, sometimes the job IS too big, but at least you tried!
Awww, praying for good luck for you.

Cajun, that's my problem, finding the settings twice! So far I've managed to hold the camera still for the country long shots, so I'm happy with that.
Cold snap for us Friday too. It looks like for a lot of States.
Snakebit is a good way of putting it!

Elena, I loved Annie Oakly when I was a kid. Burst my bubble when I tried to hit a target with a BB gun. I still can't hit a target, LOL!

Cajun, ROTFL&L!!! Sad but true!

Chrissy! That's a nice car!! I'll bet you can't wait! You've waited so long already. I think with our sun, we'll be frigid!

Celia, you do take some good distance shots! I am amazed by a lot of the things you post. I got lucky in having ''found'' money, and a brain storm that I could get another camera. I didn't even know this sort of zoom was out there.

Well, gotta get ready to go get groceries. It's a good day to fill the cupboards and we've almost finished the milk.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8320223

Nice car, Crissy! You will enjoy it!

We are expecting about an inch of snow in my area starting around noon. This is a fast moving system and won't stay around long, thank goodness.
# Today: A mix of wintry precipitation this morning. Then periods of snow expected this afternoon. Cold. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.
# Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 19F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tomorrow: Sunny along with a few clouds. High 36F. Winds light and variable.

Tulip from a couple of years ago. "Triumph" I didn't dig it up and it didn't make it through our hot summer to the next season. *sniff*

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JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8320697

Well, I got 1-2 inches of snow today and start at 4 am until just quit around 11 am today and here is sunshine came out and melt some snow on street...

Rusty and JuJu play again...

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8321138

We had a few days of above freezing temps at night. It was so nice to be able to uncover plants and let them see some sun. It even rained which will make tomorrows temps in the low twenties easier for them to handle.
I on the other hand HATE the cold. Put a sheet on me, I'm still pissed! ;)
Barb
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8321230

Thanks! I am losing a lot of things that my car has but I want to get rid of mine while I can still get something out of it, it'll be alright, the one thing that I'm going to miss and probably chew myself out for not getting a car that has it is the variable speed intermittent wipers. Oh, and XM Radio, absolutely LOVE my XM Radio!

BeachBarbie! Wish I was on the beach, where it's warm.

We got snow today but nothing stuck, it was above freezing. Now that the streets are wet it's below freezing. HHmmm wonder how my commute's gonna be in the morning. I took a vacation day today, they were talking about it freezing and snowing and sleeting and I didn't want to risk driving in it. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get used to the weather here! ARGH!!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8321369

For the weather here in my area all I can say is WOW. We got 7 inches yesterday of snow. We had an inch within an hour. It came down fast and hard.

Here's the funny part; apparently when people hear we are supposed to get 4-7 inches of snow they think the world is gonna end and they hit the stores and clean them out. Yesterday our store was so packed. I have NEVER seen that many people there at once. We had all registers going and we had some butchers and some of our produce people sacking because we didn't have enough help. I ended up being the only one running carts for the most part yesterday and the cold really got to me at times. It's not easy pushing 5-7 carts up a hilly driveway in 20 degree weather by yourself. But it had to be done so I got it done.

Today we were pretty dead at work. We enjoyed the quiet and managed to get alot of backstock run to the shelves and got the store to where it didn't look so empty. A good day considering. lol

Now, I'm not done yet with weather. LOL. Tomorrow we have more snow coming. Could get up to one inch of snow. Sat and Sun we have more coming with Sun being the main event. Could see up to 7 MORE inches of snow on top of what we already have. Good thing I have 4WD. LOL. It's saving our butts right now.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 20, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8321552

I always wonder how come people don't have food in their house. We could live for weeks without buying anything. Wouldn't starve to death for at least a year!

We got the bookcase in today. Lady loves it.

Bernie

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Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8321558

And well she should. It is beautiful. Wish I had you here in TN to fix my kitchen that I have tolerated for all the years I have lived in this house.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 20, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8321563

Never know, I may surprise you one of these days.
It's only a days drive.


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Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8321590

Bernie, did you read in the prayer forum about Jo falling and breaking her right wrist and hitting her head? Check over there concerning the tests she takes tomorrow.
Edited to say that I just read that you have found the thread for Jo. I hope they find good news for her on those tests.

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 21, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8321899

Beautiful day here.
-22 but no wind.
It's just like beach weather compared to yesterday's wind.
Got to run, busy!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8321989

-7 with a high of 11
Partly cloudy with temperatures warming rapidly to 1 to -3.
Snow flurries and snow showers. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
It's COLD out there today!

Marsue, Spring will get here! I'd love to be able to dig roses and other flowers, LOL! I would plant ''Triumph.'' It's beautiful!!

Rusty, I love that picture!! Rusty really keeps an eye on what you are doing!

Barbie, this is our first major below 0 weather. Move over, I'm bringing a wool blanket and comforter to put on top of that sheet!!

Chrissy, it's a shame to have to leave things out. DH switched a lot of things out on his new truck and we too don't keep them forever. New trucks are a luxury he lets himself have.
Laughing over getting used to the weather. Might as well, It's crazy in Iowa too!

Pepper, oh my gosh!! 7''!! We got nothing. It all slid under us and covered Illinois!
Laughing, I pack my own groceries, so I would free one person up. Don't people shop once a week to keep their cupboards, fridge and freezer full?
Laughing again. I am nice and put my cart and any others in straight so the person having to deal with them has it easier. I can't believe how many just shove it towards the cart corral and walk off. I am amazed you were able to navigate that many. I think three are hard enough!
A very good day!
A very good truck! I hope the weather guys are lying this time!

Bernie, It's beautiful!! Seven shelves! Pinch me, I'm dreaming of it, LOL!

Elena, sounds like we've tolerated the same house :o)

Oh my gosh, Jo sounds like she had a bad fall!

Bernie, no wind here either and it's warmed up a degree. You are a bit on the cold side for my tastes!!

Stay warm folks. Time does march on!

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8321997

Bernie Nice bookcase!

More snow coming up after noon:


Today: A 30 percent chance of snow after noon. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as 6. South wind between 8 and 14 mph.

Also will be more snow on Sat night to Sunday all day (I just hate to take the snow shovel and slide it on my driveway clear.)...

Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8322047

Here is a post I just made this morning concerning some of the things that I have talked about here. Rather than post it twice, here is the link. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1148536/#new

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8322055

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