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Schenectady, NY


June 13, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8627695

There are a total of 246 votes:


Too much rain.
(30 votes, 12%)
Red dot


Too little rain.
(66 votes, 26%)
Red dot


It is too cold here.
(21 votes, 8%)
Red dot


It is too hot at my house.
(35 votes, 14%)
Red dot


I choose two of the options above. (which two?)
(63 votes, 25%)
Red dot


Everything is just right!
(31 votes, 12%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8627701

We've had a very cool and wet spring up in the Pacific NW. It hasn't stopped the green from growing, but has made it quite difficult to get after the weeds. I'm hoping for a drier and sunnier summer.
patgeorge
Nurmo
Finland
(Zone 4b)

June 13, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8627727

I haven't voted because none of the options really fits. The big problem in late May - early June was wind. For about three weeks we had continuous strong wind which played havoc with my runner beans. Last week we had what passes for a heat wave in Finland, 30 plus Celsius. Today it rained and rained.

Pat

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8627751

It has been way too hot for June but the temps are some better at the moment. We could use a bit more in the way of rain.

Just saw the first of the Japanese Beetles. Sprayed about 50 of them. :(
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

June 13, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8627845

I live south of the equator, and so far it has been a colder than normal, Winter. We had rain last week. Very unusual for our part of South Africa.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8627920

We've had a beautiful spring this year in Phoenix. It was not too hot. However, the heat is here now and no rain in months. Gee, you'd think I live in a desert!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
12:21 PM

Post #8627975

At first, we had too much rain. Now, not enough.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8628038

kwanjin, that's what we've had this year, combined with record 90 degree high and unusual 60 degree highs in the same week.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8628050

That's what our weather is doing, Eleven. Cold, hot, mild, hot, cold...go figure... LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 13, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8628172

It's been a bit cool and we are still running the furnace in the morning. Our temperatures seem to lag behind everyone else, and I'm sure we'll be running the air conditioner in November. It would be nice to have some rain but it doesn't rain at this time of the year.
petralittledog
Salina, KS
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8628233

In our corner we are very behind in rain and was again up to 100* today.

Thats good for the wheat harvest, but not for my yard. I'll give it to the farmers, as that it what is important.

Greta
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8628313

Being in the desert, we never get much rain but this year has been less than normal.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltdiva/collections/72157604117264555/

This message was edited Jun 13, 2011 8:21 PM
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8628365

Too hot and too dry. If we do not have rain soon, the whole garden will fail. It used to be said if we do not have rain by the 4th of July, we won't have any all summer. Luciee
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8628424

We had a drought over the winter, then about three solid weeks of rain in May, but now, nothing. The temps are great, though -- 80's so far, perfect June weather. But we have a tremendous amount of snowmelt this year from up to 170% of average snow and warm weather in May and June. Lots of flooding, but nothing too serious yet.

Can't believe Canoga Park, California is still turning on the furnace!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 13, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8628565

For the past couple days I guess I'll pick too little rain. Last week it was WAY TOO HOT. Today it is just right with rain expected the rest of the week(we'll see)

Very wacky weather here

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8628592

Hot (normal here) and way too dry.

I've almost forgotten what rain looks and sounds like. We've had only .01in so far this month, where the norm would be 6 or more in. You would think I live in a dessert, too, lately. The yard is a dust bowl. I have to run the sprinkler for hours at a time 2x a week to keep everything from turning up dead. I'm on city water/sewer, so my water bill will be through the roof this month.

Definitely way too dry here.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8628697

Sounds like extremes everywhere. Strange. I guess I'll embrace our rain, at least everything is growing like crazy - just can't get out to enjoy it so much.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8629375

I was torn, and should've picked two: two little rain and too much heat. But, putting it in perspective, because there's so little rain, our humidity is waaaaaaay low, and the tomato plants have flourished in the drier weather. Since this is my last season container gardening, keeping the plants watered has only been a bother on the hottest days.

My vines are the healthiest they've ever been. In fact, they're still putting on new blooms and setting fruit. I'll be taking cuttings for a fall garden soon. Hope to have an even better harvest in the fall. But, hard to tell what this crazy weather will do. We could have hurricanes out the wazoo this season, with all the heat we've had. Looks like the makings of a "perfect storm!"

I might just rethink replacing my hurricane Ike fence AFTER this upcoming hurricane season!

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8629465

Oh yeah, too much rain, too cold and wet, immediately after, too hot and dry, flooding in some areas, drought in others, now cool, maybe rain. The roses and iris don't seem to mind at all.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8629474

Hot, humdity and no rain for the last couple of weeks. Had to put the sprinklers on for the garden.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8629547

We had a nice, cool and wet spring in Kansas City, perfect for bulbs and hostas. It's getting warm (80-90's) now, which is great for the annuals and tropicals, but we're still having enough rain to help keep things green. Naturally, I need to water the border garden, but the sprinklers in the lawn have only run 3 or 4 times since I had the system turned on this spring.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8629830

Too little rain is an understatement.. NO rain since september! We have been teased by the smell a few times and seen the clouds. We are on day 9 or 10 of temps above 100.. 103 yesterday.. 105 the day before.. supposed to be 105 I think today. Expecting about 14 days total above 100 before it breaks. Svered drought with watering restrictions tightening monthly. I have lived here almost 40 years and never seen anything like it.

Please pray for rain... we live in a tiny spot where we can actually watch clouds split and go around us. West Texas .. well all of Texas is in a severe drought.. but this particular spot is in the worst of it. NOTHING has fallen here but a few seconds of teasing rain that barely wet the patio ...not that there are any storms forming to watch!

... oh, and then there is the WIND... almost forgot about that... more than usual... getting tired of that too. LOL
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8629852

Too hot and no rain. Wah.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8629954

Everything is just right here. By next week it could all change but for now it's ideal.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8629994

Abnormally hot and very dry here. We haven't had rain for 2 1/2 weeks (well, one 1/10" shower) although nearby areas did receive some rain.
graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8630048

NO rain & TOO HOT!! We've had multiple days over 100 already, & virtually NO rain - a BAD combination for a gardener!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8630057

We were getting way too much rain, but now it's normal...whew!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8630302

We are 13 inches behind on rainfall for the first half of the year and our temperatures broke 100F during May...with the hottest, driest months yet to come...but, the dratted weeds are thriving...

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8630331

Temps in the 100's daily, no rain, and hard wind. Going outside is like walking into a convection oven.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8630514

Hey.. at least the weeds are dead here too... I noticed the other day that the weeds in the ditches were even brown... the only thing surving here are the mesquite because they have unbelieveably deep roots.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8630561

Ditto what patrob posted!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8630579

way to hot & humid and not much rain. My pond dried completely up until we got 1 1/2" hard and fast and put a little in the bottom

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8631147

We're hot and dry too. I'm just a little north of Prairieville and it's so dry we have a burn ban.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8631597

We've gone from one extreme to the next! Last week we were close to a hundred for 3 days with no rain for weeks. Now it's been staying in the 50's for a few days and raining way too much! Hopefully it evens out :)
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8631992

I chose "Everything is just right", because today it is, as well as the last two days. Now if I had answered the same question last week I would have said "Too Hot & Too Humid". Another day it would have been "Too Rainy".

With the weather...in our area...the answer depends entirely on what day it is.
DitchLily206
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8632426

Too hot and too dry. We have had temps in the mid 90's (hot for June) and no rain for several weeks. Not good for the plants, but better for all here that have tornado damage that might not be repaired yet. Many still have tarps on their roofs.
Garry88220
Carlsbad, NM
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8632819

My two picks: Way to HOT!! Several days 100+ and no rain! Predicting 110 for tommorow, that means 115 or better.!! I am glad I invested in t-tape (irrigation system) last year!!

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2011
11:22 PM

Post #8633432

Too little rain and too hot! We are having August temps in June. I hate to think what August is going to be like.
herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

June 16, 2011
2:46 AM

Post #8633552

We have had over 8 inches of rain just this week. Double digit rains in May. The last two years were record breaking rainfall and this year looks to be the same. I'm longing for the dry weather we had when we lived in England! ;-)
Zuluqueen504
Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

June 16, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8634062

100+ temps and no rain since May 21. Some of the suburbs are on water restriction. I'm watering containers twice a day. And yet we've still got rivers at flood stage. Go figure.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8634169

Ironic isn't it Zuluqueen? The west bank of the Mississippi is flooded down here and the east bank is become a post toastie...and the river is above flood stage here...

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8634235

Much too hot here. I get up early and pick what has ripened and hide in the house until the next day!

Sometimes I wonder why I left England!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8634549

hot, hot and more hot. dry, dry and more dry. it's a difficult gardening spring to say the least. i try not to complain. we have no fires or floods in the immediate area...no tornadoes either. things could be a lot worse.
rampbrat
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8635302

William Tecumseh Sherman once said if he owned Texas and hell, he'd rent out Texas and live in hell. Right now I'm thinking it would be cooler that way.
RebeccaLynn
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8636491

Hi Rampbrat, your sentiments are mine too in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Hot and Dry.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8638167

We've had 3/4" inches of rain each of the last two days - wonderful for the garden, but a little damaging to the blooms that were open. This daylily is a favorite that's just opened it's first bloom, so I took a pic this morning, even though it was damaged.

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

June 18, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8638356

Too cold and too much rain, it has not been a nice spring, I hope summer is a lot better and that it starts real soon!!
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8638766

I would give anything for some of that rain or cold. We are on day 13 I think it is of temps over 100.. it is 106 right now.. I have daylilies that really need to go in the ground.. they are going to die if I don't do it soon but I can't get out there in that heat. It is supposed to finally cool down into the high 90's in the middle of next week we hope.

I asked dad what he wanted for fathers day.. his answer... RAIN!

earthling

earthling
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8638831

Much, much too hot here (already in 100's) and much too day..no rain at all so far in June.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8638846

I just sent up prayers for cooler weather and rain in Tx.
rampbrat
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8638899

well we got a little rain this afternoon. Still got up to 106, but now it's a pleasant 93. OF course the sun has come back out and with the humidity it feels like 97, but I think we gat about a qarter of an inch. We'll take what we can get.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8640331

Our whole state is in some stage of drought. about 1/3 of the state is in severe drought and we are experiencing normal July temps here in June. We are plagued with wildfires here like we've never experienced before and we've broken several records set back in 1902 for high temps. My rain barrels have been empty a long time and here in Houston we are 17" before our normal avg rain fall for the year. The last qtr of 2010 was dry too. We are approaching desperate measures here with most surrounding suburbs already rationing water.
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

June 19, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8640419

I feel very sorry for all of the States that are so hot and dry, while some of the Provinces here are getting too much rain and are flooding. It may be a bit too cool and a bit too wet here, but I just came in from my garden which is lush and green and felt very fortunate indeed.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8640487

I know the terrible temps and drought is because of the low temps in the Pacific Ocean.. it is slowly warming up and we will start getting more rain in a few months.. I am just impatient .. wish we could truck in the water from other parts! LOL Temp was 97 at 11pm last night and it felt like a blast furnace when I went outside but it cooled down to 81 and felt so nice.. what a relief... who knew 81 could feel like a wonderful cool night! It's all relative but I enjoyed it very much. Wateringing restrictions increase on July 1... hope I can keep my yard alive until the rains come.

... we really enjoy rain scenes in programs on TV.. even will watch them in commercials!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8640789

Too hot and too dry!!!
Zuluqueen504
Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8640813

It's 105 again today. The U.S. Drought Monitor says 100% of Louisiana is in a drought situation. 92% of the state is in a Severe to Exceptional drought. The other 8% is in a Moderate drought.

The drought is not only going to affect our plant crops but crawfish as well. With our fishing industry still recovering from the oil spill, we can use all the prayers we can get. My family is not involved in farming or fishing but I pray every day for those who are.

Mary Ann
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8640834

Cool wet spring then straight jump to hot humid summer w/ very little rain so far. Ground bakes and plants are lightly steamed in the hot and humid air. A few afternoon thunderstorms don't provide much rain, the sun comes right on out after and what little rain did falls you can see rising as steam. I'm really not a fan of summer other than the plants, veggies and flowers:lol: And on a personal note I don't like that the sun doesn't set until almost 9pm:lol:
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 19, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8641064

Cold & wet here too
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8641196

Wow, Zuluqueen, I didn't realize that LA was in a drought, too! I will send prayers for my home state, too--I was born in N.O. My grampa was a fisherman from Delacroix Island in the bayou. I remember going crabbing with him when I was little.
ericabelle
West Plains, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2011
4:46 AM

Post #8641851

This is a really hot June! Actually, it started getting up in the 90's here in May, and now in June it has sometimes pushed 100 - not typical at all. Everything here is blooming early - wonder if that will make for an ugly fall? The roses really seemed to suffer when the temps started soaring - mine have black spot, yellow leaves, and SMALL blooms. My friend are experiencing the same problems with their roses.
I also have three new flower beds this year, and it is a challenge "babying" the new plants until their root systems develop more. I have just lost a few, though.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 20, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8642021

Fire ban in Montgomery, Alabama.
Rain barrels empty.
No mosquitos.
Garden Shriveled.
All birds ravaging hummingbird feeder.
Trees leaves falling.
Frogs jumping into salt water pool
and dying.
Drought.
RainbowRider
Brunswick, GA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
9:47 AM

Post #8642421

It is so hot and dry here that it's difficult to water the plants.
I'm trying to save the lawn but it seems to be a losing battle.
Our cats are taking advantage of the bare dirt, i hose down those spots and the (3) cats hate it !
So far my citrus trees are still holding fruit, manual irrigation on those.
Palms are OK with soaker hoses wrapped around the bases.
Plumerias have to be kept in the shade.
Cycads are OK with added water.
Bamboo needs extra water now & then.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!
PonderHeart
Austin, TX

June 20, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8643451

It hasn't rained more than one inch since Septermber 2010. It's been over 100 degrees for seven days in a row. Our watering schedule has been reduced to the hours before 7:00 am and after 10:00 pm, twice a week. I'm trying to save my trees and roses. The lawn is dust. Sigh. Send rain!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8644423

Listening to the weather men, it seems we will almost have to have a tropical disturbance/storm in order to get any relief...scary thought. There is a small disturbance over the Yucatan right now...they say it might/maybe offer a little rain for extreme SE Texas...but ...
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8644471

I'm always afraid to say we've gotten too much rain because then the opposite happens, but I can't get in my garden to hoe the weeds. Everything looks great, but those weeds are killing me!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8644480

My DG friend in Northern Illinois has had so much rain she is fighting massive clouds of fungus gnats...
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8644525

I wish I could fill up a tanker truck with some of our rain and send it to you folks down south! Some of it would come from our basement...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8644556

Hi KyWoods...maybe we Louisianians need to start digging basements? LOL Could you imagine a basement in Lakeside? Talk about an underground, indoor swimming hole. Kind thought though...grin

bivbiv

bivbiv
Central FL, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8644580

Too much heat; too little rain.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8646001

Sitting here watching the light show south of me.. I know some are happy getting some rain.. it looks like on the radar that a good area south and east of me are getting rain! Congratulations to all.. unfortunately, all I get is a fantastic light show. Mother nature sure knows how to be a big tease.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8646393

We got over 3" rain in an hour. It sure was nice!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8646429

And just 25 miles southeast of you Jeri, we got about 2/10's of an inch total and it "rained" 4 times...Mother Nature is indeed a teaser.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8646801

I can't wait for the noon news to come on to hear how much rain others got last night... absolutely nothing here but it sure looked like areas south and east of us got a nice soaking. I sure hope so! Congratulations to everyone who got anything... every drop counts.. I think. Never dreamed I could ache for rain so much. My birthday is in a few days and all I want is rain, rain, rain.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8646962

I was singing that song and now we have a week of rain. Glory!!!

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8673415

A half-inch of rain Saturday night and a glorious day of pulling weeds on the 4th! Life is good!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8673443

Well, our monsoon season is officially here and although it is cooler (mid 100s) and humid, so far very little rain... Mostly high winds and blowing dust and hit or miss showers here and there... Still holding out for some good downpours though;o)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8673711

We have been joking about rain dances..we will add ya to our list Kelly. We got a short lived frog choker on Sunday...made the fireworks fanatics happy as they lifted the burn ban for the Fourth.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8673828

LOL - thanks moon!! I'll take all the help I can get;o)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8674030

We will get happy feet for ya...LOL It is fun and good exercise even if we don't get rain...the last one resulted in a whole lot of thunder and lightning, but just a short shower...everybody is a critic...even Mother Nature...LOL

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8689574

After days of extreme heat (100 yesterday) we had thunderstorms last night. I got over 2" of rain in my 'unofficial' rain gauge (a straight sided glass I keep on the patio table) - truly a blessing for my garden (and water bill!).

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
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rampbrat
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8714064

We just broke the record for the most days over 100 degrees: 43. And we haven't even gotten to Aug. Praying for a hurricane -- a little one.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8714116

Only a fellow Southerner would join you in your wish...how about just a healthy/juicy tropical storm? Grin
rampbrat
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8714958

I can live with that!
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8715302

My mother was wishing for a small hurricane too... we hate to wish for one but we really need the rain... something has to break this high pressure system over Texas.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
3:10 PM

Post #8716848

And unfortunately it will probably take a storm/hurricane to do it.

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