Happy New Year!! Hung out with a friend last night and my dog niece and tried to stay awake. lol. It was a long day yesterday.
Today we are prepping for our new wood floors. Have the old carpet up and the plywood subfloor is either almost ready or will be ready soon. The floor should start going down tomorrow. I can't wait ti it's down!! I want the living room back and everything out of my room!! LOL!!
Happy New Year!
About an inch and a half of snow lastnight AFTER the rain and sleet. Made for an interesting drive home from my folks. Not too many cars in the ditch at 12:30. I suspect there were many more later in the morning after bars closed. Hope you all had a safe holiday as I did.
Very windy today. Gusts came in around 45mph. Shook the house. But the sun was out for a while and the driveway got shoveled.
Not a clue what tomorrow will bring.
61°/65°/35° Cloudy this morning, then clear and much colder. Red Flag warning wind gust and low humidity. And we are going camping...LOL.
Kind of stinks that for just the first two nights I'm going to have to drag my potted and tropical plants in to the Florida room, when by this time next week back up to 80. But we will be gone for a week and I can't leave them out below 40...this will be our coldest temps so far this season. Where we are going just two hours southeast of here and yet they show much cooler temps than here, guess because it is between two huge lakes. My boys will be here and maybe I can get them to drag some of my plants back outside again. Yeah I know...good luck with that one. ☺☺
Country Gardens, thanks for the new year wish, and same too you and yours and everyone of my new weather friends.
Adina, love the tree planted in the nice green grass...just watching it grow each year will be fun.
Billy the "me" holiday sounds wonderful, I do usually do that this week also, but DH wanted to go camping.
Minne, I can't even imagine driving in snow, I'm sure I'd be one of those people in the ditch. Those are some strong wind gusts, makes me cold just reading about it. Stay in and drink some nice cocoa.
Pepper new floor sounds wonderful, we need to do that in my DH's "Man Cave", he has ruined the carpet in there. Maybe another project for him since he is RETIRED... ☺
Well I have so much to do today, we head out tomorrow, hope everyone stays warm. I won't be back until next week...at least no rain is in the prediction...maybe I'll get to wear my fuzzy boots this time.
A few light showers overnight but turned clear and sunny this morning. Just a slight breeze rustling the ferns and trees. Temp about 72f. High surf warning up for most of the week but not on this Island. Surf on the North Shore of Oahu is forecast to be close to 30 feet Thursday. We get that information as part of our weather forecast. Because we have a continuously erupting volcano about 17 miles from us as the crow flies our weather forecasters also give us VOG warnings when necessary. VOG is volcanic smog. If the wind goes round to the south or southwest we can get visible volcano smoke drifting through the trees like a blue haze across the yard. You can taste the sulphur when its bad. Might happen two or three times a year. Mostly the tradewinds blow it out across the Pacific ocean and then around to the Kona side of the island. If the wind dies altogether the VOG can just settle in the area for days.
Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. High 33F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Grinning over the wind and camping. Are we ALL having the wind? It's really dipping low to get you. Take your slippers with you. You might get to wear them yet, LOL! Grinning, I said that before I reached the end of your post.
Volcanic smog. Not knowing much about Hawaii, are the eruptions small? Do you ever get ash?
I pulled my hooded sweatshirt tight around my face everytime I went out yesterday. I had a stocking cap on too. I also invested in coveralls from Farm and Fleet. The kind with suspenders. You wear thermals under them and a coat over them. NICE and warm!
was 41.7° at 6AM when I awoke, now at 8AM dropped to 38.5 and steady. Wind was strong during the night and pretty breezy now.
Today up to 48°/29°...where we are camping the prediction is down to 26°, and it is southeast of here.
My Florida room is full of plants. 59° in there now...so they are good...windows can be opened when it warms back up.
I thought I posted a few hours ago...I guess I was going to!LOL
It's much warmer than yesterday, 44F today, sunny and no freezing last night, go figure!
I have an article published today if you want to read it :
Beautiful day, but a little chilly. Had to run errands and pay bills. DS went to the grocery store. Had chinese food at sister's house since I was sick on my BD. I have pulled a muscle or tendon beside and behind my right knee and can hardly put my weight on it. I am trying to stay off of it and have pain meds, muscle relaxers, cane and crutches, and knee brace. Some times it is caused by a pinched disc in my lower back. It usually clears up in a couple of weeks. I have a referral to a bone dr. if it doesn't clear up. I had this happen a few years ago...also have had sciatica (sp?) which is similar, but this seems to be more in the muscle behind the knee...I am trying to stay off of it as much as I can. It's been a week now.
Brilliant day in Hawaii today. Lots of sun and gentle breezes.
For the Volcano watchers - Kilauea as it is called is as friendly as you can get. Local residents don't even bother to check whats doing on. This week marks the 29th anniversary of the continuous eruption. Sometimes there are lava fountains, sometimes flows are going into the ocean increasing the land area and forming black sand beaches and sometimes there is nothing much to see. We don't get ash as far away as we are. Years ago some areas had light showers of glass hair falling in their gardens but that only happens at times of good size lava fountains which does not happen often. We visit the national park occassionally and at night you can see the lava glowing. It is possible to drive down to the ocean edge and hike to the point where the lava enters the ocean. At night it is spectacular. Try this website http:/volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/activity/kilaueastatus. If that works you should be able to view the webcams. Let me know if it works. Good Luck.
Yes, that's the site I was trying to get you to. Back in the early 1990's, before our forest trees grew too tall we could sometimes see the glow from our front deck.
You probably found out that by clicking the Kilauea update tab you can get a day by day report on whats happening.
Wonderful day in Hawaii, light breeze, puffy white clouds drifting across a perfect blue sky, temp about 76F and no rain.
If you don't hear from me you know the weather is remaining perfect. Forecast to stay this way for the next four or five days.
Semi retirement has its benefits. Not having to work on a Thursday and living in an "off the highway" rural community I have it all to myself because most other folks are working. Its quiet, no traffic on our gravel road. Went out to the mail box for the paper at about 8am, not a soul around, watched the sun coming up airbrushing the trees with a golden pink glow. Cotton candy pink clouds were drifting overhead above the forest trees so close you could almost touch them.
39° at 6am! WTH?!? High of 42° today. SO feels like spring! Not good - spring fever in January...and next week sounds like we will dip sub zero and get some snow...
Sure Nature- tease me with spring and just take it away... :P That's okay. I will still be generous in planting for you when spring finally does come.
Baby its cold outside - sorry but for us it was this morning. Got down to 55f - what the weather forecasters call "extra blanket" weather. Beautiful clear morning. Still a little snow on the top of Mauna kea at the 12,000 foot level. Temp rose to about 80f by early afternoon.
In the 20 years we have lived at this location we have had temp drop as low as 48f.. Ten miles up the road in Volcano village, at the 4000 foot level they can get frost.
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Ouch! I hope you are better by now!
Very interesting. I love to watch volcanic action under the ocean. It is beautiful!
I hear you on the trees growing up too. We used to be able to see fireworks from two towns to our north :o)
I live in a small town and the neighbors either worked or weren't outdoor people. I've always had a quiet day here. It's wonderful!
It's been beautiful here and I've been outside, and also taking advantage to clean up the sideporch. I never met a box I didn't save if it had a good ''bottom,'' LOL!
I spent Wednesday with the Grandkids and we got the boys last night. There have been two visitations, luckily for those who lived a full life. The last was a woman who was a horse shoe champ :o)
Mostly cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Winds light and variable.
Yesterday was nice, but a chilly wind. I took the boys out anyway for clean, fresh air. I hung clothes too. They got to hand auger holes in the old peach stump we are going to get get rid of this year. It's cut ground level and softened nicely.
This morning, as I was letting the outdoor cats in I heard a hoot owl up north, and up. One was in our front tree. Love to hear them hoot. Always worry about the outdoor cats becoming a meal.
Full moon tonight :) It was beautiful over the horizon this morning.
Beautiful days for January - 54° in the back yard yesterday although news said the high was only 45. Today is supposed to be mid 40's again. highs in the 20's by Wednesday with snow predicted. Yay :/ I would be perfectly happy if the winter stayed like this.
Bernie, I love muddy roads too!! The muddier the better!! LOL!! If you can't tell me what color my truck is then I've got enough mud on there. If you can see the black I need to go to town and get a pizza. LOL. Any excuse to kick up some more mud!
Mild day with temps in the 50s. Tomorrow we will be in the 40s with some flurries tomorrow night. Thursday our high will be about 20. That will be our high, not the low. lol.
Back from camping...only dipped to 33 coldest night...so not the upper twenties as predicted. Three nights around that and then slowly climbed back up to 70's/50's. By the last day...back in shorts and flip flops. Sunny and blue every single day...can't get better than that.
Thunderstorms today 66°/75°/55
Garden got a bit of damage from the cold nights, but not as bad as the past couple years...hope that was the worst of it. I took in most the vegetables and tropicals. I have learned to keep them in pots.
Me and grandson playing Indians with feathers he found on our camping trip...was nice to have a visit from them over the weekend while camping.
record 52° yesterday (49° 22 years ago)
Just started snowing - up to 2" by tonight with a high of 34° at 7am this morning. Dropping to 18° over night. Looks like we will be getting winter for at least 3 days. :)
Snow working it's way here. Over in Kansas and upper Missouri right now. Accumulations around an inch expected. Have lots of wind in front of the system with sustained winds of around 20 mph and gusts up to 40 mph sometimes. No wind advisories here yet but they do in Kansas. Under Winter Weather Advisory since 6pm until 9am tomorrow morning.
Winds have turned light and variable which usually means dry mornings and then afternoon clouds build up in the interior of the island and sometimes produce afternoon showers. Temp. around 70f this just how we like it. Winds will stay light or calm for a few days so the forecast is for possibility of VOG on Sunday. Very little activity with the Volcano. No active flows but lava visible in two of the craters.
Did I mention we also get regular light earthquakes. If you google "recent earthquakes Hawaii" you should get a local USGS site that records them. Red squares are last 2 hours, blue squares last two days and yellow squares last two weeks. Bigger the square, bigger the quake. We don't feel most of them but anything 3.5 and above will rattle the windows and plates on the walls. Things are relativiy quiet at the moment.
We got nuthin! Hardly a dusting.
14° headed for 20° today, then back to 10° over night. MAY get some more flurries on Saturday.
Wont be above 30° for at least a week or more. I guess winter is finally trying to come.
Knew it would happen sooner or later. :/
Through 10am: Periods of snow. A brief lull in the precipitation is possible around 7am. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Chance of snow 75%.
What a doll of a Grandson! I love the feathes :o)
Google earthquakes in 2010 and you find one almost every day somewhere. I can't imagine a bit of harmless ground shaking. It would almost be funny if they weren't such a destructive thing in the first place.
It's snowing here, but little accumulation yet. I see dirt in the garden and grass.
The old coffee pot has had a touchy start button for a while now and I wonder every morning if it will work. I got our new one out of the closet while DH ran a knife around the button. Both work now :o) I'll dry out the new one and put it back in the closet :o)
COLD!!!! Temps only got into low 20s, with wind chills in the single digits. We have quite a northern wind blowing which makes it feel even colder. Some flurries off and on but they are done for a few days now.
Lots of slick spots on the roads today but not as bad as I was expected. 4WD wasn't needed though I came close to using it a couple times.
Highs in the mid 30s and sunny today. Not too bad compared to last couple days. Managed to run errands without my coat on but I still kept it handy. Too cold to push my luck too far!! lol. Last I heard we had more snow coming early next week. That could have changed but I haven't heard.
Warm and dry with a light wind from the South. We did get the VOG. Smokey blue haze all the way down to Hilo. Its likely to hang around for a few days. At time you can taste the sulphur in the air. Asthma sufferers really have a hard time.
Mornings are the worst. No night time breezes to blow the VOG around so it just kind of hangs.
Presently 34 deg. It is supposed to be close to freezing again tonight. What plants that arent in the makeshift greenhouse are covered with sheets.
I forgot what the high for Sat is, but then it is supposed to be back up in the seventies first of the week. I guess we will have this flipflop weather for awhile longer. At least it's getting cold enough to kill some of the bugs and germs while warm and windy to bring in all sorts of pollens...
My right leg is doing better, plus I got to rest for almost a week, until we went grocery shopping yesterday. Spent most of the day in bed today.
Youngest granddaughter is here for the weekend. She hooked up the WII. We played "winter sports" with a fire in the fireplace. It was very nice. I offered up hot chocolate, but had no takers.
We have to go to the pharmacy and other errands tomorrow so good thing I rested today. I had planned to take the tree down this weekend but I guess it can wait. (Do we see a pattern forming here? Granddaughter just asked if we could just leave it up...I said, "NO!") I do plan to rest most of the weekend and next week.
VOG is thinning as southerly winds pick up. Just means it will be like smoke from a bonfire, blowing past but coming from a constant source. Muggy, humid conditions are in store for the next few days with the possibility of scattered heavy showers coming up from the tropics. Sit around and sweat weather. Temps will about 65f at night and 75 - 80f during the day.
Wonderful cooling tradewinds from the NE not due back until next Thursday or Friday.
Well weather guessers were wrong...it was 34 this morning...not 40...sheesh! At least it is nice and sunny. Tonight they say only down to 48°, let's hope they get it right this time...not putting my plants back out until I'm sure though.
current temp 34deg @ 7pm. High was about 36 today. Sun was out. Got about an inch of snow yesterday.
I have been engrossed in 2 books since Friday. Read The Hunger Games on Friday and Saturday morning, then Catching Fire (book 2) Saturday afternoon and today. Now to buy book 3 on the nook and finish the trilogy. DD is reading Hunger Games now. Maybe I will have to let her catch up before I buy the 3rd one - being she reads like me, it wont be much later than Wednesday before I am buying the third book. Wish my library had them to "check out" on the nook.
From what MIL said today, snow is coming Wednesday through Saturday...I think winter might finally be here.
Fresh southerly winds have blown the VOG a little east of us. We are on the mountain downslope for southerly winds so they really pickup speed and make the Ironwood trees sing. Knocks all the dead twigs and leaves from the trees. Heavy showers and possible hail reported on the northern islands of the Hawaiian chain this morning but still dry where we are. Lots of sun and in the 70s. Maybe heavy showers popping up anywhere later today. The warm winds dry out the ground real quick. Have to look back on earlier postings to remember only two weeks or so ago we were complaining about the unstoppable rain.
HAPPY NEW YEAR folks!! WOW I can't believe I haven't been on in months!!! Hope all is well... blessings to one & all for 2012!!
Weather here has been unusual, what else is new, that's been Texas all year!! We have had temps in the 70's with lots of rain!! Some cold spells. In my area the drought has gone, but still some places in TX are bad!
Have been busy, ill, & computer problems, not necessarily in that order!! Hope I can be online more in the future!!!
36º this morning and snow on it's way. Thew fun part is, it's going to rain after it snows. That makes for treacherous driving when it freezes at night. Mid-40s for daytime temps and mid-lower 30s for night.
63 right now and sunny and breezy, up to 77, rain band coming down the state...down to 49°.
I'll have to catch up later...things have been busy around here. Garden has been lots of work, since leaves are falling all over everything. Gotta get the gutters cleaned out before rain band gets here.
Through 10am: A brief period of snow by 5am will diminish to a few snow showers or flurries. Cloudy and windy. Temperatures falling into the upper single digits. Winds NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall of about half an inch through 9:30am.
Wind chills may approach -10F
Winter has moved in and we're making a grocery run this morning. It's going to get worse as the day wears on. I'll be glad to get back home nd put things away.
Hi CountryGardens, I just love this virtual world of cold weather your are sending our way. Nice to read about -10 degrees. Its rubbing off here in Hawaii. I have a sweater on at 59f this morning. Remember our blood is thinner! Clear skies and moderate southerly breezes continue until tomorrow. VOG mostly gone. Went outside Tuesday evening and it was brilliant. Clear skies, no artificial lights. Could see stars twinkling through the trees.. Went outside last night, still clear but you could taste the sulphur from the VOG. Stars visible through smokey haze. But gone this morning.
Great Balmy tradewind weekend forecast but back to southerly winds and possible heavy rain later next week.
Weather in the 70's...clouded over today...may get rain Sat.
I need to water plants in the makeshift GH.
I've been resting...did a little shopping. Ross Dress for Less has a new shipment of T-Sandals in...I got two new pair, really cute, a new shirt, and a new Light Green enamel Stew Pot! It goes well with my Moss Rose dishes and fairly well with my plastic palm tree set for the Patio for the summer. We usually do more salads and cold cuts in the summer...
Through 10am: A steady snow will continue to fall through late morning. Cloudy with temperatures steady near the upper single digits. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snowfall of 1 to 2 inches through 10:00am. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Hey! That cold has to pass thru me at some point, LOL!
I must say you still paint a perfect picture of Hawaii!
But, tasting sulpher? I could do without that.
Grinning. Rain would be nice!
I hear you on the hands hurting. I bought cocoa butter yesterday for my hands.
Awww, cute sandals! Love buying kitchen things, and to get something that matches is a bonus! I'll bet it's a pretty color.
It's not snowing here yet and most of it swung to the North, so... Just as well.
I'm sorry to rub it in but its rare that we see such a perfect day. Virtually cloudless deep blue sky and light breezes. Just drove home and was able to look at the peaks of Mauna Kea (12,000 ft) and Mauna Loa (Smooth domed shield volcano 11,500 ft). Mauna kea still has a little stubborn snow visible. Look back as I drive up to the 2200 level and can see the Pacific ocean horizon stretching for miles and the ragged coast line in the distance between me and the horizon. Too hot to work in the yard. A little over 80f in the shade so will wait until late afternoon to move gravel.
Because the winds are so light the white volcanic smoke rises almost vertically and creates its own cumulus cloud against the blue sky. At various points along the road you can see the cloud lightly billowing above the trees.
This photo was taken 2008
They forecast 3 to 5 for us. We got 4" of that lovely stuff.
Lots of crashes in the Metro areas. those clowns can't remember how to drive in snow.
One in Mankato involved 2 semi trucks & 8 cars. News said roadway was slippery at the time. Yeah, right in the middle of the 3 to 5!!
I walked to shop a couple times. No snow mishap here.
Son plowed the yard this afternoon, so good to go now. But to cold, so staying in.
54 this morning, up to 77 and sunny today...my toes are finally thawing out.
Billy no snow yet? Oh well Country Gardens can put her boots on and get me some snow pictures.
CG...I can't imagine what it is like to drive in snow...when I lived in Maine, Mass and Delaware I wasn't old enough to drive yet...but remember trying to walk home from babysitting late at night and slipping all over the place.
Mike great photo of the volcano smoke...that must be something to see. 80 degrees sounds nice to me...will hit that this week here also for a few days before next front comes in.
I took this photo yesterday of one of my Turkey Oak trees...to prove that Florida does get fall color...we just get it in January...lol.
current back yard temp on the digital is 16.7. Cant read the other, it has flipped around in the wind.
Got 2" of the white stuff here yesterday. Sun came out in the afternoon and was melting everything nicely. Roads were okay bu the time I headed home from work - but yes, evidence of many, many accidents.
Forecast indicated highs in the high 20's possibly hitting low 30's.
All I have to say is I cannot WAIT for spring...3 more months...
More stupid people are the weather liars. They can't comprehend that snow covered world won't get as warm as black ground. They are probably forecasting 10 to 15 degrees higher than what it will actually be.
Never got above freezing today. Forcast was for 35. It didn't get that high, stayed gloomy and at one point I felt the beginnings of a drizzle which went away just as quick. Tomorrow we are supposed to reach 50 and sunny. I'm not falling for it.
Cloudy skies. Patchy drizzle possible. Winds SE at 20 to 30 mph.
Cloudy with rain and snow showers this evening, becoming windy with snow showers overnight. SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
Tropical paradise! Someone coined that phrase for a reason. How beautiful!
Besides, if we minded, we would all sell our houses and move there, LOL!
We need to see more on the road photos :o)
we have a light layer on the ground now. Sorry to say so Pepper :o)
Grinning, Country, or Bernie, as he's fondly known as...
Turkey Oak, neat name and a beautiful tree! I think Oaks are my favorite.
It's a wonderfully miserable looking day here! I'm so comfy inside!
billyporter - We would love to see folks for a visit but too many people moving in (someone once sang - they paved paradise and made a parking lot) Since we moved here 19 years ago we have had two new stoplights installed in our 18 mile drive into town and now construction has just started on installing a third one just 4 miles from us. In that time we have added Walmart, Target, Ross, Officemax and half the time they are empty but they have really large parking lots. Crazy humanity is getting closer. We are happy to make a 200 mile round trip every three months to go to Costco just to keep them away. Lets start ripping up roads and planting trees!!
Here's another road photo.
Through 10am: A period of steady light snow is likely between 6 am and 7 am. Cloudy with increasing winds. Temperatures slowly falling to near 28F. Winds WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. No significant snow accumulations through 9:30am.
Snow showers early will taper to flurries later on. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
All we had yesterday, was a bit of mist in the morning and a little wind. It's SUPPOSED to snow today and be pretty windy. We'll see.
Jeanne, I can't even imagine your warm weather in January, LOL!
All the shopping colors sound pretty! I'd like to see pictures, even of the pan. I love kitchen things :o)
I hear you! I live in a very small town with really, no extra place to build new homes except to the east. It's the lowest part of town and has standing water off and on in heavy rains. It used to be the old, natural skating rink when I was a kid, LOL! It's actually farmland, but, someone bought some of it and built a house and large machine shed there. I really hate to see it turn into more town. They turned our school house into apartments and there's been enough trouble there since they did. It's also on the east side of town, next to the skating rink. We live 20 miles from our stores and I don't mind the short drive. So, it's tempting to live in paradise, but I won't move :o)
Wow, beautiful, fantastic picture!! I like the lava rock.
Grinning. I don't have a sports bone in my body. If I did I think they would have been broken a few times, LOL!
Another good day to stay in around here today, and I think I will. I don't even have enough garbage to bother setting out.
53° and foggy, will get up to 79° and sunny...and the next three days up to 80°..loving it!
Billy so I am figuring you are saying Country is a he and not a she? Sorry bout that...lol. But anyhoo.l...sounds like you are in for some snow.
And Bernie...wonderful picture...so absolutely beautiful...and the weather guessers have been really off the mark here too. Funny how they record the temperature way off from what it really was also.
Mike, That sounds like Florida, I moved her over thirty years ago in the late seventies and it was so beautiful, orange trees and miles of pretty landscape. Now everything is paved, all the orange trees gone, I can't even begin to imagine how many traffic lights there are, and Wal-marts...and the road construction has never ceased...now they are making these fly overs at big intersections. I guess progress it good, but I sure miss the old Florida. I guess everybody wants to move to paradise. Anyway love the rainbow photos, very pretty.
Worked in the garden yesterday cutting back stuff and raked a ton of leaves...again. Keeps me in shape. Have a great day everyone...I'm going shopping with DIL today, she has the day off. I never go shopping, so ought to be fun.
What a beautiful rainbow, Mike!
We have snow! It snowed on Saturday and now it's melting, yuck! We had a skating rink in our yard this morning and I almost skate...without skate shoes!LOL
Bernie, awesome pics! Poor toes!
Winds are turning back to the south this week, still dry and the VOG will return. Not expecting rain for another five days. Have to start watering pots.
Rusty56 - Don't worry about the earthquake. They corrected it from a 5.0 to a 4.7 and most of the aftershock were less than 3.0. I was out in the garden when the quake struck and did not feel a thing. My wife was indoors and held her breath for a moment while the house rattled and wall plates shook but no big deal. The fun is trying to guess the magnitude and then check it out on the computer. Center of this one was about 12 miles from our front door.
As I drove down the hill into Hilo town this morning I was able to see the whales breeching beyond the harbor wall. Great sight this time of the year.
Rusty56 - Don't worry about the earthquake. They corrected it from a 5.0 to a 4.7 and most of the aftershock were less than 3.0. I was out in the garden when the quake struck and did not feel a thing. My wife was indoors and held her breath for a moment while the house rattled and wall plates shook but no big deal. The fun is trying to guess the magnitude and then check it out on the computer. Center of this one was about 12 miles from our front door..
I used to earthquakes when I was living in Southern California for years...
Texas gal, neat little makeshift greenhouse there...glad you posted pics of it. I keep telling DH we could do something like that with our canopy. Do you put a light in it for warmth?
I like the color of your pot, would look very nice in my kitchen. I have a glasstop stove and think it says no enamel cookware, or cast iron. Sandals are cute too, I have so many sandals and flip flops...drives my husband crazy. ;-)
Mike seeing whales...how cool, once in a great while I'll see one off our coast...but it is very rare. I lived in S. California growing up and been through some bad earthquakes, but they were 7. something, the 4 points never concerned us much.
Pepper I hate hail, it can really do some plant damage...we don't get it here too often thank goodness.
Got my garden workbench all cleaned off yesterday, some little birds have been using it to keep warm in and left lots of bird poop all over it, I'm ready to start planting some seeds now. Cut back the pepper plants since they are sprouting some new growth. Our 80 degree weather will end in a couple days and then back to normal which is 70/40's. But no thirties in the next two weeks..thank goodness, cuz plants are sprouting out new growth.
The last of my garden peppers, had to cut them all so I could trim the plants down. The red jalapeños are dang hot!
Well, I was lived in So. Cal. growing up too... First hit was in 69 or 70 then few years later more, more and more hit in different years so I move to Joplin, MO now I see what happen to all the peoples living in Joplin for years so I was so shock ef-5 tornado hit pretty bad...
It like so war zone and lost 162 lives and 8,000 homes destroy and some of the business , too! So, some of business is Walgreen open last year, Walmart open Nov. 12, Home Depot open Jan 12 and Academy will be open on Friday Jan.27... Some business rebuilt and homes, too...
I just pretty close about 1/2 miles from tornado path...
Rusty I lived in Moreno Valley, then called Sunnymead, from 58 till 62, and then back again in late 69, till I finally left in 78 and moved here to FL.
I think tornadoes have always been the most frightening thing to happen. I was visiting a friend in Springfield in June back in 08 and those sirens kept going off, one touched down not too far from us, boy did it keep me up all night long. We don't get any too bad here, but they still hit here...the worst one was an F4 many years ago, touched down on the other side of the huge lake we live by...I was actually woken up by the sound and debris from it. That was very rare for FL to have that strong of tornadoes.
The one that hit Joplin last year was all over the news here...I can't even imagine how terrible that was for you and everybody there. It sure is taking a long time to rebuild...but it does...the damage from the three hurricanes that hit us back in 2004 is hardly noticeable anymore...still some things I see that remind me...but most people wouldn't even notice like all the slanted pine trees.
Its nice to finally get some light rain. showers overnight were moderate. Enough to make the plants happy but not enough to be a problem. Still coming down this morning, just heavy enough to hear it on our metal roof. VOG is being blown over Honolulu and the rest of the island chain as southerly winds persist. Unpredictably muggy weather for the next three or four days.
Aloha everyone for making this an interesting site to read and participate in. No politics, no movie star news, no scandals - how refreshing. I think I will cancel my local paper - oops cant do that. I need to know about the local orchid shows and nurserymans plant sales.
You guys really make me warm! It's been a terrible snowstorm here since last night. Temps are dropping fast and will go down to 17F. Snowstorm and blizzard still going on until tomorrow afternoon. I shovelled a LOT of snow and it's back again!
This is the frozen alley yesterday morning.
Great pictures! It is still quite warm here. It is supposed to cool off some the next couple of days. I let the plastic down on the sides of the GH. The plants don't like it under 50 deg so will keep them warm the next few nights.
I do not have a heater there. I did buy Christmas lights to put in there but haven't hung them yet. Maybe this weekend. So far it's been warm enough not tohave to worry about them.
I would love to see whales! That would be sooooo cool! Of course I guess that would all depend on where they were...like...not in my backyard! Galveston...maybe.
It was 70 at 6AM this morning...that is summer temps...and we got spit for rain...south of us is getting a nice heavy rainfall...the lucky ducks. Up to 78 today and down to 56 tonight...just a teeny cool front.
Rusty good to hear all the grand openings.
Pepper sounds like great weather.
Jeanne hopefully you wont' have to worry about anymore freezing temps this winter...I'm keeping my fingers crossed...my plants are telling me it is spring.
My poinsettia is finally got some red on it...kind of skimpy compared to most years.
Transitioning from muggy southerly winds to fresh northeast tradewinds. Should get more night and early morning showers and pleasant, low humidity weather.
Just enough rain to keep the plants happy. Not quite enough to create muddy paths.
No earthquakes, no change in the volcano. All is right with the world.
Stay safe Adina, your snow storms made the news all the way here in Hawaii. My parents live in England, my home, so I take an interest in European weather. England has been hit with some severe windstorms this year.
A mix of clouds and sun. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
I want your day of cleaning benches off and starting seeds, LOL!
Big WAH! I want fresh peppers! Those are beautiful!!
I don't know which is scarier. Tornado or earthquake. I think I'll go with tornado.
I don't watch much news, do politics at all anymore, or even turn the tv on during the day. I will watch it at night, but I'm usually in bed by 8:00 or so, so I live in a world of my own making and I'm happy!
I love to hear rain on our metal roof. I just love rain anyway.
We still have Fbruary and we're all going to groan when you get your snow, because we will get it too!
I always feel so sorry for you, having to scoop out just to get to work.
Wow, that is icy!
Happy Belated Birthday to DD. I'll bet that was a fun day. I haven't bowled in years... and years... and years, LOL! I never bowled much, but it was always fun.
My DD's was the 12th and she's 35. I still don't know where the time went.
That is perfect ''country!"
Us either. We are going to go into spring very dry.
Aww on the Christmas lights in the greenhouse :o)
ROTFL over the whales!
The town is coming back.
Poinsettas have a color all their own don't they? It's pretty, skimpy or not.
Well, I spent the day at DD's yesterday. Both babies have ear infections and colds and she just needed help. So, we took off early in the morning. The boys are here now and her husband is off this weekend. The babies are on medicine and it should be kicking in.
Payless...as in shoes?????? Do you ship? Take paypal? hmmmmmm...
Do you get to chose what you order????????? I can help! Tsandals!!!!!!!
Pepper, Mn,, try to stay warm.
It was gorgeous here today. I hope we do have a short winter and Spring is just around the corner! That would be fantastic!!!!!!!
We are thinking of putting the little blow up pool back up this year. It is 3 1/2 f t deep and about 13 ft round. It is good to soak in and cool off when it is 90 up...won't be long!!!!!
We might be seeing blow up whales in the pool, Billy! LOL!
Oh well, guess I'll have to stick to our Payless! Oh well, I really should stop buying sandals anyway...I can only wear one pair at a time, and I have quite a few! We wore them to school when we lived on Oahu in the sixties and I have worn them ever since. There was a time that you could not find them anywhere. Can you tell I am so happy to be able to find them again! I like the straps in the back so they don't flip flop. I wear flip flops in the garden...not really a good idea...
Billy, Sorry to hear the kids have had ear infections again...that is no fun! Will keep them in my prayers!
Pepper, hope you are doing well. Work going OK?
Minn, the only bowling I do is on the WII machine! Happy belated birthday to your sweet DD! My daughter is 37. It is hard to believe they are that old. Her oldest is 17, and then 15,,,16 in March. They are both driving now...unbelievable!
Wow, 56 for HI is chilli! It was in the sixties here today...just gorgeous!
Sherri, I'm hoping for an early spring also. I like your poinsetta.
Highs in mid 60s, very windy with gusts up to 50 mph at times. Red flag warnings and burn bans out.
Hey Texas!! Doing good!! Work is going good, getting ready for Valentine's Day and Super Bowl. Wishing this warm weather would go away til spring and the cold weather and snow comes back. We need moisture soooo bad here!!! I have a feeling we are gonna have a very dry year this year.
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
I hung two loads of laundry at daybreak yesterday and cleaned house. We vacuumed the keyboards and mice. Mine wasn't so bad as I just did it, not too long ago. They work like new, but they still can't spell...
It hit 60° with a breezy breeze. I was burning paper, looked up and since there was no time to get the camera, watched a perfect shot of a plane almost running into the moon. It just missed.
The kids gave me their colds, but I had to turn it into sinus with a headache.
Hello my weather friends, it has been a bit cooler here. the night weather man said only down to 56, it dropped to 48, and last night all the way down to 40. But today back up to mid seventies...yipee!
Minnie sorry to hear the headache back...ugh! Happy Bday to the daughter.
Billy hope the kiddos feel better soon. I have been sick now with a sinus cold thingy for well over a week...and still congested...and now gave it to my DH...he never gets sick. Mine all started with a dull headache. Today I'm going for my daily walk again...I'm just taking a load of Kleenex with me...lol.
Jeanne...one can never have too many sandals... ;-). Makes me think of a photo my mother has of me in So. Calif. at the age of three on Easter Sunday all dressed up in a frilly dress, my little bonnet and cute purse, white gloves...and FLIP FLOPs...she couldn't get me to put on the patent leather shoes for anything.
Pepper and Rusty we have Red Flag warnings and burn bans going on here in FL too. And we are supposed to go camping next week..DH isn't going to be a happy camper if he can't make a fire.
Adina...you could use a vacation in FL...gal...too much ice...be careful on that stuff.
Mike glad all is well in your neck of the woods.
kwanjin I put this pic of my kitty in the sun...just for you...our newest kitty Izzy...son found her a bit over a year ago on the college campus...a tiny little kitten...we were gone on vacation in the mountains...so by the time we got home, she had adopted him...so she stayed...that is how I ended up with three cats. ☺
Cloudy and cool with light breezes. Ground is starting to get a bit soggy again so I hope the rain eases up but its not enough to keep me out of the garden.
THIRTY FOOT WAVES on the north shore of Oahu today. Should subside over the next few days. A little sand washed up on some of the coast roads but nothing serious. This time of the year strong storms in the northern Pacific send us our winter surf. Lots of world class surfing championships held here for the next couple of months. Thats all happening about 200 miles and three islands away from us.
Warm again with temps reaching around 60 for a high. Strong winds for part of the day but I think they have died down some now that the front has moved thru.
This weather is just to weird for me. lol. Last year at this time we were dealing with a blizzard. 10 years ago today was our ice storm. We were without power for 9 days. The first day we couldn't get out of the driveway til afternoon due to all the limbs down everywhere. And now it's 57 degrees this year. I want my snow!! LOL!!!