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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #8967211

As suggested, a new thread. We were here... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1213131/

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #8967968

Holidays, puppy and other things have kept me on my toes but I finally had time to scroll thru the last thread. My, Oh My, i've missed some beautiful sunsets, sunrises and night moons!!
Today was DGD 3rd Birthday and coming home from her party the sun was just setting, very pretty but doesn't give you an idea of exactly how cold. We are at 3 degree's, will drop to -3 later on and with the windchill it will be 20 BELOW ZERO. Goose down quilt tonight!!! ^_^

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #8968395

That is quite a lovely shot, Pixie. Nice to see you back. Stay warm and be safe.

This is one of the few sunrises I managed to catch.


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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #8968400

Beautiful!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #8968427

I am a sucker for red/orange skies and moons...grin. Thanks

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #8970125

Adina, Bravo! on the article you wrote on the sorcova. Well done! I love reading your articles on the traditions of you country, and then I tell one of my managers from work, who is Romanian, what I have learned about her culture.

Moon, I have to agree with that woman who made the comment "it's not the heat, it's the humidity that makes it so bad." I lived in Mesa, AZ for 4 years, and temps are 100+ all summer, usually around 110 during the hottest part of the day. While you don't want to spend a lot of time in the sun at those temps, it's certainly a lot more bearable than 90 with high humidity. I find the summertime humidity unbearable here in MA. It did get humid in AZ during the summer when the monsoons came through, and then it was horrid. Anyhow, if I had a choice between living in AZ and living in Florida, I would pick AZ anytime, though FL is really nice in winter, I have to admit. I just could not take all that stinkin' humidity of the FL summers.

Love your moon shot, Moon! Nice shot of the helicopters, too. And you have a lot of nice sunset shots.

Ruth, I'm definitely looking forward to spring. Already making a wish list of daylilies I'd like to order, and I want to peruse my seed catalogs soon. We have had an unusually mild winter, which is just fine with me, as I've been able to get out and walk more than I normally would this time of the year, but this weekend was really cold. Was into the teens, maybe single digits last night, and it's only 26 out there now. Brrrrr!!!!! Too cold for me. Celeste, I don't envy your cold temps. Really nice sunset shot, btw.

Lily, your last sunset shot was nice, too. I'm loving my new Samsung Galaxy S 2's camera. It has 8 mega pixels.

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #8970144

Thanks Karen. For me it seems which you prefer...to be baked or boiled...GRIN either way, hot is hot. Dry heat sucks the life out of ya...wet heat seems to drown ya. My ideal place would be 85 for the highest high and 60 for the lowest low...picky aren't I? grin

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #8970151

I think that would be ideal for most people, though I don't mind it going down in the 40s or getting up in the 90s, as long as it's dry (but perhaps a little humidity in the lower temps). I would like a place that didn't go below the 40s or uppper 30s in the winter at night (warmer in the daytime, of course), and stayed in the 70's or low 80's most of the summer, with no humidity, and never getting above the mid 90's. Yeah, I'm picky, too.

Karen

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #8970176

At this point i'd just like warm. (GRIN)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #8970205

Poor Pixie...are yer tootsies cold? It was cool here last night, but is 70 outside today and really cloudy and windy.

I do not like the cold at all Karen...makes old joints ache...I swear I am part lizard. grin

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #8970277

Yes, I had to go out today, it was 19 when I left, 24 when I got home... not bad. I layered up big time to go out, then built a fire in the fireplace when I got home. The cold bothers my joints to, but the this fire is heaven!

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #8970443

Stay warm, Pixie and be safe.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 16, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #8970592

Thank you Moon, for the new thread. Welcome back to both pixie and Karen. I can relate with being affected by hot and or cold weather and the humidity. Thus far, winter has been exceptionally mild, so I ain't complaining. Here comes sunset in my neck of the woods this evening.

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #8970641

Nice Celeste and Lily. Celeste, your pic makes me feel cold. Brrrr!!!!

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
11:27 PM

Post #8970790

I do take hints rather well, Kim LOL My pleasure. Seems our southern sunsets are getting that same ochre-y orange tinge to them...must be the humidity...been at 80% or better lately with morning fogs.

Moon

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #8971767

Clouds were moving in this morning. It has been spit and missing all day but supposed to be thunder storms tonight,

This was red sky at morning...sailors take warning.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #8971773

And just a short time later...

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #8971781

And last night's sunset of sorts

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #8972090

Very pretty Moon. I love the look of the clouds in that last one.

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2012
4:15 AM

Post #8972430

Thanks Karen. Clouds fascinate me...simple minds, simple pleasures...grin

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #8972438

Nice! I like clouds too. :)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #8972522

So moon, was there thunderstorm as predicted? I unplugged the pc last evening because it was very warm and the cold front is moving in last night. Recipe for bad weather. About red sky and sailors ... do tell what's in store? ;-) Jan. has been unusually warm. I am just hoping we won't get snow in April like we did in recent years, for when April come around I'd would be ready to garden in full speed. lol.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #8972525

Cloud reflection on calm water. Pic. was taken day before yesterday.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #8972578

We had spit spot rain during the day and about 7PM we had a squall line come through...only lasted maybe half an hour...but the temps dropped considerably...abot 10 degrees over that half hour. Was in mid 70's yesterday...today's high may hit mid 50's.

Here is a bit of info on Sailor lore..

http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/139/

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 19, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #8974215

Great pics guy!
Pixie, stay warm and take care!
Karen, thanks! I'm glad you are enjoying my articles and can comment with your Romanian co-worker. Please tell her I said Hi!
Kim, what a beautiful reflection!
Yesterday it was a nice sunset below the dark clouds.

Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 19, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #8974217

I could see it from inside through the curtains.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 21, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #8976296

Wow did I ever have a lot to catch up on...so many beautiful photos...I haven't been taking many photos of the sunrise or set, so quite enjoyed all of the photos. Love the one through the curtains, Adina.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #8976316

Clouds and water...what could be lovelier, Kim?

Adina...that is a vibrant sunset. So many winter days the sun just slips away...not so on that day. Grin
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #8976482

Lovely sunrises and sunsets. I did take a sunrise a few days ago, but not sure i can send it as computer not working right. It has been very cold for three days and nights until this morning when it finally got up to 20 degrees. Three days and nights before never got up to 4 degrees, day or night. we did get a little over 6 inches of snow so there is some snow temp. protection.

Donna

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #8976486

Adina ~ love the curtain one!

No sunrise on Thursday, just snow.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #8976488

Next morning made up for it though.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #8976493

Blue sky, glorious sunshine and ...

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #8976494

fresh snow.

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rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #8976502

Pixie, what kind of puppy do you have and how old. I got a new puppy in Nov. She is 6 months old now and is a Toy Box Aussie, that is a miniature Austrailian Sheppard. She weighs about 6 lb. now and I don't think she will get more than 8 or so lb. Donna

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #8976514

Hi Donna, what a cutie she is!! I think my rabbit weighs more than she does!!! LOL
This is Patches, she's almost 3 years old. She was born in a litter of 8 and we watched Mother Nature eliminate all of her brother's and sister's. She was only 3 months old when a dog chased her into a PVC pipe in 80 degree weather along with 3 of her siblings. DH & I had been hand feeding the last 4 as they sought protection under our porch. When we saw what was happening DH & I ran out to rescue them. I chased the dog off and DH pulled the rabbits out of the pipe one by one. Each one was limp and wet from sweating in that pipe. They had suffocated, all but this one. She was alive but had a injured leg...which meant she was now a sitting lunch for fox, owl, eagle, or any of the many predators we have on the back forty. SOOOOO, we rescued her...she went from a Country Bumpkin to a in-house DIVA!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #8976522

Oh, sorry...to answer your question, Cyrus is part Husky/part wolf mix. He'll be 5 months old next week and already weighs 50lbs. The Vet expects him to be approx. 130 - 140lbs when full grown. He's a Mummy's-Boy...good thing too as I only weigh 111lbs!!

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #8976889

Donna what a cutie she is. I think my cat's all outweigh her.

Pixie, what a handsome boy Cyrus is...He's gonna be a real big boy too.

No snow here thank goodness...just lots of clouds off on on today...waiting for the rain.

sunrise a couple days ago

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 21, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #8976939

I didn't realise we had moved on to this thread, you guys have been busy bees. Thanks Moon for the change.
Very nice shots all.
Pixie as much as I don't like the freezing temp, I have to admit, that snow on the trees is wonderful. It also make lovely scenery.

Not exactly a sunset shot, I was taking sunset shot at the time, but it became too dark and it turmed out like this. These are lights from an oncoming car, with the slight movement of the camera. I liked the effect it created.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #8977497

How cool Burn...I have a few shots like that and I keep them too. Sometimes I like my "mistakes" as much or better than the intended shot.This one was supposed to be a shot of the moon...I did not mean to catch the oak leaves, or to jostle the camera...but I wound up doing so and got a "moon apple"

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #8977513

Thanks Moon, you wouldn't believe how well behaved he is. :)

Burn, I think it's pretty the first and second snow fall...after that im good!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #8977561

Pixie, i am partial to wolves...and wolf mixes. The Husky/wolf mix seems to be one of the best cross-breeds for pets. I think the Husky brings out the best in the wolf.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #8977635

I'd have to agree. :)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 23, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #8978661

Pixie, what a cutie is Cyrus! Also your rabbit. So great you could save her.Great pics !
Moon, interesting photo of the moon and leaves.
Donna, lovely sunrise and cute doggie.
I have a sunset , but will have to wait until I get home form the office. Here's a picture of my DGS Nicholas where you can see all of his teeth!LOL

Adina

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #8978672

Oh boy! What's joy!!! DGS Nicholas is a big boy, and a happy one at that! Thanks all for sharing all your photos.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #8979079

Boy Adina, they grow so fast...and he gets cuter each new picture.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #8979489

Look at all those teeth! He's so cute!!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 25, 2012
6:49 AM

Post #8981614

Thanks, he is a cutie and an atomic kid!LOL He runs so much...when I'm looking through the webcam I can see him running from one corner to another and back, so funny!LOL
I have one sunset for you guys, but this will have to hold you for many days because we're in the middle of a terrible snowstorm which will last at least until tomorrow. I've sholvelled a LOT today and it's all back there again!

Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 25, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #8981615

Another one..

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #8981747

STUNNING!!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #8981888

Wow...great colors...that is striking.

I like to watch the kids in the background on the web cam too...grin
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 25, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #8982330

Adina, great sunset, and love your little guy. He looks so happy.

Fun shot of your moon apple, Moon.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #8982337

That's a very unusual hue of the sky. Pretty but look ooooh so cold there burn.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #8982610

Thanks, Burn. I agree, that just looks cold...brrrr

Kim batten down the hatches...the storms that came through here are headed your way. Lots of rain and the dreaded "Tornado watches/flash flooding" with it. Be safe.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #8982615

Storm coming here too but the rain will be in frozen form of 2 kinds. Couple of inches of snow followed by a quarter inch of ice. Going to stock the hearth w/wood and make sure the generator is ready just in case. Wish me luck!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #8982620

Thanks Moon for the head up. Tornado country-- we've became known lately. Can't afford to become complacent. Sighn*

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #8982621

Wow, Pixie. I hadn't looked at the reach this band of storms has...please do stay warm and be safe.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #8982623

Oh pixie, that sounds even worst off. Hope things are going to settle pretty soon. Best wishes.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #8982624

Too welcome, Kim...a couple small ones tried to form as it was going through here...hoping the storm loses some of its oomph before it reaches you...Alabama has had more than its fair share of them in the last year.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #8982625

NO not worse, i'll take my ice storms over your Tornados any day!!! LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #8982630

Regions of the country are like plants...no matter how pretty, they all have a downside. For me it is a trade off...the possibility of a hurricane or tornado against the probability of ice and snow...I do not do cold well.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #8982636

Hah, I was worried of being without electricity during a storm, mind you we've plenty of those storms as well. I've talked with DH about getting a generator...thank goodness for wood burning stoves. We too are stocking up burning logs.

On the bright side, the winter is so very mild, I've got spring fever so badly, so I'm going to make some "bonsai" while gardening chores is down to a minimum. Do you think this maybe a candidate?

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #8982657

YES! It's lovely!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #8982755

Pyracantha makes great bonsais. That will be too cool.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pyracantha+bonsai&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Mnm&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9G0hT8fnKNG3twfMiPiiCw&ved=0CE8QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=796

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #8982759

Forgive for the OT, but I need help deciding which pot to use for this specimen plant. Oh it's a "Scarlet Leader" cottonester I think. The original pot that I "tried" it out. Or this blue made for bonsai pot? Appreciate your vote.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #8982766

Boy do I need to get my glasses changed...8-(.

The shallower pot would be best I imagine as root control is integral to bonsai and the larger one would encourage a larger root ball.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #8982770

Thanks Moon, I too had a hard time distinguishing paracantha and cotoneaster at a glance. Thank you for your input. One vote down, more votes please.

Moon I was afraid of the challenge of roots pruning the 3-gal container's rootball while the plant is in fruiting stage. Hah, I need a spare hand of a friend to help with the project. Any volunteer? lol

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #8982789

Can't offer hands on help, but maybe a little info? Hope these help.

http://www.articlesbase.com/gardening-articles/why-cotoneaster-makes-a-good-bonsai-candidate-70599.html

http://www.columbusbonsai.org/content/articles?q=node/58

http://www.kitsunebonsai.com/cotoneaster.html

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #8982847

Moon, the links are outstanding help. I book marked Kitsune Bonsai website for further study. I also need to go back to read Harry Tomlinsons's guide on the cultivation of the specific bonsai-forms. I've already forgotten what's a mame form, but cascading form could be achieved with this particular "tree" that I've. Many thanks again.
Kim

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #8982877

So glad they are useful to you Kim. Bonsai are lovely critters, grin Best of luck to you...looking forward to seeing how it grows/goes.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 26, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #8983602

I`m voting for the blue one too, for the bonsai, Kim. That Cotton Easter will look very nice in it.

That storm will affect us too. They are announcing over a foot of snow with lots of wind. I prefer snow over ice anytime. I have had bad experiences with icy winter. Agree with Pixie, about the tornado being worst.

The sun was slowly going down while the sky was clouding over.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #8983628

I too like the blue. :)
Good luck Burn, thats a lot of snow. Pretty shot

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #8983783

Burn, Pixie...good thoughts to you both...Stay warm and be safe. Hope neither of you have to be out in the weather.

The clouds and snow make it all a pastel sunset, Burn...pretty...but cold looking. Read a post from a user in Thailand...temps dropped to 70 and everyone pulled on a sweater.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 30, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #8987889

Thanks moon, pixie and burn on your suggestion. I'll keep y'all posted on the 'bonsai' progress. ^_^

On the way home yesterday, I try to catch this pix of a rainbow-colored sky post sunset.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 30, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #8987897

Then with luck captured this scene;

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #8989075

Pretty pastels Kim.

I caught a bit of yesterday's sunrise. May be the only one for a few days. They are predicting rain today through Saturday.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 31, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #8989125

You all have been busy bees...great photos

Pixie love the snow photos...and the bunny...that is one lucky rabbit.

Adina pretty sky and wow is Nicholas getting big...happy boy...so cute.

Burn love the snow tipped trees with the sunset...that is really nice.

Lily I know nothing about Bonsai gardening...but I like the larger pot. The tree would look great in anything really.

Moon like the silhouette of the trees against the orange sky.

I had to dig in the archives for a sunset pic...one of our camping trips on the west side of Florida...sunset after a summer thunderstorm.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #8989183

Moon, I like that of the sunrise yesterday you've. After a couple of cold days with temp. being below freezing at night here, temp. will be back in the 60'ish the next few days. No rain. So hopefully I can do more of the gardening and catch a couple sunset shots.
Sunkissed, very nice capture of the sunset after a storm. I too, like you favored the bigger pot and one that's weather proof which is ideal for the contoneaster growing culture requirement. Since it need to be outdoor year round. But according to popular votes; the novice bonsai MASTER just emerged. ROFL.

It's said with the art of bonsai, it's 90% artistic, 10% horticultural. Hah, we'll see I think it's 90% luck. Whatda ye vote? lol

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #8989236

I was quite indecisive. I even went out and look for another deep, but blue pot for the recommendation was to only prune 1/3 of root ball. But against all odd, I must fit it into the shallow pot. If the plant makes flowers in the spring that is when I know for sure it was forgiving of my pruning hands this winter. lol

Please forgive the OT, will be back in spring to let you know how the above bonsai turns out.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #8989295

Thanks sunkissed and Kim...I am surrounded by trees, so most of my sun pics have them. That is glorious sunset, sunkissed.

Kim, looks like you had a lot of help from your four-legged friends...grin. The cotoneaster looks really nice in the bonsai pot. Should you need to move it to a larger pot, you could always fill the bottom half with styrofoam peanuts,gravel, etc and use weed block to contain the right amount of soil for the rootball. I am sure you will have lovely blooms in the spring. Oh, I vote 50-50...50% skill...50% luck...grin

Good day to you all,
Moon
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
1:49 AM

Post #8990325

Took this picture of snow covered mountains in Scotland when sun was setting. Been up in Crieff visiting relatives.

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
1:53 AM

Post #8990327

Did lots of walks with Benji, my Mum's dog, by the River Earn, one of his favourite walks/

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #8990392

Lovely pics, sounds like you are having a really pleasant vacation. Benji looks like a great walking partner.
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #8990399

Benji's a great dog to walk with, he's very energetic but doesn't disappear on you! Unlike the last dog, Toby, who'd vanish for 2-3 hours while he hunted foxes.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #8990416

DM, terrirfic photo of the snow covered mountain in Scotland. Benji is sweet. Toby, is he a Koon hound or Beagle? The breeds seem to be avid "hunters" I do believe.

Moon, my four-legged friends are my faithful gardener helpers. Oh JB (the bigger dog of the two) likes Benji is a great walking partner too. Only he prefers to lead the way. Yup, leads the way as so long I follow him when we walk.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 1, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #8990440

DMersh...beautiful mountains...I miss those from when I lived in CA. And there is the pup again.
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #8990490

Toby was a terrier, Border/Jack Russell cross. He had unfortunate habit of diving into the huge bramble clumps we get here (most dogs avoid bramble) when after a fox, he had an incredibly sharp nose and could scent a fox from way off in thick undergrowth.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #8990514

OT, but wanted to say...Margaret hope all is well with you...looks like you are in for some nasty weather...

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/si201209_flashtool.html?extraprod=flashtool

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #8991052

Sunkissed thats beautiful!

Lily_love the bonsai looks wonderful. :)

Sunrise Jan. 29th...last time I saw one. :(

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #8991053

No sunrise the last few days, just snow, sleet and freezing rain. EVERYTHING is coated!!

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #8991071

Looks great pixie, although no sun!What does ME stand for, Massachusetts?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #8991107

Vacationland...Maine. ^_^
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #8991125

Maine, heavily forested I believe? severe winters too, though its on similar latitude to Britain & Ireland it doesn't get the warm gulf stream that keeps things relatively warm here - -10C/14 Fahrenheit is about as cold as most of UK gets, except Scottish highlands which can see -20C/-4 Fahrenheit.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #8991128

We had -11F a few weeks ago, I hate it!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #8991129

Yes, Maine is known for it Pine Tree's, lots of thick forest that harbor huge black flies. ^_^
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #8991370

I used to read Stephen King's novels, most were set in Maine. There was some joke in one about a blackfly being the Maine state bird, I'd guess they're a bit of a pest in summer?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 1, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #8991380

Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and landscapes, everyone. Also so niece to see things that look cool.

Moon, thanks for your concern. It looks as if the cyclone is turning into a rain-bearing depression and may bring some rain to us tomorrow, but cyclones are unpredictable beasts and you just never know.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #8991753

Hope Iggy continues to mind its manners Margaret...grin

S King lives in Maine, DMersh. Guess he writes what he knows??...grin
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 2, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #8991764

They've amended the forecast for Perth for potentially damaging winds and heavy rain. Fingers crossed.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #8991799

Please stay safe Margaret. Our weather is unpredictable here. Hot and cold, hot and cold a sure recipe for more storms to come. On Groundhog day I saw a glimpse of sunshine, pic. was taken roughly 15 mins ago.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 2, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #8991801

That's absolutely gorgeous, Kim. That shoreline looks like it's been dipped in gold.

The rain is just starting here and looking at the radar, there's plenty more to come.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #8991811

Looks like it will be stronger than first thought Margaret. Fingers crossed for you and all in your area.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/cyclone-iggy-brings-cloud-storms-to-southern-half/story-e6frg13u-1226260414246

It seems our national Rodent has seen his shadow...6 more weeks of rollercoaster weather. Beautiful pic Kim...we are fogged in this morning and they are hoping it will lift by 9AM...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/groundhog-day-2012-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow-6-more-weeks-of-winter/2012/02/02/gIQA9Hb7jQ_blog.html?wprss=capital-weather-gang
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 2, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #8992548

Thanks for your concern, moon and Kim. We had rain overnight, but the strong winds didn't happen.

I hope Adina is OK. Eastern Europe, including Romania, is in the grip of severe cold.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/dead-as-cold-snap-grips-europe/story-e6frfku0-1226261403409

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #8992572

Here is to wish winter should soon be done. Too much bad weather associates with this time of year. sigh* Here is a sunset that I took while driving home this evening.

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #8992588

Good picture Liliy, I'd guess you don't get much snow in Alabama?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #8992647

DM, your guess is correct. We rarely get snow here, especially in our part of the State. I'm smack in the middle of the State and can barely recall several snow storm here for the past 2 decades. The weather is mild in winter. Though is very hot and humid in summer months.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #8993054

Lily what a gorgeous photo of the lake, it must be wonderful to live on a lake.

Wow Margaret that is something about the weather there, I guess winter is spending her time over there instead of here...I hope Adina checks in.

My husband read that the bears are coming out of hibernation here in the US which is very early, so guess if the animals think winter is over it just may be.

We had a nice sunrise the other morning and I took this photo from my backyard through all my trees.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #8993133

That is gorgeous Sunkissed. I saw a cute cartoon about groundhogs and bears...the groundhog pops up says "no shadow", The bear whacks the GH on the head and the GH says" oh there's my shadow"...the final panel...the GH rubbing his head and saying "I have been reduced to a snooze button for bears"

There is that "southern orange sun" again Kim. We haven't had a visible sunrise or sunset the last few days...too much fog and cloud cover.

Margaret, glad the winds missed you. I agree...good thoughts to Adina and all of eastern Europe...how very sad to lose so many folks in this day and age.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 3, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #8993485

Kim, awesome glimpes of Sunshine on the lake!!!
Sunkissed, the pink sky must of been awfully nice to wake up too. Beautiful!

Margaret, I've seen some awful pictures of some flooding. I don't know how close this was to you. I didn't get the name of the place, the flood was in. Have you been affected? Hope your Ok.
What a terrible time, for the people in Europe!!! Adina how are you coping? Hoping to hear from you soon.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #8993588

Got a d-mail from Adina...she is well, just snowed in and the temps are supposed to be rising over the next day or two.

Burn, there are two links below to show you where Margaret is and where the flooding is

http://www.weatherchannel.com.au/WeatherMap#NSW This is the map for New South Wales located at the lower east side of AU

And Margaret is in Perth in West Australia on the lower west side of AU

http://www.weatherchannel.com.au/WeatherMap#WA/Lower-West/PERTH

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 3, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #8993605

Hi guys! Thank you so much for caring! I'm still alive and kicking!LOL
Loved all your pics, so beautiful!
It's been a very long week, especially after so low temps we had and so much snow. It started to snow again tonight, with a strong blizzard blowing. Other than shoveling a lot and some of the water pipes frozen, no damage here. As I told Jean, they forecasted higher temps starting tomorrow, but also freezing rain . This is going to last only a day, or a few hours because the temps will go down again, but not that down as before. Some of the TV channels are broadcasting news about an ice age for Romania and Europe. People have gone crazy and went shopping any groceries they can to survive the bad weather. No one forecasted that kind of weather, but a rumour has been going on about a very hard winter with heavy snow like we had in 1954, when the snow covered the small houses in Bucharest and they had to make tunnels under the snow. I searched on internet and saw the forecast for next week and it's nothing like that, just some light snow everyday.
This is an album with pictures I took at my place with all the snow we got :

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/WinterAtMyPlace?authkey=Gv1sRgCNXhlfqfnNjbKQ

Another one with Nicholas :

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/NicholasIanuarie?authkey=Gv1sRgCJPugYX20t6UxgE

And a sunset between the apricot's branches.

Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 3, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #8993606

As usual, a close-up.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #8993647

Whoa...way to much snow for this Southern gal...BRRRR.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 3, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #8993723

Glad to see your Ok, Adina. You guys got a lot of blowing snow, looks like it was very nasty.

Thanks for the links Moon, it clearified a few things.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #8993735

Well Adina you win the snow picture of the season award! I haven't seen snow like that since I was a grade school aged little girl living in Maine in the early 60's. Your house is very unique, such a different architectural design than our Florida houses, but very beautiful.
Are those all your dogs? And what kind of birds are those?
I love the plants inside the window with the snow scene outside...I can almost hear them saying,"sooooooooo glad we are in here"...lol. Anyway thanks for sharing the photos, they are really beautiful, and very...WHITE...glad you are doing okay, and good of you to check in. Oh and I hope the poor guy shoveling snow is okay...;-)
Sherri

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #8993746

Yes, Adina. You've got the most of snow and wayyyyy too much snow for this tropical gal too. lol Thank you for sharing the album. Sherri already asked all the questions that I've. The birds, look like House Sparrows? amazing, they can be found in Hawaii a tropical climate and all the way to the snow ladden country. Oh the bromeliads I have those here too. All beautiful pictures. I've yet seen Nicholas album, will go there next.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #8993777

Terrific album of Nicholas and his proud parents! Thank you so much for sharing those precious moment with us. Nicholas appears to be one great artist and rhythmic dancer! To top that off he's ambidextrous!!! A star is born! Watch out here comes the super star!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2012
9:53 PM

Post #8994048

Awww...Nicholas is a cutie. I love his smile, Adina...lights up his whole little face.

You are welcome Burn...my friends tease that I am a " well-linked fount of information"...most of it useless...GRIN

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #8994182

Adina I think you got our winter! Thats what it usually looks like here but this year we have had very little snow cover. Glad to hear your doing well, bet you can't wait for spring! Lovely pictures!!

Sunkissed, love the pink sky!! Where in Maine did you live?

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #8995278

Moonhowl...cute groundhog joke.

pixie, my Dad was in the Air Force and we were stationed at Loring AFB, near Caribou. We were there only a year, and came from Texas. I remember my Dad's birthday was in the middle of May and he got up that morning real early to go fly fishing with a buddy, opened our front door and a snowdrift completely blocked him inside. It was one for the records...needless to say...he didn't go fishing that day. I think it was around 64' and 65' that we lived there.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #8995305

You were WAY up North. :)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 5, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #8995750

Hey guys! Still here, after another blizzard and freezing rain , and now it started to snow again...I am so ready for spring!LOL
Thank you all for your kind words! I'm glad you liked the pics and my grandson.
Sherri, those are my doggies and the birds and house sparrows, as you guessed. The poor guy who was shoveling is my DH and he is OK...he just shoveled another mountain of snow today!LOL
Yesterday he had the bright idea to thaw the pipes with a hairdryer.

Adina

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #8995955

Oh me oh mine! That's a lot of shoveling. Adina, your DH may comes up with the next big invention how to manage snow in a less labor intensive manner such as shoveling. Better patent it quick. lol.

Okay DH and I did something that was quite labor-intensive today ourselves. We took a hike around a wooded area in a nearby town...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #8995957

As we complete our -- 4.5 miles hike. I caught this sunset during our way home. Enjoy.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #8995976

I would love to go hiking! Soon, only about 12 more weeks! ^_^
Beautiful sunset.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 5, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #8996011

Yes, Pixie, spring will soon arrives there in the Northern States. We enjoyed mild weather down here and I'm so grateful.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
2:48 AM

Post #8996248

Sunrise yesterday morning...

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
2:50 AM

Post #8996249

Looking through the treeline, looks like they are on fire.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #8996250

Sunset , same day, same place. ^_^

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
6:49 AM

Post #8996447

How beatiful and serene especially the 1st and 3rd pix. On your last pix, is that the moon above the tree top? :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #8996459

Yes, it is. ^_^

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #8996520

Cool pics, Pixie. I agree 1 and 3 are so serene...but I have a thing for "burning tree sunrises" grin

We were so overcast this morning we had a 'negative' sunrise.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #8996537

Hah, that sure does look as if the 'negative' hasn't been developed yet. Cool shot Moon.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #8996591

Thanks...it wasn't until about 8:30 that the sun finally broke through the clouds...a bit windy and chill, but a most welcome sight after all the gray days.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #8996662

I know what you meant, we started the day yesterday cloudy, finally the sun broke through for our outing yesterday. Those sunny days are greatly appreciated around this time of year.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #8996712

Amen to that...you can take just so much gray and dreary before you start getting antsy...grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #8996868

Not many can tolerate too many dreary days, I often wonder how those make it in Alaska. Where there is season that is totally no sunlight.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #8997135

It does take a special person to live that way...and there are the Cabin fever folks like me..grin

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 7, 2012
12:54 AM

Post #8997543

Great pics, guys! We are snowbounded pretty bad this time and also had 2 power outages but now we have power. Blizzard has been blowing very hard since yesterday .The doggies were snowbounded too and I had to dig them out from the dog houses which I could barely see from under the snow. Two of them were trapped inside...poor guys ...although I think it kept them warm. Until I shoveled through, the way back to the house was covered again, so I had to shovel more to get inside the house.
Some pics from the other day, before the blizzard came.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
1:35 AM

Post #8997547

My God, Adina, that's unreal. And that was before the blizzard? Poor doggies.

Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets everyone.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #8997605

Oh my Adina. Please keep warm and safe. Poor dogs.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #8997608

Oh my, that is a LOT of snow, Adina. BRRRR. Makes my teeth chatter just looking at it.

Hi Margaret. Hope your garden got a good soaking, but not too much wind or damage.

We had a very quiet sunrise this morning, no fanfare.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #8997611

Whoo Hoo...at the end of my post the prompt said I could upload up to 5 images...I tried last night and it just timed me out...this morning I tried with two images and it worked...wow...gonna make it much easier when trying to upload for plant ID's

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #8997621

Moon, I tried several pix uploading last night, I got boosted too. So I gave, and went to bed. No fanfare, life is peaceful, and it's serene. I like it that way.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #8997656

This morning was the same thing Kim...but only could upload 2 pics ...more than that and it throws ya to the forum listings...ah well two is better than one...grin

Amen to serenity and calm...my days for drama are long past...grin
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #8998564

Fremantle harbour at sunrise this morning.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2012
4:21 AM

Post #8998779

Ah sunrise on the ocean...hard to beat. Grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #8998819

Sunrise on the Ocean ... especially during the heat of summer down yonder ... can't be beat! Yes!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
5:35 AM

Post #9000099

This morning I saw sunrise and moonset...and a fine fat cardinal waiting for breakfast

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9000213

Moon, sounds like you've one fine way to start a morning. *grin.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9000422

It was either go outside and remain calm or lose it trying to get a teenager off to school on time... Nature can be so much more cooperative...grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9000608

Moon, imagine one can sing this song to that very special young man. Are his parents in Bisbain? Just love him, and gently reminds him Ed(ucation) is a gift that no one can take it away from him, doesn't matter what. "So get up and see the sunrise and get to school on time. Dangleloit (or DEAGUM IT)!!! LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpMfdob55W0&feature=related

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9000878

Sunset this evening;

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9000898

Thanks Kim. No, he is the only son of my second son and has been with us since he was 21 months old. He graduates HS this May and has a touch of "it's almost over" and "I am a big boy"...grin 17 itching to be 21...

This is my song for him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyU0P6iqyw4

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
5:20 AM

Post #9001439

Moon, thank you. For sharing a little bit of you and your love and your loved ones as well as the song with me. I just love it.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9001723

Surely Kim...in our small village in photo land we share a mutual love of sunrises, Nature and a bit of the human condition. Little things flesh out the pictures we form of the folks we talk to almost daily.

I was trying to imagine your picture above in summer when all those trees will be full of leaves. It will be a much different perspective. Today it is gray, chilly and raining, so no sunrise pics...but I know its up there somewhere..grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9001761

[quote="themoonhowl"]Surely Kim...in our small village in photo land we share a mutual love of sunrises, Nature and a bit of the human condition. Little things flesh out the pictures we form of the folks we talk to almost daily.

I was trying to imagine your picture above in summer when all those trees will be full of leaves. It will be a much different perspective. Today it is gray, chilly and raining, so no sunrise pics...but I know its up there somewhere..grin[/quote]

Surely it's! We will try to be patient and wait for our turn to get that sunrise, and the ever-changing perspective of the wonder of the seasons. It's chilly and gray, though no rain as of now. Just we wait. Like these pairs of Mallards waiting for spring to build their nest. I don't exactly know about the Pekin pair (the white ducks). They're domesticated kind-a ducks, so their way of life is a little different from the ferel ducks. Note the willow buds...just tiny leave buds are being formed on the foreground.

Please pardon, pix will follow.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9001767

The mentioned pic.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9001805

How nice that the ducks get along. Every now and then the neighbor's pond will have Muscovy Ducks and Pouldeau (Coots) visit and we are in the path for the Canada Goose. Almost any time of year, we see the Cormorants and also the occasional Fulvous whistling duck.

Those willows are just about ready to explode. Won't that be a lovely site?Below is a Muscovy heading to the neighbor's pond and the second pic is high water that is almost joining his pond to Muddy Creek that runs just down from my house. I live in a subdivision bordered by Bayou Manchac on one side and Muddy Creek on the other.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2012
10:17 AM

Post #9006423

Hi all, it has been overcast most of the time, thus no pix of sunrise/set. Moon those photos looks very nice. Does it flood there where you're? We occasionally get flooded down here, and it becomes a mess when that happens. Yike! I found my promising Saucer Magnololias buds where were toasted with the latest frost. sniff sniff~ But, the good news is, Spring must be on the way, for the Weeping willows are budding out big time. Happy Valentine to all my friends here.

Umm I began to type like I speak with an accent. That's scary!

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9006446

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.

Kim, it floods all around us occasionally and we become an island, but we are on high ground and stay high and dry. We have been overcast also for the last few days, it rained most of the night last night, but we were greeted this morning with a happy sunrise...and a phenomenon called ground fog.It floats just a few feet above the ground.

So sorry about your magnolias perhaps a few survived and will surprise you.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9006465

I'm glad a beautiful sunrise happens somewhere if not here. *grin. That phenomenon ground fog is very kool. My first time ever learning of it. Ah, the Mag. is history-- well at least the blooms for this year. I went to bed last night feeling blue about the world has lost another shining star Whitney Houston . Won't people ever learn, Jimmy Hendrick, countless others, and most recently Micheal Jackson, Amy Winehouse (UK) and now Whitney. I thought she has her act together... how sad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9006471

The ground fog is rather ethereal in nature...makes me think of magic and Arthurian legends...grin


The thing I find hardest to reconcile is how folks who are so blessed can throw their lives away...sometimes wonder if all that talent doesn't just consume them...especially when they are so young.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 15, 2012
3:53 AM

Post #9007275

I so agree with you ! Having so much money makes them go crazy and do whatever they want, without thinking of consequences, how sad!
I'm finally back here, shovleing takes me too much time and all my strength...but I have lost a few lbs and that's good!LOL

Moon, the fog is unreal! So cool!
Kim, love the birds...what are they, finches?
Margaret, are you OK? I heard about the floods in Australia.
I have some sunsets and sunrises, but now I'm at the office, will post them later.
I have an article published today, if you are interested :

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3539/

Some pics from my house.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9007278

I agree, fog is very neat!
Love the birds and the green of spring!!!
Adina, my sincere sympathies!! I've had one to many Nor'Easter blow through Maine and snowbound us, I do not envy you. Spring will be a welcome sight thats for sure, hopefully it will come early. :)

Another red sunrise.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9007328

Good Morning.

Enjoyed your article Adina and I agree...kids need to play and use their imaginations. The news this morning was showing pics of rural areas of Romania with snowdrifts piled 7 and 8 ft tall. I grinned and thought...We saw it here first courtesy of Adina's pictures.

That is lovely Pixie...but sort of a lonesome look to it. Good to see you. I was beginning to think Kim and I were the only ones around...grin

The funny thing about the fog...the two pictures are the same trees...the sun rising over the top and the fog skirting the bottom...looks like two different worlds.

No sunrise pics today..after our lovely sunny Tuesday we are back to overcast and rain.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9007419

Wow, first let's me say. There isn't any bright clearing sky here either. But, nature beauty is abound. So I'm so grateful. Adina, those are Cedar Waxwings. I woke up yesterday with these guys greeting me on the foggy sky...as it's today. But like I said, these fellas help alter my outlook for the would-be 'blue morning'. I spent a great deal of time searching, listening to Whitney's legendary's songs, and her faltering image as she appeared on the X factor back in 2009...

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9007475

Moon, [quote] The funny thing about the fog...the two pictures are the same trees...the sun rising over the tree and the fog skirting the bottom...looks like two different worlds. [/quote] That's being said; do we have a general consensus that 'there are two sides to a story'? lol. on the issue of ... [quote] The things I find hardest to reconcile is folks who are so blessed can throw their lives away...sometime I wonder if all that talent doesn't just consume them...especially when they're so young. [/quote] What I think actually consume them is the progressive nature of the disease. For the need of achieving the same "high" is progressively increased over time, without appropriate rehab intervention. The people that are afflicted with whatever the substance, whether it's white wine, or white coke. Will eventually overdose themselves unintentionally or (not).

Adina, [quote] I agreed with you, having so much money makes them ... [/quote] The fact of the matter is, the disease of addiction is not discriminatory. It ravages equally the rich or the poor. The well educated or the uneducated. The talented, or the ordinary. It's one of those human's condition people don't often talk about. Or if there is talk, we automatically disregard 'em.

I feel the sorrow, having watch this on youtube, and listened to Whitney's song for the first time yesterday. As if it was her cry for help, and no one heard her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pze_mdbOK8&ob=av2e

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9007762

Kim, addiction is a cold harsh mistress. It beguiles and coaxes. It teases and promises...better days, better life, happiness, comfort and all the while steals those things from you.

Where Whitney Houston was concerned, she was a young girl of 16 when she left the shelter of a gospel/church inspired life and entered the glitzy, pseudo-glamorous life of fame and fortune. And then she met Bobby Brown...I do not think she purposely ended her life...it just slipped away from her.

I think tragedies like this serve as reminders to all of us that we need to truly listen to and hear those around us...be involved in our lives rather than be complacent and always reach out to help others and allow ourselves to be helped when we need it.

As John Donne, the poet said:

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if the promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or thine own were;
any death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 16, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9008732

A cold harsh mistress it's!!! Especially it takes hold onto youngsters as in their formative years as case in point; Whitney was exposed to fame and fortune at such early age like you've stated. The world has lost a shining star! And I am in mourning for the loss.

Love that poem you've shared, Moon. Thank you. ... never send to know for whom the bell tolls... As I stated earlier, listened to Whitney's song above, her cry was not heard, but the tragedy that took her from this world hopefully will serve as a reminders; be connected, be your brothers, sisters' keepers, like NOW.

Until the sun shines once more in our grey sky, let's our voice be heard. Let's look for that rainbow. Let's go forward.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9008744

You are so very welcome Kim. Here is another that inspires me...Dylan Thomas...written for his father, but could be for anyone.I see it as a Never give up plea...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9010321

Moon, I think that is a very beautiful way to plead never to give up...

No spectacular sunset here, just a peaceful quiet evening. As peaceful as this picture is trying to convey, pix is to the East down the river, the opposite direction of the quiet sunset this evening.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 17, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #9010385

Moon, that fog looks like the setting for a vampire movie.

Adina, we've been seeing footage of the severe winter you're having almost every evening on the news. Your photos are incredible. No wonder you enjoy spring and summer so much. Western Australia wasn't affected by floods at all. One the contrary, Perth has been enshrouded in a smoke haze from a large, out of control bushfire several hundred km south of here. It has been Queensland and New South Wales, on the eastern side of the continent, that have had the incredible rain, storms and flooding. It is subsiding and people have once more begun a clean-up. In the devastation that floods cause, what was good to see was the State Emergency Services rescuing animals as well as people. Animals are so often the forgotten victims in any tragedy.

That really does look peaceful, Kim. Every time you post an evening shot, I picture myself sitting on your jetty enjoying a glass of wine.

burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9010642

Very tranquil scene Kim, I would enjoy a glass of wine there too.

Pixie you have some wonderful sunset there.

Eerie fog pic, Moon.

Adina, your back must be so sore, from all the shoveling. I'm sure you'll be happy, when that snow melts away. Wishing for a wonderful Spring for you.

These are from a sunrise, a couple of days ago. We were heading down to Moncton and took this, from a moving car. It was foggy and the sun was shining through. The sunrise in the picture is darker then it actually was, because of the setting of the camera.

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sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 18, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9010726

So many photos to catch up on, all so wonderful. Adina the snow you show is amazing, poor doggies, they look like they are over it. I did read your winter story, it is something to live in all that snow. It is still beautiful to look at when it is all white...but I remember all too well the gray slushy stuff.

Burn very nice golden sunsets.

Lily I'd be right there on the dock enjoying a glass of wine with everyone else looking at that peaceful view. Hey there's a good idea, Lily's dock party.

Moon you sure had some great advice and the poem's are nice, like the pond you live by, nice and green grass.

Pixie I like you set of three photos, and the last one was especially pretty. Love when the sky is blue and pink.

Margaret the sunrise over the harbor is very pretty, the clouds are perfectly surrounding the sun and just enough rays spreading out among them, very nice shot.

Well I've sat with my camera watching the sunsets and I think they are going to be nice with a little bit of clouds and then they dissipate right before and I get the plain old everyday sunset. Clouds sure can make some beautiful sunsets and sunrises. My sunset through my bare trees after a bit of rain. The second photo is pretty much what I've been seeing each night, no clouds, the sun is still too far to the south to see from my backyard this time of year.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9010821

Pixie, I meant to say. The Red sunset look very uneasy, though pretty. How is winter there? Ours is mild. Though, I learned that the SW gets some snow but not further North. Adina, hoping your snow is subsided somewhat now? You need to come and join us here for a dock party--Thank Sherri for the idea. Everyone else is also invited. The wine is on me. Bernadette, love that golden sunrise, and Sherri. That sort of sunset is what I've often got here lately.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9010940

Great pictures folks. Hello to you all.

Kim I hope you are feeling happier...Nature has a way of easing our sorrow if we allow it to...hard to be sad when you see such beauty.

Thanks Sunkissed...I do believe we are all connected.

Margaret, hope the bush fires die down...they can be so scary. Maybe I should call that fog pic..On the set at Twilight...grin

It is pouring rain here today, with flash flood watches. We have gotten close to 2 inches since midnight and the worst is yet to come. Mardi Gras parades are stacking up waiting for the weather to break. Supposed to clear up by afternoon, but we have more to come on Tuesday and again on Thursday and Friday...You'll have to forgive me if I start to quack a bit GRIN

I have been watching the doves this morning...every break in the rain and they flock to the driveway to scarf up more sunflower seeds...they are greedy little beggars...grin

Good thoughts and happy day to you all.

Moon

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9011052

Hi Moon, stay safe. Some of that front is heading our way too, we're looking at 3 plus inches of rain, and the storm is predictably unpredictable. I wanted to do some planting, and decking the dock but 2nd thought I'd wait 'til the storm is behind us.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9011096

Thanks Kim...think the worst of it has blown over us. 3 inches of rain in the last couple hours...hail and wind and tornado and flash flood warnings...but it is traveling extremely fast...50 mph or more...and yes, I do believe it is headed your way...be safe.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9011374

What a dreary day...but the end turned out not so bad...still drizzly, but the sky is no longer black

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 19, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9011815

Jean, so glad the rainstorm is over and the sun is up! those were some ugly clouds! I hope the flood danger is gone.
Kim, I'm so in love with your hibiscuses, they are amazing! count me in for the deck party!LOL
Sheri, great sunset!
Bernadette, wow, amazing pics! I am sore, but only for a few hours after shoveling. I got used to it and it's a good exercise. I will be ready for digging when the spring will come!LOL
Margaret, so glad you are safe from floods!

I am happy to tell you that my kids are here! Nicholas is carrying me here and there all over the house, especially on the stairs! But we have a new help for shoveling the snow : Petre, my Dd's boyfriend. He is a darling and very hard worker...and he cooks too!LOL
I took these pics and videos yesterday :

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/NicholasIsBackHome?authkey=Gv1sRgCM_O8OXOlJaGPQ

And some sunsets and sunrises from last week.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 19, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9011819

And another album with the snow :

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/20120214?authkey=Gv1sRgCM3ujvyKpoXJUw

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9011872

Adina, I know your heart is dancing having Nicholas there...he seems quite the little helper...grin. Lucky Andreea...a man that works hard and cooks!

No sun today, windy and chilly. Looking for a silver lining to these clouds...all the rain now means very few Lubbers in the Spring

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9011882

Whoops...wrong critter...

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9012044

Lots of nice pics, everyone! Adina, I especially love your shot of the sunset through the curtains. Nice one!

Ruth, I've never heard of a miniature Australian Sheppard. So cute!

Kim, I like that cottoneaster in the blue pot. Looks nice with those red berries. And yes, needs a shallow pot to keep the roots confined. You've made me want to make my own.

Moon, I found it humorous where you wrote that someone from Thailand mentioned that the temps dropped down to 70 and everyone pulled on a sweater. Wish they would 'drop' to 70 here. I can't complain, though. This has been a very mild winter for us, with very little snow. I've actually gotten a head start on my gardening clean up chores.

Sunkissed, I love you sunset after the thunderstorm shot!

Dmersh, I love Benji, and that area where you went walking looks really nice.

Adina, I hope you're getting better weather now. Are you thawing out yet?

I have not looked at everything. I have a lot of sunset shots to post, but will have to do that later. No time now.

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9012125

Karen, good to see you back. Hope all is well with you. looking forward to your pictures...and Spring..grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9013906

The weather has passed, and it's looking up. Like Moon, I too am looking forward to see your pictures .. as well as spring. Karen, I gave the pseudo-bonsai cotoneaster a sprinkle of tripple phosphate. I hope it will flower soon. I'll then send more pictures.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9014364

Oh look!! Spring is almost here! I woke up to these guys/gals chirping this morning. Mind you I turned off the wake up alarm. But then DH called and these guys chimed in. lol

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9014457

Good morning. A pair of robins joined the "chi-chis"(various small birds) and cardinals today for seeds..cloudy again/still but supposed to have some sunshine and be in the 70's today. i am waiting for the pecan tree to start budding and then i know winter will be over...Pecan trees rarely ever get caught by a surprise frost/freeze.This iris managed to survive the last freeze a few days back.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9015054

Moon, thank you for the Pecan trees reminder. I'll have to go and look at the one which isn't too far from here. I added some composted manure to the clematis today, but refrained from pruning them and others that need a trim in the garden. I too had some Iris budding out... Can't wait for spring that's for sure.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

February 21, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9015250

Lilly today I was invaded by a horde of Grackles and Meyer Blackbirds they cleaned out the feeders then hopefully move on ,of course me turning my bird dog loose may have played a part in their decission to seek other feeders

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9015285

Okay, can't put it off any longer. Here are my pics from 2 wks ago. These were taken around 5 p.m.

Karen

1,2,3,4,5

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nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9015288

6,7,8,9,10

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nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9015294

11,12,13,14,15

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nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9015296

And one more for the road.

Karen

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9015324

Hello grits74571, tell me about your bird dog. My two fur babies also known as gardener helpers seemed to be used to the 'tenant birds' in the garden. They only growl on new visitors such as Cedar Waxwings. Yup, of all birds Cedar Waxwings in which I so dearly love to watch. lol I've Red-winged black birds and grackles occasionally visiting the back yard feeder. They seem to be passing through but don't often stay long.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9015329

Wowzer!!! Those are fabulous photos Karen. I love each and every one of them, it's hard to narrow down to a fav..

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9015387

Nice sign of spring there, Lily. Thanks for the compliment. I know what you mean, and that's why I couldn't just post a few. Too hard to pic favorites. I like 'em all.

Karen
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 21, 2012
9:59 PM

Post #9015426

Gorgeous flowers, Moon and Kim. It will be a while still, before I see some peeking out of the snow. Can't wait. I'm looking at catalogs and drolling.

Karen, oh so lovely!!! Is that a small Island in the middle of the lake, where we see the row of big trees?

Adina, love your albums. Nicolas is a neat little helper with the vaccum, ;)

A few snow pic, the one with the shed, is the amount we have here, the pic with the trees was taken further south of the Province. They didn't get the amount we got.The sunrise was from last week.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 22, 2012
2:44 AM

Post #9015477

Bernadette, what gorgeous pics! I love the one with the trees, seems like a painting!
Karen, good to see you back! Great pictures, too beautiful to choose one of them! Yes, it's starting to thaw, finally!
Kim, what beautiful tulips! I wonder if I will see mine this spring...
Jean, I hope your pecan tree starts budding soon, we all need spring! The iris is amazing!

It's a great weather now, considering all the snow stil around...but the sun is up all day and it thaws the snow and ice. Very dangerous to walk on the sidewalks these days, some people have died and other were injured by the snow falling from the roofs. I saw a young man passing by and right behind him a huge amount of snow fell off of the roof...he jturned back and ust stood there, staring at the snow which just fell...porr boy, must have been shocked, but happy to have survived...what a scare!
No new pictures yet. Yesterday we celebrated my DD's Andreea birthday. We made a BBQ and DD's boyfriend , Petre made a tiramisu cake, so delicious! Then I made a nougat with peanuts and this was something Petre hadn't ever eaten before. I find so weird to see a man who knows how to cook almost everything...but I'm glad he does, for my DD... and for myself!LOL I also made a snowman to my little man yesterday and teaught him how to make snowballs, such fun!
Nicholas is getting more spoiled everyday and he gets more and more attached to me...which I like very much!LOL Might come a day when I'll have to babysit more than a few hours a day, so this is very good.
This is a frozen sunrise from last week.
Adina

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9015622

Wow Karen, those are gorgeous...so exquisitely serene...Thanks for sharing them all.

Bernadette, I agree the last pic looks like a painting. Only nature give us those colors with such ease.

The tulips are so sweet Kim...aren't Cedar waxwings funny to watch? I have to laugh when I think about Spring...here in Louisiana our Spring lasts all of maybe a week if we are lucky...then we dive right in to summer. Too soon we will be complaining of the heat...grin

Adina, what are you going to do when your little man returns home? The house will seem so quiet without him. Glad he had fun learning to make snowballs and snowmen.

Grits, you'll have to share a picture of two of your Oklahoma sunsets...if I remember correctly they can be quite spectacular.

Been too overcast for any good sunrise/set pics here...
Hope you all have a lovely day

Moon

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9016453

Thanks, guys. I'm thinking of entering maybe 2 of those shots in a contest. Haven't decided for sure yet.

Nice pics, Burn and Adina. Looks very cold.

Adina, I'm glad to hear you're beginning to thaw. All that falling snow from the roofs sounds scary. Glad we didn't get much snow here.

Karen

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 23, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9016923

Karen those are beautiful photos. I think I like #15 the best because the water is so calm and perfect reflection of the trees. But hard to pick just one. You should put them in a contest.

Burn I especially like the snowy trees. You and Adina's snow pictures are always so beautiful.

Adina glad the weather is improving for you. I'm sure your are getting over all the snow.

Lily love the tulips, pretty in pink...can't grow them here.

Nothing spectacular here just my bare turkey oak and a wee splash of pink...but DH did build me an arbor for my Red passiflora...I tried to dig it up last year because it was growing over everything... but it came back even stronger, so he made this for it to grow up on.

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nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9017696

Nice shot of that oak, and I love the arbor! I hope the termites don't love it as much as I do.

Thanks for the compliments. It will be tough to pic photos for the contest. I can submit a number of them. Just have to decide which ones I think are the best.

Karen

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9017991

Love that garden setting Karen Sherri. Turkey oak? do tell, love that background with wee splash of color. Here is a wee bit more color on the sky yesterday evening. Oh and the Tulips Sherri, I almost can't grow them here--Not as a perennial, anyway. I force them by keeping them in the fridge for several weeks before I plant them out in the Fall. The process is repeated every year with fresh bulbs.

Oh, is that red passi 'Lady Margaret' passi? Please share pics. of the arbor later during the growing season.



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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

February 24, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9018975

Thanks for all you great comments, everyone.

Adina, your sunrise does indeed, looks very chilly. Brrr. But so glad to hear, thinks are getting better for you guys.

Sunkissed, your passiflora will certainly enjoy hugging that Arbor. Your DH did a great job. Would he be willing to come build me one? ;)

Karen I understand your dilemma in picking one for the contest, they are all beautiful.

Kim both pic are gorgeous. Nice to see colours, that doesn't look cold. Can't wait to see winter over with,

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9020120

Nice tulips, Lily, and pretty color in that sky.

Karen

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9022620

Karen, have ton of fun with the contest. All those shots are beautiful. Tough job for the judges. I couldn't do it. Okay, here is what I've got for the evening. The photos taken are so large, I don't want to alter them...so I will post one at a time.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9022651

#2

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9022658

#3

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 28, 2012
1:49 AM

Post #9022852

Beautiful, Kim.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
4:14 AM

Post #9022900

Great pics Kim...I have sunset envy...grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9022952

Thanks Margaret and Moon, it was an absolutely beautiful spring-like day and no wind! A beautiful day to work in the garden, and I did. Moon, the beautiful sunset was a nice way to end the day. Oh I went and checked on the Pecan tree once again earlier. There is no budding seen. But Pomagranate is forming tiny buds.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9023176

What a happy day, Kim. According to the oldtimers, the pecan tree is rarely ever fooled. I use it as a guide to move the tender stuff and orchids out of the green house.Neither of the pecan trees here are showing buds, so I am gonna try to be patient...grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9023211

You know, "oldtimers" are reliable a source of guides--in general. Just like us grandmas and grandpas ... we can teach 'em kids if only they're willing to listen. grin~

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 28, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9023460

Hi guys! Finally checked in here! Love all your pictures. It's nice to see colors instead of all the white here. But its starting to thaw more and more and I can see the grass in my lawn now...at least part of it!LOL
Nicholas is keeping us all busy , especially me , which I like so much! It's pretty nice during the day, but freezing during the night. He goes outside and plays with the shovels and the snow, and the doggies too. I have no pics of the sunrise or sunset , but lots with Nicholas!LOL

I hope your pecan trees start budding soon too, Moon! The kids are here for good, they won't return to Italy because they couldn't find a job there so they decided to come home and find a job here.
Karen, what contest are you talking about? Is it the DG contest?

Posting some pics with Nicholas and here are a few albums :

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/20120222?authkey=Gv1sRgCNiM1aLbx9q_Qw

https://picasaweb.google.com/104386080983966169167/20120224?authkey=Gv1sRgCLLn-Lz5yqjFTg

Adina


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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9023548

I hear ya Kim...they can learn so much just by listening...GRIN

Adina...are you over the moon? I am sure you are so happy to have them home...especially that daily access to Nicholas...LOL What a little cutie.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9023784

Nice colors in those shots, Kim.

Cute pics of Nicholas, Adina. He sure is adorable. Love the one of him with the shovel. Just precious! That contest is a local, juried one, and the pics will be displayed at a gallery in Plymouth, MA. I'm assuming you have to be local to enter. Here's a link.

http://thefineartofphotography.org/2012%20Propsectus.pdf

I have to get my photos entered by tomorrow, so I will be taking some time tonight to figure out which ones I like the best.

I have noticed that my new camera is not taken sharp images lately, mostly for wide angle/short angle photos. The zoomed in images seem to be sharp. If you copy one of my pics and zoom in, you'll see for yourself. The blurred areas are mostly around the edges. I may have to investigate this and see if it's a problem other people are having with this camera or if maybe there is something is wrong with my new one.

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9023796

Karen, I am still learning tricks and secrets with my camera...and I have had it for a year and a half...grin

I am so excited...finally a visible sunset...yeah!

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nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9023798

Nice, Moon! How pretty!

Karen

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9023811

Thanks Karen...I am always tickled when it looks like the sun is melting the clouds...grin and I really liked the swath of "gray" clouds and contrails.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9023922

Moon, a pretty golden sunset. Karen, best of luck with the contest and have fun at the process. Adina, how precious is Nicholas! Glad to hear the snow is thawing out. Bernadette, it feels like spring is actually here that we finally have some color, though one has to live in the South like Moon and I, we know how volatile mother nature could get to be. One day, it fools us thinking it's spring, the next -- 'Ole man winter is back. Just like Moon has mentioned, many plants may get fooled ... but not the Pecan trees. I have came to rely on the 'Oldtimers'.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 29, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9024289

Thanks Kim...before long the trees will be leafed out and I will not get much in the way of sunrises...the clouds are back and sort of "ate" the sun...grin

The scary thing about this time of year is how volatile the weather can be...more tornado warnings across the country today

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 29, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9024393

Yes, this is an unrest time of the season. Tornados have done extensive damage recently, and continue to threaten our regions. Can't afford complacency. Moon, when the trees leafed out? Our attention will be redirected to other beauties in our surrounding. Hang in with me. ~grin.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 29, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9024452

Oh be assured...I will continue to hang in there with ya Kim...grin The neighbors to the east have lots of really large oaks,elms, pecans and pines, so by mid-March I have to "take to the streets" in order to catch a sunrise...8-(, but fortunately another neighbor to the west took out two old failing pin oaks and now, with luck the only obstruction to sunsets is that ugly utility pole...grin...such are the perils of subdivision living...lol

Azaleas are starting to bloom, camellias are just finishing up as are the Small magnolias. My loropetalums are in full bloom and the banksia lutea has exploded. I am going to have to get a tarp to help keep my poor truck white as the live oaks and pine trees are starting to bloom...my grandson does not appreciate the electric green sheen my truck takes on this time of year...lol and my dynamite red crape myrtles are starting to leaf out.
I am tickled to say an osteospermum has not only survived the winter, but is blooming it's little fanny off...and the Snap"dinos" (dragons) my little grandson planted while here 2 years ago are still going strong

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sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 3, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9028045

Gosh I've been away too long, wonderful shots everyone. Kim I love your dock, you had some great sunset shots, so peaceful and still.

Adina, I see Nicholas is learning early how to shovel snow. He is so adorable, and you'll have him around more now.

Moon, interesting about the pecan trees. Love you last sunset photo, the bright hole in the cloud is pretty cool.

I got some great sunset photos though my Turkey oaks last night, but they're still in my camera. Next time I'll have them for you.
-Sherri

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9028103

Thanks Sherri...as I've said before, I love "melting cloud" sunsets...grin

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9028836

Whew! Guys we just dodged another storm. I'm so thankful for that. Sherri Turkey oak? An oak that turkeys used as a roosting site? You've got me real curious here. Moon, melting cloud? I've gotta find some of those. lol.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9029136

Glad you are okay, Kim. Things looked pretty rough on the radar.

Yeah, melting clouds...when the sun burns right through them...grin

http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/4h/Turkey_oak/turkeoak.htm

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

March 4, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9029649

Hi Moonie and all

...Lovely Sunrises/sets.

While browsing through photos I came across this Sunset!
We rarely drive to Wisconsin in the evening, but this particular time it could not be helped.
I like to think We were suppose to be late just to see this stunning site!

...Sorry my Sunsets are of time passed but so happy to see them again!

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9029843

Oh Judy that is too fine...good to see you back on your computer...that DH is a whizz...

That is a once in a lifetime picture.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9029983

Nice big sun! Like how you'll capture the pink in the sky, as well as in the sun. Great shot, Seedtosser. Let see some more.
Moon, I love the color of that Osteospermum. I've never seen a color so deep in the seed catalog. Lovely sunset
Kim I'm so glad to hear your ok.
Lovely child that Nicolas, Adina. So great, that they are now, closer to you.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 4, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9030029

Beautiful shots, Kim. I hope the tornadoes are continuing to give you a wide berth.

Seedtosser, I'm glad you retrieved those shots from the archives. That must have been spectacular to see.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

March 4, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9030070

First time here for me ,I think the picture I am sending is not much as sunsets go what is interesting is the spots in the picture ..They are birds about once each year we are inundated by birds mostly Robins and Blackbirds..

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9030152

Glad your joining in Grits, welcome. I love your sunset , and the birds in the sunset makes it even better.

I don't think I've added this one before. It's a picture from last year.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9030411

Thanks Burn...I am just so tickled that they survived the winter...usually they don't. I love the "moody" look to the clouds in that shot.

Hi Margaret. How are ya? Hope you are getting some of the rain of late.

Welcome Grits... Neat shot with the birds...the first time I accidentally caught a couple in a picture I thought the lens was dirty...grin

Good thoughts to you all...looks like Mother Nature is still not settled...heat, rain, snow, blizzards and horrific storms. Hope you are all well and safe.

These are from Saturday

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grits74571
Talihina, OK

March 5, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9030759

After more than 50 years taking pictures I am still fasinated by birds especially birds on the wing .that is what drew me to photography in the first place..Tho I will admit that the first award I earned was a picture of a sunrise,taken with an Instamatic of course from that point I was hooked...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9030794

Congrats to you Grits. Most of my action pics are accidental so some work and some don't...grin

I have these visitors to my garden...Great Egret...white Heron

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 5, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9031446

Beautiful shots, grits, Burn and Howl. Howl, we're on the other side of the continent to where the floods are. Thousands of people have been evacuated in New South Wales. Here, we're very hot and bone dry.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2012
4:21 AM

Post #9031829

I knew you were pretty far afield from the flooding...just hoped a shower or two had made it your way, Margaret...ya know...sharing the wealth..

My DD in Brisbane says the Sunshine coast is taking a beating also...I feel for the folks in NSW...seems they have battled water for a while now.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 6, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9032363

Great pics everyone!
Welcome Grits ! Lovely sunset!
Jean, so glad your DD is well.
Margaret, good to hear you are safe, but so sorry for those people evacuated .
Judy, wow, what a sun!
Kim, stay safe!
I have a foggy sunrise for you and snowdrops popping up in my garden. They were under a few feet of snow, but I dug them out.
I have an article published today if anyone is interested :

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3615/

Adina

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9032992

Enjoyed both articles Adina...That sunrise looks cold and eerie...
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 7, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9033592

Great article Adina. those videos were something else. Unbeleivable the amount of snow some has received.
Those snowdrop are real troopers, just like the people of Romania, who dug themselves out.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9036052

Hey all been a bit busy working in the yard this past week.

Lily, turkey oaks are called that because the leaves look like a turkeys foot. At least I believe that is the story. I'm about as far south as they will grow.

Seedtosser, that is a really great shot, good thing no one slammed on the brakes because I bet everyone driving was starring at that big old orange sun.

Welcome Grits and a nice photo shot. We have blackbirds that fly over our house every single morning at sunrise and evening at sunset. The sure are squawkers as they fly over.

Great shots burn and Moon, I like the Egret taking flight. They like to eat the fish in people's ponds around here.

Adina love the white misty sun, and saw your flowers on the weather board. I haven't read your articles of late, I usually read things like that on my kindle when I wake up at 2AM, but I have been sleeping like a log the past couple weeks, guess all the yard work is wearing me out.

Okay I went digging in the old archives since my sunsets have been kind of boring lately. These were taken in Oct. 2005 of the Gulf of Mexico from the panhandle of Florida near Destin, FL. Hurricane Wilma was crossing the Keys, over 500 miles away and normally the water is perfectly calm with just a slight lapping of the waves. This was with my old Kodak digital camera.




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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9036100

Sherri, those photos from 2005 in the pandhandle of Florida are so neat. I haven't had much time to catch some nice pix either. I'm glad you've some to share. Adina, I felt so sad reading the devastation this winter has done to your country. I became speechless. Hugs to you. Words cannot comfort one enough when natural disaster as such strikes. Thanks go to Moon for giving many info. on many topics. Thanks to all my friends here. You're supper!!!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 9, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9036198

That's beautiful ,Sunkissed. Love the waves with that sunset.
Thanks to everyone who have posted pics here. Great job everyone.

I think it's time to move on, to another thread. I'll be back with the link. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1246056/

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 9, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9036416

Wow, sunkissed, that water really is churned up. Nice shots.

Adina, I wish for just 15 minutes of that snow to cool things down a bit.

Thanks for starting a new thread, burn. See you all over there.

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

June 2, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9148960

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOONIE...

Just for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyM8GaPzO7M

Big Arm Wraps.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9150266

Thank you Seed. Too sweet of you. Love the music. Hugs right back to you.

8-) Moon

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