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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9363616

Coming from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1288257/#top


Stay safe driving everyone on your last minute shopping, parties or what ever you may be doing.

It's 30 here with sleet pelting the windows as I type. Should turn to complete rain by afternoon and a high of 44 for today.

My Christmas cactus is actually blooming on time!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9363619

sorry I posted in the last thread while you were making a new one

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
4:08 AM

Post #9363621

Glad you won't be driving. :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
4:10 AM

Post #9363622

just exhausting.. when doing it all day in this craziness

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9363654

Crazy out there. 1.5 inch so far. Lots of wind.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9363658

Rained during the night
Supposed to go to family party tomorrow but will wait to see the weather

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 21, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9363701

45, rain & high winds here.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9363707

that is a lot of water to drive through allison - does he have a truck?

let's see it is dark, windy, and heavy rain - just like everyone else - wish it was SNOW!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9363719

Crazy storm super windy .83"

Blew down my bird feeders, 'garden is sleeping' sign, knocked over metal snowman, blew ornaments out of a planter

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9363720

And you doubted the Mayans!

Sun coming out now!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9363722

LOL

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 21, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9363728

Pouring & 52...very windy...need the rain as we are down 8" this year...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9363730

Its raining a misty with big snowflakes occasionally.3 inches of snow starting tomorrow.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 21, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #9363775

Ack!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9363813

that's awesome Jen.. LOL
Hemhostaholic
Scranton, PA
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9363875

I re-subscribed, yeah. From all of the rain, the whole 2.5 acres is a giant swamp. Tree is down threatening to take out the cable, and internet. So far, it has hailed, sleeted, white out from the snow, then poured rain...which is what it's doing now. From all of the water, we've gotten almost an 1+" of rain in the basement. Shopvac'ing it out...This weird weather pattern storm has done more damage to our property than Sandy did...and she did some.

I hope everyone fares well :-)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9363899

Take care.That weather sounds awful.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 21, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9363930

T wind is very strong-- I wonder if that is why we haven't seen the trash pick up trucks. Wind driven rain but we only have about half an inch, sort of like the barking dog who hides when you approach. Some garden trouble, Jen.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9363932

Hey Thom! Good luck with the property. I'm hoping 2013 is a MUCH better year.
Hemhostaholic
Scranton, PA
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #9363935

Same here Victor!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9363940

Woke during the night from the wind. It sounded awful!!! Lots and lots of rain. Feels very raw out. 41

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9363964

Hope to see you post often, Thom.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9363972

wind knocked down out deer with lights - on the bright side weather man said storm would leave at about 2:30, he was right on the button

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9364000

currently 30 and windy. we have 2" of wet snow.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9364006

45 and pouring with 30 mph winds...I have no idea what the gust are but it moved the grill on the back deck.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9364054

We are due for 50 mph winds tomorrow and 4-6 inches of snow.
I am so glad I dont have to go out.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9364063

hey Thom.. nice to hear from you.. sorry about the damage.. hope it's not too bad
Hemhostaholic
Scranton, PA
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9364070

I went through all of the boxes, there were over 20. Most were baskets, or other type of knick knacky'esque things from the old house. Nothing inside the boxes were damaged. Tom collects...I'm going to kill the spelling...Longenberger baskets, one of the boxes was full of them...the flip side, it was lined with bubble wrap...no damage...phew.

I hope no one else has any damage done...receiving the unexpected isn't always a good thing.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9364104

no it's not
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9364152

Friends posted a pic of their yard today. They live on the river. Pretty bad. Almost as much damage from Sandy. They had just gotten 40 sheets of drywall to fix their rental and they are all ruined. She is pretty down.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9364205

uuuuggggghhhhhh

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/07834?phenomena=FL&significance=W&areaid=NJC027&office=KPHI&etn=0026

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 21, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9364312

I wish that people wouldn't try to drive through floods. Don't need any more car damage.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 22, 2012
2:29 AM

Post #9364421

you are not kidding.. there were tons damaged since last year

36 now going to 39.. looks like flakes

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 22, 2012
3:22 AM

Post #9364431

34 snow showers this morning high of 37 turning to rain this afternoon.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9364444

3 Inches on the ground, windy. Supposed to travel 200 miles round trip today...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 22, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9364445

Be careful Deb!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9364462

Trying to decide if we should go, I really don't want to take Leah out esp after she'd been so sick.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9364511

Be safe, dear!

We had over 2" of rain Thursday night, coupled with the wind and a high tide and that caused a lot of damage, again along the river.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9364550

I had no idea there was so much damage in the NE! A little over 2" here, but the ground sucked it right up...flurrying all morning, some sticking on the grass...nice to hear from you, Thom...those baskets are expensive, glad they weren't damaged...Hope you will be safe, Deb...Stay warm, Pixie & Jo!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 22, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9364593

30 and overcast. it's slippery wlaking out there as ice has formed on top of the snow.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 22, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9364800

38 & cloudy At least there is no longer a high wind.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 22, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9364881

Thom, welcome back. Sorry about your water in your basement.

We ended up leaving the island on Thurs night instead of yesterday morning as we figured the weather would stop the planes and ferries from running on Friday which they did due to the high winds. We didn't want to miss our Thursday night family Solstice Party in Boston so we had to do a mad dash to get everything done a day early and catch the last boat out of dodge. We drove up to Vt from Boston after the party and got here at midnight. We had power when we arrived, but not for long as it went out from about 1 am until around 9:30 am this morning. Brook was raging. Tomorrow we have to do a round trip drive to NYC to fetch our son. It will be another long day, but Christmas comes but once a year. Have a wonderful holiday all. Here's to us all having some good times in tame weather. Patti
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
3:13 PM

Post #9364890

DH and I went by ourselves, the NYS thruway was pretty clear on the way out and totally dry on the way home so worried for nothing. Enjoyed seeing all the family.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 23, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9365223

Glad the roads were clear and you had a good time Deb. :)

It's 20 degree's now, partly cloudy with a high of 29 today.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2012
3:39 AM

Post #9365225

Deb and I live a couple of miles from each other.The snow is pretty and a welcome cover for the garden.
I hope I feel like thin on Feb.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9365274

20, going up to mid 30's
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 23, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9365328

Jumer2, Boy it cold out your way. We have had clear road to NYC. On the Merritt now with moderate traffic and should be at brunch by 12:30. Beautiful day and 40 degrees out. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 23, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #9365348

Temp is 38 here, partly sunny sky...dry! Do not want to see any precip at all...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9366318

we are coated with snow.. the lights always look cooler

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9366329

Pretty!

Merry Christmas everyone, from my family to yours!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9366350

Yep - snowing here!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9366397

ooohhh such great photos!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9366400

Very cute!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 24, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9366435

Bet cyrus gets attention from all the kids. Merry Christmas!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9366482

Snowing here too
Great pictures Celeste

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
3:03 AM

Post #9366516

34 now going to 42.. with the salt the road looks clear.. but the grass is covered.. might get some more flurries this morning

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
3:05 AM

Post #9366518

It's c-c-cold!! 12 here this morning, snow showers developing this afternoon with a high of 30.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
3:08 AM

Post #9366519

Merry Christmas!!!.. now is when I find it hard not to jump on Randy and wake him up to open presents.. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9366522

Hee hee he!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9366605

Do it girlfriend!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 25, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9366635

30 & light snow is falling. Merry Christmas.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9366755

got a dusting and in the 20's here

Merry Christmas

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 25, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9366812

had snow last night, it's partly melted now. more coming wed.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9366876

Teens tomorrow morning - ughh I have to go to work. It get cold back in the back of the grocery stores. The doors are open a lot for deliveries. Shiver me timbers.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 25, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9366895

Merry Christmas...roads were icy this morning heading up to the farm at 8:30 for breakfast...then sunshine, temps in the high 30s...a lovely day...Pixie, loved Charlie on his vehicle!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 25, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9367136

Storm predicted for late Wed--early Thurs, better think about a few groceries which are lacking for my menus.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
2:16 AM

Post #9367229

Big blizzard comming starting late today and into Thursday up to 14 inches expected.
I will be on salads for a few weeks just trying to rid myself of the salt bloats from crismis dinner.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 26, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9367232

Same here, starts tonight , goes into Thursday afternoon. 12 -14" with 40 mph gust. Will be bringing up wood by the fireplace today. Nothing I like better than a roaring fire during a blizzard. ^_^
It's 10 degree's here this morning, high of 30 for today.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9367236

today here too.. ugh.. I slept late today.. this stinks.. don't wanna go to work!!.. 26 now going to 41

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9367240

I am grocery shopping early this AM and then hunkering down for the storm.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9367283

was 12 here this morning - we are on the border line of snow or snow/sleet/ice - anywhere from 6 to 12" - give one guess hoping for :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9367290

Bet you want a snow blanket Bill.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9367311

a very thick blanket - I spent a few hours hiking my xcountry ski trail clearing any fallen trees with a hand pruning saw last weekend. hard work as some of the trees where 12" thick - conservation land so did not want to lug my chainsaw in there and it is 3 or 4 miles of hiking - anyway good exercise and it is cleared and ready for some snow :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9367315

Gawd I wish I was your age again.That sounds heavenly.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 26, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9367322

I never cleared land like that even when I was his age. Have to pick up odds & ends at the store. We are down to one egg. 25 & sunny.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9367326

There were only a dozen that needed sawing others i could drag off the trails and into the woods.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 26, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9367413

Storm will start as snow, then change to freezing rain, then rain...we need the rain! Right now it's cloudy, & 30...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 26, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9367530

28 and snowing. we are under blizzard advisory as it's blowing too. calling for 6-10" of snow.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9367553

Supposed to get 2-4 inches, then some ice, before changing to rain tomorrow.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 26, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9367684

Ugh! On a happier note, I think I bought a car after searching since Aug.! My son is looking at it tonight, so I'm waiting for his go ahead...2008 Ford Expedition...should be as good as my Tahoe in snow...nothing is good on ice!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9367754

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing how my CRV, with its all-wheel drive, works in the snow.

Snowing pretty good here for some time now. About 1 1/2 to 2 inches so far, with ice mixing in now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9367776

So this storm, which is a Noreaster, is named Euclid. Geeks are out of control!!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9367850

We've gotten 1-2 inches in the past hour too.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 26, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9367879

Snowing heavily...hoping it changes to rain pretty soon...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9367928

we have a few inches of snow.. now heavy freezing rain.. ugh

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 26, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9367936

didn't know they named noreasters!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9367951

Just started this year - Weather Channel is naming winter storms.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9367985

I say they are all BS

LOL

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9368021

Something to look forward to!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/brighter-than-a-full-moon-the-biggest-star-of-2013-could-be-the-comet-of-the-century-8431443.html

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 26, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9368037

Interesting as the last Halley's trip was such a bust.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9368039

True. I do remember Kahoutek in the early 70's. That one was good.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2012
1:58 AM

Post #9368142

19 degree's and snowing. We are in the 12 - 18" range.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
2:44 AM

Post #9368151

Unofficial snow here was 10 inches with 3 more inches over the rest of the day.
Victor! I drive a CRV and love it.I have had the same one since 2004 new.I only drive about 3 times a week but earlier on it was great in snow.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
2:55 AM

Post #9368155

wow that's crazy this early.. isn't it Jo?

we are a slushy freezy mess.. might get more freezing rain this morning

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
3:03 AM

Post #9368158

Its heavy snow and considering our local ski slope hardly was open last year ,this snow is welcome. I cancelled a Therapy appointment.I dont even want to be driven to it.Navigating a snowy parking lot is really difficult.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2012
3:25 AM

Post #9368160

Seriously, I would of cancelled too. Our State has closed the soup kitchens, Y.M.C.A.'s along with most town office's and banks. There are bands of snow out there dumping 1 - 3" per hour and the winds are 20 -30mph with 40 - 50 mph gust. The windchill has made the temp drop to 6 degree's. Haven't started the fire yet but will later on im sure. ^_^

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9368188

We are due for high winds and drifting today.Its just a day to stay home and scan old photos into my family album files.I had no idea I started gardening at three years old.

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 27, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9368211

Ge1836, Great shot of you beginning your life long gardening passion or did you take a long break before getting back to playing ion the dirt?
Pretty white outside up here in vt. Not sure how much snow we have gotten. It took our son 7 1/2 hours to go what normally takes 2 to get back into NYC yesterday. We had planned to go back to Nantucket tomorrow, but I have had a wicked cold and cough since 23rd and don't feel like getting out of bed. Better this morning. I was sort of a buzz kill for the last few days and missed out on eating some choice food. No weight gain for me over this holiday. Looks like a great day for Wha and any others who love being out in the snow. Have fun. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9368222

There was a few breaks.I gardened with my grandmother when I was first married and living in the country farm.
Daves Garden definitely raised my garden enthusiasm
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9368225

Cute Jo!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9368226

just over 6" here and still snowing - it is supposed to turn to rain at some point - hope not

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 27, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9368289

rain & high winds all night. 45 about 3" of rain

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 27, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9368297

31 and overcast. DH says we ended up with about 5". He has dug us out.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 27, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9368302

Whoa...sorry to hear the snow amounts from Pixie, Jo, Debi, & Patti! There are about 4" out here, just soaked down with rain...the man who plows my drive had to come twice, & I had to shovel the walks...just the kind of sloppy mess I hate...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9368353

Dang that's a lot of heavy snow out there.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9368359

has just turned to light rain/mist here - cleaned off the back deck and front walkway before they become ice rinks over the next few days - now if this storm will just blow away there will be some xcountry this weekend

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9368368

Ended up with just about two inches of slush. 36 and overcast.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9368433

We had snow Christmas eve but didn't even stick around for Christmas :( boooooo

All this storm brought us was high winds and tons of rain 1.46"

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9368436

We're left with a couple of inches of slush which will probably turn to solid ice if we don't get it up. Hope the snow thrower can take care of it.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 27, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9368450

We have a lovely blanket of fluffy stuff, maybe close to a foot. DH got out the snow blower. Last year it never got used. Not once. I am still not feeling well enough to go out and enjoy it, but it sure is pretty to look out at through the window and not have to shovel. Still coming down very lightly. Patti

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 27, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9368483

rain has stopped & we had 4". Had to go to a Drs. appointment at the end. If it had been snow, I would have cancelled.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9368571

Sunset back to 4:34!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 27, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9368644

Yay! Loving the extra daylight...Patti, hoping you feel better in a hurry...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
3:18 AM

Post #9368826

that will make me happier too.. 29 now going to 36
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 28, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9368869

sun is out and 22 here

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 28, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9368910

30 sunny light snow overnight different from our 4" of rain yesterday.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 28, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9368920

28 and overcast

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 28, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9368942

Weak sun & 28...didn't feel well this morning, but after walking a mile over the dam in the wind, cobwebs are gone!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 28, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9368959

always a great way to clear the head

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 28, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9369182

Yep...not liking the snow forecast for tomorrow...puts a crimp in my walking...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9369249

2-3 inches last I heard. At the supermarket, you would think it's the end of the world - again. What is with people??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9369262

hee hee and I sent hubby to the grocery store, we'll see what kind of mood he's in when he gets back
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9369284

flowAjen, hope he has a sense of humor. Victor is so right.

We generally don't go to the store when we hear bad weather is coming and eat "Storm Stew" which is concoction of whatever we have in the pantry, freezer or frig. Some have been wonderful, others, not so good. But it is a great way to clear some shelves of odd ingredients. I must say we always do have rice, beans, tuna, peanut butter, red sauce, pasta and stock on head as well as lots of frozen garden veggies and proteins and a huge stash of bottled condiments and herbs and spices, so we are not ever going to starve. We have cooked many a meal out on the Weber in a raging storm when we had no power for days and we have used the fire place on occasion. In Vt we have a gas stove so we are never going to not have a way to cook here, plus we have a fireplace and wood stove for heat. I think some folks can't cook except in a microwave so they are in deep trouble without power. I love looking at what the panicked storm shoppers are buying. Carts are often full of horrible stuff. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9369302

Yes, Patti! Was noticing that today. Weird junk - I guess comfort food.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9369303

Patti - how is your mom??
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9369321

So right. Probably full of bad things all the time.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9369330

Victor, Thanks, Mom is doing fine. She is Oklahoma, but planning a April barge trip in Holland to see the tulips. She has invited us, but not sure if we are going yet. It means missing some of our bulbs, but I think I might consent and join her as she is doing trip for us as she has done it before. She will be 98 in March.

She sounds great on the phone, better than me. She invited 6 over for Christmas day dinner at the restaurant where she lives and then up to her place for after dinner drinks and more sweets and to see her Christmas tree and decorations. She is a trooper but her tree is now a fake one. But at 97 she can do what ever suits her fancy. Here she was at the cottage in Canada last Aug. taking shots of the dogs playing in the rapids and of her enjoying the sunset on her deck. Like the queen, she usually has a purse, even when in the woods. Patti

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9369343

Looking great, patti!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9369374

She is truly amazing!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9369461

Thanks, she smoked daily up to two packs from 17 to 80, and eats a regular diet that includes tons of bad stuff. Drinks lots of black coffee, imbibes in a bit of booze, white wine and adores dark chocolate. Her favorite thing is candied ginger especial when she can have preserved ginger marmalade on oat cakes. Processed and boxed, frozen or canned foods are all right up her ally. She eats a limited number of fresh fruits and veggies so it sure isn't her diet that keeps her going. Our grocery baskets are significantly different.

She reads, does crossword puzzles and just keeps busy. She travels because as she says, "I can". She is most happy when just cruising about looking at what is before her. Loves to people watch all over the world. She takes copious notes about everything especial her travels. She has her whole life on film, mostly slides since the 50's. She is an avid photographer as was her father, though now she only uses a little Canon digital camera as lugging her old Pentex with lenses was getting too much for her to enjoy. I guess working into her 80's has kept her going too. Good genes on her side of the family. Her only sibling is her baby sister in Calif who is 95. She isn't as mobile as Mom but pretty remarkable too. My dad died at 67 of Heart Attack so I hope I have hers. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9369543

Wow. Harvest those genes for all of humankind!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 28, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9369548

The weather gave a real scare last night. DD2 was at boyfriend's house so I texted her that there was ice under the snow and on the roads so be careful and consider letting us know if her boyfriend's parents would just put her up for the night. Well she decided to stay, as one might expect. Then today, DS went to drive her and the drive train gave out. I am so glad a guy was holding the wheel and it was daylight. Just recovering my peace of mind since I felt all last night that something bad would happen. Now the guys are in the garage for a late night repair job.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9369555

Whoa - that is scary. Nothing worse than ice.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
3:42 AM

Post #9369610

does amaze me how people freak out with a little snow.. they are saying we might get 4 - 6

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 29, 2012
3:50 AM

Post #9369612

Looking @ 3-6" later on this afternoon, 10 now with a high of 27 for today.

This message was edited Dec 29, 2012 7:59 AM
First I put feet, not inches, then I put the wrong temp! Think I should go back to bed. :)

This message was edited Dec 29, 2012 8:28 AM

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 29, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9369625

26 & mostly clouds. We are expecting snow in the 4-6" range. Recycling has just been picked up & the organic should be done by mid-morning.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9369682

think they changed us 2 - 4"

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 29, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9369700

Feels like snow out there...I'm in the 3-5" range...picking up the car at noon today, sorry I have to drive it in the snow & get it dirty so fast! Patti, your Mom looks wonderful...my Mom, who will be 98 in Feb. looks great, gets around OK, but her mind is going...very sad to see...Rosemary, your intuition was working overtime...glad the kids were OK!

This message was edited Dec 29, 2012 10:03 AM

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9369866

Here's to the older generation for their tenacity. Thanks for your kind thoughts, Marilyn.

3 pm is when our next snowstorm is expected but only a few inches, then heavy snow after 5 pm and through the night. I like this better because it is giving a warning before it gets bad.. Today DD2 is iceskaking at Boston Common with a dozen friends.

I'm a country girl used to big Illinois winters and driving on slippery roads. Not the same here. Often there's less warning before the roads are bad. People don't know how to drive in the conditions, and our town is among the worst because it is so cosmopolitan, and the newcomers and the teens don't understand how roads change with the noreasters.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9369893

Steady snow. About an inch so far.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 29, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9369912

Snow here as well...roads slippery...you're right, Rosemary, many folks don't slow down on snowy roads...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 29, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9370004

snow is just starting here. Predictions vary on how much we will get.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9370023

just starter here

Patti great shot of you mom!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 29, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9370082

About 4" on the ground...a few more hours of, hopefully, lighter snow...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9370092

Only about 2 here. Pretty much stopped. 29.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9370199

snowed after 9am and turned quickly to slush

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9370203

Our storm is continuing, as it is supposed to snow into the morning hours. It's all white outside, but i doubt it's any more than half a foot deep yet. So far no power outages, knock on wood. So if the last storm was "Euclid" will this one be named Pascal?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 29, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9370234

rain has changed to light snow. We had a momentary power loss, but while the computer came back slowly, I think that it is ok. I had had it on 'sleep' not off. Better check the files.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9370238

We got rain most of the day. Didn't start snowing till 9 p.m. or so. Now there's over an inch or so, and accumulating fast. Will be interesting to see how much we end up with.

Karen
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 29, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9370245

Saw some snow, but it didn't stick. Love seeing the big, fluffy flakes!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 30, 2012
3:19 AM

Post #9370304

It's 21 and snowing...it's been snowing since 2:30 yesterday afternoon. :(

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
3:33 AM

Post #9370307

Hi Pixie.Its been snowing since 7 o'clock Sat,night.Weatherman said another 5 inches added to the 14 inches we got last Wed.
#1The Grill
#2 Path to hot tub
#3 Table and chairs.The hump on the table is a pile of tree boughs.

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
3:40 AM

Post #9370308

That looks like my patio

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9370309

I was just going to ask how your morning walk was going Deb.?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 30, 2012
3:56 AM

Post #9370311

UGH, I dont have that much yet, but it's getting there. :(

On a happier note, I tried those ice balls made with colored water and balloons. ^_^

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9370312

Pretty fancy.I wonder what they will look like when melted into deep snow.
I bought myself a single serve coffee system.It uses only ground coffee.It will take awhile befor I have he amounts just right,meantime I have a buzz longer in the day than usual.
Hamilton Beach Scoop.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9370332

that''s awesome Celeste!!!.. 29 now going to 30.. we ended up with around 5 inches

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 30, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9370338

28 with the sun trying to break through the clouds. rain yesterday afternoon changing to snow about 9 pm. About 4" of snow & DH trying to get the car doors unstuck & crusted ice off the windows. Plow came about 6:45 so driveway is drivable.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 30, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9370374

Temp is 25, but feels much colder as there is a nasty wind...hard to tell final amount of snow as drifting has occurred...my road is an icy mess, my driveway snowy...UGH! Pixie, the ice balls look very festive and cheery...Jo & Debi, too much snow for December...my niece drove from Pittsford yesterday, hit the storm, but she & Eric are safely here...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9370396

I was going to do those ice balls, was waiting for colder weather, I think it's here now. They look cool.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9370416

I never saw the ice balls before. Great idea to try to stick around the conifer pots in our yard.

My buzz is coming from a new Nespresso single serve coffee maker. You can use your own grind in the Coffee Duck pods, but I can't get that to work quite right. Meanwhile theirs taste great.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9370434

got about 6 or 7" here - out to snowblow the driveway and shovel the deck and front walk - then xcountry :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9370435

Sunny here but 20* and high wind blowing snow off cedars and firs.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9370440

All together we got about 7 inches of powdery snow. Hurray for snowblowers!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 30, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9370493

25 and overcast. got 2" of snow yesterday. DH got called in @ 6am for snowplow duty at work. overtime!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9370565

Nice ice balls, Celeste! I want to try and do the ice candle holders. I would probably use the fake battery operated candles, though.

We only got about 2"-3" of snow here. It sure looks pretty, though. Sunny out today with some wind.

Karen
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 30, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9370580

Love those ice balls.

DH has been out with the snow blower. We must have gotten 4 to 6 last night. I am still in bed so I haven't been out, though I did get up yesterday for a couple hours and managed to organized all the Xmas stuff so the house is cleaned up. DH made a yummy onion soup for supper last night.. I feel like I have wasted a week and still under the weather. Looking at seeds today so not a total loss. Patti

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9370600

We'll probably be taking down our Christmas stuff in a few weeks. We're never in a hurry to do that. Got it put up late this year, only 2 weeks before Christmas.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9370722

Crazy cold wind all day! 29 now, but wind chills in the teens.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 30, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9370732

No boats running today to Nantucket because of High wind. Not bad up here in Vt. Patriot game looks cold. Patti

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9370951

brrrrrr

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9370999

55 mph winds clocked in NJ, crazy!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
2:09 AM

Post #9371053

Not that windy here.
Projected high temp for Thursday 17* Looks like January to me.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
2:29 AM

Post #9371056

we had a bunch of damage to the decorations yesterday deer, a star fell, and something else Randy said.. was I really supposed to be listening.. LOL.. oh well.. the wind was nuts

26 now going to 35

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
3:25 AM

Post #9371064

The deer have been closer to the house this year.They are a problem in a decorated area like yours.Did they stumble over stuff?
I find bent wire trellises,things like that plus the eaten hydrangeas.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
3:43 AM

Post #9371068

oohh the decoration deer that light up.. sorry.. not real awake this morning.. dreading going to work.. the traffic later will be nuts

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9371073

Sorry about the winds Allison, they were brutal.
High of 24 for today

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9371083

I guess we are both a bit blurry.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 31, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9371112

Winds were awful last night...my walkway has drifted back in...more shoveling! High should be about 35 today, sunny...meeting my niece soon for breakfast...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9371145

29 and overcast
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9371155

15 this morning

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 31, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9371194

23 & sunny much less wind than yesterday.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 31, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9371693

The high was 37 today...not much sun, but some of the ice in the drive softened enough for me to shovel it up...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9371714

32 and snowing. DH just got called in again to snow plow.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9371728

Sunny and low to mid 30s today. Not much going on.

Karen

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 31, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9371755

No new snow here. After grocery shopping I dug out my fleece gloves to replace the knit ones.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
3:37 AM

Post #9372011

37 now and that's our high.. according to the computer

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 1, 2013
3:49 AM

Post #9372015

34 but an indoor day, watching the rose parade. Nothing else like it.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
3:57 AM

Post #9372017

27 is the high for today, dropping down to 0 or below tonight.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 1, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9372085

29 and overcast. havinf family over for dinner @ 1pm today.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9372209

34 and blue sky's - just back from xcountry skiing real nice out there
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9372253

Wha, great way to start off your new year. Patti

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 1, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9372507

down a degree to 33 Enjoyed watching the Rose parade this morning. Many horse groups, hooray.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 1, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9372552

High today was 37...really nice walking...most of the day I cooked for company, then cleaned...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
5:37 PM

Post #9372685

Into the teens tonight!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
6:36 PM

Post #9372732

My car said it was 7 on the way home tonight

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9372778

Tell it to shut up!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
1:58 AM

Post #9372913

Its 13* now. I am waiting for a warm spell like maybe 34-40 so there will be some melting.I am going stirr crazy with limited access to the outside.
I ordered some YAKTRAX to clip to my shoes.I lost one of my old pairs.My new ones will be GloGreen so I can se them in the bottom of the coat closet

https://www.yaktrax.com/

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
3:03 AM

Post #9372919

It's 2 here but the wind is bringing it down to -9

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
3:03 AM

Post #9372920

big ole 21 now going to 37.. buuurrr

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
3:14 AM

Post #9372924

This is the longest part of the winter.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
4:52 AM

Post #9372954

18.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 2, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9372973

15 & sunny.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 2, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9372979

12...too cold to walk just yet...even the birds aren't feeding...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
6:02 AM

Post #9372989

26 here
kiddies back to school
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9373018

was 6 and it has jumped to 12!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 2, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9373025

10 and sunny

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9373038

Back from my walk. Cold, but with no wind, not so bad. Up to 23 now.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2013
8:23 AM

Post #9373095

Venturing out for the first time since Dec 23rd. Cold in Vt. It was 8 at 8:00 am. Not sure it has warmed up much since. Gray day.

Heading south today to drop DH and dogs off so they can get back to Nantucket. Plants in the GH need water. Hope they didn't freeze while we have been gone and didn't have the wood stove going at night which dumps excess heat into the GH. We shall see.

I am going to Boston to dog sit for family as promised months ago. I still don't feel great, but dogs are wonderful and the bed there is comfortable so I can continue to recover there just fine. I may get to the pottery studio if I feel like I won't infect the place. Hoping it isn't bone chilling cold when I am there as those dogs have to be walked. But from looking at all the reports around Boston, I am going to be cold. Patti

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 2, 2013
10:58 AM

Post #9373224

Take good care of yourself Patti.

Up to 28 here, but I still feel cold. 2 female cardinals picking up spilled seed from the feeder. I didn't realize that there was a 2nd one around.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 2, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9373242

Temp was 24 on the dam but with a sharp wind...I don't envy you walking in Boston, Patti...stay well.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9373376

We got up to 17, now @ 9 but wind is 19mph so that drops us to approx. -8. Weatherman says -10 to -15 tonight , people need to get to the shelters as they are filling up fast. My heart just aches at the thought of the homeless out in this kinda of weather. :(
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9373384

Hovering around 0 tonight. I have to be a work tomorrow morning at 6 arghhhh. I hate New England.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9373401

Feel better, Patti!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9373618

Supposed to drop to 15 overnight!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9373679

Brrrr! Hate this cold weather. I think the high was 29 today, with a cold breeze. Supposed to be colder tomorrow.

Karen
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9373694

Thanks all. Got to Boston, actually Brookline, tonight and it is cold but didn't look at a thermometer. I stayed outside just long enough unpack a few things from the car and to bring my suitcase inside. My dog sitting responsibilities begin in the morning. I hope it isn't too cold or at least sunny and cold or those dogs will get a very short walk. But I feel much better tonight, finally. Fresh air will do me well.

May you all be spared of this current plague which I know is making the rounds all over the NE. Patti

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9373709

Glad you're feeling better, Patti. Everyone at my house was sick before Christmas. I got it the least, just a stuffy head, runny nose and sneezing. My sis and nephew both had a pretty bad cold with lots of coughing, and it dragged on for a couple of weeks.

Karen

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
2:00 AM

Post #9373814

It is 6 below without counting in the windchill!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
2:19 AM

Post #9373821

OMG Celeste .. terrible.. too soon for that nonsense!!!

22 now going to 31

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
2:29 AM

Post #9373825

You know it's bad when the dogs don't want to go out!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
2:33 AM

Post #9373828

Wow
We are at 13 with a high of 31
Got a few inches of light fluffy snow yesterday

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
2:38 AM

Post #9373831

http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/USME0386
Now they say is -8 all I know is it's CRAZY COLD!!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9373856

We just put up our bird feeder and I thought the birds were having trouble finding it, never realizing that it might be too cold, Robin. I never got the chance to bury the lower part of my rose bushes, so I'm hoping that this layer of ice and snow will provide the insulation that they need. It's 16 now but going up to about 30. Hope the gardens stay covered for a while. The good thing is that they were soaked before they froze.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9373857

Wow - thought I was bad at 11!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9373861

7 F this am overnight low of 5. Noone wanted to go outside to get firewood last night. This is COLD.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 3, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9373875

11, going up to 26
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9373887

9 here in Brookline, but sunny. Dogs got a short walk before I hollered uncle. Maine is too cold. I will take them out for another 5 min spin around the yard before I go to the studio for a couple hours. By the time I come back to play with them it should be up to 20. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9373888

Dropped a degree to 10.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9373892

It's 9 here now...Suey's walk will be later when it warms up some...do not like these temps at all, but Maine is worse...sorry, Pixie! Good luck with your dogs, Patti...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
6:51 AM

Post #9373955

9 & sunny. We are going to have to go out for groceries this afternoon.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9373984

Right now sitting on my enclosed porch, where it is 80 degrees, with 70% humidity!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9374012

I don't mind it, there is no wind
28 right now, low was 22

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9374060

23 here now. No wind here either, Jen, so I'm comfortable going from the house to the shed to collect my seed starting equipment.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9374102

I could use that porch Victor!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
8:56 AM

Post #9374108

temp up to 15. wow!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:50 AM

Post #9374153

Actually took a nap out there, Allison!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9374162

could use that right now

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9374187

This year I added a thermostatically controlled outlet which assures a better temp control. In the past it would get too cold and too hot. Lost quite a few plants - mainly from being too hot and dried out. This year I will start the caladium and other bulbs there.The elephant ears in there is loving it!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:23 AM

Post #9374197

very smart

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9374204

Just added a couple of EEs to my caladium order.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9374218

have you bought them from him before.. the bulbs are HUGE

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9374227

Yes. And he says this year's crop is really big!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9374480

Made it up to 18 today, now dropping back down .

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9374495

Smart to start the EEs and caladiums early. Another reason for an attached greenhouse/sunroom.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
4:37 PM

Post #9374549

Our low was 10 this AM. Should be a bit better tomorrow. Good, as it is a walking day. 28 here now.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9374739

17 at the moment. I do hope that it is warmer tomorrow if only to melt patches on snowy ice on the driveway so I can get to the car. I am afraid of falling.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:07 PM

Post #9374741

Be careful!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
8:09 PM

Post #9374744

I am. I slide my feet & walk on the gravel part of the driveway as often as I can.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2013
1:16 AM

Post #9374867

It's 7 here this morning, high of 32 for today

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
3:53 AM

Post #9374892

31 going to 33
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
5:07 AM

Post #9374936

-5 yesterday and 8 here this morning - supposed to be getting warmer the next few days

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9374946

32 here. Very grey.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9375013

Wind is picking up :( boy they got forecast wrong today, they said it was going to be sunny...all clouds

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 4, 2013
6:43 AM

Post #9375019

24 and sunny. calling for wind to pick up later today
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9375022

28 and sunny in Brookline. Dogs happy to go out, me too. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9375104

Was kind of raw for my walk. Not too cold though, and no wind. 34 now.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9375331

Sunny, high of 35...just a great winter day...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 4, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9375374

37 & overcast. There has been some snow melt as the rabbit tracks have disappeared.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:24 PM

Post #9375379

Cleared up beautifully. Sunny and 37. Mid 40s early next week!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9375386

made to 37 here as well

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
1:00 PM

Post #9375420

yes sun finally came out totally

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9375528

The post-Christmas storm.

Thumbnail by victorgardener
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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9375529

Warm enough to melt the ice that was preventing me from getting to the shed. Retrieved everything I needed to get started with seed sowing.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 5, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9376274

High was 38 today with lots of sun...my drive is almost free of snow & ice...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 5, 2013
1:20 PM

Post #9376314

high of 34, cloudy

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 5, 2013
8:13 PM

Post #9376770

high of 40 Perhaps snow showers late Sun, but nothing important.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2013
2:36 AM

Post #9376877

It's 10 now, high of 28 today

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
3:57 AM

Post #9376893

32 now going to 42.. might get some flurries this morning

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 6, 2013
5:18 AM

Post #9376915

29 cloudy light dusting of snow this morning.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 6, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9376937

34 and cloudy

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
9:46 AM

Post #9377156

Got more snow overnight than with that Christmas storm, but it is quickly melting because it's 43

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9377176

We got nothing at all here. Still kind of icy.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 6, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9377243

42 & sunny No melt visable on the gravel driveway. However the very light snow dusting has disappeared.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
3:00 AM

Post #9377795

32 now going to 39.. hope to see some snow melt the next few days

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 7, 2013
3:46 AM

Post #9377807

16 now, high for today is 19
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
4:02 AM

Post #9377812

Predicting 50s later this week
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9377819

Bulb planting weather. I should go look for some bargains. Just kidding! Patti

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 7, 2013
4:15 AM

Post #9377824

32 & going to be partly cloudy. I can still see the 'pink' of the sunrise.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
6:53 AM

Post #9377931

Was hoping you were just kidding Patti, but wonder how many are going to start popping up early

Supposed to be 60 by Sunday!!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9377939

29 and sunny. going up to the 50's by the weekend
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9377953

29 here this morning.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 7, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9378071

38 here. not cloudy but you can see the sunlight.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9378179

Love seeing all the green grass where the snow has melted.
Bulbs sometimes show new growth during a typical winter
thaw, but it never seems to be a problem and they normally
bloom when they are suppose too. Worse is a frost
during the late spring. We still have a rose bush blooming.
Crazy weather. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9378209

I could see you out there in January, Patti!!

Was great waking this AM. Nice week ahead. Sunny and 43.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9378244

I'm freezing, probably because I skied this morning. Was a race going on, I have no desire to go that fast.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9378463

I never go any faster than half fast. Didn't buy any bulbs. Patti
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9378706

Heehee

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
2:50 AM

Post #9378828

24 now going to 43

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2013
4:09 AM

Post #9378852

21 now, high of 37 today. HEATWAVE! :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
4:18 AM

Post #9378859

LOL
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9378882

Time for you to break out the bathing suit and enjoy your heat.

Going to 45 today

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9378887

Celeste will be in the garden today! 27 and clear here.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:52 AM

Post #9378906

30 right now heading up to 50
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9378916

20 here and getting warmer

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 8, 2013
7:15 AM

Post #9378981

37 & bright sun.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
8:12 AM

Post #9379009

Pretty day. 39 now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:36 AM

Post #9379077

Today is the first day the sunrise has gotten earlier - by one minute. From solstice to now, it has only been sunset that has been 'helping' by getting later.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:36 AM

Post #9379078

For me it's, 7:21AM and 4:45PM.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 8, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9379229

45 & overcast. Strange, as the temp went up, the sun disappeared.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9379432

I noticed it was still light out when I left the office at 5:10 tonight.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9379450

Yes, encouraging!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9379787

25 now going to 49.. hope the snow melts off the lawn this weekend!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9379809

18 now, going up to 39 today

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9379814

28 and clear. Up around 50 later.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9379818

it was 18 hre as well going up to 40

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9379851

Last evening there was the most beautiful sunset! Of course, I was driving home, & didn't have my camera...low 40s today...hope the snow melts some, I'm already sick of it...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9379865

34 right now
there is a brush fire somewhere, the yard was filled with smoke last night and is still lingering, layer of smoke for miles, I took a different way home this morning to see if I could find anything but saw nothing

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 9, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9379892

28 & overcast. Supposed to get to the 40s but it better get a move on.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 9, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9379942

43 and sunny

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2013
1:58 AM

Post #9380686

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