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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2007
9:26 PM

Post #4037974

78.3 F / 25 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 7.6 mph / 12 km/h from the NE
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph / 17 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa
Had about 1" rain this morning
Please come by often and post your weather and wonderful pictures.
I failed to say this is one of E_B's great photos from this last week.
He's found us some color!

Sidney

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 1, 2007
11:05 PM

Post #4038318

Sharon, I did go for my walk. Nothing noteworthy to tell you about there. I just got around to asking about the grader. I did do some looking on the internet and it closely resembles the 1901 Champion model. http://www.championantiquegraderclub.ca/photo.htm If it is that old, I feel sorry for the horses that had to pull it.


Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on October 01, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
81 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 24%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSE


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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2007
11:15 PM

Post #4038347

Kelli - You should contact a local historian (or someone like that) to let them know the location of the grader. If you're right it's an antique.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2007
1:23 AM

Post #4038860

Good eveing! :D We had a gorgeous day w/a high of 78*. A little on the breezy side, but very nice.

Kelli, I have got to say...that machine is massive for a horse to pull! My guess is they Had to use draft horses or even oxen to maneuver those things. That sure is a lot of steel for regular sized horses to pull. I would much rather see the pics you post instead of the movie stars! :D
Sidney those sure are lovely fall colors! :D How is your back? Take care.
Kiska, That boat is really neat, DH was courious how it got into the woods, too. Did some one haul it there or do you think that it could have actually been a shipwreck?Sharon, Too bad about the moss, but I've gotta give the little critters credit..."inventive" is truely the word! :D
Adina, your house is really shaping up! and glad to see that your DH is really happy about it! :D
Deb, Love that Fern! :D Do you have a pic of it 'unfolded'? I know that some take a while to 'unfold' & some go at it pretty fast.
E_B, Great shot as always...neat lighting! :D

Have a great evening! ;D
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2007
10:02 AM

Post #4039686


Good Morning!

Sideny - That's a gorgeous picture! Where did you take it?
Joey - I kept staring at the plant wondering "what wrong with it?"! I started laughing when I realized what the little wrens had been up to. I thought they were making a nest in the plant like they did last year!

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 8 am EDT this morning...
High surf advisory in effect until 3 am EDT Wednesday...
Coastal Flood Watch in effect through this afternoon...
Wind Advisory in effect from 8 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening...

77.2 F / 25.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the NNE
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 3200 ft / 975 m
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft / 1828 m

Today
Very windy. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

This is supposed to be the last day of the winds. YAY - I feel like I like in The Valley!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2007
10:20 AM

Post #4039708

Dark, 56(F)

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 86%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.33in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 47F
Yesterday's High Temp: 76F
Dew Point: 50
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 1700ft
Heat Index: 54
Wind Chill: 54
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 55F
6hr High Temp: 67F
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 2, 2007
2:43 PM

Post #4040427

6:30 am, dark and rainy, 40*.
`morning, Dyson -
About the old ship; I've learned that it was hauled there 20 or more, years ago. It is fairly close to the road and at that time, it was just large, cleared area. The person that placed it there, has since passed away. The trees have come up and hemmed it in now. This old cabin was close to it.
Sidney - the photo is wonderful; such rosy colors in such profusion, is beautiful.
music2keep -- 78 yesterday, not bad~~
MySharona - Batten down the hatches once more:) at least the end of the wind is in sight...what a pretty sight, too, to see the butterfly happily perched on the blossom.
Old cabin near the ship.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2007
10:36 PM

Post #4042128

We've have lots of rain today at times very heavy. Still raining. We need it so I haven't complained!

76.5 F / 24.7 C
Light Thunderstorm Rain Mist
Humidity: 92%
Dew Point: 74 F / 23 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the ENE
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h / 9.8 m/s
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 3.0 miles / 4.8 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 900 ft / 274 m
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft / 487 m
Mostly Cloudy 4000 ft / 1219 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to near 30 mph this evening...decreasing to 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...
High surf advisory in effect until 3 am EDT Wednesday...
Flood Watch in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #4042447

sunny/dark clouds over Lazy Mt., 47*. Very pretty.
MySharona - what a variety of rain/wind coming your way:) Your rainy street looks nice with light behind the clouds...
Beneath the clouds is Lazy Mt; about an hour ago. ( 3pm)
Kiska

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #4042646

Dyson dark.
Raining (!) lightly since about 5 pm. Less than 1/10" so far.
Humidity 91%.
Hi today was 83.
Lo tonight 69.

Joey: I'll take a pic of that whole fern tomorrow.
E_B: You are sooo good with light.
Sidney: Where's you find those red trees?
Sharon: My thought of "what's missing" was first squirrel then wren. I've caught both pulling out fibers at one time or another. It's cool because you can follow and see where they're building the nurse.
Kiska" Ooh, I love that yellow trees under the dark sky!

It rained on my roses. :)
Deb

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2007
5:46 AM

Post #4043443

Dark, 62

Yesterday, the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia requested a state of emergency be granted from the federal Government because of the drought and it's effect on agriculture.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 81%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.21in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 52F
Yesterday's High Temp: 79F
Dew Point: 55
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 5500ft
Heat Index: 61
Wind Chill: 61
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 70F
6hr High Temp: 79F
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2007
8:30 AM

Post #4043551

I think I found those red trees in Pa. last October.
It's wet and still warm here.
76.6 F / 24.8 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 77 F / 25 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2007
9:08 AM

Post #4043564

Todays news on water levels:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=7159811
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2007
10:08 AM

Post #4043592

Kiska Gorgeous picture!
Deb got rain! YAY!
Dyson Im still dancing! Seriously, I hope you get rain soon.
Sidney I thought that picture came from PA it looks like the area DH is from.

75.7 F / 24.3 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 74 F / 23 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 1900 ft / 579 m
Overcast 6500 ft / 1981 m

Today
Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

All of the watches and warnings are over, we still have red tide. The bunnyrainmeter has recorded 3" at our house for the last 2 days.

On the way home from work yesterday

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2007
11:57 AM

Post #4043774

Went outside about 45 mintues ago and this is what I saw!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #4044414

7am, beautifully dark with the Big Dipper/North Star overhead, the other stars just glittering...the first time in months to have seen that sight.
31* and icy...
I'm happy to be sharing the sky/weather here w/you all ~~thanks for the kudos...
Wow - MySharona - just love what you captured yesterday - the sunset is awesome...
Deb - the rose is equally awesome...so beautiful.
Dyson - I hadn't realized the extent of the drought till now; hope fall will bring relief..
"Here today, gone tomorrow" some of the trees were holding on the leaves.
Kiska

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2007
4:11 PM

Post #4044575

Kiska: I guess you do get tired of constant daylight. I love the night skies. (31 - oh my!)
Sharon: That's an amazing looking sky. Rainbow at sunrise? Wow!
You've gotten alot of rain. Seems it's either drought or deluge!
We've now had about 1/2" since last evening.

It's pretty warm and muggy, though. I won't complain. Low humidity and cooler temps feel good, but if I have to put up with heat/humidty as a trade off for rain, I'll take it!

Dyson: I will join in with Sharon on some manic rain dancing for you!
Deb

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 3, 2007
6:44 PM

Post #4045060

Wow,great pictures ! Still warm and dry here. Expecting rain during next week-end. I have a new job, in another office,not the messy one. October colors !
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #4045782

Kiska and Deb - Yes taken this morning around 7am. The sky turned this beautiful gold as I was checking on the plants and when I turned around I couldn't believe my eyes! I ran inside and grabbed the camera.
Adina - Congratulations on the new job! Very pretty colorful leaves! I'm envious, we don't get much of that around here.

82.6 F / 28.1 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the East
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 86 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2600 ft / 792 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Patchy fog late in the night. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

It was still pretty dark when I took this. The Cardinals didn't see me. They flew right past me so close I felt the breeze they made and landed on the fence. I snapped the picture and then they flew away.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 3, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #4045821

I wish we had cardinals but they don't live here.

Kinda hot

Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 03, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 15%
Dew Point: 32 F / 0 C
Wind: 14 mph / 22 km/h / 6.2 m/s from the South

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2007
10:36 PM

Post #4045841

Sharon: I've noticed that Cardinals are the night owls of the birds in my garden, too. They are the only ones that come to the feeders at twilight. Neat shot.
Joey: This is the whole fern that sprouted that little fiddlehead I posted a couple of days ago. I don't know yet how cold hardy it is so it's been in a pot all summer so I can move it in when it gets too chilly. "Macho Fern"

It hasn't really stopped raining since this time yesterday. Yahooooo! It's been nice and slow and steady. Total over 24 hrs of 1.5". I hope you get something similar Dyson.
Deb

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2007
10:57 PM

Post #4045908

Well, my yard got about 6" at least.
Back is getting better, but is still letting me know I'm not 18.
Love those shots Sharon.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2007
10:04 AM

Post #4047286

Deb Thats a beautiful rose picture you posted earlier! We have Cardinals all day long, but they show up in spades at dawn and dusk. Did you know the young fiddlehead fern can be eaten? Have you ever eaten any?
Sidney 6!! Did you get any flooding? I bet your grass is going to go crazy!! For the most part our rain was slow and steady and soaked in really good.

77.4 F / 25.2 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 74 F / 24 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1000 ft / 304 m
Mostly Cloudy 2200 ft / 670 m
Overcast 3100 ft / 944 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

It was steamy and muggy yesterday after the rain and its going to stay that way for a while. :P

I saw my first monarch yesterday, but I didn't get to the camera fast enough. So here is one of my GF's, there are about 10 now that hang around Lady Margaret.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2007
10:09 AM

Post #4047287

Good morning!

Wonderful photos everyone!

Sharon - amazing shots of the golden sky. That photo of the cardinals makes me miss them so much - I love those birds :-) I get a bit "homesick" for Fl when I see them ;-)

Kiska - wonderful photos - very interesting about the ship. So neat how the trees have penned it in over the years.

EB - awesome shots - wonderful scenery you have there :-)

It's raining (still), just a bit breezy, about 17 mph from the SE gusting to 22 mph. 50F.
Sunrise was a 7:45 am, sunset at 6:48 pm.

Here's the birthday girl :-)

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2007
10:54 AM

Post #4047322

And here she is in her new "blades" :-) I'm surprised at how quickly she's getting the hang of it :-)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2007
12:45 PM

Post #4047524

Blu skies with widely scattered intermittent clouds, 66(F)

Major accomplishment so far today - wearing real shoes (I had been bedroom shoes cause of foot & ankle swelling since the surgery). Think I'll try and run the riding mower around the front yard a few laps. If I am lucky when I get it started, it will start to rain!

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 81%
Wind: 30 (NNE) at 5mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.21in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 61F
Yesterday's High Temp: 84F
Dew Point: 61
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 4000ft
Heat Index: 67
Wind Chill: 67
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 64F
6hr High Temp: 67F
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2007
2:09 PM

Post #4047731

Well Sharon I can tell you've never seen the yard here. I belong to The Dead Lawn Society and do have some grass...mostly where I don't want it.
Water got to curb once or twice, but no flooding in this 70 year old development. My house built in 1943 has never been flooded.
Itermitten sun.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 4, 2007
2:54 PM

Post #4047901

6:45 - Dyson Dark -- 28* Did I hear the weather forecast say "mixed rain/snow" showers?:)) can't be...
Rann - SelmaR`un is just beautiful- and what a beautiful assortment of cakes. She looks cute with the pink blades and pink outfit.
Dyson - big step today for you, yay --shall I hope it rains when you get outside:)?
MySharona - not to answer for Deb, but here, we pick wild fiddleneck fern in early June; even have a cookbook named in their honor - love the Lady Margaret and how it attracts the butterflies - keep the camera ready for the monarchs...
taken 2 weeks ago at a nearby lake...
Kiska

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2007
7:00 PM

Post #4048793

Good afternoon, everyone! It's been a busy busy week again here. Today we finally have an "off" day, which I celebrated by finally getting the garden in the front yard cleaned out. I had a sort of "cottage/native plant" theme this year, which looked really nice in May and June but turned quickly into jungle with all of the rain in July. I am moving some of the plants into the backyard along the fence line, and getting rid of some others.. We have a round up next month in College Station, so hopefully I can find people to take some of them. :-) Next spring I need to find some plants that are a little better behaved - or at least shorter. LOL

Selma Run looks very happy and grown up in those skates, Rann.

Did you just say the "s" word, Kiska?? Yikes.. (shiver...) Yep.. I'm sticking to the lizards. LOL

Sidney, I'm glad your back is feeling better. Please keep taking care of yourself!

You, too, Dyson. Have fun on the mower, though. :-)

How's our baby doing, Grammy Joey?

I'm glad you're getting some rain, Deb!! It's about time, too.

Sharon, that rainbow pictures was amazing!!!

Kelli, are you ready for the game(s) tonight? I'm rooting for the Indians and Cubs, so both teams are pretty sure to lose in their first series. LOL We don't have cable, so I can't actually watch the games. Hopefully I'll be able to find one on the radio.

I'm sure I missed people.. Hi, to Adina, E_B, Pati, Blooms, Ric, billyporter, and.. well, everyone else, too!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 12:53pm CDT (63 min ago)
Temperature 88 F 31 C
Dew Point 64 F 18 C
Humidity 44%
Pressure 29.90 in 1012.6 mb
Wind Speed 7 MPH 6 kts
Wind Dir NE 40
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 90 F 32 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 66.0F / 18.9C
6 hour max temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 88.0F / 31.1C

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 4, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #4049247

Hi,everyone,I enjoyed your wonderful fall pics! In Bucharest is still dry and warm,no cloud, no wind ! We're waiting for the announced rain on week-end!Can I ask you for another rain dance ?I had to water the garden again .Look what blooms I have !
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2007
10:44 PM

Post #4049594

Adina: Wow! Very nice fall bloomers!
Kiska: s-n-o-w???
Dyson: Startin up the mower is frequenly a way to bring rain. Did it work for you?
Rann: Someone did some baking! She looks very cool in her blading gear. (Who plays the guitar?)
Sharon: GFs are becoming my favorite b-fly. I haven't been able to get one with wings open yet. Still trying. I've only seen two of them so far.
Sidney: I like that "Dead Lawn Society" . LOL! I could've been a member this summer. I watered everything except the lawn this summer. I'm amazed there's any green left.

Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h
Pressure: 30.11 in / 1019.5 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3600 ft / 1097 m
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft / 2743 m
Current temperature: 77F
Deb
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2007
10:58 PM

Post #4049626

Adina, nice morning glories! You must be really looking forward to when your house is finished and you can have a big garden.

Marylyn, yes, I've been watching the games. I'm rooting for the Rockies, Diamondbacks, Indians, and of course the Angels.


Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 04, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
72 F / 22 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 55%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South

This morning we went hiking at a place called Peter Strauss Ranch. You can read about it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Strauss_Ranch (The article mentions a swimming pool and dam. The pool hasn't been used in years and the dam washed out in the 1960s.) It's a relatively small place, more of a poking around place than a hiking place.

The house

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2007
11:00 PM

Post #4049633

The house is used by some conservation organization.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2007
11:01 PM

Post #4049634

cactus garden

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2007
11:01 PM

Post #4049635

Rann Selma Run is a stunning young lady! Looks like shes really enjoying the blades. She did a great job decorating her cake. Actually all the cakes look delicious! I want recipes!
Dyson Thats wonderful news! How did your day go in shoes? Did you get your lawn done? Any rain?
Sidney Why is your lawn dead? You are so lucky you havent had any flooding. So many areas in Jax have lately. I really dont miss living in Jax at all.
Kiska Wow - there is a cookbook for fiddleneck ferns?! Isnt that something! We dont get them here I believe were too far South, but I could be wrong. What do they taste like? Very pretty picture. Snow does not compute!
Marylyn Great to hear from you! Sounds like youve been busy. Ive got to get in the yard, but it keeps raining. Were a tad soggy right now.
Adina Your vines are gorgeous! Great collage!
Deb I love the GFs theyre very friendly will land on your hand, shoes, wherever! Their chrysalis lookslike a dead leaf about 1 long and brown. Be careful when youre pruning or moving things around. Ill try to find one and take a picture for you.

Now
Through 730 PM...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to develop move across northeast Florida. The showers are moving northwest to north at 10 mph. Thunderstorms will move through Ocala...Sparr...Rainbow Lakes Estates...Cross Creek and Micanopy. Flooding of low lying areas should be expected along U S 301. Along with...brief gusty winds...dangerous lightning and heavy downpours with thunderstorm activity.

Flood Watch in effect through late tonight...

75.7 F / 24 C
Light Rain
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 72 F / 22 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/h from the ENE
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa(Rising)
Heat Index: 76 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 900 ft / 274 m
Scattered Clouds 4800 ft / 1463 m
Mostly Cloudy 7500 ft / 2286 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m

Tonight
Numerous showers and thunderstorms early this evening...then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Taken yesterday - GF on the baby hummingbird vine (it just started blooming).

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #4049640

a view from the trail behind the house

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2007
11:04 PM

Post #4049645

This is the swimming pool. It is said to accomodate 3,000 people and was the largest pool on the west coast when it was built. It has an island out in the middle.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2007
11:08 PM

Post #4049651

Kelli - I LOVE Peter Strauss! What a great way for him to preserve the property.
Deb - here is an old picture - it's not great but you get the idea of what the caterpillar and the chrysalis look like.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #4049807

Helluuuu! :D
We had a little rain today (still had to water the flowers) & the temp was 86*! 86* is hot for a normal summer! Oh, well...

Dyson? Did you get all of the rain? I saw on the tv weather map & thought it was headed your way. Did it reach you? 'Hope so.
Kelli, What a great place to go walking! Wow! Love that Cactus Garden! :D Was it you who asked about that one flower that I posted (I think so)...It's a Snapdragon.
Sharon! Love the rainbow! Gee! :D I reacon that everything is getting ready to come south. My hummers haven't left yet, tho. They are usually gone by the end of Sept., but today they were fighting over the feeder, as usual.
Marylyn, JW is doing great...grown 1 inch since the 15th of Sept & gained over 2 pounds. I think that we have a little pig on our hands! :D He was staying up all hours of the night, so the past 3-4 days we've been changing his schedule for him. Grammy's wearing him out & then giving him a bath, just in time for our supper; he's sleeping until about 3:00a.m. The best part is that he is cooing & smiling, without being asleep! :D
Rann, Selma Run is really growing up! She's a very pretty young lady! :D Those cakes look really good...what kind are they?
Sidney, glad to hear that your back is improving...keep up the good work! :D I don't know what a "Dead Lawn Society" is either...I working toward a "no-grass/all flowers" yarn , myself! :D
Deb, I love the fern! Wow! You should see if you can get an ID for it to see how hardy it would be. And the Rose is Bee-u-ti-ful! :D
Adina, Love those MG's! Have you started planning your flower beds for your new house? :D
Kiska, I love those Fall colors! Wow! The Lazy Mt. is something Else! :D

Have a good evening!
Joey

(another dragon)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #4050045

Sharon: Thanks for the pic of the GF "baby clothes". Now I know what to look for because I plan to plant for them for next season.
Joey: that fern is Nephrolepis biserrata 'Macho' (aka, Giant Sword Fern) and it's supposed to only be hardy to 9b. Since I'm 8a, I am pushing it, probably. But I may try keeping it outside pretty far into winter and just watch it carefully. It can get really big, I'm told.
Kelli: Another great tour. Thanks!

We've had nearly 2" of rain over the past 48 hrs. Nice and slow.
Deb
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2007
9:36 AM

Post #4050825

68(F), dark & still no moisture at all

Had a hard time getting the mower started (it had been quite awhile), the ignition switch is going bad. Finally, after much jiggling it cranked and I got a few passes made on the front yard then I got too close to the raised beds and started to run over some errant fencing so I stopped, shut it down, and pulled the wire out from under the front tires and moved it a safe distance away. Then when I got back on and tried the ignition - nothing. Todays mission, dig through the shed and find a momentary contact switch, mount it on the mower and wire it to replace the bad contacts on the current switch.
Then I have a tree to cut down and remove, it is not a bad tree, it just provides to much morning shade to the beds.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 78%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.27in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 64F
Yesterday's High Temp: 86F
Dew Point: 63
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 70
Wind Chill: 70
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 79F
6hr High Temp: 86F
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2007
10:39 AM

Post #4050867

Good morning!

It's raining (big surprise there ... ;-)lol ), 46F and a very slight breeze from the NW at 4 - 11 mph.

Thanks everyone :-) She is growing up fast :-) And she's so happy with the roller blades she's hardly taken them off! lol

Deb - can you tell?? lol I think I overdid it on the baking a bit - lots of leftovers. Not that anyone's complaining ;-) lol

Joey - thanks - They're just your typical icelandic "rjmaterta" - "whipped cream cakes" ... and two chocolate cakes (one for the kiddies and one for the grown ups ;-)

Sharon - thanks, I'll tell her. They love decorating the cake on their own ... and sampling the goodies while they're at it ;-) lol I'll post a recipe when I've converted it to American measurements ... ;-)

Wednesday was a "school planning day" so no school for Selma Rn. I let Hildur Eva stay home too and we went to the art gallery at Hafnarfjrur's "Main street" to see an exhibition by an Icelandic artist that makes figures from scraps of wood. Selma Rn went with her school last Friday and wanted to go again with Hildur Eva. They had a great time :-) The name of the artist is Adalheidur Eysteinsdottir. http://www.hafnarborg.is/dagskra.htm



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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2007
11:56 AM

Post #4050999

Joey My hummers have been gone for around a month : ( JW is growing so fast! We need a JW pic fix!
Deb Glad to hear youre having a slow soaker. We have too.
Dyson You are the Electronics Man! Try not to over do though you have a bunch of mother hens here!
Rann Thats a very interesting art exhibit! Ive never seen anything like it. Selma Run and Hildur Eva are adorable. Hildur Eva is really interested in the wooden man!

77.7 F / 25 C
Overcast
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 74 F / 23 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 2.7 mph / 4 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 80 F / 27 C
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 2100 ft / 640 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 5, 2007
5:01 PM

Post #4051826

9am - 36* - heavy clouds w/rain and snow still being forecast - hope they're wrong, at least for a few more days:)
Good morning - and have a great day everyone..
Colorful leaves; taken Sept. 22nd.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2007
6:35 PM

Post #4052109

It's still raining...
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 5, 2007
8:29 PM

Post #4052408

Thanks, guys. I'm glad you liked the pictures.

Rather curious weather. It is partly cloudy with cumulus clouds and some breeze, like it is clearing up after some rain, except that it hasn't rained.


Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on October 05, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
67 F / 19 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the West

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2007
11:45 PM

Post #4052897

Howdy all,
77.7 F / 25.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 78 F / 25 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 80 F / 26 C
It's Dyson Dark cept the city light comes on when the sun goes down and the heat index is is still above the temp.
I've been trying to get a good solid rain amount, but the best I can say is emptied a good rainguage of 5" three times in the last week or so.
Sharon I have less than 1/10th of an acre and so I try to have coleus or some other plant on every inch.
I think we should have lunch again and you can come see this sanford and son adaption of a yard. Actually I have help coming tomorrow to spiff up my yard for the Zoning hearing on the 18th.
Folks have been sent notices and they are checking out my place.
Sidney
Morning update raining steady. No yard fix-up today.
;)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2007
1:09 PM

Post #4054182

It started raining at 3:09 am (yes I was awake, yes it was dark). It rained hard for 37 minutes then tapered off and drizzled for another hour.

A careful inspection of the Yaris revealed no leakage from the repaired sunroof. Got the mower running and saved 26.00 by replacing the ignition switch with a different type of switch, separate thread to follow when the sky clears enough to take photos.

Currently, Grey, Overcast sky @ 70(F)

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 93%
Wind: 120 (ESE) at 3mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.27in
Yesterday's Precip: 0.08in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 69F
Yesterday's High Temp: 85F
Dew Point: 67
Visibility: 4mi
Ceiling: 800ft
Heat Index: 69
Wind Chill: 69
6hr Precip: 0in
6hr Low Temp: 69F
6hr High Temp: 72F
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2007
4:20 PM

Post #4054658

Dyson, it appears the sun is out and everyone is out playing but you and me.
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2007
5:09 PM

Post #4054768

The sun is out here now also, and it has gotten warmer. So I am in and out of the house.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 6, 2007
6:06 PM

Post #4054905

Good morning - 10am - 36* - sun's not out :)) But, so glad it is somewhere, particularly for Dyson and Sugarweed :))
Heavy cloud cover, can't see Pioneer Peak beneath them...
Kelli - less than 70* in there in the afternoon - must be great - I love the shades of browns of the leaves; one my favorite colors.
Nearly home- windshield shot a few days ago...just in time - color and leaves going fast...
Kiska

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2007
6:15 PM

Post #4054955

Kiska another of your pictures is set as my background.
Sun still out. I have yard help on the way.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 6, 2007
7:10 PM

Post #4055064

Sugarweed; so happy to share; glad the help is on the way and the sun's out, too.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 7, 2007
7:56 AM

Post #4056925

I'm glad you have sun out there, Sidney and Dyson !
Sharon, does it rain badly ? We would need a few drops too ! Beautiful GF..is it the same?Maybe you get one butterfly, like Kiska gets the baby moose !LOL
Kiska, did it rain afterall?Love the fall pics !Where is the little baby moose ?Is your deck still slippery in the morning?
Rann, that is an amasing exibition! I agree, never saw anything like it!Seems the children loved it!
Gramma Joey,more pics of JW, please ! I also love dragons,but this year they just didn't resist!
Here is cloudy, it's getting cold and rain forecasted...we got a few drops last night,ugh !My moms are dying!Have to go and water them again !
Still,I have petunias on the balcony !
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 7, 2007
7:57 AM

Post #4056928

The purple ones.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2007
2:14 PM

Post #4057330

Good morning!

The sun is out, it's 46F and fairly calm, about 2-4 mph. Sunrise was at 7:53 and sunset will be at 6:38.

Great photos all :-)

Yes Sharon and Adina - it's a very unique show ;-) She's fairly well known here - I've seen her stuff on tv before - but it was pretty cool to see it up close. The girls had a wonderful time :-)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2007
7:06 PM

Post #4058080

Ive had company all weekend so I havent been able to get online. It rained all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It has finally stopped, but wx is saying were supposed to get some more today, then none for a couple of days.

Kelli You leaf picture is gorgeous!
Sidny Wow thats a lot of rain. Were still soggy and damp, but no standing water. I feel like I have moss growing between my toes from all the rain we had received! (I really dont though!)
Dyson So glad you finally got some rain, not enough, but some is better than none!
Kiska Great pictures! The gold leaves against the dark sky is so pretty.
Adina The GF butterflies live around 10 days to 2 weeks. The most Ive seen at once in the back yard is 8. Ive had other types of butterflies, but havent been able to get good pictures of them. Im surprised you still have petunias! I love them, theyre so pretty and colorful.

Now
Through 3 PM...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to move west around 15 to 20 mph. The heaviest showers and storms will be in areas near Suwannee Valley...Lake City...Macclenny...Live Oak...Gainesville ...Jasper...and Dowling Park and Hatch Bend. Expect...brief gusty winds... dangerous lightning and heavy downpours with thunderstorm activity. Heavy rainfall with these showers will cause some ponding of water on the roads.

86.9 F / 30 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/h from the East
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 88 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 3000 ft / 914 m
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft / 3048 m

Rest of Today
Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

It's been either hot and humid or raining and humid...which is worse...either way equals a bad frizzy hair day! LOL!

A brief break in the rain on Friday

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 7, 2007
7:35 PM

Post #4058173

Sunny; cool at 29*, clouds all around and closing in. Sunrise 818 - Sets at 7:08; loss of 5minutes 46seconds today.
Adina - yes, the deck is slippery nearly every morning, and I need to start being cautious:)) The baby moose has not been seen here in a few days; however, I have found evidence he's been here. Your flowers are very pretty and is a pleasure to see them.
rann - the days are getting shorter:) Bedtime for my gkids is getting easier now that it's dark.
MySharona -love your sky pic..wow. Hot and humid or humid and raining, which is worse?:)
Golf anyone? Yesterday at the golf course - hardy players as it wasn't as warm as it looked, about 41* at that time.
Kiska

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 7, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #4058386

We're having Santa Ana wind conditions today. We'll have that off and on until Christmas.

Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
81 F / 27 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 10%
Dew Point: 19 F / -7 C
Wind: 21 mph / 33 km/h / 9.3 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 28 mph / 44 km/h / 12.3 m/s


Picture from yesterday. This is a chain fern. The tree on the left is a big-leaf maple. They are very rare around here.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2007
12:07 PM

Post #4060305

Good morning!

Sharon - glad you've had a break from the rain ... is my memory going bad or is this far more than normal? I don't remember so many rainy days when I was there ... ;-)

Kiska - gorgeous view from that golf course! WOW :-) Yes bedtime is getting much easier - but now it's getting harder to wake up on the other hand since it's starting to be dark when the alarm goes off ... :-S

Kelli - beautiful fern :-)

It's sunny (two days in a row!!), 44F (at noon) and fairly calm. There's a breeze blowing from the east at 4 - 11 mph. There was a mild freeze last night - would have had to get the scrapers out if I'd had to use the car ;-) Sunrise was at 7:56 and sunset will be at 6:34.

Hope you all have a wonderful day :-)

Rannveig

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2007
1:37 PM

Post #4060601

Sunny, bright skies, 72(F)

Need more rain.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 75%
Wind: 270 (W) at 5mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.15in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 59F
Yesterday's High Temp: 91F
Dew Point: 61
Visibility: 7mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 69
Wind Chill: 69
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 65F
6hr High Temp: 71F
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2007
2:58 PM

Post #4060910

Good morning! We actually need rain for about the first time this year - not that I'm complaining! I even ran the sprinkler a couple of times last week since I pulled out the very-done balsams and impatiens (and the way-out-of-hand 7 feet high frostweed and salvias!) and planted dianthus in their place. I think they will look nice once they settle in, and the neighbors will probably appreciate less jungle in the front yard. :-) We have a 50% chance of rain today and a 30% chance for most of the rest of the week. The highs are only going to be in the 80s, which is a very nice break. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CDT (58 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 84%
Pressure 29.95 in 1014.1 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH 7 kts
Wind Dir ENE 60
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 8 mi 12.9 km
Heat Index 84 F 29 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.0F / 23.9C

kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2007
3:50 PM

Post #4061171

Good morning --- still dark at 7:30am, clear w/stars and heavy frost.
22* and the scrapers are in use daily.
Highs in the mid 30's.
rann - I love seeing your town and also, how the pond and the girls just go together. What is the building? I see lots of covered walkway/glass enclosure.
Marylyn_TX- hope it's going rain a bit for your area. Sounds as if the "cooler" weather will be welcome.
kelli - what a gorgeous fern - is the maple near your home? Looks as if the gusting winds are pretty strong.
Dyson - highs and lows look to be at a comfortable temp..hope you'll get some rain, too.
Farmland near the golf course.
Kiska

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 8, 2007
9:02 PM

Post #4062191

Kiska, is the maple near my home? I guess near is a relative term. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the park and then a one-hour walk to get to where the trees are. It's not a stone's throw, but it isn't a day trip, either. On the other hand, it's like a whole other world. I live in this "sector" - http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.22128&lon=-118.61847&s=48&size=l&u=4&datum=nad27&layer=DRG The maples are in this "sector" somewhere http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.14297&lon=-118.95159&datum=nad27&u=4&layer=DRG&size=l&s=50


It's not windy today but it is very dry. Even in the house I can tell.


Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on October 08, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
84 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the SE


Another picture from Saturday. This is maidenhair fern and boykinia. Neither are all the common, mainly because year-round water isn't all that common.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #4062271

kelli - thanks for the topo info..sure helps to see where things are. The ferns look very lush and green.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2007
9:56 AM

Post #4064117

Dark, 68(F)

After watching the weather channel story about the sever drought in Georgia, I'm thinking we are not in all that bad a shape, water wise.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 61%
Wind: 290 (WNW) at 9mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.97in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 65F
Yesterday's High Temp: 91F
Dew Point: 59
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 73
Wind Chill: 73
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 75F
6hr High Temp: 82F

And Happy Birthday Sharon!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2007
10:00 AM

Post #4064122

Kiska Wow Those are amazing pictures of the golf course and the farm! Gorgeous!
Kelli Your Santa Ana winds are like our NorEasters. Your winds last a lot longer though. I love the ferns and boykinia.- very pretty.
Rann Our rainy seasons are Spring and Fall. This is pretty normal, brings us out of the Summer drought. Is that the museum? Very pretty.
Marylyn You need rain?! LOL!! Heres hoping you get just the amount you need! Im dancing for you and Dyson come on Deb!

70.9 F / 21.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 67 F / 20 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 200 ft / 60 m

Now
Light winds and moist conditions will result in areas of dense fog early this morning. Visibilities will be reduced to a quarter mile or less at times. Motorists should use caution and use low beam headlights. Conditions will improve by 9 am.

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy dense fog early in the morning with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

We'll be in Summer types temps for the next couple of days, then we'll get a little cooler. The morning temps are dropping - YAY!

I had 4 buds on the brugmansia, but now only have one. The rain and winds blew the rest away. Here is another pic of my mandevilla. It's still pretty thin, but doing much better this year. I only had 1 bloom last year. I've lost a couple of buds on this one from the rain and winds as well. At this point I've had about 10 blooms - they have a lovely scent.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2007
10:23 AM

Post #4064153

Good morning!

Thanks Kiska - The building has a bank on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors. The glass walkway connects the two parts of the house - I imagine it's the enterance for the apartments. If you look closely you can see a rock out in the pond and a circle by it. That's the drain that drains the water from the pond/stream into a pipe that goes under the parking lot and out to sea ;-)

It's raining today, 46F and only a light breeze, 4-8 mph from the east. The wind is supposed to pick up later today and we have a storm coming tomorrow according to the forecast.

Kelli - love the maiden hair fern - surprised to see it growing there considering how much moisture it needs ;-) I don't know how many I've killed because I forgot to water them. lol It must get some moisture from the tree it's growing by.

Sharon - I guess I just remember the sunny days ;-) The museum is the building in the photo below. The large building behind it is a shopping center.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rannveig

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2007
1:02 PM

Post #4064506

Happy Birthday, Sharon!!!! :-)
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2007
2:05 PM

Post #4064703

Happy Birthday Sharon!!!! :-) Hope you have a GREAT day!



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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2007
2:39 PM

Post #4064821

kiska - hope you don't mind but I have used yet another pic of yours for a desktop, as well as blooms, & sugarweed & mysharona, ok everyone, I Have Enough Hard Drives to Cover It All.

Sunny - Bright, bluish (light blue) skies, 77(F)

kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 9, 2007
4:38 PM

Post #4065091

Happy birthday, Sharon:)
21* @ 8:30am. Clear and nice. Sunrise was a few minutes ago, sets tonight at 7:02 with a loss of 5m 46seconds.
Highs to the mid 30's to low 40's.
Too bad you've lost the blooms to the elements, MySharona..love the one you've posted today.
rann - what a pretty town you have, so nice seeing more of it.
Thanks Dyson - happy to share.
Palmer airport.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2007
4:45 PM

Post #4065119

Thank you everyone!

Rann - Pretty Fall leaves!
Kiska - those are some very low clouds! Great picture!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2007
6:05 PM

Post #4065320

Happy Birthday Sharon.
I am tickled your Brug started bloominng for you.
Here is the Mama Pink one.
85.8 F / 29.9 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 3.6 mph / 5 km/h from the ENE
Wind Gust: 10.5 mph / 16 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 87 F / 31 C
Sidney

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 9, 2007
7:29 PM

Post #4065540

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON ! I hope you have a wonderful day !Do you have any plans? Great you had rain !Your mandevilla is beautiful,never heard of it!

Kiska,the pictures are breathtaking ! Seems the mountains are somewhere in the sky !So ,the cold season has started for you already.

Kelli,the plants are so wild and beautiful ! Where were those ?

Marylyn,you've been busy ! My balsams died last summer because of so much heat .Glad you finally got rain!I am also happy about the rain we have had since Sunday.
It rained everyday and the garden is coming to life again.It's cold,doesn't get over 64 at noon. It's been a foggy morning.

Sidney,your brug is gorgeous !

My house has a roof! We went there on Sunday to see it.It wasn't ready yet,but the house already looked different.
Adina


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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 9, 2007
11:27 PM

Post #4066260

3:30pm, 36*, clear and sunny...After a quick drive up to Talkeetna, I just had to show you Mt. McKinley; tallest mt in N.America..it's an awesome sight on a clear day.
Sugarweed - wow, I love those gorgeous pink blossoms; very pretty.
Adina~~just look at your house, it's really looking good..bet you're so anxious to get moved. Yes, the colder weather is here. Frost lingers all day in the shade and the ponds have ice now.
Mt. McKinley - from pullout at Talkeetna, Alaska.
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 9, 2007
11:28 PM

Post #4066265

One more, leaves trapped in the ice.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2007
11:28 PM

Post #4066266

Wow... Kiska, that is gorgeous!

Adina, your house is coming along so well! I can't wait to see the finished product. :-)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 10, 2007
12:07 AM

Post #4066448

Happy birthday, Sharon!!!

Adina, the plants were in the Santa Monica Mountains, a local, small mountain range. They're more like rugged hills than real mountains.

Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on October 09, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
80 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 32 F / 0 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South

This is my last fern picture. I promise. I didn't take any more. I was surprised to see water in the creek. This creek usually has water all year but this year has been extra dry.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2007
1:58 AM

Post #4066904

This somehow got knocked off my watch list so I am just now getting back on here.

The weather here has been cold/chilly in the mornings and almost hot in the afternoons. This week we will be in the high 40s in the mornings and low 70s in the afternoons. Perfect fall weather.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2007
10:08 AM

Post #4067531

Thank you Sidney and Adina!
Sidney I need to take some more pictures of my Brug. Its filling out nicely. I just love it thank you again for the cutting! I cant wait until it grows up to look like its mama!
Adina I had a great day! Dh is in Reno this week : ( but I did get $$$ so I ordered a bookcase that Ive been eyeing for a couple of months. Were going to celebrate when he returns, I think on Friday (depends on when his boss says he can leave). You house is going to be just lovely when its finished. I know you are getting more and more excited about moving day!
Kiska Gorgeous pictures! More backgrounds for my computer!
Kelli I love the fern pics, keep them coming. The last looks more like ground cover than fern its lovely. Can I get a cutting? LOL!!
Pepper Im so envious of your temps! Fall is there, but wont be here for a while. We are supposed to get cooler temps beginning Friday, meanwhile, its still Summer.

71.4 F / 21.9 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 91% When will this end? It should be nice outside...
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Mostly cloudy in the morning...then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast this afternoon near the coast. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunset last night...still can't go to the beach, red tide is still affecting my allergies (year round issue for me).


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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2007
12:56 PM

Post #4067926

Good morning!

Pepper - good to see you again :-) Glad things are finally cooling down - sounds just perfect :-)

Kiska - gorgeous photo of Mt. McKinley :-) WOW!

Sidney - gorgeous brug! I think I'd get hooked on those if I lived where they could grow - amazing flowers :-)

Adina - your house is looking good! I love seeing the progress :-) I bet you can't wait to move in.

It's a bit breezy today but nothing like I was expecting from the forecast - only about 20 mph winds from the east. It's overcast and 50F. It's supposed to rain later today and the storm that was forecasted is just off the south coast with 71 mph winds - I hope it'll pass by. Sunrise was at 8:02 and sunset will be at 6:27 pm.

Have a great day!

Rann

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 10, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #4068451

8am; 21* clear and daylight. Highs to 30's.
rann - I certainly hope that storm passes you by- those are some strong winds in store if not. I really like that "riot" of color - the red berries and the other yellows and greens beautiful.
MySharona; bet it must feel like a mist with humidity that high. Love the sunset; always a pretty sight to see.
This is Mt. McKinley's neighbor.
Kiska

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2007
6:55 PM

Post #4068872

It is a gorgeous, gorgeous day here. We don't have any pretty scenery to take to show it off in a picture, though... Just a boring city street. There isn't a cloud in sight - just clear blue sky. The skies in Texas aren't the same color of blue that they were in Ohio... It is a shade darker.. or maybe deeper is a better word.. it's hard to explain. I suppose it is all of the humidity in the air that makes it different, but I like it. :-) It's only 84 right now and the humidity is amazingly low for us - just 45%. What am I doing inside?? LOL

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 12:53pm CDT (61 min ago)
Temperature 84 F 29 C
Dew Point 61 F 16 C
Humidity 45%
Pressure 30.04 in 1017.3 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH
G 16 7 kts
G 14
Wind Dir N 10
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 85 F 29 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 73.0F / 22.8C
6 hour max temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 84.0F / 28.9C
3 hour precipitation ending 12:53pm CDT : 0.01"

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2007
12:05 PM

Post #4071231

Good Mornin! Everybody! We have a "cool" 50*. We're supposed to be down into the 30's tonite. We may get some frost! What a switch! 2 days ago it was 90*!

Great Pics! Everybody!
Sidney, the mama Brug is Gorgeous!
Kiska, I am like Dyson & have saved those great pics of Mt. McKinley! and it's neighbor! Wow!
Adina, your house is really looking Great!
Dyson, Did you get any rain the day before yesterday? We got 1/4" of the much needed rain.
Marylyn, need rain? :D Hope that you get some. LOL! And what Are you doing inside? :D
Kelli, Love those ferns! :-O I hope to get up into the woods soon to take some fern pics, but somehow can't seem to find the time to get out there! :D

JW is growing like a little weed. :D And the night schedule is working really well. He is waking up only once (around 3:00) to be fed, then he goes back to sleep; waking again around 7:00ish.

Some trivia for ya...(actually it's a little chemistry)
The energy an object possesses by virtue of its position is called what?
a) Potential Energy
b) Kinetic Energy
c) Possible Energy
d) Maximum Energy

Have a wonderful day! :D
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2007
12:11 PM

Post #4071253

I've had computer problems since last night and am finally up and running! WooHoo! Look at these temps!! It's nice outside!

68.7 F / 20 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h from the NW
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11 km/h
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1009.7 hPa(Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Sunny and less humid. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 10 mph.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 11, 2007
3:57 PM

Post #4071914

Clear, dark, 18*, sunrise at 8:28am.. highs to the 30's. The ice is now forming in the river and watching it drift downstream is very hypnotic.
Marylynn_TX - I don't think a city street could be boring - bet it's a nice street/homes:) It was interesting to read how the color of the sky is different than in Ohio - Glad it's cooler for you.
music2keep - sounds like the nights are getting much easier - he is just a doll..hope you can get out for some photos.. guessing "A".
MySharona - weather looks good there; as do the blossoms..so pretty.
Freeze up on Kashwitna Lake.
Kiska

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 11, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #4071922

I'll say A for the trivia question. I think I know that one.

When I woke up this morning, it was kind of foggy and dew was dripping off the roof, so we actually reached the dew point. I put on long pants but I might have to change back to shorts before the day is over. It will depend on how sunny it gets.

Updated: 8:51 AM PDT on October 11, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
56 F / 13 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: Calm

Another picture from last Saturday.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 11, 2007
4:03 PM

Post #4071939

kelli - seems like a nice change taking place..that is one fantastic tree; my 8 year old gson says it's "awesome"..
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2007
4:12 PM

Post #4071965

Good afternoon !

Kiska - 18F !!!!!! Yikes! It sure is getting cold fast! The storm passed south of us fortunately ;-)

The weather this morning and into the afternoon was AMAZNG! There was some fog this morning and as close to completely calm as we get. Then the fog lifted around 9 am and the sun came out. So until around 2 pm we had sun AND calm weather AND it's 52F!!!!! And it's October! :-) lol I went to the pool around noon and it was so wonderful - the pool was like a steamy mirror and it didn't even feel cold running out to the pool :-) I just love days like this :-) Now it's clouded up and getting a bit "breezy" about 8 mph. The weather service has issued a storm warning for tonight - hope that one passes us by too ...

Great photos everyone!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Rannveig

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2007
4:30 PM

Post #4072010

52 and you were in the pool?!? I sure hope that pool was heated!! My feet are cramping just thinking about it... (Yes, I'm spoiled! LOL) I sure hope the storm misses you again, Rann. :-)

Kelli, that tree IS awesome! I just made it my desktop background... Thank you!

Gramma Joey, JW is so cute.. :-) I'm glad (and jealous!!) that he is sleeping so well already. Our bunnies took a lot longer than that to only wake up once in the night.

Sharon, I'm glad your computer is working again. :-)

It's another gorgeous day here. There's no chance of rain until Tuesday-ish, but we aren't complaining a bit! This is going to be a good day to do homeschool outside. Maybe I can get a picture of the sky for you...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 10:53am CDT (36 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 57 F 14 C
Humidity 43%
Pressure 29.98 in 1015.4 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 62.1F / 16.7C



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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 11, 2007
4:46 PM

Post #4072037

Thanks Kiska and Marylyn! That tree is one of my favorites. It's like a sculpture of a dancer.

BTW, Joey, I can see why you aren't getting out more, with little JW around. He's cute as a button! :-)

Pretty whatever-that-is, Rann.

One last picture from Saturday. This is the visual opposite of the tree picture - all stiff and angular. This windmill still turns but it isn't connected to the pump anymore. The last time we had been here was right after a brush fire, and I mean right after. Some trees were still smoking. Everything was burnt to the ground except for the larger trees. That was about 15 years ago and you can see how the chaparral has grown back.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2007
4:48 PM

Post #4072041

Joey JW is soooooo sweet! We need the latest deets weight, length, etc! I believe the answer is A - Potential energy
Marylyn LOL! What were you doing inside?! Were having the same weather and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
Kiska Brrrr did you say 18*?! Thats a lovely picture the water and the ice.
Kelli Did you climb the tree? I would have been all over it!
Rann You cant get me near a pool when its in the 50s! LOL! You are a brave soul!

80.4 F / 26.9 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 22% Now we're talkin'!
Dew Point: 38 F / 3 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the NW
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12.6 km/h
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1009.7 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m

I'm watching the butterflies and dragonflies in the back yard. Took this early this morning. The butterfly was sleeping - do they sleep? If not, it took a long break, then took off about an hour later.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2007
5:00 PM

Post #4072077

Kelli - Thanks, it's a Spirea japonica ;-) Nice photo!

LOL Marylyn - yes the pool's are heated ;-) But there are outside locker rooms if you feel up to taking a shower outside - and there are actually people that use them! I'm not that hardy - I just take a really hot shower and run out as quickly as I can (that is when it's colder than today). I don't know how it'll be when it gets really cold ... I only started swimming regularly this spring ... I imagine I'll be running even faster out to the pool ;-) lol

Sounds like a wonderful day for outside homeschooling although just a tad on the warm side for my taste ;-)

Selma Rn invited the girls in her class for a birthday party today so I've been busy tidying up today and getting things ready. They're done with the cake and are watching a movie now ... they are 13 in all with my girls - so it's very "lively" to say the least ;-) lol

The snapdragons are still blooming away. I tried this variety for the first time this spring - it's called 'Frosted Flames' - very pretty :-)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
5:08 PM

Post #4072098

After a cool and grey morning - the sun is now bright the skies blue, The tree finally came down yesterday and after putting a new chain on the chain saw I got about a third of it cut up and hauled to "the bottom". Tired now think I'll make another cup of coffee and rest till Sue gets home. I'll thaw some hamburger and let her grill for me for a change.

Oh yea, ... wx -

68(F)

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 40%
Wind: 290 (WNW) at 17mph
Gusts: 21mph
Pressure: 29.83in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 57F
Yesterday's High Temp: 83F
Dew Point: 33
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 4900ft
Heat Index: 57
Wind Chill: 57
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 51F
6hr High Temp: 55F


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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2007
10:59 PM

Post #4073111

Rann The snaps are beautiful! They are named perfectly! I had to laugh. A conversation came up at work about additional children in a house. After a while you cant tell the difference (except for food intake) between 2 children and 13 the decibel remains the same!! LOL!
Dyson Youve been busy again! Did Sue make your dinner?

Jeff will be home around Friday 1:00am, if he makes all of his connecting flights . He left Reno this morning at 12:00pm (EST). From here to Reno is a looong way, even by air 3 connecting flights.

79.2 F / 26.2 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 22% I have the back door open to welcome the new fresh air in!
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
Pressure: 29.76 in / 1007.7 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Mostly clear and cooler. Lows in the mid 50s inland... upper 50s coast. (((HELLLOOOO FALL!!!))) North winds 5 to 10 mph.

As you can tell, I am loving the weather change! LOL!! I'm watching 3 female cardinals fussing over the feeder. It's hilarious, they're flapping their wings and trying to chase each other away! Now that the computer is up I've been able to download some pics. I like this one because it looks like the road ends in the sunset (last night) unless you can maximize the picture and see the bridge!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 12, 2007
1:00 AM

Post #4073536

38* this morning when I got up for work. By the time I got home I was down to a long sleeve t-shirt because it was in the low 60s. Still chilly but not cold like this morning. Not fun to ride on the golf cart in this weather. lol
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2007
9:40 AM

Post #4074611

52(F). dark

I ended up cooking, need to remember to get charcoal at the store.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 55%
Wind: 310 (NW) at 9mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.85in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 51F
Yesterday's High Temp: 61F
Dew Point: 38
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 4100ft
Heat Index: 54
Wind Chill: 54
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 53F
6hr High Temp: 54F
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2007
9:50 AM

Post #4074621

Pepper - Good to see you back - your temps are a tad chilly in the morning esp while driving a golf cart!
Dyson - It's DysonDark here! Oh well, grab some charcoal today and let Sue cook for you tonight!

59.5 F / 15.3 C - It's so nice outside!! Happy Dance!!

Clear
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16

Today
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs near 80. Northeast winds 10 mph.

Our temp continues to drop. I just want to go sit outside with my coffee, but must get ready for work :(

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2007
10:27 AM

Post #4074653

Good morning!

Thanks Sharon. Well, without a decibel meter I can't prove it - but 13 girls can make A LOT of noise - I think the noise level was considerably higher than normal ;-) As to food intake - after they'd eaten the cake, 4 bags of chips and 4 bags of popcorn was all I had and they finished that off easily with the movie. Makes me wonder if they'd eaten more chips if I'd bought more ... lol Can you picture what my living room floor looked like after they were gone? lol Beautiful sunset :-) I hope Jeff makes all his connecting flights ;-)

The weather's not too bad this morning, it's cloudy but the sun's peeking through, 52F and breezy, about 10 - 26 mph from the SE. We got the wind and rain last night but it passed through during the night. The wind maxed at 3 am at 33 mph gusting to 44 mph so not too bad ;-) There are a lot of bare trees this morning though ...
Sunrise was at 8:08 and sunset will be at 6:20.


Hope you all have a great day!

rannveig

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 12, 2007
1:01 PM

Post #4074984

Good Morning! The temps were strange yesterday...the high here at the house was 54* & at school it was 43* @ noon. Our temp last night was 42* & on Peters Mtn. it was 39* & snowing! I brought some of my flowers in yesterday evening and the weather guy last night said that we would be back up into the 70's next week!

Thanks, Kellli, Marylyn, Sharon, & Kiska...JW was weighed & measured again yesterday...he weighed over 11 lbs! & grew another 5/8ths of an inch!

Marylyn, Don't be jealous...we didn't have the opportunity to give him his bath last night...so we were up last night. He slept thru his normal bath time & we thought that is was too late to give it to him at midnight! :D
Rann, I cannot imagine 13 girls in the same house! :-O Poor Jack & DH would have left the house! LOL! :D Pretty Flower! I've never seen a snap dragon with leaves that color! Pretty! :D And Love the contrast of the leaves! :D
Dyson, glad to hear that you are getting back up to speed...I just hope that you're not doing it too fast! :D
Sharon, I love the BF's & the sun set! Glad that Jeff will be home soon & that you 2 can celebrate your B-day! :D
Kelli, the tree is Somethin' Else! Wow! What kind is it?
Sidney, How is your back?
Kiska, The ice is rather chiily looking...Have they gotten the Target finished yet? ;)

The answer to the trivia is...You guessed it! - A
The potential energy due to gravity is equal to the mass of the object times gravity times the height of the object.

Have a Great day!
Joey

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2007
3:38 PM

Post #4075397

Back is still not well, but not as bad.
YEHAW!!! It finally got below 60º.
That baby's sure putting on weight.
Jeff is home, it's cool out although sunny, Dyson's on the mend, and I'm off to get a new heater/AC.
Sidney

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 12, 2007
3:50 PM

Post #4075449

Sharon, no, I didn't try to climb that tree. The thought never even occurred to me, to tell you the truth. Joey, the tree is a coast live oak.

Updated: 7:51 AM PDT on October 12, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
57 F / 14 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: Calm

I am running the furnace for the first time since April. It's good to know it works before you really, really need it.

Did I say that I had no more pictures from last Saturday. I lied. This is a natural grove of cactus. I have come to a conclusion about cactus. They are not super-common around here and only grow where they get some coastal fog influence. My conclusion is that although cactus don't need much water, they need year-round water to a degree. Our 6 months without rain is too much for them unless they gets some drip from fog. Inland where I live, you don't see wild cactus. In the desert, they have a different weather system, getting winter rains and summer rains. This is just what I have concluded. I've never heard a professional assessment.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 12, 2007
3:52 PM

Post #4075462

A close-up of the cactus

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2007
7:09 PM

Post #4076018

Sharon - here's a recipe for you from Selma's birthday party. Sorry I'm not very good with "recipe lingo" so the translation isn't very good.

Coconut/Chocolate chip cake with strawberries and cream :
Cake:
3 eggs
8 ounces sugar (226 g) (reduced sugar:4 ounces (113 g) )
4 ounces flour (116 g) (or preferably finely ground, un-sieved spelt flour)
1 tsp baking powder
2,5 ounces (75 g) shredded coconut
3,5 ounces dark (100 g) chocolate, chopped

1. Eggs and sugar whipped until light and creamy
2. Flour, baking powder and coconut mixed in carefully. I like to sieve the flour so there aren't any lumps (through a rather coarse sieve so the good bits dont get left behind if using un-sieved spelt)
3. Chopped chocolate mixed in carefully
4. Baked in two 10, round baking pans (baking paper in the bottom is a good idea ;-))
5. Baked at 356F for 20 25 min.

Cream filling:
1 cup (3 dl) heavy cream
Fresh strawberries

1. Cream whipped
2. Strawberries cut and mixed in with the whipped cream that goes between the cake layers. Leave enough of the cream to spread over the top of the cake and the sides.

Chocolate cover:
5 ounces (140 g) dark chocolate
a little over 1/3 cup (about 3 fl. oz) (1 dl) heavy cream
Marzipan, preferably with a low sugar content

1. Marzipan rolled out and cut in a 10 circle and put on top of the cake
2. Dark chocolate and cream melted over low heat on the stove, stirring constantly until melted.
3. Melted chocolate poured over cake.
4. Decorate the cake with roasted coconut flakes on the sides and fresh berries on top.

Everyone that's tried the cake with normal sugar content and reduced agree that it tastes much better with the reduced sugar so I highly recommend using only 4 oz sugar. But I left the original amount for those that have a really sweet tooth. It's too sweet for my taste like that though ;-)

Enjoy!

Rann

edited to add original metric units ;-)


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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 12, 2007
7:21 PM

Post #4076039

Wow,Rann,thanks ! Looks so yummy !It's forecasted a freeze for the next 3 days...brrrrrrrrrrr!They said the wind will blow very hard and it'll snow on the mountains. I went to our house today and the roof is almost ready. It 's been a very warm and sunny day !
Adina

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 12, 2007
7:34 PM

Post #4076075

35*; clouds, gray; no sun"shine"; 11:30 am.
sounds like the party went well, rann - bet they really had fun.
(be back later)
Kiska

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2007
7:39 PM

Post #4076089

Kelli, Rann, Adina, Kiska and all I am really enjoying the pictures.
Rann Thanks for the cake recipe. I understood it just fine.
;)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2007
8:01 PM

Post #4076138

61, gray & overcast but still no rain.

Got most of the tree cut up and in the bottom, still have a three foot stump to deal with, but it will wait for tomorrow, I am tired and sore.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 49%
Wind: 290 (WNW) at 11mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.94in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 51F
Yesterday's High Temp: 61F
Dew Point: 39
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 4400ft
Heat Index: 58
Wind Chill: 58
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 54F
6hr High Temp: 60F
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 12, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #4076450

Adina, is your house an octagon?


Weather is cooler than what is typical. I'm not complaining.

Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 12, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
67 F / 19 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s Variable


This is an octagon house from the 1800s. It is being restored and doesn't have its porch yet.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 12, 2007
10:22 PM

Post #4076454

This is looking up through the middle of the house. This kind of opening was supposed to improve ventilation.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2007
11:11 PM

Post #4076567

Sidney You ARE the coleus queen! Very pretty!
Rann The cake looks delicious and Im going to make it soon! I dont see any problems with the measurements. Jeff just saw the picture of the cake and said Mmmmm - that will work! My hat is off to you - 13 young girls in one house. Thats a lot of giggling and squeals!
Adina Freezing already! Brrr is right! LOL! Your house is really coming along now. How does Boss like the house? I love the shape of it.
Kiska I cant imagine driving down the road and seeing a snow covered mountain in front of me! Very pretty and set as background!
Dyson Maybe you should take a day off and relax a little. I know I would after cutting down a tree!
Kelli Very cool house! How long has the renovation been going on? The interior wood is beautiful.

71.2 F / 21.8 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61 inland...in the lower 60s coast. Northeast winds 5 mph.

Sidney I have to 2nd your YEEHAW!! It feels great outside! Isaboo is getting her Halloween face ready!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2007
12:42 AM

Post #4076826

High of 65 low of high 40s. Not bad out today. No one froze to death.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 13, 2007
1:32 AM

Post #4077050

43*, clouds all day;gray. 5pm.
Rann - sure do love the looks and ingredients of the cake - bet it is wonderful.
MySharona - Isaboo is so pretty there among the colorful flowers.
kelli - the cactus grove is very pretty. What an interesting sight; guess I thought they only grew in "singles", as seen in the old western movies. And, the house is gorgeous. 67* is a very comfortable temp..
Sidney - wow - what a pretty yard and armful of coleus; nice.
Dyson - sure seems like a lot of work going on down there for someone so recently recovered:)
Joey - love your flower photo...as to Target, it's going to be mid next year before finished.
Ice and frost forms ~~~
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
10:24 AM

Post #4077860

Pepper - LOL! Talk about a newmeaing for "working stiffs"!!
Kiska - Great picture! We we're so excited when Target built a store about 5 miles on the mainland. Still have to leave the island :( , but don't have to drive an hour to get to one.

70.0 F / 21.1 C
Clear
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/h from the NE
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s inland...in the upper 70s coast. Northeast winds 10 mph.

I'm in heaven with these temps! Here's another of Isaboo!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2007
10:33 AM

Post #4077865

Dark, 40(F)

Little outside work will happen today, I will concentrate on inside stuff - The stump can wait.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 82%
Wind: 300 (WNW) at 3mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.06in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 50F
Yesterday's High Temp: 60F
Dew Point: 36
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 41
Wind Chill: 41
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 51F
6hr High Temp: 56F

Happpy Birthday Deb!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 13, 2007
2:03 PM

Post #4078300

30*; sunrise 8:34. Highs: mid 30's to low 40's; snow/rain forecast.
Dark, but then again, it's only 6am.
Dyson~nice to hear that the stump will be a bit lower on the list of things to do:)
MySharona - another cool day for you, looks like. Isaboo is a cute kitty, have you had her long? The coming Target store will the first in the State and will bring a choice now between that store and WMart. Nice to have an option.
Icy water.
Kiska

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #4078604

Happy Birthday, Deb!!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 13, 2007
4:10 PM

Post #4078633

I second that, Happy birthday, Deb!

We got 0.4 inches of rain overnight. That must have come as a surprise to everyone. They weren't calling for any rain.

Updated: 8:51 AM PDT on October 13, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
58 F / 14 C
Overcast
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: Calm

Poor DH. He's beside himself. He was in a 5-car accident on the freeway yesterday. He wasn't hurt much but he's afraid his car might be totalled. He didn't cause the accident but he rear-ended the people in front of him and he doesn't know if he will be considered at fault for that or what. His car is a 1997 Geo Prizm with something like 150,000 miles on it, so it has had a full life, and he won't get much insurance money for it I wouldn't think. (My car is a 1989 Honda. Obviously, we never got caught up in that L.A. car culture thing.) His rental car is a PT Cruiser. I haven't ridden it yet but I have always liked the looks of those.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
4:20 PM

Post #4078672

Kelli, I'm very glad your DH wasn't hurt!!! Mine went through a very similar accident a few years ago (multiple cars in front of him.. he actually stopped in time, but the car behind him didn't and pushed him into the car in front of him), and it was very scary. (I have a 1996 Geo Metro, and I'm sure I wouldn't get much for it from the insurance people if it were totaled, either. :-) )
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
4:38 PM

Post #4078727

Happy Birthday Deb!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kiska Its a gorgeous day. I really want to be outside, but I am working today. The boss said that at the beginning of next year Ill be Mon-Fri YAY! Great picture. Ive had Isaboo since she was born. Boo and Baxter are brother & sister. Their mama went over the rainbow 6 years ago. Boo is spunky with lots of personality. Baxter is a laid-back lap cat; he sleeps 20 out of 24 hours.
Kelli Im so glad your DH wasnt badly hurt, better the car than him. Ive never ridden in a PT Cruiser either, but think theyre very cute.

79.5 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/h from the NE
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16

Boo expects Baxter to bathe her whenever she wants.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 13, 2007
5:09 PM

Post #4078829

Happy birthday, Deb~~
MySharona - bet you had fun with those two kittens when they were babies:) Seems that your Baxter and my Holly would get along fine; if she's not sleeping, she's resting:)
kelli - so glad as well that your DH is okay. Isn't is something how the weather can be so unpredictable? Glad you had some rain.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2007
7:53 PM

Post #4079205

Happy birthday Debi! :-) Hope you have a great day!

It's been a beautiful fall day here today, partly cloudy, 50F and only a light breeze at around 13 mph from the south. It just started raining a few minutes ago. Last evening was very windy and rainy and seems it will be once again tonight.

I spent some time outside in the garden this afternoon - moving a few things around. It's been more than 2 weeks since I'd worked in the garden so it was very nice to get out there for a while.

Sharon - glad things are cooling down :-) Hope you like the cake if you try it - my DH loves it ;-) Isaboo and Baxter are so cute :-)

Kiska - beautiful photos. :-)

Kelli - so glad you DH wasn't hurt in that accident.

Adina - thanks- hope you like it. I added metric measurments for you if you want to try it ;-) Your house is coming along fast now! Do you know when you'll be able to move in?

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2007
1:04 AM

Post #4080005

Today was a cold and wet day. It POURED ALL DAY LONG!!! The bad thing is we had a RU going on so 15 of us were crammed into a small house. lol. We had fun still though.

It not only poured it barely left the 50s. It stormed during the night and early to mid morning then it just rained mostly with occasional thunder and lightning. It looks like we got close to 3" of rain here at my house.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 14, 2007
1:24 AM

Post #4080068

Sharon, I don't know how long they have actually been working on that octagon house. Here is some more information about it, though it won't answer your question.


Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on October 13, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
68 F / 20 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the South

I thought it might be too muddy for hiking so we went to the Arboretum instead. This is some kind of orchid.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2007
11:03 AM

Post #4080922

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DYSON!! I hope you have a great day!

This Forum has lots of October Birthdays!

Rann Im going to try to make the cake this week. Ill let you know when Im done. Im not as artistic as you, so it probably wont be as pretty as yours!
Pepper Sounds like yall got to play in the mud! LOL! Hopefully the rain will stop and youll have a beautiful weekend.
Kelli The orchid is gorgeous! Orchids were my Dads hobby and love. He had hundreds of them.

Now
Through 745 am...a few small showers in the coastal waters will continue to affect the northeast Florida coast. Brief light rain is expected with these showers as they move northwest around 10 mph. Showers will be near Jacksonville Beach...St Augustine...and Flagler Beach. Some of the showers will move inland to the Saint Johns River and Jacksonville International Airport.

74.3 F / 23.5 C
Overcast
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the East
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3200 ft / 975 m
Overcast 4500 ft / 1371 m

Today
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

We're getting warm again, but not hot. After church, I'm going to do today what Rann did yesterday, play in the dirt! I have lots of plants to move around, the lawn to take care of and some potting to take care of. I can't wait!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 14, 2007
2:15 PM

Post #4081285

Happy Birthday Dyson -
MySharona - bet the cake turns out well, it certainly sounds and looks fantastic. The flowers are great - I love the pinwheel look and the unopened blossom is perfect.
6am, dark, snowing w/rain mixed. 30*. The grassy areas are snow covered, not the driveway yet, and maybe the rain will win, guess just wait and see.
Kelli - beautiful orchid; what a nice way to spend some time.
Rann, very pretty cluster of leaves; a wonderful photo. Did you get more rain?
pepper - looks as if it was quite a storm there. That's a lot of rain in a short time. Hope today's better..
Yesterday - break in the coming cloud cover.
Kiska

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2007
3:09 PM

Post #4081459

Good Morning Everybody! We have a cool temp of 53* w/ a high of 70 * predicted for today. The sun is out this morning...The Milky Way was so visible last night! :D I went up into the woods w/ my "shadow" (Jack) yesterday. A very sad sight to see. It is so dry! :-O I have more downed trees than last year! It's chainsaw time again... The ferns aren't doing so well. For the most of them they are barely hanging in there, and some are even very "wilty" looking. We need lots o' rain...

Dyson, Happy Birthday! :D

Kelli, I am so Thankful that your DH wasn't hurt too much! :-O It sounds as tho he was shaken up a bit, so I hope that it eases soon.
Such a Beautiful Orchid! :D and am glad you got some nice, unexpected rain! :D

Sharon, Love those Kitties! They are so Sweet! Did you get to go out to eat for you B-Day when Jeff got back home?
And no point in being "piggish" with the rain! LOL! Me & Dyson would like to have some of what you have had! ;) The other day we were 9" below the norm, so there may have to be an all out raindance! :D I know! We should have our own little Powow & do lots of dancing! :D

Pepper...A RU w/ 15 people in the house sounds like a lot of fun! :D

Rann, Your last posted pic is Gorgeous! Wow! Such color & definition! I think that you should enter that one in the photo contest! :D And thatks for the recipe! Sounds really yummy! :D (but very fattening)

Thanks Kiska, Those were my B-Day flowers...I love mums for this time of year! Next we are to go to the Cinderella Pumpkin Farm to get the pumkins & gourds. Even tho we have had very little rain, the pumpkin farm has produced well, as usual! Love the farm w/ it's great back ground! :-O


Adina, the house is really looking Greaet! I know that you are feeling very excited! about being able to move in! How soon will it be? Do you have an idea?

And Sidney...you Are the Coleus Queen!! :D

Todays trivia...
What is a low pressure system that is warmer at its center than at its periphery?
a) Warm-Core Low
b) Warm Low
c) Hot Low
d) Warm Occlusion

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2007
8:11 PM

Post #4082361

A late B'day wish Deb, and a repeat 'day for Dyson.

I haven't been on the computer in a month. We babysit 3 times a week and I am mostly working on garden stuff now that the mosquitos and no-see-ums are done.

We had a nice all morning and afternoon rain. 67* and 4/10''.

kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 14, 2007
8:20 PM

Post #4082379

35*~~it is getting warmer by the minute:) (noon temp)
m2keep~~ what a beautifully unusual photo..such a pretty shade of pink. Your evening sounds nice being out to see the sky and have Jack tag along, too. Too bad it's so dry, though. "D"
bp - bet it's really nice to be outdoors without the bother/annoying insects.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2007
8:32 PM

Post #4082418

73(F) - Bright Blu Skies - Drat!

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 30%
Wind: 0 (N) at 6mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.12in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 40F
Yesterday's High Temp: 72F
Dew Point: 41
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 74
Wind Chill: 74
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 46F
6hr High Temp: 72F

Thanks everyone for the b'day wishes (and I even got the DW to cook for me today)!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 14, 2007
9:17 PM

Post #4082559

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,DYSON AND DEB!Sorry I couldn't be here yesterday,I went to the house again!
Kelli,thanks for posting about the octogone house,very interesting !Mine is an octogone,but the walls aren't all equal.
Rann,thanks for posting the metric measures,I have to try it,love coconut.I baked a Fanta Cheese Cake yesterday too.
Have to go,talk to you tomorrow.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 14, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #4082721

It looks like I forgot to include the link for the octagon house, so here it is. http://www.heritagesquare.org/octagon_house.htm


Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 14, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
74 F / 23 C
Clear
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 6 mph / 9 km/h / 2.6 m/s from the ESE

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 15, 2007
1:00 AM

Post #4083406

Thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday everyone! I was "on vacation" at the beach. Had a very nice birthday.
Just got back and have to catch up!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DYSON!

Had a beautiful week over at the beach. Warm and sunny every single day. Unfortunately, judging by the state of the garden, it was the same here at home.

67F, on the way down to a low of 53 tonight. Near 80 tomorrow. No rain.

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

October 15, 2007
1:07 AM

Post #4083430

Happy Birthday Deb and Dyson!!!

Today was a bright sunshiny day. I figure highs in the mid 60s since it was almost hot compared to what we had all last week.

I got all the plants from yesterday planted and I am hoping I didn't plant over my tiger liles because I couldn't find the bulbs. lol. I know they are there just can't remember the exact location.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 15, 2007
1:21 AM

Post #4083475

Happy birthday, Dyson. May all your nights be dark. ;-)


another picture from yesterday

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 15, 2007
2:05 AM

Post #4083625

Happy Birthday Dyson,
Hope this next year is the best one of your life.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 15, 2007
2:12 AM

Post #4083652

Wow! Kelli! That one is even more gorgeous than the last! :D
Deb, Glad that you had a great "vacation"! And Birthday! :D
Se_eds, What a Magnificant color! :-O
Dyson, We're supposed to be in the upper 70's tomorrow! Not good for us "dry" folks! Since you are doing all of those other things around the house...I'll do a rain dance or 2 for us! and maybe you could join in, too! ;)

The answer to the trivia is...A
And Tropical cyclones are warm-core lows.

Good Nite
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2007
12:38 PM

Post #4084582

Kiska Another perfect picture!
Joey We did go out for dinner and it was wonderful! Ill start another rain dance for you.
B_P Good to hear from you! You are so lucky you dont have mosquitoes any more. Were still loaded with them.
Adina What is a Fanta cheesecake? Is that a special type of cheese or is it made with the Fanta soda?
Kelli Thanks for the link. I wonder how many of his homes are still in existence. Beautiful orchid.
Se_eds Lovely daylily such a strong purple.

74.8 F / 23 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 57 F / 14 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/h from the ESE
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft / 1524 m

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 15 mph.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2007
5:56 PM

Post #4085687

Great succulents Sharon, are they in youur garden?
I have been so busy getting yard and house fixed nice for my Administrative deviation hearing. I am going house to house this evening
and see if I can get my neighbors to sign a petition on my behalf.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 15, 2007
6:59 PM

Post #4085940

Good luck, Sidney -
11am and 29*. Mostly sunny with highs to the mid 30's. Sunrise 8:39; Set at 6:43. Loss of 5m45 seconds.
MySharona - those succulents are beautiful, do they "die out" in the winter?
Joey - the pool/pond is wonderful - if it's manmade, it's looks like nature made it. If not, then nature did a great job of puttting it together. very peaceful.
se_eds and kelli ~ the blossoms are so pretty and bright. A great splash of color.
Welcome home, Deb.
adina - that creme cake is so nice - bet it's great tasting, too.
pepper - glad you've got them all planted, now, just wait and see what comes up next spring.
Kiska

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 15, 2007
7:51 PM

Post #4086093

Sharon,yes,the cake's cream on top is made with Fanta soda. Cute pics of Baxter and Boo !

Kelli,thanks for the link,the octogone is great !

It's been so cold today : 39 this morning !brrrrrr !
The chestnuts have fallen down after the strong wind !

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 15, 2007
7:58 PM

Post #4086108

And a few colored leaves.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2007
11:00 PM

Post #4086775

Sidney Yes, they are called white ghost. Ill get you some cuttings if you want. I sent some to Joey. Good Luck with the hearing. What is it about?
Kiska Its a slow grower and I cover it if we get a freeze. I water them about 2x a week. It was my first succulent. Its about 3 years old and still one of my favorites. The flowers have been as large as 7 wide. Its very easy to take care of. BTW Snow = Brrrr!. Time to fire up that chiminea!
Adina How do you make it? Ive never heard of a cream made of fanta. Do you collect a lot of chestnuts? The picture is great!

77.0 F / 25.0 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the ESE
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft / 1524 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s inland...around 70 coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Baxter snoozin!

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2007
12:18 AM

Post #4087045

Happy Belated Birthday to Deb and Dyson.
;)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 16, 2007
12:36 AM

Post #4087122

4:30 and the high for today seems to be the 39* we're at now. Yesterday's snowfall is gone, but not for long, "they" say.
Adina - the display of colorful leaves looks great. Anxious to see more about the cake:) I'm not familiar with Fanta, what is it? Also, haven't seen chestnuts, newly fallen, either; very interesting.
MySharona - to have such a cool-looking plant for so long, is great. You must be so proud of them and how well they're doing. That's a happy cat~~
Hockey practice - 6 year old gdaughter's team a few days ago.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2007
9:48 AM

Post #4088330

Kiska - The team looks like they are having fun! I've been ice skating a couple of times, but never got very good at it. I think I was always scared of the fall on hard ice (Ouch)!!

74.5 F / 23.6 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft / 1828 m

Today
Increasing clouds with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

It's getting warmer again. :( Sunset last night.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2007
10:38 AM

Post #4088366

Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, 48, still no moisture.

Computer job lined up for this morning, it will be nice to get away from the house for awhile. Job is at a local nursery.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 86%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.18in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 46F
Yesterday's High Temp: 78F
Dew Point: 46
Visibility: 9mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 50
Wind Chill: 50
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 55F
6hr High Temp: 69F

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2007
12:00 PM

Post #4088486

Good Morning Everybody! It's a smidge warmer this morning w/ a temp of 52*. Another sunny day ahead...

Dyson, we're supposed to have a 60% chance of rain on Friday! :D I hope that you get it, too! :D Good Luck on the job! Will you be upgrading their system?
Sharon, Great looking sky! :D And Baxter looks like a silly kitty in that pose!
Kiska, Now the winter games begin, huh? I like to ice skate, I don't know why, but for me it's easier than roller skating...we just don't have a place to go ice skating. We have to wait for ponds to freeze over. ~ And you have Snow! :D ~ The pool is in the middle of New River at Sandstone Falls where it is (at normal water levels) under the waters surface.
Adina, I am anxious to hear about the Fanta Cheesecake. I love chestnuts...been eating some for the past week or 2. I love the fall leaves that you have pictured! :D

Today's weather trivia is...
If you listen carefully to the sound this creature makes, you can accurately determine the current temperature.
a) Bull frog
b) Cricket
c) Wooly Worm
d) Coyote

Have a Great Day All!
Joey

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2007
2:10 PM

Post #4088903

Dyson - a happy beleated birthday to you! I hope your day was great :-)

It's really cold today, 14-24 mph northwinds, 38F now at 2 pm and partly cloudy. It was really, really cold running out to the pool today. Took me about two laps to warm up ...

Wonderful photos everyone!

Adina - I'd love to hear more about the Fanta cake too - what's in it?? Beautiful leaves and chestnut.

Joey -Thanks. You're right the cream cake is not for dieters ;-) lol But if you make it with reduced sugar and use the wholegrain spelt you can eat it with a better consience ;-) Beautiful photos of the pool. Looks like the waterlevel is really low. Hope you get some rain soon.

Sharon - that photo of Baxter made me smile :-) What a happy, relaxed cat. So cute.

Se_eds - gorgeous daylily. I've never seen a purple one before.

Kelli - beautiful orchids :-)

Sally/billyporter - so nice to see you. Glad the bugs are gone and it's cooled down :-)

Have a great day everyone!

Rann

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2007
3:14 PM

Post #4089101

Hi Joey...I'm pretty sure it's B: Cricket, but I can't remember exactly how they do it. Are the leaves turning there? They are late up here.

Kiska...I've been lurking here from time to time but haven't posted much. You sure have posted some gorgeous scenery!

Dyson...It's good to see you're up and about. Doing a job for a nursery could pay some nice gardening dividends.

Sharona...That's one cool looking cat!

Adina...It's been very interesting watching your house grow. Construction methods there are certainly different then ours here in the States.

Sidney...Good luck with your petition.



I took vacation this week to do some photography but the leaves here are at least a week or 2 behind schedule. I'll head east into the mountains later this week and visit a few state parks. The colors should be at peak there. I spent yesterday in Pittsburgh with my son Jeff who was having reconstructive knee surgery. He suffered a serious injury in football practice 3 weeks ago and tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus. St. Vincent College's team orthopedic doctor is Dr. Bradley who is the Steelers team ortho Dr. as well. He's one of the top ortho Dr's in the country so Jeff got great care. He was one sorry puppy last night but he's perked up quite a bit today. He's laying here in the living room with a machine bending his leg.

The weather here has been good for the most part. Expecting a nice mix of clouds, sun, and showers from time to time the rest of the week with temps topping out around 70 degrees.

Here's a photo I took last week while walking the local bike trail. Not very much color yet.


early_bloomer


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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2007
6:31 PM

Post #4089774

So sorry to hear of DS's knee. Sounds like he might be better than new.
Weather here is low eightys.
Partly cloudy.
Sidney
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2007
6:32 PM

Post #4089777

Oh, yes Cricketts tell temps.
;)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 16, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #4089871

30*, heavy fog, nearly 11am. Highs to the mid-high 30s.
Rann - you made me shiver at the thought of dashing through the cold to go swim:) Beautiful fall leaves.
E_B -- hope your son makes a full recovery; thanks, too. I really like the pathway through the woods - very inviting.
MySharona - another pretty sunset pic - must be nice to see one all year round.
Dyson - bet it was nice to be getting out and around again, especially to be in a nursery setting.
music2keep - such a pretty place to visit; the stones look great and would be nice in a backyard pond, too. No crickets here, but I think I've heard about them/weather.
hi Sidney -
Ice forming at the river's edge last year; same now.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 16, 2007
7:34 PM

Post #4089961

Fanta is a soda orange drink, very popular in Europe.
See the link :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanta
For the cake, I use it instead of milk when boiling the vanilla pudding, which is the yellow cream on the top.
Link to the vanilla pudding Dr.Oetker :http://www.germandeli.com/058336120138.html

Fanta Cream and Cheese Cake
-a layer sponge cake( I make it of eggs,sugar and flour)
-cream of 1 pound cottage cheese, 8 ounces butter and 8 ounces powder sugar - spread between 2 layers
-cream of 3 cups Fanta,4 tablespoons sugar and 2 vanilla pudding packages,boiled until thickens. Leave to cool a little bit,then add on top. Let cool in the fridge.Better serve the next day.I couldn't wait !LOL

Sharon,Baxter is so cute !
Love your pics,Joey!Same river?
Rann, wonderful colors!
E_B, same colors here! Sorry for your son's knee,I hope he feels better! I'll post some more pics with our house,they just finished the roof and are starting to make the sanitary installations.We had to go there again yesterday to decide where to put the stove,sink, heater and fridge in the kitchen,then all the lights and heaters in the livingroom and all downstairs: greenhouse, computer's room,dining.
Kiska, thanks for the hockey pic,those kids are so sweet!Here's some more chestnuts fallen on the ground,for you...and Boss' ball !
Adina

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 16, 2007
9:53 PM

Post #4090383

Adina - an orange soda - wow, very interesting; I've written the instructions and will make one..there are 7 of us for dinner every night, and sometimes more, so a new dessert will be great; and it's the best part of the meal:))
The chestnuts are enclosed in very prickly-looking husk. Is it easily removed?
2pm, 33* and foggy.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #4090605

Everyone - Baxter used to sleep on his back all the time. He stopped when he became very ill. This is the first time Ive seen him sleep on his back in over a year. I was so tickled I had to grab the camera! Hes my little man!

Dyson How did the job go today?
Joey Im going with B as well. Love the pond and all the rocks!
Rann You are my hero! Running laps in the icy air before jumping in the pool! Very pretty picture!
E_B Im so sorry to hear of Jeffs knee. It sounds like hes got the best possible help. I hope he has a quick recovery and is able to get back out there soon. That s a lovely Fall picture too!
Sidney How did the meeting go?
Kiska Wow thats a stunning winter ice picture!
Adina The chestnuts are plentiful in your area. I dont think Ive ever had one I feel like Im something special!

77.7 F / 25 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 80 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3800 ft / 1158 m
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft / 3657 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds 5 mph.

My latest bloom and possible the last. I don't have any more buds :(

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #4090989

Joey: B-crickets!
Sharon: Love that Baxter! And the last bloom is as pretty as the first.
Rann & Kiska: You two had high temps just 1 degree apart. Brrrr! either way. :)
Dyson: Glad you're gettin' out and about!
EB: Oh no, poor Jeff! That sounds like it must've been a painful injury. He must be sad to miss the rest of the season. Hope he makes a good recovery soon! Looking forward to your fall color photos, btw.

Ptly cloudy and 76F.
Low tonight 63.
High tomorrow 83.
Still no rain.
Deb

Oh, and a PS: Who sent me the Maypop seeds?? Alabama? Can't remember your DG screen name! :)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #4091130

Today it got to high 60s though the wind kept it chilly still. Tomorrow it will rain and we could get up to 3 inches or more in 48 hrs. We just got that much on Sat.

this is my garden helper Curly. He loves playing in the garden and smelling the flowers. No joke, he really does smell the flowers. Everytime I bring in new ones he runs over and starts sniffing. In this pic he is sniffing a new ornamental grass I had just planted.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2007
1:34 AM

Post #4091226

Good evening All! :D We had a sunny day w/ a high of 77*! Totally unheard of for this time of year! Record highs have been set all week.The temp at the present time is 67*.

Dyson...Rain! predicted for Friday! 60% Chance! :D (dance like mad, so we will get 100%!)
Pepper! What a precious kitty! :D
Adina! Look at all those Chestnuts! :D I would be really "sick", because I can't quit eating those things! :D The pics of the water is the same river.
Kiska, The husk is "spiney", but they bust open when they are ready. Sometimes gloves are helpful. Love the fog pic! Wow! I would welcome the moisture! Even the ice. ;)
E_B, Jeff's injury (3 really) is really bad, but glad that he is getting the best of care! I hope that his recovery is speedy! That is a marvelous pic! I wish that we had some color. The only color that we have is the leaves turning brown & falling off. Where there is some color it's very drap & dull reds. None of the brilliant golden yellows of the maples.
Rann, Great Colors! Thanks for the pic! :D

You all get an A for the trivia! the answer is...A! (and E_B, here's your answer)
Count the number of chirps in 13 seconds, add that to 40, and you have the temperature.

Gotta go take baby pics! :D
Joey

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2007
1:53 AM

Post #4091316

E_B, here's one from last year...I hope to see that again ~ next year...

Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2007
10:00 AM

Post #4092116

Pepper Curly is precious! I used to have a short hair orange tabby named Beldar! Orange tabbies are so sweet. Aim a fan in Joey's and Dyson's direction - maybe they'll get a good soaker!
Joey Great picture! Sounds like chestnuts are the best, esp since they open by them selves when ready!

73.8 F / 23.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 67 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s inland...in the lower 80s coast. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

In my latest attempt to conserve water I've cut down to watering the lawn 1x per week (today). The lawn is looking puny, but it would look puny anyway at this time of year. I carry a water bucket to the plants that need water only. Here's hoping everyone who needs rain gets some soon.

I took this yesterday on the way home. There was a partial rainbow, but no rain. All I could get was this small bit on the camera.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2007
10:10 AM

Post #4092132

Dark, 57(F)

Ordered a new hard drive for the nursery. At some point during the night we must have hit Dewpoint (54) cause the is moisture on some items outside. Maybe it will rain Thur or Fri.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 87%
Wind: 350 (N) at 5mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.15in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 49F
Yesterday's High Temp: 80F
Dew Point: 54
Visibility: 6mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 58
Wind Chill: 58
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 58F
6hr High Temp: 68F

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2007
10:52 AM

Post #4092180

Good morning!

It froze last night - this was the killer one - everything is toast and the ice on the pond was thick enough for the neighborhood kitties to walk on it ... winter's creeping in.

It's sunny, up to 34F now at 10:30 am and fairly calm, only 9 mph from the southeast. The weather service is recording lower tempertures than my thermometer, ranging from 27-32 depending on location so it might still be below freezing ... Still doesn't feel as cold as yesterday since the wind's calmed.

Sharon - lol - let's clarify that. I'm not close to being a hero. I just run straight out to the pool as fast as I can. It took me about 2 laps swimming in the pool to get the shivers out ;-) lol If I wanted to I could run laps though since there is a track by the pool that you can stroll or run around if you'd like to. Why anyone would want to is beyond me because it wouldn't be warm enough for that in my opinion even in July ... lol But there are people that use it ... and use the outside locker rooms ... don't know how that's possible.

Wonderful photos eveyone!

EB - so sorry about your son's injury. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he'll be as good as new :-)

I'm off to the gym and my daily swim ;-)

I found some photos of the pool - here's the link: http://hot-springs.org/Badlaugar/Sundlaugar/Reykjanes og Reykjavik/Sudurbaejarlaug/sudurbaejarlaug.html

Have a great day all!

Rannveig

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2007
11:22 AM

Post #4092229

LOL! I just saw the pic I posted is sideways! Let me try that again!

Rann -You're still my hero! To get in the pool in the icy air still ranks way up high on my hero list!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2007
1:27 PM

Post #4092623

LOL - thanks Sharon ;-) It was actually really nice today at the pool - no running required ;-) The temperature is up to 36F (39F on my termometer) and still hardly any wind to speak of so it's turning out to be a really nice day :-)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2007
1:31 PM

Post #4092629

36 ? yikeees where did I put the thermals?

Edited to say - Overcast and Gray, I hung a load of clothing on the line to encourage rain.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 17, 2007
7:27 PM

Post #4094001

Kiska,I hope your family will enjoy the cake much better than mine !LOL I almost ate it alone...not that I didn't l enjoy every piece!LOLThe chestnuts popp out by themselves,almost the moment they are on the ground, but it's not difficult to get themout..it doesn't hurt your hands!

Pepper, how sweet!

Rann,wow !

Sharon, beautiful bloom,even though could be the last !

Joey, you 'll be really sick after eating those chestnuts because they aren't edible!LOL All the chestnuts tree in Bucharest are like this,only in the north of Romania are growing those edible chestnut trees. Beautiful plant,I have it near my house too !

Adina

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 17, 2007
7:30 PM

Post #4094024

The clothes are dry and still no rain? ok if I leave them on the line long enough...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #4094800

Dyson Just thinking about 36* made me want to look for my thermals! Maybe you should wash the car!
Adina The chestnuts in Bucaresti arent edible? Thats a darn shame! They look delicious.

79.5 F / 26.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 68%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft / 914 m
Scattered Clouds 6500 ft / 1981 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

on the way to work this morning

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2007
10:57 PM

Post #4094808

clouds rolling in at lunch

There was a line of clouds that extended for miles. I wasn't the only person amazed by this sight!

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 17, 2007
11:09 PM

Post #4094837

Adina, your nonedible chestnuts are what we call buckeyes in the U.S. Supposedly another name is horse chestnut, but I've only seen that in writing, not heard it spoken. There are native American chestnuts but they were virtually all killed off by a blight 100 (?) years ago. I am told they were huge trees. Trees still come up from the roots of the old plants but don't live to be all that old. It is hoped that eventually a blight-resistant variety will develop. My dad has a couple Chinese chestnut trees. He loves the chestnuts but I don't care for them. I've seen chestnuts in the grocery store around Christmas time. I think those are called Spanish chestnuts. Here's more than you probably want to know about chestnuts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut

Buckeyes are planted as ornamental trees in the eastern U.S. They are a European species and are probably they same species as you have. There is a native Ohio buckeye, but I am not familiar with it. There is also a California buckeye. It will grow around here but is native to a little further north. The flowers smell very good.

Rann, a hot springs pool sounds great!

On Monday morning, we got a miniscule amount of rain. This morning we got a slightly less miniscule amount of rain. Both events took me by surprise, along with probably a couple million other people. (Just think, Rann, there a probably more people within a 10 mile radius of where I live than there are in the whole country of Iceland!)

Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on October 17, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
68 F / 20 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2007
11:53 PM

Post #4094968

May a newcomer join your thread? Here is the current weather for my neck of the woods:

Current conditions as of 6:19 pm CDT

Mostly Cloudy
Feels Like: 77
Barometer: 29.57 in and rising
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 72
Wind: N 7 mph
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 6:31 pm

We have had rain off and on all day with some tornado warnings for several counties in southeast Arkansas. about 2/3 of the state is under a tornado watch. Here is a photo I took looking across the street from my house just a few minutes ago.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2007
12:27 AM

Post #4095076

68(F), dark, No rain, maybe when this line of storms moves to the east there will still be some moisture in the clouds.

marsue - Welcome to the wx party.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 48%
Wind: 170 (S) at 6mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.09in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 49F
Yesterday's High Temp: 80F
Dew Point: 57
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 79
Wind Chill: 78
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 58F
6hr High Temp: 77F
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2007
12:37 AM

Post #4095116

Marsue, Welcome. I saw on the Weather Channel that Arkansas and the surrounding areas are in for a night of severe weather and tornadoes .
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2007
12:40 AM

Post #4095131

Well, you would think it was Spring instead of Fall around here. Springtime is usually our busiest time for tornadoes but nowadays it can happen any time of year. Crazy weather patterns, you know!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2007
12:44 AM

Post #4095147

P.S. thanks for the welcome and I love the photos above of the fall colors. Our trees haven't started changing yet--incredibly warm Sept. this year.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 18, 2007
1:05 AM

Post #4095224

Marsue: Welcome and what a scary looking but beautiful sky! I hope you get NO tornadoes.

We hit 84F today.
Low tonight 66.
Not a sign of rain...still. I'm invited to a cook-out on Sat. Maybe that'll bring a thunderstorm. :)
Deb

Here's my pal at the beach last week, following instructions as always. :)

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2007
1:38 AM

Post #4095340

Good Evening Everybody! :D We had a wee bit of rain today! Such a nice suprise to see the deck wet this morning! and it rained a little more around 10 am. The high for the day was 75*.

Marsue...Welcome! :D And what ominous clouds you have!

Kelli, You are right about the Buckeyes. I have heard that only 1/2 of the buckeye is edible ~ the deer & squirrels know which half to eat...

Sharon, Those Clouds! :D

Adina, Yes your pic is very similar to mine! :D

Rann, The pool looks very inviting... :D And the 36*temp for swimming sounds like it would be something I would try...w/out the thermals! ;)

Deb, Looks like nice weather for your beach vacation! :D (my mom used to say that rules were made to be broken - that looks like something that I would do :D)

Good Nite!
Joey

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 18, 2007
3:10 AM

Post #4095661

Late to the computer today;
33*~~getting quite dark. High was in the high 30's.
welcome, marsue; it will good to see what's happening in your area.
September color near the Matanuska Glacier.
Kiska

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2007
4:50 AM

Post #4095864

Thanks for the good wishes for Jeff.

We have both the edible and buck-eye chestnuts growing around here. The buck-eye variety are often referred to as horse chestnuts in this part of the country. I'm not sure what variety the edible ones are but they seem to be quite common.

Kiska...Nice job of framing the autumn colors against the mountains and glacier.

Welcome Marsue!

There has been a big change in the foliage here in the past 2 days. It's shaping up to be an incredible year for color here in NW Pa. It rained just about as hard as it can rain here for a while this morning, cleared off somewhat the rest of the day, but it's drizzling again this evening.

early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2007
9:37 AM

Post #4096086

Marsue Welcome! I hope you made it through the night without any problems. The clouds are very low in your picture. BTW - I love the front porch of the house across the street. It has a very unique look.
Deb LOL! Your friend is as bad as I am (and Joey)!! I cant help it! Which beach were you at? The breakfront is massive.
Joey Love the picture! I was going to take one similar yesterday, but the leave had completely unfolded. Dont you love how silky the leaves are when they first bloom?
Kiska Your pictures get better and better!
E_B Fantastic picture! The colors are so bold! Please keep us updated on Jeff.

74.7 F / 23.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A chance of showers in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

We're hoping for rain today. I thought it would rain a couple of times yesterday, but no. We're praying Deb, Joey and Dyson get some much needed rain in your areas. We need some, but not as badly as as y'all.

I forgot to add - it's DysonDark!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2007
10:02 AM

Post #4096103

Good morning!

Hi marsue - nice to meet you :-)

It's a blustery one today - 31 mph winds gusting to 49 mph from the SE, cloudy and probably rained during the night. We're likely to get some more rain today. Current temperature at 9:40 am is 50F.

LOL - Dyson, Sharon and Joey - thermals could be useful if you were planning on spending some time outside I guess. ;-) You difinately wouldn't need thermals at the pool though since it's a very nice 86F and the hot tub is around 99 - 104F so you warm up pretty quickly ;-)

Joey - gorgeous photo of the unfurling leaf! :-)

Kiska - another breathtaking view!

EB - WOW - gorgeous colors - beautiful photo!

Kelli - it is pretty amazing how many people live there in your area ... Very different from here ... the total population of Iceland is only 380.000 people so we don't really know the meaning of the word "crowded". To us it's crowded if there are more than 10 people in one place. lol
All the pools in the country are heated - probably all of them with geothermal water. And there are pools everywhere - swimming is very popular here. There isn't a town too small to have a pool since swimming is taught in schools here and every class has a weekly swimming lesson. Even where there are no towns you can find swimming pools ... we found this one in an uninhabited fjord in the Westfjords of Iceland on a trip last summer. There was nothing there except this pool and a shed to change into your swimsuit ...

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2007
10:50 AM

Post #4096138

Dark @ 61(F)

The three foot stump is now 2 foot, I am hoping to have it cut to ground level today.

I have some very large Oak trees crowding la-casa-doublewide, which is not causing a problem at the moment but I do need to thin some of the overhanging branches before they fall on the roof and cause water integrity concerns. So I priced "pole saws".the kind made for cutting from a distance of 10 to 15 foot below and found a wide range of products available from the kind with a small chainsaw attached to the end of the pole (very expensive) to simple "non-powered" ones. Least expensive I found was around $60.00. I was in Wally World the other morning and in the camping/fishing/hunting section spotted a small saw (9 in. blade) that looked sturdy, and was attached to the plastic handle by way of two bolts at the juncture of blade and handle. I figure to remove the handle (already done) and attaching the blade to a 10 foot section of conduit I just happen to have laying around doing nothing (what project did I get that conduit for?)
Anyways, the saw cost $9.00 and after using it I can reinstall the handle and use it for pruning and I will still be able to use the conduit (except the couple of inches at the end where I attach it to the saw). So that is the plan for today.

Parts are on order for the computer at the nursery - New hard drive and a USB flash memory stick, should be here monday.

And now without farther delay -

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 78%
Wind: 120 (ESE) at 13mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 56F
Yesterday's High Temp: 79F
Dew Point: 59
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 7500ft
Heat Index: 66
Wind Chill: 66
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 62F
6hr High Temp: 72F
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2007
11:51 AM

Post #4096241

Just called the radar up on the net, If this storm will hold together for 8 more counties I should get some water - Let me go out and start the chain saw just to make sure (the stump can wait, the water cannot).
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2007
12:08 PM

Post #4096288

Dyson! Good Luck with the rain!! I'm dancing in your direction!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2007
12:57 PM

Post #4096421

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome! Great pictures from all of you--expecially loved that one from E_B showing the reflection of the clouds in the water. A thunderstorm did come through last night around midnight but I slept through the whole thing. DH told me about it this morning, then when I went to pickup my granddaughter to take her to school, there were tree limbs down and leaves all over the streets. The sun was just coming up over the neighbor's house behind us when I got back home. Snapped a quick pic to show you.
Sharona, that house across the street from me that has the porch that you like is a new house. A young family just moved into it about 3 weeks ago. I hope you get the rain you need today.
Everyone have a great day! DH and I have to take MIL to the doctor today--it's a 210 mile round trip so we will be gone most of the day (65 miles to her house then 40 to the specialist in another town and then back again)

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2007
1:18 PM

Post #4096480

Good morning, everyone! Welcome, marsue. E_B, how is Jeff doing?

Thank you for the rain dances in our direction - please stop! LOL I was hoping for a little rain and we got 4.5 inches on Monday. We have had 20+ inches (that's 50+ centimeters) over normal of rainfall this year - almost 70 inches in total. Crazy weather is right!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (9 min ago)
Temperature 74 F 23 C
Dew Point 72 F 22 C
Humidity 93%
Pressure 29.69 in 1005.5 mb
Wind Speed 5 MPH 4 kts
Wind Dir S 170
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 4 mi 6.4 km
Heat Index 78 F 26 C
Current Conditions Mist
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2007
2:39 PM

Post #4096738

I got out the chain saw, the sky was a promising gray, with heavy cloud cover, poured the bar oil into it, started cutting on the stump - then the sky cleared and now it is bright blu.

But - the stump is down too the last six inches.

Called up the radar on the net, the storm line is about eight counties over (in West Virginia). if you are west of there please turn your fans east!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2007
3:17 PM

Post #4096898

Marsue Welcome, Just looked at where Cabot is. That's about 200 mi. east of where I grew up in Texas.
It's sunny, and I think I can get one line full dry before the rain gets here.
83.5 F / 28 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 58%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 2.7 mph / 4 km/h from the SSW
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
I had the date wrong for my zoning thing. It's tomorrow at 10 AM. Prayers toward that matter will be appreciated.
Love all the pictures.
Sidney

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2007
7:08 PM

Post #4097716

Helluu!

Dyson, W.V. was right...we had the rain, but it only lasted for about 30 min. And an umbrella could have been used..but it was a really nice feeling (plus! I knew that I wouldn't melt! ;) Did you get the rain? Ours came at about 10:30 am. It was over when I got out of class...

The only color I found in the 66 mile round trip to & from school.
Joey

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2007
7:11 PM

Post #4097732

Sharon,great clouds,like always!Yes,I find it too bad too,I love eating chestnuts!Still,we use them for something :Boss loves playing with the chestnuts and carries one in his mouth arround the park.
Rann,thanks for the info about your pools,great !I once made a bath in a warmed pool,in Germany,at Baden-Baden,it was so cool doing that when outside was December!
Welcome Marsue,great pics,I hope the tornados go away from you !
Kiska,wonderful picture !
E_B,wonderful colors !How's Jeff ?Waiting for more pics !Thanks for the info on chestnuts.
Kelli,thanks for the link,it's very interesting ! I just found out that ours are Horse Chestnut trees.Here's a picture with the chestnuts still in the tree.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2007
7:17 PM

Post #4097746

Hey,Joey,wonderful pic!
It's been very warm today,75,sunny and a few thin clouds.I've been at the house today and this is how it looks like.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2007
7:53 PM

Post #4097882

A few moments ago I was back to working on the stump, the sky grew gray, I felt a few drops of rain, I stowed the saw. now I am at the puter, enjoying the breeze blowing in the window next to the desk. No more rain though, Oh well the night is young, though I am not.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2007
8:24 PM

Post #4097987

Thanks Adina. Wow - your house is looking good! :-)

Dyson I sure hope you get some rain! :-)

Joey - very pretty color - I'm sure there's more to come ;-)

marsue - very pretty sunrise :-)

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2007
11:15 PM

Post #4098577

Dyson Were praying hard that you get some of that rain! Ill bet you are younger than you pretend to be!
Rann- Thats amazing that there are pools all over the country even in non-populated areas!
Marsue I hope your trip went well today. Pretty sunrise!
Marylyn I havent been dancin in your direction! Youve had all the rain you need for at least another week!! LOL!! You should have moss growing between your toes now!
Sidney Were praying for you!
Joey Very pretty picture! Its a shame you arent having the color change that you usually experience.
E-B How is Jeff doing?
Adina How is your mom? Your house is looking great! How many square feet is the house? The chestnuts have the look of the prickly pear cactus. But you have to be careful when peeling the prickly pear, the spines are very sharp they are delicious if you are a brave soul!

Now
Through 740 PM...showers and thunderstorms will move into Bryceville... Baldwin...Hilliard...Callahan...mandarin and Palm Valley. The thunderstorms will move northeast at 15 to 20 miles an hour.

80.4 F / 26.9 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 72 F / 22 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 85 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft / 1219 m
Scattered Clouds 6500 ft / 1981 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

My best friend lives in Bryceville; it's about 45 minutes west of us. Hopefully we'll get some rain.

I forgot to post a link for the prickly pear cactus http://www.desertusa.com/magoct97/oct_pa/du_prkpear.html

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 18, 2007
11:40 PM

Post #4098688

October weather is still quiet and other than at a higher elevations not much in the way of snowfall; a bit last week and threats this week, but looks like we've eased a few more nice days out of October.
33*, gray but nice.
This afternoon; icy leaves in the yard.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
12:17 AM

Post #4098868

oooh I hear thunder!!

Great pic Kiska!!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 19, 2007
1:06 AM

Post #4099062

Weeelll, we hit 84 with plenty o'sunshine today. Clouded up and looked pretty serious a couple of times, but not a drop fell. 77 now, crickets are chirpin'.
Exhausted! Busy week after a busy vacation! Think I'll turn in early.
This is a little farm not far from where I work..
Deb

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2007
1:22 AM

Post #4099127

Great photo, Deb--love those red metal roofs! We were up in the 80's, too, today. Beautiful sunshiney day, too, after the thunderstorms last night.

My MIL has to have an EGB or maybe it is an EGD on Nov. 9th. That's where they put a scope down her esophagus and run it down to her stomach and look around. She will have to be mildly sedated for that. She also has diverticulosis which is not as bad as diverticulitis. "Losis" means you have "pockets" in your colon. "Litis" means you have infection in the pockets. She is also somewhat anemic so the doc prescribed an iron tablet. They are doing the test mentioned above to make sure she doesn't have a small bleeding ulcer which could be responsible for the anemia. All -in -all, considering she is 81, I suppose she is doing rather well. She still lives alone and takes care of herself. Until recently she was driving herself anywhere she wanted to go but when she started feeling really bad about 2 months ago, she stopped driving. Friends bring her groceries, etc. We go up to check on her on a regular basis, too, and we talk to her every day. She is VERY independent and thank goodness she has been able to live alone up to now. If the time ever comes when she can't live by herself, I really don't know what we will do. As I said, she is VERY independent. Oh, well, didn't mean to write a book about her condition.

I'm excited to have joined this thread. Now I can say I "know" someone who lives in Iceland, someone who lives in Romania, and someone who lives in Australia, as well as the rest of you who live in the USA! Have a good evening, everyone. "Talk" to you in the morning!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2007
1:34 AM

Post #4099175

Yesterday it rained off and on all day. Actually it POURED. Tornado was spotted in a neighboring county too. i would have posted this yesterdau but I had to go see Ronnie Milsap. Took a friend to see him too. My friend's mom was a big fan of his and her kids are all fans also.

Anyways, we got about 2-3 inches rain yesterday and last night. There were times it rained so hard we couldn't see the road. Like I mentioned above we also had a touchdown. It was actually 10 or so miles from my friend's house and he didn't know it. He left his scanner at work and didn't know the weather. He was suprised when I told him. lol.

Temps were in the 60s but the rain was cold so it wasn't a nice day.

Today was a nice day. Had one 2 min rain shower then it was sunny again. T-shirt weather. Lots of fall colors starting to show up. I will try to get pics when I get a chance. Gotta get a free weekend for driving around.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #4099402

pepper23, my daughter was born in KC! We lived in North Kansas City for a little over a year back in 1963-64, then moved back 'home' to Arkansas. I liked it up there but I am sure it has greatly changed since I lived there. I probably wouldn't recognize the place now.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
2:44 AM

Post #4099464

Quoting:I'm excited to have joined this thread. Now I can say I "know" someone who lives in Iceland, someone who lives in Romania, and someone who lives in Australia, as well as the rest of you who live in the USA! Have a good evening, everyone. "Talk" to you in the morning!

Marsue that is just too precious.
Has anyone seen Ric???
Sidney

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2007
3:12 AM

Post #4099589

Good Evening All! We haven't got any more rain today, but are forecast to get a 70% chance tomorrow. Dyson, the wind should send it right your way! :D

E_B! Love the "after-rain" shot! A Great Shot, as always! :D 'Will be looking forward to seeing more of your great fall foliage.
Sidney...I will pray for you.
Sharon, thanks. Your Sky pics are looking really good! (the sideways one was a really neat one , tho. ;D )
Deb, Looks like a neat little farm...I love the look of a red tin roof! :)
Rann, thanks. The geothermal pool sounds really good! The pools around here are so cold, they're like jumping into ice water! I hope that we get somemore color, but I'm not counting on it. Most of the leaves are brown...& w/the wind that we've had today...there shouldn't be many more left. I've swept the deck 3 times today.
Adina, thanks. Your house is really shaping up faster now! As I would say...it's "skootin' right along".

Good nite All!
Joey

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2007
8:47 AM

Post #4099995

Where is Ric? are Sharon & Sidney ok after last evenings Tor-Na-Dees in Fla?

Dark, No Rain, - stupid caps lock button, need coffee.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 73%
Wind: 120 (ESE) at 5mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.8in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 60F
Yesterday's High Temp: 80F
Dew Point: 61
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: 4000ft
Heat Index: 70
Wind Chill: 70
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 69F
6hr High Temp: 73F
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
10:05 AM

Post #4100031

Deb Great farm picture! I also love the red roofs. Our neighbor (behind us) has one. Marsue I hope everything goes well for your mom. Sounds like an uncomfortable procedure, but Im sure the results will be worth the discomfort.
Pepper Youre so lucky the tornado wasnt closer. Thats so scary. How was the concert?!
Sidney Havent heard from Ric in a while.
Joey Lovely picture! Hows our grandson doing?!! LOL!
Dyson I just heard about the tornadoes. They were in Pensacola, luckily we didnt get anything like that last night. Here is an article about it:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=93837

We got a smidgen of rain. Cant complain at least it was something, now were just hot and humid again. Were forecast for 70% rain today as well.


72.9 F / 22.7 C
Overcast
Humidity: 93% Egads!!
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2200 ft / 670 m
Overcast 3300 ft / 1005 m

Now
Through 630 am...scattered showers with embedded thunderstorms will continue from the Suwannee Valley region to just north of Jacksonville and into coastal southeast Georgia. Heaviest rains will be from near Lake City to Taylor and the Okefenokee Swamp. Rainfall amounts in the heavier showers will average a quarter to a half of an inch with isolated amounts over an inch as the showers move northeast.

Today
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Near record highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusty. Chance of rain 70 percent.

I'm still rain dancing for all of us (except Marylyn - she's had enough for a while)!! We had some prpetty "swooshy:" clouds yesterday afternoon.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2007
10:33 AM

Post #4100073

Good morning!

Pretty clouds Sharon :-)

It's 51F and cloudy. It will probably rain today like yesterday, but not as windy today. Only 8 -13 mph breeze at the moment from the SW. The forecast is pretty wet and windy through Tuesday. Sunrise was at 8:29 and sunset will be at 5:56.

Joey - very pretty yellow flower :-)

Debi - love the barns :-)

Hope you all have a good day :-)

Rann

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2007
11:06 AM

Post #4100187

Sharon, concert was great!!

Currently in the low 50s.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
11:42 AM

Post #4100232

Great pic Rann!

I'm happy to report that we are getting sprinkled on!

Sidney - are you getting any rain?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2007
2:25 PM

Post #4100621

Good morning, everyone! Beautiful day shaping up here. Sun is shining--not a cloud in the sky. It was a pleasant 68F when I stepped out to check the thermometer on my back porch about 30 minutes ago. Here's our local forecast:
Today: Sunny. High 76F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight: Generally clear. Low near 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

I'm sending along a photo I took in Dec. 2005. It is a view of the skyline of Long Beach, CA taken from the Queen Mary which is now a floating museum. Thought you might enjoy it.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 19, 2007
2:41 PM

Post #4100674

I meant to ask you, sugarweed--did you grow up in the panhandle of Texas. If so, I would have thought it was more than 200 miles from Cabot.

Y'all can tell I wasn't watching the weather channel yesterday--I didn't even know there were tornadoes in Florida! Hope everyone in that area is okay.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #4100746

R-A-I-N, sometimes slow and sometimes fast, Blessed Rain.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
4:36 PM

Post #4101064

Woooo Hooooo Dyson has rain!!!!

marsue - that's a lovely skyline pic!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
6:01 PM

Post #4101350

Marsue, you are so right, I was only 469 miles short, give or take 50 miles. LOL. I know how hard your MIL's health problems are on you. At least she's still on her own. I hope I'm still fiesty when I get her age.
Sharon, I got right at one inch of rain last night.

We had the City Zoning AD hearing this morning and they had decided to grant my deviation. They did however have one request,
They are making me plant something to soften the side of the garage. It was almost like "Please Baer Rabbit, Don't put me in that briar patch!", LOL
Adina it looks as though you will also get to choose plants for your new gardens. I would be daffy with the thought of those new gardens. I imagine getting the house like you really want it is a lot of fun choices too.
Deb what does the left end of that red barn look like? I'm looking for landscape quilt ideas. I do hope you all will give me permission to turn one of your pictures into a landscape quilt. E_B's wavy road and field is pulling me as is Deb's Barn.
Have a great afternoon.
Sidney



adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 19, 2007
7:22 PM

Post #4101616

Sharon, wonderful sky!Mom is well,thanks for asking ! She just got over a crud and enjoying her new kitties. My house is 2,152 square feet. Thanks for the link,do you really eat those pears ?

Marsue,I hope your MIL feels better soon! I know what you mean about her being VERY independent !My mom is like this and she gave me a hard time last summer when she had a stroke..I don't know what I would have done without my DG friends here ! Glad you joined us too !

Rann,wonderful pic!



Joey,how's your sweet DGS? Great mum! Is it yours? Yes,it seems our house is really skootin' right along !LOL

Sidney,yes,I'm having fun choosing what I want for the house! The plants will have to wait until next year...now,that will be fun !LOL

We went today to look for the tiles for the floor and the walls in the kitchen and bathrooms and we saw a few nice ones. I want some yellow-orange small wall tiles in the kitchen and a type of orange floor tiles, with a white kitchen furniture.The bathrooms are still in the air because we haven't seen anything to like. The living room and bedrooms will have wooden tiles and white walls and the hall and terraces will have another type of orange tiles.

The forecast is more cold,wind and rain coming tomorrow and no more than 55 at noon until Monday...ugh,another ugly week-end !
Some marigolds..can you see the worm?I just saw it too!LOL
Adina

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 19, 2007
8:08 PM

Post #4101719

It sounds like things are working out well for everyone (knock on wood!)

Kind of Santa Ana-ish here. They're calling for it to be in the 90s next week. That's above average but not unusual. Almost every year in the fall there will be a day when a local place like Chatsworth or Woodland Hills will be the hottest place in the country.

Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on October 19, 2007
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 24%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable

Here are some of my squashes. They are no particular variety. They were grown from seeds taken from squashes that I bought at the grocery store. The orange ones look like they have Kabocha ancestry. The yellow ones are harder to figure. I think the only yellow squashes I had were yellow acorn squashes. Fun with genetics. I'll use the squashes for fall decorations and than after Thanksgiving, we'll eat them. They keep for a long time.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 19, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #4102084

Light snow this morning, now up to 40*, high gray cloud cover, but snow tonight with 3" accumlation.
Sunrise: 8:50 Sunset: 6:31
Kelli - your squash are beautiful - and to think they were from store-bought ones to start with.
Adina - From what I've read, I really like the colors you've chosen for the kitchen and the other rooms. It's going to be so nice, isn't it, being in the house and making it a home. I made the Fanta Creme cake yesterday and it was hit with all. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Sugarweed, too bad you "Have To Plant" :)) So glad you got the variance. Any ideas as to what you get to plant?
music2keep - love the beautiful tree, looks the drive is getting to be very pretty.
Dyson gets rain~~ should have put that in all caps:) All that stump work paid off.
marsu~~ hope the tests will show that something can be done to help your MIL's medical problems. Nice city skyline, maybe I'll find one of Anchorage to post.
MySharona~swooshy is a very apt and descriptive term for those clouds;) very nice..
Pepper23, glad you had a good time.
DebinSC - what a pretty card-like photo, so pretty.
rann - hope the weekend weather will be better for you and the forecast is wrong.
Anchorage, Alaska ~~ February of this year.
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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 19, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #4102259

Tonight - best chance of rain in what seems like forever.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms this evening...then a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Dyson: Congrats on the rain!
Sidney: Congrats on the deviation! I'd be honored to have a pic of mine show up in a quilt! :) I have some more pics of that farm somewhere; I'll try and locate them.
Kiska: Snow! Oh my. We won't see frost til after Thanksgiving probably. Guess you already had to get your woollies out!
Adina: What fun it would be to be able to choose everything for a new house!
Deb
(The drops on this Gazania are definitely not raindrops.)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #4102429

Sidney LOL! Did you say Oh, ***Please**** dont make me plant anything! Its my ***least*** favorite thing to do!! LOL!! Youre welcome to use any pics of mine if you want for the quilt.
Adina Thats a nice sized house! Yes, the pears are delicious! Theyre (literally) a pain the peel though! I have to wear gloves to peel them. :) I see the worm! Thats funny! Ill be making the fanta cheesecake this weekend, things got too crazy last weekend to make it. I cant wait to make it though!
Kelli The squash are so pretty! Is that a candleholder on the top shelf to the right? Very pretty!
Kiska Great picture! Snow Brrrr!! We wont see frost untilwell, maybe january or February
Deb The gazania is gorgeous!

72.7 F / 22.6 C
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1009.7 hPa(Falling)
Heat Index: 71 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft / 1219 m
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft / 3657 m
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft / 6096 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 60s inland...upper 60s coast. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

The bunnyrainmeter shows us getting just shy of 2" of rain today! We went to the marina after dinner. We still have some red tide so I can't stay long. My eyes turn red and I get wheezy... it's so attractive :( I took a couple of pictures before we had to leave.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:51 AM

Post #4103009

Hi everyone. Jeff is doing well. I'm taking him back to school tomorrow. 6 months of rehab will start next week.

Deb...I second Sharon. That flower is gorgeous!

Kelli...Those squash remind me of the fall foliage I saw today.

dyson...Rain...wonderful rain!

I took my Mom on a road trip today to the Allegheny National Forest which is 80-90 miles east of here. It was a mostly dreary day but the colors were fantastic! I'm thinking of heading back there on Sunday when there's better light.
Here are a few photos from todays trip. I found these ferns in Chapman Dam State Park.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:52 AM

Post #4103011

Along the road.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:53 AM

Post #4103012

A tree stands out against a distant hillside.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:54 AM

Post #4103014

What would a road trip be without a shot through the windshield?

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:56 AM

Post #4103027

View from above of the Allegheny.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
2:59 AM

Post #4103032

And finally, I met this guy on the way home. (of course the sun decided to shine when we were almost back)


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2007
3:41 AM

Post #4103175

Great photos, everyone. All you guys do such a good job at taking pictures! Love, those colorful autumn shots, E_B, not to mention that new "guy" of yours! LOL
My DH has gone to bed so I snuck in here to get a little time on the computer before I turn in for the evening.
When I said this morning that it was shaping up to be a great day, I wasn't kidding. Today has been an absolutely almost perfect day weather-wise here in my neck of the woods. In fact, I would say it was about as perfect as an October day can be: Blue, blue sky; no clouds anywhere; low humidity, perfect temperature, just absolutely gorgeous!
DH and I were sitting out on the back porch late this afternoon and I spotted some "color" in the big oak tree in the yard behind our house. I'm sharing it with you so you can get an idea of the fall color we have down here -- LOL--so far there isn't much but hopefully there will be as soon as we get a frost--haven't had one yet.
If I'm not being too nosy I would like to ask our friends in Romania and Iceland a question. As you know, I am a newcomer to this thread so please forgive my ignorance. You both express yourselves so well in English and yet I know that Romanians speak their own language and so do Icelanders. So my question is this: Did you study English in your schools?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2007
4:15 AM

Post #4103234

I've been looking through this thread again just to better acquaint myself with all of you. Noticed the photos of your 'birthday girl', Rann. She is a beautiful child!
and "Grammy Joey" your grandbaby is a beautiful baby as well. Is this your first grandchild or do you have others?
Adina, I am looking forward to seeing more photos of your house. By the way, my husband was in the construction business (plaster and stucco) and he had several Romanians working for him from time to time before he retired last year. The Romanians are certainly handsome people--I've never seen a Romanian, male or female, that wasn't good looking--and smart, too.
I would like to comment on all you nice folks but this would get to be very long if I did that! However, I'm glad I joined this thread and I will look forward to getting to know all of you better in the future.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2007
9:51 AM

Post #4103512

E_B - May I borrow your pictures for background? They're just lovely! I love your new friend; look at that sweet face!
Marsue -Our leaves turn yellow then brown! We sometimes get a brilliant red, but it's few and far between, but our sunsets and sunrises never fail to amaze me!

68.4 F / 20 C
Overcast
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/h from the WNW
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft / 1828 m
Overcast 12000 ft / 3657 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Clouds yesterday afternoon during a rian break.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2007
10:28 AM

Post #4103529

Dark, 50(F)

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 83%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.85in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 57F
Yesterday's High Temp: 75F
Dew Point: 48
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 53
Wind Chill: 53
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 54F
6hr High Temp: 65F
dottik
Oakland, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 20, 2007
3:44 PM

Post #4104212

It's cooling! It's cooling! Highs in the 50's, winds and rainy. If things keep up like this all winter, all of the plants in this area are going to have to learn to swim. (Hmm - the minds eye picture of a large Douglas Fir swimming is almost to much to behold) :-))
Dotti
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2007
4:47 PM

Post #4104369

Hi Dotti :-)

Marsue - thanks for the compliment. I lived in Florida (Gainesville) for 6 years, 6th - 11th grade so I learned English in the US school system ;-) English is taught in schools here - when I was a kid it started in 6th or 7th grade so I had moved to the US before learning anything. My older daughter is in 4th grade now and they started learning English this year. It's the first year it's taught in 4th grade at her school. They're having a Halloween party and she's really excited about that! She's so bummed out that there's no trick or treatin' here ... lol

It's cloudy, rather breezy and 51F. 20-26 mph winds from the south, gusting to 40 mph. It rained this morning but stopped after lunch. Sunrise was at 8:32 and sunset will be at 5:52.

EB - great photos! Spectacular colors and I love that last one of your new friend ;-) lol So cute and so brilliantly framed ! :-)

So many wonderful photos - loved them all!

Have a great day!

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2007
5:37 PM

Post #4104501

Good afternoon, everyone! Your pictures are all wonderful, as usual. :-) Fall is definitely here as well - or as much of a fall as we ever get. It's only 83 right now, which is great! The highs on Monday and Tuesday are only going to be in the 70s and it may get down into the 40s Tuesday night!! The little bunny will probably need to wear a jacket to school Wednesday morning, which she will find very odd. LOL

I took some sky pictures yesterday.. I'm not sure you can really tell the color difference from them, but they came out nicely, so I'll post them anyway. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:53am CDT (41 min ago)
Temperature 83 F 28 C
Dew Point 57 F 14 C
Humidity 42%
Pressure 30.05 in 1017.6 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH 12 kts
Wind Dir SSE 150
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 83 F 28 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 57.0F / 13.9C

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2007
5:39 PM

Post #4104507

Sidney we want - no, we NEED! - to see a picture of your quilt when it's done!!

Here's one more sky photo..

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 20, 2007
6:03 PM

Post #4104563

32*: snow, gray cloudy.. Sunrise, in name only:), was 8:52..Sunset 6:28. Loss of 5m45seconds. A few more inches of snow by day's end in the forecast.
E_B - wow - your photos sure brightened this morning. It must be wonderful to see them "in person"..
marsue~sounds like yesterday was fantastic; blue sky days are hard to beat.
Marylyn_TX~~that's quite a nice blue sky for your area, too.
Then, there's MySharona's gorgeous cloud-filled pictures, so pretty.
hi dottik, welcome; what part of Oregon are you in? Coastal?
rann - seems like a blustery weekend in the works, the forecast was pretty accurate. No trick or treating:)? But, they have the trolls coming this winter, if I recall, to leave fun stuff...
Dyson - is it light yet?:)
The apple tree's first new layer of the season...not much light out, but took it anyway..
Kiska

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2007
8:04 PM

Post #4104791

Bright Blu Skies - 73(F)

Took the grandkids to a local park at the lake to go fishing today. Did not catch any fish, but since I only hooked myself once and then not deep enough to require surgery to remove the hook, it was a successful trip. Wanted to get some pics as the trees are finally starting to show some color, but the camera if full and I'll try and figure out how to delete pics from it tonight.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 27%
Wind: 300 (WNW) at 15mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 29.94in
Yesterday's Precip: 0.09in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 57F
Yesterday's High Temp: 75F
Dew Point: 35
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 71
Wind Chill: 71
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 54F
6hr High Temp: 71F

I realize that Roanoke (where this report was generated) is a few miles away but .09 in. of rainfall yesterday? I gotta buy a rain gauge.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #4104891

Quoting:Did not catch any fish, but since I only hooked myself once and then not deep enough to require surgery to remove the hook, it was a successful trip.


LOLOL Dyson!!! You are too funny. :-) I'm glad you had fun.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2007
8:51 PM

Post #4104922

The weather is gorgeous today!! We have alot of wind but the sun is out and the temps were supposed to get close to 80*. Don't know if it is gonna happen though. Supposed to be in the 60s tonight.

We have an event called Spooktacular going on at work this weekend. People dress up as characters and we entertain adults and kids as the walk along the sidewalk.. Last night I was the Cowardly Lion which was fun. Tonight I am just basically an event assisant which will be better. No face paint!!! LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2007
10:40 PM

Post #4105195

Marylyn_TX: gorgeous blue sky photos--our day yesterday and today have been just like that. Whoever said "What is so rare as a day in June" had never experienced October in Arkansas!
BTW, my name is Marilyn.
Rann, it sounds like your little girl is really excited about halloween. Down here in the southern US a lot of the churches have what they call "fall festival" on Oct. 31. They have different "booths" where the children can "go fishing" for a treat in a paper bag or where they can get their face painted, or where they can bob for apples or any number of different activities.Each booth gives out candy as prizes. It keeps the children inside in a safer environment and the parents don't have to walk with them from door to door "trick or treating." They can still dress up in costume, if they so desire.
and thanks, Rann, for explaining to me about living in Florida--that certainly explains your ability to make yourself understood quite well in English.
kiska, your photo made me want to reach for a sweater! Brrr! LOL
Dyson, glad that hook didn't cause too much damage!
I don't have any photos to post today--it would be redundant because they would look just like Marylyn's photos above.
have a good evening, everyone!
dottik
Oakland, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2007
1:34 AM

Post #4105763

Kiska, Oakland, OR is on the I-5 corridor about half way between Portland and the California border. We are about 15 miles North of Roseburg, and 50 miles South of Eugene. It's about 70 miles inland from the Coast so our weather is a little cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer than the coast. We are in zone 8a in the National zonal charts and zone 6 according to Sunset.

Dotti
kiska

(Zone 3b)

October 21, 2007
2:17 AM

Post #4105923

dottik - thanks; have used I-5 a few times and so most likely went through there; even stopped in Roseburg.
Dyson - did you get an impressive bandaid? Sorry though, that smarts and brings chills just to think about it.
pepper23- sounds like a nice day and fun, too.
marsue~October in Arkansas sounds, good as well.
6pm; 34*; winds have died down.
Gson today having fun~~ really, he likes this job.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2007
9:33 AM

Post #4106505

Hi Dotti Welcome to the club!
Rann That is so neat that your GDs are learning about Halloween! Like marsue, most of the children in our area dont go from house to house like we used to. The schools and churchs have activities or families have parties. DH & I will be working a booth at church. Its a shame (to me) that the children now dont get to experience Halloween like we did.
Marylyn Glad to hear youre cooling we are too a little!
Kiska I guess no more apples this year, huh?! Maybe next year youll have a bumper crop! Youre GS looks so cute in his winter clothes! Somehow I think scraping the deck of snow in a couple of years will make GS groan.
Dyson LOL! Sounds like you had a great time! Ive hooked myself before, makes me shudder just thinking about it! Glad you are able to get out and enjoy yourself before winter hits. When do you start PT?
Pepper How did Spooktacular go? You should take some pictures!

70.0 F / 21 C
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/h
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

It's pleasant outside right now. Callie (10y/o granny kitty) is feeling frisky in cool morning air, already wanting to play! Another marina pic from Thursday.



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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2007
10:34 AM

Post #4106530

Dark (again humpff), somewares around 50(F)

Sharon PT ?? Done w/it just waiting clearance to go back to work ... looking like Dec 17th. That marina pic is a desktop background.

Reporting Station: KROA
Relative Humidity: 74%
Wind: 0 (N) at 0mph
Gusts: 0mph
Pressure: 30.21in
Yesterday's Precip: in
Yesterday's Low Temp: 47F
Yesterday's High Temp: 73F
Dew Point: 39
Visibility: 10mi
Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 47
Wind Chill: 47
6hr Precip: in
6hr Low Temp: 47F
6hr High Temp: 61F
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2007
11:39 AM

Post #4106583

Good morning!

It's a gray and wet morning here today, 46F a very light sprinkling of rain at the moment and not as breezy as yesterday. Actually it's almost calm, only 2-4 mph winds from the NW.

Sharon and marsue - I'm surprised to hear kids aren't going door to door anymore - what a shame - it was so much fun ... Well I can tell Selma Rn that she doesn't have to be bummed out about missing that then ...
They've known about Halloween from all the American kids shows that are shown on TV. I always make caramel apples since I thought they were the best part of it ;-) lol It's the first time they have it at school though since it's associated with their english lessons.

Kiska - I'm sure he's having fun shoveling now ... the first snow of the season is always so exciting :-) Kiska - you're so right - they get visits from 13 gift bringing trolls so they can't really complain can they ;-) lol

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2007
4:10 PM

Post #4107169

Welcome, dotti. I'm new to this thread, too.
rann, that's a gorgeous flower in the photo above. What is it?
about trick-or-treating: it's not that there are no children going door-to-door anymore because many of them still do. I just meant that many parents prefer to take their children to the fall festival at their local church because they feel their children are safer in that type of environment.
great photo, Sharon. Love sunrises over water! (or was that a sunset?)
yes, Dyson, it is usually dark around here at 5:30 a.m. too. I'll be glad when the time changes back to standard time. LOL
It's another gorgeous October day here in Cabot. This is the third day in a row that we have had practically perfect weather, except for a little wind yesterday. I snapped some photos around 8 a.m. today. I want to show you what the trees down here look like right now--still green. As time goes on, I will take photos of the same scene so you will be able to see how autumn progresses into winter.
Here's the shot I took this morning from my back porch.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2007
5:26 PM

Post #4107329

Dyson - LOL! It was early when I posted - please forgive my error about PT! I know you've finished that agonizing part of treatment! I've had PT in the past, it's not all fun and games. Enjoy the pictures!
marsue - We quit handing out candy about 4 years ago due to no kids. I live in a small isolated area - the only places children go trick-or-treating are at churches/schools and parties held by people parents know and the parents attend. Your lawn is huge and pretty - lots of room to plant stuff. What kind of grass do you grow?
Rann - The flower - is it a dahlia? It's very pretty!

79.5 F / 26.4 C
Overcast
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft / 1219 m
Scattered Clouds 7000 ft / 2133 m
Overcast 10000 ft / 3048 m

Now
Through 130 PM...light rain and isolated rain showers are developing across most of northeast Florida and the coastal waters. Rain amounts will be light...generally less than a tenth of an inch. The showers are moving north to northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

Rest of Today
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

In this picture you can see the paper mill to the left.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2007
6:49 PM

Post #4107542

Whoa, Sharon, I hope that paper mill doesn't "stink" like the ones here in Arkansas do!. There is (or was) a paper mill near Pine Bluff, AR. which is about an hour's drive from Little Rock where I grew up. When the wind was "just right" we could smell the paper mill all the way up at our house.
BTW, most of that lawn you see in the photo above belongs to our next-door neighbor. There is no fence between us and DH mows their lawn most of the time on his big riding lawn mower. He even sprayed their lawn for crab grass when he was spraying ours this past summer. The grass we grow down here is Bermuda. It withstands the hot weather we have in the summer and it does make a great lawn when properly cared for but keep it away from your flower beds! Bermuda loves flower beds! :o(
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2007
6:54 PM

Post #4107560

Hi Dotti!
I sure had some catching up to do! Did garden work all yesteday, then our neighbors had an "October Party" last night, so we were over there eating shrimp and yacking til late so I never got to check in yesterday.

Rann: We still get quite a few little trick-or-treaters here, but we're a relatively small town. I think there may be less of it nowadays in the larger cities because of safety concerns. Halloween night, I'll be dressed in my witch outfit, sitting on the front porch, scaring the kiddies and handing out treats.

Dyson: You are really "back to normal" aren't you! So glad you're getting out and about.

Kiska: If there's snow to shovel, can coffee vapor be far behind? LOL!

Well, out night with the 50% chance of rain came and went. Not a drop. Nothing forecast for this week. I'd better make plans to wash the car. If the garden weren't so dry, then I'd say the weather's perfect. Sunny and 81. Low tonight 60. Low humidity and a light breeze.

Snapdragons are coming along.
Deb


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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2007
8:24 PM

Post #4107826

Welcome Dotti,
Here's a brand new thread!!! Come on over!!!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/782646/
;)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2007
5:55 PM

Post #4110973

Well, now it's pouring!!!
;)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2007
6:01 PM

Post #4111002

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=4107820
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #4112590

High of upper 40s today. Low of high 30s tonight.

It was a cold and wet rainy day. Rained this morning then it quit but it was still cold and wet and just plain miserable.

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