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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4516610

Here in Jacksonville the azealeas are blooming and te redbuds are popping.
I believe when Jax Jerry, our river rat, came out of hiding on that tuesday last week that all he could see was fog. Therefore I have concluded for my own, possibly delusional, reasoning that Spring has Sprung!
Now this is just my own prediction and everyone has to judge these thing for thier own particular location.
I appreciate Sharon's starting the last thread and saw it was getting long so here's a brand new one.
I enjoy everyones pictures including Basketball Ballet. EB my daddy was a BB coach. I always said that was why I was so tall. LOL
Please come by often and post your pictures and weather.
I am often in awe of the things I learn just from our weather posters.
So here we are chatting over our cyber fence. Neighbors around the world.
Sidney

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #4516782

Oh, look, I'm first to the cyber fence (after Sidney, of course)!! LOL Those are gorgeous coleus plants, Sidney!

. . .and speaking of neighbors around the world: Adina, that will be a great color for your house. I hope your contractor can match it.

The sun is still shining here and it is 64 on my back porch. We should have some good weather the next couple of days. ☺☺☺
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 9, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #4517059

Joey, the wild cucumber produces but it isn't something edible. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/113543/

Rann, how awful your husband was stuck on the plane for 5 extra hours! Being on a plane is misery. It always makes me think of the slave ships of the 1700s. Hardly the same thing, I know, but the level of cramped and crowdedness must be similar.

Adina, the house is looking good!


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PST on February 09, 2008
79 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 31 F / -1 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the North
Pressure: 30.02 in / 1017 hPa (Falling)

Nice day for hiking.

big-pod ceanothus

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

February 9, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4517063

hillside gooseberry

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

February 9, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #4517065

waterfall

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 9, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #4517202

2pm and not yet spring:)
Partly sunny, though.
Highs zero to 10 above.
Northeast wind 15 to 30 mph
local gusts 40 to 60 mph.
Thanks, Sidney, for the new thread. Love the coleous and the thought of red bud is very nice, too. It's not up here, but I recall it from California. It was beautiful and grew wild along the canyon road.
Adina~your home is looking very nearly finished; I like the color you've chosen, as well.
marsue~looks like a good day there.
It does looks as if you had a wonderful hike. Love the waterfall.
Alpenglow on the Matanuska Peaks a few evenings ago.
Kiska

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4517585

kiska, I love to see that alpenglow, it is beautiful.
Our snow melted away, I was hoping it would give the daylillies some protection for tomorrow when the arctic front hits us. High wind advisory from 7AM Sunday until 1 AM Monday night. Winds 35-45 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Temps in the 18 deg range with wind chills 15 to 18 degrees Below zero. Coldest it has been here yet this winter. We are fortunate as we are not cleaning up tornado damage in our area.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4517881

Oh my... Rann and Seeds especially, I'm sending 'springy' vibes your way.!
Adina - Your house looks like a house!! Almost there. How long til it's ready?
Sydney - I love alllll your coleus.
Kiska - gorgeous alpenglow!

70F was our high today. If only it would stay this way! Azaleas & Narcissus budding and blooming, even an Iris bud here and there. Other stuff greening up. Tonight's low will be upper 30s. ("normal")

Little veronica umbrosa starting to bloom. :)
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4517947

Currently: 30F Cloudy
Currently: -1C Cloudy
Wind: North at 14 MPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: 21F
Barometer: 30.22 inches and
Wind Chill: 20F
Wind: North at 22 KPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1023 millibars and
Wind Chill: -6 C
Sunrise: 7:18 am
Sunset: 5:48 pm


henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #4517958

Ah if it's Coleus it must be Sidney!

41 here and once again it was a very windy day.
Sunny though so the GH's and workroom was nice and toasty.
We are though shooting for single digits by Monday morning... so I suspect more wind.

In fact this just in...

west to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and
50 mph are expected across the advisory area tonight through
sunday afternoon.
wind gusts are forecast to gradually decrease
sunday evening.
winds of this magnitude may bring down tree
limbs. also...shallow rooted trees may also be blown down due to
the wet ground from recent heavy rainfall.

LOL!
GREAT!
Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #4517967

At least I don't have wind to worry about. lol. Just freezing cold temps again tomorrow. Blah! I want spring time!! LOL
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4518031

Sid, thanks fo rthe new thread. Hoping to feel better soon. At least the house guests are permantenly moved out and we are regaining our own space!

i am going to guess Peurto Rico on the trivia, don't remember which letter that was LOL

Hello, cyber folks over the garden fence, won't you be our neighbors?

tf

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #4518044

Crikey! I'll add you Ric, and Pepper to my "springy" vibes list!!

I forgot, Joey, I guess A-Java.

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

February 10, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4518302

trivia guess is Puerto Rico
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2008
4:15 AM

Post #4518532

We were out in the Hot Tub and about a half an hour ago the wind came racing thru.
Then a few sprinkles ...then a driving rain.
The temps actually went up 5 outside to 46 but the wind chill dropped to 32 .

Gonna be another Howler tonight!
Ric
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2008
2:01 PM

Post #4519144

Sunny, bright, windy

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 10, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #4519552

Dyson, you just told our weather!LOL
The doggies found the perfect place to cuddle.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 10, 2008
4:37 PM

Post #4519660

-10F Dark at 7:15am
After it's light out: Sunny.
Highs zero to 10 above.
Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
Gusts 30 to 45 mph in the morning. Windchill is not even mentioned; but it's cold:)
se_eds~at least w/the snow gone, the wind won't have that to blow around. Sounds like a good day to be indoors.
Dyson & adina; a world apart but having similiar weather conditions; love this site; otherwise, would never have known.
Ric~and did the wind howl last night?
Deb~ from 70 to the 30's; what a wild range of temps to keep up with:)
tf ~ sounds as if things are getting better, including yourself. Take care and get well soon.
pepper~ no wind is something to be glad about :))
Sunset on the Chugach mt. range.
Kiska

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4519948

Like Dyson and adina Sunny, bright, (but I'll add VERY) windy.
We just about got blown off the Bridge to KY...
Then we saw a Pigeon get slammed upside down into an apt building...

Not for the faint of heart out there today.
23 (Wind Chill 7) W 24 MPH Gusts to 55 MPM...

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 10, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #4520116

awwwh: poor pigeon; hold on to your hats;
I'm getting ready to head out into the cold/wind; not looking forward to errands. Temp has dropped a few more degrees w/sunup. Nearly 10am and it's now:
-12F
Kiska
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4520500

Sunny and breezy. 66F now at 330PM, but expecting frost tonight. To cover everything,...again...or not to cover. I'm so over it. :)
Kiska - I really should NOT complain, as I see your -12!!

Neighbor's camellia. Mine are still buds.
Deb


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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 10, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4520730

Deb~ you can complain all you'd like:)) what's cold is cold; just a matter of degrees, no pun intended:))
-2F at noon time; sunny,bright and glittering snow.
Yesterday; windswept, sunny and below zero in Palmer. Balto; the lead dog in diptheria serum run to Nome.
Kiska

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 10, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #4521202

I do not comlain, but I'm worried.
To warm winter.
39F
We had a nation wide ski festival today.
OK, Siberia, Far East, Urals were up to par. But our folks were skiing on the mixture of water, sand and residual SNOW.
I bet, there's something wrong about all the stuff...
40F!!!!!Yuck...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4521277

There are a couple of names I recognize here. Can anyone join in? Is there a theme? Or just "Weather"?

Mau, I have more pictures to share since you know I love them.

Some very pretty pics here, especially the camellia.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 11, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #4521299

Kwanjin! You are always welcome! Just drop in any pics you have! We'll sort them out together!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4521313

Thanks. I always enjoy looking and sharing.

The Rocky Mountains from our front porch.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #4521318

And my Helleborus are budding.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #4521427

It was a beautiful winters day here in NW PA with single digit temps, winds gusting to 50 mph and plenty of snow. . I found myself caught up in quite a few whiteouts on my 20 mile trip to Meadville this afternoon and had to stop a few times for a break in the wind so I could tell where the road was but had no real problems. There were many, many accidents in the area though.

Now the temp is 5 and Dyson Darkness has settled in. The wind will die down a bit overnight and the highs will be back up in the 20's by Tues. with 30 forecast by next Sunday.

I'm really enjoying everyone's photos...

Here are a couple of winter photos from earlier today. This one is beautiful downtown Springboro.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4521434

Another "through the windshield" photo...




early_bloomer

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 11, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4521530

Early_bloomer, I envy your winter. Lets swap! OK!?

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4521603

16 (Wind Chill 2) should be around 10 by work time.
We're looking at some real Winter by Tuesday morning.

This just in...

Winter Storm Watch
a mixture of snow...sleet and freezing rain will develop monday
night. the wintry mix will then change over to all rain through
the day on tuesday.

total snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice
accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch will be possible
through tuesday.

e_b that was some serious snow there!
Lake affect or what's left from the Chicago/Milwaukee stuff?

Kwanjin Welcome!!!
Beautiful scenery you have there!

Kiska I got a good laugh w/ that red scarf on Balto...
Guess you don't bring your Brass Dogs in eh...?

Ric

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4521807

It's freezing yet I am sitting here eating Ben and Jerry's. Now I am even colder than I was before! LOL

Currently: 12F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: -11C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northeast at 8 MPH
Humidity: 47%
Dewpoint: -3F
Barometer: 30.48 inches and
Wind Chill: 1F
Wind: Northeast at 12 KPH
Humidity: 47%
Dewpoint: -19C
Barometer: 1032 millibars and
Wind Chill: -17 C
Sunrise: 7:17 am
Sunset: 5:49 pm



se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4521818

early bloomer, your photos looked like my area about 10AM this morning. Later sunlight melted most of the ice/snow mix. Currently
12.3 F / -10 C
Clear
Windchill: 3 F / -16 C

It didn't get as cold as predicted - but we are still getting those 35-45 mph winds with gusts to 50 mph. Supposed to die down after Midnight.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4521821

LOL!
I'm drinking Iced Tea... though some Chunky Monkey does sound good!

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

February 11, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #4521824

Chocolate Fudge Brownie. LOL. And I have been drinking iced tea too but was always huddled under covers.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #4521826

se_eds we finally got out of those winds a few hours ago.
The silence outside is Priceless!

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 11, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4521987

1F Up 12 degrees since this morning; looking good now:)
Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening...then cloudy with scattered snow showers toward morning. Lows zero to 5 below. North wind 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Local gusts to 40 mph.
Sunrise/sunset: 8:55 AM AKST 5:26 PM AKST
Tomorrow will be 5m 42s longer
ric~the silence after a windy storm is wonderful; just had never thought much about it till you mentioned it. Balto looks great w/red scarf; don't you think>:)
KG~sure doesnt' sound like good snow for skiing. Maybe there'll be more to freshen it up a bit.
kwanjin~your weather and pics are welcome here; it's a wonderful thread to follow. Love your view, too.
E_B~wow, what a trip; glad you made it safely.
Note the power outlet for plugging in your car during the cold at the Visitor Center; downtown Palmer. I didn't need to use it, wasn't there but a few minutes.
Kiska

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4522157

Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

We have 30 now but earlier it was 50! Pretty warm considering we had 0 not too long ago. Snow, snow, snow until this week. Looking forward to spring.
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
6:25 AM

Post #4522837

A very unusual year here in Spokane, WA. It is on the Eastern side of the state, so we are used to snow, White Christmas', snowmen, etc. But I have never seen so much snow in my life! Roads closed (including main roads and Interstates), massive school closures, people, even after over 3 weeks are trapped at their homes if they live in the rural areas - emergency help is only by helicopter and snowmobiles.

It is finally starting to thaw and we are expecting rain for most of this week. I am looking forward to not having to find someone to dig out my car (I have a broken arm or I'd do it). I am looking forward to getting out more.

Spring is definitely welcomed here in my part of the world.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #4522993

We had company over the weekend so I didnt get a chance to check out what everyone has been up to. It was such a beautiful weekend and it pains me to say that I didnt get a chance to play in the dirt at all. : (

Marsue Sorry Phal is short for Phaleanopsis.
Adina - Your house is going to be gorgeous! I know you cant wait to move in!
Bev Your cardinal does look like its say brrrr!
Sideny My coleus is coming back. I thought one of the freezes we had killed it.
Kelli It will be nice when there is water in the waterfall again. Great pictures!
Kiska The alpenglow is beautiful. Must be a nice change to see it in the winter. Sounds like youre getting a little warmer (not so low in the negative temps).
Deb Pretty blooms!
Ric Sounds like a wild howling weekend you had! Those are some strong winds you had!
Kiska- nice statue of Balto and I love the red scarf
Kwanjin Welcome! And WOW nice view from your porch!
E_B Love the snow pics!
Karrie Welcome to you as well!

41.2 F / 5 C
Clear
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.30 in / 1026.0 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Mostly sunny. High 65. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

I'm hoping to do a little work outside before dark tonight. I'm planning (hoping) to mow the lawn this weekend - no real grass - mostly weeds at this time!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
11:13 AM

Post #4523005

12 now and Calm.
We've been updated to a Winter Storm Warning..
Starting around 7 PM Tonight going thru Noon tomorrow...
3-5" and then Ice Storm...


Ric

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2008
1:31 PM

Post #4523269

Good Morning All! :D It's a nippy 14 here in the "finally calm" woods! I thought that the wind would never die down yesterday! Whew! The sun is out, but rather frrriggggiddd.
At Dublin...
Clear: 14F
Feels like: 0F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: -6 ! (what does this mean?)
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph W
Sunrise: 7:17 AM
Sunset: 5:58 PM
WIND CHILLS BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING... .ARCTIC AIR POURED INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT. COMBINE THIS WITH THE WIND THIS MORNING... AND WIND CHILLS WILL BE BELOW ZERO.
48,000 folks (in Va) are w/out power this mornin! :-O

Ric, I think that we are supposed to get the same exact weather that you are getting...Stay warm!
Sharon, at least you have something to mow! :D I had company, too! He is sooooo sweet! ;)
kwanjin & Karrie. Welcome! :D
Kiska, If you don't drive a deisel how do you plug in a regular vehicle? Are they set up (up there) when you buy them for that? Down here the deisel engines are, but not the rest. Tell me a little about the diptheria serum run to Nome. Sounds interesting...was it way back in the day?
When Pepper & Ric! You all are freezing me! LOL You're killin' me! :D
E_B, Looks as if you had some "white out conditions" too! Your pics are rather similar to Sally's! :-O
Sidney! Beautiful! Coleus! Thanks for the new thread! :D All your hard work is definitely paying off. But if you're like me...it doesn't seem like work. :)
Deb, Your neighbor has a gorgeous Camellia!
Marsue, the rose isn't fake. I just got lucky w/ that shot!
Kelli, The Wild Cucumber fruit looks deadly! Kinda like a Datura pod! :-o Only I'm guessing that the Cucumber pod is larger...And glad that the tooth is better...for more hiking! :D Love those pics! :D
Adina, I hope that the contractors can match the stucco color! I like it!

The answer to the trivia is...A
The Island of Java, in Indonesia, has thunderstorms occurring an average of 322 days a year.

Todays trivia is...
Which state sees the most tornadoes in an average year?
a) Florida
b) Oklahoma
c) Kansas
d) Texas

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

Tulips! :D



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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #4523640

i am going to say Oklahoma, because the ones that start here finsih there, and plenty more start there... B

i haven't paid much attention to the weather here, my internal weather is still clogged and weak. but we have had some beautiful sunrises...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4523672

Wow, I miss one day and look how busy you guys and gals have been! First I want to say "WELCOME" to kwanjin (Celia) and to Karrie--the more the merrier!
I love the view from your house, Celia. Celia and I visit regularly on another thread in another forum. I am the "Mau" she referred to above, in case any of you are wondering. It stands for "Ma" or "mom", since I am the "oldest critter" on the other thread! LOL

Great photos, as usual, everyone but too many posts to comment on individually. I don't envy the harsh winter weather some of you are experiencing, though. BRRRRR
Joey, I'm guessing "B" for the trivia answer.

Blue Bunny's Brownie Fudge Fantasy is my favorite ice cream but not in the winter time--only in the summer! Too cold for ice cream-0-give me some hot tea! LOL

Current conditions as of 7:55 am CST
Fair
Feels Like: 20 (See--I told you it was cold!!)
Barometer: 30.27 in and falling
Humidity: 58%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 19
Wind: E 10 mph
Sunrise: 6:58 am
Sunset: 5:46 pm

Today: Cloudy with occasional showers. High 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Tonight: Showers and thundershowers early, then overcast overnight with steady rain - a thundershower is possible. A few storms may be severe. Low 46F. SSE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Everyone have a good day! ☺☺☺
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4523701

I'm going to guess D just 'cuz Texas is SOOO big. Oklahoma probably gets a great proportion of tornadoes/square mile, though.

I got a lot of weeding done this weekend. Yayyy! Now I need to do some rearranging out there and I'll be ready for spring. The rearranging involves moving a LOT of monkey grass from the front bed to the back yard where it is so shady/weedy, no grass will grow. I have some ferns and cannas to move around, too. That's going to wait, though, because it is raining. Again. As usual. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CST (13 min ago)
Temperature 63 F 17 C
Dew Point 60 F 16 C
Humidity 90%
Pressure 30.17 in 1021.7 mb
Wind Speed 5 MPH 4 kts
Wind Dir E 100
Ceiling 6000 ft 1829 m
Visibility 6 mi 9.7 km
Current Conditions Mist
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 57.0F / 13.9C
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #4523862

Good morning everyone. We have 20 degrees and ice. Tv said 1/4 inch but we have already passed that and it is still coming down fast. Roads are very bad. Some schools are still holding on until 11:30 a.m. No way would I want to try to get a bus load of children home during this. Hats off to all bus drivers!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone has very nice pictures love the blooms. We are supposed to get 3 to 5 inches of snow after the ice. I just hope it dosen"t do like last year and take down all the trees and power lines. Our coop did a good job of clearing right of ways so we should be good. Hope everyone stayd safe and warm good day for a big pot of chili and cinnamon rolls!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4524312

Hi, everybody!

Our temp is 43
Barometric pressure 30.2↓
Humidity 62%
Visibility 10 miles
Wind 0 mph
Sunrise was 7:26am
Sunset will be 5:57pm
UV index 2 Low (What does this mean?)

Dew point is when air, at a constant barometric pressure, cools enough to turn the water vapor in the air to water...dew. So, if you have an air temp lower than freezing, you get the Frost Point.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #4524351

Joey Im going with B on the trivia. Aww, you got to love on JW this past weekend!
TF Hope you get better soon! Youve been down for a while now.
Marylyn I envy you your rain! My lawn is embarrassing with all the weeds I have now! Cant wait to weed (hopefully this weekend).

63.1 F / 17 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the NE
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13 km/h
Pressure: 30.36 in / 1028.0 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1000 ft / 304 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Well, WX has raised our high to 67* now. I like how it changes during the day! LOL! Prissy sunbathing yesterday.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #4524665

I wish we could send you our rain, Sharon! :-)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #4524819

Marylyn I think you are sending Sharon and I your rain wed.
It's supposed to rain all day. At least we have rebounded from our drought of last year.
I'm setting in the company of a bouquet of native purple Azealeas and bright Cape Honeysuckle like Kelli has in Ca. I've also been playing next to the Taggets which have that sharp aroma that jerks me back to my childhood like a splash in the face.
Joey, I'm going to say Florida, only because I was surprised when someone mentioned that a few years back.
We're getting down to 40º tonight. Much above the danger mark for my babies. Those above are from my 'archives'. Just something to make me anticipate new ones.
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #4525175

Well the water froze, the winds dropped the power lines for many folks, and many small forrest fires were started. The water is back on and I did not have to touch a pipe.

The "new" dog is eating my pajamas. and everything else she can grasp with her jaws - Life is good. Or close to bearable.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 11, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #4525617

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto
The above link is information about the diptheria serum run by dog sled in 1925. It was more than 1000 miles to Nome where the outbreak occured. Balto was one of the lead dogs, Togo, the other, that got the serum to Nome. Now, the Iditarod Sled Dog race commerates that event. There is no road/nor rroad to Nome; like most of Alaska, travel by plane is the way to other areas of the state.
This weekend the more than 2,000 mile "Iron Dog" race began, from here to Nome, backtrack to Fairbanks by snow machine. The defending champion is the husband of the governor of Alaska; he's referred to as the "First Dude"...
The plug ins for vehicles are for non-diesel. We have engine block heaters installed; they keep the oil liquid and keep the battery from freezing.
3pm:
9F above and had some snow w/more forecast.
Dyson~~sounds awful, but at least you didn't have a broken pipe.
Sidney~I'm intrigued by your description of the fragrance of the Taggats you mentioned. What is it and what is the plant?
Sharon~Prissy looks very content. She's going to miss you this summer. Bet she's going to be in good hands, though.
clerkie56~hope all's well there; do the buses have chains? The ones here have automatic chains; they drop down from the undercarriage onto the tires w/out the driver getting out.
kwanjin~looks like a very acceptable temperature for winter; should it stay like that?
Joey~tulips popping up; how nice that pot will be soon. B
Marylyn~~weeding and moving plants sounds like a good way to spend some time.
School buses plugged in. (I think I've posted this before)...

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #4525766

Psst! Y'all don't move to Alaska if you can't take cold. They have to plug in their cars to keep 'em from freezing and even the statues need woolly scarves!! LOL. (Kiska - I say again - you are made of stronger stuff than I could ever hope!)

Joey: Wooohooo! I got Java right! and wow! 322 days a year? Let's see, I 'll guess B-Oklahoma.
Sharon - Prissy looks positively blissful!
Marylyn - Seems like I'm always relocating monkey grass. :)

Dyson: "new" dog?? Did I miss something? Tell!

Our weather today was "normal". Hi near 60, low in upper 30s. Totally as it should be this time of year.
Deb
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4525927

Deb~~Glad to see it's normal weather for your area. Here, too:)) I
'm not really made of stronger stuff, just kinda became, as they say, " a tough Alaskan"> This will be our 30th year up here and the long hot summer days of living in Calif, are but a memory...I think that you and others in hot areas are the tough ones:)
Kiska
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4526363

It is so cold here today it's not even funny. Everyone was running to the heaters to warm their hands and bodies and that's something that most of us don't do unless it's raining or snowing. Temps never changed much at work today so that didn't help either. It started out at 16* and stayed there. BRRRR! My truck was even acting up cause it was so cold.

Currently: 16F Light Snow
Kansas City, Missouri
Currently: -8C Light Snow
Wind: East-Northeast at 8 MPH
Humidity: 79%
Dewpoint: 10F
Barometer: 30.08 inches and
Wind Chill: 5F
Wind: East-Northeast at 12 KPH
Humidity: 79%
Dewpoint: -12C
Barometer: 1018 millibars and
Wind Chill: -15 C
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:52 pm


Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4526543

Ric...Most of the snow over the weekend seemed to be lake effect.

Sharona...I'm glad you liked the snow photos but I think I'D RATHER BE IN one of your beach pictures!

KashtanGeorge...Lets see, you want my winter and Marylyn wants to send rain to Sharona in Florida.. Then Sharona could send me some of that Florida weather. Lets get a Weather Round Robin trade group going!

Well...It's 2F here tonight and we are expecting up to 8 more inches of new snow through tomorrow. Spring might be just around the corner but it sure seems like the corner is a long way down the road.

Photo: Whiteout ahead!

early_bloomer

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #4526808

I love your pictures too EB. This is my favorite way to see snow. Through your lenses.
;)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
6:39 AM

Post #4527268

Quoting:Lets get a Weather Round Robin trade group going!


LOL E_B!! I'd be happy to send my weather around, but I don't want any of your weathers back!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2008
6:56 AM

Post #4527291

Interesting concept; not yet ready for some cooler weather, Marylyn:))?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
7:18 AM

Post #4527317

Did we get an answer to the trivia Q? I say Oklahoma.

It's 33 and cooling off fast. We might have frost in the morning and then I'll try for more pics.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2008
9:44 AM

Post #4527370

Good morning!

Wow sounds like a lot of you had a stormy and cold weekend! I guess the ground hog was right ;-)

Friday's storm broke yet another pane in the green house and blew out the other two that keep falling out in every big storm this winter. It was a bit drafty there this weekend ... I didn't notice it until Sunday. I need to start checking the greenhouse after these big storms ...

DH was mighty glad to get out of that plane ... planes aren't very steady on the ground in those kinds of winds ... It's kind of like being on a boat. I don't know why on earth they waited 5 hours to get them off - it was clear from the forecast that the winds weren't dying down anytime soon. The weather was worse when they finally got out than when the plane landed. Apparently planes can take off and land in high winds if the wind direction is right ... I think they need to figure out a plan to get people quicker off the planes that manage to land though ...

It's cloudy, 32F and rather blustery, about 22 mph.

Sharon - Lady Margaret is looking good! :-)

Kwanjin and Karrie - Welcome! Very nice scenery you have there Kwanjin :-)

Kiska - so interesting about the sled run - and the plugged in cars :-)

It's 9:30 am and it's light out already! :-) Sunrise now at 9:34 and sunset at 5:49.

Sharon - does your "Phal" live outside?? Mine are still blooming :-) I saw 2 more at the garden center the other day that I decided I couldn't do without ;-) Here's one of them:

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2008
9:46 AM

Post #4527371

This is the other one. Isn't that a gorgeous color ? ! :-) Never seen it before and of course I HAD to have it! lol

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4527374

Unfortunately my kitchen window is now packed full so I can't get any more ... Please try to ignore the horribly dirty windowpane ... we get so many storms at this time of year that there's no way to keep the windows clean. I just don't have the energy or longing to go out and wash windows everyday ;-)

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Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #4527376

LOL! I didn't know I'd joined a daily weather report! You all seem like very nice folks, so I'll just have to stick around.

I'll let you know what our weather is like in the morning (oh, it is morning - I'm a night owl) - I mean after I get up and check. I did watch the news this evening (still evening to me) and they said around 40 as a high tomorrow with more rain and more danger of flooding (no surprise to me). The low is expected right around 32 I think. This is much better than what we had. I feel for those of you out East (of here) that are getting those freezing cold temperatures. Guess we lucked out this time around. Cast comes off tomorrow afternoon. No more slipping on ice for this little girl. I guess my next fear will be drowning!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
10:58 AM

Post #4527397

Dyson Glad your pipes didnt burst! Your new dog sounds like shes keeping you busy and out of trouble! LOL!
Kiska Prissy is going to be staying at a friends house while we are in your neck of the woods. Thanks for the link to the race. Very interesting and I love the term First Dog!
Deb Im cracking up! Too funny! Dysons been talking about his new dog, but wont give up and details! I think her name is new dog! LOL!!
Pepper I hope all is well in your area. Sounds like a rough day, one that I cant imagine.
E_B LOL!! The water is still cold, but come on down! Weve had fog white outs like that. Pretty, but scary too.
Rann Did you loose any seedlings? Youve had some strong winds, be careful. Your new Phals are gorgeous! Makes me want more too! LOL! They make for a pretty view from the window. Dont feel bad about the windows ours have a light coating of pollen on them now. Mine live outside all the time from Spring Fall (unless we receive any really bad weather). They are inside in the winter when the temps are below 55*, above they go out until the temp begins to drop.
Karrie Glad the cast is coming off! See you in the afternoonuh your morning!

53.1 F / 11.7 C
Overcast
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4900 ft / 1493 m
Overcast 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Patchy fog early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Becoming breezy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 72. Southeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunset going over the intracoastal last night.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4527746

Good morning! We're very glad you're going to stick around, Karrie. :-) Please be careful in the flood waters!

kiska, I've lived in cold places before (though not as cold as you!), and I don't miss real winters at all. I'm quite content with Houston's wimpy ones, even though that means the mosquitoes are here for 11 months of the year, the fire ants are here 12 months of the year, and in July through the beginning of September it is too stinkin' hot to even think about working in the garden. I have no clue why anyone moved down here before the invention of air conditioning, but I love it here as long as the a/c comes on faithfully. :-)

The neighbor's ash tree is budding, so the Mexican plum will be blooming very soon. Spring is just around the corner!

I stuffed the little bunny's jacket in her backpack this morning. She didn't need it now, but she might on her way home. There's another chilly front coming through.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:20am CST (33 min ago)
Temperature 64 F 18 C
Dew Point 62 F 17 C
Humidity 94%
Pressure 29.83 in 1010 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir S 190
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 8 mi 12.9 km
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 57.9F / 14.4C


Seven Day Forecast Issued 3:00am CST -- Tue, Feb 12, 2008
Today Patchy fog early in the morning. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms early in the morning, then showers and isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the late morning and afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming northwest and increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Much colder. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #4527956

We got about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice yesterday. We are getting flurries right now maybe some freezing drizzle later. No electric out of trees down just really bad roads. Most schools called off but our school went I never saw it run on tv that it was cancelled. Kiska our buses don't usually have chains because while the wheather can get rough it dosen't last that long- nothing like yours. I only remember one year they used chains because we had ice for about a month on all the roads thay couldn't do anything with it. MySharon Beautiful picture! Hope everyone stays safe and warm today. I think I will watch the birds at the feeders today.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 12, 2008
4:03 PM

Post #4528199

Early_bloomer, that sounds real exciting!!!
Well, we have a decrease of temperatures today, at last.
It was about 30F.
At least, now I can finally jog on all that mud! Lol.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 12, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #4528474

I hope, I didn't bore everyone with my night shots yet.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2008
5:09 PM

Post #4528486

Palmer, Alaska
Updated: 9 min 34 sec ago
17 F
Snow Freezing Fog
Dark and snowing now at 8am.
Welcome Karrie20X Get well soon.
rann~~love the new flowers; the window is just fine:))
Will get back after gkids are off to school.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 12, 2008
5:09 PM

Post #4528487

The mud tonight.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 12, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4528506

Hi, Kiska! I think, we two are early birds on the thread. Lol.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #4528530

Hi! Your shots are beautiful!

The new flowers are, too, Rann. I need to get some, now.

Everyone has nasty weather except us today. Snow tomorrow, though.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 12, 2008
7:48 PM

Post #4529123

Thanks , guys! My DD is back home these days and I am a bit overwhelmed, but I read all about your weather and see all pics.
Kwanjin, Karrie, welcome, love your pics!
It's getting colder here, but look what I found in my garden !
Adina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #4529375

Yea, spring!

I was in my yard not oo long ago and found new grown coming up on all kinds of things. My geraniums, California poppies, tiny daffodils and tulips.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4529524

Our temperatures really rose today - it is now 19 degrees and the wind has stopped! It seems so quiet. We have 4 inches of snow that willl not melt tonight. Forecast for up to 1 additional inch of rain, freezing rain and sleet overnight. Does it really rain at 19 degrees?

We had ordered oil today as the tank is only half full and the company said they would bring it out this afternoon.

I saw one of those extra long tractor trailers that haul the long steel I-beams going down our road, very carefully, about 25 miles a hour and wondered if it were possible to take that down around a curve and long incline we locals call "Rabbit Hill". All roads are snow covered and packed pretty good.

The oil company called to say that "Rabbit Hill" on Rt. 209 was blocked due to a tractor trailer across the road. Hmmm. Hope no one was injured.
Supposed to warm up on Thursday into the 30's. Come on spring!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #4529734

I was going to complain about it only being 36 on my back porch but after reading some of your colder temps, I suppose I'll be glad for what I have. However, if we are trading weather, I'll take Marylyn's 64!
se_eds: I hope the oil truck gets there before you run out. That would be scary.
Kiska: that was an interesting link to the race. Also, interesting to know that you have to "plug in " your vehicles to keep the oil from freezing!!
Sharon: I should have known what a "phal" is. I have 3 orchids myself! LOL
Rann: your new orchids are beautiful! Good luck with them.
Dyson: come on now--tell us about the new dog. and how are the DHC's doing?
Adina: lucky you--you have daffodils about to bloom! Hooray!!
Celia: lucky you with your new growth, too!
clerkie: watching the birds at the feeder is one of my favorite winter-time 'activities', too. ☺☺☺
George: you're night-time photos are never boring--they are beautiful!

It sounds as if we are all ready for Spring! LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4529780

Hey, Mau, I was ready in November! LOL
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4529806

Tonight:
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the evening. Patchy morning fog.
Lows 5 to 15 above. Light winds becoming east 10 mph after midnight.
KG~~seems early, doesn't it? My time zone is 4 hours behind the East coast of USA and 12 behind yours? Makes it seem like a longer day as I log in the morning and it's already noon back east. I'm really enjoying the photos you've posted. So beautiful.
adina~love the new little daffodils; are they on time?
Fog along the Knik River.
Kiska

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

February 12, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4529862

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PST on February 12, 2008
80 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 20%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 6 mph / 9 km/h / 2.6 m/s from the ESE


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

February 12, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4529863

This is called Albuca spiralis.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #4529886

Albuca spiralis--what an interesting plant, Kelli!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4529899

What is it related to, and I want one! What zones does it like?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #4529941

Marylyn Its a good thing you sent the bunnies with jackets. Theres been a definite cool down going! I should have taken one myself that or a light raincoat. :P
Clerkie Is it still snowing? What kind of birds do you have this time of year?
Juri Not boring at all! You live a beautiful country!
Adina Blooms are coming! Stay warm!
Se_eds Freezing rain maybe? I would think snow though. I like the name Rabbit Hill! I hope no one was injured with the road blockage.
Kiska - Great picture! You are getting warmer!
Kelli Beautiful blooms!

65.1 F / 18 C
Light Rain
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the South
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2600 ft / 792 m
Mostly Cloudy 3200 ft / 975 m
Mostly Cloudy 4800 ft / 1463 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 630 PM...showers and thunderstorms will continue to move north into northeast Florida with the strongest storms moving into southern Alachua...western Marion and southern Gilchrist counties. Other strong storms will move into Waldo...Palm Valley...Ponte Vedra...Taylor and Jasper. Thunderstorms will continue in the coastal waters from Flagler Beach to Fernandina Beach. Strong gusty winds...heavy rainfall and hail should be expected with these thunderstorms. The thunderstorms are moving north at 20 miles an hour.

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may become severe with heavy rainfall and damaging winds. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Ok, so this would be one of those nights when I bring my orchids inside!

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=102158

E_B - Here's a picture from September at the beach for you!

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

February 12, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4530122

According to Dave's, Albuca spiralis is in the lily family. According to a couple other web sites, it is in the hyacinth family. It is native to Cape Province, South Africa, so it is probably not more hardy than zone 9, I'm guessing. It is a winter grower and is summer dormant.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 13, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4530281

Kwanjin, thanks, expecting more of your garden pics ;)

Adina, your Tulip buds came just in time to save me from doldrums. lol

Kiska, "SMOKE ON THE WATER" (Alaska version) Cool!

Kelli, oh wow, I've never seen the blue Hyacinth yet! The same with Albuca spiralis. Gotta get those.)

MySharona, thank you! That was a very informative link. I was real distressed, though...
Your beach looks kinda sandy, but feels like real warm waters at the season? I got used for more for "pebbly" beaches. Those tone feet anyways.lol

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #4530491

The beach pic makes me want to move to the ocean again. (sigh) Well, near it, anyway.

I never get tired of looking at others peoples pics. I'm a very visual person.

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4530650

Kelli that Albuca spiralis is just too cool with it's succlent spiral leaves. Does it's bloom smell? Thoses Hyacth do. The last of a pot that yielded about 8 fragrant pink Hyacth is fading tonight.
Kiska I believe the plant I refer to as tagets is this http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54284/
When I was a child the mud pies with these little yellow flowers were 2 cents more than plain mud pies.
Thunder and tornado warnings until 11PM, about 3 more hours. The weather is briskly moving up the east coast of Florida.
2 more weeks and most plants get booted out the door. They have been begging me for days to put them outside.
We are expecting a cold snap in about a week. Going down to mid30s.
Stay snug and safe tonight.
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 13, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4530671

The spiralis has a little bit of fragrance. You have to put your nose right up to the flower to smell it. It's a good fragrance.

George, the hyacinth variety is "Delft Blue". I planted them a couple years ago. They aren't "supposed" to survive here.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #4530750

You have convinced me to plant mine.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4530811

Kelli - You have me wanting a Albuca spiralis also! It's beautiful.
Yuri - We have sandy beaches. Makes for a tough run as well.

Now
Through 930 PM...showers and thunderstorms will continue to move north into northeast Florida with the strongest storms between Keystone Heights and Saint Marys. Isolated heavy areas of rainfall will move into Lake Weir in Southeast Marion County and in downtown Jacksonville. Heavy showers continue to move in from the Gulf of Mexico...moving north to northeast at 20 miles an hour. Strong gusty winds...heavy rainfall and hail should be expected with these thunderstorms.

It's pouring outside! No complaints...we need it badly.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 13, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4530907

19F; snow's stopped; the driveway is plowed and the sun came out; not bad at all. Spent most of the afternoon "making glass" projects.
sugarweed~~I now know exactly what you mean about the fragrance. And, I see why those mud pies were far more expensive.
Kelli~nice to see the Blue Delft didn't follow the rules; very pretty.
KG~ great title; fits well.
Hopefully you've got the oil delivered by now, se_eds. Was it that truck that held up traffic?
clerkie~~icy conditions cause so many problems; other than fog, it's my least favorite conditions to be driving in. Hope it gets better soon.
MySharona~wow~quite a bit wild weather you've got now. Glad you're happy w/rain.
Window art from a couple of weeks ago; thanks to mother nature.
Kiska

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 13, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4531027

i really gotta start getting here earlier!

It was another warm day here. Got to the mid-70s and it's only going to the 50s tonight, but...raining now, and I think that must be the edge of the cold they are predicting for tomorrow night..low 30s. Don't Care!! Spring is definitely in the air.

Deb
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 13, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4531094

Forgot! Drive-by shot from my little commute down to Beaufort today. :)
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2008
2:26 AM

Post #4531201

It was bitterly cold this morning but it felt better this afternoon once we got into the 20s. Still cold but not as bitter.

We had some snow this morning though it only amounted to a dusting. I got some pics of it and will try to download them tomorrow. Meant to do it today and forgot. lol

Am enjoying everyone's pictures so keep bringing them on!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2008
2:39 AM

Post #4531252

Sidney and Sharon: it sounds as if Florida is getting the thunderstorms tonight that we had last night. good beach photo, Sharon
George: another beautiful building!
Kiska: gorgeous "window art"!!
Deb, is that sage grass in your photo? I envy you your mid-70's temps!

Everyone is wanting warmer weather so I found an older photo which reminds me of summer.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2008
2:47 AM

Post #4531300

Here are my coneflowers from last year before my kitty decided to make it his personal jungle. LOL

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 13, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #4531409

Pep! I have no words left... I feel back in my childhood again!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 13, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4531427

Marsue, you too. Such a pics!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #4531614

Sidney,
Quoting:When I was a child the mud pies with these little yellow flowers were 2 cents more than plain mud pies.


LOLOL!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4532264

Kiska I love your window art its beautiful!
Deb I fell in love with Beaufort about 25 years ago. Such a pretty area.
Pepper Zebra Longwings are lovely. I only see a couple in the summer here. I need to get some coneflowers!
Sidney - How did you do last night?

63.5 F / 17.5 C
Overcast
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 62 F / 17 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.71 in / 1006.0 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 400 ft / 121 m
Mostly Cloudy 1300 ft / 396 m
Overcast 2700 ft / 822 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Mostly cloudy and breezy. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. High 67. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

We are close to the high already. The bunnyrainmeter has 1" of rain in it, seems like we received more. The plants are happy and lapping up the rain. We didn't have any warnings on the NOAA radio overnight - that's a very good thing. There are tornado warnings in Putnam, Flagler and St. John's counties which are south of my location.

More beach -

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2008
12:11 PM

Post #4532323

Good Mornin'! We have some hefty rain! The temp is 44, but is supposed to get down into the low 30's or upper 20's by this afternoon.
At Dublin...
Barometer: 29.6 in
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 1 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:15 AM
Sunset: 6:00 PM

Can't stay but a sec, so I will give the answer to the trivia...D
Because of its location (and its enormous size) Texas sees 2 times as many tornadoes as the runner up.

Have a great Day! and see you this evening! :D
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #4532586

The chilly front moved through and it is brisk again this morning. It'll be in the 60s by this afternoon, and back up to 70 tomorrow. We got another half inch of rain yesterday. That makes about 6" for this year so far.

I've been wondering about Lilypon, who we haven't heard from in ages. Pam, if you're lurking out there, you're missed! :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CST (55 min ago)
Temperature 37 F 3 C
Dew Point 30 F -1 C
Humidity 78%
Pressure 30.20 in 1022.6 mb
Wind Speed 5 MPH 4 kts
Wind Dir N 10
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Wind Chill 33 F 1 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 37.9F / 3.3C
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4532857

Good morning everyone. Our snow yesterday didn't amount to anything just flurries maybe a little heavier at times. Today we have beautiful sunshine and the temp. is 22 so far this morning. We aren't supposed to get anything until tomarrow- more snow -I don't mind the snow just don't like ice. Our roads are still in rough shape but they still had school. Marsue- we have cardinals they are my fav. and woodpeckers finches doves and some I have never took the time to find out what they are. Of course we also have bluejays also. Kiska- I don't like drivring on ice either the only time I have run off the road was on the ice. I think I will go outside and enjoy the sunshine even if it is cold- my dogs need someone to jump on just as well be me! Hope everyone stays safe...
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4533280

I think I got a good slow inch here in Jax last night.
I am very concerned with the onslaught of Water Oak leaves falling so they are getting deep in my tiny back yard. I'm concerned this 100' tall massive tree is ill. However I'm usually on the road and dont know what happens here in late Feb., on thru early May.
I think new leaves push off old leaves on the Live Oaks, (name, not condition) but dont know if thats what is happening today.
Nice about last nights rain was it stayed 60º+.
Going to drop tonight though.
I'm enjoying NOT being on the road this spring.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 13, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #4533515

16F Light breaking at 8am; it's adding up fast now; sunrise will be just before 9. Continues to warm up and w/that, more snow.
A chance of snow. Highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 45 mph by afternoon.
Deb~love the view ~
Sidney~hope your tree is ok~at 100', it would be quite a loss. Glad you are home for sprinttime, too.
MySharona~ the beach/sky is so pretty. Looks like the weather could go either way w/the 50/50 chance.
clerkie~bet the dogs loved being outdoors and jumping:))
Marylyn~~the temp looks just about right to be very comfortable. Have a great day.
Hi Joey~the tulips are gorgeous; see you later.
pepper~bet Mae loves her jungle. Very pretty.
Marsue~ love the springtime pic, too. Thanks/window art.
Not nearly as pretty, just a road.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 13, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #4534056

Marsue and Pepper, what beautiful coneflowers !
Yuri, beautiful building! Those are daffodils buds, just popped out after a few warm days!
Deb, love that field, great pic!
Kiska, what a large road! Love the frozen window! My daffs aren't in time, it's too soon for them, but it has happened before.
Joey, beautiful tulips ! How's little JW?
Kelli, love your hyacinthus and Albuca spiralis, gorgeous plant! My hyacinthus are popping out too, same color, Blue Delft !
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 13, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4534148

This is from last spring!

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Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #4534368

I simply cannot keep up with this thread! Ummm... it's Wednesday and I haven't checked the temps. I think it is supposed to be in the 40's. We have blue skies - I should go take a walk.

Oh - cast is off and my hand is ugly (skinny and 3 scabs from the pins). It really hurts. I can type much faster though, and that only hurts a little. Exercises - yuck.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4534910

They will only hurt at first. Just bite a paperback book (Much easier on teeth than bullets) and do those exercises.
A friend who broke both legs was doing rehab exercises.
A very pretty rehab gal chided that he couldn't do one thing or another.
He was set back by straining to prove her wrong.
That day he also did enough to qualify him to be 'cured' according to the 'system'.
Just a word to the wise.
t's cloudy and temps are diving.
Sidney
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4535297

Sidney: Same here, our temps are headed in a downward direction. Big swing from yesterday. Expecting a "mild" freeze tonight - should just touch 32.
Sharon: We had a nice overnight inch of rain last night. Ain't it great? Thanks for the beach shot!
Marsue, Adina: That's a marsh in my car window shot. So it's some kind of marsh grass...not sure what exactly. Oh, and Adina, my hyacynths are at abbout the same stage as yours, they're up but not bloomin' yet.
Karrie: Good lick with your rehab!
Kiska: Cool window fractals. :)

..another road shot from yesterday...
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #4535487

Curly has a blast in the coneflowers. It didn't take long for the area to literally look like a train wreck. lol.

Today it was nice though I was inside most of the day again. Am having a hack of a time getting caught up on stuff for different reasons. Oh well.

High was somewhere in the upper 30s to maybe lower 40s though I never saw the news or saw the gauge at work so not certain. lol. Lows are gonna be cold. LOL. I am cold sitting here and we have the heat on.

Still don't have the snow pics loaded yet. Gonna try tomorrow to get that done.

Here is another coneflower shot. Same bed, same direction but am in the driveway instead of the yard.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2008
2:41 AM

Post #4535582

Hi Everybody! :D We are now down to 24, have a skiff of snow on the deck, may get a little more. We had some terrible wind the other day that left a lot of people w/out power & some folks in this county & Craig co. (Va.) are still w/out.

Great pics everybody! :D I would love to comment on all of them, but think I need to work somemore on my school work. I finally got my books & have a lot of catching up to do. So I must get back to it.

Adina, JW is doing really well. Back to his normal funny, happy self. (thanks for asking)
Deb, those plants look almost like Yucca.
Pepper, Those are Beautiful Cone Flowers!
E_B ...We didn't get that kind of snow. :( But I do love your view! :D
Kiska, Thanks for the link...Quite interesting! :D

I'll try to post another trivia for you all tomorrow.

Have a Great Evening! :D
Joey

Marsue, here is the rose (of wax) after it opened.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2008
2:47 AM

Post #4535611

Marsue & Pepper: I forgot to mention earlier how I enjoyed your profusion of coneflowers!

Joey: The plants in the pic are some sort of scrub palm that grows everywhere round here. Probably a sabal palmetto of some variety. Not sure which. :)

Deb
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
4:05 AM

Post #4535897

They are indeed the Palmeto State's namesake plant.
;)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
4:09 AM

Post #4535919

I think I'll step out and cover my babies. The temps are diving again.
My babies are tough though.
Going to be 32º in the morning
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
6:21 AM

Post #4536182

Catching up here. We got hit with a nasty snow storm this afternoon. Took me a long time to get home. I took a step out the front and back and took some shots. The wind was blowing INTO the house.

It's 34 but the 'feels like' is 17. Wind blowing at 16mph and there is about 6" out there.


#1...bench on the front porch.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
6:22 AM

Post #4536183

#2...drifts on the patio.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
6:23 AM

Post #4536184

#3...drift around the hottub.

The snow was gone this morning. Now it's back full force.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #4536356

Joey Love the tulips! My favorite!
Marylyn We got your cold front last night. Got a little more rain out of it. I heard the clouds getting squeezed out! LOL!
Sidney Were all glad you are home this year!
Adina I know youre looking forward to your new blooms! I am too!
Karrie Rehab is painful, but sooo worth it!
Deb The one plant that gets on my nerves is the palmetto! They are everywhere and you cant get rid of them. LOL!! On the plus side, they are always green!
Joey I need a JW fix! Beautiful rose!
Kwanjin WOW! Thats a lot of snow! I got a chill just looking at it, especially the drifts!

We got much colder than predicted last night. Suppsed to be 39*, well it's currently 33*. I hope my plants are ok. :(

33.1 F / 0.6 C
Clear
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 22 F / -5 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/h
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Patchy frost in the morning...otherwise mostly sunny. High 57. North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Noooooooooooooo...

Taken at dinner last night - restaurant is on the marsh

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:30 AM

Post #4536359

Here is the front on the horizon - getting ready to move through.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:32 AM

Post #4536361

After the storm

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4536600

Good Morning! :D The sun is out & we are chillin' @ 18. We may actually warm up to 40 today.
At Dublin...
Clear: 21F
Feels like: 17F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 16
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph WSW
Sunrise: 7:13 AM
Sunset: 6:01 PM

Deb, that sure is a neat plant! It looks like fans! :D But I think that I've seen them some where before (but can't remember where).
Sidney & Sharon, I hope that your plants survived the night!
KW, You have snow! :D It so Pretty!

Has any body heard from Blooms?


Todays trivia is...
What is a thunderstorm's "Overshooting Top" overshooting?
a) Tropopause
b) Menopause
c) Thermopause
d) Spheropause

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

Here he is!...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #4536719

Good morning, everyone.

We have 27 and the barometer is rising. Supposed to get to 40 today and partly cloudy. We have one of those houses that, when the wind blows, like it did last night, the eaves make a cool Halloween sound. It kind of freaks the cats out. ☺

Stay warm. Can't wait for SPRING!!!

These are from last year.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4536728

And my guess is Tropopause.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4536730

Busy, busy, busy!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #4536750

How cute is that?!?!?!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #4536966

Awwwwww... :-) (lapsing into baby talk again...)

I'm guessing tropopause, too, Joey. Your flowers are gorgeous, kwanjin! And, as usual, I love your sky shots, Sharon.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! :-) It's a pretty day here. The high is going to be in the upper 60s, with sunshine all day. I need to pop out later and prune the roses. (We only have two, and they're little, so it's not a very onerous task. LOL) The rain will be back tomorrow.


Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CST (16 min ago)
Temperature 57 F 14 C
Dew Point 48 F 9 C
Humidity 72%
Pressure 30.12 in 1020.1 mb
Wind Speed 12 MPH 10 kts
Wind Dir SE 140
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 45.0F / 7.2C

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4536992

I can see breaks in the clouds outside.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 14, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4537091

Look at how it's warmed up here~ nearly the same as your temp, sugarweed. It's been weeks since it's been this warm and feels great to take a deep breath w/out thinking.
31 Dark ~ sunrise at 8:44. gain of 5m45seconds today; sets at 5:38.
Cloudy with a chance of rain.
Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s. East wind 15 to 30 mph
kwanjin~ I love the look of the snowfall; the wind, not so good:))
Joey~JW is growing and looking as cute as ever; A
MySharona~looks as beautiful as ever, there, too.
Time for the first cup/coffee...
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #4537373

Happy valentines day everyone! We are having a beautiful day here. It is sunshine and temps around 57 today. Tv said maybe some freezing rain and snow tonight but I can enjoy today. Great pictures . Have a good day.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 14, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #4537578

Between JW and my little goldfish Boo-Boo, I get my dose of cute for the day. :-)

It is very windy here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 AM PST on February 14, 2008
53 F / 12 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 20%
Dew Point: 12 F / -11 C
Wind: 16 mph / 26 km/h / 7.2 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 25 mph / 41 km/h / 11.3 m/s

The Wind Advisory is now in effect until 6 PM PST this afternoon.

Areas of north to northeast winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
45 mph will become more widespread early this morning... then
continue through the day. The strong winds are expected to
decrease a bit by this evening. However... winds may increase
again overnight into Friday morning.


Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #4537905

Happy Valentines Day!

Deb...I really like your photo of the trees with the green palms around their bases.

Sharona...Those people on the beach don't look very warm to me.


It's a beautiful sunny day here in PA. with the temp up to a balmy 27F. We're looking for a high of 31F this afternoon. We had single digit temps this morning with fresh snow and a layer of ice on everything from a couple of days ago. It was killing me to go to work on such a photogenic day so by the time I pulled into the lot I sat there for a few minutes, got on the cell phone and took a vacation day. I went to one of my favorite winter sunrise haunts and took a few photos. The mist from the creek was not as good as some other mornings but I still managed to get some fairly decent shots.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #4537911

Another...


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2008
6:37 PM

Post #4537920

And still another...a little later in the morning.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #4537927

And finally...even later in the morning.

early_bloomer

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

February 14, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4537932

Beautiful pictures, E_B, but I'll have to admit that I'm glad I'm not there.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #4537954

Ditto and amen! LOL
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 14, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #4538389

Happy Valentine's day to ye'all!

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 14, 2008
9:31 PM

Post #4538602

We have 26.6F in SPb.
Kinda windy.

Here's an old pic of my Mom in Crimea.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #4538644

Your mom was beautiful, Juri.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 14, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4538803

E_B~~so glad you were out and about; just beautiful.
KG~Thanks for Valentine wishes. Is it celebrated there? The photo of you and your mother, on another thread, is so nice, as is this one. Very cute.
Kelli~what a sweet name for a goldfish; sounds like it's adorable.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone...
Still in the 30's; I've been outdoors a lot enjoying the fresh clean air as I put away some loose items on the deck~~ no coat needed, either.
Snow likely. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches.
Lows in the teens to lower 20s.
East wind 15 to 30 mph shifting to the southwest 5 to 15 mph after midnight.
Glass Valentine made by my daughter..both kilns full today..
Kiska

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #4538861

That's beautiful, Kiska!!!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 14, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #4538884

Marylyn, thanks!

Kiska, very nice embroidery. You'll laugh, but I did practice it, when I was 9.Lol.

May be we sport the old pics' trend on this thread for a while too?

Now it's 24.8F in SPb.
Started snowing!

Here's the pic of my Mom with a pumpkin.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #4539132

Joey That is a saw palmetto. Personally, I cant stand them. They are everywhere here and extremely difficult if not impossible to get rid of. They are the homes of the palmetto bug. Yuck. The plants seem to be fine. Whew! Im going with A on the trivia as well. JW is Adorable!! He is really concentrating on something!
Marylyn The gold sunset picture shows the intracoastal waterway bridge. Its the only entrance and exit for the island.
Kiska - Thats a huge jump in temp for you! Feels downright balmy outside, huh?! LOL!
Kelli About the Santa Ana windsI thought they occurred only 2-3 times a year, but it seems more often. What causes itummmthem?
E_B That beach picture was taken in November. Its a little cool for the natives especially when we get a Noreaster blowing through. I think you would be quite comfortable in those conditions! Your idea of fairly decent shots = my idea of Whoa beautiful pictures! And they are background! LOL!
Yuri I 2nd Marylyn Your Mom was beautiful and I love the background.
Kiska Are you going to sell your treasures on-line? I love the glass heart!

47.1 F / 8 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 29 F / -2 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.30 in / 1026.0 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2500 ft / 762 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Areas of frost and patchy fog late in the night. Low 37. Light winds becoming southwest 5 mph after midnight.

Yikes - must get the succulents covered. I don't want to take the chance of 2 nights of minor freezes for my babies.

I have a couple of pictures to post...this is White Ghost and it's bloom (which is a little stinky)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #4539135

Kwanjin: Your photos really convey a feeling of BRRRR!
Sidney: Thanks for confirming the I.D.
Sharon: Same here. It was supposed to get to just barely 32-33 or so. At 7 am, it was 27! They're saying 33 tonight, so I'm covering stuff. (Love your storm clouds, btw.)
Joey: I can't look an any photo of JW without saying "Awwwww!"

Kiska: Golly it's warm there! That's more like April or May temps for you isn't it?
E_B: Thanks. I've run out of superlatives to describe your photos.
Geroge: Very pretty mom! I love old photos.

I came home early from work today. Seems I've caught the flu that's been going around. :( It was a lovely afternoon, mid 60s, but I slept through it.

Hope everyone is having a very happy Valentines Day!
Deb
PS/Here ya go, George. My big brother on the beach, 1953. :)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4539146

Sharon: Hi, we crossed. I wish some of those wild lil Palmettos wouldl grow in my garden, instead of in the woods! They sure are hardy.
(White Ghost is very pretty, stinky or not.)
Deb
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4539148

New Geranium blooms

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4539159

thanks, Deb! You saved me from having to write out a long post because I echo everything you said! LOL. . .except the part about having a photo of my big brother on the beach. ☺☺☺

It was 61 here today and sun was shining. tomorrow our high is supposed to be 46 so here we go on the weather roller coaster again. :o((

Another older summer photo

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #4539197

Happy Valentine's Day. We had temps up to 36 degrees and the ice coating on everything melted. Was glad to see it dropping from the power and other lines. Our oil tank if full again and we are comfortable.

Must have had a zillion birds at the feeders today as everything is coated in ice - just like in EB's photos. I refilled them 2 times.
That warm golden sunshine lifted our spirits and made for a very happy valentine's day here at home.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 14, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4539205

Sharon, Deb, Thank you!

Here's my Big brother with my Mom back in 1953.Lol.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 14, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #4539225

Marsue, Se_eds, you turn! Lol.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4539232

Deb - I'll happily send you all the palmettos in my yard if I could get the dang root out! They drive me nuts!
se_eds - I can't imagine filling the bird feeders 2 times in one day. We fill ours about 1 time each week. Your babies are hungry.
Yuri - Where do the steps lead? Nice picture!

New blooms on succulents - still working on the name

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 15, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4539344

Sharon, those do not lead to our family palace.Lol.
The pic was made in my favorite botanical garden- Sochi's Dendrarium!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #4539619

4pm; very windy and warm; now up to 40F~~ you're right, Deb.
Looks like a nice day at the beach, too.
Thanks, Marylyn.
MySharona~we're working on a web-site, but d-mail if there's any questions. Your succulant looks just that; very pretty as are the geranium blossoms.
marsue~love the "old" summer pic; pink flowers are hard to beat.
1953 photos are wonderful, KG and Deb. Must be a huge garden, KG.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2008
2:26 AM

Post #4539932

Big change from 56* this afternoon. Will get into the single digits tonight and wind chills will be in the negatives. BRRRRRRR!!!

Currently: 23F Cloudy
Currently: -5C Cloudy
Wind: North-Northwest at 15 MPH
Humidity: 73%
Dewpoint: 16F
Barometer: 30.14 inches and
Wind Chill: 10F
Wind: North-Northwest at 24 KPH
Humidity: 73%
Dewpoint: -8C
Barometer: 1020 millibars and
Wind Chill: -12 C
Sunrise: 7:11 am
Sunset: 5:55 pm


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4540384

Deb: I'm so sorry, but I missed that part about you having the flu. Hope you feel better soon.
Se_eds: The poor birds at my feeder will find themselves out of food tomorrow. I let myself run out of sunflower seeds--shame on me! :o((
Sharon: your succulents never cease to amaze me! Beautiful, indeed.
Pepper: brrrr--single digits!!
George and Deb, I love looking at old family photographs, even if they are not my old family! LOL However, I did find this one of my daddy when he was 18 (in 1925) A handsome young man, wasn't he?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #4540426

Joey, I meant to tell you that the rose is absolutely beautiful! Did you tell us the name of it? . . .and I guess "D" on the trivia.


Here's a collage of old family photographs--hope they came through okay.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2008
4:28 AM

Post #4540492

I have one to throw in!

Mom, right before she was married in 19...(mummble, mummble...)

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2008
5:07 AM

Post #4540622

Marsue~just wonderful; the collage and your, dad; so nice.
kwanjin~your mom looks very at ease; so sweet to see these photos.
8pm and continues to be very nice; 38*.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2008
10:17 AM

Post #4540920

Good morning!

It's warmed up here too like Alaska - up to 39F. It's partly cloudy and breezy today - might get a few sprinkles. It's been windy and rainy for the past two days so most of the snow's gone now. More rain forecast for the weekend and into next week as well. Time to get the "rain gear" out for the girls - yuk ... we like the "snow gear" much better ;-) lol

GREAT photos everyone!

Juri - love your night shots and really enjoyed your old family photos as well :-)

Debi - love the marsh scene and the old beach photo :-)

Joey - JW is so precious :-)

Sharon - beautiful geranium shot and all the others too! :-) I didn't realise that there was a connection to the palmetto palm and palmetto bug ... although the name should have given it away! lol

Kiska - beautiful photos :-)

Marylyn - happy pruning!

Adina - wow! It looks like springtime is there already! Nice to see so many leaves on the ground... they make such a nice background to the plants. They've mostly blown away by springtime here; I really wish I could make them stick around ;-) lol.

EB - like Sharon said - "decent" shots? They're stunning! So glad you were there to capture it for us. Looks like a perfect winter day ... unlike the "southern wimps" (sorry guys - I mean it in a most loving way!) I wish I could have been there ;-) LOL

Pepper and marsue - love your coneflower shots!

Kwanjin - looks cold! Is the snow still there?

Here's an oldie from me - taken in 1973.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #4541092

Good Mornin' All! :D We have a temp of 25 & it's Dyson Dark at the moment (OK, I got side tracket w/ my e-mails! ). All is quiet in the house as I sit here sipping my coffee (3rd cup),waiting for DH to get home from work & Garrett has left for school...
At Dublin...
Friday
Partly Sunny
High: 52
Low: 30
Increasing clouds with a chance of lt. rain/snow late

Hope Everyone had a Wonderful Valentines day! :D
Thanks everybody for the Awwww's :D
Love the old pics! :D They are all Great!
Rann? is that you? in the ice cave? :D
Juri, Your mom sure is a beautiful lady.
Deb, I would really liked to see the face of your brother...such a cute shot! :D It looks like he is so wrapped up in playing! :D
E_B, I love your favorite place! So peaceful! (and gorgeous, as always)
Kiska, Your hobby is turning out Great! :D You are doing such marvelous things! :D
Sharon, JW was in his high chair playing w/ all his teething rings...having a hoot! :D LOL He didn't know which one to attack 1st! :D
KW? Could that pic been taken around 1970/1971? I remember those short skirts! LOL
Marsue, Your dad was certainly a handsome fella! The rose...a single cut long stem...I don't have a name for it. (from the flower shop)

The answer to the trivia is...
The Tropopause is the upper boundary of the troposphere, which is usually characterized by an abrupt change in temperature.

Todays trivia is...
In late October of 1991, a costly, deadly, yet unnamed hurricane formed off the New England coast. This later was dubbed:
a) Hurricane Jane Doe
b) The Perfect Storm
c) Hurricane X
d) The storm that wasn't

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4541608

Good morning. The snow is still here. It melted a bit but...today it's only 16 and not expected to get higher than 38. More snow coming on Sunday or so they say.

It's hard to catch up with everything! The flowers pics a lovely and I love the "oldie" shots.

My guess is...B, The Perfect Storm.

kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4541735

16F dark and snowing heavily. The warmer weather of the past few days was a wonderful break and tease.
rann~snow sure keeps things "neater" than the rainy days. More fun, too. And, it's looks like you were having fun, too.
Joey~my first cup is in just moments:)) Sounds like you had a nice quiet moment:) Love the pic. B
kwanjin~Fresh snow on the way sounds good.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #4542366

Good morning, everyone! It's been an... interesting morning here. I was combing the little bunny's hair, getting her ready for the school bus and saw bugs. Ewwww... So I waved off the bus, called the school (ruining the poor school nurse's day, I'm sure!), and we went down to the pharmacy to get some head lice shampoo. Yuck yuck yuck. She has been scratching her head for a few days, but I didn't think much about it... I have really sensitive skin, so I just assumed I didn't rinse all of the shampoo out of her hair last bath and the residue was bothering her like it would me. It's a good thing we don't have any big plans for the weekend... It looks like we're going to be doing a lot of combing. LOL Praise God, they both have fairly short hair. The big bunny's hair is really thick, though.. I don't see any signs of lice in her hair, but I'm going to dose her anyway. May as well be safe. Have I said Ewwwwww yet?

Other than that, it's a pretty typical Houston day for February... 72 and misting. It's going to rain today and tomorrow and then clear up for Sunday. Looks like the rain will be back on Wednesday.

I hope the rest of you are having an itch-free day! :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:35am CST (17 min ago)
Temperature 72 F 22 C
Dew Point 64 F 18 C
Humidity 78%
Pressure 30.12 in 1020 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir ESE 110
Ceiling 1600 ft 488 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 76 F 24 C
Current Conditions Light Rain
Remarks Trace precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 63.0F / 17.2C
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 15, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4542378

Horrors, Marylyn!

Nice old pictures. I don't have any here. My mom has them all.

Sharon, Santa Ana winds occur more like 2 to 3 times a month, depending on the time of year. Here's the Wikipedia version of what causes Santa Ana winds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds (BTW, I have never heard of Santa Ana fog.) Folklore has it that people are more irritable during Santa Ana wind condtions, but I've never noticed a difference.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PST on February 15, 2008
60 F / 16 C
Clear
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 15 F / -9 C
Wind: 23 mph / 37 km/h / 10.3 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 36 mph / 57 km/h / 15.9 m/s



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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4542395

Ew ew ew, Marylyn! LOL My DD had it years ago. We didn't get all the little egg casings and the Dr. made us do it all again. The shampooings and clothing and bedding washings. This was in the day when you had to get a prescrip. for the shampoo.

Sun is shining brightly out now. Beautiful outside.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4542399

I used to live in Santa Ana. I know those winds intimately.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4542780

Celia: pretty photo of your mom (although the copyright covered her face)
No itchy heads here, Marylyn, but don't be too upset about the little bunny having head lice. If a child attends day care or school these days they will almost certainly come in contact with head lice. You are correct in treating the big bunny, too, and be sure to wash not only their bedding but their recently-worn clothing and their coats/jackets, etc. Also, any afghans or blankets which they wrap up in while lying around the house. My two youngest boys got head lice when they were in elementary school back in the 70's and I was horrified, not to mention embarrassed. However, we all lived over it and when I finished washing and cleaning, my entire house was probably sterile! LOL The only thing that wasn't scrubbed was the ceiling--a slight exaggeration, of course, but you get the point. LOL
Rann: how cute--such a precious picture of you!
Another gorgeous rose, Joey. I'm guessing "B" for the trivia answer.
Love the snow-covered berries, Kiska, but what is the shiny green thing in the lower center of the photo?
Kelli; I can understand why legend has it that the Santa Ana winds make people irritable. I don't like windy weather, either. It keeps one from enjoying an otherwise beautiful day outdoors.

Today: A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High near 50F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. (We haven't had any rain so far today but I am certain it will be here soon.)
Tonight: Cloudy. Low 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Another "old family photo" LOL

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #4542821

The washer is running, both bunnies have clean heads, the beds have been stripped... I need to vacuum their room and either run their stuffed animals through the washer or bag them up for 2-4 weeks. Katie's going to miss her little friends, but not all of them would survive a trip through the washer and dryer.

That's a great picture, marsue! I don't have any old old pictures... I suppose this one would count as vintage (more than 25 years old), but not as antique. LOL (This is me and my little sister in one of those mall photo booths. Sarah looks one-ish, so this was approximately 1976.)

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 15, 2008
10:01 PM

Post #4543409

Snowstorm here all afternoon, just stopped...it's almost midnight and 3 inches of snow! I'll take some pics in the morning.
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4543520

Froze overnight, but got up to the upper 60s today. I observed from my bedroom window. :(
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph...

Adina: That's a very cold, wintery pic!
Joey: I think that was "the perfect storm". In that photo on the beach, my brother was playing with the camera case. He wasn't interested in the camera. :)
Marsue; Thanks, I'm feeling a little better today. Your dad was definitely a handsome fella!
Kwanjin: Your mom looks like a dancer.
Marylyn: Well, I'm feelin' kind of itchy now! LOL. Love the old photo strip. I have a few of those around here somewhere...hmmm.
Kelli: Windy days make me cranky.

Happy President's Day!
Deb

KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 15, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #4543667

Kiska, thanks for the Winter pics!

Marylyn, I cant believe... But better get reinsured!

Marsue, such a vintage! Beautiful lady.

Marylyn, I have one 4pics shot from those mall photo booths with my dumb young face on it. Gotta find one. Lol.

Adina, I'm glad you're blessed with snowy Winter sometimes. It's always fun!

Deb, I hope you didn't get flu!

20F today.
Dry snowfall.)))

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 15, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #4543724

I've found that mall photo booth's shot from the past. I cut off the 2 shots I didn't like most sometimes in the past.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 15, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #4543811

Joey, the answer for trivia is B! It was just perfect, I guess! Lol.
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4543977

It was sunny earlier in the day. Cloudy now, but still in the 40's - and still melting...yeah! I am getting Spring Fever!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4544093

Nice warm spring day here - but I know it will not last.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4544248

4:30pm and sunny; very bright on the newfallen snow.
13
Marylyn~~with all you're doing, the bunnies will be fine and this will become but an interesting memory. The mall pics are great.
marsue~the splash of green under the snow, is an electric cord for plugging in the car. Today, the snowplow hooked one of the electric cords and drug it a ways in the driveway; looks ok, though. I love your photo and it reminds of a quilt my mother started in the late 1940's; she and I finished it in 1963, just before I was married; has a wonderful history.
KG~~love your pics, too. Such fun at the mall booth.
Kelli~I hadn't realized the Santa Ana's were that frequent, either.
Deb~freezing, again, your plants are not going to be happy w/the ups and downs:)
Adina~looks good~does the snow cause problems w/traffic?
This is the quilt, Sunbonnet Girl, that marsue's photo reminded me of.
Kiska

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

February 16, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #4544285

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PST on February 15, 2008
61 F / 16 C
Clear
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 29 F / -2 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s Variable


We went hiking today. It was strenuous, and IMO, the wind felt good.

The thing out in the ocean is Catalina Island.

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

February 16, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4544291

Indian paintbrush

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

February 16, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4544294

pink chaparral currant

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

February 16, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #4544306

fuschia-flowering gooseberry - In case you are wondering, these currants and gooseberries that I see produce dry, tasteless fruit.

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

February 16, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #4544311

the chaparral - as green as Ireland

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

February 16, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4544321

oak woodland

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

February 16, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4544324

lichens growing on an oak tree on a north-facing hillside

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #4544620

Cold. And Dyson Dark.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
4:59 AM

Post #4544962

Kelli...It sure has greened up there. A far cry from the photos you posted last summer. I must admit I'm a bit jealous of those of you who are posting photos of SPRING!

Rann...Thanks for the compliment. I knew there had to be at least one other person on this forum willing (tough enough) to go along on one of my early morning winter photo excursions.

Deb...I hope you are feeling better. The flu is hitting hard up here but I've been lucky so far. I did get a flu shot but they say it isn't very effective this year.

Joey...It is a special place on a cold clear winters day and well worth the effort. It sure is hard to climb out of a warm bed on the weekend and hike in there though.

I'm enjoying the old photos.


It was an overcast and dreary day here until just before sunset when the sun broke through and lit up the ice that still coats most everything. Here are tonights photos.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
5:01 AM

Post #4544965

Farm scene...as Dyson Darkness settles in.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
5:02 AM

Post #4544967

Country road...


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
5:03 AM

Post #4544972

And finally...last light.


early_bloomer

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2008
6:05 AM

Post #4545085

Somebody mentioned that my mom looked like a dancer. It's funny because she did do some dancing when she was younger. She quit early, though.

I've shared this before and I found out the little girl is my neice, Jean and that would make this shot from about 1985.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2008
6:07 AM

Post #4545091

Such beautiful pictures, Bloomer! Makes me almost like winter again. Almost.

And the quilt is pretty, Kiska. It reminds me of some little porcelain dolls I have.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4545539

Gorgeous quilt, Kiska! No wonder my "old family photograph" reminded you of the quilt.
Kelli, as usual, your hiking photos point out the rugged beauty of the countryside where you hike.
EB, Those are beautiful winter scenes!
I think our DG weather forum people need to put a calendar together with some of these beautiful photos you all have taken!
Celia, I remember seeing the photo of your niece and the kitty--it is very cute and so expressive of the curiosity of cats!
Marylyn and George: those photo strips from the mall booths certainly bring back memories! LOL

It's 38 on my back porch with a soft drizzle coming down--a good day to stay inside! Wish I had a wood-burning fireplace!! Nothing like wood heat to warm the bones!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #4545556

Hi Gang!
Sorry to be away so long.
After 5 months of construction we finally got the new machine up at work.
So it's been one thing after another shaking it down and finding out what we don't have for support...lol!

27 and VERY Sunny and Calm.
Going for 47 and upper 50's for tomorrow.
Then a bit cooler than normal Highs for a coupel of days.
After that it will be a gradual climb back to the 50's for a week at least.
(I Like the gradual part NO windstorms...LOL!)
Looks like Winter's back has finally been broken.

Ric
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
2:19 PM

Post #4545566

Beautiful pictures Early pretty enough to frame. We are going to get rain today and tomarrow they say it can be heavy- our ground is already to wet but we will take what we get. Tomarrow we might get some snow later in the day. As i was leaving for work this morning I saw my dogs had something odd looking. Turned out to be an armadilo so that is what was digging in my flowers. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4545953

E-B: Someday, I hope to take one photo as pretty as the ones you post! And thanks, I'm feeling a bit better. Hoping to take it easy today and feel great tomorrow!

Started off very cloudy but sun is shining at the moment and it's 60F. In spite of the ups and downs in the temps, the azaleas and daffodils are blooming. :)

Kelli: Thanks for sharing your hiking expedition with us. I love the California countryside.

Deb

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #4546305

5 nearly 8am and there's a hint of daylight; we're going to Anchorage for the weekend, hockey tournament for the 8 year old gson.
Kelli~the countryside looks great; love walking w/you and E_B.
E_B~thanks for getting out there for us~so beautiful.
Have a great weekend.
Yesterday's sunny afternoon.
Kiska

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 16, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #4546316

OMG, E_B, your pics are so beautiful! You always find the most beautiful light!
I'll have to find some old pics too, I have a few of my granny.
Today it was so sunny and warmer, so most of the snow has melted.
This morning...
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 16, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #4546325

Hey, Kiska, great pic! It's nice to see the sun in Alaska!
Kelli, your hike pics are always so beautiful !
The pine trees were full of snow this morning in the park.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 16, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4546335

Deb, a blooming daffodil, wow!
Snow on our house too!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #4546376

Adina: Yup! That's the first daff of the season for me. :)

George: Ok, went back and found one of those old photo booth strips. Here's one. You may be able to guess the decade by the hand gestures and hair styles. :) I believe this was 1970 or 71.
I'm the one looking ...dismayed, embarrassed...whatever...in the front.
Deb

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 16, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4547002

Deb, real nice and sincere faces!!! Unlike young people have nowdays.(
Thank you for sharing!
You can see, what I looked like after passing all those exasperating final high school exams and the entrance examinations to the University. Plus ideologicaly perfect.)
At the time I was soooo enamoured of Theoretical Physics. Lol.

KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 16, 2008
9:31 PM

Post #4547426

24F. Dry. Sunny. Snow stopped. Helicopters fly since early morning (city sky tours).

Kiska, thanks. Cool cloth pic. A lady with a sunshade. )

It was real informative to read about your hiking experience in CA.

Pep, nice you called by!

Marsue, we miss your pics!?

Henryr! Please, keep informing our Weather gang about your new machine performance! I would like to be of assistance.

Clercie56, expecting your pics soon, if possible! Do you have armadilo in MO!!!??? I hope your rains stop by now...

Deb, that's my favorite Spring flower! Nice pic!

Kiska, thats a real Russian pic of the past! I feel nostalgic, as always. Lol.

Adina, now I know where all our snow gone! )))

The new trivia.
Find KashtanGeorge on this young scouts pic of the past.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4548035

Blue skies and sunshine today with highs in the upper 20's. We're expecting a high of 42F tomorrow, 38F Monday and then highs in the upper teens the rest of the work week.
Then it's supposed to warm up again--typical late winter weather for our area.

Thank you all for the positive comments regarding my photography. I'm glad you're enjoying my efforts--I've sure enjoyed all of yours!

I traveled south around 70 miles today for a basketball game and afterwards I decided to take some back roads to see if I might find something to photograph. As I drove along I spotted a red tail hawk sitting in a field. I thought it had captured a mouse or mole and backed up to photograph it from my truck. It just sat there so I got out and walked closer, taking more photos. It let me walk within 20 feet and I realized it must be injured. I took some closeup photos and then a women from a nearby farm stopped by to see what was going on. I told her it was injured and if I had a sheet or blanket I was thinking of capturing it and taking it to a wildlife rehab clinic in my area. She happened to have a light blanket in here car so I put it over the hawk, wrapped it loosely and put it in a box. I hauled it back north with me to the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where it is currently being treated. Fortunately, the hawk doesn't seem to have any broken wings or bones even though the rehabilitator said it appears to have suffered an impact injury.

Their website is here: http://www.tamarackwildlife.org/

Here are a few pictures...This photo is the first one I took from my vehicle.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4548042

I walked closer and circled around for better light.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4548051

A final close-up.


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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4548165

E_B: I guess that face would be a small rodent's worst nightmare! But he/she is kinda cute. You did a good thing!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4548363

How cool e_b!
I saw one in exactly the same pose yesterday as I got on the Hwy.
Standing on a small groundhog about guinea pig size.

George I'll say third row up... 5 from the right...

Excellent shots you guys!!!
I'm snowed out!

It's 45 here and clear.
Heavy rains will be moving in by morning.
Temps near 60 tomorrow... then a high of 27 Tuesday...
so MORE WIND!

Today we cleared out a Pantry, Dish Washer (where we've been storing dishes)
and the Wine Cooler.
They were then moved to the Plantroom and refilled.
After we pour the new floor out there come late Spring that will be their permanent home.
(Well the Portable dishwasher's history but we need it for storage now...lol)
A 55 gallon aquarium and stand are now in their place awaiting pickup by a DG'er tomorrow.

W/ this blank slate we can now start the final cabinet work.

Ric

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 17, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4548404

Ric, no way!! You knew!!! LOl!!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #4548446

Your Mall Photo gave you away! lol!

Tomorrow if I can get it before the rain I'll show you guys what's blooming in the yard.
Yes there are actually things blooming here.
Not Hellebores either... in fact they keep getting whacked back.
They may be Memorial Day Roses at this point...

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

February 17, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4548535

Says rain but according to radar my area looks like it is getting hit with sleet already. Will turn into snow by early tomorrow morning but not much accumulation.

Currently: 34F Rain
Currently: 1C Rain
Wind: Southeast at 9 MPH
Humidity: 86%
Dewpoint: 30F
Barometer: 29.74 inches and
Wind Chill: 26F
Wind: Southeast at 14 KPH
Humidity: 86%
Dewpoint: -1C
Barometer: 1007 millibars and
Wind Chill: -3 C
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 5:57 pm

KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 17, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4548551

Ric, hands down. You won!
Expecting the blooming in the yard tomorrow!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #4549591

George, I was going to say the boy on the first row but then I read Ric's answer and went back to look. Sure enough, I agreed with him! BTW, I have LOTS of old family photographs. Fortunately for you folks, my scanner is broken and I can't scan anything at the moment. LOL Also, just in case none of you picked up on it---that photo of the lady in the antebellum dress with the parasol was ME--at Opryland in Nashville, TN back in 1980!! LOL Of course, I was not only younger but several pounds lighter back then, plus my hair wasn't gray!! Ah, age happens, doesn't it? sigh

Ric, you do, indeed, have a blank slate! We'll be eagerly awaiting the "after"
photos.

Kiska, how did the GS's team fare in the hockey tournament?
E_B: those are great shots of the hawk. Do you think it was just temporarily stunned from its impact with whatever it was?
Deb: glad you are feeling better--loved the photo of the daffodil . Also, the mall photo booth shot is priceless.

Adina: I suppose the plasterers can't work on the exterior of your house in that cold weather?

Sharon appears to be AWOL. Has anyone heard from her?

The rain has stopped--rained most all yesterday afternoon and we had thunderstorms around midnight. However, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds and it is already 48 on my back porch. I can hear the wind whistling around the windows, though. Hopefully, it will blow the clouds out of here and we will have a pretty sunshiney day.
Here is a photo of the forsythia at my previous home:

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clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2008
2:14 PM

Post #4549762

We had rain rain and more rain last night. Today more of the same with maybe a change over to snow later. It is 42 this morning and not raining at the moment but the clouds sure do look like at any min. we are going to get another shower. We have lots of run off this morning. Kashtan we do have armadilo in Mo. now they are migrating this way from Texas or so that was what I was told. Just a couple of years ago it was rare to see one. Now they are very common, they can sure tear up a yard. As for pictures I am not that good on a comp. yet and my son hasn't shown me how to do that. He is always busy but when I asked I think he has to figure it out first. So maybe one day I will surprise everyone with a picture-warning I am as good with a camera as I am a computer. LOL! Everyone stay safe, dry, warm.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #4549814

Good Mornin! All! :D We have wind! It woke me up this morning. Our temp is at 43 & we're in for some rain today...maybe some snow tomorrow.
At dublin...
Cloudy: 41F
Feels like: 38F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 5 mph E
Sunrise: 7:10 AM
Sunset: 6:04 PM

E_B, you did a great thing. The hawk is a lucky bird! for you to have found him! :D Most folks may not have noticed or even payed attention to him being there! You're a good man. Your country pics are great, too! I Love the last one of the creek! The solitude! :D
Ric, You have stripped 'er clean! Keep us posted on your progress. Tell us more about the new machine at work. (and I really don't know what it is you do) Let's see some of those bloomin' pics of your flowers peeping out! :D
Deb, Your flower is gorgeous! So bright & cherry! :D btw...how old were you in that pic? Was that your college pals in the pic w/ you? or just some of your "peeps"? (LOL - I got that from Emily & Garrett) Glad you are finally on the mend!
Kiska, Your snow has really piled up! Do you have any idea how much total snow you have? Please let us know how the tourney goes! Hope they win! :D The quilt is gorgeous! Did you make it?
Juri, You are too funny! Glad to know which one is you !:D
Tamara? How are you & yours fairin'? Hope that everyone is getting better!
Marylyn! LOL You made my head itch! I hear that those little critters are a pain to get rid of! There was an out-break up at the elementary school here a few years ago...The parents of the kids that had the original nits were told to keep their kids home for 2 weeks! I think that the kids had had them before & weren't properly taken care of!
Adina, Great Pics! You have right much snow as well! :D
Kelli, What a Gorgeous array of "greenery"! :D I love all of your pics...and yes, I would have asked if any of the fruit were edible! :D I really like the Indian Paintbrush! :-O

Well, the answer to the trivia is...B
The Perfect Storm actually was a real storm that sank the Andrea Gale with 75-foot waves. ( Loved the movie)

Todays trivia is...
What percentage of lightning is cloud to ground (or ground to cloud)
a) 5%
b) 20%
c) 50%
d) 80%

Have aGreat Day!
Joey

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
2:32 PM

Post #4549821

Armadillos are quite tasty... I had it at a Seminole Reservation down in FL.
The girl I was dating said her Father called it Possum on the Half Shell... lol!

It's 54 and going for 60... then a slow drop to 29 by 10 PM tomorrow night.
The rains are coming.
It appears none of the snow that will be pounding the areas north of us will get us though.

And as I expected... MORE WIND

...
From 1 PM today till 5 AM tomorrow...
south winds will increase during the afternoon hours becoming
sustained at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph at times.
the winds will shift to the southwest as a cold front passes during
the evening hours.
the strongest winds will likely occur with the
passage of the cold front this evening...when gusts over 45 mph
will be possible.
winds will then gradually diminish late tonight.
...

I don't think there's anything left to blow over.
We've already had our Spring winds... ALL Winter
I feel like I'm living on the coast!

Ric
clerkie56
Iberia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #4549853

Henryr- I will suggest to DH that we have possum on the half shell for supper tonight. I can just hear his reply! I spit coffee everywhere when I read that! LOL!
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4549974

tf is lurking here, lovin' these photos! somehow i missed the quilt, will have to go back & look again. two kids are well, baby is still a snot factory & occasional fever, plus cutting teeth & diaper rash. dh & i are not well but pretending to be LOL

some of these pictures should be framed on walls [MINE] ;-)

that was one lucky hawk, hope they find who shot the dear thing. i told Orion it was a scary face, but he thought it was silly, just laughed & laughed.

Marylyn on top of everything else you are doing, there is an herb commonly found in some shampoos that may help prevent a recurrence, thinking its chamomile?

Joey, i will say 80% D. ;was clueless on that last one... thanks for keeping life interesting with the trivia questions...

tf
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #4550431

After a morning that was glorious outside (yesterday) 53 and sunny, the clouds moved in, the temp dropped and it has been gray & overcast since (except last night which was dark).
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2008
6:28 PM

Post #4550824

Wait a minute I knew too George, It just takes an hour to go through all the pictures and comments,
EB, those are some jaw dropping shots. The rescue of the Hawk just as awesome as your pictures. I think they would sell. You really have the eye and it seems the best way to spite Mother Nature's ravage. You are also inspiring some landscape quilts.

Kelli you brisk walks are going to pay off in great health. So great to see green in unexpected places. I really enjoy your wildflower journal.
Are you adding to our Plantfiles? I betyou are. Have ya'll noticed all the contributions to the plant files that Kelli has made? http://davesgarden.com/members/Kelli/
Kiska I normally don't care for those Sunbonnet Girl quilts, but yours is so cute. Like designing a different dress for a Barbie doll in each block.
Joey, I'm guessing 50%
Sunny and getting hot. Plugged in the ac, just havent turned it on.
;)

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #4551077

Plugged in the ac????

You make me green with envy, wait, i am already green with other stuff LOL. you just wait, you'll get so hot and miserable you will HAVE to come for a visit. maybe by then my neighborhood will be felon-free LOL
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4551442

George, Clerkie: Apparently we now have armadillo here in SC as well. I saw one for the first time last week. Fortunately, it was a long way from our garden. :)

Ric: I feel so lazy.
Joey: Thanks, feeling much better today. I was 16 in that picture. Sigh. Long ago. Those were my H.S. chums.
I'm guessing B, 20%.

Lovely warm here today. 74F at the moment. Windows open. Last couple of hours, it's gotten very blustery - must be that wind you all have been talking about, making its way east.
If you look real close, you can see our tulip magnolia is about to bloom. :)
Deb

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 17, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #4551445

Yuri, you're too funny! Better keep the snow, we're tired of it!LOL I'll send you some , if you want!LOL Wonderful idea about the old pics! I have so many dressed as pioneers!

Marsue, you are right, they can't paint the house on the outside now, it's too cold!As a matter of fact, they can't paint on the inside either because the house isn't heated yet, so it's cold inside too.

Freezing out there, about 14 at night and 35 at noon, clear sky, sunny, very bright.
Adina

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4551450

The rain and snow have left the area but it is still cloudy and windy. Now the sun has poked thru a bit.

Currently: 37F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 2C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 23 MPH
Humidity: 75%
Dewpoint: 30F
Barometer: 29.64 inches and
Wind Chill: 26F
Wind: Northwest at 37 KPH
Humidity: 75%
Dewpoint: -1C
Barometer: 1003 millibars and
Wind Chill: -3 C
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 5:57 pm


pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #4551473

Here is a pic of the birds this morning while it was snowing.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 17, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4551483

Hey, Pepper, we cross posted! Sorry for the bad weather!
Deb, those magnolia buds are about to bloom, great! Here is a bud which wants to bloom too...from a chestnut tree!

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

February 18, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4552026

Sidney, I've learned that whenever I go hiking to always take my camera, even if I've been there before. You never know when something for the Plant Files might turn up.

It hasn't rained for two weeks, so we could use some more.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PST on February 17, 2008
63 F / 17 C
Clear
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s from the SE

Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4552229

It's 50F tonight and the wind is howling. By tomorrow night the high will be 18F and will stay there for a couple of days before slowly creeping back up into the low 30's by the end of the week.

tf...The hawk was not shot. It was hit by a car or flew into a wire. When I found it it was standing in the field and made no attempt to move or get away from me. It would have frozen to death. It took 2 hours to get it to the rehab center and it seemed to be doing well at that time. I'll call in a few days and see how it made out. Sue at the rehab center said if it does well I'll have to take it back where I found it in the spring and release it back in it's home territory.

Another photo of French Creek...


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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4552580

EB we have your blustery winds!. Cold wet day today, just like yesterday. Now pouring down rain (again), 37 degrees, maybe thunderstorms yet tonight. As least we are not under the severe weather and tornado watches. Predicted to be 50 deg tomorrow, then dropping back down and snow the rest of the week.

I think February is the most depressing, worst month of the winter. I need to see some sunshine!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #4552587

It's 60F tonight and the wind is howling here too e_b horizontal rain a few minutes ago.

Our power was out for the first time this year.
Luckily we had a flicker so I shut off the puter... my protector should automatically turn it off but...
Dusty and Joycet got here about 1:45 ...power went out before 2 ... so it was kind of a dark visit.
It did turn sunny while they were here which helped.
The winds were hitting at around 50 MPH though.
Power popped back on around 3:45.

Looks like a more gradual cool down than expected though.
25 by Tuesday morning not tomorrow night so that will help.

e_b I love that French Creek series!!
The other 'signs of spring shots' are really making me want to get outside and Garden!
Though Sue greened up Forsythia are months way here...

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2008
10:48 AM

Post #4554233

Too much to catch up on, had the flu again. Had the flu shot, but apparently it hasn't worked on the 2 strains I've been lucky to catch this year. :P

I missed the perfect weekend to do lawn work. Low 70's, light wind and bright skies. I sat on the back porch yesterday for about 2 hours basking in the sunshine and then being bummed about not being able to play in the dirt.

E-B - You take the most amazing pictures! Love the story about the hawk, good job.

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 4 PM EST this afternoon...

Today
Mostly cloudy. Becoming windy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce strong and gusty winds. High 73. Southwest winds 20 mph with gusts to 30 to 35 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

NOAA radio woke us up around 3am. There are tornado warning all around us, but we aren't under any warnings at this time. We were told rain, Sat night, then Sun night ... still no rain.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #4554254

Good morning!

Sharon, Deb and TF hope you are all feeling better today!

EB - More gorgeous photos! :-) That creek looks like a wonderful place for walks ... looks almost magical. Great photos of the Hawk too - it was lucky you found it :-)

Kelli - so nice to see so much green in your area - great photos! :-)

Ric - nice to hear from you again :-) How much frost can your Helleborus take without a cover? Now that the snow's all gone I get to worry about my plants getting frostbite ;-) lol I bought a Helleborus last summer - it's my first one and it has one bud showing! I'm wondering whether I should cover it with something.

It's cloudy today, light breeze and really WARM! 46F (8C) !!! :-) It sure feels like spring today - I can't tell you how badly I wish it was. There are snowdrops and crocus popping up all over the garden and a few of the perennials had started greening up under the snow ... the ground's still pretty frozen though so no playing in the dirt yet :-( But there is a bright side and this is what I love about February - when I walked Hildur Eva to her preschool this morning at 9 am it was already light out! :-) Sunrise is now 9:14 and sunset at 6:09. The rest of the Christmas lights came down yesterday ;-)

Here's a photo of the Helleborus bud :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful day :-)

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #4554256

And here's how the garden looks this morning ;-)

Rann

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2008
1:03 PM

Post #4554428

Rann if you have any leaves left I'd cover the bud.
They are more tender than the leaves.
The black there is freeze damage.
I found Hellebores hard to establish but tough as nails once they do.
Pretty Coral bud there!

37 13 MPH winds, grey and blah outside.
We might pick up a few more degrees .

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #4555045

Sharon, I knew you must be sick when we didn't hear from you for a few days. I hope you are feeling better now--and Deb and TF, too.
Sharon. am I correct in saying that is a geranium in bloom? It is very pretty!
Ric: It's too bad the power went off during your visit with your friends but hopefully it didn't put much of a damper on things.
Rann: I don't know anything about hellebores but your yard is certainly "greening up". What is it that you have protected by the "teepees"?

Today and tomorrow should be nice days and then it will be somewhat colder on Wednesday. The sun is shining brightly right now and no wind to speak of. :o))

Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight: Some clouds. Low 31F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies. High around 55F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Here's a photo from the early 50's--it is my DH with his older sister.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #4555692

Rann - Your garden looks great!
Marsue - Yes, I had this really bad stomach virus that's going around not the flu. This stuff is BAD. I was wrong when I said the flu. Yes, a geranium. I love the color of it.

62.6 F / 17.0 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the West
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12.6 km/h / 8.7 m/s
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 4.0 miles / 6.4 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 500 ft / 152 m
Mostly Cloudy 1000 ft / 304 m
Mostly Cloudy 1900 ft / 579 m
Overcast 13000 ft / 3962 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Rest of Today
Breezy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms late in the morning...then partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

I missed two really good pictures today because I didn't change the batteries in my camera. Darn! Grrrrrr - one was a Great Egret the other a Red Shouldered Hawk. That should teach me! LOL! It started raining just as I got to work this morning then the temperature started dropping. Daf opening this morning, fully open now, but I'm not running out in the rain to get a picture!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4556915

Thanks for the advice Ric - I'll cover it up tomorrow, there aren't many leaves left and those that are are mush, I have plenty of pine branches though ;-) We're due to get a freeze later in the week, not sure if there'll be any snowfall to cover things up before that ...

marsue - the "teepees" are keeping my roses snug ;-) lol

Thanks Sharon - glad you're feeling better - stomach bugs are the worst!

We got some rain this afternoon - plenty of it, the temperature is about the same as this morning but the wind's really picking up now.

Snowdrops in bud this morning :-)

Rann

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4556997

Sharon: I feel your pain, so to speak! It was so hard to sit inside over this beautiful weekend! Hope you don't get any more bugs this year!

Thanks for the well wishes everyone, I'm feeling much better today. Just in time to go back to work tomorrow! :(

Rann:I love snowdrops, and you are going to have lots of them!

I did clean out my little water garden today. Happy to see my little water lily still alive and ready to go. :)
Deb

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 18, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4557164

Joey, my guess for trivia is D.

Ric, now I know what I have to advice my brother for his farm. (In case you don't know he used to have cows. Then he sold those away. Now he's got pigs and lambs. Anyways he does it for fun and fresh meat. I will advice him Armadillo farming.
I was impressed with " the Possum on the Half Shell"!

SugarWeed, it doesn't take hours to go through all the pictures and comments, I'm just in thr wrong mood sometimes...

Adina, Chestnut Tree is great! ;-) You know, what I mean? (Russian lenguage) Lol.

E_B, you've got snoooow!!! Where's ours'?

Marsue, I hope you got your scanner fixed? Thank you for a wonderful picture from the past.

Adina, thank you for the snow we finally got. But I need more. I want to go skiing!!!

My elder Brother.

Se_eds, in my view, February is the Best month of the year!!! It's a Messenger of the Spring!!!

Sharon! So glad you are back!!! Vitamine C! Cool Geranium blossom!

Rann, you are definitely on the way to Spring!

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 18, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4557193

Deb, crossposted. Love your pic! I'm planning to make a pond on my land like my neighbor did last summer.

Here's my eder brother last summer.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #4557633

Armadillo Ranching!
I LOVE it!
Since they live in burrows they could go right in w/ the Lambs and Pigs.

Well we had a bit of a shock this afternoon...

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4557639

15 minutes later it was sunny.

27 (Wind Chill 16) going down to 20 by morning...

Thanks for reminding me about the Snowdrops Rann.
We moved ours and I forgot about them.
Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4557726

You got hammered pretty good there Ric.

It's coooold here.

Currently: 19F Clear
Currently: -7C Clear
Wind: North-Northwest at 14 MPH
Humidity: 57%
Dewpoint: 7F
Barometer: 30.10 inches and
Wind Chill: 6F
Wind: North-Northwest at 22 KPH
Humidity: 57%
Dewpoint: -13C
Barometer: 1019 millibars and
Wind Chill: -14 C
Sunrise: 7:06 am
Sunset: 5:59 pm


kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4557782

Tonight:
Mostly cloudy with isolated rain and snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. East wind 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.
Been too warm and rainy since Sunday; 40's; now, windy and just a mess. Gray/white is still the dominate color with green just a couple of months away; getting there, slowly but surely.
Have enjoyed catching up; lots going on since last checked in. The gson's team placed third; one more tourney to go, in March, then hockey is over for a few months.
As to the Sunbonnet Girl quilt; thanks. It was started in the late 40's; my mother and I finished it in 1963. Each piece of the quilt certainly holds memories for me.
MySharona~sorry you've not been well; careful of those storms raging around down there. Get well soon.
ric~looks really good and seems there's lots of items being shuffled and or ready to be shuffled to another location .. good project.
KG~after reading where you were in the pic, went back and sure enough~
marsue~the pic of your DH/sister is so cute; and, loved your sunbonnet girl outfit.
hi to all~hope to get back on track soon.
View of Anchorage and Cook Inlet from our hotel room. Snowy, windy, cold and gray. Not a good day for the tourism industry:))
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #4557788

one more~south of Anchorage; avalanche work underway info sign.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4557796

and, Anchorage's Town Square ice sculpture area.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #4558035

Seems I'd made mention earlier, further back, of our Governor's husband referred to as the "First Dude".
This link is an article about him and his accident a few days ago during the Iron Dog snowmachine race.

http://ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=7885255
Kiska
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2008
3:36 AM

Post #4558146

George: you need to move to Arkansas--there are LOTS of armadillos here. LOL They migrated here from the southwest U.S. and they are evidently moving on up into Missouri according to Clerkie. Good picture of your brother--the first one that is. It is hard to see him in the second one.
Enjoyed the snowdrops, Rann and the water garden, Deb.
Kiska, those photos of Anchorage look just as Alaska should look in the winter--at least to my way of thinking. Sorry to hear that the "First Dude" broke his arm but at least he and his sledding partner still managed to finish 4th. Oh, yes--congratulate your GS on his 3rd place win in the hockey tourney.
Ric, speaking of strange weather, I heard Sam Champion on ABC say that the first two weeks of February had set a record for tornadoes. As of the 15th, there had been 95 tornadoes--the previous record was 28. And of course there were more night before last--one of which destroyed 200 homes in one southern town. :o((

Tomorrow our high is supposed to be close to 60 before cooling off somewhat on Wednesday. It should be a pretty day.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #4558775

Good morning!

It's windy, raining and 46F. Wind from the south, 26 mph gusting to 42 mph.

marsue - 95 tornadoes in 2 weeks??? That's horrible! Is that just in AR or the whole country?

Thanks for your comments on the garden and snowdrops :-) Yes Deb - I have lots of them :-) I spread them around the garden last spring so this year I'll get to enjoy them in more places ... you can't have too many snowdrops! lol :-)

Joey - I forgot to answer your question earlier - yes that was me in the snow back in '73 ;-)

Photo taken out my livingroom window this morning.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
10:32 AM

Post #4558793

Looks like Spring is on its way! Green (or the promise of green) is popping up almost everywhere!

Rann I cant wait to see your garden in full bloom again! Its going to be so pretty!
Deb Glad you are felling better too.
Ric Nothing like a surprise snowfall. Looks like it made a nice slushy mess of things!
Kiska Congratulations on the tourney! Where is the next one being held? Love the pics of Anchorage and the ice sculptures are amazing! I feel a little slow, but what does the sign mean avalanche work? Sorry to hear about First Dudes broken arm. Thats a shame, at least they still placed.
Marsue Ive been dismayed with the number of tornados this year. Its been a rough time for a lot of people. Weve been lucky so far.
Rann I believe thats in the whole country. There were 44 reported on Sunday in the South. Is that one of the lava rocks in your garden? Is that what they are called? Do you have an elf in your garden? : )

48.7 F / 9.3 C
Clear
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 29 F / -2 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the WNW
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12.6 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Mostly sunny. High 62. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Another sure sign of Spring and more green to boot! LOL! Kiska - warning tree frog - but they're so cute!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
12:02 PM

Post #4558863

Currently: 10F Clear
Currently: -12C Clear
Wind: North-Northwest at 3 MPH
Humidity: 66%
Dewpoint: 1F
Barometer: 30.19 inches and
Wind Chill: 4F
Wind: North-Northwest at 4 KPH
Humidity: 66%
Dewpoint: -17C
Barometer: 1022 millibars and
Wind Chill: -15 C
Sunrise: 7:06 am
Sunset: 5:59 pm


music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #4559003

Good Morning! :D We have a temp of 30 & the sun is out. We are under a wind advisory until 6:00p.m.
At Dublin...
Fair: 32F
Feels like: 22F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 18
Humidity: 51%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph WSW
Sunrise: 7:07 AM
Sunset: 6:06 PM

Kiska, Seems like you had a great time in Anchorage! And am tickled the team came in 3rd! :D Yay for them! :D Where will the last tourney be held? Love the Ice Sculptures! They would be neat at night w/ the lights on them! :D
Rann, Your yard looks as if it's gearing up for spring! :D And the Snow Drops look great! You have really made me start to get "spring fever"! :D Your bud pic is Great! It's peeking out, ready to come alive! :)
Sharon, Glad that you are feeling better! I can't imagine getting that stuff twice! :-O The flu is rampant here & in Va. I think the best thing to do is to stay home & not go out in public. :)
Deb, Your pond is "greening" nicely! :D I would love to have one of those up here in the woods...maybe some day.
Ric, What a nice little surprise! I'm waiting for that at the end of the month (when we usually get snow). On average we ususlly have 17 bad driving days...so far I think that we have only had 4.
Marsue, they are so cute! Love those old pics!

The answer to the trivia is...B
Although cloud to ground lightning is deadly, 80% of all lightning travels cloud to cloud.

Todays trivia is...
Hurricane naming convention has changed over the 20th century. Which of the following were hurricanes *not* named for?
a) Wives of forecasters
b) Roman gods
c) Military codenames
d) Unpopular Politic


Have a Marvelous Day!
Joey

This jewel is peeking out! :D

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4559450

Too much to catch up on.

We had 0* at 5:30 am. There is a lot of snow on the ground and ice underneath, but we were luckier than most with this last snowstorm.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #4559880

38F Dark till 8:29am~~ Sunset: 5:52 gain of 5m48seconds.
A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Northeast wind 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
rann~your yard/view look great; the longer days really bring change more quickly.
marsue~interesting about the armadillos migrating~many years ago, my gson was visiting in Texas; he saw an armadillo and has never forgotten the excitement it brought.
The last hockey tournament will be held down in Homer; it's about 300 miles from here, at the end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula. This will be the 2nd trip there in the past few weeks.
The "avalanche work" sign indicates road closure as the road crew fires a "cannon" onto the mountainside to dislodge a potential avalanche before it lets go on it's own. Pictures and info on the following link:
http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=7886122
Thanks, music2keep; hockey keeps the kids busy, active and the whole family involved; fun to see their skills improve at all levels. D
Love the iris; so pretty.
MySharona~looks like it's going to be a good day there; thanks for the early warning; I did skim over, but then gathered my courage, moved in slowly and saw just how green it is:))
bp~very pretty snowstorm; nice to have things freshened up, isn't it?
pepper~keep warm out there.
Another view from the hotel in Anchorage.
Kiska

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

February 19, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4560079

It is dark this morning, so dark that I turned the computer on by feel because I couldn't see the buttons and I didn't feel like turning the light on. Light is usually not a problem in the morning in this east-facing room, even with the blind closed.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 AM PST on February 19, 2008
51 F / 11 C
Overcast
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the SE


I see in the news that Fidel Castro has resigned. Interesting.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #4560891

Thanks everyone - spring is still a long way off here. Yesterday was just a "teaser" - we get a lot of those ;-) lol It's like having a piece of chocolate dangled under your nose without getting to eat it ... really annoying. lol A cold front came through this afternoon, the temperature dropped from 44F to 34F in half an hour and now it's around 30F. Got a light snowfall, but not enough to cover things up ... The plants usually look very promising around this time of year but we can expect heavy frosts until the beginning of June and by the time they've all passed things aren't looking as good ...

Sharon - yes it's a lava rock, but we moved it there so no elves ;-) lol There are quite a few around the neighborhood though, our next door neighbors have a very nice one in their garden. That tree frog is soooooooo cute! :-)

Joey - gorgeous iris!

These geese waddled by about a week ago - the girls were outside and of course they had to feed them some bread! lol

Rann

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

February 19, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #4560973

Are they wild geese? Did they eat the bread?
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #4561183

Yes Kelli - they're wild and the bread was greatly appreciated ;-) lol There was a flock of them parked in the parking lot outside the neighborhood grocery store a few weeks ago - they didn't budge when a car drove by - it was pretty funny to see.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4561687

Joey Im going with B on the trivia
Sally Love the window shot!
Kiska Thanks for the link very informative. Avalanches arent something I get to read about very often! Glad you like the frog picture!
Kelli Why was it DysonDark this morning?
Rann I would be very annoyed if someone dangled a piece of chocolate in front of me without letting me eat it! LOL!!

54.0 F / 12 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.24 in / 1023.9 hPa(Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Clear and colder. Widespread frost late in the night. Low 37. West winds 5 to 10 mph this evening becoming calm by midnight.

Heads up!

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

February 20, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4561705

It was dark because it was very cloudy.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #4561740

Catching up but not quite there yet! LOL

I was sick for a couple of days and have missed a few things. I saw all the lovely pictures and am jealous. I should have taken this pic yesterday but there'll be more soon. I started this from seed around the 1st of January.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4561767

It's midnight and I just looked out the window and it's snowing a little more :-) Looked so pretty I snapped a photo ;-)

LOL Sharon - I feel the same way. So happy to see the snow though, it's too early for spring fever here...

Hi kwanjin - sorry you haven't been feeling well. Pretty flower! And so soon! :-) Wow!

Good night all!

Rann

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #4561795

High Wind Warning now in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 5 am AST Wednesday along Turnagain Arm and the hillside...
Strong wind this evening through early Wednesday morning for the rest of Anchorage...
Cloudy with occasional light rain...possibly mixed with snow at times. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Along Turnagain Arm and the hillside...east wind 20 to 40 mph becoming southeast
and increasing to 50 to 70 mph;
gusts to 90 mph by late afternoon.
The above is for Anchorage area; the wind isn't quite that strong here in Palmer:))
Kelli~loved your description of the morning and being in the dark.
rann~lucky geese; fun for the girls to be feeding them, too.
MySharona~glad you liked the "avalanche work" link.
Doesn't look as if it warmed up too much for you, and now, with frost warning, down right cold.
Kiska
kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #4561806

Crossed/kwanjin~ love your morning glory; one of my favorites. Glad you're better, too.
rann~very pretty at midnight; (3pm for Alaska)...
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4561822

18F outside with cloudy skies and a low of 14 expected tonight with a high of only 16 tomorrow. We should be back in the 20's by Fri. at the latest. I keep telling myself...only 6 more weeks...only 6 more weeks...only 6 more weeks...

Not too photogenic out there today. Here's about all I could find.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4561832

Here's another from last week.



early_bloomer

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4561952

Kiska your 'Home' and Nature shots look Cold and Inviting.
Anchorage just looks COLD! Bitter Cold!

We getting...
Snow Advisory..
a quick shot of snow will fall late tonight and end tomorrow
morning. one to three inches of snow is expected with the heavier
three inch amounts occurring along i-74 in indiana...along the
ohio river between ohio and kentucky.

Or in other words The Rush Hour from Hades...
The word is Thursday we may get 3-5" more.

It's Currently 23 (Wind Chill 14)
Looks like the temps will rise before morning as the snow comes in.
Should be 28 by 6AM when I leave for work.

OK It's time for a little Spring Fever Break!

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4561962

We stopped at Krohn Conservatory for a Spring Fix

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4561971

Check out the 'new' insect control device.

Where's (and What's) Waldo...

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4562035

Ric~thanks for the spring break~~ what a well-camoflauged insect control device:)
Anchorage has it's appeal:))
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4562144

Sharon--at our previous home we had LOTS and LOTS of those green tree frogs. Kiska, this may gross you out, but I quite frequently picked them up and let them crawl around on my hand. Did you know that they make a "barking" sound when they croak?
Pepper: It's COLD where you are--BRRRR!!
Joey, I can't believe you have an iris blooming so early! Amazing!!
BP--pretty snow scene
Celia, it is also amazing to me that the morning glory is blooming already--after only 6 weeks.
Rann, how long will your latest snow last?
E_B, that looks like a pretty photogenic Pennsylvania farm scene to me.
I finally found it, Ric. Very cleverly concealed "device".
Some of us from the central Ark. area are going to a flower and garden show in Little Rock on Saturday. I'll try to snap some pics for our "spring fever break".

It will be about 15 degrees colder for our high the next 2 or 3 days--only in the mid-40's. The weather roller coaster rides again!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4562195

It was a frosty sunny day here as well, and I even took my camera, but I found, that the battery was flat. Later.
26F
I met a local old lady from my neighborhood and said:" I'm finally back in the right mood. There's snow, and it's not thawing that fast!!!" I'm in snow-frost deficit this winter. If it happens again- I'll fly to Antarctica next year. I hear they have cruises for just about $950.Lol

I love that frost pic of the black-berry bushes on my land in the South.Lol.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #4562200

Supposed to get cold again tomorrow. Our high will only be in the teens. Think I will drive my truck instead of golf cart. Will wait and see.

Will post weather in a minute. :~)
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4562202

Sharon: I do love those lil tree frogs. They're cold when they hop onto your hand, aren't they Marsue? Always surprises me.
Kwanjin: Hope you're much better. What a lovely bloom to have in Feb! ..and speaking of which,
Joey: Gorgeous Iris!


"Average" Feb. day here today - got up to low 60s. Expecting low 30s and a frost overnight.
Clear and moonlit.
Deb
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4562213

Pep, I envy you! I want ice, snow, and cold! I used to a decent winter!Lol.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #4562258

We have more snow coming on Thursday. lol. And Friday.

And what happened to Russia being covered in snow all winter long anyways? lol

Currently: 36F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 2C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 3 MPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: 27F
Barometer: 29.94 inches and
Wind Chill: 33F
Wind: Southeast at 4 KPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1014 millibars and
Wind Chill: 0 C
Sunrise: 7:05 am
Sunset: 6:00 pm


KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4562313

NOW, I know, where All snow has gone!!! Lol
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #4562361

Here's a snow pic. Red bird in our big cedar. Taken over the weekend.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4562394

Yes, Deb, the little tree frogs are cold and they don't stay on your hand very long--always eager to get back to their natural habitat.

Two redbirds, pepper! Did you notice the female toward the bottom of the photo?

George--you want snow? Move to Alaska! LOL
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #4562455

Marsue, I prefer Urals, or Siberia! Way more to South, LOL.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #4562484

Siberia---no way!!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #4562533

Marsue, I once been there on a business trip! Believe me it's GREAT!!! No kidding!!! I fell in love with it!!!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #4562596

George, all I think of when I hear the name "Siberia" is LOTS AND LOTS of snow and COLD, VERY COLD weather!!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

February 20, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #4562704

Marsue, that's awesome in winter! Skiing. And warm winter Sun!
But in summer, it's even better. It's about 80F. And all those Suberian rivers!!!
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4562714

Hawk update...The rehab center called this afternoon and the hawk is doing very well. They said he is eating solid food and is very feisty. Looks like he'll be good as new before long.


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2008
3:34 AM

Post #4562788

I'll take your word for it, George.

Another great photo, E_B! Good news about the hawk.

I think it's time for Sidney to make us a new thread!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #4563454

Sidney - Hope you don't mind! New thread over here!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/815619/

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