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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4608228

Here's a new thread starting on March 7th
Ah the blooms of Spring are here.
We are having some grand signs of spring here.
The day began in the mid 40s and will sneak up to 70 today.
Please come by often with your weather.
These popular shrubs of which I obviously don''t know the name of are going bomkers in my yard.
;)



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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #4634170

Is that a loropetalum, Sidney? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54320/ We had some in the front yard when we first moved in. We really liked them, but they wanted to get BIG! right under the Texas Sage, which wasn't going to work. We liked the sage better, so we pulled them out. I want to get some more for the backyard, where they can get as big as they like. :-)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4634182

Oh, and all of the "dandruff" missed us, as expected. :-) I sure wish we could send you some of the rain we've been getting, Tamara! It looks like we will be getting a break from it for a few days... We're still under a wind advisory; they extended it until 6:15. That could make rush hour on I-10 really ugly. :-(
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4634294

Marylyn I prune mine back real hard after they bloom as I do the azealeas.
they are really showing out this year. I recon it was all the rain that has caught up with our previous drought.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #4634481

Yep, definitely a loropetalum. I have several of them and love them although we had to transplant 3 of them last autumn. The builder had stuck 5 of them in one small bed which was WAY too many for the amount of space. One of mine already has a bloom or two or on it which is amazing, given our crazy weather.

Speaking of crazy weather, we are finally getting some of that snow which "they" predicted for us last night and today. I took this photo a few minutes ago.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #4634848

Marsue, That's sure enough chilly looking alright.
Sharon, see if you can find a list of Florida hardy roses. The ones brought from NC didn't live here for me.
I got one that Jeremy brought from his 'rack buying' days. the 3 gal pot weighed a ton. When I dug a hole and planted it I realized someone had already taken it home and planted it. It was packed in wet Beach sand and that's why it was so heavy. It really went roots up in less than 10 days.
I had a Gardener's Diary recorded with a list of Florida happy roses, but of course I can't put my hands on it.
Sidney
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #4634889

Well I drove in at 6:30 AM on dry roads...
Snow started at 9:00...
Hasn't let up since.
I brushed 5" off the car at work.
The highway going South (my way) was about empty.
Going North and East it was a Parking Lot.
Those people will be hours and hours getting home.
Seemes everyone left out early... which throws everyone on the HWY at the same time...
DUH... instead of staggering them out over a 3 hour or so period.

The side roads were 6" or so of frozen slush... but again no one going in my direction...

Here's the latest forecast... I don't EVER remember seeing this Warning.

...

Blizzard Warning

...blizzard warning in effect until 4 pm est saturday...
...winter storm warning is cancelled...

the national weather service in wilmington has issued a blizzard
warning...which is in effect until 4 pm est saturday. the winter
storm warning has been cancelled.

a major winter storm will continue to affect the ohio valley
overnight into saturday. this storm will hit as a one two punch.
the initial punch today...followed by a brief lull in the snow
intensity this evening...before picking up in intensity again
overnight when strong low pressure will combine with an upper
level disturbance to bring a second round of heavy snow to the
region. winds will gust up to 40 mph at times overnight. before
the storm ends saturday afternoon...you can expect 10 to 15 inches
of accumulation. the strong winds combined with snow and blowing
snow will cause extreme winter weather conditions. the snow and
blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero at times
causing whiteout...and blizzard conditions.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Fridge is full... Wine Fridge well stocked...Hot Tub is HOT!
4 Movies to watch and a kitchen to rebuild...
Guess we won't get bored! LOL!

Off to get a few Photos...

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

March 7, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4634962

Ric,
Sounds like a great reason to keep having Blizzards. Some of my best memories were snow included.
I am so glad we aren't getting any (KOW). I do have to bring in all 15 trays on saturday so they won't get chilled.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #4635303

Sharon and Sidney, I found this comment on Climbing Don Juan over in PlantFiles:
On Jul 1, 2006, shellabella from Clearwater, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:
"I love this climber. The blooms are a brilliant red and it has given me no problems with black spot or anything else. My Don Juan is on Fortuniana rootstock which I understand is a very good rootstock for successful Roses in Florida. "

We planted our Don Juan last spring and it just grew beautifully. I did have some problem with black spot but that is to be expected with our high humidity. This year I am going to try the horticultural cornmeal to control the black spot.

Ric: it sounds like you are stocked with all the "essentials" and are ready for your coming blizzard. I hope your area does not experience any power outages.

It was still snowing here until just a few minutes ago but it stopped temporarily then it started snowing lightly again--the front has lingered rather than moving out. Now our forecast says we will get snow on into the evening but that it will stop and tomorrow we will have periods of sun and clouds with a high of 40. I took this photo just a few minutes ago.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #4635368

Here's a collage I made from photos I have taken today. These photos were taken about one hour apart and show the progression of the snowfall. The top 6 show a portion of my backyard with the bird feeder beyond the rose arbor. The bottom 3 show a portion of our front yard.

edited to add: I know you folks up north don't think much of 3 inches of snow but down here it is a major event! LOL

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #4635402

Marylyn The tag has Verdologo Moss Rose. Ive never had these plants before, so Im going to have fun with them.
Marsue Thanks for the collages! Theyre so pretty!
Rann The ducks are too cute! Their little feet are a great contrast to the snow. I had to save it. Looks like a stand off between Selma and the ducks!
Joey Im going with D on the trivia. How is school going? Is it Spring break yet? What kind of flowers are those under the leaves?
Marsue I really like that SunSprite. I may have to find one! Look at all that snow!
Sidney We have those shrubs here too. I didnt know their name either until now. Ill see what I can find for roses here. I just havent been lucky with them. : (
Marylyn I so dont miss the rush hour traffic! LOL!
Ric So the difference between a blizzard warning and a winter storm warming would be ? Sounds like 2 different terms with basically the same effect! Lots of cold weather, snow, snow and more snow and home bound! At least youve got all the basics loaded and ready to go!
Marsue Ahhh, Don Juan and I are going to be getting to know each other! LOL! Say hello to my little friend!

65.5 F / 18.6 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.79 in / 1008.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2000 ft / 609 m
Overcast 7000 ft / 2133 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Flood Watch in effect through late tonight...
Freeze watch in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning...

Tonight
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Rainfall may be heavy at times. Breezy. Low 52. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

The rain hasn't stopped today. The tourists are annoyed and they are going to be even worse tomorrow when the temps don't go over 60! Oh well...

This damage was in Lake City to the west of us
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=104002

The 3rd picture down is a house flipped on it's side. We had some strong winds, but no tornadoes. The port-a-potties at one of the temporary car lots were knocked over. That's as much damage I've seen here. Lots of tree/moss debris in the roads.

Taken in September

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

March 7, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4635434

I'm not sure I'm on the same planet as the rest of you. No snow or cold or rain or nuthin' here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PST on March 07, 2008
75 F / 24 C
Clear
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 33 F / 1 C
Wind: 14 mph / 22 km/h / 6.2 m/s from the South

on the street where our hotel was

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

March 7, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4635452

down the same street in the other direction

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #4635476

I love moss roses (aka portulaca), Sharon! They don't like my garden, though; I think I have too much shade. I'm gonna want LOTS of pictures of yours! LOL

I think we should all go visit Kelli until April.



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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #4635557

Marsue: The Robins are right. :) Spring's comin'.
Rann: I love that last picture of the "stand-off" with the row of ducks... "Feedme!FEEDME!" LOL. Oh, and I figure our awful heat and humidity is the price we pay for mild winters. So I try never to complain when it's 90 degrees and 90% humidity!
Sharon: Adore portulaca! That's a beautiful succulent that's "about" to bloom. What is it?
Ric: The word "blizzard" would scare me, hot tub, movies, and wine notwithstanding!

We had our version of the storm here, too. Like you, Sharon, we had tornado and flood watches all afternoon. It bucketed down! Pine limbs all over the yard (not too big, tho.) Sadly, they're still predicting a freeze Sat and Sun night. Booo!
Right now, 65F and cloudy.
High tomorrow 67 with a 70% chance of rain. I'm loving all the rain, just wish it didn't come before a cold snap!

Daffodil "Sweet Sue' (taken late today in pretty low light).
Deb

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4635950

I think the 'Blizzard' term is actually meant to scare you.
It should keep the less adventurous off the roads.

We're in the 3 hour lull period now but it will be ending shortly.
The temp is currently 27 (Wind Chill 14) w/ 17 MPH winds.
It shouldn't drop much further.
Tomorrow we won't top 25.

Sunday's temp should be 39 w/ mid 50's by Weds...

This is not an icey storm so the power should be OK.
If not we have a small generator I can hook to the Furnace and the TV...LOL!

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4635957

Remember this is just the first wave... I'd say 6" out there already.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4636251

Rest Of Tonight: mostly clear. Lows around 10. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 1 below to 9 above zero.

Currently: 16F Clear
Currently: -8C Clear
Wind: North at 14 MPH
Humidity: 73%
Dewpoint: 9F
Barometer: 30.21 inches
Wind Chill: 1F
Wind: North at 22 KPH
Humidity: 73%
Dewpoint: -12C
Barometer: 1023 millibars
Wind Chill: -17 C
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:19 pm


Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4636331

Many thanks to all who commented on my icy landscape photos. I was fortunate to have a few breaks in the dark clouds at just the right time of day.

The weather here sure has taken a turn for the worse since this morning. Currently it's 27F with around 8" of sugary snow on the ground. It's like walking on a beach. We are getting a break in the snowfall for the moment but are expecting heavy snows and winds to pick up again tonight through Sunday.

Ric...the band of snow you are getting socked with is tracking just to the west of me right now and heading out over the lake.

Deb...First you tease me with tulips...and now daffodils.

Kelli...I'm enjoying the photo tour of Rome.

Kiska...your "zoomed in" photos of the mountain peaks are awesome!

Photo: Horizontal version of the sap buckets and maples

early_bloomer

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #4636337

E_B: Sorry (looking sheepish). :>
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #4636528

early_bloomer we WERE going to a Syrup Run tomorrow morning.
NO WAY that's happening.
LOVED those Ice shots too!
We hit one years back just perfectly too.
1/2" of ice and no clouds.
It's amazing to walk around in a crystal wonderland!

25 (Wind Chill 13)
We put a rug down to go to the Hot Tub.
There was an 1 1/2 of snow on it when we got out an hour later.
Looks like a long white night! LOL!

Ric
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
5:21 AM

Post #4636740

enjoy all that wet white stuff!

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
12:08 PM

Post #4637127

Mornin'! Well, we don't have any snow. We're on the other side of the cold front, so it's rain for us! Kentucky, Tennessee, & Ric got the brunt of the storm. And E_B, too. At the moment the robins are singing & it's 50 outside...Yes, I have the window open! :D You guys & gals keep the snow pics comin'! :D
At Dublin...
Rain: 46F
Feels like: 45F
Barometer: 29.5 in
Dewpoint: 46
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 1 miles
Wind: 3 mph ENE
Sunrise: 6:43 AM
Sunset: 6:24 PM

Ric, E_B, & Marsue...got any more of those snow pics? :D
Marsue & Sharon, the little wild flower you see is Solomons Seal, a rather pretty native.
Kelli, Rome looks rather crowded!
No spring break for me...I have one more practicum to do & it should take me 3 weeks (at least) to finish.
I will be back after by afternoon...must get ready for a few hours of work.

Trivia answer is...A
Warmer summers and falls added extra heat to the lakes causing massive lake effect storms come winter.
Some of the snowiest winters of all time occurred in the Great Lakes during the 1990s.

Til then...
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #4637195

Maruse I had to go back yto the last collage youve got a lot of Cardinals! We have a couple of families that hang around. 3 of snow is a lot to me! LOL! Heck of snow is lot!
Kelli Love the pictures!
Marylyn - The portaluca tag has full sun on it. Ive plenty of that in the back yard! Ill be happy to provide pictures! LOL!
Deb Weve got the freeze going too tonight. Like Sidney Ill be hauling in the seed flats today. This kind of weather is very unusual for us. Its normally pretty darn warm for the car show. Your daff is gorgeous!
Ric Your garden is so white! Very pretty!
Pepper Do you still have snow? Are you catching any of this storm?
E_B I can smell the maple mmmmmmm!
Deb Not youre not! LOL!!
Joey Ive got the back door open too and can hear the birds singing. Isnt it wonderful? Hope you get to enjoy a little down time anyway.

56.7 F / 13.7 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: 7.0 mph / 11.3 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the West
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph / 17.7 km/h / 17.5 m/s
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3700 ft / 1127 m
Scattered Clouds 11000 ft / 3352 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM EST this afternoon...
Freeze watch in effect from late tonight through Sunday morning...

Today
Partly cloudy. Very windy. Cooler. H 59. West winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

We received a little over 4.5" of rain at the house yesterday. Couldn't get a decent picture of anything! Not complaining at all - so nice to be in surplus mode. Some of the retention ponds actually have water in them.

E_B - Just another little teaser!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
2:28 PM

Post #4637444

Hamilton County is under a Level 3 Snow Emergency

Level 3) All roadways are closed to nonemergency personnel. No one
should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely
necessary to travel. All employees should contact their
employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling
on the roadways may subject themselves to prosecution.

Can't believe they cancelled Jeff's Driving School...how they gonna learn?...LOL!

Here's an ARTEMIS Link

http://www.artimis.org/camaccess1.html

Can't really get a grip on just how much snow we have.
The lighting is too flat.
There is at least a foot on the garage roof and 5" on the Hot Tub steps.
It was clean at 11 PM ...

Guess I'll gear up and go out for some pictures.

Here's Wu at 4 PM yesterday

Ric

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #4637701

Ric: you definitely have a "blizzard" going on there. If there were any plants in those pots they must be well-frozen by now! An hour in the hot tub--you must have been toasted or at least well-roasted! LOL
Sharon: great beach picture. That website showed some major damage. I heard on the news this morning about tornado watches/warnings in Florida.
Deb: I need one of those "Sweet Sue" daffs. It was nice of those folks to name it after me! ☺☺☺
EB; love the shot of the maple trees with sap buckets--Not something we see down here.
Kelli: no wonder the traffic in Rome is terrible! So many cars, so little room!
Here's a photo of the little girls across the street making a snowman yesterday afternoon. They worked really hard. These girls are about the same age as Rann's girls.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4637712

Here's a photo of the finished product:

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
3:36 PM

Post #4637720

Here's a photo of our sunrise this morning. I imagine most of our snow will be gone by this afternoon. Our high should reach into the low 40's and the sun is shining brightly--not a cloud in the sky. The melting has begun.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4637800

No snow on ground here. Yeah!! It would be great if we could have green grass and green trees again. I miss the shade!!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #4637850

Thought you'd get a chuckle out of these.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #4637852

Hauling Snow

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #4637855

The Yard

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2008
4:52 PM

Post #4638066

Sharon: 4.5" of rain. Yowwza!
Ric: I'm just amazed at the amount of snow! Wu looks very distinguished.

Sunny but very windy and 59F at the moment.
Low tonight will be 30 they say. The weather guy called it "chilly". I call 30 a "freeze". Gotta cover some stuff.
Clematis and Iris have buds. Azaleas all blooming. My yard will look like someone's clothes line broke! LOL.

Hellebores open but not much color yet.
Deb

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

March 8, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #4638413

Joey, Rome is pretty crowded, even by L.A. standards. However, I suppose that is a consequence of everything being pretty close to everything else and that makes it easy for the visitor to get around on foot.

Marsue, the traffic in Rome was not as bad as I expected, (it's worse in Boston) although we didn't drive ourselves any. Pedestrians have the right of way and when you step into a cross-walk, the traffic stops, though we didn't press our luck and usually crossed where there was a walk/don't walk light. Those lights are kind of interesting in themselves. They show a green person when you can walk, and orange one as caution, and a red one as don't walk. You all have probably seen those time-lapse night photos that make it look like the traffic is racing around the Colosseum. It really isn't like that. Traffic is probably going 30-35 mph and we crossed that street many times and have lived to tell about it. The Metro system is not as comprehensive as in Paris, but it's not bad.


It's another chamber of commerce day.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PST on March 08, 2008
70 F / 21 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 21%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the NNE


This is an 11th century mosaic in the church San Clemente. This is an 11th century church built on top of a 4th century church which is built on top of Roman structures, including a shrine to the god Mithras. You weren't allowed to take pictures of the underground stuff so I don't have pictures from the 4th century church or the Mithraium.

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

March 8, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #4638422

This is a statue in the church but it looks like Renaissance, not 11th century.

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

March 8, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #4638427

colonnade at St. Peter's (Vatican)

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

March 8, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #4638431

Tiber River - It looks pretty shallow.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #4638636

The Tiber Rive is 7-20 feet deep. :~) Here's the link where I found the info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiber
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
7:33 PM

Post #4638662

Currently: 28F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: -2C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 13 MPH
Humidity: 54%
Dewpoint: 14F
Barometer: 29.99 inches
Wind Chill: 18F
Wind: Southwest at 20 KPH
Humidity: 54%
Dewpoint: -10C
Barometer: 1015 millibars
Wind Chill: -7 C
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:19 pm


billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4638699

Sugar, I hope I'm not the only one left on dial-up. I see no end in sight for it yet :(( Love the Bonker Bushes!! :)) They look like feather dusters!

Marsue, wow! That looks like Iowa!! Is that your rock garden?

Ric, I'm so glad the snows and rain petered out on us. I fear we would have a reall mess! Storm ready, don't you love it?!

Marsue, love the collage! What a weather memory! 3'' of snow can be a pain anywhere!! It's pretty if nothing runs thru it leaving tracks :))

Sharon, I love moss rose!! I'm glad you didn't have any storm damage. Too bad someone did tho. Lovely blooms!

Kelli, someone has to represent the warm and dry :)) Wow, what a packed street! Interesting buildings. I like the reverse picture of the street!

Deb, it's a wild ride till spring actually stays here! Beautiful Daffodil!!

Ric, the picture is worth the storm!

Early, I love the stand of trees!

Joey, green is just what I need to see, cool, deep greens!!

Sharon, rose moss actually reseeds for me here. I really look forward to it. It likes hot and dry and really grows fast! I love that picture!!

Ric, nice shot of Wu!!

Marsue, what cute pictures!! Was this their snowman? I love the snow on the pines. Gorgeous sunrise! That is the best way to have snow, frozen rain :))

Pepper, I miss mowing :))

Ric, giggling! Great shots!

Deb, I agree! That's a freeze! Lovely hellebore. I really have to start getting some early blooming plants in!

Kelli, Rome is a neat place. Gorgeous mosaic!! Why no pictures of the underground? I'd love to have the statue! Love the colonades!! Guess you were at the shallow end. I love the bridge!

Pepper, we're close to your weather.

24*, sunny, chilly, but nice in the sun. Not too breezy, but nothing much is melting.

Can't wait for a repeat of this picture!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4638806

Hi! :D
Oh Kelli! Those are wonderful pics! Beautiful! Too bad about not getting any of the 4th century church. :( That would have been somethin' else! I guess that walking around to things in such close proximity sure would be a plus & you could go at your own leisure.
Ric, LOL! on the "hauling snow"! :D You must not have had much wind, or is that part of your yard sheltered? Is it still snowing? And Love the pic of Wu. He's a beauty.
E_B, Love the Maple tree pic! Did you get some more good shots of the snow? Deb sure is "teasing" you! Or is it "tempting"?
Sharon, Spring break starts the 17th (Go St Patty! :), but I won't get a break. I hope to be doing my last practicum then. I'll have to work 120 hrs., & I figure that I can get it done in 2 1/2 weeks. Driving time is included. It is an hour drive each way. So...if I work 8 hrs & 2 hrs driving each day...that equals 12 days. It can be done. The thing that I would really like to do is some Stocking. I'll have to go to the state guys to do that. The feds just supply the fish to the state, they don't do any actual stocking.
Deb, Your spring is Jumping! :D Love the yellow Daffodil! :D And am so glad that you are getting a good amount of rain...compared to what you weren't getting. :)
Sidney, I really like your loropetalum! Beautiful bush/shrub!
Marylyn, So the "dandruff" missed you! LOL Love your terminology! :D
Marsue, Love your collage! Those little girls even have on pink like Rann's 2! :D
Sally Love that Pic! Was theresomeone on the roof taking it? Really neat.

Well...need to go take a unit test (More Math!...ugh!) It's in all 3 of my "Water" classes. I really thought that I would be finished w/ it when I got out of Tech Math! But NO!

Todays trivia is...
Which of these terms refers to a coating or dusting of new snow?
a) Slug
b) Plast
c) Skiff
d) Pinge

Have a Good Evening!
Joey

(these are really poking thru the ground! :)

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #4639149

Joey, usually I'm on the top rung of a step ladder, but this one was from the roof.

Math! You are so smart!

I'm first! I'll guess C.

Lovely poking :))
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #4639376

My weather today...


early_bloomer

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4639633

E_B: I think I prefer the maples in the earlier photo. LOL. Brrrr! Stay warm!
Joey: Pretty picture! Good luck with the math. I will also guess "C".

I've done my laundry rounds, covering all the tender plants. Sigh. It could be worse, I suppose, but I was so enjoying the spring feeling!

BP: Here's a little more green for you (and a touch of blue).
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4639660

Still too cold out. Sun setting now.

Currently: 34F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 1C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 13 MPH
Humidity: 55%
Dewpoint: 19F
Barometer: 29.96 inches
Wind Chill: 25F
Wind: Southwest at 20 KPH
Humidity: 55%
Dewpoint: -7C
Barometer: 1014 millibars
Wind Chill: -3 C
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:19 pm


kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4639679

Strong wind through tonight through the Knik valley...
Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers in the morning...then isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Southeast wind 30 to 45 mph through the Knik valley and north wind 5 to 15 mph elsewhere.
37 cloudy and windy.
Sunrise: 7:33 Sunset: 6:41 Gain of 5m50seconds.
Ric~Marsue~ look at all that snow; I'm jealous:)) No fresh here and we could certainly use it before guests arrive tomorrow from Oregon>
Loved catching up; Deb the little Blue flower is cute; glad it made it through winter.
Kelli~your trip was just beautiful.
A bit of info for my DG friends here; due to a recent problem w/vision, I'm having to cut way back on computer/reading/close work, etc. Can't not check in and see what's going on, though. Just a bit less for now.
Snow being blown from the bowls into the sky.
Jackie

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4639688

One more on the same mts; taken from our back deck.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4639724

Beautiful shots, Kiska. Good to have you here!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #4639769

Ric Wu is a beauty! Does Wu have a friend named Wii?! LOL!! How much snow did you get? Holy Snow!!
E_B That maple picture made me make pancakes w/maple syrup this morning. That doesnt happen very often! LOL!
Marsue Love the cowsnowgirl! Too cute! LOL! Is the snow gone?
Sally I want your Adirondack chairs!
Joey I am clueless on the trivia! None of them sound like a dusting of snow! Maybe D? Good luck with the math!
E_B Im not really diggin the storm youve got going! Maybe you are diggin your way out though! Sorry bad joke!!! Stay warm!
Deb Pretty blue and I completed my laundry rounds at 5:30.sigh old comforters are great recyclables!
Pepper Well, at least youre above freezing now or you werestay warm
Kiska Great pictures! Hope your family enjoys their stay!

50.2 F / 10.1 C
Clear
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the WNW
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Freeze warning in effect from 4 am to 9 am EDT Sunday...

Rest of Tonight
Clear. Colder. Low 33. (ummmmmmmm-hmmmmmmmm that's what they always say - 1* above freezing LOL!!) Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph this evening.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4639834

Sharon: LOL! I hope your weather guys are right or they're wrong on the non-freezing side of the scale!
Ours keeps changing. Now the prediction's dropped to 29!

(OK snow foks, stop laughing.)
;->

Deb
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4639845

We missed EB's snow storm, had about another inch of rain though. The snow went north of us. We are in for another night of high winds - little sleep here tonight. Winds currently 35-45 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Snow flurries from time to time, currently 30 degrees. Ground is soaked, we have a weather warning that high winds may topple trees and power poles.

I was out checking flower beds. Tiny green sprouts under the daylily grass skirts is all I could find. Crocus are up about an inch and daff's about 2 inches.

I planted 72 cells of parsley today - the almanac says to plant it March 1-7. Just set those seed cells out in the rain for half a day and they were well soaked. I have spring 'pulling' onions sets to plant but the ground is so muddy. May have to use the old method of using a pointed stick to make holes in the ground and just dropping them in. Has worked before and I need to get them in before St. Paddy's day here in Pa.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #4640211

Looks like 14" of snow total in our yard anyway.
The SUN popped out for a few while in the late afternoon/early evening.
The Howling winds we were supposed to get never materialized.
We did get some wind but the Fence and Bamboo filtered it fairly well.
I dug out some 30" of the white stuff between the HotTub and the backdoor though.

Kiska SORRY we stole your snow...
NOT Sorry we'll be seeing 62 by Thursday though! LOL!!!

Here's a view from our Corner Grocery from about 11 AM

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #4640222

And our pretty White Azaleas...LOL!
Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #4640289

Ric~it's just beautiful and I love the "Azaleas"...
Thanks, Deb.
MySharona~ another freeze warning for your area; isn't this a bit late in the year? Love the ocean pic.
se_eds~ looks as if you've been busy and still more to do soon. Sounds like a great start on the year.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2008
5:07 AM

Post #4640884

Still snowing here at midnight. We have received another 6-8" since 6:00 this evening. I'm not sure how much has piled up over the past 2 days because it keeps compacting as new snow piles on. It would have been cool to keep an area shoveled and monitor the snowfall totals at regular intervals. Virtually everything is canceled here for tomorrow and the state police are urging people not to travel except for emergency.

My picnic table on the back deck.

early_bloomer

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
12:46 PM

Post #4641272

Wow! EB and Ric: You both have your share of snow! Love the "azaleas", Ric--LOL and also the snow-covered evergreen tree in the "corner grocery" shot.
EB your snow looks as if it came in "sideways" in that pic of the maples. I hope you get those onion sets planted okay.
Kelli: I'm greatly enjoying the "tour" of Rome. Beautiful old church--and the columns in the colonnade certainly make one feel small! You can send your weather this way anytime. LOL
BP: Lovely Picture! I'm longing for that kind of green again, too, and for the day when I'll be able to enjoy my coffee while sitting in the porch swing and watching the sun come up! Ah, Spring--"Wherefore art thou?" Yes, that is our rock-lined flower bed. We have some land in another county that is covered with moss-covered rocks. That is where the rocks came from.
Kiska: sorry about your eye problems. Beautiful shots of the mountains--can't imagine having that view from your deck! Enjoy your company this weekend.
Deb: Did it look like a "quilting party" in your yard last night? Pretty blue flowers and hellebore!
Sharon: Florida is supposed to be warm!! You need to move it to Kelli's place! LOL Pretty shot of the beach although it looks cold.
Joey: sounds like your "spring break" will be busy--good luck! I don't have a clue about the trivia question.

Well, as I predicted our snow was gone by yesterday afternoon. It turned out to be a lovely day, although a little cool--around 55. It is cold this morning--27 according to the weather people but heading for a high in the mid'50's again today and the rest of the week we will be in the mid-60's with lows in the 40's. Dare I say that Spring is almost here? DH walked around the front yard yesterday and counted 27 tulips coming up although they might have been daffodils. He doesn't know the difference in the foliage--LOL--to him everything is a tulip unless it has thorns and then it is a rose. Gotta love a guy like that! LOL We planted close to 200 bulbs in the front yard in December so we have a lot more to hope for.
Sharon and Adina: just look at my "Christmas Cactus" now!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
12:48 PM

Post #4641281

and another view:

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #4641331

Kiska, I'm so sorry to hear about your eyes. I'll be praying for you! I hope you're having a great time with your guests.

The cactus is beautiful, marsue! I love the bow and the lap tray, too. Is that a spare room?

Brrrrr, Ric and E_B!

It's warming up nicely here. The rain will be back this evening and looks likely to stay all week.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (16 min ago)
Temperature 51 F 11 C
Dew Point 48 F 9 C
Humidity 89%
Pressure 30.17 in 1021.8 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir ESE 120
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 48.0F / 8.9C

Today Partly cloudy until late afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Warmer. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent in the evening increasing to 30 percent after midnight.



henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
2:23 PM

Post #4641571

Kiska those Mountain shot's 'Almost' make me wish I lived in Alaska!
Maybe I can do one of your shots up as a slide...
and project it on a sheet in our neighbor's yard... LOL!

E_B Your benches are almost gone!
Sue those are some beautiful CC's!!

It's currently 19 here and calm.
It's 'supposed' to hit 40 here today w/ Clouds.
Then 'They' are saying we'll have a 5/day rise thru Thursday.
So low 60's? Wellllllllllllllllll we'll see.

Of to get a few more shots and dig out the car!
Then off to Lowes (and cheap Booze and Cigs...LOL!)
We need some drawer slides for the Cabinets so we can finish the Pantry wall.
Here's where we left off yesterday.
The unpainted shallow Cab on the right will be a Boxed Mix/Spice Pantry.
One on the left ... well it hides the Electrical Panel.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4642651

Says mostly cloudy but it's mostly sunny.

Currently: 43F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 6C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: North at 0 MPH
Humidity: 49%
Dewpoint: 25F
Barometer: 30.20 inches
Wind: North at 0 KPH
Humidity: 49%
Dewpoint: -3C
Barometer: 1022 millibars
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 7:20 pm



marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #4642958

Yes, Marylyn, that is our guest bedroom where I currently have the cactus sitting on a lap tray on the bed. It gets all the morning light and sun as it comes in the east-facing window. I also have a mandevilla in there which is starting to put out new leaves.
Ric: your cabinets are coming along nicely. It seems that there is always something that one has to run to Lowe's or HD to get whenever one is doing a home improvement project.--only I didn't know they sold "cigs and cheap booze"! LOL

Snow is all gone and the little girls across the street have destroyed their snowlady and they seemed to have a good time doing it. The youngest one went running off with the pink hat on her head! LOL

Currently 55 and lots of sunshine. I went out and counted 52 tulips and/or daffs coming up. Hooray!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #4643112

Howdy all,
Well Kelli what a great vacation you had. I'll rely on those pictures to stave off another trip for me. Did you mention what the temps were in Rome. Great to have a 'business reason' to go oon a trip to such a place.
EB, you are so lucky to have those maple trees. Your pictures are great as always. Hope you folks stay warm and powered up.
Marsue, That's a beautiful CC. And maybe more enjoyed than those at Christmas since it has less competition.
Joey, I hope you get to stock too. I know you will be a wonderful fish farmer. I used to know how to figure farmers and fishermen's taxes. Though I don't recall 'Fish Farmers'. I can barely figure my own taxes.
Ric I got a d mail from Badseed saying they were 'hunkered in' with 3' to 4' deep drifts. I know Robyns going to love her 'new' kitchen.
Great pictures everyone.
Joey I guess Skiff.
Sharon would you please close that back door and stop this cold draft we're having.
Hope you all stay safe and warm.
Sidney
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #4643204

It's 41 here now and a big bunch of the snow is already gone.
About 30 minutes ago the Garage snow let loose...WHACK!
Now there's 4' of snow next to the garage! Glad I wasn't in it!
They are still calling for a 5 degree raise in temp every day thru Thursday.

Yeah Chele got drifted in pretty badly out there.
I just heard from a Friend in Indianapolis.
They had about 3". That's only 2 hours west and north of us.
Here's the Sideyard at 11 AM...

Ric

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

March 10, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4643821

Kiska, I don't have any pictures of the 4th century church. Flash photos were not allowed. There is a school of thought that says that says that a lot of light will harm paintings over time. For that reason, I also have no pictures of the Sistine Chapel. There are some photos of the ancient frescos at this web site. http://www.basilicasanclemente.com/ BTW, there is an aspect of the church that would be of interest to George. This is where St. Cyril, who first brought Christianity to Russia, is buried. He also developed the cyrillic (Russian, Bulgarian, etc.) alphabet.

Sidney, I don't know what the temperatures where in Rome. I suppose they ranged from the mid 50s to the mid 60s. Sometimes I needed a jacket and sometimes a long-sleeve shirt was sufficient.

Windy today

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on March 09, 2008
75 F / 24 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 16 mph / 26 km/h / 7.2 m/s


These are some pictures from Castel Sant'Angelo. It was originally built as the mauseleum of the emperor Hadrian and was later modified and turned into a fortress. One of the popes lived here also. I could live here. The thick walls make for quiet rooms, there are a lot of private terraces, and the view from the top is great.

This is a walkway fairly high up on the building.

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

March 10, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4643828

a view from the top

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

March 10, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4643835

a rather peculiar statue

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

March 10, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4643857

frescos in the ancient style

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4643918

Mostly clear, windy, and cold here in Northwestern Missouri. Rivers in the area were running very high from melting snow and recent precipitation and many area county gravel roads were too muddy to travel for awhile. Things are better now but we need some spring time temps to green us up!! Come on spring...I'm waiting on you!!

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

March 10, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4643966

I'll trade you some warmth for some rain. Deal?
cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4644085

Kelli thats sounds like a good deal to me!! Ship it tomorrow in a big box and I'll pay the postage!!! We've had an ice storm in Dec., lots of snow and more ice later ,some rain, and lots of cold on top of that. I'm so excited to think of getting outside to garden, care for my fruit trees, and as crazy as this sounds even to mow the grass. I'm definitely singing the blues and want this winter to move on out. I did see where some western states had excessive snow covers and It should help replenish some low reservoirs. Probably would take several wet seasons though to raise them to a surplus level.

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

March 10, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4644134

Bull's eye Cuckoo!!! LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4644143

39 and it didn't get dark till 8 PM.
I hate Daylight Savings Time!

Kelli I love these shots!
Thinking the wings were a Christian Era add on...

Kiska we have a Glacier!

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4644163

You mean this. :~p

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4644216

henryr10 Surelooks like you've had some wonderful weather there too this winter!!
Cuckoo
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4644258

henry10 - the view from the corner grocery store looks like you live in a very small town with not much traffic. LOL
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4644263

LOL!
Love that Glacier Pepper!

I can't even find our pond...lol!

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

March 10, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4644274

LOL. That fountain has been a pain all winter. Sometimes it freezes to a point that the water can't go down the front so it spills down the sides. Then we have to whack an opening and get it back on track. Then if we get lots of wind and it's partly thawed, we lose half the water in there.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4645216

First let me say this I want my hour back! LOL!
I cant believe I missed 2 days theres no way I can catch up
Adina - With your Christmas Cactus and my poinsettia we could have Christmas again!
Kiska I believe this was the last gasp for winter here doesnt usually get this cold this time of year.
Sidney I keep closing that back door, but the NorEasters keep blowing it back open!
Ric your cabinets are looking good! You and E_B are neck and neck with the snow!

44.6 F / 7.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 45 F / 7 C
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.39 in / 1029.0 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. High 65. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

We went to the car show yesterday. We haven't been for a couple of years I hadn't realized how much it has grown! I had to laugh at the women in high heels on the golf course, you know the greens keepers are as upset about that as they are about having to clean up after thousands of people and hundreds of cars and motorcycles! I took tons of pictures.

I didn't get to take pictures of all the info for the cars due to the crowd so if you know the names please feel free to fill in the blanks!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4645220

1907 AC March 16/80 Sports Tourer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #4645224

1939 Jaguar SS Drophead Coupe

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
10:18 AM

Post #4645237

Adina

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
10:24 AM

Post #4645246

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADINA AND RIC!!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #4645272

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Adina and Ric!!!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #4645532

Happy Birthday, Adina and Ric!! :-)

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4645575

Good Morning All! :D
Let me start out by saying! Happy Birthday! to Ric & Adina! :D Hope the day is a really great one, for you two. :D

We got some cold after the flooding was over...Our temp is 25 w/ a few clouds mixed w/ some sun. :) Me & JW (improper Eng.) went outside yesterday, snooping around in the yard & my Daffodils are budding! :D My Lillies are shooting up, too! :D I'm ready for Spring! :D
At Dublin...
Clear: 27F
Feels like: 27F
Barometer: 30.4 in
Dewpoint: 23
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:40 AM
Sunset: 7:26 PM

Sidney, Thanks for the words of encouragment. :) I really want to stock & hope that I get to. My Prof. is supposed to do the calling to ask if I can. I have been so antsy about it, that I have wanted to do it myself! (not proper protocol) Normally I don't have a problem w/ patience, but am having a problem w/ it now. :)
Sharon, it looks as if the car show went welll! Neat Pics! I go for the Jag! :D
Ric & Pepper, Love the "glaciers"! :D
Ric, your cabinets are shaping up! And your yard has a neat shape, too! :D
E_B, the last pic of those Maples is Awesome! The affect! is...WOW! I dont' know much about Maple sap, but does the cold & snow affect the run?
Kelli, Those pics are Wonderful! Is that a bird sitting on the statues head? I was concentrating on the wings when all of a sudden there it was ! :)
Thanks, Deb. What are those pretty blu eflowers?
Marylyn, did you get any rodeo pics? :D
Thanks Marsue...were you glad to see the snow go?
Sally! LOL!!! Boy, do I have you fooled! :D

The trivia answer is...C
"A skiff of snow" is a phrase commonly used in the Northern Plains, Canada, and parts of Appalachia.
The term originates from a Gaelic word and became popular in the early 1900s.

Todays trivia is...
Hurricanes tend to rapidly weaken as they head over land. This is primarily due to a difference in the ________ over land:
a) Dewpoint
b) Friction
c) Temperature
d) Albedo

Have a Great Day! Everybody! :D
Joey

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #4645609

Good morning and happy birthday to Adina and Ric! :-)

It's sunny, 36F and fairly calm here today and there's still snow on the ground. :-) Had beautiful weather over the weekend as well. Made good use of it and gave one of our Mountain Ash trees a "haircut" :-)

Ric and EB - looks like you had quite a bit of snow to shovel this weekend! Great photos :-)

Sharon - thanks - interesting photos from the car show.

Kelli - your photos from Rome are fantastic! I'm loving them all :-)

marsue - lol Your neighbors' girls were so cute and they did a very nice job with the snow lady :-) Loved the pink hat! lol My "Christmas cactus is finally starting to bloom now - closer to being an Easter Cactus this year ;-) lol

I just took this photo of our "Easter Cactus" :-) Notice all the sunshine ! :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4646363

Rann - Lovely "Easter" Cactus and it's right on time! LOL!!

This is a 1949 Zimmerli Vauxhall Velox 18-6

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
4:49 PM

Post #4646386

Can't remember

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

March 10, 2008
5:06 PM

Post #4646441

Happy birthday, Ric and Adina. May you have many sunny days ahead and total joy in your home improvement projects.

I have a Thanksgiving cactus that is blooming a little now. My Easter cactus is doing nothing. I've never gotten it to rebloom. Outside, the wisteria, Dutch iris, and burgundy bearded iris are starting to bloom. They're late. Also, I have tulips starting to bloom. That is a bit of a miracle almost. I planted them in fall of 2006 after refrigerating them for 8 weeks, since everything says that it isn't cold enough here for tulips to bloom on their own. I was going to dig up the bulbs last summer after the foliage turned brown so I could refrigerate them and plant them in the fall but I never got to it and lost track of where the bulbs where exactly so the bulbs stayed in the ground. The foliage came up, which was expected, but there will also be some flowers! I used to tell a friend that I have magic soil. Maybe I really do. ;-)

Joey, that does look like a pigeon on top of the statue. My dad uses the term skiff of snow. I didn't realize it was regional. His side of the family has used some terms that are a bit odd, that is, when I use them out here, people give me a blank look. One of them is "draw damp", like, "If you leave those books in the cellar, they're going to draw damp." Another is "growed up", as in, "They used to keep that field mowed but now it is all growed up." It sounds illiterate, but supposedly it's legitimate Scots-Irish usage.

Neat cars, Sharon.

Nothing drawing damp around here. It's a beautiful morning and feels more like 66 than 56.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 AM PDT on March 10, 2008
56 F / 13 C
Clear
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 33 F / 1 C
Wind: Calm


Since the Rome pictures are getting positive reviews, I'll add some more. I hate to bore folks, but you seem to find them interesting.

These are pictures from Ostia Antica. It is a whole town that is an archeological site. It was the port for Rome. Back in the days of the empire, this was where the Tiber River entered the Mediterranean Sea. (The delta has since built up and the sea is a couple miles away now.) This was a town of 50,000 people, so it's a pretty extensive site. It wore me out, but it was totally cool.

This is called a columbarium. Nowdays we'd call it a mausoleum. Jars with people's ashes where kept in the niches. According to something I read, often people of modest means would pool their resources and build a columbarium for the group to use. The brick work looks interesting, but they would have originally been plastered.

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

March 10, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4646447

mosaic floor in a public bath

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

March 10, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4646456

theatre - note the original road paving stones in front of it

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

March 10, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #4646458

marble floor in a domus (patrician house)

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

March 10, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #4646462

statue of the goddess Fortuna in the courtyard of the domus

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

March 10, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4646469

Here I am standing in the courtyard of the domus and looking into a room. Note the marble slabs that still remain on the wall.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #4646478

Okay, now I'm caught up...and I have just one thing to say...I NEED TO GET OUT MORE!!! LOL This world is amazing and I have to see more of it. Thanks for all the pics of it that I can't get to yet.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4646491

Well, if it's any consolation, Kwanjin, I've never been to Utah and there is a lot of nice scenery there.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #4646509

Yes, it is...well...a little ☺
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #4646744

Happy Birthday, Ric and Adina and may you each have many more!!

Loving the continuing "tour" of Rome and surrounding areas, Kelli. Have you thought about posting your photos on "hello" so we can see all of them more easily? You just download Picasa from the internet (it's free) and follow the directions.

Sharon: great old cars! We have the Museum of Automobiles here in Arkansas on Petit Jean Mountain which features classic cars. They also have an antique auto show once a year which brings in more vintage cars--several thousand people show up for that.

Pretty "Easter cactus", Rann. The sun was shining on us today for a little while, too, although we are about 25 degrees warmer than you.

Joey, I was very glad to see the snow go. I like to watch it while it is falling but I want it gone soon after. LOL Pretty fern and I have no idea about the trivia.

Currently 61 which has exceeded the forecast for a high temp of 59 ☺☺☺It is partly cloudy with a gentle wind.

Sharon: My Christmas poinsettia is still blooming although it has lost most of its green leaves. I'll put it out on the porch when the temp is warmer in a few weeks.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
6:37 PM

Post #4646762

Here's a link to the Museum of Automobiles website for anyone who is interested:

http://museumofautos.com/
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4646837

Happy Birthday Ric and Adina,
May your gardens be beautiful and the weather be mild.
Joey I'm guessing the temperature.
It's warming up here.
Sharon, I love watching women wearing expensive high heels in the sand. Makes me glad I'm in my own skin. LOL
I don't think I need to mention our weather.
;)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #4647176

Thanks to ALL of you!!

46 and Sunny!

Perfect Day (well there was going to work an hour early but...lol!)

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4647406

But, Ric, you get to come home an hour early!!! ☺☺☺

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 10, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #4647494

Hey, guys, thanks you so much for your wishes! Happy Birthday Ric, I hope you have a wonderful day and a great life ahead!
I've been busy and have to catch up with you, promise to do it this week.
Just got a wonderful azaleea for my BD!
HUgs,
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #4647599

Adina and Ric: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (just a little late). Great birthday gift Adina.
Joey: The blue flowers in my last photo are lithodora. Can't wait for my ferns to come back. That one's a beauty.
I guess C-temp.

Kelli: Sounds like a lovely day out there. Thanks for sharing your pic from Italia.

Cold start for us (32) but a nice day. 65F now and overnight we're expecting 37. Ptly cloudy.

Here's one of my favorite little Osteo's. Planted them outside this afternoon. I'm jumping the gun a bit. Fingers crossed. :)
Deb

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4648142

We have 30 and a few scattered snow showers in the area this evening with a low of 22 expected tonight. We had quite a bit of sunshine the past 2 days-- a complete change from the near blizzard conditions of the prior 2 days. Highs above freezing are forecast for the next 10 days!

Joey...Cold nights and warm days are ideal conditions for gathering sap. The sap runs up the tree in the warmth of day and recedes at night. Kind of like sucking water in and out of a straw.

Sharona...Looks like a great car show.

Kelli...I'm enjoying your tour of Rome.


Photo: Sunday morning was digging out day. It's hard to believe this was bare ground on Friday morning. This pile is on one of my flower beds. If I had managed to nab Deb's tulips they would be under there.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4648145

Here's the same view in warmer times...


early_bloomer

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4648264

Wow - what a beautiful day. Overcast and sun from time to time. We took down a 15 yr. old wire cattle fence that was interwoven with lilac bush suckers. What a job!!! Tomorrow the fun begins of digging out the stumps. Last time I did this job it took three years to get all of the underground roots to stop coming up each spring. Thank goodness it was only a 15 foot section. Perfect working weather, about 42 degrees and windstill. Currently it is 44 deg and we are scheduled for more rain and snow showers overnight. Oh well, it will make the digging easier.

Spring is coming - I found crocus bulbs about 3 inches high. No blooms yet. - But it IS coming!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4648363

Kelli I love the pictures of Rome, just gorgeous! Neither of my Christmas cacti are blooming. I guess theyre done until Thanksgivingmaybe!
Kwanjin Ive never been to Utah either, and like Kelli, Ive seen some gorgeous pictures.
Marsue I have 4 poinsettias, theyre all in bloom! The other 3 are my young ones. Theyre pretty small. Yours is pretty! Thanks for the link! I love car shows!
Sidney I see women all the time trying to walk on the beach in their heels! I just want to go over and say WHY are you ruining your shoes? Its SAND, youre supposed to be barefoot!
Adina DH gave me the same azaleas on Valentines Day!
Deb Ive fallen in love with your Osteos.OMG will they grow here? I may have to pull an E_B - show up in the middle of the night to borrow them for a while!
Se_eds That sounds like a lot of work. Im tired just thinking about it!

59.0 F / 15 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5 km/h
Pressure: 30.27 in / 1024.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 47. Northeast winds 5 mph.

I took the program to work today and left it, so I'm winging it here - 1910 Thomas Flyer


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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4648372

Ad for the 1910 Thomas Flyer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4648380

And for the motorcycle fans

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4648386

Here's the info on the motorcycle

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4648392

I had one of those in Jr HS!
But we mounted the motor over the front wheel.
That puppy would fly!

Thanks for the shots Sharon!

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4648478

Adina: very pretty azalea--a nice birthday gift!
Deb: I have never seen an osteo till now. What a pretty and intriguing bloom!
se_eds: you certainly have your work cut out for you! Like Sharon, I am tired just thinking about it.
E_B: what a contrast in those two photos! Your Flamenco Torch Lilies are certainly blooming prettily in the photo. We planted six of them last spring and I really do like them. I'm hoping mine do as well this year as yours did last season.
Sharon: I'm enjoying the photos of the antique cars--and the motorcycle! LOL

This was our sunset this evening:

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4648488

and here's a wider shot:

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4648609

Currently: 37F Clear
Currently: 2C Clear
Wind: North-Northeast at 5 MPH
Humidity: 48%
Dewpoint: 19F
Barometer: 30.37 inches
Wind Chill: 34F
Wind: North-Northeast at 8 KPH
Humidity: 48%
Dewpoint: -7C
Barometer: 1028 millibars
Wind Chill: 1 C
Sunrise: 7:37 am
Sunset: 7:21 pm



sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4648618

Marsue those pictures start the song "Red sails in the sunset...running thru my mind.
I have found that I can recover with Moldy Peaches diddy when that happens. I believe they are close to "Surry with a fringe on the top tune.
If ya'll don't like the way I sing you can just ignore me.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #4649626

Glad yall are enjoying the pictures!
Ric Are you serious?! I had never seen a motorcycle like that until the show.
Marsue Thanks for the ID on the flamenco torch lilies. Beautiful sunset!
E_B The lilies are beautiful!
Pepper The temp sounds almost balmy for you!
Sidney Im cracking up! Keep singing!

49.5 F / 9.7 C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: 50 F / 10 C
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft / 2133 m

Today
Partly cloudy early in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 67. Light winds becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Edited to correct info: 1903 Thomas Rear Entrance Tonneau - very girlie - I fell in love with it!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4649629

Here's a back view

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4649630

New York to Paris

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
9:57 AM

Post #4649631

I can't believe I left the program at work -grrrr!

Look at the shine on this baby. And look at the height of the grill. I'll look up the name at work.

1939/47 Rolls Royce PhantomIII "Vutotal"

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #4649632

This Great Egret decided to grace us with it's beauty and presence...

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4649699

Currently: 25F Clear
Currently: -3C Clear
Wind: South at 8 MPH
Humidity: 74%
Dewpoint: 18F
Barometer: 30.23 inches
Wind Chill: 16F
Wind: South at 12 KPH
Humidity: 74%
Dewpoint: -7C
Barometer: 1023 millibars
Wind Chill: -8 C
Sunrise: 7:35 am
Sunset: 7:22 pm

Today: sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
12:40 PM

Post #4649871

Sidney: now you have me humming "Red Sails in the Sunset"! LOL
Sharon: I want one of those 1900 Thomas Flyers but then I would have to have a white lace parasol, too. Beautiful egret.
Pepper: your forecast sounds like ours--sunny with a high today in the 60's and tomorrow up to 72! Wonderful! Currently 37.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4650151

wow, almost caught up, if speed readin counts!

sharon, keep temptong me with those beaches, & you'll have a houseguest!

happy belated to Adina & Ric!

marsue, love the red sky at night! B& SIL from Conway are in town...

guessing C on trivia, temperature...

Ric, snow on top of all those shrubs resembles multiple snow peoples!

baby had a blister on a sensitive place on his bottom, finally better last night.

will see if i have another chicken picture...

tf

this isn't mine. but a lovely example of an australorp roo. anyone know who holds the world's record for eggs laid in a year?

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #4650187

Good Mornin! The sun is out & the temp is 34. I certainly hope that we get into the 50's again, today! :D
At Dublin...on the ridge.
Clear: 39F
Feels like: 37F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 32
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph N
Sunrise: 7:39 AM
Sunset: 7:27 PM

Sharon , your pics are great! You have prompted Garrett to sell his old Indian motorcycle. (Thank You!) He put it on Ebay yesterday. I guess you could say that it was his 1st vehicle. Well, at least it was the 1st thing that he actually tinkered with.
Sidney & Marsue...LOL Now you've got me singin'! :D
E_B, Love the snow & the Lillies! :D Now THat is what I call "contrast"! :D
Deb, I Love the new addition to your garden! Wow! :D I may be shneekin' down there, too! ;)
Se_eds, My, but you have been a busy girl! :-O And Crocus! :D Spring is almost upon us! :D I looked up where your kin live. They're are on the northern end of the state... me, I'm on the southern end, but it is so beautiful up there. I've been to Harpers Ferry, Black Water Falls...I could easily live up there.
Kelli, I'm lovin' the pics! :D If Ric lived any closer, I think that I would have to have him put some mosaic flooring in my "non-public" bath. ;) WOW I have heard those terms all my life & thought that everyone knew "skiff".
Sally! I tend to be a good guesser! :D
Kiska, Love those snowy caps! ;)
TF, wonder how many was laid? Pretty chicken!

The answer to the trivia is...B
Tropical systems tend to need a low friction environment to maintain their structure.
Hurricanes will weaken the fastest when they run into mountainous land.

Todays trivia is...
Which of the following conditions would likely prevent a hurricane from strengthening?
a) Warm water
b) High pressure aloft
c) High vertical wind shear
d) Weak steering currents

Have a Great Day! Alll!!!
Joey

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2008
2:38 PM

Post #4650234

I'll guess C, but it might be B.
All I know is the birds tell me when to put the wood over the windows.
I am going to work tomorrow night.
They are giving me this real easy going job so I think I can handle it back-pain wise.
The 'shut-down' is scheduled to last 8 weeks, so I need to work all of those I can.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #4650437

I'm going to guess C on the trivia.

WOW!! I love those vintage vehicles. My dad always told people that he wasn't old, he was vintage.

All the flowers and things are great to see.

We have 57 coming today. There are patchy clouds out.

Ah, Utah...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 11, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #4651075

Today: 27
Mostly cloudy. Flurries. Highs in the 30s.
Light winds.
TF~sure hope speed reading counts:)) kwanjin~ I know what you mean about so much to see in this world and I love seeing lots of it here.
Thanks, too, for kind words;
A belated Happy Birthday to Ric and Adina; have a great year; and, Adina, you'll love your new role.
Ric~your glacier; and Pepper, your's too, is very impressive. Bet the sound of the snow load off the roof made quite a thunk. Loved the idea of a slide show/sheet.
Marsue~beautiful sky going on for you.
MySharona~loved the car show; wow; they look beautiful. Glad winter's over there; looks like that way here, as well.
Kelli~loved the photos and I can understand the ban on indoor pics.
Joey~ C~~ loved new growth; good luck to Garretts's sale/motorcycle. Hope it warms up a bit.
This was taken a few days ago, hopefully it's not a repeat.
Kiska

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

March 11, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #4651191

Kiska, do you ever get tired of looking at snow? I know I did when I lived in PA. I didn't have those majestic mountains, though.

TamaraFaye, I've enjoyed your chicken pictures. I always like looking at the chickens at the county fairs. The varieties are so pretty, not like the homely commercial white ones.

Deb, I like the osteo. The "normal"ones are practially weeds around here but the spooned ones are so cool.

Someone suggested that I use a photo sharing site. I'm sort of reluctant to do that on a very public site because I don't want my pictures "stolen". I know I'm no Ansel Adams and it's highly unlikely. I guess I'm just kind of weird that way.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on March 11, 2008
75 F / 24 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the South


Wildflowers at Ostia Antica.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 11, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #4651202

Thanks, guys!
Sharon, wonderful pictures of the exibition.
Kiska, thanks for your wonderful wishes, great picture!
Marsue, amasing sunset!
Deb, thanks, your flower is gorgeous!
Tamara, thanks, what a cute chicken!
Here are a few flowers from my garden.
A vinca.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 11, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #4651218

Daffodils.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 11, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4651228

Hyacinthus

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4651243

All I have are crocuses and buds!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2008
10:19 PM

Post #4651739

Kelli, I suggested you use Picasa's "hello" site. You can make it a private site and only invite your family and friends to view it. However, I think you might have to send an individual invitation via email to each person you wanted to allow to view your site which would probably be too much trouble. Anyway, we are all enjoying your photo tour here.
TF: sorry about baby's blister--hope he is all better now. Pretty rooster and surely he wasn't the one that laid the most eggs! LOL
Joey: just a guess: "B"?
Celia: beautiful mountain range! Is there a ski resort up there somewhere?
Kiska: another great picture even if it is a repeat.
Adina: beautiful flowers.

Currently 63 and the sun is shining. High on Wed to be 75 and on Thurs, 73. They have changed the forecast and the rain won't be here till Friday.
Here's one lone anemone I found blooming in my flower bed. There are several other anemones in the same bed and I hope they will all be blooming soon.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4652224

absolutely excellent working weather today. We are done with the fence and roots. LOL We were working away outside at about 42 degrees with a low cloud cover and I heard the music of the snow geese. They are traveling high above the clouds on their way north, hundreds and hundreds of them!! Actually saw a smaller flock later this afternoon. What a thrill! Spring is almost here.

Planted the little pulling onion sets this AM also. Parsley seeds have been planted here in the computer room under lights, but they take a while to come to life. Getting Ready!!!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4652237

Currently: 63F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 17C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 9 MPH
Humidity: 34%
Dewpoint: 34F
Barometer: 29.91 inches
Wind: Southwest at 14 KPH
Humidity: 34%
Dewpoint: 1C
Barometer: 1013 millibars
Sunrise: 7:35 am
Sunset: 7:22 pm


DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #4652261

Marsue: Funny, I have exactly one anemone blooming, too. Not sure if the others got the memo. :)
Kelli: Those are beautiful wildflowers!
Joey: I cannot believe I got a hurricane question wrong!! For today's I'll guess, "C", windshear.
Adina: Is there anything happier than Daffodils?

Raining a bit at the moment. We had a lovely spring day today.
A few Dogwoods are in full bloom.
Deb

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4652371

It was a little cooler today due to all the cloud cover from the melting snow around here.
Still gorgeous though.
Tomorrow we're looking at 50 then 60 Thursday.

Adina glad you got so Flowers for your Birthday.

I got Buds!!!!

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4652386

Deb those Dogs are Perfect!!!

Under all our snow things just kept moving along.

The Hellebores...

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4652394

Hard to believe how white this was just yesterday...

Ric

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #4652671

Woo-hoo! Ric's got buds! :O
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4652900

Boo-hoo...I have icicles!

Photo from last week...


Early_bloomer

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
2:47 AM

Post #4652977

wow, the views! fresh air, town square! [anyone hearing the Green Acres theme music there?]

well, HE didn't lay them, but one of his ancestors may have been the one lucky gal! It is the famous Australian bred Black Australorp.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Lorps/BRKLorps.html

364 eggs in a year!!! [APPLAUSE!] bet that hen was ready for a vacation...

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/poultry/chickens/australorp/index.htm


would you believe the retired fella who carried out my groceries, and saw all the chicken feed in the van... i show him a picture of these, and right away he knows them by their common name, Mille Fleur, meaning Million Flowers. They are D'Uccles. From Uccles France. the color is called Mille Fleur. as you can see in this photo, they come in other colors as well, one little hen is blue. i hope these will be hatching out soon. if not, well i am the proud owner of four Black Australorps, so we won't be running out of eggs anytime soon!

Keep up the weather reports, trivia, and pictures! Stay well and keep warm!

tamarafaye

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 12, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #4653259

33 w/a few snowflakes.
Sunset will be in just a few minutes at 7:49pm...gain of 5m:51seconds.
kelli~ I haven't become tired of the snow but sure am enjoying the spring flowers that have been posted. And, the dogwood; wow Deb, it's beautiful.
I did hear "Green Acres" TF:)) Pretty chiks' you've got there.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2008
3:49 AM

Post #4653273

Yes, keep them coming!!! LOL I'm living vicariously through this! ☺

Mau, we have SIX ski resorts up there...Snowbird, Alta, Wolf Mountain, Deere Valley, Brighton and Solitude. We're known as the state with "The Greatest Snow On Earth". People come from all over the world to ski here. And before anybody asks...No, I don't ski. Never have. I go there for the ice scuplures and the shopping.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #4653710

TF Come on over! The water is still cold, but who cares! LOL!
Joey LOL Any time I can be of assistance just let me know!! I see green popping up! Im guessing C on the trivia too.
Sidney Be careful at work, dont overdo.
Kwanjin You and Kiska have some gorgeous scenery surrounding your homes.
Kiska I put up the heavy winter clothes last night. Feeding in more of the Spring and Summer stuff sandals, shorts, t-shirts! Love that mountain of yours!
Kelli Ive heard of companies stealing pictures from websites; using them for promotion and not paying for them. I dont like that. I have used a website before, but eventually saved them to disc and deleted off my hard drive. Love the wildflowers!
Adina I think Spring has Sprung for you! Pretty blooms!
Marsue- Your little anemone will have lots of company soon! Love the purple.
Se_eds What a treat that was to hear the trumpeting of the geese! So glad youve had some good conditions to get out and play in the dirt. One of my favorite things to do!
Ric Youve got buds too!
Deb Pretty dogwood and right on time!
E_B Youll have buds soon too! Keep thinking warm thoughts!
TF Thats an egg a day! My goodness what a busy bird! Love the polka dots on the birds LOL!
Kwanjin I went skiing once snapped a knee ligament. I was so cold I didnt know for over 24 hours. The ski instructor didnt take us up the bunny hill to learn he took us to the next higher slope. I busted my hiney trying to get off the tram every time! I had a lot of fun. I was the class clown.

56.7 F / 13.7 C
Overcast
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the NNW
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 300 ft / 91 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Areas of dense fog early in the morning with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Partly cloudy in the morning becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 69. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

I think we got some rain last night, but it's DysonDark out so I can't see anything. I hung a bird feeder on the tree outside my office window - here's the male Cardinal "Joey". The female "Priscilla" still pecks at my windows sometimes! She's too cute.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
10:12 AM

Post #4653721

36 going for 51 Calm and Sunny!
Off to Work!

Ric
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2008
10:48 AM

Post #4653741

43

Wind Chill: 35 Ceiling: Unlimited
Heat Index: 43 Visibility: 10mi
Dew Point: 20 Wind: 17mph
Humidity: 40% Direction: 290 (WNW)
Pressure: 29.85in Gusts: 24mph

Realy dark, I do hate DST and wish someone would figure out what time nature wants it to be and leave it alone frome there.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2008
10:59 AM

Post #4653749

Good Mornin! :D I do believe that spring is trying to "spring"! Look at all of those BUDS! :D It's really neat seeing all of the buds, yet Ric, E_B, & Jackie still have the traces of winter! How cool is that? :D

Right now my therm-o-meter has a temp of 33 & it's Dyson Dark! If I had some chickens...or one rooster it would be about time for it to start wakin' up the neighbors! :D
At Dublin...
Clear: 39F
Feels like: 31F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 25
Humidity: 56%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 16 mph WSW
Sunrise: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 7:28 PM

TF, LOL! :D I can here that tune! :D Love the chickens pics! I have seen them all my life & never knew that there were so many different colors! :D
Sharon, You have given the Cardinals names? LOL! Pretty fella, tho. And the reason Priscilla pecks on the window is to thank you for the seed. ;)
E_B, Love the looks of that road! Those are the kind I like to drive on...the ones w/ no traffic! :D
Ric! Your buds! Yeah! That snow you had has done a fine job in prompting "spring things"! :D Love those Hellebores!
Deb, Love the Dogwood! The Service Berry ("Sarvice") is the 1st one to bloom here...then the Dogwood & Wild Cherry. Can't wait! :D
Adina, I do believe that you are in the fuul spring mode! :D Pretty!
Jackie, Love that peak! :D
Marsue, I see that the snow has prompted the anemones for you!
Kelli, those wild flowers look like a great gorund cover! :D Did you get any to bring back w/ you? or would it have been illegal?
Jackie, so far the bid is up to (as of last night) nearly $500!
kwanjin! Love the view, you have! :D
Sidney...I have to ask...How do the birds tell you when a hurricane is coming? Do take care on the new job! Will you be going out of town or is it close to home?
Dyson, I don't like DST either. I really don't see how it saves on energy...and it only torments folks w/ the change in spring!

The answer to the trivia is...C
High amounts of wind shear around a hurricane often prevent it from having a strong circular structure.
Keep watching us for news and weather information, and be sure to check your personal forecast regularly.


Today's trivia is...
Which of the following is true about waterspouts in the northern hemisphere? They
a) Never head toward land
b) Are stronger than tornadoes
c) Can rotate either direction
d) Typically last for hours

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:15 AM

Post #4653771

Joey - Garrett is doing a fine job on e-Bay. I love that site, buy a lot of stuff on it. Dh is the self professed "King of e-Bay"!! LOL!

This is the new Rolls Royce. Personally, I don't think they hold a candle to the old style.
edited for typo

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:16 AM

Post #4653772

1937 Rena Phaeton

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:18 AM

Post #4653776

1938 Tatra T77a front

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:19 AM

Post #4653777

1938 Tatra T77a back

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #4653779

1941 Packard 180 1907 4 door Touring Sedan

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4654390

oh, dera, my DH is going to want to see these! Beautiful!

we had a rooster that would start crowing at 3:30. That got old during my pregnancy, but he didn't LOL. No our Jersey Giant waits till almost 5, and the other is inside the henhouse, so i can' thear him
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #4654425

Here is some cool history on the 30s of the tatra 77, 87, & 97...

http://www.autohistories.com/tatra/Tatra_history_auto3.html
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #4654471

... and the colorful chicken grammy goes to... CrestedChik ... for her NY State Fair Crested Polish...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/828/

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

March 12, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #4655488

Joey, I don't know if it would have been against Italian laws to take plants, but the USDA wouldn't be too keen on them entering the country.

Mostly cloudy today

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on March 12, 2008
74 F / 23 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 38 F / 3 C
Wind: Calm


Any of these columns would look good in my yard.

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

March 12, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4655490

and back at el rancho Kelli - freesias

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

March 12, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4655491

bougainvillea and jasmine

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 12, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #4655498

Wow, everyone has buds and spring has sprung for you too! Here's a prunus blooming .
Adina

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

March 12, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #4655543

That's nice. I've always liked flowering trees. Nothing says spring like a flowering tree.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #4655962

TF Thanks for the link on the Tatras! Crested Chicken - theyre so pretty! I really hope they werent harmed in the dying process.
Kelli I could use some of those columns as well! Pretty blooms!
Adina Love the blooming tree. Very pretty!

65.5 F / 18.6 C
Clear
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 43. Northwest winds 5 mph

My latest bloom

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #4655968

Kelli - What is this? Smells wonderful!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4655975

I can't remember the name of this beauty

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4655993

1934 Packard LeBaron Speedster

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #4655996

Darn - better picture!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4656017

Another can't remember - but loved the vintage Hoover for President tag LOL!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4656034

Loved this one! Close up of the hood ornament.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #4656039

Side and front view

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4656044

This is a 1930 Cord L29 Phaeton 1 Convertible Sedan

sweet!

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4656194

thanks, Sharon, hubby will love these!

Actually CrestedChik is a DGer, and the link goes to the article/name that photo here on Dave's. And, of course, they were not harmed, she used a spraying techinque. When they molted they turned back white. Her TieDyed Polish chickens were even featured in a magazine, may have been Vogue...
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4656210

Sharon, your what-is-it is a freesia.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #4656270

It was almost 70 here today! We were enjoying it while it lasts. My husband and I found a lovely hitchhiker flying around Walmart today. We caught it and let it go. It was a slightly tattered version of the picture below. What a surprise. When we first saw it I thought it was a mourning cloak butterfly.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4656329

Sharon, the old Rolls Royce are definitely better than the new ones. :~)

It got up to 75* today and was reeeeaaallly nice!! A bit breezy but still warm enough for t-shirts.

Currently: 66F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 18C Partly Cloudy
Wind: North-Northwest at 18 MPH
Humidity: 32%
Dewpoint: 36F
Barometer: 29.70 inches
Wind: North-Northwest at 28 KPH
Humidity: 32%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1005 millibars
Sunrise: 7:34 am
Sunset: 7:23 pm


henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4656351

Well we hit the mid 50's today.
Few clouds... I actually got a bit of a Sun Bath during my breaks.
And found a few odd jobs outside...lol!

The bad news is no 60's tomorrow.
Good news is we'll be bouncing around in the upper 40's - mid 50's for at least a week.

Ric

se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
1:48 AM

Post #4656531

Wow! - Debi, it is hard to believe you have flowering dogwoods now. Your area sure looks like springtime. I'm really enjoying it.
TamaraFaye, I am enjoying your chickens. Nothing like fresh laid eggs.
I was able to do more pulling up grass shirts on my daylilies - yes they are barely peeping out, and pulling chickweed and henbit. Another two hours and the back bed where I raise my seedlings will get a good shot of Snapshot, a pre-emergent that is supposed to last 9 months. ( We'll see). It sure is expensive, but then the amt. of Preen I used on the flowers last year was ridiculous.

henry10 - you must be very close to our weather pattern. Low 40's this AM, Some very spotty sunshine but 25-35 MPH winds. Tomorrow shouldn't be too bad, but we are supposed to get rain and snow for Friday into Saturday according to the weather terrorists.

I found a species crocus bud today!.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #4656537

Whoo Hooo!! I got warmer than Ric!! LOL. The front must have gone around you.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4656944

TF: I immediately thought: "Green Acres"! LOL---and WOW what a chicken or was it a rooster? Whatever--it was/is gorgeous!!
and so are the classic cars and the dogwood and the bougainvillia, freesias, and jasmine and the orchid and the "What is this?" and the 'buds' and the snowy country road and the butterfly--or is that a moth? Did I miss anything? --sure hope not!
Joey: I don't have a clue on the trivia. You can tell I don't live near the ocean.
Celia, the only kind of skiing I have ever done is water-skiing--no desire to snow ski--too cold. Now shopping is my kind of winter sport! LOL
Sharon: your male cardinal should be named "Elvis". Whoever heard of "Priscilla and Joey"! LOL
Kiska: how many hours of daylight are you getting these days?
Se_Eds: you've been busy!!
Pepper: don't you just love 75?

Well, WE got up to the high 70's today although my car's outside temperature gauge said it was 81. It was a perfect weather day whatever the temp actually was. DH and I drove up to Petit Jean Mountain State Park about 80 miles from here and had lunch in the restaurant in the lodge up there. Afterwards, we went for a walk around the edge of the gorge and enjoyed the sunshine and scenery. I think I got a good start on my tan for this season.☺☺☺
Here's a photo I took when we were up there last April. This is the view from the lodge.

edited for spelling

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #4656957

We went back to Petit Jean in May, 2007 and stayed a couple of nights in one of the cabins. This "rock" was behind our cabin.

edited to add: on the other side of the "rock" is a drop of several hundred feet straight down! Very scary!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
3:15 AM

Post #4656987

and one more pic at Petit Jean State Park. This shows Cedar Falls spilling over the mountainside.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #4656999

oh, my, i gotta add that to our vacation list...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
9:39 AM

Post #4657662

TF Those chickens are so pretty!
Kelli Thanks for the ID We love the freesia!
Lavender & Pepper & marsue Yall were warmer than us yesterday!
Se_eds Cant wait to see the picture! Whats Preen?
Marsue LOL! I named the male before a co-worker named the female. Hes kind of a stud like Joey (Friends). Guess I may have to re-think the Joey name! Nice vacation spot!

Where is BloomswithaView? Shes been MIA for a while now.

43.0 F / 6 C
Clear
Windchill: 44 F / 6 C
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa(Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 72. North winds 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

I've been traumatized - had to go swimsuit shopping yesterday :P That's as bad as shopping for jeans. The newest addition to our garden - GF butterfly emerged yesterday.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
9:44 AM

Post #4657664

creative little ones!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
9:47 AM

Post #4657665

He/she was up and down that pole getting into the bird seed. We were laughing.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #4657929

Mornin! :D We have a cool 30 and it's supposed to get to the 60's! :D The high was 54 yesterday, w/ a chilly breeze, but the sun fealt soooooo good! :D
This morning at Dublin...
Clear: 34F
Feels like: 34F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 27
Humidity: 74%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:36 AM
Sunset: 7:29 PM

Marsue, Your part of the country looks like my part of the country! I was thru the Ozarks once & the scenery is very similar. Don't ya just love it? http://www.peaksofotter.com/ This is a place that we like to go. And here... http://www.visitwv.com/ is where I live.
Kelli, Love Your "el Rancho"! Would the Freezia be hard to grow here? I guess I could look it up in the PF. I woundn't mind having those columns in my yard, either! I love anything "stone". Se_eds, sounds as if spring will be there tomorrow! LOL Crocus are one of the 1st signs here!
Sharon, LOL! Those little squirrels are having a Hoot! :D My dad used to get so mad that they raided the bird feeders that he finally started feeding them right beside where he was feeding the birds! :D They Love peanut butter! And your Orchid! Oh! My! :D
TF, Love all of those chickens! I had no idea that there were so many "varieties"! :D

The answer to the trivia is...C
While most waterspouts rotate in the same direction as most tornadoes, they can actually rotate clockwise.
Waterspouts usually last for several minutes, can head onto land, and are usually weaker than most tornadoes.

Today's trivia is...
Which shape would you never see a raindrop in nature?
a) Round
b) Oval (flattened)
c) Teardrop shape (pointy)
d) Dumbbell shaped

Have aGreat Day!
Joey

Daff's, but not a good pic

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4658509

Joey, just love those daffodils all swollen & ready to burst open!
hard to believe a waterspout can rotate either way, WOW!
Sharon, your honery critters are 2 sweet!

Now, this guy is MINE. His name is 'Best' In2005, as a cockerel [6 months old], he won 2nd place in Buckeye males, Reserve Best in Breed, & Reserve Best in American Class at the Tri State Fair. His brother named Brownie [RIP] got 1st-Best-Best, so the judge & I didn't completely agree LOL.

Best & his hens will be two years old next week, & we will celebrate...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 13, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #4658681

20 Sunrise: 8:17 Sunset: 7:54 Gain of 5m51sec.
Length of day: 11h 36min
Length of Visisble Light: 13:03 hours
Mostly cloudy with flurries in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Light winds.
Joey~sweet little daffodils; all time favs; can't wait to see them in bloom.
Sounds like the auction is going well; is Garrett excited?
TF~what a beauty.
Have a great day everyone.
Kiska

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #4658710

We have very overcast skies this morning. Where is this, kiska?

Everyone has such great places to live. (Even me!)

Sprinkles43F
Feels like: 41F


Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph E
Sunrise: 7:41 AM
Sunset: 7:33 PM
UV Index: 1 Low
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4659064

Marsue, Petit Jean State Park looks like a nice place. Who was Petit Jean?

Joey, I don't know how freesias would do where you are. They wouldn't survive the winter, so you'd have to lift the bulbs, but they seem to need a long cool-ish season in which to grow. They quickly dry up when the weather gets hot.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PDT on March 13, 2008
65 F / 18 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: Calm

In the grocery store, I saw that they had hairspray for humid weather. Umm... O.K... Humid weather? Does not compute.


the tulips that are not supposed to rebloom here

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #4659099

Good afternoon, everyone! I'm way behind, so I'm not gonna try to comment on everyone. It's been fun catching up, though. :-)

The humidity here is only at 70%, Kelli, which isn't very high at all for us. It's going to rain tonight, though, so I'm sure it will be going up. ;-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:53am CDT (63 min ago)
Temperature 71 F 22 C
Dew Point 61 F 16 C
Humidity 70%
Pressure 29.91 in 1012.7 mb
Wind Speed 18 MPH 16 kts
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 76 F 24 C
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 52.0F / 11.1C

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

March 13, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #4659156

If you have any extra rain, you can send it this way. I'd sure like to have at least one more good rainfall before the "rainy season" ends.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #4659186

I'll point our fans west tonight.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #4659192

Okie-dokie!
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4659449

i just love the scenery everyone shares here! beautiful countryside. we are still barren and dry here, but i will find som epics of years past

well, here's what i did Monday... after school...

BEFORE

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #4659457

AFTER

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #4659468

Hello everyone!

It's 50 degrees here today with a moderate wind! I couldn't resist going out into the garden and cleaning up any plants that I could easily get at (without compacting the wet soil). I was thrilled to find my crocuses (planted last fall) poking their little green noses out of the soil. Tulips shouldn't be far behind!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4659493

Hi Kaly and everyone.
I am working here in Jax, so I am sleeping in my own bed.
I'll start us a new thread in the morning.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #4660014

Welcome, Kaly! 50 in Wisconsin--good going!
Kelli: Pretty tulips! Come to Arkansas and you will know why we need hair spray for humid weather!. . .and you can read about the legend of Petit Jean here:
http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com/history/
TF: Is your brother still visiting? If so, you should ask him if he has ever been to Petit Jean. It is only a short drive from Conway. What a difference in your concrete block wall! Are you going to plant anything in front of it?
Joey: I enjoyed visiting the two websites above. It appears that W.VA and Arkansas do have similar scenery although your mountains may be higher than ours. Our highest mountain, Mt. Magazine, is a little more than 2700 ft. above sea level which isn't much as mountains go, especially if you consider the Rockies--LOL I'm guessing D for the trivia.
Kiska: you are catching up with us as far as the number of daylight hours. We are within 6 minutes of having 12 hours between sunup and sundown.
Sharon: we had two squirrels chasing each other around our backyard this morning. I think they are "twitterpated" which is a sure sign of Spring! LOL

We have thunderstorms forecast for tonight with an 80% chance of rain and a low of 54.

Looking forward to the new thread tomorrow, Sidney. Glad you are getting to sleep in your own bed. Nothing like home for a good night's sleep!

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4660096

Joey You go to a beautiful lodge for vacation. The views Wow! Thanks for the links! Im going with A on the trivia. How is the auction going?
TF Best is a handsome stud! Love his colors!
Kiska Great picture!
Kelli The hairspray doesnt work on its own. Ive tried it all. I have to spend a nice chunk of change for a smoothing system to keep my hair from frizzing mine gets really bad. My hair does great if there is low humidity. Pretty tulips! Turning the fans in your direction!
TF Good job on the wall!
Hi Kaly - Welcome! Sounds like Spring in your area!
Sidney So glad you get to stay home for this job. Where are you working?
Marsue Such a sad tale of Petit Jean.

65.5 F / 18 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 36 F / 2 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 49. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Now we're talkin my kind of car! LOL! 1935 Mercedes - Benz 500K Kombo Roadster

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4660101

front/side view

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4660114

1972 Iso Rivolta Varedo

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #4660117

another can't remember!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4660136

1967 Bizzarrini P538

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #4660139

1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT America

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4660193

LOL My Sharona, "Snapshot" is a pre-emergence herbicide. You pull all the weeds, give the rows of flowers/daylilies a sprinkling (shot) of Snapshot and - no weeds until fall.

Preen is a pre-emergence herbicide you can find at any Lowes, Home Depot- etc. It only lasts about 2 months and must be reapplied, and does not work at all unless you have 1/2" of rain or water it in when you apply it.

Kelli - beautiful lighting on your tulips.

We had a near pefect day/ 23 degrees at 6 AM and wind still. 55 this afternoon and 35 mph winds. Beautiful sunset. How lucky can you get?
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 14, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4660309

Oh gee, waaaay behind again!
While catching up , I began to sense a trend. Sprrrrring!

Undeniable here. High today wa 75F. Low tonight barely into the 40s. I put my Umbrella Palm out in the pond and it seemed to actually be happy to be out of the garage. LOL.

This guy's blooming now.
Deb

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

March 14, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #4660376

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on March 13, 2008
79 F / 26 C
Clear
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the WNW


Some hiking pictures

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

March 14, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #4660379

star lily

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

March 14, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4660383

Ceanothus spinosus

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

March 14, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4660392

...

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

March 14, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4660398

The picture doesn't do it justice, but this is a coral tree in someone's yard.

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

March 14, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4660403

lupines

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4660471

Wow, Kelli, what a view in that 4th photo! All the others are very good, too!
Pretty "guy", Deb! LOL
Sharon, about those vehicles---I never heard of most of them but they surely are beautiful.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4660525

65 and Sunny here today!
The weather dopes missed it in a GOOD way!

We have rain moving in...again... but temps should hang right around 50 for the next week or so.
Lows near or above freezing. So we are back to our Normal Temps.
WAY above on Rain... In fact since the Drought broke in Oct we have been getting record precipitation.

Here's a few shots from this afternoon.

Pulmonaria.
This little one has been knocked back 4 times.
Now at just 1" tall...it's blooming

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4660526

Petasites Florets are opening

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4660531

And of course

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4660533

Raining some here but not in the city.

Currently: 55F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 12C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 10 MPH
Humidity: 38%
Dewpoint: 30F
Barometer: 29.74 inches
Wind: Southeast at 16 KPH
Humidity: 38%
Dewpoint: -1C
Barometer: 1007 millibars
Sunrise: 7:32 am
Sunset: 7:24 pm


sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
9:13 AM

Post #4662001

New Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/823392/
Come onover!
Sidney

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