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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
9:10 AM

Post #4661999

Howdy all,
Well here this bright and early morning it was just lovely on my way home at 3:30AM.
54.3 F / 12.4 C
Clear
Humidity: 52%
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa (Falling)
Today we expect 70 F | 57 F, With a 50% chance of rain
I have enjoyed Sharon's car show and Kelli's Rome and wild flowers.
Hope everyone will come to our new thread
Here's a shot of my jobsite.
;Sidney

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4662019

Se_eds Thanks for the info.
Deb Lovely flowers! What kind of flower is that?
Kelli Love the view from the 4th picture! Ive never heard of a coral treevery pretty as are the flowers!
Marsue- It always amazes me about the number of vehicles Ive never heard of when I go to this car show. Thats why I cant remember so many! There were over 350 vehicles in the show this year. Im only showing those that I really liked or can remember something about. Ive always enjoyed going to car shows.
Ric The Pulmonaria looks lethal and pretty at the same time! Cant wait to see them and the petasites florets open! Where did you find the weeds plaque? I need that one badly! LOL!
Sidney - You're working at what I call the "cloud maker farm"! LOL!

51.8 F / 10 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 34 F / 1 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa(Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. High 70. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

You lookin' at me?!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
10:11 AM

Post #4662028

Sharon THANKS for the Car photos!

The Weeds Brick I found at a sale at John Demitrious's Plant Sale.
It's actually from a Brick Kit you can buy.

http://www.yardlover.com/products.php?pid=4606

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4662849

We had some snow last night and it snowed for a second this morning. More tonight? We'll see.

37F
Feels like: 30F


Barometer: 29.8 in and rising
Dewpoint: 29
Humidity: 73%
Visibility: 8 miles
Wind: 9 mph WSW
Sunrise: 7:39 AM
Sunset: 7:34 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Great seaside pic, Sharona. (sigh) I miss the ocean...
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #4663325

so many pictures so little time. i am partial to lupines!

we are planting Old English Game chickens there LOL

...here is the finishing touch on that wall. DH rolled on the paint [easier than the concrete sealer!], and is building pens for the little OEGs we are hatching out... the pens already look different today!

still a beautiful "spring-like" day here. which means we are really in for it later on! hopefully we will have a WET spring, notice the gutter, it will go into water barrels for watering the chickens and their garden! there will be doors knocked out of the block [unfilled] to go into their Hen Havens.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #4663341

Very nice set up.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4663363

thanks, it WILL be. just a mess right now. we are two years behind in finishing this, and it is aggravating that we are behind on our own house as well.

Sidney, you are having WAY too much fun. You said this would be an EASY job!

Sharon, DH & I are living vicariously through your pics. We love going to car shows too. Likely would never have one that nice or huge around these parts! Thank you!

Kwanjin, i miss the ocean too ;-(

tf

Ric, a brick kit sounds just what we need, thanks!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4663398

Good afternoon, everyone! :-) It's a gorgeous day here. It rained last night, but we have mostly sunny skies now. The Texas Mountain Laurels are still blooming and the Mexican Plum is also in full bloom. It smells SO good in the front yard!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 12:11pm CDT (20 min ago)
Temperature 73 F 23 C
Dew Point 66 F 19 C
Humidity 78%
Pressure 29.74 in 1007 mb
Wind Speed 15 MPH
G 21 13 kts
G 18
Wind Dir SSW 200
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 77 F 25 C
Current Conditions Mostly Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 69.1F / 20.6C

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4663402

Here's just the plum tree.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4663410

Yup. Spring is definitely creeping north. It just needs to come faster. ☺
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4663413

What you really can't see in the picture is the dozens and dozens of happy bees and butterflies buzzing around both trees. I caught a butterfly in profile in this one...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4663453

I see it! Cute!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #4663491

Morning all, LOL
Yes seeds what we are doing at this facility is cleaning up those clouds.
Off to get ready for work.
Marylyn those are some pretty flutterbys.
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #4663627

Ric: the onlypart of your "flowers" that I recognize are the weeds! LOL
Sidney: is that a nuclear power plant?
TF: looks like your hubby is doing a good job on the chicken "planters". Wish I had access to some fresh eggs.
Sharon: pretty bird--I assume that is a seagull?
Marylyn: your plum tree is a lot larger than ours. We planted two flowering plums last autumn but they are only about 8 feet tall. Could you ID the butterfly?
Celia: we had rain last night but no snow--thank goodness!

It's currently 58 and just partly cloudy. It was overcast earlier but the clouds are going away and the sun is shining.

Here's a photo of one of our flowering plums in bloom.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #4663634

and here is a photo of our weeds. I know what these are from my Girl Scout days but can any of you identify them?

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4663741

marsue, looks like purple larkspur to me. i'll go get my weed book for the proper name. i know how to ship eggs, but it owuldn't be cheap LOL

marylyn, i can't wait to smell lilacs in a few months, if i can keep the goats out of them!

sid, gonnna call barb and see if she'll water those iris beds so i can come dig them by next weekend.

somewhere i have a pic of a monarch we hatched and released last november... meanwhile, how about twin chicks?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4663767

Cute chicks, TF. You are correct--those eggs would probably be much too expensive. LOL I'll be waiting to see if the "weed" is ID'd as purple larkspur. When I was a Girl Scout leader many moons ago, we learned that it was called "self-heal" by the pioneers because they used it for medicinal purposes--one of which was to cure sore throats.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #4663843

oh, haven't grab bed the book yet. doing math tests... going now.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #4663873

the lfower reminded me of the buttercup family. but it may be from the figwort family, persian speedwell. also called birdseye speedwell and winter speedwell:

"Annual or winter annual that forms a dense groundcover. Stems are weak, prostrate, often with ascending tips. Lower leaves are paired on the stem, while the upper leaves are alternate. Leaf blades are somewhat longer than broad, coarsely toothed, with short petioles. Flowers are sky-blue having dark stripes with white centers and are borne on long slender stalks in the leaf axils. Fruits are heart shaped and hariy.
A native of Eurasia, this plant was probaly intorduced as a border or rock garden ornamental. It is now widespread in the US."

marsue, i may have a way of getting you eggs. see your dmail...

tf
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #4663905

well, i believe i am totally wrong, suddenly occurred to me that is HENBIT! IN THE MINT FAMILY rub a leaf and see if it smells minty. otherwise it's speedwell... we get it here a lot, spreads fast...

another chick...

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 14, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4663918

Awww.. TamaraFaye.. Rub it in, why don't'cha!?! LOL I looooooove lilacs, but they don't grow down here. My grandmother had lilacs and peonies in her yard, and I miss both of them. Cute chicks. :-)

Marilyn, I can recognize Monarch butterflies, but I don't know the names of any other kind, so all I can tell you is that it wasn't a Monarch. :-) I should get a butterfly book. Your plum blossoms are beautiful! Our Mexican plum blooms every year, but never fruits. I don't know if it is supposed to or not... Maybe it needs another plum in the area to cross-pollinate with?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 14, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #4664124

Marsue, your weeds look to me like henbit. It's a weed here, too. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53157/

Marylyn, your butterfly looks like a painted lady. If you've got a lot of them, they are probably on their spring migration.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on March 14, 2008
68 F / 20 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the ENE


Some more pictures from yesterday.

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

March 14, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4664128

Recovering from the fire last fall. (Isn't the sky pretty here?)

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

March 14, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #4664132

Stinging lupine is a fire-follower. That is, it is most abundant after a fire.

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

March 14, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #4664146

Collar lupine is also a fire-follower.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4664510

Kelli, I think you may be right about my "weed". There wasn't a single one of these in our yard last year and now they have covered a small portion of the front yard. DH is going to have to get out his sprayer. When I first glanced at your post about the lupine I thought it said "singing lupine" and I thought "How nice!" but then I realized it said "stinging lupine" and I thought, "Ouch!". LOL

I don't know much about butterflies, either, Marylyn, which is why I asked YOU for the name of that one. LOL
TF, I am going over to dmail now.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4665182

marsue - those little pink florets looks like "Henbit" - Lamium amplexicaule. It pulls out easily in the spring. Old timers used to say " Henbit or Horsemint" shows a need for lime. Don't know if it is true or not.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4665315

Rain in the area. Supposed to turn into snow in the morning but won't accumulate and will be done by early afternoon.

Winter still has a grip on us it appears. :~(

Currently: 50F Cloudy
Currently: 10C Cloudy
Wind: North-Northeast at 9 MPH
Humidity: 71%
Dewpoint: 41F
Barometer: 29.70 inches
Wind Chill: 46F
Wind: North-Northeast at 14 KPH
Humidity: 71%
Dewpoint: 5C
Barometer: 1005 millibars
Wind Chill: 7 C
Sunrise: 7:30 am
Sunset: 7:25 pm


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

March 15, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4665362

Se_eds, I'd say it isn't true, at least not everywhere. I get henbit and with this alkaline soil, the last thing I need is lime.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
3:30 AM

Post #4665974

Kelli I was going to ask if the Lupines were cranking due to the fires.
I guess you answered that! lol!

Rain all day here.
Clear and gorgeous tonight.
Lots of fog moving in though.
...
Dense Fog Alert

...widespread dense fog overnight...

.high pressure settling in overnight will provide mostly clear
skies and light winds. this will combine with moisture on the
ground to allow for widespread dense fog overnight.

...

50's thru the weekend.
60's by Tuesday!

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2008
5:46 AM

Post #4666325

It snowed today. I was on the west side of our building at work and looked out the window and it was snowing. Looked like a blizzard going on out there. I walked upstairs to the east doors and there was nothing but sunshine! Springtime in the Rockies. I love it.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
6:12 AM

Post #4666347

wow...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #4666743

Wow, indeed, Celia! It seems that the whole U.S. has been having crazy weather this past year!
se_eds, I was going to say that I would look into that about needing lime in our yard until Kelli said what she did. " 'Tis a puzzlement!" LOL
We had thunderstorms during the night. DH said it sounded like hail on the roof at one point but I slept through the whole thing.
Currently it is 52 and heading up into the 60's. Overcast with a 20% chance of rain.
I took this photo at dusk last night. I don't know why it appears to be "Dyson dark" because it wasn't at all. I did use a flash.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4666757

Yeah, fun, huh?

Fair31F
Feels like: 24F


Barometer: 29.8 in and falling
Dewpoint: 25
Humidity: 78%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SSE
Sunrise: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 7:35 PM
UV Index: 0 Low


More snow and rain today. So they say. It's been clear the last hour or so. maybe later the clouds will move in.

Hi, Mau!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2008
6:00 PM

Post #4667608

Well I've been astonished at the tornado hit in downtown Atlanta.
I have always had a vaccum hose on the top of a table theory about those.
This is the first time ever I have doubted myself on that.
Marylyn #1, I too wish I could grow the lilacs.
Marylyn #2, No this plant is fossil fuel. The Nuclear don't emit greenhouse gasses.
It's sunny but windy.
Sidney
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
6:50 PM

Post #4667736

Sunny and cool here. A little moisture in the air [i.e., above 10% rH!]

We are hatching out here...forgive the red brooder lamp

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 15, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #4667738

Sidney, I'm terrified about the tornado in Atlanta too! Those poor people!
I'm glad spring is starting everywhere ! Here's some forsythia blooming in my garden, that is the one I took care of at the block.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 15, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #4667742

I s getting warm here, it'll be 66 tomorrow and sunny!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #4667780

Hi, Celia!
TF--that is a red chicken if I ever saw one--LOL
Adina: I love forsythia but I don't have one here at this house. I need to get one.

We haven't made it up into the 60's yet but the sun just came out from behind a cloud.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #4667968

better pic

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

March 15, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4668237

Remote chance of some showers tonight. What we really need is about an inch of rain.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on March 15, 2008
60 F / 16 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the WSW
Wind Gust: 20 mph / 32 km/h / 8.7 m/s


Here are two pictures to compare. This picture was taken last summer. The rock is normally beside a pond, but here it is high and dry.

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

March 15, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4668242

Now the pond is full.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #4668329

what a contrast!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 15, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4668489

How pretty, Kelli~
Cool yet here with snow in the forecast.
32
Cloudy with isolated snow showers. Highs in the 30s. North to east wind 5 to 20 mph.
Local gusts to 35 mph.
Sidney~very interesting to see where you're working now. Are you outdoors?
TF~you've been busy; looks good.
Welcome, Kaly.
kwanjin~interesting weather for you, too.
MySharona~the photos you've posted, are the first I've seen of the car show. I've heard of it, but had no idea of all involved.
We had 4 moose in the yard yesterday, saw 3 others, so it was good for our guests visiting from Oregon to see them. And, Mt. McKinley was visible, too. Hatcher Pass was fantastic; pure blue sky and deep glittering snow. We're off to Fairbanks next week for a few days.
Palmer is down in the valley; taken from Hatcher Pass yesterday.
Kiska

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #4668545

Warm and pleasant here today, highs in the upper sixties.

What a mess in the south - Alabama, Ga. and the Carolina's. Prayers for those who lost so much. You just cannot plan for a tornado.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 15, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #4668561

se_eds~sounds great after the winter cold/winds.
And so sorry to hear about the misery caused down there and loss of life.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4668753

There is a member on here who was caught in the tornado that hit Altanta. I will post a link here in a sec. http://www.davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/823771/

Currently: 36F Cloudy
Currently: 2C Cloudy
Wind: North at 8 MPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: 27F
Barometer: 30.03 inches
Wind Chill: 29F
Wind: North at 12 KPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1017 millibars
Wind Chill: -1 C
Sunrise: 7:29 am
Sunset: 7:26 pm




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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #4668808

poor Jenks! poor Atlanta, & NY
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 16, 2008
8:13 AM

Post #4669854

Morning all,
that twister was a doozy alright.
Tamara I want a real good hen named after me. I know you have to have one. I'll try to call tomorrow afternoon. ;)
I am working in and out of a precipitator on the 5th floor. We have a break area up there where I am setting up a coffee pot.
I go in at 5PM and we get off at 3:20AM. Tonight it was very warm and all the guys were down to T shirts and jeans as opposed to coveralls.
It's 72º right now at 4:12AM.
Having the kids over to help me out tomorrow at noon so I best get some shut eye.
Sidney
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #4669910

Some snow/sleet to the south and west of us.

Currently: 27F Clear
Currently: -2C Clear
Wind: Northeast at 7 MPH
Humidity: 80%
Dewpoint: 21F
Barometer: 30.16 inches
Wind Chill: 19F
Wind: Northeast at 11 KPH
Humidity: 80%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1021 millibars
Wind Chill: -7 C
Sunrise: 7:27 am
Sunset: 7:27 pm


rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 16, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #4671136

Just checking in to say "Hi!" - I'm hopelessly behind, don't think I'll ever get caught up! lol I've been sick with the flu since Monday :-( and I'm still sick. As my luck would have it DH was away on business until yesterday so it's been a rough week to say the least ... The weather's been gorgeous all week, lots of sunny or partly sunny days with little wind and daytime temps around 35F. Makes beeing stuck inside all the worse ...

Spring is definately on it's way - the snow is getting very patchy after all this sun and there are crocus starting to bloom :-) I'm hoping this nasty flu will soon be over so I can get outside! I'm getting cabin fever here ...

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Rann
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2008
7:47 PM

Post #4671198

Rann, sorry you are sick. take care so you can get back up to speed!

sidney, if purlepetunia/best chick is a hen, she will be Sidney! though the name sounds more appropriate for a Black Australorp... i will think on that... we'll have many more hatching Easter weekend! could get one today too...

Here are the BAs [Australian chooks] with our Jersey Giant roo, "Jaco the Giant", ranging in the goat pen...

oh, the weather is dampness in the air. i bet it's 20% in the house LOL. very overcast and cool! wind blew and blew last night. It is March here for sure. we usually have rain on St. Patty's day, and snow the following week...

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

March 16, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #4671210

I hope you get to feeling better soon, Rann.

We got a trace of rain yesterday evening. About all it did was wash the pine tree pollen off the roof.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on March 16, 2008
57 F / 14 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 32%
Dew Point: 27 F / -3 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the North


I was bitten by a tick yesterday. That was totally revolting. There will be no more springtime hiking without insect repellant.


chocolate lily

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 16, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #4671546

Happy Birthday Adina and Ric!!!
I was on a business trip.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 16, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #4671937

Just took my mobile phone to convert tems. It's 26F. I took the pic between Moscow and SPb. just a mere several hours ago. Well, enjoy the latest visual news from the other side of the world on DG!!! More coming soon... ;-)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #4672053

Hi Y'all!

I've gotten several days behind here. Trying to catch up. :)
So, I'll just say hello and report it's 68F and breezy.

Spring is definitely here, as are the "March winds".

Deb

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4672058

yes, Kelli, use insect repellant. but don't give up on your hiking trips... what would i do without your pictures? chocolate lily, just plain lovely, and makes me hungry too!

Here is Orion to make you laugh. There were a couple of nice days last week, where Mom & Pops worked and he got to watch and play in his pen...

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 16, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4672149

I can't restrain tears. There's something behind it...
Tamara..., bless Texas!!!
George.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4672201

thank you. he is quite the character. DH and i joke that we met in "the middle", Texas. he is a Yankee and i am from the West...

He sure does like the wide open blue skies, and loves watching those silly birds...

now, lets see some more of that snow George! we didn't get enough here this year...
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4672269

Kelli, love your 'chocolate lily'. Deb, I'm glad to hear from you and that you are safe. Was thinking about you on Saturday. We had a late winter day here. Rain and snow showers this AM, later on windy and cold in the 40's. BUT - the sun is getting stronger and the crocus have four buds but it was too cold for them to open.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 17, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4672319

Se_eds: Thanks. We had tornado warnings for several hours, but as it turned out, we were fortunate, especially compared to our neighbors in GA and other parts of SC. I had to pick up some pine branches today, that was it.
Deb
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 17, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4672344

I owe you some snow.Here it is...

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4672443

About time you got some snow over there juri!!

I can't post a full weather report right now. I just installed a new printer and it has taken over my copy and paste thing. Will have to work on that tomorrow.

Right now it's 37* and cloudy. There is some rain up north but none near here.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4672599

Thanks for the Birthday Greeting George!

I'm playing w/ my new Photoshop CS so my 'puter is runnning REAAAALLLL slow.
Memory Upgrade needed for SURE!

BBL!

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

March 17, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #4672639

My computer is running fast but acting up in places. Just can't win on here. lol
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4673264

awwww, i love that beuatiful white fluffy stuff! we haven't had enough to build a snowman this year!

how about our standard crested polish. i think they are actaully from Belgium LOL

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:55 AM

Post #4673380

i can't help myself. gotta post this.

poor little roo, 4 weeks old and having an identity crisis! told he was a Black Australorp female when he came out of the hatcher. turns out he is a MALE sex link [cross-breed]... looks as though he and his 17 brothers are headed for the frying pan. what a sad life... why, oh why, was he ever hatched???

hmmm, if he could just find a way to cover these stripes, then fake laying some eggs, maybe he oculd live in the hen house under cover, or on scholarship?

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
8:36 AM

Post #4673570

Tamara,
I have ever fond memories of my DGM so calmly walking up behind sunday dinner on 2 legs and just take a coat hanger and whop that roosters neck and swing them around. Then straight into a big boiling pot.
The feathers were removed and the chicken carefully cleaned.
She was one awesome woman.
Weather mild with lows in the 50s.
Juri, that snow is so powdery, great for skiing.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
9:41 AM

Post #4673604

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Traditional Gaelic Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Good Morning everyone! We had the most gorgeous weekend. I repotted a bunch of plants and potted the new ones. I got a lot done in the yard and even squeezed in some "tan time"! I saw the first Monarch of the season yesterday. So beautiful! I'm glad y'all have enjoyed the car show pics. I have a couple more and will get them posted this week. We also had some beautiful sunrises and sunsets, but I didnt get many pics! Im normally a major earlybird, yet I managed to sleep in 2 extra hours on Saturday LOL! Felt good, but then like a bum! Should have been at the beach taking pictures LOL!

I've missed so much these last couple of days. I am so sorry to hear of the damage/loss in the Atlanta area. It's so hard to plan for tornados - you never know when or where they are going to hit. We had some very high winds late Saturday afternoon into the evening from the same system that hit Atlanta. No rain.

62.2 F / 16 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 43 F / 6 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the East
Wind Gust: 4.5 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 30.30 in / 1026.0 hPa(Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy. High 68. East winds 15 to 20 mph.

Saturday we got to 81* (a little warm for this time of year) yesterday mid 70's - today 68*?! No complaints. We're having our sunrise Easter Sunday service at Peter's Point Beach (we this every year). It's always so pretty. I'll take pictures. Sunset Saturday night. I looked outside and told DH "We're missing a beautiful sunset". It would have been over by the time we got to the Marina.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
9:43 AM

Post #4673608

Isn't he lovely?

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #4674041

Beannachtai na Feile Padraig!
A Happy and Sober St. Padraig's Day, Friends !

Sidney you ought to make up a Chicken Snatcher based on that Coat Hanger.
Wire Jig... Wooden Handle...

34 (Wind Chill 29) and GREY!
We should be seeing the Sun and 55 later though.
65 Tomorrow... when of course I'll be back at work...lol!

Kelli that Fritilaria is Beautiful!

Ric


rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4674330

Thanks for the well wishes Kelli and Tamara :-)

So it's St. Patrick's day today? Happy St. Patrick's then to all of you who celebrate it! :-)

It's overcast today, light drizzle of rain at the moment, calm and 44F. Not bad at all :-) I'm still stuck inside so I'm very relieved I'm not missing yet another sunny day! lol

Sharon - beautiful sunset (?) and the Cardinal is pretty - so is the birdbath :-)

Kelli - the chocolate lily is beautiful. Too bad about the tick ... yuck, yuck, yuck ...

tamara - I enjoy your photos. Orion is precious :-)

Here's a poultry photo from me ;-) Not mine - it's taken at the farm animal "zoo" in Reykjavik last Monday. It's the only "zoo" here and the most exotic animals are the 3 wild mammals that live here - Reindeer, arctic fox and seals. Still the girls love going there ;-)

Have a great day!

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #4674542

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! :-) We had an actor named Roger Nelson come to our church last night and give a presentation based on Patrick's Confessions. He was really good, and it was fun to hear about who Patrick really was (eg, there were never any snakes in Ireland. LOL) http://a1manplay.com/1manplay/

Welcome back, Rannveig. I sure hope you are feeling better soon!

Tamara, Orion is adorable. :-) I like the chicken pictures, too. One of my favorite parts of going to the state fair in Ohio was going through the poultry buildings and seeing all the different kinds of chickens. I suppose they probably had them at the Livestock show, too, but it is SOOO big, we never found them. Too bad... The chickens they had in the "Agriventure Tour" for all of the city kids to see were Joy's favorite animals. They had a big (probably 20 feet by 8 feet) cage with all sorts of different grown hens in it. They also had 2 long tables with feeding stations and heat lamps and dozens of baby chicks, and two more tables with hatching eggs. We got to see a couple of chicks hatch, which was very very fun.

Sharon, I know very little about cars, but I've been really enjoying looking at the ones in your pictures. The cardinal is lovely.

Welcome back to you, too, George! I love seeing your pictures of Russia. :-)

Kelli, ewwwww... I hate ticks. :-( When we lived in Wisconsin, they were a daily occurrence in the summer and I hated every one of them. I much prefer Houston's year-round mosquitoes! I hope you don't suffer any after-effects. Keep an eye out for signs of Lyme disease.

I've decided I need to lose weight and this is the... umm...: procedure I want to use: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/03/16/bath-in-ocean-of-soapsuds-is-latest-reducing-method/

It was a beautiful, if windy, weekend here. My arms and face were sunburned on Saturday - I have gotten out of the sunblock habit, obviously. I need to put the bottle of it next to the garden tools! It got a lot done, though, which was great. Today the high is going to be "around 80" with a 20-30% chance of rain and a wind advisory. The little bunny is on spring break this week, so we're all playing today. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (61 min ago)
Temperature 74 F 23 C
Dew Point 68 F 20 C
Humidity 81%
Pressure 29.93 in 1013.5 mb
Wind Speed 21 MPH
G 31 18 kts
G 27
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling 1500 ft 457 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 78 F 26 C
Current Conditions Cloudy
Peak Wind: 30 kts from 150 (13:55 GMT).
0.03" of precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 69.1F / 20.6C
3 hour precipitation ending 9:53am CDT : 0.03"

Most of the pictures I took at the Livestock show didn't turn out very well, but this one was ok. :-)

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #4674551

i love that assortment of hens! one has sense enough to switch feet on the cold ice...

beautiful sunset, and i love the tree as much as the cardinal!

yes, happy St Patrick's Day! When the boys saw i was wearing my green bracelet, they went up can changed into green clothes!

Sidney, do we need to name a chicken after your DGM? I will be needing more chicken names!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:01 PM

Post #4674553

TF: just how many chickens and/or roosters do you have altogether? Orion is precious--too pretty to be a boy!
Sidney, I too, as a child, remember our next door neighbor wringing some poor chicken's neck every Saturday for the Sunday noon meal. Then the poor headless chicken would flop around their back yard until it decided that it was dead. That always amazed me but, oddly enough, it never turned me against eating fried chicken! LOL
Deb: beautiful flower but it looks as if some little varmint has been chewing on it!
Kelli: love the chocolate lily. good thing you don't live in Arkansas--ticks are the norm around here and you don't dare go walking in the woods without tick repellant!
George: it certainly doesn't look like you are experiencing any part of Spring just yet.
Sharon: thanks for the blessing--I would love for the sun to be shining on my face right about now. Pretty sunset and cardinal, too!
Pepper: hope you get your computer woking the way you want it to.
You, too, Ric!
Rann: so sorry you have been ill. I guess the flu made its way over to Iceland, too!

Today we are expecting a high of 71 but I will be surprised if it makes up that high. Currently it is 57 and overcast. Rain and thunderstorms expected tonight and tomorrow. :o(( with winds out of the SE at 10--20.

Sunset a couple of days ago

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #4674578

Marylyn, typically poultry and livestock are considered separate. But that display is awesome! my kids saw several hatches at youtube, so they wouldn't be disappointed when they coudln't see ours hatch!

another favorite bantam chick. partirdge colored with fully feathered feet...

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #4674587

Marylyn and TF: we cross-posted.
Marylyn: that is one hilarious way to lose weight and oh, so easy! LOL (Let me know if it works!) You and the bunnies have a good time during spring break this week!
TF: another precious picture of Orion! You could name one of your chickens after my neighbor (the one that wrung their necks): Her name was Nola. Her husband's name was Zeke and one of their sons was Bobby (I can't remember the other son's name).
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4674713

Nola, folks will think i named it after New Orleans, Louisiana LOL. i will add it to the names list! Zeke is a great rooster name. Gorgeous sunset, marsue. Love the landscape too!

Meant to mention, Marylyn, since dieting goes better with accountability partners, I'll sign up too!

here are the other two, also too pretty to be boys, getting ready to deliver their Valentine's... special ones LOL

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #4674734

LOLOLOL That's a great picture, Tamara!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
4:48 PM

Post #4674747

Kelli Oooh, so sorry to hear about the tick. Yuck..
Rann- Thanks! I hope you feel better very soon. The chickens are so pretty! I can hear them Its 3 to 2 I think we can take them!! That was a sunsetwe really missed a pretty one : (
Marylyn OMG Im cracking up! I got a little bit of a burn too yesterdaynot too much, just felt a little warm on the back of my arms. Even with an SPF of 45its tough being fair skinned LOL!
TF Hes a cutie pie!
Marylyn Were almost at the 72* mark now.Wooo Hooo!!

71.8 F / 22.1 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the ENE
Wind Gust: 9.6 mph / 15.4 km/h / 10.8 m/s
Pressure: 30.39 in / 1029.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4300 ft / 1310 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

TF - We crossed - great picture!

Umm - Had kind of a rough start to the day today. I work for a property management company. I found early on this morning that one of our tenants commited suicide last week - no names - but if y'all would keep "his family and us" in your prayers I'd greatly appreciate it.

Supper time at the Marina - taken on the 9th

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #4674777

sorry to hear of that Sharon ;-(

yes, they worked hard to buy & pick out all ythis stufff, then dress & look coool. but had to be goofy for the camera!

teething baby here, you all hve a great day!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4674785

Oh, Sharon, I'm so sorry. :-( I'll be praying for the family and all of you.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 17, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4674831

Sharon, I'll be thinking of you and your friend. Sorry to hear this. It's always hard when it happens close to you.

Good day, and 'bottom' of the morning to ya! I got up late and it's not the 'top', anymore.

We had very cold temps yesterday. It felt like 20. Today, we're back up to 50s.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 17, 2008
5:27 PM

Post #4674924

Sharon, sorry to hear about that, I'll keep the family in my prayers.
Rann, I hope you get well soon!
Yuri, thanks, we missed you here!
I've been busy too, the new house is coming along and they said in about 2 months will be ready. Here's a picture with DH in the livingroom.
Adina

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4675034

Sharon, I am sooo sorry that has touched your lives. Suicide is so hard on everyone whos paths are intertwined.
Tamara, Orion is absolutely beautiful. The last time I saw Tamara, Orion was still in the belly.
My DGM was named Annie and she was married to Alvin. They raised 7 children.
Don't say anything to my DC until just the right time then tell her you have a pair named Annie and Alvin. LOL
Be prepared to pick her up off the ground.
Ric, I think poultry folks are too savvy to buy a wood handled coat hanger neck wringer. Mama's chickens would run in circles after necks were broke and I always thought they were chasing me.
I go 5 floors in the air and we have a break area outside on the 'varanda' up there.
I absolutely love this being able to sleep in my own bed.
Happy St Pat's Day. I got proposed to 41 years ago tonight.
Sidney

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 17, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #4675354

Happy St Patrick's Day !
Sidney, Happy Proposal anniversary!LOL

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

March 17, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #4675380

Thanks for the tick bite well-wishes. It's feeling a lot better today. It isn't itchy and doesn't hurt unless I touch it. It still looks nasty but not like Lyme disease. MIL, who grew up in Missouri, said that her tick bites would always blister. Mine isn't exactly a blister, but let's move on.

You're all wearing green, aren't you?

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on March 17, 2008
64 F / 18 C
Clear
Humidity: 14%
Dew Point: 13 F / -11 C
Wind: 15 mph / 24 km/h / 6.7 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 24 mph / 39 km/h / 10.8 m/s

Back to the Rome pictures. This is a building on the street where our hotel was. I dont' know what is is exactly, but with all of those antennas on the roof, it must be apartments. I thought it was an interesting building. It looks old, like Italian Renaissance old, but I have no idea how old it really is.

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

March 17, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4675386

the middle section of that building

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #4675535

you gonna pinch me if i'm not? jewlery counts, right?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2008
9:20 PM

Post #4675670

Yeah, I'll let jewelry count.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4675700

Sharon: so sorry about the tragedy there. We'll be praying for you and the family.
TF: the girls are adorable. Looks like the little one was getting ready to eat that flower. LOL
Adina: Your tile floor is almost complete! That's a pretty blossom. Is it an apple blossom?
Kelli: That's another beautiful building. I like the yellow one, too.
No green being worn here, either, but I'm staying far enough away from any one who might want to pinch me! LOL
Happy proposal anniversary, Sidney!

This from the Weather Channel:
"The front will move slowly across Arkansas. . .with several impulses moving through and interacting with it. This interaction, when combined with abundant moisture at the surface and aloft, will allow for periods of showers and thunderstorms over much of Arkansas beginning tonight and lasting through Wednesday morning. . . The slow movement of the system and an already saturated ground will allow for heavy rainfall over much of the region. . .Three to five inches of rainfall is possible with isolated heavier amounts. The heavy rainfall will cause flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas. . . Local rivers and streams could approach or even exceed flood stage. This is a very serious situation."

Speaking personally, the ground in our subdivision is saturated. I'm glad I live on the high end of the subdivision. Some of our neighbors to the east of us have yards that back up to a pond that is already full. More rain is certainly not something we need at this point in time. :o(( Wish we could send it to those of you who do need it!

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

March 17, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #4675733

Sure wish I could help out there, Marsue. No rain in the forecast here. It is looking more and more like that's it for the rain this year. Well, o.k., maybe not the whole year, but until October or November.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4675843

oh, breathtaking! can't wait to plant morning glories again... sigh

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #4675910

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments on the last link!

Adina and Ric, Happy belated!!

Why do I get so far behind!!!

38* and we had a little rain. Most of the snow is GONE!!

DD's Boer goat had a buck and doe yesterday.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #4675924

Its been a rough day. He was 35 and a stand up guy, none of us ever thought he was having such a difficult time so sad. I really do appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. I know it made our day easier.

Anyway,
Kwanjin Lovely sky youve got there!
Adina Do I see pretty shiny tiles on the floor? Verrry nice and only 2 more months, how exciting! Beautiful blossoming tree!
Kelli I had my green on at work and still do green shorts, have to cover all the bases with 3 men around looking to pinch anything not in green! LOL! Hope the bite goes away without any repercussions. Are all those morning glories yours? Too pretty!
Marsue Oooh, whats that pretty yellow flower?

65.7 F / 18.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 60%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the ENE
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14.0 km/h / 11.8 m/s
Pressure: 30.36 in / 1028.0 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 4800 ft / 1463 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening... (didn't know this was here until I looked outside and Jack was on the ground again)

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 56. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

1911 Ford Gentleman's Roadster

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
10:45 PM

Post #4675952

Sally - Awwww, they baby goats are adorable!

1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible Coupe

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4675961

Thanks Sharon, sorry to read about your guy. It's too bad people get overwhelmed with life.

Lovely cars.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4675962

Vrooom Vrooom!!
1964 Pontiac GTO

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #4675993

Thanks Sally - It's a tragedy.

1949 Kurtis Kraft Sport

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4676082

BP: what cute little goats!
Sharon: that flower is a pansy. My pansies are doing better right now than they have all winter. Those are some truly beautiful classic cars--just look at those white walls!!

Here's another pansy pic.

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

March 17, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #4676119

Hugs for Sharon.

TamaraFaye, yes, the morning glories are in my yard. They like the weather now a lot better than the weather in the summer.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #4676379

Kelli: Oooh! Love that arbor/pergola thingy. ...and the MGs!
TF: Awwww! Cute little chicks., and while I'm at it...
BP: Awww! Cute lil goats!
Adina: It's really looking like a house now. :)


Sunny, breezy, and 67F today. Who can complain about that?
More of the same tomorrow they say.
Deb

Now, is this the ugliest tulip ever????

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4676407

Marylyn I love the little Penguin looking one in the front!

Billy Thanks!

And in the Goat vein...Sharon I had a GTO just like that one.
But I'd kill for that Kurtis!!

Adina the house looks GREAT!
I love that tile!!

Kelli I love all those wires hanging down on that lovely old building!!

tf those kids look like they are having a blast!

Rann I hope you're feeling a bit better.
There is a huge population of people of Irish decent here in this area, KY and WV.
(I'm a Kennedy and a Connelly way back)
Many of the sayings and diet choices are still used.
In fact Bluegrass Music is directly decended from Irish Music too.
Goggle Clogging and then look at the Irish Jigs

Sue we're getting it too!

* from tuesday morning through wednesday afternoon

* rain and a few thunderstorms will expand in coverage as a warm
front lifts north of the region by tuesday morning. widespread
rain...heavy at times...is expected to continue through
wednesday...as copious amounts of gulf moisture interact with
the front. widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are
expected by wednesday...with localized amounts up to 5 inches.

* the ground remains saturated from several rain and snow events
over the past few weeks...so any additional rainfall will likely
lead to flooding problems. some rivers and streams may
experience significant flooding.


46 (Wind Chill 44)

Ric
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #4676413

Sorry Deb but I like Parrot Tulips...
They just look a bit 'Mad'!

Ric
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4676466

Ric: Oh is that what it is? Parrot? You know, now that I look at it, it looks much nicer in the photo than in real life. This is the first year I've had these. They were Lowe's sale rack bulbs and I wasn't sure what they were supposed to be. :)
They're also very short. Are they supposed to be?
Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4676535

It depends on the variety.
They look better in mass than singles.
That I agree!

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

March 18, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4676597

It's back to normal now. Whew. lol

Now we are floating in places. Rain, rain, rain. If we get anymore bridges are gonna flood and I will be stuck at home instead of work. :~(

12 Flood warnings out. I'm out of it now but the county I work in is still under it.

Currently: 45F Drizzle
Currently: 7C Drizzle
Wind: East at 5 MPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 43F
Barometer: 29.88 inches
Wind Chill: 42F
Wind: East at 8 KPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 6C
Barometer: 1012 millibars
Wind Chill: 5 C
Sunrise: 7:24 am
Sunset: 7:29 pm


sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
8:58 AM

Post #4677527

Sally, Awww,
Marylyn #2, LOL Very neat rambuncious tulip.

Pooped , off to bed.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
9:46 AM

Post #4677550

marsue I guess I didnt recognize the pansy is ours usually have multiple colors yours is a solid and oh, so pretty. It looks like a double to me, of course that could be because I dont have my glasses on right now! LOL!
Deb I wouldnt say ugliest, but it sure has a pretty varigation in it! I bet they are really pretty in mass quantities.
Ric Im a sucker for a muscle car I melted when I saw that GTO! LOL!
Pepper Break out the canoe! Good thing you are in a safe area. Is flooding normal this time of year?

59.9 F / 15 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 56 F / 14 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.24 in / 1023.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft / 1219 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy. High 74. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

1967 Mongoose Indy Car -

I got to see this car being started. Interesting how it has to be fitted with starter in the rear, once the car starts the starter is pulled out. Do y'all remember "cap guns"? Well, that what the air smelled like.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
9:48 AM

Post #4677552

See the guy at the back of the car? He's working the starter.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #4677553

That's the majority of the cars that I remember. I'll post other pictures, but can't guarantee I'll remember the names of them! LOL.

How would you like to be a golf course employee and have to clean up after this event?

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4677555

This one was neat

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4677621

We are safe from flooding. Our house is on a hill.

It is currently raining out again.

Today: cloudy. Areas of drizzle and fog in the morning. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Tonight: partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph.


Currently: 43F Fog
Currently: 6C Fog
Wind: Northwest at 7 MPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 41F
Barometer: 29.85 inches
Wind Chill: 39F
Wind: Northwest at 11 KPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 5C
Barometer: 1011 millibars
Wind Chill: 3 C
Sunrise: 7:24 am
Sunset: 7:29 pm

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #4677868

Still dark out here but the sky is lightening a little.

39F
Feels like: 34F


Barometer: 30.2 in and falling
Dewpoint: 24
Humidity: 55%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SE
Sunrise: 7:32 AM
Sunset: 7:38 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

I caught the moon a couple of nights ago. I hope you can see it. It's hard to tell from the thumbnail.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #4677987

yes, i can see that! love the strip of coulds across it.

house on a hill, perfectly lovely!

adina, is that a granite or marble floor? looks much nicer than typical porcelain ceramic used commonly in the states.

sid, stayed tuned, got something for ya!

i LOVE that tulip!

i cannot imagine cleaning up after that event, but more especially, what all that traffice is doing to the turf!
that last car reminds me of ChittyChitty Bang Bang!

Kelli, got any extra MG seeds? I'll trade you for something!

this is a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, the genetic coloring of which seems a bit complicated LOL. i hope to hatch out a few this weekend... fingers crossed...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #4678006

Thanks, Tamara. Love your chickies. There is a couple a few blocks from us that raise these pretties. I'll have to stop one day and ask about them. the tile looks like white marble. I have some I want to redo my laundry room with. I got it from a place I worked that had leftovers. Gotta love the freebies! LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4678013

On second look, I'm totally wrong on the flooring. Tell us...
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #4678026

Adina's floor looks like marble to me, too. Is it, Adina? I can tell it's going to be pretty when all of the construction dirt is washed off.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4678048

I called it white, though. lol

Thanks, Tamara, now I have that song stuck in my head!
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4678098

happy to bring happy songs! [evil grin!]

my DH is busy building Hen Havens...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4678879

This is for Sidney, and all the other chicken lovers out there...

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #4678884

Good afternoon!

It's another gorgeous spring-like day here today. The sun was shining earlier but it's clouded up now - which is a relief for those of us who have to stay cooped up inside in such weather - it gets too hot inside with all this sunlight ;-) lol It's 45F and just about calm ...(sigh)

Hildur Eva's had a fever for the past 3 days so we're both housebound and miserable. Thanks for the well wishes everyone - I'm improving ever so slowly - down to "just" a cold now I think ...

Sharon - how horrible ... my thoughts are with you and the family. Great photos from the show - that's some crowd!

Sally - cute baby goats! :-)

Adina - nice looking tiles! Things are really shaping up now :-)

Deb - a very interesting tulip! Not ugly at all ;-) lol

Kelli - the wisteria and morning glories are gorgeous :-) Still loving the Rome photos :-)

Tamara Fay - you must be so excited for the little chicks to hatch :-) Looks like they'll have a very nice home waiting for them :-)

Here's a reindeer from our visit to the "zoo" last week :-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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

March 18, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #4678888

Are those chickens "teenagers"? They seem to have that adolescent gawkiness - and that adolescent hair experimenting thing. ;-)
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #4678890

Tamara - What a handsome couple Annie and Alvin are! :-)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #4679057

Tamara - What kind of chicken are Annie & Alvin? They are really cute. :-)

Kelli - ROFLOL

Rann - Poor Hildur Eva. :-( I hope you all feel better soon.

Hey, guess what?? It's going to rain today! Yep... shocking, I know. Actually we're supposed to have some pretty nasty storms this afternoon. There is a tornado watch until 7pm, and the storms haven't even gotten here yet. Looking at the radar, it looks like Dave and his family are getting the yucky stuff right now... http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=HGX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Quoting:Tornado watch in effect until 7 pm cdt, Scattered showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous and intensify through 3 pm. Some of the storms could become severe this afternoon producing tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. The activity will move north at 50 mph. Rainfall amounts will average 1/4 to 1/2 inch, with isolated totals of up to an inch possible.


In the meantime, it is cloudy and 77 with winds gusting up to 29MPH.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4679150

Tamara, I love them!!!
They are my new screen saver.
It's overcast and 70 something.
It was windy and cold out on our varanda last night at 8PM
Less windy at 10:30 and very nice at 1AM. Lovely by 3:30.
I hope the wind is light tonight.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4679418

Cute "hippie-chicks"!!!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4680059

TF The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte are so pretty. Also, you are so right about the car, that is the 1921 Mercedes Benz Chitty Chitty Bang Bang II! Im in love with Annie and Alvin!
Rann I hope you and Hildur Eva feel better soon. Sounds balmy in your neck of the woods! Love the reindeer! We dont get many of those here! LOL!
Marylyn Has the storm moved through?

68.4 F / 20.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 56 F / 14 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the SE
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13.4 km/h / 10.3 m/s
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft / 1219 m
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft / 1676 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 61. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

on the way to work this morning

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4680454

Windy, cold and sprinkles of snowflakes here in Pa. today. At least we are not getting tornadoes, flooding and those 5-6 inches of rain some are getting.

Haven't heard from Ric, E_B or Henryr10 yet - they are in the area that is supposed to get rain to the flooding stage today tonight and tomorrow.

Stay safe and DO NOT drive on flooded roads. Heard earlier that Indiana had sections where they shut down almost 150 different sections of highways.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4680460

the national weather service in wilmington has issued a

* flood warning for...
boone county in northern kentucky...
campbell county in northern kentucky...
kenton county in northern kentucky...
dearborn county in southeast indiana...
ohio county in southeast indiana...
ripley county in southeast indiana...
switzerland county in southeast indiana...
hamilton county in southwest ohio...

* until 100 am edt.

* at 700 pm edt...national weather service doppler radar indicated
an area of heavy rain across southeast indiana...southwest ohio and
northern kentucky. since last night as much as 1.5 to 2 inches of
rain has fallen.

* heavy rain will continue to fall across the warned area with
another 1 to 1.5 inches possible through 100 am edt. runoff from
this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.

some locations that may experience flooding include...alexandria...
(((((((((anderson township))))) THAT'S US!
...aurora...bellevue...blue ash...bright...
burlington and cheviot.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We would have to get rain measured in feet to be in any danger here too.
BUT we may have to find alternate routes.
The small streams and rivers are backing up from the high water in the Ohio River.
Add water trying to run off to the Ohio River you have flooding problems.

It's been raining hard for hours now.
We have to be in the 4" area by now I'd say.
I 'may' have to detour around to get to work.
The last 1/4 mile is over a bridge that was about 3' from flooding this afternoon.
And we hadn't had the heavy stuff then.
And we have hours of rain yet to go.

Time will tell!

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

March 19, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #4680527

I hope you live on a high spot, Ric.

Some old same old here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT on March 18, 2008
66 F / 19 C
Clear
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South


Some hiking pictures - tadpoles

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

March 19, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4680536

yellow violets

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

March 19, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4680552

Ceanothus oliganthus

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

March 19, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4680559

California poppy

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

March 19, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #4680561

prickly phlox

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4680628

Kelli: Ooh I do love Calif. Poppies!

Was blustery again here earlier today, and we have a "high wind warning" now, but seems calm at the moment.
Cloudy and 64F. Low tonight will only be 56F! I am SO tempted to put all my plants out NOW!

Live Oaks along the entry way to an old plantation south of here.
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4680633

We got lucky with this current storm and it mostly missed us though only by a few miles. We got some drizzles though.

Currently: 46F Cloudy
Currently: 7C Cloudy
Wind: North at 12 MPH
Humidity: 66%
Dewpoint: 36F
Barometer: 29.90 inches
Wind Chill: 41F
Wind: North at 19 KPH
Humidity: 66%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1012 millibars
Wind Chill: 5 C
Sunrise: 7:22 am
Sunset: 7:30 pm

*Tonight: mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog late in the night. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

*Wednesday: mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
3:38 AM

Post #4681106

goodnes Ric, some weather there! everybody stay safe.

Sid, i have NEVER rated someone's screen saver. Yeas, they are something. they really liked the tabletop during their moment of fame. i guess now that they have names i will have to keep them! their tops get bigger! i can't tell yet, but hoping for one of each, m/f


sharon that is UNCANNY! i have seen that sho ONCE as an adult, wit my boys. they didn't get into as much as i did, too much music and dancing i guess LOL

btw, the BLRWyandottes are hard to get. i actually BOUGHT eggs, had them shipped from California. they didn't crack, but the membranes got messed up, and so out of twelve, i have TWO. figure a 50% hatch rate, i might get ONE. 50/50 on the sex. anybody want to guess if it's a roo or hen? will hatch 3-25...

fair weather here, and better tomorrow!

tf


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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
4:03 AM

Post #4681176

Here is Chuck, our Buckhorn, recently hatched in January. She is all grown up now, and taking care of her adopted bantam chicks, including Annie & Alvin. Any comments regarding dress code and hairstyles should be addressed to Miss Chuckie.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2008
8:16 AM

Post #4681448

I absolutely need a country place.
I need some of these purdy chickens.
Sharon I sure plan on seeing those rides next year.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4681483

Ric Pepper E_B How are yall doing? Any flooding in your area?
Kelli Thanks for the pics. Those poppies sure are pretty!
Deb I love a canopy road and Live Oaks do it so well!
TF I knew the car was there, just didnt click. Ive seen the show several times. And now Im humming the tune kinda sticks with you, huh?! Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you! LOL! Make it stop! LOL! Chuck is a little scary so Ill leave all dress code and hairstyle questions to Kelli (ducking behind Kelli)! LOL!
Sidney We have access to parking next door to the Ritz. You wont have to pay for parking! We had a great time at the show and the funds go to charity (Community Hospice of NE Florida).

64.6 F / 18.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM this evening...

Today
Partly cloudy and becoming windy. High 81. South winds increasing to 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Way too warm for this time of year. We should be at 50* in the morning and low 70's during the day.

I finally firgured out what this one is - 1950 Martin Stationette. I couldn't get a picture of the front - too many people around it (got lucky here) - But here is a link
http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/4370

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2008
9:57 AM

Post #4681488

Pelican at the Marina

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
10:20 AM

Post #4681509

until 800 am edt.

* at 400 am edt...radar and observations indicate that 3 to 4 inches
of rain has fallen across the area since yesterday. also...local
law enforcement continue to report many roads closed due to
excessive water.

* another 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected across the warned area
this morning. runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash
flooding to continue to occur.

Still raining looks like midnight tonight before it ends.
We're right under the track and getting freight trained.

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

March 19, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4681552

Flooding is gone around here but go maybe 30 mins east and you will find some in different places.

Currently: 36F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 2C Partly Cloudy
Wind: North at 12 MPH
Humidity: 87%
Dewpoint: 32F
Barometer: 29.93 inches
Wind Chill: 28F
Wind: North at 19 KPH
Humidity: 87%
Dewpoint: 0C
Barometer: 1013 millibars
Wind Chill: -2 C
Sunrise: 7:22 am
Sunset: 7:30 pm


Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #4681785

Those are great pictures, Kelli! I'm so glad neither of you had flooding, Ric and Pepper.

We got some rain yesterday, but not much (.08 inches), and we didn't get any storms at all. We did get chilly, though! It's going to be 70 this afternoon and in the 40s tonight.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (51 min ago)
Temperature 53 F 12 C
Dew Point 46 F 8 C
Humidity 79%
Pressure 29.92 in 1013.2 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH
G 22 12 kts
G 19
Wind Dir NW 310
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 53.1F / 11.7C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 57.9F / 14.4C
0.00" precipitation at 6:53am CDT .

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #4682385

45F
Feels like: 39F


Barometer: 30.1 in and rising
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 47%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph SE
Sunrise: 7:31 AM
Sunset: 7:39 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Not much to say today. It's pretty outside. 80% chance of rain mixed with snow tonight.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #4682579

Well, i am behind, as usual...

Rann, the kids loved the reindeer! They always look forward to pictures from Iceland, though they are stuck on living in New York now for some reason LOL

Annie and Alvin are Standard Crested Polish. Alvin may be a girl though ;-(

kwanjin, what type/color of chicken do your neighbors raise? i might want to do an egg swap with them, if they know how to package shipping eggs...

hope the rains stop coming down and the floods stop coming up!

Sidney, i happen to have a neighbor who will soon need to sell his property to pay his legal fees and debts LOL I don't mind sharing chickens with you, but you would have to put up with the lack of coast, water, rain, and moisture in general!


four white pekin duckies out for some sun...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2008
4:48 PM

Post #4682592

I'm not sure, Tamara. I'll take my camera over there and see if they'll let me takes some pics. They let them run loose by the road.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4682671

yippee! love free range birds!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4682854

LOL,
There's no way in the world I would move to that flat cold windy part of the world unless I could buy my DGM's house outside of Plainview. And I just don't see that happening. Annie actualy told me to move to Florida so I could grow pretty plants all year around.
Those sure are pretty birds though.
Gonna be warm and rainy supposedly tonight.
Sidney
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4682866

Good afternoon :-)

It's raining here today, quite breezy and 44F. Hildur Eva and I are both on the mend,thank you all :-) ... and of course all the gorgeous spring weather is behind us now - we're due to get a cold spell tomorrow, 30F and heavy winds ... typical easter freezer (we call it pskahret). Can't complain though since the folks up north will get hammered with a snow storm tomorrow and Friday :-0.

Kelli - the poppies and prickly phlox are gorgeous :-) So nice to see the Californian poppies in their natural environment :-)

TF - Miss Chuckie is a cutie :-) Glad your kids liked the reindeer - my girls always enjoy visting them ;-) lol Those ducklings are so cute :-)

Kwanjin - very pretty flower :-)

Debi - the canopy road looks very inviting. Those are some awesome looking live oak :-)

I took this photo this afternoon when I had to go to Reykjavik - this is "down town" close to the main shopping street.

Hope you all stay safe and dry and have a wonderful day!

Rann

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #4682896

Thanks. It's my first attempt at Morning Glories.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4683073

Watertown

Fair

43F
(6C)
Humidity: 61 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.89"
Dewpoint: 30F (-1C)
Wind Chill: 37F (3C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

It's a nice almost-spring day. Unfortunately, we have and inch or so of snow predicted for Thursday night.

But still...I have daffodils showing! As long as the cold and snow doesn't get them, I'm feelin' fine. :)

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4684354

Well the rain is finally slacking off.
Officially as of midnight last night we had 3.47".
It has been raining hard and steady pretty much since then.
So I wouldn't be surprised to see 8" total.

The road to our shop is now a levee.
The soccer fields to the north and parking lot to the south are flooded about 6' deep.
As the Ohio is moving toward flood stage Friday the back pressure isn't allowing the water out.
About 60 homes in the outlying areas had to be evacuated.
Probably another 40 right near work.
That total will rise as the rivers do..

My workmate Jim's car threw a belt when he hit a big pool of water right in front of me this morning.
We were coming off the HWY and Splat!!
No warning.
I always leave tons of room so was able to avoid it.

So far I've only heard of one death in our area due to the rain.
A woman drowned checking her sump pump.
There was a very close call when some track runners from our local HS fell into a creek.
The bank gave way and down they went.
Luckily they were quickly rescued by other runners before they were swept away.

The water by work should be down by morning.
So hopefully we're about done w/ it.
The main problem now... the ground is absolutely saturated...
if we get any significant winds... trees are coming down like dominos... ..
And w/ the Ohio River flooding the roads around us will start closing.
We live on top of the Valley.
I'll be getting some shots... maybe tomorrow... but for sure this weekend.

It's 36 (Wind Chill 30) and a few snow flurries are showing up now.
Should be 50's and SUNNY tomorrow.

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

March 20, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4684670

Some rain in the area but mostly up north.

Currently: 52F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 11C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South-Southeast at 7 MPH
Humidity: 40%
Dewpoint: 28F
Barometer: 30.05 inches
Wind: South-Southeast at 11 KPH
Humidity: 40%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1017 millibars
Sunrise: 7:21 am
Sunset: 7:31 pm
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4685676

Edited to add:

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!!

I dont know what it the rain started, but its still raining! Im just thrilled with it! LOL!
Ric & Pepper Glad to hear yall didnt get any flooding.
Kwanjin Pretty morning glory!
TF The pekin ducks looks like Easter ducks with those pale yellow heads!
Rann Good to hear you and Hildur Eva are on the mend!
KR Youre going to have tulips soon! How exciting! Stores sell them here, but I know it gets way to warm for them.
Ric That was a close call with your friends car, how scary and so sorry to hear about the drowning. Glad to hear the kids were okay. And youre back to snow?

64.2 F / 17.9 C
Rain
Humidity: 95% :P
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa(Falling)
Visibility: 3.0 miles / 4.8 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 1500 ft / 457 m
Overcast 4000 ft / 1219 m

Today
Becoming partly cloudy...breezy and cooler. High 67. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #4685686

Just some scattered flurries but they are all gone now.
Should be partly cloudy and 53 today.

IT'S STOPPED RAINING!

34 (Wind Chill 29)

Ric

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #4685726

Good Morning All!
I thought that I would stop in for a sec to check on you. (LOL - Like I have time to read your posts! :D ) Hope everyone has made it thru the rain. We had 1" yesterday. We didn't get the wind & rain that they called for, am very fortunate. At the moment we have 33 & it's Dyson Dark.
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 36F
Feels like: 27F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph NW
Sunrise: 7:25 AM
Sunset: 7:35 PM

Take care all! I'll try to stop in when I have some time to sit & read...
Joey

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2008
11:41 AM

Post #4685808

Good morning!

Easter weekend is here - we have 5 days off :-)

It's about 30F, the sun is out and it's quite breezy - about 20 mph from the north, gusting to 35 mph.

Sharon - is it the first day of spring today? Is it official??? lol

Ric - sounds like you've had a healthy helping of rain there. Hope there's not much damage.

KarlyRed - Hi! My dafffodils are peeking up too - it must be spring :-)

It's not raining today - another photo from yesterday.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4686884

Ric, so glad it stopped raining. it is also flooding in south texas. sorry about that woman who drowned. i hope everybody is cautious and takes this seriously, and doesn't go anywhere alone!

sharon, i hope those ducks SELL when people come to buy chicks. otherwise they will be meals, as they don't lay enough eggs to put up with their messiness. besides, our muscovy ducks are busy nesting too! and the geese have a nest! i have decided to let nature take its course, because after raising those four pekins till they could go out on their own [pee-you, they stink!], i have no desire to raise waterfowl!!!

First Day of Spring today!

Full Worm Moon tomorrow, as well as Good Friday!

Happy Maundy Thursday to those who celebrate it!

A nice weekend to all. We are so swamped with work right now, i may not even be on DG a while, isn't that scary?!

Anyone else want a chicken named after a loved one?

I saw the parrot tulips at market street and had to buy some. now our two little Buckeye chicks have names... Applesauce [Apple's chicks all have fruit names] and Tulip [Purple Petunia's chicks will all have flower names].

This weekend we should hatch up to 50 chicks! Some will be Australorps crossed with Jersey Giant roo, so one will be named Sidney!

Happy Spring to everyone!!! Stay warm and most of all SAFE!

here are Applesauce and Tulip with my favorite feather-footed bantam. This color is similar to Partridge, but i can't think of the name. She may be a "belgium quail" but HAS NO NAME! Please name this beautiful girl...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2008
4:49 PM

Post #4686917

Pudgy.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #4686963

OK, so if that were her name, what owuld her chicks names be? She needs a unique category, and not a derrogatory [sp?] one LOL

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4686965

Ah...like horses?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #4687004

We had a little snow last night mixed with rain. Here's what it is now...

40F
Feels like: 40F


Barometer: 30 in and rising
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:29 AM
Sunset: 7:40 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

I found this in the yard this morning.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #4687308

ooooooh! is that a daffodil? they are beginning to bloom here too!

so, like a Pudgy pony? and her feather-footed offspring could be named after draft breeds with "feathered hocks"? this could be interesting...

she is certainly a keeper, & when we are certain of her breed we will order more like her...
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #4687333

TF no Guienea Hens???
Going to be cooler tonight, will need 2 shirts. It poured last night when we were leaving work.
Sidney
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #4687460

sorry, my bad...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #4687463

and

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4687471

my favorite color...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 20, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4687522

Hey, guys, I'm way behind! I have the crud and not feeling well...I've stayed in bed because I'm so cold.
Hugs,
Adina

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4687532

get well, Adina!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #4687673

Adina, I sure hope you feel better soon.

Tamara, do you like Tolkien? How about Eglantine Proudfoot? All of her chicks could have Hobbit-y names. :-)

It's a gorgeous day here. The bunnies and I met daddy at a park for lunch. I couldn't find the camera, so unfortunately I couldn't take pictures. I need to search the house for it...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:53pm CDT (42 min ago)
Temperature 72 F 22 C
Dew Point 39 F 4 C
Humidity 31%
Pressure 30.29 in 1025.7 mb
Wind Speed 5 MPH 4 kts
Wind Dir SSW 200
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 74 F 23 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 44.1F / 6.7C


KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 20, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4687679

Well, I'm sure late, but Happy St' Patrik's anyway!!!

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #4687701

OK, George, i don't get it... wrong photo?

Marilyn, that would be good to get DH more involved, he love those stories!

I will wait for more suggestions...

how about this buff pair? also F-F...

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 20, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #4687714

26.24F
The March is Winter here. With less snow, though this year. :(-):?
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

March 20, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #4687722

TF, I meant, it's green! LOL
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #4687896

OK, that will have to do, huh?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 20, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #4687992

TamaraFaye, when I looked at the chicks, the names that came to mind were Olive and Snyder. I have no idea why.

Adina, I hope you get to feeling better soon. I has some mystery ailment the other day. I had aches and a fever but they lasted less than 12 hours and within 24 hours I was feeling normal again.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on March 20, 2008
72 F / 22 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 6 mph / 9 km/h / 2.6 m/s from the SSE

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4688043

OMG, Kelli, i hope someone ELSE looks at those chicks! WE already have an Olive, our Duck. SNYDER??? the curious one, huh, yeah, could be a roo...

this one has been named Snowy. she needs some friends her breed/color... she is so lovely, but vbery unco-operative, wants to be held, not photographed!

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

March 20, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4688082

Gertrude and Prudence?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
1:27 AM

Post #4688758

I hope EVERYONE gets weller soon!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!
Or whatever they call it where you are!
Today we are all equal. Well close anyway 12 hours Light ...12 hours Dyson Dark.

A beautiful almost Full Moon is rising!
Winds Calm.
After a near perfect 50 degree clear day..

This after chipping my car out of the ice to go to work.

The smaller rivers and streams are going down fast.
And the Ohio River is coming up fast.
The roads just a mile or so South of us are closed or closing.
The site for the 2008 Cincinnati Flower Show is getting WELL watered.
Officially we had 5.55" of rain in 36 hours.
Our neighbor's guage shows 6.75"

Ric
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #4688772

Ric: Hope the rain backs off a bit for you there.

HAPPY SPRING!

We had a lovely spring day today, 70F and sunny. Low tonight 38F, but no frost predicted, which is good since I have flowers all over the place!

Spirea...late this afternoon.
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4688826

No rain in the area...yet.

Rivers continue to rise and in some parts of Missouri, flooding continues. It is so bad in eastern and southern MO that ABC News was in Eureka, which is closer to St. Louis, and did a major story on all the floods. If we get the rains that we are supposed to get in the next few days the damage will be beyond words in some places.

Everyone who is south of 44 hwy here in MO is flooded. There are 33 counties that are under flood warnings here in MO alone.

Currently: 61F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 16C Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 18 MPH
Humidity: 45%
Dewpoint: 39F
Barometer: 29.88 inches
Wind: South at 28 KPH
Humidity: 45%
Dewpoint: 3C
Barometer: 1012 millibars
Sunrise: 7:21 am
Sunset: 7:31 pm


se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #4689065

Today was a wild and windy day here. Temps up to 42 deg. Winds gusting to 40 MPH. Currently 30 deg and windy. Feels like 20 deg. LOL Beautiful full moon amongst the blowing clouds. The start of Spring!!!.
Stay safe and dry!
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
3:44 AM

Post #4689397

somebody please help Kelli name these chicks LOL

DH came up with Eleanor the Fair from Tolkien. he can't recall any other names without looking through the books...

it was so windy todya, all the mulch from around my rose bush blew away!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2008
9:28 AM

Post #4689891

Howdy folks,
Here's a brand new thred; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/825787/
Come on over.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
11:49 AM

Post #4690023

Being away for just a couple of days makes it very hard to catch up so I'm not even going to try. Practically all of Arkansas is waterlogged right now. Streams and Rivers at flood stages, many people have had to be evacuated from their homes. Some areas received as much as 12+ inches of rain in a short period of time. Our local area did not get nearly that much but walking across our yard is like walking on a wet sponge! Thankfully, since Wed. afternoon we have had no rain in the state and the sun was shining yesterday with more sunshine today and a high of 74 predicted! No rain predicted till Sun. morning and then only a slight chance.
Everyone have a good week-end!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
12:24 PM

Post #4690104

Edit: Oops! I'll go post in the new thread. :)

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