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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2008
8:48 AM

Post #4689883

Well I am setting here looking at all these exotic plant's on QVC.
Here we have blooms on the azelas and my impatients are popping like crazy.
I have about 400 coleus rooting.
Please come by often with your pictures and daily weather.
Here it's;
49.8 F / 9.9 C
Clear
Windchill: 50 F / 10 C
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
I got this photo in an e-mail
When God Paints.
Awesome
Happy Sring!
Sidney

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #4689901

Good Morning All!

Sidney - Thank you for the new thread. I have 9 buds on the Brugmansia!
Joey I need a JW fix the next time you peek in! Hope all is going well with school and work.
Rann - Brrr looks cold in those pictures.
TF Love the feather footed bantam. Pretty buds! I've attached a link for "Tolkien" names.
Adina Hope you feel better soon. Those are pretty buds too!
Marylyn Great idea for the name!
Ric So glad the rain has stopped. Thats a lot of rain.
Deb The Spirea is really pretty.
Pepper So glad you are in a high area. Hope the rain stops

http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/England-Firstnames/Literary/Tolkien.htm

47.3 F / 8.5 C
Clear
Windchill: 47 F / 8 C
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 43 F / 6 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.24 in / 1023.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16

Today
Mostly sunny. High 68. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
12:25 PM

Post #4690107

Ack! It's snowing. Some weather for the first full day of Spring! We expect 8" or more here, with some areas in Wisconsin expecting up to 13".

*sigh* At least it should melt fast.

Watertown, WI

Moderate Snow

28F
(-2C)
Humidity: 93 %
Wind Speed: E 15 G 20 MPH
Barometer: 30.18"
Dewpoint: 27F (-3C)
Wind Chill: 16F (-9C)
Visibility: 0.50 mi.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4690456

39 Clear and Calm

Going for 60

YEAAAAA!!!!!

Ric
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #4690517

beautiful morning. all the little peeps that are big enough are in their outside pen [NEW] enjoying hte fresh air and sunshine.

WHAT A GORGEOUS DAY!

be back later to catch up, gotta check out the names link, thanks Sharon!

still sad for all the folks in flooded areas. i hope this song brings a ray of hope...

The thunder echoes from the mountains to the waves
Sometimes I wish I could tell the clouds to behave
Calm the stormy seas just by stretching out my hand
But I am just a man, only a man so Im

Praying for sunny days to return to me
Seeking the warmth of the solar rays
Im not just seeing the grey skies in front of me
Praying for sunny days

This torrential downpour has my brain in a trance
Id get up and move, but I just cant dance
Lord, You know that Ive done all that I can
But I am just a man, only a man so Im

Praying for sunny days to return to me
Seeking the warmth of the solar rays
Im not just seeing the grey skies in front of me
Praying for sunny days

Rain, rain go away, I have faith that you wont stay
I dont care what doubters say, sunny days will come my way
Then the birds come out to play by the light of one sun ray
Now I kneel me down to pray, please God give me sunny days

tf
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4690624

wow, what a phenomal collection of names! one REALLY stuck out... Landroval
also a surname of Heatherfoot was interesting...

so, more names go into the pot...

and more chicks to name...

but first, here is a photo anyone who likes can use with a funny caption... see that big goose egg in the middle and how they are looking at it?

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #4690627

and more

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #4690632

the three stooges...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #4690636

two clowns...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #4690642

the twins...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #4690651

Annie & Alvin looking for the culprit that laid it...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #4690658

Upon closer investigation...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #4690702

Everybody have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures. We enjoyed taking them for you. And Orion was happy to get his quilt back without chicken poo on it!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #4692038

GREAT SHOTS TF!!

It's 61 here and Sunny.

We got the new Speakers almost trimmed out.
Now just some sanding and painting.

Ric

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2008
8:49 PM

Post #4692058

That will be a very lively kichen to cook in.
I can hear Italian music played while you cook tha spagetti.
;)
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #4692328

Spring has Sprung? Not here. Not Yet. We have 34F here now and the forecast calls for heavy snow tonight with a low in the mid-twenties and more snow flurries tomorrow. It's not going to be above freezing again until Tuesday but the extended forecast does look more promising after that. We had heavy rains and snow melt for a couple of days but only have minor flooding is this area.

Sugarweed...Love the "When God Paints" photo.

Ric...Looks like the project is coming along nicely!


We had fresh snow and a bit of sunshine last evening so I went out looking for some rural scenes.
Here are a couple of photos.

early_bloomer



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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #4692340

One more...a rural Amish farm in the last light of evening.


early_bloomer

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

March 21, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #4692379

Sidney, your picture looks like in California but electronically enhanced to a degree. Maybe not, but I've never seen a place where the wildflowers were so thick on both sides of a valley. Usually one side is better than the other because it gets more sun.

I'll try again naming the chicks: Bathsheba Fruffles and Penelope Fairfeathers. (Aren't you glad I never had any kids?) And if you have any more boys: Earl E. Wakupkall and Billy Sundaedinner.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on March 21, 2008
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 19 F / -7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 17 mph / 28 km/h / 7.7 m/

BTW, my first article for Dave's was accepted the other day. It will "air" October 1 since the subject matter is autumnal.


Some hiking pictures for you.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4692381

E_B: Beee-utiful, as always. You may snow look almost inviting to me. :)
Sidney: Love that photo. Looks like Scotland. Gorgeous colors!
TF: Adorable chicks, every one of them.

Currently this evening, it's 67F and still sunny but heading for Dyson dim.
High tomorrow 70, breezy. Low tonight 45. Spring!!

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

March 21, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #4692390

John as usual your shots are awesome.
You too Kelli.
Sidney
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #4692392

Kelli - We crossed. California is green!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 21, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #4692395

Enjoy the green while you can.

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

March 21, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4692406

...

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #4692470

Hey everyone!

Had a gorgeous sunny day today, only a light breeze and a high of 39F. Might not seem like spring to many of you but the first crocus and snowdrop blooms opened today and that's spring by my books :-) And the best part : I was well enough to be outside to enjoy it! :-)

Adina - so sorry to hear you're sick - hope you recover soon!

TF - love the chick photos - too cute :-)

Kelli - gorgeous view - it's so green! And the phlox in the foreground is so pretty :-)

EB - gorgeous as always!

Sidney - awesome photo :-)

Sunrise was at 7:21 this morning and sunset at 7:49 pm ... we have daylight past 8 pm now :-)

And here's proof that it's definately spring eventhough people up north have snow up to their ears ... ;-) lol

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Rann

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #4692510

Rann...Yep. Looks pretty "Springy" to me! Good to hear you're feeling better.

Kelli...You have some serious green going on there. Quite a contrast from the photos you were posting last summer.


early_bloomer

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

March 21, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4692528

Gorgeous crocuses, Rann.

Yes, we finally have some green. My parents came out to visit in the fall a couple years ago and my mom asked if it ever got green. I'll have to send her these pictures.


agave at an abandoned homesite

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 21, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4692543

40 Sunrise 7:52 Sunset: 8:15 gain of 5m50seconds
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy.
Lows in the upper teens to mid 20s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph
Nice to be back and see the group and all the pics and goings' on.
Ric~kitchen looks good;
kelli~Calif. looks great all green and springy...
too many to comment on now, but have enjoyed the catching up.
One of the many ice sculptures at the Fairbanks Ice Show. Carvers from around the world presented work and it was well worth the cold to go see.
Kiska


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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 21, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4692550

Some Caribou along the ridge near the road to Fairbanks.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 21, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4692562

Tripod out on the Tanana River; attached to a clock that stops when the ice goes out. We bought tickets for the guessing game; date, time, wins the pot of money. (near Fairbanks, at Nenana).
It most often has gone out in mid-late April; latest was May 20. The river ice is now several feet thick.
Kiska

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4693330

Alaska! Wow, Kiska...you have a long time to wait for spring.

But judging by how my cable has been acting up, I'm guessing the aurora borealis must be pretty active right now. Is it? And does that help make up for spring being so late in coming?
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 22, 2008
7:34 AM

Post #4694115

hi KaylyRed~
Spring is a ways off, but the longer daylight is very welcome. The aurora doesn't seem any more active, but I've not really checked the site to see what the activity level has been. You're right, the sky does make up the difference and winter is a good time.
A snowmachiner crossing the Chena River in Fairbanks a few days ago.
Kiska

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #4694191

Good morning!

Hi Kiska :-) So nice to see you back - we missed you ;-) Great photos - that ice sculpture is pretty amazing :-) And wild caribou!

Thanks Kelly and EB :-)

Deb - that spirea is gorgeous! Never seen a double flowering one. 70F would be a heatwave during summer here - definately not "springlike"! lol

pepper and marsue - sorry to hear about all the flooding. Hope the water settles before you get more rain.

It's overcast today, breezy and 39F this morning. The breeze is blowing at about 18 mph from the west gusting to 26. Sunrise was at 7:18 and sunset will be at 7:51 pm.

Here's another photo from yesterday - snowdrops :-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2008
10:50 AM

Post #4694215

Morning! :D We have had some pretty days...while others close by have had it really bad. Ric, E_B, Pepper,Se_eds, & Marsue take care in this crazy March weather!
Spring has definitely sprung here. Sidney, what a beautiful picture to start it out with! :D
At the moment we have 36 & it's Dyson Dark.
LOL! You all should be ashamed of yourselves!...I've been reading & trying to view pics for over 1/2 hour! :D And I still didn't get finished! :D

At Dublin...
Clear: 43F
Feels like: 40F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 32
Humidity: 65%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph WSW
Sunrise: 7:22 AM
Sunset: 7:37 PM

Kelli, What a beautiful Green! :D And Congrats on "being published"! :D I can't wait to see your article! :D
Ric, Your cabinets for your speakers! Wow! I wouldn't know what kind of music to play 1st, but I know I would probably run everyone out of the house! :D
Sharon, LOVE the Orchids! THey're Beautiful! Garrett sold his Indian for $500 & took it to Louisville, KY. on Wednesday. My poor little boy drove in all of that rain! But he did OK & took his time. I will try to get a good pic of JW this week end.
Adina, Hope you are feeling better, soon! Your house is looking Great! Love the flooring! And I see that Spring has sprung for you, too!:D
Kiska, Hang in there! I know spring is right around the corner! :D THen you will have "green", too! :D
Marylyn, OH NO! I hope you find your camera, soon! :-O
TF, good luck w/ all of the "naming"! They are really cute, tho.
Juri, Has Spring come to your part of the world?
Rann, You Have Spring! :D What Beautiful Crocus! :D And are those Snow Drops? Neat-O! Are you & the girls feeling better? 'Hope so. :)

The trivia for the day is...
Temperatures usually decrease with height in the lower atmosphere, but where they increase with height, we call it:
a) An atmosphere fold
b) An inversion
c) A geomagnetic storm
d) A thermocline

Have a Happy Easter! :D
Joey

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 22, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #4694549

43 (Wind Chill 35) Grey and the temps are going down... 40 by dark...
32 by morning.
But after today it's smooooooth sailing.
Temps near 70 by Friday... or so 'They' say...LOL!

Today's Trivia should be easy for anyone in an Urban area... think Smoggy.
Eh Kelli...LOL!
Speaking of which...we are spoiled CA visitors.
Going at Christmas it is usually starting to green up.
No Smog and few Fires.
We can usually see the Ocean from Tijunga Hills.
Those Coreopsis? are beautiful.
And if I even find an abandoned Aureo Marginata around here... that Agave would be on the move.
We bring them back in 2 liter pop bottles every time we go out.

Kiska those shots are again Amazing.
All the snow is gone here... ground's drying up...

Yesterday WAS a Good Friday.
We broke a bolt changing the Thermostat in the Car last Fall.
Jimmie was working to fix it yesterday as we were getting some seepage.
Usually that's a long and tedious process.
Involving a lot of drilling, cussing and 'barked' knuckles.
But he managed to extract the stub in minutes.

I'll get a few Flower shots today if the rain holds off.
We have A Daff open and our neighbor has a TON of Crocus.

Off to Lowe's for some more molding...

Ric
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #4694641

Good morning, everyone!

Quoting:...Earl E. Wakupkall and Billy Sundaedinner.


Kelli, those were the best names yet! LOLOL

I've seen the "God spilled the paint" picture before in e-mails. It's gorgeous!!! It is real (not digitally enhanced) and it was taken in California ("...East side of Carrizo plains in the Temblor range...")! Here's the Snopes page about it: http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/flowers.asp

Welcome back, kiska!! Are your eyes feeling better? What date did you guess for the ice melt?

I found the camera. It was in my purse (blushing).. Joey, was Garrett happy to get $500 for the bike? (I love the name Garrett, by the way. It's always been on my "if I ever have a boy..." list.)

Beautiful spring pictures, Rann. :-)

Hang in there, E_B! It was pushing 80 here yesterday, so spring is at least past here and on the way north. :-)

Yesterday afternoon we went to the Mercer Arboretum, which is on the north side of town. Neither Charles nor I had ever been there before. It is gorgeous!! They are having a big plant sale next weekend which I have heard is fantastic, but I took a part time weekend job and next Saturday is my first day. Bummer.

Here are a few of the pictures we took...

This is Texas Bluebonnet, our state flower.





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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4694654

Here's the same bed. I think the white flowers are amaryllis? The butterfly was beautiful. I really do need to get a butterfly book!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
2:19 PM

Post #4694669

They have everything labeled, of course (although in beds that were full, it was sometimes hard to tell which label went with which plant). I thought this one was amusing. Charles had never actually seen poison ivy before, so he was glad to see what it actually looks like. I'm more familiar than I like to remember with the stuff!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
2:21 PM

Post #4694674

After we left the Arboretum (which closes at 5 until their "summer" hours start in April), we went to a park nearer to our house. We'd never been to this playground before (an afternoon of firsts! LOL), but we will definitely be back! It was huge... It was hard to get a feel for how big and complicated it is with the camera. The bunnies had a great time. Here's the big bunny. This contraption wasn't quite as much fun as it looked and she gave up on it pretty quickly.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #4694681

Here's the little bunny with Charles in the background. :-)

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #4695153

Hi Joey - thanks, I'm feeling much better :-) Pretty daffodil :-)

Marylyn - great photos! I'd guess the white flower was some kind of phlox? It looks like summer there already! T-shirts, shorts and sandals in March! lol I'm not jealous though - I hate mosquitos and 80F is too hot for me ;-) lol
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #4695171

Just "hopping" in real quick! I'll be back to read the posts, but had to show y'all our sunrise at the beach this morning!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 22, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #4695517

OMG, such gorgeous pics everyone! Thansk for the wishes, I'm feeling better, but still have a throat ache, ugh!
Ric, Marsue and Pepper, sorry for the flooding, I hope all is gone by now and you are OK !
All trees are blooming here and it's so warm and sunny! Happy Easter everyone!
Adina

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

March 22, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #4695750

Sidney, it's nice that the picture is real. I have been up there before but never saw it quite that floriferous.

Near record high temperatures today and Sunday...
Today
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to around 90. Local north to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with stronger gusts this morning...mainly in the San Fernando Valley.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on March 22, 2008
81 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 10%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the North



pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #4695832

Flooding still bad in southern MO and along the Mississppi River. Supposed to get worse before it gets better due to rising water levels in the Norhern States.

Weather is decent here. On the cool side but it is supposed to warm up later in the week.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #4695853

Thanks for clearing that up Marylyn #1 for clearing that up.
Sure is cloudy, but no rain here.
I love that picture you posted too Sharon.
Sidney
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4696943

Rann - I love your snowdrops. Nice photo of them.
Sharon - Beautiful sunrise!

We had a high of 76F today. Sunny. Nice.
Joey, I'm guessing "inversion".

Deb
(Clematis Montana "Elizabeth")

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
3:33 AM

Post #4697415

Just a quick shot and I've got to scoot...

Here's the soccer fields and road just South of us about a mile.
Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
3:36 AM

Post #4697423

Here's another

More here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72157604203765506/

Ric

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
8:28 AM

Post #4697973

Ric I recall there being flood marks at the Cinncinatti Garden show last year.
Is that all under water again?
whispering, it's 58º right now
It's supposed to get down to 34º monday night.
;)
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2008
10:15 AM

Post #4698049

Good morning and Happy Easter! :-)

It's overcast with a very slight drizzling of rain, very light breeze and 40F.

Debi - Thanks :-) That clematis is gorgeous! And are those azaleas blooming in the background?

Ric - that's a lot of water!

Sharon - fantastic sunrise!

Adina - those spring blooms are so pretty :-)

Have a great day everyone!

Rann

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #4698342

No Sharon this was a minor flood.
Parts of the Park are under water but just barely.
I'd say the Outdoor Concert Hall is under and parts of the back Parking Lot..
The Lake Como area where the Show will be is
High, Dry and covered w/ Ducks and Geese.

At 52' it's more an inconvience than a threat.
Now 55' + it gets into Evacuation Mode here.
Well not 'Here' as we are up on the top of the Valley.
But the 'River Rats' they be a movin'!

Like cloud cover and 28 here going for 46
Same tomorrow... then the temps will start rising fast.
62 by Tuesday 68 by Friday.
But Rain will move back in again.

The Flowering Pictures are terrific you guys!
I tried a Daff shot but it was too dark.
So here's a Pulmonaria
Ric

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:50 PM

Post #4698613

HAPPY EASTER!!!
Sidney Love that opening picture!
TF Love all the chick pics! Too cute!
Ric Your cabinets and speakers look great! And what a great idea!
E_B Beautful Winter pictures!
Kelli Those are some colorful names you came up with! LOL! California is lovely wearing green. Ill be looking for your article 10/1.
Rann Spring! Pretty blooms youve got!
Kiska Love the pictures! I bet those sea horses were amazing up close. Youll have to let us know if you win the guessing game!
Marsue I hope all is well on your end.
Joey Beautiful daffodils! Im going with B. So glad Garrett made some money on the bike!
Marylyn Glad you found your camera (snicker!)! I may have done that before! LOL! I miss seeing the bluebonnets on the side of the interstates. Beautiful butterfly. The white flowers arent amaryllis, Im thinking phlox. That contraption big bunny was on looks like an exercise machine! Great pictures!
Adina Hope youre feeling better today. Beautiful trees!
Pepper Glad you are safe from the floods.
Deb Thanks! Beautiful clematis!
Ric OMG The flooding is horrible. Doesn't look minor to me...
Rann- Beautiful yellow flowers! What are they?

68.2 F / 20.1 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/hfrom the NE
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Rest of Today
Partly cloudy. High 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

I have a couple of pictures I'd like to share from the sunrise service at Peters Point Beach. The service began at 7:15. Our Pastor is in the hat! It was a little chilly/breezy on the water.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #4698622

The Moon going down

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #4698629

Here's another of the Moon

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4698640

We had quite a turnout! The guy to the right in the black suit is our Youth Minister, Charlie.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4698643

The Sun coming up

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:56 PM

Post #4698649

Another

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4698655

This one took my breath away

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #4698666

The areas that are flooded are designed too.
They are basically recreation areas that the water can't hurt too much.
Plus it fertilizes the grass... lol!
And feeds the water birds and scavengers.
By Tuesday it will all be about drained off.

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #4698668

We sat in the wrong spot. Next year we need to be to the right of the crosses so I can catch the sunrise behind them and Pastor Jeff.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #4698681

Ric - Glad the flooding wasn't as bad as it looks.

I'm so blessed to live here!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #4698802

Sharon: Beautiful photos - regardless of your vantage point!
Rann - Yes, those are azaleas. They are really blooming big this year.
Ric - No much soccer being played on your field apparently. :)

Went to visit a fellow DGer yesterday and swap some plants. These guys were near the road to their house. Enjoying the spring sun.

Meanwhile (Grrrr!); Freeze warning for tomorrow night! Crikey! Not now. All my gingers are up, even the verbena is blooming. Sigh.
Deb

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2008
5:42 PM

Post #4699257

Happy Easter!

I'm behind again :((

We have 35* and snow that doesn't stick. It's mostly chilly and gloomy. I've been sowing a lot of flower seeds!!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4699405

Happy Easter all
It's sunny and clear.
Joey I beleave it's inversion. Theis is a major proublem with El Paso as they have (or did have) a steel mill and those fumes would get trapped on the east side of the Franklin Mts.
Sharon you certainly trapped some beautiful sunrise service pictures.
I have larengitis(sp?)
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 23, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #4699924

Ric, sorry, I forgot to answer your question yesterday. The yellow flowers are encelia. The giant corepsis were blooming along PCH but there weren't any where we went hiking.

Still unseasonably hot, though we have an unseasonably hot spell every year, so I guess it's seasonably unseasonable.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on March 23, 2008
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 10%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: 6 mph / 9 km/h / 2.6 m/s Variable


The big dome furthest away is St. Peter's Basilica.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4699946

Sharon: those are absolutely beautiful photos of the sunrise service. I felt like I was there. Thank you for posting them.
I've been away from the computer for 4 days and it put me way behind. I missed being here and hearing the news of you all and seeing the photos.
Ric: those photos on Flickr look a lot like parts of Arkansas looks right now.
Thankfully we didn't have any flooding in our immediate area but much of the state did haveand still has flooded areas. Thank goodness our forecast for the next 10 days is good except for tonight--it will get down into the low 30's--after that it looks like beautiful spring-like weather for a while.

My grape hyacinths have finally bloomed so it must be officially Spring. Hooray!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4699952

Kelli: great pic of the ruins and the dome in the background.

These "popped out" this week, too.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4699966

Most of the flooding has finally crested and will start going down now. The only thing to keep that from happening is more rain/snow up north or around here. It still won't take much to cause major flooding again.

Link to a local story on flooding. http://www.kctv5.com/weather/15664806/detail.html

Currently: 43F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 6C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 10 MPH
Humidity: 39%
Dewpoint: 19F
Barometer: 30.40 inches
Wind Chill: 37F
Wind: Northwest at 16 KPH
Humidity: 39%
Dewpoint: -7C
Barometer: 1029 millibars
Wind Chill: 2 C
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 7:34 pm


Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4700504

Happy Easter, everyone!

But Ric, there's a yacht in the soccer field! That doesn't look like minor flooding to me. (LOL) My parents have a friend who lives very near the junction of the Ohio and the Muskingum in Beverly, Ohio, and she has to evacuate every spring about this time as all of the snow melts upstream.

Sharon, Ok, phlox makes more sense... It didn't look like amaryllis to me, but there were "amaryllis" signs near it in two places so I thought it was just an amaryllis I hadn't seen before. LOL Your sunrise photos were GORGEOUS!!! even if you weren't sitting in the perfect spot. :-)

Sidney, awww... I hope you feel better soon!

Deb, yikes! I hope your gingers make it ok.

Rann, those flowers are beautiful. Are you and your little ones feeling better now?

We were originally supposed to have a chilly front come through with lots of rain. I don't know where it went, but it didn't find us. :-) Well, it is cooler than yesterday, and it is going to get down in the 40s tonight, but we had no rain.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53pm CDT (4 min ago)
Temperature 67 F 19 C
Dew Point 39 F 4 C
Humidity 37%
Pressure 30.28 in 1025.4 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir NNE 20
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53pm CDT : 66.9F / 19.4C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53pm CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #4701967

Glad yall liked the pictures! We go to this service every year.
Deb I love your turtles! Are you still under the freeze watch tonight? Hope your gingers make it :-O
Sidney Bundle up good tonight if youre working. Hope your throat gets better soon.
Marsue Glad you didnt receive any flooding. Spring is in your area too!

49.8 F / 9.9 C
Overcast
Windchill: 47 F / 8 C
Humidity: 32%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: 8.0 mph / 12.9 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the NW
Wind Gust: 15.2 mph / 24.5 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 9500 ft / 2895 m
Overcast 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

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

Today
Mostly cloudy early then partly cloudy. Windy and cooler. High 63. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

It got cool yesterday. Out high was 70*, but didn't make it above 68*. It was warm in the sun, but the wind was cool. We're in for an even cooler day, now I must dig out some warmer clothes. It is unusual for us to get this cool this late in the season. Might be some kind of record tonight. I'll have to look it up.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 24, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4703989

Thanks everyone~ it's good being back, but slow in catching up:)) You're right, m2keep~1/2 just doesn't quite cover it.
The eye is a bit better, too.
37*
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph
My guesses for the ice-going out on the Nenana river: April 14- 6:28pm and May 9, 6:28 pm.
Love seeing spring's arrival everywhere; keep posting those flowers:)
Kiska

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

March 24, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #4704112

It looks more and more like the rain is done for the year.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on March 24, 2008
82 F / 28 C
Clear
Humidity: 13%
Dew Point: 26 F / -3 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the SSE


"Best Bet"

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 24, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #4704120

Sugar, hope you get over your laryngitis quickly. I hate having things like that!

Kelli, more neat architect! Your camera takes amazing pictures! Is that a sink hole in front of the colunms?

Marsue, I love grape hyacinths!

Pepper, glad you aren't flooded out. Most of our cricks and rivers have gone down.

Sharon, we're windy today like you. Love the picture, it's really different!

Kiska, hoping spring finds you soon!!!

45* with a stiff south breeze. It's not pleasant out.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #4704328

Thanks, Billy. A lot of the time I'm not all that happy with my camera but once in a while I get a good shot. I think that is an excavation pit in front of the columns.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #4704570

Kelli: Beautiful iris!
Billy: Hope things get more pleasant for you soon!
Kiska: Glad the eye is a bit better.
Sharon: The freeze watch is now a freeze warning. Depends on which weather service you check, but we should get down to between 32 and 35 with "patchy frost". Just came in from spreading a bit of laundry around the garden.
Deb
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4704646

Humidity: 13% I put a full load of towels in the dryer. They should be done in half an hour.


lupines down by the street

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #4704754

Kiska Glad to see you back! Wow thats a lot of snow - beautiful picture!
Kelli Gorgeous Iris!
Deb - I'll be doing some "laundry" as well sigh...

60.8 F / 15 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 6.0 mph / 9 km/hfrom the WNW
Wind Gust: 14.8 mph / 23 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft / 1828 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Clear...colder. Low 38. Northwest winds decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening...then becoming light inland overnight.

Supposed to be a record low tonight. Oh goody...

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4705021

Sharon: No records here, ours just says "unseasonable cold". :) Still, it seems unfair to all those blooming flowers and little green sprouts. Good luck with your "laundry" - hope it does the trick!

Kelli: Lupines are such wonderful, exuberant plants. Wish I could grow them here.

Deb
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4705128

20 degrees here this AM. 20 degrees below normal for this time of year here. BUT, we don't have flooding or plants so far advanced that they would be frozen. have to spread fertilizer over the daylily beds tomorrow. Then rest until the moon fades away. When the new moon comes into being, spring will start here in Pa.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4705254

Billy, your extra water came down here. LOL

Currently: 55F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 12C Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 20 MPH
Humidity: 35%
Dewpoint: 28F
Barometer: 29.98 inches
Wind: South at 32 KPH
Humidity: 35%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1015 millibars
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 7:35 pm

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4705280

Just have time for a quick couple of shots.

Yeah!

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4705282

37 going for 60 tomorrow.

Anemone Blanda
Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4705295

Zantedeschia aethiopica Spathe

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 25, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #4705303

Kelli~both photo are so pretty; hope there will a bit more rain for your area.
MySharona~love the sunset; and, still getting cold there; hope your plants do ok.
Deb~se-eds; cold, too; winter is holding on.
bp~a cold wind is hard to take; especially if it's sunny, too.
ric~love the colorful flowers. Very nice.
Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Northeast to southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Local gusts to 35 mph.
Sunset's at 8:23~~~a gain of 5m52sec.
Walking across a lake a few days ago.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4706629

Deb I have 2 plants that are tropical that I really have to watch when it gets cold. They are the only plants that got covered last night. Cant bring them inside as they are too big. Hope your little green sprouts make it!
Ric I see Spring in your area!
Kiska - Now that's a wide open space! Beautiful!

41.9 F / 5.5 C
Clear
Windchill: 42 F / 6 C
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 22 F / -6 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.33 in / 1027.0 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Mostly sunny. High 61. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Jacksonville has broken the record of 36*. Got to 35* during the night. Our normal high is 75*. At this time our low is still dropping. Guess this will teach me to not put up the winter gear in March! LOL!

Looking North on the beach.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4706682

Supposed to be the warmest day of the week.

Currently: 48F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 8C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 17 MPH
Humidity: 46%
Dewpoint: 28F
Barometer: 29.83 inches
Wind Chill: 42F
Wind: Southwest at 27 KPH
Humidity: 46%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1010 millibars
Wind Chill: 5 C
Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 7:36 pm


kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 25, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #4708304

27 Good mix of clouds and blue sky so far today.
Some other areas of Alaska:
Today's State Extremes
State Highs:
Petersburg 39F
Wrangell 39F
Annette Island 39F
Gustavus 37F
Hydaburg 37F

State Lows:
Kuparuk -27F
Deadhorse -27F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip -27F
Anaktuvuk Pass -27F
Point Lay -27F
MySharona~such a beautiful beach; can see why you love it there.
pepper23~good to see you're closing in on 50; spring can't be too far off now.
Frozen Tanana River.
Kiska

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #4708440

Well nothing got too chilled last night. When I left St John's Power Park
It was 38º
By the time I got to my house it was 42º.
Chilly again tonight, then warm for a long time.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4709009

Kiska - Love those winter pictures! I'm saving them to look at during the dog days of summer!
Pepper - Nice warming trend!
Sidney - The news said (a little later than my morning post) that JIA got down to 34* this morning. Brrrr! I thought about you working in that cold air. Our official low was 41, but my thermometer read 39*.

60.1 F / 15.6 C
Clear
Humidity: 25%
Dew Point: 24 F / -4 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the East
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.41 in / 1029.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 40. East winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...then becoming light.

Protected area of the beach

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4709274

What a nice spring day! Temps in the low 40's this AM and wind still. Perfect for spreading fertilizer and clearing two wheelbarrow loads of debris fron the one front daylily bed. A two hour job. But that was enough for this old lady! Still makes me feel good.

Winds picked up this afternoon - 35 mph gusts and temps in the low 40's. Rain for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday so I get to rest up. LOL Crocuses are coming into full bloom, I have LOTS of parsley plants growing - sometimes they don't sprout and other times every single one of those suckers sprout. Go figure!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #4709627

We were in the high 40s this morning with really strong winds then this afternoon we hit 62* before quickly dropping down. And the wind died down this afternoon too. :~)

Currently: 57F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 13C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: North-Northwest at 6 MPH
Humidity: 24%
Dewpoint: 21F
Barometer: 30.03 inches
Wind: North-Northwest at 9 KPH
Humidity: 24%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1017 millibars
Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 7:36 pm


DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4709676

Good day today. High was only about 62F, but no noticeable damage from last nights brush with danger.
Hope tonight is no worse. Then it's back to "normal". :)
Deb
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2008
8:22 AM

Post #4710741

Howdy all,
I see several folks sorta MIA. Hope nobody's floating down the river, or dealing with a house full of silt.
I am in from my nightly 10hrs.
It's 42º
Sharon I know they have great weather equipment at the JIA, our Airport.
However that's always a flawed place for temps, especially in our lush country side.
It's the only place around with a paved mile or two and no trees or anything to stop wind.
While at SWFY the micro-climate is so warm my coleus didn't blink.
The ground at SJPP is 18' and I'm working at elevation 114'
Have you considered joining us at the N FL Round-up close to Gainsville on saturday. Duh, I don't know why I didn't ask earlier.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4710790

Se_eds Sounds like a great day to work in the garden! Post some pictures of your crocuss
Pepper Nice day! Im sure you are enjoying the weather change in your area.
Deb Good to hear there was no damage.
Sidney Didnt know about the RU! LOL! I need to add that to my watched forums!

I've noticed some MIA's also...hope all is well or maybe some are on vacation.

42.4 F / 5.8 C
Clear
Windchill: 42 F / 6 C
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.36 in / 1028.0 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Mostly sunny. High 70. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Taken last Saturday morning

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 26, 2008
12:45 PM

Post #4711072

You gals and guys sure do make it hard to catch up! LOL I'll just say great photos everyone! Loving all those flower pics.
Kiska, it's still winter at your place! By the way, last night the Weather Channel had a program about the diphtheria serum run back in 1925 which I thought was really interesting. You have mentioned it before but it certainly filled in some interesting facts about the need to deliver the serum via dog sled because there was no other way to get it to the sick children in Nome. That was quite a heroic thing the mushers and the dogs did! ---and of course that was the beginning of the famous Iditarod race which memorializes the serum run each year.

We had a beautiful day yesterday--high of 73 and lots of sunshine. I bought 10 of those 6-packs of petunias to set out today. I'm going to be busy! LOL

We are heading toward another beautiful Spring-time day here in my corner of the world! Hope you all have a great day!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2008
1:28 PM

Post #4711188

Happy Birthday, se_eds!!! I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Kelli, I saw your "auction".. It was very fun. :-)

The Florida RU looks like a lot of fun. I hope you can join Sidney there, Sharon. :-) There's one nearby here in Texas in a couple of weeks, but it's the same weekend as a mother-daughter camping trip that the big bunny is very excited about, so I'm going to miss it. Rats. The camping trip will be fun, though. :-)

It's another beautiful spring day here: highs in the mid 70s, lows in the 60s. It will be back up into the 80s next week and will probably stay there for the most part. About the time everyone else finds spring, we move on to summer. I'm hoping to plant my caladium bulbs this weekend.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (30 min ago)
Temperature 66 F 19 C
Dew Point 59 F 15 C
Humidity 78%
Pressure 30.16 in 1021.4 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling 3600 ft 1097 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 64.9F / 18.3C

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 26, 2008
1:29 PM

Post #4711192

just been lurking here, hard to stay caught up. busy here with hatching babies, then getting ready to see lawyer. keep your fingers crossed on all counts!

everyone have a beautiful day!

tf

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4711274

Catching up, as well!!!

44F
Feels like: 44F


Barometer: 29.8 in and falling
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:19 AM
Sunset: 7:46 PM
UV Index: 0 Low


Morning at Casa Santiago...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #4712025

Happy Birthday se_eds!!! May all your wishes come true!

Marsue Id love to be able to play in the dirt today! Its gorgeous outside.
TF Hope everything goes your way!
Kwanjin Lovely sunrise!

69.6 F / 20.9 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 32%
Dew Point: 38 F / 4 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s Variable
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h
Pressure: 30.41 in / 1029.7 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m


Se_eds - For you!

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2008
6:48 PM

Post #4712592

Watertown, WI


Fair
45F
(7C)

Humidity: 46 %
Wind Speed: W 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.07"
Dewpoint: 25F (-4C)
Wind Chill: 40F (4C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

We're expecting a few inches of snow again tonight and tomorrow. Bleah! We just can't seem to ditch the white stuff.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 26, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #4712676

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, se_eds!

Here is a bloom from last year--and it's just as pretty as it ever was and is surely one of the most fragrant roses ever: Sunsprite!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2008
7:19 PM

Post #4712707

Just gorgeous, Mau!!!

I looked up tomorrow's weather and found this...

Day: Chance of light snow showers. High 47F, humidity 35%. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
40%
Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 30F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.


MORE snow! It won't stay, though. That's my only consolation. ☺

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 26, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #4712979

Happy Birthday se_eds!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #4713628

Marsue and Adina - I love those blooms!

66.4 F / 19.1 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 38%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the SE
Wind Gust: 11.2 mph / 18.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.27 in / 1024.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft / 1828 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 47. South winds 5 mph.

My hyacinths

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 26, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4713638

Happy Birthday, se_eds. Hope it's been a wonderful day.
Marsue~that's interesting that there was a program about the Serum Run to Nome; glad you had a chance to see it.
sugarweed~long days you put in; have a great time at the RU.
Marylyn~camping sounds like a good time; tents? 66 is a summer temp in this area.
TF~good luck.
MySharona~looks very pretty last Saturday; I could get used to seeing the ocean:)) Your hyacinths are very nice.
Adina~nice bright flower for se_eds; moving day must be getting very close.
kwanjin~what a gorgeous morning photo. Hope the snow comes and goes so you can get on with springtime>
38 sunny and bright. Sunset's in 5 hours, at 8:29pm.
Church near Fairbanks, at Nenana.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 27, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #4713983

Breezy, but we had a nice day with a high of 70F. No frost of freeze in the forecast for the next 10 day. Yahoo.

Happy Birthday Se_eds!!!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4714094

Happy Birthday se_eds!!!

Lovely Blooms and a Lovely Little Church!

57 here now.
It was a loverly day... if a bit breezey.
Hit 60!
A bit of rain moving in now.
T-Storms tomorrow.
We're still showing some below freezing temps for lows so the plants will stay covered up for now.

Here's my favorite Spring Bloom.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4714098

Our neighbor Erik's Crocus...

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4714169

Currently: 45F Drizzle
Currently: 7C Drizzle
Wind: East-Northeast at 12 MPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 43F
Barometer: 29.93 inches
Wind Chill: 39F
Wind: East-Northeast at 19 KPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 6C
Barometer: 1013 millibars
Wind Chill: 3 C
Sunrise: 7:11 am
Sunset: 7:37 pm


MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #4715806

Kiska Thats a beautiful church! How old is it? I love the detail on the corner edges.
Ric Pretty blooms! Is that a ground cover? Very pretty!

51.8 F / 11.0 C
Clear
Humidity: 83%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. High 74. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Salvia and Geranium (not sure which one though). The concrete kitty represents our Soxy who passed on almost 1 year ago. It actually looks very similar to Soxy.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2008
3:39 PM

Post #4716979

All the flowers are very pretty! I have LOTS of buds coming on. We got the snow we told we were getting.

Flurries30F
Feels like: 24F


Barometer: 30.1 in and rising
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 3 miles
Wind: 6 mph N
Sunrise: 7:18 AM
Sunset: 7:48 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Yesterday it hit 63, I cut down some reed and today? This...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 27, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #4717048

19 Sunrise was just moments ago: 7:32 AM AKDT Sunset:8:31 PM
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Light winds.
MySharona; when you're here, you'll most likely be driving past Nenana and will be seeing the little church first-hand. The Milepost, Parks Hwy section, will have info about Nenana. I'm not sure about the age;
Nenana is where barges are loaded and from there, go down to the Yukon River to supply villages along the river. What a sweet memorial to Soxy. Very nice.
kwanjin~from 63 to snow is quite a change; hopefully it's not going to affect the buds.
henryr10~very pretty/nice seeing that winter is nearly over.
The frozen waterfalls are slowly easing out of winter. With temps up in the 40s most days now, the end is in sight.
Once it remains above freezing during the night, there's no turning back to winter.
Kiska

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #4717068

I don't think the snow will affect the buds. The temps are already going up, the sun is coming out and the snow is melting.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #4717256

Wow- what beautiful flowers for my birthday - thank you all!. Had a great day with family and friends, ice cream and cake. Weather was very nice in the low 60's and sunshine!.

Today we have 44 degrees and intermittent rain. But I am happy and healthy and just biding my time until I can work outside some more.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4717790

Kelli, I think you take exellent pictures. The lupines are spectacular! My neighbor has them, but I never got started.

Deb, March is almost over. We just have to get thru April before it's really pleasant :) I hope your sprouts don't freeze. We go thru that disappointment often in Iowa. Those buds are so neat!

Sharon, wow, a low of 38! That's our overnite temps! WOW, I think that's the most gorgeous sky yet!!! It MUST be chilly, a gorgeous beach and it's empty :) I think I could look at your wide open sky for the rest of my life! Is the beach protected because it's for flood control? That's a nice sky picture too, love the melon horizon. That's a gorgeous ?clemantis? I love hyacinths!! I haven't had any for years. I love the kitty statue!

Pepper, is that a good thing? (Water) We haven't had near the rain they've had just north of us. I guess you call that ''trickle'' down, LOL.

Ric, the sun is too bright for your just up daffodil. She's bowing her head. :)) The anemone is a perfect pastel. I love their long petals. Ahh, not a calla. Arum Lily. It's beautiful! I don't recognize the folaige with the white blooms. They are neat! Anyone's crocus look good to me :))

Kiska, that's miles of snow!!! I can't believe the lakes are still so frozen. I'll never get used to your weather :)) That is a really neat bridge. I love the sides. The water looks very uninviting tho :( Your temps aren't much different than ours. We just don't have snow or ice left. That's a nice little church. Is it built from logs? The corners are neat. I love the frozen waterfall!!

Seeds, it does feel good to clear beds doesn't it? I spent all afternoon yesterday finishing mine and putting down iris borer granules. I got some chickweed and henbit pulled, but I don't think I got the roots :(( My crocus are poking out an inch. Aawww, I missed it by a day. Happy Happy Birthday!!

Sugar, you work so hard, but I envy your many abilities. I see coleus featured a lot this year and last. It's the ''new'' plant and you've been growing it all this time. There are some gorgeous colors and I look forward to your pictures.

Marsue, I seem to miss a few days all the time now. It is hard to catch up!! The panseys/violas are so pretty. Bright as sunshine! So is Sunsprite! Beautiful!!

Marylyn, the camping trip does sound like fun. Do you have an air mattress to sleep on? Have a
good time!

TameraFaye, hope to see more pictures of the hatchlings!! I'm crossing fingers even tho I missed the lawyer story!

Kwanjin, it looks like a cool morning! The snow seems to be making the rounds. WOW, your snow really stuck!

KarlyRed, yay, another zone 5a! No snow last night for us, but we got some today.

Adina, such a pretty rose! Wah, I want spring!!

38*. We started with sleet. Then it rained off and on. Then it rained snow. Then it just snowed straight down. Nothing stuck. We even got a bit of thunder. It's not a nice day. I'm glad I worked out all day yesterday!

Hollyhocks for a Happy Birthday!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4717939

The little kitty statue is very sweet, Sharon. :-)

Deb, the picture of the buds is beautiful!!

Kiska, that water-not-fall is amazing. How are your eyes doing?

No tents or air mattresses. We're going upscale with bunkbeds in a cabin. LOL I think it will be fun, too. :-)

The Mountain Laurels and Mexican Plum are done blooming now and the Brazos Penstemon is starting to bud. I'll try to get a picture of it in bloom this weekend. Spring has officially left the Houston area and is moving north.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 1:53pm CDT (44 min ago)
Temperature 80 F 27 C
Dew Point 61 F 16 C
Humidity 52%
Pressure 29.94 in 1013.8 mb
Wind Speed 20 MPH
G 28 17 kts
G 24
Wind Dir S 170
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Mostly Clear
Peak Wind: 26 kts from 180 (18:30 GMT).
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 64.9F / 18.3C

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2008
7:48 PM

Post #4717964

Marylyn, laughing over the bunks! That's my kind of camping :))

I planted Brazos penstemon and they came thru the winter almost evergreen. I never had a bloom last year. I hope it will this year. I look forward to your photo.

Spring is over, that is so sad.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 27, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #4718096

Thanks; glad you've enjoyed seeing some of the sights along the way to Fairbanks last week. There is snow, and lots of it, between here and Fairbanks. The ice on that river, under that bridge, is now at 47" thick. I've guessed that it will go out on in mid-April, or early May.
Love the idea of camping in a cabin, Marylyn.
Some improvement w/eye; thanks.
bp~Spring is over? Come on up and see it again in a few weeks:)) Love the hollyhock; an old time favorite.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4718147

Quoting:Spring is over, that is so sad.
Well, the pecan trees haven't leafed out yet, so I suppose it isn't quite over... LOL They're always last. But the wondering whether this warm spell is going to last is pretty much over. We still have a couple of months of good gardening time left. By the end of June it's just too stinkin' hot to do much outside, so the garden has to fend for itself until the middle of September. It always looks good out there in May and October, and is hit and miss otherwise. LOL

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #4718350

Laughing, Kiska, I still have spring to come! Good point tho! A person could visit and have spring year round LOL!

Marylyn, my neighbor used to snow bird around Mission and by the middle of April they were home because it was getting too hot. We don't get warm till June. Memorial day is usually freezing cold !! Stinking hot is July and August!

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4718906

Billy: Now that's a thought! The "Spring Tour", just go round the globe, visiting spring. :)
High today was downright warm (love it) at 76F. Low tonight 52. That settles it. The orchids and tropicals are going outside this weekend!

Here's a small part of our crazy back yard as seen from the back porch. There are paths through the ivy in there around the azaleas; hard to tell that, though.
Deb

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4718910

Oooo... That's beautiful, Deb!!!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #4718952

Kiska is the ''springboard'' for that idea!

Now that's a back yard!!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 28, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4718962

Happy birthday, Se_eds!

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on March 27, 2008
69 F / 21 C
Clear
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSE

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 28, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4718990

bp~I wondered about that comment; now, after more careful re-reading, I see it's in reply to Marylyn's:))
Sounds like your summer would be hard to take, Marylyn:))
39 at 4:30pm; sunny and nice, no wind, but there's a grass fire about 3 miles from here, on the Butte.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #4719031

What a beautiful un-stepped on beach! Looks like paradise.

Billy-Porter, I love the old fashioned hollyhocks. The last ones I had were the Peaches and Cream variety and they just weren't the same!

I am surprised that the daylilies made it through our freeze and thaw-with-no-snow winter as good as they did. I still have some tough 'hard' dormant plants that are not above ground yet!.

Tomorrow I need to get to Harrisburg - a 5 gallon of gas trip - but will load my truck with composted manure, rotted leaf mulch ( can't get it around here) and peat moss if it is cheaper in Harrisburg.

What I really want to do is to go to Gabriels discount store to pick up cheap gardening clothes. I am really tight about buying stuff, prefer to spend my money on plants. Do you think I may be out-of-focus???
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 28, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4719052

se_eds~ not at all:) You've got a full day planned and hope you have a wonderful day.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4719325

BP, rain is good but floods like we have had here in the area isn't. Flooding in general is good for the enviroment but not like this. We are so saturated that if we get any more rain it will cause flooding. Especially in southern MO.

Today was a murky day. Foggy and drizzly the whole time.

Currently: 39F Cloudy
Currently: 3C Cloudy
Wind: North-Northeast at 18 MPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 37F
Barometer: 29.88 inches
Wind Chill: 30F
Wind: North-Northeast at 28 KPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1012 millibars
Wind Chill: -1 C
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 7:39 pm


pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4719326

BP, rain is good but floods like we have had here in the area isn't. Flooding in general is good for the enviroment but not like this. We are so saturated that if we get any more rain it will cause flooding. Especially in southern MO.

Today was a murky day. Foggy and drizzly the whole time.

Currently: 39F Cloudy
Currently: 3C Cloudy
Wind: North-Northeast at 18 MPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 37F
Barometer: 29.88 inches
Wind Chill: 30F
Wind: North-Northeast at 28 KPH
Humidity: 93%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1012 millibars
Wind Chill: -1 C
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 7:39 pm


kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2008
3:53 AM

Post #4719886

I so have to be somewhere I can grow azaleas and rhodies!!!

We went from this, this morning...


...to sun and no snow anywhere, except isolated pockets of shade-snow.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #4720394

Kiska Im enjoying your pictures. We look forward to the trip. We are planning on doing a lot of driving, picking places to visit, no real itinerary. The railroad is way at the top of the list! LOL!
Seeds So glad you had a wonderful! Sounds like fun!
Sally The areas between the road and the beaches are protected to keep the sand as pristine as possible and also to protect the sea turtle nests during nesting season. I love the wide-open sky too. I was raised in Houston (for the most part) and found I really much prefer small town living. Love those Hollyhocks!
Marylyn I feel your pain. Spring doesnt last long here either! Pretty soon it be just plain old hot. Cabin camping sounds good! No tents!
Deb Love your back yard! Your picture reminded me that I wanted to plant so wisteria along the back fence. I can still do it, but it wont fill out very much.
Kelli Gorgeous beach!
Seeds LOL! I use old shorts, tank tops, crocs or worn out walking shoes for gardening. No money spent there. DH always says I cant believe I BUY dirt! LOL! My response is We have sand need gardening soil not dirt for the plants to survive! LOL!
Kiska - Your last picture is so pretty. Hope the fire caused no harm. Difficult to imagine a fire in all that snow.
kwanjin - Love your last picture - very mysterious and "Hobbit" looking.

58.1 F / 14.5 C
Clear
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. High 77. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Where's Dyson, Blooms with a View, Rann, E_B, Yuri, I know I'm missing some people here, but it's early and I need coffee!

Bearded Iris coming up! They're late...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #4720395

Bumble Bee on Lady Margaret.

Lady M is doing much better since I cut her way back. I think I killed the scale problem she caught.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #4720397

Poinsettia still going strong! LOL! It gets pruned in May.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4720830

Deb, love your back yard--gorgeous!!
Kelli: beautiful beach pic.
Kiska: is it almost Spring at your place?
Sharon: pretty flowers and you are going to have a "pot full" of bearded iris!
Celia, glad your snow is gone.
BP: I love those hollyhocks. I hope to grow some this year.
Marylyn: your spring is almost over and ours is just getting started good.

Beautiful day yesterday although the wind was blowing and lots of yellow pollen flying around. I woke up with swollen eyes and a stuffy nose--typical springtime allergies! :o(( I planted 60+ petunias on Wed.
60 right now and overcast. 30% chance of precip.
Grandkids will be here soon for the day so I must "run". Everyone have a good day!
These popped out yesterday. :o))

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2008
1:35 PM

Post #4720850

Sharon: forgot to mention your memorial statue to Soxy.
We have one for our little dog Scruffy who died in '02. Here is the pic of his memorial statue.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4722011

Cute, Mau!

36F
Feels like: 36F


Barometer: 30 in and falling
Dewpoint: 11
Humidity: 32%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:16 AM
Sunset: 7:49 PM
UV Index: 2 Low


Yes, I thought the mountain looked "Hobbit-ish" as well.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 28, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #4722985

1:30 pm. 33 Sunny and clear.
MySharona~a poinsettia in March; wow- and it's as beautiful and bright as ever. Bumblebee/blossom is pretty cute.
Marsue~ 60 petunias will be spectacular when all are in bloom. Love the tulips; the memorial statue is so nice.
Spring is closer, but the ice/snow and frozen ground will be around a few more weeks. Usually by early/mid-May, the leaves begin to come out.
kwanjin~all types of weather in one day; it must keep you wondering what weight jacket to wear.
The fire was just a grass fire and was put out in a few hours; no damage that I've heard. The ground is frozen,but the grasses are dry so burn well this time of year.
Moose came around while our guests were here; not special about the pic, just what's going on.

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

March 29, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4723453

The orioles are back. I saw both species, Bullock's and hooded, today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on March 28, 2008
67 F / 19 C
Clear
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 45 F / 7 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the ESE


giant coreopsis - That's what it's called. These are actually pretty average size specimens.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4723466

Sharona, your bloom is so beautiful. Can't grow them up here. But I have been checking my clematis vines I planted last year. Lo and behold, they are sprouting leaves. Sure hope we don't get a hard frost. I wasa disappointed with them last year as they just barely survived. This year I have several stems from each plant - with leaves.

Marsue, you are planting out petunias and I am starting petunia seeds! We get frosts into May - I think the 9th is the last frost date, but have had lots and lots of frosts up until the 20th. I also started tomato seeds last week. LOL. Just cannot be summertime without tomato sandwiches. The last few days have been overcast and grey, grey. Supposed to get sunshine tomorrow. Currently 40 deg with occasional showers.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4723694

The Clementine Vines as my old NC gardening friend called them are known for first year they sleep, second year creep and third year they leap.
In NC my DM had vines covered with flowers for years.
It's lovely here and I got a huge Oompah Coleus at Costco for $10.69.
I'm sure they will head North soon.
My weather is like Sharons pretty much.
I'm sorry I don't post more, I'm working 70 hrs a week.
Took tonight off to get ready for an RU tomorrow at Molly Mc's.
;)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4723906

Currently: 48F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 8C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: East at 9 MPH
Humidity: 34%
Dewpoint: 21F
Barometer: 30.19 inches
Wind Chill: 44F
Wind: East at 14 KPH
Humidity: 34%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1022 millibars
Wind Chill: 6 C
Sunrise: 7:07 am
Sunset: 7:40 pm

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
2:39 AM

Post #4724162

pepper: your temp. is about the same as ours is right now: 47. I had to dig my sweater out of the closet--just when I thought Spring was here to stay--should have known better!
Kelli: those coreopsis are giants, indeed, compared to the ones we have here. "just average size" for your area, maybe! LOL
Kiska: God certainly had a sense of humor when he created moose--not to mention several other creatures I could mention, including humans!!
se_eds: I love fresh, home-grown tomatoes but I never seem to have any luck growing them. :o(( However, I have a lasagna bed that has been "cooking" all winter, so I am ready to give them another try!

Tomorrow's forecast: 40% chance of showers; high of 65; low of 51; sunrise at 6:58 a.m.; sunset at 7:28 p.m.

Here's my neighbor-across-the-street's Redbud in bloom.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4726191

oh, i used to have a redbud! thanks for all the phtos. love that mistiness around the peaks before the sun came out in Utah.

did i hear RU at MMs? say hi to Molly for me.

i should be faxing to lawyer's office, but had to take a break. have lots of chick pics, no time to load them

hatched out 16 babies, two have died. some are wearing hobbles [leg problemns from high hunidity], and one just learned how to stand and opened his eyes today!

have ten more babies that are all bantams too. and 15 in the bator for April 7th. Court date is April 8th.

Sorry i dont' have a nice pic of my parrot tulip to post. i put it in a sunny window, then overwatered it. the roots were almost bound, and it all dried up while i was gone to the lawyer's. so i dumped it out and separated the bulbs. hope they make it...

enjoying all the diversity in weather across the US! haven't heard much from our international friends lately...

soon it will begin to look green and i will take pictures of Mesquite leafing out! spring is just barely here, and the almanac says it will be a wet/cold one! followed by a hot/dry summer! tell me again why i live here???

tf
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 29, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4726343

18 cloudy and gray. 8:30am.
Sunrise: 7:26 Sunset: 8:37 gain of 5m51seconds.
The redbud is beautiful, marsue.
Sugarweed; hope you have a great time at RU. Long week you put in and sure deserve a wonderful break.
kelli~very pretty; nothing like yellow for spring.
TF~sounds very busy around there; hope you can post pics soon.
se_eds~fresh tomatoes is certainly something to look forward to.
pepper23~looks fairly nice there; very little wind sure helps.
Fire from ice...a lens made of ice directs the suns' beam to burn a piece of sheetrock. (Last week at Fairbanks' Ice Festival)
Kiska

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4726710

I'm around ... just pouring Concrete in the Hall at the moment...
BBL w/ the story!

Ric

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
6:45 PM

Post #4726757

oh, goodness Ric! can't wait to see the final picture...

we have been building a new goat/chicken pen. breaking for lunch
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #4726923

Marsue, maybe I've mentioned it before, but if you are having trouble growing tomatoes, it might be that you have root nematodes. If you get nematode-resistant varieties, you'll do much better.

It's "that time of the month" and I'm feeling kind of blah. The weather is kind of blah, too.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on March 29, 2008
59 F / 15 C
Overcast
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the SSE


These are babiana. They are not blah.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #4727025

Kelli, you are correct: the babiana are definitely not "blah", but I am sorry you are feeling "blah". Thanks for the advice about the tomato nematodes. I'll have to check into getting the resistant variety.

Ric: I can hardly wait to hear the story about you pouring concrete in your hallway--that sounds interesting, to say the least--and maybe a little scary!! LOL

TF; you have certainly been busy with those chicks.

Kiska: fire from ice! How 'cool' is that? :o))

The weather people missed it again--no high of 65 around here--it's a cool 47 and overcast. We got more rain this morning and it has been "yucky" all day with fog until noon! :o((

Here's a couple of anemones blooming. I've never grown them before and they have been a delightful little surprise for me this spring!

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4727695

Clear skies and 30F here now with temps falling into the mid-20's tonight. The big warm-up is forecast to start tomorrow with temps at least in the 40's most of the next 10 days. Maybe Spring will finally spring!

Kiska... that ice lens is really neat.

Ric...I assume you're pouring concrete to level the floor and perhaps lay tile?

marsue...I planted a redbud here and it was doing quite nicely until a large branch fell from a near-by maple tree and split it right down the middle. Bummer.

Deb...Your backyard is GORGEOUS!!!

I'm enjoying the spring flower pics. I hope to have some myself in a month or two.


Photo: I came across a cottontail bunny while walking the Ernst Trail this morning.


early_bloomer

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4727785

Nice but cloudy day today. I spent the morning repotting and planting and - yes! - moving the tenders out of the garage and house. (Then I had a nap. ;-> )

Low tonight is 49F but that's the coldest for the next 10 days (if we canbelieve the forecast), so it's everybody out!

(Cute bunny, E_B.)

Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4728048

46 (Wind Chill 41) rain moving in again...

Well it's not a pretty story.
We've mostly finished the Cabinet Wall.
So we decided to wrap some Bead board Wainscoting down the Hall.
Mainly to match the Bookcase back.
Well the plaster was pretty bad so Robyn knocked some down.
No problems on one side but...
Old covered up termite (no bugs) and water damage on the other.
Rotted wood, mold, etc and wood ending in concrete.
Not on Concrete but IN it... will a big void underneath part of it.
Seems when they filled in the crawlspace
they left the wood in and poured concrete over it.
So we shored up the ceiling, ripped out the bad wood, reframed most of it
and poured new crete up to the floor level.
Once that sets up we will reframe it correctly.
We may, come Summer, jack the ceiling up anyway so we need a strong base.

Why people do these quick fixes I'll never understand.
They did a complete reworking of the interior rooms.
All it would have taken was 1 extra day to do this right.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #4728060

BTW This WILL look prettier when we finish...LOL!

A little Spring

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4728196

Currently 35 and wind still. Supposed to warm up a bit for tomorrow, then two or three days of rain. I can finish a bed tomorrow and put down Preen or Snapshot. Can't add mulch yet - don't have any.

Sidney - I am concerned about you. You are working so hard. I hope you realize that extra money is not worth much these days. Interest rate are the lowest since I can remember - and I am older than you by a long shot. Hope you take the time to have fun. We will not walk this way again - so take the time to sow beauty and give encouragement to others, and once in a while - snap a picture to preserve beauty so others can recognize it, also. That is what our photos do - they show beauty and wonderment to those who have no time to stop and see.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #4728401

Ric...I know what you mean. I bought an older house and some of the goofy things I've found here while remodeling are hard to believe.


early_bloomer

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4728412

Oh, seeds. You said it!

I can't catch up! I look at the pics and read a sentence here and there. I get the gist of the day that way.

Cloudy39F
Feels like: 31F


Barometer: 29.9 in and rising
Dewpoint: 16
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph NNW
Sunrise: 7:14 AM
Sunset: 7:50 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

"THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAVY SNOW WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM MDT MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

THIS WARNING IS FOR THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS... THE SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT AND THE SANPETE VALLEY. THIS INCLUDES SALT LAKE CITY... PROVO AND MANTI.

SNOW TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST TOTALS WILL BE IN THE UTAH AND SANPETE VALLEYS AND ALONG THE BENCHES IN THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS."

I'm between Salt Lake City proper and Tooele (pronounced...Two-illa)Valley. Provo and Manti are WAY south of us. We're going to get hit bad.

I took some neat cloud pics from work today.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4728415

And another...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4728419

More from that land of The Ring.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
3:12 AM

Post #4728619

YIKES!
So THAT's where the snow went!
Hunker Down k!

Don't worry too much about Sidney she works hard...VERY hard but in short increments.
6 Weeks or so then usually a nice weeks long rest.
For those of you who don't know she's a Boilermaker.
Asker why she has to travel for her work... lol!
Last year she was doing a job near here and stopped in for a short visit.

Sidney have a BLAST at Molly's!
Jeremey going to be there?

Rain still slowly moving in...then warming temps.
Maybe some more T-Storms...

Ric

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2008
8:21 AM

Post #4729136

Howdeeee,
Did I mention that Papa, (My DGD) used to say "Your so pretty, you look just like Minnie Pearl!" I thought that was wonderful and still do.
What wonderful roots we all have and what a blessed life I have.
Well this time the Boilerhouse is just 6 miles away instead of 600 or 1600.
I'm just trying to see if I can get my toe in the door for a long tour here.
We have work at this place for the next 14 months I believe.
I had a fantastic time at Molly's and not only was Jeremy there he rode with me. I didn't work last night and was 30 minutes late today. I will sleep like a baby in just a bit. I still need to find the camera I took with me.
I'm the only female journeyman in this local so they should take care of me. I just don't see that happening.
I got a pedicure last night just to have one of those chairs knead my tired bones. Everyone should try that at least once.
I met Stacy, aka our Uber Floridian. Bless her heart she has just had chemo and we are all picturing her healthy and with hair again. I fell in love with her immediately.
Budgielover brought a pot of red leafed Night Blooming Cerieus(sp?).
I divided it into 5 plants and escaped with 2 of them.
I also got my "Sidney" Coleus fix with about 40 cuttings I will root tomorrow.
I got some othe great goodies, but only one box full.
Got 3 Hycinth Vines and an unnusual aster from a new acquantence of Molly's.
Just a great day.
Temps in the 80s.
Sidney

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 30, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #4729155

Great pics everyone, seems spring has sprung almost everywhere! Here's my hyacinthus in a pot.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 30, 2008
8:53 AM

Post #4729157

Azaleea.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2008
1:27 PM

Post #4729579

Marsue Awww cute memorial for Scruffy!
Kelli Pretty pic of the giant coreopsis
Se_eds Yummm tomato sandwiches!
Sidney Glad you had a good time at MM's. One of my co-workers passed away last week. I went to the funeral yesterday afternoon.
Marsue Thats a glorious red bud tree!
Kiska That fire/ice lens is very cool!
Kelli- Hope youre feeling better! Pretty babiana Ive never seen them before.
E_B Great bunny picture! Love it!
Ric Weve done some minor repairs that ended up being not so minor. Good thing you found the damage before it caused a lot more problems. Pretty little Spring!
Kwanjin Great pics! Now we know where the snow went! LOL!

61.2 F / 16.2 C
Overcast
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 58 F / 15 C
Wind: 6.0 mph / 9.7 km/h / 2.7 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 11.2 mph / 18.0 km/h / 10.3 m/s
Pressure: 30.27 in / 1024.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 600 ft / 182 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening...

Today
Windy and cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. High 70. Northeast winds 20 mph.

Huge change from yesterday. Saturday was 80* sunny and just wonderful. This morning feels like Winter! LOL! Guess I'll have to start some of that Spring cleaning that I've been putting off instead of playing outside. :P

Taken last night

edited to correct typo

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4729597

Good morning!
SUpposed to get up to ony the mid 50s today (normal would be closer to70), but at the moment it's 44, same as at 6am (3 1/2 hrs ago), so I'm not optimistic. All the tropicals I moved outside yesterday are probably cursing me in plant-speak!
Damp and misty.

Not complaining, mind you! I know I'm lucky not to have ice and snow! :)
Deb

PS/Kwanjin - beautiful clouds! You must be pretty high up in altitude there.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #4729807

46 (Wind Chill 42)
Rain is still slowly moving in.
Then temps in the mid 60's all week.
Maybe a brief drop into the low 30's mid week...but mostly mid/upper 40's for lows.
Time to start uncovering a few plants...

Adina those are some pretty blooms!!

Ric
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #4729881

Sharon, your little friend is adorable...
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #4729898

TF: I agree. He has that "uh oh" look. LOL.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #4730008

Pretty flowers! I have daffy and grape hycinth under the snow. They poke out of it. It's kind of pretty, too. Too cold to go out and take a pic, though.

We are high up in the mountains. 4500-5000 ft.

Flurries30F
Feels like: 22F

Barometer: 29.9 in and rising
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 1 miles
Wind: 9 mph NNW
Sunrise: 7:13 AM
Sunset: 7:51 PM
UV Index: 0 Low
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4730075

Sidney what does a boilermaker do? (If you tell me you "make boilers", I am going to run away screaming--LOL)
EB: cute bunny photo--I'm amazed he didn't run away from you.
Celia: Oh, no! More snow! You have my sympathy! Great pics, though. Our elevation is much lower than yours. Arkansas' highest elevation is Mt. Magazine at approx. 2700+ft.
Ric: glad you were able to "fix" the problem in the wall/floor. Pretty flowers there.
Adina: pretty hyacinths and azaleas. When will your house be ready to move into?
Sharon: cute squirrel--have you given him a name?

I shouldn't complain given the weather some of you are having. However, we are having a yucky rainy day here (and also yesterday). We certainly don't need the rain. Wish I could send it to those of you who need it. Our high is forecast to be 77 but it is only 53 right now and damp--very damp. I will be surprised if we reach into the 70's.

Quoting: We will not walk this way again - so take the time to sow beauty and give encouragement to others, and once in a while - snap a picture to preserve beauty so others can recognize it, also. That is what our photos do - they show beauty and wonderment to those who have no time to stop and see.


Good advice for all of us, EB!!
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2008
3:49 PM

Post #4730202

It's already 43 with bright sunshine here this morning. I've been pruning apple trees--a job I really don't enjoy.

marsue...Great Quote! I couldn't believe it didn't run either. The walkers just ahead of us had 2 dogs, one really large, that were running all around the sides of the trail. They had to have just about stepped on the rabbit.


My compost piles are thawing!!!!


early_bloomer

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

March 30, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4730389

Yes, Sidney, tell us more. When I think of boilermakers, I think of Perdue.

We had an immeasurably small trace of rain last night, but get out your rain dancing gear. We have a 60% chance of rain on Wednesday and I'll be needing all the help I can get. It even says, "rain", not "showers". Ooo! Ooo! Getting excited here.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 AM PDT on March 30, 2008
52 F / 11 C
Overcast
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s from the West


lemon tree

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
4:49 PM

Post #4730420

A Boilermaker is a beer cocktail consisting of a shot of whiskey, tequila, or vodka, and a glass of beer (therefore sometimes also called simply a shot and a beer). Traditionally, the shot and the beer are served separately, although they may also be mixed before by the preparer.

Classically, the liquor is drunk in one gulp and chased immediately by the beer.

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #4730545

Deb I had to laugh at the plant cursing as I was dragging the orchids back inside! LOL!
Adina Pretty blooms!
TF&Deb Thanks! That pictures happened very quickly wasnt sure it would turn out.
Marsue All squirrels are Fred/Freddie!
Seeds I love those words of wisdom. Mind if I put it on my refrigerator?
EB I see green! LOL!!
Kelli Woooo Hooooo! Praying you get that much needed rain!
Ric That sounds downright nasty tasting! LOL! Give me a glass of wine instead!

59.7 F / 15 C
Overcast
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 5.0 mph / 8 km/hfrom the NNE
Wind Gust: 11.6 mph / 18 km/h
Pressure: 30.30 in / 1026.0 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 900 ft / 274 m
(Above Ground Level)

Never made it to 70, actually never really made in to 61*.

That's Boo to the left and Fred feeding. Boo will get close (within 1') and just watch them eat. She surprises me sometimes.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4731107

Whoops! Sorry, EB. I was thinking I was quoting you but it was se_eds! LOL
Ric! You funny guy! Boilermaker, indeed! LOL (I'm with Sharon. That sounds nasty-tasting!)
Kelli: I'm doing my best to send our rain out your way!
Sharon, I am surprised that "Freddie" will let Boo get that close. I guess he knows he has nothing to fear.

Still raining and up to 58. Well, it isn't raining at the moment but it has been most of the day--off and on. I need for the sun to come out. We have bags and bags of that red mulch to put out in our flower beds. We got free mulch last fall from Searcy Mulch but it isn't very pretty--it is all different sizes and shapes of stuff, so we are going to put the red mulch over it to dress things up a bit.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #4731219

I'm cracking up, at some point during the last 3 hours WX has changed our high to 65*! Like we're actually going to reach that at this point! LOL!

Wish we could get some free mulch!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #4731280

Beautiful orchid, Sharon! Bring your pick-up and your trailer and drive on up here to Searcy, AR. You can get all the free mulch you want! (Of course, it wouldn't be "free" after you pay for the gasoline to get you up here--LOL)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4731460

EB, as much as i love your piles, that is the first picture you posted that i haven't been tempted to put on my desktop [got the old barn on there now!]

Ric, will ask DH to make me one with vodka and ale or lager next time we have any! sounds good! although i MUCH prefer a Spanish or Chilean wine...

yes, Sid, do tell what you do to make boils, and on WHOM, lol...

Sharon, Boo is definitely being watched carefully, Fred is no fool!

Kelli, fingers crossed for rain. still ahven't named any chickens excpet the little weak ones that hatched last week and have since passed... but i really love the names you suggested!!! hope to have mor ebabies next week, about 4/7, the day before i appear in civil court to defend my since-passed chickens on the charge of irrigation digging! then perhaps their progeny can be hired out to dig up lines for petroleum companies LOL

here are the latest additions to our chick brooders...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4731469

and marsue i have to ditto what you quoted from se-eds! it is soooo true!

these guys are the same age, but taken several days later...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #4731577

i couldn't resist this picture yesterday. our 6-7 weeks old sexlinks knowcked their water over it, and when i refilled it they were thirsty. it lookd like a Water-go-Round LOL. Or Musical Drinks. one would get bumped out and then circle around to find a new spot to squeeze into, and they sortat walked in a cricle as they drank!

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4732281

TamaraFaye,, I am getting a kick out of your peeps and chicks. My Sharona, you must be a southern gal if you don't know what boilermakers are. LOLOL.
I consumed enough of them in my youth that I could have been iron-clad.
Sunny Day here, high of 50 deg but very windy. Read the Sunday paper.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
12:37 AM

Post #4732386

TF that sounds almost like a Redneck Boiler.
I used to make them when I tended bar in Miami.
Had to look up the recipe again though.
1/2 ounce of Old Crow whiskey and a 1/2 ounce of vodka into a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Boilermakers are nasty as I'm sure se_eds will agree.
But they get their point across rather quickly...lol!

We had a slow drizzley rain all day.
Much better for the plants than the deluges we've been having.
Should be around till Tuesday morning...

TF I Loved the Chicken Dance!

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

March 31, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #4732776

Got pretty warm today. Felt like low to mid 50s. I went out and raked all the leaves off the coneflower bed and some other beds too. Needed to be done before the rain hits tonight.

Tonight and tomorrow it will be warm and rainy. Supposed to hit 67 tomorrow.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2008
8:54 AM

Post #4734143

Boilermakers are basically required for most power.
We build and repair the big boilers for whoever generates electricity.
We also build and repair oil/gasoline refineries. Chemical refineries also.
We are reducing emishon for s JEA facility. In NC most of our work was with Duke ouwer.
We also build and repair Reciovery Boilers
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2008
9:34 AM

Post #4734160

Cute pics TF!

55.6 F / 13 C
Overcast
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/hfrom the North
Wind Gust: 9.2 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.27 in / 1024.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 300 ft / 91 m
(Above Ground Level)

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon...

Today
Patchy dense early morning fog. Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs in the mid 72. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph during the morning.

No rain yesterday - we'll see if it happenes today. Brugmansia buds - I have 11 now! Yes I am getting giddy about seeing all of them bloom! LOL!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2008
12:10 PM

Post #4734383

Good Mornin' Everybody! Did ya think that I got lost? Well, I Am lost! LOL Especially after trying to read some of your posts...and at this point I'm totally too far behind! :D
I do see, however, that I missed Se_eds birthday! Happy Birthday!, Se-eds! Sorry it's late, but better late than never. :)
I've been "picking eggs" (fish...not chickens) & doing some spring cleaning up at White Sulfur, doing intense school work (preparing for a final next week), working at the store, scheduling a civil service test, I could go on & on...Wednesday we will go collect some fish from New River to go in some of the tanks to rear endangered mussels! :D (so excited!)
Sidney & Ric, ...I know what both boiler makers are. :) I used to work for Celanese, who generated their own power & I used to frequent a bar just south of Cleveland that dropped a shot of whiskey into a glass of beer. 'Never could figure out how someone could drink that drink! Just give me a Margurita! :D

The weather today...it's 40 & overcast. We had a little freezing rain yesterday...a normal spring day! Some more rain for today...
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 37F
Feels like: 35F
Barometer: 30.4 in
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 2 miles
Wind: 3 mph NE
Sunrise: 7:09 AM
Sunset: 7:45 PM

The trivia answer...B. ...sorry that I left you all hangin'...
Inversions are a factor in days where there is smog, or during ice storms.

Today's trivia,
March is said to come in like a ________ and go out like a lamb.
a) Lion
b) Tiger
c) Bear
d) Oh, my!

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

Sharon?...did you say that you needed a "fix"?


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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #4734395

Se_eds...Happy (belated) Birthday...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
2:38 PM

Post #4734895

Joey, it's A.

We have a Celanese plant here. Blew up in 1992 i think, but recovered and still operating...

have a beautiful day everyone!

tf
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4734923

TF: like Ric, I loved the chicken dance! Too funny! :o))
Sidney, thanks for the explanation on what your kind of boilermaker does. Now I know--you really do make boilers!
Welcome back, Joey--we missed you! JW is adorable as usual! There's no danger of him being undernourished, is there? LOL Trivia answer is "A" :o))
Sharon, I have never grown brugs. I would have to have a greenhouse, I think. Kathy Ann, one of our DGers here in Arkansas, grows them but she does have a greenhouse. I had never seen a brug "up close and personal" until I met Kathy. Brugs are certainly beautiful and I can understand how one could become addicted to them!

We saw a bit of the sun at sunrise this morning but the clouds have come back in. :o((
yucky forecast for us today:
Detailed Local Forecast: Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours. High 71F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Tonight: Thunderstorms likely - possibly strong, especially this evening. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. Low 62F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

My Christmas Cactus is now my Spring Cactus--it is still blooming!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4735476

se_eds - LOL! Southern born and raised!
Joey - There's that precious little man! He's adorable! Thank you for the "fix"! Sounds like you've been and are going to be very busy. Rearing endangered mussles? Very cool! Going with A on the trivia. Beautiful bloom.
marsue - I can't believe your cactus is still blooming! That's amazing and very pretty!

62.1 F / 16.7 C
Overcast
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13.4 km/h
Pressure: 30.27 in / 1024.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 300 ft / 91 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 130 PM...brief showers and patchy light rain will move north along the immediate coast affecting areas from Crescent Beach to Fernandina Beach. Rainfall amounts will be light...mostly under a tenth of an inch. A large area of showers and rain continues in the coastal waters... mostly 10 to 60 mies offshore...with the heaviest activity located 40 miles east of the coast. Movement is to the north at 20 miles per hour.

I really don't think we're going to hit our high again today. No rain worth mentioning, only a little mizzle.

Two Cuban Anoles - I call them Julio!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #4735526

Pretty flowers and the anoles are so cute. We used to keep them. And there is no other name for them.

30F
Feels like: 21F


Barometer: 30.2 in ↑
Dewpoint: 14
Humidity: 46%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph NW
Sunrise: 7:11 AM
Sunset: 7:52 PM
UV Index: 2 Low


We had a visitor a few days ago...

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4735660

Well, this weather is really crazy. I believe this March came in like a lamb and out like a lion.
We are predicted to have temps in the 70s, but here it's noon and still in the 50s. I know to many of you 57 sounds great, but down here your personal thermostat gets re-programed and is very fickle.
The first refinery I ever saw was the Phillips refinery also in Tamara's neighborhood. I worked there back in 93 0r 94. They refine oil and natural gas there.
An interesting story;
One of the employees on the oil side had a problem with the native red ants in his yard. He went over to the Natural Gas side and got a small bottle of the 'stink' they put in Natural Gas. The next day he poured a good bit on the ant beds and went to work.
When he started home he ran into road blocks. He asked what was this about. The policeman said "We have a big gas leak, but we can't find where it's coming from."
I believe the 'stink theif' was terminated. LOL.
Many plants to get started today.
I have really enjoyed all your pictures, especially Joey's DGB.
Sidney

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #4736035

Kelli, do you know how beautiful the beach is to us in the midwest? Very!

Kiska, March is the month of grass fires here too. There was one to the north of us on a hill, but I didn't know it till the fire department was called. I loked out the kitchen window and there it was, less than 2 miles away.

Seeds, your shopping trip sounds justified to me. I bought overalls for my gardening clothes.

Pepper, we were so lucky to not flood like that this year. Most of the rivers and cricks went down fairly fast. I feel for the soggy bottomers!

Kwanjin, I love the side by side mountains. The fog sure can come and go!

Sharon, I didn't know you had sea turtles. How neat! Good list, (I haven't run across Blooms for a long time.) Sprouts are so exciting!! Love the bee on the bloom. My 31/2 yr. Grandson would ask, "Could I hold it in my hands?" He's learning what is safe to touch. Wow, the poinsette is beautiful!

Marsue, I want to see those petunias when they are in full bloom! Lovely tulips! Aawww, the stature is so cute.

Kiska, the moose are moseying!

Kelli, love orioles. Our's aren't back till the second week in May. Love the coreopsis!

Seeds, a frost would be disappointing. Our last one SHOULD be the end of April.

Sugar, You work too hard!! I'd like to see a photo of the coleous sometime.

Marsue, I grew up with a Redbud outside my bedroom window. I looked down on it all the time. They are so beautiful!

TF, I did catch your lawyer story and what a shame. You have my support!

Kiska, I just watched Mythbusters start a fire with clear ice. It's amazing!

Ric, the building continues!

TF, DH just helped DD trim goat hooves Saturday. They need to separate the buck next. I think it will take more than an electric fence to keep him in his place, but we'll see. She has Boer goats. They are sold for meat. What do you have?

Kelli, I'm glad to be past the blahs! Babianas are beautiful!

Marsue, little suprises are best!

Early, one could not love a bunny from your picture, even tho mine trimmed a shrub I didn't want trimmed.

Deb, repotting here too, but in the house!

Ric, isn't that the way remodeling goes! At least you are doing it right, especially if you do jack!

Kwanjin, very neat pictures!

Sugar, I love Minnie Pearl! They don't make them like that anymore. I'm glad you had a wonderful time!

Adina, I love hyacinths and wonder each spring why I didn't plant any... again! The azalea is gorgeous!

Sharon, cute squirrel!!

Early, I hear you! I'm never quite sure whether to trim a branch or not! Nice looking dirt!

Kelli, I don't dance worth a hoot, but we do get rain. I hope you do too!

Ric, I'll pass on the boilermaker.

Sharon, cute Boo picture!! Beautiful orchid!

TF, adorable chicks. ROTFL over the circle of drinkers!

Ric, how do you know what to drink next when you're drinking both? "Whiskey on beer, never fear. Beer on whiskey mighty risky."

Pepper, I raked too and am glad!

Sharon, I understand the giddy!

Hi Joey! I was lost too, but not as busy as you!! A. Lion!! That is the cutest picture!!! Such cheeks!! Nice yellow iris!

Marsue, between you and Sharon, Christmas is sure hanging on!

Sugar, ROTFL over the ''gas leak'' Wow, someone was on the ball tho, smelling it and reporting it!

We are going out like a lamb!! 53* and 1/2 inch of rain this morning. I've been cleaning porches and garages, raking, sowing seed and transplanting seedlings to bigger pots.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
7:33 PM

Post #4736329

thanks BP! we have two nubians, just 9 months old. i wonder if we need to trim their hooves?

Sid, that is hilarious!

it has been just lovely here. all animals and people alike enjoying it! Here also, i would say, in like a Lion, out like a Lamb!

our Nubians were enjoyting the weather along with Jaco the Giant rooster, his Sweetheart hens, and three new puppies rescued from the poung...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 31, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4736380

Gray, windy; 42.
Music2Keep~ "A". nice seeing you here again and glad you've been able to take a break and post a pic of JW> What a doll. Good luck w/test.
MySharona~ in the 60's there, does it seem like a return to winter? Rain is probably ok?
sugarweed~very interesting job description; at least it's nearby now.
pepper~bet the warm weather feels great after this past season.
marsue~thunderstorms and rain/hail~~sounds like lots going on. Nice spring cactus, too.
TF~another cute pic- nice little group you've got.
Wind-blown and drifted glacial silt/sand.
Kiska

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #4736420

wow, Kiska, Alaska is amazing!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2008
8:55 PM

Post #4736660

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on March 31, 2008
60 F / 16 C
Clear
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 37 F / 3 C
Wind: Calm


Billy, here's another beach picture for you.

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

March 31, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #4736696

This is my Thanksgiving cactus. It has been blooming since before Easter. My Christmas cactus also has one flower. I don't care for the politically-correct blandness of "holiday cactus" (or "holiday" anything), but the name has been accurate this year.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #4736739

Kelli, thanks for hte beach picture, i needed that!

tf
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #4736997

Beaches look beautiful up here. We had a last day mix of wind, rain and 39 degrees. It is supposed to warm up during the night and be mid 50's and rain tomorrow.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #4737221

Kwanjin What type of bird it that? Very cute!
Sidney I agree! We didnt hit our high either. Normally I dont mind it being cooler, but I put all my cool weather gear up for the next 8 months! LOL!
Sally Thanks! Here are a couple of links about the sea turtle watches. http://www.ameliaislandseaturtlewatch.com/
http://www.islandchamber.com/Things-to-Do.59.0.html
Kiska Rain would be nice, but nothing so far. Awesome picture! This is our normal high:
Max Temperature: Min Temperature:
Normal (KJAX) 76 F / 24 C 52 F / 11 C
Record (KJAX) 89 F / 31 C (1954) 32 F / 0 C (1964)

Kelli Beauteeeful beach! Love your Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter cactus! LOL! Im not a fan of the generic greetings either. LOL!

Sunrise picture

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4737587

Well, of course it warmed up again today, because it's Monday and I had to go back to work! ;->

Continues to be cloudy, but nice and mild. Currently, Dyson dark and 67F.

Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4737594

Kiska that Loess is amazing.
I didn't realize it could pile up that fast.
We have Moraine deposits all around here... in fact I used to work in Moraine, OH...
but any of the wind blown stuff has long since disappeared.

Billy I love that rhyme!

Joey good to see you back!!
Fighting the affects of Zebra Mussels?
Whiskey poured in Beer is a Sidecar... droppped shot glass and all a Depth Charge..
Guess what type of bars I worked in... LOL!

Kelli I need about 4 tons of that Rock!
What beach is that?

Started today w/ rain... then heavy rain... then drizzle...by 6 PM it was sunny...
Now another heavy band of rain is moving in...

It's supposed to move out by noon and we'll hit 65...
Weds Sunny and 57 Low at Freezing...
Then 60's and mid 40's for lows thru Monday ...
Might be time to start pulling the plastic on a few things.
April 14th is our average last frost date... xxxxx fingers...

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

April 1, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4737611

The beach is Leo Carrillo.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 1, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4737675

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening...
then a slight chance of snow after midnight.
Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
The sunrise is just wonderful, MySharona. 76 for a normal high must make these in the 60's downright cool.
Kelli~I'm ready to travel coast to coast just to take in these gorgeous beaches. Very pretty. Actually, we're flying to Mexico on Saturday, for a couple of weeks, and the vacation rental is on the beach. Really looking forward to the winter break.
se_eds~quite a range of weather there, too.
Kiska

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4737822

AK to Mexico...

Man THAT will be a change!!!!
Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4737944

We had some VERY strong winds today. Siding blew off houses, semis rolled over, limbs everywhere, trees down, power lines down and tornadoes in southern MO.

I have heard from some members caught in the storm and they are ok. I just need to hear from marsue and d-mail a few others.

And not a lick of rain here.

Currently: 45F Cloudy
Currently: 7C Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 16 MPH
Humidity: 76%
Dewpoint: 37F
Barometer: 29.81 inches
Wind Chill: 37F
Wind: Northwest at 25 KPH
Humidity: 76%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1009 millibars
Wind Chill: 2 C
Sunrise: 7:04 am
Sunset: 7:42 pm

kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 1, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4738067

pepper~sounds just awful; glad you're ok and hopefully, the others, too.
Ric~ yep ~ it's going to be a huge change for a couple of weeks~ but, I'm ready:)
Sculpted ice/ ship in a bottle. Taken by my SIL.
Kiska

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
6:43 AM

Post #4739196

I heard there were tornados in a few places. I hope everyone is okay!

Sharona, the little bird is a Downy Woodpecker. We had an adventure with him in the house. Go to the Wildlife Forum. It's the "visitation from beyond" thread.

We had snow last night, around 4 in. It's all gone now.

BP, very funny that you answered everyone in order! LOL

Such a beatiful beach. We're going to the Oregon coast in June to visit my DB and DSIL. They have a house on the beach.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
6:44 AM

Post #4739198

This is just north of where we stayed.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #4739297

Howdy all,
Brand new thread; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/829307/
Come on over.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4739302

Kiska Didnt yall go to Mexico about this time last year? Or was it California? How long will yall be gone? I know youll have a great time! Ive been digging into the Milepost. There is some amazing history. I love the town named Chicken!
Pepper - That sounds awful. I hope all is okay there and that youve heard from everyone.
Marsue Check in if you can!
Kiska Those ice sculptures are just gorgeous. There is a lot of talent at those shows.
Kwanjin That picture is exactly what I think of when I hear Oregon coast. Beautiful!

60.1 F / 15.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 57 F / 14 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 3.0 miles / 4.8 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 100 ft / 30 m
Scattered Clouds 7000 ft / 2133 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Patchy early morning fog then cloudy and warmer with a 30% chance of afternoon showers. High 76. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Back into normal weather mode. I'm going to miss those 60's! LOL! Still no rain.

Molten gold

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #4739315

Morning! :D We have a balmy 57 & it's Dyson Dark. 'Gonna rain all day...supposed to have some good thunderboomers around noon.
At Dublin...
55F
Feels like: 55F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 16 mph S
Sunrise: 7:07 AM
Sunset: 7:46 PM

Ric, you're right on the Zebras. I have tried to pull up the link for the hatchery, but it wouldn't come up. There are 3 Biologists (w/ Phds) working on it. Did you work on a Naval base? (thinking of Depth Charge)
Kiska, Love the "ice art"! Am so GLAD that your eye is doing better!!! :D :D
Deb, That always happened to me! when I had to work 3-11! I am so glad that I don't have to do that anymore! :D
TF, The Celanese down your way is a monster chem. plant. That was a really bad explosion. The little plant here makes cigarrett filters...used to make acetate material that went into wedding dresses, suit linings...
Sharon, I now have the beach pic as my desk top! And Peters Beach, no less! :D Thanks.
Kelli, Love the beach & cactus! So sunny! Hope you get a moderate (I was gonna say lots, but didn't want to jinx it for ya) amount of rain.
Thanks, Marsue. Hope your weather hasn't gotten too nasty!
THanks Sidney...here he is with a book that Kiska sent him...
KW, WOW!

You all knew the answer to the trivia ! Yeah!!!

Today's trivia is...
On average, how many lightning strikes does the US have each year?
a) 2 million
b) 20 million
c) 200 million
d) 2 billion

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4746904

A nice day here! (Too bad I'm sick with a cold. Bleah!) My first crocus blooms opened today, too. And there was much rejoicing!

Watertown

Last Update on Apr 2, 2:35 pm CDT

Fair

48F
(9C)

Humidity: 43 %
Wind Speed: SW 15 MPH
Barometer: 30.35"
Dewpoint: 27F (-3C)
Wind Chill: 42F (6C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #4746933

There's a new thread, KaylyRed. Re-post your beautiful crocus over here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/829307/
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #4746944

Bah, true! It's April. lol

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