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March Daily Weather, Spring has Sprung!!!

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

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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Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

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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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

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.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

39 Clear and Calm

Going for 60

YEAAAAA!!!!!

Ric

Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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

Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

and more

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

the three stooges...

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

two clowns...

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

the twins...

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

Upon closer investigation...

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Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

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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Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

That will be a very lively kichen to cook in.
I can hear Italian music played while you cook tha spagetti.
;)

Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

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



This message was edited Mar 21, 2008 6:28 PM

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Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

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


early_bloomer

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

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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Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

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

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

John as usual your shots are awesome.
You too Kelli.
Sidney

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Kelli - We crossed. California is green!!

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

Enjoy the green while you can.

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

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(Zone 5a)

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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Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

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

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

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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(Zone 3b)

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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(Zone 3b)

Some Caribou along the ridge near the road to Fairbanks.

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(Zone 3b)

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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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

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?

(Zone 3b)

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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(Zone 5a)

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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Peterstown, WV(Zone 6a)

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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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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

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(Zone 5a)

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

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