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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:49 AM

Post #4739292

Howdy all you great gardeners.
Here in North Florida the nights are warming up as my job starts 7-12s as of today.
I so enjoy all of your pictures and mussings.
I feel like we are chatting over a worldwide back fence.
So drop on by for some good old lemonade, or maybe some Irish Coffee.
I'm curiouser and curiouser about what dave's April first spoof will be.
The weather has finally warmed up about midnight last night.
Sidney
PS this jewel is out by my front steps.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #4739314

Happy April 1!! Don't fall for any jokes today!

Sidney we crossed! LOL! That's a beauty of an amaryllis! Looks like Happiness.

Here's another beach picture looking South

Edited to add

7/12's???!!!! How long is that supposed to last?

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2008
10:03 AM

Post #4739322

Are you all gonna play any tricks on some unsuspecting soul? :D

Joey

(the prettiest flower that I have)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2008
12:30 PM

Post #4739601

I'm away from this thread for less than 24 hours and look what y'all have done--you have really been "chatting it up". LOL
BP, how long did it take you to answer all those posts? LOL
pepper: I am here and alive and well. We had some mild thunderstorms but they were over in a short while. Clearing up somewhat today but more rain on the way for tomorrow. :o((
Kelli: beautiful Thanksgiving cactus--and I agree--call the holiday what it is!!
Sidney: funny story about the guy who "stole the stink"! Beautiful amaryllis!!
Sharon: as usual you get the best photos of the sunrise and sunset.
Celia: you are in big trouble with me--you never told me your brother has a house on the beach. I'm stowing away in the trunk of your car when you go visit with him in June! LOL
Kiska: from the mountains of Alaska to the beach in Mexico! How wonderfully warm it will be there! Take lots of pictures and have a great time!
Joey: JW is not only cute as he can be but smart, too! Reading, already--LOL
TF: you should open your own petting zoo and charge admission! Ever thought of that? LOL

This is all we saw of the sun yesterday and it has not made an appearance so far today. We are currently at 58 heading for 64 (maybe). edited to say: sorry about the fuzzy photo

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 1, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4740279

Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Thanks for the new thread,Sugarweed. The flower is a beautiful beginning. Your work schedule makes me cringe~wow, hope it's not for too long a time.
Music2Keep~JW is looking so well and that's so good. The interest he's showing in the book is just wonderful. What a sweetie.
MySharona~loved the title, Molten Gold, and it fit the sky beautifully. We did go to Cancun, November before last.
This trip will be on the western side of Mexico, about 40 miles north of Cabo San Lucas on the Eastern side of Baja Peninsula.
marsue~the sky looked good even if the sun didn't put in much of an appearance.
kwanjin~sounds like a good trip you've planned, as well.
Moose in the driveway; taken at nearly dark so's a bit fuzzy. Taken by SIL.
Kiska

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #4740397

Sorry, Mau! I thought I did!!!

I could so use some Irish coffee...(sigh). I have to go to work in a couple of hours and mustn't indulge now. Maybe tonight. This summer, if you're so inclined, try Bailey shakes.

Beautiful amarylis, Sidney.

Mau, sunrise is wonderful, isn't it?

I love seeing the wildlife come in close. From the safety of teh house, that is.

This is my grandniece playing in the snow/sand 3 days ago on the same beach.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4740408

And the view from the balcony...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #4740412

And the house...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 1, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #4740776

Beautiful series, kwanjin.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #4740796

I have many more and will get more this summer. It was my hubbies first trip there and he is now wanting to move there. Both of us work for companies that have branches to which we can transfer. ☺

Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4741709

Eve, I love those pictures.
;)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:20 PM

Post #4742192

Happy April Fool's Day! :-) I missed Dave's pink prank, but judging by the comments, it's probably just as well. LOL

Sidney, that flower is gorgeous! That's an amaryllis? I wonder if they grow here. Does it need full sun? I should go look it up in PlantFiles. Please be careful with your 7/12s. I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the RU. :-)

Kwanjin, your pictures are wonderful! I've heard that Oregon is beautiful. :-) Do you think you'll really move?

Joey, thank you for the JW fix. :-) Mussel eggs, huh? Cool! :-)

Kiska, have a great time in Mexico!

I thought we were expecting thunderstorms this afternoon/evening, but the weather page doesn't say anything about it anymore. I don't know if they just failed to form, or if they moved in another direction. Either way, it's fine with us. :-) The humidity was at 87% this morning, so it feels very nice out there now.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 3:53pm CDT (24 min ago)
Temperature 84 F 29 C
Dew Point 68 F 20 C
Humidity 58%
Pressure 30.01 in 1016.3 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir ENE 70
Ceiling 4500 ft 1372 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 88 F 31 C
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 72.0F / 22.2C
3 hour precipitation ending 3:53pm CDT : Trace

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

April 1, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #4742199

Beautiful amaryllis, Sydney. I think it will be a little while yet before my outdoor ones bloom.

Great Oregon pictures. Snow on the beach? That's a new one for me.

They're still calling for a 60% chance of rain tomorrow.

Warnings and Notices
Special Weather Statement

... A late season storm system will bring rain and mountain snow to
southwestern California Wednesday into Wednesday night...

An upper low moving slowly across the eastern Pacific is forecast
to track to a position just west of Point Conception Wednesday
afternoon... then is expected to slide east southeastward into Los
Angeles County Wednesday evening. This system is expected
to bring a 6 to 8 hour period of steady rain to southwestern
California Wednesday into early Wednesday night... with a slight
chance of thunderstorms.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on April 01, 2008
61 F / 16 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 45 F / 7 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable


We went to the burn area today. I hope these pictures are a treat for you.

foothill lupine (and mustard) - I don't know what the yellow "daisy" is in the foreground. It isn't in my wildflower book so maybe it escaped from someone's yard.

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

April 1, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #4742201

Catalina mariposa lilies

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

April 1, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4742205

more mariposa lilies

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

April 1, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #4742213

This oak tree is still alive. Did you know that the word robust comes from the Latin word for oak tree?

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

April 1, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4742216

stinging lupines

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4742784

Joey Awww JW is the most handsomest intelligent young man on the planet! Intelligence and looks GrammyJoey is going to have her hands full! Oh, I dont know major guess B
Marsue Thanks and glad you came through the storms unharmed. Lovely sunrise even if it didnt last, God let you get a little peek in!
Kiska Sounds like yall are going to have a wonderful time! Take lots of pictures so we can live vicariously through you! How is the glass business going? I have got to see some moose in person!
Kwanjin I love the picture series! Very nice! Your GN is concentrating very hard on finding the perfect shell! Thats a huge sturgeon (at least to me)! Are you thinking about moving?
Marylyn No rain here either. The amaryllis will grow in Houston. Mine are late blooming.grrrrr. Here is a link for care http://www.amaryllis.com/pac.htm
Kelli I always enjoy your hiking pictures! Just wonderful!

72.1 F / 22.3 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the SE
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m
Scattered Clouds 9000 ft / 2743 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Chamber of Commerce day here! Just beautiful!

Marylyn - Just for you Moss Rose :)

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #4742840

drooling... Thanks for the amaryllis link!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4742892

Marylyn: I have amaryllis that bloom well in part shade, just fyi. :)
Kelli: Love all the wildflowers.
Kiska: Have fun on your holiday!

I had a heck of a drive back from Beaufort today. Mostly at 30mph with hail stones bouncing off the car andt the emergency flashers on! I guess we're making up last year's drought in one day. :) Lovely temp and it had been a very nice day...until...

This is what it looked like as I was heading toward it.
Deb

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 1, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4742944

very windy; glacial silt getting in your mouth windy. The grit is quite fine and also makes it way into eyes. cloudy and in the low 40's. Very unpleasant to be out in. On that note, my GD's 1st grade class walked the 1.7 miles from the ice rink, back to school as a field trip. Hearty group...
kelli~how very pretty the hills are; so many wildflowers and I'd imagine the rain will bring out more.
Marylyn~I see why you love those moss roses; very nice, MySharona.
wow Deb~that's some storm to be heading into.
My first large fused and draped bowl.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4742959

Kiska: Wow! That's very nice!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 2, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #4742978

thanks~now w/larger molds, things are becoming more dramatic:))
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4742988

Another great moose shot, Kiska.
Celia, love that series of photos. I know you have things keeping you where you are but if not, I would sure be packing my bags if I were you!
Kelli: great shots from your hike. No, I did not know that the word "robust" comes from the Latin word for oak tree. I learn something new every day here on DG. :o))
Sharon: love that moss rose! I'm going to check out that amaryllis link because a DGer who lives fairly close to me gave me some last December and also my husband's aunt gave us some, too. They are starting to come up and I need to know what to do with them/for them.
Deb: did your car have dents in it from the hail? That must have been some scary drive!

Our rain has stopped temporarily and the sun came out for a while this afternoon. DH and I were able to spread some bags of red mulch on the front flower beds--trying to "dress them up" a bit. I can still see the sun peeking through the clouds and this is how it looks out my front door right now. Our current temp is 61.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #4742995

We cross-posted, kiska. That is a beautiful bowl!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4743141

Wow, Janet! That bowl is gorgeous!!!!

Ooo.. really, Deb? I'm gonna have to go amaryllis shopping! :-)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4743275

Just a quick couple of shots before I have to slid out of here...


Corylus avellana L. 'Contorta' Catkins
(Harry Lauder's Walking Stick)
Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4743283

And some Helleborus


Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 2, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4743407

Bone cold today. Reached mid 40s but was breezy. Not as bad as yesterday thankfully but bad enough.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2008
4:39 AM

Post #4744451

I must have all the flowers that are posted! That bowl is beautiful.

Deb, I think eveyone is making up for last years droughts.

Yes, I think we will really move. Probably to Washington near Spokane.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #4744811

Deb Geez - Thats some nasty looking weather. Glad you got home safe and no dings on your car. Well be getting into that hot afternoon storm arena soon.
Kiska Beautiful bowl! Wow! The 1st graders are tough!
Marsue Pretty sky picture! Your lawn/garden is going to be so pretty when all the flowers bloom!
Marylyn Oh yeah, Amaryllis are very hardy! I love them and they were a favorite of my Mother.
Ric Great pictures! Ive never heard of or seen a Corylus avellana L. 'Contorta' Catkins. Neat plant. Your Helleborus is beautiful!
Celia - Looks like a little piece of Paradise to me! Everyone that visits here calls our little island Paradise - they hate to leave! I don't leave very often either! LOL!

66.6 F / 19.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 6000 ft / 1828 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Becoming mostly cloudy. Areas of fog early in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 81. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Yuck - look at the humidity! :( I'm surprised this picture came out at all, although it is a little blurry. Prissy gets a "wild hair" once in a while and does this sit/spin thing, snorts profusely, then starts running around in circles and chases one of the cats. This is Prissy and Boo! Nothing like free entertainment!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4744851

Kelli - Nice article!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 2, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #4746124

Wow, such wonderful pics!
Kelli, your hikes are great , as always, love those hills !
Kiska, seems the snow is melting down finally!
Joey, your"flower" is the sweetest!
Ric, beautiful flowers!
Sharon, I just love Prissy , she's so cute...Boo too!LOL Also, love the sunrise...I could stay forever on the shore and watch the sun ! Moss rose is Portulaca?
Sidney, your amaryllis are awesome!
Marsue, great pics!
Kwanjin, thanks for sharing about your home and family, beautiful house!
Deb, wow, was that a storm coming ?
I'm at work now and I can't post any pics now, but I'll get back to you later, when I get back home tonight. It's 7 p.m. and I'll be staying 2 more hours...ugh!
Adina

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #4746303

Sharona, you had me on the floor laughing with the doggie description! Ours cats do that on occassion.

37F
Feels like: 33F


Barometer: 30 in ↓
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph N
Sunrise: 7:08 AM
Sunset: 7:54 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

The sturgeon pic I sent earlier is actually small for this fish. The get up to 12 feet. I've seen a picture of one that was caught in Idaho that is 1300lbs!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4746878

Good afternoon! That was a small sturgeon, Celia?? Wow... I didn't know river fish got that big. (Obviously I don't know a lot about fish! LOL)

Kelli, I loved the article! :-)

It is once again supposed to rain this afternoon. We'll see. :-) I just went out to the front yard to take pictures of some of the flowers that are blooming. Here is the Brazos Penstemon.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:38pm CDT (6 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 69 F 21 C
Humidity 69%
Pressure 30.06 in 1018 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH 7 kts
Wind Dir SE 140
Ceiling 2600 ft 792 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 84 F 29 C
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 70.0F / 21.1C

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #4746905

This one was a bit of a surprise. I didn't expect it to be blooming yet. :-) I'm not sure the name of this rose... It doesn't bloom very often - I suspect it gets too much shade.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #4746946

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
8:12 PM

Post #4746962

That is gorgeous, KaylyRed!!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 2, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4746968

Thank you Marilyn and Sharon.

Still a 70% chance of rain, though it doesn't look like rain yet. It will probably rain after dark. That's the usual modus operendi (pretend that I spelled that correctly).

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on April 02, 2008
62 F / 17 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the SSW

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4747287

Sharon: We have that muggy feeling here today too. Raining at the moment...but not like yesterday. No hail. :)
RIc: Pretty hellebores. I love that color.
Marsue: I passed a street out in the country today called "Mar-Sue Lane".
Adina: Yup. THat's the storm I drove through.
Kelli: Oh no! I must've missed your article. Going to go check.
Marylin: Pretty Purple Penstemon. :)
Kayly: Sorry you're sick, but with the crocus blooming in WI, it can't be all bad!!

Osteospermum, "Lemon Symphony".
Deb


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

April 3, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4747982

It doesn't look like rain but they're still calling for it. I am so desperate for rain that I would even find it tolerable if the Dodger game was rained out tonight.

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

April 3, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4748003

Would you believe that I walked all the way up here and even higher?

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4748052

Love those photos, Kelli.
I'll tell some of our rain clouds to turn around and head west!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4748340

Another clump of Hellebores.
I used to HATE these plants...
Now I 'think' I have a handle on them...

Ric

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

April 3, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #4748383

Why did you hate them?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #4748384

Adina Thats a long day! What type of work do yo do?
Celia My children can be very entertaining! LOL! Are you serious? The sturgeon can get that large? Wowspeechless!
Marylyn I havent seen the Brazos Penstemon in yearsjust as pretty as I remember! Gorgeous rose!
Kayly Hope you feel better soon. Im sure seeing the Crocus blooms helped you feel a little better!
Kelli Any rain yet? None here sigh I LOVE the mini stone henges! Very pretty views!
Deb Pretty Osteo!

70.0 F / 21.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m
Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 63. East winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Went to dinner with a friend. Nice to get out without the "boys" for a change! Have a lovely evening!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4748398

I'd plant them watch them thrive and then die every Winter...
I finally found the right growing mix and spot.
I;m going to a big sale by a premier local grower Saturday...

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #4748405

Currently: 50F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 10C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 8 MPH
Humidity: 40%
Dewpoint: 27F
Barometer: 30.11 inches
Wind Chill: 47F
Wind: Southeast at 12 KPH
Humidity: 40%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1019 millibars
Wind Chill: 8 C
Sunrise: 6:59 am
Sunset: 7:45 pm


MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4748443

Ric - Good luck with the new spot for the helleboros!
Pepper - sounds like a nice evening!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4748446

It was a very nice day. It wasn't supposed to get as warm as it did so we enjoyed it while we could. :~)
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4748698

Spectacular shot of the "Walking Stick" bush
Mariyln: Roses and penstermon - beautiful! Carly - your crocus looks like SPRING!

I know it is spring here, I was out digging out a 3 yr old Silky Dogwood tree this am. 40 Deg - excellent digging weather. If you have a trenching shovel and a shark-tooth and you can dig long enough - you can dig out anything. LOLOL!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 3, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4748935

It's raining down at the Dodger game but not up here, at least not yet.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
5:08 AM

Post #4749440

DebinSC, what a beautiful bloom! That's a great shot. :)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #4749686

Kelli - Did you get any rain?

I miss Dyson :(

68.2 F / 20.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.7 mph / 4.3 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Areas of fog early in the morning. Chance of showers in the morning...then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 76. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

All these chances of rain are passing us by! We have all these little gray birds hanging around, but I can't figure out what kinds they are. Any ideas? This is as close as I can get at this time.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4749771

Kelli you make California look magic.
Karly welcome.
Ric, Helebores, Ohio Orchids?
Deb, springs leaping to summer.
Me 12 hrs tired!
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #4750476

Cuties! Love the hellebores. Mine didn't do so good the first year but now they're doing wonderfully.

32F
Feels like: 28F


Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 24
Humidity: 73%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunrise: 7:06 AM
Sunset: 7:55 PM
UV Index: 0 Low


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4750719

Marylyn: beautiful penstemons and the rose, too! Does the rose have fragrance?
Kayly: pretty little crocus. Hope you feel better soon!
Ric: those hellebores look like something I might want to try growing.
Celia: I've never seen a green flower before. Does it stay that color?
Deb: beautiful "Lemon Symphony"!
Kelli: If I had made that hike I would have been "huffing and puffing". Great view!
Great article, too!
Sharon: could those little birds be dark-eyed juncos? It was hard to tell. Love the moss rose.
Se_eds: you are amazing!--digging up a tree, no less!

. . .raining here again and more thunderstorms predicted for tomorrow--sigh. Wish I could send this rain back your way, Kelli! We are waterlogged here but "they" are predicting that the sun will shine again for us on Saturday! Hooray!
We are heading for a high of 73.
Everyone have a good day, no matter the weather in your particular area!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #4750753

Mau, the green flower very much keeps it's color. This bloom has been on the plant and open for five weeks now.

Here's the other hellebore.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4750787

Beautiful!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #4751575

Kwanjin -- Beautiful helebores! I love both colors, but the green is especially unique. I think I may have to get some. :)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 3, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #4751659

Cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers in the morning.
Highs in the 40s.
Southeast wind 10 mph.
Sunrise: 7:10 Sunset: 8:50. gain of 5m52sec.
Thanks for the comments/glass. It's so nice to be learning a new craft as I close in on mid-60's:))
Kelli~again, what a nice hike. Did you get the rain?
sidney~good night and good rest.
kwanjin~a move to the Spokane area? Soon?
adina~yes, the snow's going away, the ice is also thinning. My son went ice fishing last weekend, the ice was still more than 4feet thick on the lake; no fish after all that work to get through the ice.
Kayly~hope you're feeling better today.
MySharona~ what a cute pic~~and so entertaining, too.
marsue~hope the rain's given way to the sunshine by now. If only it was about 73 when we get to Mexico, that sounds about right.
se_eds~my gosh~is the tree happy in it's new location? What a job that must have been.
ric~have a great time at the sale; did the cement project go well?
pepper~glad it warmed up; a nice change:)
Frozen Tanana River.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #4751704

Deb: I forgot to say something about "Mar-Sue Lane". How very interesting that you should have a road in your area with my name on it! LOL

Kiska: have a great time in Mexico--think of us while you are there! :o))

Rain has stopped, fog has lifted and sun is beginning to peek out somewhat from behind a cloud. My tulips are blooming--red, yellow, purple--lovely! The daffodils are blooming, too! What with the tulips we put in last week, everything is really beginning to look like Spring! ☺☺☺☺☺ Current temp is 59.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 3, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #4751828

We only got 0.1 inch of rain, but thanks for asking.

I always figured that hellebores wouldn't grow here. They look like a damp, shady, forest kind of plant, but if they can be grown in UT, maybe they'll grow here. (Kell, stop it! You don't have room for any more plants. Remember?)

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on April 03, 2008
62 F / 17 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 62%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: Calm

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #4752142

Maybe Kelli has some 'secret dirt', LOL, I do.
It's 72º and radar has some scattered showers that may come our way.
;))
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4752889

Kelli: I used to think that about Hellebores, too, but it turns out they really don't like alot of water, and although they do pretty well in shade, mine are in nearly full sun in spring. Not sure how they'd do in dry summer heat out your way, but the look fine through 95 degree days here (and 90% humidity!).

Marsue: Sounds like spring has crept as far up as Ark.!

They told us our rain would pretty much be done by tonight, but now "they" are saying it may rain tomorrow and Sat. Bad news locally, because it's a very big weekend here. There's a big festival in our little town (arts, crafts, food, etc.) that coincides with all the azaleas every year and the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston. The organizers of those events are probably feeling a little edgy right now.

Sharon: I was wondering about Dyson. Did I miss something? Do we know where he is?

Right now, 58 and cloudy. Tonights low will be warmer than it is now, at 61. Weird.
Deb
(First "Golden Showers" of the season.)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4753086

Celia Your hellebores are very pretty!
Marsue The birds arent the dark eyed junco. The birds are small like wren size. Ill post on bird-watching.
Kiska Have a great time on your vacation! Well miss you!
Marsue Spring has sprung in your area! YAY!
Deb We havent heard from Dyson in ages. We may need to hunt him down!
DYSON!!! You There?

68.4 F / 20.2 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 65 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 2.0 miles / 3.2 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 700 ft / 213 m
Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft / 762 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail in the evening. Low 65. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

It's not really raining. I call it "spitting"! It's been foggy and damp all day.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #4753101

Beautiful tulip, Devin!

43F here with a light drizzle and a 30% chance for a rain/snow mix overnight, but then partly sunny and 52 tomorrow, and pushing 60 on Saturday!

My tulips have nosed out of the soil an inch or two. It'll be a while yet before we have blooms. But the crocuses look lovely. :)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4753180

Kelli the problem wouldn't be the sun.
They actually aren't shade plants or at least deep shade.
Your problem and Sharon's would be the Zone.
Most top out at Zone 8b there are a few 9b.
They need a cold period to set blooms well.

http://www.hellebores.org/growing/propagating.html

Sharon we actually grow orchids here too...Outdoors...Perennial...
Here's a shot from last year.
It's Bletilla striata

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4753241

Celia those are some beautiful Hellebores!
Is that Helleborus Viridis?
How is it doing for you?

Kiska glad the weather is finally breaking up there!!!!

It's 52 here and after a drizzley day it now looks like that picture Sharon took.
Foggy and grey.
But that will change rapidly...

Fllod Watch thru Friday Evening...

* a warm front over the tennessee valley will move to near the
ohio river tonight...where it will become stationary. increasing
moisture from the south will interact with the front...and bring
several rounds of rain today through friday. widespread rainfall
amounts of one to three inches are possible. some localized
areas may receive as much as four inches of rain...especially
along and south of the ohio river.

This will break Saturday morning
Then we're looking at at least a week of temps at or above 70.
Lows near or slightly below 50.
Time to start the tomato seeds and get the EE's out and breaking dormancy.

Edited to add this variety is Helloborus 'Royal Heritage'
Ric


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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4753408

Darn- the Ohio Valley region and south are really having a time of it with all the rain. Stay safe all.
Kiska - the tree I dug up was a Pa. Silky Dogwood - I bought 8 of them three years ago from our local extension office to hold a bank from erosion. I just didnot need all eight of them.

The wood is excellent for slingshots, but since it is practically impossible to find used inner tubes for the rubber part, I think slingshots have gone out of style. Except for my husband and his GREAT-grandchildren. They carry on the tradition shooting at cans. Don't knock it folks. If the Supreme Courts rule that people can't have guns to protect themselves, we might need more slingshots. LOL

Weather has been windy,cold and dreary with some sprinkles. Spent some time today making a list of plant labels that need replaced. Come on Spring!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4753459

I have a Wrist Rocket w/ surgical rubber tubing.
I love target shooting w/ it.
I also have a Blow Gun... acurate little suckers one you get the hang of it.

Kiska I missed your question about the cement work.
It's cured enough to finish the wall this weekend.
Since it's a load bearing wall I wanted to be sure to let it get some strength before continuing.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4753591

Cold and damp today. Yet it was 48 for a high. It was misty/drizzly most of the day thouhg late morning we did have a quick small storm with hard rain. Most of us were soaked to the bone by the end of the day and cold to the bone.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 4, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4754011

se_eds~ somewhere around here, we have the surgical tubing/slingshots. They were fun to use, wonder where they've gone?
Ric~so, this weekend it's the wall, then on to the gardens? Good have the indoor stuff finished.
pepper~keep well~the cold/wet wouldn't be fun to be out in.

Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Southwest wind to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Knik Glacier in background~March 13~ taken by my SIL.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2008
5:47 AM

Post #4754945

Going back up the posts to find who asked what is such a chore! lol

Yes, a Washington move in the next 1-2 years, perhaps. We're thinking seriously abuot it and scouting areas we would like to live. We'd like Oregon more but the company DH works for only has one plant in Portland that we can find.

The hellebores are Hellebore orientalis. I'm looking at getting others. The blooms last so long and come early.

Sunset from work...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2008
5:48 AM

Post #4754948

...and the opposite side of the valley.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #4755174

Happy Friday! Whew it's been a long week here! LOL!
Ric Your orchid is gorgeous! I really like the Catteleya style blooms. Does it have a scent? I see lots of green popping up in your garden!
Kiska Gorgeous picture! And Background! LOL!
Celia Your mountains are glorious!

67.5 F / 19.7 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 7000 ft / 2133 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Areas of fog early in the morning. Partly cloudy. Becoming breezy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 81. South winds increasing to 15 mph with gusts to near 25 mph.

Still no rain - maybe tomorrow. Taken on Wednesday...someone enjoying the weather!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
10:15 AM

Post #4755193

Unfortunately the Chinese Ground Orchids have no scent.
But they do last a long time and while small are quite beautiful.

Kiska we still have miles to go indoors but I can feel the outdoors pulling... lol!

T-Storms ripped thru here about 3:30 AM.
We're still getting the occasional rumble even now at 6 AM.
It's supposed to move out by afternoon.
The heaviest rains appear to be just South of us in KY.
Forecast says 1-5"...

Ric
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4756561

Marsue, I hear there were some nasty storms and tornadoes in Arkansas last night. Are you ok?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4756630

Paragliding? Not for me. Feet on the ground please.

The mountains here ARE glorious! I agree. We're surrounded on all sides by them. It feels funny when we travel and there's no barrier to the horizon! LOL There's beautiful country everywhere, though. I want to see it all.

Fair44F
Feels like: 38F


Barometer: 30.1 in ↓
Dewpoint: 20
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph SSE
Sunrise: 7:04 AM
Sunset: 7:56 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4757599

Deb: that is a beautiful "golden showers". I bought a climbing rose last fall which is also named "golden showers".
Ric: outdoor orchids in Ohio? Amazing!
Celia: love those sunset shots.
Sharon: I'll look over in the bird watching forum.
Yes, Marylyn, we did have a tornado last night and evidently part of it came right over our house. Fortunately, the only damage we sustained was some roof shingles that blew off. Others to the north of us in our subdivision sustained more damage than we did but it appeared that there was no major damage in our immediate area. We slept through the whole thing and didn't know anything about it until people started calling us this morning to ask if we were okay. If our tornado sirens went off, we never heard them! Our electricity didn't go out but we were without cable tv and internet service until after lunch. I'll post some pictures of the damage in our neighborhood. This first pic shows the damage to our roof.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #4757611

this one shows damage to a tree

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4757620

this one shows debris stacked up in a neighbor's yard

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4757624

fence damage

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #4757631

one more

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
8:58 PM

Post #4757782

Marsue - How scary that the tornado passed right near you without you waking! I'm glad there was no major damage in your immediate area. Looks like a bit of a mess, though.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #4757814

well, mar, the tree that is still standing looks fine LOL

that is terrible, i am so glad you are safe! somebody's chilcdren or grandchildren are gonna miss their treehouse!

everyone remember this is the season, and stay safe.

springlike weather here!

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

April 4, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #4757829

Yikes! I'm glad you're o.k. and you had minimal damage.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2008
10:05 PM

Post #4758020

I'm glad you are ok, Marilyn!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #4758440

Celia I love the green hellebores bloom!
Marsue - Were so glad yall werent harmed. Your house is lovely I have a soft spot for dark red brick! OMG look at the damage - you're so lucky.

72.7 F / 22.6 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 70%
Dew Point: 62 F / 17 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft / 1828 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 730 PM...showers and developing thunderstorms will move into Callahan...downtown Jacksonville...Orange Park...Middleburg...Juniper Springs and Hawthorne. The showers will move northeast at 15 miles an hour

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Breezy. Low 65. Southwest winds 15 - 20 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the evening.

The clouds started rolling in around 5:15 this evening. Nice cool breeze, but so far no rain. Not a good picture, but it's Lantana growing wild. I have some (a little) growing wild in my yard - great butterfly plant.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4758479

Sharon: Can't believe you haven't had rain! We've been positively soggy! Finally cleared up this afternoon and got sunny for a bit. Currently 77 and ptly cloudy. Forecast for tomorrow sounds like summer: Ptly cloudy, high near 80, chance of afternoon t-showers.

Marsue: Whew! So glad you didn't have worse damage! Glad you're ok. Below is that same Golden Showers bud as it looks this eveing. Really opened up.
Kiska, Kwanjin: You both are surrounded by beauty!

Deb

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4758807

Kiska - surgical tubing sounds good. Slingshots require a person who will take the time to teach a youngster to target practice and to teach them the safety rules. Very few people have the time, anymore, and I guess few kids are interested.

Marsue, I always wonder about you if you are OK. You came through it again!. I watched the weather news today and those storms did some real damage through Alabama and Miss. also.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #4758876

Sue glad you're OK!
THAT was close!!!!!
Luckily it appears it was a little one.
We got shaken up last night w/ some serious lightning and thunder but no damage.
4 more inches of rain... like we need any more right now.

Here's some Rocks I unloaded Weds at work.
I got a job offer from the owner of the rock place.
He was amazed at how quickly and neatly I plucked them off his truck.
I may just work for rocks for a few weekends..

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4758886

Here's a new gear we're working on.
Jim, standing there, is 6'3" tall...

BTW The name of the rock place...
Take it for Granite...lol!

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4761675

Snow developing in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. Snow accumulation 1 to 4 inches...highest amounts Wasilla west. Areas of fog will locally reduce visibilities to under one mile during the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 30s during the morning...then dropping into the upper 20s in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow showers. Snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Snow showers likely in the morning...then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch.
Storm total snow accumulation 4 to 9 inches.
Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest wind 10 mph
Looks like we've chosen a good time to get away to Mexico:))
Leaving tonight - I see it's going to be in the 90s there-waay hot but will make the best of it:)
Marsue~glad you're ok~just awful w/storms there.
ric~love the rock and gear~great name for a rock shop...hope you can be outdoors and save the indoor work for next winter.
Deb~speaking of beauty; what a gorgeous flower.
Kwanjin~you certainly live in a beautiful location~
MySharona~I like the misty look to the pic. Nice to see all those blossoms.
se_eds~you're so right~it does take time spent w/kids~seems easier to find that time w/our gkids.
Hi Marylyn~you sure put in time w/girls~great memories being made.
The ice is 45" thick on the Tanana River; 4" inches more than this time last year.
Lake ice is still over 4 feet thick where my son was ice fishing last weekend. Mexico is looking like a wonderful destination.
See you in a couple of weeks.
These tracks lead to Mexico? :))
Kiska

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4761710

""I see it's going to be in the 90s there-waay hot but will make the best of it:)
LOL, Kiska! I'd be glad to take your place if you'd' rather not. ;->
Deb
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #4761732

It's going to be beautiful here today--65 degrees and sunny! Time for me to start poking around in the garden and cleaning it up a bit. :)

Henry - I love that name: Take it for Granite. Too funny!

Kiska - 90s sounds too hot for me, too. But oooh, you'll just have to suffer through it while imagining the glorious winter weather going on back home. Better be careful or you might get a tan! ;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #4762579

Grrr! I had a post all typed out and then it disappeared! I hate it when that happens! Well, here goes, again:
Kiska, if you check in here before you leave, be sure to have a great time in Mexico and think of us while you are soaking up those "rays".
Ric: so funny about the name of the rock place!! I hope you had a piece of heavy machinery to help you unload those boulders--such as that "thing" that is holding up the big gear.
Sharon, I have never grown lantana. I wasn't aware that it grew so big!
Deb: I love yellow flowers of any kind. That's another great photo.

Thanks for the well wishes for safety everyone. We are fine and we have had a beautiful day today. DH and I got outside and cleaned up a bit around the yard. It is still too wet to do much else, though. Our forecast calls for the next few days to be beautiful with high temps in the 70's. We are certainly looking forward to some of that kind of weather! LOL It always seems that after a storm the weather will be perfectly beautiful for several days.

Here's a pic of one of the tulips in my flower bed.

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

April 5, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4762613

90F... I guess Kiska and company will be doing a lot of swimming.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on April 05, 2008
61 F / 16 C
Overcast
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the SSE


Some wildflower pictures - Let me tell you, I am a magnet for ticks. I am filet mignon for ticks. I imagine that they have little tick dreams about me. I had Deep Woods Off all over my clothes and they were still getting on me. I guess I can never say that nobody loves me. ;-)

wild sweet pea

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4762616

Happy Birthday, Kayly!! and may you have many more!!
Here's a bouquet for you:

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

April 5, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4762620

crimson pitcher sage

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

April 5, 2008
10:13 PM

Post #4762625

Happy birthday, Kayly!


fiesta flower

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

April 5, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #4762628

shooting stars

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4762633

Kelli: have you tried "Flowers of Sulphur"? It is a yellow powder that you can buy OTC at the drug store. Ask your pharmacist about it. You just sprinkle it around your ankles inside your socks and also on other places where your clothing fits snug around you. It is great for keeping "chiggers" away and I believe it works for ticks, too. (Do you have chiggers in CA?)

love the wild sweet pea and edited to add: and all the other flowers, too!

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

April 5, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4762634

Chinese houses

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

April 5, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4762643

I haven't heard of flowers of sulfur, but I might have to give it a try. We don't have chiggers in CA - thank goodness. I know what they are. They had them in PA.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4762691

74F, just had a little t-storm blow through. High today was 85. Low tonight 61 with 50%chance of more rain.
Got all my coleus cuttings in the ground today.

Happy Birthday, Kayly!!!

Deb
lussah
Orangeburg, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #4762803

Deb,
Isn't all this rain wonderful?
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #4763224

Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #4763306

Lussah: Oh yeah. I've been tempted to complain about wanting a sunny day, so I can get some garden chores done,...but then I remember the drought of last year. No complaints! The plants are loving it. :)
Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #4763313

Happy birthday, Kayly!!!!

Lovely Blooms All !!!
I especially like that Collinsia.
I'm going to give that a try.

The rocks were moved by the Yellow Forklift in this picture.
The Gears we move w/ an overhead crane like the one in the background.
The gear was about 6 tons the crane will take up to 30...

BEAUTIFUL Sunny day today.
Mid 60's no wind.
Tomorrow we're looking at 70 and Sunny.
Weds 75!
We're going to a Hellebore sale tomorrow at a friend's house.
Last year it was snowing when we went.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4763321

Today we went from this...

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4763331

To this

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4763341

To here

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4763354

And ended up here.
We still have the finish plastering to do.
Then we will add a Wainscoating but structurally it's now VERY sound.

Ric

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

April 6, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4763508

Do you know what the gear will be used for?

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4763629

Helluu! Showers of blessing! We have a wonderful steady rain. We got 1/2" yesterday & 1/2" the day before! We're supposed to get another inch tonight.
In Dublin...
Rain: 54F
Feels like: 54F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 3 miles
Wind: 6 mph ENE
Sunrise: 7:01 AM
Sunset: 7:50 PM

Kayly! Happy Birthday! Hope that it's been a wonderful day! :D
Kelli, Your flower pics are Great! They're beautiful! :D Sorry about the ticks tho...does this mean you are a "tick magnet"? (as opposed to chick magnet) :)) Sorry...I tend to be very "silly" when I get tired.
Ric, Now that's what I call heavy metal! :D I used to opperate an ovehead crane at the Celanese...such a fun piece of machinery. Love those rocks! :D Good looking construction! :D
Marsue! I am so Thankful that you are all right! :-O I didn't watch any tv yesterday & did manage to watch some this evening...
Deb, Love the yellow! :D
Marylyn, I am doing a 120 hour practicum at White Sulfur Springs Federal Hatchery (an hour drive one way). They are doing a major project on saving endangered mussels. We went Wednesday and collected almost 200 fish (using electric shock & a huge net) for host fish fro the mussel eggs. We collected Scupins, Rock Rollers, Rainbow Darters, and some Shiners. I had a real blast & could have done that all day! :D

There is a place near hear that raises Hellebore's for sale...an old "hippy" from N.Y.
http://www.sunfarm.com/plantlist/hellebores_main.phtml From what I understand it is his specialty.

The answer to the trivia is...B
20 million.

Sharon, I have Peters Beach as my new desk top...THanks! :D

Joey

(my bare Naked Ladies)

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

April 6, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4763726

Yes, I am a tick magnet. I guess it could be worse, like being a rattlesnake magnet. I don't particularly fear them, but I wouldn't want them crawing on me.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #4763737

Hope the flowers of sulphur works for you , Kelli!
Ric, you are making progress! Get me one of those green hellebores tomorrow, will you? LOL
Joey: dare I ask: What is a "Naked Lady"? :-))
Deb and Lussah: congrats on the rain!!

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 44F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow night: A few clouds. Low 52F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4763788

Here ya go Marsue... http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=Naked+Lady&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
Kelli,I Agree!

Joey

my Peoni

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #4763819

Ha, Joey, that is some peony you have there! LOL I never think to check plant files when I see a plant I don't know about so thanks for the link on the Naked Lady. I know them by the name of "Surprise Lily".
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 6, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #4764030

One more quick look at what's going on, then we're out the door and off to Anchorage/airport. Will leave there at 12:30am and arrive in Cabo San Lucas tomorrow at 1:30 pm. Brief layover in Seattle.
Still snowing.
Happy Birthday, Kayly.
Project looks great, ric.
I'll be soaking up lots of sun tomorrow~ a 60 difference in the blink of an eye~thanks for the send-off.
Kiska
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
3:10 AM

Post #4764105

Kiska,
Tenga un viaje seguro! I think...lol!

It's really funny the Naked Ladies or Naked Lillies ae we call them had lost popularity.
We've always had tons but I'd rarely see them anywhere else.
Now they are everywhere.
Robyn did the whole front of the hedge w/ them.
They are all coming up. Should be a good show this Summer.

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

April 6, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #4764233

Kiska, oh my, long flight. :-( I'll do some sleeping for you.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #4765081

Could you do a little sleeping for me too Kelli? I love the wildflowers.
Ric, great job on the repair.
I only got 1+ hrs rest yesterday and 3 hrs on friday.
I'm doing 12 hr nights and did a 3 hr Health Care photo shoot yesterday in downtown Jax.
Then we had a booming thundershower and I just couldn't sleep.
Got down to 60 last night.
Good to see you all.
Happy Birthday Kayly
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #4765204

Oh, my Sidney! I could never make it on that little bit of sleep. I have to have my 6 or 7 hours every night.

It is currently 39 here but we are heading for a high of 72. There was a mist rising as the sun came up this morning--all that moisture in the ground, no doubt!!

Here is proof that we are actually seeing the sun today!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #4765504

41 here and Sunny... heading for 68 ... mid 70's tomorrow!!!
Thanks Kiska for sending the weather this way from Mexico!!!!!

We took the upper wind covers (plastic...LOL!) off the Hot Tub yesterday.
Today the tarp comes off.
We're thinking screen instead of leaf netting for the roof this Summer.
The netting lets the Mimosa leaves thru...
The tub was a GREAT sucess this Winter.
We went out at 15 and it was Toasty.
W/ the Economy feature (80 Sunday thru Friday afternoon) running our bill was 50% less than w/ the smaller tub we had last Winter.

Well I've decided to push the envelope.
Looks like no bad cold for at least a week.
So the Plants are going out.
We still have 5 weeks to No Frost but I can work w/ that.
This will give us a HUGE boost in the Tropicals.

BTW I keep forgetting to get shots but the Fig Tree has 12 Figs on it.
This is an Everbearing Brown Turkey developed by a friend of mine.
The Banana has 6 leaves and is over 6' tall now.
The Cardamom (I'm hoping for fruit this year) and Shell Gingers are 18" tall.
And all the EE's are cranking.
Looks like the 'Plants at Work' program is a sucess.


Off to the Yard and then the Hellebore Sale.
The Couple who throw this are Darling, their Grounds SPECTACULAR and they live minutes away.

Here's a link to their Regular Plant Sale.
It's about a month away...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72057594139730531/
Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #4766187

WOW! I'm impressed!

DD is in town so I don't have much time but I wanted to say "Hi!!!"

42F
Feels like: 40F


Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 52%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph W
Sunrise: 7:01 AM
Sunset: 7:58 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Temps are headed into the fifties but they're predicting ...snow?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 6, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #4767011

Snow, kwanjin? What altitude are you at?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on April 06, 2008
64 F / 18 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable


In the chaparral - this is the stuff that burns like a match box.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4767108

Deb That is a Gorgeous bloom WOW!
Ric Congrats on the job offer nothing like getting paid in kind! LOL! Love the name of the store.
Marsue Lantana grows wild here and does get quite large. Its so pretty. Mine are purple. Your tulip is so pretty!
Kelli Its gnats for me and no-see-ums. I can bathe in bug spray and theyll still get me. I did not know that is what sweat pea looks like! Very pretty! I also like the crimson pitcher sage, well I like all of the flowers, but those really stood out for me.
Marsue Ive never heard of the Flowers of Sulphur, but Ill try it too! Forgot about the chiggers.
Happy Birthday Kayly!
Ric The wall looks really good! Cant wait to see the final product!
Marsue Love that sunrise!

Where do yall find surgical tubing?!

We had a major storm blow through most of the afternoon and evening yesterday. No damage. 2+" of rain. That giant slurping sound you hear are my plants! LOL!

Then, of course, the a/c went out just in time for muggy rainy spring weather LOL! Repaired today, but boy was it miserable last night and this morning.

76.8 F / 24 C
Overcast
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 1800 ft / 548 m
Mostly Cloudy 8000 ft / 2438 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 430 PM...showers and isolated thunderstorms continue in northeast Florida and the coastal waters. The heaviest activity was moving into Middleburg...Sparr...Baldwin...Saint Augustine and Interlachen. Occasional heavy rainfall may flood saturated and low lying areas. The showers are moving northeast at 20 miles an hour.

Tonight
Cloudy with patchy fog. Rain likely with scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Rain may be heavy at times. Low 65. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight. Chance of rain 70%.

Took this today "I challenge you to a dual"!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #4767154

Thanks Sharon. What a great shot! I love it. ^_^

Beautiful morning. Currently 82 and partly cloudy. Still a good chance of rain. I planted all my caladiums and the rest of the flower seeds this morning. Pixie lilies are coming up. Yay!

Hellebores still going strong, too.
Deb

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4767344

Kelli: are you sure there are no cougars/mountain lions/pumas where you hike? That trail looks awfully secluded to me!

Ric and Celia(kwanjin) have given me a bad case of the "wants" for hellebores and here you are adding to it, Deb! However, help is on the way! Kathy Ann, a very sweet and gracious DGer who lives about 40 miles north of me has hellebores and a green one to boot! She is going to divide hers and give me one! I told you she was gracious!! ☺☺☺

Sharon, how cute--dueling frogs!! I can't wait for kiska to see that pic! LOL

63 and the sun is shining! Wonderful!

My neighbor's dogwood tree:

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

April 6, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4767434

Marsue, there are mountain lions or a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains at least sometimes but it is extremely rare to see one. I've been out hundreds of times and the most I have seen was a footprint and that was only once. It's kind of like seeing bigfoot, except that everyone agrees that mountain lions are real. Rattlesnakes are the most dangerous things that a person has some likelihood of encountering. There are coyotes but I don't think of them as dangerous. They're always afraid of me.

The dogwood tree is nice. They must not grow around here. I don't know of any.


scarlet bugler

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #4767595

I'm so catching up!!

Kelli, it was another beautiful beach pic!!

Sharon, I think you're lucky to live where you can watch the turtles. I'd be out there making sure all the hatchlings made it to the sea!

Ric, I think the rhyme pretty much sums up a life lesson! (beer & whiskey) I think I'll pass on the depth charge too!

Kwanjin, notepad is the secret to answering everyone in order and not losing the post till ready to send. :))

Aawww Joey, cute, smart and getting a headful of hair :))

Sugar, beautiful flowers out by your steps!

Marsue, it takes a long time to answer!

It's cloudy, and we got a few sprinkles of rain. It went from 66* and windy to 62 and calm.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4768039

Thanks, BP! I'll remember that! LOL

Yes, Kelli, snow. It's possible to get snow here until part-way through May. We're at 4500-5000 feet.

Here's where we are now. No snow for us but I can see it higher up on the mountains.

Mostly Cloudy51F
Feels like: 51F


Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 27
Humidity: 39%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph
Sunrise: 7:01 AM
Sunset: 7:58 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

One of our fellow DGer's sent me this pretty coleus. Inky Fingers. Thanks, Joyce!!!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 7, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #4768250

Currently: 66F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 18C Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 12 MPH
Humidity: 32%
Dewpoint: 36F
Barometer: 29.80 inches
Wind: West at 19 KPH
Humidity: 32%
Dewpoint: 2C
Barometer: 1009 millibars
Sunrise: 6:53 am
Sunset: 7:49 pm

Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4768258

Wow! What a gorgeous weekend! I spent it out in the yard and I put a pretty big dent in the spring chores. I cleaned out every flowerbed and raked leaves, tree branches, pine cones, you name it. I ran it all through my chipper/shredder. I have more compost material then I know what to do with. Not a bad thing. I was chosen to take part in a clinical study last Sept. which required a big time commitment and as a result much of my fall yard work was never finished. It left me with a lot of extra work this spring.

I sure am enjoying all the spring flower photos. Not too much happening here yet. Just a stray crocus or two. I started biking again earlier this week. After a winter of being cooped up inside on a stationary bike or treadmill it sure seemed weird.

Photo: I took this photo this evening while on my bike ride. It's still very brown here.


early_bloomer

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4768268

But you can still see green under the brown. ☺
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4768281

Yep. It's trying to be green. The daffodils are budded out and should be blooming in another week or so.


early_bloomer

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4768304

Did I mention I love spring?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4768421

I started cleaning the yard this morning.
Uncovered the ponds and cleaned up some trash.
Started in a Flannel Shirt ... quickly hit a T-Shirt...

Well as far as Hellebores go the sale was a bust.
Unfortunately it got written up in the paper last week.

Usually it's an 'underground sale'... you have to know someone who knows someone...
The hours were 12-4... at Clara's this means 12:30 amble in... greet some friends... peruse the plants... get a few while gabbing w/ old chums...

Because of the article...
People showed up at 11 AM ...
and cleaned them out of Hellebores in less than a half hour.

We did get some nice odd plants ...Clara's speciality... but only a few small Helleborus foetides were left... so I got some shots... talked plants a bit... and invited a few people to DG

Got back about 1:30.
Finished cleaning the ponds...froze my hands numb at one point... LOL!
but they are running and looking good.
The concrete waterfall held up beautifully... no cracks or loose rocks.

Then we took down the last of the Holiday lights... about time!
And changed from the Winter to Spring flag

Sunny and we hit 68 today!!
73 tomorrow and Tuesday!!!!

Ric

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

April 7, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4768551

E-B, it will look like that here in 2 to 3 months.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2008
10:02 AM

Post #4769756

Deb How large is the hellebores bloom? They are so pretty!
Marsue Im with you on the wants for hellebores, but Ill live vicariously through yall. Thats a lovely dogwood.
Sally Its a lot of fun watching the little guys make it to the water and scooting them in right direction if they get turned around. Its difficult to get pictures since flashes are no-nos. Ill try to get some next time though.
Celia That coleus is pretty. I like that deep purple color.
Pepper & E_B - Look No snow or freezing temps! You have spring!
E_B I can see green under the brown too! It always amazes me how much farmland you have. Even though my SIL lives in Clinton and has farmland and horses.
Ric Sorry the sale was a bust, at least you got to see some old acquaintances! I cant wait to see your garden in bloom.

66.4 F / 19.1 C
Overcast
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 0.5 miles / 0.8 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 300 ft / 91 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A 20% chance of showers in the morning. High 74. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

We're in Revival mode at church. Has anyone heard of Jamey Ragle? He's so funny my face hurt from laughing last night.

I have a 2nd cane sprouting off the 1st on my Phal. This is the first time it's happened for me.




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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2008
10:17 AM

Post #4769767

Well not a toatl bust.
We did get some nice plants that are seldom for sale or at bargain prices compared to the Nurseries around here.
Plants we got were...
Hosta 'Alligator Shoes', H. Birchwood Parky's Gold, a really nice Myosotis sylvatica,
an extremely odd plant Rohdea japonica (Nippon Lily),
a huge Yucca 'Golden Sword, Carex laxiculmis 'Bunny Blue' and a cute little black groundcover w/ bright yellow flowers...

45 going to 70 and Sunny...

Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4770850

Rainy and drab today. High near 45.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 7, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #4771505

Wow, great pics, such beautiful flowers !
We've been on a trip this week-end in the countryside, in a small village full of blooming trees!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 7, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #4771542

Other prunus cerasifera

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 7, 2008
7:33 PM

Post #4771586

This was in a orchard, still not all trees blooming.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 7, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4771714

More.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #4772239

Ric - I like that ground cover esp with the yellow blooms! Very pretty and unusual.
Adina - Good to have you back! When will your house be ready for move-in? Beautiful blooming trees!

64.9 F / 18.3 C
Overcast
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 58 F / 15 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 10.5 mph / 16.9 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 1100 ft / 335 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

Tonight
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Breezy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 58. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

It's been a gloomy and windy day today. My Phal now has 5 blooms.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #4773079

It is gray
Today in
Pa.

Temps are currently 40 degrees. We are getting a high off the Atlantic coast which will hold in place until Thursday or Friday. Winds come down from the N. Hampshire area, over the ocean and curl around into Pa. It that is how it wants to act, I will go weed and clean up a daylily bed ( last one). Keeps me warm and is very satisfying.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4773119

Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' is that plant.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/100281

And it looks like it will do well for about every one here.
Zone 4a-9b
Produces glossy, deep chocolate-brown, almost black leaves, appearing late fall, lasting through spring. The yellow flowers are so shiny they look lacquered. What a contrast! Grow in average to wet soil. Summer dormant.
I'd watch out though as I've had a few run-ins w/ some Ranunculus that are a bit invasive.
Might be a good choice for those of us who don't see a lot of Snow...

Currently 66 one thermometer I saw said 76 at 3 PM today.
This should hold for a few more days..
I'm not bringing a lot out as we have a Forecast of 36 Sunday morning...

Sharon and Adina those whites are beautiful.
I've seen a few dogwoods and crabs in white flower here.
We're still a few weeks away from a good shot though.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #4773131

se_eds we'll be getting that Saturday-Monday... then supposedly back into the 60's by next Tues...

Ric

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2008
3:57 AM

Post #4774215

We currently have 53 and cloudy skies under Dyson darkness after another beautiful sunny day. Highs are forecast in the 50's through Saturday with occasional rain showers. Not too shabby...I have crocuses blooming!

I managed to prune 2 more apple trees this evening after my daughters softball game. Only 3 or 4 more to go. Then comes clean-up.

Kelli...It does get very green here. A few summers back a college kid from Michigan came around trying to sell books and said he couldn't believe how green it was.

adinamiti...Wow! Looks like you're in full bloom over there.

Sharona...We do have a lot of farm land. Just a couple miles west of here the land really flattens out and is mostly farmland with small woodlots well into Ohio. We have a nice mix of fields and some large wooded areas as well. Over in the eastern part of the county the terrain is much more rugged and as you head east you run into the Allegheny National Forest. Most of the upper third of the state is heavily wooded.

Photo: My backyard during "greener" times.

early_bloomer

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2008
8:47 AM

Post #4774765

thank you for the beautiful photo, EB!

i am up with chicks hatching [why do they always do this at night ? ]

have court tomorrow. came over here for all these lovely [and dismal] weather reports.good to see each of you over my virtual fence! you are such good neighbors!!!

everyone's picture is PERFECT!

here is the first guy out. he has a freckle-like spot on his beak, a black nostril i think...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4774800

Se_eds Sounds like a good way to spend the day. Hopefully Ill get to weed this weekend or maybe Friday evening.
Ric Hysterical name for the plant! LOL
E_B I know you cant wait to see your lawn in bloom again I cant either! Just beautiful! I really like that patio area. Thinking about doing something like that here. Nice to see a live set up.
TF Awww cute little guy! Good luck in court.

63.0 F / 17.2 C
Overcast
Humidity: 68%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the ENE
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1500 ft / 457 m
Overcast 2100 ft / 640 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. High 72s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Isaboo overseeing her domain

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2008
11:06 AM

Post #4774869

Raining. It will rain all day and it will be a cold rain.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2008
11:19 AM

Post #4774899

Kitty! lol

Such beauty to look forward to!

37F
Feels like: 32F


Barometer: 30 in ↓
Dewpoint: 30
Humidity: 76%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:58 AM
Sunset: 8:00 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #4774964

Howdy all,
Just running thru on the way too bed.
Has been cloudy and cool (for us) in the 50s.
Gonna be 84 on friday.
Oh dear, summer is coming quickly.
Kelli, Adina, Ric, Fritch, EB, Sharon, Marylyn and Eve I am loving your pictures.
Sidney

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #4775523

Morning All! :D We have some fog this morning. Guess it's from all the rain we had. From Thursday thru Sat. nite we had 2 1/2"! My flowers are really shooting up! :D At the moment we have 48 & are expected to get into the upper 60's. We had a temp of 70 yesterday. I have 6 more days & I'll be finished with my practicum. I have the day off today, because everyone there had an all day meeting, not at the hatchery. So I guess that I will get started on my school work.
In Dublin...
Cloudy: 45F
Feels like: 45F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:57 AM
Sunset: 7:52 PM

Love all the pics! All of the garden pics (Boo, Last years gardens, this years gardens, All the Hellebores, & Orchids and chickies, too)

I thought that I would throw in a little trivia today...
What ratio of tornadoes rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) 75 out of 100
b) 50 out of 100
c) 25 out of 100
d) 1 out of 100

Have aGreat Day!
Joey

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #4776508

I took that with my cell. I can't believe it came out so nice.

Here's another.

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

April 9, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4778214

Isaboo is very dignified.

We were supposed to go out to Anacapa Island tomorrow but the boat ride was cancelled due to wind. Major, major bummer. :-(

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on April 08, 2008
59 F / 15 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the South

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4778547

It's cold and wet here. Temps were in the low 40s and it rained off and on all day. We are still saturated from the last time it rained so it didn't take much to have creeks rising again.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4778615

I'll go w/ D

75 today and still 70 out there.
A bit of cold is still predicted for the weekend...

Here's a perfect little beauty.

Squill

Ric

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4778647

E_B: Love your back yard shot. I'm looking forward to those times again!
Sharon: The hellebore blooms are about ..maybe 2" across or so. Love your Isaboo.

Cloudy again today, and warm. Loving all the rain, but hoping for a little sunshine so the flowers will open their little faces upwards.

ONE of my Louisiana Iris is finally blooming (2 weeks late). This is a close-up of "Easter Tide".

Deb

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4778742

Wow Deb! That is gorgeous!


early_bloomer

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4778955

Deb! What a Magnificent photo! :D I wish that you would put that in NG on "Your Shot"! Perrrrrfect!

We had a beautiful day today...72! and plenty of sunshine. :D Lots of flowers are budding. The Lilies, Hosta's & Iris's have shot up several inches.

Trivia answer 1st thing in the morning... :)

Joey

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4778968

Ok...here's a better pic.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4779084

Thanks E_B.
and Joey: I love that photo of your little guy!!! What's NG?
Deb

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #4779107

National Geographic...on line. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/jigsaw-puzzles They make some of them into puzzles. If I'm not mistaken they have contests for the best photo.
Joey

edited to say thank you

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #4779469

hi, i have been reading and lurking. but i can't shut up about that pic, DEB!!! mouth watering, breathtaking! unbelievably talented, that's what you are! ^_^

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4779705

Cloudy44F
Feels like: 42F


Barometer: 29.7 in ↓
Dewpoint: 30
Humidity: 58%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph W
Sunrise: 6:58 AM
Sunset: 8:00 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2008
9:47 AM

Post #4780235

Good Mornin'. It's Dyson Dark & 46. It's gonna be a nice one again today w/a little bit of sprinkles.
In Dublin...
Cloudy: 41F
Feels like: 41F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 4 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:55 AM
Sunset: 7:53 PM

TF, I'm with ya! That's a contest winning picture!

The answer to the trivia is...D
Most tornadoes rotate counterclockwise. However, about 1 in 100 will rotate clockwise.

Well gotta fet ready to play w/ some fish.

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #4780242

Pepper Is it still raining?
Celia Pretty pics! That bluish tint is so pretty.
Joey Im going with C on the trivia (although Ill admit its just a guess). I hope you enjoyed your day off. My hens and chicks are filling in too!
Kelli Isaboos nickname is badness! Have you rescheduled the trip? Sounds like fun!
Ric You got warm really quickly. Will it stay or are you going through temp fluctuations like we are?
Deb Gorgeous bloom! Great picture! My iriss are late too.
Joey JW! He has teethies!! What a cutie! Pretty buds and blooms!
TF How do you get the little happy faces? While Im asking how do yall get the bold to take too? How are your newest chickies?
Joey You beat me to the forum this morning so Im wrong on the trivia! LOL! Oh well, maybe next time!

65.1 F / 18.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2600 ft / 792 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cross Vine growing at work, going to get some cuttings today.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #4780808

I need a vacation...some place on the beach...


Sprinkles37F
Feels like: 34F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 9 miles
Wind: 5 mph NNE
Sunrise: 6:56 AM
Sunset: 8:01 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2008
2:28 PM

Post #4781126

Good morning!

Sorry I've been a no show for so long - I've been busy transplanting seedlings - I've almost filled the greenhouse so I had to put up an extra shelf. So much for not going overboard this year ... lol

I tried to catch up but gave up on it - lol. I missed a few birthdays - happy beleated birthdays to Seeds and Kayle :-) Wonderful photos everyone! Some lovely hellebores, azaleas, flowering trees :-)

Kelli - your photos are so amazing! Loved them all. Your iris Best Bet (or something like that) is stunning!

Kiska -so nice to see you posting again! I've missed your photos from Alaska :-) It's good to hear your eye's improving :-)

Debi - that is a gorgeous photo of your iris and the photo of the azaleas in your back yard was wonderful as well :-)

It's been springlike for the past 2 weeks, below freezing at night with daytime highs in the mid to low 30's and quite a few sunny days :-) This morning we woke up to about 2 inches of snow. The girls were really bummed out that they'd have to get the snowsuits and boots out again. lol It's about 35F so the snow's melting already and there are a few breaks in the clouds so we might even see some sun today :-)

These crocus are growing close enough to the wall of the house so they weren't completely covered in snow ;-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4782780

Rann, beautiful crocus, great spring is coming!

Sharon, love Isaboo pic and the Cross Vine! Forgot to answer about my job : I'm working at a radio broadcasting station, at the tape library ...I hope I got this right. Our office has to be opened from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to supply with tape for the recordings .

Ric, what are those little margarets?They are gorgeous, like all other pics!

Deb, what beautiful iris! Mine are starting to bloom right now!

Joey, what great blooms, especially JB who is adorable!

Kwanjin, great night pics, such beautiful blue!

Here are some primulas from the village we went on a trip.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #4782791

The hen.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #4782802

The chickies.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4782809

One chick.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #4782838

More blooms, japanese Quince.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #4782850

Wild Forget-Me-Not.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #4782861

Catching up is hard to do! I'll just say great flower pics everyone--love them all!
Sharon: Boo is certainly looking "regal".
Joey, JW is "Joe Cool" LOL
Adina: you and Tamara Faye need to get together. You both have chickens. ☺☺

Monday was a gorgeous day in Arkansas and we took a trip to NW Ark for the day. Beautiful scenery, great mountain views, perfect weather--what more could you ask?
Last night and this morning we had more rain, which we do not need right now. Sun has been peeking out from behind the clouds but it is still mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms forecast for tonight and tomorrow. High of 66 for tomorrow. Currently it is 65.

Here is a "Gentle Giant" daffodil blooming in my front flowerbed.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #4782865

Geese on the road.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #4782878

Marsue, I'd love to get together with Tamara and to have some chicks of my own! Unfortunately those aren't mine ! But here is a daff, still from our friend's garden, not as gorgeous as yours thou!
Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 9, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4782887

More daffs.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #4782891

Oh, I think that is a gorgeous daff, too, Adina. It is just a different kind than mine is.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 9, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #4783748

' Isaboos nickname is badness!" LOL! (DH says that he will reschedule the Anacapa trip but he doesn't sound too enthusiastic about it.)

Today we went to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. It was incredibly windy. It was also almost visual overload.

Lancaster, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:56 PM PDT on April 09, 2008
60 F / 16 C
Clear
Humidity: 26%
Dew Point: 25 F / -4 C
Wind: 29 mph / 46 km/h / 12.9 m/s from the WSW
Wind Gust: 39 mph / 63 km/h / 17.5 m/s

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4783804

Impossible to catch up, but,...

Kelli, as always, beautiful hiking pics. I was born in Calif, and LOVE the poppy!

adina, i wish those were your chicks. i wanted to ask what the young partirdge hen is... Welsummer perhaps? Leghorn? nah... but I do know those are brown chinese geese! were you close enough to get bitten? we had one... for Thanksgiving dinner! thanks to Martha Stewarts Turkey brine recipe ^_^

my smile is attained with the shift key and 6-6... you won't see it till you press send, a little gift from dave. the b/w smiles are some kind of ascii code, can't help there...

kwanjin, i need a vacation too. looking at your pics will have to do for now. i really miss the beach...

hugs and spring blessings to all!
♥tf


the final chick of our latest hatch... a Black Jersey Giant

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4783918

Joey I just love that picture of JW and his cool baby shades!
Celia I could use a vacation there too! LOL!
Rann Glad to see you back! I feel the girls pain about having to dress for winter again. Our temps keep fluctuating like crazy here. Kiska is in Mexico for 2 weeks enjoying the sun and fun for a change. Great pic of the crocus!
Adina Great pictures! TF do you know which type of chicks they are? The blooms are just gorgeous.
Maruse Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Wow, gorgeous daff!
Adina I think your daffs are gorgeous too!
Kelli WOW! And background! LOL!
TF Yes you do know the hens! LOL! Thanks for the info. Where did you get that info? Is there a forum?

66.2 F / 19 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/hfrom the -
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2500 ft / 762 m
Scattered Clouds 6000 ft / 1828 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 58. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sidney - Look!!

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

April 9, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #4783957

I think everyone loves the poppy. Well, there probably is someone who doesn't, but they probably don't like ice cream and Christmas, either.

The Los Angeles Arboretum used to unwittingly accumulate people's unwanted domestic fowl. They used to have a couple of those Chinese geese. They were loud and sassy.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4784266

Right now it is Dyson dark and cloudy. Rain is coming in tonight and will be heavy at times. It will rain all day tomorrow with a chance for severe weather. Snow of Friday and Saturday.

Temps reached low 50s today.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #4784443

Scilla sibirica or Siberian Squill is the little blue beauty Adina.
Those Forget-me-nots are lovely!!

Kelli what's the yellow w/ the Poppies?
I'm not a fan of Poppies one at a time but in drifts or fields they are perfect!

Here's the Arais alpina in this full glory.

Ric

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #4784468

Kelli, the poppy fields remind of the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy and her companions lie down in a field of poppies and go to sleep.
TF: you can get the b/w smiley faces by pressing the "Alt" key and then the 1 key.☺☺☺☺☺
Sharon: Sidney might know what to "Look" at but I don't have a clue what that is! LOL Also, how did the Cross vine get its name?
Glad to see you back, Rann. The little crocus are pretty even if they are frozen. LOL
Pepper, It's Dyson dark here, too. By the way, where is Dyson these days?
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4784483

Ric, we cross-posted. You have some flowers I have never heard of. That Arais alpina is lovely!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4784501

Haven't seen Dyson anywhere on here for quite some time.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 10, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #4784597

Ric, the yellow flowers are goldfields.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 10, 2008
5:24 AM

Post #4785550

Oh, What I REALLY need is to live on the beach.

33F
Feels like: 26F


Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph N
Sunrise: 6:56 AM
Sunset: 8:01 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4785740

Kelli LOL!
Pepper When does the snow stop in your area?
Ric Pretty arias alpine!
Marsue LOL! My Brugmansias are blooming. The flowers themselves are huge, larger than a (my) handwidth and about 10-12 long. Sidney gave me this plant as a cutting and it actually survived for me. Im not sure how the crossvine got its name, but I found this cute article about it. http://www.paghat.com/trumpetcreeper.html
Celia Methinks you have a serious dose of Spring Fever! LOL!

56.3 F / 13.5 C
Clear
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 76. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Marsue here is one of the buds this morning...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4785743

Powder Puff

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
10:07 AM

Post #4785754

46 (Wind Chill 42)
Rain and a cold front starting to move in.
We are looking at another round of freeze...
Looks like some creative mulching is the the future... lol!

Of to Work...

Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 10, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4786822

Pretties make me feel better, Sharona. There's plenty of every variety to see on this thread, that's for sure! BAD case of spring fever. LOL

Mostly Cloudy32F
Feels like: 28F


Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 25
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph N
Sunrise: 6:55 AM
Sunset: 8:02 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sun predicted today, which is good because I need to get out and do some stuff in the gardens.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #4786970

Goodness... I keep getting behind! :-) Good morning, everyone! All of the pictures are lovely. I have Deb's iris on my desktop right now, but Rann's snowy crocuses may be next. Or Kelli's poppies... Wow!

It's grey outside here right now. There is a 20% chance of rain. We could actually use it (for once), so I hope we do get at least a little wet. :-) The weather for this weekend's camping trip is looking great! Highs in the lower 70s, lows in the 40s. Perfect campfire weather. We probably won't get to go swimming, but there will be plenty of other things to do.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (31 min ago)
Temperature 78 F 26 C
Dew Point 69 F 21 C
Humidity 73%
Pressure 29.75 in 1007.4 mb
Wind Speed 12 MPH 10 kts
Wind Dir SSW 210
Ceiling 3200 ft 975 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.0F / 22.8C



KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4788743

Wow, it's just miserable here in southeastern Wisconsin today!

It's raining (and I do mean raining) and 37 degrees with a wind chill of 27. We have a sustained wind speed of 24 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. (Definitely feels windier than that up on our little hill, though.) The east wind is vicious and the rain just plain pelts you. I went to take the dogs out to go potty and they both dragged me back toward the house as if to say, "Oh, HECK no!" They've been holding it all day, the poor things.

April showers? Blech!
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #4788788

We had a glorious day today, sunny and 38F with a rather chilly breeze. In sheltered spots it was quite warm thanks to the sun ;-) lol

Kelli - wow! Those poppy photos are fantastic!

Sharon - Can't wait to see the blooms on your Brugs :-) Those buds are huge! The candy puff is very cute. Thanks for the update on Kiska - I missed that part ;-) lol I wouldn't mind being on the beach right about now either ;-)

Celia - wonderful beach photos.

Marylyn -where will you be going on your camping trip?

Kayly - sounds like a pretty rough day there :-0 Hope it'll be better tomorrow ;-)

This is what I've been up to the past weeks (the rows and rows of little black pots ;-)) ... not over the top is it?? lol I adopted a "throw nothing away" policy when transplanting this year ... maybe I need to rethink that ... I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these plants. lol

Rann


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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4788869

Rann - What a fabulous greenhouse! I'm envious!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 10, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4788988

Nice greenhouse, Rann. Is it geothermally heated? Is everything in Iceland geothermally heated?

It is supposed to get up to 92F on Saturday and Sunday. I would gladly share some heat with Kayly or anyone else.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on April 10, 2008
78 F / 26 C
Clear
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 33 F / 1 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South


Here's another flower picture with a twist. It was exciting to see these planes fly over. DH says that they are C-130s. The poppy reserve isn't all that far from Edwards Air Force Base.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4789134

Thanks Kayly and Kelli - it's nice and warm in there. Hildur Eva, my younger one, likes going in there "because it's spring there" ;-) lol

Kelli - it's not geothermally heated - yet. We're planning to get hot water out there soon I hope. We just need to get a plummer for the job - and they're expensive. In the meantime there's an electrical fan heater keeping my babies warm ;-) Not everything is geothermally heated - there are places without geothermal heat, but they're not very many. I'm not sure where they are to be honest since I've olnly lived in the Reykjavik area and we have pleanty of heat.

Rann
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4789143

Ric Another freeze? Brrr!
Celia Glad the pretties make you feel better. Keep thinking/dreaming of that beach! Its gorgeous!
Marylyn Have fun this weekend! Be sure to take lots of pictures! Did you get rained out today?
Kayly We get all our April Showers on the weekends. Its a bummer because we work all week then get stuck inside on the weekend. :P
Rann Sounds like a wonderful day to plan the planting! LOL! If anything, your garden this year will outshine last years garden. I cant imagine how thoughyour garden last year was glorious!
Kelli I can just picture a tiny geyser in Ranns greenhouse spurting every 30 minutes to geothermically heat it! LOL! Cool pic!

69.4 F / 20.8 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3700 ft / 1127 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Areas of fog after midnight. Low 61. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Drive by beach picture...

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4789178

pepper - I feel for you and the endless rain. Pa. is so grey in the winter/early spring but today was marvelous. 70 degrees and sunshine with light breezes. We are scheduled for rain Friday and Saturday - then the cold front from the west moves in and temps will dip into the high 20's. Daffys are just breaking bloom as are hyacinths. I am dog tired from running the tiller - but I got it done!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 10, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #4789233

You're ahead of me, se_eds. I don't have anything dug up. I don't till since I have a small garden, but I don't have anything planted yet. I guess I'd rather go hiking.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 11, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4789356

I can see myself on the beach every day. (sigh...)

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2008
3:46 AM

Post #4790519

mysharona, i just love the way the each is peeking out over the grassy area and topped with whipped clouds...

no power outages here, just cold and windy

tf
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4790585

We're going to a campground near Rosebud, Texas. Isn't that a cute name? :-) It should be fun, I think. I'm sure I'll be exhausted Sunday night! I'll bring the camera and try to get a lot of pictures. :-)

We only got a couple of short rain showers this afternoon. According to this handy rainfall map, we got about .04 of an inch. http://www.hcoem.org/HCRainfall.aspx

I hope the weather improves for you quickly, Kayly!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 11, 2008
8:08 AM

Post #4791053

Kelli and Ric, I don't know which of your poppies or Arais alpina to put on my desktop, they are all so beautiful! I decided to put both on turns!LOL
Sharon, wow, your brug is blooming already!
Tamara, I don't know the names of those hen and chickies, sorry! Yours are so cute too!
Rann, what a wonderful GH! I know you won't throw away anything, I guess we all do that, don't we?LOL
The peach is blooming too!
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #4791080

Good Morning!

Sidney asked me to start a new thread...we are now here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/833176/

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