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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4843113

We are lucky to have these blissful days.
Here in Jax;
71.2 F / 21 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h from the East
Wind Gust: 8.1 mph / 13 km/h
Pressure: 29.80 in / 1009.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
I'm adding new 'Bones' for my front planting. These are Sum and Substance Hostas
Please come by often with your weather and new pictures.
Sidney

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4843584

Well all but the Windowbox shots are up.
I just got done editing and uploading.
141 shots...So Far! lol

http://flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72157604641460360/

Beautiful Tulip!
And I LOVE Pelicans.
I think that is now my Favorite Hellebore Flower.
I'm not big on the paler ones but that one... Perfect!

The Fish bones are Raku Ceramic.
Look just like the real thing eh? lol!

63 Currently... near 80 thru the week!
If we get a cold snap we are dead...
Ric

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4843612

I love hostas, Sidney. too bad I don't have a place for them here. :o((
Ric: you coulda fooled me with those fish bones--LOL. Wow, those CFS pics are something else. I'll have to look closer at them tomorrow! Too much to take in all at one time.

Rainshowers forecast for tomorrow afternoon and maybe evening--40% chance--
:o(( We certainly don't need the rain right now.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4843642

Clear. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Light winds.
Returned home to ice covered lakes, snow in the yard and it sure doesn't look spring yet.
Los Barriles, Mexico, was a wonderful place to have been for the past 2 weeks.
Glad to be home and back online~
Kiska

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4843763

Yippeee! Jackie! Yer back! :D I can't wait to see more of those Mexico pics! :D Tell us all about it! (your trip)

Sidney! Love those Sum & Substance! I can't wait for mine (one) to come up! Shoot! I need to go see! It's down over the hill under my Sarvice tree...Na! I won't take a flashlight! I'll wait until tomorrow.

Ric, Love those fish bones! I would never have guessed them to be ceramic! I really thought that they were wood when I viewed the slide show. I need to check out your link above! :D

The weather???? Our high today was 59 w/ rain on & off. Tomorrow is supposed to be the same. At the moment it's 55.

TF, Thanks for the words of encouragement...It's really getting tough to sit in this chair to do 3 on-line classes. I would much rather be outside! :D

Joey

(this is from last year, but they are all coming up!)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4843806

Kiska! What a great time you must've had. Can't wait to see more pics!
Sidney: I have Sum n Substance in my garden and love them. So nice and B-I-G.

Today was mostly sunny and a high of 76F. Low tonight will be 52F. Totally "normal", which is nice.

Bacopa, peeking out from under the astilbe.
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4843925

Today was cool but humid. It was in the low 70s but there was a breeze that kept it cool. But at the same time humid cause we have storms happening or are gonna happen tonight.

Just finished hosting a RU this past weekend so am just getting caught up on here.

Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4844084

Welcome back Kiska! Returning to snow and frozen lakes after all that sun and sand has to be quite a shock !

Ric...That's an impressive bunch of photos. Looks like you had a grand time.

Sidney...Those look like some very healthy plants.

Another gorgeous day here and more of the same is on the way. It's about time to start mowing the grass. Since I got the chipper/shredder I have quite a compost making operation going on here and the grass clipping will not go to waste.


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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2008
5:48 AM

Post #4845012

I've been experimenting with my camera.

67 tomorrow!

43F
Feels like: 41F

Barometer: 30 in ↓
Dewpoint: 14
Humidity: 28%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph ESE
Sunrise: 6:38 AM
Sunset: 8:14 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 22, 2008
6:30 AM

Post #4845058

Thanks for the new thread, Sidney! Your pictures are great, as always!
Welcome back, Jackie, I can't wait to see Mexico !
The house has been painted and here it is!
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2008
9:46 AM

Post #4845150

Sidney Pretty hostas! Love that front deck!
Ric K=Looks like yall had a great time at the CF show. Great pictures! I love pelicans too! LOL!
Marsue send those rains down here!
Kiska- Welcome back! You were missed! Great resort, love that wrap-around porch. Must have been a bit of a shock to go back to snow and ice, but its always a great feeling to be home. Cant wait to see more of your pictures.
Joey Youre getting downright muggy there! LOL! Pretty bloom.
Deb Another pretty bloom!
Pepper You were warmer than Joey yesterday! How did your RU go?
E_B Youve got a lot of work to do! LOL! Thats a great start.
Adina WOW! The house looks great!

55.6 F / 13.1 C
Clear
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers

Today
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. High 76. North winds 10 to 15 mph. More blooms yesterday

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #4845239

Today's temps gonna be about the same as yesterday. We had storms over night but they moved out a little while ago so it will be sunny today.

RU went great. We all sat by a bonfire and kept warm. :~)

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
1:00 PM

Post #4845659

Good Mornin'! :D It's 54, just 2 cooler than Sharon! And Sharon, it generally Is muggy here.
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 55F
Feels like: 55F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph NE
Sunrise: 6:38 AM
Sunset: 8:05 PM

Adina! Your house is really looking Great! How soon before you can move in? Do you have a date? :D
Thanks Sharon, Your Brug! is looking Marvelous! Dawlingk! ;)
Pepper, did you get some neat things at the RU? I feel sure you had fun! :D
KW, What is your "experiment" of? Pretty cool!
E_B, Looks like have a great start on your composting! :D I know that you are glad to have spring finally there! But I have been wondering about the bird you saved...have you returned him yet?
Deb, Love the Bacopa. It looks so 'dainty'! :D

The answer to the trivia is...D
The earth's atmosphere is estimated to weigh about 5 million billion tons. This weight exerts an average of about 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure on the surface of our planet, which is equal to about 29.92 inches of mercury in a standard barometer.

Today's trivia is...
Q.How long does it take for light to reach earth from the sun?
a) 4 minutes
b) 8 minutes
c) 16 minutes
d) 32 minutes

Have a Great Day! Everybody!
Joey

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4846782

My answer is B...8 minutes.

My pic is my coffee and creamer.

46F and up to 62 or 67. They can't decide.
Feels like: 46F

Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 23
Humidity: 39%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:37 AM
Sunset: 8:15 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Lovely color, Adina. And Yea!!!

What's your plant, Joey. It looks like it's made of sugar.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4847253

Welcome back, Jackie!! Great place to vacation I would say--absolutely gorgeous! Waiting for more pics!
Adina: I love the color of your house! It reminds me of the different colors I saw on houses in Mexico--pink, purple, yellow--you name it! Americans are far too conservative when it comes to exterior colors on our houses.
Sharon: beautiful brugs! Sure wish I could send you some rain!
Pepper: I'm sure that bonfire felt great! Did you roast marshmallows?
LOL, Celia--I was going to ask if your pic was of a gazing ball!! Coffee and creamer--Ha!!
Joey: "B" on the trivia answer.

It's 81 here at the moment heading for a high of 85--a little too warm for this time of year. We have a forecast of 60% chance of scattered strong thunderstorms.
:o(( Clouds are moving in but no rain so far. Hopefully the clouds will just move right on out without dropping any rain!! LOL

Here's a "bouquet" of pansies:

edited for spelling


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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2008
5:55 PM

Post #4847438

Jackie, welcome back.
Adina, I bet you are getting really excited now the final stucco is applied.
I love the terracotta. I'm sorta excited for you.
Marsue, that pansy is beautiful.
Sharon, do your Brugs smell great at sundown?
That picture was taken at the Nursery.
Out to play.
Sidney
ps Sharon and I have the same weather/
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4847843

rats, i thought that cup o' java was FOR ME!

Adina, i ADORE every bit of your new home, you should be proud. Our concrete/stucco is way too brown, i like your color much better!

we are having decent enough weather that most of the chicks are in outside brooders now. so quite in here LOL. but more are due to hatch soon!

Here is a greeting from my newest friend, Freckle, a Black Jersey Giant chick...

tf

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

April 22, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4847975

Adina, I also like the color of your house. You see that color around here once in a while, usually on newer houses. When we moved into this house, it was painted all white, even white shutters. The front of the house has some pinkish-red brick, so there is some limit to what colors you could use out front, but the back of the house was all white. We painted the porch posts and trim dark green but it still seemed to be lacking something. There was a built-in bench out back that we had painted orange and we had orange paint left over. I said to DH, "Let's paint some of the trim orange." He had this look on his face like I had said to tear down the house and start over. Then I said, "Frank Lloyd Wright liked orange," which he did, so then the orange was an o.k. idea, so we have orange and green trim on the back of the house. The house was originally painted light chocolate milk color with dark chocolate milk color trim. It seems like that would have been nasty with the pinkish-red brick.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on April 22, 2008
71 F / 22 C
Clear
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the South

kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #4848731

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Variable winds 15 mph.
April 22, 2008 Rise: 6:10 AM AKDT Set: 9:41 PM AKDT
53; very pleasant and warm. The yard/driveway all wet with melting, thawing soil and last of the snow.
Thanks for the welcome back~
Adina, your home is beautiful, it's been nice to see it from the beginning to now.
MySharona~it's always nice to be home, but sure love vacations, too. We rented a vacation home and it was huge, with two guest cottages, and the large veranda was our main hang-out. 10 of us, family and friends, went.
Not Mexico:
Frozen nearby lake this morning.
Jackie

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #4848752

Gsons playing on the beach; the Sea of Cortez.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4848763

From the front entry.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4848805

I discovered there are lizards that ran across the sand~cute little tracks but, sure made me scan the beach before going:)) Only saw two, and luckily, didn't see the eel that was near as my DH and I were in the water...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4848832

[quote]Then I said, "Frank Lloyd Wright liked orange," which he did, so then the orange was an o.k. idea[/quote]

Thank you, Kelli, I now have one more justification for my favorite color!

Kiska, lovely contrast in the pics...

tf
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4848937

64(F) everything is blissfully damp.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #4848957

Mostly cloudy day here today with a high in the low 70s. Just had a light sprinkling of rain.

Blue Angel Hostas are pretty big already.
Deb

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #4848974

Wow Deb I'm impressed.
I do miss vigorous Hostas of NC.
;)
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #4849042

They came up very early this year. All the other hostas are still asleep.
Deb
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4849620

EB: I meant to comment on your compost operation and the chipper/shredder. From the looks of things in that photo you are going to have fun making new flower beds and/or a veggie garden. That is quite a "treasure" you have there!
Cute chick, TF. Reminds me of a penguin.
Kiska: how nice that you and family and friends were able to share the vacation. We have been to Puerto Penasco several times. It is on the Sea of Cortez, too, just about an hour from the Mexico/U.S. border and 4 hours from Phoenix, AZ.
Kelli: orange and green trim! Hooray--someone with the courage to paint "out of the box"! LOL
Deb, what a pretty hosta. I had hostas at my previous home but they were variegated.

We did have a thunderstorm this afternoon but it wasn't all that bad and was soon out of here. The sun even came out afterward.
Currently 62 and Dyson dark.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
9:37 AM

Post #4851064

Joey Going with B on the trivia. What is that plant? Looks like frosted hens and chicks!
Marsue - Pretty pansies!
Sidney They smell like heaven at dawn and dusk!
TF Freckle is too cute!
Kelli I love your comment about Frank Lloyd Wright! Thats hysterical! LOL! I bet the back of the house looks great!
Adina What a gorgeous view from the house! Looks like your GSs had a great time!
I dont think we have eels here. Its not something I ever thought about. Interesting, but a little scary.
Dyson Is it dark? So glad you got some rain!
Deb - Pretty hostas!

61.7 F / 16 C
Clear
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Becoming partly cloudy and breezy with a 20% chance of showers. High 74. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
10:12 AM

Post #4851094

Widely scattered intermittent light, 59, overcast.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4851644

Sharon: Is that Lady Margaret? Hope some of our recent rain makes it down your way.
Dyson, your comments make me laugh!! LOL

Currently it is 62 heading for a high of 84. Sunshine and partly cloudy (mostly not)
20% chance of rain. Sunrise this morning at 6:25 a.m. Sunset tonight at 7:48 p.m.
13 plus hours of daylight--WOOHOO!!

The goldfinches have returned to our area but they won't stay long--probably be here a couple of weeks then they'll head to points north.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #4851729

Oh Marsue we each hope that rain comes here too.
I love those little finches.
Sidney

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2008
2:21 PM

Post #4851862

Mornin'! All! :D It's a nifty 57 w/ the sun shining! :D We may get some "intermittent" sprinkles today.
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 57F (they must be in a fog! :D )
Feels like: 57F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph N
Sunrise: 6:36 AM
Sunset: 8:06 PM

Dyson, It sure is good to have you back! I hope that the sun is shining for you by now! :D
Sharon, Your Lady Margaret is really filling out & looking Great! DH bought me that little flower & a few more at Lowe's the other day. On the label it said "Cobweb", Sempervivum arachnoideum, cv. 'Cebenese'. I had a feeling that that little plant had gotten mislabelled. So, I went to get it ID'd & sure enough! it was. I now know that it's proper name is Monanthes brachycaulaon, it's in the Crassulaceae family. I can't wait to get it repotted! I have several more to repot, so I'm thinkin' it will be an all afternoon affair! :D
Deb, Your Hosta is looking Great! All but one of mine have started to come up & I suppose I need to go take some pics of them.
TF, That is a really cute 'chickie'! Do they get really large? And doesn't the larger ones have larger eggs? :D Love the Jombo size. :) They are better for baking! :D How are you feeling?
Kiska, Sorry to hear that you found some lizards down there, but I have a feeling that it didn't slow you down very much! :D And the eels! :-O 'Love the contrast in the pics, but my fave? -- I love them all! And the veranda! WOW!
Kelli, Garrett says that you 'Rock'! He loves orange & green! BTW! We have a very small, but growing fast - Wisteria! :D
Marsue! They are on their way to my house! :D

The answer to the trivia is...B
Light from the sun takes about 8 minutes to reach the earth.

Today's trivia is...
Q.What is the jet stream?
a) The cloudy trail left by jets
b) Strong upper atmospheric winds
c) A river in Montana
d) A rock band name

Have a great day! :D
Joey

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #4851914

Joey, B
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #4851952

Joey: re the trivia--if anyone misses it they will have to be sent to their room! LOL
It has to be "B"! I hope you enjoy the finches when they get to your house--I miss them when they leave here. Be sure to send them back in the fall! What is that you have coming up in your garden?

We are up to 67 from 62 just an hour ago. Sun shining brightly, no clouds.


Star of Bethlehem

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #4851979

Hey! Sidney! (((waving)))
LOL!, Marsue!!! :D Yes, they should be sent to their room! :D
Yes, that's what coming up in my yard (no garden space). Actually that was taken about 3 weeks ago...I really need to go outside right now & take some pics!
Be back later! :D

Joey

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4852122

Marsue, here is my Hosta today (from above)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
3:29 PM

Post #4852172

My answer is B, also.

52F with 60 and thundershowers coming.
Feels like: 52F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 33
Humidity: 48%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph NW
Sunrise: 6:35 AM
Sunset: 8:16 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #4853162

I'm still confused as to which system prevails and are we Monsoon or Death Valley this year.
I's appreciate anyone's answer here.;)
TF, Freckle is just as cute as an Angel kiss.
Breezy and okay out.
;)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #4853200

thanks, AngelKiss is a good name for one of his siblings, who is even cuter!

I choose trivia answer B!

Joey, you can google Black Jersey Giants for more info. They are an American Heritage breed, dual purpose bird. slower growing, docile, free-rangers, good for XL to Jumbo brown eggs and good for eating too! soemtiems they even take a day longer to hatch, but Freckle was in a hurry and came a day early just to cheer me up before going to court! i ahve a 20 min video of him hatching out that i will SOMEDAY put on youtube.

Until trouble started, my Buckeyes and Leghorns laid XL to Jumbo eggs that graded AA and AAA... with the price of feed going up 4 dollars per hundred pound for the baby chicks, it will be hard raising new one, but it is a joy, they help the future garden, and when we have eggs to sell again it will all be worth it. Best of all we have all colors and sizes of chickens now!

strange weather today. fog, then rain, then muggy and hot, now wet cold breeze from the SW promises thunderstorms, but may not deliver amount of rain needed... rain barrel is ready though!

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

April 23, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4853274

How much feed do you go through in a day?
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2008
10:19 PM

Post #4853806

Good evening!!

So many wonderful photos and comments to read :-)

Kiska - nice to see you back! Looks like your vacation was perfect :-) Love the looks of that place - especially that hammock in the first photo. Looks like a wonderful spot to relax ;-)

EB - wow ! Spring came in a hurry there! The crocus have been flowering here for almost a month and the daffs aren't getting ready to open any time soon ...

TF - freckles is adorable :-)

Adina - the house looks great! My grandparent's house was a very similar color as yours :-)

Joey, Sidney and Deb - great looking hostas! I have quite a few and have bought 3 more already ... they're all sound asleep still, except for the new ones - they're hanging out in the greenhouse until it gets warmer.

Kelli - LOL about the orange paint. too funny :-) You know when I saw those photos from Anacapa, Dyrhlaey was the first thing I thought of! :-) Funny you have a stamp with a photo of it. Wish I had some photos to post - mine are all pre-digital and my scanner is out of order.

Sharon - your brugs ... ooooooohhh so pretty :-) Now I really need to grow one to know how they smell ... ;-) lol

Joey - I have a Wisteria too - in the greenhouse of course ... it's starting to leaf out. I'm waiting anxiously to see if there will be any buds ! :-) lol

The gang are all getting better - they're still coughing but otherwise pretty good. I've had a cold for the past 3 days and a bit of a fever but nothing serious.

The weather's been wonderful since last Friday with highs around 50F and no night time freeze! I've unwrapped the roses - although I might have to wrap them up again if we get a bad freeze. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will finally be a mild spring.

Tomorrow is the "first day of summer". It's a holiday and the girls will get summer presents. I think it's one example of Icelander's undying optimism to celebrate the beginning of summer in late April when summer really doesn't arrive until mid June ... lol Ever hopeful - that's us ;-) lol It doesn't look like winter and summer will "freeze together" this year ... I can't rememer whether that's supposed to be good or bad ... lol

Have a good night!

Rann










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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #4853945

Dyson Scattered intermittent light here too!
Marsue Yes, thats Lady M. Shes a beauty! Your little visitors are so cute!
Joey Did you get all your plants potted? Sounds like a busy day you had planned. B on the trivia too! I love your hostas! Theyre so big!
Celia What kind of bud is that?
TF What is the price of feed? Why is it going up so much?
Rann So glad everyone is getting better. Did they have the flu? Have fun tomorrow! Too bad you cant pack up and go to the beach for the day. Im assuming it will still be a tad too cold still. ;) Such pretty blooms!

71.6 F / 21 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/hfrom the NNE
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3100 ft / 944 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening... (the lake winds tear the leaves off my new/young plants...grrrrr)

Tonight
Windy early. Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Low 61. Northeast winds 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4853952

This morning. I know my neighbors think I'm the "crazy plant lady" because I go out every morning and stick my face in the blooms! LOL!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #4854523

Sharon, your neighbors don't know what they're missing. Let them think you're nuts. It's they who are the nutties!!! ☺ And my buds are chives getting ready to open.

Tamara, I've just remembered I'm supposed to talk to my "neighbor" and ask about egg trading but I can't seem to find which house it was. They don't live on my street and I circled around a few times trying to find them. When I do, I'll get pics and talk to them.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4854620

Rann: Glad to hear you're all getting better! Happy first day of summer!
Joey: Trivia answer is B. I'm amazed at your hostas. None of mine are up except the Blue Angels. The others are still snoozin'.

Had an off n on cloudy day today witha high of 76F. A nice lil shower around 5. Now it's about 68. Lovely. :)

Sharon: It's ok. My neighbors always ask me "what are you always taking pictures of"?? ..and I tell them, "Flowers of course! What else?";->

Here's Bacopa in the Astilbe forest.
Deb

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #4854647

Another perfect spring day in Pa. Temps in the low 70's, great gardening weather. We were supposed to get rain, but had a sprinkle instead. Temps dropped to low 50's this evening so it will be good sleeping weather for this tired muscled gardener.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4854847

kwanjin, drive around early when the roo is crowing, that will help!

sharon, the price of feed is up partly becasue farmers are getting a premium for their crops, which is mostly livestock feed. so consumers can expect eggs and meats to continue to go up. also the price of fuel raises the cost to transport your groceries and to transport grains to the feed mill and feed to the local feed stores.

add to that the new ethanol fuel made from corn, and the rising cost of oil...

eveyone try to buy as local as possible. support local growers and farmers. most food at you rstore has traveled 1500 miles to get there!

now today i hear that our local feed store is closing. they can't afford to buy it and run the store on such a low profit level. if they riase their prices to make a profit they can't sell it. sad to see it go, it is a part of the community. and my DH built their house for them...

i am fortunate that most of our breeds free range well. the others will continue to require more feed. and they get all the kitchen scraps as well. we will be increasing the size of their ranging area to include all of my previous gardens...

OK, off my "price of feed" soapbox. LOL
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
3:21 AM

Post #4855266

rannveig...Spring really did come quickly here. We went from cold gray 30-40 degree days right into steady 60's and 70's with lots of sunshine. The long range forecast is calling for a couple days in the high 40's early next week. We're expecting around 80 tomorrow though.

Joey...I haven't talked to the rehab people for a few weeks. The hawk had been moved to their "flight" building but was not well enough to be released yet. They think it has a head injury and will not be able to be returned to it's home range in time for this years breeding season.

I'm enjoying everyones photos!

Photo: My daughter takes a high pitch at a recent game.


early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #4855998

Dyson - It's Dark here!
Celia I just love your tulips! Ive never seen chives bloom, post a picture when they are please!
Rann Happy first day of Summer! I hope its a mild one this year (if thats a good thing).
Deb Love your little forest! Very pretty J I cant wait to see your garden in bloom!
Se_eds You had what I consider the perfect day! Temps in the 70s and lows in the 50s!TF I never thought about the livestock feed. You hear about everything else. I always buy form our local farmers and use my own veggies as well. I cant wait to bite into a homegrown tomato! LOL! Ive got about 20 baby bell peppers coming in, my cucumbers and eggplant have blooms.
E_B Thats so sad about the hawk. I hope he heals soon. How did your daughter team do in the game? You can tell shes very pretty, even with a helmet! How is your son doing with the knee injury? (Was it your son?) That's quite a temp pattern you've got going.

66.6 F / 19 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the North
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa(Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 900 ft / 274 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy with a 20% chance of showers. High 76. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

My Fuschia has a couple of blooms.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #4856494

Good morning!

Happy summer :-) It's 53F and partly cloudy. It was drizzling rain earlier, now the sun's out. Light breeze, about 13 mph from the east, gusting to 22 mph.

The girls were up early to open their presents :-) They got jumping ropes and scooters. Hildur Eva also got a new helmet and Selma Rn wrist protection thingies ...

Sharon - the brugs are gorgeous and I'd be out there everyday smelling them too ;-) lol

Debi - very pretty! :-)

Hope you all have a great day! There are more plants than crocus starting to bloom now :-) This is Thlaspi rotundifolia.

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #4856525

Here's a photo of a photo of Dyrhlaey ;-) lol The original photo is from 1995.

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #4856532

Another one :-)

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #4856821

Has the water receded that bad?
I'm out again to play in the yard.
;)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #4857117

Here's my weather;
75.2 F / 24.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 5.8 mph / 9 km/hfrom the NE
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F / 25 C
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #4857294

I will get a pic of the chives blooming.

37F with 48 predicted and rain.
Feels like: 37F

Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 33
Humidity: 85%
Visibility: 4 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:34 AM
Sunset: 8:17 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

It's just got really dark outside. And now it's hailing! Wow! It's loud!!! Hope the new tree makes it okay.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #4857330

Whew! That was fun! Hail all over that place!

Sorry about the blur. Camera malfunction.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4857384

Wow, thankful all my babies weren't beat by that hail.
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4857901

Sharon: I know just how you feel! I have a Sunsprite rose that smells so good that it inspires me to "stick my face into it".
TF: sadly the price of everything seems to be going up!! :o((
Celia: lovely yellow tulips--I think yellow flowers must be my favorite. It looks as if it certainly "rained" a lot of hail at your place.
Deb: Go ahead--be 'crazy'--we love your flower photos!
Rann: glad the girls and your DH are better and I hope your cold has gone away! Happy first day of summer!! Iceland certainly has a lot of holidays where the children receive gifts--a child's dream come true. LOL The little lavendar-colored blooms are so pretty but I can't spell it much less pronounce it!! Interesting photo of that rock formation.
EB: I was going to say that your daughter's beauty shines through the face mask but Sharon beat me to it!
Joey, you and Deb are going to have to stop posting your hosta pics--it's causing me to have withdrawals! LOL

Today: Rain showers early with scattered thunderstorms arriving by the afternoon. High around 80F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

We did wake up to a thundershower this morning and then it turned into a slow drizzle for a couple of hours. It is still overcast but at least it isn't raining.

Wave petunias--they made it through the winter to bloom again!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 24, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #4858458

Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow after midnight.
Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunset at 9:46pm.
It's nearly noon, 46, no wind yet.
Hopelessly behind, but it's great to see you all again, and Rann, Dyson, so glad to be reading your posts again.
Two days ago at the pond; the ice is thinning; a good sing of things to come.
Kiska

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4860333

Really bad storms yesterday so haven't been on til today. Lots of lightning and thunder. And when it rained it poured. All or nothing it seemed.

Today was low 70s but very humid when the wind wasn't blowing.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2008
2:38 AM

Post #4860504

Sharona...They won that game and are having a good season. My son expects to be released by the doctor next week but it will still be a while until he is back to full speed. He's decided to give up football. Doesn't want to possibly reinjure the same knee and end up with parts that are not his.

rann...Looks like a big tide there.

kiska...Is that a beaver pond? Looks like most of the snow is gone up there.


Here's something a bit different. It's from a program on creative photography I did recently for a club up in Buffalo. It's a space baby.


early_bloomer

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
3:42 AM

Post #4860805

Well we've had a WONDERFUL Week weatherwise.
Mid upper 70's cool 50's nights.
It's still 64 here at 11:30...

This afternoon we picked up Loyd at the Flower Show.
He's been in Cincinnati all week from CA.
(Kelli he says HI!!
And he'll be at your RU.)
Short tour of our yard and a bit of chatting.
Then we hooked him up w/ some local ORVG Members for more chat, dinner and a tour of garden at Tabasco's .

As ALWAYS when 3 or more DG'ers get together... plants, stories and just a Great time break out.

I'll BBL w/ comments on the photos and such.
I've been going since 5 AM and feel a Hot Tub calling my name! LOL!

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2008
9:35 AM

Post #4861257

Rann I know you are excited to see new blooms in your garden. The Thlaspi rotundifolia is so pretty, they remind me of lantana with the little cluster flowers. Love the pictures of Dyrhlaey.
Celia Wow what a hailstorm! Was there any damage? Is the new tree ok?
Marsue My petunias never make it here. This is the first year in a while that I havent bought new ones.
Kiska Thats a gorgeous picture!
Pepper Glad to hear you made it through the storms ok. Is the weather normally that volatile in your area?
E_B Its a shame your son has to quit playing football. One of our agents, Paul, had knee replacement surgery about 15 years ago from an old school injury. He started limping 2 weeks ago. He found out this week that he has to have another knee replacement surgery. Im sure that this new knee will last much longer this time due to the technology. Interesting picture!
Ric Sounds like you had a great visit with Loyd! Another post about perfect weather!

61.9 F / 16 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 79. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

And no rain...darn. I thought we just might get some yesterday, but no. Lots of clouds though. Powder Puff going nuts!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2008
9:36 AM

Post #4861259

Finally --- Peruvian Daffodils

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
12:05 PM

Post #4861482

Kiska: when does Spring officially arrive in Alaska--do you have Spring there or does it just go straight to summer?
Pepper, we, too, had a thunderstorm yesterday morning (nothing major, though) but the sun did come out late in the afternoon.
EB: what a neat photo! Your photos never cease to amaze me! I think your son is wise to give up football. My DH still has trouble with his right knee at times (an old football injury) and he has been out of school for LONG time!
Ric: I wish I could have been there for that tour of Tabasco's garden. I have seen pictures of it and it is beautiful, indeed!
Sharon: you have such a wide variety of flowers in your garden. They are all pretty!

Today:
High 80F
PM T-Storms
Precip: 40%
Wind: S 15 mph
Max. Humidity: 62%
UV Index: 8 Very High
Sunrise: 6:23 AM CT
Avg. High: 75F
Record High: 85F (1989)

Here's my first iris to bloom this season. In fact, it is my first iris bloom since we moved into this house 18mos. ago. Kathy Ann,A DGer from Judsonia, AR gave it to me last Dec. The name of it is "Celebrity Song".

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
12:05 PM

Post #4861485

Here's a close-up:

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2008
12:13 PM

Post #4861503

Marsue - That's a beauty!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #4861708

Deb does that Bacopa self seed?

Sue the Goldfinches have started arriving here.
Hummers also.
Both nest heavily in this area.
The GF's many times raising 2 families.
Not too many years back they were about gone from here.
Lost of Thistle to roadside and farm spraying about did them in.
Now we are seeing dozens a day at the feeders.

HAIL ACK!
We got hammered a few years back.
Hole-y Petasites and Hosta for months.
Even under the fully leaved Maple.

The pictures are ALL lovely!

We have an 80 Day going on here... it's already 70 at 9AM...
BUT it looks like a freeze is predicted for Tuesday night...
REALLY have to watch that one...

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

April 25, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4861783

Yuck!
Sidney

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2008
1:40 PM

Post #4861852

Good Morning! :D We have a warm 59 w/ some T-storms predicted for this afternoon. Another good day to get outside! :D Yesterday & the day before was Marvelous! :) The birds are singing their hearts out! :D
At Dublin...
Fair: 57F
Feels like: 57F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 55
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:34 AM
Sunset: 8:08 PM

Marsue, What a Gorgeous Iris! :-O
Sharon! Peruvian no less! How Pretty! :D But your Brug is my new desktop! :D I've been looking for a "hardy" Fushia. I'm a little leerie of the ones in catalogs. There is a huge nursery not far from here...I think I'll go look there. Your's is Be-u-ti-ful! :D
Ric, Sounds as if you had a great time. Nothing better than talking to someone who appreciates a garden as much as you ! ;) I think I will teach that kind of thing to JW, cuz no one else seems to be near as interested...He watches intently while I am repotting. Yep, We're gonna have to watch the system that will be here by Monday...Hopefully it won't freeze! :-O
E_B, What a unique pic! I expect nothing less for you! ;) Your daughter is soooo pretty! I'm glad to hear that they won their game...what position does she play? And I'm glad that your son is near the end of his recovery time. Sorry about the football career, tho. He can do other things to keep him active and into sports, tho, huh? Garrett couldn't play football, either, so he opted for golf & baseball (my fave). He's really good at basketball, but we had issues w/ the coach & Garrett decided not to play. (I might add...the coach go fired this past year - - mid-season)
Pepper, Glad the storms are over for ya, but ain't that the way spring is? :)
Kiska, Sounds as if things are warming up for you! I know you are anxious for spring to be there! :D
Marsue, THose Petunia's! I wish I could get them to winter over here! I Love them!They are probably my most favorite annual. Sorry, But I have several Hosta's. And they really like it here in the shade. We have lots of it. We probably use two whole gallons of gas to mow all summer. (not bragging, just thankful)
Rann! Love your pics...and the Thlaspi rotundifolia! Does it have a common name? Hope all gets well soon! My new little Wisteria is really liking the new pot that I put it in...Now I need someone to build me a pergola (sp?). I think I'll have to employ my DB & DS. Altho, Garrett's girlfriend seems to keep him very busy...and he has so many projects for school. The 1st year of college can be very overwhelming! LOL And do can the last! :D
Kw, Love your little flower! Is hail normal for spring there? Gosh! Hope your tree made it!
Deb, You certainly Do have an Astillbe Forest! :D WOW!

The answer to the trivia is...B
The jet stream is the 'river' of fast moving winds several miles above the earth's surface that marks the boundary between global air masses. The jet stream was discovered by American B-29 bomber pilots during World War II. Pilots flying west reported headwinds as strong as 250 mph that prevented them from moving forward.

Todays' trivia is...
Q.What is a blue moon?
a) The second full moon in the same month
b) The second new moon in the same month
c) The second waning crescent in the same month
d) A moon from a popular TV show

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2008
3:01 PM

Post #4862231

Joey,
I always thought it was the 2nd full moon in a month.
I doubt I'm right now though.
It's just perfect outside.
Sharon I have the best luck with petunias if I plant them in December.
They are usually toast by now, or ready to be.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4862256

Sidney, why would your petunias be "toast" by now in Florida? Our temps can get up past 100 in late July and August but the petunias just keep on blooming. It is very unusual for them to survive from one season to the next, though. That is why I was so thrilled to see the "waves" come back this year.
Joey: Like Sidney,I think the answer to the trivia is "A".
Ric: enjoy the goldfinches--I sure wish they stayed around here for the summer.
Sure hope you don't get a freeze next week!
I'll be away tomorrow--going to Randolph's Nursery (Rita's) in Jackson, TN with some other DGers from the Mid-South Forum. It is promising to be a fun day! Y'all have a good week-end!
Here are the Martins socializing on their bird box this morning:

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #4862523

We had some fun weather yesterday. Whew!!! Everything made it okay, as far as I can tell.

We had hail twice, then a little sun, rain, hail again (3rd time), snow and finally ended the day with a little more sun. Yup! Springtime in the Rockies! LOL

45F with 56 later today. Sunny and cloudy both predicted. Hmm...
Feels like: 38F

Barometer: 30.2 in ↓
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 47%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:32 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate


Got a blurry shot from the truck.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #4862535

Certainly sounds like a wild ride!
We have some T-Storms moving in tonight.

Temp is 79 now and climbing!
Full Sun and windy

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 25, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #4862837

Snow...mixed at times with rain. Little to no snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest wind 10 to 25 mph.
Snowing now~~~

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #4862862

Oh, and I saw this at work yesterday.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4862868

LOL, Celia! What's that all about? Is it a rental for the prom?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #4862898

Mau, here's what it's all about. LOL

http://sweetandsassy.com/

And you have the most gorgeous Iris!

Everybodies flowers always look better. Except the ones that are our favorites. LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4862983

What a neat idea! I especially like the "Manners Matter" workshop. Pretty pricey, though, but there's always a grandma around somewhere who is willing to shell out the dough for her DGD's birthday party! LOL (Just ask me how I know!).


currently 74 and slightly windy and overcast--looks as if it could rain any minute.



My latest discovery in the flower bed. I think it is an "Ixia".

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

April 25, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #4863182

Marsue, I'd say that is a ranunculus.

Rann, yes, Dyrholaey does look like Anacapa, except that Anacapa doesn't have a beach. Is that sand at Dyrholaey as black in real life as it looks in the picture?

Ric, I wish I could send you some of this heat. I sure don't need all of it. (Tell Loyd I said hi.)

... Hot weather forecast Saturday and Sunday across the Southland...

An upper level high pressure system combined with moderate offshore
flow will bring very warm high temperatures to the Southland on
Saturday... with many coastal and valley areas soaring well into the
90s. The Santa Ana wind condition will bring some of the warmest
temperatures to the coastal plain.

On Sunday... the overall air mass is expected to continue
warming... leading to even warmer temperatures. Most areas will see
highs in the 90s with some of the warmest inland locations will
likely soar to 100 degrees.

Since it is almost may most Max temperature records are quite high
and only isolated record readings are expected with this heatwave.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 10:51 AM PDT on April 25, 2008
80 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 13%
Dew Point: 25 F / -4 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the North

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

April 25, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #4863253

Here are some of the 154 stairs to the top of Anacapa.

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

April 25, 2008
7:12 PM

Post #4863257

And most of the rest of the stairs.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 25, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4863282

Had to leave in a hurry, but more time now.
The snow is really coming down now; this time of year it's a wet snow and shouldn't last too long.
pepper23~seems strange to hear that's humid already; must last for months?
E_B~Sorry to hear about your son's knee problems; as M2Keep mentioned, perhaps he'll find another sport. The pond pic is not a beaver pond. It'll fill up later with run-off as things start thawing. Love your Space Baby pic.
ric~How nice that the goldfinches have returned; weather sounds pretty good, too.
MySharona~Thanks; the Powder Puff and Peruvian Daffodils are so nice.
Marsue~with the heavy snow today sure hope it's not going to change the season too much. Spring usually begins in Mid-May and goes very quickly; the long daylight speeds growth and it happens right before your eyes, it seems. Love your Celebrity Song.
Music2Keep~JW will have a wonderful teacher and I can just imagine him watching your every move and taking it all in. Bet he loves hearing the birds sing, too.
kwanjin~love your cloud pic~and, the wild weather continues for your area, sounds like.
LaPaz, Mexico
Kiska

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4864412

It's spring time so storms are very normal. Tornadoes not uncommon either.

Today our weather started out great and went south starting mid-morning. We were at 70* and went down to 51* at 2pm. It is colder than that now though I don't know what it is exactly. We will get close to freezing tonight so we are crossing fingers and hoping it's a very short one with no damage.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #4864555

Ranunculus or Ixia--whatever it is, Kelli--I don't remember planting it--LOL. I bought a bunch of bulbs at 75% off late last fall so when this came up I went searching through the labels. The only thing I could find that resembled it called it an Ixia which I never heard of. There is another one about to bloom, too, only it is yellow. The foliage is very close to the ground and the bloom comes up on a stalk about 8 to 10 inches high. By the way, if someone manges to make it to the top of Anacapa, the view would certainly be worth it--but not for me! I would have to have an elevator! LOL
Ah, Kiska--did you and your DH ever consider staying in Mexico permanently? LOL
What gorgeous surroundings you had there!
Yep, pepper, we are into our normal springtime pattern, too. Afternoon thundershowers almost every day--although today they didn't materialize, thank goodness.
Yesterday only one of the iris buds had bloomed out. Here's the "Celebrity Song" today.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4864761

Ric: I don't know if Bacopa self seeds, but they never have in my garden...yet.

High today was 83F. Low tonight 58.
Partly cloudy. Hoping for a sunny Saturday.
Deb
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4864803

marsue, your photos of Iris "Celebrity Song" are outstanding. What a beauty.

We had 1-1/2" of rain last Friday and Saturday but temps in the high 70's and 80's the rest of the week, with 15-20 mph wind. Believe it or not, I am watering newly planted daylily seedlings and "breeder plants". If they don't get water in April/May it cuts back their blooms, scapes and ability to set seeds.

We are under a "burn Ban" due to dry woods and fields. Will last until the end of April, at least. Many local farmers burn brush, etc in the spring and have started quite a few brush and mountain fires. Mountain fires in our area are usually worked furiously and put out the same day. Can't even burn stuff in a barrel. Only bar-b-que grills allowed.
High today in the upper 70's, light breeze, NO Rain. We were promised rain and thunderstorms for tonight and tomorrow but they went south and north of us.

Oh, well, we may get rain from the cold front moving in.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4864967

6pm~ several inches of snow and continuing.
The power's been out, off and on, just enough to mess up the clocks and computer. The roads are a mess and where or where is spring:))
I'll take one of those sunny Saturdays, if's there's more to pass around, Deb.
Se_eds~that sounds terribly dry and with dangerous conditions.
Marsue~it certainly was nice down there; but gosh, stay and miss all this snow:) Love seeing the new additions of Celebrity Song.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #4864998

Marsue I love bearded Irises and my DC, who lives 20 mins from Tamera Faye, has my Aunt Annabele's Iris collection going to ruin in her backyard. We have ask to let TF dig them but???
I think Tamera could get a great starter stock for 20 years of 'dig your own' flags. That's how they were obtained and I can remember many trips with our DGM digging flags at a lady's house outside of Plainview, Texas.
When they sold Mama's place in Hale Co. Annebele dug some of all of her collection.
I like the Magenta Blossom too.
Se_eds I know those Daylilies are so lucky to have your TLC.
Warm, nice out.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4865008

Yes Kiska, could you ever live in Mexico?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 26, 2008
2:13 AM

Post #4865085

Marsue, I'll have to look in my "archives" for a picture of ixia. I have some bulbs but they are done blooming for this year. The flowers are smallish (less than an inch across) and have only six petals.

I have never been to Mexico, Kiska, but it looks nice from your pictures.

Marilyn, at this point, the Astros have more wins than the Dodgers. Do you feel my pain?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on April 25, 2008
90 F / 32 C
Clear
Humidity: 8%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the NNW
Wind Gust: 18 mph / 30 km/h / 8.2 m/s


Nothing new wildflower world yesterday, so here are some lichens.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4865102

sugarweed~how nice that there's a history to the iris~hope someone
(TF) wil be digging them and keep them going?
Nice to visit warm weather, but sure would not want to make a home there.
Snow's piling up and looking really pretty.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #4865107

Sorry, crossed, Kelli~ by the way, sure enjoyed your earlier series.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #4866956

27 Snow
Snow tapering off this morning. A chance of light rain and snow this afternoon. Additional snow accumulations up to 2 inches this morning. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
East winds gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow.
A touch of blue.
Kiska

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #4867074

what a wonderful winter wonderland kiska! in this summer's heat i will be posting THIS on my computer ^_^

bet that little blue car isn't liking it though!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4867368

((((((((((((Kelli))))))))))))) I'm so sorry! ^_^

I found fire ants in the backyard on Wednesday (OUCH!!!), so I put down some Spinosad yesterday morning - and of course it rained all last night. (sigh...) It's supposed to rain all weekend, so I'll have to put more down on Monday. The bunnies play in the backyard, so I want to get rid of the nasty little critters as soon as possible. My bites from Wednesday STILL hurt/itch, and the little bunny is much more sensitive to them than I am.

I was hoping to get a lot done in the garden this weekend. Some folks from the Texas forum are going to be here in 2 weeks, and I'm hoping to have significantly fewer weeds by then. LOL Ah, well... We'll have to find something else fun to do for now. :-)

It's going to reach the lower 80s today. My daylilies have been blooming.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:53am CDT (34 min ago)
Temperature 74 F 23 C
Dew Point 64 F 18 C
Humidity 71%
Pressure 30.03 in 1016.9 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir N 10
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 77 F 25 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 68.0F / 20.0C

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

April 26, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4867774

Wow, you have daylilies already. I really like the color of that one.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on April 26, 2008
91 F / 33 C
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 25 F / -4 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the NNE


amaryllis "Ragtime"

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4869289

Mid 30s this morning and it finally worked its way up to low 60s. Just barely tolerable.

Here is Whiskers aka Fat Boy among my tulips.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #4869413

Well, I gotta say, we did have a lovely day today. Sunny and 82. Perfect. Planted, weeded, watered, etc.

Sharon: I love those Peruvian Daffs!

Pretty flowers, everyone.

Lousiana Iris, "Black Gamecock" (these have really taken over my garden; need thinning.)
Deb

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4869422

You can send some my way...LOL
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #4869434

Kwanjin: Dmail me your address and I'll send you some when I divide them. :)
Deb
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 27, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4871803

The Black Gamecock is beautiful! My LA iris didn't bloom this year. It seems to do every other year. I don't think my alkaline-ish condtions are its favorite thing, though I do give it some sulfur. I'm just not down on the bayou. After all, it is an LA iris, not an L.A. iris. Maybe I should play it some Cajun music. ;-) (I actually have some. It's one of my favorite genres - strange but true.)

They're calling for it to get up to 99F today so it will be a good day to stay inside and watch baseball and basketball and work on my photo files and maybe my scrapbook and another article for Dave's, and that's just the fun stuff that needs to be done. I guess I'll be in this room all day, so I might as well turn on the humidifier now.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PDT on April 27, 2008
84 F / 29 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 13%
Dew Point: 27 F / -3 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the NNE

Statement as of 6:00 PM PDT on April 26, 2008


... Preliminary record high temperatures in Southern California...

a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set at Torrance today.
This beats the old record of 87 set in 2004.

A record high temperature of 95 degrees was set at Camarillo today.
This breaks the old record of 86 degrees set in 2004.

A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Oxnard today.
This breaks the old record of 83 degrees set in 1997.

(I don't remember anything about 2004, but 1997 was the year that we moved into this house. It was a hot and windy spring.)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 27, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #4871914

Cloudy with isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Northeast wind 10 mph in the morning becoming light
Sunrise: 5:55 AM AKDT Sunset: 9:54 PM AKDT
Marylyn~so sorry you've been bit by fire ants; sounds just awful. Get well soon and hopefully you'll be able to get rid of them. The Day Lily looks great.
Kelli~Your Amaryllis is also very pretty. Sounds as if your day indoors will be a good place to be.
pepper~cute kitty.
Deb~love the iris.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4872631

Sure wish I could send you some of our rain, se_eds. We had more this morning. :o((
Kelli: Those lichens are as colorful as some of the wildflowers you post here! I won't complain about the unseasonably warm 80's we have had lately after reading about your temps! Pretty amaryllis--mine aren't blooming yet but just getting ready to, I hope. :o))
Kiska: I'm saving your snow photo to use as background in Aug. when our temps get up to 100, too!
Marylyn: sorry about the fire ants--they definitely need to be eliminated! I love the color of that daylily!
Deb: "Black Gamecock" is gorgeous!! Is that similar to a Dutch Iris?
Pepper: "Fat Boy" doesn't appear to have a worry in the world! LOL

It's cooler today--currently 62 and cloudy. We had a slow, steady rain this morning but it stopped around 10:30 a.m. Tomorrow's forecast is calling for sunshine and a high of 71.

Here's my Sunsprite tree roses all in bud with a few blooms--marvelous fragrance!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #4872668

Mau, as always...Beautiful!!!

Everyone's are.

62F with 80 by Tuesday!!! Yea! I'll be off and playing in the sun!!! ☺
Feels like: 62F

Barometer: 30.3 in ↓
Dewpoint: 15
Humidity: 14%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:30 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
UV Index: 7 High


Can't wait until these are blooming again.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #4872852

Wow such beautiful Blooms, Chicks, and Lichens.
It's in the 80s here and I'm busier tan all get out planting and starting cuttings for the big 'Plant' next month.
Going to be in mid 50s in DC this week.
Must take a jacket.
Sidney
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #4872879

Actually it's gonna be a tad warmer.
Tues 61 F | 41 F,
Wed Partly Cloudy, 61 F | 43 F
Thurs Partly Cloudy, 72 F | 54 F
I'm really gonna TRY to pack light.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #4872934

Kiska- I love the benches in the La Paz picture, theyre gorgeous! Youve had a lot of snow in the last couple of days! Cooled me off just looking at your winter picture.
Maruse Your iris are so pretty!
Marylyn Are you hosting a RU? Yikes fire ants {{{shudder}}} Hope you feel better soon. Love the daylily!
Kelli WOW Ragtime is gorgeous!
Pepper Whiskers is adorable and he looks very content sitting amongst the beautiful tulips!
Deb Your iris is gorgeous too! WOW it has a deep color!
Kelli 99* already? I dread August here
Marsue What is the total amount of rain youve had so far this? The sunsprites are gorgeous!
Celia I cant wait to see them bloom too! LOL!

82.4 F / 28 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/hfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4600 ft / 1402 m
Scattered Clouds 10000 ft / 3048 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 63. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

I've had a nice long weekend by myself, except for the cats and Prissy! It's been a mini-vacation! LOL! I got a lot of gardening done and house "stuff".

Marylyn - I now have a pink moss rose! I can't help myself!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #4872956

Sidney - Are your live oaks blooming in extreme this year? Everything in my yard is covered with Live Oak leaves and the blooms ugghhh - millions of them this year!

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4873417

Really neat lichens, Kelli I appreciate the small forms too.
marsue - we got a full 1" of rain yesterday and last night. How Lucky can you get?
I have to start 'dividing' tomorrow. I mean 3/4 yr. old daylily clumps whose roots go down to H**l and are indeed, firmly planted. I always promise myself UI won't let them go more than three yrs. without dividing - then get a spectacular bloom in their third yr. Go figure!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 28, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #4873544

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on April 27, 2008
96 F / 36 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 6%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 22 mph / 35 km/h / 9.8 m/s


I think this is an Engelmann prickly pear.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #4873731

Looks like Opuntia engelmannii to me.
Lovely Flower!

Sue Iris 'Black Gamecock' is one of the few Louisanna type Iris.
We've had it 10 years or better... In pots...
Like Iris pseudacorus they LOVE water... in fact we grow ours in the pond year around.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/2589850/

I'm not a big Ditch Lily fan.
We have a few and they're pretty but I just have never gotten the bug.
I DO though like looking at all the pictures of them... LOL!

Well we had a lovely 3 days off... till just a few minutes ago when the rains set in.
Not complaining we need the pots watered... lol!
We may be doing a scramble tomorrow and Tuesday nights.
Temps will be droppping to near freezing.
How near we're not sure yet.
May 10th is our Frost Date.

Here's a new Annual we're trying.
Chinese Foxglove

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4873746

Coolish today. We only reached a high in the 50s. Partly cloudy all day.

When I was trying to get Whisker's pictures he kept trying to get in my lap. Sun was out and so was I which meant nap time in my lap for him. lol. Here's another of him in my tulips.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4873792

54F tonight with showers expected later. Our stretch of incredibly great weather is coming to an end. I just checked the 10 day forecast and there is only one day when rain is not expected. Our mild temps are returning back to normal as well with highs in the upper 50's and lower 60's. It's probably a good thing though. All the good weather has been kicking my butt since I've been working nonstop outside. I need a break.

Deb...I would love to trade for some of your "Black Gamecock" Iris.

Kelli...Wow ! 99 already?!?! I see there are fires burning out there too. Hopefully it won't be a repeat of last year.

Kiska...Spring is sure slow to arrive there. South Dakota set records for snowfall in the past couple of days as well.

Marsue...Beautiful iris photos.

I can't believe how much I've gotten done the past couple of weekends. This morning I split locust rails to make more fence around the rest of the yard. I cleaned out my biggest flower bed--not a weed to be found. I hauled wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of debris to their various spots. I installed a new frost-proof outdoor faucet then took the canvas cover from the gazebo to the laundromat and washed it before installing it on the gazebo. I top-dressed beds with 2 year old compost and then finished up with the 16 mile loop on my bike, arriving home just before dark. I'll sleep well tonight.

Photo: My Tahiti daffodils bloom later then most of the others and are at their peak now. This is looking east up through my backyard. Things are really greening up quickly now.


early_bloomer



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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4873800

Ric...I really like your Chinese foxglove. It really looks delicate.



Closer view of the Tahiti Daffs...

early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
10:04 AM

Post #4875575

Kelli Thats a pretty bloom on the prickly pear. Im glad you mentioned prickly pears. I want to buy some (to eat). I like them at breakfast.
Ric I just heard we have a little cool front coming through on Wednesday. It will be nice after the 80s weve had. Like E_B said the foxglove does look very delicate. I hope your cold blast doesnt cause harm in your garden.
Pepper Whisker just wants to be with his mama! LOL! Hes so cute!
E_B Youve been busy! Your lawn and garden are beautiful! The Tahiti Daffs are gorgeous! Where did you find the bird feeder? Its huge! LOL! Also, I see some crosses in the background. What are they used for?

69.4 F / 20 C
Overcast
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3600 ft / 1097 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy in the morning...then mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 79. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Rain maybe? Crossing fingers! Here is Boo praticing her "I'm so sweet" look.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
10:10 AM

Post #4875584

We are re-modeling the living room (tiling the floor, repainting, new furniture, etc...) I'm thrilled, it's time. The boys are older and bigger and have finally learned the art of taking care of "things"! As you can tell from this picture a portion of the floor still needs to be tiled. We took out the giant entertainment center (which was where the last portion of carpet was remaining). It's in the garage and being donated this week. But my "find" is the coffee table. It's been at my friends store for 3 months (Divine Finds). I caved in on Friday and bought it!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
12:00 PM

Post #4875804

Updated

Now
Through 9 am...scattered showers will mainly be focused over southeast Georgia with other isolated showers over northeast Florida. These showers will produce brief moderate rainfall and will be moving northeast around 25 mph. A continuation of isolated to scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms are anticipated after 10 am over the area.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #4875895

Good Morning! It's been a wet ( much needed) past few days. 2" since Saterday afternoon and it's still coming down pretty steady. But it never fails...right when I want to do a little surgery to a spot in the yard. Maybe I should have tried to do that last year when we were so dry! :D But I didn't have the brain storm until last week. From the looks of the Doplar we're gonna be getting lots more rain and the low for Tuesday night does not look good. (low to mid 30's)
At Dublin...
Rain: 57F
Feels like: 57F
Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 57
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 5 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:30 AM
Sunset: 8:10 PM

Ric, Our frost date is the 10th , too. Love the Chinese Foxglove! WOW! And the La. Black Gamecock! So Pretty!
Sharon, I love your new coffee table! And the tile! :D Please show us when you are finished remodeling! OK? :D
E_B! Love the Tahiti Daff's! & your yard! :D Really Green!
Kelli, Love the cactus bloom! I'm still waiting on mine to bloom. I took offshoots from an old plant 2 years ago & they are growing good, but haven't bloomed yet. (sigh) Love the lichen! I think you have 2 different kinds there! THanks! :D btw, Did yyou climb all of those steps! Now that would have been a workout!
Pepper Love your tulips And your kitty! :D Looks like he's Perrrr-fectly contented where he's at! :D
Marylyn, How are the ant bites! I know they are painful! :-O My BIL sat in them when he was little (in diapers!) and remembers the pain! Hope you feel better soon & hope you have gotten rid of them!
Marsue, Those roses are beautiful! I have been hunting for a pink rose that my granny had...My sis & I have about decided that it was an Alba. I hope to get one this year, if I can find one for less than $65.00! I may just have to suck it up & get it anyway.
Deb, That is the most Beautiful Iris! You have such an assortment in your garden! WOW!
Kiska, Lots a snow! :D Nothing like a spring snow! Beautiful!

The answer to the trivia is...A
A blue moon, the second full moon in the same month, is nothing rare--it happens about once every 2 1/2 years. But a second blue moon in one year, which last occurred on March 31, 1999, only happens about 3 or 4 times per century.

Today's trivia is...
What is the least windy US city based on daily average wind speed?
a) Oak Ridge, TN
b) Hays, KS
c) Thief River Falls, MN
d) Chippewa Falls, WI

You all Have a Great Day!
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
12:54 PM

Post #4875993

Good morning! Sharon, we have your Wednesday cool front today. It's quite nice. :-) I'm not hosting an RU.. just a nursery hop. Every year on the Saturday before Mother's Day a daylily hybridizer nearby has a daylily garage sale at his house to sell of a bunch of his extras. A few of us are going to meet at his house at 6:45 am (yawn...) and then go nursery hopping after breakfast. It should be fun. :-) http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/835002/

I love that table, Sharon! Boo is so cute. :-)

E_B, your yard is beautiful, and those daffs are gorgeous!

Pepper, your tulips are lovely, too, and Whisker is adorable. I love fluffy cats. :-)

Deb, those iris are beautiful!

LOL Kelli, about the LA iris. Maybe you can try gumbo as a top dressing? ;-) 99 already... yikes! That prickly pear blossom is beautiful!

Marsue, the tree roses are gorgeous!

(drooling over Sharon's moss rose...)

I love the Chinese Foxglove, Ric.. Such a delicate pink.

Joey, the ant bites are much better as long as I'm not wearing shoes. Having shoes rub them is still irritating. Thanks for asking!! :-) I'm guessing A.

I had to put a jacket on the little bunny for the ride in the schoolbus this morning. She'll come home with it in her backpack, though. The high is going to be in the mid-70s.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (54 min ago)
Temperature 52 F 11 C
Dew Point 46 F 8 C
Humidity 83%
Pressure 30.23 in 1023.8 mb
Wind Speed 7 MPH 6 kts
Wind Dir NNW 340
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 52.0F / 11.1C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 59.0F / 15.0C
0.00" precipitation at 6:53am CDT .









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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #4876283

Lots of sun today.

45F with 77 predicted.
Feels like: 39F

Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 24
Humidity: 44%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:28 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4876352

You guys and gals make it hard to catch up! LOL
Sharon: love the moss rose! also, no wonder you broke down and bought that table--it is gorgeous! To me, Boo seems to be saying: "WE are not amused!" LOL I'll have to find out just how much rain we have had the last few weeks.
Kelli: I like the flower on that prickly pear.
Ric: thanks for the link. You have some great photos there although I haven't had time to look at all 5-thousand-plus of them! LOL
EB: just reading about what you have been doing makes me tired! I can only imagine how tired you must have been! You have a beautiful lawn and gardens!
Joey: Glad you got that needed rain. I'm guessing "B" on the trivia. You have dmail re: the Alba rose.
Marylyn: Have a good time at your "nursery hop". Sounds like fun! glad the ant stings are better!
Celia: gorgeous sunrise!

It was cooler yesterday and last night--down in the 40's for a low!
Today's forecast:
Mostly Sunny
High 71F
Precip 20%
Wind: W 14 mph
Max. Humidity: 46%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:20 AM CT
Avg. High: 75F
Record High: 86F (1987)

Sun is shining brightly and current temp is 52. I'll definitely be outside later planting the plants I bought at Randolph's Nursery in Jackson, TN on Saturday.
There were at least 20 DGers from AR, MS, and TN that met-up at Randolph's (Rita's) Nursery. We had a great time--shopping, visiting, eating lunch together at Casey Jones Restaurant. It was good to put names with faces.
Here's part of what I brought home with me:

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #4877338

Thanks for the B'day wishes, Pepper, Sharon, Marsue, Marylyn, Kwanjin, Tamara, Sugar, Seeds, Kelli, Rannveig, & Adina. I took the whole day for myself. It was peaceful!

The grandkids sneezed on us last Wednesday and put both of us out of action for a few days. Who knew little boys could be so potent? I'm still a little thick headed, so forgive me for not reading much today.

We get a hard freeze tonight. I'm going to lose a lot of unopened blooms. I have too much to even try and cover.

It's a cold cloudy 44*.

Tornado warnings south and west of us on Friday the 25th. We were so lucky. Friday, late afternoon, looking north.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
6:04 PM

Post #4877486

Wow, Billy that looked dangerous alright.
Marylyn that sure sounded like fun.
Marsue, that sure looked like fun.
And Ditto on all those compliments said above.
I have EBs yard as a screen saver. I tried Kiska's snow but it was just too chilly.
I however do love all of your pictures.
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 28, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4879021

It's not supposed to be hot tomorrow.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on April 28, 2008
93 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 8%
Dew Point: 24 F / -4 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the SSW
Wind Gust: 17 mph / 28 km/h / 7.7 m/s

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4879135

It started raining around 3:30 then stopped then started again about 5:30 and stopped again about 7:15. Looks like close to 1 so far. Ill take it! Anything is better than nothing!

Joey, Marylyn, Marsue Thanks! I fell in love with that table the first time I laid my eyes on it! Will post pics when finished or sometime during the remodel.
Joey Send some of that rain down here! LOL!
Marylyn Have fun at the nursery hop! It sounds like fun! Thanks!
Celia Ooooh, beautiful sunrise!
Marsue - You brought home a nice load of plants! Lookin good!
Sally Glad that storm missed your area. Whew.wish the cold had too! Hope yall feel better soon.
Kelli Are you getting a little cool front too?

Now (this is still up and it's 7:45 - wonder if there is more coming)
Through 730 PM...showers and thunderstorms continue with the heaviest thunderstorms between mcclenney and Amelia Island. Strong thunderstorms moving through Arlington will reach the coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to Jacksonville Beach before 7pm. Most of the showers in southeast Georgia and in the Suwannee Valley have decreased in intensity. The thunderstorms are moving east at 25 miles an hour. Heavy rainfall... lightning and winds gusts over 35 miles an hour should be expected with the thunderstorms.

Tonight
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then decreasing cloudiness and turning cooler. Low 58 (Wooo Hooo)!! West winds 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

My co-worker told me she saw a painted bunting in her yard yesterday. I really want to see one in person! This little goldfinch(?) was in my yard...it's visited a couple of times.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4879468

Sharon, I want your coffee table!! :~p

Today was chilly. I doubt it left the 50s. But the sun was shining brightly so that made it ok. Tonight we have a freeze warning so I brought in alot of my annuals that I haven't potted up yet. The rest are on their own except for what I potted up today and I covered it up with a sheet for the night.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4879491

E_B: Your garden is so well-kept! Sounds like you work very hard keeping it that way. You will have d-mail shortly. :)

Sharon: Good rain you're getting! We had showers late afternoon, totalling just under 1/2". Works for me.

Right now, cloudy and 75.

Deb
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4879680

1-1/2" of rain in the last two days. It had been two weeks without rain. Temps are back down into the 40-50's.
Everything is jumping for joy. Last frost date is April 15th. LOLOLOL. Don't dare plant out tomatoes until about May 10th - and then keep covers handy. Cold outside, damp and overcast. Nice inside. We are blessed.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4879714

Yipee Rain!!!
Dyson Dark
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 29, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #4879857

Sharon, I don't know if we get fronts this time of year, but it is supposed to cool down to something more "normal".
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
10:01 AM

Post #4880808

I guess you guys in the North are going through Winters last blast. I hope your plants make it through the night. : (
That giant aahhhhhhh yall heard yesterday were mine and Sidneys plants!

Pepper LOL! Every time I went into Judys store and saw that table Id sigh. I called Judy Friday afternoon and asked her if it was still there, she said yes and I told her to put a sold sign on it!
Sidney I went outside after work and stood in the drizzle for a little while! It felt so good! LOL!
Se_eds - Yay - you got rain too! I know you are counting the days to plant!

60.4 F / 15.8 C
Overcast
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 42 F / 5 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Mostly sunny. High 74. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

I just opened the back door. That was my giant "ahhhh" at the temps! It's going to be a nice couple of days. I just had nice little surprise! I forgot I planted these and I've somehow lost the label. I know it's a Dutch Iris, but not the name. I kept wondering what that little plant was!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
10:04 AM

Post #4880812

Deb - I forgot to ask you this. DH went to SC to help a friend move over the weekend. He found these blooms in SC. Do you know what kind of flowers they are?

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
1:14 PM

Post #4881301

Good Morning! Yes, we are in the big chill for a couple of days...Our temp at the moment is 36. Some folks in the area had snow last night. I'll definitely have to cover & bring in plants. I have brought in a few, but need to do some more. My retaining wall is 100' long & I'm not sure if I have enough news paper! :-O We will be 20 Below average tonight! Glad I haven't packed up my winter things!
At Dublin...
Mostly Cloudy: 37F
Feels like: 28F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 16 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:29 AM
Sunset: 8:11 PM
UV Index: 0 Low
A LARGE COLD HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA LATER TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES ACROSS GREENBRIER COUNTY AND AREAS OF FROST ELSEWHERE.

Sharon! Do ya need some more rain? :D I could send you more! :D We had over 1 1/2" yesterday (a total of nearly 3" since Sat). Our little creek is "roaring"! I Love your Dutch Iris! I have never seen one that color before! And the finch! I am waiting on them! :D Actually I think they are here. I know the hummers are. I hope the birds will be OK tonight. I have seen Robins die, due to the cold. The hummers will be ok. They go into a "hibernation" to stay alive.
Kelli, I hope things cool down for you! You don't need all of that heat until summer!
Se_eds, hope that you get somemore rain, too! I can't wait to see you flowers! You work so hard on them! ;)
Sally, Glad that the tornado missed you! That is a nasty looking sky! Va. had 3 tornados yesterday, but none near hear. The mountains protect us.
Marsue! Love your new buy! Those are some really nice ones! :D Are those Coladiums? Love the color! :D
Sidney, Glad you got some of the rain...Won't more? ;)
Marylyn, Glad that you are doing better after those ants! A Great excuse for not wearing shoes! :D

The answer to the trivia is...A
Oak Ridge,TN has an average daily wind speed of 4.4 mph.

Today's trivia question is...
What is the snowiest city based on a yearly average?
a) Buffalo, NY
b) Steamboat Springs, CO
c) Jackson Hole, WY
d) Stampede Pass, WA

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
1:30 PM

Post #4881396

Wanna see somethin' pretty funny? :D

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #4881470

i see he is loving something, sweet potatoes or carrots?

i will say C., Jackson Hole, because they have a ski lift and resort there...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2008
2:40 PM

Post #4881747

B...Colorado.

I was sick all day yesterday. After I posted, I went straight back to bed. I feel MUCH better now.

Too much to comment on. Everything is gorgeous!

66F with 82 later.
Feels like: 66F

Barometer: 29.7 in
Dewpoint: 16
Humidity: 13%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:27 AM
Sunset: 8:22 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Weeping peach is coming on nicely.

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

April 29, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4882290

Sharon, your flowers from SC are tulip tree.

Weeping peach is pretty.

I'll pick D for the trivia question since it's a place I never heard of.

A couple days ago, someone asked if I climbed all 154 steps to get up on Anacapa, and I did. It was either that or sit on the dock for 2 hours. I went up about 3/4 of the way before I needed a rest. I get along pretty well for a fat lady. ;-)

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4882307

I'm guessing A. Buffalo gets tons of snow. JW is adorable even when he's a mess. LOL

Ooo, that peach blossom is gorgeous, kwanjin!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4882523

I got my weeping peach a year ago. It was an 18" stick and it got snowed on the next day. Now it's 2' tall and filling out nicely. I have no idea of her name, though.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #4882763

That's a neat form of peach Celia.
Such a doll Joey, I know you just love him to death.
Trivia answer is Buffalo. They get "lake effect" snow. If they had a hill skiing would be their main attraction.
Sharon, I have seen those in NC and Ga. I don't know the name.
Mild weather no rain today.
;)

kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 29, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #4882846

11am; 40/cloudy with patches of blue.
The cranes have arrived and with their arrival, spring can't be far behind. They'll remain in this area for a short time, then continue on further north.
MySharona~the table is beautiful; love the idea of remodeling and look forward to pics. Love the iris.
Sugarweed~awwww; sorry you couldn't take the cold:)) maybe use it later this summer?)
kwanjin~glad you're feeling better; seeing a gorgeous blossom like that peach, would boost one's spirits.
Music2Keep~JW is just adorable; D ~~ seems you're going to be busy w/plant covers this evening.
E_B~your landscaping is beautiful.
Taken 2 days ago; snow's now gone off the roof.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #4883900

Sharon: Just confirming what Kelli said. It is a Tulip Tree blossom. Fast growing tree. That iris of yours is Gorgeous with a capital "G". This is the link for the Tulip Tree.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1031/

Joey: JW is funny!!

I got a nasty surprise from the "weather man". This afternoon the forecast for tonight said mid 40s.
Now it says "Patchy frost" and lows in the upper 30s!! Crikey! That is SO not right for April 29th!!
Deb
(Little Iris cristata blooming today)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #4883951

Joey So glad you didnt have any severe weather. Are you ready for the freeze? Oh, your poor babies (plants)! Awwwhope no robins die : ( Yes send rain if possible, but no snow! LOL! Im going with B also on the trivia. OMG I love the look on JWs face! Yuuuuuummmmmy!!
Celia Your weeping peach is beautiful!
TF How are things going on your end? How is your baby?
Kelli Thanks for the ID!
Kiska The cranes move further North? How much farther North? What kind of cranes are they? Sorry for all the questions! LOL! That is a beautiful picture!
Deb Thanks for the link. Jeff wants to get a tulip tree, but I dont know if it will grow here. We can always try. Ewwwwwthats way too cold for April! Laundry time! Little Ms. Cristata is beautiful!

71.4 F / 21.9 C
Clear
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 31 F / -1 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the NW
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Clear and colder. Low 47. North winds 5 mph.

Well, I guess I'm bringing the orchids back in tonight - just a tad too chilly for them. I have 13 blooms and 4 more buds on this bad boy. Then I have another cane sprouting from another orchid. I posted this pic on NGM.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 30, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4884077

So sorry to hear about all the damage in Virgina~how frightening to experience a tornado.
4pm; 46; clouds and blue sky still at odds; looks as if the clouds will win.
MySharona~the cranes are sandhill cranes and will go on to Fairbanks and to the North Slope. They migrate up from the southwestern states, and Mexico. The orchid is gorgeous.
Deb~more cold weather; can you/plants take much more?:) What a pretty, delicate iris.
Took this at 3 this afternoon. More open water than ice.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4884081

We are scheduled for frost tonight, after a beautiful blue and gold and cold spring day. I don't have anything out that will suffer. After 50 or so years you sorta can guess when to plant stuff that is tender LOL. But, there is always the exception to past experience.

I loved seeing the tulip tree blossoms. When I was a child we tulip trees surrounding the homestead. Those poplar trees became gigantic and made many board feet of beautiful green and gold lumber.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 30, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4884095

se_eds~~nothing quite like experience to draw on~even if something out of the ordinary happens, sounds like you're ready.
The idea of green/gold lumber sounds great.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4884337

LOL,
If you read down on the link above for Tulip Poplar you will see my critique of that tree. The base alone weighed 40 tons alone. The trunk was cut in 3 long sections.
Those flowers are pretty but the tree sheds about every 3 months one mess after another.
At this time I am wondering what I was thinking putting an aluminum garage under all these Oak trees?
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4884571

Glad for the rain for you folks who needed it. No rain here, thank goodness, and none forecast until Friday.
Joey: I'm going with "A" for the trivia. JW is cute as ever, even with food on his face! LOL
Deb: hope you have your "laundry" done in advance of those freezing temps! Pretty little iris.
Celia: glad you are feeling better. Lovely color on that weeping peach.
BP: Hope you are feeling better, too. Grandkids can, indeed, be "potent". Once, several years ago, my DGD sneezed on me and the result for me was a bad eye infection. Gotta love them, though! :o))
Kiska: hooray for the cranes if they bring spring to you!
Sharon: gorgeous orchid. None of mine have bloomed in over a year. I am probably guilty of neglecting them--you think?
Kelli: I know you are looking forward to some cooler weather.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low around 50F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies. High around 80F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow is the annual "Track and Field Day" at my 7 yr. old DGS's school. I'll be there all day. I helped out last year, too. Everybody had a great time--children and adults alike. Here's a pic of my DGS in one of the events last year.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2008
2:10 AM

Post #4884747

Coolish today. I think we finally hit low 60s late afternoon but not sure. Sun was shining so that made it feel warmer. :~)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 30, 2008
3:53 AM

Post #4885287

Sidney~sure seems it's a pretty, huge, and messy tree. I think the messiness would be quite a bother.
Marsue~have a great time tomorrow. He's a cute kid; intent, too.
pepper~nice that the sun was out to create the illusion of being warm:)
Upriver view of the Matanuska.
Sunset: 10:00 PM AKDT
8pm; 46. Guess it's not going be in the 50's. Maybe tomorrow.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2008
10:04 AM

Post #4885748

Kiska I didnt know the sand hill cranes migrated that far north! Interesting! Youve got more water than snow now! Its almost spring!
Se_eds I agree w/Kiska the color of the board sounds beautiful.
Sidney LOL! Do you hear acorns hitting the aluminum all day and night? ;)
Marsue Have you fertilized your orchids? What kind do you have? Have fun today!
Pepper Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday!
Kiska The Live Oaks have really been putting out the blooms and pollen this year. The roof is covered, all of the cars are yellow and almost everyone is sneezing. Washing the car is a waste of time, just a quick rinse to get the bulk off. They are beautiful though. I cant wait until July! Im so excited! LOL!

49.1 F / 9.5 C
Clear
Windchill: 49 F / 9 C
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 42 F / 5 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Sunny. High 74. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

DH is heading to PA to pick up a pull behind trailer he bought. Apparently this is one of his "things" to do. He buys what he calls an "escape pod" for hurricane season. I appreciate the effort, but why does it always have to be a huge hideous ugly money pit that needs "a little work"? Men, can you answer this? LOL!! I just smile and say "Ok, go get your new toy and bring it home!" LOL!

It is DysonDark.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #4886657

Bright blue skies. sunny, the thermometer says 50 though the wx channel says 42 & the rain gauge is at 7.5 in.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #4886897

Good Morning! :D Now frost here! It was 32 @ 6:00 a.m. but there was a dense fog! :D Nothing like being in the valley under trees! :D Everyone else had thick frost. Lucky us. I just went & uncovered all of my Hostas so they could enjoy the sun. Beautiful! outside! :D It's 42 right now. I went this morning to pick up my cap & gown at school & the Red Bud is Magnificent! And of course I didn't have my camera! Garrett even asked me if I had it. So if he noticed...that is really saying something.
At Dublin...
Clear: 45F
Feels like: 45F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:28 AM
Sunset: 8:12 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

Thanks Kiska! Love the last bite of winter! Great shots!
Thanks Marsue, 'Hope you're having fun at the "Track and Field Day". Sounds like it will be a real hoot! :D
Sally, Hope you get to feeling better. I really can wait if JW is gonna give me "sickness". It was bad enough with Garrett & Emily. Ugh! You weren't sick during your birthday were you? It's nice to have solitude, huh? Glad it was good for you.
Thanks Sharon! Your Ice plant & Orchid are Awesome! :D
Deb, Hope you didn't get any frost! :-O And that far south? Jeez! btw...he is Real Funny! :D
Thanks Sidney, He's my little man! :D
TF, He loves sweet potatoes & likes carrots fairly well, but he was chewing on a teething biscuit! :D At 7 1/2 months he's already making messes! :D And let me ask you this...have you ever known a kid to "roll" instead of crawl? He can roll anywhere he wants to go, but can't go anywhere when he gets up on his hands and knees. He just rocks back & forth, & fusses.
Dyson! Wow! Now that's what I call a deluge! You didn't go floating did you? Did your mom get that much! I know she lives really near a creek!
Thanks Marylyn! :D (I agree, but I'm supposed to! - Grammy's rights! :D)
Kw, Hope you're feeling better. That peach blossom is Gorgeous! Great Shot!

The answer to the trivia is...D...I guessed Buffalo
Stampede Pass, WA receives an average of 440.3 inches of snow each year!

Today's trivia is...
What is the greatest 2 minute temperature rise in the US?
a) 19
b) 29
c) 39
d) 49

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

my wild Violets are in bloom! :D

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #4886999

My guess is D, 49.

Pretty flowers.

Snow coming this afternoon and tomorrow. (sigh)

47F
Feels like: 45F

Barometer: 29.6 in ↑
Dewpoint: 27
Humidity: 45%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:26 AM
Sunset: 8:23 PM
UV Index: 1 Low
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 30, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4887044

37 Rain/mixed snow- rain will win out, I hope:)
Will be back later-
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #4888762

Joey: My guess for the trivia is also D. Pretty wild violets.
Sharon: no I haven't been feeding the orchids. Duh, what was I thinking? LOL
Kiska: good view of the Matanuska, although it looks cold!.
Dyson: wow--you got 7 1/2 inches of rain!

Current temp is 77 with a light wind.
A gorgeous sunshiney day--warm, but not too warm and not humid, with a mild breeze blowing. It couldn't have been a better day for the track and field day! A good time was had by all as you can tell from the photo.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4889314

Kiska: Definitely less ice in the Matanuska!
Sharon: Love that red Ice Plant (?). I had one like that last summer. I doubt it will return. :(
Dyson: 7.5" in one day??

We ended up with very, very patchy frost and it only got down to 41. Thank goodness. I hope that's IT! :)

Beautiful day today. Sunny, breezy, low 70s.
Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #4889755

Well we brought all the tenders in yesterday.
Then the Freeze Warning turned to Freeze Watch to Frost Advisory.
This foggy morning the car was covered w/ dew.
As I wiped it off the rag froze to the back window...
This is in the unprotected front yard.
My work buddy said his car was ice covered and he lives 40 miles south...

It appears the car ice was all we got.
Temps were back in the lower 60's by afternoon.
Tomorrow we're looking at 77!

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

May 1, 2008
2:33 AM

Post #4889970

High 70s and sunny today. Lots of wind also.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 1, 2008
5:29 AM

Post #4890548

Marsue ~ looks like it was a wonderful day for the event.
Joey~ the wild violet is just sweet; do you press/dry the blossoms?
Deb~ nearly May 1st; sure hope the frost is finished there and you can get on with spring.
ric~seems like the weather sure fluctuated in the area; again, hope the worst is over for the season.
pepper~winds can really foul up an otherwise good day:)
Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the evening.
Lows in the 30s. Variable wind 15 mph.
Sunrise today: 5:46 AM AKDT
Sunset: 10:02 PM AKDT
Civil Twilight 4:48 AM AKDT ~~11:01 PM AKDT
Length Of Visible Light: 18h 13m
Length of Day 16h 16m
Tomorrow will be 5m 41s longer
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2008
9:49 AM

Post #4890716

Joey Pretty Violets! Im going with D too.
Marsue I use Schultz Orchid Food. I think I bought it at Lowes. Looks like track and field day was a great time!
Deb Do you want a cutting from the ice plant? So glad you didnt get a freeze that was close!
Ric Glad you didnt get more than car freeze!

62.6 F / 17 C
Clear
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Sunny and breezy. High 76. East winds increasing to 15 to 20 mph.

DH said the pull behind is 35' long...

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2008
12:07 PM

Post #4890986

Morning all.
New Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/841853/
Come on over!
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