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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2008
11:48 AM

Post #4890907

Bright Beautiful Morning All.
We are having warm-up here.
59.4 F / 15.2 C
Clear
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 51 F / 10 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 37 ft / 11 m
Is 37'11" the height of the weather station?
or the ground above sea level?
Please come by often and post your daily weather and your inspiring great pictures.
My guess is 19º.
These are ready for planting.
Sidney

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4891546

Good morning! It's a beautiful day here, too. I'm actually having to water the fern bed.. that doesn't happen to often around here! The rest of the beds don't need it yet, but if it doesn't rain this weekend, I'll be running the sprinkler next week. I need to do some serious weeding out there, too. We haven't bought mulch yet, and the weeds are running amok. It's time to get them under some semblance of control!

I'm guessing B, Joey.

Your photo is gorgeous, Sidney!! :-) I'm guessing that the 37 feet (which = 11 meters) is the ground above sea level. We're at about 80 feet here.


Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CDT (11 min ago)
Temperature 76 F 24 C
Dew Point 68 F 20 C
Humidity 76%
Pressure 29.81 in 1009.6 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH 12 kts
Wind Dir S 190
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 79 F 26 C
Current Conditions Mostly Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 66.9F / 19.4C




music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #4891615

Good Morning! :D We have a temp of 51 & the sun is out & Glorious! :D It's supposed to get into the uppper 70's! :D
At Dublin...
Clear: 55F
Feels like: 55F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:27 AM
Sunset: 8:13 PM

Sidney! What a wonderful way to start a new day & month! :D Those are so pretty! Will you be planting them today?
Thanks Sharon, 35'! Does your DH have a truck? If not...then he will need another 'play toy'! LOL
Thanks Kiska, I don't do anything with the Violets. I just watch them grow! :D One year a few of them 'rebloomed'; the second blooming they were white!
Ric, Glad the 'freeze' wasn't as bad as expected. I can't imagine what you did w/ all of your potted plants! Did some of them go into the hot tub shelter?
Thanks Marsue, Looks as if you (along w/ everyone else) had a wonderful day! :D

The answer to the trivia is...D
The correct answer is 'd'. On January 22 1943, the temperature at Spearfish, South Dakota rose from minus 4F at 7.30am to 45F at 7.32 am (a 49F rise in just 2 minutes!).

Todays trivia is...
What is the driest place on Earth?
a) Wadi Halfa, Sudan
b) Death Valley, US
c) Moscow, Russia
d) Mexico City, Mexico

Have a Glorious day!
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #4891801

Sidney: it sure looks like you have a lot of pretty plants to plant. You are going to be busy!
Sharon: Is that trailer for loading up your "must have" stuff in case you have to evacuate due to a hurricane?
Kiska: I was just about to brag about our almost 14 hour day when I saw your post about your daylight hours! LOL
Joey: This is strictly a guess: "A" for the trivia. Interesting photo--Is that a green caterpillar or just a rolled up leaf?
Marylyn: I'll be happy to share some of our ground moisture with you--LOL.

Today it is overcast with a 10% chance of rain, increasing to 20% in the evening hours. Current temp is 67 with a high of 80 predicted. Should be a good day to get out and do some clean up in the gardens, check the roses for black spot, etc.
Here's a ruby-throated hummingbird this morning.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4891813

The hummer was feeding on a Flamenco Torch Lily. Here's another shot:

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2008
3:59 PM

Post #4891981

B-Death Valley, USA

Mau, those hummers are adorable. aren't they? We haven't seen any yet.

A trace of snow and hail last night. No biggie.

34F
Feels like: 30F

Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph
Sunrise: 6:25 AM
Sunset: 8:24 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #4892478

Been outside grooming the roses. Our wet spring has played havoc with them--black spot! I have to check them every day. The Knock-outs and Sunsprites seem to be the least affected. Poor Don Juan and Velvet Toreador have been practically stripped naked in my effort to get rid of the black spot, but they are making a pretty good come back. I bought some corn meal and put some around the base of each rose. That is supposed to help. Supposed to rain again tomorrow, though.

Currently 71, cloudy and somewhat windy.

Celia: Kitty had to cover up his eyes--he seems to be saying: "It's too bright in here. Turn off the light.!" LOL

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 1, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #4892938

Hey, guys, I'm baaaack! I've been on a trip to the seaside for Easter. We celebrated Easter on Sunday and we went to Golden Sands resort, in Bulgaria. I'll get back to you tomorrow to post more pics. I worked yesterday and today we went to the house for some cleaning.
The hotel was great, amasing !
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 1, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4892940

And more.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #4892950

Wow, Adina! that is a beautiful resort! It certainly looks as if you and Kiska have both had good vacations recently!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #4892955

WOW!!! I'm coming with you next time! LOL
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4893457

kiska, what a lot of daylight hours you have!!!
We are in a cold spell also. - Didn't get above 53 deg. today. Cloudy and overcast all day and then sunshine at 5 PM. Absolutely great digging weather.

Sugar, your plants really look great. I've got to get back to the greenhouse as she really has some nice coleus this year. (it's an every other year thing with her).
The original three have increased to 17 nice well rooted new plants.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4893615

Warm, sunny, nice. Lawn tractor is broke so I cut the front yard with an electric weed eater, worked well but I am having trouble moving my left arm now.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4893764

Sidney What a pretty picture you posted! Thats a good question. WX shows us at an elevation of 20/6m, but there is no way were 20 above sea level. Unless sea level is calculated in a different manner?
Marylyn You have to water?! I thought you and Marsue were getting all the rain! LOL!
I have a lot of weeding to do too, my least favorite of lawn duty.
Joey We have a Colorado that will pull Bertha4 a/k/a the beast. My BIL hooked it up to his truck a Dodge 1ton Dually Diesel (?), now Jeff wants one of those too. I have to laugh! The pull behind is 2 longer than Bertha2 (motorhome) was. OMGits huge LOL!! Im clueless on the trivia, sounds like a trick question! Going with A.
Marsue Jeff does this every year. Buys a motorhome or pull behind for hurricane season, repairs it then sells it. Were 4 motorhomes/pull behinds for 4 years, its exhausting! We like to have an escape pod during hurricane season just in case. Guess he thought we really need something big to carry the 4 of us, 4 pets, my new coffee table and all my plants! LOL! Great pics of the hummingbird! They are so cute. I really need to get my feeders out this weekend.
Celia What is your babys name? Just adorable! Boo sleeps like that sometimes.
Marsue Your roses are still beautiful!
Adina Make thata a 3rd WOW! Thats a beautiful resort! Im coming over with Celia!
Dyson LOL! Im cracking up! Sounds like a great day to weed whack!
Joey - How do you calculate sea level?

75.0 F / 23 C
Clear
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Clear...then increasing high clouds. Low 61. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Here's Bertha4 or "The Beast"...front

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #4893767

Back

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4893775

Latest bloom

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

May 2, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #4893791

Beautiful hotel, Adina.

What happened to our guy from Russia?

I'll pick A for the trivia question. Death Valley averages 2 inches of rain a year. I would imagine that some place in the Sahara is drier than that.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on May 01, 2008
75 F / 24 C
Clear
Humidity: 32%
Dew Point: 43 F / 6 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SSE

The epiphyllums are blooming - Maureen Davis

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

May 2, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4893792

Roman Holiday

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

May 2, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4893798

Sunset Boulevard

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #4893823

Are those night bloomers Kelli?
Adina, What a place! Good to hear from you.
Dyson, be gentle on yourself.
Sharon the only difference is the size of their toys!
;)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #4893842

They're day bloomers. They might initially open at night, but they stay open all day and for a couple days.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4893860

a couple more goodies from the yard

red hot poker

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

May 2, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4893862

Victoria Falls - iris season is just about over now

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4893863

Hot, humid and there are possible tornadoes in KS and northern MO. West and north of me. They will not hit me. They are going northeast.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #4893871

Stay safe, Pepper. Do you have a cellar?

amaryllis "Charisma"

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

May 2, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #4893873

amaryllis whose label got lost

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4893892

We have a basement but the tornadoes aren't near me. They are over an hour west of me and a ways north of here near Plattsburg. So for most of the night we should be ok. It's the other storms that we have to worry about.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4894156

Glad you are safe, pepper. Sure hope those storms don't spawn any tornadoes anywhere!
Me, too, Adina! I'm coming over with Sharon and Celia! LOL
Sharon and Kelli: gorgeous amaryllis and also your epiphyllums, Kelli.
Bertha 4 is really nice, Sharon.
Dyson: hope you work the soreness out of your arm soon!

Tonight: Partly cloudy and windy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Low 66F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tomorrow: Variable clouds and windy with strong thunderstorms. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. High 77F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Want some of our rain, anyone? Help yourself--you are welcome to it!

I discovered this today in a forgotten spot in my yard. (You can tell it's forgotten by the weeds.) How can you forget something this pretty?

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4894161

At least one confirmed touchdown earlier awhile ago. The rest were disorganized and and didn't do much.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4894166

Hope the one that touched down didn't do much damage to people or property!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4894172

"disorganized and didn't do much" - Sounds like me.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4894175

No damage so far from what reports are saying. Tomorrow they might find minor damage when the sun is still up but that should be it.

LOL Kelli, sounds like me too!!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4894195

Is that a Siberian iris, Marsue? I used to have some blue ones but they died gradually out. I think it's too alkaline here for them.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4894203

The DGer who gave it to me said she thought it was a Louisiana iris--name of Henry
Rowland but the ID marker on it either got lost or she didn't have it ID'd at all. Anyway, when her Henry Rowland blooms we are going to compare photographs of the two and see if we can ID it that way. If not, then I will post it on the ID thread.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4894223

Marsue: I spotted the first Ruby Throat of the season a couple of days ago. Snuck up on my while I was watering. I was so surprised, I forgot to take a pic!
Adina: Looks like a great resort. Was it warm enough to swim?
Dyson: Big yard?
Kelli: I love the color on that Roman Holiday!
Pepper: So glad you didn't get the tornado!
Sidney: Your plants look very happy! Is that "Gold Giant" there?

Currently, clear and 73. Expecting low 80s and sunny tomorrow.
Deb
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 2, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4894253

Cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower to mid 30s. East wind 5 to 20 mph.
50 degrees late today, the normal is 55.
Sunrise: 5:43 Sets: 10:95 gain of 5m40seconds.
Sugarweed~Can't wait to see them planted. Very pretty.
Marsue~ the long days will get much longer ~ Has is rained as predicted? Love the hummingbird pic.
M2Keep~ did it get up to the 70's? Cap/Gown; wow; you've done so well and look forward to the photos of your success. Interesting that the violets turned white in the following year.
MySharona~The Beast looks good; bring her on up:) Look forward to seeing you this summer.
kwanjin~how cute; so cozy all curled up in the basket.
pepper~Glad you'll be out of the path ~ must be a nerve-wracking experience; not mention how dangerous they are.
Kelli~the blossoms are so pretty; I really liked the Victoria falls and Sunset Blvd.
se_eds~as days are gaining more than 5min/day; it doesn't take long for the hours to add up to 24 hr light. Stand back and watch the plants grow w/non stop light.
Marylynn~bet the mulch does a lot to keep the weeds at bay; weeding is a real pain.
Adina~oh wow~~~what a beautiful resort; looks like you were in a great vacation location.
Dyson~Sounds like quite a workout~
hi Deb.
Tree in the desert ~ loved the twisted trunk; sorry, don't know what it is.
Kiska

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4894342

Got luck this evening Pepper!!!
We were supposed to be getting Storms but it all Fizzled out.
Mid 70's today...upper 70's tomorrow.

The Hummers are around but not here in our yard yet.
But the Columbines JUST started blooming.
That's what the follow North so...

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4894482

Lots of sun this afternoon but it was still cold. Snow this morning and sun later.

Kitties name is Monty, Monty Python, Monty the Hut, Fat Boy, Big Guy...whatever he looks like at the moment. LOL

Sharon, get your swimsuit! We're headed out the door! LOL

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
2:26 AM

Post #4894503

That cat is just too cool.
;)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4894512

"I has measured my life with coffee spoons..."

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

May 2, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #4894547

Who works for Boeing? I used to work for Boeing.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
5:29 AM

Post #4895144

Since I watered this morning, of course it rained this evening. LOL

That's a GREAT picture of Monty with the coffee cup, Celia!! Can I come to Bulgaria with you, too? Adina, those photos were wonderful! :-)

Kiska, I love that twisty tree photo.

Kelli, me, too! And I'm definitely going to have to get some amaryllis for next year. Yours are gorgeous! I hear your Dodgers had a good last series! Yayy! :-) I don't wanna talk about the Astros' last game... humph... LOL

I'm glad the tornadoes went the other way, Pepper. And Sharon, I hope all of the hurricanes do, too, this year, and you won't need to use Bertha4. If you do need it, though, I'm glad you have room for the table. ;-)

Dyson, it's so good to see you posting again! I hope your arm feels better in the morning and your lawn mower gets fixed before you need to do your yard again. Ouch!

Joey, we're definitely going to want to see pics of you in your cap & gown!!! I'm going to say B on the trivia, but I'm probably wrong. I would have guessed somewhere in the Atacama Desert, but that wasn't one of the choices.

Marsue, your roses are beautiful, and I LOVE that torch lily!!! I'm going to have to look for some of those...

I had a meeting this evening and stopped on the way home for a Dr. Pepper so I wouldn't fall asleep driving (which I am unfortunately prone to do.) It worked great, but now I may have trouble getting to sleep tonight... I need to hunt up a LONG book, just in case. LOL





MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #4895358

Kelli Your blooms are pretty and so exotic! I have a night blooming cereus, but its never bloomed. Its still pretty young though.
Pepper I hope all is ok in your area.
Kelli The last amaryllis picture looks like Happiness to me. My Happiness didnt bloom this year.
Marsue There is some interior damage to B4 that I found last night. Looks like its had a previous roof leak. Just what DH likes. It just needs a little work! LOL! This one is in much better shape than its predecessors. It does need a really good cleaning inside and out. Thats a pretty bloomwhat is it?
Kelli LOL! I feel that way too!
Kiska I wonder how old that tree is. Its gorgeous! Where was this picture taken?
Celia Chuckling at Monty and his nicknames! What a handsome boy he is! I want to nuzzle that belly! He looks like a flame point.
Kelli Not me.
Marylyn Come on lets all go! LOL! Im not asking for hurricanes, I just want a nice long soaker of rain. No flooding or damage! The good thing is that DS is getting his drivers license next month (maybe depends on if the attitude adjustment works!), so wed be able to take all the vehicles with us if we needed to evacuate.
Joey - Yes, you must post a cap and gown picture (of you)!
Dyson - How's your arm this morning?

66.9 F / 19.4 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Mostly sunny and breezy. High 79. Southeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 mph.

It's DysonDark again! I forgot to tell y'all - it's Shrimp Festival Weekend! I missed the parade last night (oh well), but here is a link. It's a lot of fun and more shrimp than even I can eat! LOL! http://www.shrimpfestival.com/

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
1:13 PM

Post #4895878

Nice, sunny, warm & a good day to work on the riding mower (good thing because I am not going to "weed wack" the back yard also).
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
1:16 PM

Post #4895890

Deb and Ric: it's that time of year for hummers! :o))
Celia: Love that Monty--whatever you call him! LOL
Marylyn, If I can find out how to save seeds from the torch lily I will send you some. I'll have to do some research on that. I have never grown them until last year and now they are one of my favorite plants. The hummers love them, too!
kiska: what an interesting "twisted" tree! When do you reach the point of 24 hrs. of daylight?
Kelli: did somebody say they worked for Boeing? If so, I missed it. LOL
Sharon: that little red flower looks like a miniature "fiber optic" plant. We'll pray you don't get any hurricanes this season!! Enjoy the Shrimp Festival--looks like fun!
Here's a festival I bet none of y'all have heard of!:
http://www.toadsuck.org/
edited to add: Dyson, we cross-posted. I'm sure glad you are not planning to weed-whack the back yard!
No rain yet--hooray! However, it certainly looks rainy--clouds are "heavy" looking.
In July and August we'll be wishing for some of this rain we have had lately!
Currently 71 which is too warm for this early in the day this time of year.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #4895967

Lots pf tornadoes out this morning and want everyone to know the bathtub is all that's left in many pictures.
Good place to be if that's whats happening. No water, and fully clothed of course.
Too nice here to speak of.
;)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 2, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #4896295

33 this morning; up to the 50's, they say. We're on our way to Anchorage for "big shopping".
BBL
The ice hasn't yet gone out on the Tanana River; my guess is for May 9, 6:28pm. The pot is over $300,000.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #4896363

Early news reports are saying there has been at least one tornado with injuries somewhere in Arkansas--haven't gotten the exact location yet. They are still Northwest of us and currently these bad storms are moving to the Northeast of us. Clouds are looking angry and the wind is starting to pick up. I'm turning off my computer for now. Will come back online after these storms pass through.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4896371

Marsue - Stay safe and check in when you can

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4896576

Mau, keep safe and keep your head down! And what are the pretty pink flowers?

Monty is a love but his roommate is the sassy one. Oh, and hubby works at Boeing. His job would be the one that would take us to Washington. I don't know of a plant in Oregon. I think they have offices, though.

41F with 55 coming. It feels warmer in the sun.
Feels like: 41F

Barometer: 30.2 in ↑
Dewpoint: 24
Humidity: 51%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:23 AM
Sunset: 8:25 PM
UV Index: 2 Low


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
7:01 PM

Post #4897241

Thanks, Sharon and Celia. We are okay here. All we had in our local vicinity was about a 30 minute thunderstorm with heavy rain, but no tornadoes. However, there are at least 6 confirmed dead in the northwestern quarter of our state in 3 different communities. 2 of those communities are in the same area as the tornado that came through on Feb. 5th. There were also tornadoes to the southeast of us--I haven't heard yet if there are any fatalities in that area but I did hear about damage to houses and many trees down.

Rain has stopped here and the sun appears to be trying to peek out from behind a cloud. Current temp is 69 with a slight wind blowing.

Celia, those pink flowers above are from a Marguerite Daisy--one of the plants I bought over the weekend. Here's a "Sunny TM Mary" African Daisy.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4897252

70* and looking mighty purple in the west. It's windy too so I won't be planting anything today.

Sugar, that's a lovely color combo!

Marylyn, it's too soon to have to water!

Joey, is that a thorn hiding behind the leaves? I love the braided look of the leaves!

Marsue, love the Torch Lily! I wish it would survive our winters. I've tried!

Kwanjin, I love your cat! He says if he doesn't see the snow and hail, there isn't any :))

Marsue, I hate blackspot! It's so devistating!

Adina, beautiful pictures! I wish I was there! Did you swim?

Seeds, it is perfect digging weather!

Dyson, a smile for your troubles?

Sharon, wouldn't you like to go camping at least once? :)) Beautiful bloom! So cheery!

Kelli, those epiphyllums are gorgeous!!! So are the rest of your blooms!!

Pepper, glad you don't have to worry about tornados.

Marsue, don't you love hidden treasures? It's beautiful!

Deb, laughing over your hummer!

Kiska, you're catching up with spring!! Speaking of beast, that is quite a tree! It's a shame people have to litter in the desert too.

Kwanjin, I love Monty Python, and your cat too :)) I love that, I've measured my life with coffee spoons. That sums it up here too!!

Marylyn, don't fall asleep!!

Sharon, shrimp, YUM! I love that bloom!

Marsue, toad suck sounds like a good time!! Those are pretty pink blooms!

Kiska, I hope you win the pot!!!

Marsue, I was thinking of you this morn during the weather reports. Stay safe!!

Kwanjin, the sassy one is gorgous! Might as well give his/her name because we're gonna ask :))

I finally recopied all of my plant list! It's up to date, or was, till my campamnula, wormwood and anemones came this morn.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2008
7:12 PM

Post #4897271

There are now 8 confirmed dead in this morning's rash of tornadoes. :o((

BP: that's quite a list you have there--how many plants are on the list?


Lantana

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 2, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #4897813

I'm glad you liked my pics . Now , let me show you the beautiful flowers they had in their gardens. These seem to me like orchids, aren't they?

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 2, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4897836

Isn't it beautiful?

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 2, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4897847

More of those.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #4898016

Adina, those are too pretty!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #4898159

Adina, I am not certain, but I think the yellow flowers are something from the snapdragon family.

Nothing too noteworthy here

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 02, 2008
82 F / 28 C
Clear
Humidity: 14%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the South

I think this is "Congratulations". This will be the last of my iris to bloom this year unless "Oktoberfest" gets with the program.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4898216

I saw my first hummer this evening. I ran in the house and started hunting for the feeders! LOL! Found one, where did I put the other? Driving me crazy. Made some hummer juice and waiting for it cool as we speak! I'm so excited! I don't know which type the hummer was, saw a band of yellow though.

Marsue Thats a Powder Puff in the Mimosa family. Glad you are ok. Im so sorry to hear of those that didnt make it through the storms. I really want some Toad Bucks! LOL!
Kiska Keeping my fingers crossed for May 9!
Celia What is Sassys name? Too cute!
Marsue Love the daisies, esp the vibrant color of Sunny TM Mary. Save me some seeds too if you can!
Sally My idea of camping is the resort Adina visited! LOL! Youve got quite a list going and more to add to it! Good job! I wouldnt even know where to start.
Marsue Dont you love lantana? It screams Spring and Summer to me.
Adina Yes they are beautiful! The first looks like a type of trumpet flower.
Dyson - Do you know how to calculate sea level?
Kelli - Congratulations is worthy of the name - it's gorgeous!

79.9 F / 26 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/hfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 59. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 mph after midnight.

Dianthus

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #4898478

Walk down the beach through the sand until your toes get wet ... stop ,,, you are at sea level.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4898710

kwanjin: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, first poem I ever memorized without it being a class assignment. :) Love your cats.

Kiska: I'll be thinking melting thoughts on May 9th at 628PM, Alaska time. Good luck!

SO many pretty flowers.
So many nasty storms and tornadoes. All you midwesterners, stay safe!

We had another great spring day. A little too breezy, but a perfect 83 with low humidity. Ahhhh!
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4898748

You think like me Dyson. LOL

No major injuries around here from the tornados. Lots and lots of damage though. It's just devastating. We had one F2 and that one turned into a F3 a ways up the path. It skipped around so damage is sproradic but devastating. Plus we had over 80 mph straight line winds in some places last night and there is some damage from that also. I have 2 coworkers who in the worse part of the storm and they are ok but only one had damage. She lost her whole fence and so did a bunch of her neighbors. All in all despite the damage everyone is extremely lucky and all are feeling very grateful.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=4772668

Read the links on the side on this page. Under Storm damage. http://www.kmbc.com/news/16135682/detail.html
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #4899043

Glad you are okay, pepper! It's been a rough day for some folks!
Deb: I love the color of those daylilies. do they have a name?
Kiska: how wonderful if you could win that jackpot!! You could fly us all up there to help you celebrate--LOL!!
Dyson: I love your sense of humor!
Sharon: beautiful danthus! Believe me you have never seen a festival like "Toad Suck Daze!"

The sun came out this afternoon--all the rain, storms and clouds went away--too late for some, unfortunately. :o((
Currently it is 65.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4899067

Marsue: That daylily is a mystery variety. It was a gift from another DG'er. It's my favorite, but I have no idea of the name.
Here's a closeup.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 3, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #4899616

8:30pm~sunny with clouds mixing it up.
48* sunset at 10:08.
Saturday:
Mostly cloudy with isolated rain and snow showers.
Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Marsue~so very sorry for all those whose lost their lives and for the families left behind. Glad,though, you're ok.
Love the African Daisy; and, what a great way to spend some winnings:))
MySharona~~Thanks; and wouldn't it be something to win. It's gone out in 3 other years on May 9th. The lastest was May 20th in 1964. The Dianthus is so pretty..
kwanjin~Sure can see mischief in the roomys eyes.
bp~I'd read a local newspaper and one article was about becoming more aware of litter and in preventing it. La Paz was quite involved in having clean-up days. Much like here, spring clean is the first part of May. There's lots of "stuff" that's been snow-covered and a major state-wide cleanup is a big event. Thanks, can't imagine what it'd be like to win, but happy to find out:)
Adina~love the yellow; it's much like the color of a new piece of glass I bought today while in Anchorage. Also, the pinks are so pretty.
Kelli~Gorgeous iris; the soft colors are wonderful.
Dyson~wonderful and vivid description of sea-level.
Deb~ your yard is so pleasing; would be so nice to wander in. The lily is so pretty. Thanks for the good luck thoughts.
pepper23~ So sorry about the damage your friends and neighbors have to deal with.
Have a great weekend.
Kiska
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2008
7:36 AM

Post #4899995

Hey it is dark?
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2008
7:36 AM

Post #4899996

Hey it is dark? I do not awaken at this hour as often.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4900133

Mornin' All! It's 60 and cloudy. We're gonna get rain! I can smell it!

Deb, Could your Lily be 'Buttered Popcorn'? I have some like that!

Well, gotta go to work...be back after while!

Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2008
12:22 PM

Post #4900329

Dyson - I agree, but I really dont think we are 20' above sea level! LOL! I can darn near see the water from our street intersection. We have had some erosion though, more on the southern end of the island than central island.
Pepper So glad you and your co-workers made it through the storms. I hate hearing of all the damage and lives lost.
Sally We have clean-up days here too, but for the most part our little paradise stays pretty clear of litter.
Joey Your daylily is gorgeous!

Today
Partly cloudy. High 79. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Gotta mow and weed whack today. Hopefully no surprises with the mower!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4900659

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

Good morning!

LOL Dyson!!

Pepper, I'm glad you and your friends are ok, too.

Kiska, should we all come there and jump up and down on the ice on the night of the 8th, so it breaks up in time?

Your yard is gorgeous, Deb!!!

Those are both beautiful daylilies, Deb and Joey. :-)

It's going to be a busy day! I have to go to work, and tonight the little bunny is in a church choir program. It's a cute musical; she's in the chorus. I was at the practice last night, which went on for a LONG time! It started at 7:00 (so people had time to get there in the yucky Houston traffic), and didn't end until nearly 9:30. The poor little first graders were losing it near the end... my bunny was yawning and blinking.. the little one next to her was sucking her thumb and looking soooo sleepy. I hope they all get to sleep in today! They all have to be back at church at 5:30, which is about the time I'll get home from work, so Daddy is going to get her ready and take her there, and I'll meet them at church later. I would really rather go back to bed right now instead of going to work... (yawn..) Hopefully the day will go by quickly. :-)

Our humidity came back yesterday, unfortunately. It was so nice earlier this week! It looks like this week we're going to be back to our normal weather pattern: highs in the 80s with a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon. I really need to get my monkey grass thinned down this week... Anyone want some monkey grass??? Sharon, the Texas Sage is blooming. Dmail me when you get a chance and tell me how to take a cutting for you.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 8:53am CDT (11 min ago)
Temperature 76 F 24 C
Dew Point 63 F 17 C
Humidity 64%
Pressure 29.98 in 1015.3 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH
G 21 12 kts
G 18
Wind Dir N 350
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 79 F 26 C
Current Conditions Mostly Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 71.1F / 21.7C
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #4900897

ARRRGGGHHH! I just lost my entire post! Well,here goes again--
Dyson: you were certainly up very early! I didn't wake up until 4 a.m. (I usually don't get up until 5 a.m. or so but this morning I woke up early!)
Joey and Deb: I love the yellow lily whatever its name is! I also love buttered popcorn--the real kind!
Sharon: I, too, am drooling on your moss rose. You won't have to water it--LOL!
Kiska: you are having a regular heat wave--highs up to the mid-50's!
Marylyn: I know the bunny's musical will be wonderful. Those little ones have such sweet voices and precious expressions on their faces when they are singing!

It's cooler today but sunny.
High: 68F
Precip: 20%
Wind: NW 20 mph
Max. Humidity: 47%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:15 AM CT
Avg. High: 76F
Record High: 86F (1974)

Here's my first amaryllis bloom ever from one grown outdoors. This was given to us by DH's aunt. I don't know the name of it. We put these out last December. I have seven of these altogether.

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4901246

Marsue, 625 plants, dead and alive. Each has a story, or at least where it's planted, where it came from, plus the latin name and common name. That's a sad list of people who died. Lovely lantana!

Adina, those are indeed beautiful! I'd say Mimulus for the yellow bloom.

Kelli, I love your iris. I'm hoping to have most of mine bloom in spite of the iris borer.

Sharon, someone said our hummers and orioles are back. I've only seen the wren. He was a week early. I don't even have columbine blooming yet for the hummers. ROTFL!!! That's my idea of camping too!! The dianthus is beautiful.

Dyson, you are so smart!

Deb, I'll second that aahhh!

Pepper, that's the only thing wrong with spring in the midwest.

Deb, if that's your favorite daylily then you must only have 1 :))

Kiska, oohhh, you are warming up. I saw the bottle under the tree in your picture. I thought that was sad. Our spring clean up was today. We took up a piddling amount. An old small x-mas tree, a hose, broken birdbath. I'm happy that we have our trash down to a minium now.

Dyson, in your wisdom, only you can tell us if it's dark :))

Joey, another pretty yellow!

Sharon, gorgeous pink!

Marylyn, LOL, I'll help jump on the ice!! Adorable little bunnies :) I look forward to watching the grandsons in programs! Gorgeous amaryllis!!

Today was trash day. We had a trace of rain overnight and I dumped 2/10'' yesterday. The flowers are quietly opening their blooms. I see everything I should have moved last fall. Oh well, I'll get it this year!!

It's 52* cold windy and mostly cloudy.

Mud freckles on my Daffodil.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #4901566

BP: I guess I should've said that it's my favorite variety of daylily. :-)
Joey: Nope, it's not Buttered Popcorn. I have that one, too but it blooms later for me than the ones in my pic, and is a little more "golden" yellow. I've nicknamed mine "Stono Star" because they came from a pal who lives near on the Stono River. Works for me. :)

Sharon: I need to get out there with the weed whacker myself, but I'm procrastinating! One of my best talents.
Love your moss rose, portulaca, purslane, ??etc??. I find they're hard to photograph because they're at their best in full sun and then it's too bright to get a good shot. You did good with that one!!

Marylyn: Thanks! Sounds like a busy day, but an enjoyable one.
Dyson: 3:36AM???
Kiska: Thanks, and you have 48F? Sounds like you definitely have SPRING!

Here's another "clump" in my garden. Lousiana Iris along my front walk. As you can see, a very sunny day. Right now, 85F.
Deb

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #4901619

Deb, smiling!

That is a gorgeous Iris!! I have a Siberian that was given to me. It was so bright yet deep, I named it 9 Volt. This picture doesn't do it justice. A sunny day when it was taken too!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #4901989

It is light & I had to stop carpeting the fence row of the garden because of an approaching storm, I got the tools the dog & myself back into the house. Now if the rain does not start I will have to drag it all out again. (Like I really have anything better to do)

I truly love the strange looks I am getting from the neighbors when laying carpet in the front yard. Keep them all wondering?

The neighbor on one side stopped by to help me with the mower yesterday. He could not believe I did the front with the weed whacker. Now I need to tear down a carb.

Sharon - sorry about the formula, I will research it, but you know that sea level will be a "mean" approximation because of tides. And yes, will change with erosion, etc.

i.e. sea level today & tomorrow may not be the same esp. in the case of after a major storm.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4902095

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.shtml

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0420_040420_earthday.html

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question356.htm

But it is a start.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
9:46 PM

Post #4902230

Thanks for those links, Dyson. I will try to check them out later.

For anyone who is interested, here is a link to the tornadoes that came through Arkansas yesterday:

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Midwest-Storms-Damascus2C-Ark-Arkansas/ss/events/us/050208midweststorms/s:/ap/20080503/ap_on_re_us/severe_weather/im:/080503/480/5a7946a5256f4e85892f4946a30653c2/;_ylt=AlP7hO1OZ.4vB8H_iP9e2PxH2ocA
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 3, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #4902456

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 03, 2008
78 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 36 F / 2 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 17 mph / 28 km/h / 7.7 m/


farewell-to-spring

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

May 3, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #4902459

golden stars

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

May 3, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #4902461

Catalina mariposa lily that is more purple than usual

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #4902559

Marsue, I do have some kin out there (Conway), though it has been quite awhile since I have had any contact. Thank you for the link.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4902946

We went on a 7+ mile hike and saw 38 different kinds of wildflowers.

Our Lord's candle (yucca)

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

May 4, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4902949

live-forever

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

May 4, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4902955

blue-eyed grass that is more blue (less purple) than what I usually see

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

May 4, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #4902960

harvest brodiaea

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4902964

Am so enjoying all the pictures of Iris and Lilies, Moss Rose, Daffodils and Amaryllis.
It's mild, dry, and Dyson Dark.
;)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4902973

Now I'm all caught up! LOL Took a few minutes but I did it.

Roomies name is...Isis Drucilla Veruca Santiago. Or Princess Sassypants, Pun'kin, Stinker, Sweatpea. We can never decide on just one name for our kitties.

Everyone's flowers are awesome. Midwesterners, it sounds like it's going to be a bad year for tornadoes.

I can hear mariachi music outside. Down the street at a church, they're having a Cinco de Mayo Festival! Today and tomorrow. We might stop in for some yummy food. At the city park across the street, they have pow-wows and carnivals every summer. Our little town knows how to have fun! LOL

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4902985

And all those wild posies Kelli posted.
;)
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #4903653

We have 56F tonight after a mostly rainy day. Another band of rain passed through in the past hour and it looks like it might be the last one--the radar looks clear. We did have a bit of sunshine late this afternoon and evening and are expecting clouds and sun tomorrow with a high of 53F. Rain gauge shows 1.5" of rain the past 2 days. My apple trees are in full bloom and the rhododendrons are ready to burst. It was too wet to do much outside today so I worked on tidying up the workshop. I did manage to edge a couple of beds when the weather broke for a bit.

It's hard keeping up with you guys...so many great photos of spring flowers.

Kelli...Wow! That's a lot of wildflowers. I'm especially impressed with the Catalina mariposa lily.

kwanjin...Sounds like a fun place to live. There's nothing better then live music and street fair food.

billy...9 volt seems low. That's some high voltage color you have there.

Yesterday was prom night so here's the obligatory photo of my daughter.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
4:32 AM

Post #4903657

She has been wanting some outdoor portraits so I took a few this evening.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
4:33 AM

Post #4903661

And finally, the backyard in bloom.


early_boomer

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #4904639

Kelli: you are giving me wildflower "overload"--LOL love all those pretty pics!
EB: What a beautiful daughter you have! You must be having to knock the boys away with a club--LOL!! Lovely backyard, too.
Celia: we have a lot of "festivals" here in Arkansas, too. Practically every small town in our state has an annual festival of some kind of other. They are fun and also good for the local economy.

Currently 60 and sunny. Should be a pretty day as we head for a high of 72.
Showers predicted for tomorrow.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #4905156

Thanks marsue. She does seem to attract the boys. Last prom for her though. It's off to college in the fall.

It's a beautiful sunny day with temps at 55 and a slight breeze. Spent part of the morning splitting more fence rails. I'm hoping to get the lawn mowed later this afternoon if it dries enough. If not I'll edge more beds.


Photo: Spring Flowers...For a bunch of softball players they clean up pretty nice!


early_bloomer

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2008
5:19 PM

Post #4905228

Oh eb, what a beautiful young lady you have there.
I know you are proud of all your children.
Have you invested in a shotgun?
;)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4905260

E_B, you daughter (and her friends) are beautiful! I never went to a prom. Boys didn't like me so I said phooey on them. (I'm not lookiing for sympathy, just telling a story.) Mariposa lilies are my favorites, too.

Distinctly different weather from last Sunday.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PDT on May 04, 2008
60 F / 16 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the South

Some scenery from yesterday

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

May 4, 2008
5:35 PM

Post #4905264

Malibu Creek has water in it all of the time.

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

May 4, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4905267

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4905274

LOL, sugarweed!

Beautiful girls. All of them.

Festivals are fun. Lots of music floats to us all summer. We can see fireworks from different parts of the valley, too.

61F withe 72 predicted. The rest of the week is going to be 60s and 70s. Woo hoo!!
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↓
Dewpoint: 26
Humidity: 26%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph NW
Sunrise: 6:21 AM
Sunset: 8:27 PM
UV Index: 5 Moderate

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #4905280

Beautiful country, isn't it, Kelli?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2008
5:42 PM

Post #4905293

Yes, it is. I doubt few people think of things like that when they think of Los Angeles.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
9:10 PM

Post #4905863

Hellooo! I finally made it back, but Goodness! I had a lot of catching up to do! :D It's a gorgeous day here! It's 67 & sunny. A great day for being outside! LOL! So what am I doing inside? :D I had to come in to take a 'break'! :D
At Dublin...
Clear: 70F
Feels like: 70F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 40%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph N
Sunrise: 6:23 AM
Sunset: 8:16 PM

Deb, My Lillies aren't out either, but I know there is a big difference in the climate zone, so I thought...LOL Guess I thought wrong! :D Beautiful Irises! :D btw, love the nickname!
Kelli, Thanks again for the walk!...I love all of oyur pics! Especially the mariposa! WOW!
E_B, Your daughter is Gorgeous! And you're right! They do clean up well! :D Are you getting 'jitters' about letting her go in the fall? I've had those 'jitters' twice, but they both did just fine. Your Yard! is to Die For! (I think I have told you that before! :D)
KW, Now that's what I call a 'sun spot'! Neat!
Dyson, I had a feeling that you would have the answer to Sharon's question! ;)
Thanks Sally, Love the freckles on your Daff! :D
Sharon, I'm drooling over your Rose Moss, too! Great Color!
Marsue, such a tragedy! I, too, am glad that you are alright. btw, Love that Amaryllis. Was it you that asked if my pic was of a caterpillar? It's my macro-lens...of newly formed Locust tree leaves.
Kiska, Pictures you shall see! Altho, keep in mind... I am Not the beauty that you see in E_B's pics! LOL But Proud! Yes! You Can teach old dogs new tricks! LOL
Marylyn, How did the musical go! I'm sure it was precious!

The answer to the trivia is...A
The driest place on earth is Wadi Halfa in Sudan, with an annual average rainfall of less than 2.5 mm (less than one-tenth of an inch).

Today's trivia is...
What is the greatest occurrence of tornadoes called?
a) Palm Sunday Outbreak, 1965
b) Tri-State Outbreak, 1925
c) Plains (Andover) Outbreak, 1991
d) Super Outbreak, 1974

Have a wonderful evening!
Joey

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #4906342

73, sunny, nice and a great day for a cook out.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4906863

We made it to 73 today and more sun on the way tomorrow! Woo hoo!

Here's a better pic of the sundog.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4906983

Gorgeous weather! Spent the morning digging daylilies. Four boxes to go tomorrow. I am old but still able to dig - I am blessed.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4907004

Slinding your fingers down into the soil makes you young again. The coarse texture of it makes one know ones place. The smell brings memories of lives that came before us. It's a deep fragrance that touches something in everyone, even those who say they don't care for it. Hearing the sounds of digging, leaves blowing, wind in the trees and flowers...it's humbling.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4907029

EB: what a lovely spring "bouquet"! I'm glad to see the girls wearing brighter colors. For years all they wore to prom was red or black and overed in sequins!
LOL, sidney: re: the shotgun!
Celia: that looks like a UFO to me! LOL
Well, Dyson--did you cook-out?
Joey: I have not a clue as to the trivia answer.
Kelli: Your photos make me feel as if I am right there with you on your hikes. It's pretty green out there right now considering you haven't had much rain.

It sounds as if we are all having a few days of nice weather for a change!

They have changed our forecast--no rain tomorrow! :o)) Here it is:
Sunny High 79F
Precip 20%
Wind: ESE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 53%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:13 AM CT
Avg. High: 77F
Record High: 87F (1970)

Another view of the amaryllis--with more blooms opening

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4907034

Celia: we cross-posted! Beautiful sentiment!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2008
10:07 AM

Post #4908210

Marylyn How did the musical go? Sounds like it was fun except for the late practice : ( I would have been sleepy and yawning too! Ill take more monkey grass!
Marsue Thats a lovely amaryllis! Post a pic on the amaryllis forum, youll get an id.
Sally Pretty Daff, even with freckles!
Deb Thanks! I waited until 4 to take the picture. The moss rose is still open, but more in the shade at that point. The LA iris is gorgeous! Such a rich color.
Sally Your iris is gorgeous too!
Dyson I thought your answer was hysterical! Sounds logical to me! LOL! I like the how stuff works link.
Kelli I always enjoy your hikes! Thanks for taking us with you! : )
Celia I may have to borrow the sassypants name for Boo!
E_B Your daughter is beautiful! She has some lovely friends too! I love your yard!
Sidney - LOL!
Celia You have Spring! Cool picture of the sun dog!
Joey Im guessing on the trivia A?
Dyson What was on the cook-out menu? We had pork steaks! LOL!

66.7 F / 19.3 C
Overcast
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers

Now
Areas of fog will develop over the area early this morning. Visibilities may be reduced to a quarter mile or less in a few locations. Motorists should use low beam headlights when encountering dense fog. Conditions will improve by 9 am.

Today
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 85. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #4908263

Good morning!

It's a gorgeous sunny day today - feels like summer is here :-) There's just a light breeze blowing and at 10 am the temperature is already 56F!!!!

Lots of gorgeous photos everyone!

Kelli - so many beautiful flowers in your garden now :-)

EB - your daughter is gorgeous :-) And such a lovely background too ;-) lol

Kiska - we complain about spring being late here ... I'm glad to see the ice is at least thinning finally! :-)

Kwanjin - gorgeous weeping ... plum was it? Beautiful.

Joey - JW is so cute! Funny photo :-)

Adina - looks like you had a great vacation :-)

The daffs are blooming as well as the earliest primulas. The grass is even starting to turn green - AND some of the shrubs and trees are starting to leaf out. I think green is my favorite color this time of year :-) lol

Photo taken this morning :-)

Hope you all have a GREAT day! :-)

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2008
11:35 AM

Post #4908358

Rann- Your garden is really starting to show it's colors! Very pretty! I heard this past weekend that Iceland is going to be running on all hydrogen in the near future. Is this true? That would be quite an accomplishment!

Our Cardinals don't eat together very often. I'm glad I was able to get this picture.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #4908527

Rann, very pretty colors starting in your gardens. I can't wait to see the rest later.

Mau, the amarylis is beautiful as always. How are the roses doing? And it does look like a UFO! LOL

Sharon, cardinals make spring, don't they? We don't get many here but we do get bluebirds on occassion. I still haven't seen any hummers.

48F with 77 predicted! Gonna be outside ALL day! LOL
Feels like: 48F

Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 66%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:20 AM
Sunset: 8:28 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #4908812

Good morning! The musical went very well! It was really cute - the cast is all 1st through 5th graders. The play had a "business" theme, so all of the kids were wearing oversized dress shirts and ties over khaki or black slacks. I smudged all of the faces except for my bunny's in the photo below, so you could see their "costumes." The folks who put our annual musicals together do a really great job, and the bunnies really love doing them. This is my Joy's first one. She was a little star struck by the boy who played the lead part... she calls him "Mr. Solomon" every time she sees him. Ian, though he is very very kind to her, finds this highly amusing. He's one of Joy's friend's big brother, so I'm sure the glamor will wear off as she spends more time with Corrie. LOL

Sharon, I'll be thrilled to send you more monkey grass if you're sure you want it. It's not ugly-invasive... it's easy to pull and it doesn't spread like wildfire - but it does spread! I started out with a very thin border of it around a bed - and it is starting to spread towards the middle. I need to thin it out or there won't be any room for anything else. LOL

Rann, it's definitely starting to look like spring there! I'm sure it is very refreshing. :-)

How's the ice coming, kiska?

It was partly cloudy when I started typing this, but it is suddenly Dyson Dark and thundering in the distance. Apparently we're about to get wet. I'm glad it waited until after the little bunny got on the bus! I guess today is going to be a clean-the-house day instead of a weed-the-garden day. It's supposed to be in the 90s by the end of the week, so this is probably our last fling with spring. It has been a very unusually cool and pleasant spring for us - we quite often hit the 90s in the end of March and just stay there. Summer is taking its time this year, and we're very grateful. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (21 min ago)
Temperature 73 F 23 C
Dew Point 66 F 19 C
Humidity 81%
Pressure 30.06 in 1018 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir ESE 110
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 77 F 25 C
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 72.0F / 22.2C



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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2008
2:14 PM

Post #4909067

Good Morning! :D We have a temp of 50 & the sun is shining brightly! :D May have to go outside some more! ;) Wow! Dublin is 7 warmer than we are!
At Dublin...
Fair: 57F
Feels like: 57F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 46
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:22 AM
Sunset: 8:17 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Marylyn, She's front & center! I know it was Great! :D And great costumes! :D
KW, Love the little blue flower. Is it Flax? Probably not...I'm not a good guesser. ;) And that's how I feel when I'm 'playing' in the dirt.
Rann, Your yard is really 'greening'! Spring seemed to get there in a hurry! :D Love the beginnings of your color! I know you're excited.;)
Sharo, I love Cardinals any time of year! I think the only ones I don't like are the Blue Jays. They are always trying to dominate the bird feeder! And the Hummers? They're here, but I can't find my feeder! I think that I am getting one for Mothers Day. ;) Up in the woods we have a Red Tailed Hawk nesting. I have already heard the babies! :D
Marsue! More buds! :D You should at least take a guess. ;)
Se_eds, We have had some gorgeous weather. Keep on diggin'! :D I hope you will share pics of your beauties when they bloom! :D
Dyson? What did you cook? I got my grill out & it's ready to go. I think this coming week end we will be doin' some major grillin'! ;)

The answer to the trivia is...D
The Super Outbreak of April 3 and 4, spawned 148 tornadoes in 11 states and killed 300 people.

Today's trivia is...
One method of cloud formation is orographic lift/descent. Which of these is only due to orographics?
a) Cumulonimbus
b) Hill Fog
c) Fair-weather cumulus
d) Cirrus

Have a Great Day!
Joey


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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #4909113

Sunny, bright, overcast, 69(F)

Did burgers, dogs & kielbasa on the grill yesterday, Had a good crowd over w/the grandkids etc.

Today it is time to till the meager vegetable plot and plant, hoping for a better season this year. Could not afford tomatoes for the burgers yesterday. Ok could afford them but I refuse to pay that price.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #4909129

Very good, Music. It is flax. I just had it IDed.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #4909140

Dyson, homegrown always tastes better anyway... well worth the wait! :D

KW! LOL! That's my 'once in a life-time' correct guess! :D

Hummer food...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4909197

I keep plugging away on the plant ID forum in the hopes I'll hit it right. I think I make some people frustrated at my wierd answers. But I don't care. ☺
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 5, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #4909221

36 w/highs to the 50s.
6:30am; Sunrise was 5:31 and will set at 10:16 tonight.
Cloudy. No wind.
Rann~so nice seeing your yard welcoming spring. The ice here is now off some of the nearby lakes and it's going out on the others; I noticed the small planes are changing from skiis to floats.
Marylynn~your daughter is so cute; what fun it must have been.
Loved the prom pics, EB. Will post one of my gson's prom this past weekend.
marsue~loved the amaryllis; and more to come, that's great.
Kelli~a hike of 7+ was well worth it; the photos were wonderful.
Music2Keep (B) That's such a pretty blossom; have a wonderful day.
Dyson~sounds like a good time at your house yesterday.
kwanjin~seems like it's going to be nice there today. Love the little flower.
MySharona~We saw cardinals in Mexico; they are a wonderful sight to see.
Gson/date/prom~~he is our 2nd oldest of 9 grandkids.
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 5, 2008
10:45 PM

Post #4911231

Windy but sunny; 57 at 2:30 this afternoon.
Where is everyone?:))
The ice is still holding on the Tanana River and I'm becoming more excited as the date I picked is only 4 days away. Need to get the time right, too.
Here's a link to the Ice Classic/photos of the tripod and river info.:
http://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/
Kiska
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4911259

Slowly fading light, planted tomatoes & peppers today.

73(F)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4911464

Celia Pretty blue flower!
Marylyn I have some bare spots (esp after I finally weed) that will need the monkey grass! Thanks! Your little bunny is too cute!
Kiska The countdown has begun cha-ching!! Is Mother Nature listening? LOL!
Joey Thats a pretty bud picture! Im going with C. Wave cloud sounds like a fair weather cloud to me! LOL!
Dyson Love my fresh veggies. I cant figure out what is wrong with my bell peppers, theyre so small this year.
Joey Thats Sharon food too! Up until 2 years ago DH never had a sip of honeysuckle. He had a sheltered childhood! LOL!!
Celia LOL! I do that too on the ID forums!
Kiska Youve got a handsome GS there! Pretty curls on the girlfriend! I had to watch an item on e-bay and fertilize and water the lawn after work. My work day is almost done! LOL!

76.6 F / 24.8 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1012.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7500 ft / 2286 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 61. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sylvester in a tuxedo too - my big hunka chunka!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4911600

We had our first taste of summer today. Warmest day so far, with the high at 85F. That was fine but the humidity was 74%.
Yup, those HHH days of 90% can't be far away. ;->

Rann: You have green...and other colors, too!! LOL.
Kiska: You're next.
Deb

PS/Sharon, I tried your idea and took this lil' moss rose late this afternoon. :)

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4911899

Nice and warm today in the 70s.

Now Dyson Dark and cooling. :~)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4913184

Deb - Beautiful picture! I hear you the HHH days are just around the corner. :P Not looking forward to that! LOL!
Pepper - Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday!

62.4 F / 16.9 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 44 F / 6 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.5 mph / 7.2 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Mostly sunny. High 81. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

14 blooms and 1 new cane coming up. I need to re-pot, but everytime I want to it grows another cane! I guess I don't need to re-pot, but I'd like to get it in the new pot I bought! That's right, it's all about me!! LOL!!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4914091

Wow! Gorgeous flowers, Sharon and Deb!
And cute kitty!


57F and 79 later.
Feels like: 57F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 41%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:18 AM
Sunset: 8:29 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #4914210

Good Morning! (or what's left of it!) It's already 61 & the sun is brightly shining! :D We're supposed to get some light rain this evening...Gee, it sure is warm in Dublin!
At Dublin...
Clear: 70F
Feels like: 70F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 38%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph N
Sunrise: 6:21 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
UV Index: 5 Moderate

Thanks, but Oh! Sharon! Your Orchid! WOW! If it's still bloomin'...LOL!I think we all have a little of the "it's all about me" thing going on! :D And you have got to be kidding about Jeff! He really Must have lead a sheltered life! :-O
Deb, Good shot of the Moss Rose! I'm thinkin' I'm gonna have to go get me one. There's only one problem...They're an annual here. :(
Kiska, That is one handsome young man! :D And his date is pretty, too...all those blonde curls! :D And that little bud? I have no idea what it is...some kind of Lily, I think. It's open now, so I think I'll try to get a pic of it today...
Dyson? got any extra garden space? I think we are all gonna need some with the way prices are going up! ;)
Pepper, Glad that it's warming up for you! :D
KW! Wow! Now that's what I call 'relaxed'! :D

The answer to the trivia is...B
I prefer fair-weather cumulus myself. Hill fog forms from air being lifted up a hillside and cooling.

Today's trivia is...
What type of tornadoes do hurricanes usually spawn?
a) F1
b) F3
c) F4
d) F5

Hvae a Great Day! Everybody! :D
Joey

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #4914240

Pick a letter..any letter...uuuum...B

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
4:23 PM

Post #4914355

Good afternoon :-)

Our perfect sunny day yesterday lasted until about noon - then the clouds moved in and we had a rain shower around 4 pm. The rule of thumb here is that if the sun is shining you better go outside quick or you'll probably miss it! lol

Today it's cloudy and rainy with a rather stiff breeze blowing at about 15 mph. The current temperature at 4 pm is 53F.

Sharon - I think that's a bit optimistic that we'll be running on all hydrogen in the near future. I don't see it happening. There are a few hydrogen powered buses and the first hydrogen powered boat (Whale watching boat) was launched a few weeks ago, but that's about it. Converting all vehicles to hydrogen power will take a lot of time ... and money. Since all cars are imported I don't see how that's going to happen since I don't see any signs of hydrogen powered vehicles coming to the market. Seems like car manufacturers are leaning towards electric power and hybrid cars. There have also been experiments with Methane powered cars - there is one service station where you can buy methane - but I don't know where you get a car that runs on methane ... I wouldn't mind switching to something else with gas prices the way they are today - gasoline is 7,37 dollars/gal if you believe that, diesel is 7,87 dollars/gal. Filling the car really puts a dent in your wallet ...

And a box of cherry tomatoes is about $3 ... ;-) lol

Thanks everyone for your comments :-) You bet I'm excited to see some green finally :-) lol Seems to me (and the girls) we spend far too much time waiting for summer and far too little time enjoying it ... sigh

Kwanjin - those are two relaxed cats! lol Wouldn't mind joining them - looks very cozy :-)

Sharon - Wow! that's an impressive Phal :-) 14 blooms no less!

Marylyn - glad your muscal went well. Your little bunny is so cute :-)

Debi - gorgeous moss rose!

Joey - very pretty :-)

Kiska - handsome GS and date :-)

The music school had it's spring concert on Sunday - took the entire day with rehersals and two concerts back to back ... I was so glad it wasn't one of those few precious sunny days! lol We did enjoy it although everyone was quite exhausted when it was all over! lol We had 30 min. between concerts so I brought along some bread for the girls to feed the ducks. The concert was at the City Hall in Reykjavik which is directly on the duck pond ;-)

Have a great day everyone!

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #4914561

The view from City Hall

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #4914578

Hildur Eva. She didn't play a solo - she was part of a group ;-)

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #4914594

Selma - also a part of a group ;-)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #4915027

Wow, I am way behind! So much to comment on--don't know if I will make it around to everyone but I'll try! Here goes:
Deb: your moss rose is pretty, too.
Kiska: handsome grandson and his date certainly has some pretty blonde curls!
Rann: you have some color in your garden! Hildur Eva and Selma are both such pretty little girls. I love that expression on Hildur Eva's face! That photo of the ducks & swans with the houses in the background is postcard perfect! So picturesque!
Marylyn: the little bunny and the other children look so cute in their "costumes". I know there were a lot of proud parents and grandparents attending that concert!
Okay, Sharon, you have convinced me to start feeding my orchids! I have HUGE orchid envy now! LOL
Celia: we know who(2 of them!) rules the roost at your house-LOL. Interesting picture of the sleeping ducks.
Joey: pretty succulents. I'm once again clueless as to the trivia answer.
pepper: sounds like you had a nice weather day yesterday

It has been overcast here today but no rain. The lack of sunshine made for a good day to get outside and get some work done in the flower beds without getting too hot. I spent several hours outside this morning (mainly tending the roses) and enjoyed it thoroughly--and not one drop of sweat! LOL
Currently we are at 73 and cloudy.

My first bloom on my newly planted(in March) Angel Face rose:

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4915171

Wow, so many great pics! I've been away for a few days and I'm way behind...will try to catch up!
Now I want to post a few pics from our vacation which I know you will like .
First, the bridge over the Danube when we crossed the border to Bulgaria.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4915185

A field with rapeseed.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
7:47 PM

Post #4915197

Sunrise in Golden Sands.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4915240

The shore at sunrise, another day.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4915248

The golden sands.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4915265

Queen Mary's Castle on the shore in Balchik resort.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #4915274

Howdy all,
Ive been lurking, but my hands too dirty to type.
Did want to say how adorable all the young'uns are. The flowers and views breathtaking.
Back to the garden.
Sidney

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 6, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #4915279

The tower of the castle.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4915297

Howdy all,
Ive been lurking, but my hands too dirty to type.
Did want to say how adorable all the young'uns are. The flowers and views breathtaking.
Back to the garden.
Sidney

Henry checking out plants.

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

May 6, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #4915587

It has been cool enough that the furnace came on once this afternoon. Usually the sun warms up the house but there is no sun today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on May 06, 2008
62 F / 17 C
Overcast
Humidity: 62%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the SE


This is an amaryllis that I grew from seed. It is a cross of "Exotica" (very light peach) and "Carnival" (red and white stripes). Fun with genetics.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #4915632

That's beautiful, Kelli!

Rann, Hildur Eva and Selma are lovely, as always. Thank you for sharing their pictures. :-)

Adina!!! Those photos are gorgeous!!

Sidney, you need to teach Henry to plant the coleus next. That's a beautiful looking flat! I can't wait to see pictures of the finished garden. :-)

Marsue, that rose is gorgeous!

It's another cloudy day here. It was sprinkling a bit ago, which was nice.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 3:53pm CDT (34 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 69 F 21 C
Humidity 71%
Pressure 29.97 in 1015 mb
Wind Speed 13 MPH 11 kts
Wind Dir SE 130
Ceiling 6500 ft 1981 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 82 F 28 C
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 68.0F / 20.0C
3 hour precipitation ending 3:53pm CDT : Trace
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 6, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #4916006

54 at 3pm. Clouds with some sun. The camera is repaired so took a short drive near here. Glad to have it back.
Marylynn~A bit more rain coming your way?
Rann~the town looks so nice; your girls are just as sweet as can be.
Adina~I loved the photo of the field of Rapeseed; what a wonderful vacation you've had.
Kelli~from seed~~wow, it's beautiful..do want it to be warmer? Do you like cool weather?
Deb~anyday now, the leaves are very close to showing color; another day/two and there'll be green in our views.
Sugarweed~He's adorable~a big help, I bet, in planting that tray full of coleous.
Marsue~Thanks; your Angel Face is just that; beautiful.
Kwanjin~those are happy cats. Cute pic.
Joey~C~ the succulent is gorgeous.
MySharona~Sure seems happy in the "old" planter; maybe something new in the "new" pot?
Spring growth.
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 6, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4916012

Golfers in the foreground/ Knik glacier in background.
This afternoon.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #4916247

Adina: I'm loving all your vacation photos!
Sidney: I'e had dirty hands today, too! What fun! LOL
Kelli: beautiful amaryllis--love that color!
Kiska: golfers and glacier--what a contrast! My dad was an avid golfer--he even played in the snow-on such occasions when we had some snow!
Sharon: The amaryllis I posted above has been ID'd, as you suggested, on the amaryllis forum: This is St. Joseph's (knight star) lily = Hippeastrum x johnsonii.

Here is how it looked today.

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

May 6, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4916285

Kiska, I don't need it to be warmer. There will be plenty of time for that later.

Beautiful amaryllis, Marsue!

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4916433

I'll second that Kelli
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #4917385

Thanks for the compliments--both for my daughter and my gardens. It's hard to take a bad photo of those girls.

Sugarweed...As a matter of fact, I have several shotguns here. I haven't had to use them...yet.

rannveig...Your kids are cute as ever and growing quickly. Looks like things are coming back to life in your gardens.

Kiska...Did the ice go out yet? Are you still in the running for the big jackpot? Your grandson is a good looking young man.

Joey...She's the third--and last-- one to go so I'm kinda getting used to it.

marsue...Yeah, there sure were a lot of brightly colored gowns there. I told my wife it was like photographing a bunch of Easter eggs. Your red amaryllis is a real eye catcher!

It was a beautiful day here in NW Pa. A low of 51 expected tonight and low 70's tomorrow with showers late in the day. I dodged a big bullet here yesterday morning with scattered heavy frost in the area. I had a little on the cars but didn't notice any on the ground when I left for work at 6:00am but some areas were white with heavy frost.

Photos from tonight: Forget-me-nots and red rhododendrons blooming in the side yard.


early_bloomer









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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
3:28 AM

Post #4917405

One more: Ornamental strawberries and bugleweed growing along the stone pathway in the Arbor bed.


early_bloomer

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #4917460

WOW!!! Beautiful pics, everyone!

Took this when I got home from work.

Hi, Mau!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
9:26 AM

Post #4917932

Good morning!

Thanks for your comments. Everything is turning green quickly with the rain we've had for the past days.

Kelli and marsue - very pretty amaryllis. Kelli did you make the cross between the two parents?

Adina - great vacation photos :-)

EB - thanks :-) Your garden looks great. So glad there wasn't any frost damage.

marsue - gorgeous rose!

Sidney - those coleus are looking good!

Kiska - glad to hear that green is on its way over there too :-) It's such a wonderful color change. Great photos :-)

It's overcast, 53F with a light breeze at about 9 mph from the east. We'll probably get some rain showers today. Sunrise was at 4:37 am and sunset will be at 10:11. It gets dark around 11 pm. The longer daylight is making it nearly impossible to get the girls to bed at night ... can't wait for school to be over ;-) lol

Photo taken yesterday morning - it's a bit brighter today :-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #4917960

Celia Thanks! Your 2 babies are precious and look verrry comfy!
Joey Jeff made me taste the honeysuckle before he did. He thought I was kidding about getting the juice! I think the trivia is B. Your hen and chicks are looking good! I moved mine to the front just off the porch. They are ding much better there.
Celiea I like the duck pic!
Rann I thought the guy was a little full of it, but he did get some information right! LOL! I figured it would take a little longer than he was talking about. He made it sound like Iceland is really close to being all hydrogen powered. It will be a great thing when it does happen though. I paid $26 for 6.5 gal of gas yesterday. Makes me sick. Good thing keep my car from getting low on gas. Id be broke if I had to do a complete fill up. Your girls are growing up and oh soooo pretty! I know you are proud of their accomplishments! Love the views from City Hall and the ducks! The white building a the end of the walkway.WOW!
Marsue Your new rose is gorgeous!
Adina Beautiful pictures from your trip! Love the castle!
Sidney Henry loves coleus too! LOL!
Kelli Pretty amaryllis great color!
Kiska I may have to buy a new orchid for the pot and I seem to have a spare on hand! LOL! Phals need pots with vents to keep the roots from getting too wet or too dry. Knik Glacier sure makes a great background!
Marsue Your amaryllis sure is pretty with the stripes on petals!
E_B Your garden is gorgeous!

67.5 F / 19.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 100 ft / 30 m

Through 9 am...areas of fog and low clouds will continue to impact much of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Visibilities may be reduced to a quarter mile or less in a few locations. Motorists should use low beam headlights when encountering dense fog. Conditions will likely improve by 9 am...except possibly longer in Marion County where smoke particulates from recent wildfire will aid fog development.

Today
Patchy morning fog...then partly cloudy. High 81. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

We were overcast most of the day yesterday, no rain and none expected in the near future. We aren't getting the afternoon "heat storms".

I can't remember the name of this flower. :(

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #4918067

Sharon - whatever it is - it's very pretty :-) It costs over $100 to fill my car and I was way off on the price of cherry tomatoes - almost $6 a box! And I still buy them because they're soooooo good ;-)

My Arabis alpina ssp. caucasica is in full bloom. To it's right is Primula marginata.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2008
11:48 AM

Post #4918168

It would cost me $80-$90 to fill my tank. Luckily (since we live on an island) I drive 10 miles round trip to and from work. I ride my bike to the store unless it's a major shopping day then I do it all in one day. I don't blame you I'd probabaly buy the tomatoes too! LOL! I've got blooms but no tomatoes...yet! Pretty Arabis!

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #4918968

Good Morning! :D Our temp is 57 & the sun is shining. JW is playing in the floor rolling around & talking to himself...laughing too! :D I think the reason that Dublin's temps are higher than mine is they are in the sun on a ridge & I am in the trees.
At Dublin...
Clear: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 52
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:20 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM

Thanks Rann, But the Hens & Chicks are not Near as pretty as those 2 little girls! They are growing up on you! ;) Love your Arabis. The lighting is Perrrrfect! :D
Kelli, You have a Gorgeous! Amaryllis! How did you do that!? It's the prettiest color! :-O
Thanks Sharon, What a pretty flower! ;)
E_B, Your garden/yard is really pretty! How do you find the time! I know...you stay in it all the time! :D But, really, you have a great layout!:D
Thanks,Kiska! Yeah!!! Spring has sprung for you! :D Love the Knik Glacier background! :D
KW, Love that White !:D
Marsue! Your Amaryllis is stunning! Do ya think I could grow them as a perennial here? And your Angel Face! WOW
Sidney? Did you get them all placed just so? And Henry is as cute as ever! ;)
Adina! Love your shots! :D Especially the Rapeseed!

The answer to the trivia is...A
When hurricanes make landfall, tornadoes can form because of the cyclonic nature of hurricanes. The tornadoes are usually weak in nature and do not last long in time.

Today's trivia is...
What is the term for an anticlockwise change in wind direction without a change in strength?
a) veering
b) backing
c) righting
d) lefting


Have a great Day! :D
Joey

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 7, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4918984

33 going to the mid-50's.
May 7, 2008 Sunrise:
Actual Time 5:25 AM AKDT~~ Set:10:21 PM AKDT
Civil Twilight 4:22 AM AKDT ~~ 11:26 PM AKDT
The ice went out on the Tanana River last night at 10:53. This was as close as I've come. Very exciting and now, for me, it's officially spring.
Thanks for all the good luck wishes.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4919108

That would be something to see, Kiska!

Baby is adorable!

57F with 67 and thunderstorms on the way. It's raining now.
Feels like: 57F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 39
Humidity: 51%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:17 AM
Sunset: 8:30 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4919191

Awww, Kiska! So close! We shouldn't have pointed our fans northward quite so early, obviously. :-)

I'm guessing A, Joey. I love baby giggles! :-)

Your arabis is gorgeous, Rann!

I don't know what your first flower is either, Sharon, but I love it. And the moss rose, too, of course. Thanks for the fix! LOL :-)

It's cloudy again! There's only a 30% chance of rain, though. We won't complain either way. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 10:20am CDT (30 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 68 F 20 C
Humidity 69%
Pressure 29.74 in 1007 mb
Wind Speed 21 MPH
G 26 18 kts
G 23
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling 2200 ft 671 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 82 F 28 C
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 69.1F / 20.6C
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4919402

Thanks for the compliments on the rose and the amaryllis.
Joey: plant files says the amaryllis that I have is hardy in your zone down to -10F. I can send you a bulb or three this fall, if you would like to give them a try. DH's aunt has plenty to share! dmail me with your info. JW is precious, as usual! :o)) I'm guessing "B" on the trivia.
Hi, Celia! Is that a "whirling butterflies" plant? It looks similar to one I bought recently.
EB: Such a ruggedly pretty arbor with the stone bench beneath it! As usual, your gardens are exquisite!
Kiska: sorry you missed that jackpot--I was looking forward to my free plane ride up there to help you celebrate! LOL I'm glad it is officially "Spring" for you, though!
Rann: you and Kiska are "neck and neck" on your daylight hours! I love your little bridge over the "pond". You have a tree blooming in the background--is it a plum?
That's a pretty Arabis!
Marylyn: looks like your weather is similar to what we are having today:

Scattered T-Storms
High 77F
Precip 30%
Wind: S 14 mph
Max. Humidity: 61%
UV Index: 7 High
Sunrise: 6:11 AM CT
Avg. High: 77F
Record High: 88F (1977)
T-Storms
Overnight Low 63F
Precip 80%
Wind: S 13 mph
Max. Humidity: 79%
Sunset: 7:59 PM CT
Avg. Low: 54F
Record Low: 38F (1992)

Another new bloom yesterday: This is "Sheer Magic"

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
4:43 PM

Post #4919426

Love the pink, Mau. My plant is a money plant. I figure I need all the cash I can get for the coming tide of new plants I'll see and want! LOL
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #4919441

LOL, Celia! I need a money plant, too!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #4919521

From what I understand, I'll have PLENTY of seeds to share!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4921616

Chilly today and rainy. Not bad though since temps were in the 60s. Sweater weather.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #4922091

Absolutely gorgeous weather here in Pa. I am bone tired from weeding, planting and mulching, but I got it done. God's in his heaven and all's right with the earth. (At least in my tiny square of Civilization)

Expect rain showers tomorrow. Not a bad idea as when I rotor tillered the tomato plant row, it was dry and crumbly. Plants go in tomorrow.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
9:54 AM

Post #4922831

Joey JW is a hoot! Im cracking up! LOL! I actually know the answer! Its B!
Kiska Darn so close! Looking forward to next years big guess! I bet it was an amazing sight to see.
Marsue Sheer Magic is gorgeous! What a beauty!
Celia I can always use some extra money too! LOL!
Pepper I cant imagine sweater weather in May doesnt compute here!
Se_eds Maybe you can help me. My bell peppers are tiny this year. I cant figure out what I did wrong. Seriously, like 2 long and 1 thick and theyre red already. The last couple of years they were all normal. :(

70.3 F / 21.3 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 67 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.5 mph / 7.2 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1500 ft / 457 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 86. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

It's DysonDark and muggy outside. Think I'll stay in for a while today! LOL!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2008
11:06 AM

Post #4922911

We are having a really cool spring and it's chilly in the mornings and in the afternoons it doesn't always warm up much. It's even worse on a golf cart or another open air vehicle. Even the big macho guys are wearing sweaters off and on. lol.

It's 55* and getting light out. :~)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #4922989

Overcast, dim, yesterday was nice though I lost a tomato plant. I suspect it was a cut worm. 67(F) rain in the forecast.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
1:54 PM

Post #4923479

se_eds: it's a good feeling to get your weeding, planting and mulching done, isn't it? (at least until those weeds start popping up again!)
Sharon: we here in Arkansas know about "muggy" although we haven't had any really "muggy" days so far this spring. Just wait till July and August, though--we'll have plenty of "muggy"! (That would be a good time for a trip to Alaska--I may have to stow-away in your suitcase! LOL)
pepper: sweater weather is good--not too hot; not too cool (Unless you are riding around in a golf cart--LOL)
Dyson: sorry about the tomato plant--cutworms are good for that! (I should say they are "bad" for that!)

It rained a slow steady drizzle most of the night and on into the early morning hours. Stopped raining now and sun is trying to peek through the clouds. We still have a 20% chance of rain the rest of the day. Currently partly cloudy and 63 heading for a high of 79

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4923817

Good Morning All! :D We have a rainy morning w/ 65. It's gonna rain all day well into tomorrow morning.
At Dublin...
Fair: 67F
Feels like: 63F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 2 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:19 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Thanks Sharon! :D You are really humid, well w/ the 'warmth' it makes it feel much warmer!
Dyson, I have found that if you buy small plants that you are more likely to have a cut worm problem. ;)
KW, Very pretty Money Plant...I need Gas money! :D
Rann, And I thought that $3.59/gal was bad! :-O
Thanks Marsue! You will have some D-mail! :D Sheer Magic is Gorgeous! And some drizzle on flowers is the Best! :D
Thanks Marylyn! :D I love them too. That's why I try to make him laugh all the time! ;)
Kiska, I think I lost something along the way...were you in some sort of contest?

The answer to the trivia is...B
In the northern hemisphere, backing winds represent warm air advection.

Today's trivia is...
The dry adiabatic lapse rate is approximately equal to what?
a) +12 degrees K/1000m
b) -10 degrees K/1000m
c) -7 degrees K/1000m
d) -13 degrees K/1000m

(I had no clue! on this one...what is a 'adiabatic lapse'?) Dyson? Do you know?

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
3:26 PM

Post #4923861

FWIW... from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiabatic_lapse_rate)
Quoting:There are two types of lapse rate:

* Environmental lapse rate - which refers to the actual change of temperature with altitude for the stationary atmosphere (i.e. the temperature gradient)
* The adiabatic lapse rates - which refer to the change in temperature of a mass of air as it moves upwards. There are two adiabatic rates:
o Dry adiabatic lapse rate
o Moist adiabatic lapse rate
...
The dry adiabatic lapse rate (DALR) is the negative of the rate at which a rising parcel of dry or unsaturated air changes temperature with increasing height, under adiabatic conditions. Unsaturated air has less than 100% relative humidity, i.e. its temperature is higher than its dew point. The term adiabatic means that no heat transfer (energy transfer due to a temperature difference) occurs into or out of the parcel. Air has low thermal conductivity, and the bodies of air involved are very large, so transfer of heat by conduction is negligibly small.


So (putting it much more simply) as the warm air rises, it slowly cools down. This measures how fast it does that. Dry air is pretty stable, so as it cools, it doesn't release a lot of heat (thermal energy) quickly - so it doesn't effect the weather in general very much. If the air is moist, you have water condensation going on, which releases more energy, so the formula - and the effect on the weather - is different. Does that make sense?


music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #4923971

LOL! Smarty britches ;) LOL It do make sence. Don't tell anyone that I'm not smart enough to look it up in Wiki... And to think! I have 2 dictionaries sitting right in front of me! Do you really think that maybe I Shouldn't be graduating? LOL I Will tell ya this...I have Major burn out! :D

Thanks Marylyn! :D
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #4923975

One question...What? LOL!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4923989

That's what I was saying when you were computing the mass of clouds, Sharon! LOL You take the chemistry questions, and I'll take the physics one, ok? ;-)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #4924092

ROTFLOL

54F with more rain coming later tonight and tomorrow. 67 later today.
Feels like: 54F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↓
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 50%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph W
Sunrise: 6:16 AM
Sunset: 8:31 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

When the "money" come is, I'll share all around!

Your roses are the best, Mau.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #4924141

You got a deal there Mayrlyn! LOL!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #4924724

Howdy all,
It's 88.2 F / 31.2 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: 5.4 mph / 8 km/h from the SSE
Wind Gust: 10.5 mph / 16 km/h
Pressure: 29.80 in / 1009.0 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 88 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 5000 ft / 1524 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 37 ft / 11 m.
There's a tickle of green west of Jax, but with 60º Dew Point I doubt it will rain here.
I smelled smoke when I went out early this morning. I'm sure there brush fires somewhere near here.
Great for working out side.
Sidney

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4924801

me, too! "adia. . .what? who? huh? even after I read all that from Marylyn's post--I haven't a clue! LOL (too lazy to really study up on it)
Thanks on the roses, Celia. Here's another one for you--taken after the rain this morning.

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

May 8, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #4925292

Rann, yes I did the amaryllis cross myself. I do a couple almost every year. This is the first one that I've had bloom.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on May 08, 2008
70 F / 21 C
Clear
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South


Yesterday we went on what was for me a killer of a hike - over seven miles at 5,000 ft elevation. This was in the San Gabriel Mountains, on the desert side but at high enough elevation to be above the desert. It turned out to be a good time for flowers. For the most part they have different plants than we have down here.

This is called Devils Punchbowl.

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

May 8, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4925294

some kind of phacelia

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

May 8, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #4925298

some kind of gilia

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

May 8, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4925302

manzanita

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

May 8, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4925305

fremontia

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 8, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4925780

Windy, cold and spring:)) there's a hint of green leaves on the birch trees; the grass has green areas where we've burned the old dead grass from last year.
Music2Keep~the contest is one that's now 92 years old.
You buy tickets for $2.50, for each guess you want to make as to when the ice goes out on the Tanana River. This year I guessed May 9th, 6:28pm.
It went out May 6th, 10:53pm. The pot of money to be divided among the winners is $303,000 this year. Wouldn't that have been great?)
Kelli~very nice hike and photos; sure do enjoy seeing your area.
MySharona~too bad about your peppers, but the flowers are great.
se_eds~now, sit back and enjoy the growing season. Sounds good.
Marsue~a trip to Alaska in August is a good time:) July is too, MySharona.
Pepper~sweater weather sounds good.
Sugarweed~happy planting. Are the fires nearby?
Even after the description, Marylynn, still don't have a clue. Except that there's no heat in the sunlight here in winter, so that makes this dry adiabitic?
Hi Kwanjin and Dyson.
Kiska

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 9, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4926124

Partly cloudy all day, now looks like rain in area. In the 60s.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4926499

Still waiting for that 2 to 2-1/2 inches of rain predicted between 7 PM tonight and 7 PM tomorrow evening. We had off and on sprinkles today, buy overall a pleasant day to do whatever puttering around you need to do out side. High 71 deg. Not bad for springtime.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #4926913

Quoting:Except that there's no heat in the sunlight here in winter, so that makes this dry adiabitic?


No, that means it's COLD!! LOL The air is warmed by the ground, which absorbs the heat energy from the sun and then radiates it. When there aren't enough hours of sun to warm it, or the ground is covered in a blanket of snow which reflects the sunlight back instead of absorbing it, the air doesn't warm up either. That's why it gets so cold on clear nights. With only a few hours of sunshine a day plus the constant snow cover, your ground in Alaska doesn't have a chance to warm up, so the air doesn't warm up much either.

When you leave your car out in the sun, the sun warms up the seats and dashboard and seat belt metal (ouch!) inside, and that heat radiates to warm up the air. If you put aluminum foil over the interior of your car so all of the light reflects back with a minimal amount of refraction (which changes the wavelength... that's where the physics gets a little messy... we'll skip that part. LOL), then the inside of your car won't get so hot. So down here in the summer, a lot of people put shiny visor inside their windshields to reflect back the sun's rays. It really helps - when I remember to do it and I can figure out where the bunnies put the silly thing...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2008
4:34 AM

Post #4927348

Wow. Nice pics.

Somebody wanted to see chive blooms and I can't remember who.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
4:53 AM

Post #4927382

Kelli, I LOVE it when you take us on your hikes!

Celia, I'm making a shopping list already, for spending the "money" you're sending. LOL

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2008
5:28 AM

Post #4927426

Kelli, OMG, just had to chime in on the devil's punchbowl.

tf
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2008
5:33 AM

Post #4927430

Marylyn;~loved explanation for winter; in the summer, in the sunlight, it can feel hot, in the shade, it's not; I relate it to being like a microwave oven; the food gets hot, not the container.
Sounds like you'd better keep an extra sunshade nearby for the car:)
Kwnajin~very pretty.
se_eds~pepper~did it rain?
It's 9:30 and sunset is at 10:34pm...gotta love these long and getting longer days.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2008
5:34 AM

Post #4927431

Hi tf~crossed; and I sure agree w/your comment.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4927601

I found the tag on the no-id flowers! It was tucked too far into the dirt. Its Purslane.

Pepper Sounds like a nice cool couple of days youve had. Im living vicariously through you! LOL!
Marsue Get our bag ready just a couple more months to cool time! You have the prettiest roses.
Joey Im going with Marylyns answer on this trivia question! LOL! If this is what you studied in school its no wonder you have fried brain syndrome! LOL!
Celia Money money money money! LOL!
Kelli Good job on the amaryllis! I can imagine how excited you were when it bloomed! Are you going to be able to name it - professionally? However plants get named? Know what I mean? Great pictures from your hike. The devils punch bowl is amazing. I love the Manzanita Wow.
Kiska- You burn the grass from the previous year? Beautiful picture!
Sidney Did you find out if there was a fire or was it someone with a burn bucket?
Se_eds Sounds like a nice day!
Marylyn And that is also why I have a white car, light tan interior, window tinted as dark as possible and still be legal and the requisite dorky windshield visor. No more dark cars for me!
Celia That was me and oh, arent chive blooms pretty!

73.0 F / 22.8 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/hfrom the WSW
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1009.7 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft / 1828 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

My Fuschia is about to burst!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #4927603

Forgot -


Grrrr - Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening...

Today
Partly cloudy and windy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.

High 90. :P

Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Look what I found growing in my Christmas cactus!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2008
10:31 AM

Post #4927646

Good morning!

It's overcast, light breeze and 50F. It was raining early this morning and it will very likely rain some more today. Jacket weather here ;-)

Yesterday was wonderful. 53F, light breeze and sunny in the afternoon. I spent most of the day cleaning flowerbeds and pruning.

Sharon - gorgeous moss rose.

Joey - $4/gal would be a bargain here - there would be chaos at the pumps! lol The price is now close to $8/gal - it has been raised twice in the past week. It looks like we won't be doing much traveling this summer ... what a bummer :-( JW is just too cute! lol

Kelli - gorgeous photos from your hike! Devil's Punchbowl is amazing :-) Good job on the amaryllis cross and how exciting to see it flowering for the first time! I've been wanting to do something like that, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Some day!

Marsue - that 'Sheer Magic' is just magical! Absolutely stunning color! And the other two are gorgeous as well ;-) lol There are 10 new roses that I absolutely must have this spring ... that will set me back $350. It's "a bit" steep in my opinion - but I can't figure out which ones to cut - I feel like I need to have them all ... lol. Then there are 3 rhododendrons that I really, really want (have to pick just 1 since I already bought one and they're really expensive) , a taxus and undoubtedly some other things I haven't seen yet ;-) lol My family thinks I have a serious problem. lol I think I need one of those Money plants! lol The pink flowering tree by the pond is a flowering cherry - Prunus kurilensis 'Rosea'. It doesn't produce any fruit but it's the only kind of cherry that's a reliable bloomer here, so it makes quite an impacts and gets lots of attention ;-) lol

Kiska - that was a close guess ! Yeah! for spring!! :-) And those glorious bright nights! Eventhough bedtime is impossible at the moment. It was close to 11 pm when the girls were finally asleep last night. Selma had a horrible time getting up this morning. But like she said yesterday : "It's impossible to go to sleep when the sun is shining". I think we all get a bit manic this time of year ;-) lol

Hope you all have a great day! I need to get the carrot seed in the ground today. I'm sowing all different colors except the normal orange ones you can buy at the store. So this year we'll have red, different shades of yellow and purple! The girls love that ;-) lol

The daffs are bursting into color one by one :-) This one's called 'Waterperry'. I love this time of year.

Hope you all have a wonderful day :-)

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2008
10:49 AM

Post #4927674

Sharon - we cross posted. The fuchsia looks good! Is that an Impatience? Very pretty :-) 90F is too hot for me! lol
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2008
4:01 PM

Post #4928809

8am~ 40
Mostly cloudy with sprinkles.
Highs in the 50s. East to southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Local gusts to 25 mph in the morning.
MySharona~what a nice surprise among the Christmas Cactus; very nice. The fushia, too.
Yes, we burn the dry grass soon as the snow's gone and it's dried a day or so.
Now I know why we noticed so many white cars while visiting in Calif a few years ago.
Rann~what a wonderful rose garden you'll have. Love to see the pics as it grows. The night-light does have a special glow, but sure does make a schedule hard to keep. We eat dinner later and later as summer goes on.
The daffodils are very pretty.
Glacial dust blowing along the river.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #4928824

Sharon, SURPRISE!!!

Rann, delicate looking daffodil.

Devil's Punchbowl looks imposing.


54F with 65 predicted and thunder storms on the way again. We had a micro-burst at work the other day. It was really LOUD when it started.
Feels like: 54F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 50%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 16 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:15 AM
Sunset: 8:32 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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

May 9, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4928894

Sharon, I'd like to patent or copyright my amaryllis crosses some day, though I don't know how one goes about doing that or if it's worth the hassle.

Chilly this morning by my standards.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:14 AM PDT on May 09, 2008
55 F / 13 C
Haze
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s from the ESE


More pictures from the other day - snow on the mountains

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

May 9, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #4928899

some kind of lupine

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

May 9, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #4928904

wallflower

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

May 9, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #4928910

The snow feeds this creek. There is a creek but it doesn't show up very well in this photo.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 9, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #4929998

It's been a rainstorm today , the temps are dropping out. This is after the rain. It's been an exausting week and I had to work hard at the house, but still no moving date.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 9, 2008
9:10 PM

Post #4930013

The sunset was calm.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4930592

Well! I missed 3 days and it took me forever to catch up! Too much to cover, but I did want to say that Rann, your girls look adorable in their recital!

And Sharon, If I'd been here, I'd have ID'd your purslane, because I love it. I have it interplanted with the Moss Rose. In fact they are the same genus (portulaca). AND, purslane is considered a very beneficial vegetable.
"Purslane is a succulent low-growing plant which is very tasty and crunchy. The entire plant can be used, the stems being most succulent. Purslane grows all over the world, often in disturbed soil. Purslane can be used as the main salad ingredient, lightly seasoned with diced onion, vinegar, and oil. The plant is good cooked with soups, steamed, sauteed, or pickled. Add it to omelets."

I don't eat it. I just enjoy the flowers. :)

It was sunny and 85F today. I spent it planting and transplanting. Best of all, we had a lovely morning t-storm that gave us over and inch of rain. Yay!

Knockout rose in the late afternoon light.


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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 10, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4930637

Windy, sunny, 55. The leaves are popping here in my area; not yet a few miles further north, but can now see green..
Kelli~very nice-I can see where the creek is; will it dry up as the summer goes on?
Adina~looks great; bet it is tiring work, but will be so rewarding; the sunset is gorgeous.
Deb~it is certainly a knockout~glad you've been able to be outdoors and had rain, too.
Finally some spring pics; rhubarb is up, along with Fireweed~also edible.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 10, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4930646

And grass is turning green~

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 10, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4930654

And, leaves are opening.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4930843

Lots of rain early this morning before light then we got a suprise rain for several hours right starting about 8am. It lasted til noon. Since I was on my cart I got soaked. lol. It didn't help the rain was freezing cold either. Temps only got to 60.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #4931133

It was cloudy all day today, which is kind of unusual.

Kiska, that creek is shown as a dotted line on the map, which means that it usually dries up.


Bigelow monkeyflower


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4932465

Hi GANG!
54 and Sunny going to 70
Sorry to be away SO long.

Spring is Cranking so we are busily transforming the yard from Traasshhed to Treasure.

On a sad note Dear Carol Eads (ceeadsalaskazone3) of Seward, Alaska passed on this week.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4918080

Her Ead's Seeds were already a legend here at Dave's.
.Her 'Journey' w/ Brain Cancer is now into 28 Threads on Parking Lot.
Such a Lady, Such a Family.
Her tales of fishing, gardening and just plain living in Alaska has cemented her in our Hearts.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/844588/

Ric



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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2008
2:36 PM

Post #4932572

Sunny and 71, on the way up to an unusually high 90F! That's bout 10 above normal for this time of year. Expecting more t-storms later; not surprising with the heat.

Little calibrachoa and alyssum in the pot with my orange tree.
Deb

PS/I never had the pleasure of "meeting" Carol. It sounds like she will be fondly missed.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4932758

Good Morning! :D We have a lovely day (sun shining) w/ a temp of 59. Graduation went quickly, but not in a blurrrr. There was a light show that only God could create! There were storms all around us as we celebrated outside! :D

Fair: 64F
Feels like: 64F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 52
Humidity: 64%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:17 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Ric, Carol sounds like a person I would have loved to have met. A special person, indeed. ~ My Columbines are budding! :D
Kiska, I "found" where you were talking about the contest! Maybe next year! And you have to get the time right? Sounds pretty difficult! And that would have been a Great Prize! :-O I'm lovin' your pics of spring! :D Yeah!!!
Deb? I Love your calibrachoa and alyssum ? I Love the color! :D I thought that they were Wave Petunias! Wow! And I never knew that you could Eat Purselane! Cool! And your Rose is definitely a 'knock out'! ;)
LOL! Sharon! Is that a little Impaciens (sp)?
Kelli, Love the monkey flower! Your walks are Soooo enjoyable!

The answer to the trivia is...B
The dry adiabatic lapse is the cooling rate of a dry parcel of air that is lifted without being mixed with its surroundings.

Today's trivia is...
In a stable airmass with strong winds, it is possible to see this interesting cloud.
a) Lenticular cloud
b) Cap cloud
c) Noctilucent cloud
d) Scarf cloud

Have a Great Week End!
Joey
I would like to Thank You All! for you support throught all of this! :D
...could'nt leave JW out! ;)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #4932767

Congratulations, Joey!

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #4932824

Thanks Deb! :D
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4933061

Ric, thanks for letting us know. I will miss ceeads ;-(

Joey, many high five's to ya! way to go!

weather has been so good here, i am getting a daily farmer's sunbrun, then up till wee hours doing housework, and hardly have time for the computer...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4934298

Yeah!!! Joey, good for you and congrats!!!

Clear61F
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 30.1 in ↓
Dewpoint: 18
Humidity: 17%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph S
Sunrise: 6:14 AM
Sunset: 8:33 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4934628

Rain off and on all day. Tornadoes in southern MO and Arkansas. I was in southern MO for several hours today for a small DG gathering but we only got rain with some thunder and lightning. Rained off and on on our way back home and I just barely beat another big rain system when I got home around 7pm. Temps in the 60s for the most part. :~)
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4934636

Congrats Joey!!!

DebinSC, what an absolutely beautiful red rose. WOW.

We didn't get the amount of rain expected - got 1-3/4 inch total over 2 days. Everything is jumping for joy. Temps are in the low to mid 50'5 though with grey cloud cover. This is root growin' weather.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 11, 2008
5:04 AM

Post #4935373

Congratulations, Joey. You and JW look great.
Yes, you need to get both date and time correct.
Today the talk was all about it getting up to 62*; very nice, sweaters are off and shorts/summer tops are in. It's been many months since it's been this warm.
ric~I'd not met Carol, but feel her loss deeply through the thread ~ she touched so many in such a wonderful manner.
Guests flying up next week for a 2 week visit; oldest gson graduates from HS on the 20th. A bbq w/family/friends here on the 17th. Sure hope this great weather will hold till then.
Kelli~thanks for the added info.
Deb~up to 90~yikes:))) Love the flower.
kwanjin~see your area was also up in the 60's~very nice.
se_eds~sure does sound good/rain plus good temp and your plants will pop.
Sunset tonight at 10:29.
The Tsunami warning center in Palmer.
Kiska

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2008
10:31 AM

Post #4935628

Good morning and happy mother's day to all you moms out there! :-)

Congratulations Joey on your graduation! I know you're glad to be done with the books! ;-) lol You and JW look great! :-) You deserve a nice long break after all that hard work! :-)

It's cloudy this morning, had some rain earlier and will have some rain on and off during the day. Breezy, about 11 mph and 45F.

Yesterday was partly cloudy and fairly calm. I spent most of the day outside working in the garden. The girls and I went back outside after dinner and stayed out until almost 11 pm. It was far too late for the girls but the weather was so wonderful I couldn't get them inside ;-) lol

Kiska - wow you got a heatwave! Enjoy it while it lasts :-)

Kelli - great photos from you hike :-)

Kwanjin - pretty maple

I'm so sorry to hear about Carol's passing Ric. I couldn't keep up with her threads but I'm glad I got a chance to "meet" her. She was a remarkable person with a sea of knowledge to share. I know she will be greatly missed.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 11, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #4935780

Good morning~
It's 4am, the birds are singing, it's quite light out and 37*. I'm not ususally up at this time, but I love this time of year with the beautiful night-light. After a brief moment outdoors to take it all in, just had to remain up.
Rann~thanks, and Happy Mother's day to you, too. Love the boquet, the blossoms look so pretty with the lighting.
Happy Mother's Day.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
12:47 PM

Post #4935867

Adina: pretty sunset
Rann: you have daffodils--it must be spring! Love those pretty little purple flowers in your last pic, too. Have you ever tried room-darkening shades to make the little girls think it is dark outside so they will sleep? LOL
kiska: It is spring up your way, too! Hooray! Sounds like you are going to be busy the next couple of weeks--enjoy your company!
Deb: That is a great shot of the knock-out--a different angle. I have knock-outs, too, and I personally think they are best viewed from a distance but I really like that shot.
Ric: I never had the pleasure of "meeting" Carol, but I am sure she will be greatly missed by all her DG friends, not to mention her family!
Joey: Congratulations! You did it! JW looks great in his pretty grandma's arms!
Once again I am clueless about the trivia answer. I am going to start calling myself "clueless in Cabot"--LOL
Kelli: as always, I enjoy your hiking photos. That Devil's Punchbowl is aptly named!
pepper: so glad you missed out on the tornadoes. We did, too, although they seemed to be to the north, south, east and west of us!
se_eds: glad everything is jumping for joy up your way! :o))
Sharon: what a nice surprise to find that pretty little impatiens in with your cactus!
Celia: I have noticed that your UV index is usually much lower than ours. I would have thought it would be higher with you being in the mountains and up there closer to the sun! LOL. Go figure! pretty little chive bloom, BTW
TF: I have wondered where you were. Now I know! You are a busy lady!

Today's weather:
Sunny / Wind
High 71F
Precip 10%
Wind: NW 20 mph
Max. Humidity: 44%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:07 AM CT
Sunset: 8:02 PM CT
Avg. High: 78F
Record High: 90F (1967)
Clear Overnight Low 46F
Precip 0%
Wind: NW 11 mph
Max. Humidity: 64%
Avg. Low: 55F
Record Low: 39F (1997)
All you moms and grandmoms have a wonderful Mother's Day! We are on our way up to Clinton to take DMIL out to lunch.
Here's a rose for all you ladies: This is "Electron"

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #4935880

Kiska: that's a wonderful shot of the mountains and the airplanes in the foreground.
You have a Happy Mother's Day, too! I've been up since about 4:45 our time. It's a great day here, too!

Marilyn
edited to add: no snow-capped mountains here, but this is "Iceberg".

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4935982

Well Pepper the storm is moving thru here as I type.
As usual we are about a day behind you in the weather pattern.
It's a pretty strong T-Storm but w/ little or no wind... yet...lol!
Lots of Thunder, Lightning and a Sky Dump of rain.
We're a the edge of what...on Radar... looks like a small Hurricane.
The center is in central IL...as it's turning counterclockwise we're getting the Gulf Air Flow... LOTS of rain bands.
Kind of like the lead edge Rain Bands that a Hurricane produces.
But W/O the wind...

Yesterday we went up to Dayton for Mother's Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

It was sunny, calm and 71 here at 4 PM... up there (45 miles North) 62 and Windy.
It was still 67 at 9 PM when we got home.
Droppped to 57 when we got out of the Hot Tub last night,
I knew this Storm was going to be pretty strong,
But at 57 still there just isn't much wind energy behind it.
That may change though...

Better jump off now the Lightning is getting pretty close...

Ric

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greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
1:40 PM

Post #4936094

Heading to higher ground!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #4936132

Hi everyone and Happy Mothers Day!! Ive had a stomach bug the last couple of days. Im hoping its on its last leg.

Rann- Yes, it is an impatien. I have some out front and had one basket in the back yard. Now I am finding more and more in the back yard LOL! Your daffs are beautiful!
Celia Your arbor is so pretty!
Adina Great sky pics! The sunset is gorgeous!
Deb I had no idea that purslane is edible. Ill have to try it. Beautiful rose!
Kiska Youve got Spring! I know you are ready for it!
Ric So sorry to hear about your friend.
Joey Congratulations! You are an inspiration! JW is just adorable and so proud of his GrammyJoey!
Celia What a lovely maple!
Kiska I hope the weather holds for your gatherings! Sounds like a lot of fun!
Rann- Beautiful blooms!
Kiska Love the planes and mountains!
Marsue Electron is electric LOL!
Ric Stay safe in the storm.
Greenbrain LOL! Love that picture!

76.8 F / 24.9 C
Overcast
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the WSW
Wind Gust: 10.1 mph / 16.3 km/h / 9.8 m/s
Pressure: 29.76 in / 1007.7 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 1000 ft / 304 m
Mostly Cloudy 2000 ft / 609 m
Mostly Cloudy 17000 ft / 5181 m
Overcast 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tornado Watch 305 in effect until 1 PM EDT this afternoon...
Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening...

Today
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Windy. A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds. Highs near 88. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

We are overcast and windy. Hoping to get some rain without the storms. Rain would be nice. Everything is moving North of us except for one band of showers/storms.

I haven't id'd this little guy yet, but he sure was enjoying the birdbath yesterday!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #4936674

Greenbrain: I do hope that photo wasn't taken too near to your home?

Mostly cloudy ant 70F, on the way to 85. We had "vigorous" t-storms early this morning, along with tornado watch. Ended up with another inch of rain! The storm went on for about 3 hours, and my Scottie, Bonnie, stuck to me like glue the entire time. She hates thunder.

Happy Mothers' Day all you moms!

Deb

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4937086

Well the 'Bad' stuff has moved on here.
Now it's breezy w/ mostly drizzling rain... occasionally we are seeing the Sun pop thru.
The center of the storm is moving thru now...
The winds should shift and hopefully most of the heavy rains are gone now.
I actually just got in from taking a few garden shots.

Temp is now 55 but it feels much colder out there.

Deb that's a very pretty Iris. What's the Name?
Glad you all appear to have weathered this Storm OK...

Ric

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #4937129

Ric: You probably won't be surprised that that iris is called "Batik". :)

I love the different shades in the one you posted!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #4937147

Perfect Name!

Here's one of our Dwarf Iris

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #4937157

I'm caught up, sorta...

Beautiful people in the prom pictures!!

Big congrats Joey!

Beautiful baby picture!

Quite an assortment of flowers and skies, all beautiful!!

2 1/10'' rain overnight!! I've been doing as much as I could before it got here. I don't know if the wind has quit blowing yet, nope! 50*.

Is it bigger than a breadbox?

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4937173

Brand new Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/846532/
Come on over.
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 11, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4937192

Congratulations, Joey! It must be such a relief to be done.

Looks like asparagus, Billy. (I guess I have something wrong with me. I don't like asparagus - or applesauce, or wine.)

Cloudy this morning, as is common in May and June. I would imagine it will clear up later in the day. That's what it usually does.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 10:51 AM PDT on May 11, 2008
59 F / 15 C
Haze
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s Variable


more from last week
In the distance is a horizontal white patch. I think that is the dry lake at Edwards Air Force Base. That is where the space shuttle lands when it can't land in Florida.

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

May 11, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4937199

I think this is some kind of phacelia but I can't find it in any guidebooks.

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

May 11, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #4937202

very steep mountains

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greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #4937290

Oops! I didn't mean to post that pic on this thread. Sorry! The statue under the bridge is actually on the St. Louis riverfront near the Arch grounds. He's very near the river's edge & with the high water made for a great photo op. I cross the bridge everyday riding the commuter train & just noticed the other day that the statue was disappearing, so I rode back over after work just to take that photo before the flood water receded. I do have some blooms to add when my daughter gets done loading pics on her computer.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
6:45 PM

Post #4937300

Oh, wait a minute. This is the weather forum. I am so confused. Sorry again!

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