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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
5:57 PM

Post #4937169

Happy Mother's Day to all us gals who have children.
The weather is rather balmy here with the pressure falling.
88.0 F / 31.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: 8.3 mph / 13 km/hfrom the WSW
Wind Gust: 15.4 mph / 24 km/h
Pressure: 29.62 in / 1002.9 hPa (Falling)
Hope all of you are having a wonderful day
Here's a Mother's Day trunk full of goodies.
Come by and post your great pictures and weather often.
Sidney

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

May 11, 2008
6:04 PM

Post #4937195

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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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4937200

Sidney - Any rain on your end? Lots of wind and partly cloudy, 0 rain here. Pretty flat of flowers!

90.5 F / 32 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 7.0 mph / 11 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 13.9 mph / 22 km/h
Pressure: 29.71 in / 1006.0 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 89 F / 32 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3000 ft / 914 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Through 215 PM EDT...widely scattered showers will continue to develop in northeast Florida from the Suwannee Valley east to Gainesville, Macclenny, Ocala, Palatka, Jacksonville and Orange Park. The showers will be moving rapidly to the east at 25 miles an hour. Isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds to 40 miles an hour and cloud to ground lightning are possible this afternoon. Shower and thunderstorm activity will likely increase in coverage and intensity later this afternoon.

My Mother's Day presents...need to ID and learn how to take care of roses now!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #4937204

Another

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #4937206

One more

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #4937211

And this outdoor fireplace. This won't be started until I get some stepping stones underneath.

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #4937212

I've handed my Mothers Day crown to my daughter. I sit back and enjoy a quiet day.

Lovely impatiens!

It managed to get up to 55* and breezy.

Bluebells and perfectly matching sky!

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

May 11, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #4937213

In the middle distance and to the right of center you can see a green field. That is some kind of farm or ranch. It happens to sit on the San Andreas Fault.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #4937217

Joey - Here is your namesake beach Peter's Point! LOL!

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

May 11, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #4937223

No clue on the roses. The third one looks like a New Guinea impatien. (Our pictures are so very different in subject matter.)

Fremontia and very steep mountains.

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

May 11, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #4937229

I love the bluebell. Do you think those would survive here?

O.K., last picture - scarlet bugler

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #4937240

Kelli Kelli Kelli, more of all three for me :0) ( Asparagus it is) Cool picture! I'm always amazed at the distance it picks up! I love the texture of the rocks too. The fremontia really adds color! I love the scarlet bugler! I don't know. If it had a woodland setting it might survive.

Sharon, beautiful!!!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #4937267

Sally - Love the bluebells! So pretty and they do match the sky! I love asparagus looks yummy to me! My easy little recipe:
Spread 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil on a baking sheet. Lay your (clean) asparagus on the baking sheet and roll in the olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the asparagus). Its a hit here!
Kelli - Thats too bad about the ranch/farm. Poor planning on the owners part? Lvoe your hiking pictures!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #4937362

OH, such beauty all around us!

Partly Cloudy73F with 80 predicted for later.
Feels like: 73F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 17
Humidity: 11%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph S
Sunrise: 6:13 AM
Sunset: 8:34 PM
UV Index: 8 Very H

Thanks, Mau. I don't get the UV index, either. Maybe we have more ozone cover? ☺

I like the little maple, too. It's the only JM I've been able to keep going and have it look nice. It's in a pot so I can move it, if neccessary.

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

May 11, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #4937475

Sharon, a farm on the San Andreas is no worse an idea than a farm in tornado alley. Though the San Andreas is bound to move some day, it hasn't produced a major earthquake since the 1850s, I think. If you aren't worried about earthquakes, it's actually a good place for a farm, since the fault brings water to the surface. There is a natural lake just to the west of the farm. You might be able to make out a line of blue to the left of the green.

Billy, according to Plant Files, my scarlet bugler is hardy to zone 8. There is a different species that is hardy to zone 4. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108782/

Here is some more scarlet bugler. I know, I promised no more pictures. I lie a lot. ;-) (Actually, no, my mom cured me of that a long, long time ago.)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #4937509

Kelli - I never thought about the fault bringing up water. Maybe they planned it perfectly then!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2008
10:21 PM

Post #4937946

86 and very humid at the moment. Not complaining. For me, that beats the cold anytime! :)
Purslane for Sharon...
Deb

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2008
9:51 AM

Post #4939666

Thanks Deb - Purslane is so pretty!

We finally received rain last night - just a little less than 1". Came with a nasty little storm that carried a lot of warnings with it.

63.0 F / 17 C
Clear
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 38 F / 4 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 29.79 in / 1008.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

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

Today
Sunny and windy. High 79. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Prissy enjoying the weather yesterday

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #4939668

My midget bell-peppers. They're tiny, but they taste good!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #4939876

Heavy overcast, 1.25" of rain since Sat. 55(F) & much too wet to play outside.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4940754

Cute little pepper, Sharon. And Prissy is adorable.

I like that purslane, Deb.

45F with 54 later today. Thunder showers all night and into today.
Feels like: 45F

Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 74%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:12 AM
Sunset: 8:35 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #4941820

50 very windy~overcast. Length Of Visible Light: 19h 43m
Another nice hike, Kelli~ I liked what you mentioned about not lying; mom's do have a way, don't they?:)
MySharona~Prissy and the peppers, very nice.
Dyson~certainly wouldn't be fun outdoors w/cold, wet ground.
Deb~the Purslane is so pretty; glad you're happy w/weather:)
hi bp.
Kwanjin~very pretty flowers; thunder doesn't happen here too often, but do love the sound.
Summer's here; DS brought out his Mustang.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4942030

Well, it certainly must be officially summer, Kiska! My DGS has a red mustang, too!
Celia: pretty little flowers. How can your UV index be zero?!!
Sharon: nice bell pepper and Prissy is certainly relaxed! LOL
Deb: pretty purslane.
BP: love those pretty bluebells!
Kelli: scarlet bugler is pretty, too.
Sidney: you certainly are going to be busy getting all your Mother's Day plants in the ground!! They know what you like!

Lovely day here. currently 73 and sunny. I worked in the yard for a while today--moving plants from one place to another.

Can't remember if I posted this on the previous thread but if I did, here it is again.
Anyone care to guess what this is?

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #4942067

Marsue: No idea what it is, but it's very pretty!

It's been sunny today. Got up to 79. Very nice.
Got some Gaura blooming.
Deb

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

May 12, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4942343

Cloudy all day today. It's supposed to get very hot later in the week.

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California (PWS)
Updated: 3:57 PM PDT on May 12, 2008
59.2 F / 15.1 C
Overcast
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: Calm

We went for a little walk today and saw something I don't think I've ever seen before - butterfly mariposa lily. This one is not quite open all the way.

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

May 12, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4942347

bush mallow

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #4942768

Sue I'd say it's in the Bean Family?

The 'stang's out ... IT MUST BE SPRING!

Kelli it looks like you guys are having a Banner Year for Flowers.
Lovely!

kwanjin what is that? Lovely Blue!

Cool here and 63 , a bit breezy and mostly Sunny
Tomorrow 73 and Sunny.

Anyone recognize this?

Ric



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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4942964

Sharon, we do asparagus on the grill, but I'm going to try it in the oven! It looks so cool and inviting in the trellis.

Kwanjin, lovely bachelor button! Blue ones are my favorite.

Kelli, that was interesting about the fault. Penstemons are a favorite of mine! I've had P. digitalis, pinefolius, barbatus, etonii, tubeflorus and palmeri.

Deb, gorgeous purslane! My weedy ones bloom yellow.

Sharon, nothing brings a smile like a dog rolling and stretching in the grass! Cool, mini peppers!

Kwanjin, more lovely blue flowers! They are larger than flax, what are they?

Kiska, DS has a nice car! And it's nice to see it against green instead of snow!!

Marsue, it's a very pretty bloom. It has a bit of a delphinium tail.

Deb, I love the pink and white gaura, but GRRR, it won't over winter here!

Kelli, even the name mariposa is pretty! The mallow is pretty too!

Ric, I feel like I should know what your plant is. I think you're right about Sue's being in the bean family!!

We had a chilly but sunny day. I hung clothes out and can smell the shirts hanging in the laundry room. The smell is the ONLY reason for cold weather.

It's 61* right now, but our wind is out of the north, so that is pretty nippy!

Did I mention I got my plant list recopied? It's all updated with room to make notes again! It's over 300 pages and I have all of this year's orders to add when they get here and I decide where to plant them.

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

May 13, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #4943090

Marsue, I'd say that your flower is in the snapdragon family, maybe some kind of toadflax.

Billy, just some FYI, mariposa is Spanish for butterfly.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #4943165

I'll keep you all waiting until tomorrow in case somebody else wants to take a guess. :o))
Ric, your plant looks like celery!
BP: again, I stand amazed at your "list".
Deb: that guara looks sort of like honeysuckle. Is it kin?
Kelli: How do you identify all those wildflowers? Do you have a book that tells you what they are?

Everyone have a good "rest of the evening".

currently 65 --it's been an absolutely "perfect" day!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #4943213

The stem is round and hollow.
Smooth not fuzzy like Queen Anne's Lace...

Here's today's Mad Bloomer

Ric

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

May 13, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #4943223

Yes, I have a book (actually several). The Santa Monica Mountains one has over 500 pages so I don't carry it around with me. I have learned the names of most things a long time ago and what I don't know, I take a picture of or try to remember relevant features and then look it up when I get home.

I'll go out on a limb and say that Ric's plant is gunnera.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
2:40 AM

Post #4943455

Kelli, well, it's sure a pretty word.

Ric, at first glance I wanted to say Water Hemlock. Lovely Yellow Flag!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2008
11:03 AM

Post #4944284

Chance of pop up storms today. Chance of tornados in the area that got hit Sat again.

Will reach 75*.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2008
11:10 AM

Post #4944288

Everyone has such pretty flowers blooming now!
Celia Pretty bachelor button! I didnt know the name until I saw Sallys post!
Kiska Gotta love a Mustang! What year is it?
Deb The Guara is gorgeous!
Marsue I dont know the name of the flowers, but they sure are pretty! The buds have the same look as a snapdragon, but not the blooms.
Sally Apparently Lady Margaret didnt mind the trim this year! She is filling out nicely. I really should start a plant list, but where oh where to start?! LOL! I admire your tenacity in completing yours.
Kelli Ive never seen a mariposa bloom (or bud), but it looks like its going to be a beauty!
Ric Im clueless! I feel like I should know what your plant is though. Pretty cannas!

58.8 F / 14.9 C
Clear
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 45 F / 7 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Mostly sunny. High 76. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

It's going to "my" perfect weather day! Low humidity, cool in the morning and not so hot this afternoon! One of my Bromiliads, both are blooming.

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4944307

52* with a chance of showers and thunderstorms south of I-80. Coming thru on a cold front. My ground can take more rain, but Dad isn't going to get any garden in. I'm waiting to get my tomatoes and peppers out.

One of my favorite trees.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #4944589

Good Morning! We have a temp of 45& the sun is trying to peek out thru the fog. It was cool last night, just cool enough to have the heat on. Sunday we were 3 1/2 hours w/out electricity. Some heavy duty storms rolled thru. We were in a "box" off & on all day. Many places around had penny & quarter sized hail.
Happy be-lated Mother's Day to everyone!
Thank you all for the "congrats!" It is such a relief! Now when I read a book it will be because I Want to! ;)
Kiska, Nice "tang"! And my favorite color, too! :D It's a definite sign of spring! :D
Ric, I would say that your plant looks like rhubarb (sp), but I feel sure that I'm wrong.
Marsue, I don't know what your pretyy little plant is, but it's very delicate looking! :D
Sally, I like your tree, too, but what is it? Have you been 4x4ing again? :) Garrett is gonna take me 4x4ing soon. We need to go to the river to sneek some stones for my flower bed.
Sharon, Love the Brom! I need to get me another one. I had one for 4 years, started school & it konked out on me. Maybe I neglected it, too much.
Kelli, what another wonderful 'walk'! I Love those wild flowers! Beautiful!
Marsue! LOL! You are Not clueless! Love those Roses! You're the Rose Queen! LOL
Deb, Love the Gaura! Pretty! :D I hope that you weren't in all of those storms Sunday! And your Puslane! Oooo-Laaa-Laaa! :D
Dyson, Did you get even more rain? I think there were "boxes" close to you, too. (or at least in Salem, anyway.)
Sidney, Thanks for the lovely start! Your Impaciens are...WOW! :D Did you get them all planted?

The answer to the trivia is...A
Lenticular clouds are important to aviators, as they reveal the existence of "mountain waves" downwind of hills, good for gliders but often associated with severe turbulence and dangerous downdrafts.
Did you know? Scarf and cap clouds are associated with convective towering cumulus and cumulonimbus. Noctilucent clouds are weird ,extremely high clouds, seen in the late evening, maybe comet dust?

Today's trivia is...
According to the Beaufort scale, which range of winds is considered to be a fresh breeze?
a) 8-13 knots
b) 7-21 knots
c) 11-14 knots
d) 23-28 knots

Have a Wonderful Day! :D
Joey

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4945163

Good morning.

Is that peony, Music? Answer...C?

BP...I think it is flax. The flowers are about 3/4 of an in. across.

Mau, you're flowers are always beautiful and I don't know what the other is, but it's pretty, too. And go figure on the UV being zero. We should all be crispy critters by now! LOL

46F with 64 later and clear skies. Temps rising until 80s on the weekend. Yea!
Feels like: 43F

Barometer: 30.1 in ↑
Dewpoint: 32
Humidity: 57%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph NW
Sunrise: 6:11 AM
Sunset: 8:36 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #4945558

Ric: I still don't know what your mystery plant is. That's a lovely yellow "Mad Bloomer", though.
BP: hope you get your tomatoes and peppers out soon! Is that a recent pic of your favorite tree?
Sharon: such a pretty bloom on your "brom"!
Joey: "A" sounds like a "fresh breeze" to me. LOL--Surely nothing stronger!
pepper: sure hope you don't get any more storms today.
Kelli: I understand why you don't carry that book around on your hikes--500 pages--wow!
Celia: that plant looks like it has "leopard skin"--lol--what is it?

Currently 70 and overcast
PM T-Storms
High 75F
Precip 40%
Wind: SSE 12 mph
Max. Humidity: 60%
UV Index: 8 Very High
Sunrise: 6:06 AM CT
Sunset: 8:04 PM CT
Avg. High: 79F
Record High: 91F (1991)
T-Storms Overnight Low 65F
Precip 80%
Wind: S 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 80%
Avg. Low: 56F
Record Low: 37F (1997)


Okay, my mystery plant was/is---ta,da!---a weed! LOL but a pretty little weed it is. DH picked it out of the yard and brought it inside and stuck it in a vase with a couple of roses. The tiny little flowers almost remind me of an orchid bloom. God's handiwork is everywhere!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4945603

HI, MAU!!!

It's Dracunculus vulgaris...Dragon lily. It makes red/black flowers that look like elongated calla lilies. Smell like...hmmm...it's bad, whatever it smells like.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 13, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #4945786

45~ highs in the mid-50's; but it's been 62 one day already; so can't complain. Gusts to 40mph
Sunrise: 5:09 Sunset: 10:38pm
kwanjin~ 80's seems so hot after having cooler weather; does it usually flucate that much?
Deb~what a beautiful photo of the Guara; love it.
Ric~the yellows are gorgeous and such a great spring-time color. Can't ID the plant.
In the '80's, my son drove the Mustang 2X on the Al-Can hiway; putting about 6,000 miles on it. Since that time, it's not been out of the valley here.
Marsue~glad you had a perfect weather day; that's great. Lucky DGS, too.
Nothing quite like a Mustang, it seems.
Kelli~That's great that you know so many of the flowers; sure enjoy all the photos. Mallow is beautiful.
M2K~ (B) What a pretty bud; love the color. Happy to know you can now enjoy "free time" reading~ 3/12 hours w/out electricity seems like a wintertime event.
BP~what a pretty road and tree. I loved your comment about the cold/laundry scent.
MySharona~The car is 1969 Mustang Fastback. Goes fast. He's only taken it a couple of times to the drag strip; but it was fun to watch and hear. Glad you're having a perfect weather day, too.
Pepper~wow-the tornadoes just keep coming; so sorry for all.
Another gson/date and prom pic. Seems like my gson's aren't so little anymore.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4945812

Kiska: another handsome grandson and pretty date! No, they don't stay little, do they? My oldest grandson is 23--youngest one is almost 8! No grand "babies" around here anymore!

Celia: "Dracunculus vulgaris"--what a name for a flower! LOL I'd like to see those blooms! Here is one of the corn plants I bought at Randolph's Nursery in TN back in April. It's not the same as the one you found in that catalog but it is certainly different. It's name is "Jester".

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #4945818

Whoops--I'll say it's different--on its side! LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4946269

Sharon, are you saying that 59% is low humidity??? (Great bromeliad, BTW.) Is the midget pepper a variety that is supposed to be small or is it just small for you?

Marsue, that is interesting corn. Is it the same species as edible corn? The tassle looks like fountain grass.


Very windy and plenty hot enough here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on May 13, 2008
80 F / 27 C
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 15 F / -9 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the NNE
Wind Gust: 20 mph / 32 km/h / 8.7 m/s


amaryllis "Cantate"

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4946310

67* and we're under a severe thunderstorm warning till 3:30 pm. We just got a short passover rain with a bit of hail.I just heard deep rumbly thunder!!!

Sharon, have a great day! Pretty bom bloom!

Joey, yep, it's a jeep tree and it's overhung that road for a long time. I've learned to get pictures before they're gone! I think that's an unopened Peony! Mine aren't quite that large yerty. Love the horns! I'll say B.

Kwanjin, we are going for speckled stems now. I had an amorphophallus with stems like that. Stink like a dead mouse! I had to give it up.

Marsue, we took it about a month ago. (Tree.) Weeds are pretty! I keep pulling henbit even tho a large patch is so colorful. Your roses are pretty too! What a thoughtful husband!

DOH! Kwanjin, I grew that a couple of years ago, but mine only got about 9'' tall. I bought seed again, but I think it's nutens instead of vulgaris. I like it because the bees like it.

Kiska, what a beautiful couple!

Marsue, ROTFL!!!

Kelli, I lost my amaryllis, so I appreciate seeing others. Very pretty!

I happened to catch him ruffling his feathers!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4946638

I'm guessing C, Joey. And if I didn't say it before, CONGRATULATIONS!!! ^_^

Kelli, 59% is very low for humidity here. I expect it would be for Sharon, too. :-) I definitely need to try planting some amaryllis this fall... Yours are gorgeous!

That's a neat corn plant, marsue! Even on its side. LOL The "weed" is lovely! Your dh has good taste. :-)

Kiska, your grandson is very handsome. :-) I'm sure the 50s feel really good to you!

It was fun spending time with other DGers this weekend! Silverfluter, her dh and dd stayed here Friday night. Their dd stayed here and played games with my bunnies while Silverfluter and her dh and I met 4 other DGers at the daylily sale and then went nursery hopping. I bought two daylilies (plus one for marsue which I'll be mailing tomorrow along with Sharon's monkey grass!), 3 NOID begonias, and 1 chocolate plant. One of the nurseries we hopped to had some free plants by their entrance gate, so I also picked up 3 Katie ruellias (to plant in a bed with lots of shade and fairly far from any other beds, so hopefully they won't turn into too much of a thug!), 1 salvia, and one cute little yellow torenia. Today I spent the morning/early afternoon planting all of the new plants and weeding. I hauled 4 wheelbarrows full of monkey grass to the compost pile. (But there's still plenty left if you want more after you get this box, Sharon!! LOL) Now I need a (BIG) load of mulch to put down before all of the weeds come back!!

There's a 20% chance of rain today and a 30% tomorrow. It sprinkled a little while I was out there, which felt really good. :-) I'm hoping it will rain on all of my new plants this afternoon. If not I'll hook up the drip hoses tomorrow (which generally guarantees it will rain! LOL)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 4:08pm CDT (6 min ago)
Temperature 82 F 28 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 74%
Pressure 29.83 in 1010 mb
Wind Speed 15 MPH 13 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 89 F 32 C
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 75.9F / 24.4C

Here's the Texas Sage (that's a "Ranger" to Sharon) blooming.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #4946868

Hi, again. What's the difference, BP? I can't find the other in PF.

Yes, Kiska, this weather fluctuation is normal for us. We live in a "high desert", so temps can change as much as 50 within hours. It's fun because you never know what's coming next! LOL

Astilbe.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #4946907

Sally Thats a tree I would love too!
Joey Im going with B on the trivia. Thats a pretty bud!
Celia Thats an interesting trunk! What kind of plant is it?
Marsue I think its a pretty weed! Not really liking the name though LOL!
Kiska You have a handsome group of men in your family! And they all have pretty dates!
Marsue Jester is neat, if not a little lopsided! LOL!
Kelli Thanks! Its low for this time of year! No complaints from me! The bell peppers are supposed to be normal sized unless someone tagged them incorrectly. Pretty amaryllis.
Sally Love the mourning dove pic!
Marylyn Sounds like you had a great time! OMG - thats a lot of monkey grass! I forgot to d-mail you. Ill do that shortly. Love that Ranger!

76.1 F / 24 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/hfrom the East
Wind Gust: 9.2 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4600 ft / 1402 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 56. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Birthday boy on right - 16 now. DH gives him grief about Hannah Montana. I had nothing to do with the cake - LOL!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 13, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #4946927

Thanks/ gson's pics.
52 Humidity: 38% Windy.
Marylyn~how nice to have spend time w/DG'ers and at the nurserys. Love the Texas Sage- Does it smell like sage?
bp~sounds as if you've had a bit everything; from thunder/hail and rain.
Good catch~looks real cute all ruffled.
Marsue~sideways or not; very nice corn stalk. I'm out of baby gkids, too. The youngest is 4.
Kelli~the color of the amaryllis is wonderful. I'd like to find glass that color and make a bowl.
May 8th~a few miles n of Palmer.
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 13, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #4946938

sorry~crossed kwanjin/MySharona.
A temp swing of 50 would be very interesting~never know what to have on.
Justin looks very happy w/Hanna Montana cake; nice-looking guys there, too.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
10:49 PM

Post #4946994

Marylyn, any day you buy a daylily is a good day!! Sounds like you had a great time!! Texas Sage is very pretty!

Kwanjin, I'll get it right! I ordered Dracocephalum moldavica.I think it's something else entirely from your plant. (My poor memory!) It will have smally lavender-blue flowers that resemble dragon heads and even has tiny fangs. I'll have to get a picture of that. I never got close to the ones I grew before. I love astilbe and ordered many last year. I should have a good show this year. We've had timely rains and they are looking nice!

Sharon, DH cracks me up!

Kiska, that is a lovely serene picture.

Our rain petered out and it's just gloomy and chilly :o(
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4948079

Storms in Southern MO again. Some severe and they are under a tornado watch also. Nothing much here. Some scattered showers and thunder.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #4948104

beautiful amaryllis, Kelli!
BP: I so love to hear the doves "calling"--we have several of them around here, too. Sorry your rain didn't materialize--wish I could send you some of ours. We're expecting more later tonight.
Marylyn: sounds like you and the other DGers had a good time! I'm looking forward toreceiving the daylily! Pretty Texas sage
Celia: a 50 change of temp in a few hours? wow!!
Sharon: LOL on the cake--tell the handsome b'day boy congrats! How can you afford groceries for those two big guys? (16 yr. old boys are bottomless pits!) LOL
Kiska: if you find glass the color of Kelli's amaryllis, I definitely want a bowl!

currently 67 and Dyson dark

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2008
5:43 AM

Post #4948799

Spring in the Rockies is fun, huh? You can have 80 then a storm blows through and watch out! Snow or freezing rain. That part is past us, though. At least for this year. I hope.


The little weeping peach with the pretty pink flowers all gone.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #4948974

Kiska Thats a pretty picture! The young man in the middle, Dalton, is one of Justins oldest friends. I think Justin is about to grow again. He wears a 13 shoe, 61, hes gained weight and is complaining about his back and legs hurting. Classic signs. I hope you find red glass because youll have several bowl orders here!
Pepper Glad to heat the weather has calmed in your area. Youve had a brutal couple of months.
Marsue Justin has a 25 y/o brother that is mildly disabled, he stays with us a couple of days a week. He is 64. That one has a bottomless pit! Justin normally doesnt eat a lot. I dont know why hes so big, but hes built like a linebacker!
Celia Awww, will your weeping peach bloom again this year?


65.8 F / 18.8 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the ESE
Wind Gust: 9.6 mph / 15.4 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft / 914 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. High 77. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Powder Puff

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2008
10:19 AM

Post #4948987

Overcast, was a nice bright day yesterday. 52

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4949676

Good Morning ! :D We have a temp of 53 & it will warm up more than yesterday, but we're due some showers this afternoon. Actually we're supposed to have showers every day thru Tues. next week. We may see some sunshine on Sat., tho. As weather always is...everything is subject to change. :) (or is that life in general?)
At Dublin...
Clear: 54F
Feels like: 54F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 50
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:14 AM
Sunset: 8:25 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Kiska, How much of the 'red' do you think you could find?! :D It's my favorite color! (hint-hint ;) Second GS (& date) make a handsome couple, too! They grow up too fast, don't they?
KW, Even if the blooms are all gone, it's still a really pretty tree! :D And your Astilbe is lookin' Great! I will need to see more pics once it blooms! :D Yep, A white Peony, it is! ;)
Kelli, Cantate is my new desk top! It's Gorgeous!!!!
Sally, Yer right! ;) It's unopened, but growing larger every day! It's gonna be a real pretty plant. Garrett's got to have his Jeep motor 'redone'. The poor little thing that's in it now can't handle the tires he has put on it. So...this summer he is working 2 jobs. A construction job during the day & a dairy farm in the evening. Poor kid can't sit still. (or maybe he's just goal-oriented)
Thanks Marylyn! :-O I wish I could grow Texas Sage here! It's Gorgeous! :D
Marsue, To tell the truth, I love wild flowers, or weeds as you say. I like to keep them around in the spring...then when the blooms are gone they get whacked.
Sharon, "Pretty" picture of the boys & cake! ;) LOL! I bet the party was a real Hoot! :D Or the cake Surely was the center of attention!

The answer to the trivia is...B
The Beaufort scale is a numerical representation comparing the wind and the wind's effect on a navy warship.

Today's trivia is...
Radar detection of Tornadoes has greatly improved over the years. The last time a single storm took more than 80 lives occurred in 1955 in this town.
a) Flint, MI
b) Tupelo, MS
c) Gainsville, GA
d) Udall, KS

Have a Good One!...
Joey

(hope this is not a repeat)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #4950013

If it is a repeat, I haven't seen it. So, thank you, it's pretty. Answer...no clue, I'll just guess...B.

Sharon, the peach will not bloom again until next spring. I'm curiuous to see how big it will get this summer. It was just a stick last spring. I was surprised it had bronze leaves. Nobody said anything about that! LOL I'm very happy about it.

I like your Powder Puff.

57F with 64 predicted and rain. Maybe thunder.
Feels like: 57F

Barometer: 30.1 in ↑
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 45%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 8:37 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #4950106

74, sunny, storm on the way.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #4950746

Celia: blooms or no blooms--your weeping peach is pretty! That last photo looks like a "popsicle" plant! LOL
Joey: Guessing D on the trivia: Your UV index is low, too! Can anyone explain to me why our UV index always seems to be high--even when it is completely overcast(like today)? Love that little flower and the bright green leaves!
Sharon: give Justin some calcium tablets for those aching legs and his back or you might try some Knox NutraJoint. DH and I take it every day--sure helps the "old folks" joints--might help the young'uns, too! That powder puff plant is very pretty--such different-type blooms!

We had a little thunder-shower between 4 and 5 a.m. but no rain since--still completely overcast, though.
Here's our forecast:
Isolated T-Storms
High 70F
Precip 30%
Wind: SE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 85%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:05 AM CT
Sunset: 8:04 PM CT
Avg. High: 79F
Record High: 90F (2005)
T-Storms Overnight
Low 63F
Precip 80%
Wind: ENE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 91%
Avg. Low: 56F
Record Low: 42F (1971)

Gaillardia: "Oranges & Lemons"

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

May 14, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #4951573

Not as hot as they were calling for, thank goodness.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 14, 2008
84 F / 29 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 21%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the ESE


double picotee amaryllis

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4952374

Kelli: That's a gorgeous amaryllis! I guess 21% humidity is considered muggy for you guys out there. But I have to agree with Sharon and the other southerners who chimed in, 59% is a dry day for us! LOL.
Joey: What's that bud you posted yesterday?

Sharon: I love bromeliads. Always tempted to get one, but afraid I'd murder it.
Ric: Love yesterday's "Mad Bloomer"!
Marsue: I don't think gaura and honeysuckle are related, but there is a gaura that's called "Wild Honeysuckle" so ..maybe? OH, and your weed that looks like an orchid, might actually be one. :)
BP: I like your tree very much. Great perspective down that road!

Partly cloudy day today and the high was a perfect 77. Tomorrow to be a repeat. No complaints!
Deb

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4952376

I finally figured out that plant.
Thanks for all the help!
Billy you were the one who broke the chain...
Water Hemlock was close but the leaves were wrong...
But I'd been searching Queen Anne's Lace...
This time I tried Wild Carrot... and it mentioned a close look alike... another Hemlock.
Poison Hemlock... Conium maculatum... Dead On!

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

May 15, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #4952458

Trivia answer: D. :~)

Today it was a bit on the cool side. We reached 70 but there was a chill in the air most of the time so it wasn't a warm 70. lol. Sun was shining though so there were no complaints!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #4953212

Right now...


61F
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 40
Humidity: 46%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph N
Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 8:37 PM
UV Index: 0 Low


They predicting 89 by Sunday. I guess spring is over.

I forgot I had black or nearly black Irises.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2008
9:59 AM

Post #4953686

Joey Send some of that rain down here! Were on a burn ban now. I like that little plant! Im guessing D.
Celia Post another picture of you weeping peach. I remember the blooms, but cant remember the leaves. Pretty orange bud!
Marsue - Ill give the Knox a try. Now DS wants to learn Jujitzu (sp?). Hes killing me. Another pretty orange bloom!
Kelli Im having amaryllis envy. That one is a beauty!
Deb Love those daylilies (and the shutters)!
Pepper A cool 70 sounds wonderful!
Celia Wow a Black Iris! I cant wait to see them in bloom. Ill bet they are gorgeous.

65.8 F / 18 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 56 F / 14 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. High 83. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

It is DysonDark. Fushia bud almost open..

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #4954515

Ooooo...Love the fuchsia!!! I can't get them to grow for me. I kill them every time.

54F
Feels like: 54F

Barometer: 30.1 in ↑
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 8:38 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Here you go Sharon.

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

May 15, 2008
5:06 PM

Post #4955454

That reminds me - water the fushsia. (They aren't "supposed" to grow here but I've kept this one alive for a year and a half - knock on wood.)

Sharon, I'm not sure where I got the amaryllis. It might have been from John Scheepers. They have a good selection. I've had it for a few years and this is the first it rebloomed. I gave all my ammys "Dutch organic bulb food" and it worked wonders.

It is hot already this morning. Usually the mornings are pleasant. Hot mornings usually mean that it is humid (>60%), but that is not the case today. It's too hot for hiking. Maybe we'll go to the beach.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PDT on May 15, 2008
91 F / 33 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 16%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 16 mph / 26 km/h / 7.2 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 24 mph / 39 km/h / 10.8 m/s

"... Hot weather expected for southwestern California through the
weekend...

Strong high pressure over the West Coast combined with weak to
moderate offshore flow will bring hot weather to the area through
the weekend. High temperatures through Saturday will soar into
the 90s across most of the interior sections... with the hottest
locations expected to exceed 100 degrees. Along the coastal
plain... daytime temperatures at the beach locations will climb
into the mid 70s to mid 80s... while inland portions of the
coastal plain will likely warm into the 90s. Daytime high
temperatures may near or exceed record levels."

Blecch!!! I'm sure that some people are hoping for weather like this for Memorial Day weekend. I just don't get it, but some people love the heat for picnics and barbeques and camping and such.


I think this is "Rilona"

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 15, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #4956726

A quick scan and smiles as I check in and see what's up w/all.
Very windy~cloudy~ 47
Guests flying up today for a couple of weeks; here to attend gson's hschool grad next week.
BBl

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

May 15, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4956886

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on May 15, 2008
95 F / 35 C
Clear
Humidity: 16%
Dew Point: 42 F / 6 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the ESE


Anacampseros retusa

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4957091

72F with a slight breeze. It feels GREAT!!!
Feels like: 72F

Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 30
Humidity: 21%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 17 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 8:38 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4957636

Low 60s all day. Mildly breezy.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
9:48 AM

Post #4958675

Celia Thanks! I love the fuschia blooms too. Theyre very unique. The leaves on the weeping peach are beautiful! Wow!
Kelli Thanks for the tip on the fertilizer. Im going to give it a try since mine dont seem to be blooming much this year. I dont like when it gets too hot either. Makes me want to stay inside too.
Kiska Sounds like a nice couple of weeks with family!
Kelli The Anacampseros retusa is so pretty!
Celia Thats a pretty plant too what is it?
Pepper Low 60s aaaahhhhh I can almost feel the coolness!

71.4 F / 21.9 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 76%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 4300 ft / 1310 m
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft / 2743 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 730 am...a few showers can be expected from near Homerville to Folkston...Callahan...Harrietts Bluff...Kingsland and Cumberland Island. Showers will also move offshore into the coastal waters. The showers will be moving east around 25 mph. Brief rainfall can be expected with these showers. An isolated brief thunderstorm is also possible.

Today
Mostly cloudy and breezy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. High 83. Southwest winds 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

My NOID rose...no luck id'ing on the roses forum

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #4958680

Oh - DH bought a truck. It's big. Prissy had to give her seal of approval!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2008
10:13 AM

Post #4958696

Good Morning! :D Well, it's Dyson Dark w/a temp of 59. It rained pretty good last night w/ more expected. I 'egged' all of my Hosta's yesterday, so now I'm 'slug proofed'! :D
At Dublin...I think this should say Dyson Dark! ;)
Sprinkles: 63F
Feels like: 63F
Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 63
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 1 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:12 AM
Sunset: 8:26 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Kelli, Your Amaryllis'! WOW! The Double Picotee is Gorgoeus! And gee are you hot out there! :-O
Marsue, I have no idea why your UV index is so high, but maybe it's the elevation combined w/ your proximity to the equator! ;) LOL! I doubt it!
Deb, The bud in the pic is of a Peony. Since I've taken that pic there are more coming! :D
Thanks, KW. It's just a little weed that I can't find a name for... What is that last pic you posted? Pretty green!
Sharon, Love the Fushia! Mine is loving the rainy weather! I'll try to send you some ;) And what a vivid Red! Rose! WOW! Hope that you find an ID soon. I'd like to know myself! NICE RIDE!
Kiska! Your temps are moving on up there! I know that you are excited about graduation! And I know that your GS is too! It will be a time of 'new beginning' for him. :)
Dyson, Did you get any of the rain?

The answer to the trivia is...D
In Udall, 81 lives were lost that day.

Today's trivia is...
What is a common term giving to supercell radar signature?
a) Kidney Bean
b) Hook Echo
c) The Big Guy
d) RV-32

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4958799

Hey Joey - I need and Jack and JW fix!

Dipladenia bud

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #4959735

61F with 78 coming later today. Clear skies and I don't work until later! LOTS of fun in the sun!

Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 30.3 in ↑
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 5 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 8:39 PM
UV Index: 2 Low


Black iris isn't quite open yet.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #4959741

Let's try that again.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #4959764

Rained most of the night - now the sun is reflecting brightly off the puddles in the drive, I will not have to water the beds today. 82 calm.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #4960215

We had a "cold" front come through last night, and it's only 71! And look, Kelli! The humidity is ONLY at 61%! I should open some windows...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:53am CDT (12 min ago)
Temperature 71 F 22 C
Dew Point 57 F 14 C
Humidity 61%
Pressure 30.07 in 1018.2 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH 12 kts
Wind Dir N 10
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 76 F 24 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 64.9F / 18.3C
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #4960510

Celia - The suspense is killing me! I can't wait to see the bloom! LOL!
Dyson - Sounds like a nice day now :)
Marylyn - I received the package!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4961304

RAIN!!! Woooooo Hooooooo!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 16, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #4961770

Rain... I think I've heard of that. Can you tell me more about it?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 16, 2008
99 F / 37 C
Clear
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 31 F / -1 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the ESE
Wind Gust: 24 mph / 32 km/h / 8.7 m/s


amaryllis "Fairy Tale"

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4962177

Rain today totaled just under 1", a steady drizzling type of rain that just keeps sinking in. Temps were cold yesterday and today - not much more that 51 deg.
It is supposed to be sunny until noon tomorrow - I don't believe it, then more rain.

We were able to plant tomato plants yesterday morning before the rain started, and two small daylily plants. Then were cooped up inside while it rained. I have a beautiful clematis plant with seven pink blooms open, but it is raining too hard to photograph it. sob! Waited two years for it to bloom.

One the other hand, rainy days rest my aching body from digging tomato holes and allow me time to make my husband a decent meal and a cherry pie.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4962284

Evening all!
Couldn't get on line at all since Wed. Catching up tho.

Was mainly sunny most of today with a high round 80. Then...late afternoon t-storm dropped 1/2" of rain in under an hour. :)

Similar forecast tomorrow. Saturday at last!

I was excited to see this little one. My first nasturtium, ever. :)
Deb

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2008
4:54 AM

Post #4963189

Love that orange, Deb!

Kelli, Fairy Tale lookd like a candy cane.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2008
12:45 PM

Post #4963844

We received just under 1 of rain yesterday and it brought a cool front with it. Its really pleasant outside right now, doors and windows are open.

Kelli Rain is a type of precipitation, a product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that is released on the Earth's surface. It forms when separate drops of water fall to the Earth from clouds. Sorry I couldnt help myself! I had to look it up too since its been so long since it rained here! LOL! You have a lot of varieties of amaryllis and I love them all!
Deb Your Nasturtium is beeeyouteeful!


66.4 F / 19 C
Overcast
Humidity: 55%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 10.1 mph / 16 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 2000 ft / 609 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers in the morning. High 79. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

I was going to mow this morning, but think I'll wait until this evening. It's too DAMP outside! Not complaining at all! LOL!

Thirsty Lady Margaret

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #4964047

Good morning, everyone!!! It's going to be a beautiful day here, and unfortunately I have to work. (pout) ;-) I hope you all have wonderful weekend! ^_^

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (43 min ago)
Temperature 62 F 17 C
Dew Point 57 F 14 C
Humidity 83%
Pressure 30.07 in 1018.3 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir NW 310
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Clear
hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 59.0F / 15.0C

Today Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the morning becoming southeast in the afternoon.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2008
2:01 PM

Post #4964113

I have to have that Clematis. But then, I have to have everything I see! ☺

55F
Feels like: 55F

Barometer: 30.2 in ↑
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 50%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 8:40 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Not black like I thought but still very pretty. Sorry, Sharon.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4964152

Oh, but soooo beautiful!

Marylyn - don't feel too bad... I volunteered to do a house tour from 1-4 today...why oh why did I do that?!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 17, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #4964612

Good morning~
Going to be a good day for the grad party; sunny and high 50's and even to the low 60's.
20 hours + visible light today, so it's great.
Have a great weekend; and I've enjoyed seeing and reading from all.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #4965229

Hey, guys! I missed you so much, but lost you somehow...I'm glad I found you and see all these wonderful pics!
It's been rainy last week, but it's getting warmer and even hot these days, like summertime temps...very unusual! I have a few pics to show you from my house and surroundings.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #4965240

A poppy.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4965243

The field with wild flowers.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4965250

More poppies.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4965256

The house a few days ago when they were working at the terraces.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4965263

This big are the wild plants !

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 17, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4965268

Terrace seen from the balcony today.

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

May 17, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4965780

Adina, it looks like you have wild mustard like we do.


August weather again today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 17, 2008
99 F / 37 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 15%
Dew Point: 43 F / 6 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s Variable

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4966183

adina, the house looks great!

joey, it is Hook Echo...

busy with chicks here! love all the photos and chat.
tf
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4966435

adina,look your dog, every time I see it. Used to raise the Silver black German shepherds.

More clouds and more rain today. Same for tomorrow and maybe Monday. Sun for Tuesday. Can you say SUNSHINE? Plants are growing like mad1!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2008
4:08 AM

Post #4967258

Oh Adina, your house looks like heaven! The grounds are going to be awesome. Love the pups.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2008
1:16 PM

Post #4968112

Oh, me! I have been away from here for 3 days and I'll never catch up! --will have to go back and look at all the photos later.
We had our AR RU yesterday and had a great time--food, fun, fellowship and flowers and a beautiful day, too! Wonderful!

AM Showers (I don't know where those AM showers are but there's not a cloud in the sky around here--LOL)
High 83F
Precip 30%
Wind: WNW 12 mph
Max. Humidity: 50%
UV Index: 10 Very High (:o((
Sunrise: 6:02 AM CT
Sunset: 8:07 PM CT
Avg. High: 80F
Record High: 91F (1998)
Clear Overnight
Low 57F
Precip 10%
Wind: W 8 mph
Max. Humidity: 63%
Avg. Low: 58F
Record Low: 45F (1973)

Discovered one of my "baby roses"(newly planted) blooming. This is Medallion. I had no idea she had ruffles! :o))

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #4968258

Good Morning! :D Things are rather breezy & rainy here. The temp is 58, but the wind has an early spring bite to it. My Irises are budding ...I have 2 blooms this morning! :D
At Dublin,
Fair: 63F
Feels like: 63F
Barometer: 29.6 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph WSW
Sunrise: 6:11 AM
Sunset: 8:28 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Adina! Love the Poppies! But your house is really shaping up! :D It looks Soooo nice! :D
KW, Your little tree is So Pretty! Is that the same one from previous pics!? It's really got a good shape to it! :D
TF?, More babies? You are going into the business, huh? If my poochie wasn't so hard on birds...I'd like to have a few myself. You have such a wide variety! Got anymore pics of those babies?
Kelli! Those temps! I hope things cool down for you! Seems Much too 'warm' for this time of year. You are having summer & we are having early spring! :-O Your Amaryllis keep getting more Gorgeous as you post pics! WOW
KW, Love your Iris! I have a 'Black', but it's not the same color. SO Pretty!
Sharon, Your thirsty Lady M. is as beautiful as ever! I'll try to get you one pic w/ both little critters in it, ok? :D ~ What is a Dipladenia? The bud is Gorgeous, but I' really like to see the bloom! ;) And so glad you got the rain! ;)
Se_eds, Tuesday your tomatoes will get the sun they need, after they have been nicely watered! ;)

The answer to the trivia is...B
Supercells are commonly called Hook Echoes by meteorologists because of their classic j-hook shape.

Today's trivia is...
In what year did Hurricane Gloria strike ?
a) 1983
b) 1986
c) 1985
d) 1984


Have a Wonderful Day!
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4968474

Just bumping in for a second to pass along some news. I'll be back after lunch.

Ric asked me to let you know that about ten days ago his Mother was hospitalized with pneumonia. She was going to be released, but then her immune system just went south.

"They tried different antibiotics and medicines but nothing seemed to help. On Wednesday she decided not to have any heroic measures. We, her children, agreed and she entered Hospice on Thursday. Last night after a day of being surrounded by all her Family and Friends she quietly passed at the age of 87."

"Could you please post this to all my Weather Buddies. I'll be back there soon. Ric"

Ric - Please know that you have our love and support during this time of transition and loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2008
3:29 PM

Post #4968597

Such sad news! Pass our best to Ric.

Answer is...C. 1985
Yes, Joey, it's the same tree. It's my first attempt at "bonsai".

Mau, you have quite the touch with roses.


69F with 90 for later. It's very warm now. Going to play in the yard then off to work.

Feels like: 69F

Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 39
Humidity: 33%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 8:41 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

My weeping cherry after her haircut.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2008
4:05 PM

Post #4968723

Good Morning my friends.
Kelli your great collection of Amaryllis has inspired me to seek out more. Yours are so pretty.
Mau, that rose has a different petal, so pretty.
Sharon I would guess your rose is one of the new Knock Out
series. Not just that dayglow red-orange anymore
Celia, So many pretty things opening up in your yard.
Deb, That pretty Nasturtium is also edible, leaves too.
And yes Joey, Tamara does do chickens for part of her lively hood.
When can you harvest those strawberries?
Are the bees doing okay in WV?
I'll guess1986.
Adina, I hope you can see those wildflowers from that balcony. Your house is going to be awesome.
Have you plans for the gardens yet?
I know you are having fun furnishing your new spaces.
Seeds your energy is inspiring.
79.9 F / 26.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 60 F / 15 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the NW
Wind Gust: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 9.3 m/s
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1009.7 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 81 F / 27 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Sidney
Prayers to Ric and much love too.
Coleus Fiesta

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #4969247

Ric: I know everyone here is thinking of you and your family today.

Sunny and 67F at the moment after a cool, cloudy morning.

Deb

(PS, cuphea blossom)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4969310

Ric, thoughts and prayers being sent your way. We had some sad news here last night, too. The other grandmother of two of my grandchildren died about 5 p.m. from a brain aneurysm. (sp?) Although she was rushed to a hospital yesterday morning and put on life support, the familly made the decision to let her go after the doctors told them there was nothing they could do to help her. It was quite unexpected and a great shock to all.

No time to comment on everyone's photos but all the flowers are very pretty and I love your amaryllis', Kelli! I do just want to say to Adina that your house looks great!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 18, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #4969553

Thanks , guys ! Such sad news today!
Sharon, thanks for letting us know about Ric's loss.
Marsue, I'm so sorry about your family loss, my condoleances! Love your rose!
Ric, my thoughts and prayers are with you on these sad days. I'm so sorry for your loss !
Joey, I forgot to congratulate you for graduation, I'm so sproud of you and I'm sure JW is too!LOL
Sidney, thanks, of course I have plans for the gardens, but they are not so well determined yet !LOL JUst have to take some of the plants I have planted in the block garden and replant them in my garden at the house. Then, I'll see what I'll do next year. As for the furniture, they are almost done, just waiting for the house to be finished. It's a lot of work , but we'll do it with joy ! Your coleus looks great!
Kelli, I didn't know about the wild mustard, which is it?
Kwanjin, thanks, I see your wall has same kind of decoration !
Tamara, thanks, how are the chickies?
Deb, wonderful colors!
It's been very warm today too, almost 80 and they say it' s going to be same temp until Wwednesday, no rain! This is one of my roses, going to bloom.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 18, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #4969556

Snapdragon.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 18, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4969562

Se_eds, one more German Shepherd, this time is Boss, my dog !

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

May 18, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #4970520

Sorry to hear about your sad news, Ric and Marsue.

Yet another day of August weather

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on May 18, 2008
96 F / 36 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 21%
Dew Point: 50 F / 10 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SE

We went to an epiphyllum show.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4970674

Adina Your house is beautiful! And I love all the wildflowers, especially the poppies. Who is Bosss friend?
Se_eds Glad to hear your plants are thriving! All that hard work has paid off.
Marsue- Medallion is gorgeous!
Joey Trivia is C 1985. Your temps are so cool and sounds so nice! Love the little wildflowers.
Celia- Your weeping cherry is so pretty! What is the yellow circle for?
Deb Neat blossom such a pretty red.
Marsue Im so sorry to hear of your loss as well. What a weekend.
Adina Such pretty flowersI have a soft spot for snapdragons. Mine are finally coming up, but I dont have many this year. Wonder why?
Kelli Beautiful epiphyllums!

71.1 F / 21.7 C
Light Rain
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 6.0 mph / 9.7 km/h / 2.7 m/s from the West
Wind Gust: 10.1 mph / 16.3 km/h
Pressure: 29.76 in / 1007.7 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4000 ft / 1219 m
Mostly Cloudy 8500 ft / 2590 m
Overcast 13000 ft / 3962 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now
Through 815 PM EDT...showers and thunderstorms continue to move inland from the Gulf with thunderstorms expected to move into Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. Isolated thunderstorms will move through Brunswick Georgia. Showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to move into the Suwannee Valley. The thunderstorm will have strong gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. The showers are moving northeast at 20 miles an hour.

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

Partly cloudy. Windy in the early evening. A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. Low 65. Southwest winds 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the evening.

Well, WX got it all wrong today. No rain until later in the week. We've had sunshine, rain and sprinkles off and on all day. Good thing I got the lawn done! LOL!

Dipladenia

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4970679

Callie-saurus

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4970748

Sue,
I'm so sorry to hear about you Family's loss.
Give your Grand's Hugs from us.

Ric and Robyn

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4970780

Thank you all for the Thoughts, Prayers and HUGS!

It was a mercifully quick and painless passing.
Mom was surrounded by her Family and many Friends all day Saturday.
She then passed quietly after we had left.
The Hospice Nurse told us that would probably be the case.
The support and outpouring of Love here at Dave's has meant a lot.
Ric
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4971012

Ric you have a permanent place here in our hearts.
Got a dab of rain too.
;)
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4971054

Ric, so sorry to hear of your loss, may she be carried gently by her angels to heaven.
Adina - what a beautiful dog!
MySharona -Callie - (dinosaur?) She does look ready to tackle what comes along! LOL

I emptied the rain gage four times this week. We had another 1/2 inch from yesterday, overnight and today. Along about 4 PM the sun broke out. There were sunspots on my living room floor. Beautiful!!! Night before full Flower moon, here. Don't think I even saw the moon for the past 4 weeks. Things are looking UP.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4971273

Nothing much to add except, I love that little JM. And the yellow circle is where the grass was cut out to make a bigger tree-ring.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
4:58 AM

Post #4972123

love that callie-suarus! we have those here too!!!

Ric and Marilyn, sorry about your losses. We here feel for you. My mother is getting up there at 76, but still kicking for now!

Yes, i am IN the chicken business. DH has been building breeding pens for next year, as i am also in the egg business and next year plan to be in the hatching egg business. Eventually hope to be a recognized breeder of endangered fowl...

I ahve been planting like crazyu, in between caring for the newly hatched on up to 2 year old birds... plus three goats and a crippled horse. oh, the three boys keep mebusy too, so glad i ahve a helpful husband!

here is a cute picture for you, randomly selected LOL

tf

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
6:40 AM

Post #4972303

Mau, I missed your post about the other grandma! I'm so sorry! My best to all of you! Pau is well?
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #4973208

Many prayers for those that have suffered grief lately. Losing dearly loved ones is never easy. and after awhile you have to be thankful the the passing was comfortable and a release from pain.

Sunny, 65, again, my prayers.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #4973520

Good Morning, everybody!
Ric, so sorry about your mom. Marilyn, a heartfelt sadness for GM, too. They are at peace. Many prayers go out to the grieving.

Sidney, Those little strawberries will not be seen by me. :( The birds & turtles get them, but I am good w/ that. As for the bees, they are all doing fine. The local news did a report on the Honey Bee last fall. It seems that WV is one of the places that they are fairing well.
TF! Yeah! You go girl & take care of the endangered! Conservation! :D What a cute chickie. :)
Thanks Sharon, for the bloom! Dipladenia is some kind of trumpet? Callie-sarus! LOL She just wanted to kiss you thru the camera! ;)
Ric, Your Clematis is beautiful! WOW
Adina, Thanks. I'm glad it's finally over. Love the pups & flowers! :D
KW, That little tree is gonna make a great bonsai & really like the 'hair cut'! :D
Dyson, We have sun, too! We were supposed to get the sun tomorrow, but you know how that goes...we'll have some rain tomorrow instead.
Kiska? How are the graduation preparations goin?

The answer to the trivia is...C
Hurricane Gloria hit the east coast in 1985.

Today's trivia is...
If you live in the mountains, you may see this fog caused by sinking air.
a) Slope Fog
b) Tree Fog
c) Valley Fog
d) Steam Fog

OH! The weather! Right now we have a temp of 53. It will only get into the low 60's today.
At Dublin...
Mostly Cloudy: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 51%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 8:29 PM
UV Index: 6 High


Have a great day!
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4973536

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers--they are greatly appreciated. I will pass them on to the immediate family.
Celia: thanks for asking about Pau--he is doing well. Haven't heard anything from you about your mom (or if you 've mentioned it, I missed it)--been meaning to ask.

Another beautiful day here but it is starting to get warmer as we edge on into June. Current temp is 76, wind blowing some, bright sunshiney day! I need to get outside and tend my ailing roses--blackspot! :o((

Clematis--I took this photo at the home of the hostess of our Ark. RU on Saturday.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4973642

Glad to hear it, Mau. Mom is holding her own. She has her good days and bad ones. Mostly bad, though.

For those who don't know, my mother is in a care center in the last stages of kidney failure. She has slowly been losing the battle. However, she's fiesty and ornery and a fighter to the end. She wants no one to feel sorry or sad for her.



70F with 88 for later. Going to be a good day.
Feels like: 70F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 38%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 8:42 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #4974358

77 sunny & bright.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #4974413

Adina, we have the same wall and the same snapdragon! LOL

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 19, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #4975071

Kwanjin, that's so cool! Your flowers are great!
Sharon, love the Calliesaurus and such beautiful flowers ! Maybe your snapdragon got old and you need to trim it back, I always do this with mine . Those 2 doggies in teh field are Gavrila and Dwarf, from the house... I know, he looks like Boss, but isn't a real GS ! we'll keep him in our yard when we'll move in ,but I really don't know if he will get along with Boss.
Marsue, what a ebautiful clematis!
Ric, glad your mom didn't suffer and I hope you can get over this well.Sending prayers and goo thoughts your way.
Tamara, what a face, he is so cute!Thanks for the pic!
Kelli, an epiphylum show, wow! They are so beautiful! Mine had only 2 flowers this year!
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4975578

Se_eds We call her Callie-saurus because shes our oldest and chubbiest kitty!
Celia Thats a pretty plant!
Tf Thats a cute little bird!
Joey The Dipladenia is a part of the Mandevillea family. I have both. Pretty blooms!
Marsue Pretty clematis!
Celia Sending prayers for your sassy mom! I love snaps they look like theyre blowing raspberries to the world! LOL!
Adina Your blooms are glorious!

86.4 F / 30.2 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 20%
Dew Point: 40 F / 5 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the West
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.79 in / 1008.7 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 83 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6500 ft / 1981 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 65. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

May 20, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4976167

Adina, do you know what variety of epiphyllum you have? It's pretty.

Sharon and Marylyn are going to laugh, but it feels humid this evening.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT on May 19, 2008
88 F / 31 C
Clear
Humidity: 26%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the ESE


epiphyllum "Smarty Pants"

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2008
10:02 AM

Post #4977330

Kelli - I am cracking up! Our version of "humid" = frizzy hair and you feel like you'e been slapped in the face with a warm damp wash cloth when you walk outside... ugh! Smarty Pants is gorgeous!

Humidity: 85%

66.6 F / 19.2 C
Partly Cloudy
Dew Point: 62 F / 17 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.5 mph / 7.2 km/h
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1010.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM EDT this evening...

Today
Mostly sunny. Windy. High 88. Southwest winds 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2008
12:48 PM

Post #4977724

Well, humid is relative (that pun was intentional ^_^), and considering how low your humidity usually is, I can understand 26% feeling quite damp! :-) Our humidity was hovering at right about that same level yesterday, and I had to get some hand lotion. LOL Obviously our normal is back today, though. It's going to be in the low 90s and sunny today. I'm watering my garden this morning.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (50 min ago)
Temperature 72 F 22 C
Dew Point 69 F 21 C
Humidity 90%
Pressure 29.83 in 1010.1 mb
Wind Speed 6 MPH 5 kts
Wind Dir S 190
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 76 F 24 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 71.1F / 21.7C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2008
2:05 PM

Post #4978008

After a dreary overcast & rainy awakening the sun has broken through the clouds, currently 64, still, calm and serene.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4978151

Good Morning! All! :D We will have rain in just a little while...@ the moment we have a temp of 60. The sun is coming & going.
At Dublin...
Fair: 55F
Feels like: 55F
Barometer: 29.6 in
Dewpoint: 55
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 8:30 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Marylyn, Our humidity is right up there w/ ya! ;)
Marsue, Gorgeous Clematis! Did you get a start of it?
Kelli! Love that Yellow! Wow! It reminds me of a yummy lemon pie! :D 'Smarty Pants' indeed!
Adina, Gorgeous Red! OK, you all...I think that now I will have to put the epiphyllum on my wish list! :D
KW, I have self sowing snapdragons! I planted them 2 years ago & they keep popping up, so I just pull them up when the ground is wet & put them where I want them. :)

The answer to the trivia is...C
Valley fog is caused by cold air sinking down the sides of a mountain.

Today's trivia is...
Which of the following dBZ levels would likely indicate hail?
a) 18-30 dBZ
b) 30-38 dBZ
c) 38-44 dBZ
d) Greater than 57 dBZ

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

(from last year)

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4978374

Oooo, what's that, Joey? Answer...? My give up. B? The snaps were in when we moved here. Red ones and whites. I don't know where the whites went but the reds crossed with someone elses in the neighborhood and I have some salmon colored ones now. They aren't out yet.

71F with 94 later. It's overcast right now and high winds coming. There is an advisory out.

Feels like: 71F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 38
Humidity: 30%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 8:43 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2008
4:48 PM

Post #4978693

KW, That's my snapdragons. I have different colors...too bad I didn't take a pic of the purple (blue) ones...

Here's a red

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

May 20, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #4979008

I love the snapdragons. They don't do very well here. They get rust.

It is not supposed to be as hot today. This 63% humidity does not feel humid to me so I don't know what was going on yesterday.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 10:51 AM PDT on May 20, 2008
70 F / 21 C
Haze
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 57 F / 14 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSE


This was taken on Sunday. Notice that they adult geese have their mouths open. I see birds do that in hot weather.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2008
6:21 PM

Post #4979120

Aww look at the baby!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #4979550

Aweeeeeee, so sweet!
Joey, I also love snapdragons, but I call this ones balsamineas. Yours is so sweet!
Sharon, so beautiful
Kelli, my epiphyllum is an orchid cactus, epicactus or Roman Holiday...these are all its names! The smarty pants is amasing, so beautiful! This is from last year, this year I didn't get any good pics, I'm even amased I noticed the blooms!LOL Poor cactus just stayed all winter in the same corner...I noticed it has to stay always in the window to bloom.
Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4979577

Sharon, your red leef is such an artistic picture. You have to post it for the photos contest!
More pictures with wild flowers : daisies !

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
8:01 PM

Post #4979581

Daisies and poppies.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4979591

The house seen from the field.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4979596

More.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #4979638

adina, that is so lovely, bet you can't wait to be moved in! btw, what is the other structure in the background? a neighbor or a barn/garage/workshop?

kelli, yes birds do pant-like... just moved our April 7 hatch to an outside shaded pen. the henhouse is perfect for the new little chicks that hatched last week, but too hot for anything with feathers that isn't a new mommahen! DH is installing a ventilation system that will help cool it this summer...

Joey, my son saw a person's face in your snapdragon, i saw a duck face!

some relief from the heat here, with a slight breeze...

tf

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 20, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #4979667

Tamara, thanks, yes, it's another house. Many are almost ready ! This is on the opposite side of the road, a view from one of my windows.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #4979765

Adina, looks like it will be lovely when all those homes are completed.
Working 12 hr nights again.
Was 70+ when I came home at 4AM.
Tonight 7 to 7.
Sidney
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #4980528

It stopped raining!!! It has rained - at least 1/2 inch per day from Sunday at 10 AM until today at 4PM. Temps are in the high 40's low 50's. It must be five years since we had such a cold and rainy spring. I have Lily of the Valley blooming, and perennial Dianthus, and different colored coral bells and tall very vigorous over watered columbine ready to pop into bloom. Just need a day or two when the sun actually shines and the temps get above 52 degrees. Heck, I even covered the tomatoes last night.

It is excellent weather for parsley. I picked another gallon today, chopped and froze for winter. - Oh, and spring scallions, too. I try to pick lots of them so I don't have to dig the onions, slice and store them in the freezer. Saves work.

Dyson - it was very serene here today- didn't get a darn thing done outside. If this keeps up I will have to make a pie.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2008
11:54 PM

Post #4980536

Ooh, Adina, I love those poppies and daisies!

It was pretty warm here today, near 90. A bit early in the season for that. A whopper t-storm blew through 2 hours ago, leaving us these little balls of ice. :)
I'd estimate it as "quarter sized" hail.
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4980912

Warm and sunny. 70s I think it was.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4981845

Hi, everyone! Such pretty flowers!

And Adina, can't wait to see the houses all done.

The gosling is adorable.

Yesterday...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2008
10:12 AM

Post #4982260

Dyson Glad to hear you are getting some much needed rain especially after last years drought.
Joey Im with you - I think I need to add an epiphyllum to my list as well! D - on the trivia. My snaps all self seed, but they didnt seed very well last year. I started some from seeds this year, they didnt take as well either. Guess its time to plant more. Love my snaps!
Celia Thats a lovely bouquet Are they from your garden?
Kelli I do that in hot weather too! LOL! Love that little chickie!
Adina You are going to have so much fun planning your garden with all those wildflowers! So beautiful! I want your house! LOL!
Se_eds Wow! Youll have to take a picture of your garden! So much parsley! Makes my little batch seem little! LOL! Hmm baking a pie sounds like a nice way to spend some down time. I might have to do that this weekend!
Deb I didnt realize you had a storm move through. Ive not been watching the weather very close this week. Hope you didnt have any damage from the hail.
Celia - Love the sky picture!

71.6 F / 21 C
Overcast
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 65 F / 19 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 29.71 in / 1006.0 hPa(Rising)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 1400 ft / 426 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 88. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2008
12:35 PM

Post #4982534

Sharon: good definition of humidity--LOL only in my case, having naturally curly hair, I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket! That's why I wear it very short! What's that yellow and red flower?
Joey: no, I didn't get a start of that clematis--Why didn't I think of it?!! and if you will tell me what dBZ is, I will try to guess at the trivia--LOL
TF: You are one busy lady! You must stay awake 24/7!
Kelli: beautiful "Smarty Pants". Good picture of the geese.
Adina: a brand new house in a field of daisies and poppies! What more could you ask?!
Deb: We had 90 on Monday--too hot for May but we had no hail! Thank goodness!
Celia: love the snapdragons and the pretty cloud formations.
se_eds: a gallon of parsley--wow! Here's a trivia question for you: How much does a gallon of parsley weigh? LOL

Well, would you believe after all the rain (and my complaining), I am going to have to water my flowers today?!! Serves me right for complaining!
Today:
Sunny-- High 82F
Precip--20%
Wind: E 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 49%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 6:00 AM CT
Sunset: 8:10 PM CT
Avg. High: 81F
Record High: 95F (2005)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 62F
Precip 20%
Wind: ESE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 69%
Avg. Low: 59F
Record Low: 44F (1981)

Kelli: those Ixia which I thought had bloomed last month but which turned out to be ranunculas, have now bloomed.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #4982678

Sunny, 63, Still fighting w/the mower.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 21, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #4982844

Sidney, oh, such long shift at night! I hope you can rest well.
Sharon, maybe I change my mind and sell it !LOL Such an interesting flower, what is it? Seems like a dahlia.
Kwanjin, wow, such a beautiful sky!
Deb, I hope the hail didn't do any damage in your garden!
Marsue, yes, I sure love both the house and the view ! Amasing the ranuculas!
Se_eds, that cold ?Brrrrr!
They forecasted big storms and rain with thunderstorms . As I'm writing, it's getting cloudy outside...gee, I hope it won't rain until I get home! So much with the sunny and hot days in May!

Adina

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #4983060

48F with 58 as the high. And rain, rain, and more rain until next Tuesday!
Feels like: 43F

Barometer: 29.5 in ↑
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 6 miles
Wind: 11 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 8:44 PM
UV Index: 0 Low


Sharon, a neighbor brought the dianthus and the bachelor's buttons and lilac are from my yard. Is that a dahlia?

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4984565

Helluuu! :D Well we have hit the high for the day...64, w/the sun going & coming! :D A very nice day!

Barometer: 29.7 in
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 45%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 15 mph W
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 8:30 PM
UV Index: 6 High

Sharon, I have been unable to find the opportunity to get a pic of Jack & JW together, but OH how they love each other...I have on the other hand gotten a good pic of JW eating his 1st popcycle! Truely funny! We thought that it may help w/ the cutting of more teeth, but at this point Emily will have to eat them! ;) I absolutely LOVE the pic of the last flower that you posted! What in the world is it? I may have to put it on my "to have" list, too! ;)
Marsue, Gorgeous little flower! And take a gander at our UV index! (& it's partly cloudy! :-O) To tell you the truth...I didn't know dBZ was eather. I just guessed & got it right, by accident. But I found it here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBZ_%28meteorology%29
KW, Love the Buddah! Very Nice! And a beautiful sky pic! :D
Se_eds, We're supposed to have an excellant week end! ;) w/ highs in the 70's & plenty of sunshine! :D Beautiful Leaf!
Dyson, you're not supposed to fight w/ the mower! LOL;) Hope that you get it fixed soon!
Deb, The hail at that size could do a little damage! I hope that wasn't the case! :-O
Adina, The fields around your house are stunning! And it will be a beautiful view for you! :D
Kelli, Sorry to hear that Snaps don't do well for you. But I see the Canada's are! ;)

The answer to the trivia is...D
DBZ is non-dimensional unit that is a measure of radar reflectivity. The higher the value, usually indicates heavier precipitation.

Today's trivia is...
When would you most likely see mammatus clouds?
a) During a thunderstorm
b) During a snow storm
c) During foggy weather
d) During a sand storm

Have a great evening!
Joey

LOL!!!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #4984572

I got some flower pics yesterday...

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4984579

One more...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #4985293

The flower is a Goldalia Orange Dahlia

Marsue My hair is naturally wavy, so I feel your pain! LOL! Beautiful bloom!
Dyson LOL! Dont let the mower win!
Celia Is there a symbolism in the arbor with the Buddah, heron/egret, and whats that in front of the Buddah? Its a very nice display!
Joey Im LOLing! JW is such a cutie patootie! His expressions are timeless! A on the trivia. What kind of flowers do you have? They are gorgeous!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 332 in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening...

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the evening. Some thunderstorms may be severe with large hail and damaging winds early in the evening. Low 68. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

All of the t-storm warnings are for Georgia. We've had cloud cover and minute sprinkles, but nothing else. The rain is headed Northeast. Taken around 5pm today.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4985381

Good evening!

Ric and Marsue - I'm so sorry for your loss.

The weather has been wonderful for the past week with highs around 50-55F and I've been very busy with spring clean-up and moving things around in the garden.

It was partly cloudy this morning with a light breeze, changed to cloudy and rather blustery in the afternoon with a high around 50F. Sunrise was at 3:52 this morning and sunset will be at 10:57. When I went to bed last night around midnight it was still "dusky".

The older school kids (high school) have finished school for the summer and are off to their summer jobs. The towns rely on school kids in large part for maintenance of the "green areas" - mowing, weeding, planting etc. They came through yesterday to mow the strip of grass that lines the sidewalk of our street - a sure sign that summer is just around the corner. :-) I worked for one summer planting and weeding and another summer mowing grass - it was great :-) At least on the sunny days ;-) lol

The garden this morning.

Have a good night!

Rann



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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4985410

Joey!! ROFLOLOL! That photo is just priceless. ^_^ I'm guessing A, too, and I'm also wondering about your flowers.

My hair is only barely wavy, and when the humidity is low, it is really boringly flat. With the humidity I get a little body, which is a very nice thing. :-)

Adina, your photos are gorgeous!!! I love the flowers with the house in the background... Speaking of the photo contest!

Sharon, that dahlia is beautiful, too.

Wow, Celia... do you often get this much rain there? I guess I picture Utah as being very very dry.

Be careful, Sidney!

Good luck with the mower, Dyson! ^_^

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 5:53pm CDT (48 min ago)
Temperature 86 F 30 C
Dew Point 70 F 21 C
Humidity 58%
Pressure 29.63 in 1003.4 mb
Wind Speed 16 MPH
G 23 14 kts
G 20
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 91 F 33 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 75.9F / 24.4C

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4985587

Hi, Again! :D
Thanks, We were laughing really hard at him! :D
The flowers are (1) Fushia (2) Columbine

Sidney, I meant to ask in my other post how your back was doing. I hope that it's Much better!, especially w/ those hours! :-O

Rann, Your yard looks Marvelous! It has really sprung up there! ;)

I hope FL. gets some rain to put out all of those fires! :-O

Joey

Sharon? Is this a Dahlia?

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

May 22, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4985627

I don't know if my hair is capable of getting frizzy. My hair has about as much body as wet toilet paper. Picture a Dickensesque Victorian waif.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on May 21, 2008
79 F / 26 C
Clear
Humidity: 16%
Dew Point: 29 F / -2 C
Wind: 20 mph / 32 km/h / 8.7 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 29 mph / 46 km/h / 12.9 m/s

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4985898

I love dahlias. Very pretty pic. And Joey yours will be too. How much does a gallon of parsley weigh? LOL- I Chust Don't Know! The sun came out about 4 o'clock. It sure looked neat! Temps soared up to 52 degrees. We had another 1/4 inch of rain overnight. This area is supposed to warm up into the 80's for the Holiday weekend. That way those little kids can go to the swimming pool and freeze their !ss off and chatter their teeth!
The clematis are starting to bloom. This one bloomed all week but it rained so hard I couldn't take it's picture. LOL It is a Walmart $5.00 special that I grew in a gallon pot last year then transferred to a large planter last fall.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #4986180

Somewhat cool and cloudy today. Supposed to rain tomorrow and chances every day after that all thru next week last I heard.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 22, 2008
4:01 AM

Post #4986510

Pretty dark but not quite Dyson dark.

This is Nyctocereus serpentinus. The flowers are fragrant and night-blooming. The flowers last only one night.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2008
5:40 AM

Post #4986777

47F
Feels like: 41F

Barometer: 29.5 in ↓
Dewpoint: 38
Humidity: 71%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph W
Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 8:44 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

This is our wettest spring in, I think, 8 years. It is dry here but we do get lots of moisture in the early months. Or should.

The symbolism of the Bhudda...Bhudda is Serenity, Crane is Long Life and the little thing in front of Bhudda is a light so we can see it at night. So...A serene, long life in the garden.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #4987047

Rann your garden is gorgeous!
Joey Your Fuschia doesnt look anything like minehmmmm. Love the Columbine! That look like a dahlia bud to me.
Kelli Pretty Amaryllis!
Se_eds Gorgeous Clematis! Love those WalMart plant deals.
Kelli The Nyctocereus is gorgeous! I cant wait until my Night looming Cereus finally blooms.
Celia LOL Im laughing at myself - a light! Love it! It works with skies like that at night!

71.2 F / 21.8 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 67 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.79 in / 1008.7 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 800 ft / 243 m
Scattered Clouds 3900 ft / 1188 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 83. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

No rain...sigh

Snaps!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #4987115

Storming and in the 50s right now. Due to the storm it's barely light out.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #4987506

No rain here for last night.
Headed for bed.
;)

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #4987705

Good Morning! The temp is a chilly 48, but the sun is out. :) Sun this morning & clouds this afternoon.
At Dublin...they're in the sun!
Clear: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 55%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 13 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 8:31 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Kelli, LOL! You give a very vivid description! :) I've got the straight NA hair, but it does do the frizz thing when it's damp outside. :) Seems that your beautiful Amaryllis is ready for pollination! :D Pretty neat! :)
LOL! Se_eds, My 'yunguns' do that every year! And this year I guess they'll do that to JW! ;) And a gallon of parsley? ~ how about 6 oz. :D Your Clematis is Soooo pretty! And it's in a pot. (hmmmm) That reminds me I have 3 tomato plants that I need to pot.
Kelli! The Nyctocereus serpentinus is gorgeous! I have never seen anything like it! Is it a cactus!?
Thanks Sharon, I"ll show you a different angle of the Fuschia. BEauuu-ti-ful! SNap!!
Pepper, Seems like you have had a lot of rain (storms) this spring, but that's a good thing, right?
KW, You have some great lookin' sky's! Love it! :D

The answer to the trivia is...A
Mammatus Clouds are round, smooth like protrusions hanging from the underside of a thunderstorm's anvil.

Today's trivia is...
What Texas community was leveled by two F-5 tornadoes, on April 3, 1964 and April 10, 1979:
a) Amarillo
b) Dallas
c) Wichita Falls
d) El Paso

Have a Great Great Day!
Joey


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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2008
2:01 PM

Post #4987710

I like the lighting on this one...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #4987834

Pretties all over the place!!!

Sharon, don't feel bad about the light. I do stuff like that ALL the time. And I'm trained in the art of observation! LOL

Joey, I like the lighting, too.

43F with 53 later. Oh, and rain.
Feels like: 36F

Barometer: 29.4 in ↓
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph N
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:45 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Roses opening soon!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2008
2:29 PM

Post #4987843

And the rambler...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
6:57 PM

Post #4988974

it's not A. and El Paso isn't in tornado alley. and Dallas is too big to be leveled, so i will guess Wichita Falls...

lovely pics everyone!

sidney get some rest.
tf
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #4989421

Hi Guys!

THANKS for all the Thoughts and Hugs...
they were very well used by me the last few days!
It was a very tough week but...

Ric
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4989437

The weather kinda sucked most of the last few days.
But we are looking at SUNNY AND HOT by Memorial Day.
80 degrees!

I picked up a new camera yesterday.
My old point and shot just wasn't cutting it any more.
So we decided to go DSLR and Nikon.
All my old 35mm Nature and Wedding shots were taken w/ Nikon back in the day.
I just feel comfortable w/ it.
It's definitely going to take a while to get back in the viewfinder groove though.

Here's one from today.

Ric

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

May 22, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4989549

The nyctocereus is a cactus.

It was dark and windy for a while this afternoon. If it was anywhere else, it would have rained.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on May 22, 2008
66 F / 19 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the South


This is an echinopsis. It is night-blooming and the flowers last almost all day.

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

May 22, 2008
9:46 PM

Post #4989550

It's a huge flower to have it only last one day. I think that a lot of these night-blooming cacti are pollinated by bats, but we don't have those kinds of bats around here.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4989697

Joey: that's a priceless photo of JW and the popsicle! LOL After visiting that link you provided about the dBZ, I know why I didn't become a metorologist. :o)) I'm guessing C on the current trivia.
Rann: your lawn and gardens look great! It truly is summer in your part of Iceland!
se_eds: beautiful clematis!
pepper: rain chances through next week?--Maybe you can share it with some of these others who need it.
Celia: "a serene long life in the garden" --we should all be so fortunate! Pretty sunset pic.
Kelli: simply gorgeous night blooming flowers! a Dickensesque waif, huh? LOL
No rain here today so I watered my hummingbird and butterfly garden this morning. It is currently 89 and breezy. Here is what our sky looked like earlier today.
Sharon: did you get any rain?
Ric: absolutely "mahvelous" photo of the bee and flowers--great work! congrats on the new camera.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4989773

Pepper Have the storms passed?
Joey Thanks! Great pics! Love the lighting on the 2nd as well. Im going with Wichita on the trivia.
Celia Beautiful buds! The rambler looks like one of my NOID roses.
Ric NICE picture! WOW! Congratulations on the new camera!
Kelli You have a lot of beautiful blooms! We have a bat house.

79.0 F / 26 C
Overcast
Humidity: 62%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 81 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4500 ft / 1371 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 68. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Badness (she can't help it!)

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4990470

Cats can't be bad... just ask them! lol!

Kelli we pollinated our notocactus w/ an artist brush.

Lovely shots everyone!
I just got a 22" LED Moniter so now I can REALLY see them!

That bee and I became good friends.
It just wouldn't leave.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4990482

I been playing a bit.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4990533

Storms hit Colorado today. A huge tornado formed there. KS had some earlier today also.

Here we just got a hard rain. At work we got rain but it was spotty but steady rain. Nothing heavy.

It's still spring so the storms are normal. And when we aren't soaked, welcome. It will help the plants get thru summer a bit better.

Our high was in the high 60s today but it felt more like 40s. Very cold.

I also found 2 ticks on me today!! YUUUUUCCCK!!! I hate them!!! I have never had a problem with ticks til these last few weeks. I have now had 3 in 2 weeks.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4990659

WOW Ric - some camera and some picture taker!!
Joey, I love that bank of beautiful spring started plants.Pepper - missed the news about the Co. storms. Did not realize they had tornadoes. Temp got all the way up to 61 today - we are on a warming trend. Rain only off and on today.

It is supposed to get up to 69 tomorrow.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4990706

Pepper, I hear you about the ticks. Double YUCK! I still have a mark where one bit me weeks ago. The good thing about the dry season here is that the ticks seem to go away.

Ric, what are those flowers that the bee likes? I want to get a new camera but I don't know where to even start. It's like I don't know enough to know what I don't know. You know?

Tornadoes in Colorado surprise me, though I know that some areas are pretty flat. The restrooms at the Denver airport double as tornado shelters.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #4991041

Thalictrum aquilegifolium or Greater Meadow Rue is that one.
Another is Pyracantha 'Mohave'... it's being swarmed at times.

Here's a little parasitic wasp chowing down.

Camera?
What are you using now?
The way you shoot Kelli I'd say you need a DSLR if you're not already using one.
I'll DMail you some sites to help you make up your mind.

BEAUTIFUL and 59 here.
Going to 86 by Memorial Day...

Ric

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

May 23, 2008
3:19 AM

Post #4991059

Thanks, Ric. Right now I have a Sony Cyber-shot. DH got it for me a few years ago. (I have no idea what DSLR is.)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #4991083

A DSLR is a Digital version of the old 35mm SLR.
Like Pentax, Nikon, Canon... you get interchangeable lenses.
This one is a small 6.1 Meg Nikon D40 ...
w/ an 8 Gig card you can get 3000 shoots before you need to download.

Ric

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #4991260

Cats CAN be bad! Just ask them! LOL

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #4991662

Pepper Ewwww ticks, we get them every yearcant stand them
Ric Beautiful pictures!
Kelli Ric is the guy to ask about cameras!
Celia Cats LIKE to be bad! LOL! Especially Isaboo! Even when she thinks shes being sweet you can hear her little brain thinking Where is Callie so I can stalk her? Where is that Sylvester cat so I can hiss and slap at him?!! LOL!

71.1 F / 21.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 67 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 10000 ft / 3048 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely early in the morning... then showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the late morning and afternoon. High 79. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100%.

Pruned Poinsettia already making a come back!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
12:04 PM

Post #4991860

Questions--I have questions. For instance, Ric: in your last photo of your back yard ( I assume its your back yard) the flat rocks stacked over by the tree--is that a fountain? What is the little "suitcase" at the bottom of the rocks and are you going to put all the plants into the ground that are now in pots? Excuse me for being so nosy!
Sharon: my poinsettias still have red leaves on them, although they are looking rather droopy. Should I prune them back and if so, how much?
Celia: lol at your cats! They are being so, well, cat-like!
pepper: ditto on the ticks: YUCK! Have you ever tried flowers of sulphur? It is a yellow powder and you can get it at the drug store--just ask your pharmacist about it. You rub it around your ankles and other places where the little varmints like to burrow in especially those areas where your clothes fit more tightly (waist, etc.).
Kelli: tornadoes don't necessarily occur in flat areas. Arkansas has had several tornadoes over the years in the hilly-even mountainous-areas of the state.

We had an "isolated thunder-storm" last night aobut 9:30--it lasted about 30 minutes and then was gone.

Today:
Isolated T-Storms
High 90F
Precip 30%
Wind: SSE 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 64%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:59 AM CT
Sunset: 8:11 PM CT
Avg. High: 81F
Record High: 91F (2000)
Partly Cloudy
Overnight Low 69F
Precip 10%
Wind: SE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 80%
Avg. Low: 59F
Record Low: 45F (1997)

This morning's sunrise

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2008
12:25 PM

Post #4991919

Marsue - May (here) is the time to prune back the poinsettias. It's pretty much after your last frost. I cut mine back to about 2' tall, all cuts at an angle. Looks pretty puny when done, but they love it! "Flowers of Sulphur" - never heard of it, but will hit the stores this weekend looking for it! LOL! Beeeeyooteeful sunrise!

Lady Margaret saying "Good Night" last night. All blooms close every night, blooms usually last 3-5 days.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
12:29 PM

Post #4991930

Sharon: my poinsettias are all inside in pots. We don't plant them in the ground here--at least I don't. I don't think they would survive our winters so we treat them as houseplants. However, I am going to cut them back and re-pot them because the one big one I have is actually 3 plants inone pot. Tell me again what kind of plant that Lady Margaret is? I wonder if she will grow outside here?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #4991957

Lady Margaret is a passion vine - here is a link
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57444/

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #4992095

Sue it's not being nosy at all.
I keep forgetting that only Sidney has been here.
I don't usually post shots of my yard I'll remedy that.

Ths shot there is our sideyard.
Shot from by the Hot Tub.
That is indeed a Water Feature.
The potted plants will for the most part remain potted.
We have about 200 Containers here.
Our yard is only 1/8 acre so we use a lot of Balcony and Deck growing practices.

It's 57 here and cloudy... Rain tomorrow...
Sunny and 86 Sunday for Robyn's Family Picnic

I was just going to ask if that was a Maypop! lol!
Beautiful
Beautiful Sunrise too!

Here's our Garage Yard
( we name everything so we can communicate better... this goes in the Brickroom... this in the Tree Island etc...)

The Iris JUST finished blooming and a bouquet of them was left at the gravesite.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
1:31 PM

Post #4992167

Here's that front left corner.
That's Geranium 'Patricia', Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' (used to be P. 'Blue & Gold'), I'll have to look up the Heuchera and a Stonecrop.

Ric

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #4992458

Good Morning! :D We have a temp of 55 w/ intermitant rain. I thought it was supposed to be sunny, but I got fooled.
At Dublin...
Mostly Cloudy: 59F
Feels like: 59F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 8:32 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Ric, Glad to 'see' you back! :D And your camera is doing Great for you! ;)
Thanks, Se_eds, It's my 'backyard'. Are you getting any of the rain today? But SUN tomorrow w/a high of 77! :D
Pepper, I don't like the ticks either! When Jack starts bringing them in...we give him the frontline. Then, we don't see any more.
Thanks Sharon, "badness'? Nah! Just normal! :D
Marsue...Love your sky pics! :D Escpecially the sunrise!
Kelli, You have some Gorgeous Cacti! Love 'em! :D Wow! Looks at all of the succulents!
KW, thanks. You have some really pretty Roses! Neat-O
Dyson? Are you on the lake this week end? :D
Sidney, Do you get the weekend off?

The answer to the trivia is...C
Texas sees more tornadoes on average than any other state in the US.

Today's trivia is...
What does PDS stand for in weather terms?
a) Positively Dynamic Situation
b) Positive Destabilization Situation
c) Particularly Dangerous Situation
d) Particularly Devastating Situation

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

(Se_eds, here's another shot)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4992622

Joey - I have lived here since 1996, and have not been on the lake yet. I usually fish for trout in the stocked streams near here. The lake is so overcrowded that it does not make any sense to even try.

The sun just broke through the clouds, 70 clear, w/a slight breeze.

I am tired at 10:46 am? I have only been up since 3? Got to "get 'er done", at least some of it.

Sue (the DW) has asked me to go on a cruise with her, repeatedly, and I have tried to explain that since I spent nine years in the United States Coast Guard, I had no inclination to spend a vacation on the water.

Wait, wrong forum, sorry folks, you'se guys, etc.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #4992658

Answer...B.

Kitties are kitties are kitties!

46F with a high of 60. Okay...where did the dayball go? Haven't seen it in days. Oh well, I'll live. I should ge used to it if I want to move to the PNW.

Feels like: 42F

Barometer: 29.4 in ↑
Dewpoint: 38
Humidity: 73%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:46 PM
UV Index: 1 Low


Ric, your plants are lovely!

Mau, your sunrise is pretty!
We've had tornadoes here, too. They can occur anywhere. We had a nasty one in 1999. The trail of it goes along the hillside where the bar spot is.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #4992678

The blue crane had a man in it when it hit. Quite a ride!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4992726

Dyson, I understand how you feel. We were there in 1982 (1st & last time) & it was very crowded! Give me a quiet stream & a rod w/a hook anyday! ;)

KW! Did the guy in the crane survive? I can't even begin to imagine the ride that he had! :-O


Posing under the quilt rack...w/ his eyes shut, as if he's sleeping! LOL

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4992752

he is hiding so you wont make him eat another babnana bar!

i will say B on the trivia.

nice tornado pics!

beautiful day with lot sto do!
tf

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #4992874

The guy DID survive!

Joey, he looks like he put in a hard day and didn't care where he fell asleep.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:02 PM

Post #4992979

Celia: LOL--is that "bar spot" the same as in "Davey, Davey Crockett--killed himself a "bar" when he was only 3"? Whoops, no--that would be "bare"--LOL
It's a wonder the guy in that crane didn't die of sheer terror just watching that tornado come at him!
Joey, JW is such a hoot! The little guy appears to be drooling a lot these days. Cutting teeth, I presume?
Ric: I love your "garage yard," too. Another question--is that plant in the middle with the big leaves some sort of hosta?
Dyson: if you have been up since 3 a.m. you are entitled to be tired by 10:30 a.m.! I can't blame you for not wanting to spend a vacation on the water after serving time in the Coast Guard. You probably had your fill of "cruising"!

Currently 72 and overcast.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #4993030

Bar Spot, LOL!

beautiful day here, but at least i am caught up on the computer!

here is my little turkey, tyring out the new chicken pens...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
4:13 PM

Post #4993034

ROTFLOL Sorry, my hillybilly is showing!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #4993057

That's okay, Celia. We have lots of "hillybillies" down here in Arkansas! LOL

TF: your little "turkey" is absolutely adorable!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4993095

That's Hosta 'Sum and Substance' it will take a LOT of Sun and will get 3x bigger.

Ric

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4993098

KW, I agree, I would die from fright if a tornado was coming at me! :-O And he always puts in a hard day! ;) He has enough energy to pass around to everybody & we still couldn't keep up! ;)

Marsue...you're right. I think he's trying to cut the rest of them all at once! One the other hand he very well may be trying to hide from the 'dreaded popcicle'! LOL

TF, Your little 'turkey' is such a cutie! I'm sure he helps you do your 'thing'! 'Inspecting' your work! LOL He has the look on his face..."Mom, you forgot something"! LOL

I have been searching (on-line) for a Pergola 'pattern'. I have several baby Chinese Wisteria coming up & need places for them. I have limited space...nothing huge in mind. Here's what I found...w/ a 'doorway'.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #4993108

Oooopps, Ric...OH Man! I love the hummer! Is it on a long rod? So neat!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #4993119

Love, the hummer, too, Ric. I like the way it reflects the plants around it.
I could probably grow one of those Sum & Substance hostas because there is not a lot of shade in our yard. It should do great on the backside of our house which faces east. It would get the morning sun but not the hot afternoon sun. Never saw a hosta that big before now.
Joey, where did you find that wonderful arbor! It is great! Is there a website where we can purchase it or did you find it in your local area?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4993142

That Hummer is an LED Light.
It changes colors all night and is Solar.

Ric

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #4993151

Tell us where to get it, Ric. Thank you.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4993250

Marilyn, I found it here... http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kerrisdaledecksinc.com/images/picture/pergolas_21.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kerrisdaledecksinc.com/pergolas.html&h=480&w=640&sz=183&hl=en&start=31&um=1&tbnid=Bwsrauj8DFvJxM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPergolas%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7ADBF%26sa%3DN and it's not local...but they have several to choose from. With a little tweeking I think that Garret will be able to build it just fine.

Ooooo, a 'night light'! Neat-O
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #4993289

I found ric's hummingbird light here:
http://www.mrlight.com/product.php?productid=167&cat=0&page=1
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4993743

We got ours at Harbor Freight.
I think we paid $14.95 for a 3 pack...minus a 30% off coupon...
They are pretty cool. There's Butterflies and Flowers too.
We had that one running in the GH all Winter.
I'll try to get some night shots... they are pretty bright and cycle thru about 5 colors.

Ric (moving pots in the drizzle)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4993993

Cloudy and windy and cool - not like late May at all.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on May 23, 2008
57 F / 14 C
Overcast
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 23 mph / 37 km/h / 10.3 m/s

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2008
1:27 AM

Post #4995281

Mostly cloudy today, windy, and occasional raindrop here and there. Highs in the low 70s so it was pretty cool. Light sweater weather still. 80s this weekend.

My tick bites are driving me up the wall!! They are in my waistband area, where it's really sensitve so they are itching like crazy and feel like I am gonna lose my mind. lol. I really, really hope I don't get anymore. 3 in 2 wks is enough for the whole year.

Mau, I will look up the flower of sulpher here and see if I can find some. The gardeners will be interested in it too.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4995406

That's the bad thing about tick bites, pepper--they itch for what seems like forever! as the old saying goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Ric: you got a bargain on your hummingbird lights. The website I found had them for 14.95 for just one. Unfortunately, we don't have Harbor Freight here. I wonder if Big Lots would have them or maybe the Dollar Store? Guess I need to check that out.

Currently 78 at 8:51 p.m. The sun came out briefly just before sunset. Don't know if it is cloudy but it is Dyson dark.

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

May 24, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #4995559

There is a lotion called Sarna that I think works as well as anything else against itching. I get the itchies all the time from dry skin. At least I guess that's what it is.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
4:25 AM

Post #4995958

Home again! It's chilly and rainy.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
12:43 PM

Post #4996555

kwanjin that looks like a Red Velvet Cake!
Beautiful color.

Joey that's not a pergola it's a WALL!
Where did you find the pattern?

54 and Sunny going to 73 or so...
80 tomorrow!

Here's the project we were working on.
We enclosed the porch a few years ago but never got around to shaking it! lol
It will be painted the same color as the house.

Ric

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #4996699

Good Morning! :D Temp is 55& everything is nice & wet this mornin'. We had a couple of good rains last night. I washed the vinyl siding off yesterday...do any of you all get algae growing on your siding? This is the 3rd time I have had to wash it down. Maybe it's because we live in the trees.
At Dublin...
Clear: 59F
Feels like: 59F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 52
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph NW
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 8:33 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

LOL Ric, I found the pics (no pattern) here http://www.kerrisdaledecksinc.com/pergolas.html and from the pic it shouldn't be hard to figure out. Something different on the top, maybe? (so it woudn't look so "boxy") I love the 'shakers'! Really Nice! My, but you Do stay busy!
Marsue, I think that I will have to look for those little 'hummer lights', too. I have mulled over having some solar lights - we've discussed it many times. It certainly would save on electricity! ;) And they would be different from anything that folks around here have. I always opt for the different. ;)
KW, Your Iris! It's Gorgeous! In massive amounts!
Marsue...pretty flowers! Are they wild?
Kelli! Look at that temp & humidity! :-O

The answer to the trivia is...C
A PDS watch is a form of a tornado watch that is issued when the chance of tornadoes is very high.

Today's trivia is...
Which is the safest place during a tornado?
a) Inside a car
b) Under an overpass
c) In a ditch
d) Under a tree

Have a Great Weekend Holiday! :D
Joey

(White Campion)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4996729

Celia: gorgeous iris! What's its name?
ric: great "shake" job. Looks like your plants have a perfect place to live inside that room!
Pretty Campion, Joey! The flowers aren't wild--they are called "Lanai--upright series Verbena". We don't have siding on our house except for under the eaves and on the gables but I have seen a lot of houses with siding around here that get algae on them. A good pressure washer with a mild bleach solution should do the job in keeping the algae off.

Today's weather:
Isolated T-Storms
High 91F
Precip 30%
Wind: SE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 59%
UV Index: 10 Very High (!! sigh)
Sunrise: 5:58 AM CT
Sunset: 8:12 PM CT
Avg. High: 82F
Record High: 90F (1970)
Isolated T-Storms Overnight
Low 71F
Precip 30%
Wind: SSE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 76%
Avg. Low: 60F
Record Low: 45F (1979)

Peach Belle

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4996808

I'm guessing C, Joey, but watch for flash floods. ;-)

My DH likes going to Harbor Freight, too. I'm gonna have to tell him to put some of those lights on his shopping list next time! :-)

It's going to be back in the 90s again today.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (57 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 79%
Pressure 29.87 in 1011.4 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling 1900 ft 579 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 87 F 31 C
Current Conditions Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 81.0F / 27.2C

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4997080

I think the answer today is...C. In the ditch.

Mau, not sure of the name on the iris. It's something Bordeaux. Or Bordeaux something? And another awesome rose!

Pretty campion, Joey.

54F with 64 later. And more rain and thunder. Hope it waits until this afternoon. I have things to do this morning.
Feels like: 54F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 50%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 20 mph S
Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 8:46 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Money plants making money!!!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #4997186

Sunny, slight breeze, 78, kittens on the porch, anyone need cats? They are good for rodent control as long as you don't overfeed them.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4997360

Overfeed the Rodents or the Cats?

66 here
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
5:09 PM

Post #4997469

Ric - either!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #4997651

LOL at Ric and Dyson! :o))

Somebody needs to tell Sidney it's time for a new thread.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4997728

Marsue, I started a new thread :
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/852641/
Come on over!
Adina
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5002953

Joey, I scrub down green siding with a regular old scrub brush and a solution of strong clorox water and dish detergent. Usually once a year is enough/

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