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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #4997725

Here's a brand new thread, for all your wonderful pics and weather news.
Today has been a wonderful sunny day and we went to the house to clean again. The poppies were more this time and the field was awesome!
Hugs,
Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4997730

Here is the house as seen from the field.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:32 PM

Post #4997734

Another picture, farther.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4997738

WOW! Love it!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4997739

Cammomille on the field.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #4997742

Is that a coneflower I see, too?

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #4997746

Thanks, kwanjin ! Here's another wild plant.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4997759

I have this today.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #4997762

What a pretty shade of purple.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 24, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #4997772

Kwan, are those poppies too? They are too beautiful! Those cone flowers are cammomilles, I have enough for tea all winter!LOL

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

May 24, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4997992

Wow! You have California poppies! Will there be flowers (of any kind) in the field all summer? Will the field stay green all summer?


We actually got 0.1 inches of rain this morning.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on May 24, 2008
58 F / 14 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 60%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the South

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #4998116

Thanks for the new thread, Adina. Great photos! Does it make you want to go running through the field barefooted dressed in a white sundress? LOL (We have tv commercials over here that show a girl doing that.) I always wondered what chamomile looked like. I never knew it was a type of coneflower.
Your flowers are very pretty, too, Celia.
congratulations on your "rain", Kelli!

It is very "muggy" here today--yuck! It was thundering and threatening rain a few minutes ago but has stopped now. Currently 80 and humid.

Petunias, pansies and "friend"

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #4998192

So glad tou opened a new therad.
Got rain.
Working 12 hrs for next 2 weeks.
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #4998348

Sunny, 75
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4998892

Dusky, humid, probably in the 70s. Hard storms this morning but no damage or floods.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
3:30 AM

Post #4999423

If all I had to work fgor the next two weeks was 12 hours, I'd be in heaven! LOL

It got to 65 and was a very nice day. And we had a visitor.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
3:34 AM

Post #4999434

Lucky you, Adina. I love chamomile tea.

Mau, sure pretty combos you have there.

I hope you can see this. We had a hummer in the buckthorn.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #4999440

Nope, you can't see him. Shucks.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2008
4:00 AM

Post #4999514

I think Sidney meant 12 hour days. ;-)

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5000196

Yes, thanks Marylyn. I did mean 12 hour nights until June 5th or so.
Your pictures remind me of the Southwest dry, crisp, beauty.
I remember well the smell of Russian Olives when crossing the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. I believe it was this time of year.
I am so grateful for this job.
Am just bushed though, so just know I do enjoy all the post and usually get the trivia right tho the answer may appear before I reply.
Nice rain again last night.
My job is 6 miles from my house.
Weeds and plants are leaping.
I may have to invite everyone I know to a planting party.
Got to get some shut eye.
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #5000494

Sidney, get some rest!
Nice shot of the bird feeder with friend, Celia--especially with the shadow on the fence. Too bad the hummer didn't show up in the buckthorn photo.
LOL about the 12 hours of work for the next 2 weeks!


We had a nice evening yesterday: The sun came out, clouds left and also the humidity. There was a cool breeze--we sat on the back porch for a while. It was very pleasant.
Today:
PM T-Storms
High 90F
Precip 40%
Wind: SE 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 64%
UV Index: 9 Very High (Why is our UV index always so high?)
Sunrise: 5:58 AM CT
Sunset: 8:12 PM CT
Avg. High: 82F
Record High: 90F (1970) (it appears we are heading for another record)
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 72F
Precip 40%
Wind: SSE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 74%
Avg. Low: 60F
Record Low: 45F (1979)

This is "Black Cherry". This bloom is brighter than the first one we had on this bush.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
2:16 PM

Post #5000573

sidney, dont' forget to sleep between all you work and play!

we have had tornado watches, power outages from wind, etc, here. the wind just picked up again!

i caught one of DH's cactii blooming yesterday. looks like more are about to open. i blieve this is some sort of barrel cactus...



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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #5000646

Beautiful tf!

And Adina that's SOME bunch of Wildflowers there! POPPIES!
Perfect!

61 and Sunny going for 80

Ric

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 25, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #5001761

Thanks, guys!
Marsue, I guess it'd be great to run over the field, but not me : the plants are too high and I'm afraid I'd injure my feet !LOL There are also lizards...yuck! The doggies are hunting them all day long!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 25, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #5001782

Mrasue, I forgot to tell you how i love your bedflower and the friend, also the rose, so beautiful!
Kwanjin, the visitor is so cute!
Kelli, yes , the grass usually stays green all summer and many more flowers to come!
TF, wonderful catus blooms!
Ric, thanks, that is amasing!
Heat again today, almost 80, sunny, rain in the afternoon.
The clouds were looking like this.
Adina

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

May 25, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #5001789

TamaraFaye, I think that your cactus is some kind of coryphanta.

Last weekend we had August weather. This weekend we have February weather. I guess that averages out to May weather.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on May 25, 2008
59 F / 15 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 41 F / 5 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 6 out of 16


Lobivia "Fire Chief"

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #5001923

I was kidding about he 12 hours! LOL

What a vivid color, Kelli. VERY pretty.

You all must have been born with a trowel in your hands. Such an amazing diversity.

More visitors today. We didn't get the feeder up until last weekend and they are just now showing up.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5001952

I forgot to post the weather! LOL

66F
Feels like: 66F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↓
Dewpoint: 32
Humidity: 28%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:01 AM
Sunset: 8:47 PM
UV Index: 7 High


HA! Feels like 75 in the sun! We've been out all day planting this, clearing that. We got the area cleared for the two evergreens. I have marigolds and foxglove in, as well.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #5001959

And the first rose of the year is now open! Golden Showers.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #5001988

And we went to Lowe's again today. I couldn't bear to leave without something to grow a SECOND time! LOL I'll be putting together an "underwater" scene for the bathroom.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #5002078

The doggies are certainly looking intently at something, Adina!
TF: your cacti certainly have some pretty blooms but the plants could certainly cause some major damage if you got too close!
Celia: that bird on the bottom right looks like a house finch--is it? Your flower beds are coming right along. Love the Golden Showers blossom. I have a climbing GS but it has already bloomed and probably won't bloom again for a few days or weeks. It's just a little bush. I love all your succulents. I recognize the burro's tail but that is all I know.

It's hot here--currently 90 and somewhat cloudy. Also, getting more humid.

more petunias along the driveway

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5002151

Is Sharon gone to AK already?
I'm running thru to get to work.
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #5002210

I don't think she is going to AK until July. Don't know for sure, though.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #5002215

They are house finches. That's usually all we get there. The goldfinches come and go and they're hard to get pics of. The niger feeder is still inside. No seed yet for it.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5002928

Hot and humid today. No rain supposedly til tomorrow.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5003000

Kwangin - don't you just love those little succulents. Bet they grow much better for you, than here is grey Pa./

Marsue, you have such neat beds. Stay Safe!!


Today was one of those 'perfect holiday weekend days'. Sunshine, 75 degrees, light breeze and sunshine. Did I mention sunshine? And tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat performance.

We have been having rainy Saturday, Sunday and Monday weekends for the past 6 weeks. This weekend is an exception.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5003119

Kelli, that is cool, thanks for the ID. We just dig them up before we occasionally mow where the chickens range. and move them to a riased bed cactus garden. wish i could find one with red, but don't think i have ever seen a red one around here ever, and lived here a LONG time...

Marsue, they are up where nobody will step on/in them! i had that happen the very first time i walked on this property, stepped right on a prickly pear! i was warned LOL

the goats and fowl go up into the bed and find goodies. but looks like i still get to weed it.

our weather here turned terrible. storms, tornadoes, hail rain, mostly VERY damamging winds. going out now to assess...

tf

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
3:15 AM

Post #5003498

Hopefully the succulents will do fine. One of the echevarias is blooming, too.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #5003512

And I finally got the hummer!!!

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
4:55 AM

Post #5003825

yippee! great shot of the elusive hummer!

well, we didn't sustain damage that i can see, but Amarillo got 78 mile an hour winds!

i took lots of shots, will go through them tomorrow and see if i got anything good. had no idea what it takes to try and catch lightning LOL

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

May 26, 2008
11:02 AM

Post #5004191

Thunderstorms again late last night. Gonna be in the 80s and humid again today with chances of rain off and on.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
12:05 PM

Post #5004329

They will be moving in here later today Pepper.
Before that we're looking at 86 or so.
THAT we can do w/o... the cooler it is, the less energy for the T-Storms...
It's 61 now and getting cloudy fast.

Here's another yard shot.
We call this the Brickroom.
It's actually an old short driveway we found buried under about 6" of dirt.
We still have a LOT of work to do in here.

Ric

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #5004802

Good Morning! (or what's left of it). The sun is shining brightly w/a temp of 62. It's supposed to get into the low 80's & storms starting tonight. This week end has been Great! No rain. ;)
At Dublin...
Clear: 73F
Feels like: 73F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 63
Humidity: 69%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 8:34 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate

Se_eds, I usually use Mr. Clean to do the siding, but this year I used Pinesol. It worked just as well. Altho, I use an old broom to do the swabbing. I use the bleach on my deck every other year when I re-Thompson's Water Seal ;)
Ric, Love all the things that you have! It's amazing what you can find when you do a little digging. ;)
TF, Hope you got some good shots of lightning! That would be Great! :D
KW, Love your new collection of succulents. :D I need to go back to Lowe's & get somemore Shultz cactus & succulent soil, which means I need to get somemore cacti or succulents! ;)
Marsue, Your driveway looks great! Nice Bed!
Sidney, Hope you've had a good day. 12 hours a day is not easy. I've had to do 12 & 16 hours before...not fun at all! Do take care!
Adina, my poochie will chase anything that runs! :D I truely have the perfect 'varmit dawg'. Yesterday morning he brought me a humongous groundhog! & Jack didn't have a scratch on him!, but he sure was tired the rest of the day! :D
Kelli, Love the 'Fire Chief'! Geez, That's what I would call 'COLD' if I lived out there! :-o

The answer to the trivia is...C
Try to get as low as possible and away from loose structures if you are caught outside during a tornado.

Today's trivia is...
What is it called when water vapor changes directly to ice without becoming a liquid in-between?
a) Condensation
b) Deposition
c) Dew
d) Evaporation

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

(has anyone seen a Blackberry vine like this?)

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5004817

Looks like you have your work cut out for you, Ric. Have fun with that.

Tamara, hope all is well with you and your neighbors and there wasn't much damage!

49F with 60 for the high. And did I mention rain?
Feels like: 46F

Barometer: 29.7 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph S
Sunrise: 6:01 AM
Sunset: 8:48 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sunset was awesome last night. There is much to be said for living in the high desert. I never tire of these sights.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #5004848

Congrats, Celia: You got the little hummer!
TF: glad y'all didn't have any damage with the storms, etc.
Pepper: hope you didn't have any damage, either.
Ric: I certainly hope you are going to leave the brick "driveway" and use it as a patio. What a neat find!

Not much activity on DG this weekend--guess everyone is off doing other stuff-given that it is a holiday week-end here in the States. It's too hot and humid in our area to do much except stay inside. Our temp. has been higher than normal the past few days. :o((

TODAY:
Partly Cloudy
High 89F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 13 mph
Max. Humidity: 58%
UV Index: 10 Very High (Just look at that!)
Sunrise: 5:58 AM CT
Sunset: 8:13 PM CT
Avg. High: 82F
Record High: 91F (1978)
Partly Cloudy
Overnight Low 72F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 75%
Avg. Low: 60F
Record Low: 44F (1988)

The torch lilies like this heat--all five of my plants are loaded with blooms. One plant has had 17 or more blooms on it at one time.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #5005084

JOey, is that a thronless blackberry? we planted three of those last year, and one survived...

ahven't loaded pics to check yet.

i will say B, by process of elimination...

tf
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
4:05 PM

Post #5005168

Joey, I don't know how but I seem to have missed your post above.
I'll guess "B" flor the trivia, too.
Celia: forgot to say that I love the echevaria bloom and the cloud photo.

It's currently 85 at 11:03 a.m. and partly cloudy.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 26, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #5005656

Great sunset and flowers everyone! A rose from my garden.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 26, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #5005678

A poppy.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #5005679

Very pretty!

It seems my snaps keep changing color. Don't know why.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #5005689

And another...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #5005709

And the other...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 26, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5005716

They are so beautiful! Posting my vine geraniums at the window. Hot today and sunny again.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #5005727

Oh, I really like those, Adina!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #5005818

Good afternoon! It's hot here, which is perfectly normal. My DH was up on the roof this morning priming some wood that he had to replace while it was still relatively cool. Now he's out running errands and helping a friend with a computer problem. The bunnies and I are just hanging out here... They're playing and I'm doing laundry.. fun fun fun. LOL After church yesterday we took a picnic lunch to one of the city parks and had a great time. They have a couple of different play areas with water features for the kids to splash in, and a train that goes around the whole park, and lots of different ice cream vendors. My lesson for the day: read the fine print! We stopped at an ice cream cart on our way back to the car and I asked for a mango popsicle, thinking it would be light and refreshing... It turned out to be a CHILI mango popsicle - and had a lot more chili powder than mango in it! Ugh... I like chili powder in its proper place, but that is NOT in a popsicle! Next time I'll just get an ice cream sandwich. LOL

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 12:53pm CDT (12 min ago)
Temperature 89 F 32 C
Dew Point 70 F 21 C
Humidity 53%
Pressure 29.94 in 1014 mb
Wind Speed 16 MPH 14 kts
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 95 F 35 C
Current Conditions Few Clouds
Remarks Peak Wind: 26 kts from 140 (17:28 GMT).
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 78.1F / 25.6C
6 hour max temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 91.0F / 32.8C
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #5005869

uhk, yeah, just vanilla might be safe!
Marylyn, i picked up a book, by mistake, and think you might find it interesting. will send it if you don't already have it: 147 fun things to do in Houston... by Karen Foulk surely you haven't done it all,,, YET.

feels like 90 here, higher thann ormal humidity. plants and critters loving it, but not me, too much outside work!

Currently in Amarillo
81F (Feels like 81F) Sunrise: 06:36
Sunset: 20:52
Humidity: 42%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: SSW18
Barometer: 29.85


DH just finished putting in new clotheslines, and i am loving them. but last night i was hanging out load #2, and it sprkinled on my neck. i informed mother nature that threse were already washed and just needed drying.. ... well, i got half of it dry and in before a gully washer came unexpectedly!!! but this mornings heat and sun finished them off. i guess they did need another wash cycle LOL

tf
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #5005887

LOL I'm sure I haven't done it ALL, yet, Tamara. ;-) I'd love to have the book! Let me know how much postage is. :-)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5007644

High 70s today, very humid. Lots of cloud cover though so we aren't getting the damaging storms that everyone else is. Just plain ole storms. Another round is supposed to come in tonight and pour some more rain on us.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5007838

We didn't even get the storms.
Just Hot and Humid... light drizzle at times...

Ric
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
6:16 AM

Post #5008706

i caugth this of my Jackmanii Clematis just before the winds blew the blooms away!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
10:03 AM

Post #5008886

Hi everyone!

We had a really nice weekend. Received .5" of rain between Saturday and Sunday. The Lake winds came on Sunday and blew all the leaves off my more tender plants (again). Too much to catch up on, but Adina, great pictures! Love the poppies! I'll catch up later today.

Hope y'all had a great weekend as well.

Thank you to all our service men and women for keeping us free and safe!

70.3 F / 21.3 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 71%
Dew Point: 60 F / 16 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft / 2133 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers in the morning. High 81. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cucumber bloom

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #5008921

Good Morning! Well, we didn't get any rain...ok, one little shower that was ahead of all the rain that we were supposed to get. It's 63 & quite nice outside. BIrds are singing up a 'storm' ;)
At Dublin...
Clear: 66F
Feels like: 66F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 63
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 8:35 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

TF, My blackberries are wild. My uncle in Newton KS has the thornless & he's very happy w/ them. I have a few wild raspberries, too. But I can't keep my DB out of them! LOL 'Hate that you lost your blooms...will they come back?
Marsue, Love the Torch Lilies! :D
KW, Love the sunset & your Snaps! I love the different colors! What a wonderful variety.
Adina, Love the Ivy Geranium...I wish I knew how to keep them (over winter). I'd have them everywhere! And your Rose...such a brilliant Red!
Marylyn, LOL (sorry) I had to after reading about your Chili-Mango! :D Sounds as if you all had a nice time, tho. :)
Sharon...Yummm. What kind of Cukes are they? Pretty bloom.
Deb...Where is Deb?

The answer to the trivia is...B
(Sidney, glad you're gettting these all correct! ;) Are you working the 'hoot-owl'?

Today's trivia is...
What is it called when ice changes directly to water vapor without becoming a liquid in-between?
a) Condensation
b) Sublimation
c) Dew
d) Evaporation

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #5009006

Joey - It's a marketmore cucumber. Going with A on the trivia.

Japanese Eggplant bloom

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #5009008

Japanese Eggplant!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5009279

Adina: lovely geranium and poppy
Celia: love those snaps--whatever the color!
TF: pretty clematis blooms. You must surely be one of the few women who hangs clothes on the line anymore! LOL (been there, done that--too lazy now--it's the dryer for my clothes)
Marylyn: you have my sympathy about the chili mango popsicle--YUCK!
Sharon: Yum! I love fried eggplant! (and cucumbers) and you have 0 UV index
Joey: guessing A on the trivia--and you have 0 UV index!
Ric and Pepper: we are having scattered thunderstorms around the state but nothing damaging so far.

Today:
T-Storms
High 88F (local weatherguy says 90)
Precip 80%
Wind: SW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 68%
UV Index: 8 Very High (again! how can it be high when it is raining?)
Sunrise: 5:57 AM CT
Sunset: 8:14 PM CT
Avg. High: 82F
Record High: 93F (1978)
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 69F
Precip 50%
Wind: E 4 mph
Max. Humidity: 83%
Avg. Low: 61F
Record Low: 44F (1988)

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
12:43 PM

Post #5009285

B on the trivia, Joey. The Chili-Mango popsicle IS funny now that I'm rehydrated and cool. LOL ^_^

It's hot and humid.. very normal! When I looked at the forecast last, we had a 20% chance of rain most days this week, but they've taken all of those off today. Bummer. So I have the drip hoses going right now. I'll go out in a bit to turn those off and turn the sprinklers on where the drip hoses don't reach. I need to get some more drip hoses!

It's going to be in the mid 90s today.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (46 min ago)
Temperature 78 F 26 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 84%
Pressure 29.95 in 1014.2 mb
Wind Speed 9 MPH 8 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 83 F 28 C
Current Conditions Mostly cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 78.1F / 25.6C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 79.0F / 26.1C
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #5009469

Just out of curiosity, I did a search and came up with this link on how the UV index is calculated:

http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvcalc.html

Now after reading all the info on that link, I have come to the conclusion that somebody is not calculating our area's UV index correctly! LOL
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #5010167

Joey the answer is D.

85 sunny, calm

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #5010180

Huh...Does that explain why we have zero sometimes? LOL

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

Monty won't look like this after a couple of weeks. We're going to have him shaved before our vacation. It's always sad to see all this fur go but he is happier when it's gone.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #5010187

Oops!

57F with 72 for later. I'm off today and I'm going to Lowe's again. And Western garden...
Feels like: 57F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 39
Humidity: 51%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 14 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 8:49 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2008
6:01 PM

Post #5010591

53* and we got 1/10'' rain out of all the storms surrounding us. Thank goodness we didn't get what we could have.

I've been working outside all the time.

We're staking the tomatoes for the first time. I couldn't give any away and I couldn't throw them away, so 19 tomatoes it is.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #5011285

So, I'm outside for...maybe...three hours. Four? I FINALLY look over at my irises. What do I see?

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #5011345

Hey, BP, you want to give tomatoes away, I'll take all you got! LOL er--how far is it to your place from down here? well, maybe not!

Celia, DAHLING! Absolutely MAHVELOUS iris! What's its name?

Sun is shining. It is 81 and probably humid outside but I haven't been out to see. It's a lot cooler in the a/c. :o((
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 27, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #5011819

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on May 27, 2008
70 F / 21 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the SE


Oktoberfest (I have no idea why it is called that.)

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #5012017

Kwanjin, gorgeous!! I love the blue beard it has.

Marsue, I think a lot of juice, salsa and roasted tomatoes are in order around here.

Kelli, names are funny.How beautiful!! Such a delicate shading on the standards.

I don't know the name of this one or how old it might be. It came from my Mom's bed and I never thought to ask her. She wasn't into plants. Anyone have a name? The blooms are large.

It made it up to 55* even tho it's cold, breezy and gloomy drab.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
11:54 PM

Post #5012061

Maruse I love eggplant. I love most veggies which is a very good thing, especially since Im going to start growing our own veggies. The prices are horrible and the taste is soo bland for store bought. I do buy from our local gardeners, but they only sell on the weekends downtown.
Marylyn I had to go back and read about the chili mango popsical! That was hysterical and mildly disgusting (only because it didnt happen to me)!
Celia Your Monty is beautiful! Im sure hes in his glory even when sheared! What kind of cat is he? I love all that fur! OMG that Iris is GORGEOUS!
Kelli You Iris is beautiful!
Sally And so is yours!

I have Iris envy!

80.2 F / 26.8 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the SSE
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4500 ft / 1371 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Ok I need some help here. My tomato plant leaves have these little trails that look little worm tracks. I'll have to go take a picture. Any ideas how to treat?

Sally - I'll take some of those tomato plants too! Oh well, they're already in the ground. I didn't realize you had some looking for a new home! LOL!

Marylyn...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5012079

Here is a picture of a leaf

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

May 28, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5012118

Billy, your iris looks a good bit like one of my unknowns, which I think might be "Indian Chief". There were a lot of red bitones like that developed in the late 1920s. These are mine. They look a tad bit more purple in this picture than they do in real life.

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

May 28, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #5012125

This is more accurate color-wise.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5012166

Sharon, the orange color is beautiful! Yes, they're in the ground!

Kelli, you might be right, and my Mom liked indians. I bought a huge iris book for myself for X-mas and that was one of my choices.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #5012484

Love the iris pictures. Here in Pa. it finally got up to 83 deg. today. Thunderstorm late today, got 1/4 in of rain and a beautiful rainbow. The columbines are starting to bloom.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #5013455

Love all the pics!

Monty is half Flame-Point Siamese and half Maine Coone.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2008
5:42 AM

Post #5013814

MySharona, look on the underneath side of that leaf, and you may find your culprit, or a bunch of eggs. prune off all the affected leaves, and spray with something organic...

none of my night time pics came out with lightning. DH was standing there as i took pics. "NOPE. MISSED IT. Didn't get it. Missed it again. You won't get it." He is always right.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #5014029

se_eds - Your Columbines are gorgeous!
Celia - I had a flame point Siamese - his name was Cosmo (before) Kramer. Miss that big boy. Love that picture! He's a beauty!
TF - I'll check out the leaves before work this morning. Grrr I sprayed last night with an organic spray, but will do over after trimming the leaves. Thanks for the info!


64.9 F / 18.3 C
Clear
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. High 85. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Well, it's DysonDim and the birds are out early chattering away. Apparently they have a lot to talk about this morning! LOL!

Brom bloom getting ready to open

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2008
10:32 AM

Post #5014071

Good Morning! :D I think today may be a repeat from yesterday. The temp is 63 & the birds are singing away! We got one good shower yesterday, but that was it. The local weather guy said we were down 1" below the norm for rainfall amounts...I hope this isn't going where I think it's going...
At Dublin...
Clear: 66F
Feels like: 66F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 64
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 5 mph NNW
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 8:36 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Marsue, What is your elevation? We can figure up what our own index is now that we know how to calculate it! :D LOL
KW, Kelli, Sally! Gorgeous Iris's
KW, I have one just like yours, but don't know the name...mine haven't started to bud yet. My 'things' are always later than everyone else's...because of all the shade! ;) What a pretty kitty! :)
Sally, What kind of tomatoes did you plant? Your gonna be juicin' like mad when they all 'come in'. Your gonna have lot of spaghetti sauce! :D Do you make tomato preserves?
TF, Sorry you did get any pics of the storm...I was kinda wanting to see some...but maybe next time! :)
Se_eds, Your Columbine are BE-yu-ti-ful! :D Do you know how to do tomato preserves? A long time ago one of my neighbors gaver me the recipe after I gave her the tomatoes, but I don't know what I've done with it! :(
Sharon, You're gonna have some good 'eatin' when everything gets ripe! :D 'Love you Bromeliad! :D
Kelli...I have a question. Do you think that it would be difficult for me to grow an Agave? Do they get very large? I read somewhere (I think) that some get to be 6' tall.

The answer to the trivia is...B (Dyson, I thought that it was 'D' too)
Snow will often sublimate in the winter months.

Today's trivia is...
In what year was the first correctly predicted tornado event?
a) 1948
b) 1954
c) 1959
d) 1965

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

(my 1st Asiatic)

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 28, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #5014573

39
Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s. Light winds becoming west 10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunrise: 4:34 AM AKDT
Sunset:11:14 PM AKDT
Length Of Visible Light: 22h 08m
The graduation went well, the guests have returned to the lower 48, we've taken a few days to get away and it's nice to be home again.
Ric; my condolonces to you and your family.
Marsue; I'm sorry for your grandchildren's loss as well.
M2K~JW is just about the cutest little guy ever~what a clown and a sweetheart.
Have enjoyed going through the photos and news. Adina, your home looks great.
Stopped for a coffeebreak on our first summer trip. Note ice on lake:)
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 28, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #5014583

The ice had gone out at this end of the lake.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 28, 2008
1:31 PM

Post #5014604

Gson's graduation w/us.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #5015299

What a handsome couple of men you have there, Kiska! Wow! And your views are amazing.

Joey, that orange asiatic is the prettiest I've seen. And I'm going to guess...A.


Sharon, love the flower!

66F with 75 for later today. Also, rain. And thunder and lightning. Hope I get to see some lightning. I have to work today, right through the middle of teh day.

Feels like: 66F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 30
Humidity: 26%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 15 mph S
Sunrise: 5:59 AM
Sunset: 8:50 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #5015488

Joey Im clueless on the Trivia so Im going with A! Pretty Asiatic!
Kiska Welcome back! We received the package Thank you for the information! Jeffs Bear Bell is hanging on the mirror in the bedroom (so he wont forget it in July)! I cant wait to see those mountains and lakes in person! Just beautiful! Great picture of you and your men!
Celia You and Joey have the prettiest ferns!

Jeff and Prissy relaxing this weekend.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #5015926

Currently in Amarillo
58F (Feels like 55F) Sunrise: 06:35
Sunset: 20:54
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 7.00 m

Cloudy
Wind: E12
Barometer: 30.27


been out working, time for a rest... i took plenty of pics, they are just all solid black LOL

great pics everyone! that is a tricky trivia, not EVEN gonna guess...

tf
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 28, 2008
6:55 PM

Post #5016118

I'm guessing C for absolutely no good reason. LOL

Welcome back, kiska! Your grandson is very handsome and looks very happy. :-)

All of the iris photos have been beautiful!! Thanks for the moss rose fix, Sharon. ;-)

It may rain this afternoon. We could use it! It always amazes me how much difference there often is in our temps, Tamara Faye. Same state, 3 zones away...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 12:53pm CDT (58 min ago)
Temperature 90 F 32 C
Dew Point 69 F 21 C
Humidity 50%
Pressure 30.08 in 1018.6 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir Variable Variable
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 95 F 35 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 75.0F / 23.9C
6 hour max temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 90.0F / 32.2C
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #5016341

oh, but the forecast for tomorrow will be more like your weather today! might get to the PO today to send your book...
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5017189

Joey, if you mean tomato jelly and jams, I have a recipe of two. Some for green tomatoes too. LMK. Welcome back Kiska.
Today was a day from paradise. Humidity 32 deg. Temps 69 - 74. Sunshine splashed all over the place. Tuesday is grass cutting day here, but we were both away on Tuesday so we got it today. It was dried off and a slick and easy job. Columbine are still blooming away But so are the Clematis vines I planted 2 years ago.

This is The President - he is 9 ft. tall and growing.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 28, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5017434

3:30; sunny and 63.
Thanks, they're good guys too.
MySharona~so looking forward to seeing you both; don't forget the bear bell>)).
kwanjin~did it end up w/thunder/lightning? Your fern is so pretty.
TF~seems like both you and se-eds had a busy day.
MarylynTX~90; seems that could be a very warm rain; does it cool down before raining?
se_eds~Tomato jelly and jams are new to me but sure sounds good. Your President is gorgeous.
Granddaughter's 8th grade promotion.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #5017897

Beautiful irises, everyone
Celia: Monty rules!--LOL pretty fern
Kiska: welcome back--lots of graduations and celebrations up your way--handsome grandkids or should I say handsome DGS and pretty DGD --good photo of you, hubby and the DGS. I know you are proud of him and the DGD, too! Love the mountain scenes!
BP: I have a great salsa recipe,if you are interested. I can dmail it to you or post it here if anyone else wants it. Let me know, "y'all".
se_eds; what a gorgeous color on "The President"!
Joey: not sure what our elevation is--somewhere around 300+ plus feet, I think--will have to research it. Once again I am "clueless" on the trivia--LOL Gorgeous Asiatic Lily!
Sharon: Jeff and Prissy are really "laid back". Is Prissy going with you to AK?
TF: sorry about the lightning photos--or lack thereof.

Been cooler today--very pleasant.
Currently 71 and not quite Dyson dark--but getting there.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #5017982

Cold this morning, finally warmed up this afternoon to about 65. Now it's cold again. Supposed to be in the 80s and humid again tomorrow. Will wait and see.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2008
3:50 AM

Post #5018619

Seeds, I can see why it's The President!

Yes, Mau, Monty DOES rule. LOL

Kiska, what a beauty she is!

We didn't get any weather except sun and a light breeze. Some fluffy clouds went by but nothing stuck around long enough to do anything. It's 57 now and tomorrow is the same forcast. We'll see.

Hosta coming along nicely. It's new this year. Autumn Moon.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 29, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #5019339

Se_eds Tomato jelly and jam? Why have I never heard of this? Sounds wonderful! Your Clematis is gorgeous!
Kiska It stays warm during the rain then we get even more humid and sticky. Its such a wonderful feeling LOL!!! Which is why Im drooling over se_eds temps right now! Your GD is so pretty! Oh for skin like that again! : )
Marsue - Prissy is staying home : ( She wouldnt travel well in an airplane. And with what they are doing with the airlines these days.who knows what the charges would be to take your pet with you.
TF I have a hard time taking lightening pics too. Where is Ric? He could tell us what were doing wrong!
Pepper - When will your temps level off of for the Summer?
Celia Love that Autumn Moon!

68.5 F / 20.3 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 6500 ft / 1981 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 83. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Don't hate me because I'm bweeeteeful! I'm very sassy and bad too!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #5019419

Sharon, summer hits when it hits. lol
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
12:16 PM

Post #5019703

Sharon: don't you just love cats--they are so--well, just so royal! LOL
Celia: I adore hostas--saw one on another thread that had really huge leaves--can't remember the name of it. Wish I had a good place for them.

Went to wallyworld yesterday--bought groceries but also got a pump to make a water feature--was going to buy some other stuff for making it but DH said, "Don't buy anything--I have enough stuff at home to make you a fountain." This should be interesting! LOL

Today:
Sunny
High 86F
Precip 10%
Wind: E 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 63%
UV Index: 10 Very High !!!!!
Sunrise: 5:56 AM CT
Sunset: 8:15 PM CT
Avg. High: 83F
Record High: 90F (1989)
Clear Overnight
Low 67F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 79%
Avg. Low: 61F
Record Low: 47F (1971)

One of my new rose blooms--I think this is Gypsy--not sure--DH didn't leave the labels with the bushes when he planted them--having to guess from the description of the bloom as to which each one is. Life is never dull with my DH around--he keeps you guessing! LOL

edited to add: this photo is a little fuzzy

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2008
12:48 PM

Post #5019836

Oh, how pretty, Mau! Pau doing well? I'm with you on the kitties being royalty.

Sharon, that kitty is gorgeous! I'll bet that fur is like touching a cloud.

I've caught lightning on video but still having trouble with still shots, too.

54F with 72. They keep threatening us with thunder but...
Feels like: 54F

Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 5:59 AM
Sunset: 8:51 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Classic Bordeaux going strong, last of the Batik and the unknown deep purple is just coming on.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
12:56 PM

Post #5019872

Gorgeous, Celia! Too bad that Iris don't bloom all summer! Pau is fine, thank you.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #5019893

I was just thinking the same! I need to find a close source for the reblooming type. And I just ordered some japanese iris.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2008
2:15 PM

Post #5020160

Helloooo! Yesterday was rather 'wet', but today it's supposed to be very sunny! :D Yard 'work' is in store. :D At the moment we have a temp of 52. I have finally taken all of my flowers outside (except the African Violet). Now I need to work on the annual bed...
At Dublin...
Fair: 55F
Feels like: 55F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 55
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 8:36 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Se_eds, I was referring to the wonderful jelly & jams! ;) btw, what does 'LMK' mean? And your Clematis is...WOW!
Yeah!! Kiska! You're Back! :D Your GS looks so Proud! (so does his grandparents!) :D And GD, soooooo Pretty! Those pics of the ice leaving are great & summer is almost there! ;) BTW, I found a humongous Blackberry patch down on the river! It's Acres! Only one problem...I'll need to use Garrett's 4X4 to get to it. He doesn't want me to drive it (says I don't know how! LOL), and him finding the time to take me may be a problem. But I am persistant! ;) With 22 hours of light I would be finished with all of my outside work! :)
Thanks KW, Love the Hosta...It almost looks like my S&S. Will it get really large? Love that Fern! :D I have wild ones...& one 'tame' (Japanese Painted). I actually have another wild one, but I don't know what kind it is...I 've been looking thru all of the 'wild flowers' on-line & can't seem to find it. Someone here at DG's suggested that it may be a natural hybrid.
Thanks Marsue, I really believe that you are definitely the 'Rose Queen'. :D You have so many different beauties! :D I don't know what our elevation is either...have to do a little digging to find out. Maybe I'll let the guys at Dublin keep figurin git out...too much 'brain strain'! LOL
Thanks Sharon, Jeff & Prissy look as if they are getting ready for a little siesta! ;) And 'sassy & bad'? Not while they are snoozin'! :D

The answr to the trivia is...A
On March 25, 1948, the first tornado prediction was correct on Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Today's trivia is...
What is ice fog called in the Western US?
a) fulgarite
b) pogonip
c) chinook
d) smog

Have a Great day!
Joey

(look what I found right behind the house! It's a White Ash!)

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5020847

Hi everyone!

Just a quick hello here - I'm too far behind to catch up.

Adina - the field of poppies by your house is gorgeous! :-)

We've had two sunny days in a row with highs around 60F :-)
An hour ago there was an earthquake of 6.1 richter here in SW Iceland. We felt it quite well, there was a really loud rumbling and the windows of the house trembled. I was sitting in the grass and felt a wave beneath me - quite weird. I don't know of any damage yet, there are two towns very close to the center of the quake. Things fell from shelves there but I haven't heard of any structural damage.

Hope you all have a great day! I'm getting back out in the sun ;-)

Rann

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 29, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5021788

Wow, so many gorgeous pics here! I'm glad to see you Kiska and congrats for your GS!
It's a little chilly, but normal today, about 70 an dsunny. It rained with hail yesterday , but not longer than 10 minutes.
Here's is my garden at the block with the lilies and lawn.
Hugs,
Adina

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2008
8:32 PM

Post #5021839

It is 78 clear blu sky.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 29, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5022122

Thank you; she just turned 14 and is very excited to be going into high school in the fall.
rann~hope all's well~certainly seems to a number of quakes lately.
dyson~that report looks great.
It's 59 here, sunny and clear.
Joey~good luck inticing Garrett to get you to the berry patch; promise him a pie and it might work:)) Haven't a clue about the trivia; we just use the term ice-fog; but will guess A. The Ash is beautiful.
Adina~love the photos; looks great there.
kwanjin~very pretty; must be nice to have them in your yard.
marsue~be sure and show the water feature when it's up and running. Love the rose blossom.
MySharona~how very regal and looks quite pleased to the center of attention. At least you won't have heat/humidity to contend with when you get here:)
The view from our camping area last week.
Kiska

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #5022316

sorry bout that quake, glad you are OK!

beautiful photos, one and all! se-eds, should i prune my clematis? i have always left it alone, but it isn't getting any taller!

mysharona, my photo taking problem is that I am NOT as fast as lightninig LOL

tf

random photo...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5022330

well, that was just my darling cat, Yetti. how about a duckling as it hatches... our latest addition...

happy weather everyone!

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5022341

storm clouds doubling back, rotating around our house, with a "hook echo" right overhead...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5022344

sun setting behind...

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
10:01 PM

Post #5022350

and last good shot before it got dark... SORRY, WRONG PHOTO...

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

May 29, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5022764

Joey, agaves can get 6 feet tall, but it depends on the species. Even with the big ones, their ultimate size is in proportion to the size of the container they are in. I don't know if there are any agaves that are hardy to zone 6.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on May 29, 2008
75 F / 24 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the South
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1015 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 7 out of 16


yellow mariposa lily - They are usually bigger than this but this is the first one I've seen in years.

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

May 29, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #5022767

oaks

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

May 29, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5022772

California wild rose

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

May 29, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5022777

penstemon

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #5023117

Rann I popped over here as soon as I heard about the Quake.
Glad there were no serious injuries!

I raise about 30 different Agave here.
There are Zone 6 ones BUT they can't take any wet w/ the cold.
So for all intents and purposes there really aren't any.
I had a tarp system to keep them dry... now I just bring them in.

Try High Country Gardens and Yuccado for some very interesting Agave.
As Kell said they basically conform to the pot size.
Which is good as a Century Agave can get 8' tall and just as wide w/ a Bayonet tip.

I have a scar on my thigh from a Pincushion Agave that poked me up on Mt Gleason.
I was taking a picture of another Agave and brushed that one about 3/4" into my leg.

There are many smaller varieties that are perfect for home wintering.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/765603440/in/photostream/

We it was cool this morning but clear and hot by afternoon.
Looks like rain by the weekend...

All the flower and weather shots are great!
That Iris is as black as I've ever seen.

Here's a wild daisy shot.

Ric


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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5023348

Hot, humid and miserable. I want the coolness back!! lol. We hit the high 80s today.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #5023703

marsue, love the color of your rose. Your husband sounds a bit like mine. If it were up to him he would never, ever throw anything away. He even repaired he flyswatter on the proch 3 or 4 times now!! But what would we do without them when important things break?

Joey, LMK is let me know.

What a neat duckling hatching. Pruning clematis - some get pruned and some don't - I have had to ask on the clematis forum for each one I have. LOL

Weather today - high about 80 deg. We have enjoyed low humidity and breezes the past two days. Early mornings when I get my work done are in the 45-60 deg range. Low tonight supposed to be 48. I have been planting out coleus plants and hope they don't suffer from those cold night temps.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5023969

I haven't been posting but I've been checking in from time to time. There seems to be an endless supply of great looking flowers and kids in this thread. I've been extremely busy trying to get a few projects done around here. I finished the trim work on the lean-to I build off the end of the garage earlier this week and turned my attention to hauling fence rails I split this spring out of the woods and adding to my fence.

The red-tailed hawk I found injured last Feb. made a full recovery and I drove her back down to Slippery Rock (about 70 miles) and released here on the big farm where I found her. When I went to pick her up at the rehab center she was out in the flight building with 2 other red-tails. The flight building is a large open space with 20 to 25 foot high ceilings. Sue the rehab lady handed me a sheet and told me if it came down to throw the sheet over it and grab it. She took another sheet, spread it out and ran toward the hawks waving it. They flew to the other end of the building and landed. Sue kept running back and forth and the hawks kept flying from one end of the building to the other and landing about 20' up. I was standing there thinking it could take forever to capture even one of these birds and even then it most likely would be the wrong one. About then my hawk tried to land, lost her grip and came sliding down the wall, hooking her talons into a window screen about 5 feet from the floor. Sue ran over, grabbed it with the sheet and put it in a cardboard box. A couple of minutes later I was on the road. I had my camera ready when I released it hoping to get a photo but as soon as I opened the box a tiny bit it shot out of there like a rocket and was hundreds of yards away in seconds. Pretty cool.

Here's a photo of the release site, a large farm in western Pa.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
3:13 AM

Post #5024010

The weather here has been mostly dry and sunny over the past week with temps dropping into the 30's at night. We have had frost quite a few mornings over the past 2 weeks. Thunderstorms are forecast for the nest 5 days.

Wow Kiska! I can see why you might want to spend some time in that spot.


Photo: New fence.


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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2008
6:34 AM

Post #5024720

Wow, Early! I didn't know you did that sort of thing. With the birds, I mean. My hubby would so love to be able to do things like it. And I would, too. Neither of us has the time or the physical energy for it. I envy you.

We got our rain they've been threatening us with for the last two days. What a downpour it was! For all of 1 hour. Got everything good and soaked, which is good.

Very tiny marigolds.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #5024896

Good morning!

It's cloudy, 52F and fairly calm - looks like another great day :-)

Here's an update on the earthquake. It's believed to have been around 6.1 -6.3 on the richter scale. The origin was between the towns of Hverageri and Selfoss, about 3-4 miles from each town. There was extensive damage to interiors, glassware was thrown out of cabinets and furniture tumbled over. There are cracked walls in many houses and there was at least one old barn that crumbled. The evaluation of structural damage to the houses is ongoing. People were instructed to stay outdoors yesterday afternoon because of the possibility of a second quake of similar magnitude. Fortunately that didn't happen. Many people opted to sleep in tents or with friends or relatives elsewhere rather than return to their houses last night. There are two bridges close to the origin of the earthquake, one just 2 miles away. They were both closed immediately after the quake and evaluated - both held up so they were opened for traffic again last night.

Here are two links to the weather service site with information on the earthquake - they're both in english ;-)

http://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/2008/nr/1305
http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/

This photo was taken two weeks ago when things hadn't quite turned green ;-) A lake just outside of Reykjavik.

Great photos everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day :-)

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2008
11:32 AM

Post #5024984

Marsue Cats are great! Ive had cats all my life. Then we got Prissy and our cats think shes the funniest looking cat theyve ever met! Thats something my DH would say! LOL! You are the Rose Queen!
Celia Her fur is very soft, but Callies fur is like silk. Beautiful Iriss!
Joey She wasnt snoozing she was playing possum! LOL! Im going with B on the trivia because its a funny looking word to me! Pretty White Ash are those seedpods or will it bloom?
Adina Your lawn is so pretty and green!
Kiska Ahhh.no humidity! Your picture looks like a postcard, beautiful!
TF Love the picture series! Great shots!
Kelli All very pretty flowers!
Ric Acck I get poked by my Agave every once in a while. A scratch from it will turn my skin in that area red for 2-3 days.
Se_eds I had to laugh! My Dh does part time handyman work here on the island. He rarely throws anything away and tries to fix everything!
E_B So happy to hear the hawk survived and is back in its environment! What an amazing story to be able tell. My DN goes to SRU. Great job on the fence! Whos that pretty kitty sitting on it?
Celia Im so envious of your rain! LOL! Pretty marigolds!
Rann Wow I didnt hear of an earthquake in your area. Praying for no lives lost and so glad you are safe. Look at those Daffs still blooming! Your girls are pretty inpink and theyre getting so tall!

70.3 F / 21 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 65 F / 18 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

WoooHoooo Strawberries!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
11:39 AM

Post #5025006

Thanks Sharon :-) My strawberries are starting to bloom too :-) It's been so warm for the past weeks that everything is way ahead of "schedule" ... we haven't had a single frost this month ... I think that must be a record.

EB - so glad the hawk recovered and is free again :-) It must be a great feeling to have been able to save it :-)

Rann
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #5025359

Thanks for thinking I'm the "Rose Queen" but you all are incorrect--this lady is the real rose queen. I think I read on one of the threads that she has close to 1,000 roses! Check this out if you want to see some really gorgeous roses:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/854971/
Ric--that new camera of yours is wonderful--such a great photo of the daisy and 'friend'! (Of course, I know the photographer surely has nothing to do with it--LOL)
Rann: an earthquake! How scary!! I'm so glad to know that you and your family are okay. The girls are so pretty and growing up, too!
On Wednesday, I picked up a bunch of freshly-picked strawberries from a farm in our area. My fingernails are stained red from capping them but they are worth the effort. Yummm!
EB--lucky hawk! so glad you were able to return him to the wild. That split rail fence is great! You sure did put a lot of effort into it. Of course, I see your regal feline surveying his/her domain from atop the fence.
Sharon: the succulents you sent me are doing very well. I really like them all. Thanks!

I took my DGD to the farm where she takes riding lessons yesterday. I got a bonus while I was there--an Elephant Ear, some oregano, some chocolate basil, and some lemon balm. The lady who has the horse farm freecycles a lot of stuff--this is where we got our horse manure for our lasagna beds last fall. She always has something to give away---:o))

I checked on the elevation for Cabot. We are at a whopping 299 feet above sea level! LOL
Today:
Sunny
High 90F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 13 mph
Max. Humidity: 60%
UV Index: 10 Very High (See that!!!!)
Sunrise: 5:56 AM CT
Sunset: 8:16 PM CT
Avg. High: 83F
Record High: 92F (1977)
Clear Overnight
Low 68F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 69%
Avg. Low: 61F
Record Low: 47F (1984)

These are the two lasagna beds we started last fall.
edited to add: the bed in front is mainly for roses although we have a couple of amaryllis in there. I also have three different ground covers which are just getting started in there--two kinds of ajuga--can't remember the name of the other one. The bed in the back of the photo along the fence is designated as our hummingbird and butterfly garden. It has all sorts of flowers in it that attract both of those. Also, a few non-blooming ornamentals.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2008
1:14 PM

Post #5025382

Celia, here's a close up of the bed along the fence. Can you spot the two ornamental corn plants?

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2008
2:30 PM

Post #5025714

Good Mornin! :D We have a foggy mornin' w/a temp of 61. It's gonna be sunny later on, but showers are forcast for this evening! (no graduation outside!)
At Dublin...
Fog: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: NA
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 8:37 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Rann, I'm SO glad that you are all right! The plates are moving! It certainly must be a weird feeling to feel it underneath you! And your little girls are so pretty & Growing up so fast! :-O
E_B, I know you must feel really good about getting the hawk back to where you found her! I'm proud of ya! btw, I took a pic of a bird yesterday evening. I wonder if you could tell me what it is...It looks like a Bittern, but then again, it doesn't. Could it be a juvenile? And your split-rain fencing is Wonderful! All that hard (& I do mean hard!) really has paid off! :D

Had to take a break...JW needed a bottle & a nap...

Well it certainly isn't foggy any more! :D The sun has popped out nicely!

Ric & Kelli, Thanks for the info about the Agave! I have the 'need' for one! LOL
Ric, Your's looks Great! There may be some hope for me being able to grow one. ;) Beautiful wild Daisy! Do you have any of the pink ones?
Kelli, I love the walks that you take us on...to tell the trueth, I thought (at 1st glance) that your Lily pic was a Trillium! Very pretty! And a Beautiful wild rose! Do they smell as good as they are pertty?
Thanks Sharon, The White Ash (as far as I know) only produces the seed pods. A lot of folks around here have the Mountain Ash which is more or less ornimental, but this little tree is the bat-making kind! :D
Kiska, Love that scenery! What a Great place to get away! ;) And Garrett knows he will get some pies! They are his favorite, so I may not have any trouble getting him to take me or maybe he'll just let me use the Jeep, so I won't be 'pestering' him. ;)
Adina, You're garden is such a lush green! :D But I really Love the fields at your house! :D I know you are anxious to get in it!
TF, You have a cute little duck! And Gee! The sky! The US sure is getting some nasty weather!
Se_eds, Thanks. I seem to have to be continually educated! LOL Would you consider sharing the recipe? I haven't had any in years! Mrs. Buckland gave the recipe to me 25 years ago, & I have moved 3 times since then...no wonder I can't find it! :D
KW, Your Marigolds may be tiny right now, but they will 'grow & multiply'! :D Love 'em!
Marsue, Love your lasagna beds! You have certainly put in a lot of work there! I love the rock/lichen border! :D I haven't looked up our elevation, yet.

The answer to the trivia is...B
Fog is classified when visibility is less than 5/8 of mile.

Today's trivia is...
When does the low temperature of the day normally occur?
a) midnight
b) noon
c) just before sunrise
d) just after sunrise

Have a Great Day All! :D
Joey

(here's the strange bird - pretty good size)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2008
4:16 PM

Post #5026102

C

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2008
4:37 PM

Post #5026180

Your bird looks like a Kiwi! It very well could be a Bitern.

61F with 73 later. No rain scheduled.
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 38
Humidity: 42%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 5:58 AM
Sunset: 8:51 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate


Mau, I DO see the corn plants! LOL They're going to be pretty. I wonder if you'll get viable seeds that will be trtue to form or if you'll have to get new ones next year. I'm still looking in my area. If I don't find that Rainbow, I'll have to order it. Them. And in our book, you ARE the Rose Queen!

Rann, your girls are so pretty! And so happy looking. Makes me miss those days when my girl was little. And we saw a news report last night about the earthquake. No deaths is what they reported but there were a few injuries. True?

The mariglod flowers are tiny, about a half an inch across.



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

May 30, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5026206

Joey, your strange bird looks like a heron.

Rann, I'm glad you weren't hurt and didn't lose anything in the earthquake. How cool(if you can call it that) that you felt the ground roll beneath you. I've never been outside during an earthquake. Most of them seem to happen when I'm in bed.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5026462

Kelli, It looks like this bird, in shape... http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/American_Bittern.html#sound

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #5026556

Here's a baby for comparison...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozjulian/2253236575/
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #5026616

KW - that's right, no fatalities fortunately (apart from a few sheep who were inside the barn that collapsed) and no serious injuries either.

We're counting our blessings ... it really is a wonder that there weren't any more injuries. I read in today's paper that there were actually cars driving over the bridge when the quake hit. The people in one of the cars said the bridge swung wildly back and forth. People shopping in a grocery store ran outside while shelves tumbled over and ceiling plates fell down. It really is amazing that no one was hit with some falling objects ... This quake was overdue actually - There are big quakes every 100 years or so in that area. The last big quakes were in 1896 and a late one in 1916. Then there were big quakes in 2000 and after those experts predicted that there would be at least one more since there was still some tension that needed to be released. They predicted it would be in the area where yesterday's quake was.

The Reykjavik area is far enough away that there weren't any damages here - we just had a bit of a jolt ;-)

Kelli - it was actually pretty cool since we weren't in any danger ... It was less cool for those closest to it.

Joey - thanks :-)

marsue - thanks - your beds look great ! Very pretty roses :-) Strawberries are the best :-) I think tornadoes are far more scary than earthquakes ... so thankful that we don't have to worry about those here.

We got a bit of rain this afternoon, hardly enough to wet the ground though. It's been quite a while since we've had a decent rain shower (not that I'm complaining! lol)

Rann

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:21 PM

Post #5026694

Rann, your girls are so beautiful ! That was so awerful about the arthquake, I haven't heard either about it! I'm glad you are well and no one has been hurt. We are so afraid of teh eartquakes and we had many in Bucharest. Lucky, they weren't that big lately. We haven't had a big one since 2004. That one was 6.2 and we had no damages. They said we're expecting a big one in 2006, but it never came, thank God ! Part of hurrying to start a new house was our fear for the earthquake.

Ric, your bird and ant/daisy are so beautiful! Thanks for the good words, I'm glad the garden is looking so green , lucky we had so much rain!

E_B, love your fence, so original! Great pics!

Marsue, I also love marigolds and had a few in my garden , but they rise up my allergies, so I can't raise them in my garden. They'll grow so beautiful in your garden!

Kelli, such beautiful wild flowers !

Sharon, love Prissy and your cat too in the pictures! Great you 'll have strawberries in your garden!

Se_eds, the President is so beautiful, I want one too!

Tamara, what is that, a new chickie?

Kiska, gorgeous view of the lake and mountain!

Joey, awesome bloom! How's JW?

Celia, such gorgeous irises!

I took a few pics of my blooms today.
Hibiscus.


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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5026697

Abutilon.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5026701

Japanese geranium.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:25 PM

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Petunias

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:26 PM

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Euphorbia

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:28 PM

Post #5026725

Beloperone.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 30, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5026729

Part of my plants on the balcony...you can see a few leaves of the agava I have .

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 30, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #5026862

57; cloudy; 10:30am. 39% humidity.
rann~so glad there wasn't more damage; what a worrisome event. The girls look so cute~love seeing them growing up.
MySharona~I should have said, no humidity and heat. Not much heat, but it rains often in the summer. Generally, a fine, light rain.
adina~the blossoms are just gorgeous. Such wonderful colors, too.
marsue~looks like lots of work is paying off beautifully. Yesterday we set out the marigolds, pansys and lobelia in containers and hanging baskets.
M2Keep~ C ~ I bet you're going to get the ok to go get those berries yourself:)
kwanjin~pretty little marigold; a favorite of mine.
Cruise ship leaving Seward harbor.
Kiska

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #5027471

Joey...I took the liberty of editing your photo so I could get a better look. I think you have a green heron.

Link here: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Green_Heron_dtl.html


early_bloomer

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

May 30, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #5027927

Joey, the CA wild rose has a little fragrance but not much.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on May 30, 2008
78 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SSE


A couple more pictures from yesterday - our Lord's candle

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

May 30, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5027965

pond

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #5028417

That's definitely Butorides virescens or Little Green Heron.
Hide the fish!!!!!

Adina I love that Beloperone. Your pictures are perfect!

Kelli that Yucca whipplei is gorgeous!
Pups around it?

It was 81 here today and in fact still is.
WAY too hot for this time of year!

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

May 31, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #5028429

I didn't notice if there were pups around the yucca but I'm sure there were.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #5028639

Ric...Did you happen to read the "Cool Facts" in the link I posted? I found this very interesting.

Cool Facts

* The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It commonly drops bait onto the surface of the water and grabs the small fish that are attracted. It uses a variety of baits and lures, including crusts of bread, insects, earthworms, twigs, or feathers.


adinamiti...Great flower photos. From what I've seen of your new house it looks like it should stand up to just about anything. That type of fence dates back to colonial days here. Back when I was a kid there were still quite a few around this area but they are hard to find these days.

Kelli...looks like the green is hanging on there.

seeds...your clematis looks great. I love them but they always seem to be a hit or miss proposition for me.

Thanks for the compliments on the fence project. I finished the new section this evening and will not add any more until next spring when I'll finish the last section. It's been a lot of work but well worth it. Here are a couple of photos of the new addition. In the first photo you can see the older sections of fence in the background behind the orchard.

early_bloomer



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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #5028648

One more...


early_bloomer

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #5028839

Hot, humid and miserable. No cooling off tonight either.

Luminosity iris.

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

May 31, 2008
2:50 AM

Post #5028911

E_B, your fence makes me think of Abraham Lincoln.

The green is hanging in near the pond, but elsewhere, the annual grasses are pretty much all brown. Actually, right now, they're more of a blond color. It's kind of pretty in a way but later in the year they'll be looking more grey. That is not particularly pretty. You saw a lot of that from me last year.

This is barley growing wild. I don't know where it came from and there was only one plant. There was one there last year, too.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #5030560

Mornin'! 73 & Sunny! :D

E_B, I think you are Right! :D Thanks for the help. And the 'Cool Facts' Were Cool! ;) I had never seen one around here, so was thrown for a loop. I always see the big blues, they love our little creek. ~ You certainly have done a marvelous job on the fencing! What kind of wood did you use? All of the really old ones around here are made of wormy chestnut. (just curious)
Ric, LOL! Hiding fish as I 'speek'! LOL
Kelli! Love the Yucca! I have a few 'babies' growing here...I hope they grow up to look like that one! :D We have the muliflora rose.
Adina, JW is doing just fine...Thanks for asking. I'll send some pics of him crawling this evening.

Gotta go work outside...

Joey

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

May 31, 2008
8:58 PM

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Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on May 31, 2008
73 F / 23 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the South


Today we went out to look for Humboldt lilies. We found only two plants with buds and the rest of the plants are drying up without blooming.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 31, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #5032158

E_B, thanks for the new pics of the fence, is looking great! Is it the fence which limits your property?
Joey, such beautiful wild rose! I'm anxious to see the pics with JW crawling!
Kelli, wonderful Lord's candle, wow!
Kiska, love that boat!
My house has new things inside and outside : the sills...


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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 31, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #5032167

Lights...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 31, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #5032170

On the stairs too...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 31, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #5032176

And the railings on the balconies.

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

June 1, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5032845

The house is looking great, Adina. I like the light with the little spiral things.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5032910

Started out rainy this AM. Got 1/4 in in 15 minutes, then it stopped. Folks south of us were under tornado warnings and flood warnings.

Joey, will look up the recipe

Adina, I just love your pictures. That Red hibiscus is a beauty.

EB - Can't imagine the work that fence took. Clematis are hit and miss all over Pa. But that fence begs for some. I think I got some of my best from Walmart - $5.00. I grow these little 3" pots.in a gallon pot the first summer and plant them out in the fall. At least they aren't thorny like roses and if you get tired of them, one squirt of Roundup will do them in.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2008
3:53 AM

Post #5033886

Well, I finally made it back. The Honey Suckle is killin' me!

Here are a couple of pics of JW crawling...he's not up to full speed yet, but I got some child safety locks today.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2008
3:54 AM

Post #5033892

One more...See ya in the morning! :D

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2008
3:56 AM

Post #5033898

OK, just one more...here he is doing some minor repair on his 'wheels'! LOL

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2008
5:48 AM

Post #5034277

He's just the cutest thing! OMG he'll be into EVERYTHING soon! LOL

Adina, your house, grounds and country are beaytiful!



65 and we had 81 today! Yea!
Feels like: 65F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 33
Humidity: 30%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph S
Sunrise: 5:58 AM
Sunset: 8:52 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

We got our plane tickets to Oregon tonight! Yea, again!

And I paid off my truck!

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2008
12:00 PM

Post #5034805

It's wonderful to come through this thread daily. I agree with every single comment.
Here's a New Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/856729/
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