Calling all "judges" for the annual DG County Fair! Vote for your favorites here!

Weather: May Daily Weather 2008 III,....Brings May Flowers

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

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

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Here is the house as seen from the field.

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Another picture, farther.

Thumbnail by adinamiti
(Zone 7a)

WOW! Love it!

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Cammomille on the field.

Thumbnail by adinamiti
(Zone 7a)

Is that a coneflower I see, too?

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Thanks, kwanjin ! Here's another wild plant.

Thumbnail by adinamiti
(Zone 7a)

I have this today.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

What a pretty shade of purple.

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

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

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

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

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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"

Thumbnail by marsue
Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

So glad tou opened a new therad.
Got rain.
Working 12 hrs for next 2 weeks.
Sidney

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Sunny, 75

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

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

(Zone 7a)

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.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

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.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

Nope, you can't see him. Shucks.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I think Sidney meant 12 hour days. ;-)

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

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.
;)

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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.

Thumbnail by marsue
Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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...



Thumbnail by TamaraFaye
Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Beautiful tf!

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

61 and Sunny going for 80

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

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!

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

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

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

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"

Thumbnail by Kelli
(Zone 7a)

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.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

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.

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

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

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

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.

This message was edited May 25, 2008 3:23 PM

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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

Thumbnail by marsue
Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Is Sharon gone to AK already?
I'm running thru to get to work.
;)

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

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

(Zone 7a)

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.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Hot and humid today. No rain supposedly til tomorrow.

Millersburg, PA(Zone 6b)

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.

Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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

(Zone 7a)

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

Thumbnail by kwanjin
(Zone 7a)

And I finally got the hummer!!!

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

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

Post a Reply to this Thread

You cannot post until you , sign up and subscribe. to post.
BACK TO TOP