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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2008
11:59 AM

Post #5034796

Please come by often with your pictures and weather reports.
Here in Jax it was hot at work all night.
I am a heavy lurker, but my energy to post has been waining. Less than a week left on the job.
I've been busy getting ebay plants which have to be planted immediately.
I'm having a plant sale next Saturday.
I like that fence EB. Adina I am so tickled your house is almost finished and beautiful.
Joey it's just before dawn. JW is so precious.
These are waiting to be cliped.
Sidney

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #5035177

Gee Sidney I didn't know you liked Coleus... ROTFLMAO!

Paid off Trucks are COOL!!!!!!

Ric playing w/ the Bees

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2008
4:01 PM

Post #5035688

Hellooo! Well the Honey Suckle didn't kill me, but I slept way too long! The temp is 73 & the sun is brightly shining. We had a nice little shower this morning.
At Dublin,
Fair: 73F
Feels like: 73F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 66
Humidity: 78%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph W
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:38 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Thanks Sidney, Your Coleus are Gorgeous. I hope you're not wearing yourself out too badly, but am glad for you that it will be finished soon.
Ric, Great pic of the honey bee! I have some too & glad there are doing OK. How are they doing at your house?
Thanks KW, There's nothing better than getting rid of a big payment! ;)
Adina, Your house is really looking Great! Love the fixtures! :D
Kelli, That is sad about the Lilies. :(
Pepper, What a Lovely Iris! :D Sounds very hot & muggy! :-O Definitely 'miserable'!

The answer to the trivia is...D
Right after the sun rises, the angle of the sun is still too low for any radiational heating to occur.

Today's trivia is...
In 1954 this hurricane hit the Northeastern United States:
a) Claudia
b) Christine
c) Carol
d) Cheryl

Have a Great Day! :D
Joey

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 1, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #5036670

Sidney, thanks for starting a new thread with your gorgeous coleus again!
Thank you all for the good words of appreciation on my house, you are such good friends!
Joey, thanks for the beautiful pics with JW...I just love those pretty face and fatty arms!
Ric, great picture!
Here's a campanula on the field.
Hugs,
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #5036984

Thanks for the new thread Sidney! I love your Coleus!

Weve had company this weekend and oh my has it been HOT. The miserable summer type of heat is here. Accck! LOL!

Ric Wow! Great picture!
Celia Congratulations on the paid off truck! Thats reason enough for a celebration! LOL!
Adina Your house looks wonderful! Youre so lucky to have all the wildflowers surrounding your new home. Ive never seen campanula, love the color!
Joey JW is getting bigger and bigger! He is just too cute! Beeeeyouteeful bloom! I think it was Carol that hit in 1954.

We had a storm move through, but I still hear thunder in the distance. I was at the movie theater when it came through. Thought it was Indiana Jones playing in the theater next to us LOL! We received .5" of rain. No complaints...we need rain badly.

Now
Through 515 PM...slow moving showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to develop over northeast Florida. The heaviest showers will move into areas near Jennings...Oleno State Park...Newberry...Archer and Fort Caroline. The showers have a slow drift to the east at 5 to 10 mph. Expect...brief gusty winds...heavy downpours of rain and cloud to ground lightning strikes with thunderstorms activity.

88.5 F / 31 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 57 F / 14 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 89 F / 32 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 6 out of 16

Feels much more hot and humid than WX says. It just started sprinkling again. Here is my poinsettia at 1 month after cutting back.

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

June 1, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #5037265

Nothing unusual here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on June 01, 2008
77 F / 25 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the South
29.95 in / 1014 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 9 out of 16

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #5038034

Hot, humid, and for now dry.

We got a small fast moving storm last night. Hail and everything. Lightning came close to hitting my neighbors but it didn't hit them thankfully. Today is quiet. Kinda nice. :~)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #5038099

Beautiful coleus, Sidney!
great photo of the bee, Ric.
Joey: JW is moving on out! You won't be able to keep up with him once he starts walking!! I'm saying Cheryl on the trivia.
Adina: very pretty fixtures in the house. I just love that field of flowers outside your house!
Celia: congrats on the paid off truck! That's always a good feeling, isn't it?
Kelli: I always enjoy the photos of your "walkabouts"--keep 'em coming!
Sharon: your poinsettia is looking good. All mine still have red leaves on them from Christmas. I haven't done anything to them yet--it's called procrastination. LOL
Pepper: it's been unseasonably hot and humid here, too, but we did have a thunderstorm this afternoon. The wind was blowing so hard that even the big oak trees were bending over. It got pretty "hairy" for a few minutes. We lost one shingle off the roof but no other damage. The sun is shining brightly now. Current temp is 74.

unknown rose--possibly "Europeana"

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #5038664

marsue - glad to hear you escaped the brunt of the storms Temps here in the mid 70's. Humid. Later this afternoon we had hot temps and brief 3 minute dowpours..

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
3:06 AM

Post #5038968

We had 80s and lots of sun. It's windy now, like a storm brewing but I don't see any clouds.

Yes, it's good to be rid of that big payment.

Roses, Mau? I didn't know you had roses. ☺

What's the flower, Joey? It looks like a mum.

Adina, love to campanula. Such a pretty color.

Fragrant sumac...

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
9:18 AM

Post #5039611

65 and too dark.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
10:02 AM

Post #5039641

Marsue - Pretty roses! Your poinsettia will get "leggy" if you don't trim it back. I didn't trim mine back last year. It was tall, but not full.
Kwanjin - Nice picture of the Sumac!

71.6 F / 22.0 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 67 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 71 F / 22 C
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft / 914 m
Scattered Clouds 10000 ft / 3048 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. High 90. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Pink Flame Jacobina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #5040723

Thanks, Sharon. Some things look neat up close, don't they? Your flower is pretty.

64F with 77 predicted. Looks like we'll make that and then some. Also, thundershowers possible.

Feels like: 64F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 44
Humidity: 48%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 5:57 AM
Sunset: 8:53 PM
UV Index: 2 Low


Mini-rose.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #5040737

And pink Bachelors Button? I didn't have these before.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #5041964

I went to Western Garden and purchased some perennials.

Japanese Holly, Sky Pencil...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #5041972

Elderberry, Black Lace...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 2, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5041977

Great pics! It's getting chilly , windy , 75.
Here's my hosta.
Hugs,
Adina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5041978

Barberry, Aurea...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5041996

Pretty! I need more room for hostas. They're starting to "grow" on me. ☺

Last one. Euonymus, Emerald and Gold...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 2, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5041997

So beautiful, Celia!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5041999

Sunny, Bright, near calm, 84 - need to water this afternoon.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5042005

Oh, wow! What's that, Adina?

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 2, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #5042015

That's a hanging geranium in my window. This is the pot with more geraniums and the little MGs just popping out.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5042319

Pretty flowers, Adina. Are you going to be able to take all of your flowers with you when you move?
Celia: nice plants! Isn't plant shopping fun? I went plant shopping today and brought home a couple more. A "walker's low catmint" and a butterfly bush. I'm afraid I "have the habit!" (of buying plants)
Sharon: thanks for the advice on the poinsettia. I will try to cut mine back this very week (sometime).

Pau and I drove up to Greer's Ferry Lake--a Corps of Engineers lake about 40 miles from here. We had a nice drive and a good barbecue sandwich at a restaurant there and stopped at one of those corner nurseries/all-purpose places that sells sorghum molasses, jellies, jams, etc. That's where I got the two plants mentioned above. I wanted one of everything they had but I did well in restraining myself! LOL Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera so I couldn't capture any of the great scenery for you. :o((

Here's a photo of my two new plants, though.

Sunrise: 5:55 AM CT
Sunset: 8:17 PM CT
Avg. High: 84F
Record High: 94F (1977)
Partly Cloudy
Overnight Low 72F
Precip 20%
Wind: S 8 mph
Max. Humidity: 77%
Avg. Low: 62F
Record Low: 50F (1993)

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
9:56 PM

Post #5042405

It's hot hot hot here, with no sign of rain. The humidity is only at 40%, so it isn't quite as unbearable as it could be. :-) I forgot to turn the sprinklers on this morning.. I'll have to do it tomorrow if I remember.

Tomorrow morning, the big bunny is having oral surgery. She is 7 now, and one of her 2 year molars never came in. It is impacted in her lower jaw, near the nerve and the jawbone, and there is a large cyst around it. So it has to come out. She's very nervous about the operation, but is looking forward to all of the ice cream that she'll get to eat afterwards. I'm pretty nervous myself!

My usual weather website is down, but this will do... :-)

Houston Intercontinental Airport
Lat: 29.97 Lon: -95.35 Elev: 95
Last Update on Jun 2, 3:53 pm CDT

Partly Cloudy

96F
(36C)
Humidity: 40 %
Wind Speed: SE 10 MPH
Barometer: 29.90" (1012.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 68F (20C)
Heat Index: 101F (38C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

The bunnies playing on the play fort thing that my dh built in the back yard...

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5042421

Marsue, how far is Cabot from Conway? I have family there ( though we have not conversed in a long time ).
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5042425

Oh yea - 81 and real nice.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #5042486

Cabot is about 30-35 miles from Conway, Dyson-depending what part of the city you are going to. Not a bad drive at all. We moved to Cabot about 18 months ago from the Conway area to be closer to grandkids over here.

It's 89 here at 5:05 p.m. I need to get out and spray Round-Up on the bermuda grass in the flower beds but I don't like to sweat! LOL Oh, well, I suppose I better get to it!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #5042741

Celia Nice collection of plants! Love the mini-rose and bachelors button!
Adina Your geranium is so bright! I Love it!
Marsue I hate it when I leave my camera home! You bought some pretties too!
Marylyn Awww, your poor bunny. I hope everything goes well tomorrow. Well say a prayer for her. All 4 of my wisdom teeth were impacted had them removed at 32. I am soooo not looking forward to this Summer. I think its going to be worse than last year. The girls look like they are having a blast on the fort!

85.5 F / 29.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 40%
Dew Point: 58 F / 15 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 85 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft / 914 m
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft / 3657 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog late in the night. Low 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Can't remember the name of this one.

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

June 2, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #5042871

Prayers and best wishes for the big bunny!


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on June 02, 2008
76 F / 24 C
Clear
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1013 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Today we went hiking. We were going to do a route that we had done years ago. It goes down into the canyon, up out of the canyon, and along a ridge back to the starting point - about 5 miles round trip. However, today, after we had gone about 3 1/2 miles we came upon this little bit of hostility.

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

June 2, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5042890

I didn't think people were allowed to block off fire roads. Those are dirt roads through the mountains that the general public are not usually allowed to drive on but are there for fire fighting. In the previous picture, the "especially NPS rangers" (NPS = National Park Service) makes me suspect that something unlawful is going on back there. It would be a perfect place for a meth lab.

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

June 2, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #5042905

So, we had to turn around and go back the same way we came, making it about a 7 mile hike with 900 ft elevation gain and loss. It took four hours. We didn't bring anything to eat and didn't bring enough water. I'm pretty well beat. I hope I burned a lot of fat!

What you really want to see - the wildflowers.

rose snapdragon

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5042909

Sounds and looks like somebody has something to hide.

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

June 2, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5042915

Very pretty maple(?)

yellow mariposa lily - This one is more typical in size and shape than the one I showed you last week. When I saw this one, I yelled out, "Yellow mariposa!" That scared DH. I'm usually not very excitable or loud.

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

June 2, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5042917

mariposa buds

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

June 2, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5042925

canchalagua - The photo is not very good but the color of these is unique.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5042946

Yikes, Kelli!! I don't know who the "NPS Rangers" are, but judging by all of the barbed wire on that fence, the owners are pretty serious about keeping them out!

Thanks for all of the prayers. :-) All 4 of my wisdom teeth were impacted, too, and were yanked when I was 28. The oral surgeon was telling me apologetically that Joy's cheek was likely to be swollen and bruised afterwards, and there was a possibility that, if the tooth is too close to the nerve, that side of her mouth could be numb for a while. Yep... I looked like a chipmunk for quite some time after my surgery, couldn't eat solid food for 6 weeks, and half of my mouth was numb for 6 months, so I totally understood! My little sister had hers pulled a few months after mine and was eating hamburgers the next day... I've never quite forgiven her for that! LOLOL Hopefully my little JoyJoy's recovery will be more like my sister's than like mine! ^_^

Here is Browser, one of our Christmas kitties. He likes to eat and drink lying down, the lazy thing. If the water is too low to reach without standing up, he tips it towards him. It is VERY funny to watch!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5042954

Nat'l Park Service
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #5042959

Oh, duh.. Of course. Thanks, Celia!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 3, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5042972

The subject area is surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Malibu Creek State Park.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #5042984

I looked closer at kitty. ROTFLOL

Monty does that! he lays down and puts a foot on it so no one can steal it!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 3, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5042992

Browser looks like the epitome of lazy! How funny.

se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #5043305

Beautiful day here in Pa. Temps in the low 80's with a gentle breeze. Planted ou 75 petunia plants around a bed border and 60 zinnia plants around one side of another border this AM. Supposed to rain tomorrow. These 1 or 2 80 deg. days have the columbines jumping for joy.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #5043548

Marylyn, I meant to tell you that I will be praying for the big bunny's successful dental surgery and quick recovery. Give her a big hug from all of us!
Pretty wildflowers, as usual, Kelli. Somebody definitely doesn't want the NPS or anybody else on their property!
Celia: that is one lazy cat! LOL edited to say--whoops, that is Marylyn's lazy cat!
Sharon: gorgeous flower--so bright!
Se_eds: you've been busy! Pretty columbines.

83 at 8:18 pm

Our first tomato--not yet ripe but getting there-- yumm!

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #5044512

Marylyn, hugs to bunny!
great pics everybody!

tomorrow:
Hi 98 F
Lo 65 F

We are engaged in an early season heat wave with highs today soaring over 100. In fact, many locations have set record highs today with temps at 102-105. We will stay hot tomorrow, but we may be able to stay in the upper 90s instead of triple digits. A weak front will help out by bringing cooler air into the area by the end of the week.

Choose Location:
Clovis: 87F
Albuquerque: 82F
Guymon: 93F [OUR TEMP IS CLOSER TO THIS]
Oklahoma City: 83F
Lubbock: 88F
Dallas: 87F
Currently in Amarillo
89F (Feels like 83F) Sunrise: 06:33
Sunset: 20:57
Humidity: 13%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: S22gusting to 31 mph
Barometer: 29.75

...it was worse, earlier today is was 108 here. humidity below 5 %, and 30 MPH winds. was in and out most of the day hosing down chickens and the yard. when clouds covered the sun, it broke down to ONLY 106.

now we are being attacked by biting flies. i think they are the same flies as usual, there are just more of them, and the heat is making them biting mad!

the chickens have a moat of water around their coop tonight. hope it helps...

miserable in Texas
tf
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #5044964

Kelli My first thought is how rude of them to put that sign up LOL!! Then you mention the possibility of a meth lab. It is a possibility that the signs are stolen. Have you reported seeing the signs just in case? Especially the one that reads What part of . That doesnt sound like an NPS sign. Love those snaps, the Mariposa and the Canchalagua!
Marylyn Yep, I looked like a beat up chipmunk, especially on the right side of my face. Thinking good thoughts for her and praying for a swift recovery!
Browser is hysterical! OMG Im cracking up!
Se_eds Your blooms are beautiful!
Tf Weve had those dang flies too. I cant stand them. Stay safe in that heat.

72.7 F / 22 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 8000 ft / 2438 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 86. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2008
10:13 AM

Post #5044970

Good Morning! We have a temp of 52 & it's very Dyson Dark.
At Dublin...
Clear: 54F
Feels like: 54F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 54
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:40 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

TF, I hope the heat isn't as bad today for you, family, & chickies. The heat & humidity is supposed to be crankin' up here, especially Thursday. We may hit 90 by then.
Kelli, Things look rather suspicious at that fence! Wonder if there is any way to check into it? (just curious) Thanks for the different kind of walk. The Snapdragons are Gorgeous! as are the others! :D
Marylyn, I hope the surgery goes well for little Joy. I'll keep her in my prayers. 'Hoping it won't be as close to the nerve as suspected.
Sharon! oooooo! Pretty! :D
Marsue! You're making me drool! I love garden tomatoes! None better! ;) The ones from NC are already making their way up here...very tastey!
Celia, Love all of your new 'babies'! :D After you get them planted you will have to take more pics to show us where you put them! ;) My pic is that of a Dahlia.
Gee Se_eds, You have been one busy lady!

It's not Dyson Dark anymore...

The answer tothe trivia is...C
Carol hit on August 30, 1954

Today's trivia is...
In late October through early November 2003, what caused $2.5 billion dollars of damage in Southern California?
a) flood
b) fire
c) hurricane
d) snow storm

Have a Great Day! All!
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2008
12:06 PM

Post #5045196

Again, Marylyn--prayers going up for big bunny
TF: Whoa--triple digits! Makes my whining about 90 temps seem rather insignificant! Hope all the critters survive the heat!
Sharon: your flowers always keep me guessing--some kind of daisy?
Joey: pretty dahlia. B on the trivia. more pics of JW, please!

Today:
Sunny / Wind
High 93F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 17 mph
Max. Humidity: 58%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:55 AM CT
Sunset: 8:18 PM CT
Avg. High: 84F
Record High: 94F (1977)
Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 73F
Precip 20%
Wind: S 14 mph
Max. Humidity: 70%
Avg. Low: 63F
Record Low: 46F (1969)

Chocolate basil

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5045299

Thank you all for the prayers! We're going to be heading out in a couple of minutes.

Marsue, chocolate basil!!! I visited the Search for the Elusive Chocolate Basil thread (not its real title... LOL) a few times, and last I saw, no one had tracked it to its lair. I take it someone finally did?? I hope it lives up to all of the excitement its name generated! :-)

I'm guessing C, Joey, but it's probably B. :-)

The other Christmas kitty, Flash, dips his paw in the water and stirs it before he drinks, which is also silly (and often messy, hence the towel under their dishes!), but not nearly as funny as Browser tipping the bowl. LOL

Ok, I need to get the bunny off of the couch and finished getting ready. I'm sure we'll be calling her chipmunk instead of bunny for a while after this. ^_^

Houston Intercontinental Airport
Lat: 29.97 Lon: -95.35 Elev: 95
Last Update on Jun 3, 6:53 am CDT

Partly Cloudy

78F
(26C)
Humidity: 85 %
Wind Speed: S 7 MPH
Barometer: 29.89" (1012.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 73F (23C)
Heat Index: 80F (27C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #5047816

We're back... Joy's fine. ^_^ The surgery took a little over 2 hours. She did great. :-) Dr. Moya came to see me after the surgery and said Joy "made his whole week" and she was very aptly named. She was sedated during the surgery. They put the anaesthetic mask thingy on her and she took 2 sniffs and then looked at Dr. Moya and said, "Am I dreaming yet?" He said, "No, not yet!" LOL They did an IV in her arm, too.

The surgery itself was a little tricky... The tooth was really low in the jaw, very close to the nerve and the jawbone, and it was tilted, so they had to take it out, very carefully, in pieces. They also took out the cyst, the scar tissue that the cyst had caused over the tooth next to it, and a little pebble-like mass that had formed on top of the cyst. He had a fancy name for the pebble, but basically it was a benign tumor made of tooth material that might have otherwise formed into the adult tooth that is supposed to be in that spot. He is sending that mass and all of the matter from the cyst to a lab to be biopsied, but he said that the report will almost certainly say it's a common non-malignant oral cyst, nothing to worry about at all - so we're not worrying. :-) The adult tooth hasn't - and won't - form in her jaw there, so she will need some kind of orthodontial spacer there while her jaw is growing (after the incision heals, etc) to keep everything aligned properly, and a bridge when she is an adult. The teeth next to it are fine, though, and he was being very careful to not damage the nerve (so hopefully she won't be numb for 6 months like I was after my wisdom teeth were extracted), so she shouldn't need any other surgeries. They finished her up, and woke her up, and the first thing she said was: "I was brave! I did great! Yayy!" LOLOL I could hear the nurses giggling in the recovery room - way down the hall from the consultation room where I was sitting. :-)

Right now she is mostly sitting on the living room couch, holding an ice bag to her cheek for a good part of every hour (with lots of breaks to get warm), and eating lots of ice cream and popsicles. She has prescriptions for Amoxicillin and Tylenol w/ Codeine, and Dr. Moya said to also give her children's ibuprofen for the first 3 days. Her little cheek and lip are pretty swollen, and I'm told to expect it to continue to swell for a few days. Thursday/Friday should be the peak of the pain and swelling, and then she should get better rapidly after that.

So if you could continue to pray for her healing and my patience, we would appreciate it!! She's a pretty good patient as long as the pain is kept in check, so we're staying on top of the pain meds. We go back for a follow up appointment next Friday.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #5048365

Marylyn So glad JoyJoy is doing well. The technology around us these days just amazes me. Sounds like she had a great surgeon doing the work.
Joey Thanks! I love it when the jacobina blooms. Its not real pretty when the blooms die, they look like pink/brown blobs! LOL!
Marsue- Love my home grown tomatoes! Ill eat yours too! LOL! Thats my Pink Flame Jacobina. Isnt she pretty?! I want that chocolate basil!
Joey Im going with B Fire

73.2 F / 22 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3000 ft / 914 m
Mostly Cloudy 5000 ft / 1524 m
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft / 3048 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Low 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming south 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.

We got some rain this afternoon, which was nice. Love that rain! LOL! Here's a moss rose for Joy!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #5048418

Hello, everyone! So glad to hear that everything went well with Joy's surgery, Marylyn. Bless her little heart! We will continue to pray for a speedy and pain-free recovery.
Celia (kwanjin) dmailed me earlier today but I just now got the message since I have been away all day. She wanted me to tell everyone here on the Weather thread that her mom passed away early this morning. She said she will join us again in a few days and she appreciates everyone's thoughts and concern. She said she will be thinking of us!

Currently 89 at 6:31 p.m. and very sunshiney.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5048537

Marylyn and Sharon and anyone else interested in the chocolate basil: I have emailed the lady who gave it to me. When I hear from her as to whether or not she has any to sell, I will let you know.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 4, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5048757

So sorry for your loss, Celia. You are in my thoughts.
MarylynT_X~seems as if the surgery went well for Joy-Joy. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
57 ~ windy and chilly. Gusts to 28mph. Summer's here for sure:)
June 3, 2008 Rise: Set:
Actual Time 4:23 AM AKDT ~~ 11:27 PM AKDT
Hello all~ JW's on the move and working, too. How cute, Joey
Kiska
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5048818

Hot and humid today - temps up near 84 deg. ( Don't hit me, Marylyn) Thundershowers tonight, tomorrow and the next day from the storms that came through Il and Ohio. I just sorta took today off. I have a box of about 100 zinnias to plant yet - then I am Done Planting!!! It is a little tedious planting these small plants now, but they are great the rest of the summer. Since I get the seeds at the Dollar Store for 4/$1.00, it costs about $.50 to fill in the three large beds in the front of the house. A friend had sent some creamy Cosmos with a red eye and edge earlier this year - so it looks like summer color will be daylilies, cosmos and zinnias.
Right now everything is coming up Columbines

Marylyn, so glad to hear about your bunny. Prayers to guide the surgeons hands, really do help.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5048846

continued prayers for Marylyn & bunny in recovery...

only got to 100 today. we were out of power all afternoon. seems a surge in usage for AC units caused some problems, resulting in a repairman being killed in his bucket, and a fire starting two blocks from here.

the fire was quickly contianed. the widow is young and has kids, please pray for her & family.

all chickens still accounted for. though they are laying the same numbe rof eggs a day, they seem to be hodling a grudge against me. rather than clucking at me freindly like, they just hang their wings out to the side, pant, and glare at me like i left a heat lamp on or something, poor dears! rescued one two week old chicken from the DUCK pond TWICE! she was so hot she was determined to cool off even if it drowned her! so she came in the house for the day... her parents gave up convincing her she is NOT WATERfowl...

Joey, the answer is D, i remember that!

power and AC back on, still suffering, but quietly... death always puts other qualms into perspective...
tf
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #5050559

Celia Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kiska 57 ~ windy and chilly. Gusts to 28mph. Summer's here for sure Ohhh My LOL!!
Se_eds I love love love your Columbine!
TF No a/c in the summer isnt fun esp with feathers to wear! Glad to hear the fire was contained, the a/c came back on and the chicklet was rescued! Our prayers are going out to the family you mentioned.

71.8 F / 22 C
Clear
Humidity: 92%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 4.0 miles / 6.4 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
11:33 AM

Post #5050708

Beautiful columbine, se_eds! 100 zinnias--wow!
TF: so sorry about the tragedy in your area--prayers being said for the man's family. I prayed for a break in the heat there in your area.
Marylyn: praying, still, for Joy's complete and speedy recovery!
Sharon: does Prissy like her bath? LOL

Today:
Partly Cloudy / Wind
High 93F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 19 mph
Max. Humidity: 59%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:55 AM CT
Sunset: 8:19 PM CT
Avg. High: 85F
Record High: 98F (1977)
Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 74F
Precip 10%
Wind: S 16 mph
Max. Humidity: 69%
Avg. Low: 63F
Record Low: 54F (1967)

Phlox: Blue Paradise

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
12:06 PM

Post #5050819

Hi all,
Much to catch up with. Marylyn so brave your bunny...and in my prayers.
Seeds I love the clemantis/columbine combo.
I'll be planting for the next 2 weeks.
I'm fixing pots for the fellows to take to their wives with a variety of coleus in them.
It rained good inch yesterday. It was past due!
Still working 12 hr nights. 16 in a row so far.
Sidney
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
12:23 PM

Post #5050915

Tamara, plant some castor beans for shade for the birds.
Mama had a big airy barn with chicken wire and lots of hay bedding. corrugated metal roof. It was hot back then too.
They weren't crowded and it smelled so good.
;)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #5051161

i'll try that. i planted other things for shade but the pekin ducks ate it down! take care with those long hours, sid!
my sharona, "chicklet", 2 funny!

thx everyone! should only get to 100 today...

tf
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #5051173

[quote]Hot and humid today - temps up near 84 deg. ( Don't hit me, Marylyn)[/quote]

LOL Se_eds!! If it feels hot and humid to you, go ahead and say it. Those of us living in the south may giggle at you a bit, but we promise not to throw okra. (Unless of course you like okra.) ;-)

And speaking of hot... Tamara, it ONLY got to 100?? yikes. I'm praying for the electrical worker's family. How sad. :-(

I'm praying for you and your family, too, Celia. ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))

The big Joy bunny is still asleep. I expect she'll be a bit sore when she wakes, since she hasn't had any meds since last night. Hopefully she'll settle down quickly, though. :-) Thank you all for the prayers!!!

There is a chance of rain this morning - that would be nice! In the meantime, it's ONLY (LOL) 81 right now, but will be back up to the mid 90s this afternoon. I'm moving the hose around the garden right now, which should further increase our chances of rain. LOL

Houston Intercontinental Airport
Lat: 29.97 Lon: -95.35 Elev: 95
Last Update on Jun 4, 7:53 am CDT
A Few Clouds
81F (27C)
Humidity: 72 %
Wind Speed: S 13 G 21 MPH
Barometer: 29.78" (1008.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 71F (22C)
Heat Index: 85F (29C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #5051472

Good Mornin' all! The sun is breaking up the fog as I 'speak'. We had some doozie T-storms yesterday & lost power a couple of times, but the rain was fairly slow & steady. The temp this morning is 70 & we're supposed to get into the 80's w/it being very humid. At the moment we are in a tornado watch box until 4:00pm, but the rain & storms aren't here yet. There are calling for flash flooding in places.
At Dublin...
Clear: 73F
Feels like: 73F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 73
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 4 miles
Wind: 6 mph SW
Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 8:40 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Marylyn, Hope that Joy's feeling a little better today. And am praying she will feel a lttle better each day. At least the dreaded surgery is over! :D Kids have a way of really bouncing back. :)
Sidney! How many more days do you have left?
Ric, How's the weather there? From the looks of the size of that box...it would seem that you are in it as well.
Se_eds, Are you in there, too? Take care! and Stay Cool! :)
Sharon, looks as if Prissy does really well taking a bath...I wish Jack would let us give him one. Sharpei's are rather stinky anyway & w/out a bath...EWWW! :D Oh, well...we like to go play in the creek. :)
Thanks Marsue! I can oblige! :D Love the Phlox! ~ I sent Celia a D-mail. Prayers for her & her family. :(
TF, Take care in the heat! You're a good mommy to those chickies. They are So lucky! ;)
Thanks Kiska, I rather like your temps better than ours! Send some more of those 'cooler' pics...it may make me feel a little cooler! :) since we will be hot & humid today...

The answer to the trivia is...B
Dry Weather and high winds caused wild fires to burn more than 743,000 acres and destroy 3700 homes.

Today's trivia is...
What major event caused nearly $20 billion dollars in damage/costs to agriculture and related industries in 1980?
a) hurricane
b) flood
c) drought
d) ice storm

Have a "cool" & Safe day!
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
3:13 PM

Post #5051830

Ah, there's our boy! and sure enough cute enough to kiss right on those fat little cheeks!
Guessing B on the trivia, Joey.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #5052390

Marsue The trick is getting Prissy in the bath! Once shes there shes okay. She does her little prancy-dance the entire time, but shes really good. Blue Paradise?! But theyre Pink! LOL!
TF Only 100? Yikesdid a cool front move through?!
Joey Im going with B too, just a guess. I remember Mt St. Helens blew her stack then. Ashes covered my car in Houston! Look at that big handsome boy! Our sweet JW! Give him a smoochie for me!

89.2 F / 31.8 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 31% ----- Oh, I think it's much worse than this :P
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s Variable
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 87 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 13 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3500 ft / 1066 m
(Above Ground Level

Rest of Today
Becoming partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. South winds 10 to 15 mph

Don't look Kiska!

Fierce warrior! LOL!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #5052509

LOL @ your fierce warrior, Sharon! :-)

Lots of kisses and smooches for JW, Joey. He's sooo cute! ^_^ I'm going to guess.. umm.. C. It's just a guess, though. I was living in Wisconsin then, and was only in 6th grade and pretty oblivious. I did notice the news about Mt. St. Helens, though! I remember it being very cloudy afterwards, and teachers saying it was because the water droplets in the air were bonding with all of the dust and ash... We didn't see any ashfall, though.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
5:30 PM

Post #5052645

Bright, Hot, Calm.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5052833

the forecast changed, now they say 103, which may mean 105 here... but cools down to mid to high nineites the rest of the week:

"weather updated by John Harris

Hi 102 F
Lo 64 F Another hot, windy, and dry day is headed our way with highs above 100 for a third day in a row! In fact, the record of 100 set back in 1933 will be in jeopardy. Of course with strong southwesterly winds this afternoon...watch out for extreme wildfire dangers!

Stay cool everyone!

You can get the latest forecast 24 hours a day on our website at newschannel10.com, and by phone on our Stormtrack Weatherline 331-9899."

CURRENTLY:

Clovis: 87F
Albuquerque: 76F
Guymon: 75F
Oklahoma City: 87F
Lubbock: 94F
Dallas: 87F
Currently in Amarillo
92F (Feels like 85F) Sunrise: 06:33
Sunset: 20:58
Humidity: 7%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: SSW17gusting to 24 mph
Barometer: 29.59

Sounds like we had another fire just before lunch, but haven't heard for sure yet.


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
6:28 PM

Post #5052891

All those in the tornado watchboxes--stay safe!
TF: try to stay cool--hope the chickies survive this heat!
Joey: I'm changing my answer on the trivia to C=Drought. It seems that I remember there being T-shirts around that said "I survived the drought of 1980".
My, my Marylyn--you were just a young thing back then--6th grade! Just a little bit older than my youngest! LOL
Sharon: Wow--what a scary critter--LOL! Yes, the phlox seems to be totally mis-named, although some of the petals have a little blue around the edge. You would be proud of me, though--I re-potted my poinsettia (actually it was 3 plants in one pot) and trimmed it back. Did I do okay?

current temp is 87 at 1:25 p.m.

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

June 4, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5053189

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on June 04, 2008
68 F / 20 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 63%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSE
Wind Gust: 16 mph / 26 km/h / 7.2 m/s
Pressure: 29.73 in / 1007 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 11 out of 16

Picture from the other day - these are encelia. They have a long season. I don't know if individual plants bloom for a long time, but the species is in bloom for months.

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

June 4, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #5053357

young house finch

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #5053435

Marylyn...Glad everything went well.

Kelli...still some green I see.

We have 76 here and the skies have brightened a bit. It started raining late last evening and most of the morning. Scattered thundershowers are forecast 7 out of the next 10 days as well as highs in the upper 80's for the weekend. I'm doing a 100 mile bike ride from North East Pa. to Niagara Falls Canada on Saturday. 53 of us are leaving at 7:00am and will arrive at the Falls at 5:00--7:00pm depending on the winds.

I've been admiring a pretty wildflower filled stream valley on my way to work the past few mornings. This morning the light was perfect so I pulled over and took a few photos.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #5053437

One more...


early_bloomer

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #5053848

Hi, everyone. I only have a minute but I wanted to thank everybody for the well-wishes. Family flying in a an hour so I gotta go.

53F and raining. "And the skies wept."
Feels like: 53F

Barometer: 29.5 in
Dewpoint: 45
Humidity: 74%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph NW
Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 8:55 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5054412

Kelli - Looks like a young female.
EB - Why a bike trip when the weather is scheduled to be 90's HHH here in Pa.? - Have a great time.

We escaped the tornado boxes today,anyway. Had about 1/2 inch of rain. Highs were in high 70's and breezy. Rain off and on all day. Supposed to be 90's HHH for the next four days here in Central Pa.

Every little plant is planted out. Did about another 75 zinnias today in and around the daylily beds. This will make color when the DL's are done blooming. Only takes a couple of hours for days/weeks of enjoyment.

Watch it Sidney - there are only so many 12 hr days your body can take before it demands to stop and smell the roses. Stay safe, my friend.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #5054523

TF Whew - Stay cool! Im sweating just thinking about your heat :P
Maruse Looks great!
Kelli Great pictures! How did you manage to hold a finch?
E_B Wow! Your pictures are like a mystical wonderland! Just beautiful!
Celia Our thoughts and prayers are with you. : (

84.7 F / 29 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 87 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 6000 ft / 1828 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Now - Not in my area
Through 745 PM...showers and thunderstorms continue to move north along US 17 from Juniper Springs to Middleburg and the Westside of Jacksonville. The strongest thunderstorms are moving through East Palatka and Middleburg. Hail...gusty winds...lightning and heavy rainfall should be expected with these thunderstorms as they move north at 10 miles an hour.

Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening...then decreasing to 5 mph.

Sylvester - Now for a reallly big - yawn!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #5054534

E_B - I was so wow'ed by your pictures I forgot to mention the bnike ride. Is it for charity or just something you do in your spare time?

The epitome of laziness - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5054559


se_eds...The bike ride has been scheduled for many months now. There are 53 going at last count and rooms have been reserved, vehicles rented etc. so waiting for a perfect day is impossible. As you can see below, the weather should not be too bad. High of 84F, low humidity and a tail wind. Definitely going to need the sunscreen though.

Scattered T-Storms
High 84F
Precip 30%
Wind: SW 13 mph
Max. Humidity: 55%
UV Index: 8 Very High
Sunrise: 5:47 AM ET
Avg. High: 74F
Record High: 88F (1999)


Flowers are starting to pop here. Here's a photo of my "arbor bed" taken this evening.


early_bloomer


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5054576

Sharona...We cross posted. No, the ride is a private thing just for fun. It's called Rogers Ride and this is the 24'th year. I found out about it through a health and fitness program I've been involved with the past 9 months. It's mostly flat, the scenery is great and it should be fun.

There is a link here: http://www.lakecountrybike.com/wc_tours.htm


early_bloomer

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5054729

Kelli: I always "meet" a new flower when you post your hiking photos!
EB: gorgeous wildflowers and arbor bed, too! Good luck on the bike ride this Saturday! A 100-mile bike ride fun?--more like exhausting!! LOL
Sharon: does Sylvester have no shame a'tall? Lazy creature! LOL
se_eds: we'll be expecting photos of all those zinnias!

87 and very bright at 7:28 p.m. Wind has been blowing briskly all day.

My DH's current favorite rose: Gypsy

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #5055058

Hello all!
Just back from vacation, and I can see I will never catch up! Had a nice Caribbean cruise, got back and it feels like I'm still there! 94 today and very humid. Heat index was 107, supposedly. Gone for 10 days and my garden's gone wild!

Driving back from Miami, I had to stop at a gas station south of Jacksonville. It looked like a parking lot with all the cars stopped there. Incredible t-storm, complete with hail and wind that - I swear - lifted at least one tire of my car off the ground. Scary.

Good to be home. :)
Deb
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #5055395

Welcome back, Deb!! I'm glad you made it safely through the thunderstorm. We want to see photos from your cruise. :-)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 5, 2008
8:33 AM

Post #5056346

Celia, I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I'll be praying for you and your family.
Marylyn, how is your bunny doing after the surgery? So young and having to have such a difficult surgery, poor girl! Give her a big hug from me!
Se_eds, your garden will be so beautiful this summer!100 zinnias, 75 petunias, great! Love the columbines!
Sharon, thanks for the cute pics with Prissy and Sylvester, also the flowers! The pink one I guess could be impatiens . Love your Jacobinia, so bushy!
E_B, great pics with the wildflowers and arbor bed !
Kelli, wonderful wild flowers ! Too bad some are closing your ways to those beauties!
Joey, what a happy face ! Thanks for making my day! I hope the tornado watch was false and nothing bad happened there!
Sidney, what are you planting? Is your garden so large so you have to plant for two weeks?
Kiska, I miss your pics with the deck and moose!
TF, I'm praying for the widow and her children to be well ! So funny about the chickies wanting to have a bath! I was so amused last week when 2 pigeons came into our office through the opened window and were walking quietly under the desks. One of our colleagues always gives them bread crumbs and now they are breaking into our office, whenever the window is opened, looking for her !LOL
Marsue, of course I'll take all my plants, they'll have plenty of room, even though DH doesn't know yet !LOL He thinks( better read : wants to !) I'll only put plants in the conservatory...but I have other plans, especially with the bigger plants !LOL What good to have such huge palms, hibiscus or lemon trees if you can't decorate a livingroom ?LOL I love the plants you just bought and the rose!

I'm having some busy days, working in the morning and going to the house afterwards, to keep an eye on what the workers are doing.
Hugs,
Adina






MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
10:08 AM

Post #5056388

E_B Double Wow! Your garden is gorgeous! Sounds like a fun weekend youve got planned! The temps wont be bad at all. Have fun and be safe! And take pictures LOL!
Marsue No Sylvester has no shame and he works it everytime! LOL! Gypsy is a beauty : )
Deb Welcome back! Love those cruises to the Carribean! Yeah, the area South of Jax has been getting some serious weather lately, glad you were able to stay safe in that storm. Need pictures! LOL!
Adina Thats so funny! I cant wait to see your house when its all finished and you get to move in (with all your plants)!! Jeff knows that when we (eventually) move ALL of our plants are going with us and he dreads it LOL!

75.2 F / 24.0 C
Clear
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 69 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 76 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. High 92. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Speaking of plants DH is going to move a couple of mine this morning because it's getting so hot the plants are wilting. Need to get them in some shade.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #5057164

Good morning! The big Joy bunny is doing great! She's eating fine, and playing like nothing happened. The doctor said that today and tomorrow would be the peaks of the pain and swelling, so we'll see how she feels when she wakes up.

E_B, there is a 150 mile bike ride here every April from Houston to Austin. 13,000 riders... It's amazing! (I haven't ridden it, but we have worked the amateur radio checkpoints a couple of times. It's really fun!) Your ride sounds much more peaceful. :-)

It's going to be back up in the 90s, same as usual. There is a 20% chance of rain, though, and a high wind advisory. I'll have to keep the bunnies in from the back yard... the pecan trees over the play fort tend to drop BIG limbs in the wind.

DH's brother called yesterday from North Carolina and asked if he could stay here tonight and tomorrow night. He has to go to a funeral tomorrow. It's a sad reason to come, but it will be fun to see him. :-) In the meantime, I need to clean the house!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (40 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 76%
Pressure 29.78 in 1008.6 mb
Wind Speed 14 MPH
G 23 12 kts
G 20
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 86 F 30 C
Current Conditions Mostly Clear
Peak Wind: 26 kts from 160 (12:10 GMT).
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 79.0F / 26.1C
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #5057453

Hi everyone!

It's really getting miserably hot for most of you now - I guess summer is here;-) It's been really warm this week here with highs around 60F ... and we have complained of heat a little bit ... but so thankful that we can just go outside to cool off ;-) lol All of you with temps above 90F have my heartfelt sympathy.

Celia - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Marylyn - so glad Joy's surgery went well - sounds like she was a trooper through the whole ordeal. It must have been really scary. Your little kitties are so cute - Buster tipping the bowl was too funny! lol

TF - hope you and your chics manage to stay cool somehow. So sorry about the fatal accident in your area.

Joey - JW is jus tooo cute!

So many gorgeous plants everyone! :-)

EB - that wildflower field is simply dreamy! :-)

It's mostly cloudy and rather breezy today, intermittent rain showers and a few sunny spells in between.

Latest news on the earthquakes is that there are about 20 houses that have been deemed unsafe to live in, so there are a few families that lost their homes in the big quake a week ago. There have been almost constant aftershocks, which are starting to get fewer now.

This past weekend my town, Hafnarfjrur celebrated it's 100 years of "township" (is that a word??). We spent most of Saturday enjoying the festivities. There was a big concert on Saturday evening and we stayed out with the girls until around 11 pm. The girls had a blast. It was an open air concert so it was a "bit chilly" ... in fact we were so cold that we went home to get some blankets and put on wool sweaters to keep warm.

On Tuesday a polar bear (that's right a POLAR BEAR!!!!!!) was sighted in the northwest part of the country. Unfortunately it had to be destroyed for safety reasons. There has been a lot of debate here on whether is should have been sedated and relocated instead of killing it. Apparantly the neccessary resources to relocate it weren't available at least not on such a short notice. The decision had to be made in quite a hurry since a lot of curious people had assembled in the area. Also it was very foggy there and it would have been bad to lose the animal into the fog ... a polar bear wandering about is not something people are comfortable with. There was a town not too far away so all in all I think the right decision was made considering the circumstances. Still I feel sorry for the poor thing. The last time a polar bear came ashore here was in 1980 - something. So it's a very rare occurence.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #5058400

Good Afternoon! Well the heat is here...87 & climbing. Much too hot for this early in the season...I hope we don't see a repeat of last year. Something tells me that we will...
In Dublin...
Clear: 90F
Feels like: 95F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 70
Humidity: 52%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph WSW
Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 8:41 PM
UV Index: 10 Very High

We had 2 funnels spotted yesterday, but they didn't touch down. Roanoke had one the day before, but some damage was done. My, but this is a very active season!
JW, got lots of smoochies! ;)
Thanks Rann, 60 sounds great! I really don't mind the heat that much it's the humidity that gets me. I'm very thankful for AC!
Marylyn, How is Joy doing today? (I wanna keep a check on her) Glad you are getting the company, sorry about the circumstances, tho.
Sharon, Hope that you saved the plants! ~ LOL, Your pets are a Hoot! :D
Thanx Adina, And I know you are so anxious about getting in your house! :D Is there a date set for the workers to be finished?
Deb, Glad that you are back safely! Hope you get us some pics soon...:D
Marsue, Is your DH the 'Rose King'? LOL Is he your inspiration? :D
E_B, Thanks for the new desktop! :D Gorgeous! And the arbor! I have a question...why do my Foxglove only come up every 2 years? I've noticed that everyone else's come up every year.
Kelli, even tho your walk was cut short, it would appear to have been very 'productive'! :D And How did you get the 'bird in the hand'? Cool!

The answer to the trivia is...C
Between June and September 1980, drought was wide spread over the Central and Eastern US.

Today's trivia is...
Which of the following is not a clue to a developing tornadic situation?
a) Large Hail
b) Absence of insects and birds
c) Greenish Sky
d) A loud roar, like a freight train



Everybody --- Stay Cool!
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #5058437

I'm guessing B, Joey. Joy is doing great! She is indeed a little more swollen today, but is still acting and eating just fine. :-) Thanks for asking!!!

Rann, polar bears! How cool! They are so big and dangerous, I understand why the authorities wouldn't want one wandering around a settled area, but it's sad that they had to kill it all the same.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5059677

Marylyn So glad to hear Joy is doing well. Wish I could bounce back like that! LOL!
Rann Ahhhh 60* sounds wonderful!
Joey So glad you didnt get any funnels. That is so scary. We (he!) got the 2 larger plants moved this morning I supervised! Hey I was ready to go to work and couldnt get dirty! LOL! Its the humidity for me too. I cant take it like I could when I was younger. B its B! Your garden is sooooo pretty!

84.9 F / 29 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 65 F / 18 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 9.6 mph / 15 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 90 F / 32 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 72. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 mph after midnight.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5059716

My friends,

we need some prayers here. My step-son Gary is 25 and mildly disabled with a very happy outlook on life. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer this morning. The cancer has moved into his lungs. We have an appointment scheduled on Tuesday with a Urologist and then I guess the next step is a biopsy.

Please include in your prayers that Gary is given not only the physical strength, but the mental strength to get through this challenge. He may be 25, but mentally and emotionally he is 14.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5059794

Everyone please remember to keep Celia and her family in your thoughts and prayers--her family laid their mother to rest this afternoon.

Joey: I love that photo--so pretty! I am going to say "D" on the trivia because by the time one hears a "freight train" there is definitely a tornado already on the ground--forget about the "developing tornadic situation"! (I know this from personal experience.) I suppose you could say my DH is the "Rose King"--at least he knows a rose when he sees one and he isn't so sure about any other kind of flower! LOL It was his idea for us to get all these roses but you-know-who is the one who does most of the caring for them. He will deadhead them but I have to pick off the leaves when they get blackspot and I spray them for aphids, etc., etc. I have decided that we have enough roses for now--LOL
Deb: welcome back--looking forward to seeing some vacation photos!
Marylyn: glad the big bunny is doing well--bless her heart!
Rann: Yes, "township" is most certainly a real word! I used to work for a construction company named "Township Builders". LOL Wow--a polar bear! I can understand why "they" decided to put him down.
Adina: I'm glad you'll be able to take your plants with you to the new house. That makes the move even more exciting! (We won't tell your DH--LOL)
Sharon: thanks for the compliment on Gypsy. That's a pretty flower of yours, too. The succulents you sent me are doing well. Is it okay to leave them in the morning sunshine or do they need shade?

It's hot here, too! 89 at 6:19 p.m. It has been alternately cloudy and then clear several times today but we didn't get any rain from those clouds. I watered the flowers this morning and then it clouded up and I though it was going to rain but no such luck. I told y'all I would be asking for rain come summer--I just didn't think it would happen this early in the summer! It's unseasonably hot here.

Y'all remember that fountain my DH said he would make for me? Well, here it is! LOL

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #5059810

Sharon: we cross-posted. DH and I will certainly remember Gary in our prayers. Please keep us posted about him.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5059830

Marsue - Thank you for your prayers - it's been quite a day here. Your DH did a fine job on the fountain! It's wonderful! Your succulents will love the sun just make sure they get some water once a week. They'll shrivel otherwise!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5059924

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about Gary. I will be praying for him, too!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 6, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #5060501

I'm glad the big bunny is doing well.

Prayers for Gary.

When I found the house finch, I was doing something else outside and happened to look down and it was about three feet away sitting on a back of potting soil and I just grabbed it. I had its legs between my fingers in the photo where I'm holding it. I thought that it couldn't fly yet and that was why I was able to catch it, but when I let go of it, it flew away. Maybe I taught it a lesson in being more careful.

My walk wasn't cut short, it was cut long (7 miles instead of 5). We had hoped to see chaparral pea up on the ridge, but couldn't get to it from that side because of the gate. Some other day we'll try from the other side.

Rann, township is a word. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Township It is a type of local land division, something like a town, but providing fewer services, and in theory at least, lower property taxes. In Pennsylvania, I lived in North Huntingdon Township. They don't have any townships in CA. The word you were looking for is cityhood.


Another picture from the other day - blue larkspur

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2008
2:48 AM

Post #5060726

Both Celia and Gary are in my prayers.

Another scorcher today. Mid 90s and very humid. It's a little early in the summer for this, but I don't mind. :)

I'm still going through all the pics I took on my trip, but here's one. This was taken early in the morning as we were coming into Antigua.

Deb

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
4:21 AM

Post #5061247

Celia, sympathy and comfort for you! MySharona, prayers for strength for your entire family!

Adina, give a bird a crumb, they think they own you!

now this is more bearable:

Currently in Amarillo
72F (Feels like 72F) Sunrise: 06:33
Sunset: 20:58
Humidity: 15%
Visibility: 6.75 m


Wind: WSW21
Barometer: 29.67

tf
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
12:22 PM

Post #5062022

Thank you for your prayers. Gary is unsettled, but happy. His happiness never ceases to amaze me. He also has a strong faith in God.

Deb You went to Antigua.sigh.its so beautiful there. I love the Islands!

79.0 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 73 F / 23 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

It's going to be another scorcher for us. Yikes...

My NOID rose

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #5062196

Good Mornig! :D It'll be another hot & humid day. The temp is 68 & we hit 92 yesterday... I'll need to go water the potted plants this morning. I had to water them a little yesterday evening, becuz they had already started to wilt! They'll 'cook' today if I don't do it again this morning. We're supposed to be like this thru Tuesday! And look at this...so thankful I live in the trees!
At Dublin...
Clear: 77F
Feels like: 77F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 72
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 8:41 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Thanks Sharon, Gary is a fortunate boy to have you 2 as parents...Daily prayers for him.
Deb! WOW! Sooooo Beautiful! It looks like an NG moment! ;)
Kelii, LOL I just assumed that since you didn't go the route that you had planned that it was cut short...silly me! Hopefully you will get to the other side.
Thanks Marsue, but I do believe that the key word in the trivia is 'not'! LOL :D
Rann, I suppose that you could say that I live in a 'township'. The mayor gets paid $50/month & we have 1 town cop. There isn't a traffic light in the entire county! And we do have lower taxes than surrounding counties. :)
Marylyn, How is Joy this morning? Much improvement, I'd bet. Ain't kids Great? :D

The answer to the trivia is...B
Wildlife appear to be unaffected by incoming storms. Another key feature is frequent lightning.

Today's trivia is...
Where was there a large freeze in December 1983 that caused a huge loss in the citrus industry, about $2.2 billion loss?
a) Florida
b) California
c) Texas
d) Arizona

Stay Cool!
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #5062611

Kelli: pretty blue larkspur. I also noticed some smaller yellow flowers in the photo.

Deb: lucky you--Antigua! Great photo!
TF: glad it is somewhat cooler for you.
Sharon: that noid rose is bright enough in color to be an "Electron".
Joey: love that photo--what is it? I'm guessing A on the trivia.
Today:
Isolated T-Storms / Wind
High 89F
Precip 30%
Wind: S 25 mph
Max. Humidity: 62%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 5:54 AM CT
Avg. High: 85F
Record High: 102F (1977)
Tonight:
Isolated T-Storms
Overnight Low 75F
Precip 30%
Wind: S 11 mph
Max. Humidity: 75%
Sunset: 8:20 PM CT
Avg. Low: 63F
Record Low: 46F (1997)
Currently 82 at 9:44 a.m. The wind is still blowing--5th day in a row. You would think we lived in Kansas!

Coconut Lime Echinacea (hard to get a good photo with the wind blowing)

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2008
4:11 PM

Post #5063040

C on the trivia.

Hello. everybody. Still only have a couple of minutes but all the pics are great. I need my DG fix even though I don't have much time to look or comment.

But...

Thanks, Mau. You're incredible!

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #5063426

83* and a good breeze, or we would be steamy. A cold spring jumped into a hot summer already. I washed and hung the wool blanket today. Won't be needing it for a while.

Tornado weather all around us and we've been very lucky! We got 2'' of rain the other day and a tenth last night. Mosquitos will be popping tomorrow I reckon.

My iris got knocked down, but what a show! They're still blooming!

The backside of the South Peony Bed.

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
6:46 PM

Post #5063831

gorgeous photos! i'm guessing Texas. we had such a horrible winter that year! warmer again today, but looks like most of our heat has spread to the rest of you, sorry!

"Now that we've had a cold front blow through the area, temperatures this morning started out seasonable for a change. By this afternoon, much nicer weather is in store, than what we've seen this past week, with daytime highs topping out in the lower-to-mid 90s...and get this, the winds will only be about 10-20mph! Windy weather returns for the weekend so get out and enjoy the afternoon.
Hi 91 F
Lo 57 F
Currently in Amarillo
84F (Feels like 79F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 20:59
Humidity: 15%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: S21gusting to 30 mph
Barometer: 29.89

tf
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5064086

Well, thanks, Celia, but I'm not so sure about me being incredible! However, that iris of yours certainly is! Gorgeous! Do you know the name of it?
BP, your iris bed is incredible, too. Lovely, indeed! I just love iris!
TF: yep, you are having a regular "cold front"--91 for a high! LOL What's with all this wind, anyway? It's still blowing up here--5th day in a row!

Celia: just for you: a photo of the blooms on the "Jester" corn plant
see how wierd they are? LOL

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5064145

it's hotter than that already. the wind has picked up & is blowing hot!

" Currently in Amarillo
87F (Feels like 82F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 20:59
Humidity: 13%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: SSW22gusting to 33 mph
Barometer: 29.87 "

but you call time/temp for Borger... 87, high near 95...
will check temp @ Fritch bank shortyly, gonna close some doors windows 7 turn on the ACs... sigh...

tf

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 6, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5064182

Joey, the set date for the workers to finish is long gone!LOL But, hopefully, they'll finish next week. Your fuchsia is amasing!
Marsue, you're a real pal!LOL Love the fountain! Is he going to put it in the garden?
Rann, I'm so sorry for the polar bear ! They are doing the same with the bears in our mountains, who are oftenly coming to town, searching for food.
Celia and Gary are in my prayers.
Bilyyporter, your irises are gorgeous!
Sorry I can't answer to all, just know I love everyones pictures and wish you all well ! It's sunny and warm, about 80, the wind is getting stronger, still no strom or rain in Bucharest. Forecasted rain tomorrow.
I saw this butterfly on the field.
Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #5064314

Stay cool, TF!
Adina: it was hard to spot that butterfly on the white daisy but I found him/her/it after looking real hard! LOL too bad it didn't land on the red flower--that would have been a great contrast! Still--it is a pretty picture!

Currently 89 at 3:49 p.m.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #5064405

Hey, there's wet stuff falling from the sky! I had forgotten it could do that.. ;-)

Joey, I'm guessing A. That fuschia is beautiful!

Joy is doing great today, thanks for asking. :-) Her cheek is still a little swollen, as expected, but she's obviously not in much pain or discomfort. She takes her meds with no fussing (although she makes a face at the taste of the pain meds), and today started to swish her mouth out with salt water per the doctor's orders. She thinks that's fun. LOL I'm going to stop giving her the pain meds tomorrow unless she complains, and then I'll probably do children's Motrin instead of the prescription stuff with Codeine - not that it makes her sleepy or anything... I'd just like to get her off of the "big guns" as soon as possible. We'll keep up with the Amoxicillin until it's all gone, of course. :-)

It's been raining off and on all day today, which has been great (well, it's great since I haven't had to drive in it!). When it rains, it rains HARD!!! Right now it has stopped and it's only partly cloudy and sunshiny. The birds are playing in the puddles next to the street curbs, which is always fun to watch. :-)

Houston Intercontinental Airport
Lat: 29.97 Lon: -95.35 Elev: 95
Last Update on Jun 6, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
88F (31C)
Humidity: 68 %
Wind Speed: E 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.93" (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 76F (24C)
Heat Index: 99F (37C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

Oops... In the time it took to post that, it has turned gray and is raining again. I hope my brother-in-law is doing ok, driving around town in this. He grew up in Houston, but hasn't lived here for quite some time. He wanted to go to a baseball game while he was here, so this evening he and DH and I are going to see the Astros play the Cardinals. Yayy! I love baseball. :-)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5064814

Marylyn,
i'd love some of that rain!

adina, your pic is my new background!

"After the heat wave we endured earlier this week, it appears that just good old summer conditions will be with us this weekend. It will be warm and breezy with highs in the low 90s and southerly winds at 20-30mph. Moisture will return as well and a few scattered storms may op up, especially on Sunday.
Currently in Amarillo
92F (Feels like 85F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 20:59
Humidity: 8%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: SSW25gusting to 35 mph
Barometer: 29.81
"

a duckling... or two...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5064835

Joey Ummmm Im going with A on the trivia. Your Fuschia is so pretty! Mine are still doing well, but I have to water them every morning due to the heat.
Maruse Sounds like you are dealing with our equivalent to Lake winds. You took a great picture, the Echinacea is really pretty!
Celia Beeeeyooooteeful Iris!
Sally Congrats on the rain! WOW your garden is glorious!
TF Glad those temps have dropped for you. You had a rough week.
Marsue Jester is a very interesting looking plant! Bet it makes a great backdrop for your garden.
Adina Pretty blooms and butterfly!
Marylyn So glad Joy is bouncing back! Thats great! I make faces too when I have to take nasty tasting medicine! I took myself off the heavy meds after a couple of days too. Hearing about how people get addicted to them has affected me. Hope your BIL didnt get lost. Have fun at the game!

89.4 F / 31.9 C
Partly Cloudy huh? there aren't any clouds!
Humidity: 41%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h / 1.3 m/s from the SE
Wind Gust: 9.6 mph / 15.4 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 90 F / 32 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming south 5 mph after midnight.

Marsue - look what I have!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5064956

Aww - they are soooo cute!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #5064962

Marylyn: we could use some of your rain! I'm glad Joy is doing so well--kids are so resilient! Have fun at the game!
TF: cute ducklings! Hope you get some rain!
Sharon: surely that isn't the one I sent you? Amazing!! I just love torch lilies! One of mine has 25 blooms on it right now!

LOTS of sunshine here and still 89 at 6:05 p.m.

My other ornamental corn plant: Rainbow

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5064995

Marsue - Yes it is LOL! I was shocked when I saw the bloom!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5065569

Yes, Mau, you are! LOL The Iris is Classic Bordeau. I have never had Irises last this long. That corn is pretty neat. I need some. That and the Rainbow. Remember my new Iceberg rose? It has two buds on it!

63F with, they say, thunderstorms. I haven't seen any yet. We'll see later this evening. it is overcast and "feels like 75" out right now.
Feels like: 63F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph NE
Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 8:56 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Cute little butterfly, Adina. It took me a minute to find, too.

Babies of any kind are cute!

And I'm glad Joy is doing okay. When I had my wisdom teeth out, I was down for a couple of days.

For Mau...we got the last piece for our bedroom set.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5065572

And a rug under the bed...

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5065578

Got the grass cut by 8 AM - it was in the 70's. Temps in the 80's today with high humidity. Went to a local farmers auction for fresh produce and got one of those delicious Georgia cantalopes. Big juicy and fragrant . Also local strawberries for shortcake tomorrow. We spent the rest of the day relaxing - the grass is a job for a 82 yr. old man and a 71 yr. old woman.

We are supposed to get a heat wave for the next 4/5 days with temps up to 100 deg. Unusual for this part of the country so early. The air conditioners work.
Marylyn, good to hear you daughter is better. Love her heart.

MySharona, sorry to hear about Joey. I worked with people with developmental disabilities for almost 25 years and found God's grace and their faith saw them through so many difficulties. My prayers for him.

Tomorrow I must get up, wear long pants, long sleeves, socks and shoes and hat and mask and spray about 800 daylilies ( including seedlings). the cool mornings and hot afternoons will do a real 'kill' job on insects and the plants will suck up the systematic insecticide.
Stay safe and I hope all in those horrible storms soon check in.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 7, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5065657

I think trivia answer is A.

"the set date for the workers to finish is long gone" - sounds just like the U.S.

Billy, your irises are beautiful! Mine are long done except for Oktoberfest.

TamaraFaye, your weather sounds absolutely Californian. In other words, I feel your pain. Don't you think "...but it's a dry heat" is a bunch of bunk? When it gets that hot, it's just plain hot.

Hope you had fun at the game, Marylyn. Did you take any pictures?


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT on June 06, 2008
82 F / 28 C
Clear
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 45 F / 7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SSE



kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 7, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #5066056

The high so far is 57, at 6:30pm, don't think it's going to make up to 60.There has been a bit of rain and hail a few miles from here, but not a drop of rain at our house. The rain barrels are nearly empty,so could use some.
Actual TimeSunrise 4:19 AM AKDT Sunset: 11:32 pm
Length Of Visible Light:
24h 00m
Doesn't that look great~24hours of daylight; just goes on and on for weeks like this. Very cool.
MySharona~I'm so sorry to see the news about Gary; you know there are so many of us here caring and sending prayers your way.
Have enjoyed seeing and reading and hoped to catch up.
Currants blooming; ready to harvest in August.
Kiska





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

June 7, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #5066175

24 hours of daylight is just plain weird! ;-)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 7, 2008
5:01 AM

Post #5066448

My grandkids can't even imagine that it can be dark in the summer.
We've told them about darkness, in summer, in other places and they think that's weird:))
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #5066927

Celia I like your rug and chest of drawers! Im getting ready to purchase a new bedroom suit for us. DH really needs to finish the floor in the living room so I can finish that room too! LOL. I cant complain too much, he works everyday.
Se_eds I just told DH the neighbors will probably be mad but its already 80 and I need to get the lawn done before it gets worse. Thank you hes a good kid. He gets edgy once in a while, but his happiness breaks through every time.
Kiska Thank you. Were not sure what is going to happen we may have to put off our vacation for a little while. Are the currants growing in your garden?

76.8 F / 24.9 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 73 F / 23 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.24 in / 1023.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 78 F / 25 C
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. High 90. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

New Guinea impatiens

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2008
12:22 PM

Post #5066959

78 - not dark - calm

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2008
2:38 PM

Post #5067392

Those Impatiens are pretty neat, Sharon.

Not too much here today. Furniture shopping maybe. Family going back to the airport.

47F with 72 and thunderstorms. Again.
Feels like: 43F

Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 40
Humidity: 76%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SW
Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 8:57 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2008
3:43 PM

Post #5067598

Late good morning!
This morning I transplanted two Holly Ferns, dug up 20 iris, trimmed back some Ivy, and cut the grass in the pups' enclosure. Then I had breakfast. By 930, it was already above 80. Looks like 2/3 of the U.S. will hit 90 or higher today!

Lovely pics everyone. Adina I love the daisies and poppies.

HHH. Good time for a nap, now, I think. :)

Mandevilla blooming. Can't remember which one it is, though.
Deb

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5068102

was so hot in PA yesterday, a frien dlost 4 breeder chickens. they piles up in the shade and the four on the bottom didn't make it...

se_eds, did you get hot? the heat is coming back around to us agian...

Currently in Amarillo
85F (Feels like 87F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 20:59
Humidity: 48%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: S29gusting to 40 mph
Barometer: 29.87
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Hi 92 F
Lo 63 F
Breezy and Warm

Hi 92 F
Lo 66 F
Warm, Scattered Storms

Hi 94 F
Lo 66 F
Sunny and Hot

Hi 96 F
Lo 65 F
Sunny and Hot

Hi 94 F
Lo 65 F
Hot, Isolated Storms

Hi 87 F
Lo 64 F
Partly Cloudy & Warm

Hi 87 F
Lo 64 F
Warm, Scattered Storms

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #5068115

Celia: I have put that Classic Bordeau on my want list! Very pretty chest--I like the clean lines of it and the rug is lovely--love the leaf pattern! Congrats on the two buds on Iceberg! My Iceberg is still small but has been quite a showy performer since we planted it in March(or maybe it was Feb.) That's a very neat flower in your last photo--looks sort of like popcorn--on steroids! LOL Try to take some time to relax a bit now that family is going back to their homes.
Se_eds: you never cease to amaze me with all you do--spraying 800 daylilies!!! Good heavens!!
Kiska: how do you sleep when it is daylight for 24 hours? Do you have room--darkening shades? First time I have ever seen a currant blooming.
Sharon: gorgeous color on those New Guinea impatiens. I'm still marveling over that bloom on the torch lily!
Deb: your weather sounds like ours. One thing we do know--that mandevilla isn't pink! LOL
Dyson: I'm glad it wasn't dark at 7:22 a.m. LOL
Today:
Mostly Sunny (I would say entirely sunny)
High 92F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 12 mph
Max. Humidity: 56%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:54 AM CT
Avg. High: 85F
Record High: 93F (1972)
Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 74F
Precip 20%
Wind: S 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 73%
Sunset: 8:20 PM CT
Avg. Low: 64F
Record Low: 49F (1998)

I was out for 3 hours this morning defoliating my 3 Sunsprite tree roses--sniff, sniff, sigh. Here is what the poor things look like now. :o(( Aaarrrggghhh!!!
edited to add: BLACKSPOT!! GRRRRRR!!! Well, it could be worse, I could be losing live animals, such as TF's friend did or even worse than that, a loved one.



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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 7, 2008
7:15 PM

Post #5068426

51~11am; windy, cloudy and light.
MySharona~any time you can come up, will be good. Sounds nice, gettng new furniture. The currants are a hedge along side the front of the house.
Marsue~we don't even have curtains on most of the windows (blocks the view); and don't use room-darkening at all. We've just become used to the light nights. It's just beautiful out with the unexplainable pure light; the birds sing and people/kids are out playing till way past kids' bedtimes.
Will the roses recover? Too bad, they look huge.
TF~those temps sound tough to take. Keep cool:))
Dyson~light and calm, a good combination.
kwanjin~hope the day goes well; take care.
Deb~you've accomplished a lot this morning~in the heat, no less. We had a fire on the deck, drank coffee and now are ready to face the windy day.
10 pm ~ view from the deck.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5068639

Great pics, guys! New pic with the butterfly, better one!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5068649

This is what we are calling "The Powerfull's Man Blood"

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #5068658

More poppies.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #5068661

Closer look.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5068667

Pink one.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #5068702

Blue carpet.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 7, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5068733

We are calling this "Martin's little dress".

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 7, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #5068768

Very pretty, Adina. Glad to see that your home is nearly finished, too.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #5068783

Yes, Kiska, the roses should recover and hopefully they won't get blackspot again. We've had such a wet spring(but not lately) that it has been hard on several of my roses. I had to de-foliate 3 others, as well.
:o(( That's a beautiful view you have from your deck! It's hard for me to imagine having to have a fire this time of year. It's currently 91 here! LOL

Adina: great shot of the butterfly! Love all the wildflowers and such interesting names for them!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5069286

Woo! 90F on my shaded screen porch at 7pm.

Kiska, what an amazing 10pm view!
Deb
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #5069458

Not too hot yesterday but very hot today with heat indices above 100%

adinamiti-"Powerful Man's Blood" looks like it could be one of the newer fragrant Sweet Peas. I have a large container of them that are just starting to twine around the netting good. You show us so many beautiful flowers from your country.
DebinSC - Temps are down to 88 now on my front porch. Humidity is still up there ( we usually don't have it that high up north, here).
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 8, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #5069477

Beautiful flowers, Adina!

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on June 07, 2008
79 F / 26 C
Clear
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the SE


We killed ourselves hiking again today. This time we went up to the Angeles National Forest. It is a mile high where we were, so there is some real forest there.

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

June 8, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5069481

There is also a lot of chaparral but with a different distribution of plants than the chaparral down here.

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

June 8, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5069483

Yuccas where in full bloom. There must have been thousands of them. This is the same species as we have down here but a different subspecies. This subspecies gets huge.

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

June 8, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5069485

See?

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

June 8, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5069488

The flower stalk is probably at least 5 inches in diameter.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5069635

WOW, I have never seen yucca that large.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #5069653

That's the biggest yucca I have ever seen, Kelli! They certainly don't get that big around here---LOL. Nice shots of the chaparral and the Angeles National Forest.

86 at 8:18 p.m.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 8, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5069674

While we're on the subject of big things, this is a jeffrey pine. Anyone want to guess how old it is? I have no idea.

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

June 8, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5069681

incense-cedar

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #5069704

Wow-talk about big trees, Kelli! Did they make you feel very small in nature's overall scheme of things? LOL I would have no idea about the age, either.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 8, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #5069795

No, they didn't make me feel small, just fortunate to see them.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
6:12 AM

Post #5070902

well, Sid i think you named this thread a little inaccurately for my weather. more like March winds, July heat, and August rainfall! only thing blooming in this hot wind is cactus!

Currently in Amarillo
82F (Feels like 82F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 20:59
Humidity: 44%
Visibility: 7.00 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: SSE31gusting to 45 mph
Barometer: 29.78

tf




henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
1:27 PM

Post #5071425

We are getting pounded w/ heat FAR above normal.
We've been in the low/mid 90's for almost a week.
The one break we had was yesterday... for our 4th ORVG RU ... it was low 80's an cloudy most of the day.

Today and Tomorow back in the 90's.
Most of the bad weather has just missed us... but that could change rapidly..

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 8, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5071721

7am; 46~heavy clouds w/rain during the "night". No wind.
Kelli~beautiful hiking country; from the trees, to the yucca, very nice.
Ric~seems the weather has been up and down there for the spring; glad it was nice for yesterday's event.
TF~looks as if you've also a variety of weather.
This summer is much like those of years ago; cooler and later. Still no wild roses in bloom, either.
10pm ~ Robin in a treetop a few nights ago.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #5071725

TF: It would appear that the entire Mid-West from North to South is having above average temps and lots of wind! How are the chickies doing?
Ric: glad you all had a good weather day for the ORVG round-up.

Today
Partly Cloudy / Wind
High 92F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 18 mph (The 7th straight day for these winds)
Max. Humidity: 56%
UV Index: 10 Very High (See that! and on another portion of this very same page "they" said the UV index was moderate--a 3! Go figure!)
Sunrise: 5:54 AM CT
Sunset: 8:21 PM CT
Avg. High: 86F
Record High: 96F (1988)
Tonight:
Mostly Clear
Overnight Low 74F
Precip 10%
Wind: S 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 69%
Avg. Low: 64F
Record Low: 51F (1977)


My first daylily bloom of the season: This is "Pearl Harbor" given to me by a generous DGer on the Mid-South forum, Kathy Ann.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #5071728

We cross-posted, Kiska. Nice shot of the robin and at 10 p.m., too!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2008
5:19 PM

Post #5072169

69* and 4/10'' rain this morn. I was out cutting back iris stems till it started to rain.

Thanks to all who liked my iris!

I'm zipping in and out today. I have a lot to catch up on.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:00 PM

Post #5072313

Normal temps today, 75 and cloudy, windy.
Kelly, that's a huge yucca, they all look great there ! Same for the trees! Is that you on the second picture?
Joey, love that lily!
Se_eds, the plant's name is Lathyrus tuberosus, flower looks very much alike the Sweet peas'. I found this link with much info :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathyrus_tuberosus
Thanks, Kiska, cute robin!
Marsue, I find it interesting too to know the popular names of the plants.
Here's my rudbeckias, a little thirsty!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:04 PM

Post #5072332

Close up.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #5072349

Black eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #5072354

Datura.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #5072368

Daylily.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 8, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5072385

Boss, GS, 12 years old today!LOL

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5072451

Lovely flowers Adina! A big Happy Birthday to Boss, and many many more!!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2008
7:01 PM

Post #5072585

Celia, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sharon, Gary is so young.
His bright attitude is a blessing he unselfishly shares with everyone.
Well it's recovery time and I am catching up here.
I hope the "Brug cousin" I got is the purple blooms in your picture Adina. There were small purple blooms on the picture I purchased from.
Seeds I admire your 800 sprayed lilies. What did you use?
It's stifling here.
And being I grew-up in dry heat and now live in high humidity, there really is a difference.
Hope we start having afternoon rains.
;)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5072779

well, Happy birthday to The Boss!

chickies are surviving! will hit triple digits again by WEdnesday, kwhich means NE will be hot again by the weekend...

Currently in Amarillo
92F (Feels like 91F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 21:00
Humidity: 28%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: VRB7gusting to 16 mph
Barometer: 29.83


marsue, i almost got some daylilies from Kathy_ann, that one is gorgeous! kiska, i would love to have your views! and adina your flowers! hope you do get some rain Sidney!

tf
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #5074114

Hi everyone!

We had a great day today, partly sunny, fairly calm and really warm, around 60F.

Kelli - you're right, cityhood was the word I was looking for. Thanks so much. Hafnarfjrur has been a town for 100 years ;-) lol Been around for much longer though, just not big enough to be a town until a 100 years ago.

Sharon - I'm so sorry to hear about Gary. He'll be in my thoughts too.

Sally - Amazing iris border! So gorgeous - I was gasping for air when I enlarged your photo.

Deb - glad you had a good trip :-) Antigua sounds and looks wonderful!

TF - very cute ducklings.

Sunrise today was at 3:04, sunset at 11:50 pm - the bright nights are here as well :-) It's 1 am now and a bit dusky, that's as dark as it'll get.

Last Friday I went to pick up my rose order - just so happens that nursery is located in lfus where the big earthquake was. This is overlooking the area that was hit - the town closer to us is Hverageri the one in the distance is Selfoss. The mountain between them is where the origin of the earthquake was.

Have a good night :-)

Rann

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 9, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #5074224

Sugarweed,: Ortho's Orthonex, good for plants -not good for humans.
Glad to hear from our mid west friends.
Rahn, It would scare me to go into the earthquake area!

98 degrees with high humidity today, heat index 100Deg. Supposed to be the same tomorrow and Tuesday until evening. With all the rain we had this spring, plants are increasing all over the place.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 9, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #5075050

now this is more like it!
" Hi 80 F
Lo 57 F With a cool front in the neighborhood...showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight into tomorrow morning across the Central and Eastern Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. The main threat with these storms will be high winds, hail, heavy downpours, and cloud to ground lightning. Pleasant weather moves in tomorrow with highs around 80.
Currently in Amarillo
59F (Feels like 54F) Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 21:00
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 1.25 m

Rain and Sleet
Wind: WSW16gusting to 36 mph
Barometer: 29.79

Hutchinson County under: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and Flash Flood Warning.

of course, the rian is to the east of us ;-(

tf

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
5:23 AM

Post #5075120

Thanks, Mau. I recommend the Iris. It's second year and blooming like mad.

The other is Elderberry, "Black Lace". It smells very sweet.

Everyone's pics are great!!!


57F with 78 tomorrow. Yea! I'm off the next couple of days and will get to play in the gardens.

Feels like: 57F

Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 27
Humidity: 30%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph SE
Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 8:57 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

This poppy looked like it wanted a kiss.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 9, 2008
7:36 AM

Post #5075301

It's nearly midnight, and like Rann, I'm enjoying the midnight sun. Been in 50's, windy and cloudy. Should reach the 60's tomorrow.
loved the photo, rann; such pretty country there.
kwanjin~yes it does look as if it's ready.
Nearly midnight~~ apple tree's in full bloom.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2008
10:01 AM

Post #5075404

Good Morning! We had company over the weekend so I could only lurk a little. Can only pop in quickly. Will be back later.

Adina - Give Boss a big hug and kiss for me for his birthday! Beautiful flowers!

73.4 F / 23.0 C
Clear
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88 coast. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

We're having a cool down! Woo Hoo!! Turtles...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #5075937

I caught the sun going down through the trees last night.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #5075948

I have blue and pink of these, whose names escape me at the moment.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #5075986

Sweetpeas finally opening.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:29 PM

Post #5076016

Ninebark Center Glow in the ground.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:30 PM

Post #5076020

Leaf close-up.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #5076029

The girls at work gave me a Bleeding Heart. I've planted it in mom's honor.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #5076324

Great pictures Celia.
Here in Jax;
85.6 F / 29 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 62 F / 16 C
Wind: 3.1 mph / 4 km/hfrom the NNW
Wind Gust: 3.1 mph / 4 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 86 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft / 914 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 37 ft / 11 m
Going up to 90º.
Chance of rain increases tomorrow.
;)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 9, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5076659

46~cloudy but supposed to reach the 60's;
it's 7:30 am and I have my doubts☺
MySharona~what a neat photo; my gson loved finding the turtles~
kwanjin~Bleeding Heart~just beautiful and will bring smiles when enjoying it.
sugarweed~looks like it's getting hot~hope you get some rain, if it's needed~~
Last night~nearly midnight.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 9, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5077553

Adina: lovely flowers! I'm especially fond of Black-eyed Susans. I need to get some for my garden.
Rann: it was hard to tell from the photo if there was earthquake damage to that town in the foreground. I'm assuming they did have some damage there?
se_eds: 98--that's pretty unusual for PA, isn't it?
TF: rain and sleet??!! --in June--in Texas!!?? That surely must be a typo? LOL
Celia: pretty sunset pic and love all the flowers. The Bleeding Heart will certainly be especially meaningful to you.
Sharon: still keeping Gary in our prayers. Keep us posted about him, please.
kiska: as always, your mountain photos are amazing. Love the way you captured the sunlight on the mountain peak.
Today:
Partly Cloudy
High 89F
Precip 10%
Wind: SW 14 mph
Max. Humidity: 56%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 5:54 AM CT
Sunset: 8:21 PM CT
Avg. High: 86F
Record High: 95F (1985)
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 68F
Precip 40%
Wind: WSW 8 mph
Max. Humidity: 81%
Avg. Low: 64F
Record Low: 52F (2000)

Last night the wind stopped blowing, which was the first time in 7 days that it had not blown. I'm talking about 15-20 mph wind for 7 solid days--even at night. Maybe they were the "winds of change"? It was still for a little while this morning but the wind is blowing once again, only not so briskly now.

Celia: look what I discovered this morning!!! (Look in the middle of the photo) LOL--how delightful!! (The tassles sort of look like my hair after the wind blew it around this past week!)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5077961

That's great!!!! I like how it goes with your verbena.

I finally caught the visitor we get at our house. He likes to sit on our fence and watch me dig weeds. He never lets me get his pic, though.

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

June 9, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5078742

Adina, yes, that was me in the photo, for better or for worse. :-/

Plenty hot today.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on June 09, 2008
92 F / 33 C
Clear
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the SSE


More pictures from up in the mountains. Not everything we saw was big. I think these are some kind of phacelia.

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

June 9, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5078746

yellow monkeyflower

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

June 9, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #5078750

some kind of penstemon

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

June 9, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #5078753

canyon liveforever

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 9, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5078758

Kelli, your tree pics remiended me of the giant redwoods.. i miss those. will guess that pine is 300 years old?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 9, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #5078775

These are incense-cedars. I think they look a good bit like giant sequoias.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #5078877

Celia Such pretty flowers! I can see where the Ninebark Center Glow got its name! Thats such a pretty dedication to your Mom.
Kiska Beautiful picture and its background! Glad your GSs liked the turtle picture.
Marsue Thanks well be carrying the Xanax with us to the Dr. office tomorrow. He cant handle hospitals and doctors. Is that corn?!
Celia Your visitor looks amazingly like my dear departed Baxter! Hes beautiful!
Kelli Great pics and the penstemon oooh I could use some of that! Ok, silly question, but the incense cedarsIm assuming they have a scent when cut.

89.2 F / 31 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/hfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 9.2 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 89 F / 32 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. Low 72. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming south 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

Great Egrets

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

June 9, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #5078899

Incense-cedar is what cedar chest wood comes from.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5078974

I didn't know that.

We have several Cardinal couples that frequent our lawn. There is this one special couple and they are so cute. They show up at the same time. The male usually eats about 3-4' away from the female. After he feeds himself a couple of bites he picks up a bite of food and takes it to his mate and feeds her. He does this the entire time they are in our yard. It is very sweet. I can't believe I captured this moment.

(ahem ... the lawn mower ran out of gas so I left it where it was as a HINT to DH to reload)!

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 10, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #5079411

This sure is hot weather for our area this early in the year. 96 deg and 50+% humiidity. I spread two wheelbarrows of composted manure around my clematis plants to help keep their roots cool this AM. Also filled pots from another wheelbarrow load to pot up some seedlings - WHEN IT COOLS DOWN. All this took about 1/2 hour at 78 deg. early this morning. I was soaking wet and retired to my cool living room. That's it - can't imagine getting such a little bit of gardening done.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 10, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #5079477

Celia, do you feed your "visitor?" Is that why he comes to see you?
Kelli: such good photos of the wildflowers. I especially like the penstemon and the canyon liveforever is so unusual!
Sharon: the Great Egrets are very regal looking. That was a great capture of the cardinal pair! I have seen a male cardinal feeding a female, too, over at our previous house. I thought maybe the female was his baby and he was still feeding her. Yes, that is corn, but it is strictly ornamental. Although it does produce an ear of corn, I don't believe it is edible but I will have to check into that. I bought both kinds of the ornamental corn that I have strictly for the fun of it. They are unusual plants. Praying for peace for Gary (and all of you) as you go to the doctor tomorrow.

It was raining about thirty minutes ago. Hooray--we needed a shower! It has stopped for the moment but everytthing is still looking like more rain could fall at any time--sure hope so.
Currently 70 at 7:19 p.m.--much cooler than before the shower.

Do you see what I saw? Look carefully.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5079666

Marsue: I see several little Azures. I love them.

HHH again here today. No rain in 10 days. The long wait begins? (Hope not.)

The Gardenias smell wonderful.
Deb

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 10, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5079925

62 this evening~it did reach the 60's and it's very nice.
Normal 63 F
Record 76F (1957 )
thanks~marsue~glad the wind has stopped; the little corn looks great.
Must admit I didn't look too closely at the last pic; and after reading Deb's reply, is probably just as well☺
kwanjin~nice looking visitor you have. Very pretty.
MySharona~hoping the best for Gary tomorrow, will be thinking of you all. The egrets are beautiful and the cardinals are just as beautiful.
kelli~great info, as usual your posts are so interesting and I love the hikes, too.
Deb~ the gardenia is so pretty; do you have many? Hope you'll get rain soon.
Late May~ hard to see, but the pond has 2 swans and a couple of ducks.
Kiska

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #5079949

Kiska: Azures! Little blue butterflies. :)
And yes, ..lots of gardenias..all around our back porch so we can sit and enjoy.
62 sounds pretty good right now.
Deb
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2008
3:28 AM

Post #5080631

I'm praying for Gary, too, Sharon.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2008
10:07 AM

Post #5081258

Se_eds I feel your pain with the heat. I can barely go outside in August here.
Maruse Thanks! I love our Cardinals. Great pic of the butterflies!
Deb Gardenias! Mine arent doing very well this year. Im allergic to them, but I dont really care. I love their scent so I keep them around LOL!
Kiska I didnt realize you get swan migration. Very cool!
Thanks Marylyn!

Has anyone heard from Pepper lately?

74.5 F / 23.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

2nd cane blooming on the Phal. My lens was foggy from going outside.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5081395

Good morning!

It's mostly cloudy this morning but the sun's peeking through as I'm typing. Another warm day in store around 60F ... if this holds up we might start thinking 60F is normal and get very disappointed when it dips down into the more normal 55F. It's strange how much difference there is in those 5F between 55F and 60F ... 55F is distinctly cool and 60F is very warm. Seems very strange to me. It was mostly sunny yesterday and warm. I actually got a bit fed up with the sun and warmth yesterday afternoon ... got a headache from all the sun and just felt plain too hot and crancky! lol I wouldn't cope well in 100F.

marsue - there isn't much visible damage to the houses - everything looked pretty normal to the visiting eye. Most of the damage was to the interiors. The houses that have been declared as unsafe and therefore ruined are all standing ... but they're badly cracked and so structurally not sound. The nursery where I picked up the roses had no damage apart from a few stones being displaced from a wall. Pretty amazing considering that it was very close to that mountain in the photo where the origin of the earthquake was. Very cool corn!

seeds - Selma felt the same way for a little while. We didn't feel a single tremor while we were there though.

Sharon - hope all goes well at the doctor's office. Those cardinals are so cute :-)

Deb - gorgeous gardenia!

Kelli - pretty flowers :-)

Celia - also very pretty flowers :-) I liked the Black laced elder you posted a photo of earlier. Are the flowers pink or white?

This was the only visible damage we saw - an old barn with one of the walls crumbled ... soryy it's not a very good angle.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Rann





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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
11:38 AM

Post #5081432

This house was ruined although it's hard to tell. The gable is leaning a bit. The yellow tape across the front door means the structure is not safe. This is a replica of a viking "longhouse" - it housed a banqueting hall popular for wedding receptions and other parties. It's ruined and would need to be rebuilt completely ...not sure that the owners will do that though.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #5081452

After visiting two nurseries I had to do something for the girls so we visited the hot spring area in the middle of the town of Hverageri. It was interesting to see the change the earthquake had caused - almost all of the hotsprings had been emtied in the quake and looked like bottomless pits. Then there were a few new springs that had emerged through the turf.

The girls by a hot stream that runs through the area.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
11:46 AM

Post #5081460

A new spring in the grass.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
11:49 AM

Post #5081472

This is what most of the old springs looked like. They do look prettier with water in them ...

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
12:06 PM

Post #5081524

Sunny, Bright, 75
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2008
12:58 PM

Post #5081714

It's sunny and bright here, too. There is a 20% chance of rain this morning, and a 30% chance this afternoon. I'm going to go turn the sprinkler on just in case it misses us. (Which probably means we'll get soaked, but... LOL) When the salvia starts wilting, you know it's dry!! :-)

Rann, I hope the owner rebuilds the longhouse - what a neat looking building! i must confess, I'm having a hard time imagining 60 being too hot. LOL

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

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (56 min ago)
Temperature 77 F 25 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 87%
Pressure 29.96 in 1014.6 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 82 F 28 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.9F / 24.4C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 78.1F / 25.6C

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
4:03 PM

Post #5082599

Kelli, love your pics! I like the little pink flower next to the phacelia. The cedars smell wonderful, don't they?

Sharon, still have Gary in our thoughts here. I told my DH and he sends his best, too. Baxter is a cute name. I think I'll nick-name him that. We have a bird sactuary not far from us that we go to every year. Lots of different birds. Next time we go, I'll get pics. Cute shot of the cardinals! Mind if I pass it on?

Mau, your corn, if I remember right, will be rainbow colored, as well. I could be wrong, though. We don't feed "Baxter", he just likes to watch. Nice butterflies, too!

Rann, your girls are so adorable! And the hot springs are great. Sometimes, I wish we had them here in the freezing winters. I hope they rebuild the Viking house.

Deb, We had Gardenias next to our house in CA. I miss them. The Elderberry flowers are pink.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #5082622

Marylyn - I know ... I'm a total whimp when it comes to heat ;-) lol It's 61F right now and fortunately it's clouding up so it's very comfortable outside at the moment. :-)

Celia - ooooooh pretty :-) Now I like it even more! :-) Thanks reg. the girls :-) The owner of the viking house was interviewed very soon after the earthquake and he was really heartbroken that all their work was ruined. Sounded like he didn't want to rebuild - maybe they'll change their minds once the shock of it all wears off. I hope so too.

I'm planting out the annuals I raised from seed this spring - I went "slightly" (translation: totally ;-) LOL) overboard with the annuals this year (ofcourse I went totally overboard with the perennials too, but that's a different story) so it's quite a job ... Here's how the garden is coming along - photo taken on Sunday.

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
4:19 PM

Post #5082682

Wow! Your gardens greened up nicely, didn't they!

And I forgot...

67F with 79 later.
Feels like: 67F

Barometer: 29.6 in ↑
Dewpoint: 44
Humidity: 43%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph NNW
Sunrise: 5:55 AM
Sunset: 8:58 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

And I caught another visitor.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 10, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #5083696

Deb: thanks for identifying the little butterflies. I did't know what they were. I thought they were perhaps a moth of some sort. What a pretty gardenia!
Kiska: I found the swans but not the ducks.
Sharon: Your orchid is gorgeous and guess what?--one of mine is getting ready to bloom, too! Keep us posted about Gary, please.
Rann; such a picturesque barn. The Viking Longhouse is very unique. I enjoyed the "tour" of the hot spring area--it reminds me somewhat of our Yellowstone National Park here in the U.S. The girls are simply beautiful and so sweet looking. Selma is really getting tall! Your garden is absolutely lovely!
Marylyn: You are correct: As sure as you water your lawn and gardens, it will rain! LOL
Celia: I love the Elderberry flowers and your latest visitor seems to be somewhat shy. Have you heard anything from Pepper over on the chat thread?


High today about 85
Currently 81 and overcast but feels like 85
Sunrise: 5:54 AM CT
Sunset: 8:22 PM CT
Avg. High: 86F
Record High: 100F (1977)
Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 70F
Precip 10%
Wind: SE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 83%
Avg. Low: 64F
Record Low: 53F (1978)
We had a nice long, soaking shower last night. The lawn and gardens loved it and so did I because I won't have to water for a few days. LOL

Coconut Lime Echinacea

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #5083790

I haven't heard from her. Maybe I'll d-mail her.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 10, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5083811

I sure feel silly~little blue butterflies☺ Thanks, Deb~I went back and took a look; they are very cute. Sounds so nice in your yard with fragrant flowers all around.
52 so far ( noon). Threat of rain/heavy cloudcover. Humidity: 61%
MySharona~hope all's ok for now. Love the "cloudy" effect on the photo. Did you get thunderstorms?
Dyson~short and sweet; looks good.
rann~what a nice series; the girls are so cute; your yard/garden is gorgeous.
marsue~the ducks were annoying the swans; there is one near the swans, the other near the water's edge. The blossoms on the echinacea are almost daisy-like; nice.
kwanjin~the elderberry looks great; very pretty pink. Do you use the berries?
The ducks show up better in this pic.
Kiska

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 10, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5083814

My red hibiscus is blooming. It's getting hot, about 85 , sunny and no wind.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #5084055

New Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/861556/
Please come over.
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