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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5139938

Here we have the longest day of the year.
It was supposed to rain this evening.
I have a halogen lamp I'm taking out to plant more of my babies.
78.3 F / 25.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 48%
Dew Point: 57 F / 14 C
Wind: 3.1 mph / 4 km/hfrom the SSW
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
Please come by often with your pictures and musings.
Sidney


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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #5139971

In my last post I forgot to say : Sharon, I'll get pics of the boots as soon as I find the cable for the camera.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5140307

Happy Summer Solstice!

Hi 84 F
Lo 61 F After heavy rains last night...the atmosphere seems to be less active today with isolated activity being the main threat. If a storm forms close to your location...watch out for high winds, heavy downpours, some hail, and cloud to ground lightning.

Have a good weekend.

Currently in Amarillo
80F (Feels like 80F) Sunrise: 06:33
Sunset: 21:04
Humidity: 38%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: E5
Barometer: 30.20
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
11:00 AM

Post #5141282

Fog, 66
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2008
12:44 PM

Post #5141589

The picture of the Cardinals is a little fuzzy, taken through the kitchen window. Now we know what happens during the day while we are at work! My little Hummer has been back 4 times this morning. Ive been changing the nectar out every morning. I think he likes it! LOL!
Se_eds Thats a huge jump in temps. Dont give up on your flowers. Their beauty gives such joy back.
Dyson Youve been busy! I cant wait to see the finished product.
Sidney - Pretty Gulf Frit to start the new thread!
TF Is it still terribly hot in your area? How are the chicks doing?

74.1 F / 23.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 92%
Dew Point: 72 F / 22 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 3.0 miles / 4.8 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 500 ft / 152 m
Mostly Cloudy 2100 ft / 640 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Patchy dense morning fog. Otherwise increasing cloudiness with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 88. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Im watering right now (just a little) in the hopes that it will bring the rain to us. Havent watered the lawn in almost 2 weeks. Ive been training my lawn for the last 2 years to go with less water. Seems to be working pretty well although I have a little more weedage than I used to. Nothing major.

Here is Sylvester after a hard day of working in the lawn and garden yesterday. He was plum tuckered out.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
12:53 PM

Post #5141617

Sidney: pretty butterfly. Planting in the dark--you are a real gardener!
LOL
Dyson: so glad you didn't lose the contents of your freezer. -- and you got some rain, too, as did TF! Hooray!

Sunny
High 91F
Precip 10%
Wind: NNW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 51%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:55 AM CT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 98F (1988)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 65F
Precip 20%
Wind: WSW 3 mph
Max. Humidity: 70%
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 52F (1992)

I took advantage of the early morning light and coolness to go out and take some photos. This is Rio Samba close-up. (drink-up, Sharon!--LOL)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
1:00 PM

Post #5141644

Sharon: we cross-posted. Sylvester is such a hoot! LOL

Here's a portion of our back yard this morning. DH, too, was "plum tuckered out" after mowing and weed-eating the front yard so he hasn't gotten around to weed-eating the edges of these beds. We just put them in last fall as lasagna beds, let them "cook" all winter, and planted them this spring, but the plants are growing and starting to fill in the H/B bed along the fence.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #5141684

Marsue - That Rio Samba is gorgeous! I have a question, why are they called lasagna beds? They are very pretty!

Here is my little Hummer

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
1:20 PM

Post #5141751

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=2712086 - lasagna beds

This message was edited Jun 22, 2008 9:59 AM
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #5142109

Hot, humid, with isolated storms today.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
2:45 PM

Post #5142182

Thanks for posting that link to the lasagna beds for Sharon, Dyson.

Pepper: hot and humid is not good in my estimation! Stay inside where it's cool, if you can!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #5142239

Marsue those beds will mature great. I like those rocks around them.
My "garden bones" all froze back in January or February. Funny how my GM would refer to that as the "Cold snap of February 08". I just know every thing is coming fresh out of the ground including most of my brugs.
Sharon I have a Lasagna bed that's 4 years old and one that's a year old. Where I pulled most weeds and then laid 4 sheets of wet news papers on top followed with 3" of mulch, I have no weeds. I also left the Live Oak leaves there.
Where i put down newspaper and 6" of potting soil 4 years ago I have some weeds along the edges. I tried to raise Hosta liners there. LOL.
Lee Valley packs with big sheets of news print and says use them to mulch with.
I have the prettiest 2 new shovels. I have named them my Bikini and French Shovels.
Now I must get some pictures.
We are supposed to get scattered showers. I'll be doing a rain dance to boot.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #5142277

Ha, Sidney! I want to see some photos of those shovels! LOL Very intriguing names!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2008
4:19 PM

Post #5142594

H'lo, all!
Been out moving plants around. You know - the stuff that you thought would be perfect in that spot, only to find out that spot's all wrong because of more sun that you remembered or too dry, or whatever.

Still thrilled about the quarter inch of rain we had yesterday!

Deb
(angelonia this morning)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #5142642

"? I sat here watching the water flow down the road for hour, nothing else to watch, the power was out and it really came down. I was thankful that I did not have to water yesterday.84 Thundering again but the sky looks clear.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5142687

Dyson: It's all in the perspective, I guess. :) DH was saying this morning that it'd be a great public works project to build a great big pipe to drain water from the Miss basin to Calif and the S.E. ... Feast or famine.
Deb
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
5:06 PM

Post #5142766

I think that is called the TVA
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #5142772

LOL at Dyson!!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #5142838

Interesting interview on "Glenn Beck" on CNN last week - Glenn interviewed Trace Adkins (I listen to old rock music not country, so I am not very familiar with this gentleman - nothing wrong with country and some of it I enjoy).

Anyways, Trace said "I live in Tenn. All my power is supplied by hydro. they shoot water down a pipe & it turns a turbine yet the cost of power has been going up & up, does it cost more to do this now?" may not be exact but is close enough of a quote.

I choked on that sip of coffee, That guy should be running for president.

TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #5143061

well, still hot here, just barely cooler and more humid, so you sweat more...

chicks are enjoying the shade!

yep, we got rains, just as i finished up milking the goat! i got soaked from her pen to running into the poultry shed. got stiuck in there at least 30 minutes while rian and hail poured down. ended up wiht a barrrel and a half of rain water though! and once i got to the house and changed into dry clothes, DH and i enjoyed a magnificent light show. cmaera not avialable... ;-(

Currently in Amarillo
83F (Feels like 83F) Sunrise: 06:33
Sunset: 21:04
Humidity: 41%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Clear
Wind: SW17
Barometer: 30.19

Hi 92 F
Lo 62 F
After heavy rains last night...the atmosphere seems to be less active today with isolated activity being the main threat. If a storm forms close to your location...watch out for high winds, heavy downpours, some hail, and cloud to ground lightning.

Have a good weekend.

se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5144578

Gentle people, We are having a gentle rain. We have not had a measurable rain since we got 1/4" on June 2 and June 3. We were scheduled for severe thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow (again) just as we have been for the past three weekends. But this time we are getting some light rain. Hooooray! Humidity 57% but still it is rain.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #5145769

Thanks for the info on the lasagna beds!

Sidney Love the names of the shovels! LOL!
Deb WOW! The angelonia is beautiful! Is it a vine? I know exactly what you about about moving the plants around!
TF Glad you got some rain and you too se_eds.

No rain again for us. Glad I watered everything yesterday.

71.6 F / 22.0 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the afternoon. High 88. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Our Hummer must have a nest somewhere close. It comes by very often. It always flies up around or into one of the Live Oaks between our house and the neighbors house. I hope it will get used to us being around this window. It's the only window in the kitchen.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #5145880

Helloooo! Good Mornin! We have a temp of 61 & it's extremely foggy! We've had rain & boomin' T-storms since Saterday nite. We even had some hail. Glad I was paying attention! I had to go 'hide' my plants! :) 2 neighboring counties had flood warnings yesterday.
At Dublin...
Fog: 61F
Feels like: 61F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: NA
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:47 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Love every one's pics! And the Lasagna Beds...I read about them last week (or week before) in an article on DG's. Very interesting.
Thanks everybody, for the nice comments on my 'rocks'. :D I plan on going around the house with them, if I can avoid the black snake.
Sidney, Thanks for the new thread! :D Is that a Fliterary?(sp)
Dyson...I hope you find the cable so we can see your tile! :D
Sharon...Hummers! :D Gary's in my prayers. :) Is it today that he goes for the chemo?
TF, Glad the chickies are OK.
Marylyn, The green 'stuff' on the rocks at the deck is Grass Moss (I think). It's a sedum that could be invasive, but I love it! Want some? I have enough for everybody! :D

The answer to the trivia is...B
The Dead Sea is 391 meters below sea level.

Today's trivia is...
What city has the most days with thunder each year on average?
a) Tororo, Uganda
b) Tampa, FL
c) Moscow, Russia
d) Tokyo, Japan


Well, I really have to go...to work.
Have a Great Day! (hope to be back later)
Joey

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2008
12:57 PM

Post #5146302

Deb: lovely angelonia
We had a gentle rain this morning, se_eds. Very gentle. The driveway no longer looks wet. However, it is still overcast so there is hope that more rain will fall. Wouldn't you know it--we watered the lawn and the flowers all afternoon yesterday!
Sharon: it's nice that your feeder is in a spot where you can watch the hummer from inside. We have two hummers (at least--maybe more) that visit our feeder but the feeder is on the back porch away from a window. We have to be out on the porch in order to see the hummers.
Thinking of Gary today.
Joey: awww--JW looks so cute! give him a big kiss for me! Guessing D on the trivia--have no idea, really.

Currently 63 and overcast. Heading for a high of 91

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
1:14 PM

Post #5146366

Gary is having a treatment now. Will let y'all know more when I hear from DH. Thank you for the prayers!

JW is an absolute DollBaby!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #5146460

I'm praying for Gary, Sharon!!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #5148338

Here are my Bikini Shovel, My Bulb Hole tool and my French Shovel.
They are too pretty to use. The Bulber is much rougher to the touch.
The 2 new ones are slick as glass.
The Bikini is made for weeding. It's 2" and round on the front. It's reinforced on the back.
Here's the trio;
;)

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5148348

Here's a close-up. Pardon my fingerprints.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5148358

And the back. I get them here; http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=2&p=56798&cat=2,44813,56834&ap=1
;)

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 23, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #5148591

Great pics everyone! I have to catch up with you, just been busy writing an article and with the house. Locust in the grass .
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5149033

Yahoo! We got over an inch of rain last night! Se_eds: We also had had no more than 1/4" since June2. First day in 2 weeks I didn't have to water! AND it's thundering now, so I'm greedy and hoping for more!

Sharon: Hope Gary's treatment went well.

Joey: No idea on the trivia. I'll guess "Tokyo".

Deb
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5149138

Thank you for the prayers! So far so good. Gary hasn't been sick. YAY! He's manning his MySpace site (I call it control central LOL!) and resting. He's drinking lots of fluids and ate 3 Big Macs. You go Buddy!

Joey Im going with B-Tampa. I just want to blow bubbles on JWs belly!
Marsue Pretty daylily! I wish wed get more hummers! I guess in time we will.
Sidney Those are some fancy tools! Nice!
Adina We need more house pictures! LOL!

89.6 F / 31 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 6.7 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 87 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4200 ft / 1280 m
Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

I take Gary for his 2nd round in the morning. Hopefully it goes as well as it did today.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5149968

Somewhat hot today and sunny. Not too bad. Tomorrow after the storms roll in will be worse.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #5151183

It's starting out warm and humid today. :P

75.0 F / 23.9 C
Humidity: 84%
Mostly Cloudy
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the West
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Highs around 90 coast. (This usually means around 93*) Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

Even with clouds like these...still no rain here.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2008
12:32 PM

Post #5151509

We've been having pop up showers in the afternoons. Yesterday my dh said it rained very hard at his work, about 10 miles from here, but we didn't get a drop. It's always funny how localized the storm cells are! Hopefully we will get more rain today; there's a 40% chance. I'm going to water the garden AND clean my car this morning, just to make sure. LOL

Praying for Gary.


Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (36 min ago)
Temperature 77 F 25 C
Dew Point 72 F 22 C
Humidity 84%
Pressure 30.12 in 1019.9 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 77.0F / 25.0C
0.00" precipitation at 6:53am CDT .
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #5152565

Thank you! LOL! I just got him home from day 2. He did really well during his treatments.
He took some cd's and sang (term used loosely!) to George Strait and John Michael Montgomery. Ummm, Gary couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, but he made everyone smile!

And he's got 3 more big macs a serving of fries and a coke! He's so funny.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 24, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #5153187

I've enjoyed "trying" to catch up. We had a wonderful trip up to the Fairbanks area. It was 5 days of real summer. In the 70's, sunny, blue sky w/2 quick thunder-rainstorms. Just beautiful there for the longest day. With summer half over, here in our area, we never got one. Much cooler/wetter than in the past few years.
51~sunny
loss of 59 seconds daylight.
We tossed lilac blossoms into the creek that my parents loved to visit when they came up to visit. Our little tribute to them.
Kiska

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5153508

Helloo! We're cookin' this afternoon, w/a temp of 80 in the shade. I have had to work a little extra due to my boss having a death in the family...her 1st cousin wrecked on a 4-wheeler (ATV) & broke his neck. Very tragic. He was only 22 years old. Sad. :(
At Dublin...
Clear: 82F
Feels like: 82F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 57
Humidity: 42%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph NW
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 8:47 PM
UV Index: 8 Very High

Kiska! YEAH! You're back! :D What a great tribute. :) And no wonder they loved to visit there! Gorgeous!
Thanks Sharon, Glad that Gary's doing OK thru his chemo. How long do they last? I'm praying that his spirit doesn't fade. Kids are so resilient. And those clouds Should have Produced!
Sidney, Love those tools! :D (except - 'thong' came to mind! LOL) Those may go on my 'have-to-have' list! :D
Marylyn, Watering & washing should do the trick! :D (at least it does for me! ;)
Adina? Do those little critters do much damage? Yuck!
Pepper, Hope it doesn't get too sweltering!
Thanks Marsue...Conside it done! ;)

The answer to the trivia is...A
Uganda has on average 251 days of thunder per year.

Today's trivia is...
What is the diameter of the largest measured tornado?
a) 2,167 feet
b) 3,557 feet
c) 5,250 feet
d) 10,468 feet

'See' Ya! :D
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #5153539

I'm guessing D.

That was beautiful, Kiska!! :-)

Well, I cleaned out the car, but forgot to water the garden, so we've only had sprinkles so far. LOL The pop up storms are just starting to pop up on the radar, though, so there's still time.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5153547

Joey, the critters don't have much to damage ! Your flower is amasing! I have one with green leaves!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5153587

Kiska, welcome back, your trip sounds great! I needed so much to see your mountains and feel some cold! The temps are killing us, lucky inside the house is still cool. But in our rented apartment is very bad! Last night I slept in my DS' bed, is much cooler than our room. Cici was scared to death when he didn't find me in the morning!LOL
Sharon, I've been thinking of Gary and praying for his recovery. Here is the house yesterday.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #5153591

More concrete has been poured into the alley...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #5153599

...the stairs and alley in front of the house...

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #5153611

...the alleys arround the house...

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5153631

..and it was supposed to pour inside the fence...ugh...instead, we got the fence broken...the driver of the concrete truck forgot to withdraw the pipe he is using for pouring the concrete and started the truck...bum, part of the fence got broken...arrrrggghhhh! !The house is coming along, the workers are working , as well as they can and they are doing a good job...I have to forgive their mistakes, afterall they are my DS' age...I admire them and care for them, as they are doing their best.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 24, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5153644

We have a handrail inside the house.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5154157

Wow, Sharon: 3 big macs, fries and a coke! That boy has an appetite!-- so glad he is doing well with the chemo treatments.
Neat tools, Sidney, although "thong" came to my mind, too! LOL
Joey: Guessing "D" on the trivia. Is that a shamrock plant? I love the pretty little flowers on it.
Welcome back, Kiska. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the Fairbanks area and that the weather was pleasant for you. That is such a neat story about the tribute to your parents.
Adina: the house will be ready soon! How exciting for you! Will your new house have "air conditioning"? Those concrete walkways that you refer to as "alleys" are what we call "sidewalks" in my part of the U.S.
Over here an "alley" is a narrow road which is one-car-wide that goes down the middle of two city blocks where the property lines meet in the back. Alleys used to be quite common and were mainly used for deliveries and garbage pick-up. They are no longer installed in newer housing areas. The garbage and delivery trucks just utilize the streets. Does this make any sense to you? LOL

Today: forecast high: 94
currently on my back porch: 92
Lots of sunshine
Sunrise: 5:56 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 97F (1977)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 71F
Precip 20%
Wind: S 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 70%
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 57F (1974)

This morning's beginning of sunrise

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

June 24, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5154242

I'm glad Gary is remaining in good spirits.

Adina, the house is looking great. You must be getting very anxious to move in. Will the wildflower fields near your place stay that way or will more houses be built?

Marsue, yep, the same thing here with alleys. There was an alley behind my grandparents' house. It was paved in brick. Those houses were built before there were cars, so the houses did not have attached garages. The garages were separate buildings out by the alley. The trash truck also used the alley. There are alleys around here, too. They are associated with houses on busy streets. Those houses have garages that face the alley instead of the street. I think their purpose is so that people on busy streets don't have to back their car out into the street. The trash truck uses them, too. And like you, the newer neighborhoods don't have them. They orient the houses so that they don't face the busy streets. Hope that didn't bore you too much.

Significantly less hot today. "Cooler" is not the right word. It is "less hot".

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on June 24, 2008
88 F / 31 C
Clear
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the South
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 87 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #5154393

"less hot" seems to be an appropriate term, Kelli. LOL and thanks for the extra info on alleys--not boring at all. I'm sure between the two of us we have supplied Adina with plenty of information about our alleyways! LOL
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5154434

There really is nothing more humbling than watching a disabled young man singing while hes getting 3 hours of chemo. It brought me to my knees.

Kiska Thats a wonderful tribute to your parents. Its nice that the GKs got involved. Wow, its beautiful there.
Joey Thats so sad about your bosss cousin. Well keep them in our prayers. Garys chemo treatments are 3 hours long. He will always deal with the chemo the way he deals with everything else in true RainMan fashion! And always in his jammie pants, a t-shirt and socks w/Crocs! Going with D on the trivia. I recall a tornado being around 2 miles wide reported a couple of years back. Where was that Kansas maybe? Pretty flowers! The storms seem to be going around us this year. We can see them and hear them, but nothing, nada, zip, zilch bummer.
Adina Thats a gorgeous picture of your bloom! Your house is looking great! The stairs, are they granite?
Marsue LOL! Were just hoping that he can stay at or around 200lbs. That seems like a lot, but he is 65. He weighs 202 now. He hasnt gotten sick yet, but the nurses have warned us that he could start getting sick within the next week. He will also start loosing his hair about the same time. He is given an anti-nausea med, but that doesnt mean it will stop all of the nausea. Such a pretty sunrise. Looks like it swirled around the top of the tree line!
Kelli Thanks! Less Hot is a better term! LOL!

85.5 F / 29.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 65 F / 19 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/hfrom the SSE
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 87 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Low 72. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Diplandia

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #5154522

I have one of htose young men, and he is a joy when he is happy!

less hot, just barely...

Hi 91 F
Lo 60 F Heavy storms are moving into the area and will sweep across the region during the evening hours. Some of these storms will produce hail and high winds so please stay tuned for possible severe weather bulletins. As always we will track the situation closely and do everything we can to keep you safe.

Currently in Amarillo
88F (Feels like 86F) Sunrise: 06:34
Sunset: 21:05
Humidity: 29%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: S21gusting to 28 mph
Barometer: 30.05


headed out for chores and pool time!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5155091

Hot and humid today. Storms hit last night and this morning so once again no watering. Yeah!!! More pop up storms are supposed to hit tonight also and there is a chance of flooding where ever the storms pop up.

Will be hot and close to 90 all week.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5155243

Everything looks good hereabouts! Morning temps in the mid-50's, day temps near 82 today. No more rain, but we have the puffy thunderheads skating the skies. They just didn't stop here yet.

On Saturday I will have about 50 people here for my husb's 82nd birthday and we will eat and play guitars/banjos/mandolins, whatever people bring with them. We have a large area out back under the trees, also a large two bay garage where we can set up tables and lots of outdoor type chairs and benches. We are scheduled for Thunderstorms on Saturday!!!!

Sydney, love those shovels from Lee Valley - they will last you a lifetime if no one steals them.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #5155308

Sharon: Hope you get rain soon! Sounds like Gary's doing well so far.
Adina: House'll be ready very soon, it looks like?
Kiska: Welcome back!


"Less hot" here today, too. :)

Liriope in bloom.
Deb

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #5156421

Sounds like we all have the same weather Hot!

TF Gary is always happy!
Se_eds Sounds like a wonderful time you have planned for your DHs birthday!
Deb - My Liriope never looks that pretty when it blooms!

71.8 F / 22 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 65 F / 18 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.24 in / 1023.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. (Well that's vague - probably around 94). Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

We have had some pretty neat cloud formations. Here is one.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #5157544

It's back to mostly hot here (high in the mid 90s), with a 60% chance of rain. Hopefully we will get more than a sprinkle today. :-)

se-eds, your party sounds like a lot of fun! I'll be praying that the storms miss you.

My little one turned 5 on Monday. She got to open her presents on Sunday because Daddy had an appointment Monday night and it would have been too late to play with the presents by the time he got home. He bought them on Craigslist about a month ago and he's been dying to play with them. LOL The big bunny is actually pretty good on them already; she has a great sense of rhythm! The little one just likes making noise. LOL

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (22 min ago)
Temperature 87 F 31 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 64%
Pressure 30.16 in 1021.4 mb
Wind Speed 12 MPH 10 kts
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 95 F 35 C
Current Conditions Few Clouds
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.9F / 24.4C

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #5158496

se_eds: good luck with the party and the weather! Sounds like you have a good time planned for your hubby's birthday!
Deb: my liriope usually don't bloom this early in the summer. Is that a current photo?
Sharon: Great color on that diplandia. Pretty pic of the cloud formations. We had a similar one here a few days ago.
Marylyn: I hope you have a good set of earplugs! You surely are brave(and more patient than I would be) to give a set of drums as a birthday present to your little bunny! LOL

Currently 92 on our back porch:
Today:
Hot and mostly sunny
Sunrise: 5:56 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 98F (1971)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 71F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 77%
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 54F (1974)

Coconut Lime Echinacea

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 25, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #5158595

I have a new article posted today, if you want to read it !
The house is coming along, a few more days, CLEANING HAS BEGUN !!We had 2 of my colleagues and my boss with a special vacuum, doing the cleaning...getting paid, of course!
The boys were doing the stairs!
Hugs,
Adina

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SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5158783

marsue, where do you find this report for your area?? I live in southeast Arky and I like the information that yours contains. Thanks!! FWIW, my temp was 87 degrees @ 2:22 pm today.

>>>>Sunny
High 91F
Precip 10%
Wind: NNW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 51%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:55 AM CT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 98F (1988)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 65F
Precip 20%
Wind: WSW 3 mph
Max. Humidity: 70%
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 52F (1992)>>>>
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #5159104

Like Wine it's so good to see you here.
Yipeeeeeeeeee, and then the tunder hits and it's ohppppppppp, LOL
Gods watering. I did let out about 4 rain calls earlier.
This is great cept the lightening is regular.
;)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 25, 2008
9:56 PM

Post #5159165

Out in the sun it feels hot and humid. (I can hear you southeasterners laughing, all the way out here.)

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on June 25, 2008
82 F / 28 C
Clear
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the South
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1013 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #5159332

Marylyn Thats some birthday present! Ill be praying for you! LOL! Did you get rain?
Marsue Your Echinacea is so pretty!
Adina Ill have to check for your article. The steps are looking great! How did you manage to get your boss to help? My boss would laugh then say No thank you! LOL!
Sidney No rain here, but Im really really really praying it does! We have dark clouds, thunder, a little lightening, but no significant wet stuff. It sprinkled briefly, but thats it.
Kelli Yep, that was me you heard! LOL! I love your Koi and the other fishies.

77.7 F / 25 C
Light Thunderstorm Rain Mist ---------- mist maybe but no rain.
Humidity: 62%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/hfrom the -
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 80 F / 27 C
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 700 ft / 213 m
Scattered Clouds 1800 ft / 548 m
Mostly Cloudy 3400 ft / 1036 m

Feels like hot mud outside. Yuck. One of my Peruvian Daffodils bloomed this morning!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #5159370

I retract my statement. I just went outside and it's sprinkling a little.

Edited to add: Loved the article Adina! Great job!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #5159460

Your article was beautiful, Adina! Great job!! ^_^

[quote]Marylyn Thats some birthday present! Ill be praying for you! LOL![/quote]

LOL! If they were boys and/or had any idea what a rock band was, I'd have thought twice about getting the drums. LOL They love playing with the set at church (with supervision, of course!), and Charles played drums in high school, so we thought this would be fun. So far, the bunnies wander into the study, play with the drums for 10 minutes or so, and then wander back out to play with something else. I haven't had to break out the Tylenol even once! ^_^

[quote]Did you get rain?[/quote]

It clouded up and we could see lightning in the distance, but it didn't rain at all here, and probably won't now. Rats. I should have watered this morning, but I thought with a 60% chance, we would probably get something...
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 26, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5159777

Thanks~glad you liked Fish Creek as much as we do. It's in a truely awesome setting and is an easy drive; about 200 miles from here.
MySharona~keeping Gary in my thoughts and you and the famiy as well. Sounds as if his good attitude continues. Great.
se_eds~wow~what a wonderful celebration it's going to be. Happy birthday wishes to your husband.
Adina~the house/alleys look wonderful; won't be long now and you'll be getting settled in.
Kelli~nice fish pond/ very colorful and relaxing to watch, too. Lots of fires in NCalif, I see.
Welcome SherryLike~look forward to seeing more.
Oh Marylyn~look at that wonderful birthday girl and present. Cool.
Hi Deb~ love the liriope. Something new for me to enjoy. Love all the flowers here I'm not familiar with.
Kiska

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #5159849

Hot but not really humid. No rain forcasted for several days at least unless we get a suprise storm or something.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #5160293

No rain again...went around us.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #5160309

Welcome, Sherry. It looks to me as if you are getting the same weather information that I am getting. However,sometimes in the afternoon, I just copy and paste the forecast for the afternoon and evening since the morning has already passed by. Sometimes, I go out and read the thermometer on our back porch and add that plus my own observations about weather in my neighborhood. LOL Anyway, here is the link to where I get my weather info. I have to scroll down to where it says "Details" and click on that in order to be able to copy and paste the forecast. Hope this helps.
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USAR0082?cm_ven=1CW&cm_cat=IE7v1.0.0&cm_pla=wx-com-bar&cm_ite=wx-cc&par=1CWIE7v1.0.0&site=wx-com-bar

Adina: That was a very fine article about re-creating your childhood garden.
Kelli: love the Koi in the pond!
Sharon: a Peruvian daffodil--that's a first for me! Very pretty.

Glad you got some rain, Sidney. We haven't had any here in several days. It was lightning in the distance just before sundown--maybe we'll get a shower tonight but most likely it was just "heat lightning" :o((

Hope you get some rain, too, Pepper.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #5161298

69 & to dark to be able to figure out anything else.

I think I found the cable for the camera yesterday.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #5161341

Kiska - Thats a nice camping spot! It looks like you had a very relaxing trip. : )
Dyson Is it the camera cable?

68.9 F / 20.5 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Maybe today we'll get some of that wet stuff.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #5161547

Happy birthday TamaraFaye! I hope you have a glorious day!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
12:26 PM

Post #5161743

Happy birthday, Tamara Faye!!! :-)

Our weather is almost the same as yesterday's; highs in the mid 90s, 40% chance of rain... Today I AM going to water the garden!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (32 min ago)
Temperature 77 F 25 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 87%
Pressure 30.07 in 1018.4 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
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 : 80.1F / 26.7C
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5162701

thanks for the wishes and the flowers. i should be outside, but really wanted to catch up on my threads!

Hi 92 F
Lo 62 F Another round of storms could effect the area later today with high winds, some hail, heavy down pours, and cloud to ground lightning being the main threat. By the way, a cool front works in for the weekend...actually increasing the chance for rain.

Currently in Amarillo
75F (Feels like 77F) Sunrise: 06:34
Sunset: 21:05
Humidity: 50%
Visibility: 10.0 m

Partly Cloudy
Wind: S16
Barometer: 30.03


hope eveyrone has peaceable weather...congrats on the house adina, the drums Marylyn, the vacation kiska, and the cable Dyson...

tf

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #5163578

Happy Birthday! TF! Hope it has been a Great one! :D

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 26, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #5163590

Happy Birthday, Tamara! Have a wonderful day and lots of happiness !
Hugs,
Adina

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SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #5163610

Thanks, marsue! Your site might be the same as mine, but thanks for the 'details' tip, I also found the 'adverages' button, which I'd never noticed. Now, I need to learn how to tidy up the info, without all the cut & pasting. I was surprised that the lowest recorded in my area, on this day, was 54 degrees in 1974; however, I do remember a cold June when my children were young. This is a nice thread, good work, Sidney...oh, we had a wonderful rain last night, which is why I'm posting, early today, because there was NO watering this am. Oh, happy day!!

PM T-Storms
High 86F
Precip 40%
Record High: 100F (1971)
Isolated T-Storms
Overnight Low 71F
Precip30%
Wind: S 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 82%
Record Low: 54F (1974)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #5163672

Ho,Ho,Ho, Happy Birthday Tamera Faye. Hope you have a wonderful day and let the fellows spoil you.
Sherry, come by anytime. I get info at http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=32099
Just put in your zipcode ad it's very acurate.
Here's todays;91.0 F / 32.8 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 38%
Dew Point: 62 F / 17 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/hfrom the NW
Wind Gust: 7.6 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F / 33 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 37 ft / 11 m
Sidney

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 26, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #5163699

Is this a butterfly or what? Very hot here, a little bit cooler than a few days ago, 90, no rain.
Thanks for reading my article, I had fun writing it !
Adina

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #5163731

Hi! :D We have hit the 90 mark! Yuck! I have 87 in the shade! I don't think that I could live down south unless I had stone floors & walls & a constant breeze.
At Dublin...
Clear: 90F
Feels like: 92F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 66
Humidity: 46%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph W
Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 8:48 PM
UV Index: 10 Very High

Kiska, Looks as if Fish Creek was really neat! A Great place for camping! :D
Thanks Adina, Your article was a really nice read...so much work! But very nice! Glad that oyur house is almost ready! :D
Thanks Sharon, Hope you & Sidney & Marylyn get some rain. I think that everyone in the south & west need it!
Dyson! LOL. It sounds as if you're not too awfully sure if it's the cable! :D I hope so! cuz I want to see your 'art work'!
Marylyn! I had to laugh at the drums...JW & 'Poppy' have been playing the coffee table! I can get you some earplugs if you like! ;) We may need them later, too!:D
Sharon, Your Peruvian Daffs are Gorgeous! :D It looks like your kitty uis waiting on the rain, too! :D And how is Gary 'fairing' today?
Kelli, Your temps (yesterday) look much more comfortable! :D And your Koi are gorgoeus! The prettiest colors! Neat!
Deb, The Liriope blooms are gorgoeus. I have 3 & none have bloomed. One is huge & the other 2 are very small, still. I may have to work on them! or put them some where else!

The answer to the trivia is...C
On May 2, 1999, near Mulhall, Oklahoma, a tornado was measured by the University of Oklahoma's Doppler on Wheels at 5,250 feet

Today's trivia is...
Where is the world's largest glacier?
a) Alaska
b) Australia
c) Antarctica
d) Siberia

Well, gotta go take some pics...My "Edna Spalding" is blooming! :D
Have a Goood One !
Joey

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #5163763

adina - guess #1 some kind of bomber (maybe a B-75467) if not then something I don't want to see in the here abouts, heck I do not want to see bombers anyways.

92 & feels a lot hotter outside. Funny how physical work does that isn't it? Bright, sunny & most of my veggies are dead again.

Got a clue as to what I have been doing wrong. Will report when proven (I am such an idiot),

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SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #5163870

Edna Spalding is beautiful!!!! What is she?? I 'think' I remember a day lily by that name, but it did not hold a candle to yours, wow, what a beauty.

Is the thumbnail, without a photo, until I click, a new feature?? Thanks!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 26, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5164281

Happy birthday, TamaraFaye!

Adina, I can only guess, but I'd say that your insect is some kind of fly. I could be wrong, though.


Nice weather today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on June 26, 2008
76 F / 24 C
Haze
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1013 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


We went looking for the chaparral pea and found it, but it wasn't blooming. It doesn't look like it bloomed earlier or will bloom later this summer. At least we know for certain where it is. I did see a lot of Plummer mariposa lilies, more than I've ever seen before, probably more than I've seen in the whole rest of my life put together.

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

June 26, 2008
9:01 PM

Post #5164283

There are two ravens on top of the rock.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #5164521

Hope everybody that needs rain gets some soon. Several of us seem to be having the same type weather.
Adina: If that is a butterfly, it is the strangest looking one I have ever seen!
Happy Birthday, Tamara Faye--hope it is a good one!! Are you getting new types of chickies as a gift?
Joey: Edna Spalding is beautiful, indeed! I'm going with A for the trivia.
Sherry, you are welcome for the "tip" on the "Details"section. I'm jealous of the rain you got last night--we didn't get a drop! :o(( Not sure what you mean about the thumbnail being a new feature?
Kelli: I was just about to ask you if that was a bird on top of the rock and then the next picture anxwered my question. LOL
Dyson: you make me laugh--as in LOL

Today:
Forecast high: 91
Sunrise: 5:56 AM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 99F (1970)
Isolated T-Storms Overnight
Low 71F
Precip 30%
Wind: SSW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 85%
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 51F (1974)

You all might find this interesting: it is about hummingbird babies from the egg to leaving the nest 21 days later. Be sure to click on "NEXT" at the bottom of each page. There are 5 pages, I think.
Http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #5164533

mmm-don't know if that link above will work. try this one:

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/index.html
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #5164544

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #5164975

Beautiful flowers everyone! Wow!

Adina That looks like a moth to me! Its pretty!
Joey The daff has a very light scent. I love it! Gary had his 3rd dose today. His mother took him this time. Hes sleeping now. Going with C on the trivia. Edna Spalding si very pretty!
Dyson LOL!! You are too funny!
Kelli Great pictures! Did you take some of the mariposas?
Marsue Cool link!

81.7 F / 27.6 C
Thunderstorm ---- ???
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the SSW
Wind Gust: 8.3 mph / 13.4 km/h / 9.8 m/s
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4400 ft / 1341 m
Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft / 1981 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 72. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% percent.

Once again I hear thunder, we have dark clouds and winds, but nothing else. This is what our radar looks like. My weather station is at the little + sign.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5165315

Sharon; I hope you get your rain. We had a total of an inch last week, so I can't complain...yet. :) I love the cloud pic you posted yesterday... Oh - and I love that Peruv. Daff! Beautiful!
Adina: Gonna check out your article tonight. You bug's a moth but no idea his actual name.

TF: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Kelli: No laughing here. I know that in your area, 45% humidity qualifies as trully muggy! (Our is 70% at the mo'. ;-> )

This is on the edge of my little fountain. The brick is covered with creeping fig and these impatiens popped up growing right out of the fig.
Deb

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #5165357

Hi! :D
Thanks everybody, but sorry about the mixup...that last pick is one of my Dahlia's. I meant that I needed to go take a pic of Miss Edna. She's got lots of buds, but this is the 1st bloom. :)

Deb, NEAT pic! :D Do Impatien's self-sow down there?

Kelli, Love the Ravens on the rock! Now that's what I call Rocks! :D Neat Pic!

Here's Edna! :D

Joey

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

June 27, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5165525

Would you say that the rocks rock?

Sharon, I only got one picture of the mariposas. They were all up on cliffs or else I was in the car. Here is the picture. I'll add it to the Plant Files as an example of the plant in its native habitat.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5165530

Joey: Edna's a beautiful color! Oh, and yes, Impatiens do pop up on their own now, each year.

OH, Marsue, I think you asked about the Liriope? It is definitely blooming here now. Started a couple of weeks ago.

Deb
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5165546

Kelli: We crossed. That mariposa is an amazing example of how such a pretty and delicate thing grows in what looks like an inhospitable environment.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 27, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #5165602

Happy Birthday, TF~ hope it's been a wonderful one for you.
58* ~ cloudy, very windy; 5pm so I don't think there's much improvement tonight.Tonight:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southeast wind 10 mph..
Gusts to 30 mph along the Knik River Valley in the evening.
Loss of 1minute 24 seconds of daylight.
Love seeing what's been happening and growing and blooming. Kelli, your hike was nice.
Antarctica~~
Sugarweed~working in the dark seems like dedication; from what you've posted, it sure pays off.
Standing on edge of cliff embankment to get this pic. Made my stomach churn to look down.
Bridge over Nenana River on the way to Fairbanks.
Kiska

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2008
1:39 AM

Post #5165632

Kelli! LOL YES! It Rocks! :D btw - I absolutely loved your article! :D Love the Mariposa!

Thanks Deb! She is my Favorite! :D

Kiska! No wonder you were queezy! Great Shot & thanks for risking it! :D

A closer look...

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #5165684

Not as hot as it was supposed to be today. I enjoyed it. Rained some this morning and tonight it is raining north of the river-the mighty MO.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 27, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #5165701

Music2Keep~the close up is gorgeous; and I wanted to say how cute JW looked in the pic a few pics back. Sounds awfully hot there.
Kelli~very nice; glad you were able to get to it.
Ready to land at the nearby Fairbanks airport.

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #5165705

Kiska, I can't do those kind of shots. I would be lifted up in the air and over the edge and straight down. LOL Muggy and hot here today, but pleasant nevertheless. We had a shower from 6AM until 9 AM which didn't measure in the gage, but was enough of water to 'deaden' all the pollen I wanted to save. LOL

Just as well, I came inside and made 3 doz pickled eggs and red beets, and made a head of cabbage into cole slaw and baked another doz peanut butter cookies.
Well, whatcha gonna do when it is wet outside?
Stay safe all, and out of the water for our mid west folks!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 27, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5165727

Neat bridge, Kiska. I like bridges, but I would be afraid to walk across one that high.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2008
5:00 AM

Post #5166561

thanks, just barely still my birthday, it has been great. YES got two new roos for my birthday, a 4 mo old Welsummer and a 4 mo old Rhode Island Red. they are both so lovely and well cared for. they will be shown at the fair and then enter our breeding program...

the night is not over yet, just popping in to say it was HOT here today and HUMID! i got some nice emails, calls, cards, etc, and thank you to everyone of my Dg friends, you are very special to me and my family!

hugs
tf
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2008
5:00 AM

Post #5166565

Well, I've done it now!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/869188/
;)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2008
8:49 AM

Post #5166779

Dark, 70

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #5166869

Well, we received 1/10 of rain and our electric went out for about an hour. Lots of thunder and lightening (cloud to cloud). The temps dropped to about 71 so we opened the doors and sat on the porch (stoop) just like in the old days! We used to do that at my GPs house in LA before a/c days. That brought back some memories! LOL!

Deb I have lots of the impatiens, just took a picture of them last night too. Your fish is looking great!
Joey Yes they do! You can also fine the impatiens in many other plants too, they just love to propagate! LOL! Ms. Edna is gorgeous, love the calm color.
Kelli The rocks Do rock! LOL! DH loves your pics too.
Kiska Great picture! I can do height, but not standing on the edges!
Sidney - LOL! We'll be there (depending on how Gary is doing).

70.5 F / 21.4 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 67 F / 20 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 15000 ft / 4572 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #5167669

Sidney: If I can talk DH into driving that far (it's about 4 hours for us), I'd love to come to your shindig. :)

Brrrright and warm at 80F. High today expected at 94, but sposed to "cool down" the next several days after that. Ha!
We have a forecast for "scattered t-storms". Here's hoping!

Sharon: Glad you got some rain, even if just 1/10". Hopefully that was just a primer and there's more to come!
Deb

(Hem. Hyperion, still blooming.)

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SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #5167957

I do not remember who asked, about my question re thumbnails, today, on 1/2 of the thumbnails on this thread, the first half have small photos and the 2nd 1/2 has, written in the box:
Thumbnail by Debin SC or the name of who ever sent the post. When I click on the thumbnail, there is a beautiful yellow flower. Then, the first photo on this thread, from Sidney, is a tiny butterfly in the thumbnail, which becomes a large butterfly when one clicks the thumbnail. I thought it was a new feature but I'm still in the dark about it. Maybe it is the server...
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 27, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #5167978

51 overcast, no sign of the sun getting past the clouds at this time. (7am)
Sugarweed~not only being there to meet you all would be wonderful, the menu sure caught my attention. Love all the plants, too. Have a great ru.
TF~glad you had a great day and have a couple more to add to your "collection".
Dyson~ not dark already? and 70. What a nice combination.
MySharona~having a power outage in summer must be hard; however, it did sound pleasant with how you handled it. Love the colorful photo.
se_eds~hope the weekend's weather will be nice for your celebration. It is this week-end, isn't it? Seems you really kept busy yesterday; sounds good.
Kelli~where will you be hiking this weekend? Can't wait to see where y ou've been.
Deb~just beautiful; the unusual color is a real attention-getter.
Walking through the woods we had to do major battle w/mosquitoes here. The path ended at the high bluff above the river, but couldn't get a good pic due to fending off the mosquitoes and running back to the motorhome.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #5168129

Bright, sunny, hotter than ... you know.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2008
5:44 PM

Post #5168651

Deb, for an awesome "week-end" drive down on Friday and splurge on a hotel room on the river downtown. Jacksonville has a fireworks display that is all out downtown on the river. The next day spend the day here and drive home that evening.
Cloudy out. Time to plant.
;)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #5168884

Joey: Edna is pretty but that dahlia was outstanding! (My apologies to Edna)
Sharon and Deb: I have always loved impatiens--I don't have a shady enough spot for them here--sigh
Deb: lovely hyperion--unusual color
Sharon: please keep us posted about Gary.
kiska: you are brave--I don't do embankments at all! Neat photo of the airplane.
Somehow Alaska and mosquitoes together just don't "compute"--at least to me. LOL
Sidney: the ru sounds like fun and the food sounds yummy. 700 coleus--wow!!
Sherry: clicking on the thumbnails enlarges them so you can see them better. DG always puts the name of the person who took the photo in the upper left corner as a copywrite feature. However, some DGers, like Deb, also add their own text in a more conspicuous place to the photos before they post them. It keeps people who are inclined to "steal" photos from copying them and then cropping them without the copywrite on them in the upper left corner. Does this explain things a little better (I hope)?
Kelli: I must have missed seeing your article. I'll try to find it. Neat photo of the
mariposa.
TF: congrats on the new "roos" for your birthday--What a gal--she loves getting roosters as a birthday gift! How about some photos of them?
Dyson: it is bright, sunny and hot here, too. No rain yet. :o(( Hate to think what my water bill will look like!
High 91F
Precip 20%
Wind: SW 15 mph
Max. Humidity: 56%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:57 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 89F
Record High: 96F (1966)
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 75F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 11 mph
Max. Humidity: 72%
Avg. Low: 68F


Medallion is blooming prettily right now :o))

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2008
6:50 PM

Post #5168912

It rained just as I was trying to work outside, brief, but I will take whatever I can get. Do not have to water today.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #5168936

thanks. hot here again. will try to upload photos later. nice kepeing up with everyone! wish i could come to Florida!

tf
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #5169459

One heck of a storm - while I rested (polite way of saying napped) limbs down all over the yard. I'll try to get pics in the morning as I clean it up.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #5170270

When it started raining, I quickly put away my tools and went in for a nap. When I awoke I found: #1

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #5170279

#2

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #5170288

#3

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #5170310

I could go on but feel this is getting redundant. No damage to buildings, vehicles (my neighbors van got creamed) or beds here. Will break out the chainsaw and clear the drive in the morning.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #5170366

It was a short storm but intense.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #5170409

Must've been some storm! Good thing you were "resting". :)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #5170416

Rain this morning, then it got muggy and still is, now we have more rain or storms coming in tonight. :~)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5170466

Did not have time to break out the chainsaw, one of my neighbors used his to clear my drive. He is a good guy. I hate it that he lost an apple tree in this storm.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 28, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5170467

Kiska, we saw a big garter snake yesterday. Aren't you glad I didn't get a picture? In getting away from us, it went off the road and down a metal drainage chute. It lost its "footing" and slid off the end. It was kind of funny. I think we always think of animals as being so in control all of the time. (Barring unforeseen circumstances, I'll have some rather special pictures tomorrow.)

Wow, Dyson! I'm glad you didn't get any damage.

Speaking of rain, last week there was supposed to be a baseball game on t.v. but there was a rain delay. The channel went to some other programming until the rain delay was over. I wish they had just shown the rain. It's been years since I've seen a good thunderstorm.

I'm late checking in today, so here are the historical data for the day. (Anyone know what cooling degree days and growing degree days are?)

Mean Temperature 71 F / 21 C -
Max Temperature 80 F / 26 C Average 84 F / 28 C Record 95 F / 35 C (2000)
Min Temperature 62 F / 16 C Average 59 F / 14 C Record 57 F / 13 C (2002)

Cooling Degree Days 6
Growing Degree Days 21 (Base 50)

Moisture: Dew Point 57 F / 14 C
Average Humidity 69
Maximum Humidity 86
Minimum Humidity 45

Precipitation 0.00 in / 0.0 cm -

Sea Level Pressure 29.88 in / 1012 hPa

Wind Speed 2 mph / 4 km/h ()
Max Wind Speed 14 mph / 22 km/h
Max Gust Speed 17 mph / 28 km/h

Visibility 5.5 miles / 8.9 kilometers
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5170505

Kelli, if you like I will try and stay awake for the next one and get some video for you. I have always enjoyed a good storm, from the front porch in Cape May, to the sound of rain on the top of the boat in Alaska a good storm is hard to beat.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #5170542

Hey, everyone! I only have a minute but I wanted to check in and say HEY! It's absolutely beautiful here. We're off to dinner. I'll be back online Sat. night.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 28, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #5170852

That was one heck of a storm, Dyson. Nice neighbor you have, too. Glad, for the most part, all's well.
Kelli~that is a humorous story, but sure appreciate the thought w/out the pic:)) I'd guess the growing days are how many days plants grow before reaching maturity/fall.
Hi Kwanjin~ see you later; love the lily pond.
Reached 60~~
Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 35 mph along the Knik River Valley.
Fairbanks/hanging baskets.

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

June 28, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5170889

I am amazed at how much Alaska has greened and colored up. It seems like just 3 weeks ago you were showing us snow.
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2008
2:58 AM

Post #5171084

From Southeast Arky, an unusual forecast for this time of the year:

Channel 7 Afternoon eForecast:

A (((rare))) summer COLD FRONT will be moving into Arkansas late tonight and across the state over the first part of the weekend. Rain and thunderstorms will become likely on Saturday afternoon as the front pushes into the state. There is a possibility for some strong storms and some heavy rainfall into Saturday night. The front moves to southern Arkansas and dissipates by Sunday afternoon with high pressure building in drier air by the first of the week...NP
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #5172623

We got our rain this morning, Sherry. It rained for at least an hour--Hooray! We certainly did need it. Not raining at the present but it sure looks as if it could rain some more. Kelli, if it does rain more, I will try to get a picture for you.
Dyson: that was some storm you had. Glad you had no major damage. Nice neighbor to clean up the drive for you! Sorry about his apple tree and the "creamed" van.
Celia: Hi! Looking forward to having you back online. Great photo of the water lilies! I've been saving a photo just for you--it's one of the ears of my Rainbow corn so hurry back! LOL
Kelli: looking forward to those pics! funny story about the snake!

Today:
Rain / Thunder
High 86F
Precip 90% Hooray!!!!!
Wind: SW 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 64%
UV Index: 8 Very High (figure that one out!!)
Sunrise: 5:57 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 98F (1966)
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 70F
Precip 60%
Wind: S 8 mph
Max. Humidity: 82%
Avg. Low: 68F


NOID rose

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #5172635

Kiska: I forgot to tell you that the row of hanging baskets is lovely!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 28, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #5172920

49~raining and cool. Almost through June, which has been cool and rainy; July is ususally the rainiest time of summer; hopefully, it will not be this year.
Kelli~the countryside does green-up quickly once it gets going. The almost never-ending light for weeks really helps. The rain keeps things going and the mild temps seem to help.
marsue~hanging baskets are the way to garden here; they are used everywhere and really do well. Love the roses.
Mosquitoes are in force here; they can put a damper on any outdoor event.
Sherry~a cold front~that does sound strange; hope you enjoy the change.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #5173056

Kiska: Amazing baskets of flowers!

It was already up to 85 at 10 this morning. Not a good sign. High today should be low 90s, which is bearable, but the humidity is waaay up, so it feels worse. I can take it! It's the trade-off for no snow in the winter. :)

Going out to see who needs water out there!
Deb
(I didn't grow this perfect rose. It was in a bouquet I was sent yesterday.)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #5173412

Newest addition :


Presenting grand-daughter Emma Leigh:

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #5173430

Emma Leigh & her Grandmother:

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5173444

92 & I have been hauling downed branches off the lawn since 6:00 am. Needed this little break, but may have to extend it till evening and the temps start to drop.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5173570

How precious, Dyson, and I love her name! Now we will have another baby on this thread to give lots of kisses and hugs to. (Hope JW doesn't get jealous, Joey! LOL)
Sorry it's so hot there, Dyson. We have really cooled off after our rain and it feels great. Right now it is 75 and not raining but still overcast. Very pleasant.

Another of my "mystery" roses.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
9:35 PM

Post #5174347

Watching the water run down the road as I watch the radar at:

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USVA0659&enlarge=true&animate=true

Still have not finished cleaning the yard from yesterdays storm. I do love a good thunderstorm. Am I sick or just have forgotten what it is like not to have shelter?

Current from the computer room window -


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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #5174357

And -

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 28, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #5174566

Dyson~Emma Leigh~ pretty name for a pretty baby. Congratulations.
Wwow~that's some storm going on there. Not sick, just nice to hear as long as you do have shelter. We heard thunder, twice, while up in Fairbanks last week and loved it.
marsue~very pretty mystery rose. Glad it's pleasant there.
It's up to 58 and light rain in the forecast. Also very pleasant as now there is some sunlight getting past the cloud cover.
Taken moments ago.
Jackie

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #5174864

Dyson: Congratulations on the arrival of Emma Leigh! She's a doll! I'm enjoying your t-storm vicariously. Thanks for sharing it. :)
Marsue: A little mystery is a good thing! Very pretty.
Kiska: Wow! Amazing how Alaska just springs into bloom.

It got pretty hot today and clouded over a couple of times, a little gusty breeze, but alas, no wet stuff.

This bee is on Veronica "Sunny Border Blue", but it may as well be called "Bee Magnet". :)
Deb

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

June 29, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #5174938

Hello, Emma Leigh!

I love the color of the veronica.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on June 28, 2008
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Today we went to Mount Pinos. It is the highest point in Ventura County. The trail starts at 8300 ft and goes to the top at 8800-some feet. Because of the elevation, it's got a totally different flora from what I've shown you before.

Pinos is Spanish for pines, so here are some. These are probably all Jeffery pine.

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

June 29, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5174964

I think this is wavyleaf paintbrush

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

June 29, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #5174972

I think this is pine forest larkspur

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

June 29, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #5174978

This is called plain mariposa lily

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

June 29, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5174996

pussy paws

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

June 29, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #5175002

maybe some kind of astragalus - the fuzzy things are seed pods

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

June 29, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5175004

There were a lot of meadows like this.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5175122

Last night about 10pm we got hit hard with storms. It lasted for several hours. Now our gravel roads are muddy again what with the gravel being washed into ditches and there are ridges from where runnoff tore up the roads too. Haven't seen many limbs down but there may have been this morning before I was driving around. Temps are hot but bearable. Tomorrow will be pleasant.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2008
2:23 PM

Post #5177102

Overcast with more rain predicted for today @79

Had more boomers come through yesterday with heavy rain, but thankfully no more wind damage, however my neighbor said there are other parts of the county that did not fare as well, lots of limbs & power lines down.

Still cleaning up from Fridays storm. Then maybe I can return my attention to the "new" herb bed.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #5177105

Kelli,
astragalus looks so organized. Is it a succulent? I love all your wildflowers. When I was in my 40s I spent days in pursuit of the Coreopsis. Would collect huge bouquets of Lilys, Ox Eyes, Butterfly Weed, Coreopsis and Chicory. I'd give away a dozen bouquets.
When I go back to visit that area the folks say when the wild flowers bloom they automatically think of me. I love that!!!
82.9 F / 28 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 7.6 mph / 12 km/hfrom the SSW
Wind Gust: 7.6 mph / 12 km
Sidney

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #5177404

Forecast says mostly cloudy this afternoon with "many" t-storms and heavy rain. I can dig that.
H-O-T at the moment and HUMID.
Deb
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 29, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5177542

48 mostly sunny now at 8am. Highs to 60's.
Sorry so hot and muggy already today, Deb.
sugarweed that sounds wonderful; giving away boquets that made great memories.
Dyson~hope you can finish up w/chores to turn attention to fun projects.
kelli~such a nice hike; elevation sounds nice and cool. Very pretty.
pepper~hope it has been a more pleasant day; sounds rough last night.
Lilacs loving summer.

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

June 29, 2008
4:52 PM

Post #5177827

Kiska, I can almost smell the lilacs. :-)

Sidney, I don't think the astragalus would be considered a succulent. High elevation stuff tends to be short and compact. (BTW, the loco weeds are species of astragalus.)

I think it will be hot here today, like low 90s. It was 69F at Mount Pinos. I don't know how cold it gets at night. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets well down into the 30s.


More Mount Pinos pictures - royal penstemon

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

June 29, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #5177839

snow plant - It's a parasite.

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

June 29, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #5177844

blue flax

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

June 29, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5177849

a view from the top - The Chumash Indians believed that Mount Pinos was the center of the world and a place where everything was in balance. I'm not exactly sure what everything in balance means exactly, but I can see how it looked like the center of the world. You can see for forever in every direction.

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

June 29, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5177854

For the fans of rocks, here is one, along with a wind-sculpted Jeffrey pine.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5178490

Hello Emma Leigh! Such a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl!

Just checking in. Gary has had a rough weekend. He's sleeping a lot (now) and has had a "normal" reaction to the chemo. Fever/chills, flu like symptoms and very achy in his joints. He misses going to church, but his spirits are high.

Getting ready to make his favorite dinner shrimp scampi.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #5178708

shrimp scampi is my favorite also - I do not get to have it though because DW hates the smell of cooking seafood.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #5178824

Good Afternoon! OH! Dyson! She' Beautiful!!! (& so Tiny!). But of course any new little one is tiny compared to 'you know who'! :D And I love her name. :D Congratulations! to all of you! :D
Our weather is pretty much like Dyson's...76 and intermittent heavy showers. We haven't had any of the really heavy wind, tho.
At Dublin...
Showers / Clear: 75F
Feels like: 75F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 72
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph SSW
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 8:47 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Sharon, sorry to hear that the chemo is starting to 'kick in'. I was hoping that he would be one of the few that doesn't experience those symptoms. :( Yes, there are a few that don't get sick; & yes, there are a few that don't lose their hair. He's still on the prayer list... btw, Love that last pic! :D
Kelli! What magnificent shots! :D I really think that the 'rocks rock'!, but those flowers! And isn't it funny that the parasitic plants are so pretty! What is it feeding on? I particularly like the 'pussy paws'. :D
Dyson, Sorry that you had so much damage! I know that you would rather be 'playing' w/ Emma instead of cleaning up. I know that she is sleeping all the time, tho. The 'fun' is just beginning for me! What!? She doesn't like the smell? oh my!
Jackie, Love the Lilac! Massive! :D
Deb, That Is a perfect rose! :D But at least you are getting some rain w/ the heat this year! :D Love the B-Bee! :D Gorgeous Blue! :D
Marsue, Your Medallion is a true beauty! :D It reminds me of something 'old-timey'! :D

The answer to the trivia is...C
The Lambert Glacier in Antarctica, is measured at 386,102 square miles.

Today's trivia is...
What is the greatest recorded thickness of ice on earth?
a) .97 miles
b) 1.97 miles
c) 2.97 miles
d) 3.97 miles

Have a good evening!
Joey

(I 'sort of' finished a bed/ not real plesed w/ a few of the rocks)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #5178992

Kiska: I don't really mind the humidity when I'm not in business clothes. :) I'm so used to it. I always remark on it, but -really, it wouldn't be summer without it!
Joey: Yes, we are getting more rain than last year. Went to the movies this afternoon and when we got home, there had been another 1/4" of rain! Yaaaahooo!
Kelli: Love the color of the penstemon. An amazing variety of wildflower there!

"Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9:00PM."

Deb
(Blue Daze)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #5179096

The rain is once again coming down. I am not complaining - It may wash away some of my recent mistakes - see - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/870295/

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

June 29, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5179278

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on June 29, 2008
94 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 24%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the ESE
Pressure: 29.93 in / 1013 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


limber pine

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

June 29, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #5179281

another view from the top

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #5179285

Hey, all! Back from vacationland! LOL I posted a thread all about it so I wouldn't highjack someone else.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/870274/

Too much to catch up on, nevermind commenting on. Except...wanna see corn ear, Mau!

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

June 29, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #5179289

view from the top in another direction

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

June 29, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #5179293

paintbrush, penstemon, and wallflower

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

June 29, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5179301

There are a lot of open areas like this.

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

June 29, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5179306

meadow full of irises

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

June 29, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #5179309

Rocky Mountain iris

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #5179317

Dyson! LOLOLOLOLOLOLO !!!!!!!! :>)

edited to say: Gee I missed alot while I was reading & laughing at Dyson's gardening techniques! :D

This message was edited Jun 29, 2008 7:17 PM

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #5179338

Kelli, WOW! Love those shots! I really love the Iris's!

Celia, Glad you are back! :D Gotta go read! :D

I need to go find out what this is...

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

June 29, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5179349

By the way, snow plant is a parasite of pine trees. It is rare.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #5179353

I thought that it may be pine, but needed to ask. But very pretty, indeed.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5179359

I hope you have fun. We did!!!

It's a dragonfly. (Tee hee)
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #5179536


Joey, I think that's a Common White tail.
Not certain, but ...


Deb
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #5180206

Sharon, so sorry to hear about Gary's rough week-end. We'll continue to pray for him.

Very pleasant this morning--a little on the "muggy" side this afternoon. We got a good rain yesterday and it stayed cool for a while which was really nice.

Still laughing at Dyson and his saga with trying to grow veggies!!!!! ROTFLOL
I'll have to catch up with everyone tomorrow except to say:
"glad you are back Celia", I'll read your new thread tomorrow, too, but for now here is my "gi-normous" ear of corn. (as in: "giant" and "enormous") LOL

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2008
3:19 AM

Post #5180452

WOW! That's great, Mau! I didn't expect that color...

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 30, 2008
6:44 AM

Post #5180946

I'm sorry I'm not here as much as I'd like to be...this is a very sad day : just burried Boss, my GS, yesterday, after a short sufference... He had a severe kidney insuficiency and we had to put him to sleep. My heart is broken and my grief is far deeper than I can express in words ...he will be always in my heart and never be forgotten!
Hugs,
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2008
9:57 AM

Post #5181085

I'm going to go back a little later and catch up on the thread.

{{{{{{Adina}}}}} - I'm so sorry about Boss. He was loved deeply here too. We willl miss him terribly.

Gary didn't sleep last night. It seems that if he isn't sleeping, he is pacing and can't sit still. DH is taking him for a urinalysis today. He begins 30-minute chemo sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

We've had 1" of rain the last 2 days. YAY!! Finally! LOL!

73.4 F / 23.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 6.4 mph / 10 km/hfrom the WSW
Wind Gust: 7.5 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa(Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft / 5 m

Hmmmm Seems our elevation has dropped from 20'.

Today
Considerable cloudiness. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 88. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%

Our Hummer!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2008
10:09 AM

Post #5181107

Overcast & dim at 68 everything outside looks extremely wet with puddles still in the drive from yesterdays storm.

Sharon, did the tide come in? I told you that sea level thing was tricky!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5181246

Joey -- I have those. The males are "friendly", they will "pose" for you! It is in the family Libellulidae (skimmers), and appears to be a juvenile white-tailed skimmer (Libellula lydia); the abdomen becomes nearly entirely white in older specimens. See [HYPERLINK@davesgarden.com] for more images.

Dyson - You sure did! LOL!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #5182177

Adina I can see "I love you" written all over Boss's face. Bless your heart.
((((((((Hugs)))))))))
Sharon, sorry to hear about Gary's bad week-end. (((Hugs for Gary)))
Joey I'm guessing B.
Dyson, Emma Leigh is so Precious!
Sharon will be by here shortly with our weather if the tide doesn't get too high.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

June 30, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5182195

49 rain just stopped; overcast.
Adina~ so sorry for the loss of Boss. It was wonderful to see him in your photos and we came to know and love him, too.
MySharona~Wonder where the extra 20' went:) I've only seen one hummingbird here; but last week my daughter saw one at her home, about 1/2 mile from her. They are so cute. I'm sorry that Gary's treatments are becoming so difficult. Such a rough time for you all; there's lots kind thoughts coming your way.
Hi Sugarweed~
Wildflower: Chocolate Lily
Kiska

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #5182543

Oh, Adina, I'm so sorry for you! Boss will greatly be missed here.

Gary was with me on our trip, as was Janie. How is Janie, BTW?

Pretty, Kiska.

Kelli, I always feel like I'm right beside you when you take your walks.

Joey, more baby pics! LOL Too much fun! LOL

83F
Feels like: 83F

Barometer: 30 in ↓
Dewpoint: 47
Humidity: 28%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph SSE
Sunrise: 5:59 AM
Sunset: 9:02 PM
UV Index: 5 Moderate

Going to be hot all week. Upper 90s and 100s. Some cloulds are expected but no rain.

Clematis and rose from the Oregon Gardens.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2008
5:33 PM

Post #5182876

I'm going to try to catch up. I'll start with Celia's question first: Janie is doing very well. She had 2 drain tubes and 150 staples removed last Tuesday (ouch!) and she goes back to the doctor tomorrow and is hoping the other two tubes will be removed. I'll drive down in the morning and take her to the doctor--she can't drive yet. Your vacation thread was great, Celia! I really enjoyed reading through it and seeing all the photos. I'm going to save some of the "popcorn" from the ear of corn and see if I can get some to grow next season.
Adina: so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Boss. He was a beautiful dog and, I am sure, an excellent companion. We will all miss him!
kiska: pretty chocolate lily--don't think I have ever seen one before. Love that lilac, too.
Sharon: sorry to hear about Gary's restlessness. Praying that his upcoming treatments won't affect him that way.
Dyson: I LOL'd my way through your veggie gardening adventures!
Kelli: once again, I really enjoyed going along on your hike--such different scenery and different flora you have there from what we have here in Arkansas.
Deb: love the color of the Blue Daze.
Joey: your new bed is pretty--so are the rocks.

Today:
Sunny
High 86F
Precip 10%
Wind: NNW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 45%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 5:58 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 100F (1980)
Clear Overnight
Low 63F
Precip 10%
Wind: N 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 70%
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 63F (2003)

Two of my flowerbeds as seen yesterday

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5183714

Marsue that yard is going to be "Knock Out" gorgeous!
;)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #5183766

Bright, sunny, feels hotter than the 83 that my tempo-thangie reports.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2008
9:20 PM

Post #5183966

(((((((Hugs for Adina and Gary)))))))

I love the chocolate lily, Kiska. Do you know if it is Fritillaria biflora? That's what we have down here. I'd be surprised if the same thing grows in AK, but you never know.

It's supposed to be hot all week. It's probably pretty safe to say that it will be hot until October.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on June 30, 2008
94 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable
Pressure: 29.91 in / 1013 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

It took years, but the plumeria has finally bloomed.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #5184048

Thanks, Sidney!
Kelli: you have been well-rewarded for your patience with the plumeria--it's gorgeous!
It's bright, sunny, and 86 here and partly cloudy.
This was yesterday's sunset.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2008
10:05 PM

Post #5184132

Wait - A - minute! you can take a picture AND find the cable for the camera within one day? Please tell me that it is the only cable that you have to deal with, I will still be jealous but it will make me feel better about my own disorganization.

77, been sprinkling on and off all afternoon.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #5184152

Dyson, are you talking to me? If so, my secret for keeping up with the camera cable is that I keep it plugged into the USB port on my computer at all times! Voila! No excuse for not finding it! LOL
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 1, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5184909

61 mostly sunny skies~~no wind.
marsue~the flower beds look great; the rose garden must smell so good. A sunset; looks wonderful, too.
Dyson ~ sounds like a very warm, rainy day. Cables do have a life of their own; I like marsue's idea.
kelli~the plumaria is so pretty; what a nice reward.
The Chocolate Lily is: Fritillaria camschatcensis. The Alaska Wildflower book says it grows from Alaska to Northern California. The bulb is edible, but I've not tried it. It's covered in rice-like bulbets.
Wildflower: Canadian Dwarf Dogwood; a ground cover. Cornus canadensis

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5185107

That Dwarf Dogwood is so pretty and looks like it could be in a southern forest.
Hope Gary and Janie are easy tonight.
;)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5185140

Not bad here today. 80+ for a high but humidity wasn't really high.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #5185543

Dyson: Thanks for making me laugh again today.

Adina: So sad for you. I know your Boss was a special fellow. I enjoyed seeing his pictures and I know he was loved.

Deb

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2008
7:30 AM

Post #5186332

Beautiful plumeria, Kelli. I've been looking at those a lot lately. Thanks for sharing.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #5186435

Hopelessly behind - there is no eway to catch up! LOL! Thank you for thinking of Gary. The sad thing is he just doesn't understand what is happening to him. We've figured out that it's the steroids he is getting to keep his appetite that is keeping him from relaxing. I hate this.

Marsue - Glad to hear Janie is doing well. Such a terrible operation to go through.
Celia - That picture is waaaay too cute! Going to take a look at your vacation thread today.
Kiska - That Dogwood ground cover is very pretty!

72.0 F / 22.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 4.8 mph / 7 km/h
Wind Gust: 7.5 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.01 in / 1016.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft / 5 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds...heavy rainfall and small hail in the afternoon. High 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

We received another 1" of rain yesterday. Had quite the little storm move through, branches down at work. We had what I call a "tree shaking" at the house. Just enough wind to shake the smaller dead branches out of the trees.

Ahhhh...yes that giant slurping sound you hear is my lawn! LOL!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2008
11:32 AM

Post #5186563

Overcast but bright @64 most of the water in the drive has soaked into the ground, but it is still muddy where the puddle was.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5186774

Sharon: it seems that one med. causes a problem and the one they give Gary to "fix" the problem causes another one! :o(( It must be very hard on all of you. We'll continue to pray for Gary and the rest of you, too. glad you got some rain, though.
Kiska: that Canadian dogwood is beautiful. I wonder if it would grow down here? Probably not.
Celia: ROFLOL at Monty's feet!!!

Today:
Sunny
High 90F
Precip 10%
Wind: S 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 48%
UV Index: 10+ Extreme
Sunrise: 5:58 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 102F (1980)
Clear Overnight
Low 66F
Precip 0%
Wind: SSE 4 mph
Max. Humidity: 66%
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 60F (1994)

Cl. Golden Showers (mine hasn't climbed very far) with echinacea

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #5187113

76F with 98 predicted for today. Partly cloudy, which, of course, will make it muggy. Too hot to rain.
101 for Friday. Looks like we're in for the long, hot, summer of last year.

Feels like: 76F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 28%
Visibility: 9 miles
Wind: 10 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 9:02 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Thanks, Marilyn. I took a first pic of Isis on the bench above, not seeing Monty right away. While I was reviewing, I noticed him! Janie has good pals to take care of her. My GS took of this year and now I have to seriously cut it back.

I want dogwoods! I don't care what kind. We saw some pretty ones in OR.

So sorry about Gary, Sharon. Still have him with me.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2008
2:21 PM

Post #5187289

Should not we be on a JULY daily weather page by now?

Sunny, Bright 80, Nice day to play outside.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #5187341

Yes, Dyson and here it is http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/871025/
New thread!!!
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