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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #5187330

Here it's July and all my plant's are expecting rain daily. And (Knock on wood) so far we are getting afternoon showers. I believe it even rained during the night.
Please come by with your pictures and weather often.
Here in Jax it's;
77.7 F / 25.4 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 80 F / 27 C
Gonna be hot, hope that wind gets up to 5mph.
Sidney

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5187485

Thanks Sidney! 84 here now and still a very pleasant day for outside chores with bright sun and mostly clear blue skies.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 1, 2008
7:48 PM

Post #5189001

Thanks, guys, your words made me cry...I cry so often these days... I'm lucky I am too busy with the house and I have little time to mourn...we have water inside the house and the bedrooms are clean and have furniture.
Sidney, that was so sweet ... yes, we had such a special relation!
Here is Boss in the garden a few weeks ago, on his 12th birthday .
Hugs,
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #5189240

Currently: 86F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: N at 2 mph
Humidity: 32%

That's exceptional weather for July here. Downright cool and dry! Love it. Took my lunch to the park today.

Adina: Your Boss had such a sweet countenance.
Sidney:: Congrats on regular rain!!
Deb
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #5189329

Oh, Adina, I'm so sorry about Boss. :-(

Weather-wise, we're the same as usual today, except the humidity is really low.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 3:53pm CDT (22 min ago)
Temperature 92 F 33 C
Dew Point 63 F 17 C
Humidity 37%
Pressure 30.00 in 1016 mb
Wind Speed 7 MPH 6 kts
Wind Dir E 100
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 94 F 34 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C

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

July 1, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #5189418

Celia -
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems (1916) "Fog"

Marylyn, do you think the Astros are going to "fatten up" on the Dodgers? Just about everyone else has.

No fog here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on July 01, 2008
90 F / 32 C
Clear
Humidity: 30%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 14 mph / 22 km/h / 6.2 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.83 in / 1010 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 88 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


scarlet larkspur - I couldn't show you these last year because they dried up before they bloomed. The plant behind it is California buckwheat.

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

July 1, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5189426

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #5189862

Sidney Beeeeyooouteeful Coleus! Wow!
Adina That is a gorgeous picture of Boss. You should blow it up and frame it as a tribute to him. I know you miss him terribly {{{sniff}}} {{[HUGS}}}
Kelli The Scarlet Larkspur has such a rich colorvery pretty! The path is inviting!

Gary is off the chemo until next week. His white blood cell count is 0 as in zero. The Dr put him on some drugs and told him to eat some fatty food from McDonalds! That is Garys #1 place to get burgers so he couldnt be happier! LOL! He goes for a checkup on Monday. If his white blood cell count isnt up then they will do a transfusion.

78.1 F / 25.6 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.01 in / 1016.1 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 80 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight. Low 68. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

NOID rose bud

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #5190199

Hot but breezy. high was in low 80s. Tomorrow will be in the low 90s and humid with storms coming that night.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2008
4:16 AM

Post #5191392

Kelli, if the Astros would only listen to me, perhaps we could have won tonight's game... I TOLD them not to trade Jeff Kent! (Well, ok, actually I merely groaned loudly when I heard about the trade. Still...) On the whole, very few teams have much to worry about from the Astros this year.

I hope Gary feels better after eating his quota of Big Macs, Sharon. I'll be praying that his white blood cell count goes up dramatically this week.




MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2008
9:48 AM

Post #5191773

Pepper - Hope the storms don't do any damage! Try to stay cool! How about some more pictures from work?
Marylyn - Thank you. Gary stayed at his Mom's last night. He was pretty doped up.

Unusually "less warm" this morning!

69.8 F / 21.0 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.03 in / 1016.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft / 5 m

My Star Gazer Lilies are beginning to bloom

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5193240

Thanks, Kelli. I haven't heard that in awhile. Love the color on the larkspur.

Sharon, Gary sounds like a strong boy. And a Big Mac sounds great! LOL Your flowers are pretty.



82F with 96 later. No coulds that I can see so maybe it won't be so muggy. I like moisture in the air but it kills Darrell when it's this hot.
Feels like: 82F

Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 47
Humidity: 29%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph WNW
Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 9:02 PM
UV Index: 5 Moderate

Anybody know how to get a stray cat to go away? There's a female that's been yowling for 2 days. She keeps coming into our yard and fighting with our cats. I have to keep them inside. I now she'll probably stop in a day or two but in the meantime...

Astible opening.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5193802

Sidney: thanks for the new thread--gorgeous coleus!
Kelli: I enjoyed the Sandburg poem--it's been years since I have read that--brings back memories of high school literature. That's a nice contrast between the larkspur and the buckwheat.
Sharon: I'm glad Gary is off the chemo for a few days. We'll be praying that his blood count will go up before Monday.
Celia: you are forecast to be hotter than we are--imagine that! I didn't think it got that hot in the mountains. Pretty astilbe.

Today
Partly Cloudy
High 92F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 42%
UV Index: 10+ Extreme
Sunrise: 5:59 AM CT
Sunset: 8:26 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 102F (1970)
Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 69F
Precip 10%
Wind: SSW 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 66%
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 60F (1985)

Maybe this will make everyone feel cooler. LOL--a snowy picture from early March

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #5194284

Yayy! It's raining! A nice steady drizzle - perfect. I hope it keeps doing this for a while!

If you figure out something that works for the cat, let us know, Celia. We have one wandering around our neighborhood, too. Its yowls sound just like a child crying, so it wakes me up quickly and it takes me a long time to get back to sleep again!

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:53pm CDT (14 min ago)
Temperature 82 F 28 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 74%
Pressure 30.00 in 1016 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH 7 kts
Wind Dir ESE 120
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 88 F 31 C
Current Conditions Clear (ummm... not that I can see! LOL)
0.17" of precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2008
8:58 PM

Post #5194351

84, Sunny & Bright.

Sometimes a hungry cat is the best defense against mice, and sometimes a hungry dog is the best defense against a cat. Then again you sometimes get a cat like the old tom around here that will take even the largest dog on and send him packing. It did not take the neighborhood strays long to learn to avoid this, as well as the other neighborhood tom cats.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 2, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #5194380

Coyotes will pick off cats, though they probably get the pets before the "street smart" strays.


Xerox copy of yesterday.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on July 02, 2008
90 F / 32 C
Clear
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.78 in / 1008 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 88 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


some more Mount Pinos

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #5195535

Kelli, do you ever harvest the pinenuts?
I too Love Robert Frost and his poem about the road least taken
Has profoundly affected my life.
A lady in her ninety's was saying if she had it to all do over again that she would have packed a little lighter and taken the road least traveled as mentioned in Frost's poem.
I have been on those paths at over half my life now.
Sidney

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

July 3, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #5195973

I like that poem, too, and also "Mending Wall" (http://www.bartleby.com/104/64.html) I don't look for any deep meanings, it's just that the word pictures seem so real to me. I also like "Death of a Hired Man" (http://www.bartleby.com/118/3.html). Like "Mending Wall", a minimum of words produces rich pictures.

[For the curious, here is "The Road Not Taken" http://www.bartleby.com/119/1.html ]

I have never really gathered pine nuts. I'm usually not in a pine forest at the right time of year. I tried a couple pinion pine nuts once or twice, but didn't think I should take many. The wildlife need the food more than I do.

Still hot

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT on July 02, 2008
93 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 29%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s Variable
Pressure: 29.71 in / 1006 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F / 33 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5196027

Marylyn: Glad you got rain!
Had a lovely day here. Hot but not unbearable and fairly low humidity. Would've been perfect if it had finished with a late afternoon shower. :)

Part of my front porch "garden".
Deb

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #5196305

Your front porch "garden" is lovely, Deb!!

I told ya' you didn't need to worry much about your Dodgers, Kelli! LOL I also love "The Road Not Taken."
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
4:48 AM

Post #5196778

Let's try this again, LOL
Kelli, do you ever harvest the pinenuts?
I too Love Robert Frost and his poem about the road least taken
Has profoundly affected my life.
A lady in her ninety's was saying if she had it to all do over again that she would have packed a little lighter and taken the road least traveled as mentioned in Frost's poem.
I have been on those paths at over half my life now.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2008
5:33 AM

Post #5196867

Marilyn, Last summer we had 100s for many days. Upper 90s are not uncommon. They call this the "high desert" and for good reason. A high desert is an area of desert about 2000 feet elevation, open and flat.

Wikipedia says..."The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States. Its boundaries depend on how it is defined. Its most common definition is the contiguous watershed, roughly between the Wasatch Mountains, in Utah and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. Therefore it is endorheic (closed drainage basin). The Great Basin Desert is defined by the extent of characteristic plant species, and covers a somewhat different (and smaller) area."

Therefore, hot, hot hot and cold, cold, cold.

101 tomorrow.

The cat is in heat. I think someone has shut her inside or chased her off for good. Darrell says he hasen't heard her all afternoon. You guys are funny with your suggestions, though. LOL

I like your pots, Deb. The colors go well together.

Thanks for the links to the poems, Kelli. I very much enjoyed them.

Our new lamps came.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 3, 2008
6:50 AM

Post #5197005

Nearly 11PM~sunny w/blue sky. Just great; in the 60's just makes it perfect.
Lost "you all" somehow on that last change.
Lots of pretty places and things have appeared in the short time away.
I took this pic at 10:30PM of the sunlight shining in through the north facing windows.
Note the shadows on the wall. It's a gorgeous night for sure.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 3, 2008
6:52 AM

Post #5197008

A blue sky night. 10:30 pm.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 3, 2008
6:53 AM

Post #5197010

Wild Iris at night. (no, not a relative):))

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #5197179

Great pics everyone! Gary is still having problems/issues so I've not been able to post much lately.

Deb - Love your front porch!
Kiska - The shadows on the wall is so pretty as are the moutains and Iris!

72.3 F / 22.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
1:08 PM

Post #5197671

Celia I love your lamps. Where did you find it?
Sharon I too am keeping Gary in my heart.
Sidney
Busy readying for my RU.
Sidney
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #5197892

Dyson: LOL at the mice/cat/dog scenario.
Marylyn: so glad you got some much-needed rain!
Celia: thanks for the info on the high desert country--very interesting. Just goes to show me that I'm never too old to learn--LOL. I can imagine how pretty your lamps look on the new furniture. How about a picture so I don't have to "imagine" it?
Kiska: It's hard for me to "imagine" having that much daylight at 10:30 at night. Very pretty photos--did you make that bowl? Colorful wild iris!
Deb: I, too, think your front porch garden is lovely.
Kelli: I'm enjoying the poems. As I said, they bring back memories. My grandmother was a published writer and poet--perhaps someday I'll post one of her poems here.
Sharon: Gary and you and the rest of the family are all in my prayers. I finally have a bloom and buds on one of my orchids!
Sidney: good luck with the RU!

Today
Mostly Sunny
High 91F
Precip 20%
Wind: SW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 50%
UV Index: 10+ Extreme (:(((
Sunrise: 5:59 AM CT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 103F (1970)
T-Storms Late
Overnight Low 71F
Precip 40%
Wind: SSW 4 mph
Max. Humidity: 73% (:((
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 60F (1995)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #5198322

Wondeful pics, Kiska. The second one is my favorite.

Marilyn, you're welcome. There is a 2000 year old saying..."Your head is your house. Furnish it." I try to live by that. VERY pretty orchid!

Sidney, I found them on LampsPlus.com. They have lots of nice things.


79F with only 99 for today. Downgraded since last night.
Feels like: 79F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 22%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:01 AM
Sunset: 9:02 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

My grandniece, Rainey. I asked her to smile and this is what I got. LOL

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5198335

Celia: "Your head is your house. Furnish it." I wish I had had that saying to use when my kids were teens! LOL Rainey is precious. She looks like a handful!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2008
3:36 PM

Post #5198368

She is!!! LOL This is her sister, Liza. We call her Boo after the little girl in Monster's, Inc.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #5198412

Happy Birthday, Rannveig!!! I hope you're having a wonderful day. :-)

Celia, Rainey is adorable! And the lamp is beautiful, too.

Kiska, I love the shadow photo. My grandmother had a carnival glass candy dish just like that one. I think my brother has it now. :-)

Sharon, I'm sorry Gary still isn't feeling well. I'm still praying, too.

There's a 30% chance of rain today and a 50% chance tomorrow. I'll take all the rain we can get so the idiots shooting off illegal fireworks tomorrow night are slightly less likely to start a big fire. That's a bigger concern west of Houston than here... We get these pop up showers from the Gulf relatively frequently (this month we could have used more!), but they usually fizzle out before they get very far inland. Much of Texas is under a moderate-to-severe drought and it wouldn't take much of a spark to do serious damage.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (49 min ago)
Temperature 85 F 29 C
Dew Point 72 F 22 C
Humidity 65%
Pressure 30.06 in 1018 mb
Wind Speed 5 MPH 4 kts
Wind Dir Variable Variable
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 91 F 33 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 71.1F / 21.7C

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #5198420

We cross-posted, Celia. Liza is beautiful, too! :-)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5198747

Yes, indeed, Liza and Rainey are surely two handsful!! So cute!! They look very close together in age.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RANN! Have a great day!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #5199234

Rann: Hope you're having a very, very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Sharon: We have the same Lisianthus! I love that one. Hope Gary's feeling better very soon.
Celia: Looks like your grandneices are a couple of scene stealers! So cute!
Marsue: Lovely white orchid! Ain't it great when they cooperate?
Kiska: Amazed at your blue sky night.

Currently only 83 and a bit humid. Clouding over, so I really, really hope that means rain! Forecast has 30% chance.

Marylyn: I'm with you. Our area of SC is in moderate drought and the combo of that and Independence Day fireworks is kinda scary. We live in a Pine forest, basically.

Bit of coleus from this morning...
Deb

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

July 3, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #5200155

Nope, I never have harvested pine nuts.

Smoke from the fires up at Big Sur must have worked its way down here. The sky is kind of an odd hazy color and the air smells funny. It's sort of a sweaty/industrial smell. It smells like that outside, it smells like that in the house, and it even smells like that at the beach.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on July 03, 2008
94 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.77 in / 1008 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 4, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5200763

Windy; 28mph; overcast and 61
Happy Birthday, Rann; hope it's been just wonderful.
kwanjin~the lamp is beautiful, as are the grand-nieces; darling little girls.
marsue~the orchid is so pretty~I didn't make the bowl in the pic; it's a wmart special from a few years ago. There'll be no shadows tonight too overcast.
MarylynnT_X~ my carnival glass bowl belonged to my grandmother. She lived in Michigan; how nice to keep yours in the family, too. Hope you stay fire-safe tomorrow.
MySharona~you and your family are never far in thought~sorry Gary's having a hard time.
Deb~what a gorgeous coleus you've posted. Do you have many? Hope the 4th goes well in your area, too.
kelli~what a terrible time w/fires in Calif; hope they can contain the Big Sur fire soon. My sister, SacValley, said her area of Sacramento was very smoky the other day.
A few threads back, you posted a photo of a lily; the color was wonderful and I looked for glass in a similiar color.. This is what became of your inspiration. Thanks.
Second step. Ready for the mold.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 4, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #5200767

In the kiln.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 4, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #5200772

The bowl.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5200836

Kiska: That coleus came to me originally from a cutting I got from Sidney. It's one of my favorites.
Deb
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 4, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5200900

Kiska, the bowl is beautiful.

Marylyn, the Astros make the Dodgers look like a good team. But I feel your pain. Usually the Dodgers look like the Astros.


I don't usually pick my flowers, but these I do. I have a vase of seven of them now. They are very fragrant. Sometimes it gets to be too much and I have to put them in another room for a while. I have them in the room with me now, though. It sure beats that weird sweaty/industrial smell.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5200956

Some bad storms came thru last night. Some places in the city had up to tennis ball sized hail. We just had heavy rains and wind. It got pretty bad for awhile then it calmed down just a bit. Some trees down, lots of limbs down and the gravel roads are a mess. Flash flooding was rampant last night also.

Not hot, just in the high 70s today. Tomorrow should be low 80s.

Have a happy 4th!!

Here's my sneezeweed. I really love this flower!!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5201321

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! I spent yesterday baking and had family over for cakes and coffee this afternoon. It's been a great day :-)

The weather's been pretty nice, sunny everyday but a bit breezy and highs around 55F. June was the dryest and sunniest in years, since 1991 I think. The past 3 days have been mostly overcast with a few rainshowers, but I don't think it did much good. Needless to say I've been busy watering and according to the forecast it looks like I'll be busy next week too ... sigh. I really don't like to water ;-) lol

Sharon - Sorry to hear Gary's been having a rough time. Hope his white cell count goes up soon. He's been in my thoughts. I know this is a trying time for all of you - I suppose you'll just have to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. It will get better.

Adina - so sorry about Boss.

Kiska - beautiful photos. The girls have been playing outside until 9:30 and sometimes 10 pm these past nights. 10 pm is the official curfew for kids under 12 years during the summer months. Needless to say they're having a blast :-)

TF - a happy beleated birthday to you! :-)

Dyson - congratulations on your new granddaughter. She's so precious and such a beautiful name too :-)


Hope you all have a good evening!

It's past midnight here so I'm off to bed.

Rann
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 4, 2008
5:15 AM

Post #5201887

Deb~how nice seeing coleus that are "in the family" of DG.
Rann~my gkids too, stay out and play way past the normal bedtime of winter.
June here, has been cooler and wetter than the past few years. July is normally the rainiest month.
Tonight: 60*
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
East wind 10 mph except southeast 15 to 30 mph through the Knik River Valley in the evening.
Pepper~sounds like a rough time down in your area.
kelli~ the fragrance of the flowers would certainly be a nice replacement. Thanks, too.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #5202767

Good morning! and a happy 4th of July to those of you in the US! :-)
It's partly cloudy here today, the sun's shining at the moment and it's very warm - 62F at the moment. A light breeze blowing, nothing compared to the past days which have been quite windy. What a relief!

Kiska - seems like you get higher summer temperature over there. Is Anchorage usually warmer than Palmer? 70 sounds balmy!

The Columbines are in full bloom now :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful fun filled day!

Rann

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #5203155

Rann: thanks for the 4th of July wishes for us here in the U.S. glad you had a good birthday! Pretty columbine
Kiska: beautiful bowl! Love the color!
Deb (and Sidney): love the contrasting colors on that coleus--just gorgeous!
Kelli: pretty daylilies--glad they are offering you a nice fragrance and a change from the smell of smoke
Pepper: those "sneezeweeds" look like a form of coneflower--are they?

We had a nice rainshower this morning! :o))) Now I don't have to water! It's cooler and still overcast. Temp right now is 76.
Today
Scattered T-Storms
High 85F
Precip 50%
Wind: WNW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 66%
UV Index: 9 Very High :o((
Sunrise: 5:59 AM CT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 98F (1969)
Isolated T-Storms Overnight
Low 69F
Precip 30%
Wind: N 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 87%
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 59F (1968

Here's a cloud formation from yesterday--it reminded me of a giant hummingbird.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #5203158

P.S. I forgot to wish you all a HAPPY FOURTH!!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #5203736

Happy Independence Day!
It's a beautiful day for it - and pretty typical, too. On the way to a high in the low 90s. Humidity must be about 75% (haven't checked).
A puny 20% chance of rain. No clouds visible anywhere. No wind. Hope nothing catches on fire during the overhead festivities tonight!

Rann: Glad you had a happy birthday.
Deb
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #5204679

We had another fairly hard shower around noon and it has been overcast all day. It is currently 78--so nice! I don't know if our community will be having any fireworks tonight due to the weather. Normally, there are at least two different fireworks display in our local area. I'll post a pic from the fireworks display 3 years ago.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #5204695

Chili dogs, etc., are on the menu for tonight--typical 4th of July fare. Here's another photo.

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

July 4, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5204810

Happy birthday, Rann! Sorry I missed that.

It doesn't smell like smoke today but it is very hazy.

Hopefully things will be quite around here today. I don't mind firecrackers, but I don't care for the hours of loud music. I guess I'm just a fuddy-duddy.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on July 04, 2008
96 F / 36 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the SW
Pressure: 29.79 in / 1009 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)


some more Mount Pinos

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #5205102

Thanks Kelli :-)

That's a spectacular view!

Marsue - great fireworks photos :-)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #5205764

Mau, here is my sneezeweed. I think this is the same cultivar I have too. Can't remember though. :~)

http://www.davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/79823/
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2008
4:18 AM

Post #5206092

I hope everyone had a great Forth of July!

Currently 59F and pleasant with low humidity and no rain in the forecast for the weekend.

Kelli...I'm really liking those Mount Pinos photos. That looks like a great place to hike. Looks like it would be hard to throw a dart at a map of California without hitting a fire.

Deb...Your "front porch garden" looks great. I especially like the face peeking out of the ivy!

Adina...Sorry to hear about Boss.

Dyson...Congrats on the new arrival! I'm expecting my first grandchild latter this month.

Sharon...Hope Gary will be doing better soon!

Rannveig...Happy belated birthday!

Well, I've been very busy here the past couple of weeks. My daughters graduation party was last Sunday and we had some crazy weather. One minute it was sunny and pleasant and 5 minutes later it would be pouring buckets. We had over 1 1/2 inches of rain that afternoon. Here's a "sunny" photo.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2008
4:20 AM

Post #5206100

Then a few minutes later it would be like this...repeat the cycle 5 or 6 times...

Taken from the big tent.

early_bloomer

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

July 5, 2008
4:28 AM

Post #5206112

Thanks E_B. Glad you liked the photos.

Here, hot and sticky and smokey.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 8:51 PM PDT on July 04, 2008
86 F / 30 C
Smoke
Humidity: 32%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the SW

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2008
12:26 PM

Post #5206734

Thanks EB - that is some hefty downpour! It hardly ever rains like this here - if it does we say it's raining like in foreign countries ;-) lol It's a good thing you had the tent! :-) And congrats on your daughter's graduation and the coming grandchild :-)

It's mostly cloudy this morning, but still pretty bright. 60F and fairly calm. No signs of any downpours in the charts here ... I guess I'll have to keep watering. I can't complain though since I don't have to water everyday like those of you with the high temperatures ... I'm just used to nature taking care of this for me ;-) lol

Any fireworks last night??

I've got roses blooming already! First time ever they have started flowering in June! :-) The plants are about 3 weeks early I'd guess overall - makes me wonder what it'll be like in August ... maybe everything will be finished ??!? It'll be interesting to see. This is 'Isabelle Renaissance'

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #5207163

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. As far as I can tell this morning, there are no fires here from doofuses last night.

Beautiful and fun pics, everyone!

Sorry I missed your b-day, Rann.

75F with 96 later. It was cloudy yesterday and we got a trace of rain. Just enough to make spots in the dust.
Feels like: 75F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 29%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 9:01 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5207348

Pepper: thanks for that link--I never heard of "sneezeweed" till you posted your picture.
EB: sure looks like you had a "mixed bag" of weather for your daughter's graduation party. I'm glad you had some place to put all those people! Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby.
Rann: "Isabelle" is beautiful. Does she have fragrance, too?
Celia: Pretty bee balm. No fires here from fireworks. However, it was hard to get to sleep because the "doofuses" in our neighborhood were shooting off firecrackers until very late.
:o((

Today:
Scattered T-Storms
High 87F
Precip 50%
Wind: W 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 66%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 6:00 AM CT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 99F (1980)
Tonight:
T-Storms Early
Overnight Low 70F
Precip 40%
Wind: SSW 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 86%
Avg. Low: 68F
Record Low: 53F (1997)

purple martins on the birdhouse in our backyard

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #5207397

Marsue - no that's the only fault I can find with her ... no fragrance. But the color is so gorgeous I can look past that ;-) lol There are plenty of those doofuses here around New Years Eve. They start about a week before and keep at it at least a week after - so annoying. Things don't start to quiet down on New Year's until past 4 am ...

Celia - glad there were no fires :-) Very pretty flower.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 5, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #5207960

Happy Belated Birthday, Rann! Sorry I missed it! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Thanks everyone for your good words and care. My DS made a video Memorial for Boss . If you want to see it, here's the link :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slxEu5xnf1Y
I'm sorry I'm not as present here as I'd like to be , but I am too busy finishing the cleaning of the house , maybe we can move in next week !
I'll try to keep you posted .
Hugs,
Adina

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #5208338

93F
Current:Cloudy
Wind: SE at 0 mph
Humidity: 55%*
Chance of rain: 40% Isolated Thunderstorms possible

Adina: Maybe moving in next week! I bet you'll be glad to get going with that!

*Feels like 80% humidity. Cloudy at the moment and I hear distant thunder. Fingers crossed for rain. :)
Deb

(Windowbox lobelia.)

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 5, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #5208413

Deb, you are so right, I can hardly wait to move in and finish this coming and going ! I have the same lobelia color , love it! Here is me last week, at the house, when I was doing some cleaning.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 5, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #5208437

Then I planted my first plants : a few morning glories seedlings !

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 5, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5208447

Finally, constructing the barbecue grill in our yard. The boys have carried the pieces...they were so heavy...and I sticked it with the cement.
Hugs,
Adina

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

July 5, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #5208679

No new fires were started in CA yesterday.

Weather about the same as it has been for the past week except that the air quality is bad. It's from the fire in Santa Barbara County I would imagine. It's supposed to be hotter next week. :-(

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on July 05, 2008
93 F / 34 C
Clear
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.82 in / 1010 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F / 33 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5208754

Adina: when you finish your barbecue, you are welcome to come over to my house and make one for me! LOL Your morning glories have a nice fence for climbing--they will cover it in no time! Nice video memorial for Boss.
Deb: the color on that lobelia is amazing--so bright!
Kelli: I wish we could send some of our rain your way. We had a real "gullywasher" today. My back yard looked like "Lake Cabot" for a little while.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5208779

We have had good storms here for two days now, lots of thunder and rain (though I have trouble figuring out if the noise is thunder or the Harley two doors up).

Currently sunny, bright, & overcast, Puddles in the drive. 78
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #5208815

Those very heavy dark clouds blew right by us. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. :(
Deb
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #5208946

Adina: Good memorial for boss, I am not "into" Rap music but it seemed fitting
. Have you gotten another dog? Every household needs one at least and while none will replace Boss, yours should not be without.
Your son did an admirable job with that piece and has he considered a future in media?
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #5209732

Adina - your son did a nice job with the tribute to Boss. How exciting for you to be finally moving in! :-) I'm so happy for your!

Marsue - your lawn looks very well watered :-) lol

Deb - very pretty lobelia

Kelli - glad there are no new fires. Too bad about the ones still going.

It's almost 1 am and it's getting pretty dusky outside now. The days are starting to get shorter again ... It's perfectly calm, cloudy and around 50F. Just beautiful.

Have a good night.

Rann
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #5209940

Good evening! We had a fun 4th, too. It is illegal to shoot off private fireworks in the city limits of Houston (which of course doesn't stop the doofuses), but legal to set them off in the rest of the county. We were in the next suburb west to watch fireworks last night, and we saw tons of them on our way home. We pulled into one neighborhood (full of doofuses with more money than sense, apparently) and watched them. It was fun, but I'm glad it wasn't my neighborhood! LOL

Deb, you may be getting plenty of rain next week... Tropical Storm Bertha is expected to be a hurricane in 3 days and so far seems to be headed towards you. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2 shtml/203412.shtml?5day#contents

We had a thunderstorm come through earlier this afternoon and drop a lot of rain. It was very nice. :-) The bunnies and dh are outside right now, slapping mosquitoes and playing on scooters and bikes.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53pm CDT (37 min ago)
Temperature 84 F 29 C
Dew Point 72 F 22 C
Humidity 67%
Pressure 29.99 in 1015.7 mb
Wind Speed 7 MPH 6 kts
Wind Dir S 180
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 90 F 32 C
Current Conditions Clear
Remarks No remarks this hour.6 hour min temperature ending 6:53pm CDT : 77.0F / 25.0C

A couple of pics from yesterday...

The bunnies played with bubbles while we were sitting in the mall parking lot, waiting for the fireworks to begin. The sunset was gorgeous!

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #5209945

Fireworks

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2008
4:49 AM

Post #5210831

So nice to hear everyone had a good day yesterday. We had a run-in with the doofuses across the street. M-80s at 12:30am. Pul-leese!!!

Cut pics of the bunnies, Marylyn.

Adina, you're very handy! My BBQ needs building, too. (hint, hint)

Mau, glad your water has run off now. Whew!

90 something again tomorrow.

The mask of Zorro!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2008
12:22 PM

Post #5211299

Good morning!

It's sunny, light breeze and around 60F today.

Marylyn - looks like the bunnies were having fun :-)

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 6, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #5211628

Marsue, wait until I'm finishing the cleaning and decorating, then I'm coming! LOL Of course, I'll need some strong arms to lift up those fixtures! You sure had lots of rain!
Dyson, thanks, my DS doesn't know yet what he wants, he would like to be a director and make movies...so , I'm glad he had a good start!LOL My DH told me today we should take a boy puppy from the six one lady dog has near our house. I told him she has 5 girls and one boy who looks just like Gavrila, the stray GS at our house...and that I also like a white girl... better take both!LOL
Rann, thanks, it's great the days are getting shorter!
Marylyn, your bunnies are so sweet doing soap baloons! Great fireworks picture!
Celia, that mask is so neat!Great picture! I'm coming, you have to make an appt!LOL
We have the next week off for moving in. Cici said we'd better stay and sleep tehre, we have the beds, so we won't drive all the way back to the city everynight. We'll see! Anyway, DS has to go back, at least until I bring over my plants and fishes, so I can take care of them!
Here is a picture with the 2 puppies I'd love to have, showing their noses.
Adina

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #5212354

Hi everyone! I hope yall had a great 4th! No fireworks were allowed locally although some people will always try. Sparklers were allowed.

We had a surprise storm move through last night, came in from Georgia. Got 1 of rain! YAY!
Thank you for the thoughts and prayers for Gary. He has been in the hospital since Friday morning. He started having tremors so the Dr told us to take him in to Nassau Baptist, here on the island. They ran all kinds of tests, but couldnt find anything wrong, except his white blood cells were too high. Garys Dr. was (still is) out of town and couldnt be reached. To error on the side of caution the Drs had him transported to Jax Baptist Friday evening. Hes still there. Weve been taking turns staying with him. Its been a long weekend. Garys hair has really started to fall out; his mother is shaving his head today. I shaved Jeffs head this morning and his step dad Danny shaved his yesterday.

Sidney I hope your RU was great. Sorry I missed it : (
Marsue Your orchid is beautiful!
Celia Rainey and Liza are too cute!
Rann A belated Happy Birthday to you!
Kiska I need that bowl! I want to place an order!
Kelli The smoke sounds just awful. Im still trying to catch up on the news. Praying the fires end soon.
Pepper LOL at sneezeweed!
E_B Looks like everyone had a great time in spite of the rain/sun/rain/sun! The gazebo looks awesome!
Rann Your rose is gorgeous!
Adina Thats a wonderful tribute to Boss. He is missed here. I know you are excited about moving into your home. Your garden is going to be awesome.
Marsue The red paint on the slab is pretty!
Marylyn The bunnies are so cute!
Celia Awesome picture of the clouds!
Adina - The puppies are so sweet!

83.3 F / 28.5 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/hVariable
Wind Gust: 4.4 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 88 F / 31 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3500 ft / 1066 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of morning showers...then chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High 88 coast. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Thirsty lizard!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2008
4:26 PM

Post #5212381

Overcast but bright, @81 Everything is real damp, though the puddles in the drive are now just mud without water.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #5212451

Rann: Dusky at 1 a.m? hard for me to imagine!
Marylyn: the bunnies are adorable! When my gk's were smaller I always kept a LARGE bottle of bubbles on hand.
Celia: neat mask --too bad you missed Zorro himself! LOL
Adina: those puppies are adorable--I want one! LOL I'll be eagerly awaiting your arrival over here! LOL
Sharon: How very moving that the men in Gary's life have shaved their heads, too. We are continuing to pray for Gary and for all of you.
Kiska: lizard alert! hide your eyes!

Currently 87 and a beautiful blue sky.

Here is what "bloomed" after the rain.(There is lots of horse manure in that flower bed.)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #5212612

Marsue - Umm horse manure is really good for mushrooms! LOL!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #5212756

Hey, it's "Mr. Clean!" Quick, put him in a commercial!

Yeah, that horse manure makes lots of things grow--I have "shrooms" in all my flowerbeds today! LOL
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #5212910

Sharon: Funny! I've seen more Anoles than Hummingbirds on the nectar feeder this summer. Glad you got rain!
Sorry Gary is having a rough time. Thoughts and prayers.

It was cloudy all this morning, but no rain. Sprinklers are on.
Deb
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #5213092

Sharon - thanks. So sorry to hear Gary's been having such a tough time.

Marsue - When we went to Denmark last summer we all had a really hard time adjusting to the fact that it got DARK at night!! lol Especially the girls. I always get a bit sad when the dusk starts creeping in this time of year - I love the bright nights.

Adina - cute puppies!!

It's been cloudy here today, there's a bank of fog hugging the coast. I took the girls up to the lake just outside of town and it was sunny and warm there. We had a great time and I took lots of photos. I'll post some when I get my computer back, I'm on the laptop now.

Rann

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5213459

Hot, humid and sunny. Should get close to 90 or higher today.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 6, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5213515

61 and raining.
The roof is now finished; the men and teen grandsons, worked like mad for 2 days and it sure paid off; the rain is running off the roof and they are finished.
rann~the "warm" temps are an anomoly:)) and there was even thunder yesterday.
MySharona~how sweet of the guys shaving their heads, too. Will d-mail you soon.
Thanks for the heads up, marsue. I just skimmed that pic.
Adina~the puppies are so cute~ the bbq will gets lots of useage, I'm sure.
Marylynn~the bunnies look cute, too.
Fireworks don't really do well here w/no darkness. Winter is most popular time for them.
Kelli~nice knowing there are no new fires there.
Dyson~damp and muddy; sounds like here.
kwanjin~that sounds ominous; a run-w/dufus's...
Deb~I sure can't imagine ever doing yard-work w/them around.
The car that about hit us at the intersection is in the trees. ( a few days ago). He was speeding through the intersection.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #5213610

When I was in high school (a billion years ago or so, it seems like now LOL), I always thought of the 4th of July as pretty much the end of summer. It always seemed like the next week the back to school frenzy started. I was in marching band, and we went to contests almost every weekend in the fall, so we started practicing 3 times a week in July, and then had two full weeks (8am until 5pm the first week, 8-8 the 2nd week, at the school) of band camp in August. I was thinking about that yesterday when I noticed that the back to school ads are already starting to appear in the newspapers, and our Wal-Mart is starting to set up plastic storage bins and other dorm supplies for college students in their indoor garden section. Sheesh...

Weather-wise, it's still definitely summer here! LOL

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:53pm CDT (44 min ago)
Temperature 92 F 33 C
Dew Point 70 F 21 C
Humidity 48%
Pressure 29.99 in 1015.6 mb
Wind Speed 10 MPH 9 kts
Wind Dir SSE 150
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 98 F 37 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 75.0F / 23.9C

It was very sweet of Jeff and Danny to shave their heads, Sharon. :-) I'm praying that Gary starts feeling much better very soon so he can come home.

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #5213617

Yikes, Kiska! I think I missed that story. I'm glad he didn't hit you! Was he ok?
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 6, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #5213634

Marylyn~ what instrument did/do you play? I'm always amazed at what a marching band does. So impressive.
He was not injured~but sure scared us as he missed by what seemed, inches, at a high rate of speed.
Summer was here for a few days:))
Actually, we went to it. The weather was beautiful up at Fairbanks for the 5 days we were there.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #5214005

I played tuba. (Started out playing flute, got drafted to tuba for marching band, LOVED it! and kept playing it for concert band, too, after that. :-) ) I sure don't miss high school, but I definitely miss the feeling of being in a large group, all working very hard together. Going to contests was a great experience. :-) (Riding in the band buses... not so much. LOL) Someday I'd love to own a tuba so I could play again, but they cost as much as a used car so it isn't going to happen soon. :-)
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 6, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #5214386

Wow~a tuba~ what a change from flute. Maybe someday you'll get another.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #5214671

A friend of mine who is a huge NASCAR fan and knows Jeff Gordon (who is one of Garys favs) took a couple of Garys personal items to the race this past weekend and got JG to autograph them. Gary is so excited to see his things with Jeff Gs signature on them. I told you before that we call Gary RainMan. Gary knows the stats of all the NASCAR drivers, all of them. He doesnt think about it, just tells you what their standings are or were going back years. Its unbelievable.

Kiska So glad the driver missed you and that he wasnt critically harmed.
Marylyn The tuba? Wow! My mother taught piano, but I havent played in eons. I took guitar too, but wasnt that good at either. I can sing off key really well! LOL!

73.2 F / 22.9 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 3.2 mph / 5.1 km/h / 1.4 m/s from the NNE
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1017.8 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 200 ft / 60 m
Scattered Clouds 3200 ft / 975 m
Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft / 1981 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low 74. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Mr. Clean needs a tan on that punky head! LOL!

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5215011

Had about 8 guest at the Miini RU. We had a great time and they helped me plant a great deal of plants.
I still have many to work in.
We got a good 2 inches of rain today so everything is well watered in.
I did spill about half a cup of dry water crystals yesterday and they looked like a pile of crushed ice today I'll take the scoop to them tomorrow.
Sidney.
;)
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #5215212

Sugarweed...Good to hear your little round-up went well. I've wanted to attend a round-up but there just aren't any remotely close to my area.

Sharona...I've always liked Gorden too. Thanks for the compliment on the gazebo. And yes, a little tan wouldn't hurt. :-)

Kiska...Close call! Glad you're ok!


It's 72F here now with a few rumblings of thunder but no rain yet here. High of 84F expected tomorrow with a chance of thunderstorms. It was a gorgeous weekend here with moderate temps and no rain to speak of. Went for a long bike ride over into Ohio this morning and slowed down long enough to snap a few photos.

Photo: Daylilys and wild climbing roses along the road.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #5215218

An old cemetery in Ohio farm country.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #5215231

The first oil producing drilled well in the U.S.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #5215254

Sugarweed...on second thought, maybe I should host a round-up. I have a little project I'm working on...


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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2008
5:22 AM

Post #5216087

I'm too tired to comment on everything. Except...

Kiska, I missed the story about the driver almost hitting you!!! So glad you're all okay.

Nice, shrooms, Mau...

My stinky flower is now making seeds!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2008
10:08 AM

Post #5216390

E_B Ive never seen so many daylilys in one spot they are beautiful! Looks like you put in a nice bike ride. You have the makings for a nice RU LOL! Your grass is so green!
Celia - Hope you got some rest last night.

70.9 F / 21.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft / 2133 m
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 85. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

High 85? That's pretty darn low for us this time of year. Butterfly dance

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2008
11:02 AM

Post #5216502

Gonna be in the 90s and feel like a hundred.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5217591

Pretty little butterflies! So cute.

I finally got some sleep.

How is Gary today? And Janie? Pau?

71F with 91 for later. A bit cooler than lately but still hot.
Feels like: 71F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 50
Humidity: 48%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 10 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 9:01 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 7, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5217845

50; rain
19hours, 03 minutes visible daylight
loss of 3minutes~23 seconds.
8am and just getting to the first coffee of the day. Long, busy weekend.
E_B~your yard/work look to be a lot of work now, and ahead. Very beautiful as is, though. Loved photos of the flowers and other interesting sites. Wonder if there's still oil to be had there.
kwanjin~such a pretty pic~the mountains are gorgeous.
Sugarweed~bet they all did have a wonderful time; how nice to have good help/food and fun.
pepper~doesn't sound all that pleasant for today; hope it's not too miserable.
MySharona~love the butterfly dance~
Kiska

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #5218994

Loud thunder. No rain yet today but it seems imminent.

Was going to grill burgers - but it looks like a "meatloaf" type night instead.

Better get started on it - there is a lot to do as the poodle got into the bag of cat food and there are pieces of paper all over the house. Sue will kill me and not the poodle? Yea I still have not figured that one out yet. Anyone got even a small clue as to what that is all about?

Oh yea - somewheres around 80 (F) and darkening a little early today.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #5219129

How did I get so far behind on this thread in just one day!!??

Dyson: it's because you are the man of the house, naturally! LOL (It's a woman thing--so don't tell Sue I told you.)
Kiska: what a pleasant picture--boating down the river. So glad you all weren't hurt and that it was a miss--no matter how close!
Celia: you obviously took that from the plane?(don't tell me otherwise) Stinky flower's seeds are really weird looking!
Pepper: it's hot here, too, and humid!!
Sharon: lovely butterflies and yes, Mr. Clean needs a tan!! That's great about your friend getting Jeff Gordon's signature on Gary's things.
EB: when you finish your "little" project, come on down!! I have a few hundred you can do if you are looking for something to stay busy! LOL and as a bonus, there are LOTS of old cemetaries around here for you to photograph. DH would welcome your help! LOL
Marylyn: a tuba???!!! How did you ever hold that thing upright? My DGD plays the clarinet in her school band. She has made All-Region the last 3 years.

Tonight's forecast:
Clear Overnight
Low 73F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 74%
Sunset: 8:25 PM CT
Avg. Low: 69F
Record Low: 51F (1972)
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 103F (1980)

My 8 yr. old DGS took this photo today

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #5219153

This is DGS with his permanent teeth coming in:

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #5219382

Quoting:Marylyn: a tuba???!!! How did you ever hold that thing upright? My DGD plays the clarinet in her school band. She has made All-Region the last 3 years.


Ah, well, I'm 5'9" and have never ever been thin. My bulk USED to be mostly muscle (or at least more so than now! LOL), so marching with the tuba wasn't a big deal. Also the marching tubas we used aren't as nearly as cumbersome as the ones we used for concert band.. they only weighed about 45 pounds. Not too bad. :-) They sit on a shoulder, too, which helps distribute the weight. Congratulations to your granddaughter! Clarinets are beautiful. :-)

This morning was crazy... I remembered late last night that I had a meeting at church this morning. I'm changing board positions for our ladies' Bible study, and I needed to wrap up all of the spreadsheets and etc so I could pass them along to the new treasurer. Oops! So I was a bit panicky this morning, trying to get the files burned to a CD, getting the bunnies up and ready and a lunch packed for them, etc... Whew! I'm enjoying just sitting and surfing now that it's all over. :-) My break's about up, though, and I need to get up and do laundry and housework and etc.

My garden is doing pretty well so far this summer, except for the dianthus (a dozen or two small plants with dark pink flowers) that I planted at the very front - of course the most visible spot! LOL I've never had a problem with dianthus before in that same spot, so I don't know what is wrong with this batch... it has been there for months and is still pretty much the same size as it was when I bought it in the flats (it should have grown into little mounds by now, I think), and it rarely blooms... very disappointing. Maybe that bed is just not getting enough sun, since the mountain laurels behind it continue to grow. I don't know... I bought some taller dianthus plants at the same time, and they're doing fine. (shrug, pout..) I'm hoping to buy something else this week to replace it so it looks pretty on Friday when we have company coming.


E_B, the photos of Ohio farm country makes me slightly homesick. :-) They are beautiful.

Sidney, I'm glad the RU went well. It looked like a fun group. :-) I really am going to be driving through there in October. My family is renting a house in Jekyll Island. It would be VERY fun if we could meet you and Sharon and maybe Deb? and whoever else while we are in the semi-near vicinity.

Weather-wise, we're the same as usual. :-) 20% chance of rain, middlin' humidity, mid 90s.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:53pm CDT (57 min ago)
Temperature 93 F 34 C
Dew Point 68 F 20 C
Humidity 43%
Pressure 30.01 in 1016.4 mb
Wind Speed 16 MPH
G 23 14 kts
G 20
Wind Dir SE 140
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 98 F 37 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C

Another little bunny picture from Friday... She's on Daddy's lap and being tickled. LOL

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5220317

Gary is still in the hospital. his mother is staying tonight. Jeff took Justin for a small visit then will be back. The Dr's decided to keep Gary one more day to run tests on his heart because his resting heart rate is too high. Seriously I think it's because he doesn't like being there and it makes him edgy. The other reason is because he's on Medicare and that really burns my fanny just thinking about it...so I won't.

Pepper Sounds like a nasty day.yuck:P
Celia There were originally 2 butterflies I think they were mating until I interrupted :O
I started taking the pictures as they began their little flutter dance around the yard. Then the 3rd butterfly showed up, I think it was looking for a little action too LOL! The 3rd only stayed for maybe less than a minute and flew off. Nice picture! Gary is still at the hospital. Ill get into that in a minute.
Kiska Nice view between the tree line!
Dyson I think you were supposed to make sure the poodle didnt get into the cat food! LOL! Meatloaf sounds good!
Marsue Youre not supposed to tell our secrets LOL!! Pretty Lantana and what a cutie pie your DGS is!
Marylyn Busy morning! A Tuba = only 45lbs = on one shoulder! LOL! If you say so! LOL! Still sounds heavy to me! We already talked about meeting on Jekyll Island Ill be there! Its not that far from my little island! Your bunnies are so cute

79.2 F / 26.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.8 mph / 6.1 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4400 ft / 1341 m
Scattered Clouds 9000 ft / 2743 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers after midnight. Low 72. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

I think I'm going to name my rose after "Marsue" since she's the Queen of the Roses! LOL!

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5220594

Sharon: That rose is a beautiful red.

Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered thunderstorms. Low 70. Chance of rain 30%.

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

July 8, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5220603

Hot and humid with a breeze. Heat index came close to 100.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:38 AM

Post #5221003

67 F here this evening with a high of 85 expected for tomorrow with high humidity and thunderstorms later in the day.

marsue...I'll be right there--just as soon as I get all my projects done!

Marylyn...Seems like I've seen this before but what area were you originally from?

Kiska...There are quite a few oil and gas wells around here and more are being drilled all the time. Pennzoil and Quaker State are a couple of old Pa. companies. (Quaker State was purchased by a company in Texas)

The rural countryside here is populated with an ever increasing number of Amish. Here are some Amish horses I passed on a recent bike ride.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #5221021

Here 's another wild climbing rose and ditch lily photo from yesterday.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #5221338

I was born in Illinois and lived in Wisconsin for a few years, but lived in Ohio from 1980 until 1998. My parents and siblings still live there, in various parts of the state. We lived in northern Ohio (near Findlay) for a few years, and then near Columbus (Hilliard). We had friends in Wooster (just west of Canton in Ohio's "Amish country"), and your pictures reminded me of that area, E_B. :-) My parents live near Marietta now, in southeastern Ohio. I graduated from high school in 1986, so it's been a LONG time since I've been in marching band. :-)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #5221339

Marylyn: only 45 pounds? and on your shoulder--you have got to be kidding!!! Little bunny is precious, as is big bunny!
Sidney: I forgot to tell you that I'm glad your mini-RU went well.
Sharon: secret? who me? what secret? I hope Gary gets to leave the hospital soon. I don't blame him for not wanting to be there. Oh, that is very sweet about you thinking about naming your rose after me. (wait till DH hears about this!!--he'll be coming down there to see if you have a fever! LOL)
EB: oh, great, I can tell DH that help is on the way!!! LOL It just so happens that I am planning a new "secret garden" and a. . .and a. . . and a. . .--whoops, I better hush before I scare you off!! LOL However, one more incentive--we have Amish down here,too, so you'll be able to continue photographing them and their beautiful animals. The climbing roses and ditch lilies are gorgeous!--love that Pennsylvania countryside!

Here at 9:33 p.m. it is 83--too hot! It looks like the "dog days" of summer have begun! :o((

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
5:58 AM

Post #5222038

Too tired again to comment on it all. Pretty flowers, bunnies and scenery.

Mau, it WAS from the plane as we left Portland airport.

Thye new lens for my camera came today! Yea!!! It takes beautiful pics. Here's one of the new lamps. Our carpet is being laid tomorrow. More "Yea" !!! And the furniture for the front room on Wed. More y...well, you get the idea.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2008
10:04 AM

Post #5222280

E_B The horses are beautiful. My in-laws live in PA (DH is from PA). We went through Amish country the last time we visited. It was the first time I had been in the area. PA really does have a beautiful countryside.
Marsue I didnt know Amish are in your area. I learn something new everyday.
Celia The lamp is very pretty. I really like that table too. Is that a cut-out on the side?

73.2 F / 22.9 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 86% Yuck
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
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 with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 88. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph

Stop taking my picture!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #5222700

It's sunny, with a bank of clouds very close so it's a bit "iffy" how long the sun will last. Light breeze and warm, 62F.



Great photos everyone - I'd love to comment on every post but I don't seem to have the energy now - I second everything everyone else said ;-) lol

Sharon - I hope Gary will be able to come home soon. I can just imagine how hard it is on him being at the hospital

Here's a photo from our picnic at the lake on Sunday :-) The girls had such a wonderful time - they waded in the lake - barefoot! no less ... it was overcast at the time so it was a bit chilly although they wouldn't admit it! lol

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #5222713

It's a very pleasant 65 out right now. I got a little sleep last night but not much. We have carpet layers coming this morning and we had to get up very early and get the rest of the furniture moved for them. (Yawn...)

Sharon, that is a cutout on the side of the table. It's a Native American carving. Sort of a lightning bolt shape. I'd get a better pic but it's in the garage now covered in rugs. LOL

I'm going back outside with my coffee and enjoy the cool morning.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #5222715

Celia - that is some awesome scenery! WOW! Just beautiful :-) Nice to see you :-)

They played in the sand ...

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:41 PM

Post #5222865

Hi everyone, I had to walk away from the computer for awhile so I could concentrate on other things.

Yesterday was our first true hot day. 90* and humid. With it came 3/10'' rain. Last night we got another 1 1/12''. I think a thousand more mosquitos have hatched out. I'm very tired of greasing up with suntan lotion, topped by bug spray, and vanilla for the gnats. Once coated you stay out all day!

It's 72*, cool and very humid. I took my mile walk this morn and had to shed my overalls at the back door. I hit the shower and feel much better.

Adina, my heart sank. Boss was a beautiful dog, and he was how I met you. I'm so sorry. I hope your Mom is over her troubles and you too, with your eye.

Rann, Happy Belated!!

I enjoyed everyone's pictures.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2008
3:29 PM

Post #5223521

I'm also amiss Rann's BD. Hope your birthday was a great one. Know the girls loved the shore sand.
Sally good to hear from you.
Marsue at 9pm here it was 72º.
I am truly in love with Jacksonville.
I believe this is the coolest place I've ever spent summers in with the exception of the Sandia Mts of New Mexico.
The steady breeze across the top of this peninsula makes the difference.
We have cloudy skies again and scattered showers.
Sidney

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2008
3:46 PM

Post #5223642

BP: good to see you posting again. Is the vanilla to feed the gnats or to drive them away? Suntan lotion, bug spray and vanilla--what a combo--I bet you smell good!!LOL
Rann: the girls look like they are having a great time. Selma is growing tall! Don't you just love washing off all that sand after they have played in it? Ahh, what memories that brings back! :o))
Celia: I love the lamp, the table and your hardwood floors. I hope you are not covering those with carpet? Great pic of you and Darrel(or is it Daryl?). That is an awesome view!!
Sharon: Sylvester, is it? whatever his name--he is just too funny!!!LOL Actually, we don't have Amish in our immediate area--they are in northwest and north-central Arkansas and Southern Missouri. Some time ago, I saw some of them at a McDonald's in Conway (about 30 miles from here)and they were actually driving a van! That was the first time I had seen that. They may have been a "splinter" sect of the Amish or even of the Mennonites but they were dressed in Amish-type clothing with each woman also wearing the little white cap on her head.

Today
Mostly Sunny
High 92F
Precip 20%
Wind: SW 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 57%
UV Index: 10+ Extreme
Sunrise: 6:02 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 101F (1966)
Tonight
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 73F
Precip 20%
Wind: SSW 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 74%
Sunset: 8:24 PM CT
Avg. Low: 69F
Record Low: 55F (1972)

DH and I were out early. We had to transplant some climbing roses. Not the ideal time of year for it but it was necessary. Afterward, I worked a little longer (until 9 a.m.) weeding, etc. By the time I finished, not only did I need a shower but I already looked as if I had one! Humidity is great!!!--NOT!!

Just look at the potential for a hummingbird/butterfly garden along this fence. Our neighbors just installed the fence to keep their 3 dogs contained without having to coop them up inside a small pen. You can see where we planted the two climbing roses. They may go into shock but they weren't doing well where they were, so it wasn't too much of a gamble. I may have to cut them back some, but I am going to wait and see how they do.

edited to add: Sidney: I'll take that 72 at 9 p.m.! LOL

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 8, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5223732

46 rain fog
rann~the girls are sure having fun~ love the large "sandbox" and the view that goes with it.
bp~a mile walking in the humid air; bet it did feel great to get out of it.
kwanjin~hi~the view of the coast line and famous rock is gorgeous. New lens, new lamps and carpet, sounds like a great week so far.
Sugarweed~sounds wonderful there in Jacksonville.
marsue~I like Sharon's idea of naming the rose in your name.
E_B~loved the photos; and, that there's oil production still going on.
Late June~ the airport, golf course, and Knik Glacier ~view of the Chugach Range. A rare nice day this summer:)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #5224138

Wow--gorgeous photo, Kiska! I'm saving that one!!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #5224153

Thanks Kiska, that is a beautiful picture. Grass really sets off the glacier. The trees are so tiny in comparison, but I love the clouds seeming to touch the tops.

Marsue, Thanks. Giggle, to drive them away. It works. You are so lucky to have a fence to plant against. I love blank slates. Post pictures as it progresses!!

Sugar, thank you. Isn't it nice to love where you are.

Rann, playing in the sand brought back memories for me too. They are growing up aren't they!

Kwanjin, what a gorgeous place!

Sharon, I like your yuck definition for humidity LOL! ROTFL!!! That picture made my day!!! It should be on a greeting card!!

Kwanjin, lamp, table couch, curtain, what a beautiful room!

Marsue, our dog days are here too. Not fit for man nor beast and it's just the beginning.

Early, the roses and lilys make a nice combination. Nice horses. Seems like our Amish horses are mainly dark. The pull the buggies and the plows and wagons.

Pepper, our Monday weather was your's.

Sharon, praying for the best for Gary. Poor guy. He'll feel so much better when he comes home. A gorgeous rose and a nice tribute!

Marylin, the love shows in the tickle bunny's eye's. What a lucky Daddy!!

Marsue, a handsome Grandson.

Dyson, loud thunder made me laugh. Why? Because we got my Furby out when the Grandkids were here and when you clap, he says, ''wow, loud sound. Me scared.'' Cracks me up every time! Giggling over the poodle.

KIska, I forgot the days are getting shorter already. I'm still trying to find out where June went. Love the boat behind the trees. A nice summer photo.

Kwanjin, the all blue scenery is beautiful. So calming.

Sharon, I love the butterfly dance! What a fantastic picture!!

Kwanjin, even the seeds are odd on stinky flower :o)

I'm caught up to Monday. I feel better now. I hate to miss everyone's stories.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #5224211

Somewheres around 80, Fleetwood Mack playing, Bright but overcast. I got one tom cat that would eat the poodle if I let it, I just have to much invested in it.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2008
6:01 PM

Post #5224634

Dyson: fleetwood mack--now THAT brings back musical memories--but surely none of these "young folk" are going to recognize that name! LOL

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5225382

Me do.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5225451

Me do, too! LOL Gold Dust Woman was my favorite.

Thanks, Mau, but...I AM covering the floors. Sorry. It's just too much for my feet. Your roses will be perfect there.

Kiska, I'm saving that pic, too. My Darrell will love it! New couch and tables tomorrow.

Some of you may remember my father passing at the beginning of the year. This is his gift to us. He told us he wanted us to spend the money he left us on things we needed. With anything left, we were to spend it on a few things we WANTED. He won't know we put a good sized chunk in savings. Heh heh heh. He made sure we were taken care of even though we weren't close until last year. (Yes, Mau, I still cry sometimes.)

So...the stinky flower. The seeds may not be viable so I'm going to keep it where it is another year and then try to divide it.

Sydney, my final wish in life is to visit every state in the Union. Maybe I'll start at your end and work my way back this way. 72 at 9pm sounds great!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #5225731

Celia: my roses will look good where?--on your feet; on your floor? Oh, wait, I get it--against the fence! LOL (sorry--couldn't resist) My mother was killed in a car wreck in 1983 and I still cry, sometimes. Crying is not necessarily a bad thing. Your father was very sweet to want you all to not only have the things you needed but to enjoy something just because you wanted it. Your "friend" in the photo seems to be sad. Is it because he(or she) is having a bad hair day? (sorry-again, but I am chuckling to myself)!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5226351

I think your roses would look good ANYWHERE!!!

The Bigfoot is sad because his buddy is too far away. He was across the parking lot.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5226361

The carpet is in! Yippee!!!

Front room before...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5226379

The other side...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5226387

The bedroom...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5226395

Front room after.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #5226401

Bedroom with furniture back in.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #5226536

Beautiful Celia.
I always put a good deal of any wind fall into my house too. That way there's 'something to show' for my money.
The temp was 72º, but the humidity was 85%.
All places have their trade offs.
Sidney
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5226633

The doctors havent found anything wrong with Gary, but he still has to stay at the hospital. You know my thoughts on that

Rann The girls are getting so tall! Looks like they had a wonderful time.
Celia Nice to meet you! Wow Nice Scenery!
Sally We missed you glad you are back! Sounds like a nice morning for a walk.
Marsue That was Boo, shes just so catty no pun intended! A friend of ours works with the Mennonites in Ohio a couple of times a year. He really enjoys it and feels he gets more centered being with them. I think its wonderful that your neighbors provided you with a nice blank slate to start your hummingbird/butterfly garden! Its got a ton of potential! LOL!
Kiska I cant get over the views you havejust amazing.
Sally Glad you like the picture of Boo she really is a camera ham!
Dyson Ooooh Fleetwood Mac Yeah! One of my all time fav bands!
Celia Thats an interesting statue. What is the significance? Wait a minute never mind - Ill have a Yeti Burger w/cheese please! LOL!! I love your fireplace! WOW! Would you will me that picture frame above your bed? : )

77.0 F / 25 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: 3.8 mph / 6 km/hfrom the WSW
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
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: Few 1800 ft / 548 m
Scattered Clouds 3100 ft / 944 m
Mostly Cloudy 12000 ft / 3657 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low 74. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

No rain here since last week? Can't remember the day. I love the way the Blue Days buds open, they're so delicate.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5226741

Hot, humid this morning then this afternoon we had storms roll in. Temps dropped to 71 and we had at least an inch or more rain fall around here and at work. Came down pretty hard and caused some flash flooding.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #5226914

Ahh, Gold Dust Woman, Landslide and Over My Head.

Kwanjin, a wonderful gift from your Father. Enjoy!! I hear you. Your wood floors are nice, but I have carpeting and will stay with it. Wow, very nice!!!

Marsue, so sorry about your Mother. How sad.

Sharon, I hope Gary can come home. I'd be upset and I agree with your thoughts on that. What a beautiful blue! Unfurl never had a better example. What flower is it?

Pepper, storms here too. We've now had 2'' from last night to late afternoon today.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #5226951

Forgot to mention that I also listen to Fleetwood Mac and I also like .38 Special. Enough to see them in concert next month. lol. I prefer the classics like those mentioned.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 9, 2008
5:42 AM

Post #5227956

50*~overcast and raining off and on. Not too much of a change from this morning. 9:30 pm; light out but not bright w/cloud cover.
Thanks; it's a thrill knowing you are enjoying the view from here, too.
kwanjin~your new rooms are beautiful. Love the bold colors in the bedroom. It was very generous of your father.
MySharona~the blue is sure a pretty color. All these flowers/colors are inspirations for glass projects. Hopefully Gary is keeping his spirits up in the midst of all this.
pepper~flash flooding; is it something that happens just during the summer rains?
Dyson~I remember the name, Fleetwood Mac, but not familiar w/it. Out of the loop and didn't listen to much other than the kids at that time.
bp~2" sounds like quite a bit.
sugarweed~you're right~the trade-off here is a nice cool summer and long days.
The hot-springs at Chena; near Fairbanks. We were there in mid-June.
kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #5228218

Five days later - the doctors now think that Gary's above average resting heart rate is normal for him. :P

Another Fleetwood Mac classic Tush! All the school bands played it...memories! LOL! The Eagles are another fav.

Marylyn - Speaking of school bands - did you get to play "Tush" at the football games?
Sally That flower is Blue Days, but it photographs different shades of purple. I cant figure it out!
Pepper We missed out on the rain again. Gainesville (South of Jacksonville) got 2 in an hour and had flash floods as well.
Kiska Your hot springs reminded me of Ranns. Thats a beautiful background for them. The building on the leftis it made with Cedar?
Rann- Have the springs re-filled?

71.6 F / 22.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 71 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 11000 ft / 3352 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Begonia buds about to bloom ---- ooops Geranium buds! LOL!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #5228322

Kiska, flash flooding happens when you get alot of rain and the ground is already saturated and ponds and streams are fully saturated also and can't hold the extra water. It has no place to go but up and if it rains enough or the ponds and streams are already high then it will flood. But the flooding will usually go down as soon as it quits raining.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
11:18 AM

Post #5228347

71, heavy overcast sky., dim even,

anyone who likes the old rock, and has a broadband connection should check out:

http://www.wdrv.com/

right side of the screen just click on "listen Live".
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #5228408

Good morning!

It's sunny, light breeze and 58F. A bit cooler than yesterday but otherwise the same.

Sharon- argghhh doctors! lol Hope Gary gets to come home soon. I don't know about the hot springs, but I doubt they've filled up.

Kiska - wonderful photos. So beautiful views :-)

Celia - your rooms look good :-)

Another photo from Sunday. We decided to hike to the top of the hill by the lake to see the view up there - it was pretty nice :-) The fog rolled out while we were hiking and the sun came out. Warmed up pretty fast! lol

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2008
1:06 PM

Post #5228675

Quoting:Marylyn - Speaking of school bands - did you get to play "Tush" at the football games?


No, we didn't play "Tush." :-) We were a "serious" band (well, as serious as 120 or so high school kids can be LOL) during football season and didn't play anything much lighter than Gershwin. Now during basketball season, we got to play more fun stuff in pep band, like the theme song from Rocky. :-)

I know I've heard Fleetwood Mac on the radio many times, but I'm awful about knowing who sang what. I never know actors or actresses, either. Pathetic.

Sharon, I'm so sorry Gary is still in the hospital!! Poor guy. And poor all of you, too! I'm still praying.

Rann, your photos are wonderful. I'm not sure I've ever seen such dark sand. Hildur Eva doesn't look much more excited about getting her picture taken in that last photo than Sharon's Boo did earlier. LOL She's so cute!

Celia, your bedroom is beautiful! I love that picture frame above the bed, too. I had to giggle at the tissue box. LOL

There's a 40% chance of rain today.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (12 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 75 F 24 C
Humidity 87%
Pressure 30.06 in 1017.9 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 85 F 29 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
2:08 PM

Post #5228960

I was wondering if someone would notice the tissue box. Ya gotta have some fun! LOL

Sharon, when I'm done with the frame, it's yours. Is your flower a Geranium?

Rann, Your girl looks tired of her picture being taken. "Mom, are we done yet?"

Dyson, thanks for the link. It's fun.

Kiska, hot-springs are amazing, aren't they? I love the areas of volcanic activity.

Thanks, Dad.

61F with 90 coming later. Hmmm...that will be a change from 90s.
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph S
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 9:00 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 9, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5229196

48 Clouds cover about half way down Pioneer Peak; no rain right now.
The high yesterday was 52
Daylight loss of 3minutes 40 seconds.
Thanks.
MySharona~hope Gary comes home soon. How very frustrating it must be.
The building is not cedar. The building materials are mostly log/board from spruce.
The begonia bud looks so promising.
Rann~the view is gorgeous as is Hildur Eva~
pepper~thanks for the "flash flood" info.; has it gone down by now?
Marylyn~bet your band was really a pleasure to hear. It's been wonderful learning more about it/you.
Dyson~will check out that link soon as finished here. It's dim here, too; the cloud cover really does a good job of that.
kwanjin~the closer view of the frame is great. Very nice.
Kiska

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2008
4:19 PM

Post #5229717

Celia: I am partial to hardwood floors but I will have to admit that your new carpeting looks beautiful! (and all the new furniture, etc.) I missed the kleenex box so I went back and found it--now I'm chuckling, too. No "yeti burgers" for me, though! LOL
Rann: Hildur Eva looks pretty in pink and that's a lovely view from atop that hill!
Sharon: so sorry that Gary has to stay in the hospital. What a bummer! Blue Days is lovely.
Kiska: the hot springs look very inviting.
Dyson, I'll have to check out that link later. Right now I have to take DH to the eye doctor. We are hoping they will schedule surgery to remove the cataract growing on his left eye.
Be back later. You guys and gals have a good day. It is looking very threatening here--rain appears to be imminent.
Today
Heavy T-Storms
High 86F
Precip 80%
Wind: NNW 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 66%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:02 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 103F (1980)
Tonight
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 70F
Precip 60%
Wind: NNE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 90%
Sunset: 8:24 PM CT
Avg. Low: 69F
Record Low: 62F (1997)

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #5229797

Was bright here then it got dim again.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2008
5:33 PM

Post #5230134

Thanks, Mau.

Here's the new furniture...

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5230232

Absolutely beautiful!
;)
dottik
Oakland, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #5232315

I agree with Sugarweed - beautiful! Dotti
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 10, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5232361

Celia, your rooms look great. I always like to see people use color, like your red wall. (That being said, all of our walls are white except for the kitchen and a spare room. That is because the place needed to be painted when we moved in and all we knew was that we didn't want institutional beige, so we went with white. When it's time to repaint, I'd like to use some color in a couple places.)

Look! We actually have a heat index.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 4:51 PM PDT on July 09, 2008
86 F / 30 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.70 in / 1006 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 87 F / 30 C
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 10000 ft / 3048 m
(Above Ground Level)


I may have seen a bigger onion somewhere, but I never grew a bigger onion.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #5232548

Looks like a great onion Kelli.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #5234139

The doctors are supposedly releasing Gary today. He was given a beta blocker which is a new drug for him and they wanted to make sure that his system did ok overnight. Gary had a panic attack last night he was scared that they wouldnt let him go home today, that the doctors were lying to him.

Celia Your rooms are beautiful! I had to go back to find the Kleenex box.
Kiska Beautiful bud!
Kelli Thats a big onion! Yummm

Today
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 92. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

74.7 F / 23.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 73 F / 23 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.04 in / 1017.2 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Yesterday was hot muggy heavy air humid day. It appears today will be about the same. Perfect day for a bad hair day! LOL!

Diplandia. I thought the hummers would love this plant, but they don't.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #5234661

Kiska: that pink bud looks mighty like a rose, to me. I thought you couldn't grow roses in Alaska?
Celia: the new couch looks very comfy--it looks like suede. Now where are you going to put the lamp with the red shade?
Kelli: Now THAT's an onion! LOL
Sharon: We had a thunder boomer yesterday and it is now very muggy here, too. Mosquitoes and mushrooms abound! I certainly hope that Gary gets to go home today. God bless him!
The doctors at UAMS are not going to do surgery on DH's eye right now. They said since he is a one-eyed man they are hesitant to do any kind of surgery on the remaining "good" eye until they absolutely have to. We had been told this by another eye doctor in Conway but that was a couple of years ago. We were hoping they would be able to do the surgery now, but it is not to be. DH was a little "down" after hearing the news but he is okay now--he doesn't complain.
Today
Scattered T-Storms
High 85F
Precip 40%
Wind: W 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 77%
UV Index: 7 High
Sunrise: 6:03 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 104F (1966)
Tonight
Scattered T-Storms Overnight
Low 71F
Precip 40%
Wind: S 4 mph
Max. Humidity: 91% (YIKES)!
Sunset: 8:24 PM CT
Avg. Low: 69F
Record Low: 61F (1997)

Sharon: look at this big guy!

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2008
1:25 PM

Post #5234680

. . .and the "little guys" are growing, too!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #5234721

Maruse - That's a shame about your DH's surgery, maybe they will be able to do it in a couple of years. Technology abounds in the medical field. YAY! They are growing so well! I have more if you want. FYI - Donkey Ears (the big guy) will dominate the planter in the 2nd picture. I've had to relocate it a couple of times!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

July 10, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #5235113

50 overcast dim cool ~
We're going to be gone for a few days; going down to Seward; love going there; it's such a beautiful town/setting.
maruse~the rose is a very fragrant, nearly wild rose. Grows w/uncontained abandon on long slender branches. It's several years old and was very old when we got a start; don't know what kind it is. Your plants look very happy.
Sorry for the bad news, too. Hopefully it won't get worse before something can be done.
MySharona~glad Gary will be getting home and he can at least relax a bit. Gorgeous flower.
That is one wonderful onion, kelli~ beautiful.
Seward/late May.
Kiska

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5235233

Kiska be sure and go by Weeziegreens Nursery while visiting Seward. She's a DG Uber Gardener.
Hot, humidity is up, need to have some of those afternoon showers
Praying Gary will do well on his Beta blocker.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5235551

Waaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something is killing my Iceberg rose!!!! Most of the leaves are gone and no more buds; they're gone, too!!! I'm too sad to get a pic. I will later and post on the Q Forum. I'm just sick.

Okay, (sniff) the lamp with the red shade is going in the basement, I agree on having some color in the house, that's the biggest onion I've seen in a very long time, pretty Diplandia, the couch is sueded microfiber, the big and little guys are neat looking (what are they?), and what a beautiful sight, Kiska!

Does gary get upset with the Drs. with all the poking and prodding? Give him our best and Darrell says to give him a hug for us, too.

Mau, is Janie doing okay? And Pau is well, other than his eye?

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #5235576

Oh, and...

78F with 95 for later. We have theunderstorms for the weekend. Sunday, maybe.
Feels like: 78F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↑
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 20%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 8:59 PM
UV Index: 2 Low
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2008
4:23 PM

Post #5235734

Celia: Sharon will have to tell you about the big and little guys--she sent them to me. I just know they are succulents. My iceberg isn't doing well either. I chalk it up to all the rain we have had. Roses like moisture but not wet feet. If you find out anything on the other forum, please let me know. I like the lamp with the red shade--surely you can find a place for it?
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5235772

Forgot to say that Janie is doing well, all things considered. She got the last two tubes out on Tuesday, which will make it easier to sleep and turn over in bed. The doc told her she can drive again but she doesn't plan on doing a whole lot of driving just yet.
Pau is doing fine, thanks for asking, except that he is bored. It is too hot to work out in the yard these days except very early in the morning and gasoline is too high to make it feasible to go anywhere. :o(( So we sit at home. I keep occupied on DG and the various forums. Pau is not much for hobbies and he has a hard time reading what with the eye. It's a predicament for him. :o((

What kind of birds are those at the feeder--some kind of finch?

Kiska, once again, a great mountain photo!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #5235887

Overcast, @84 not much of a breeze - just finished pulling the starter off my friends girlfriends Pontiac and it sure feels hotter than that.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 10, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5237005

Hi, guys! It's been a crazy week, I'm at home so early for the first time in days! The house is almost ready to move in...finally! We have almost all the furniture, the stove is installed and also the furnace...yes, we have hot water! I'll send some pics.
First a view from our yard at sunset.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 10, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5237013

The sofas.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 10, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #5237020

The kitchen.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 10, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #5237025

DH in our bed.

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

July 10, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5237134

I like the kitchen. To me it looks retro yet modern. Do you use much paprika in Romanian cooking? The reason I ask is because the color of the sofas reminds me of paprika. DH looks like he's had a long day.

DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5237163

Adina: I like your view.

It rained! Yahooooo!! About 1/3". It came down a little too fast, but - hey - it came down!
Cooled things down a bit, too because it 76F at 5pm. Ahhhh!

See? Wet rudbeckia. :)
Deb

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #5237535

87* and sunny. We missed the rain we maybe, might, possibly, have had. Mostly it went above and below us. Yesterday was gorgeous! I mowed and weeded!

Pepper, should be a good time!!

Kiska, neat picture. I'd love to have one of those boulders in the yard. Looks almost as big as my house. Maybe I better not :o)

Sharon, hopefully Gary can come home now? What kind of flower? A lisianthus? I love color showing on a bud before it opens.

Dyson, we got a lot of Sirius channels with the satellite and boy are there some good songs they don't play daily on the radio. Luckily a lot of our radio stations here only play the same songs they played 30 years ago. I'm glad some things don't change. I do wish they could pick another song off the albums.

Rann, Hilder Eva is so sweet in pink, prettiest wildflower up there!

Marylyn, not pathetic. I don't watch tv. I don't know any names, old or especially new!

Kwanjin, the frame is striking against the paint. Both are beautiful!

Kiska, what a beautiful bud! I'd love to see it unfurl on time lapse.

Marsue, hope everything is routine with the catatact!

Kwanjin, first I notice the curtains because a friend has gold colored ones. The sun coming thru her's colors the room so beautifully! This is a beautiful room too. Your Dad would be pleased I think.

Kelli, I grow onions and I've never had a bigger one. Good job!!! What will it become? Stir fry, onion rings?

Oh Sharon, Gary has had a tough time hasn't he. I have a columbine about that color and hummers like it. Strange. Maybe they have enough really red flowers right now.

Marsue, with the whole USA seemed to get rain all spring. I guess we are all doomed to mosquitos. I got tasted umpteen times trying to record the flowers that are blooming today. They make cataract surgery out to be no big deal. It's too bad they don't feel they can do it. Will he have an especially thick one when it's ripe? My aunt had one like that and had a tough time healing. That's an interesting plant.

Kiska, I have a yellow rose of Texas, planted by my cousin's aunt and it's around 100 years old. I just got a start of it this spring. So nice to get the old ones. It will have a light fragrance. Believe it or not, the snow cap looks sooo refreshing! I love the contrasting colors and V shape.

Kwanjin, you have my rose sympathy. I lost my Louise Odier rose this spring. It's been limping along since I rescued it from Menards in 2002. I like that red shade! It sets off the color in the other lamp. I thought that was clever decorating :o)

Marsue, Paul has my sympathy. Does he have a nice lounging lawn chair under a tree? Put a fan on him. He could listen to the birds, or a radio.

Adina, hello! How exciting to be moving in!! That's one lovely sunset of many more! I love the color of the couch and chair. I love the kitchen!! To have windows like that!! No stubbing the toes against the cabinet bottoms either! DH deserves to rest :o)

Deb, that's a beautiful rudbeckia! I tore a bunch out yesterday that grew in front of everything and have a nice bouquet in a vase now :o)

I grew cucumbers from free seed from Park Seed. It stays a light color and is good!

Pearl Hybrid is the name

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

July 10, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5237562

The onion will probably become many things, at that size and DH not liking onions. I like to cook up some onion with ground turkey in the skillet and I like onion slices with hamburger.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #5237702

When I was a kid, Mom just fried thin sliced onions in oil till they were crispy. They were good and all us kids liked them. I can't resist onions hitting hot grease. They smell really delicious! Whatever you make I'm sure it will be tasty!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #5237737

Kelli: you are making me hungry. I might have to run (actually, make that drive) down to Sonic and indulge!!
BP: That cucumber looks yummy! Long story how my DH got the nickname of pau--LOL Anyway, Celia and some others call him Pau and I am Mau --which stand for Pa Buddy and Ma Susie- which is what our 8 grandkids call us. Confused enough by now, are you? LOL I don't know what will happen with the cataract--we are depending on the Lord right now since the doctors can't, or won't, do anything. It's much too hot and humid down here in July and August to lay out in a lounge chair. We do have a porch swing but we only use it early in the a.m. or late in the p.m. Since the most recent rain, the "skeeters" are too bad to be outside much anyway. "Pau" likes to watch the Bill Gaither dvd's and we have several of them. He's not much for regular TV. Anybody familiar with Ernie Haas and Signature Sound? Now THOSE boys can sing!!
Dyson: have you retired or are you on vacation?
Adina: how exciting--you'll be moving soon! Love the house, the view, the furniture, the kitchen, etc. Your DH probably needed a good nap! LOL
Deb: are you saving seeds from that rudbeckia? It's gorgeous--wet or not.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #5237766

Oops, I saw Pau and finished it with an l in my mind. I missed where your name was used as Mau. Now I understand!!

Too bad it's too hot. I should have guessed.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5238247

Hot, humid and it was sunny enough today to hurt my eyes.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5238275

OK - I just have to say it: It's still raining. :)
Deb

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #5239009

Okay, Sharon, what are the big and little guys?

Mau, the red lamp has a partner and they live in the basement. It's fully finished and that will be our next redecorating project. I'm very glad Janie is doing better. Tell her we think of her.

Adina, that is so exciting for you! I'm excited FOR you! DH looks wiped out. I like the tile in your kitchen. Very nice.

Now, I"m hungry, too. Thanks, everyone. Now I have to eat again. LOL

Cucumber looks like a appetizer, then onions, then...ice cream?

What kind of flowers is that, Deb? It looks like plumeria.

Here's another bit of whimsy in our home. It was really hot today.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 11, 2008
10:14 AM

Post #5239950

Kiska What a lovely picture of Seward! Wow!
Celia Gary doesnt like having people in his space, so all the nurses and doctors had to be quick.
Marsue- I feel so badly for your DH. Sally has a good suggestion.
Adina Wonderful view! Your furniture is very pretty! Love all of the windows!
Deb YAY rain! The rudbekia is very pretty!
Kelli I love onions cooked the way Sally doesyummm! Put them on top of a steak.mmmmmmmm!
Sally My cukes arent doing good this year. They keep turning yellow before ready.
Celia Well, donkey ears is in the first picture. From left to right in the 2nd picture is white ghost, ehceverria, the little green one Ive never been able to id, another white ghost, donkey ears, and in the left front corner hawthoria. I love the touches of whimsy in your home. And the flower arrangement on the last picture is gorgeous!

76.5 F / 24.7 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 70%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 92. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Kiska - Look what arrived yesterday!

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #5240526

Another on line radio station, This is what I listen to in the car since it is local:

http://www.wrov.cc/main.html

75 and a really nice day out.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #5240867

Thanks, Sharon. The flowers are carved jade.

Dyson, thanks for the link. I'm listening now.

71F with 91 coming later. And I have to be inside most of the day. Yuck.
Feels like: 71F

Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 36%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 8:59 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Editing to say...I know what happened with my rose. One of the stray cats has been wetting on it. I caught him last night. (sigh...)

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

July 11, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #5243374

Not super hot today. The extra humidity is making the Texas rangers bloom.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 3:51 PM PDT on July 11, 2008
82 F / 28 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 38%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the South
Pressure: 29.89 in / 1012 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 81 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 17000 ft / 5181 m
(Above Ground Level)

Celia, here's a song for your bigfoot. http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=386
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #5243828

Lovely slow rain.
Knockout CoCo

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #5243999

Hot, humid, and partly cloudy most of the day. We had some sprinkles this afternoon, enough to be noticed but not enough to do any good.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 12, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #5244112

Got some more rain today. I'm going to get spoiled -- 2 days in a row! LOL.
So nice not to have to water anything.
Otherwise, same kind of day as Pepper - HHH.

Trio of callibrachoa. :)
Deb

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5244643

Deb...Wow! Love that color!

Sidney...Your Knockout looks great. I still have a bunch of those in pots I purchased for next to nothing late last fall. If I ever get my new bed project finished they just might make it into the ground.

Adina...the house is looking GREAT! I can't imagine how big a change it will be for you living in the country. If I remember correctly you once said you have lived in an apartment in the city your whole life?

rannveig...We had another hard rain on Tuesday and another 3 inches of rain in the gauge.

Sharona...The Amish population in this part of the state is growing all the time. It's really hurt the local high school football team. We don't get many of those big strong farm boys now that most of the farms are owned by Amish.

It's currently 70 with clear skies this evening. We are expecting more sunshine and a high of 87 tomorrow. After a rainy Sunday there is no more rain forecast for a week.

I'm slowly gaining on my new flower bed project. I've been taking photos as I go with plans to post the whole project from start to finish somewhere here on DG when I'm finally done.

As of this evening...

early_bloomer





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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #5244679

On more photo...I'm planning on putting colored glass in the window frames. I just hung a couple of them this evening so I could get an idea of what they would look like and how high to cut the 4x4's. Most of the fence was salvaged from 6' stockade privacy fence a coworker no longer wanted. I cut it down and made picket fence from it. I plan to build raised beds with a walkway through an arbor entrance in the front. The other 3 openings will have windows with a low stone wall under them. I bought this round window at an auction. It's an old attic window from a house built in the 1860's.

early_bloomer

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

July 12, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #5244702

Does the round window have wavy old glass in it? If so, I think you should leave it as-is. But it's your window.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #5244868

I love that round one just like that.
You have inspired me EB.
;)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2008
5:40 AM

Post #5245220

I love Kaw-Liga!!! LOL That's awesome...thanks.

Cooler this evening. Darrell is off buying groceries for his mom. She has 8 kids and he's the only one who'll get food for the poor lady.

Pretty neat windows, Early.

I picked up some pictures for the last empty wall in the front room. They are made of jade, too and depict the four seasons.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2008
12:28 PM

Post #5245775

Well here is a phase you havent heard me use this year Its too wet outside to mow! LOL! It thundered outside for 2 hours before it actually rained. Then we had this nice slow rain move through. We received about .

The air was so heavy and humid yesterday it was like walking around with a cloak on.

Celia The jade flowers are just gorgeous. Thank you for the close up.
Sidney Pretty rose!
Deb Ive never seen callibrachoa before, the colors are so vivid!
E_B I love the windows, especially the round one. Its going to be another gorgeous area in your lawn. You have are blessed with creative talent.
Celia Thats nice of Darrell to do that for his mom. DH does things like that for his mom even thought she is in PA. Luckily her sister lives close by and is able to keep an eye on her. The 4 season pictures are lovely.

74.1 F / 23 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 73 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft / 3048 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High 86. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70%.

Here is Marsue LOL!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #5246272

Thanks, Sharon. D's mom is a bit of a challenge but he does everything he can.

Going to be 90's again. No rain.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2008
4:03 PM

Post #5246697

Celia, whats that?
;)
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #5246745

me, me, I know! It's an old camera, right?

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5246846

Looks like an old waterproof camera to me
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #5247004

I had a whole post typed up and then lost it! I hate it when that happens! Here goes again:
Deb: what's that gorgeous purple flower? Congrats on the rain and to Sidney and Sharon, too, on their rain! Love the 3 flowers together with those vivid colors--gorgeous!
Sharon: don't you just love Kiska's glass creations?
Sidney: the Knock-out is a knock-out!
Celia: love the jade flower arrangement and the 4 season pictures. I'm glad the lamps with the red shades will have a good home in your basement. Your Chinese warrior "friend" seems to be missing a sword?
Aw, Sharon, I'm blushing. However, your "marsue" is much younger and brighter than I am, although I did have red hair for several years (auburn) but it came out of a bottle. LOL How's Gary today?
EB: I really like what you are doing with the old windows but, like Kelli, I think you should keep the glass in the round one if it is the original glass. Just my opinion--it's your window to do with as you please. I'll tell DH that it will probably be a while before you are able to make it down here to help him. LOL

Hot, hot, and more hot today--up to mid-90's and lots of sunshine with a few clouds floating around.

Speaking of Kiska's creations, here is one that found its way to my house!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #5247829

Kinda cool, cloudy and raining in some areas.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 12, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5248531

Not overwhelmingly hot but plenty hot enough.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on July 12, 2008
90 F / 32 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 52 F / 11 C
Wind: 13 mph / 20 km/h / 5.7 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1014 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 10000 ft / 3048 m
Scattered Clouds 19000 ft / 5791 m
(Above Ground Level)


pride of Barbados

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

July 12, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5248632

Texas ranger

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5249368

Is Texas Ranger a Texas Sage?
;)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #5249414

Yes, it's the same thing.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5250901

Good morning!

It's raining outside, breezy and 55F. It rained yesterday as well and it sure was welcome since we have had very little rain for the past month. It's kind of nice to get an "inside" day or two ... when the sun is shining here I just feel I HAVE to be outside and enjoy it while it lasts - after a month it was getting pretty exhausting! lol

Thanks for your comments on Hildur Eva - she IS getting a bit tired of having her picture taken ;-) lol. It's getting harder to get a natural photo of her now - she's reaching that age when they start to get self-concious about their picture being taken and start to "pose" for the camera ... sigh. They grow up too fast.

Great photos everyone!

Celia - I love the jade flowers - so gorgeous :-) Your rooms have all turned out really well :-) You must be happy - redecorating is so much fun when it turns out the way we want it :-)

Sharon - is Gary home yet?

Kiska - love the photo from Seward. Hope you're having a good time on your current visit. The rose bud looks lovely - please post a photo when it opens. And your glass creations are so pretty :-)

Adina - your house is looking like a home now :-) Congratulations! How exciting for you to be finally moving in :-) So when's the big day??

I've been pretty bummed out this past week. I've been longing for a trip - I need to get out of town, go somewhere "out in the country" as we call it ... I always get restless this time of year - don't know how to explain it - I just need to get out! Maybe because I'm stuck at home everyday or because I just need to get in touch with nature or both ... Anyway, DH was supposed to start his vacation 2 weeks ago and hasn't managed to cut himslef loose yet. Looks like he'll need to go to Spain on business next week :-( I was planning on taking the girls camping last week when the weather was gorgeous, but neither one of our cars were fit for travel. What a bummer ... The summer here is so short and I feel like I'm missing it ... I'm worried that by the time DH will be off work and the cars fixed it'll be over ... or at least the weather won't be nice enough to go camping ... It's no fun in rain and wind and 50F ... it really needs to be pretty calm, fairly warm and dry for me to be willing to sleep in a tent ;-) lol After the first weekend in August it's usually too late for camping (unless a heat wave hits us) at least for people like me who don't really like being cold ;-) lol

I'm longing for a taste of this ... in a place like this it's like time stands still. It is just pure bliss to me. This photo was taken two years ago at 11:30 pm. The town is Tlknafjrur in NW Iceland. Happy memories :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #5251113

Rann, I can see why you love going there. It is gorgeous! My brain is not grasping that you took it at 11:30 pm, though. :-)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #5251393

Bright, Sunny, 89 and climbing. The heat has arrived at the mountains.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #5251472

Thanks Marylyn :-) I've only been to that particular place one time - the location really doesn't matter as long as it's away from the "hustle and bustle" of the "city" (pop. 100.000) ;-) lol Can you imagine how I would do in Huston ;-) lol Most places (there are a few exceptions) outside the "city" limits have that "alone in the world"/"free as a bird" feeling that I'm longing for ;-)

Same place, same night. The road into the village.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #5251585

Gary is doing well today. He finally went to his mothers Friday evening. He rana small fever all day into late last night, but is doing well now. We were all in on call mode. Hes tired, but so glad to be home.

Marsue I love my bowl from Kiska! Have you been on her website? The jewelry is gorgeous! A friend of mine loves your bowl. Ill have to order on for her for Christmas its only 5 months away! LOL!
Kelli - The Pride of Barbados is very pretty and I always love the Texas Ranger.
Rann Tlknafjrur lookslike a place Id like to visit. Its beautiful. I know how you feel. I was really looking forward to going to Alaska next week, but we cant with Gary being ill. Jeff and I havent had a vacation alone together in 4 years. Oh well, maybe next year!

82.4 F / 28.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 3.8 mph / 6.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.98 in / 1015.1 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 86 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 6 out of 16
Clouds: Few 800 ft / 243 m
Mostly Cloudy 1200 ft / 365 m

Rest of Today
Extensive low clouds with areas of fog in the morning. Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88. North winds 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

It was brutally humid this morning. It really isn't that hot out. I had to change clothes twice when I was mowing and weed whacking, then I had to take 2 breaks to go inside to cool off.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2008
4:39 PM

Post #5251866

Kelli: I wonder what the "real" Texas Rangers think about having a purple flower named after them. LOL
Rann: that restless feeling is called "spring fever" only you can have it any time of year. I'd say yours must be "summer fever"--LOL That is certainly a beautifully serene looking place in your photo. However, like Marylyn, I find it hard to grasp that you took that photo at such a late hour! No wonder you would like to get away to a place like that! So would I! LOL
Dyson: hang on! Maybe our cool front will make it over to you in a day or so.
Sharon: That's a lovely daylily-such a pretty color! So glad Gary is at home and that the fever is gone. Yes, I have been on Kiska's web site. I want one of everything she makes--LOL My bowl is actually a candle holder. It has those "sparkley things" in it, too, which I really like.

It's considerably cooler today, thank goodness! Cloudy and we had a few sprinkles earlier this morning
Today
Scattered T-Storms
High 84F
Precip 60%
Wind: N 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 65%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:04 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 107F (1980)
Tonight:
Isolated T-Storms
Overnight Low 64F
Precip 30%
Wind: N 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 81%
Sunset: 8:23 PM CT
Avg. Low: 69F
Record Low: 58F (1973)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #5252249

We have started a CaringBrindge iste for Gary. Feel free to view and/or leave a message. He is an internet man!

Forgot to add the link! LOL!
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/garyrandolph

It should work now!

This message was edited Jul 13, 2008 2:39 PM
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #5252370

Here's a brand new thread! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/876474/
Come on over and post your weather and pictures there.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #5252378

Sharon, I can't access the site. It says Not Authorized...and your lily is pretty, too.

I love this place! You get to take a trip around the world from your desk!

Adina, have fun moving and decorating. You're probably busy right now but we're thinking of you.

Rann, so pretty where you live. Thank you for sharing with us.

Mau, love your orchid.

82F with 91 for later. Storms on their way but I don't know how much rain we'll get. Supposed to on and off over the next couple of days.
Feels like: 82F

Barometer: 30 in ↑
Dewpoint: 35
Humidity: 18%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph
Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 8:58 PM
UV Index: 6 High

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5254466

Storms came through our area about 5:30PM. We got1/2" of rain.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5254499

Not too hot and not humid at all. But it gets hot pretty quickly when you are working in the sun. Temps probably in the mid 80s though probably lower 80s to high 70s now. Dusk.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2008
2:49 AM

Post #5255102

New thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/876474/
Sidney

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