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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #5395562

Sidney asked me to start a new August thread. The clouds and air are hinting of autumn.

early_bloomer

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 10, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #5395885

Thanks, E_B~ the bike ride was great:) I love the thread-start photo~so very serene. No turning back now, fall is definately in the air ~
Music2Keep~sounds like you all had a great time at the fair~JW must have been so much fun to watch, as he looked at so many new things. The "flower bed" is cute.
Yesterday's b'day/bbq was moved indoors, the rain never let up. Fortunately, their home large enough to handle a crowd. The treasure hunt did go on, outside; the kids all loved it and came in soaking wet and happy.
Another from our hike. Ready to head back down the trail.
Kiska.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #5396564

Wasn't too bad out today. Sunny, a little hot but not enough to complain about.

We had our Butterfly Festical at work this weekend and today was our first weekend. Very busy since the weather was perfect yesterday and today. I am gonna try to remember to take my camera next weekend and get pics of the butterflies.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #5396681

Great pics everyone! We had a nice weekend with Gary. He is doing very well. Hes happy he has 1 week without chemo then we begin again.

Deb Your PV should flower. Do you know what kind it is?
Joey Your garden sounds wonderful! Cant wait to see it next year!
Kiska I hope your GS is feeling better. Chute picture of him and his mom. He does look like he was in pain - poor baby. Love the hiking pictures! Beautiful country!
Se_eds - Pink Super Spider is beautiful!
E_B Beautiful start picture! I wish we were having a hint of Autumn! LOL!
Pepper I love butterfly festivals! I bet it was beautiful to watch. Be sure to take pictures!

80.8 F / 27.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.8 mph / 6 km/h
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 84 F / 29 C
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5500 ft / 1676 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 72. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

I caught Callie nuzzling the Blue Days again. She heard me get the camera and walked away. She's become camera shy! LOL! I got a little ill today after doing the lawn. The humidity was very high and I got really hot. Shame on me...I like to get it all done at once and paid the price.

Painted Lady

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #5396847

Thanks EB,
Can't believe how fast we got 200+ post. I had a thread all ready to go and saw EBs great pictures and figured that was a far better idea.
Cool front
84.7 F / 29 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 61 F / 16 C
Wind: 2.7 mph / 4 km/hfrom the South
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8 km/h
Pressure: 29.74 in / 1007.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 85 F / 30 C
Sidney
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 11, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #5396862

Joey, I was thinking of socket, as in light socket.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 11, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5396884

60 sunny degrees now at 4pm..The day has become just beautiful after a rocky start; fresh snow was the topic of the day.
Gson is doing well; he now has a hard cast and seems at ease w/it and it's not slowing him down. The pic was taken just a few hours after it'd happened and he just returned from the doctor's office.
MySharona~how are you doing? At least the yard's finished:) Love your Lady Margaret-hope you can capture Callie, too.
pepper~a buttterfly festival sounds fantastic; would love to see some pics.
This morning's snowfall.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5397163

Kiska...It's been quite a while since I've been on a back backing trip in the mountains. Your trail photos sure look inviting.

The temp. here has already dropped to 58F. The breeze blowing in the window and doors this evening was so chilly we had to close them. Quite unusual for August! We received another 3/4" of rain this afternoon and and evening to go with the nearly 1/2" we got last night. The extended forecast calls for temps in the mid-70's with no more rain until next Sunday. Looks like we might dry out a bit.


Photo: One for Sidney...Flower pot on my front deck.


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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
3:32 AM

Post #5397652

Too much too catch up on...great pics everyone. That's all I'm for toonight. We had a company BBQ after work today and I'm bushed.

It was really hot.

Purple coneflower.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
5:41 AM

Post #5397993

That would be Wizard Pineapple, EB.
;)
Dark and Sultry
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #5398222

Kiska - Im much better now. I think Im more excited to see your snow than any one else!
Celia Pretty coneflower : )

I think today is technically the last day for dog days, but you really cant tell by our temps.

74.7 F / 23.7 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 67% --- getting better!
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 25000 ft / 7620 m

Increasing cloudiness. A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

A little history:
Max Temperature: Min Temperature:
Normal (KJAX) 90 F / 32 C 72 F / 22 C
Record (KJAX) 99 F / 37 C (1941) 68 F / 20 C (2002)
Yesterday 92 F / 33 C 72 F / 22 C

Canna

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #5398614

After a sweltering week a cool front popped in last Friday.
Temps have been in the low 80's w/ low humidity... nighttime temps near 60.
Well last night it was 55F...
We've also had a bit of rain.. 1.5" since Thursday...
Not driving rains either but nice steady ones.
This trend looks to hold for at least 10 days...

I don't ever remember an August this cool... a far cry from last year's hot, humid drought.
In fact we haven't even installed the AC yet... Probably won't now!

We're now deep into expanding the Plantroom.
It will eventually be a Family/Craft Room w/ a GH on the roof.
The area we're adding is about 65 square feet.
Not a lot but the original 3 season porch was only about 120 square feet so we're adding about 50%.

This year we made a big effort to bring in the Hummers.
The Mimosa Tree has been blooming for about a month now and shows no signs of stopping.
At over 25' tall now that means 100's of flowers a day.
Plus we have Canna, Trumpet Vines, Morning Glories ans a Mandevilla blooming away.

There are 6 feeders out also.
We're now going thru 10 cups of nectar every 3 days or so.
We're seeing 6 or more Hummers at a time now.
Early/mid morning and evenings are Especially Heavy feeding times.
And of course Fighting Times as well...lol!
Man those little buggers are territorial.
Until last year I didn't know the even made noise.
Now their battle cries are sometimes all you hear in the yard.

Well off to the construction...

Ric

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #5398660

Autumn won't show up around here for another 2 months. Of all the seasons, I miss early fall the most... That fresh tang to the air, and the leaves starting to turn colors... Ahhhh... Then I remember what comes next and I get over it. LOL

E_B, I love your photos, as usual.

I'm glad you're feeling better, Sharon. That's a pretty canna. :-)

Kiska, the snow photos is beautiful, in a very ominous sort of way. On Friday I showed the big bunny photos of the Alaskan volcanoes. She wanted to drive up to see them. I told her we couldn't actually drive to the volcanoes, but we could (theoretically) drive to Alaska. We mapped it out, and it would take 9 days plus several hours to drive from here to Palmer. Then I turned the program off and we were doing other things and other than saying, "Wouldn't it be fun? Maybe someday..." I pretty much forgot about it. Yesterday morning she asked if we were going to be sleeping in Oklahoma tonight. I asked why would we be in Oklahoma?? She said, "So we can drive through all of those states and see the volcanoes!" Oops... Apparently she thought we were starting out after church. LOL Unfortunately we will NOT be there to see you in 9 days. It would be nice, though... someday. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CDT (56 min ago)
Temperature 79 F 26 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 84%
Pressure 29.87 in 1011.4 mb
Wind Speed 6 MPH 5 kts
Wind Dir S 190
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 84 F 29 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 79.0F / 26.1C
6 hour max temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 81.0F / 27.2C

Seven Day Forecast Issued 3:00am CDT -- Mon, Aug 11, 2008
Today Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

According to the tv guy, the chance of rain is really only for the suburbs north of the city. We aren't likely to get wet. We have a better chance tomorrow. I should water the garden this morning.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
3:20 PM

Post #5399312

Mornin' All! What a great day yesterday...I did Nothing! :D Me & Jack sat outside & watched the world go by. Well, I did pull a few weeds, watched the hummers darting around, thinking I should wash my car (it got really dusty at the fair). My little Clematis is blooming, which is great considering last year. Some kind of huge black bug chewed it down to the ground despite my efforts to save it.
The sun is shining brightly & the current temp is 63. When I looked at the thermometer this morning at 8:30 it was 55. I'm Lovin' it! :D
At Dublin...
Fair: 68F
Feels like: 68F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 55
Humidity: 64%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph W
Sunrise: 6:36 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

Kelli, LOL, Thanks for the chuckle! :D I was thinking of everything outside & couldn't figure out what you were referring to. I have all of those I need :) I think it was a 3/8" socket (w/a ratchet). But it may have been metric...
Sharon, Glad that Gary has a weeks reprieve...and glad that you had a good week end (other than over-doing it). I know what you mean by getting it finished after you have started...but you need to take care. Love the Canna! My neighbor has some that are blooming like crazy. I really like the red. Is the "Painted Lady" a Hibiscus?
Thanks,Kiska, Glad that your GS is "up & running'. Kids bounce back so quickly! Me...I'd probably still be whinin'. :D I have saved that pic! It's Gorgeous! (as always)
E_B, Love the Wizard Pineapple! :D And your farming pics keep getting better! :D Thanks for the new start.
Sidney, You had a good idea there...letting E_B start the thread. :)
Celia, Hope that you have rested up! Love the Cone flower! :D
Ric, Our weather sounds very similar. It sounds as if you are ever-busy. I would like to see "before & after" pic's. :D Is that a Naked Lady? I have some, but they never bloom...not enough sun, I suppose. But when I get my new flower bed done (finished) they should get plenty. :D
Marylyn, LOL! That is the price we pay for glorious fall! :D I love it, too, so can deal w/ all that Mother Nature can dish out. :)

The answer to the trivia is...C
This was reported at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Today's trivia is...
On average how many tornadoes occur in the United States each year?
a) 400
b) 800
c) 600
d) 200

Have a Great Day! :D

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5399735

Ric Be sure to post pics of your new room. Sounds nice! We have about 5 hummers total. Were slowly getting on their map!
Marylyn I started laughing reading about your road trip! Little bunny is excited and ready to go!
Joey Glad your Clematis is coming back! I wasnt so sure about Lady Margaret after the scale issue she had. It was bad. Yes, Painted Lady is a hibiscus. Going with B on the triviaseems like even more than 800 occur.

Taken this morning...hummer hovering over blooming echevarria.




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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #5399774

I think today is our first August day without rain... so far!

66F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: WSW/13 mph
Visibility: 9.99 mi
Dewpoint: 50
Barometer: 29.44 in inches
Sunrise: 5:34
Sunset 20:48

A lovely morning, I took this from my front door at 6.30 or so this morning.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5399806

Awsome pics, people! I'll never catch up. I just skimmed thru the photos.

Kiska, I always enjoy your mt. pics.

Fantastic hummer shot, Sharon! Gary seems like he should be getting near an end to his cycle of chemo. Is he?

Mau, I forgot to mention that it's great Janey is back driving. Glad she's back to normal.

Ric, love the lily. Very pretty color.

75F with 88 coming for later. Very nice, considering I'm off work for 2 days in a row! LOL
Feels like: 75F

Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 39
Humidity: 27%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph N
Sunrise: 6:34 AM
Sunset: 8:29 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate

No new flowers pics so I thought I'd share one of Darrell pulling in a sturgeon last summer. 51" and about 40lbs.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
4:59 PM

Post #5399814

We crossed, Knip. Cool clouds!

Here's the fish.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #5399889

Oh my word, that fish is as big as he is! What does/did he do with it?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5399916

The charter company we went through for the trip cut it up and vacuum packed it for us. We took it home and ate it. It was yummy.

Here's me with mine. I had to throw him back. Too little. These fish can get to several hundred pounds.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
5:27 PM

Post #5399938

Honest, it was this big!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #5399942

LOL Yes.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5401186

Knip Beautiful clouds!
Celia Gary will be on chemo at least through the New Year. I can hear TaDaaaaa! That sturgeon is as big as Darrell

Well, my 2 best friends were diagnosed with cancer today. One's mother is under hospice care with an inoperable tumor. The other has no history of cancer in her family.

My nerves are shot. I'm going to veg out in front of the tv for a while.85.5 F / 29 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 84 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4800 ft / 1463 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers in the evening. Low 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5401266

What a blow Sharon. Cancer is not the death sentence it was when I was a child.
Cloudy, so far, no rain.
;)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #5401439

No it's not, but now I have 3 people in my immediate circle that are going through it. I'm just so sick of it. Cancer took 3 grand parent's, my twin brother, my mom, 1 uncle, two aunts and several friends. Just so sick of it...
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5401627

I am so sorry Sharon. Tell Jeff to come hug you cause I'm too far away to do it myself.
You are in my prayers and I am feeling very blessed.
Sidney
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #5402186

We are having off and on thunderstorms. Total of 1/2 In rain - Whoppee! I am digging and diving in my seedling beds trying to save the worthy and kill off the uglies.
temp this AM and right now is 55 degrees. Can you DIG it?
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 12, 2008
4:07 AM

Post #5402550

8pm 65*F sunny and beautiful.
MarylynT_X ~ what a sweet story~ seems she's ready for a road trip. Someday?
Yesterday/night 41 flights were cancelled to and from Alaska due to ash. They are flying now, but that could change again.
MySharona~I'm so sorry for everything that's going on. Please know that there's so many here for you and will be keeping you close in our hearts.
Music2Keep~ sounds like you've had a great day or two. A
kwanjin~love your fishing photo series;
knip ~ your view from the front door this morning was beautiful.
A year ago we were about 30 miles from home; at Eklutna Lake.
Kiska

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
4:32 AM

Post #5402643

Another nice day here, moderate temps, clouds and sunshine!

se_eds...good to hear you are getting some rain.

kwanjin...Nice fish!

I mowed the lawn tonight and then was picking apples when I noticed the sunset was looking promising so I hopped in the truck and made it to a farm just outside of town.


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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2008
5:13 AM

Post #5402754

OMG! The sky looks like it's on fire. LOL
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2008
5:31 AM

Post #5402776

Fantastic sunset!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #5403034

Sidney Thanks :)
Se_eds Congratulations on the rain and capturing the worthy seeds LOL! I can dig it!
Kiska Thanks :) I have so many of your pictures as background. Eklutna Lake is the latest!
E_B Wow what a sunset!

76.3 F / 24.6 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 8.0 miles / 12.9 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2400 ft / 731 m
Scattered Clouds 6500 ft / 1981 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m

Now
At 528 am EDT National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated an area of light showers along a line from 2 miles northeast of Fargo...to Olustee...to oleno State Park to 3 miles northeast of Bell...moving east at 28 mph. This area of showers will also affect areas around Winfield...Watertown...Lulu...Lake city...Ichetucknee Springs State Park...Hildreth...Fort White and Five Points through 630 am EDT. Isolated showers were ahead of this line moving across Nassau and Duval counties near Hilliard and the Jacksonville International Airport. Hourly rainfall rates will remain below a tenth of an inch.

Today
Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

High 85?????

I can hear her...You can stand there all day and take my picture, but No, I am not going to look at you.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #5403111

Morning! :D It's a whoppin' 50 w/ (as Dyson says) intermittent light. It looks really foggy out there, tho.
At Dublin...
Clear: 50F
Feels like: 50F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 48
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:37 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sharon, We are praying for all! ~ I love your caption...perrrrfect! :) Love the Hummer. :)
E_B! You have done it again! Gorgeous! I agree w/ Celia...It's on fire! :D
Thanks Kiska, It was. And that glacial lake is Beautiful! I'd like to be sitting there! about now! ;)
Celia! Nice Sturgeon! WOW! Where did you catch them? You're right about their size...40lbs is just a baby! :D
Where is Marsue?

The answer to the trivia is...B
In 1965 Wichita Falls, TX was hit by an F5 tornado.

Today's trivia is...
What was the coldest ever recorded temperature in the state of Montana?
a) -71
b) -81
c) -70
d) -80

Have a great day!
Joey

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
11:42 AM

Post #5403184

Good morning :-)

It's the third sunny day in a row, but like Alaska there's a hint of fall in the air. Only 57F today. Only a light breeze so I really should be outside enjoying it ;-) lol

Wonderful photos everyone!

Sharon - I'm so sorry about your friends and that you've lost so many loved ones. ((Hugs)).

Kiska - your hiking photos are so wonderful, and the snowy peaks are beautiful as long as it stays up there for about 2 more months ;-)

EB - thanks for the applause :-) Wonderful photos - I loved the fireworks one especially and the sunset was amazing! :-)

Glad many of you are cooler and Knip - so glad you got a dry day for a change! :-)

Speaking of sweet peas - they seem to like our cool summers ;-) I do need to start them indoors though.

Have a great day!

Rann

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 12, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #5403717

45* scattered clouds
Yesterday was so nice and the house painting project went well. DH has been at it for about a week and now, nearly finished; trimming windows, etc. My daughter loves tedious/precise painting and came to help as well.
E_B~how lucky for us you took the time for that photo. Just beautiful.
MySharona~hope the day will ok and that you can take some time for a quiet moment. 85* should be nice ~ love your kitty's attitude:))
Music2keep~I really like the pic~ it all looks so nice together. A
Perhaps you, too, will come sit by Eklutna lake. Glacier fed and beautiful.
rann~we saw a tv special about food of Iceland last night. Loved the scenery and I couldn't help but think of the places you've shown us, too. Just beautiful. Like there, we start sweet peas indoors; they do well but I didn't plant any this year.
pic of Pioneer Peak taken at 9:30pm.


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5403857

I can't believe I didn't post at all yesterday--where was I? LOL
Great photos everyone.
As usual, EB, your photos are made for a calendar!
Sharon, so sorry about the diagnosis of your two friends. However, my friend Janie is living proof that cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence. I know it must be a heavy burden on your shoulders right now, though. I will certainly keep you and Gary and your family and friends in my prayers. That was a great capture of your hummer! The little squirrel looks fat and sassy. Callie is a true cat--in all of her regal attitude! She seems to be saying to you "WE are not amused, Sharon!" LOL
Ric: it is good to see you posting again. Looking forward to pics of your expanded plant room. That is a beautiful flower!
Knip: nice pic of the morning clouds.
Joey: Glad you had a relaxing day--sometimes it is good just to "veg out". Guessing D on the trivia.
Rann: the sweetpeas are sweet!
Celia: Your fish was too little!!!??? You must be kidding!! LOL
Kiska: your snowy mountain photos are always lovely.
Marylyn: Tell the bunny that I would love to take that trip, too! It sounds like a great adventure!
Pepper: I hope you can get some nice pics of the butterflies!
Sidney: I have some verbena like that in your photo.

Our unseasonably cool weather continues with a light drizzle and current temp of 67.

Today
Rain
High 77F
Precip 80%
Wind: NE 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 79%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:26 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 103F (1980)
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy
Overnight Low 61F
Precip 20%
Wind: N 9 mph
Max. Humidity: 92%
Sunset: 7:59 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 50F (1967)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #5404033

Sharon, that is so aweful about your friends. They can beat this but, in the meantime, you have heartache immeasurable. I'm so sorry for you. But...you're tough. You can handle it.

Rann, my sweetpeas seem to like cooler summers, too. They get a little ragged about this time of year. Your's are pretty.

Kiska, wonderful that you have someone who takes care of the detail work. Beautiful mountains you have.

Thanks on the fish, everybody but he was only a baby. Those can get to several feet long and a few hundred pounds. Just before 1900 sometime, there was one caught in Idaho in a river that was 1300 lbs. I can't find the pic of it. We went on the Columbia River in Oregon last summer.

68F with 88 for later. It's nice not to have to turn on the cooler.
Feels like: 68F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↓
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 37%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:35 AM
Sunset: 8:28 PM
UV Index: 10

Marigold.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #5404180

More rain!

I don't think we've had a single day here without rain (and heavy rain at that) this month.

This is part of my lawn..

cloudy 59F
SE (8 mph)
Relative Humidity (%): 89,
Pressure (mB): 988, Falling,
Visibility: Good

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #5404338

I apologize for the "vent" yesterday. I got overwhelmed by the news. It's like I told Joey, it's very disturbing to watch someone you love have to get to near death every 2 1/2 weeks to try to kill off a disease.

It's acutally pleasant outside. Wish I could take the rest of the day off to play in the dirt for a while!
84.4 F / 29.1 C
Overcast
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 64 F / 18 C
Wind: 3.8 mph / 6.1 km/h / 1.7 m/s from the NNW
Wind Gust: 4.4 mph / 7.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 86 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2000 ft / 609 m
Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft / 3352 m
Overcast 20000 ft / 6096 m
Now

Through 130 PM...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to develop across northeast Florida. The showers are moving east at 5 to 10 mph. The heaviest showers will move into areas near Dowling parl...Obrien...Hatch Bend...Flagler and St Augustine. Expect...brief gusty winds...heavy downpours of rain and dangerous cloud to ground lightning with thunderstorm activity.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #5404432

Please don't feel the need to appologize, Sharon. We're all friends here.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5404788

yep, if you need to "vent" ~ feel free.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #5405416

Yep, Sharon, you need to vent from time-to-time--it wouldn't be good for you to keep it bottled up inside. We don't mind one bit!
Kiska: I missed the part about your house painting project. So nice that your DD volunteered to help out. I personally hate to paint, but my DH is good at it and enjoys it so whenever we paint, I am more than happy to give him that pleasure! LOL In fact, when we moved into this house two years ago, the entire house was painted "designer brown" and it was just too dark so, even though the house was new, we painted six of the nine rooms--or rather DH painted them. Our DGS helped him paint one wall in one of the rooms. He did a good job with DH's supervision even though DGS was only six at the time!

We had a good drizzling rain most of the morning. The sun has come out this afternoon and the current temp. is 81.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 12, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #5405450

60 ~ overcast but the sun seems bright behind the overcast skies; could pop through anytime.
Sharon~any time~this is the place to share your concerns. Weatherwise, looks as if you're going to have a bit of everything.
knip~that's quite a yard-full of water.
kwanjin~thanks~yes, my oldest daughter is very detail oriented and has produced beautiful graphic arts; professionally and personally.
The marigold looks so bright and "happy".
marsue~I hadn't mentioned the painting earlier; so you're not losing your memory:))
How cool that your DGS was able to be a help; never too young to be part of the work-party:)
Bandicoot~at rest near the bonfire at the river a few days ago. She belongs to my daughter.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 12, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #5405453

The fire...

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2008
2:04 AM

Post #5406475

Another beautiful day in Pa. 55 deg this AM up to mid 80's and now 59 degrees. No more rain for a week according to the forecast - they may be wrong. I was digging today and the ground is wet down about 5 inches, underneath is still dry. Things are still blooming as I have many late season daylilies. Here is a species daylily - H. altissima at dusk. It is a nocturnal bloomer.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2008
3:47 AM

Post #5406980

Sharon...Hang tough. There are brighter days ahead.


early_bloomer

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2008
5:17 AM

Post #5407184

Early, you have the coolest pictures!

Cute little dog, Kiska.

Well, I was able to keep my mouth shut for two whole days and I can now tell you our good news. WE GOT THE CAR!!! This is the car that the owner turned us down on our original offer. We waited him out and he gave in. Dropped his price and said come get it.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2008
7:10 AM

Post #5407294

Dark, do not know the temp. Need to remember to get the temp thingys from the old place today.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
10:03 AM

Post #5407414

Thank s everyone! Im better now. : )

Joey What building is that? Its beautiful!
Marsue That was so sweet of your DH to let DGS help. I had to laugh at the description designer brown!
Kiska- Ive never seen a Bandicoot. Is she part wolf?
Se_eds Your garden is so pretty!
E_B Thanks : ) Nice picture!
Celia - Sweet! Happy Dance LOL! Its a beauty.
Dyson Its Dark here too!

73.2 F / 22.9 C
Overcast
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 69 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.80 in / 1009.0 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1300 ft / 396 m
Scattered Clouds 3000 ft / 914 m
Overcast 15000 ft / 4572 m

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening... Bummer - plants will loose leaves...

Today
Windy. Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High 86. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain near 100%.

This type of storm is unusual for this time of year. Normally a Jan - March occurance. Here is a local station link: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=112229&catid=3

Sunset taken a couple of days ago

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #5407482

Foggy outside now, temps probably in the 70s.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2008
11:58 AM

Post #5407588

Good Morning! This cooling trend is great! It feels like fall & I'm lovin' it! :D It's 57 at present. We (Garrett & I) have to go to Bluefield today. They messed up his fall schedule at school, so it needs to be "fixed".
At Dublin...
Fair: 63F
Feels like: 63F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:38 AM
Sunset: 8:16 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sharon, Gorgeous sunset! :D The building is the Cecil Underwood building at the fair. He was a governor when Emily was in H.S. She had the honor of being a page for a senator during his realm.
Kiska, Love the pic of Bandicoot! Nothing like taking it easy! ;) And I have another desk top of Pioneer Peek! ;D Thanks! :D
E_B, Quite an appropriate pic! ;)
Celia, Love the Vet. What model is it? ~ Red...my favorite color! :D & the Marigold...so pretty! :D
Se_eds, Wow! I never knew that there is a nocturnal bloomer! Pretty! :D
Knip, Looks rather wet in your yard! Actually pretty much soggy. :D
Marsue, I was definitely "veggin'-out"! :D

The answer to the trivia is...C
Recorded on January 20, 1954 in Rogers Pass.

Today's trivia is...
What was the record snowfall in Muskegon MI, in 1963?
a) 24"
b) 36"
c) 12"
d) 38"

Have a Wonderful Day! :D
Joey

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5407740

Good morning!

Another glorious sunny day here today, 57F and only a very light breeze.

Knip - I'm sorry it's so soggy over there, it seems to be inevitable that when we have sunny weather up here, Britain gets all the rain ... I'd say hope it dries up, but I guess that would mean it would need to get wet here so I can't really say I want that to happen ;-) lol Hope it gets better without it getting worse here, how's that? lol There's rain in the forecast for Saturday ... but not much.

So many great photos everyone!

Kiska - wow! again. Bandicoot is so pretty :-) Love the bonfire too:-)

EB- very cool photo!

Celie - woohoo! Congrats! That is a NICE car :-)

Hope you all have a great day! We're getting pretty exhausted enjoying all this great weather ... off to the pool now :-) lol

The lilies are all blooming now :-)

Rann

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2008
2:23 PM

Post #5408197

Kiska: I, too, was wondering if Bandicoot has some wolf blood. That fire looks great for roasting marshmallows.
Se_eds: lovely lily. Sounds as if you are having some great weather up there.
Knip: your lawn is definitely soggy!
EB: WOW--what a great pic!
Celia: I'm not even going to show pau that photo of the car. He'll be green with envy! No, really, he would be proud for you and Darrel. That is a beauty!! Pau has been wanting a Mustang but he would take the 'vette! LOL However, he is not driving at all these days--blind in one eye and a cataract growing in the other. I have to drive him everywhere he wants or needs to go. Guessing D on the trivia.
Dyson: hope you get your temp. gauges soon.
Sharon: It sounds like our rain has made it down your way. The rain was welcome but we need a few days of sunshine now. Lovely sunset!
Pepper: hope the fog lifts for you soon.
Joey: our cool spell was great while it lasted, too. We are supposed to be back in the high 80's today but that is certainly better than 100! Pretty flower--a zinnia?
Rann: so sad about you being exhausted from enjoying the good weather--LOL. Gorgeous red lily!

Today
Partly Cloudy
High 86F
Precip 10%
Wind: NNW 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 62%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 6:27 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 105F (1999)
Tonight:
Clear
Overnight Low 65F
Precip 20%
Wind: N 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 79%
Sunset: 7:58 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 52F (2004)

Phlox

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 13, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #5408384

53 raining lightly
kwanjin~the car was well worth the wait~just gorgeous.
se_eds~sounds like a beautiful day ahead; love the "daylily" at night.
marsue~MySharona~ regarding Bandicoot; about 10 years ago, my oldest daughter adopted/ named, a recused Bandi, from a terrible situation. The phlox looks much like the Fireweed blossoms.
Bandi may be part wolf, but not knowing the history, not certain.
rann~what a beautiful and bright lily ~ won't it be nice to look back on the good days of summer?:)
EB~wonderful pic.
MySharona~so pretty~glad you're feeling better.
Joey~nice history of the building~it was beautiful. Hope the day goes well/Garrett/classes. Glad you're enjoying Pioneer Peak, too. D
Kiska
from a few days ago while at the river

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5408707

Darrell and I did the "Snoopy Dance" when we got it home! LOL Now we just have to get the Beretta out of the driveway. It blew the radiator last summer and it's been sitting ever since. We'll get the Kidney Foundation to take it away. They always get our used cars.

Beautiful sunset, Sharon! I hope your storm isn't too bad. I haven't had anything ruin any plants yet but I'm certain my time is coming.

Joey, Love the Zinnia. Guessing D on the trivia.

Rann, I love lilies. So many things on my list to get. (sigh)

Mau, we stopped at my brothers after getting and didn't tell him what we got. His mouth fell open when he came outside! LOL I wish I'd had my camera. It was priceless! Sorry about Pau. I don't know what I'd do without my sight. Or my hearing. Life is good and I need to treasure the things we have. The car is nothing in the larger view of things.

75F with 92 for later today. Back to work so I won't get to enjoy most of it.
Feels like: 75F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 35
Humidity: 23%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:36 AM
Sunset: 8:27 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Golden Showers.

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

August 13, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #5410326

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 13, 2008
86 F / 30 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 38%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.80 in / 1009 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 85 F / 30 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 9 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m
(Above Ground Level)


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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #5410341

Hey, it's only 89! We've had a "cold" front move through, and it's been raining off and on all day. It's been quite nice. :-)

I'm sorry to hear about your friends, Sharon. (((((((((((Sharon)))))))))))))) It's so hard to watch friends and family go through all of this, and you've been hurt by it more than most. I'll be praying for you. We're glad you vented to us. :-)

I'm guessing D, too, Joey.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 4:53pm CDT (11 min ago)
Temperature 89 F 32 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 59%
Pressure 29.82 in 1009.9 mb
Wind Speed 10 MPH 9 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 97 F 36 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 12:53pm CDT : 79.0F / 26.1C
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #5410643

55 deg this AM and I spent the morning digging - am beginning to feel like a dachshund. Good exercise though. Temps up to 82 this afternoon so I stopped. I turned the soaker hose on the tomatoes as the higher temps have the ground surface dried out. If I water them this time of the year I will have tomatoes until October.

I stopped at a local restaurant this afternoon for one of their famous 1/2 sub sandwiches - they make their own sub rolls. Normally at 3:30 PM the folks from the local factories are in for their afterwork beer, plus the usual assortment of locals in for a late lunch or early dinner. This is a large restaurant with excellent food and reasonable prices. There was one waitress, nobody at the bar and only one other couple at a table.

I know it is back to school shopping time and people are worried about heating their homes this winter, but WOW. I asked the owner, whom I know personally, how's business. He replied that what you see is what we have.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5410707

OMG - My Night Blooming Cereus has 9 buds!!! Happy Dance!! I'm so excited--I've waited 3 years for this!

Be right back!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #5410798

Joey I bet that was a neat experience for Emily! Did you get Garretts schedule fixed? LOL! Im clueless on the trivia going with B.
Rann Your lilies are such a vibrant color!
Kiska Regardless of Bandicoots heritage, shes beautiful! Your picture is my background! I just had an idea.you could make glass Christmas tree decorations like Ranns lily!
Marsue Your phlox is such a pretty pink! Im so sorry about Paus eyesight. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers. How is Janie?
Celia I like that you donate your cars. I love Golden Showers, but dont think theyll make it here.
Kelli Whoa - You have pumpkins?
Marylyn Thanks : )
Se_eds Thats a shame about the business. The small business owners are getting the worst part of it. There have been several restaurants and shops here that have closed. I feel silly asking this, but why would tomatoes in October be bad?

76.5 F / 24 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 5.4 mph / 8 km/hfrom the WNW
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph / 17 km/h
Pressure: 29.77 in / 1008.0 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 78 F / 26 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3800 ft / 1158 m
Scattered Clouds 9000 ft / 2743 m
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft / 4572 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

The storms were pretty bad around us. The trees here got a huge shakedown. I spent an hour raking the front and back yard of limbs and small branches. The lawn was a mess! Here's a picture of some of the mess...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #5410811

Here's a link to the Night Blooming Cereus

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2443/
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #5410905

Sharon, doing the happy dance with you for the cactus. And yep, I have pumpkins. I always grow some pumpkins and/or squashes. I have some squashes from last year that are still intact. They look like they did when they were picked - no mould, no drying out, no fading. It's really strange.

It's also strange to have an amaryllis blooming now.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #5410924

Sharon: Mine is passiflora incarnata. Another DG'er sent me the seeds. It's the one that should be hardy in this zone. That's funny about Callie. My Bonny is the same way, she hears the camera turn on and she hides.
Kiska: Snow in August! Amazing. Great shot!
Ric: You must be fighting off the hummers with a stick!
I'm going to just have to skip ahead now, since I'm 2 days behind, and if I keep going on responses to everyone, this post will take up a couple of feet of scrolling space!!


Sound as if there's some weird August cool down happening all over! Not here. :) Although it's not the hottest Aug., it's still been pretty darn hot. We just had 12 hours of slow rain, thought, totalling 2.5"!!

My bargain rack zinnias. They were selling huge pots of 'em for $1 each. Here are a couple.
Deb

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #5410956

Foggy til around 10am or so this morning then the sun came out. The heat came around noon and it was hoooottt!!
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5411311

Tomatoes in October are GOOD - I share with neighbors. WOW I love zinnias - bright and cheerful all over the place. Debi - I am glad you got rain - your area sure needed it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #5411660

Pumpkins! I love them stuffed. Mmm... I grew a watermelon once. One melon. About 6" across and got 4 bites out of it. I was very proud of it. ☺

Business is slow at a lot of places these days, Se_eds. Not sure what that means.

Pretty amarylis. Is it Candy something. Candy Cane? Maybe by it blooming now, it's trying to tell us winter is coming faster than usual?

Sharon, that's awesome about your Cereus. I've only seen a few in bloom but they're wonderful.

Sweetpea has gone insane. I have to flop it back over to my side of the fence so the neighbors don't get a yard full.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #5412227

Kelli I cant believe your amaryllis is blooming!
Deb Love all your zinniasnothing is better than a good deal on a bargain rack!
Celia The sweet pea is pretty!

73.8 F / 23.2 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 68 F / 20 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.83 in / 1010.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 74 F / 23 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3300 ft / 1005 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 85. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Lady Margaret

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jadajoy
Newport News, VA
(Zone 11)

August 14, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #5412578

Come wish Sidney a Happy Birthday!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/890074/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5413165

Thanks, Jadajoy.

Happy B-Day, Sidney!

Very pretty, Sharon.

Where is everyone today? Usually by this time, I'm about 5th in line to say good morning.

72F with a lovely 92 in our future.
Feels like: 72F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 36
Humidity: 27%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 8 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:37 AM
Sunset: 8:25 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Sunset last night.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5413698

Happy Birthday Sidney!

Hey Celia- You're right - where is everyone? Love that sunset!

The rain just poured out of the sky around 11:45 this morning. It's finally slowed, but all of the traffic lights are out on the island. Traffic is horrible.

75.0 F / 23.9 C
Heavy Rain Mist
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013.1 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 2.0 miles / 3.2 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 700 ft / 213 m
Overcast 2800 ft / 853 m

Through 12:30 PM...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to develop and move across northeast Florida. The showers are moving northeast to east at 15 to 20 mph. The heaviest showers will move into areas near Taylor...McClenny...Palm Valley...Jacksonville Beach...St Augustine...Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. Expect brief gusty winds, heavy downpours of rain and dangerous cloud to ground lightning.

Rest of Today
Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #5413797

I can hear the thoughts now..."MOMMY!!!"
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5414065

Happy Birthday Sidney ! :-)

We've had a few rain showers today with a few sunny spells in between. About 59F and a light breeze.

This is Isabelle Renaissance.

Rann

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5414405

Happy birthday, Sidney! Hope you have a great day!
Deb: I love zinnias. I must have some more for my garden next year.
Kelli: love your amaryllis. All mine bloomed way back in the spring!
Celia: gorgeous sunset.
Prissy is something else, Sharon!
Isabelle is beautiful, Rann.

My MIL came through her eye surgery today just fine. We are back home and she will return to the doctor tomorrow for a quick check of the eye. She'll be able to get her new glasses in about a month.

Current temp is 88 and it is partly sunny/cloudy.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2008
10:13 PM

Post #5414882

Happy birthday, Sidney! I think today was also my grandpap's birthday. It was 21 years ago today that I moved to CA. That was almost half of my life ago. Where does the time go? When I was a kid, I'd hear people say things like that and I just could not relate at the time.

Celia, I don't know what my amaryllis is. It probably was a named variety but I've lost the tag.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on August 14, 2008
94 F / 34 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 51 F / 11 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s Variable
Pressure: 29.84 in / 1010 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft / 5486 m
(Above Ground Level)


We went hiking today. It was pretty hot but I need the exercise.

We call this place Villa La-Dee-Da. The white part and the beige part are all one property.

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

August 14, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #5414887

DH got a phone call. On days that he works from home, he sometimes works flexible hours but he takes his work phone with him if he goes out.

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

August 14, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #5414896

Would you believe that this is like 50 yards from the city limits of Los Angeles?

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

August 14, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #5414899

wild sunflower - I don't know how these things survive.

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

August 14, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5414901

To me, this is classic California.

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

August 14, 2008
10:19 PM

Post #5414912

The thing in the center is a mule deer.

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

August 14, 2008
10:19 PM

Post #5414914

datura

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #5414955

La-Dee-Da, indeed, Kelli! LOL The white part looks like a cruise ship getting ready to leave port! Those are some great pics--I always enjoy your hiking pics. Was that dat growing wild?


Currently 91 and sunny. Our "cool spell" is over! :o(
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 14, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #5415120

The datura was growing wild. They're native.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #5415341

Beautiful Kelli!
That's what it looks like mostly when we come out in the Winter.
Gorgeous but Fire scary.

Well it spit a few rops of rain but that was it so it's watering time.
It's been so cool at night that the tomatos here are all doing poorly.
Last year by this time we were giving them away...
This year we barely have enough and are picking them right at dinner.
They are very undersized also... oh well...

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

August 15, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5415569

Rained most of the afternoon stopping about 4:30-5:00pm.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5415627

Sidney: I hope you're having a fantabulous and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Deb
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5415631

Ric - I feel your pain all too well, Two months ago I feed my wife a "grape tomato", hardly a bite & it is now likely all to be seen from this season.

Why do I keep doing this - year after year? Failure after failure?

Because I can not give up - on anything I attempt (sure I have failed & each time it weakens my resolve).

I shall endevor to become completely Independent.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #5415913

Happy! Birthday!!!! Sidney!!! :D Hope your has has been Exceptional! :D

Yesterday went great. Garrett got his schedule taken care of, as well as the finances, so he's ready to start next Monday. He has one scholarship & a grant that will pay for 2 semesters. SO now he is looking for a small car, because the Dodge w/the hemi will not be very affordable. That child...he is vehicle poor! He still has the Jeep, too. (he wants to keep both)

Rann, What a beautiful Lily & Rose! Wow!
Kelli, Love your hikes! But for some reason this one makes me feel like watching a "western"... LOL (except for the "Villa La-Dee-Da") ~ Gotta have the cell phone! just in case (if nothing else) ~ And you won't believe what's blooming! :D My little Aloe! :D I'm so excited! I have a pumpkin plant, but not even a bloom yet. I think maybe it is in too much shade. :(
Sharon, Lady Margaret is massive! Love her! And Prissy is prissy! :D I'll tell ya something funny about the "page experience". No one (til now) knows...Emily was taking a cup of joe out to senator Anderson & tripped! But! she did it w/ grace & never lost a drop. The look on her face was priceless & she had chewed of every spec of lipstick that she had on! A good case of "nerves"! :D
Marsue, Glad that your MIL is doing OK after her surgery. And we're still 'chillin' out up here. I'm kind of looking forward to a long Indian summer. ;) The high yesterday was 75 ~ Perrrrrfect! :D I don't know what the temp was this morning. I watched the Olympics last night & nearly overslept for work!
Deb, Love all of your Zinnia's! :D Good Deal!
Celia, Love the Sweet Peas! :)

The answer to the trivia is...B
On December 18, 1963 a record 3' of snow fell.

"See" Y'all in the mornin'! ;)
Joey

(White Stag bloom)

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
3:33 AM

Post #5416205

It rained and we have a full moon.
Thanks to all you wonderful BD wishes.
I can collect SS now.
Sidney

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
4:40 AM

Post #5416422

Woo hoo, on the SS, Sidney. LOL

Classic Calif., indeed, Kelli. I take my phone everywhere, too. I think it bugs Darrell. I showed him the mule deer and he said, "Mickey!"

Joey, I've never seen those before. They're pretty neat.

HHH today. I'm all sticky.

Where's Adina?

Hi, Mau!!! (waving like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies) Good that the surgery went okay. They can be bad sometimes. Mom's cataract removal made her sick.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 15, 2008
5:00 AM

Post #5416474

Happy Birthday, Sidney~
We are using the motorhome and are in an area w/internet; the temps have been in low 60's and some light rain; not bad.
I've enjoyed the photos, and glad to know your MIL is doing well, Marsue
Little Susitna River; nearly grown ducklings crossing almost too far off for camera.
Kiska

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #5416879

Rann Your rose is beeyuuuteeful!
Marsue Good news about your MIL! Thats wonderful! our cool spell is over too.
Kelli LOL at Villa La-Dee-Da It sure is a woohoo property! My Dh does the same thing with his cell. We should have it permanently attached. Thank you for the hikeI needed that!
Ric Dyson My tomatoes havent produced much this year either, but the Japanese eggplants and bell peppers have been plentiful.
Joey Great story she learned grace under pressure! My aloe is blooming too.
Celia Nice shot!
Kiska Cute ducklings! I love your traveling pictures!

73.0 F / 22.8 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 90% sigh
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10 km/h
Pressure: 29.95 in / 1014.1 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 71 F / 21 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Scattered Clouds 11000 ft / 3352 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

According to the bunnyrainmeter we had 3.5" of rain on Wed and 1.7" yesterday. System forming. System in the Gulf should keep the system in S. FL in the more southern parts of FL. Make sense?

"Tropics: The low, which is passing north of Puerto Rico is becoming better organized. This could become a tropical depression on Friday. It is forecast to be near the Bahamas by the weekend and intensifying."

Clouds from yesterday


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #5417395

Joey: glad Garrett got everything straightened out for his schedule and the finances, etc. That white stag bloom looks red to me! LOL
Sidney: join the SS club--DH and I are both collecting it!
Celia and Kelli: I don't go anywhere without my cell phone! I feel naked without it. Lovely lemon colored flower, Celia!
Kiska: the ducks are cute. Enjoy your "motoring"!
Sharon: you've had quite a bit of rain lately.

We are somewhat cooler today. Only 84 for a high!
MIL is doing fine--back to the doc today for a quick check and then we will take her home. She has been with us for two nights but she is VERY independent and doesn't like to be away from her own bed. It's good that she can still live alone and take care of herself. She's happier that way.

Today
Scattered T-Storms
High 84F
Precip 40%
Wind: ESE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 67%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:28 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 101F (1981)
Tonight
Scattered T-Storms
Overnight Low 67F
Precip 40%
Wind: NE 5 mph
Max. Humidity: 86%
Sunset: 7:56 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 51F (2004)

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
2:23 PM

Post #5417578

Mornin'! :D We just had a nice little shower & the temp is 62. We may have showers on & off all day. I hope that it's not raining this evening. One of my Evening Primrose' is blooming & I want to sit out there & watch (& take pics).
At Dublin...
Fair: 68F
Feels like: 68F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 64
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 5 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:39 AM
Sunset: 8:14 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

Thanks Celia, Pretty flower! Reminds me of a yellow tomato w/ red center...ok I have tomatoes on the brain. Mine are like Ric's - small, but tasty.
Sharon, I wish I had had a camera...she had heels on too! Love the rain clouds! :D
Kiska, Love that pic...are you all doing any fishing?
Marsue, I think it may be called White Stag because of the color of the plant! LOL

Have a Really Goood Day! :D
Joey

(my Clematis)

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
2:34 PM

Post #5417639

OH! I almost forgot the trivia!

What time of the year do we have higher amounts of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere?
a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Fall
d) Winter

:D

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5418126

When Congress is in Session? (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.)

72F with only 82 for later. Going to be beautiful today.
Feels like: 72F

Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 40
Humidity: 31%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Sunrise: 6:38 AM
Sunset: 8:24 PM
UV Index: 2 Low
Mau, I think the damselfly is getting tired from flitting back and forth between our houses.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #5418178

Sharon, I was looking again at your cloud pic again and I noticed something. If you look center at the bottom of the shot on the road, you can see a small shaft of light coming from the sky to the road. It's very cool-looking.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5418304

Thanks for the BD wishes everyone.
We have had days of lovely rain.
It's going to be sunny and s u l t r y again.
;)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #5418379

Joey, I'm guessing D since a lot of trees lose their leaves and can't use the Carbon Dioxide.

It's only 84! It's been raining off and on, which has been nice. I should go out and pull in the now-empty trash can before it starts up again.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:14am CDT (38 min ago)
Temperature 84 F 29 C
Dew Point 75 F 24 C
Humidity 74%
Pressure 29.94 in 1014 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 92 F 33 C
Current Conditions Light Rain
Remarks 0.03" of precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.9F / 24.4C
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #5419304

Here's a funny thing... Charles was driving today during his lunch break and came upon this place... When he got back to the office he looked it up on Google maps. The satellite view is very cool! http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2594 Summer St, Houston, Harris, Texas 77007&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title The arrow is at the end of Summer St. Look in the big lot just to the southwest ... It appears to be bordered with white bumps on the north. Scroll in two clicks and look at the shadows in the middle of the lot, and look at the shadows the "bumps" leave, too. If you go to "Street View" and turn west, you can see some of the "bumps" clearly. We have no idea what this place is... Maybe he can go back during another lunch hour next week and actually stop; he was out of time today.

Aha... I found out what the place is: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=5376526

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpjyWnJGt_0

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

August 15, 2008
10:24 PM

Post #5419628

Joey, when your pictures made you want to watch a western, you weren't fall off http://www.lamountains.com/pdf/Ahmanson_History_movies.pdf

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on August 15, 2008
87 F / 31 C
Clear
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 53 F / 12 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.85 in / 1011 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 85 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 9 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #5420001

Quoting:When Congress is in Session? (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.)

ROTFLOL
Celia: that damselfly must really be tired--it is much paler than when it was at my house! Very keen observation about Sharon's photo--only it might have been a reflection on her windshield?
Kelli: those photos made me think of old western movies, too! Now I know why!
Marylyn: amazing sculptures! So lifelike!

We have had a good rain this afternoon at our house. Also, we went through a couple of "toad stranglers" on the way to MIL's house around noon. Before that, I missed some really good photo ops by not having my camera with me. Still kicking myself!

Got some good shots this morning of bumblebees on my flowers, though.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5420036

Joey what Clematis is that?
Cool and dry again.
81 w/ a 37% humidity... that's unheard of here in late Fall let alone August.

It's supposed to be near 90 thru next week... but w/ low night temps...
looks like the AC's will stay in their boxes till next Summer...

Not really a weather shot but...

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 16, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #5420067

63 sunny and warm; slight wind, but still very nice.
We got rained out and came home this afternoon after being gone a couple of days.
MarylynT_X~very cool~ glad the mystery is solved; now you can go see the Beatles for yourselves:)
kelli ~ great link to the old westerns and sites.
Joey~glad that all's well with Garrett and he's good to go...Cute story about Emily, too. guess B
A short walk from the RV park; we came to this bog/marsh.
Kiska

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 16, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #5420073

sorry, crossed, ric. That's a gorgeous weather shot~the sun's shining and highlighting those enormous leaves just beautifully.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #5420163

Mostly sunny today and normal. Hi in the low 90s, Low tonight to be about 72.
Clouded over late afternoon but just drizzled a bit.
Still got humidity in the high 80s. What Sidney would call "sultry"!


Joey: What a pretty Clematis that is. Which one is it? I'm guessing B-summer.
Ric: Love those big leaves!

Deb
(The weed I hate the most.)

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5420197

God, what a beautiful day in Pa.! We went to a local orchard yesterday that supplies fruit for some big name fruit basket companies. I got a box of 'seconds' of big beautiful plump and fragrant peaches for $8.00. They were 'pick-outs' of white peaches, hale havens, clings and others, but each one was not shaped perfectly.

This morning arrived, cold, clammy and cloudy - just like the weatherman predicted - SO - I made two batches of Peach preserves, two 9" peach pies, and we still have peaches to eat over the next few days. What a beautiful time in out area.

Tomorrow we are scheduled for clear, though hot and humid weather. My time to dig again for about 2 hours.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #5420711

Kiska: sorry you got rained out of your little vacation. If that bog/marsh were in southern Arkansas it would have alligators in it!
Ric: I can't imagine "ac's staying in their boxes in Arkansas in August! LOL That's a very neat pic of the big leaves/sunshine.
Deb: this is the weed I hate the most. I am HIGHLY ALLERGIC to it!
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1629/
Se_eds: you have certainly been blessed with some wonderful weather lately!
mmm, peaches--yummm! Pretty Daylily.

The rain certainly cooled things down. Currently 68 and Dyson Dark.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #5421063

Oh, Mau, it could be. Did you take your pic through thte window, Sharon?

I couldn't get the pic from the side of the damselfly. He kept turning to face me and then flying off.

Awesome pics. people.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 16, 2008
6:52 AM

Post #5421322

Celia, here I am! Sorry for being away for so long, I somehow lost teh thread and , if I'm telling you how many problems I had, you will understand!
Long story short : you know we've moved in, the house isn't ready yet, a few more things to be done...will show you the latest...mom came to see the house and decided she has to think about moving in, morelikely she won't com eanymore...ugh, bad news for us, long years to pay the mortgage! tH elatest and worse news is that we had a break in last Monday. We woke up an dfound the door opened, my bag and another one were outside, on the floor, with everything I had inside spreaded on the floor, except for the money I had in my wallet ,my lunch tickets and some silver jewels...they have been looking in th estudy too and took outside my old camera, but didn't take it afterall. Not such big damage, only it made us be afraid, especially me...now that we don't have a dog anymore inside our yard...Oh, I haven't told you Cici didn't want anymore to keep Gavrila inside ...said he runs away as soon as the gate opens and this means he is a stupid dog, not good to protect our home...grrrrr! Since then , I am afraid to sleep ...no kidding, I really am, but I have to live with it because DH isn't so easy to be persuaded into something.
Meanwhile I'm trying to create my garden and I've already planted some of the plants I brought from the block we lived in before.
Here you can see a few pics I made with the thieves footprints in our yard(it's been raining on that night), my morning glories and some of the puppies...also th ehouse with the rain pipes installed...I wonder if that is the right term!LOL
I'm at work now, all day, so we'll talk later!
Oh, forgot to tell you about the weather : it's hot, clear sky and very HOT, over 100!
Hugs,
Adina

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
12:50 PM

Post #5421734

Adina did they break in or come in?
There may be keys floating around from the construction.
The first thing I'd do is change all the locks..
Have that done by someone the police recommend or a bonded locksmith if you have them there.

Then I'd be getting a good guard dog...
Here's a few Romainian breeds.
I'm only really familiar w/ the first one, the Carpathian.
And they are GREAT dogs.

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/carpathian.htm

http://www.europuppyusa.com/puppy-dog_breed_choosing/romanian_mioritic_shepherd_puppies.html

This Bucovina Shepherd Dog looks like a tough customer!

http://www.dulai.ro/en/about.php

Ric

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #5421991

Good Morning! We have a foggy morning (for now) & a temp of 61. We had some good rain yesterday & last night.
At Dublin...(on the mountain)
Clear: 64F
Feels like: 64F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:40 AM
Sunset: 8:13 PM
UV Index: 2 Low

Adina, Sorry to hear the news... :( I think that RIc has a great idea & thoughts on the break-in. Pretty Morning Glories.
Kelli, no wonder I felt the need to watch a western! :D
Celia,! LOL Congress...in deed! :D
Ric & Deb, My little Clematis is a native. It's common name is Virgin's Bower (real name - Clematis virginiana. http://ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/clematisvirg.html
A woman in Roanoke gave me some 'slips'...It smells so Good!
Ric, The lighting is Great! :D Love it!
Marsue, Love the Cone Flowers! And I agree w/you on the weeds ~ PI is the absolute worst.
Deb, What kind of weed is that? It almost looks like a miniature Locust Tree.
Kiska, Love the looks of the bog/marsh. Does it have fish in it?
Se_eds, Can I come up for some peach pie? :D Love the Lilies! :)
Marylyn, Glad that you figured out the mystery place. Pretty impressive stone work!

The answer to the trivia is...D!
In winter when plants die, they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Today's trivia is...
What type of clouds produce thunderstorms?
a) Cirrus
b) Stratus
c) Cumulonimbus
d) Lenticular

Have a Great Day!
Joey

(Evening Primrose bud)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5422258

Marsue: Ah the dreaded poison ivy. I am not sensitive to it for some reason, and I'm thankful
for that.
Joey: That weed I posted is Chamberbitter. It is literally everywhere on our property,
and it seeds like mad! It's kind of cut when it first come up, but if allowed to set seed, watch out!
I'm guessing C-cumulonimbus (and was definitely wrong on the carbon dioxide!).

Adina: So sorry to hear of your break-in. It is a horrible feeling, I know! From the pics, looks
as if your new home is in a nice, rural area, so you woudn't expect that to happen there. I think
Ric's onto something - might be someone connected with the construction people.

Currently: 76F because it's cloudy. Humidity 88%. Mosquitoes 100%.

Took a few snaps round the garden this morning. This is my somewhat messy back garden looking in through the arbor.
That's Gus up on our ugly "hilbilly" screened porch.
Deb



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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #5422314

Celia: lovely rose!
Adina: so sorry about the thieves in your house. Yes, Ric has a good idea about changing the locks or you can have a good locksmith just re-key them. That way the current keys will no longer work in those locks. It is cheaper than buying new locks. When you talked about the "rain pipes" were you meaning to say, "Gutters and downspouts"? The gutters are the metal "troughs" that go around the perimeter of your roof that catch the rain and then the rain is funneled into a downspout that carries the rain down to the ground. Your morning glory is looking glorious!
Joey and Deb: not only am I highly allergic to poison ivy, I discovered the hard way that I am also allergic to mint. Just got over a bad case of contact dermatitis after cutting back a mint that had gone crazy in my flowerbed. I like the way mint looks and smells but I surely didn't know that it can cause a contact rash. Can it ever! Took me a round of prednisone plus an RX ointment and almost a month to get over it! No more mint in my garden--DH got rid of all of it for me. He's not allergic.
Joey: neat little primrose. I should know the answer to the trivia but it eludes me so I'll guess C.

Today
Partly Cloudy
High 82F
Precip 20%
Wind: NE 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 71%
UV Index: 9 Very High
Sunrise: 6:29 AM CT
Avg. High: 91F
Record High: 103F (2000)
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy Overnight
Low 63F
Precip 20%
Wind: NE 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 80%
Sunset: 7:55 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 50F (1992)


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5422326

Deb: we cross-posted. Love your picket fence and the "hillbilly" screened porch--also, Gus! Is that white flower a "whirling butterflies"?
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5422327

That's a very pretty border, Marsue. The white is a dendrobium orchid. It seems pretty happy this year.

This message was edited Aug 16, 2008 11:11 AM
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #5422329

Thanks, Deb. We keep cross-posting! LOL
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #5422331

LOL! Yes, we do. :) I just answered your question by editing my post above.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
3:13 PM

Post #5422339

LOL I just took another look at your orchid and I think I can see that it is in a pot. I was wondering if you had it in the ground.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5422346

That would be so nice, but no, they sit outside there in their pots from about April til October, then have to come in for winter.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 16, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5422416

Ric, thanks for the advice, you crack me up...this was a surprise with you knowing about Romanian dogs! But then , we are born on the same day, so I don't wonder anymore, I also love to help people in need ! It would be great if we could take one of those ...Cici always wanted to take a Romanian Mioritic Shepherd when we thought aboiut having a house sometimes...you know they are the ones who are protecting the herd and shepherd by fighting the bear. Also, they are so beautiful and so huge! I' d love to have one! Thanks for the links, I have to search well, maybe they aren't too expensive...as you may understand, we are out of money right now! As for the lockers, we have already changed it all , just before we moved in. The thieves have broken the door by using a tool, something thin , so they didn't make so much damage, the door is still closing. It has only a few marks on it.
Marsue, yes, I meant to say gutters and downsprouts, I'll post some pics, so you can see what I meant.
Deb, Joey, thanks for caring, I missed you all so much!
Here is the door with the marks.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 16, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #5422420

And the downsprouts and gutters from under our dressing and bathroom windows.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 16, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #5422424

Also from the GH.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 16, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #5422432

Upstairs is DS' bathroom and downstairs the study.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5422455

Sorry about the damage to your door, Adina. What a shame! Yes those are gutters and downspouts, all right! We need to have some installed on our house. The builder refused to do it. :o((

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2008
5:27 PM

Post #5422800

Oh, so very sorry, Adina! That's terrible. Good advise from everyone, though. Those Romanian Shepherds look wonderful.

Hot but not too hot today. 83.

Gotta go!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5424436

Temps hit low 80s today, nice and sunny, very light breeze. Perfect weather for our last weekend of the Butterfly Festival at work. We have had good attendace these 2 weekends. Last weekend we had 6100 people come over and this weekend we are gonna probably have a whole lot more. :~)
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5424482

First thing when you can afford it you need to get solid dead bolt locks for all the doors.
The bolt goes 3-5 cm or so into the jamb (door frame) into a metal frame.
They basically pushed the door away from the jam in this case.
W/ a better lock the door frame would have about been destroyed before the door gave way.
You can't keep them out... but a barking big dog is the #1 house break-in deterrent there is...

I worked Dog Shows here for years.
I've always had a fondness for the big herd dogs.
Tough as nails, smart and a terror to anything dangerous.
Puli's, Anatolian, Swedish Vallhund I love them all.
The Romanian dogs are rare here but we occasionally see them.
We had Rough-coat Collie Dogs for over 25 years...

Anyone know this Clematis?
Ric

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2008
6:00 AM

Post #5425414

Is it Sweet Autumn Clematis? My guess for the day.

We had a lovely day.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #5426031

Good morning, everyone. It's quiet today.

61F with 88 for later.
Feels like: 61F

Barometer: 29.9 in ↑
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 42%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:40 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5426429

Helluuu! We have a cool 63 The sun is shining brightly. :) When I got up this mornin' it was 57 & sorta foggy. But it will be up into the 80's today.
At Dublin...
Fair: 72F
Feels like: 72F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 69%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:41 AM
Sunset: 8:11 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

Ric, now you have me wondering about my Clematis...I was just going by what the woman in Roanoke told me. My leaves seem to be the same as yours, altho my blooms seem to be much larger. Could I see a pic of your leaves? I need to go check mine (leaves) out. I think that there are 2 kinds (shapes). Maybe I'm doing the hybrid thingie ~ like with the wild ferns. How's the room coming?
Celia, cool Robin & playful kitty! :D My poochie is truly 1/2 Lab (bird dog). He loves to chase them! He has actually caught a few that were low flying. :( Good shot of the Damsel (?)
Adina, Ric is right about the Dead-Bolt...I, personally think that they are a "must-have...as well as the dog! The Romanian seems as if it would be the one to have! :D
Marsue...Love the Cone flowers! :D
Deb, I wish that I could grow the Orchid outside! I'm actually afraid to have them at all. I'm afraid that I would kill it for sure! :-O Just call me 'chicken'!
Speaking of chickens...How is Tamara doing?

The answer to the trivia is...C
Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy high level clouds.

Today's trivia is...
What U.S. state receives the most lightning strikes per year?
a) Florida
b) California
c) Massachusetts
d) Maine?

Have a Great Day!
Joey

(another one from the fair)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #5426862

Pepper: I hope you got some pictures at the Butterfly Festival.
Ric: that's a good suggestion about the dead bolt locks for Adina. We have deadbolts on all our doors. Sorry, but I can't help with the clematis ID. Don't have any myself but I think they are really pretty.
Celia: poor Monty! such a hard life he has! LOL We have lots of robins here.
Joey: guessing D on the trivia. Pretty picture from the fair.

Today--Mostly Sunny
High 85F
Precip 10%
Wind: NE 10 mph
Max. Humidity: 48%
UV Index: 10 Very High
Sunrise: 6:30 AM CT
Avg. High: 90F
Record High: 104F (2000)
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy
Overnight Low 63F
Precip 10%
Wind: NNE 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 76%
Sunset: 7:54 PM CT
Avg. Low: 67F
Record Low: 54F (1992)

Celia: the damselfly must have made its way back to your house--I haven't seen it lately. I did have a couple of these little fellas on the Mystic Spires Salvia this morning.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5427168

Howdy all, we are looking at a bit of feisty weather by Fay.
Don't know where this twister they are showing on the TV is.
Will be securing all flappable goods outside. Better start now.
;)
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #5428015

It is not dark
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5428224

Weve had a busy weekend. Im gong to try to catch up here LOL!

Marsue I can relate, my MIL is very independent too at 78.
Joey Your clematis is soo pretty!
Celia I see it good eye!
Marylyn LOL I had to wait until the rain stopped to pull in the trash can too Thats very cool about the Sculpturworx.
Ric Nice picture! I really like the way the light is hitting the leaves.
Kiska Do you have no-see-ums on the marshes? We found a house a while back that I liked, but its on the marsh and there is no way in this world I would live on a marsh here. Gnats and noseeums abound
Se_eds Im coming to your house for peach preserves and pies! LOL! Sounds wonderful.
Marsue Dont you love bumblebees? They just go about their flower business while I work around them.
Adina {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} Thats just awful about the burglary. Its happened to me before. That unsettled feeling will last a while. Please take care and hopefully Cici will welcome a big guard dog for your peace of mind. Deadbolts are a definite here too.
Deb I cant stand stinkweed. Its everywhere here and accckkk smells so bad if you brush up against it. Your Dendrobium is glorious!
Joey Love that primrose!
Marsue Mint? I had no idea that someone would be allergic to it. Your garden is bursting at the seams!
Pepper Thats great that you had so many people at the festival! Did you get some pictures?
Celia Everything is a toy in kitty land!
Joey Trivia is A
Deb I think thats a short tailed skipper. I have a bunch of them/
Dyson LOL! Not dark here either!

79.0 F / 26.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1300 ft / 396 m
Scattered Clouds 3000 ft / 914 m
Scattered Clouds 13000 ft / 3962 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 72. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

It's been a hot weekend, but not as hot as is should be. The humidity has been off the charts though. The air has been really heavy and humid.

Took this yesterday.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #5428242

From First Coast News:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=112229&catid=15
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #5428572

Not bad out today. It was hot this afternoon when in the sun but nice and cool in the shade. I went to work today and met up with a DG member from northern KS (AuntB) and gave her and some family a tour. It was fun. :~)

Here is a Blue Morpho. This is the only shot I managed to get with it's wings open.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #5428703

Great weather here this weekend with mostly clear skies, moderate temps and a nice stiff breeze which I could have done without on todays bike ride. I did a 60 mile loop over into Ohio and back and it seemed like the wind was blowing in my face for 50 miles of it. A highlight was when I stopped at a roadside produce stand, told the lady I needed a snack.and she handed me a big juicy peach at no charge. Also the lotus were blooming at Pymatuning State Park in quite an impressive display.

Extended forecast: 70's-low 80's every day with no rain until next Sunday.

Beautiful butterfly Pepper. I don't think we have those here.

Sharona, Sidney...looks like it's time to batten down the hatches!

Adinamiti...Sorry to hear about your troubles. Someone tried to break into my house a few years ago and did a lot of damage to my back door. Fortunately, we had a big Chow at the time and I imagine when they hit the door she scared them off.

Joey...I like your clematis.

Photo: Lotus blooming in Pymatuning State Park.


early_bloomer



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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #5428714

One more...I stopped and took a photo of my in laws farm.

early_bloomer

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 18, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5428793

Pepper I love that Blue Morpho!

I had a huge post sending early this morning and my server dropped... errrrrr

Joey here's a leaf shot.
It is not Sweet Autumn... leaves are wrong and I have tons of it.
The NoID Clematis IS fragrant, the blossoms are only a 1/2" across.
Here's the leaves... I'm leaning toward Clematis potaninii or 'Snow Bank'

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #5428818

E_B, the Blue Morphos are native to South America. You will only find them in USDA certified exhibits here in the U.S. :~)

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resources/forest-facts/species-profiles/morpho_butterfly.html
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 18, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5429039

Sidney and Sharon: sure hope that Fay doesn't spawn any tornadoes. Y'all stay safe!
Sharon: great hummer shot!
Pepper: what a beautiful butterfly!
EB: lovely lotus. Your in-laws have a beautiful farm!
Ric: sorry about your server dropping--that is soooo frustrating!

It IS dark here, Dyson. LOL We are losing daylight minutes every day. sniff, sniff

Currently 76

Cloudless Sulpher on my petunias this afternoon

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #5429142

marsue...Those lotus are pretty cool. I want to get back over there and get some better shots.

pepper...Maybe that latest hurricane will suck a few of them up and send them up my way.

Kelli...Looks like a tinderbox out there. It's a wonder anything is still blooming.


Photo: Pymatuning Lake is the largest man-made lake in PA. It actually straddles the Ohio-PA border.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #5429160

This is the causeway I took the previous photo from. I just crossed the state line and am looking back into Ohio.The lake is surrounded by state parks and campgrounds.



early_bloomer

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2008
3:26 AM

Post #5429534

Dark here. Very tired, as we had a busy day today. Gonna watch a show about tigers and fall asleep while doing so. There's a cool breeze coming through the windows.

Neat pics, folks.

Caryopteris opening.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 18, 2008
7:25 AM

Post #5429980

I finally slept more peaceful because GAVRILA IS INSIDE THE YARD...uh!Last night , the police came, looking for some gipsies who had stolen some iron bars from another house. Cici talked to the policeman who said he is only one on his shift and I don't know what else might have said because, when Cici saw I wasn't going to come to bed, he said "OK, go and take Gavrila inside, if this will make you more comfortable!" Yeaaaah, we finally won!!!
The poor guy is here and I hope this stays this way.
Ric, thanks for such good advice...we have so much to learn about living in a house! I never thougt of a deadbolt, even though I remember my DGD had some in his old house. What an unusual clematis! I never knew they can have such small flowers!
E_B, love those pics, especially the one with the lotus!
Sharon, great pic of the hummer! I'm praying the storm doesn't hit your place, you take care!
Joey, wonderful view, love your garden!
Marsue, beautiful salvia!
Celia, great pics, love the cat!
Thank yu all for such wonerful words and care, it's great to have such good friends!
This is Gavrila and one of his puppies, under my car.
Hugs,
Adina

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 18, 2008
10:11 AM

Post #5430061

Gavrila is the perfect answer to the problem Adina!
Can you keep the Puppy?


Cool and clear here again this morning.
Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #5430114

Did anyone else have a problem getting on DG this morning?

Pepper What a beautiful butterfly!
E_B Nothing like running against the wind! That was a very nice gesture from the lady at the produce stand! Well be battening down after work today. I want the plants to get one more dose of rain before I pull some in. Wow so many Lotus theyre beautiful! Nice farm too! How many acres do they have and what all do they grow?
Celia Is the Caryopteris avine? Sure is pretty!
Adina So glad Gavrila is inside! I know that makes you feel better, even a dog barking will deter thieves. I hope the police catch the gypsies. Gavrila and his puppy are so cute!

73.9 F / 23.3 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 70 F / 21 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.95 in / 1014.1 hPa(Rising)
Heat Index: 72 F / 22 C
Visibility: 9.0 miles / 14.5 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2000 ft / 609 m
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft / 3962 m

Today
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. High 85. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing"

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
11:39 AM

Post #5430115

I LOVE Blue Days I LOVE Blue Days

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5431060

Adina, good for you! That dog is beautiful, as is the pup.

Sharon, the Caryopteris is a bush. It dies back every year and comes back more beautiful. I used to have 3 but there were too many bees on it by the front door. Nobody dared come to the house this time of year! LOL

That squirrel gets my vote for the funniest pic of the year!!! LOL And that cat! So much fun...


80F with 90 for later. I'm home today and our power was off for about an hour. They're replacing power poles a couple of blocks away. More fun! I have to get pics of that street. The whole thing is torn up because they're replacing pipes in the ground, too. Six blocks of dirt!

Feels like: 80F

Barometer: 29.8 in ↓
Dewpoint: 41
Humidity: 25%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 9 mph S
Sunrise: 6:41 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
UV Index: 3 Moderate

Whole bush. In a week, it will be covered in blue flowers. The bees are already busy, busy, busy!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5431899

Hi everyone!

So many great photos - too many to comment on ...

I will say that the one of the lotus is wonderful :-)

Adina - so sorry about your troubles - so glad Gavrila got to stay. Hope you will be able to sleep with a better peace of mind :-)

It was a wet weekend here, althoug not wet enough to get much moisture in the ground. It's still surprisingly dry. It was cloudy today, just a light breeze and a pleasant 58F :-) Good for working in the garden a bit.

Rann
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 18, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #5432897

Palmer, AK climate is cool during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 50's and extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 10's.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 66.90 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 6.40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Palmer is 15.80 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is September with an average rainfall of 2.59 Inches.

Just found this weather site with that info about Palmer; pretty accurate, except it was cooler this summer.
61 at 3:30 this afternoon.
Hi to everyone; loved seeing all pics and comments, too.
Adina~so sorry about the break-in. Glad you've got Gavrila indoors at night.
Marylyn~are you in the path of Fay? Sharon and Sydney, take care, too.
Lilies are now blooming.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5433197

Temps about the same today as for the last several ones. Sunny but not much of a breeze.

Here's a Mexican Bluewing.

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #5433349

I'm wondering if you have motion detectors over there Adina?
I have one that is battery operated and rings when someone walks past it.
I think I'll look for another for adina.
So glad the thief didn't do or get more.
We are battening down the hatches. Fay is coming north. Hope we get rain and little wind.
;)
;
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 19, 2008
3:12 AM

Post #5434086

Sugar and all down there in Fla. Batten down and stay safe. My daughter used t live below Miami Beach but has since moved to Arkansas. They only get tornadoes there. We need rain

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2008
3:21 AM

Post #5434110

Helluuu! I finally made it here! It's Dyson Dark & the night critters are at it again...actually they have been. It sounds really wonderful w/the windows open. :D The temp is 66 & the high today was 80.

Sidney & Sharon...Take care! I'll be thinking of ya! Then from the looks of things you'll be sending Fay this way. Like you we could use the rain.
Pepper, What beauties! Love the "blues"! :D
Kiska, That is some neat info you found...But I really like that Lily! Gorgeous!
Rann, Seems as if you had a great week end working in your flowers :)
Celia! Love the Caryopteris! Beautiful Blue! ;)
Sharon! LOL! That squirrel! He looks like he has eaten too much & now his belly is So full that he can't get out! :D
Adina, Glad that Gavrila gets to be inside w/you! :) I know that you will sleep much better. And I think that the motion detectors would be a good idea, too. But Gavrila will be the best deterrent of all! :D
Thanks Marsue, They have a wonderful garden there. Love those Petunia's! Is that a butterfly or a moth? Which ever it is...it's a beautiful color!
Ric, I do believe that I have the Sweet Autumn. Last year I know I had 2 kinds of leaves! This year I one have the one kind...does that sound crazy or am I really loosing my mind? Have you definitely decided which one you have?
E_B, Thanks...I love your pics (as always). Especially the Lotus! I would like to see a close-up of a bloom. ;) And your IL's farm is to die for! Do they have horses or cattle? (or both). Lots of deer hunting there! (?)
Se_eds! Magnificent! What a beautiful color! I've never seen one like it! :D

The answer to the trivia is...A
Florida's hot, moist air makes for spectacular thunderstorms.

Nite! All! :D
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #5434514

Yayyy! A JW fix! He's sooooo cute! :-)

I'm so glad Gavrila will be inside with you, Adina. I wouldn't have been able to sleep either. :-(

Sharon, that squirrel photo is just too funny, and your caption was perfect! LOL

Sharon and Sidney, please be careful. It doesn't look like Fay is going to get too big, but still...

Kiska, the tropical storm looks like it's going to smack into Florida and then wander north, so we are well out of it this time. We are getting rain and storms, though, from a cold front (ha ha) that has worked its way south from the Rockies. We've only gotten maybe an inch so far, but a lot of places in the north and central parts of Texas that have REALLY needed this rain are very grateful. We have a 80% chance of rain tomorrow, and 70% chance of rain on Wednesday... Hopefully we won't get enough to start flooding; so far that hasn't even been mentioned, but Houston is a swamp and, particularly on the east side of town, isn't very far above sea level. (We're on the "high" side at about 90 feet.) The bayous aren't particularly full right now, so it will take quite a bit of water to cause any serious concern.

All of the butterfly photos are beautiful. :-)

I've been working on homeschool stuff a lot this week. We decided to change a lot of our curriculum this year, so I've had to do a lot more lesson planning than usual. Last year I used a big package curriculum that came with almost everything... This year I'm doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and it's a lot more labor intensive. I also turned our dining room into a "school" room, which is pretty fun. :-) Last year it was full of boxes from our little eBay business, but we've quit doing that so I reclaimed the "warehouse." Now if we have company over, they'll eat surrounded by world maps and books instead of packing peanuts and bubble wrap. LOL I'll take pictures when it's done. The last of the stuff I ordered should be coming in any day now (I hope!)... The little bunny goes back to Pre-K next Tuesday, so the big bunny and I will start homeschool on the same day. This summer went by SOOO quickly!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2008
5:36 AM

Post #5434619

It was hot today and it's still hot now. Hot outside and in.

Love the big smile on the little guy, Joey! Thanks!

I miss the ocean.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2008
10:11 AM

Post #5434836

I pulled in my more tender plants that can't take all that rain, put up the chairs in the back yard and tucked away the little things that can turn into mini torpedos. The rain will begin this afternoon/evening. I must pull in the night blooming cereus don't want it to get water logged and loose the blooms. I put it in one of my heavyist pots LOL!

Taking Gary to chemo today. That pretty much says it all...

Celia - Wide Load is a hoot to watch. He doesnt even run from me as much as he used to. Hell move over about 3 and watch me when I head out to fill the feeders. The Caryopteris bush is very pretty!
Kiska Your Lily is gorgeous! The yellow just pops.
Pepper The Mexican Bluewing is pretty!
Se_eds Your lily is such a soft color. At that angle it resembles an orchid.
Joey LOL JW is so cute!
Celia Beautiful ocean picture! Come on down ---- well not to be un-neighborly but you may want to wait a while! LOL!

75.4 F / 24.1 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 71 F / 22 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013.1 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 75 F / 24 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 12000 ft / 3657 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Flood Watch in effect through Thursday afternoon...
Tropical storm wind watch in effect through Thursday afternoon...
Tropical storm watch in effect...

Today
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 83. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Ruby Throat Hummer. It's nice that they like Lady Margaret!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #5435541

Sharon, that squirrel is the best! LOL Nice hummer shot! Battening is the only thing you can do. Keep your head down and we're sending well-wishes your way and for everyone in your part of the country. I'll come after it's over. ☺ Gary is well? I got an alert for CaringBridge but I got a little gung ho erasing e-mails and that one went, too.

Marilyn, was it you asking about my neighbors chickens? I was finally able to track them down. they're actually farther away than I thought. No one was home yesterday when I stopped so I'll try again. I kept listening for the rooster but it always led me to the wrong house. I'll take my camera, too.

73F with 95 as our high for the day. Fun. No really.
Feels like: 73F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 43
Humidity: 34%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 13 mph SSE
Sunrise: 6:42 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
UV Index: 9

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 19, 2008
2:40 PM

Post #5435638

Great pics, everyone! Hugs to JW!

Unseasonably cool here--overcast and currently 72

I'll be offline for a few days. You all have a good week!

Sharon, Sidney, and anyone in the path of Fay---please take care!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #5435664

Bye, Mau! We'll miss you lots!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5436390

I hope you're going to be offline because you're going to be away doing something fun, Marilyn. Have a great time, and bring back lots of pictures for us. :-)

Both of the hummingbird shots were beautiful!

It would be a shame if all of the buds broke off of the cereus before they blossom, Sharon! I'm glad you're hauling it inside. Mine hasn't bloomed for eons... I repotted it this spring, and it looks happy, but hasn't bloomed... I should go lurk in the epi forum and see if they have any advice.

All of this rain is making the garden very happy. :-) I'll go out a little later and take some photos. It has been an iffy flower year... I planted some dianthus in the front beds because I think they are so pretty and they have done well there before. This year they did pretty much nothing, which has been a huge disappointment. I blew my flower budget on daylilies (which did great!) and some caladiums (which are looking fabulous!!), so that front bed is still looking sad. It's about time to start planting fall flowers now.. As soon as the ground dries up a little from this "cold" front, I'm going to pull up the dianthus and figure out what to put in its place.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 11:37am CDT (6 min ago)
Temperature 77 F 25 C
Dew Point 71 F 22 C
Humidity 83%
Pressure 29.91 in 1013 mb
Wind Speed 6 MPH 5 kts
Wind Dir SSE 150
Ceiling 7000 ft 2134 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Cloudy
Remarks Trace precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 73.9F / 23.3C

Rest of today Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.


IO1
Waaaay Down South, GA

August 19, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5436911

Just popping in to say hi to all the FL people. Y'all stay safe! :) Looks like we'll be getting plenty of rain on the GA/FL line, also. :-)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 19, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #5437471

I'm thinking of the Floridians and hope they are all safe!
Thanks for encouragement , guys!
Sidney, thank you , we will have motion detectors as soon as we have the money to pay for it...we have a friend coming over to install a safety alarm and motion detectors in all the rooms.
Joey, what a cute face to start a day with, thanks! JW looks great!
Mau, have a wonderful vacation, we'll miss you!
Ric, I can keep a puppy, but not that one...that is a girl and we wanted a boy. This one is Gavrila's son, without a doubt!LOL

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

August 19, 2008
9:35 PM

Post #5437890

Adina, I'm sorry to hear that your house was broken into. How awful!

DH is on a business trip to Guaymas, Mexico. That is on the Gulf of California on the mainland side. It's a new dimension in humidity for him.

Guaymas, MX (Airport)
Updated: 1:50 PM MST on August 19, 2008
91 F / 33 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 71%
Dew Point: 81 F / 27 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the SSW
Pressure: 29.75 in / 1007 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 111 F / 44 C


And here...
Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 19, 2008
86 F / 30 C
Clear
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 55 F / 13 C
Wind: 8 mph / 13 km/h / 3.6 m/s from the SE
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1012 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 84 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


A picture from last week

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5438023

Celia Gary is doing well. I took him today. His tumor marker has gone down some and the Dr. has shortened his chemo to sometime in November. YAY! He was quite sassy during his treatment. Told one of the nurses that if she didnt stop making him laugh he was going to hog-tie her! I cracked up! You took a great picture too!
Marsue Have a great week! You will be missed.
Marylyn I bought some Dynamite fertilizer and sprinkled just a little. Im thinking that is what helped because it made my brugs bloom too. Its sold by your zone.
Adina Thats a wonderful picture of Gavrila and son! Have you named him?
Kelli Im cracking up! A new dimension in humidity! Hes got to be miserable! Want some rain? Were going to have plenty!

78.8 F / 26.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 71%
Dew Point: 69 F / 20 C
Wind: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h / 2.4 m/s from the SSE
Wind Gust: 9.7 mph / 15.6 km/h
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013.1 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 81 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2100 ft / 640 m
Scattered Clouds 8000 ft / 2438 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Flood Watch in effect through Thursday afternoon...
Tropical storm wind watch in effect through Thursday afternoon...
Tropical storm watch in effect...

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low 76. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Here is the latest:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT06/AL0608W.gif

Local news: you can click on the links...scroll down further and you will see an article and video of an idgeet (to put it nicely) kite surfer taking on Fay.
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/

One more - Wunderground - see that little island to the right of the plus sign with the cirlce around it? Yeah, that's me.
http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=zoom&num=1&delay=15&scale=0.750&noclutter=0&ID=JAX&type=N0R&lat=30.61248016&lon=-81.49488068&label=Fernandina Beach, FL&showstorms=0&map.x=388.5&map.y=270.5¢erx=420¢ery=317&lightning=0&smooth0&showlabels=1&rainsnow=0


Marylyn and Sidney have my phone numbers just in case. Not sure about school closings or work closings yet, but I'm pretty sure they are coming. Would love it if Fay continued heading East away from everyone.

I pretty have everything thing battened down, except for the really heavy stuff that I'm waiting for Jeff to help me with (night blooming cereus especially). The worst is supposed to come through Wednesday night and Thursday.

Oh Dear...

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

August 19, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5438358

Yes, yes, any excess rain send this way.
IO1
Waaaay Down South, GA

August 19, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #5438549

Sharon ... be careful and stay safe and dry! :)
~Susan
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5438763

Sharon Good Luck!
It looks just to be a Rainer... unfortuneately those 'little guys' tend to spawn more tornados...
Hunker Down! And Hang on Sloopy!

Hot and Sticky here today.
We are definitely feeling the Southern push now.
The High in Canada is doing a pretty good job at keeping it at bay though.
Cool nights thru Friday at least... 50's in August!?!

Adina your new pup needs to be trained by a Master Dog.
They learn best by following examples.
Gavrila looks like just the Guy to do it.
GREAT Shot!!!!

Our Wu was trained by our late Collie Dog Drake.
She has many more herding traits than most Shar-pei.
She goes nuts if she can't see both of us... and will wear herself out running back and forth.

Here's a Swallowtail that has definitely seen better days.
This is an old old Butterfly
Ric

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5439019

henry10 - I watched the swallowtail butterfly larvae work their way through some parsley plants - extras I had planted for them. They are voracious eaters! But such beautiful butterflies. We seem to have a lot of monarchs right now on the zinnias.

I hope our Fla. buddies aren't "tornaoded" = and hope they send some rain up here in Pa,

If one was not a Gardener here in Pa., - one would think he was in Paradise.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5439075

Not bad once again today. Low 80s for a high. Tomorrow will only be in the 70s with rain.

Here is a fun pic I took at work on Sunday. This is our fountain garden with the Cascade Waterfall in the background. Kids and adults alike love playing in this fountain.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 20, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #5439423

64, sunny and beautiful this evening. We took another hike up on Hatcher Pass today. A different trail that has also been improved so more can use it.
Take care there, in the storm path. Marylyn, thanks for the info as to your area, too.
Loved reading the posts from everyone; photos, too.
Joey~loved the pic~he's just as cute as can be.
MySharona~glad Gary's having a good week.
This is part of the road to the pass. From the pass, we hiked up the mt to a gorgeous area of three small lakes.
Kiska

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #5439621

Hi! (((waving))) We had a very warm day today (84) , but like Ric says...the nights are cooler. It was 57 this morning. Right now it's 68.
At Dublin...
Clear: 73F
Feels like: 73F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 61
Humidity: 65%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:43 AM
Sunset: 8:09 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sidney & Sharon! Stay Safe! :-O And hang on to your hats!
Sharon, You're getting much better at taking those hummer pics! And What wonderful news about Gary's tumor marker going down! Yippeeeeee! :D I hope & pray that it continues to go WAY down! :D A Wonderful prognosis!!
Kelli, You've done it again... I want to go watch a western, but I can't ...gotta work tomorrow. Sorry to hear that your DH is so uncomfortable. Will he be home soon? Hope so...so he can get back into his "comfort zone". :D
Marsue, Hurry! Back!
Adina, Love that puppy! He's a cutie! Does he have a name?
Pepper, I would have liked to have been in that fountain today! JW would have had a hoot! :D
Celia, That's a great ocean shot. Is that in Oregon? I have always wanted to go there (& Alaska & the Columbia River,US & Canada) Maybe one of these days...
Kiska, Your shot is great! Got any more? I absolutely love your shots...especially your landscapes! :D

The trivia for today is...
A kind of echo that appears on a radar screen that may indicate a tornado is called?
a) Hadley echo
b) Rain echo
c) Hook echo
d) Red echo

Good Nite!
Joey

(one more from the fair)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2008
6:37 AM

Post #5440221

I'm going to go with A.

I'm so tired. It's hot, the wind has kicked up some and you can smell the Great Salt Lake. YUCK!!! It smells like bad fish and brine. People who have lived here all their lives say it smells like the ocean. Silly people, it isn't even close. The ocean has a clean, crisp smell. This is just a rotten, fishy odor.

Yes, Joey, that pic is from Oregon. Here's another from the car as we drove south along the coast.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
10:06 AM

Post #5440393

Susan Waving Thanks : )
Ric WX says it may curve further South between St. Augustine and the Ocala area. Thats good for us, but its still up in the air. This storm is a little unconventional no one really knows what its going to do.
Pepper That fountain looks like a nice way to cool off!
Kiska Thats a nice smooth trail the sky is so clear!
Joey Those little hummers are tough to catch on film! They see me and race away. I saw one last week and thought I would beat it at its own game (ha). I opened the back door really slowly and parked my self on the porch. The little hummer came back, flew around the corner to the back porch, looked at me and I swear it stuck its tongue out at me and flew away. It was letting me know it knew what I was doing and my sneakiness wasnt working! I was left standing holding my camera and thinking Are you kidding me? LOL! Going with C Hook Echo. Thats a pretty fountain. I like the way the liriope (sp?) is circled around it.
Celia Your picture proves that a tree will grow pretty much anywhere!

Here is Wundergrouond again:
http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=JAX®ion=d5&lat=30.61248016&lon=-81.49488068&label=Fernandina Beach, FL

NOAA:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT06/AL0608W.gif

Local:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/default.aspx

78.1 F / 25.6 C (Eww I knew it felt sticky out there)
Overcast
Humidity: 83% (Now we know why!)
Dew Point: 72 F / 22 C
Wind: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h / 2.4 m/s from the ENE
Wind Gust: 12.8 mph / 20.6 km/h / 11.3 m/s
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 81 F / 27 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 1500 ft / 457 m
Mostly Cloudy 3000 ft / 914 m
Overcast 13000 ft / 3962 m

Now
Flood Watch is in effect... Through 630 am...showers will move onshore from Jacksonville Beach south to Flagler Beach with the heaviest showers in the coastal waters from nearshore to 40 miles east of Mayport. The showers will move inland to Orange Park...Palatka downtown Jacksonville and Crescent City. The showers will move west northwest at 25 miles an hour.

My Goodness! Can we another "Watch" to this? LOL!
Tropical Storm Wind Warning in effect until 6 am EDT Friday...
Flood Watch in effect through Friday afternoon...
Hurricane wind watch in effect through late Thursday night...
Tropical Storm Warning in effect...
Hurricane Watch in effect...

Today
Tropical storm conditions possible. Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms. High 83. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Nassau County (us) schools and businesses are open. So yes, I am going to get ready for work now. :P Made sure the generator is good last night. Got the cereus in the garage (yay!). Duval County (Sidney) schools and most businesss are closed.

Y'all have a great day. I'll be checking in when I can. Banana plants and Cannas.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #5440457

Trivia is C. :~)

RIght now it's mostly dark and a little on the cool side.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #5440909

Good morning!

It was a wonderful, sunny day here yesterday, quite warm and not so breezy :-) We went on a long drive, made it home around midnight last night.

It's sunny today but a bit on the cool side, 55F and a cool breeze. Fall is definately in the air.

Wonderful photos eveyone, I enjoyed them all and reading your posts :-)

Sharon - great news about Gary :-) Thoughts for him this week. Love the squirrel - so funny. And Wide load is a fitting name ! lol

We started our trip in Thingvellir national park once again. Stopped there for 2 hours because the weather was so wonderful, about 65F. I packed hot cocoa and wool sweaters this time so we wouldn't be as cold as last time ... wasn't counting on it being so warm ;-) lol

Have a great day! Sharon and Sidney - stay safe!

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #5440913

Good morning!

Pepper, that fountain looks like a blast. :-)

Sharon, I'm so glad Gary is doing so well and the tumors are responding! It looks like Fay made a tighter turn than expected... They have taken the little h's off of the map and it looks like it will stay a Tropical storm. Yayy! Now if it will just stay north and not re-enter the Gulf... The Jacksonville area is still colored blue, so your still going to get some yucky weather. You and Sidney be careful!!!

I'm guessing C, too, Joey.

It's a sleepy groggy day today so far... The little bunny fell asleep at 6:00 last night. We tried to wake her up at 7:30, but after wandering around blearily for a couple of minutes, she tucked herself back into bed and we let her sleep. Bad idea. She woke up at 12:15, happy and chipper and ready to get up and play. I let her out of her room so she wouldn't keep the big bunny up. She played and chattered and I sat on the couch and read/napped until about 2:30, when I shooed her back to bed. Silly bunny.

Off to find some caffeine...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (10 min ago)
Temperature 76 F 24 C
Dew Point 73 F 23 C
Humidity 93%
Pressure 29.87 in 1011.4 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 6 mi 9.7 km
Heat Index 81 F 27 C
Current Conditions Mist
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.0F / 23.9C

Through noon, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and move to the northeast at around 20 mph across much of southeast Texas. The greatest concentration is expected to be generally along and east of interstate 45 and along and south of highway 59. (That's south of us.) Rainfall totals should average 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Isolated 2 to 3 inch amounts are possible in association with the stronger storms or where training develops.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
1:27 PM

Post #5440928

The water looked very inviting ... it's fridgid cold though and incredibly deep so taking a dip is out of the question. The fissures are very popular with divers though since the water is so clear, they say it's like floating in air.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #5440960

Another fissure called "Money Fissure" since people throw coins in it to make a wish. Also a popular scuba diving spot.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #5441021

Then we left Thingvellir behind and followed a "mountainback trail" up north to a place called Hsafell ( http://www.husafell.is/e_index.htm ) one of our "pearls". It was a 2 hour bumpy ride through barren, desertlike landscape with a pretty magnificient view of no less than 3 glaciers. Actually there was a 4th one, but the icecap was nowhere to be seen. It will probably be the first glacier to disappear completely ...

Leaving Thingvellir behind. This little hill is named "Maiden's Seat" (Meyjarsti)

edited for spelling ;-)

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 20, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #5441282

48 Overcast 6:30am
rann~loved your trip; the fissures are fantastic.
MySharona ~ the trail was nice; but that was the road as we neared the summit.
Glad you're off to work and not hunkered down somewhere else.
Marylyn~what a night ~ caffine is on my list right now, too.
Joey~I took over 50 pics of the area; I doubt I'll hike up there again.
Sounds as if the nights are nice; hint of fall? The fountain is cool; the Alaska State Fair is held here, in Palmer. It begins tomorrow and runs for 10 days. A
kwanjin~very pretty area of the coast; I never knew that the Great Salt Lake had any kind of scent.
Dh took this of me taking a rest between two of the three lakes.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #5441451

Rann, your photos are lovely. That water does look inviting!

Celia, somehow I missed commenting in the Salt Lake odor in my last post, so here goes: ewwwww! I love all of your photos from Oregon. It's also very high on my places-I-really-really-want-to-visit-list.

Kiska, that photo is gorgeous, too!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2008
4:19 PM

Post #5441789

I gotta agree the Great Salt Lake smells horrible.
But so do parts of the IWW down in FL.
Brakish water YUCK!

Rann that's some pretty county!
What's a Bumby?
I know a Brumby is a horse in Australia...

Hot humid and no rain in sight.
The nights though are getting warmer..

Ric
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #5441995

Ric - LOL! Bumby was supposed to be bumpy - it was a very bumpy ride ;-) lol NO idea what a bumby is ;-) lol Thanks :-)

Kiska - wow that is some gorgeous scenery :-) Another pearl :-)

There was a safety hut along the trail

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #5442010

Looking back the way we came

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5442285

Sharon, the hummer probably did know what you were doing! LOL We had one on Sat. buzz us a couple of times then stop 2 feet over our heads and hovered for almost a full minute, like he was checking out something. He flew to the feeder and I raised my camera. As soon as I got it up to my eye, he flew back to us, chirped and flew away! It was so funny. He was saying, "I know what you're up to! NO WAY!" LOL

Wonderful country you live in, Rann. It's now on my "some day" list. Some day...until then, I will make do with your photos. Thank you.

81F with 89 later today.
Feels like: 81F

Barometer: 29.8 in
Dewpoint: 37
Humidity: 21%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 3 mph SW
Sunrise: 6:43 AM
Sunset: 8:17 PM
UV Index: 9 Moderate


The lake has brinefish, and water boatman. I don't know the Latin terms for them. Also, brine flies. LOTS of brine flies. All of them and the algaes contribute to the smell. Edited to say that this is not my picture. I pulled it off the internet.

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

August 20, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5443445

Great pictures, Rann. That looks like a neat place.

DH will be back tonight. He said that gasoline is about $2.88 a gallon in Guaymas. I have to assume that he did the conversion correctly.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on August 20, 2008
85 F / 29 C
Clear
Humidity: 37%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SSE
Pressure: 29.78 in / 1008 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 84 F / 29 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 9 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Git along little dogies

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5443468

I'm so glad he will be home soon, Kelli! I hate it when my dh has to be away.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 20, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #5443491

It's rare that he has to go on a trip. Although I miss him, I also enjoy the "me" time. I need more private time than the average person.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5443600

Rann Youre pictures are awesome! The water is amazingly blue and clear. You have a very long and colorful history in your country. Hsafell is a beautiful area.
Marylyn WX is predicting 5-10 of rain for us beginning later tonight through tomorrow. You gotta watch out for those little bunnies, they can be sneaky LOL!
Kiska WOW! Just gorgeous! The hunkering down begins tonight. In the summer our marshes stink to high heaven filled with noseeums, gnats and horse flies. In the winter they have a mild brine scent. More reasons I wont live on the marsh.
Celia Beautiful picture! I have learned that Hummers are very tiny and very smart little birds. They buzz me sometimes in the back yard.
Kelli That picture looks like a painting. Hopefully your DH didnt leave off a digit and its actually $28 a gallon! LOL! I enjoy it when Jeff goes out of town for a couple of days and I get to have me time! Its when hes gone for more than 3 days that I get antsy.

Rann & Kiska What are your water temps?

78.8 F / 26.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 73 F / 23 C
Wind: 6.4 mph / 10.3 km/h / 2.9 m/s from the ENE
Wind Gust: 16.9 mph / 27.2 km/h / 11.3 m/s
Pressure: 29.83 in / 1010.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 82 F / 28 C
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0.0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 800 ft / 243 m
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft / 487 m
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft / 1676 m

Tropical Storm Wind Warning in effect until 6 am EDT Friday...
Flood Watch in effect through Friday afternoon...
Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

Rest of Tonight
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms early in the evening...then showers and thunderstorms. Low 76. Northeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Work and schools are closed tomorrow. Winds expected up to 50mph.

First Coast News:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/

NOAA:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT06/AL0608W.gif

Callie and her Blue Days again!

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

August 20, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5443668

Oh boy, Sharon! You get a "snow day". (Gotta look on the bright side at times like this.)

The color of the grass is still nice but by December it will be a tired grayish shade. The green plant in the lower right corner is a tumbleweed.

Come-a ti-yi-yippy-ippy-ay

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5443989

Kelli - beautiful photos :-) I love the looks of those hills.

Sharon - thanks :-) The temperature of the water in the fissures is about 39F year round. The water comes from the glaciers we drove by on our trip - it filters through the lava so it's crystal clear when it flows out, but still very cold.

Celia - thanks :-) That's a very pretty photo of Salt lake, I never realized it smelled so bad ;-)

Here's what made the bumpy ride totally worth it ... :-) Two of the glaciers we saw on the way - the one closer is named risjkull, the one further away is Langjkull (Long glacier, which I think is the second largest glacier in the country)

Rann

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5444111

A rock pile (vara) with the glacier Langjkull behind ... these kinds of piles used to mark trails before there were roads ... this one is steadily growing since travellers add a rock to the pile when they pass. While we were there a tourist bus (seen in the distance) stopped for that purpose ;-) The light colored mountain is named Prestahnkur (Priest mountain)

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 21, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5444134

Just dropping in for a second to say hi. Been down with some kind of flu. Getting better, though.
Sharon, I bet you're already tired of Fay's antics.

Our high today was only in the mid 80s. Very pleasant, tho stil real humid.
Deb
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5444395

High only reached mid 70s today. But it got humid this afternoon. Scattered showers all day though majority of them missed us around here. Feels like it's gonna storm but they keep saying scattered showers. Guess we will see. :~)

View of Island Garden at PG on Sunday.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
5:45 AM

Post #5445440

Great photos people. REALLY long day today. I'm tired. Again. Up too early, up too late.

My DB in OR sent me his old polarizing filter and I get to play with it tomorrow. Yea!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
11:20 AM

Post #5445687

Good morning!

It's overcast this morning, 58F and slightly breezy. It's time to get prepared for the beginning of school next Monday. Tomorrow is a meeting with the teacher to get the school schedule. Selma will be in 5th grade this winter, seems like only yesterday she started in 1st grade. Hildur Eva starts back at preschool on Monday as well.

pepper - beautiful photos from the gardens where you work. Loved the fountain photo as well :-)

The glacier Langjkull in the distance and a river that runs from it that will further downhill join other rivers to form Hvt (White River). There are two large rivers that run from Langjkul glacier, one to the south and the other to the west, they're both named Hvt.

The passage we followed between the glaciers Langjkull and Ok (which has such a small icecap you have to hike up to it to see it) is know as Kaldidalur (Cold valley) http://www.lastminuteiceland.is/travelguide/kaldidalur_ferdavisir.htm ... after getting out of the car to photograph the rock pile I came to the conclusion that it was aptly named because of the cold air from the glaciers. It's really freezing up there ;-) It was the first mountain road in Iceland, opened in 1830. Before that it had been a very important passage between these regions for centuries.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
12:28 PM

Post #5445959

rannveig, what a wonderful and beautiful country Iceland is as I've seen on TV and in pictures. Just a couple days ago, I saw on tv about a scientist studying the genes of Icelanders due to your unique population. Here, in Northeast Mississippi, them temp. is 75F, with clouds and patchy rain. We need the rain but not any sever weather that Tropical Storm Fay might bring, if it's remnants move in this direction. We're about 350 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Re glaciers: Are you seeing any unusual melting of them and if so how would you describe it? Only to live in a cooler environment! Here in the Deep South of the U.S. our summers are hot and humid. I was born and reared in the part of the country and have never gotten used to this climate. Often I've said that my ancestors must have come from the far north of Europe and it's still in my genes! I'm more of a mountain person than a beach person. Thank you for your most interesting post. Leeflea51
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #5446189

Rann Brrrrr 39*! The road trip sure did pay off in views! Just gorgeous!
Deb Hope you feel better soon : ) Yeah, were about sick of Fay
Pepper The gardens are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures!
Celia Have fun with the filter!
Leeflea51 Welcome!

77.0 F / 25.0 C
Light Rain
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 71 F / 21 C
Wind: 5.9 mph / 9.5 km/h / 2.6 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 9.7 mph / 15.6 km/h / 16.5 m/s
Pressure: 29.80 in / 1009.0 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F / 26 C
Visibility: 6.0 miles / 9.7 kilometers
UV: 0.0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2100 ft / 640 m
Overcast 5000 ft / 1524 m

Tropical Storm Wind Warning in effect until 4 PM EDT Friday...
Flood Watch in effect through Friday afternoon...
Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

Today
Tropical storm conditions expected. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High 83. East winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph. Chance of rain near 100%.

I would go to the beach to take pictures, but everyone is to stay off the roads unless you are emergency personnel and beacuse the sand would chew up the windsheild. Fay is hovering at St. Augustine - hasn't moved for a while. Meanwhile we're getting intermittant low/high winds and rain. It's going to get worse as the day goes by.

Maybe difficult to see, but 4 female Cardinals on the fence and 1 male on the ground. This guy has a harem!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
1:27 PM

Post #5446217

Oh...Here are a couple of links. We're going to get hammered...

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=JAX®ion=d5&lat=30.61248016&lon=-81.49488068&label=Fernandina Beach, FL

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=112229&catid=15

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5446709

Oh, my! Stay safe! Your birdies are very cute. I wish we got them. We get an abundance of birds but they're aren't as brightly colored.

As for Fay, the winds aren't as bad as I was thinking but, jeez! 50-70 mph? That'll blow you to Kansas!

Yes, welcome, Leeflea51. Always nice to 'see' new 'faces'.

Rann, how long has your country been settled?

71F with 94 for this afternoon.
Feels like: 71F

Barometer: 29.7 in ↑
Dewpoint: 33
Humidity: 25%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 11 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:44 AM
Sunset: 8:15 PM
UV Index: 9

This was taken in full sun with the filter. I still have to practice. California poppy.

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leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
3:13 PM

Post #5446749

kwanjin, thank you for your warm welcome. Even though I've been a member for only about a week, I feel quite at home at this site. So for I've not been yelled at. I've never been to Utah but seeing various TV programs on Utah, I'd love to visit. Naturally, I'm familiar with the Morman Tabernacle Choir. How splendid they are. I must have missed it but what is the flower you posted?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #5446805

California poppy. They bloom in profusion all season and come back the next year.
leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #5446951

kwanjin, they are quite lovely. I have never seen them in person. I've tried growing other poppies but with no success. Maybe it's the climate in which I live or something I'm doing incorrectly. Thanks for the response. Leeflea51
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5446973

Good morning, everyone!

Rann, those photos are breathtaking!! My little bunny goes to preschool next week, too. Monday is "orientation" day... We go with her from 9-11 and she gets to see her room and teachers and classmates, etc. It's always fun. :-) The bus picks her up on Tuesday. I'm not looking forward to that part... She loves riding on the bus, and the drivers and helpers have always been nice. I hate worrying about missing the bus, though, both in the morning while I'm brushing her teeth in the bathroom where I can't see the road and I'm always imagining that I heard an engine.. was that the bus?, and in the afternoon when they drop her off. If I'm not outside waiting when they drop her off, they take her back to school and I have to go pick her up. She would be pretty devastated, I think, if the bus came to our house and then drove away again with her still inside.

What is PG, pepper? The island is beautiful. :-)

Sharon and Sidney, please be careful!! Slow moving storms are never a good thing.

Our weather report says it's clear, but it isn't at all. It's completely overcast. We have a 60% chance of rain again today. We've received about 2.5 inches in the past week, which has been very nice. :-)

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 9:53am CDT (57 min ago)
Temperature 81 F 27 C
Dew Point 75 F 24 C
Humidity 82%
Pressure 29.96 in 1014.4 mb
Wind Speed 3 MPH 3 kts
Wind Dir SSE 160
Ceiling Unlimited Unlimited
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Heat Index 88 F 31 C
Current Conditions Clear
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 75.0F / 23.9C
3 hour precipitation ending 9:53am CDT : 0.25"

Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5446980

I also meant to say.. Welcome to the weather thread and to Dave's Garden, Leeflea51!!! :-)
leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
4:05 PM

Post #5447060

Marylyn-TX, thank you for the warm welcome. As I posted on another forum, the people are so very nice and willing to share their experiences and so far, nobody has yelled at me for posting on the wrong site. The neice of the friend with whom I live, lived in Houston for about a year before marrying her husband who was also livin in Houston. She said she quite enjoed living there. It seems I saw a program on A&E about a refinery explosion in Texas City a ways back. If I'm correct, is that near Houston? Again, thanks for the warm welcom. Leeflea51

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 21, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #5447083

Celia, Romanian white poppies ...it's hot, hot, hot, over 100, I have
Rann, great pics!
Sharon, I'm praying for you to stay safe!
Hugs,
Adina

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #5447156

Yes, Texas City is on the far east side of Houston. It is heavily populated by refineries. The explosion was very sad. Houston is a nice city, for a BIG city. It's the 4th biggest city in the nation, and by far the biggest of the top 4 in area at 600 square miles. We live on the northwest side. We'd rather live out in the country, but my husband would have to spend multiple hours on the road every day commuting in our awful traffic. We'd rather spend those hours together as a family, so here we are. :-)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
4:59 PM

Post #5447376

I don't think you have to worry about people yelling at you. ☺ Most of us are very nice and helpfull people and those who are not, get booted pretty quick. I post on all kinds of places and all I get is a smile and a How Ya Been.

Enhanced pic of Coleus.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5447391

I meant to say, Rann, that I need to get outside my safe bubble and start experimenting with more plants. Your poppies a beautiful!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 21, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #5447474

52 - raining;gray heavy clouds So glad we took our hike when we did a few days ago.
welcome to this thread, leeflea51~
So many nice places to have seen this morning; sure love that rock pile, rann.
The bright flowers looks great on a dim day~
We'd hiked to above the snow but there was no trail over to it; so didn't bother to make our own.

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leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5447717

Marylyn-Tx, I was born and reared in a small Mississippi town and when I graduated nursing school, I went to work in Memphis, TN looking for adventure of a city. But now that I'm older, I'm quite content to remain in this rual environment. It's good you make it a priority to have family time. I'm 51 and haven't had that in years as now most of my family are scattered around the country. Take care, leaflea51
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5447895

Hi leeflea and welcome to the forum and Dave's :-) Yes, Icelanders are a very homogenous bunch so we are well suited to genealogical studies. Most Icelanders are related about 7-8 generations back. Decode genetics has been doing some very interesting studies and has managed to isolate genes that cause all sorts of problems... The reason for this is very simple; since we are on an island in the middle of the Atlantic, the population was very isolated in past centuries so there was little "new blood" added to the mix. In 1783, a great volcanic eruption caused a global cooling for about 2 years because of particles released into the atmosphere. The effects were felt worldwide, but of course most severely in Iceland. In the period 1783-1785 about 75% of the livestock was killed and 20% of the population, about 10.000 people. Hence, about 40.000 people survived so we are basically all descendants of those people. I read somewhere that the Danish government (which ruled Iceland at the time) considered evacuation those 40.000 wretches to Denmark ... so glad they didn't. lol Regarding the glaciers - yes they are melting. At this rate they will most have disappeared in the next 100 years.

Celia - thanks :-) The first settlers arrived (from Norway) around 800-874.

Sure had to brush up on my history to write this post ;-) lol

Sharon - hang tight :-) Hope it won't get too bad!

And for a weather update: It's started raining and according to the forcast it will rain until Tuesday, at least ... (sigh)

Thanks everyone for you comments - glad you've enjoyed the tour.

Down to lower ground and nearing Hsafell. Hvt (White river) with the 4th glacier way in the distance (Eirksjkull meaning Eric's glacier).

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5447923

It's getting ugly here. Power went out for almost 2 hours, just got it back. Will check in again later (if not here with Marylyn).

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=JAX®ion=d5&lat=30.61248016&lon=-81.49488068&label=Fernandina Beach, FL

Again, we're at the thick black plus sign with the circle around it. This is round one, round 2 hits later this evening..

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leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
7:15 PM

Post #5448021

Rannveig, Thank you for responding to my post. How so very interesting your account of the volcano. Here, in the U.S., it would be a different story. For example, I'm Irish, Scottish, Danish,English with a little bit of Native American thrown in just to really confuse things! Eric's glacier and it's near environs must be a lovely place to visit. Do you go there often? Please be so kind as to accept my warmest good wishes. Leeflea51
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #5448174

3 (2 males, 1 female) surfers went in at jax beach. The female drowned. The 2 males taken to the hospital.
Another update:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=112229&catid=15

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #5448193

Ohhh... :-( That's so sad, Sharon! I don't understand why people go out surfing at times like this...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
8:10 PM

Post #5448215

It's the adrenaline rush. They become addicted to it and nothing will stop the bad choices. The fear of death is what gets them going.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #5448254

Not my idea of fun!

The story just changed. The Chief of Police in Jax just reported that they went swimming in the ocean not surfing. Today is a double red flag day at all of the beaches. All early 20's, one guy and the girl are visiting a friend from Indiana.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=116992&catid=15
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #5448273

wonderful here coolest Aug. i can remember
Today: Cloudy with scattered showers likely. The best chance will be south and east of the metro. We may see some peaks of sunshine by this afternoon.
Winds: SE 5-10 mph
High: 82

Friday: Becoming partly cloudy and warmer. Rain chances
down to only 20%.
Winds: S 10 mph
Low: 71
High: 88

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
8:33 PM

Post #5448280

72* and 4/10'' rain. It has been wonderfully cool all of August. I've been sitting on the sideporch with my gardening books and scribbles deciding on how to redo a few beds.

I'm also digging and replanting 43 overgrown iris. I'm 6' shy of digging 80' of daffodils. So far, I have 4, five gallon buckets 2/3 full of them! I made a free pile across the road. I planted 74 bulbs 1' apart in 1996. I'm only saving a FEW to dot around.

We went to the state fair near Des Moines last Wednesday. Almost a three hour drive from Nichols, on interstate. It's hilly out there and I found unused muscles. I can't wait to go back next year!

Sorry I haven't had time to catch up.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5448328

Afternoon, everybody! It's quite warm & muggy here. The battery has gone out on my exterior thermometer...so I haven't got a clue. LOL Yes...I'm totally clueless! :D But this is what it is at Dublin...
Clear: 82F
Feels like: 85F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 66
Humidity: 58%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SE
Sunrise: 6:44 AM
Sunset: 8:06 PM
UV Index: 4 Moderate

I would have been here last night, but Jack had an encounter w/a skunk! He came in the house last night about 9:30 & EWWWWW! I had to escort him right back out! I went back inside & spray the house & put on some potpourri; then went back outside to check him out. Mister "energizer poochie" must have just got it on the rear, because his head & shoulders aren't stinky. Or at least no more stinky than normal (it's a Sharpei thing). I had to work this morning & am waiting on DH to get up (he's working "hoot-owl") so we can douse him w/ tomato juice. We'll have to take him to the creek since he doesn't like the water hose. (yeah...I mean that sarcastically)

Leeflea, Welcome to the forum! :D
Tazzy, Welcome! :D
Sharon, It looks like things are getting rather nasty for you there! :-O I hope that it doesn't get any worse! Have you heard from Sidney? Sorry to hear about the girl drowning...some folks don't use their heads, I suppose. Mother Nature is not to be "messed" with. ~ BTW...I had a good chuckle when I read about the hummers reading your mind! They do that to me as well! :D
Pepper, Love that pic! I think I could stay there a while & definitely work there! :D
Rann, Those pics are great! I just love your tours! The water really looks clear! I also, love your history lessons...love learning about other peoples. :D
Kelli...there ya go! I am definitely watching a western tonite! :D Lonesome Dove, maybe. :)
Celia, Great Poppies! & thanks for those pics from the Oregon coast! :) Good looking Coleus!
Kiska, I think (for me) I would have to make a trail! :D I love to explore...& that would certainly be the place for me to do it! :D
Deb, Hope that you get to felling better soon! Nothing worse than being "flu-ish" in the summer.

The answer to the trivia is...C!
A red echo is a type of iris.

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

Have a good evening (Sharon & Sidney...Stay Safe!)
Joey

New River is low

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #5448360

Pretty spot to relax, Joey. I haven't a clue on the trivia. I'm clueless, too! LOL

Random Oregon pic.

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leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5448399

music2keep, Thank you for the welcome. It's most kind of you. Here it is cloudy with patchy rain and the temp is 83F. I am trying to keep track of TS Fay in case the remnants get to this part of N.E. MS. Katrina did with sustained winds of about 45-50mph, which was unusual for us. Thinking of going to bed,thanks to these blasted feral chicken waking me in the wee morning hours(see forum on poultry). Take care one and all. leeflea51

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5448516

Hi to Tazzy, always a good time when you're around!

Joey, I didn't know you were missing because I was too. Welcome back. Poor Jack!!! I hope it all went well with the deodorizing.

Kwanjin, nice random!

Leeflea, welcome from me too altho I go missing a lot!

Our ash tree was about 65 years old before the July straight line winds broke it. It had to come down.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #5448661

Hi Tazzy Welcome to the Weather Forumboy do we have some weather going~
Joey That would be Carol. I heard a limb hit our neighbors SUV.
Sally Hi Nice to see you again! Thats a lot of Iris and a lot of digging. I remember when your ash was snapped. It was a beauty. If you want to get rid of the stump, drill holes into it then pour salt in the holes. It will dry up the stump. That is unless you are hoping for a new start to grow.
Joey LOL I bet Jack stunk of skunk! Oh, sorry I had to make a joke out of it! {{Chuckling}}. Thats a beautiful picture. Apparently there is nothing low here now! 4 of rain and counting.
Celia Beautiful picture!

Im going a little stir crazy

75.9 F / 24.4 C
Light Rain Mist
Humidity: 91%
Dew Point: 73 F / 23 C
Wind: 4.3 mph / 6.9 km/h / 1.9 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11.1 km/h / 18.5 m/s
Pressure: 29.71 in / 1006.0 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 76 F / 24 C
Visibility: 2.0 miles / 3.2 kilometers
UV: 0.0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 700 ft / 213 m
Mostly Cloudy 1200 ft / 365 m
Overcast 2300 ft / 701 m

Now
Through 640 PM...rain bands will continue to move onshore and inland in northeast Florida from Fernandina Beach and St Augustine west to Live Oak... Gainesville and Ocala. The heavier showers are along Interstate 75 from Live Oak to Ocala. Along coastal counties...squall like wind gusts will accompany the heavy rainfall. Flooding of low lying areas...construction sites...drainage ditches and flood prone areas near creeks and rivers is likely.

Tropical Storm Wind Warning in effect until 4 PM EDT Friday...
Flood Watch in effect through late Friday night...
Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

Tonight
Tropical storm conditions. Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Low 76. East winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph. Chance of rain near 100%.

The beaches are closed and have been for quite a while. The police are now arresting anyone found going into the ocean. This happens everytime we have a serious storm move through. Pretty much the only people that will be trying to swim are "loaded" from parties and think they can body surf. If I'm going to be loaded you will not find me at the beach with a minimum of 40mph winds and sand blowing so hard it peels the skin off my body challenging Mother Nature. I haven't been loaded in years - LOL!

Sylvester is not happy with the rain and wind situation. He sticks his nose out the door and pulls it back in after getting blasted with rain LOL!

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5448686

Hi Sharon, we got a lot of salt advice. The guy who cut it down will come back and grind it down. Much quicker that way. I've had my share of waiting on stumps to go away! I thought about you and Sugar when I saw the weather this morn. Hold on!! Giggling over the loaded comment. Awww, Sylvester!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #5448888

Water pouring off the eaves

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5448892

Out the front door

Oh, and the seas are 10-16'

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #5448984

Does this happen every year? More than once? (For your area) Is the rain cold or warm? Have you ever had to evacuate?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5449112

Not every year, but we got the flip side of the coin this year. The rain is warm. We have to be prepared for cool spots as they could develop into tornadoes. We've never had to evacuate, but are prepared to do so.

Unlike a lot of Floridians I refuse to become complacent about the weather. All supplies are prepared each year by June, I just replenish as necessary.

Mother Nature does not negotiate.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 22, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5449184

wow MySharona~pouring for sure; hope it's going to be ok. Being complacement probably is not a good thing. Glad you're prepared.
M2Keep~poor Jack; poor family:) hope you can get him down to the creek and taken care of. It looks as if there is a boat/canoe on the river; fishing? floating? Very pretty scene. (didn't need to get to the snow; should be plenty soon enough :)) Carol.
bp~what a loss; do you use wood for heat?
hi Tazzy~was most of the summer cooler than usual?
this afternoon: 61 and light rain.
Daylight:
Actual Time Rise: 6:20 AM AKDT Set:9:36 PM AKDT
Civil Twilight 5:28 AM AKDT 10:28 PM AKDT
Nautical Twilight 4:12 AM AKDT 11:42 PM AKDT

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #5449252

Kiska, a guy up the block uses wood. We gave it to him. Ash is good to burn!

Snow? What is this thing you call snow :o)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #5449275

Howdy and welcome to Tazzy and leaflea.
We are getting pelted with a slew of lichen laden Live Oak twigs and limbs. So far no biggies.
Brand new Thread!!!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/893941/
Come on over!
Sidney
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5449327

No it was hot summer we had just a week ago then it went to100 and boom were in 80
Like Will Rogers said about Oklahoma if you don't like the weather just wait a hour or two we can drop 30 or more degrees in a half a day .from low thirties to high seventies
or visa versa.
instead of dog days of summer we are having cat days of summer

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #5449358

Please come to the new thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/893941/
Sidney
leeflea51
Golden, MS
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2008
5:49 AM

Post #5450782

Billyporter and Sugarweed, thanks for the greetings. How kind of you to respond so warmly. Sugarweed, are you in the path of TS Fay? If you are, please do be careful. Billyporter, I have a good friend who lives in Davenport. Is that near you. Often she speak of going to Moline which I assume is just across the river from her. Again, thanks to the both of you. Greetings from N.E. Mississippi, leeflea51

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