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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6457170

Time for a new thread the last one was getting long. We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/974600/

Adina Love the article!
Rann- Hildur Eva is getting so tall! Its sad to know the children are so affected by the recession. Its hit here too. I think life is rough right now for most people all over the world. The tourist industry is still hurting here. Gardening in sand is difficult at best!
Joey Good luck tomorrow on the test. Well be thinking of you! The Baltic ivy is so pretty! How is Mr. Jack doing?
Celia nice pic!
E_B Im cracking up! Hes adorable!
Kelli Ill be checking out your video after I post this.

80.6 F
Clear
Humidity: 33%
Dew Point: 49 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.30 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 80 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 13 out of 16

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6457214

It's currently 82 heading for 85
Maybe 90 by Sunday! YIKES!

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6457227

Kelli - The video isn't shaky. You have the normal driving movement, but that's all. The tunnel did freak me out a little. I don't do spaces like that well LOL! You live in a very scenic area.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #6457455

Very cool video Kelli! Very scenic area - reminds me a bit of Spain ... Gives me an idea for a scenic tour of Iceland video series ;-) lol I have a new video camera that's easier to upload videos from than the old one ...

Thanks Sharon - very pretty amaryllis

EB - what an adorable face! :-)

Rann

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 24, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6457489

Back to a reasonable temp, 72. NO WIND!!!

Dinner time, then I'm not sure what is happening this afternoon.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 24, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6457744

Sharon, you are such a flatlander. ;-) I love tunnels.

Rann, yes, do some Iceland videos. That would be interesting.

Bernie, that is interesting that you call the noon meal "dinner". Some of my people back in PA used to do that but it seems to have died out.

I'll tell you what is funny. The video loaded overnight and probably was done around 2AM my time. By the time I had gotten up this morning, two people had looked at it. I can't imagine they would have watched the whole thing, but it's funny that some complete strangers had looked at it. Just a "warning" to those who haven't looked at it yet. It's not exciting or anything like that, though DH and I find it mesmerizing. Could be a sign that we need to get a life. ;-)


Anyway, cloudy and not hot today.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:11 AM PDT on April 24, 2009
64 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 48 F
Wind: 6 mph Variable
Pressure: 30.02 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 2700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 4100 ft
(Above Ground Level)

blue larkspur - The camera always picks them up as dark Dodger blue, but really they are grape juice purple.

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

April 24, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6457751

lichen

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

April 24, 2009
6:29 PM

Post #6457760

Ready for some fall color? - miner's lettuce finishing up for the year

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

April 24, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6457776

live-forevers

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

April 24, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6457785

meadow rue

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 24, 2009
8:13 PM

Post #6458234

Kelli, I'm sorry I can't see the video, they said the program is not available in Romania. Love the pics!
Sharon, thanks for starting a new thread, the amarrylis are great! That picture of Pea is too funny!
Joey, another test? Good luck!
E_B, what a sweet baby!
Mau, please, post a picture with your granddaughter!

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cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #6458424

Kiska & Kelli, I love the pics... I too am waaaayy behind so I am sorry for missing y'alls other posts!!
We have had dandy rain storms here lately which are welcome as we desperately need rain... today it is windy with temps close to the 90's!!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 24, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6458472

Yes, we are old fashioned. We do breakfast, lunch, (mid-morning), dinner, lunch, (mid-afternoon), & then supper. Also have bedtime snack.

We don't go out to "dinner" either. We go out to eat!

Probably overeat either way. LOL!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 25, 2009
12:09 AM

Post #6459035

We had breakfast, dinner, and supper when I was a little kid, then it later became breakfast, lunch, and supper.

Adina - nice article that you wrote. They sound like something that would grow here but I've never tried them. Do you often come across web sites that don't work in Romania? That surprises me. I always thought that the internet was the internet.


creek monkeyflower

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

April 25, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6459041

globe lily

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

April 25, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6459045

chocolate lily

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6459057

I'll start with Bernie: LOL at the "dinner" thing! I almost missed my first date with my DH Buddy many years ago because he asked me to dinner(lunch) and I thought he was asking me to dinner(supper)! We both grew up in Arkansas and still had different ideas about when one eats "dinner". LOLOL We managed to get things straightened out though, when I asked him what time he was picking me up. It was about 11 a.m. and he said, "in about 30 minutes". I nearly fell out of my chair but I managed to say, "Sure, I can make it then." I'm still chuckling about it!!
Adina: great article about the Snowdrops--such a pretty little flower. and the picture of my DGD is posted below. :o))
Celia: nice pic of the flag--was that the sun or the moon behind it?
EB: your little DGS is adorable--what a little flirt!! :o))
Sharon: thanks for the new thread--the amaryllis are lovely. One of mine has two buds on it--the others aren't showing any bloom stalks yet. Did you find any ajuga locally?
Ric: It's hard to believe that it is 90 in Ohio in April!! YIKES, indeed!
Kelli: nice video, thanks for the "tour"--what were the yellow bushes along the road in the beginning? We have a tunnel like that on I-540 in NW Arkansas heading toward Fayetteville. I think those tunnels are pretty neat myself!
Those are lovely flowers in your photos--I love the color of that larkspur.
Cindy: I'm glad to hear that you got some rain which you needed.

It's been unseasonably warm again today. Currently 79. I haven't turned on the a/c yet but I did have the ceiling fan on last night all night.

Here's my youngest grandchild. Gracie, age 1 year as of April 15th.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #6459075

and here she is sleeping peacefully in her carseat

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6459193

Windy and hot. We reached about 83 or so. Wasn't too bad as long as the wind was blowing.

The bad thing about the wind today was that it tore my driver's side door out of my hand this morning and messed up all the inner workings. It's currently sitting in the body shop waiting to be worked on and the current estimate is about $600 worth of work.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 25, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6459225

Oh, man, major bummer, Pepper.

Gracie is a cutie! The bushes with the yellow flowers are Spanish broom. It is invasive but seems to stick pretty much to disturbed places. The flowers smell very good. You might have noticed trees with white flowers. Those are locust, the same as you guys have.

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cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6459287

oh marsue what a cute little girl! We HAD to turn on our A/C a few days ago as our dogs were really feeling it & they had their summer cut too! We try to put it off as long as possible as our electricity is expensive in the summer!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6459413

Pepper OUCH! Been there!

Kelli I love the shots. We have a red Monkey Flower that is hardy here.
Thanks for the drive video and for reminding me.
I have a few here I need to get uploaded.
One driving Mt Gleason bottom to top and back.
One we took going to SanDiego in a Mystik... think Hugo... in a Santa Anna dust storm.

We hit 84 today.
Now they are saying mid 80's thru Monday.
Then lower 70's thru the rest of the week.
We should be at 68.

Boss came in at quitting time.
They laid off 6 people at our main plant. Basically in our HVO division.
They make car tranny gears.
The bad news is one of them is Nissan and they canceled our contract.
But did buy out our existing stock.
The good news is the other ones we make are for the best selling Jeeps.
They won't go under.
We also have at least 12 months of heavy gear jobs lined up.
Filling contracts for companies that went under or can't handle them.
Plus we picked up 4 contracts that had been outsourced overseas by the Government.
So we may get lean for a while but no more layoffs.

Here's a pic of a 1.66 MGWatt wind gear box (light blue) that came in yesterday.
34,000 pounds... w/ the shaft 52,000 in total.
Imagine this sitting 212' in the air w/ 115' blades stuck on it.
The speed at the tip of those blades is 183 MPH in a 27 MPH wind.
Those racks next to it are 5' across for scale.

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6459486

Wow!! That gear box is huge!! And I didn't know that they could go 183 mph. That's something I hadn't heard before.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6459627

youse folks have way more puter time than I do!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 25, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6459675

Ric, are there many wind turbines around your area ? They are hundreds around here. A number of local people work on them. A guy was telling us the other day about the tip speed. Sure don't look like it's that fast.

Went out to "eat" tonight. Ended up at a little place that is only open for the summer. I had a pound burger & DW had a pork tenderloin. Also had a basket of cauliflower with cheese sauce. Very good food!

Cold front has arrived, it's only 50 now. I hope it brings the rain along.

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

April 25, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #6459804

That is one serious gear box! One time a saw a truck hauling the housing (or whatever its called) - that thing that sits at the top of pole, where the gearbox and all the other mechanisms are. It was huge.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #6459894

Bernie there are a few around here but more in the northern part of the state near Lake Erie.
On the tip speed... at 20 R/Min on the blade side w/ 115' blades.
if my math is correct.
(circumference x 20) x 60 is how many feet the tip travels in an hour then divide that by 5280.
So 164 MPH.
What's wild is that the area covered in one revolution is almost an acre.

Here's the business side.
The generator bolts on here... and you can see the rest of the cooling system.
That's a 55 gallon hydraulic oil tank plus what's in the radiator.
It uses a huge disc brake and the blades feather to control the speed.

Here's what happens when one of those systems fail.

http://www.livevideo.com/video/8CB184B132BE43CAB906F64C3AA3C225/exploding-windmill.aspx

Ric


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6459912

We just sent a smaller unit to Mohave this week Kelli.
It's just about 5000 pounds...
These are coming out of Oregon and Washington State mainly.
The big one will be the only one we get of that size.
We are building a manual to work on them and will be training a crew in Iowa on the repairs and maintainance.
Iowa's a LOT closer than us.
The weird thing is they are all owned by Florida Power and Light... lol!

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

April 25, 2009
4:05 AM

Post #6460016

How do they get those things up in the air?
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #6460045

BIG Cranes

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.townnews.com/mcpress.com/content/articles/2008/02/04/news/news01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mcpress.com/articles/2008/02/04/news/news01.txt&usg=__wxj-fIqn1gBpQ7_uwdGMzMjvWVI=&h=478&w=400&sz=18&hl=en&start=10&um=1&tbnid=JBq06-9xV8QpRM:&tbnh=129&tbnw=108&prev=/images?q=erecting+a+wind+generator&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:*&sa=N&um=1&newwindow=1

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 25, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #6460065

Redoubt Volcano Latest Observations
2009-04-24 18:43:52

The eruption of Redoubt volcano continues. Seismicity remains elevated. Thermal anomalies visible in satellite images indicate continued slow growth of the lava dome.

Web cameras are showing more ash on the snow pack in the area around the dome. Winds today have likely re-mobilized ash in the area and frequent rock falls have been kicking up ash.

Additional explosive events are possible with little or no warning. The volcano remains at ORANGE/WATCH and AVO is staffed 24/7.
Otherwise, all's quiet at the volcano.
Didn't get up to the 50's today; held steady at 43-45*F mostly cloudy.
Thanks;
The cheese is so easy, and I think, inexpensive to make.
1/2 gallon skim milk
2 Junket Rennet tablets/crushed
1/4 tsp salt
Scald the milk
Cool to lukewarm
Add the crushed rennet tablets
Set aside in warm place for 30-45 minutes.
Pour into seive (save whey)
Form into ball.
Enjoy then, or wait for a day; it's good either way.
Good night ~have a great weekend everyone.
Careful of the bears:)
Good luck, Joey. Happy days for Jack again.
Cute babies; nothing quite like a baby to hold.
Ice on the way out~
Impressive ric

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6460614

Kiska - another desktop picture!

Ric - I did not realize you were involved with wind power generation. Anything that cuts oil use is an endeavor to be envied.

Sunny and bright. Since the plastic was removed from the screened porch yesterday there is much painting to be done today.

Care to all
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #6460733

70 going for 85

Years ago in an economic country far far away the company I'm w/ started making Wind Generator gear boxes.
This is way before I got on there.
(We also made huge gear boxes and shafts for the Navy.)
The gear boxes were a hit and we made quite a few for a company in CA.
THEY did so well in CA that they attracted the attention of a company called Enron...
When Enron collapsed they owed us 6 million dollars... we went bankrupt...
We're now playing catchup and doing the refurbishing of existing boxes.

Since we have a history w/ the Navy (we do the LCAC Fan Boxes and repairs to Tankers)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/LCAC.JPG&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LCAC.JPG&usg=__lhozaVzfw-ru31nTJnDOYlEx_S0=&h=1500&w=2100&sz=344&hl=en&start=22&um=1&tbnid=6BWDlCGgfqI1gM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=150&prev=/images?q=lcac&ndsp=18&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:*&sa=N&start=18&um=1&newwindow=1

We have picked up some more work from them.
Yesterday we laid of 6 people in our auto division but look even better than when I started in the other slots.
No more layoff predicted...

Ric


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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #6461102

Ric wish you well in the economic period. We are also experiencing a "shortage" all overtime has been cut - course they still want the product (circuit boards) out on time they just want it as cheaply as possible. Maybe some monkeys would do this for peanuts or bananas?

Just glad I am still employed at this point.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6461104

Oh yea - sunny warm and a nice breeze!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 25, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #6461785

Guys, it just been an earthquake here, 5.3...very short, but it did shake us a bit. Lucky I'm not living at the 10th floor anymore...ugh! Still I got scared a bit . BBL!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #6461954

Oh! Adina, so glad you're okay. Those can be frightening! I grew up is S. California and we'd get tremors all there time. I was there for the Northridge quake in 1994 while visiting. My first big one was in 1971 for the San Fernando quake. We get tiny shakes here.

Somehow I missed the jump to the new thread so I'm behind.


46.1 F with 50 predicted for the high. It feels warmer than that now. It's raining again.
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 43 F
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: 5.3 mph from the West
Wind Gust: 13.8 mph
Pressure: 29.76 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 1900 ft
Mostly Cloudy 4800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

The new plants arrived yesterday.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #6461958

Got the Miscanthus Super Stripe in the ground. On the right.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #6462121

Good evening everyone!

It's been a beautiful day here today, sunny with a slight breeze. Clouded up this afternoon and seems pretty calm at the moment. Temp. around 44F.

It's election day, the polls will close in half an hour, we just got back from voting. Now we'll just have to wait and see what the results will be ...

It was also spring concert day today in the girls music school - we've sat through 3 concerts today, one piano (Hildur Eva's first recital) and two sting concerts ... we were pretty exhausted afterwards to tell you the truth. lol

Hope the weather tomorrow will be this nice too, I didn't get a chance to work in the garden at all today.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #6462521

Wow miss 1 day and Im soooo far behind!

Joey How did the test go? How is Mr. Freebird Jack?
Bernie LOL at Dinner and Supper! It was dinner (lunch) and supper (dinner) when I was growing up. Now its lunch and dinner.
Kelli LOL yes I am!
Cindy Hi! Love the rain!
Kelli Love the chocolate lily. I think Celia has some?
Mau Gracie is adorable!
Pepper Were you able to get your truck repaired?
CG- Sounds like a good dinner to me!
Kiska- Thanks for the recipe. I think Ill have to try it soon!
Adina Im glad to hear you are safe. That would have scared me too.
Rann- I hope the elections go well for you. When will you know the results? Pretty blooms! Thats a lot of concerts in one day. Id be exhausted!

76.6 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 54 F
Wind: 0.0 mphfrom the North
Wind Gust: 9.7 mph
Pressure: 30.33 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4500 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft

Tonight
Clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 61. East winds 5 mph.

It was a picture perfect day here. High 81*. I went shopping today - had a great time! Action shot of Peanut chasing her tail.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #6462564

Cute shot of Peanut! LOL No chocolate lily here. I wish!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #6462584

She's a nut! Someone has chocolate lily...wish it was me!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #6462587

Did you ever get a video of Peanut howling?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #6462627

No. She hasn't done it since at least not that I've heard. I'll be outside most of the day tomorrow so I'll have the camera in tow. That is the funniest sound she makes LOL!

We've decided that she and Prissy are the nosy neighbors. They stand at the diningroom window and bark at the activity outside. The activity includes people walking their dogs, lizards, birds, bugs, wind blowing, etc...
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6462756

Sharon - I WAS exhausted! lol So glad it's over! The girls did well so they're happy too :-) Peanut is sooo cute! lol

Adina - glad you're OK, 5,3 is quite a hefty tremor!

First results are in and it looks like the results will be historic. The current gov't has a majority and if that will be the end result it's the first time in our history that the left-wing parties have a majority on parliament. The right wing (Independence party) is getting it's worst election ever.

Back to the result show now ;-)

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

April 25, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #6463049

Tornado in Kansas now. Over by Toganoxie, KS.

Cloudy and very windy here.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6463466

Hellooo! Well I Passed! :D I go Monday afternoon to sign my new contract! :D I was gonna wait until after the test to eat breakfast...LOL Garrett said that I couldn't eat if I didn't pass the test! :D When I got out of testing he had a biscuit waiting on me! :D
Jack is doing great. He was so funny yesterday...I opened the pen & he walked out. Then he was sniffing my hand & all of a sudden he realized that he was 'out'. He looked at me as if to say, "Can I go, huh?, huh?" I waved my hand toward the woods & he was gone in a flash! He was running here, there, & everywhere. LOL Then he was gone for a little while, but I found him chewing on an old bone that he had buried somewhere. He has been so happy! He 'loved' on me for a long time yesterday. I haven't been home much today (planting garden & getting burnt) & he's been a little neglected, but still happy.

Adina, So glad that you are all right & that it wasn't any worse!
Rann...How is the election going? Is the final count finished? Gee, sounds like you had an awfully long time sitting! But am sure that it was well Worth it! :D
Sharon! I think we were hotter than you were today! We got up to 89! And the temp is 75, at present. LOL! at Peanut! :D Nice color nail polish, too.
Pepper, Sorry to hear about the door. :(
Kiska, Sounds as if Mt. Redoubt may be ready to blow his top! I certainly Hope Not! Please keep us posted!
E_B! LOL! What wonder shots! :D He could not be any cuter! :D I think that you may have a 'ham' there! :D
Ric, That is one BIG piece of machinery! The wind turbine (or what ever you call it) was a mess after it went! I hope no one or nothing was close! :-O

Well, I've got to take care of this burn...vinegar for me! LOL! But I'll be brown tomorrow & I'll be a little shtinky for a while.
Have a Great Week End!
Joey

(my phlox is going nuts)

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

April 26, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6463659

Yay, Joey!!!!

Adina, 5.3 is enough to get a person's attention. It's been a while since we've had one that strong around here.

Sharon, my parents used to have a lhasa apso and she would howl. Usually it would happen when we got home after being out. She would run to the top of the stairs and howl. It was pretty funny.

If someone has chocolate lily, they probably have the more northern species, rather than "my" species.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 6:51 PM PDT on April 25, 2009
67 F
Clear
Humidity: 25%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: 7 mph from the NW
Pressure: 29.97 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)


Today we went to Red Rock Canyon State Park. That is in the desert.

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

April 26, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6463662

beavertail cactus

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

April 26, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6463664

desert dandelion

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

April 26, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6463671

indigo bush

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

April 26, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6463674

chaenactis

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #6463774

More yucky weather moving in(N.W. Missouri) because I hear lots of thunder. Pepper I too heard about the bad weather hitting parts of Kansas. More rain coming but we don't need storms. Kelli I love your flower pictures. That Indigo Bush has the neatest looking flowers.
Cuckoo
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 26, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6463911

45*F very windy and gray all day.
Congratulations, Joey:) so happy for you. Happy for Jack, too. Good day for you all it seems.
rann~what a day you've had, too. Concert day sounds very interesting; but, tiring.
Adina~glad it's ok there. Frequent here, but ususally not that high.
kelli~nice day for a hike. To have so many wildflowers is great.
Thanks, Dyson.
A drive near Palmer today. Spring is coming~snow's gone from the fields.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 26, 2009
9:35 AM

Post #6464339

Thanks for caring, guys! The earthquake has been scaring for the people in Bucharest, most of them are living in tall buildings. No damage or victims though, thank God!
Joey, congratulations! That's a sweet flower!
Sharon, I wish I could hear Pea hawling! And see them both barking at the window!LOL
Kelli, you have such wonderful blooms there! You asked about the internet...yes, I encountered some websites which wouldn't allow me to view videos...not me, but it was especially fo r our country or our region. My guess is something to do with the copyrights.
Rann, I hope things will go better for you after these elections. Are those primulas? Do you have any picture with Hildur Eva singing at the concert?
Celia, wow, lots of green there! What are those you just bought?
Ric, what is that gear box for?
Pepper, take care and stay out of that tornado.
Kiska, wow, what wonderful views!
These are my snapdragon seedlings ready to be plant outside.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 26, 2009
9:39 AM

Post #6464343

The pansies are ready too!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #6464581

Good morning!

The results are in! The current gov't parties that were a minority, got the majority of the vote in yesterday's election, 51% I think. It's the first time in our history that a two party left-wing coalition can be formed. Now we'll just have to wait and see if they can negotiate what to do about the EU. One want's in, the other doesn't ...

Adina - thanks :-) And yes it's Primula 'John Mo'. I bought it last year so this is the first spring flowering for me - it was the first primula to start into flower - very happy with it! :-)

Here's a photo from yesterday - Hildur Eva's recital. She played "Lightly Row", syncronized (i.e. same with both hands).

Rann

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 26, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6464809

We are finally getting much needed rain, although cold rain. It is only 44.
Not much on the agenda for today.
Yesterday afternoon, I made up plant markers for a bunch that were getting faded. I ordered EON markers from the co-op. They are so nice. I use one of those cheap label guns & stick them on the sign holders. I had one of the paint pens, but that comes off after a few months!
Also made up spreadsheets of my Hostas, Daylilies, & Iris. Complete with pictures. Used the plant files to get information.
I have about 40 varieties of Iris to list & maybe 50 daylilies left to do. I might do a sheet for Asiatic lilies, too.

Have a Great Sunday!
Bernie
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2009
1:44 PM

Post #6464880

Joey CONGRATULATIONS on the test and getting Jack out on the same day! Thats awesome! You must be thrilled. That would be Sally Hansen Nude Shimmer. I usually buy OPI, but saw this and couldnt pass it up!
Kelli Nice flowers!
Kiska- Pretty soon you will be surrounded by green
Rann- I take it you like the way the vote went! Hopefully negotiations will begin soon. Hildur Eva is adorable! You must be so proud of your girls.
Bernie Congrats on the rain! It will be another week before we get a chance of rain. Watering the lawn now.

72.5 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 58 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.36 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 76 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Rest of Today
Mostly sunny. Breezy. High 84. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

I've been up since 5:30 - sheesh. I've reframed a picture, watered the lawn, 1/2 painted the kitchen table and done 3 loads of laundry. I need a nap!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #6465464

Sunny and muggy here. Lots of wind still too.

Tornados and rain skipped us entirely last night but NW MO and KS got hit hard.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6465521

Adina, there are 2 viburnums, 2 clematis, a tree peony, a coneflower and a tradescantia still to go in the ground. Well, the coneflower went in late yesterday.

32 F with only 49 for the high. And more rain.
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 35 F
Wind: 6.7 mph from the West
Wind Gust: 18.4 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2800 ft
Overcast 3600 ft
(Above Ground Level)

After waiting 4 years, I finally have lilac blooms. Last years flowers got a virus and died.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6465562

Thanks Sharon - yeah, I'm pretty happy with the result ;-) lol They've started negotiations already ... and yes I'm very proud of my girs - they did very well yesterday :-)

Pepper - those tornados are a scary thing! Glad you're OK.

Celia - YAY! on the Lilac blooms! :-) Very pretty!

Forgot the weather earlier, I was in so much hurry, lol. It's mostly cloudy, the sun is shining at the moment, occational rain showers, fairly calm and 49F. Not bad at all! lol I'm headed outside again. I have a lot of roses to pot up since we're planning some construction work ...

Here's Selma's group, they played in the last concert yesterday.

Rann

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2009
9:24 PM

Post #6466621

Northwest Missouri: Were under a tornado watch with storms breaking out all through roughly the mid section of the country. It's 75 degrees, windy, humid, and just ripe for some icky weather. There finding mushrooms now and hope to hunt for some very soon. Have a nice day everyone.
Cuckoo
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6466667

Whew: Sharon is right--you miss one day and you are WAAAY behind! LOL
Ric: Sounds like your job is secure--thank goodness! All that talk about gear boxes, etc., leaves my head spinning! LOL My DH and I saw one of the "wings" of a wind turbine being hauled on a very long trailer about a year ago. It was HUGE!! Recently there was an announcement that some company is going to open a plant here in Arkansas that will be making the "wings" or arms or blades or whatever you call them.
Kiska: glad the ice is melting and spring is on the way for you--hope the volcano doesn't cause too much trouble but it doesn't sound so good!
Adina: that's really scary about the earthquake. I'm glad you don't live in one of the tall apartment buildings anymore.
Rann: so glad the election went the way you wanted it to. Your girls are just lovely,--such sweet, pretty faces they have! Yes, sitting through recitals is one of the things parents and grandparents are required to do. I will be attending the band concert next Sunday of my 14 yr. old granddaughter. My 15 yr. old granddaughter is also in band at her school (they both play the clarinet) so I will be attending her band concert, too, but I don't have a date for it yet.
Bernie: glad you got to go out for "dinner" or supper or just out to eat! LOL It sounded good!
Cuckoo and pepper: I hope the storms stayed away from both of you!
Dyson: Did you finish the painting?
Kelli: I always enjoy your photo "tours" Such pretty flowers and scenes!
Joey: congratulations on passing the last portion of the test--I know you are glad that is over! also, congratulations to Jack on his freedom--bless his little canine heart! What kind of phlox is that in your photo? None of my phlox are blooming yet--I'm jealous. Oh, I forgot about the Minnie Pearl--she's blooming.
Celia: pretty lilac blooms. What kind of echinacea did you get? I have several coming from Fairy's coop. They should arrive tomorrow.
Sharon: I like the toenail polish, too. It's that time of year, isn't it? Of course, in Florida it's always time for toenails to be polished! LOL You've certainly been busy today--made me tired just to read about everything you did this morning!!

It's been another lovely, though warm, day. Currently 83 and abundant sunshine. If this keeps up, I'm going to have to turn on the sprinkler!

Here's a link to some photos of my flower beds if anyone is interested:
http://picasaweb.google.com/marsue777/BackyardAndFrontyard?authkey=Gv1sRgCKibn9SPuqDXFw#

and if you don't have time to look at the link: here's just one photo--this is Sunsprite

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #6466704

Mau, I got the Tomato Soup. I couldn't pass it up.

http://www.gardencrossings.com/plant/Echinacea__Tomato Soup
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #6466747

mmm--yummy, Celia! I can't even remember right off hand just what I ordered. I could go look it up but I'll just wait till they get here and be surprised! LOL

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 26, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #6466791

We wasted the day away. Checked out an auction, nothing there. Then picked up my tool box from current job & went to see the guys new place. His DD & SIL stopped there too, so ended killing lots of time there. Somewhere along the way we stopped to eat. The restaurant we stopped at has a Sunday Buffet. Very good! The owner buys watermelons from us. So need to visit once in a while. It is a private owned, non franchise place so food is all homemade. Hard to find food like that around here.
Done raining at the moment, so may go start digging my new pond.
Bernie
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #6466813

Cuckoo said it best. It's humid, the wind's blowing hard enough to knock you off your feet and we are under a tornado watch and some areas have flood warnings. Looks like it's gonna be a repeat of last night.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 26, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #6466995

It's good to see that windmill stuff is being made in the U.S. and not enemy countries.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on April 26, 2009
69 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 42%
Dew Point: 45 F
Wind: 13 mph from the SSE
Pressure: 29.95 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7000 ft
(Above Ground Level)


more Red Rock Canyon

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #6467002

Radar indicated tornado was in NW MO a little while ago. Cuckoo wasn't hit. It went northeast of him.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 26, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #6467004

lizard

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

April 26, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6467032

I don't know what this is.

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

April 26, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6467035

This might be a gilia.

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

April 26, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6467052

...

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #6467085

Cool desert photos Kelli - looks hot! ;-)

Marsue - your garden is gorgeous! Can't believe you have so much flowering so early - looks like summer to me! lol That pink Iris is spectacular

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

April 26, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #6467100

It wasn't hot. It was pretty nice, probably high 60s.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6467114

Well, high 60's jus about perfect ;-)

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 26, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6467337

It's now 64 & we have a mild thunder boomer. Raining pretty good.
I got some stuff dug up where my new pond will be. Potted up some of it.
I'll sell some, take some to Round Up & replant some.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #6467791

LONG two days.
75 here currently after the 3rd straight day of Sunny and 85
One more to go then we get back to the low 70's and rainy.

I'll post on the pics and comments tomorrow.
We did another day in Dayton Saturday... all the framing and rocking are done.

Ric
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6467802

Whoops picture might help.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6467832

Worked in the yard all day today for the first time this year.
Moved all the plants outside, changed our placement on the water container gardens, potted up a few trees we got from a friend, gave the hedges a hair cut, filled the water containers, weeded a bit,
took off the hot tub cover and ordered new filters, watered a bunch of plants... and took pictures.
Have sandal foot tan/burn... many scratches and cuts (only one bandaid though)... dome burn...
We have a RU coming up in 5 weeks or so.
Time to get some plants ready.

Clematis... forget the name right now... are blooming.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6467847

Azaleas are cranking

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6467864

My late Mother's Bleeding Hearts came back.
We rescued them from the yard before we sold the house.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #6467890

For years we've been trying to get Forget-Me-Not's to grow here for years.
Never had them return come Spring.
I got a small pot at the RU last Spring.
Either we are getting to be better gardeners or this was one seriously healthy plant.
Now they are popping up everywhere.

See you tomorrow!
Ric

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #6469080

Pepper So glad the tornados missed you.
Celia Your lilacs are so pretty!
Cuckoo I hope you stayed safe from the storms also. Unfortunately, its that time of year for us too.
Mau Beautiful gardens and roses! Youve done a great job! Wanna head down this away and do mine? LOL!
Bernie Not a wasted day a relaxing day! Youve earned a day like that.
Kelli Red Rock Canyon is so cool! The gilia(?) is neat. Id love some high 60s right about now!
Ric LOL! I have a flipflop tan on my feet too! Your blooms are looking good! The Flamingo is keeping a watchful eye on the forget-me-nots!

68.5 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 66%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.33 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Becoming partly cloudy. Breezy. High 77. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

The kitchen is coming along. A friend is coming over this week to distress the table, chairs and barstools. I'm afraid I'll totally mess it up without supervision LOL! I'm giving Jeff until Wednesday to get the stumps pulled out of the front garden. If it's not done then I'm hiring someone to do it. Just get it done - I'm tired of looking at it and ready to start planting. I bought some zinnias and verbena this weekend. I need to get 2 more azaleas and some potato vine.

Here is the kitchen so far. For some reason the table top has a totally different texture to it.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #6469082

another

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
10:08 AM

Post #6469083

the Oleanders are popping

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6470127

Sharon, it looks very nice in your dining area. We used to have oleanders when I was a kid.

Ric, I'm jealous you have Bleeding Heart flowers already. Mine are coming but slowly.

43.7 F with 64 for the high. Sunny and nice.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 44 F
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: 32 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 8.9 mph
Pressure: 30.09 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

I planted the Henryi clematis yesterday and then found temps were dropping to 32 overnight. I covered it but now I'm worried. It looks okay right now.

The Louisiana iris a DGer sent my last year are going crazy. They stayed green all winter. That was a surprise.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6470363

For the first time I can ever remember we are under a Fire Weather Warning.

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #6470449

Global warming. Being under them is scary isn't it? There have already been fires in Fl and one in Orange Park.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6470513

Tilt in the earth's axis.

That's scary, indeed! What does that mean for you, Ric?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6470525

Burn bans. We're under them now. and you pray for every little drop of rain you can get LOL!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6470549

Oh. We have those but we call them Burn Bans! LOL Here's hoping for rain for you, Ric.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6470717

Also you have to be very careful about the type of debris around houses, etc. This is the main reason I don't like pine straw being used as mulch. It's very volatile in extreme hot/dry weather.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 27, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #6470729

Last couple weeks we had Red Flag warning. It was when wind was over 20 MPH & low humidity. We ended up with an inch of rain, so now all burning bans are off. Everything is getting green fast, too.

Started installing cabinets in the apartment kitchens. Nice to get them out of the shop!

Overcast & 50 here today. Nice & toasty inside the high tunnels, so they are working as planned.

Bernie
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #6471034

Gorgeous sunny day here today, light breeze and 46F now at 7 pm. Must have reached 50F today. I've been busy in the garden all day ... now I have a headache from all the sun ... I need to get new sunglasses ... lol

Sharon - the dining room looks great and the Oleanders! WOW! I didn't now they grew that far north ... I remember seeing them around Orlando/Sarasota and further south when we were there ... didn't see any in our area (Gainesville).

Celia - you have to post a photo when those iris bloom :-) Hope the Clematis will be OK!

Ric - hoping for some rain for you and Sharon and anyone else under Fire warning. That is scary ...

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

April 27, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6471132

Oleanders are slowly dying off here. Some kind of bug arrived in the area a few years ago that is killing them. We had a least 8 that came with the house. It looks like there are two left. The variety with semidouble peach flowers seems to be resistant. We've got so much stuff in the yard that there is only one place that looks bare without its oleander. I hope that no one is shipping oleanders out of CA.

You know that fire warnings are par for the course here in the tinderbox of North America. I'd guess that we have them 30 days of the year. If I could make it rain for you, I would, but you know that I have no skills in that department.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 11:51 AM PDT on April 27, 2009
58 F
Overcast
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 46 F
Wind: 4 mph Variable
Pressure: 30.01 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 2400 ft
(Above Ground Level)


These are pictures of the ghost "town" of Garlock. (It was never a town exactly.) First, here is the historical marker.

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

April 27, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6471138

It is all private property, so for the most part, you can't get all that close to anything and you can't go inside anything. This is a building made of railroad ties.

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

April 27, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6471145

This is another.

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

April 27, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6471173

This building is made of adobe or rammed earth. I'm guessing that it contained some kind of business. It has at least four doors.

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

April 27, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #6471178

inside that building (Looks like a job for Bernie.)

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

April 27, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #6471199

The stone and block buildings do not look like 1890s buildings. The barn and the tower might be old.

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

April 27, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6471208

the stone building and the tower

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

April 27, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #6471222

another side of that commercial(?) building

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

April 27, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #6471487

It's been a strange weather yesterday, with dark clouds and rain, then sunny and warm...this went on a couple of times , so we had a few showers.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #6472072

Bernie I know you are glad to start moving those cabinets. Make room for more!
Rann Oh yeah, Oleanders are everywhere here. I love them.
Kelli Keep your Oleanders away from mine LOL! I wonder what caused the blight on them in your neck of the woods. Cool pics!
Bernie Youve got your work cut out for you there! Actually pretty much a demo job!
Adina Love those clouds! Have you had any aftershocks from the earthquake?

73.9 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 54 F
Wind: 0.0 mphfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.36 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft
Scattered Clouds 6000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Low 63. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Adina - just for you! No howling video though (not yet anyway!)

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2009
11:27 PM

Post #6472167

LOL Prissy! Get out of the way!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6472469

More rain here today. Got 2 inches overnight and creeks and rivers are running high. In some parts of the state, mostly up north, they are already flooding.

Cuckoo is ok. There wasn't a confirmed touch down last night but there probably was a funnel cloud and when the sirens went off he said they hit the basement. They got more rain than I did so have more flooding going on up in that area.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6472624

Pepper's Rain will be here by noon.
The Warning is lifted.
I don't EVER remember one here before.

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

April 28, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6472754

That is definitely not like the northeast that I grew up in, where it rained about every three days.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 28, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #6472776

46*F/ gray/cloudy all day.
Sunset is at 9:53 tonight; after a cloudy day, the sun generally will come out in the evenings. By 8pm it could be sunny and nice.
Such a variety of weather all across the country; certainly seems unpredictable all over.
I enjoyed the photos and news of internet friends.
These buildings are used during the Alaska State Fair here in Palmer. They are put away till August; then, put in place on the fairgrounds. They are used by vendors of food/crafts/etc.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2009
9:56 AM

Post #6473616

Pepper Glad to hear you and Cuckoo are safe. Send some of that rain this way ok?
Ric - You stay safe as well.
Kiska - When is the Fair?

68.4 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 65%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.30 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy. High 79. East winds 15 to 20 mph.

WX says we've been in the upper 70's, but we've hit low to mid 80's since last week. The humidity is back with a vengence.

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2009
10:00 AM

Post #6473624

Good morning!

It's windy, drizzling rain and 47F this morning. Yuck.

Sharon - those two are so funny :-) Your house looks great!

Pepper - I'm glad there weren't any tornadoe touch downs.

Kelli - very neat photos :-) Too bad about the Oleanders over there, what a shame.

Kiska - neat photo of all the colorful houses :-)

Have a great day!

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2009
1:03 PM

Post #6474132

Good morning! I'm behind again... Sorry about that! Welcome back, Rann. :-)

We had some huge thunderstorms move in yesterday afternoon. There were several lines of them on the radar. When we went to bed, they had moved away, but a HUGE crack of thunder woke us up at 3am. I came out and unplugged the computers (we have power surge issues during storms), and Charles put another couple of buckets under our leaky skylight. This morning, there was a message on the answering machine saying school was closed due to the flooding. The nearest official rain gauge to us is reporting 8.07 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, and I definitely believe it. http://www.hcoem.org/HCRainfall.aspx We don't have any flooding except for that leak... I put a rolling cooler under it yesterday - one of those big ones that we take to the beach or zoo with ice and drinks and snacks and lunches in it - and the cooler is almost completely filled with water. I need to dump it out and reposition it, because there is a 60% chance of more rain today. Yikes.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CDT (4 min ago)
Temperature 74 F 23 C
Dew Point 70 F 21 C
Humidity 87%
Pressure 30.16 in 1021.2 mb
Wind Speed 13 MPH 11 kts
Wind Dir SSE 150
Ceiling 5000 ft 1524 m
Visibility 9 mi 14.5 km
Heat Index 78 F 26 C
Current Conditions Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 6:53am CDT : 69.1F / 20.6C

Type Issue Time Expire Time Expires In
Flood Warning Tue, Apr 28, 6:29am CDT Tue, Apr 28, 9:30am CDT 1 hr, 32 mins
Flash Flood Watch Tue, Apr 28, 6:45am CDT Tue, Apr 28, 1:00pm CDT 5 hrs, 2 mins

Today Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent in the morning decreasing to 50 percent in the afternoon.
Tonight Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a 20 percent chance after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 28, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6474474

30*F~ more sunlight than clouds.
True to course, yesterday, after all day of gray/clouds, about 8pm the sun came out.
MySharona~cute basketful of puppies~The Alaska State Fair is held during the last 10 days of August till day after Labor Day.
rann~your girls are certainly growing up. The concert photo is so nice. Your site is nice and I love your bridge.
Marylyn~what a sleepless night. Hope the flooding isn't too bad and you can keep up with the leak.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6474691

Happy Birthday FLipFlops!!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6474844

Sharon, those dogs are cute as can be. Lucky you.

Kiska, that is the luck, isn't it? Cloudy all day then the sun comes out just before it goes down. I love the old fashioned outdoor market. Vendors lining both sides of the street. Fun times.

I don't have much going on today. I have 4 more plants to get in the ground. The 2 viburnum, the tree peony and the clematis. Clearing spaces for them is the hardest part. The clematis I planted out front is doing fine. Darrell said when he left at 6:30am, the cover was on it. It must have blown off after that. No frost on it.


57.5 F with 65 for the high. 50% chance of rain later this afternoon.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: 15.2 mphfrom the SE
Wind Gust: 40.8 mph
Pressure: 29.79 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 7500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 12000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

Got the tradescantia in the ground.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6474850

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLIPFLOPS!!!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6474971

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! FlipFlops!

Raining a nice drizzle now.
Should do this till about Sunday.

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

April 28, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6475039

~~~Happy Birthday, FlipFlops~~~

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6475390

Happy Birthday, FlipFlops!!
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #6475633

Happy Birthday FlipFlops :-) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kiska - that's a wonderful birthday photo :-) and thanks :-)

Marylyn - Hi! and thanks! Wow that is a lot of rain! Glad there isn't any flooding except for the cooler full of water ;-)

Rann
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #6475644

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLIPFLOPS!!

I am waaay behind again. Thank you all for the compliments on my gardens. Buddy and I spent the first 18 months we lived in this house preparing those gardens and this year the hard work has paid off. He would be extremely pleased to see the fruits of his labors.

Sharon: HUGE oleanders there. Pea and Prissy make quite a pair!!
Pepper and Cuckoo: sure glad the tornadoes have stayed away from you two.
Celia: I got my echies from Fairy's co-op yesterday. Tomato Soup was one of them--Hooray! I received ten echies in all, although I ordered 14. They were out of the other four which I ordered, but I did get a refund on those. Fairy does a good job with her co-ops. I'm going to have to plant mine in big pots so I can take them with me to my daughter's house.
Rann: Oleanders grow here, too although mine haven't reached the height of Sharon's but they very well could if they aren't kept trimmed back.
Ric: how much longer on the remodel of Robyn's parents' house? Isn't it nice to have a plant that belonged to your Mother? I wish I had some of my mother's plants from her yard.
Kiska: those buildings for the state fair are certainly colorful!
Bernie: Kelli has your work cut out for you--LOL
Kelli: more nice hiking pictures--that's quite a job you found for Bernie! LOL
Marylyn: it sounds as if you are "waterlogged"! We have had a lot of rain this morning, too. I'm glad I live on a small hill. Even so, my backyard is quite soggy right now.

Currently it is 68 and cloudy. Rained for quite a while this morning but stopped before noon. Now it is just overcast but looks like it could rain again at any moment. I hope those of you who need rain will get some soon. Wish I could send some of our rain to you!

Here's a photo of Peach Belle from last year.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #6476608

Happy Birthday FlipFlops!
Sunny. Bright and warm with a cool breeze - my kind of an afternoon.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #6477147

We had obedience training tonight. Peanut is starting to come out of her shell around the bigger dogs.
Rann Thanks! Love the blooms!
Marylyn Send us some of that rain less the lightening!
Kiska- I see green!
Mau Beautiful Peach Belle!
Dyson - Glad your weather is getting better!


71.8 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 58 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.30 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 76 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4500 ft
Scattered Clouds 9000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Tonight
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 61. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Prissy and Sylvester barely fit on the chair together. This was a first LOL!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #6477439

Mostly sunny today and a bit on the cool side. More rain coming in this week.

We had a news crew come today so I was hurrying around trying to get the greenhouse area perfect. It was pretty much all for nothing. LOL. Had a pallet load of hibiscus come in and they left a big mess. Then my boss brought in some more hanging plants so I had to make room for them on top of the deadheading and cleaning that still needed to be done. When I said something this afternoon about it they told me the crew had been there and gone already. LOL. I had them cracking up when I told them how I was running around trying to get everything done. LOL
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #6477915

43F and rainy this evening. Our high of 73F today seemed cool after 4 days of sun and highs ranging from 82F to 87F. Way too hot for this time of the year. Mostly sunshine and more seasonable temps in the 10 day forecast.

I've been lurking the past few days and enjoying everyone's photos and posts.

I'm tired. Night,night.


Photo... some marsh marigolds growing in a nearby wetland.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6477931

I was driving and spotted this wooded area full of bright yellow moss. The colors popped despite the extremely poor light.


early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6477935

Just one more...


early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2009
9:35 AM

Post #6478516

Pepper Bummer!
E_B Beautiful pictures!

Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 59 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.27 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. High 79. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Chihuahua "obedience" training last night. There is a 10 minute free for all at the end of class. From back to front Abby (chi/jack russell mix) she's extremely energetic, I don't know this one's name, Pepe (4 months), Lulu Belle (Peanut's BFF). Missing from this pic are Marley and Peanut.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2009
9:37 AM

Post #6478518

This is Marley. She's the perfect student, already knows all the tricks LOL!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2009
9:38 AM

Post #6478519

Peanut and Pepe

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6478949

Thanks for sharing that. That was cute. Pepe looks nervous. LOL

EB, as always, your pics make me want to go there.

Pepper, I hate when that happens. "All dressed up and nowhere to go" type thing.

It's sunny now with clouds maybe moving in later. No rain expected. 65 as the high.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6479151

Sharon: a first for Prissy and Boo! LOL
Pepper: that's like cleaning house for company and they don't show up!
EB: your weather sounds like ours except for the low of 43. Great photos! I've never seen marsh marigolds before--very pretty!
Sharon: Pea is so cute. Pepe does seem a bit uncertain about things.
Celia: pretty tulips and your grass is really green!

Cloudy again today with more rain expected. I'm going to buy a new riding lawnmower today--been putting it off but I need that mower--the weeds and grass are getting ahead of me and I can buy one for what it would cost me to pay to have my yard mowed all season (we have a long mowing season here)!

Today Scattered T-Storms
High 77F
Precip 50%
Wind: SSE 6 mph
Max. Humidity: 78%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:19 AM CT
Avg. High: 76F
Record High: 88F (1987)
Tonight Scattered T-Storms
Overnight Low 65F
Precip 60%
Wind: SSE 7 mph
Max. Humidity: 84%
Sunset: 7:52 PM CT
Avg. Low: 51F
Record Low: 37F (1997)

Daisies from seed which I planted last year. The seeds were sent to me by Jan Recchio(grampapa) from New York. Thank you, Jan! I planted them in front of that utility box to hide it.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6479161

The first bloom on Gypsy this season.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2009
1:51 PM

Post #6479172

Here's Friday checking out the Dutch Iris. He had his nose right in the middle of that bloom but I wasn't fast enough to snap the pic before he moved.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6479183

The grass is so green because of all the rain we've had. Here's Darrell mowing the 2nd time a week ago. This was 2 weeks growth.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6479242

You must have a different type of grass than what grows down here. We have Bermuda grass and it has finally turned green and started growing but not nearly like yours. Bermuda is a hot weather grass.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6479465

Our grass looks just like Celia's. LOL. Except taller in some places.

Cloudy and getting ready to rain.

My truck is still in the shop waiting on the hinges to finally come in. They just called this morning saying that the hinges are backordered. Luckily I still am able to drive my dad's old truck. Tranny hasn't quit working yet!! lol

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #6479485

The grass in the back is taller in places. The border blocks I laid out are under there somewhere.

Glad you have something to drive, Pepper. I had to have the flasher assembly on the front driver's side replaced on my truck. The whole thing was stolen at the mall where I used to work. They cut the wires and pulled it out.
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6479859

Another windy day here today, rain drizzles now and then but mostly dry. It wouldn't be bad at all if it weren't for the darned wind ... 49F.

Sharon - awwww how cute! Did Peanut enjoy the class?

Marsue - pretty rose and cute photo of Friday :-) I forgot to mention earlier that Selma saw the photos of your gardens and thought it looked very pretty!

Pepper - what a bummer, I hate when that happens. Sounds like an exhausting day!

EB - gorgeous photos :-) Do you know what those green leaves sticking out of the moss are?

Celia - wow your grass is growing fast! I won't be getting the lawn mower out until late May, there are perks to this cool climate ;-) lol

Have a great day!

Rann
cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6481207

Rain is back after a couple of days without any. Can't do much outside because it's a wet muddy mess. Rivers are near full and some are out of there banks in river bottom areas.Farmers may have to plant rice!! Many plants are blooming and everything is lush green.
Cuckoo
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #6481864

Rann: please tell Selma thank you for me. It was very sweet of her to comment on my gardens.

Pepper: I'm glad you have an alternate source of transportation until your truck is repaired!


I bought a new riding mower today at HD. Once they have it assembled they will call me and I will go in so they can instruct me on how to use it--LOL--it has been years since I have had to mow a yard--dear Buddy always took care of that. Now it is up to me. I figured that by the time I paid someone to mow my yard every week for the entire season, I could pay for a new mower. It certainly won't hurt me to sit on a riding mower, after all! LOL Not much effort required in that!

Still overcast but it hasn't rained today. The Weather Channel is saying it is 76 outside. I just went out to check the thermometer on my back porch and it agrees with the Weather Channel! (for a change).

This is a current picture of some Hot Lips Salvia and also some bee balm which Sandra(slcdms), another DGer gave me last year. They are both doing great!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6482084

70 currently after a high of 74 .
Supposed to be rainy and 62 .
We saw a few sprinkles and a lot of sun... lol!

Took a ton of pictures tonight. Still editing...

BBL

Ric

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #6482345

Cloudy then rainy late afternoon and still a few sprinkles. We have had over an inch already just today. More coming tomorrow and tomorrow we will get severe weather. Chance for that all day. Flood warnings were cancelled this afternoon and now they are back up in full force since some rivers came out of their banks again.

Update on truck: Hinges on backorder, should have them in tomorrow and be done tomorrow. Supposedly.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2009
9:54 AM

Post #6483056

Celia - Pepe was nervous. It was his first class to our 3rd. Peanut is starting to come out of her shell around the other dogs. Your grass looks good!
Mau Your flowers are gorgeous!
Rann I think this was the first time Peanut actually had fun in class. She socialized more.
Mau A riding mower is just the ticket! I would love one. You could put a little cooler on it with some iced tea.
Ric Cool pic!
Pepper Good luck with the truck situation!

67.6 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 59 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.24 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 2800 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. High 80. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

A Boo in a box

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6483879

Sunny and breezy with a high of 66. Very pretty day and not too hot.

Good luck, Pepper. I know how it is to be w/o your vehicle.

Sharon, I have one like that. ☺

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6484103

Celia and Sharon: cats are so funny! Why do they like those enclosed places?
Ric: great photo--is that a dandelion ready to be blown away?
Pepper: "They" are good at making promises as to when a vehicle will be ready. Hope you get your truck today!

I think we must have had more rain during the night but I slept through it if we did.
The clouds seem to be breaking up and the sun is trying to show itself.
Currently 69. I could probably mow the yard this afternoon if they would get the lawnmower delivered but that probably won't happen until tomorrow.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6484113

58 & Very overcast. supposed to get to 70 today but I do not think it will make it.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6484182

Kitty Condos!

That DL was plucked as soon as I got the shots Mau.

Steady soaking rain now... temps in the low 60's.

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #6484334

Lucky for you, Ric--that DL won't have a chance to spread! LOL

Currently 74--no rain--but humid and still overcast. Cloudier now than it was earlier.

The Minnie Pearl Phlox is showing off this morning!

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6485911

66F with intermittent rain showers expected through tomorrow. The weekend is supposed to be cloudy but rain free.

Rann...thanks, I'm still trying to identify those small plants poking up through the moss. It should be easier when they mature.

marsue...your flowers are way ahead of mine, I still have daffodils in prime bloom. The marsh marigolds (Cowslips) really stand out. Sometimes large areas are filled with them.

Instead of staying home yesterday evening and mowing the lawn like I should have I went fishing with my BIL and FIL. We didn't catch many but it was a nice night to be out on the lake.

Photo: A pontoon boat moored on the shore of Pymatuning Lake catches the late evening light. Pymatuning Lake straddles the Pa. Oh. border and at 16 miles long and 70 miles of shoreline is the largest lake in Pa.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 1, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6486067

62*F~ sunny and a slight breeze makes it a perfect weather day for me.
Joey had sent some morning glory seeds; the starts were ready to plant so most are now in containers. They wll be on the upper deck, out of the way of nosy, hungry moose. Thanks, Joey.
This link is to the ice classic/guessing game as to when the ice goes out; should be anytime now. The jackpot is $283,723.
http://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/
marsue~hope the new lawn mower will be fun to use.
MySharona~ cute obedience class photos of the group. Love Boo in a box, too.
kwanjin~ they look so cute when in funny places; nothing like a kitty for entertainment.
pepper~hope your vehicle isn't tied up too long. Sure is inconvenient.
ric~how pretty. The detail is gorgeous.
dyson~even with overcast, the weather looks good there, too.
E_B~that is so nice~what a beautiful scene.
cuckoo~is rice grown there? Is the flooding typical? Sounds beautiful.
This afternoon w/the morning glory started from seeds from Musis2Keep.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6486133

HEY What happened to all the WHITE! LOL!

The storms are getting ready to move in.
It appears they are about 30 minutes West.

72 currently.

What a gorgeous Phlox Mau! How long will it bloom? Fragrant?

e_b love the light. Serious Eye you have.

Clematis montana 'Reubens'

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6486195

Rain moved out and it's simply gorgeous here in this part of the midwest. It's a little cool though( about 60 degrees) this evening with winds picking up. TGIF is almost here!
Cuckoo
kiska

(Zone 3b)

May 1, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6486253

http://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/Ice Conditions.html
A more informative link as to the "how they do it" for the ice classic. By cliking on "pictures" , in the body of the info, there are up to date photos of the river/tripod.
ric~ it's gone, gone, gone:)) Snowed and remained on the ground since October 5th...
cuckoo~ funny what a difference one considers cool or warm. 60 here is wonderfully warm and perfect. TGIF is always a favorite day. Tomorrow our 1st grade grandson will be in their end-of-year performance. Can't wait to see it.
A bird landed on the trellis before I could even focus the camera this afternoon. But, I think it was wondering about the new addition to the deck.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6486306

Still no truck. There wasn't a message on the machine. I'm hoping they call tomorrow. Tomorrow my dad has to take me in and my mom pick me up because the radiator on my dad's Ranger has 2 holes on the top and today it had little streams of steam coming out. So tomorrow he has to put a new one in but is gonna need the truck. Now we are reaching the point of desperation. LOL.

Raining most of the day. Quit for a few hours in the afternoon and got muggy and now it's raining again and cooling off. Tomorrow, rain and high of 52 in the morning and it goes down to the 40s from there. I work 11am-6pm so I will really feel it!!

Grass is over 2 feet tall in some places now and our yard is so wet that we literally sink down. And rain doesn't stop til late next week. UGH!!!!!!
cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6486479

Pepper you and I should be growing rice this spring!! Wild rice is delicious!

Kiska I prefer the cooler weather but most here would find it somewhat uncomfortable.I really like it especially when working outdoors in the garden or mowing. Also, Kiska I love your pictures and looks so lovely in your neck of the woods.

Henryr10 hope those storms head on through your area without problems. We simply don't need another drop of rain here in Northwest Missouri.

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

May 1, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6486614

Nothing new around here. We put the rain gauge away about a week ago because we won't be needing it for months and it is probably better for it to keep it out of the UV.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT on April 30, 2009
70 F
Clear
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 47 F
Wind: 10 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.95 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

amaryllis "Red Pearl" It's huge.

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

May 1, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6486618

amaryllis "Rilona"

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cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #6486699

Kelli... those are gorgeous flowers! You have a green thumb... I can tell...!!
Cuckoo
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6486763

Lovely photo, EB--so peaceful looking there!
Kiska, good luck with the morning glory that Joey sent you. Won't you be needing a bigger trellis? It definitely looks like spring is heading your way, too. Ah, grandkids and their school activities--it's a grandparents duty, uh, I mean pleasure, to attend! LOL I went to my 15 yr. old DGD's band concert tonight--have another one to attend on Sunday for the 14 yr. old DGD. They both play clarinet but they live in different towns so aren't in the same band. It sure would be convenient if they were! LOL
Ric: I love the way the light is shining through the leaves of your clematis in that photo--very nice! The Minnie Pearl Phlox should bloom all season. I never thought to smell it to see if it is fragrant--I'll let you know tomorrow. :o)) I usually just test the roses for fragrance--LOL although I do have one salvia that smells like a kitty cat has visited my garden. :o(( For the longest time I kept thinking--"I don't ever see a cat running around the neighborhood so why does it smell that way in the flower bed?" Then I realized it was the salvia!!! The bees and butterflies don't seem to mind it though.
Pepper: sure hope "they" get your truck fixed tomorrow! It's a bummer having your vehicle in the shop!
Cuckoo: sure hope you dry out some and don't get any more rain for a while. We've had our share of rain down here, too. More came through tonight while I was at the DGD's band concert but it had stopped by the time the concert was over, thank goodness.
Kelli: absolutely gorgeous amaryllis!!

Currently 69 and I could actually see the moon --that must mean the clouds are leaving us--I surely hope so!

good night all. Tomorrow, Sharon will most likely give us a new thread for May flowers that have been brought in by these April showers! :o))

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #6486967

We had a lovely day today. Sunny and breezy, just perfect.

Crystal is coming for the day tomorrow and bringing my 2 god-children. Two of the cutest girls you'd ever want to see. We have never met but they talk to me on the phone and call me Grandma Celia. They moved here and in with Crystal from CT and I know their mother.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 1, 2009
8:19 AM

Post #6487532

Guys, I missed you so much! I've been busy all week with work and gardening, hardly had time to do anything.
Sharon, Prissy and Pea are so cute and funny at the window!ROTFLOL Also, at the training lessons, too funny! I love those oleanders, I'd love to have them in the garden too! I also have a pink one. And I like the dinning place and the new chandelier...where is the table?
Kiska, hooray for the new sprouts and the sun in Alaska!
Mau, you have the most adorable graddaughter...sorry I forgot to comment when you posted! Your garden is amazing!
Celia, what beautiful little girls! So nice you will meet them ,grandma Celia'!LOL Beautiful grass...I'll post one of mine so you can laugh!LOL
Ric, I thought I was the only one taking pics of the dandelions' fluff!LOL Can you take a picture of your garden, so we can see all the blooms?
Kelli, such gorgeous amaryllis! That town sure looks like "ghost"...hrrrr!
Rann, you have such sweet and talented girls! Love those purple daisies, what are they? Are you satisfied with the result of the elections?
Marylyn, how are you? Is it still raining there? I was worried about you and the bunnies!
Pepper, thank God you are fine!Why did the news crew come to your place?
E_B, beautiful pics of the forest!
Flips, Happy Belated Birthday! Have you moved in yet?
I am working in the garden these days, trying to get my seedlings planted, they've grown too big already. It's been warm these days, 70 at noon and 50 at night. My petunias and geraniums are out in window boxes. I have digged and planted the pansy seedlings near the thujas, but I need to plant some small fence so Buck won't step on them anymore!LOL I'll post some pics later. Now I'm at work and I only have a few pics here. This is the latest of my 'lawn'!
Adina





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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 1, 2009
8:22 AM

Post #6487533

A closer look.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2009
10:21 AM

Post #6487637

Rain Again and Again

Ric

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2009
10:44 AM

Post #6487657

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