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Re: check in time


anyone heard from Kitty?  I heard her area got hit pretty bad too... and alot
are still without power... hopefully she isn't one of them... it is too darn
cold to be without heat.
 
Donna


--- On Sun, 12/21/08, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] check in time
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 4:18 PM

Brrr. To my amazement, it's been 28 windless degrees since about 5:30
this AM. Beginning to feel like I'm stuck in a time warp of some kind.

On Dec 21, 2008, at 2:08 PM, Donna wrote:

> currently at 4pm, our temp is minus 3 with wind chill minus 29.
> Actually this
> is the best it has been,..... we have 35-40 mph winds which is
> making it
> brutal out there.  Got about an inch to two inches of snow (hard to
> tell with
> the drifting) last night.
>
> So far (fingers crossed) the trees haven't lost any limbs yet.  I
> figured the
> wind would take them out....
>
> So far we only flickered power a couple of times.  But our lines are
> underground.  We have no power at work....or so my answering machine
> said...
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> --- On Sun, 12/21/08, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> We had snow most of the day yesterday--about 4 inches accumulated--
> then last night freezing rain, so this morning the snow is covered
> with a thin crust of ice. Have to say the dogwood outside my window is
> spectacular, like something Steuben would make.
>
>
> On Dec 21, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Catharine Carpenter wrote:
>
>> Went to below zero last night! May get up to 10 today.
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Dec 20, 2008, at 7:16 PM, Judy Browning wrote:
>>
>>> We still have snow on the ground 16 F this am on my way to work.
>>> Sunny part of the day, so the roads got slushy. Frozen again when
I
>>> came home just now, 16F again, roads just a bit slick, but home
>>> with no problem. Took it slow.
>>> I saw our winter friend the woodpecker opening walnuts in the back
>>> yard last week. Snow is deeper, but (s)he will be back if nothing
>>> else is available. I see 2 or 3 every winter. Sometimes when the
>>> snow is deep, they dive in & fan their wings like they're
> taking a
>>> dust bath & uncover the nuts so they can break them open. The
>>> little chickadees wait until they're done, then pick up any
> crumbs.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Catharine Carpenter"
> <cathycrc@comcast.net
>>>>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 3:27 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] check in time
>>>
>>>
>>>> It always amuses me that, for juncos, my area defines
"flying
>
>>>> south  for the winter". Took part in our area's
Audubon
> society
>>>> Christmas  bird count today. We logged about 30 species. We
saw a
>
>>>> flock of nine  bluebirds and logged 4 different raptors. More
>>>> American tree sparrows  than I could have imagined.  My only
>>>> disappointment was no turkeys!
>>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>>>
>>>> On Dec 20, 2008, at 1:20 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> About six inches of snow here overnight, and the
temperature
>>>>> is around 20 degrees and falling.  They finally came to
plow
> the
>>>>> road and our drive around noon.  This is a new plow guy.
The
>>>>> one who used to come did a really bad job - pushed piles
of
>>>>> snow up against the garage doors so we couldn't get
the
> cars
>>>>> out, etc.  This one did a much better job, but I hope he
is
> more
>>>>> prompt in the future.  We are not on a town road so  the
>>>>> neighborhood has to contract with a private plower. Those
down
>>>>> near the main road don't want to pay for the whole
road,
> so the
>>>>> four houses up at our end have to bear the most of it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Interestingly, yesterday juncos showed up ahead of the
storm.
>>>>> I'd been watching for them for a couple of weeks, but
> hadn't
>>>>> seen any.  Yesterday there was a flock - must have been
more
>>>>> than a dozen - in the backyard.  I guess that's why
> they're
>>>>> sometimes called "snow birds."
>>>>> Auralie
>>>>>
>>>>> In a message dated 12/19/2008 1:00:05 PM Eastern Standard
> Time,
>>>>> cathycrc@comcast.net writes:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Dec 19, 2008, at 7:08 AM, Donna wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> weather here is the pits, but I am sure it is for most
of
> the
>>>>>> country within
>>>>>> the 48hr period.  How is everyone doing?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>
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>
>>>>>  )
>>>>>
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> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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