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RE: A taste of spring
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: A taste of spring
  • From: betsy <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 07:49:09 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

HOo Boy,
I thought -23 degrees this morning was a little uncomfortable. But the
snow whallop you guys are getting is worse I think. We got little snow
and the predicted wind must have been on the plains. Stay snug and warm.


betsy


-----Original Message-----
>From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
>Sent: Feb 1, 2011 5:59 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] A taste of spring 
>
>Auralie and all, just talked to my family in Petersburg, IL. Dad just
>shoveled the walk from the house to garage so he could get his cell phone
>out of that car. LOL! My sister keeps shoveling out the back door so she can
>let the dogs out. They live across the street from one another. My
>Brother-in-law is stuck at the hospital in Springfield where he works for
>tonight at least if not til Thursday. The wind is howling and drifts are
>beginning. So far no power outages! I am just saying my prayers that y'all
>all stay safe and warm. We are in for thunderstorms tonight-no biggie-used
>to that, although we may be the ones without power! Stay safe!!!
>Andrea
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:43 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] A taste of spring 
>
>We had about 4" of snow earier today, but for the past few hours,
>nothing has fallen.  The temperature is about 20 degrees.  Freezing
>rain is predicted tonight and all day tomorrow.  I fear an ice storm
>much more than snow.  It causes so much more damage.  We are
>snug and warm for now, and well stocked up on supplies, but I pray
>we don't lose power.  That's when it really gets bad.
>Auralie
> 
>In a message dated 2/1/2011 6:35:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:
>
>I love watching the birds.  They are soooo happy to have food and water.  I 
>think the water is almost more important than the food.
>The sun has come out but the wind is still terrible.  We have some drifts 
>around 4' deep.  I don't know when it will thaw.
>Tricia
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Catharine Carpenter" <cathycrc@comcast.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 3:38 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] A taste of spring
>
>
>> Winds probably the same as yours; looks like at least 12" so far, but  
>the 
>> blowing makes it difficult to determine. We are predicted to have  20 - 
>> 24" before it all ends tomorrow evening. I went out this morning  to fill 
>> the bird feeders.... they are very grateful!
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Feb 1, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Tricia wrote:
>>
>>> Get ready Cathy!!  We are really getting it.  Here in Western Ok we  
>have 
>>> over 4 inches.... but still coming down with 45 mile hour  winds... 8 
>>> degrees with -15 wind chill.
>>> Tulsa has 12-15 inches and it is still coming down.
>>> What are they prediciting for you guys?
>>> Tricia
>>> western Ok, zone 6b
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Catharine Carpenter" 
>>> <cathycrc@comcast.net
>>> >
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:51 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] A taste of spring
>>>
>>>
>>>> Just signs of a massive blizzard bearing down on us, according to  the 
>>>> weather people, but so far, nary a flake! Cold and windy,  though. Do 
>>>> orchids blooming inside count??
>>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 29, 2011, at 6:43 PM, Daryl wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Today was one of those rare days that makes me think that spring  might
>>>>> actually get here. It was 71 in the city, 69 in my garden. It was  so 
>>>>> nice not
>>>>> to have to wear a jacket and gloves. I even tossed the extra  shirt  
>by 
>>>>> noon. It
>>>>> was a bit chill in the AM, with frost, but it warmed quickly.
>>>>>
>>>>> The first Crocus is blooming, and the first of the daffs, probably 
>>>>> "February
>>>>> Gold' are ready to pop. There must be 300 blooms on the  Wintersweet. 
>>>>> I wish I
>>>>> could bottle up the fragrance and send it to you.
>>>>>
>>>>> The birds think it's spring, too. The winter warriors are back in   
>the 
>>>>> woods.
>>>>> Among the feeder birds, most are showing up in pairs. A pair of 
>>>>> Robins has
>>>>> been eagerly examining every bit of lawn to catch the early worm.   
>The 
>>>>> Mourning
>>>>> Doves are who-who-who-whooing and House Finches are so proudly 
>>>>> singing love
>>>>> songs that they blot out the traffic noise.
>
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