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Re: now weather, now Cats & Cold

When I moved to Denver in the late fall of 1984, I had a half-Siamese, cross-eyed, blue-eyed cat named "Lucy," who was born and bred in California. My wife, who had preceded me to Denver, had bought a third floor condo for us to live in. The condo had a balcony. After Lucy and I had been there a couple of days, it snowed a bit and the balcony collected about a foot of the white stuff.

Well, wouldn't you know, Lucy decided right then that she had to go out on the balcony. Really desperately had to go see what that white stuff was. So I opened the sliding glass door and she bounded out. She hit the snow. And then she went 3 feet straight up, turned 180 degrees in mid air and landed back in the living room.

Like Mark Twain's cat on a hot stove, Lucy never again showed any interest in going out on the balcony--even during the next summer.

I've always been thankful that my wife's employer shipped us back to California before winter came again, otherwise I probably would have avoided the balcony, too.

On Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 07:25 AM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:

Well it's 22 here - wind chills in single digits. But it'll be back up
in the 60's by then end of the week (we're told). One can hope.

---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 05:35:04 -0600

Currently zero here with a wind chill of -19... Burrrrrrrrrrrrr Glad my
plants have some snow cover on them!

You are right Melody, we need pictures and thoughts of much warmer

Zone, IL

Theresa: Oh, could you let me come and help plant something? anything?
:-) With about 7 inches of snow on the ground from a weekend long
snowstorm, it now feels like a proper midwest winter here...but it has
also gotten darned cold...temps. in the single digits with winds 10-20
mph thereby dropping the windchill down into below zero
Probability for more snow later in the week, but just a little. Your
pictures were great...it is always so wonderful to see what people on
this list are working on in their own gardens. My husband and I have
long been talking about putting in a retaining wall along our front
sidewalk and this spring will probably be our year to do this
project...won't be as extensive a job as yours and the wall will most
likely be lower but you've provided some great inspiration, so thanks

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
--Albert Einstein

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