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Re: Cold
  • Subject: Re: Cold
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:37:28 -0500 (EST)

Things have been pretty mild around here this season.  We have had 
snow cover since late October, but not much real cold.  A few nights
in the low twenties, but also several above freezing.  My pond is not
frozen.  For many years in the seventies and eighties we had a big
party on new year's day, and one feature of it was that the childern
skated on the lighted pond and the adults watched out the picture
window while they drank egg-nog.  We haven't had that party in quite
a few years, but this is one of the first when the pond has no ice to 
skate on.  I guess that's really due to global warming.
It's supposed to get quite cold in the next few days - maybe the cold
weather from the west is moving this way.
In a message dated 1/17/2013 8:00:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
zemuly@comcast.net writes:

Our ice finally melted this afternoon. I don't particularly like extreme
cold, but I hate ice. It makes me want to go to bed until spring comes.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 17, 2013, at 6:22 PM, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:

> it's starting to loosen its hold on us her in north TX but it's slow in
> going.  we still had ice in the parking lot when I left work today...
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM, James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>> Think the whole west coast is/was under that cold spell. Finally seems to
>> be
>> warming a bit now.
>> "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon
>> On Jan 17, 2013, at 9:42 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI
>> wrote:
>>> We're finally coming out of our cold snap. It's been in the teens at
>>> night and the 40s-50s during the day for a week and a half. I had a
>>> major brain malfunction last Sunday, I forgot to turn the little
>>> electric heater in the greenhouse back on after I watered. This morning
>>> before we left for work it suddenly hit me and I dashed out there - I
>>> couldn't see too much because it wasn't sunup yet but it looks like I
>>> lost the big croton and two of the coleus I've been overwintering for a
>>> couple years, and at least the top part of the canna got frosted.  Good
>>> thing I don't have anything in there I can't afford to lose.
>>> No rain to speak of yet either. It's so dry I get shocked with static
>>> several times a day. Yesterday I dumped my leftover coffee on the dirt
>>> and it just beaded up for a while instead of sinking in.  My hopes for a
>>> good wildflower season are fading; but there's still time for things to
>>> turn around.
>>> Cyndi

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