Re: Strange fall weather
- Subject: Re: Strange fall weather
- From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:33:27 -0400 (EDT)
Here I was a week ago waiting for the first frost so I could plant my bulbs
without tearing up the lush flowerbeds. Light frost night-before-last, but
just enough to make impatiens look sick. I planted about half the bulbs
anyway - I put species tulips in protected spots surrounded by daffs -
this works sometimes because the deer don't eat the daffs and they are
too lazy to bend down far enough for the tiny tulips.
So today we are having a snow storm - up to a foot is predicted by
tonight - and we are threatened with power outages because many
trees are still in full leaf and the weight of the snow will break them.
My Kousa dogwood is still bright green. The other dogwoods have
finally turned but still have all their leaves. What a strange fall. My
geologist son says it's not global warming, it's global wierding.
In a message dated 10/26/2011 7:35:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
We've had strange weather all year, so will avoid that subject for
now........verdict is still out for what fall might look like, since we've
had fall like weather for a week....and the speculation on winter is across
the spectrum as well. One thing everyone seems to agree with,
is that it should be a dry winter, and the upcoming summer as bad or worse
than we had. I can't even imagine...so not thinking about weather!
I realize the discussion is on birds.....didn't notice much change in that
area, had lots of hummingbirds, however butterflies was a different story.
One thing I noticed different this year (other than extreme drought and
prolongued heat) was that there were absolutely no Monarchs around all
summer. Usually we have tons, more than anything else. Also my Pipevines
(Aristolochia) were not touched this year either. With the weather
cooler, I have just now noticed that the Monarchs are coming back. Some
is due to cooler weather up north and/or time of year, that they are
migrating south. Usually Monarchs can take the heat, so to
been around....true enough though, we are used to having a week or two of
100's degrees, not months!
Anyone else notice more or less Monarchs this year???
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