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Re: A taste of spring

Today was so warm that it felt like spring. I walked in a sweat shirt.
The winter jasmine is blooming and daffodils are showing their stems but
I know it is only the 1st of Feb. and we are bound to see winter again.
The storm is passing above us so we are to get rain and wind.

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:42:38 PM 
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. 

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. 
----- 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 
> 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 
>> 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 
>>>> 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 
>>>> 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. 
>>>> 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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