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Re: Storms and after

Interesting - we're going down to 20 or so tonight. Earliest freeze I can
ever remember (in Texas). Been hauling all the tender plants in all evening.
Boy do I HATE this. And still no precip.

On 11/16/05, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> It's been balmy here today alternate sun and clouds and temperatures in
> the
> low 70s. So far it as been a pretty mild fall. We've had a couple of very
> light
> frosts - just enough to kill off impatiens and cause the Gingko biloba to
> drop
> its leaves, but not enough to take out hardier things like petunias. About
> an
> hour ago, a violent wind and rain storm swept through - only lasted about
> 20
> minutes. Now the temperature is dropping rapidly - already down into the
> 40s, and a hard frost is predicted tonight. Oh well, it's time for it. We
> usually
> have killing frosts in mid-October - sometimes even in late September. I
> don't
> know what this means about the coming winter - if anything, I'm glad I got
> my bulbs in a couple of weeks ago.
> Thank goodness we have had enough rain to let trees and shrubs go into the
> winter well watered. I was seriously worried after our severe summer
> drought,
> but ten straight days of rain made a big difference. We've had several
> good
> showers since then, too. Hope Pam gets some soon.
> We have had fires in the fireplace for the past several evenings - as much
> for pleasure as for warmth. I have put the heat on in my office a few
> times -
> I find myself getting chilled if I sit at the computer too long. Not too
> good
> for aching old bones.
> Auralie
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zone 8A

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