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Re: Time change

Not here. We had a cold front come through and the snapdragons and
pansies perked up but today it was 69. I really dislike the yoyo effect.
I'm ready for things to go to bed, a season change. It's been too warm
and I am ready to bundle up. Before retirement, at this time of year, I
went to work and came home in the dark so I saw no big difference. Like
you, I am ready for more rain. None is forecast for this week so I will
have to water the things I planted this fall. Ugh.

I still have dogwood, sassafras, Carolina sweet spice, large leaf magnolia, and fothergilla. Several sages are still blooming. 

Sorry winter makes you depressed. To me, I just want to go inside, get a
nice hot dinner and settle down to a good book or quilting, and/or watch
a good program. Maybe, I am part bear and want to hibernate.

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, November 9, 2010 6:39:15 PM 
Subject: [CHAT] Time change 

Winter is really setting in here. The time change seems symbolic. 
It's cold and dark. We have had fierce winds for several days - 
temps are only in the 40s, but the wind chill is like the 20s. 
I still have a lot to do outdoors -had such a rush of work in the 
last six weeks that I just haven't been able to get out - but my 
old bones just don't appreciate the chilling winds. Maybe I can 
get something done tomorrow. 
Leaves are pretty much down now, but the Kousa dogwood is 
still brilliant, and hasn't shed much. Interestingly, the Bradford 
pear is still green and in full leaf. It usually turns pretty bright. 
I don't remember it's not turning on schedule before. 
I'm pleased to see that the regular dogwoods - Cornus florida - 
are full of buds for next spring. They bloomed very poorly last 
spring - almost no bloom. Not just mine but all over the woods. 
I've heard that the extra-heavy bloom set is a response to stress 
conditions this year - the drought has been serious. We have 
had a couple of heavy rains in the past two weeks, but it is 
still dry and the strong winds don't help a bit. 
I'm told that one sign of a hard winter coming is that the deer 
have dark coats - well, the ones in my back yard this week 
are looking quite dark. 
Anyway, I hate, hate, hate the early dark. It's so depressing 
to me to have it dark before 5:00 PM. I have no desire to live in 
Florida - been there, done that - but I would like the days to be 
a bit longer in winter. 

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