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Re: weather

Buy a winter coat yet? It's cold here this morning, had to drag my old
faithful pea coat out and way too early I might add.

On 10/25/05, Andrea Hodges <raider843@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have to say, this year fall is nice welcome to Illinois. The colors
> here are absolutley stunning. It's very surreal for me at times because
> this is a totally new experience. Some of these trees look like they are
> on fire.
> I got my shop lights hung and all of my plants except the mums moved
> into the basement as I expect it to frost any time now. I guess the fall
> color here is better Auralie because after major dry weather for most of
> the summer the month of August was pretty rainy here according to my
> sister. When I came to visit in September everything was really green
> and pretty. She said it has been brown and dead looking for weeks prior.
> I'm enjoying the cool weather, although it is taking some getting used
> to. I'm just glad I have my little basement full of plants so I can go
> play with them during the winter!
> A
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> After a summer of serious drought, we are having a fall of excessive
> rainfall. I have said I would never complain of too much rain, but
> this is getting to be more than enough. At least I don't have to
> worry about trees and shrubs going into the fall without enough
> moisture.
> Fall color is finally developing, though not as bright as usual. I'm
> sure that is the result of the drought summer. Many trees have just
> turned brown. I don't quite know why it is so late. When my son and
> his family visited from Colorado last year so he could show his
> western wife our beautiful fall colors, they were spectacular on
> Columbus day. This year at that date there were only occasional
> spots of color. Now, two weeks later, it is beginning to look bright.
> We dodged a bullet on frost night-before-last. The temperature in the
> morning was 34 degrees. I haven't managed to get my big plants in
> yet - thought I had a man coming to help, but he hasn't come yet.
> Now that it is raining, frost is not so immanent, but could happen any
> night. Oh well, it's time. I may lose a few big plants, but maybe it
> is time to let them go, too.
> Auralie - NYZ5
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