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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, 
TeichFauna@aol.com writes:

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 
say it 
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 
speak....and have 
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???

zone 9

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