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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 27, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Moving on from fall.....
This is my Silk Floss cross blooming for the first time.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 27, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Thanks for starting the Winter thread, Hetty. The Silk Floss cross is lovely.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 27, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Oh that's very pretty Hetty! And thanks for the new thread.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 27, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Yes! it is time for a Winter thread clearly!!!

Fabulous flower Hetti. How big is it?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 27, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Thanks! It's about 5 inches.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 27, 2013 1:36 PM CST
Crud winter will be here tonight Grumbling "they" say inland will get a hard freeze. I sure hope my GH will be OK...it soooo needs a new cover. Time to buy that winning lottery ticket Whistling
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Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Nov 28, 2013 6:15 AM CST
Holding at 36 here. See no indications of frost out on the lawn. I forgot to open the heat vents out on the Sun Porch so it is a bit chilly out there.

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 28, 2013 6:30 AM CST
Its 36 here too. I don't think anything was affected. That is something else to be thankful for today!

Thanksgiving is a good thing! Have a peaceful one and gobble well...

Good Morning!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 28, 2013 6:55 AM CST
Good morning!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!

Our first frost of the season here this morning. Presently 34.9. The thermometer is in the carport though on the outer wall of the garage. Lake City weather says it's 30.0.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 28, 2013 6:56 AM CST
We seem to have bottomed out at 51. Just was outside for some weeding and spreading of mulch and boy - it feels like winter! Whistling

I'd like to add: Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 28, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Same from here, our low was about 45, so no damages and the little temp gauge inside the covered shelf units says 55 so that is pretty nice for the orchids that had to stay outside.

Our friends from Canada are flying today, arriving this evening in time for a late dinner, so our turkey feast will be around 8pm. We should all sleep well, in any case.

Enjoy everyone! I am giving thanks for all my nice online friends, and beautiful Florida weather. I tip my hat to you.
Elaine

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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Nov 28, 2013 10:57 AM CST
Currently 47F…Wonder if we'll see the expected high of 55F today!

The oven is full, as is my heart, for family, and friends. Lovey dubby So, I just wanted to take a moment here, to wish you all, my friends, a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Group hug
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 28, 2013 12:45 PM CST
DS has arrived, all is well.... Lovey dubby
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 28, 2013 12:50 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:DS has arrived, all is well.... Lovey dubby


Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 28, 2013 1:16 PM CST
I agree
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Nov 29, 2013 1:45 PM CST
http://garden.org/ideas/view/greene/1541/American-Beautyberr...

I wanted to make sure everyone who has beauty berries caught this article today. Im not sure I would do it, but I never knew you could, and thought it was interesting.

My angel trumpets are putting on a wonderful show again, that means we didnt get as cold as predicted
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Nov 29, 2013 1:51 PM CST
Trying to get caught up here. The trip to GA was great. It's always good when we can spend time with the kids. DIL and I spent time beading together and also visiting the local bead stores. DH and son also had some time together and the four of us had dinner at The Oar House in Dahlonega. All of us left stuffed!

The trip back to Hot Springs Village on Monday was somewhat of a challenge. We kept watching the temperature as it dropped into the 30s, and a couple of times it reached 31, but we were lucky and got back without having to encounter slippery roads.

@flaflwrgrl yes, we do travel up I-75 on our way back to AR or GA.

Our next adventure will be traveling by car to Arizona to spend time with our kids at Christmas. @plantladylin, My DH does most of the driving, too, however, once in awhile he does let me drive in Mississippi. It's a 4-lane highway with little traffic. I don't do Interstates or cities!

We won't be getting back to FL until about the middle of January so I suppose by that time anything that is going to get killed will be long gone. We have some phaius in pots that I am concerned about, but the last time we had freezing temps, they came back.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Nov 29, 2013 1:56 PM CST
Pam, I did see the article and thought it might be nice to make some, but the more I thought about it, it's a lot of work! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 29, 2013 2:05 PM CST
Oddly enough we don't have any beautyberry on this place. I really want to get some though.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 29, 2013 2:20 PM CST
That was a great article @gardenglory (Pam),

Actually I've made Beautyberry Jelly before. @greene was so right in her genious recipe. Thumbs up

Pam, are you still having Heart surgery in January? I've been thinking about that, and hope my prayers and best wishes for you are heard and granted.

Sincerely,

David Smiling

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