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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Dec 6, 2011 7:18 AM CST
Good morning everyone, it is a cold, wet, dreary morning, but we better be thankful, expecting snow starting tonight, BRRRRR Big Grin
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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CherieCoogan
Dec 6, 2011 7:51 AM CST
We had rain yesterday that was trying real hard to turn into flakes, So now snow officially here. YET. We;'re looking at light snow for Thursday evening. I'm hoping that it doesn't happen then either,. I don't like driving in snow or ice. Makes me nervous and jumpy. It hasn't really been too cold here. A lot of 40's so far this month. This week has be 30's during the day and 20's at night. Like I said they are showing snow flurried Thursday and then 40's by Sunday. This is such strange weather. Started out with a goofy spring, then summer was strange and the fall was exactly of the norm......... Now Dec??????? Would be nice if ie stayed like this for a few years and they upped my zone to zone 6 instead of 5................. Green Grin! Big Grin Green Grin!
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 6, 2011 8:53 AM CST
bbbbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr got somewhere around 9- last night. I have a heater in the birdbath and the birdbath is very frosty this morning.
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Dec 16, 2011 3:37 PM CST
You should be here in Calgary, where it's zone 3........ have had major dumps of snow to where it looks like a winter wonderland of Christmas snow! Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Ponds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CherieCoogan
Dec 16, 2011 5:20 PM CST
We have the slight possibility of light snow over night and into the morning. As possible 1/2 inch. Maybe.......................
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM CST
We had rain a few days ago and most of our snow is melted. There is no making me happy, I like having the pretty snow especially at night with the Christmas lights...but I don't like it when it is on the roads Grumbling
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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CherieCoogan
Dec 17, 2011 6:06 AM CST
That is how I am. Woke up to a dusting of snow on the grass. Took Ed to work, turned the corner and car wanted to keep going.in a circle. Now Ed says well I got to work without dying just cross fingers for when you pick me up, Smart Alec. I, he knows how intimidated I am by snow of any kind when I'm driving. He likes to pick on me. Thirty even twenty years ago it didn't bother me to drive in snow but now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 17, 2011 12:38 PM CST
I hear you Cherie. It is hilly where I live...you can't get any where without encountering hills...so I worry about getting up the hills...and then I worry about sliding down the otherside...
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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CherieCoogan
Dec 18, 2011 9:46 AM CST
The sun has melted it off at least for the most part. Still snow on the front walk to the porch, but that is on the north side and we seldom use the front door so all is good. Sure glad it didn't really amount to much but maybe a 1/4 inch. Can still see green grass quite a bit so all is good. Mild temperatures for the umcoming week with possibility of flurries Tuesday and Wednesday. As long as that is all it is flurries and a dusting I am good to go.
Name: leaflady
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leaflady
Dec 21, 2011 12:46 AM CST
We've had rain for 2 or 3 days now with some snow predicted by morning. How much accumulation is uncertain. At least I'll be home tomorrow. What time I get to work on Thursday will be determined by the amount of snow we get. I have to go in sometime Thursday as that is when we turn in our timesheets for the next paycheck!!

Big PRAISE THE LORD today. An attorney in town gave me about 15 or more large yard size trash bags of shredded office paper. I'll use it for bedding in the birdhouse. Not all plants like the acid from the cedar chips and I have to buy those. The paper isn't acidic and it's free. This will make the bedding about 4" deep by the time it packs down and he says he will have about 2 or 3 bags every couple weeks. It should work great for mulch and maybe a worm bed. I know there will be thin strips of the paper all over but it will be better than newpaper size sheets that some times get away when they dry out and I don't have something on top of them.

GOD bless and keep each of you. May you have a blessed and joyous Holy Day.
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Name: leaflady
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leaflady
Dec 24, 2011 10:53 PM CST
Another huge blessing the other day. 3 or 4 truckloads of freshly shredded trees that a local company trimmed from under the electric lines around here. More to be done soon.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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CherieCoogan
Dec 25, 2011 7:41 AM CST
Merry Christmas all
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Dec 25, 2011 9:47 AM CST
Ditto Cherie...and a very Healthy New Year!
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Jan 3, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Leaflady,
Awesome on the shredded paper and the mulch! You won't be weeding much this year, LOL!

Besides. It can't look worse than the day I took one feather pillow apart to stuff into another. These were real chicken feathers from old pillows I slept on when I was a teen. Yep, pretty colorful yard for a while. I don't have the pillow anymore. It got so rock hard that I composted the feathers.

We got rid of the wind we had for two days. It's cold, but warms up, starting today. And we have sunshine. Haven't seen that for a while.
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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Jan 3, 2012 2:27 PM CST
Sally, That wind was something! Glad you have some sunshine to enjoy.
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Jan 9, 2012 11:43 AM CST
Sunny but windy again today too! I'm comtemplating a walk.
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Jan 9, 2012 12:15 PM CST
The walk is a good idea, will have to do that myself today or tomorrow.

We also get our cats outdoors when the weather is this nice. They like to sniff around the backyard and go check out the catnip plant...there are still some green leaves in the middle of the plant Smiling
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Ponds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Echinacea Butterflies Birds Roses Region: Wisconsin Peonies
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CherieCoogan
Jan 9, 2012 7:26 PM CST
It has been s mild here that when walking around outside this weekend I noticed on one of my Twist n' Shout hydrangeas leaf buds are beginning to swell. Then Saturday night it got down to the lower 20's but they are forecasting a high of 50 tomorrow, What?????????????????/ This is January in Wisconsin??????????
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Jan 9, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Crazy weather!
Name: leaflady
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leaflady
Jan 10, 2012 8:01 PM CST
Crazy is hardly the word or the weather we are having this winter! Temps are suppose to drop dramatically tonight. I should have put the old cat outside this afternoon but I didn't. She spent the afternoon starting intently out the window at the birds at a feeder just a few feet from the window.

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