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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 21, 2013 2:37 PM CST
If you ask me, they need to up that date! PHEWW! Hottttttttttttt!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 21, 2013 3:19 PM CST

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I remember as a child always being confused as to why summer "starts" several months after summer begins. It was very confusing for me. When it's been over 90 degrees for a month you can't say that's spring!
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 23, 2013 5:17 PM CST
The longest day of the year and I love it! Not as much because of the heat but the length of daylight.

My other favorite day is the shortest day of the year because on that day, the days begin to grow longer.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jun 23, 2013 10:10 PM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 28, 2013 10:03 AM CST

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It will reach 105° this afternoon. I think I'll take a nap after lunch and when I get up, I'll make one of those fruity drinks in Cheryl's avatar above and sit where I can watch my garden melt.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 28, 2013 10:44 AM CST
I was in Austin for the Willie Nelson 4th of July picnic back in 1979, I think. The the temp on the bank sign said 113 degrees. That was when I learned the difference between heat and humidity. As hot as it was it didn't seem as bad as it was at home.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 28, 2013 11:17 AM CST
I just gave my lawn a douse of water. I put it on for 25 mins, let is soak in and then gave it 15 mins more. I will give it another drink in a few more minutes. I comes on every 3 days. IDK where it is in it's cycle. But with the Plus Century Mark coming, I thought it could us it. The foliage in the back yard gets water every other day. Might give it some water today, too. Have the paramedics near by when I open my water bill!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 28, 2013 4:24 PM CST

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Horntoad, at the 1979 Willie Nelson picnic, I bet you weren't feeling much of anything but the music!!!! Whistling You're right, tho, the humidity is a killer. We lived in Tucson and I never minded the heat, unless I had to get in a hot car.

The weatherman just said it's 106° out here, but feels like 105° because the humidity is 20%! I only know it's hot, and I ran out to water a few brugs that were severely drooping.

Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 28, 2013 4:29 PM CST
32% humidity in Houston. I'll take it! That's low for us! Still scorching out there, teasing the century mark.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 28, 2013 9:27 PM CST
Bubbles said:Horntoad, at the 1979 Willie Nelson picnic, I bet you weren't feeling much of anything but the music!!!! Whistling You're right, tho, the humidity is a killer. We lived in Tucson and I never minded the heat, unless I had to get in a hot car.

The weatherman just said it's 106° out here, but feels like 105° because the humidity is 20%! I only know it's hot, and I ran out to water a few brugs that were severely drooping.



Well! Surprising as it may seem, I was only doing Coca Cola.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 29, 2013 9:26 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 29, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Sad thing is, I despise Coke, but it was all they were selling. In that heat though I wasn't in a position to argue about the choice of drink or the $1.00 a can price.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 29, 2013 1:25 PM CST

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Yep, don't you wish you had invented bottled water back then!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 30, 2013 12:08 AM CST
Holy $&!#! It was 106°today! Phew
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 30, 2013 7:46 PM CST

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Not sure what this is, but the yard was all wet this morning at the lake and the sky keep lighting up with boom, boom noises. We came home to a dry yard here, an hour away. Confused

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Horntoad, this was in the Austin newspaper this morning. Thought you'd appreciate it. (Rats, it won't open the article, but it was really good. All about the trials and tribulations getting the first 4th of July picnic started).

http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/Tablet/AustinAmericanS...
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 30, 2013 8:07 PM CST
The photo opened for me. That is vintage... but which was Willie and which was Leon? lol

Hoping for some of that unidentified wet stuff here...
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 30, 2013 9:16 PM CST

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We went up to water last night since we're on restriction there also. We turned on the pump and there was moss clogging the sprinkler heads. DH cleaned the heads ,got the pump going and watered an hour. At about 6 AM, it rained! Can't win!

Lots of does with twin fawns this year up there. I remember a speaker garden club mtg. Said multiple births were usually because people feed deer corn. Wonder if that's true?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 30, 2013 11:01 PM CST
Bubbles said:Not sure what this is, but the yard was all wet this morning at the lake and the sky keep lighting up with boom, boom noises. We came home to a dry yard here, an hour away. Confused

Thumb of 2013-07-01/Bubbles/5d1bbe

Horntoad, this was in the Austin newspaper this morning. Thought you'd appreciate it. (Rats, it won't open the article, but it was really good. All about the trials and tribulations getting the first 4th of July picnic started).

http://tablet.olivesoftware.com/Olive/Tablet/AustinAmericanS...


Very unusual picture of Willie with short hair and no beard. I realized it was 1980 that I went. That was the year Honeysuckle Rose came out, and he had Dyan Cannon and Slim Pickens there.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 1, 2013 6:07 AM CST

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Wish the article would have opened with the photo. Lots of background info.
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LindaTX8
Jul 2, 2013 4:56 PM CST
Early this morning it was 59°! In summer! There's been such strange weather lately! You should see my Bug Baffler outfit! Weird! Got tired of being eaten up by skeeters. Sometimes it's just too hot to stand to wear it, but when I can use it, it really helps!
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