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Dec 31, 2014 11:22 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Happy New Year! It's that time of year again, most of our gardens are sleeping and we are counting days till Spring.

We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives.

Please join us and tell us about the weather where you live!

Here is a link to our last thread.

The thread "(closed)Weather In Your Garden - Fall 2014" in Daylilies forum

A winter cardinal in my icy back yard
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Dec 31, 2014 11:52 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Hurray! It is 10:50 in the evening after a cold rainy few hours. I just looked out the back door to see our back yard covered in SNOW !!!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Ending 2014 with a beautiful winter wonderland in Tucson. Hilarious!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Dec 31, 2014 11:57 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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How beautiful for you, Linda! Happy New Year!
Maybe you can save some of it for all those hot days ahead. Smiling
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Jan 1, 2015 12:01 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Happy New Year to you Sharon ! Been out taking night snow shots. DH probably thinks I am nuts ! Hilarious!
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Jan 1, 2015 12:17 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Hurray! Linda got her wish and has snow for the holidays!! Hurray!
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Jan 1, 2015 12:20 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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Jan 1, 2015 12:39 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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I'm going to remind you of this night when you are wilting in that 110* heat again! Big Grin Happy for you Linda! Please just keep it out your way, will you?
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Jan 1, 2015 12:43 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
You have my permission to remind me often of this when the summer heat comes. This is such a treat ! Angel I shall keep it here as much as I can. Thumbs up
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Jan 1, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Goodness Linda. We haven't had any snow yet, just a little bit in November but it melted quickly. Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be bad. Both days we are expecting a rain/snow mix.
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Jan 1, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Welcome to the new year everyone!

50 degrees, heavily overcast & light rain falling here. Supposed to be overcast all day. It's damp feeling. Uh, that might be because it's 90% humidity. Sticking tongue out

Thanks for the new thread Sharon.
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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Jan 1, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
The snow is melting in town, here. The mountains are covered. We ended up with a total of .70 of rain. Fantastic way to end the year. December was a very moist month for Tucson. Thumbs up
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Jan 1, 2015 9:09 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Yea for Linda's snow!!!!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!


Right around 32 and raining this morning. Icy to the west where it is colder, but we are lucky so far. Supposed to rain through tomorrow and maybe into Saturday morning, but still calling for it to be above freezing. I'll take it. Big Grin
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Jan 1, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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Sharon said:Happy New Year! It's that time of year again, most of our gardens are sleeping and we are counting days till Spring.

We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives.

Please join us and tell us about the weather where you live!

Here is a link to our last thread.

The thread "(closed)Weather In Your Garden - Fall 2014" in Daylilies forum

A winter cardinal in my icy back yard
Thumb of 2015-01-01/Sharon/879b63


Paint a painting of that Sharon! Smiling
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Jan 1, 2015 9:14 AM CST
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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......................And with a Daylily of course.....................; held in his beak in shades of spring ..... I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 1, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Happy New Year to all of our friends here.

@Sharon, love the picture of your cardinal. Wish I could trade him for the one that has been attacking his reflection in our windows since March! Anyone know how to keep him from doing this?
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
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Jan 1, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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It's 35* this morning, a heat wave compared to yesterday's 22*. The older I get the colder I am when winter approaches, so even in the 30s, it's a shivery day.

@DavidofDeLand , If I paint that picture, David, with a daylily in his beak, I'd have to call it 'Oxymoron', now wouldn't I? Smiling

@rocklady , Jean, once I had a blue jay and again an insane wren, both determined to peck their way through a window. I had a small mirror that was framed and in both instances I placed that mirror close to the spots they attacked. Every day or two I moved that little mirror a little farther away and they moved with it. The mirror ended up hanging from a tree limb and the birds moved away too. I've used up a lot of little mirrors but they seem to work. I say 'little' but they were probably about 5"x7" with the frames. Crazy old lady with mirrors in her trees, but whatever works is fine with me. Big Grin
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Jan 1, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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What a beautiful Cardinal Sharon. Perfect picture to start off our new thread.

Hurray Linda! Snow for you! Hurray!
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Jan 1, 2015 11:37 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Linda, Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Could you maybe get a picture with some Christmas lights reflecting onto the snow, and possibly a deer in the picture too? Whistling Hilarious!

It is now up to 10 degrees, with a wind chill of 1 degree. Glare Not going outside today!
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Jan 1, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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Jan 1, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Nasty weather Natty! Thumbs down Thumbs down Group hug Group hug

Sharon, what a brilliant solution to the obsessed birds problem. I will have to remember that one.
I think they do that thinking they are warning off a competitor. They have no idea it's their own reflection. We have different birds that keep attacking the rear view mirrors on the sides of the van. They only do it spring through summer when they are mating or the chicks have not left the nest yet. We watched a silly male bluebird last year who was bound & determined to kill that bird in the mirror! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sometimes they even do it to the windows or windshields on the car because of the tinting which makes a reflective effect.
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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