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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Kelli
Jul 25, 2015 9:47 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I would love 72 degrees 24/7/365. Big Grin


I would love that in the summer, with some cooldown but above freezing in the winter. A warm winter means a drought. Thumbs down

Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jul 25, 2015 4:41 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I would love 72 degrees 24/7/365. Big Grin


That used to be much of our summers here. On average, we'd only get 5 days a year that were over 80 degrees. Hasn't been that way in years now. The only up side to this is we now have much milder winters. I do like that.
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Sep 7, 2015 5:32 PM CST
We had storms over night. I don't like those things, but at least the "booms" ans overnight weather radio alarms have been minimal this summer. I am patiently waiting for winter and I really hope the fellow who made the map is wrong.

This was the year Iowa had its third highest snowfall ever. The only reason we were able to get out of the driveway is a neighbour has a tractor sized snow plow.
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Sep 7, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Oh, forgot about another picture from that year... That same neighbour had to use his snow blower to open up the road because the county people gave up.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 7, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Oh my, oh my, oh my! Blinking Blinking Blinking
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 7, 2015 9:01 PM CST
LOL, Ann -- you really need to come north in the winter! Smiling Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 8, 2015 5:15 AM CST
I'd love that Sandy.....for about 3 days worth. Hilarious!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 8, 2015 6:24 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing And in June.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 8, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Southerners!! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 8, 2015 8:23 AM CST
drdawg said: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing And in June.


No, I actually LOVE winter & snow. I just don't have any idea how to drive in the stuff & frankly it scares the you know what out of me. But if someone else is doing the snow clearing I could totally dig spending a week or 2 or even a month in it as long as I didn't have to live "real life" like get back & forth to work & such. To just go enjoy & play in it? GAME ON!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 8, 2015 8:31 AM CST
LOLOL, weedwhacker! :D

Not only did we get snow that year, we got ice! None of the big limbs fell on the house, but we jumped a time or two.
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I think we lost power when I took this picture, but the kitchen usually is in the 60-65 degree range in the winter because it's on the north side of the house.
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I enjoy winter and that year we had a lot of it, for sure. Smiling I am grateful no one was injured. We were inconvenienced a time or two, but that was it.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 8, 2015 8:40 AM CST
The worst part about winter for me isn't the snow and ice, or the cold, but the extended periods without sunshine! That can really be a drag... I think I must be solar powered, gloomy weather totally saps my energy Thumbs down
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Sep 8, 2015 11:54 AM CST
I would not mind if this forecast is correct, according to them we would be warmer with less snow. Here in MN I do not mind less snow in the least, even after all these years of winter driving here it can still be a challenge and even scary at times.

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Sep 8, 2015 2:47 PM CST
I'm looking forward to that wet winter. Some of my stuff is looking so tired from the drought. Real rain does something that irrigation does not plus we have water rationing anyway.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 10, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Gosh I really HATE winter. This pictures with the snow so high would be a nightmare for me!
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 16, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:LOL, Ann -- you really need to come north in the winter! Smiling Smiling


Hilarious! Thumbs up

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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 16, 2015 7:38 PM CST
DH and I don't like winter. Don't like snow. The older we get, the less we like it. Don't like driving in it, shoveling it, and/or walking in it. Don't like freezing rain/ice either. Sighing! Thumbs down

I agree with Rita, that looks like nightmare in that one pic. Crying Blinking
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Sep 18, 2015 6:22 PM CST
I am with you Marilyn. I hate it. I love it Christmas Eve though. But I want 70 Christmas morning so I can get around to everybody and everyone can get to my house for the celebration.

One year we had a sudden ice storm just as I started driving down a hill. Truck in front of me started to spin and I started sliding right at him unable to stop. I ended up under his truck. Alive but scared to death.

On the other hand I hated this summer when we were in the 90s for weeks. I hated that too. I could not go out. I could not take off enough cloths. There were times I went to the store I should have been arrested for indecent exposure Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Patti
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Tuckersmom
Sep 18, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Cinta said:

On the other hand I hated this summer when we were in the 90s for weeks. I hated that too. I could not go out. I could not take off enough cloths. There were times I went to the store I should have been arrested for indecent exposure Rolling on the floor laughing


I love winter. I have always maintained you can always put on more clothes but you can only get so naked.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 18, 2015 7:29 PM CST
The heat is just miserable. I can see the jobs that have to be done from different windows but it wears me out to even give it a good shot. I'll take 60 to 70 all year long - bliss.

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