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Iris L.
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 11:41 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


I'm in southern CA.  Just a week ago, I bought heavy socks and a long sleeved heavy tee shirt.  I sleep with socks on and under a heavy blanket.  On Friday, three days ago, we had a 5.3 earthquake.  Today, we had a record high temp of 95 degrees F.  They say that earthquakes come during a heat wave.  But three days ahead of a heat wave?  I don't know!  Well, it's time to put away my space heaters and long johns and blankets and look for some shorts and sandals.  However, being southern CA, it could still turn chilly from the cool ocean air.


Iris L.


Alexander_Green
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 11:49 PM
Joined: 3/9/2018
Posts: 37


Today I was so chilly and I was reading most of the day, so I was bundled under a quilt, but I had to keep moving to keep warm, so I sipped hot tea all day. It was hazy clouds and there were snowflakes even though it was above freezing. It is supposed to go to the high 70s by the end of the week.
MissHer
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 11:54 PM
Joined: 11/13/2014
Posts: 2345


Oh my!  Earthquakes ! That's sounds really frightening to a mid westerner. We ONLY have to deal with tornadoes! 

One year my husband and I were in CA in a motel. The TV was on and they were reporting on small earthquakes. We finished the night sleeping in the car. ha ha


MissHer
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 11:56 PM
Joined: 11/13/2014
Posts: 2345


AG,

 You must live in the mid west,also. You have our weather.  


DavidsSon
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:32 AM
Joined: 3/29/2018
Posts: 14


About 56 degrees but thankfully not raining, San Francisco.
llee08032
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:14 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


East Coast: cloudy with a chance of heavy wet snow and 80 on Saturday!
BlossomsPack
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:53 AM
Joined: 2/21/2018
Posts: 83


Cold here. Down jacket before work. Sigh. It's supposed to be spring.
ruthmendez
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:27 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


82 high today.  Feels Like Summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efPWrIvzGgc

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:38 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I like going out in thunderstorms. There's something electric about it. --Jim
Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:03 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


It got chilly again a couple of days ago, with heavy winds, uprooting trees and overturning heavy trucks.  I'm back under my heavy blanket and back to my heavy knee socks.  


A teenager was struck by lightning at the beach a few years ago.  I think he was standing on a balcony.  It was a freak accident.  We don't have much lightning in So Cal, fortunately.


The days are beautiful now.   Nights are cool.  I hope this lasts. 


Iris L.


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:03 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


It was warm, even hot for several days.  People were in shirt sleeves, shorts and flip-flops.  Today, May Day, it's back to being chilly, with morning rain and thunder.  I'm in long sleeve, long pants, and thinking about turning on the heat.  Where are the May flowers?  Oh, well! Just wait, Iris.  Enjoy the coolness while it lasts, because soon it will be too hot.


Iris L.


ruthmendez
Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:33 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


I don't mind some rain....we need it over here
JD1Z
Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:12 PM
Joined: 5/1/2018
Posts: 7


it's sunny here today
jfkoc
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:44 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 18959


waiting for a horrible storm w/hail and possible tornado in about 90 minutes....ah, springtime in Oklahoma

edited in...forgot to mention straight line winds up to 90 mph


ruthmendez
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:17 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


Oh my goodness....that's scary.
Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:58 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


Tornadoes--very scary!   I just saw on the weather report.  Stay safe, jfkoc!


Iris L.


jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:29 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 18959


whew....all went around me....also missed Lorita and Bonnie
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:53 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


That's good to know!  

Weather is great here today; back to shirtsleeves and shorts.


Iris L.


llee08032
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 7:52 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


(((((((((Jfkoc)))))))))))


Happy the storm passed you! Stay safe and have a plan.


llee08032
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 7:55 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


90's here. Perhaps will have no spring and go straight into summer on the East Coast?

Nice not to talk about dementia for a change. Thanks for this thread Iris!


llee08032
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:13 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


Spring has sprung. April's showers sprang forth flowers. A season of growth, regrowth, birth and new beginnings. Mother nature's painting landscapes everywhere. Colors, colors and colors.  

I had an ugly hedge taken out. I've planted and am planting. So far Lilly's in shades of pink and orange en masse. Orange poker flowers and a pink knockout rose tree. Portulaca in all colors as a border. One can never have enough flowers. 

I brought myself some spring presents. I deserve presents. To lavish myself with flowers! A new birdbath, a colorful metal wind spinner, a wreath for my purple door and new solar torch lights that look like real flames. 

I'm happy!!! Looking at flowers makes me happy!!!


ruthmendez
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:48 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


Around 70's with high humidity...overcast all day.  

Got Morning Glories creeping through cracks.  They always grow beautifully, crickets or something starts to consume them, then the Glories dry up.

But they always come back!


ruthmendez
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:50 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


I had a photo of the Morning Glories, but it doesn't attach for some reason...oh well.
Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:33 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


At the front of my condo I noticed some tiny blue flowers.  I read somewhere that blue flowers are rare in nature.  Is this true?


Iris L.


Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:59 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7029


Iris, it may depend on where you live. The Alz. Assoc. is the blue forget me not.  I have several around me but can't recall the names.
Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:06 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610


Thanks, Mimi.  The flowers I see are not forget me nots, but they both are pretty little flowers.

Iris L.


MissHer
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:39 PM
Joined: 11/13/2014
Posts: 2345


It's chilly here, again. In the upper 50's and I just bought my yard a bunch of flowers, some tomato and pepper plants, and shrubs! I can't wait to fill up my hanging flower pots on the patio and in the yard. Going to try and get the lavender to grow and keep through the winter. It must be a hard one to grow but they smell so delightful. Hopefully my hydrangeas will bloom this years. My peonies are up and the lilacs have bloomed. Tulips are in bloom and soon it will be the Iris.  By the end of the summer the naked ladies will be showing off. lol
llee08032
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:36 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


Ah... the pots and hanging baskets. I bought a new pot with three layers. My hydrangeas have been very stingy the last 2 years giving me only about 3 flowers all season! 
ruthmendez
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:21 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


Freaken overcast....maybe I should go back to bed.
ruthmendez
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:23 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


Good thing I'm not missing out on anything at the beach.
ruthmendez
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 1:06 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2314


Sun came out!  :o)
ladyzetta
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 9:41 PM
Joined: 2/16/2017
Posts: 890


Suns out, lawn has been mowed and the sprinklers are going. I am sitting on my back porch with my little Molly, (dog) enjoying a glass of wine and smelling the fresh cut grass. I am in Oregon.  Hugs Zetta
BethL
Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:42 PM
Joined: 3/25/2015
Posts: 690


Very, very hot in Iowa. Temps are 20 degrees above normal for May! We have been in the 90s for a couple of weeks. We are getting July weather in May!