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Weather - or not!

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Re: Weather - or not!

#61 Post by Nick » July 7th, 2009, 4:41 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

It's raining so hard here, even the fish are complaining.....

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#62 Post by getreal » July 7th, 2009, 10:14 pm

The sky has been a rather magnificent bruise-blue this evening-but no rain.

The midgies are noticable by their absence.

Has anyone else noticed that there are less and less wasps around each summer/automn?
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#63 Post by Ron Webb » July 8th, 2009, 12:40 am

Nick wrote:It's raining so hard here, even the fish are complaining.....
:laughter: Way too funny!

Speaking of the weather, has anyone noticed that it's getting windier? It's not often mentioned, but one of the consequences of global warming is more energy and volatility in the atmosphere, which means more tropical storms and blizzards of course but also more and stronger winds in general.

I have never seen any statistics to confirm it, but it sure seems that way to me, here on the bald Canadian prairie. Anybody noticing it in the UK?

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#64 Post by getreal » July 10th, 2009, 5:38 pm

lovely summers day here all day. Nice and warm with a cooling breeze. Ripening up my strawberries a treat!

Maybe that should be in the gardening thread-Ooops!
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#65 Post by jaywhat » July 11th, 2009, 6:25 am

When it rains the frogs come out of the pond to get dry.

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#66 Post by Nick » July 11th, 2009, 9:56 am

Ah! Eric Cantona again....

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#67 Post by Fia » January 1st, 2010, 1:17 pm

Bump :smile: We have been completely dumped on by snow this festive period, and it's still snowing...
As the offspring have yet to return from their parties I thought I'd spend the time to share it with you :D

this was my car 2 days ago:
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A foot of snow on my woodshed roof:
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sheds and snowy sunflower - I'd left it for the birds:
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and a street sign still peeking through:
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#68 Post by Marian » January 1st, 2010, 2:31 pm

Fia! That's a heck of a lot of snow. You must have taken all of our snow because here's a shot of our common area in the front:
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#69 Post by Maria Mac » January 4th, 2010, 10:58 am

Just heard this is the coldest week in January in 30 years. We're having our windows replaced tomorrow, arranged by Alan.

I could kill him.

Still at least it's not -18 as forecast for the north of Scotland and Shetland.

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#70 Post by Alan C. » January 4th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Maria
Still at least it's not -18 as forecast for the north of Scotland and Shetland.
Hey! Weve been here 10 years and the lowest temp has been -6, it's -2 today but snowing again. :cross:
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#71 Post by Maria Mac » January 4th, 2010, 12:54 pm

Then you have it* to look forward to! :)

(It's just what someone on morning TV said).



* Corrected by Alan h to get back at Maria for the death threat...

Did you see I really did get a death threat on my blog?

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#72 Post by Fia » January 4th, 2010, 7:34 pm

-17 here last night.... and it's still snowing... I'm fully fed up with it now....
Maria:
We're having our windows replaced tomorrow, arranged by Alan.

I could kill him.
Instead of contemplating matricide, can't you take yourself off to do something fun for yourself for a day? Return home, all windows sparkly spanking new...

Or won't he be around either? In which case, I would reckon, fairs fair, he owes you the above except for a clean house and dinner he's cooked upon your return from Maria-ness :) [/wooden spoon]

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#73 Post by Alan H » January 4th, 2010, 8:02 pm

Thanks for the comment on my blog, LL. atheismisdead is none other our friend, Dr Krull, felix (something or other), etc aka David Mabusa. He obviously gets a kick from spamming all over the Internet. A bit like Nancy!
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#74 Post by Fia » January 4th, 2010, 8:30 pm

Would that be a displacement post then Alan? :D

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#75 Post by Ken H » January 5th, 2010, 4:24 pm

Having a bit of a cold spell (for here anyways). High of 46, low into the mid 30's. No snow. :wink:

Trying to get the wood to burn in our small fireplace. F'n wood is a bit damp I suspect. I usually use those artificial wax and sawdust logs, which is enough to take the chill off in the mornings. I do have a heat pump, but I like the feel of a real fire.

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#76 Post by Nick » January 5th, 2010, 4:45 pm

Alan H wrote:Thanks for the comment on my blog, LL. atheismisdead is none other our friend, Dr Krull, felix (something or other), etc aka David Mabusa. He obviously gets a kick from spamming all over the Internet. A bit like Nancy!
He's also pooped in the Richard Dawkins forum: the same message, 9 times. What a plonker.

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#77 Post by Fia » January 5th, 2010, 11:29 pm

Ah! I don't recall the plonkers death threat wasn't there 6 posts back last night... many apologies if I appeared crass and uncaring :redface:

Back to keeping the chill off the weather:
Ken H:
I usually use those artificial wax and sawdust logs, which is enough to take the chill off in the mornings.
Never come across those, but they would worry me, having had a couple of spectacular chimney fires from putting wax on the fire...
Love to see other folks fires though :D Any stories behind the steins Ken? And I do have sympathy with your damp wood problem. I rely on wood for all my heat and, for a long story I won't go into now, have wood around the stove in various degrees of dryness:

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Re: Weather - or not!

#78 Post by Ken H » January 6th, 2010, 1:15 am

The artificial logs don't create much creosote, in fact some actually help to remove it. My fireplace has a metal chimney within a metal chimney with an air gap between them, so the outer chimney doesn't get very hot. It doesn't get a whole lot of usage here In Florida except on a day like today. In the 1980's when my house was built, a lot of homes around here had fireplaces.

Sorry Fia, no story behind the steins. Most are modern and made by Gerz. I collected them when I was younger, which would, umm... make them antique I guess! Looks like you are well prepared with the firewood. :smile:
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#79 Post by Maria Mac » January 10th, 2010, 3:15 pm

I was thrilled to bits to see this woodpecker in my garden today - I've never seen one in my life before. So glad the cat-shaped scarecrow didn't deter him her. Or the snowmen having a party.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lY5jsC3mv8


(Edited to change Woody's sex, now that I've done some research here).

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#80 Post by Marian » January 10th, 2010, 3:58 pm

Maria wrote:I was thrilled to bits to see this woodpecker in my garden today - I've never seen one in my life before. So glad the cat-shaped scarecrow didn't deter him. Or the snowmen having a party.
You don't often see woodpeckers on the ground so that's really cool. Love the kitty and the snowman party. Here is a pic of the most common woodpecker here.
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Re: Weather - or not!

#81 Post by Alan C. » January 16th, 2010, 11:57 pm

We have a storm force 10 here just now, plus torrential rain, I think I'll go to bed.
G'night all. :)
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