Here's an update in the midwest weather this weekend: it did snow in St. Louis, Missouri. Saturday ended up being the 4th snowiest day in the city's history! Saturday morning, the stuff was really slush. By the evening, it was coming down fluffy & fast so I let the kids take turns running in the snow in their boots & pjs. I'm sure it helped my neighbors confirm I'm crazy since it was 10:00pm. Apparently we ate something bad for dinner so 3 out of my family of 5 was sick in the middle of the night. Luckily everyone was feeling better Sunday so they were dressed up again & back in the snow. All of this translated in 1/2 hr. stitching time for me since I was dealing with dressing kids up, getting them undressed, washing sheets/remaking beds, taking pics of the kids in the snow, the extra laundry snow gives & the normal laundry. Now it's the week before Christmas & I wonder where my weekend went! Hopefully, it'll all be worth it for good memories for the kids. For extremes, it's suppposed to be 45 degrees tomorrow so it won't take long for the snow to melt.
quote:Originally posted by rifestitch I'm just stopping here on my way to Arizona...
Years ago, when I lived in Vancouver, a friend of mine decided he would spend his Christmas holidays in Arizona, get some sun, get warm, etc...
It snowed. Yup, in Arizona.
Yeah, but when it does snow in Arizona, it's gone pretty quick - a few days of cold, then back to the 60s and 70s where it belongs. And being the desert, it drops down at night all year round, anyway - great for sleeping
Though, with the weird weather everyone has been having the last few years, nothing's really sure these days, is it??? Somebody's trying to tell us soemthing, I think.
And here, it's 10:30 am, and it's only 34 degrees out - not counting the windchill, though supposedly, we're to be back to near 60 later in the week. And then we wonder why everybody has all this sinus crap all the time? At any rate, I have my heater on in my office - but it's on every day, even in our ridiculously hot summers - I really don't need quite so much air conditioning.
Anyway, thanks Fenny and Rife for all the beautiful descriptions of your various 'heartlands'- by the way, can we please have a full version of states and locations in the US? My American geography is not so wonderful that I know all your states just from their abbreviations. Aussie quiz for you: I'm currently in NSW having arrived from QLD and my mum should be on her way here soon from WA via NT. Fill in the gaps....
I am getting quite the Australian education from one of my best online friends, who is a librarian in Sydney, which is in New South Wales, which is south of Queensland and the Northern Territory, and east of Western Australia, but west of one of my other online friends, who is in Auckland, New Zealand. Now, if only I knew someone in Perth, if I ever make it down there, I'd have a couch to crash on in all the places I want to go! Some day, some day - have to see the giant hopping mice in their native environment, though don't relish coming across any of those man-eating spiders Or snakes, I guess, though they don't bother me as much as spiders... so far.
Pretty! Are they supposed to bloom there this time of year?
That was a strange thing to get used to when I moved to Georgia; it's only 8-9 hours' drive south of where I grew up, but here, you can plant pansies in the fall, and they survive all winter, even through the little ice/snow we get, since the ground never really freezes. Though, since my boys have been so involved in soccer the last few years, planting flowers in fall is about the last thing I've had time for
It can happen, if there are some good rainy days and than a few warm days. Our climat seems to be a lot like yours because pansies do survive here in winter.But I'm a lazy one and just put them in pots and the weeds are allready everywhere but eventualy it will become like a meadow,just plain nature .Because not every winter falls enough rain, so we don't water the grass.so it all dried up,hence our meadow.