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Post by Brenna » Mon June 13th, 2011, 11:44 am

Finally we have a respite from the humidity and it's beautiful outside!! I think it is supposed to be cloudy this morning, but I don't mind because of how cool it is! Beats the 105 degree days we had last week!!
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Post by BrianPK » Mon June 13th, 2011, 10:01 pm

Sparkling bright and breezy day after yesterdays rain.Very pleasantly warm.My feverfew is beginning to bloom with it's masses of tiny daisy- like flowers.

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Post by BrianPK » Mon June 13th, 2011, 10:16 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]
You've reminded me I keep wanting to hunt down a globe or good world map and try to figure out how far north England, etc. is compared to my side of the pond. I have this thing about maps and such and like to know *where I am* in a book.[/quote]

Our islands are approx. the same latitude as Newfoundland. But principly due to the North Atlantic Drift(part of the Gulf Stream) our climate(especially Ireland's) is very mild and rarely suffers extreme cold.The UK has a harsher winter but a warmer and drier summer than Ireland's.However during the past two winters we've been very surprised at the severity of Nov/Dec. with remarkable amounts of snow
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 19th, 2011, 3:56 am

It's been gray, spitting rain, foggy, and a little muggy when I was out in Tacoma today. When I finally got home, I was cold enough that I put my heater on.

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Post by Misfit » Sun June 19th, 2011, 12:41 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]It's been gray, spitting rain, foggy, and a little muggy when I was out in Tacoma today. When I finally got home, I was cold enough that I put my heater on.

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Today doesn't look so promising yet either :mad:
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Post by DianeL » Sun June 19th, 2011, 4:31 pm

It's somewhat overcast, but pleasant out; a nice breeze and not beastly hot and humid. I sure would love a good solid rainy day, though. We (and my camellias!) need it very badly.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 19th, 2011, 4:50 pm

[quote=""BrianPK""]Our islands are approx. the same latitude as Newfoundland. But principly due to the North Atlantic Drift(part of the Gulf Stream) our climate(especially Ireland's) is very mild and rarely suffers extreme cold.The UK has a harsher winter but a warmer and drier summer than Ireland's.However during the past two winters we've been very surprised at the severity of Nov/Dec. with remarkable amounts of snow[/quote]

Thanks for that, info that like helps when reading about England, etc. Your winter days must be relatively short of daylight then.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 19th, 2011, 5:47 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Today doesn't look so promising yet either :mad: [/quote]

Yeah, but at least I don't have to be out in it!

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Post by Brenna » Tue June 21st, 2011, 12:27 pm

It's dreary and the humidity is back up. I can deal with almost anything but humidity.
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Post by BrianPK » Tue June 21st, 2011, 11:04 pm

Longest day of the year just ending.It's just midnight and the northern sky is still bright.We had a beautiful evening after an awful day of torrential showers.I planted three delphiniums this afternoon but I think they're too close to my dahlias.I might move them in the morning.

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