It is that time of the year.

Temperature yesterday was 103. Now that is hot. Doesn't matter how much higher it gets but anything over 100 is just plain hot. The heat sure did a number on the plants but after a good watering they recovered.
One of the Asian Lillys fell over but I staked it back up. They are beautiful now.

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A Million Dollar Rain Fell

The past couple of days we have received over 2 inches of rain at the house. Some areas got over 6 inches. It came at a great time and is worth over a million dollars. The dry land farmers will now have moisture to plant their crops.
One of the side benefits is the yards and flowers have gotten a fresh drink of water.
This morning I looked out and saw the Hibiscus plants were in full bloom. The snap dragons and balloon flowers look even better. I also found a pepper on one of the plants and there are several tomatoes as well.
I caught 30 gallons of water in a plastic trash can to water the plants with next week. The forecast for today through Tuesday calls for more rain for a very dry thirsty land.

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It has warmed up

It has finally warmed up this spring. No late freezes like last year that set back the tomato and pepper plants. Flowers are looking great. Take a look.










See what happens when your sprinkler comes on at 1:00 A.M. when the temperature is 15.

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You give the grass a coat of ice.
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It's Cold.

Yesterday it got bad here. Rain, sleet, ice pellets along with temperatures in the low 20'2. I had a party to go to and I had to be there. I was going to be their Santa Clause. Our Lions club is doing a Rent-A-Santa this year. I bought a Santa suit and was ready to go. Tow of us has the Santa suits. I am in charge of this and am doing the scheduling. It is an exciting time but Mother Nature put a kink in our plans. Yes I got the call about 10:00 A.M. to tell me they had to cancel the afternoon party. The weather had gotten worse. I told the lady I understood. This morning I got another call at 9:00 telling me the bank was thinking about changing their party from tomorrow until the next Saturday. I told her I still had the 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. slot open. They ask if I would change the date. I told he no problem. I now have a full Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 filled . The bank from 1:00 till 2:30, a birthday party from 3:00 to 4:00 and Santa visiting a family's home for their grand kids. A full but a fun schedule. I will let you know how it goes. I forgot, on Sunday the 15th I have to be Santa at from 4:00 till 5:00 P.M. in a local store.
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It's Cold BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It got cold yesterday and last night it snowed. The temperature hasn't been above freezing since Thursday evening. It should get above the freezing mark tomorrow but not before spitting more sleet and snow. We had 3 to 4 " on the ground this morning.

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The back yard is very pretty.

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The concrete animals just look cold.

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The front flower bed

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All of the newly planted pansies covered with the snow. I just hope they survive.
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