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    I'll tell ya. This has been one crazy Winter. It's been truly wet and wild. Just when I was getting ready to get the boat out and prep for Summer fun - and I get up to this - this morning.

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    The temp was 34 when I got up and it's now 32 - ain't it supposed to get warmer during the day??!!??

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    Now I gots to admit - it's kinda purdy up close but from a distance - not so much.

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    I worry about that young Willow in the front yard - it's about 3 years old but I think it should survive. The snow will insulate it from the freeze, some I think. Note the Hummingbird feeder??
    And Matt - Josh - if y'all ain't getting this now, stand by - it's headed your way and probably up your way too Deb (you guys already had 3 of these, is there more predicted)?

    I guess Mother Nature just wants us to remember who's really in control here :-)
    Last edited by Scorpion68; 03-12-2018, 09:12 AM. Reason: Add comment
    Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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    Wow Chuck. Ol Man Winter just wont let go. I gotta say that is the first time I have seen a hummingbird feeder with snow on it...
    The chase is better than the catch...
    I'm Frank and I'm from the flatlands of N'Eastern Illinois...

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    • #3
      Beautiful photos as usual, Chuck! Of course, it could always be worse. Tomorrow, we get our 3rd Nor'easter in less then 2 weeks. And this one is gonna slam my area in particular, with 1-2 feet of snow, and 50 mph winds, with higher gusts. Without a doubt, we will lose power once more, and no telling how long without it this time!

      Dang, and just yesterday, the Mrs. found a decent point in one of our fields....
      Rhode Island

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      • CMD
        CMD commented
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        No Chuck, I am in an apartment complex, so no generator. Plenty of nearby hotels with generators, though, lol! We'll see what happens, but the days are getting longer!

      • Hoss
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        It snowed all morning over here Chuck. Really white up on the Cumberland but nothing stuck to the ground at my house. About 11:30 the un came out.
        Last edited by Hoss; 03-12-2018, 06:40 PM.

      • Hoss
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        Good to hear you and the Mrs. got out to look Charlie . I am so glad I moved south. I do not miss Noreasters one bit.

    • #4
      You guys on the east coast are really getting it right now.
      South Dakota

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      • #5
        Charlie just reminded me that it could always be worse and he's right. I am sooooo looking forward to Spring, even if it's late.
        Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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        • #6
          Yeah winter is kinda hanging on here as well...
          The chase is better than the catch...
          I'm Frank and I'm from the flatlands of N'Eastern Illinois...

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          • #7
            Sorry about the snow. Gonna be 80 and sunny today in the Valley of the Sun. I had coffee on the patio this morning. Sorry, it's tradition out here to rub it in.
            Winters in Arizona, summers in Michigan's UP. What could be better?

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            • Scorpion68
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              Hey AF - I appreciate the humor but I also remember that Arizona gets hot as hades in the summer so I'll try to remember this summer while I'm out on the pontoon on the lake sippin' my sarsaparilla and lounging in the shade. Unfortunately you will be in Michigan doing something equally disgusting. Ain't we lucky.. :-)

            • CMD
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              Lol, I love the Southwest, so I'm going to roll with the punches, and let that slide, lol....

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            You folks have definitely had enough of winter. Click image for larger version

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            This old man really hates the cold Chuck. Click image for larger version  Name:	old_man_walking_with__a_hc.gif Views:	5 Size:	180.7 KB ID:	290373
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            Stay snug and warm inside my friend.
            Bruce
            In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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            • Scorpion68
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              Agree with ya Bruce - I had a knee cap removed and it aches like crazy during cold weather not to mention having my feet frost bitten when I was younger. But like you, I stick close to the house and warmth.

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            I know you will be ok ! More worried about the willow . yep I did that

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            • Scorpion68
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              Actually Tam - The willow looks to be in good condition so far. It was loaded with snow but the freeze didn't get to it, probably due to the snow on the leaves. Whew. Dodged a bullet.

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            Originally posted by Scorpion68 View Post
            Charlie just reminded me that it could always be worse and he's right. I am sooooo looking forward to Spring, even if it's late.
            Well, snow can be fun and beautiful too. They are saying our next Nor'easter will be of the dry and fluffy variety of snow, so we may not lose power, if we be lucky.

            I always enjoyed hiking in the woods during snow storms, so there is an upside too, a glass half full side, lol....

            Rhode Island

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            • #11
              Coastal storm #3 rolled in at noon. Wind, rain, sleet-- all the nasties of winter. Gonna sit back with a hot buttered rum & let Mother Nature take another shot. .....sigh.....
              Child of the tides

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              • Scorpion68
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                I liked your post Deb - not because of the Nor'easter but because of the hot buttered rum. Um Um - what a way to pass the winter weather by.

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              Chuck I actually like a cold March it keeps my fruit buds and flowers from coming out to early. Your Willow should be just fine. I've already planted my peas and am planting potatoes next week. It's the wind I don't like. Great pictures!
              N.C. from the mountains to the sea

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              • #13
                Snowing 2" an hour now. Ughhh!
                Child of the tides

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                • Hoss
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                  sorry to hear it is so far south Deb pour another buttered Rum and throw another log on the fire.

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                This was at about three this afternoon. That is my Garage and and shed. My neighbors forsythia bush My Forsythia looks almost as nice . Turned out nice thisafternoon. Click image for larger version

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                  my house with forsythia on the side yard. Blus tarp keeps me nice and dry until I get the chimney repaired. If only the wether would cooperate. Need to make a dump run. The weather has been cold so I have been putting it off. Click image for larger version

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                  TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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                  • Scorpion68
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                    Hey No sweat Matt - I started this post to get everyone started on their weather. Nice truck by the way. A real workhorse, especially useful when relocating. The temp got up to 46 today and the sun also came out for a bit, long enough to melt the snow. Whew, Just wish it would either be cold or warm but not this up and down all the time.
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