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Old 03-05-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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That explains it - we're all a bunch of tulips.
I love it. There used to be a song--"I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch and I cry all day."

I don't know what that has to do with anything but it is SNOWING NOW and dark and gray, as usual. and COLD. Keeping warm with hot tea and not going out until I have to, in a few hours.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Light snow. 18F, overcast. Blech. Low of -7F forecast tonight. Lalalalaaaaaa......stay warm, all.

OTOH on Friday it will get up to 35F and I just know I will see some fool in shorts and a tee shirt.

I remember years ago it was 33F on Christmas day. The sun was out and it felt so warm I washed my truck, by hand, with cold water.

(sorry if that is a repeat post, I'm sure I mentioned it somewhere.)
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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The last pic says it all - even the bears are sick of this.

Juliet's Den Photos - UPDATE March 4, 2014
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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OTOH on Friday it will get up to 35F and I just know I will see some fool in shorts and a tee shirt.

I remember years ago it was 33F on Christmas day. The sun was out and it felt so warm I washed my truck, by hand, with cold water.

(sorry if that is a repeat post, I'm sure I mentioned it somewhere.)
You are one tough cookie - if it had dropped to 32F the water bucker would have frozen.

People do the same thing here - they pull out the shorts & short sleeves when the temp gets to 40F - that's only in the winter/spring. In the fall they are freezing at 40F and pull out the down filled coats.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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That explains it - we're all a bunch of tulips.
The analogy is valid in Chinese medicine. Sleep and let your body prepare
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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In the north most, if not all of nature hibernates for winter. Question is: are we meant to live in the north and shut down for six months? Or are we meant to live in the south and keep going year round.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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In the north most, if not all of nature hibernates for winter. Question is: are we meant to live in the north and shut down for six months? Or are we meant to live in the south and keep going year round.
Interesting point. I've always heard that the pace in the South is slower - perhaps to conserve energy since they are more active all year. The pace in the North is much faster - they only have to/are suppose to go for 6-9 months - less time to get it all in.

Realistically, the heat & humidity slows people down but maybe that was part of "the plan". People may not understand that they need to slow down so they get weather to force the issue.

OK, back to my den~~~
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL Umb, it was so warm I think I even got a bit of a sunburn. It had to have been warmer in the sun.

I was wearing long sleeves and a hoodie and rubber gloves, however.

Weren't we nomadic at some point and just kept moving, following the food supply?
Hmmmmmm okay back to my den
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Waterville
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it has begun to snow here. this is good. a respite from the frigid temps. still, hoping I don't have to get the snowblower out; lazy, ayuh

I guess I am fortunate that even tho I am a depressive I do not get cabin fever. I am so happy to have a cabin... 'in my own little corner, in my own little room...'

Oh I know all about the dangers of some species of bamboo, however some are not invasive and the cold inhibits them even further.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Interesting point. I've always heard that the pace in the South is slower - perhaps to conserve energy since they are more active all year. The pace in the North is much faster - they only have to/are suppose to go for 6-9 months - less time to get it all in.

Realistically, the heat & humidity slows people down but maybe that was part of "the plan". People may not understand that they need to slow down so they get weather to force the issue.

OK, back to my den~~~
It is so hot and humid day in and day out for nearly 7 months in south Florida! No one moves fast from May through October! Ich!!! I want out of the endless heat. I've been down here 40+ years and looking forward to retiring to a place with 4 seasons. Weird, huh?
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