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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2014, 05:25:15 PM »

Beautiful !
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2014, 10:39:11 AM »

Meowli, that's so pretty!  Do you know what kind of tree it is?  It looks a little like a tree we have here called a Redbud.  I love them!

Catwoods, I just love the photos you post.  Just gorgeous!

It's a typical Springtime in the Rockies.  We had over 8" of snow with freezing temps last week but our lilacs have started blooming so they escaped much damage.  Now we've had several days of thunderstorms with hail, torrential rain along with 6 tornadoes in the metro area yesterday!  Yikes.  Thankfully, it hardly even rained at my house.  Today we're in the bullseye again.  I don't know how much longer our luck will hold! Undecided
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2014, 03:16:45 AM »

I hope you still have a pocketful of luck, Fizzy1. 

It was a miserable day here yesterday, but I think the pollen has settled because for the first time in months, I didn't wake up with the need to blow my nose.  Even on Zyrtec, the need to blow my nose in the morning will wake me up.  Instead the 4 am bird calls woke me and the cats up and then I just drifted, waking when the occassional paw of Bisi hit me in the stomach or chest.   Wink
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2014, 04:19:34 AM »

Nice pictures, all.

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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2014, 05:50:30 AM »

Fizzy, I think it is the eastern redbud. There are a few of these next to the bike/hike path along the Charles along with a couple of other flowering species.
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2014, 05:02:15 PM »

Yes, I too believe it is a redbud, Meowli. There is one on the campus of my workplace that is in bloom now, too. But it doesn't look as good as good this one. Where I live, we are at the very edge of the range they can tolerate, and after a hard winter like last winter, the blossoms are kind of sparse. There were a pair of these trees near each other, and one is totally dead.

The color of the blossoms is so beautiful. Very unique.

Fizzy1, I read about the recent Colorado weather and was hoping all was well with you!
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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2014, 05:36:12 PM »

Fizzy,
I hope your weather settles down so you can enjoy some lovely warm Spring days!
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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »

Thanks, Mandycat, catbird, and merrihart.  We had pretty decent weather for the weekend.  Yesterday was the best and we saw all kinds of birds including a Bullock's oriole, 2 red tailed hawk chicks in their nest, barn swallows, kingbirds, a tanager, and more.  I went to take some pictures of the lilacs in bloom around the back deck and discovered this little guy.  He let us sit with him for a while before he scooted under the deck.  He was only about 6" big!

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« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2014, 03:35:20 PM »

He's adorable ! Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2014, 04:44:32 PM »

What a cute little bun-bun!

We are having urban flash floods here tonight.  Tongue --in a place that normally doesn't get flash floods so people are not used to it.  Chest-high water (!) was reported in a street about 2 miles from where I live a couple of hours ago. Apparently the rush hour was madness in many areas as cars were swept into other lanes and oncoming traffic by the force of the water. No one was hurt, thankfully, but their cars may never be the same.

We are OK, and I didn't have to drive through deep water on my way home from work, fortunately. We are getting a little water in our basement, but nothing we haven't dealt with before. It's supposed to continue for the next couple of hours as multiple heavy-rain-producing storms keep traveling slowly over the same area.
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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2014, 08:24:27 AM »

catbird, I hope your basement has recovered!  I get a sick feeling just thinking about water in our basement. Sad
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« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2014, 10:03:00 AM »

I will never ever store anything in a basement again, and better still if I don't ever have a basement! 

Glorious spring weekend here this weekend!
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« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2014, 05:53:30 AM »

A wild night here last night! We were hauled out of bed about midnight by a tornado warning, and decided to take it seriously--we were right in the predicted path of a radar-indicated tornado! I can't remember the last time it was that close.

Fortunately, other than lost sleep and a few cat scratches (from hauling 4 upset felines to the basement abruptly), we are fine; not so much as a leaf off the trees where I live.  We had a rip-roaring thunderstorm, and the action continued at a lesser degree through the night, but that's all.

Others were not so lucky. There was damage from what is looking to have been a tornado (not officially confirmed yet) in the southwest suburbs and adjoining areas of my city, and in the downtown area, about a mile from where my daughter lives, there are lots of downed trees and power lines, with some sheet-metal roofs blown off commercial buildings.

It's gonna take me a lot of coffee to get through the day at work, though.  Tongue
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« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2014, 06:24:06 AM »

I'm glad to hear you and your daughter made it through the storm, catbird. 

Hot and muggy day here already.  Thunderstorms later this week, and tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90s already.   Undecided  Where did that lovely 60 degree weather go?
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« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2014, 08:11:31 AM »

Catbird, I was thinking of you last night when I saw that storm headed your way!  ugh!  I'm so thankful nothing happened to you and your daughter.  How scary.  I hope your day goes by quickly so you can get home and rest. 

We've had a pretty nice spring so far.  All of the nearby storms with hail have been just this close without touching us.  We love the free water!   Smiley  Unfortunately the heat and wind are back in the forecast.  We've been getting smoke from the New Mexico fire.
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