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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2006, 11:43:31 AM »

RAIN!!!!  i zeroed out my rain meter 4 days ago.  it shows 3 inches today.  it is warm.  50 degrees this am.  that's unusual.  for the rest of the winter, i'll be in rain gear...except when it freezes.  when that happens, i'll spend my days breaking ice off the water troughs and trying not to fall on my face  Wink.  then the east wind will blow and dry things.  as a new storm comes in from the west, it will hit the very cold east wind and we'll have an ice storm.  trees will come down and so will power lines......then the rain comes back.  we get some snow, but not a lot.  because we live at the edge of the Columbia River gorge, it's either rain or ice most of the time.

i'll look for some ice storm pictures.


there is a lot more work to do in the winter, but i wouldn't go back to city life for anything.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2006, 11:33:54 AM »

Winter in Spain is similar to California, but we have not to Schwarzenegger.  Cry
He was here making the film Conan the Barbarian.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2006, 07:24:03 PM »

   
   

about an inch of ice on everything.  this was '98.  we get one about every 3 to 4 years that shuts down everything.   that's not snow.  it's all ice.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2006, 12:24:00 AM »

Last year was up and down in this part of Arkansas with only a couple weeks of truly cold weather.  Otherwise we normally get at least one ice storm a year as severe as kathyps' pictures. 

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2006, 06:20:25 AM »

 :)I'll take snow before ice any day. Ice can be so destructive!Today we are going to see the 60's
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2006, 03:58:10 PM »

A trip about a year ago to the Poconos I saw an entire mountain side of trees collapsed like dominos from ice. I had never seen such a massive destruction from nature - I can only aquaint it to the damage a volcano can do - I wish I had photos, it was a sight to see. I still wonder how drainage from heavy rains must flood down the mountain side compared to the days when tens of thousands of trees lined the massive hillside to absorb the water.
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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2006, 08:28:06 PM »

it's less about run off and more about ground saturation.  it rains and rains, then we get ice and usually wind.  over everything goes.  in fact, the bigger and older the trees, the more weight and more breakage.  natures way of renewal?
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2006, 01:21:08 AM »

   Pecan trees are especially brittle.  Pines can be pretty resilient, I've seen them bent all the way down and by the end of spring are pretty much straight again. 

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2006, 08:42:56 PM »

usually it gets preaty cold hear but some years its all right.
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