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Hoy
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Cohan, a familiar sight - when I drive through the mountains ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Maybe this is encouraging for my future rock gardens-- I seem to have alpine climate  ;D

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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cohan wrote:

Maybe this is encouraging for my future rock gardens-- I seem to have alpine climate  ;D

Cohan, there is a certain "winter artistry" to those winter-in-spring views, but I suppose you're tired of the snow by now, I know I would be. :(  True spring weather will arrive soon enough.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Thanks, Mark--I do find winter is often pretty--thank goodness, as its so long here! I am about ready for some 'live' plants outdoors, but apart from being exhausted from a long winter of shovelling snow and cutting firewood, I don't let the weather bother me too much--it won't help! And when I moved back home from Toronto, I knew I was heading for a longer winter, and determined not to worry about it...
So, if we could just get to snow that melts without shovelling, I'd be fine...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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On March 27, 2011 (last weekend), I headed out to North Adams, Massachusetts, with my wife and daughter, about a 3-hour drive to the northwestern corner of the State.  We headed there is visit a college my daughter is considering attending, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but very cold.  At one point on the approach to the long north-south valley where North Adams is located, the main road turns into a small, windy mountain road that climbs up the Hoosac range to about 2200' elevation.  I stopped at an overlook to enjoy the panoramic view of the "mountains", it was fiercely windy and 16 F (-9 C).  On the left is Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,489 feet; these are not tall mountains but the area is most scenic. The woods in this particular region are mostly deciduous with red maple dominant, so the fall foliage is spectacular here.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Very nice view, Mark. (It looks rather cold.)  But you have to go there in fall to and show us what you boast off ;)
Today the weather is very promising. I took this picture now from my veranda.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Nice spot, Mark! Just a little higher than me, but much more varied topography!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mikkelsen
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Weather 2011, eh?  In Utah we have a high today of (8C) 47F.  Last night I was planting up a large deep dish pot with a nearly as large tufa rock (Thanks, Tony). It was drizzling a bit.  I thought, "No big deal."  Within 15 minutes it was snowing... again. 

Northern Utah is preparing for spring flooding with sandbags and all other preventatives.  It seems rather imminent.  With a mountain snowpack that hasn't even started melting but is being added to with each storm, if it warms up quickly there's lots of flooding ahead.

Here's a link to our local television station if you are so bored that you want to check on Utah's weather.
http://www.ksl.com

Margin of the Great Basin Desert & Wasatch Mountains
4350' (1326m) Elevation; Zone 5a - 7a; 5 miles from the
climate moderating effects of The Great Salt Lake, Utah
J. Mikkelsen

cohan
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We've had 15-20cm overnight and up to now, of wet, heavy snow.. still coming down.. the gravel roads should be fun...
luckily we are not in a real flood zone--no rivers close enough, and none that flood more than locally, but plenty of full roadside ditches, yards that are more puddles than land, etc.. and most snow has not melted yet (before the new stuff..)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mikkelsen
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I hear ya, cohan!  Our most recognized ski resort, Snow Bird, has so much so that they'll be open until May 29 and possibly later if it keeps snowing in the mountains every other day!  Some of the bigger storms are laying down nearly 4 feet of powder... makes me wish I still was a snowboarder.

Flower-wise, Thanksgiving Point http://www.thanksgivingpoint.com/calendar/events/tulipfestival/index.html has delayed their Tulip Festival by a week and even then there won't be a full burst of color. 

I'm just hoping for a stretch of mid-60s for a week or more.  The seeds planted last fall and early March don't seem to mind.  They're stretching out as much as they can.  :D

Margin of the Great Basin Desert & Wasatch Mountains
4350' (1326m) Elevation; Zone 5a - 7a; 5 miles from the
climate moderating effects of The Great Salt Lake, Utah
J. Mikkelsen

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