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Posted: 20 June 2012 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change. cheese

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Posted: 21 June 2012 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I do too. But don’t forget the 15% of the world’s population living down under, for whom it’s actually the winter solstice!  cheese

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Posted: 21 June 2012 05:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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mid atlantic - 20 June 2012 08:14 PM

For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change. cheese

Half a year ago at the winter solstice, I marked the setting of the moon, and yesterday I went out to see if the prediction would hold up.
Sure as shinola the sun set right on the same mark as the moon did half a year ago.

now that’s some good fun. . .  nerd style  
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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I love summer.

BTW, do you know what we call the four seasons in Canada? They are: almost winter, winter, still winter and construction. So, happy construction to all Canadians!  cheese

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m lobbying my local Texas congress critter to officially rename summer Three Months of Hell.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change.

This one especially; it means Fall is on the way and the humidity disappears in the Ohio Valley. My wife however mourns that the days are getting shorter. Hers is The Winter Solstice. We’re thinking about sending cards this year in lieu Xmas greetings! And old fashioned Xmas,  No tree and presents, the villagers will gather at the gazebo, paint the mayor blue, gut him and read his entrails. Memories!


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Posted: 21 June 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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mid atlantic - 20 June 2012 08:14 PM

For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change. cheese

I live in the SF Bay Area… What is this changing of the seasons you speak of?  LOL

Funny, day before summer it was in the high 80’s/90’s around the bay. Today it’s in the mid ‘60’s.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I agree with Harry. In the Los Angeles area we have something called June Gloom, and as I look out there is a complete overcast and the temperature at 2:00 PM is about 64 degrees.  What’s this thing, “summer”, you people are talking about?

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Posted: 21 June 2012 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 21 June 2012 10:44 AM

For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change.

This one especially; it means Fall is on the way and the humidity disappears in the Ohio Valley.

And around here (Four Corners USA) we’re thinking it means Fall is on the way and hopefully we’ll start getting some moisture again.

As I write this the mighty La Plata River, well OK ‘creek’ by any standards . . .  I didn’t name it…  In any event, the La Plata River depends on the snow pack up in the La Plata mountains, and that snow pack is just about paid out.  Where we’re at, about 20/25 miles from the source,  the beautiful little stream is down to a trickle and will turn bone dry in the next couple days.  Well actually that’s not true, since the stream continues to run underground.  But even that flow depends on what’s left up in the mountains.


Ya know, the weather just ain’t what it used to be,
hahaha
and though droughts are nothing new,
ya know, there’s an ominous backdrop that didn’t used to exist.

These are the good ‘ol days,
savor every day for all it’s worth
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Posted: 21 June 2012 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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FreeInKy - 21 June 2012 05:03 AM

I do too. But don’t forget the 15% of the world’s population living down under, for whom it’s actually the winter solstice!  cheese

  Oh yeah, to any southern hemispherians - Happy Winter Solstice.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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DarronS - 21 June 2012 06:55 AM

I’m lobbying my local Texas congress critter to officially rename summer Three Months of Hell.

  Yeah, summer in Maryland is a hot,humid, hazy sweat - fest.

But I figure that a Texas summer is much worse!

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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mid atlantic - 21 June 2012 05:57 PM
DarronS - 21 June 2012 06:55 AM

I’m lobbying my local Texas congress critter to officially rename summer Three Months of Hell.

  Yeah, summer in Maryland is a hot,humid, hazy sweat - fest.

But I figure that a Texas summer is much worse!

I don’t know. At least summers aren’t humid around here. And we get to go skinny dipping, although that was much more fun 30 years ago.  wink

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 21 June 2012 10:44 AM

For some reason, I always get happy when the seasons change.

This one especially; it means Fall is on the way and the humidity disappears in the Ohio Valley. My wife however mourns that the days are getting shorter. Hers is The Winter Solstice. We’re thinking about sending cards this year in lieu Xmas greetings! And old fashioned Xmas,  No tree and presents, the villagers will gather at the gazebo, paint the mayor blue, gut him and read his entrails. Memories!


Cap’t Jack

Agreed!

The Autumn equinox is my favorite seasonal change too.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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mid atlantic - 21 June 2012 05:57 PM
DarronS - 21 June 2012 06:55 AM

I’m lobbying my local Texas congress critter to officially rename summer Three Months of Hell.

  Yeah, summer in Maryland is a hot,humid, hazy sweat - fest.

But I figure that a Texas summer is much worse!

I don’t know. At least summers aren’t humid around here. And we get to go skinny dipping, although that was much more fun 30 years ago.  wink

  No humidity in Austin?  I had no idea.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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mid atlantic - 21 June 2012 06:07 PM

No humidity in Austin?  I had no idea.

I didn’t say no humidity: that would be Albuquerque. But the humidity here is a lot lower than in Kansas, Minnesota or Massachusetts.

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Posted: 21 June 2012 06:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I have cousins and friends living in the Phoenix area. They say it’s a dry heat. I could probably stand that but the humidity here is a killer. It’s litrally like someone slapping a wet washcloth over your mouth and nose while trying to breathe through it. August is especially bad. Combine high temps with nearly 100% humidity and the result is pure misery. We can’t wait for the Fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning and tempers return to normal.


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