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Started by Eric V Arachnid, December 28, 2014, 12:28:25 PM

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Icarus

I am unaware that Iguanas climb trees.  Do you have those critters confused with  Aussie Drop Bears?

Tonight the evil weather demons will arrive. We are predicted to have freezing temps in Sunny Florida. I spent an hour or more covering some of the decorative plants in my yard.  The drill is to cover the plants with some sort of cloth to help keep the frost off the plants.  We commonly have decorative plants that cannot withstand freezing unless protected.

Nearby is the community of Plant City Florida, the nation's capitol of strawberry farming.  January is right in the midst of the strawberry harvest season.  Many thousands of acres of that crop will be in danger.  It is a routine method for the strawberry farmers to use sprinkler irrigation to flood the nearly ripe plants,  That will form an ice cover over the plants.  To me, the non agriculturalist, that does not seem to be an obvious scheme to avoid destroying the crop.  It does work quite well if the freeze is of short duration.

We have a confusing weather system here.  Tonight it may freeze.  By next Thursday the forecast is for daytime temps in the low 80s  (27C) ................ I think that I did the conversion correctly this time BP.


billy rubin

60 F and sunny in nebraska

figure that out.


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Tank

If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

Anne D.

"Coldstunned." I finally have the perfect word for the way I feel each morning when I open the door.

Icarus

It seems that iguanas do climb trees.  I did not know that.  I have never seen one of those critters or become familiar with their habits.  Iguanas appear in south Florida and do not exist in central Florida about 200 miles north.  We do have more alligators than we need.  Those things are all over the southern coastal states, particularly in Florida and Louisiana.

We do have some dangerous lizard creatures not far from me.  They are mainly on an Island on our west coast.  They are monitor lizards who grow to 20 kg or more.  They are predators who kill small household pets and whatever wildlife they can capture and eat.  We do not have them in the mainland and hope that we never do.  These are the result of the exotic animal fanciers who have adopted a few of them to impress their neighbors or curious friends.  Of course some of them have been abandoned to fend for themselves which they do rather well. The same deal for our huge Pythons who live in the swamp areas at the most southern part of the state. Amateur herpetologists are being blamed for the release of "their pets" into the wild.    I am almost certain the Pythons do not climb trees.  I do suspect that they might have the ability to do so if they had sufficient reason.   

 

billy rubin

i used to have monitors in my driveway. caught a little one once. four or five feet. didnt know what to do with it so we let it go


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Tank

If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

Papasito Bruno

We got hit with quite a bit of snow here in southeastern Michigan earlier this week. Most of it fell on Wednesday and Thursday,...I figure we received close to 14 inches.

Fortunately my office allowed all of us to work at home most of the week, so I didn't have to deal with all of the traffic and other headaches involved with driving to and from work each day in a snow storm. In fact yesterday was the first time I left the house since Tuesday!

Although I didn't see it, I did find the prints of a wild penis in my backyard! Not a very big one by Michigan standards, but in some countries like the UK I understand this would be considered huge! 8)

"Most people would rather be boring than be bored." <br />― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

billy rubin

this is kinda weather

a pyroclastic flow off the coast of stromboli

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1tHtSboS0K/

superheated gases, rocks, and ash particles ejected from a volcano, heavier than air so they flow down th e side of the eruption. this is what incinderated pompeii and martinique. at night they glow red are called nue ardente. these can reach 1000C or so.

mouth st helens killed a bunch of people with one in 1980


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billy rubin



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Icarus

I'm going to report Papasito's porno picture ^ to the moderator. 

And as for Tank, I see that he is becoming nearly as clever with pertinent videos as our resident champion, Magdalena.
^ I'll be damned, snakes can, in fact, climb trees. 


Tank

If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

Papasito Bruno

#1347
Last week we got hit with 12 plus inches of snow, and I spent hours shoveling snow. Yesterday, it lightly rained all day so now most of the snow is gone, and it looks yucky outside.

Not sure who's in charge of the weather, but how about after you dump a bunch of snow on us, you let it stick around for a while. It looked nice out in the yard, and at the park...last Sunday my son and I took a family friend and her young son sledding (7 year old). They had moved here from Florida, and it was his first time sledding (Plus we bought him a starter snowboard for Christmas)
We had so much fun (He had a blast), we were going to take him again tomorrow, but now all the snow is gone... :-[

"Most people would rather be boring than be bored." <br />― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

billy rubin

i live south of you, but we had it as well. we had the snow, then sun and freeze turned it to firn, then rain fell and filled up the interstices, and so the driveway became a solid sheet of slick ice. its on a slope, and we had to put bricks under the wheels because if we didnt the parked cars wuld slide backwards with locked wheels into the road. very disconcerting when you are trying to get the groceries out.


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Papasito Bruno

Looks like we will be getting more snow this week.

:cheerleader:ATTENTION: FREE SNOW SHOVELING CLASSES THIS FRIDAY.

I will be holding a FREE snow shoveling class in my driveway. Come join the class, and learn all of the proper ways to shovel snow. Reviewed techniques will include the scoop and throw method, the scrape and push method, aka "The Plow", as well as the classic "Ice Chop".
Driveway apron clearing after the street plows dump 3-5 feet of snow at end of driveway will also be covered.
(We will also cover proper ice and snow removal from cars)

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your snow lifting techniques, and learn how not to throw out your back in the process.
Chief instructor has years of experience on proper balance and bending tricks to ensure the job gets done without risk to your health!
I will provide the driveway, as well as sidewalk, porches, and patio to ensure training is both extensive and conducted in the most life like situation. (Free salting demonstration will be provided as well)
Space is limited, and classes are filling up so please either respond to me in this thread or email me for address and billing options. (This will be a great opportunity for those of you who live in warmer areas and have never had the pleasure and experience of shoveling snow...talking to you Mags)
(Coffee and hot-chocolate will be provided)

FREE BONUS: You'll also get to meet my neighbor Bob, who will be giving a short addendum to the class about shoveling in shorts, crocs, and the best way to chill your bottle of vodka in a snow bank.
"Most people would rather be boring than be bored." <br />― Mokokoma Mokhonoana