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Please allow me to interject my feelings about Mother Nature

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Wow. Glad to see people checking in.
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The Stinker.
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  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Antioch swimming I see from a fam member’s feed.
  4. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Yikes. Is your family safe? I remember classes being called because Blue Hole Road was underwater. Also: Yes, I was a BAD Marching Bear because I didn't go pick up dead fish off the football field.
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  5. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    I got my first sunburn of 2021 yesterday. Time to go grab a new can of sunscreen and put in my car.
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  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    And ... we're looking at a high of 48 and low of 28 on Thursday. Blackberry winter is what they call it around here.
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  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Great short story by that name by Robert Penn Warren. Suddenly it's 1972 and I'm back in my American lit survey class in Maryland Hall with Dr. Loxterman.
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  8. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    We have had crazy rain the last two days. I spent a good while this afternoon picking up fish that had washed over the dam of my pond and throwing them back in. I'm actually on a two-hour delay tomorrow or work because of flooding around the county. It's supposed to get border line freezing tonight, so that could get interesting with the water.
    The high Tuesday is 72. Wednesday night, we have a slight chance of snow flurries.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2021
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  9. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    It came without no warning said Bobby Jo McLean
    She and husband Nolen always loved to watch the rain
    It sucked him out the window, he ain't come home again
    All she can remember's that it sounded like a train

    -Drive-By Truckers
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Gonna need the trees to start making more seeds if we’re gonna plant more trees.

    In addition, climate change is causing good seeds to become even more scarce. Years of drought can halt a tree’s energy-intensive cone production process. Warmer weather at lower elevations has also caused an increase in bugs that eat away at surviving seeds and cones. Forest fires are simultaneously increasing demand for seed while reducing the supply of trees to collect from.

    “Every single seed collector I talked to says something along the lines of, ‘I’ve been doing this for 40 years and I have not seen this few master cones in my life,” Rempel says, referring to cones that produce good seeds for seedling growth. “Something’s changing. It’s not as predictable as it used to be. And then when they do produce crops, they’re not as great.”

    Swift says he has a collecting area that hasn’t produced master cones in nine years. “It’s no question in my mind” that it’s a result of climate change, he says. Overall, the crops are smaller and more sporadic than they were a few decades ago. “If this keeps up, I really don't know what nurseries will do for seed in another 10 or 20 or 50 years,” he says.​

    And that means more pollen wrecking my sinuses.

    Wait a minute …

    Reforestation Is Great! But We're Running Out of Seeds — WIRED
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  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Big chance of tornados across the mid-South tonight. Good luck to all of us in the path.
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  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Also talk of a potential derecho overnight, which multiplies the suck factor tremendously.
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