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Old 09-11-2009, 06:48 PM   #801
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The rain seems to have stirred up the wildlife. I found this in my garage a few minutes ago:
Um, what is that ? And how big is it ? (the spider!)
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REW -- Ick. We know folks here who live out in large rural lots outside of town who see these, and scorpions, and rattlers and all... truth be told, living in the city limits, I've never seen ONE of any of these on my property, and it's almost a half acre. A handful of wolf spiders about the size of an old silver dollar and some rather beautiful large garden spiders (argiope aurantia), yes, but none of these...
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And how big is it ?
The leg span on this one is approximately 6 inches.
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The rain seems to have stirred up the wildlife. I found this in my garage a few minutes ago:
Yeah, but they eat scorpions by the bucketful and sharpen their fangs on fire ants, right?
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Cool! But don't mail it to me.
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I hope some administrator or moderator reads this post as I am getting agitated with this thread. Since I joined this forum I have been getting private emails from this thread. Everytime someone makes a post, I get an email. It's the only thread that does that. What is going on?
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The leg span on this one is approximately 6 inches.
Just looking at the pic made my skin crawl.

All of a sudden the snow looks a lot better.
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The first 'cold' front of the season is hitting as I type - and it is raining. High temp today may be only in the 70's. The brutal summer heat is finally behind us and hopefully the drought will soon be as well.
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The first 'cold' front of the season is hitting as I type - and it is raining. High temp today may be only in the 70's. The brutal summer heat is finally behind us and hopefully the drought will soon be as well.
Rained all night here, too. The dog was freaking out all night because of the thunder -- pacing around, jumping on the bed, pacing on the bed, panting heavily....

We've had nearly 7" of rain so far this month. Lows tonight should drop into the upper 50s. Currently 66 and all the windows are open.

It's amazing how quickly everything turns green.
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The first 'cold' front of the season is hitting as I type - and it is raining. High temp today may be only in the 70's. The brutal summer heat is finally behind us and hopefully the drought will soon be as well.
Time for the floods.

Our weather has been spectacular, and I do appreciate all of our rains at this time of the year. But the very, very best thing is that New Orleans has not been threatened by any hurricanes or even tropical storms so far this year. I am hoping this continues.
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This has to have been one of the warmest and most beautiful Septembers ever. Sky is blue. Temps in the upper 60s to 70s during the day.
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This has to have been one of the warmest and most beautiful Septembers ever. Sky is blue. Temps in the upper 60s to 70s during the day.
Here too. It was 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) on Saturday. Meals al fresco are the order of the day!
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Never got out of the 50's here today. After months of 100+ temps, this is quite a shock.
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This is weird. Just completed day #2 of no A/C required. In September!
The high at my place was only 73, when the sun came out for 15 minutes or so. Now it's dropped down to 59 just before midnight Wed.
Supposed to be back in the 80's over the weekend, then 90's on Monday. That big cold front late Monday really knocked down the temps, but gulf moisture is riding up over the top and threatening more rain.
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Typical fall weather here - alternating days of rain, partly sunny, rain, partly sunny. Daytime temps are in mid 70s, with crisp mornings in the 40s.
Fall colors are just starting to blaze on some of the maples.
Farmers are harvesting cow corn between the raindrops. Haying is impossible due to so much rain, so the fields are full of local wildflowers.
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