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December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« on: December 04, 2021, 05:08:17 PM »
It isn't easy to do garden work these days. More snow now than I can remember for years at this time of the season. But the temperature vary between -2 and +2C.

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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 07:43:00 PM »
Trond,

Great photograph!

Yes, difficult to get much gardening done.

Here in Sacramento, California we are having the second day of persistent fog. There is a lot of condensation. The plants like it. Hopefully the change in the weather pattern will bring us some much needed precipitation and snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Right now there is basically no snow in the mountains.
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2021, 11:52:26 PM »
It isn't easy to do garden work these days. More snow now than I can remember for years at this time of the season...
Hi Trond,
I seem to remember someone (Northern Hemisphere obviously) describe snow as "the throw-rug that covers up the messy garden so that you can ignore it till spring"! ;)
cheers
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2021, 06:04:27 PM »
Trond,

Great photograph!

Yes, difficult to get much gardening done.

Here in Sacramento, California we are having the second day of persistent fog. There is a lot of condensation. The plants like it. Hopefully the change in the weather pattern will bring us some much needed precipitation and snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Right now there is basically no snow in the mountains.

Thank you, Robert.

We usually have fog in spring when the ocean still is cold and but it is rarely happens the autumn.

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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2021, 06:06:07 PM »
Hi Trond,
I seem to remember someone (Northern Hemisphere obviously) describe snow as "the throw-rug that covers up the messy garden so that you can ignore it till spring"! ;)
cheers
fermi

Fermi, it could be a Norwegian who said it! It's very true though!
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2021, 06:08:55 PM »
Who needs flowers when the sunset is like this? Seems we live by the Red Sea.

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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2021, 07:15:23 PM »
Gorgeous sunset, Trond!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2021, 07:27:23 AM »
Gorgeous sunset, Trond!  Thanks for sharing.

Thank you Claire!
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2021, 08:22:35 AM »
Who needs flowers when the sunset is like this? Seems we live by the Red Sea.

Trond, from these excellent photos you can make a beautiful Christmas card!
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2021, 10:20:22 AM »
Lovely pictures for us to enjoy. No more snow since a week last Sunday but very cold. Bittercress seedlings still coming through though. Lets see what Storm Barra has to offer.
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2021, 07:09:56 PM »
Lets see what Storm Barra has to offer.

Red wind warning here for tomorrow but only orange on Wednesday.

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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2021, 06:55:21 PM »
Trond, from these excellent photos you can make a beautiful Christmas card!

Herman, I have thought of it!
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2021, 10:31:11 AM »
Wonderful pictures Trond!
Here it has been also clear and very cold this past week, -21C last night, and only a sprinkle of snow, so this winter will sort out which plants are hardy and which not after about 20 days of cold without practically no snow. Many gardeners are desperate and fear losing many plants, but I'm more optimistic. We'll see in the spring.
It should get warmer by the end of the week and even above freezing next week, at least for some days.
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2021, 10:51:42 PM »
Wonderful pictures Trond!
Here it has been also clear and very cold this past week, -21C last night, and only a sprinkle of snow, so this winter will sort out which plants are hardy and which not after about 20 days of cold without practically no snow. Many gardeners are desperate and fear losing many plants, but I'm more optimistic. We'll see in the spring.
It should get warmer by the end of the week and even above freezing next week, at least for some days.
Leena, -21C that is cold! I hope that your plants will survive this.
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Re: December 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2021, 07:08:29 AM »
Wonderful pictures Trond!
Here it has been also clear and very cold this past week, -21C last night, and only a sprinkle of snow, so this winter will sort out which plants are hardy and which not after about 20 days of cold without practically no snow. Many gardeners are desperate and fear losing many plants, but I'm more optimistic. We'll see in the spring.
It should get warmer by the end of the week and even above freezing next week, at least for some days.

Thank you Leena!

-21C is very cold. Glad we don't get such temperatures here. The coldest so far is -4C but that is very cold for us at this time of the year. Now it is back to milder days and the snow melts slowly.
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