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Thread: Springtime in Montana!!!

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    Senior Member triciasquilts's Avatar
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    I thought everyone would like to see what our weather is like today. So glad I have been so busy quilting that I haven't planted any flowers yet this year.
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    I'm sorry, little darlin'!! I been there before, but with the flowers planted. We've been gorgeous here this year so far, I'm knocking on wood. Soon it will be warm. :!:

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    Although I miss the wonderfully Big Sky....that is one thing I don't miss. YOu are wise to quilt, quilt, quilt! You and I both know.....it can do that on the fourth of July,as well, with a bright sun shining down on the rodeo festivities! LOL :lol: Will try and send the sun your way!

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    it is beautiful but bad time of year i would love to have snow in the winter but living in west tenn. we don't get much we had a bad cold snap a few weeks back and i was afraid that it killed some of our trees we sat out last year but they are coming back out i hope you you are doing ok thanks dorothy from tenn

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    Here in N. Mississippi the temps are supposed to be close or into the 90's this week. (We got the pool open just in time for the holiday weekend coming up.)

    Tricia, I am so sorry for you, but it's like I tell everyone, there's a reason I live in the South... no snow! (No offense intended to any snow lovers) It makes my bones hurt!

    Hang in there... Spring is coming... some day :shock: I think...

    BTW, I showed my DH your pics and all he said was "D**N!! That was THIS morning?? That's cool!!"

    BTW, you have BEAUTIFUL property!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla P

    Tricia, I am so sorry for you, but it's like I tell everyone, there's a reason I live in the South... no snow! (No offense intended to any snow lovers) It makes my bones hurt!
    I'm not sorry for you. I remember a 4th of July on the West branch of the Bitteroot, playing volleyball in weather so cold my thumbs hurt for three months afterwards. It could have snowed that day. You pay the price for living in paradise.

    Got yer tomatoes in yet?

    tim in san jose (ex Hamilton Mt)

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    WOW! we've been using the AC for 2 weeks!

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    Yep... we only planted 15 this year, some squash, cucumbers, and sun flowers (per my middle daughter- she loves sun flowers). :D What about you Tim?

    Kathy, my family turned the a/c on in March!! (so I still wear a jacket & flannels every night.) :evil:

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    Well, you should all know, that it is still snowing this morning. And we plan on going camping this weekend. LOL. I've been trying to talk my husband into moving out of this place for a number of years. I'm just not into this cold weather anymore(being a midwest girl myself). But he will never leave his hunting behind!!

    And Tim, I always remember those cold 4th of Julys. It seemed like those were the holidays where we would plan an outdoor family reunion and it would always snow. I should have known then I wasn't cut out for this weather. And no, I haven't planted any tomatoes yet, thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla P
    Yep... we only planted 15 this year, some squash, cucumbers, and sun flowers (per my middle daughter- she loves sun flowers). :D What about you Tim?

    Kathy, my family turned the a/c on in March!! (so I still wear a jacket & flannels every night.) :evil:
    Why this is California!. We've been eatin' tomaters out of the garden for close to a month now.....







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    Not really.

    4 maters, half dozen chiles, persian cukes, basil.

    Small garden.

    tim in san jose

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    Snow on the 4th of July?!?! :shock: NO WAY!!! NOT ME!!! My Hubby would find himself hunting for me!!! Tricia, come visit anytime you'd like to!!! We'll quilt, be warm, hang by the pool, be warm, drink iced tea, be warm... :lol: Come on down!!

    Tim, seriously, if I planted an herb garden some dippy-doo teenager, whom shall remain nameless- but lives down the street when not in the local de-tox, would climb my fence thinking he'd found something to smoke... (I really had to run him out of my 'maters about 2 years ago!! What a Maroon!!!) :lol: Anyway, herbs are readily available on the spice rack at the grocery store, so there is no need for me to grow them. Besides, I don't cook much, & when I do salt & pepper usually fit the bill just fine. :mrgreen: (& you don't gots to cook no 'maters!! No, I don't eat fried green tomatoes... of course, anyone who does is welcome to come pick them & take them home for cooking) :D

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    Carla, Thanks for the invite. I would love it. I am definitely a warm weather person and would love to be living by the pool!!! Or on a beach somewhere. Living in the mountains of Montana, you can get snow 12 months of the year. But when it is warm, it is beautiful here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    Carla, Thanks for the invite. I would love it. I am definitely a warm weather person and would love to be living by the pool!!! Or on a beach somewhere. Living in the mountains of Montana, you can get snow 12 months of the year. But when it is warm, it is beautiful here.
    Montana... 2 seasons... 10 months of winter, 2 months of tourists.

    tim in san jose

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    I remember it as This snow season and next snow season... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraJennings
    I remember it as This snow season and next snow season... :D
    Ah yes, 4 seasons.. Early winter, mid winter, late winter, next winter.

    Poor tricia.

    tim in san jose

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    Well, it finally stopped snowing about 15 min. ago, now the wind has picked up and really making it miserable.

    Tim, those are the 4 seasons I'm used too!!! I always say there are just 2, winter and not so cold!

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    It is funny how one can have a season known as snow ,which is not to be confused with the regular winter pastime or Montana's other favorite four letter season....wind. Hang in there Tricia

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    Tricia,

    I showed your pics to my B-I-L last night when they stopped by. He couldn't believe those were taken just the other morning- I had to point out the date stamp on them (He is legally blind). He said just looking at them made him cold all over!!

    So, by my calculations, by the time you get packed, load up all necessary quilting supplies, drive the 1,300ish miles, and stop at a couple of quilt shops along the way you should arrive just in time for a warm holiday weekend. :D

    Hang in there... if you can. I now see, seriously, how quilting became so prevalent in the North. I had NO IDEA the winters are so long & brutal!! :shock: Plus, what a great way to pass the time!! You can always tell your DH we have hunting in the South as well... :D

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    According to the newspaper this morn, we rec'd about 21" in some areas over the last couple of days. The big concern is all the trees getting weighed down with the heavy snow.Even though we need the moisture, I could of handled rain a little easier.

    I am packing, but I'm going camping this weekend. Its supposed to be alot nicer. Keep your fingers crossed for me. (Cause I got a tent!!)

    And my DH says there is no hunting anywhere else like there is in the mountains around this area. I don't eat the stuff anyway, so I say there is no reason to do it at all!! He doesn't fall for that one either!

    Well, I'll just keep quilting away and getting ready for our farmers market to vend my stuff in couple of weeks!

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    21 INCHES OF SNOW?!?! IN JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS?!?! :shock:

    About 15 years ago we got 14" in 1 day. (You notice I remember when it was... because it NEVER happens) Memphis (and the surrounding area) was pretty much totally shut down for almost 3 weeks. I was a Junior in HS; we had to go to school 6 days a week to make some of that time up & still didn't let out for summer break until the middle of June. Back in January of this year the weather man said "Chance of snow" one evening & they shut the schools down for 2 days just in case (because of the school busses going out to so many rural areas of the county). Well, there was no snow, & today would have been the kids last day if not for it... now they have to go until Tuesday. :roll: We can't handle the snow or the possibility of it... obviously.

    Tent camping in the snow?? I'm not even going there... Stay warm!! & have fun!!

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    I grew up in Chicago and there were many snow days back then but we were kids and we loved it. But now I'm grown and you couldn't pay me to live anywhere near snow. I'm at the beach now in NC and I've only seen snow twice in the last 17 years.

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    Debbie , Can I come live with you?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've always wanted to live on the beach.

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    triciasquilts, wow i would trade with you in a heart beat. way down south in TEXAS........ tia sarah

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    We may not get snow here but we do get huricanes alot. And they are no picnic either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    Debbie , Can I come live with you?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've always wanted to live on the beach.
    Yeah sure. You can share the porch with Patrice.

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