I come from a place with two seasons.....

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I come from a place with two seasons.....

Post  Gentleman G. on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:31 am

What's up, everyone? I've been seeing posts here on the forum about Fall weather and freezes occuring in places already. This is a pretty foreign concept to me, because here in Corpus Christi we really only have two seasons. Summer (which is SUPER hot and humid), and winter (which is like mild fall weather for most of you, I'm sure Laughing ). We do have Spring and Fall, but they really only last about two weeks to a month each Sad . In "Spring", leaves emerge, and many plants flower, the grass and foliage is all a lovely green... but then about a month (tops) later, it's 100 degree temps/heat indeces. Lawns look horrible, even when thoroughly watered, trees look unhappy and most of the flowers disappear. In our "Fall", the temps are in between 70 and 80 degrees, some trees do lose their leaves (though not many), but it's over in about a week or so. Most people from anywhere further north than here laugh at what we call winter, temps in the 40's at the coldest. Well, for the most part, if it does get into the 30's it rarely freezes. I've lived here for my whole life (30 years), and have seen it snow only ONCE! What a Face Not really much of a point to this post, other than to remind some members that growing conditions differ radically from place to place.

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Re: I come from a place with two seasons.....

Post  wabashene on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:32 pm

Gentleman G. wrote: it's 100 degree temps. Lawns look horrible, even when thoroughly watered, trees look unhappy and most of the flowers disappear. In our "Fall", the temps are in between 70 and 80 degrees, some trees do lose their leaves (though not many), but it's over in about a week or so.

Hi Gent G,

And if you added in "the odd day of frost and freezing fog mixed with torrential rain " somewhere in the above, you'd be describing a fairly typical week anytime between May to Sept in the Southern UK .

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I was sightly surprised at the "autumn colour" posts as well although my spies tell me that seemingly, some of the trees in North Yorkshire are "on the turn."

Its grim up North

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Post  fiona on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:32 pm

wabashene wrote: Its grim up North
What nonsense! It's lovely up here.

Or at least it appears lovely from what one can see through two balaclavas.

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Post  wabashene on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:54 pm

Is it windy Fi?

I lost my garden fence into next door's in a gale last week whilst in Malta , PRE tail end of Irene or whatever it is so Gawd knows about tonight!

:-(

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Re: I come from a place with two seasons.....

Post  fiona on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:12 pm

wabashene wrote: Is it windy Fi?
Put it this way: there's a wee lassie wandering about in the garden telling her small dog that they don't seem to be in Kansas any more.

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Post  wabashene on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:32 am

Very Happy

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Post  jonkatzmail on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:22 pm

In Indiana we also have two seasons: Overcast Winter, and that day in August that the sun comes out and scares people because they think the sky is on fire.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:25 pm

I just climbed a mountain (Snowdon) in shorts. It isn't quite that grim up North, yet!

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Re: I come from a place with two seasons.....

Post  momcat66 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:30 am

Gentleman G. wrote:What's up, everyone? I've been seeing posts here on the forum about Fall weather and freezes occuring in places already. This is a pretty foreign concept to me, because here in Corpus Christi we really only have two seasons. Summer (which is SUPER hot and humid), and winter (which is like mild fall weather for most of you, I'm sure Laughing ). We do have Spring and Fall, but they really only last about two weeks to a month each Sad . In "Spring", leaves emerge, and many plants flower, the grass and foliage is all a lovely green... but then about a month (tops) later, it's 100 degree temps/heat indeces. Lawns look horrible, even when thoroughly watered, trees look unhappy and most of the flowers disappear. In our "Fall", the temps are in between 70 and 80 degrees, some trees do lose their leaves (though not many), but it's over in about a week or so. Most people from anywhere further north than here laugh at what we call winter, temps in the 40's at the coldest. Well, for the most part, if it does get into the 30's it rarely freezes. I've lived here for my whole life (30 years), and have seen it snow only ONCE! What a Face Not really much of a point to this post, other than to remind some members that growing conditions differ radically from place to place.


Yup, not too far off from that here, although we got about 4 inches of snow about 4 years ago. In Beaumont.

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