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Old 11-19-2010, 11:44 PM   #4006
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Keith, snow started about 6:15, and since we are at the 700 foot level (notice I said foot), it is heavy! SWMBO, is going to take 'Yota 4x4 pu to work at hospital in Nanaimo tomorrow at 6:30, and I already put hubs in and transfer case in 4 high for her so all she has to do is drive, and me, well, I am going to be the "Devil's Advocate", and drive the Matrix down to Victoria tomorrow early to pick up youngest daughter and her Fiance, so hope it doesn't turn into a 'whiteknuckler'! But I think I did learn some things from 10 years in the far North,..I just hope I can remember some of it, but if not, watch for me on the 6 o'clock news ==8^)
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Jim, you can figure the difference by doing Celsius to F: 9/5 current Celsius temp + 32, to get Fahrenheit equivalent, or inveresely, 5/9 current Fahreheit temp - 32, or you can do the "Canadian Cheat" method to find F from C, double C, and add 30. Sorry 35 years as a high school teacher, takes awhile to wear off =====8^)
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Scoggy, forgive me, I am thick. On the "Canadian Cheat" method could you give me an example of +C and -C. I'm fixin to put a F to C chart on my desk top so I won't have to figure all this everytime ya'll say it is -__C. I wish we had learned the C instead of the F method as it just makes more sense. When I was manufacturing we used the metric measurement and it was so much simpler to use.
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Scoggy, forgive me, I am thick. On the "Canadian Cheat" method could you give me an example of +C and -C. I'm fixin to put a F to C chart on my desk top so I won't have to figure all this everytime ya'll say it is -__C. I wish we had learned the C instead of the F method as it just makes more sense. When I was manufacturing we used the metric measurement and it was so much simpler to use.
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If you like I can take a photo of my thermometer outside (tomorrow)...it has both on it.

Or I can make you up a chart. There must be something on the web.
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If you like I can take a photo of my thermometer outside (tomorrow)...it has both on it.

Or I can make you up a chart. There must be something on the web.
Man I'm loosin my grip, I went to hit post and deleted the post. Keith I appreciate your offer but I found a chart and have it saved. By the way buddy, congratulations on busting post # 4,000 on the board.
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Last night after I couldn't hear the rain pounding down on the roof, I figured it must have turned to snow. Oh yeah!!

So I decided to take the camera back to the cabin just in case it was really bad when I got up this morning.

By midnight, I could see that all the trees were totally covered in a heavy blanket of snow...but this morning it had obviously warmed up a lot, because most of the trees were bare.

I took this one heading back to the cabin last night, and it was well before 9:30.
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It was a bit baffling this morning, because the temperature is still diddey squat, yet the snow appears to be melting, the gutters are running with water and the snow is very wet and heavy.

I know you have this all figured out now Jim, but just in case...
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It has been nearly six years since we had the big snow damage on the island. But judging by the small trees and shrubs right here this morning, I am expecting that we are not alone.

Here is a small cedar - maybe 15' tall - by the bridge on the walkway. The melting snow has turned to ice and has pushed it right over. I tried to knock the bulk of the ice off, so now we will just have to wait and see if it survives or not.
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Up by the herb garden, the missus has - had - a forsythia bush. Two of the biggest branches are broken completely off.

Perhaps if it gets a good pruning it might make it.
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You should be able to see Vancouver Island beyond the snow bank...you should, but...
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The bay looks decidedly bleak this morning.
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This tree - which looks really nice in the springtime when all the leaves are out - has bitten the dust, or should I say snow. Broken right off at ground level.

It has a mate a few feet to the left which is leaning seriously, but hasn't gone right over. I hope that one makes it.
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It looks as though there may be more damage in the Japanese garden. All the bamboos are flattened, but I expect they will survive OK.

In their native land, big snowfalls are not uncommon plus they are very flexible. As soon as the snow melts I will do a thorough survey, and perhaps drive some stakes into the ground and tie up whatever is left.

The Japanese Tanyosho pines seem to be OK. In Japan, they rig up special supports for these trees in wintertime to avoid any of the branches getting broken by the snow.
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It was a bit baffling this morning, because the temperature is still diddey squat, yet the snow appears to be melting, the gutters are running with water and the snow is very wet and heavy.

I know you have this all figured out now Jim, but just in case...
If I can find one of these I will buy it and put it above my PC, I like that.
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Wow, that is so pretty but now I am freezing and here it is 63F. I know you are frozen, you need to go back inside and warm your feet by that wonderful wood heat. I love all the pictures but the one especially of the bay I really like, do you mind if I save that one, I may use it as my new desktop background if you don't mind.

I hate that so many of your plants were damaged, that was a lot of hard work. My guess is the soil on your island is so rich the plants and trees grow so fast they haven't had a chance to get thick stems and trunks. Well, that is just a guess.

I for one really do appreciate you going out of your warm home to take the pictures so we can see them, thanks buddy.
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Wow, that is so pretty but now I am freezing and here it is 63F.
I don't know why this made me laugh so hard.

Keith, thanks for taking the time to take these pictures and for posting them. The snow is pretty, but I'm sorry it caused so much damage.

We had a heavy snow like that one time that took huge limbs off several of the trees in our yard and the entire town looked like a bomb went off. It was a wet, heavy snow and any trees that still had leaves on them were damaged.

In the picture in post #4016, was the tree that's second from the left always leaning like that? Jim's right, that is a pretty picture.

The forsythia should be alright. They grow back fast.

The structures in the Japanese garden look nice.

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