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Hoy
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Cliff, a perfect setting! It is a familiar plant but the surroundings are not ;)

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Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Cliff, now I remember both you and Tond showing the species before, I liked it then too :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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The last months have been very rainy and it is almost impossible to do anything serious in the garden as the soil is completely soaked.
Yesterday the sky cleared a little for a while and the sun shone through and created a double rainbow which lasted a couple of minutes. I barely had time to take some pictures before the motif disappeared.

Trond
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Always nice to see the sun! My it looks mild there- like summer here almost  ;D

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

Always nice to see the sun! My it looks mild there- like summer here almost  ;D

Mild, yes; but summer, NO!!
It's mild and wet. 8-10C and rain.

Trond
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10C sounds almost like summer to me  ;D

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

10C sounds almost like summer to me  ;D

Well, maybe the temperature is more like summer (in fact it isn't much colder than in summer) but the torrental rains make me feel like it is the Great Deluge! I wouldn't be surprised to see Noah's Ark any day now. What save us is the steep landscape that effectively drains the water.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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I'm sure- with your rainfall we'd have standing water all over the place! I am teasing about the temps of course- there are things other than high temperatures to make it feel like summer vs fall/winter- daylength etc; Even on our warmer days in winter, those warm temps are only for a very short time..

Here is a shot taken from the car, just up the road, some days ago...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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We did see the sun for a couple of minutes today! But more rain tomorrow . . .  Better rain than snow though at this time of the year although a snowcovered world is calming (when it doesn't storm)  :D

Trond
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This snow has stayed early for us, but other than that, it's been okay here- not much new snow lately, highways are completely dry, sideroads are cleared (but still packed snow covering, normal winter driving), very little wind etc..
Another shot from Nov 10, in Sylvan Lake, one of the towns where we usually shop (26miles/42km)  that was just after the last fresh snow..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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