Actually, William, you hit the nail right on the head. And now scientists
are finding out that this is actually a normal occurance with this planet
from core samples they've been taking and studying. And another nice little
bit of information....apparently the whole planet turns or shifts and the
poles and magnetic centers rearrange. If I understand correctly, it's like
the North pole isn't north, South pole isn't south, the Equator shifts.
Things like that. And it happens apparently on a cycle of around 10,000
years or so. (I tend to watch way too much Nova, Discovery science and what
not when Squire is home). Modern day man forgets that the records of
climate and natural occurances aren't nearly as complete or well kept as
they are now.
And did you see that global warming happens without our help? (we're
actually making things worse, but the volcano's do more than their share of
the damage and climatic changes)
That's my take on the subject, and last night we got down to 48o here in
Eastern Tennessee, the heat kicked on yesterday when the high's didn't reach
further than 65o which is comfortable, but there was a northeastern wind
gusting all day that made it FEEL colder.........I found myself putting on a
shirt instead of my sleeveless attire, the cargo shorts were almost too
little, and my poor middle aged toes protested the sandles until I put my
socks and shoes back on. HOWEVER, I DID get some well needed whacking and
pulling out of Vinca major and Creeping Charlie that was getting outa
control because the temperatures weren't horrendous.
Makes me wonder if these temperatures shift if we'll get colder faster?
When I called Dutch Gardens last week, one of the phone people told me it
was going to be 28o in Vermont!! WOW!
What's the weather like out in Denver right now? I remember late, wet snows
madgardener up on the ridge, back in a still chilly Fairy Holler,
overlooking English Mountain which looks all fresh and green, in Eastern
Tennessee zone 7, Sunset zone 36
message< (Bro Jack) wrote Mid-Atlantic, Zone 7, 49
degrees F at 9:45 am.
The good news is that the weeds aren't growing.
The bad news is neither are the corn and tomatoes.
If this is global warming, I don't wanna see the Ice Age.
I understand it to be like this scenario:
Global heat melts global ice which releases fresh water into the salty
oceans which lowers the salt content which inhibits the ocean to retain
solar gain which yields lower temperatures.
More knowledgeable folks reside here <http://www.whrc.org /
Garden in shade Zone 5 S Jersey USA