Trees in Wardensville turn yellow...
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bawalker
August 29, 2006
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
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I know that while many of us are sitting here in a hot and muggy day wishing it was dumping powder at T-Line. So in the name of teasing everyone and making it be a time of excruciating pain to wait, I saw a tree behind Fox's Pizza Den in Wardensville turn yellow and start loosing leaves. While thats probably attributed to the dry weather, it is a walnut tree which does loose leaves first before others. So in the name of wishing it was October, at least a tree somewhere is feeling our plight and giving us something to look forward too and count down too.
kwillg6
August 29, 2006
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
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Ah, yes. A little premature color gets me thinking of wonderful white to follow...sot of like the rain, er... premature snow which fell last night.
Snowmakers
August 29, 2006
Member since 11/23/2004 🔗
222 posts
TThere are yellow leaves everywhere up here. A good few of the maples are turning red. Along with the occasional tree with orange foliage and dropping leaves.

If I feel the need to, Ill take my camera out today...
Roger Z
August 29, 2006
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
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Brad- you sure that wasn't from all the cats and dogs out behind the pizza den eating the leftovers and then urinating on said tree? Or maybe the locals doing the same???
bawalker
August 30, 2006
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
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Hrm good point. That brings up memories when I was in high school, and as any high school male does, we find way to be obnoxious. I remember conducting a scientific experiment at my grandmas. Out behind her house where the fence kept the cow pasture separate from the back yard, I would almost daily take a nice long whizzz on a certain patch of high grass that had poison ivy around the fence post. After a month, that spot was deader than plant life in the sahara.

I remember hearing the comment from my grandma weeks later, "Why in the world is there a dead spot there?!?"
Roger Z
August 30, 2006
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
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So now we have a new method (the West Virginia method, it seems) for weeding our gardens. Thanks Brad! I think I'll try that one soon. My neighbor has a small, yippy dog. I think it's male. If I start peeing along the fencepost, that should really provoke him (it's not like he doesn't bark madly every time I so much as go to sit on my deck).
Murphy
August 30, 2006
Member since 09/13/2004 🔗
618 posts
You could always just start peeing on the dog.
tromano
August 30, 2006
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
Maple Trees in rockville are starting to go orange. Probably just the drought.
Roger Z
August 30, 2006
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
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Great idea! Brad, what's the story about peeing directly onto a dog? Is that a smart policy?
bawalker
August 30, 2006
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
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I just consider it ... economical. In times where money is tight and someone doesn't have cash to spend on chemicals for weed killing, my thesis is to just... whip it out! It's economical AND environmentally friendly!! Plus if the ladies join in, they get some good looks from the men!
bawalker
August 30, 2006
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
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The WV mountaineer policy is that along with everything else from the trailer parks to cars on blocks and homes on wheels... just do it, they think bad of us already!
Roy
August 31, 2006
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
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Stay away from the electric fence.
bawalker
August 31, 2006
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
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That is one thing you don't have to tell a country boy to do. I think it's ingrained in us. We unzip, look down, look at the fence and hear the popping. Look down again, turn around and find some nice non-lethal grass to whiz on. Something that won't damage the family jewels.
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