T O P

We made it

We made it

Loverboy21

Silver lining: my wife planted a bunch of assorted flowers from mixed seeds and we were both savagely allergic to something in there. They did not survive the heat, so my eyes feel great.


Cobek

My blueberry plants, and every rhododendron in the city, take issue with the phrase "we made it".


theemptymirror

We have some air fried rhodies. RIP.


kitten_for_hire

Can I get an F in the chat for my 'lil 3 ft. Douglas fir tree... He's hosting squirrel parties in heaven now.


theemptymirror

Only the good die young! RIP.


ichantz

We have one too and half of it got totally cooked. Other half is still green. Is it salvageable?


MsSamm

Could be. Can't tell without a picutre


shook_one

F


yuckertheenigma

F


wesphistopheles

F


archpope

Also the families of the 63 people who died.


stillwatersrunfast

486 in BC


EgoFlyer

I hadn’t seen that number. That’s horrible.


525600-minutes

Everything is crunchy. Except my succulents and cactus. They’re so happy right now.


LaunchpadMcWack

My poor blueberries 😭😭😭😭


Pjseaturtle

Our hydrangeas are crispy :(


BigSwedenMan

Or rhododendrons are fuuuuuucked. At least the one's with the most direct sunlight. Dead brown leaves everywhere. A few offer plants too, but those are the hardest hit


PersnickityPenguin

Yeah, rhodies generally don't like direct sun at all. Many varieties can die just from normal full sun. They should be planted in shade or on the north side of your house.


dybbuk12

There's a huge rhodie in my apartment complex that took a savage beating from the ice storm and now a new savage beating from the meltnomah. It's a rough year for bushes.


BokuBakaGaijin

I bought a $50 bamboo a month ago. Its looking a little crispy right now. I hope it survives.


I-Am-McLovin

Does bamboo ever die? That stuff is the hardiest thing around. It’s a grass.


I_like_boxes

I spent $40 on two tea plants last month and those are looking mighty fried at this point. Most of the leaves are a crispy brown. I even moved them in after the first day (they were potted). They should recover, but it'll probably be a couple of months. I have to decide if I'm going to keep them indoors for a while, or just put them somewhere a little more protected outside. Most of our plants did okay though. It did require that I water everything pretty much everyday, but even our rhodies came out just fine, even the one that's in direct sun. Edit: aaaand I just noticed that my almost-three-year-old plucked a fair amount of the remaining green leaves off my tea plants. Ugh. Nowhere is safe.


Spread_Liberally

Where did you get tea plants?


I_like_boxes

Shorty's Garden Center had them when I was looking last month. You can also order them online from some places.


skD1am0nd

Great image


saphfyrefen

We did it, Joe!


islandorisntland

This made me burst out laughing! Nothing could be more accurate. Reminds me of the derpiest looking snake: Arabian Sand Boa https://i.imgur.com/7QhS9jq.png


Schadenfreudian_slip

Warning: don't take a sip of your beer before opening the image above.


WAYLOGUERO

HEED THIS KINDLY STRANGER'S WARNING!


Spread_Liberally

Holy shit you are not kidding.


halt-l-am-reptar

Look at more pictures of that snake. That one doesn’t do it justice.


VectorB

I had to look it up, it looked fake. Nope. Magnificent.


BigSwedenMan

Even better is that you just know that thing is a ruthless predator. Can you imagine getting killed by a sock puppet?


rotarypower101

Gurpgork!


ZanteTheInfernal

Bread?


sikedrower

lmao thank you for this 😂😂😂


Janethemane

My god. It’s beautiful!


ohlaph

As a lifetime Portlander, I approve of this.


Food_Kitchen

A derp noodle.


murphykp

It looks like a muppet.


-r-a-f-f-y-

Snek.


J-A-S-08

Dope rope.


Kernel32Sanders

They're derpy, unless you're a small mammal, then they're kinda terrifying https://animalia.us-east-1.linodeobjects.com/animals/photos/full/1x1/eKPBpxHmG8ISp9KBTiri.jpg


MsSamm

How pretty!


Daincats

Phoenix, AZ giving Portland the side eye... Like it wasn't just shown up by Phoenix, OR smh


SignificantPain6056

I literally moved here for the rain. Now half the year it's ice, the other half fire. Fol.


ShivanDrgn

Smoke? We got it all.


chatrugby

It was only 4 days of ice, the rest of the winter was sweatshirt weather. I do wonder if it rains though. Moved from the desert on promises of rain and mist and gloom. I’m starting to think people don’t know what they are talking about when they say the weather here is ‘terrible’.


hotbreadz

That’s a myth we kept alive for years to keep people out.


jacls0608

Not really. I mean kinda. We get less rain than we let on, but in normal years we still get a ton of it.


BZH_JJM

We have a lot less than a lot of places, it just used to be more consistent.


ichantz

Yep we’re not even in the top 10. That all goes to cities near the gulf of mexico


Oops_I_Cracked

It wasn't that long ago we went like 6 months without two consecutive sunny days.


AustinQ

Dude you have no idea how much the weather has changed in the last decade here in the PNW. Growing up we had snow storms that lasted 2-3 weeks every other year, rain that lasted from October until June (I actually know this pretty well because the week of halloween every year it would start the rain season and my birthday is in june where it would still be raining until shortly after my birthday), and a summer of roughly 2 months long (July and August). Highs throughout my childhood were never above the 90s, I think I remember one single day during those 18 years that it was over 100. Freezing rain wasn't super uncommon either, there was even a blizzard in like 2013 or 2014(?) leaving us multiple feet of snow followed by an inch or so of freezing rain that stuck around for weeks. The weather in the PNW now is unrecognizable to what I grew up with.


alienbaconhybrid

This. Moved here in 90s. It’s unrecognizable from then.


chatrugby

That’s the thing Ive noticed. Everyone kept telling me that moving here would be terrible, that I’d lose my mind cause I’d never see the sun again. Did some quick google-fu to see that the weather has changed so much that none of that stuff applies anymore. I also used to live in Mobile which is the rainiest city in America, PNW got nothing on it. The metric here is weird though, today for example was a rain day.


Kernel32Sanders

>It was only 4 days of ice Lol that has to be the dumbest way to summarize a weather event that left people without power for weeks and caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage. "Those tornadoes only last for a few minutes, the rest of the year is pretty mild. I don't know why Oklahomans complain about them."


MsSamm

The amount hasn't been great, but there's mist, an occasional deluge. And the gloom is still there


mattoleriver

Some places will get an inch of rain in an hour, Portland will spread that same amount out over three days.


chatrugby

I moved here because of promises of all of that, and have been so very disappointed that none of that is actually a thing. 10 years ago maybe, but weather patterns have changed so much that none of that really applies here anymore. Not even the gloom.


MsSamm

There's plenty of gloom. Months of it. Vitamin D & a light box set to turn on at what would be dawn, but looks more like winter 4pm


beatboy1975

That very special bronze medal tastes so much better today than it did on Monday. For starters, I didn't burn my tongue or the roof of my mouth when I bit down on it again this morning.


Rat_Terrier_Cultist

Just happy to be included


MayanSoldier

Hi. Austinite here just say hi!


A-HuangSteakSauce

Dammit Kevin.


BMcG333

CLIMATE EMERGENCY CLIMATE EMERGENCY CLIMATE EMERGENCY THIS IS CLIMATE CHAOS NOW MASS HUMAN STARVATION PLANTS STOP GROWING IN THIS HEAT We have less than 4 years to turn this whole thing around and go completely in the other direction. PLANT TREES CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW


chef_pants1

*laughs in Tucsonan*


fuckofffascists

I just moved from Tucson to Portland last week to escape the heat... fuck me, man.


maximian

Having lived in both cities, Tucson is more tolerable to me at 110+ than humid humid Portland.


Lassic

Are you me?


maximian

Yes. Hi. They did warn you this might happen on Ambien.


Lassic

You mean us? Or we? We(me/us?)do miss Sabino Canyon though.


Lassic

And Maybe Pacos


scienarasucka

There are dozens of us. Dozens!


chatrugby

Portland isn’t humid though.


Oops_I_Cracked

It is compared to Tucson.


chatrugby

Moved from Colorado, can relate to AZ weather. Humid places have air you can wear. Nothing like that here, not even after a big shower.


pHScale

Phonetic violation detected


pantstofry

I moved from portland to Phoenix a week before the heat wave (in PNW, it was hot as shit in the SW during my move). Two days after moving in, it rained in PHX. I joked that I brought the PNW with me. I really did not expect the reverse to ever be possible


griffin_page

Needles, CA still has you all beat Needleite supremacy!


HankMustGroove

But, you still have to be from Needles and I’m sorry for that. (Jk)


hucklebutter

But we beat Needles in needles. So there's that.


beaudebonair

I love this, especially the fact the weird hydra is the Portland one! XD


VenturaHWY

Helps dry out the fecal matter along the sidewalks, rivers and parks.


sarcasticDNA

B.C. had it really tough. And this image is for only cities in the U.S. We are amateurs when it comes to this stuff. Try Pakistan, Ethiopia, Qatar ...


srcarruth

Qatar? Haw, that's nothing compared to Mercury


Theycallmelizardboy

Demon checking in here. I both literally and figuratively live in hell and you whiney, spoiled children ain't experienced nuthin'. Satan rides my ass all day long, of course the firepit I live in has no A.C, Saddam keeps teasing me and Adolf keeps knocking on my door to borrow stuff. I'm fed up, tired and really over hearing about Portland and Canada. Come to hell and see how you like it.


theemptymirror

> see how you like it What level are you on? I moved up a while back and it's more of a dry heat up here.


Theycallmelizardboy

I live next door to Adolf and three blocks from the Sodomy Social Club, one street over from the Pit of Death and Lava Slides. I got to Hell a little late and the real estate market here is real tough. Seems like all the prime spots got taken by the Nazis and ISIS members.


gofarwest

Maybe you can room with Donald Rumsfeld? He might have some connections there.


theemptymirror

I have a personal connection to Persephone; let me see what I can do.


soft-animal

Qatar? Nearly killed 'em!


TeddyDaBear

To shreds you say?


detroitdoesntsuckbad

And his wife?


ReallyHender

To shreds you say?


onlydaathisreal

If you can't take the heat on Mercury then stay off of Venus!


sdf_cardinal

See, we’d be talking about Qatar when they have 200 days of rain…. Because it’s extreme and different. That is how this works.


sarcasticDNA

Pretty sure no one in this sub will be talking about Qatar any time soon.


sdf_cardinal

You did. You are the one who mentioned Qatar. Also the World Cup is there next year… so…


sarcasticDNA

Past tense. My comment above yours was about the future. And next year is not "soon" by some measures ...


sdf_cardinal

Ok buddy.


JarekBloodDragon

> We are amateurs when it comes to this stuff ...that's the point


Cobek

Right? Thank goodness. And like those places ever got 5 inches of ice overnight...


fibrous

we are 44° N. try finding another place around that latitude that has cracked 110 let alone 115.


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fibrous

Lytton hit 121, but Vancouver only reached 102 I think?


stillwatersrunfast

486 died


vladdrk

Romania hit 112 back in the 50’s.


sarcasticDNA

downvotes because I mentioned British Columbia? Or the places that historically have the planet's hottest temps? Seemed like a benign comment but....so it is!


agentninety8

So true!


Puzzleheaded_Cod_938

My Rhodies are sad, but I think they’ll make it… The hydrangeas though, “Fogetaboutit!!” RIP Rhodies, RIP…


MsSamm

The tomatoes are loving it. Flowers, fruit growing. Squash getting blossoms, jalapeños, cucumbers flowering. Even the watermelon which I though was a goner has doubled in size. Catnip thriving, safely out of reach of the cats. Lots of watering


nickkangistheman

Because no one has to pay their airconditioning bill or what?