Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scariest picture of the day -- can you see those orangey-colored leaves on that tree in Gene's yard across the street from our house??? OMG
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - Every year since I can remember (and we've been here for 20 years), that tree across the street is the first one to get fall-colored leaves.

It usually is full-blown orange during August. Wait a minute! August is tomorrow! It's a day early. Must be that darn global warming again causing chaos and disruption.

Interesting note to no one in particular: I sent my FIRST text message today all by myself. Wasn't sure exactly what I was doing but apparently, I have to receive one before I can send one, otherwise, I have no idea what I'm doing. And it worked! Hooray!!!!

I'm ALMOST a junior-senior techie. The next thing you know, I'll be getting an iPod touch. Those are very cool. Or maybe I'll get a new a computer that's NOT 8 years old. haha It's slow but it still works. What am I in a hurry for anyway?

That reminds me..... My website is having some serious publishing issues so that's why I'm writing on here instead of on there. It's supposed to publish to the server only the changes (which takes a few minutes) however, it's sick and confused and takes 6 hours instead to publish the ENTIRE website which is 17,206KB -- therein lies my problem.

However, I will be getting some pages together for Gladys and Gale's 90th birthday which are located on the boys' website - that's coming up on August 17th. Happy Boofday to the Twins. lalalalalala

All righty --- gotta go. My eye needs a break. bye, djb

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Here's Jarrett's class photo from 4th grade - 1997-98. Ryan's photo is the last one. Now, they're all 22 years old (mas o menos). Life goes on...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - Imagine my complete and utter delighted surprise to see a posting on the Guestbook for my Andrew and Jarrett dot com website from Ryan Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, that really means a lot to me.

We always wondered why we didn't hear from Ryan after Jarrett died. They spent a lot of time together over the years -- I always remember the infamous December 31, 1999 birthday party for Jarrett (right before Y2K). oh yeah!

It seems to me that even though someone isn't here on the planet physically, it doesn't minimize the ripple effect of that person's influence on the life of a close friend -- years later. The memories, the fun times, the shared experiences....

Wow, thanks for that, Ryan. You totally made my day. With love and hugs, Jarrett's Mom ;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

These are the darker pink stargazers in the middle flower bed, along with the white freckle-faced stargazers. I do believe they have cross-pollinated and become a hybrid....
Monday, July 12, 2010 -
After seeing these pictures, I realize that there has been a change in these flowers over the years. It seems that when I planted them, I had MORE of the darker pink stargazers than the white ones. Something's not right here.

They are truly gorgeous in person. It reminds me of the poster someone made for Andrew and Jarrett's funeral -- "They landed Among the Stars."

See ya later, djb

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here's the plain stargazer lily. I'm always surprised when I see them come out instead of the pink, flashy ones. But these are the ones with the unbelievable aroma. It's awesome.

The white/yellow stargazer plants are over 6 feet tall. They are just unbelievable!! I do absolutely nothing to these flowers and they grow like crazy. Go figure!
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Okay, here's the pictures of the other stargazer. The only reason I know they're stargazers is because they were in the same bag with the pink ones. When I first planted them many, many years ago, they were regular size and kind of interesting.

NOW.....they're crazy huge. Excuse me for waxing poetic but I love these guys. They're striking and impressive for only a few weeks or so and then they'll be gone. So, I enjoy them tremendously while they're here.

later gator, djb