Monday, June 15, 2009
Barbara Dondero - http://barbsstampingspot.blogspot.com/
Tammy Fite - http://www.stampwithtammy.com/
Judy Jackson JudyStamper@verizon.net
Mary Brown - http://stampercamper.com/
Sarah Wills - http://sarahsinkspot.blogspot.com/
Selene Kempton - http://stampinfunwithselene.blogspot.com/
Virginia Killmore - http://virginias-website.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Sloman - http://www.mamastamper.com/
Marisol Gutierrez - http://atouchofsol.blogspot.com/
Dawn Bullock - http://www.stampincreations.blogspot.com/
Sandi MacIver - http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/
Stephanie Sullins - http://owlwhimsy.blogspot.com/
Susan Shields - http://createdwithlovebysusan.blogspot.com/
Rebekah "Becky" Jensen - http://www.stampthat.com/
Heidi Michel - http://www.heartfeltblessings.blogspot.com
Barb Slaughter - blog in progress
Lisa Milliron - http://www.uniquedesignsbylisa.typepad.com/
Connie Babbert - http://inkspiredtre asures.com/
Nancy Dawson - http://creativewishes.blogspot.com/
Bethany Keeney - http://keeneyfarm.blogspot.com/
Kirsten Brown - http://imstampinsilly.blogspot.com/
Mary Jo Price-Williams - http://technostamper.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Hurst - http://www.animalscraps.blogspot.com/
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Red Hot Poker
The Red Hot Pokers are my favorite - I wished they bloomed for a longer period of time. I think the plants that are around the bird bath are my Black-eyed Lazy Susans...they started coming back last year after a year of no-show and Jacob and I transplanted them around the birdbath and they are making another appearance. They never bloomed last year, so hopefully they will this year and confirm that that is what they are.The pictures below are actually from the front yard.
These are some daisies on the right of the front porch steps, also lots of the spider grass there. I think some of the Gerber Daisies I planted behind the purple cone flowers are coming back up, but they aren't blooming yet. I may have to move them to in front of the cone flowers as they have gotten so large this year they are blocking the sunlight to everything else on the other side of them. Check the "My Flowers after the hail storm" post for a picture of the front garden area, these are in the bed below the orange lillies - they just weren't blooming yet.
Only one lonely red flower on my Canna Lillies so far, but once they start it isn't long before the are full of them. These are also on the right of the front porch along with the purple cone flowers.
These are my purple cone flowers(Echinacea). I just planted them last year and they only got maybe 1-1/2' tall last year, but are huge this year with lots and lots of buds - I am soooo happy! Now you have to realize the reason I am so happy is that I really do not have a green thumb - most things just die on me.Now I know this isn't a flower and it wasn't taken today, but it was such a beautiful sunset on 6/9/09 with a partial rainbow (can you see it in the middle) that I just had to share it.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
They took us out sightseeing on Sunday. Our first stop was the Indianapolis Speedway and as a surprise - we got to take a guided bus ride around the track. We got lucky and caught the last bus, as they were taking all the busses off for the rest of the day for a fundraiser "Ride for Riley (Hospital)". 10,000 motorcyclists had signed up to take a ride around the track on their bikes, so we got to see that afterwards as the track goes around the musuem that we toured after our bus ride. Here are some pictures taken from the bus and then of the motorcycles.
The Speedway was the brainchild of Carl Fisher and with the help of several others he created it for auto companies to test their vehicles. It opened in 1909, but the first Indy 500 wasn't held until 1911. He owned it from 1909 until 1927, when he sold it to Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (WWI flying "ace" and had also been an Indy 500 driver). He owned it until 1945, after that I can't remember anything. I do remember that the track was originally dirt and gravel, but that it was so uneven that it was quickly redone with brick by the end of the year and thus obtained the name "The Brickyard".