Monday, June 21, 2010

Some of the girlie things I would like to do this summer and beyond.

I need to keep this list to remind myself! 
Some of the girlie things I would like to do this summer and beyond... (without kids...)
I'm sure I'll add more as I come up with them. If not this summer, I'm sure I can start once school starts back up again in the Fall,  right? ;-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today's flowers

The Shasta Daisies are just about at their peak. Then I'll take Rachel's advice and take the hedge trimmers to them unless I find the time to move them!

9:45am sunflower. Let's see if she is awake by 5!

The white phlox. I don't think I've ever taken their picture before.
Some of the gladiolus.
Some of the oriental lilies.

Black eyed susans or Rudbeckia hirta

Just love the portulaca in the sun.

or moss rose if you prefer.

Ornamental grasses

Purslane, big bloom scarlet

This year's blue daze (evolvus glomeratus)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Playing with templates

I have not taken any recent photos in the garden so I thought I'd post one of my original photos from 2005 of my plumeria. I now have many of them after most of the cuttings I took rooted.
And yes... I spent some time playing around with some of the new template designs and really bolloxed things up. Sorry.  I'll get back to it another time and see what I can do to make it LESS busy!!  I just try to use my blog as a place for me to find what I need as well. Maybe I need to separate the two... Sounds like more work than I want to do today. The garden and the pool is calling!
But I did add a photo of me over there on the right. YIKES!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Did I tell you I like orange?

Red Hot Pokers / Torch Lily / Kniphofia
 With their Yucca companions
 
Everywhere
Didn't I tell you... EVERYWHERE. I divided a HUGE plant last year and spread it around. Want some?

Oriental Lily

Gaillardia blanket flower with our copper fountain that we bought with a gift card given to us as a wedding gift for Plow and Hearth almost 9 years ago along with a matching bird feeder. Thanks JMD.


I know some people consider this a swamp daylily but I like it. 
Some of the random hollyhock seeds I spread around last year from the mommy plant are coming up. Maybe I should have planned there location better.

And another

One of my pink Astilbe (one of MANY plants that need dividing!!)
Inez has some deeper colors in her garden. Guess we'll need to divide and share. 


Speaking of Inez. This is her newest raised bed garden my hard working neighbor built for her. It's gorgeous!
She had it planted up the day after he filled it with soil. She's ready for another!
Bill's Vegetable Garden and compost bin expansion is underway... A few unexpected out of town trips have set us back in outdoor time this Spring so now we need to make up for it or just have late produce!

Grow where you are planted. 

Free Summer Movies at Local Theaters!

Regal Free Family Film Festival for this summer!
Virginia's listings are here: 
I use common sense media dot org http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to help me decide which movies are best for my age group and tastes. 
and the most local to Central VA are here:
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11650 West Broad Street
Richmond ,VA 23233
804-360-5621
06/22/2010-06/24/2010    
  Tale of Despereaux (G)     
06/29/2010-07/01/2010    
  Horton Hears A Who (G)
07/06/2010-07/08/2010    
  Doogal (G)
  Planet 51 (PG)
07/13/2010-07/15/2010    
  Space Chimps (G)
07/20/2010-07/22/2010    
  Curious George (G)
07/27/2010-07/29/2010    
  Charlotte's Web (G)
  Astro Boy (PG)
08/03/2010-08/05/2010    
  Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
  Bandslam (PG)
08/10/2010-08/12/2010    
  Wallace and Gromit (G)
08/17/2010-08/19/2010    
  Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)

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5001 Commonwealth Centre Parkway
Midlothian ,VA 23112
804-744-7421

06/22/2010-06/24/2010    
  Tale of Despereaux (G)
  Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
06/29/2010-07/01/2010    
  Horton Hears A Who (G)
  Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
07/06/2010-07/08/2010    
  Doogal (G)
  Planet 51 (PG)
07/13/2010-07/15/2010    
  Space Chimps (G)
  Hotel For Dogs (PG)
07/20/2010-07/22/2010    
  Curious George (G)
  Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
07/27/2010-07/29/2010    
  Charlotte's Web (G)
  Astro Boy (PG)
08/03/2010-08/05/2010    
  Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
  Bandslam (PG)
08/10/2010-08/12/2010    
  Wallace and Gromit (G)
  Aliens In The Attic (PG)
08/17/2010-08/19/2010    
  Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
  Night At The Museum II (PG)

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361 Perimeter Drive
Midlothian ,VA 23114
804-794-6942
06/22/2010-06/24/2010    
  Tale of Despereaux (G)
  Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
06/29/2010-07/01/2010    
  Horton Hears A Who (G)
  Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
07/06/2010-07/08/2010    
  Doogal (G)
  Planet 51 (PG)
07/13/2010-07/15/2010    
  Space Chimps (G)
  Hotel For Dogs (PG)
07/20/2010-07/22/2010    
  Curious George (G)
  Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
07/27/2010-07/29/2010    
  Charlotte's Web (G)
  Astro Boy (PG)
08/03/2010-08/05/2010    
  Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
  Bandslam (PG)
08/10/2010-08/12/2010    
  Wallace and Gromit (G)
  Aliens In The Attic (PG)
08/17/2010-08/19/2010    
  Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
  Night At The Museum II (PG)

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10091 Jeb Stuart Parkway
Glen Allen ,VA 23060
804-261-4994
06/22/2010-06/24/2010    
  Curious George (G)
  Planet 51 (PG)
06/29/2010-07/01/2010    
  Space Chimps (G)
  Hotel For Dogs (PG)
07/06/2010-07/08/2010    
  Charlotte's Web (G)
  Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
07/13/2010-07/15/2010    
  Tale of Despereaux (G)
  Astro Boy (PG)
07/20/2010-07/22/2010    
  Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
  Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
07/27/2010-07/29/2010    
  Horton Hears A Who (G)
  Aliens In The Attic (PG)
08/03/2010-08/05/2010    
  Doogal (G)
  The Spy Next Door (PG)
08/10/2010-08/12/2010    
  Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
  Bandslam (PG)
08/17/2010-08/19/2010    
  Wallace and Gromit (G)
  Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
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Bow Tie Cinemas has a Kids Club FREE Film Series at Movieland 17 at Boulevard Square: 
http://www.bowtiecinemas.com/summer_2010.html
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What's happening at the Goochland Public Library this Summer?

What's happening at the Goochland Public Library this Summer? 

Summer Volunteen Training
Tuesday June 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Would you like to volunteer at the library during the summer?  Find out how you can help out with the Summer Reading Program.
Pizza & soft drinks served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Ice Cream Social & Summer Reading Kickoff

Thursday June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
All ages
Sign up for the Summer Reading program and enjoy ice cream sundaes, face painting, and balloons.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Crafting Tees for Teens
Thursday June 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bring a T-shirt from home and we’ll show you how to decorate it using spray paint.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Betsy Q Concert

Saturday June 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 5-11
Join us for a fun, upbeat concert with Betsy Q.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

"Beach Day" Concert with LEONARDO
Monday June 21 at 10:00 a.m.
All ages
Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award winning family musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate and empower audiences of all ages and abilities. With fun props and a colorful set, his concerts are a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party all on one stage.

Mad Science: Up, Up, & Away
Friday July 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 5-11
See a fun, fast-paced, and educational performance that introduces you to the principles of air pressure.

Set Sail with Steve Somers, the Amazing Teacher
Monday July 19 at 10:00 a.m.
All ages
Ahoy mates! Gear up for a high-seas adventure with Captain Steve and his friends as they take your kids on an amazing voyage in search of good character using magic, puppetry, and music.

A Visit with Little Squirt & Friends
Monday July 26 at 1:00 p.m.
All ages
Meet Little Squirt, a miniature horse from Broken Road Farm, and some of his farm friends, including bunnies, chickens, a goat, a lamb, and a pig.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday June 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 11:00 a.m.
Age: 2 years old w/adult

Preschool Storytime
Thursday June 10, 17, and 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3-5 years old

Mother Goose Storytime
Thursday June 10, 17, and 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 6-24 months w/adult

Goochland Book Group
meets the second Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. (Sept.-June)
Please call or visit the library for more program information.

Goochland Mystery Book Group

meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Please call or visit the library for more program information.


http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/calendar.htm#Goochland