Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Few Highlights of the Past Few Days!

I got two new plants...Melampodium paludosum, or otherwise known as Medallion plant, Butter Daisy, or Star Daisy. I found them at sweetly sitting there begging me to take them home and add to a bare spot in my tire gardens! So now, they are home, and I love looking out the kitchen window seeing them all yellow and cheery!


I made some homemade bread. It started out in the bread machine, but it looked like it was going to overflow before it even started to bake, so I poured it out on a cookie sheet, let it rise again and baked it in the oven. Delicious with just old margarine!!!

The best thing of all though, was that today my old flip phone went dead, and I actually moved into the 21st century and got a smart phone!!! It is an Android, Galaxy S. That's about all I know. It was a free upgrade on my ATT plan. I was a little jealous of my kids abilities on their IPhones, so I splurged for that gosh darn data plan. What can you do??? Now all I have to do is learn how to use it. The kids are showing me how, thank goodness for them!!!

And here are a few pics of things blooming out in the yard:


Penny said...

Your flowers look lovely. It is so cold here.

shirley said...

Hi Julie, First of all I love your new header and the plant pictured there. Isn't it stunning.

Your garden is looking a treat with all the plants flowering.

I have not made home made bread for a hundred years but remember it was always better than the bought stuff.

I thought I was coming into the 21st century when I ordered a phone with a sliding keyboard....damn thing I hate it. Need some nice 13yr old boy or girl to come and teach me how to use it. Dont know how to make calls on it and press buttons when they tell you to and stay on the line to the person on the other end at the same time.

you are lucky to still have kids at home. If you ever want to farm them out you know where to send them.:) lol

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your garden has a lot of color right now Julie. I love that last red flower. It looks like a red passion vine. Good luck with your new phone. I have an older model too. It does so much more than I ever do with it. If you have young people that text it is nice that you can do that with them. Easy for them tokeep in touch. Have a great weekend.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Everything looks so pretty! Love the new plant. And home made bread....yum!

Snippety Gibbet said...

I bet you have the most gorgeous yard on the block! All of my plants are struggling a bit.

Congrats on the new phone! You're ahead of me on that front.

How's little Doozey doing in all the nasty heat?

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms...I'm not smart enough for smart phone.

Teri C said...

Oh those beautiful daisies!,,
And other beautiful blooms lol
I always mix my bread in the bread machine and the bake it in the oven. To clarify 'always'...not in the blazing heat, that's when I buy it.

Welcome to the 21st century....I still have my fl phone Lo
But i've got my iPad.

Diane AZ said...

How wonderful to have all those blooming plants and homemade bread. Enjoy your smart phone, it sounds like fun. I'm still getting used to my first simple cell phone.

MrBrownThumb said...

Congrats on the new phone! Looks like a pretty nice camera too. Love the passionflower bloom!

yoon see said...

Melampodium paludosum is quite a popular flower in Malaysia. It's easy to grow and it looks really neat and tidy.
Julie, I am happy for you to start a new venture into it.

Have fun and show us later its progress:)

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

When I made the switch to a smartphone, I was like "Woooow, I have the power!!" I find it extremely useful for finding local restaurants, directions, and price checking to see if such-n-such is a good deal. And of course I check blogger and email and the regular sites. It's nice to do it on the phone for a quick update rather than getting on the desktop.

I hope you're discovering all the wonderful things smartphones can do!!

Evelyn said...

Gorgeous flowers ESP the red ones. Stunning. Well done on the phone-have fun!! The bread looks great.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Yummy, homemade bread.
Julie, just love your photos of your flowers. Seems that your yard is blooming all kinds of color.