Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quote from Art Turock

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, just results."

- Art Turock

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's blooming in our yard

Picture taken 6:06 P.M., September 29, 2008 in our backyard Rose Garden.
Today's weather partly cloudy.
Spring 2008 - Rose bush gift from loving husband Steve.

After a long day playing with our adorable children, I went in our backyard to smell the roses and I couldn't resist snapping a shot of this beauty.

Name: Perfect Moment
Registration name: KORwilma
Exhibition name: Perfect Moment

Origin: Bred in Germany (1989) by Wihelm Kordes III (b. 1953).
Introduce in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co.
Class: Hybrid Tea Rose / Large-Flowered

Bloom: Red, yellow reverse, red edges, yellow undertones. Average diameter 4.25 Large full (26 - 40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the seasons. Medium, long buds.

Fragrance: Mild, fruity fragrance.

Habit: Medium, upright growth. Medium, matte, leathery foliage. 5 leaflets. Height up to 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 30". (75 cm).

Parentage: New Day x Mercedes (floribunda, Kordes, 1974)

Awards: All America Rose, Selection 1991

What's blooming in our garden

Picture taken from our Rose Garden 6:00 P.M., September 29, 2008.
Today's weather partly cloudy.
Spring 2008 - Rose bush gift from loving husband Steve.

Name: Voluptuous
Registration name: JACtourn
Exhibition name: Voluptuous

Class: Hybrid Tea Rose / Large-Flowered

Bloom: Fuchsia / Magenta Average 4.5" Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered, hybrid tea bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the seasons. Pointed, ovoid buds.

Fragrance: Moderate, sweet fragrance

Habit: Medium, upright growth. Glossy, dark green foliage. Height up to 5' (up to 150 cm).

Origin: Bred in United States (2005) by Dr. Keith W. Zary
Introduced in United States (2005) by Jackson & Perkins Co.

Parentage: Tournament of Roses x Trumpeter

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A little gem in Altadena, California

Amy's Patio Cafe
Breastfast & Lunch

900 E Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001-2034
(Corner of Lake & Altadena)

Tuesday - Sunday
8:00AM - 3:00PM

Posting pictures from Amy's Patio Cafe in the near future.

Monday, September 22, 2008

California Praying Mantis

Picture taken in our backyard September 23, 2008.
This is a photo of a female California Mantid - Stagmomantis California
Size: Moderate large (2 to 2 1/2 in., or 50 to 64mm, long)
Color: Mottled brown or greenish in color.

Male California Praying Mantis has fully developed wings that, when folded, extend beyond the tip of the abdomen; the female wings are very short, reaching only to about the middle of the abdomen.

Click on picture to enlarge image.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Autumn Family & Friends

Wishing you a harvest of sweet memories & happiness on Autumn & always.

Live, Laugh & Love - Jodie, Steve, John & Sarah

Monday, September 15, 2008

Princess Sarah Leilani ...

Picture taken September 15, 2008.
Aloha family & friends, Sarah's blood type is A positive.

A+ can receive blood type A+, A-, O+ and O-

Sarah's open heart surgery is schedule for 0715, October 6, 2008, at Cedar Sinai hospital.

Photo courtesy of my loving sister Donna.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Can you hear me now?

Picture taken at Descanso Garden, September 10, 2008.

As of January 26, 2008, my loving sister Donna rejoined Weight Watchers and as today she has lost a total of 60.6 lbs. Woo hoo

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Neon Sign

The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. Picture taken September 7, 2008
One of our favorite local AM or PM walks.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Aloha from Downtown Disney

Picture taken September 6, 2008. Luncheon at Tortilla Jo's, Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.

First row left to right: Mary, Jean, Nicole, Shelley, Jodie, Rose.
Back row left to right: Nann, Eminy, Lynda.

Southern California, W.W.O.L.F. Weight Watchers on line Friends
get together.

To all that couldn't attend the Southern California, W.W.O.L.F. get together you were missed.

Photo courtesy of my loving sister Donna.

September 6, 2008.