Something fun to remember today about my childhood. In the 1950's there was a children's show called "Winky Dink and You". I can remember watching it on Saturday mornings and playing along with Winky Dink.
The host was Jack Barry and he along with Winky would create stories for us to solve. Bill Gates applauds this show as the first interactive TV show.
You had to actually order a special packet with a vinyl plastic sheet included that would stick to the TV screen to play along. You would trace on the screen to attach whatever you needed to help solve the story. I can't remember is special markers came with it.
Many kids wrote directly on the TV screen to their parents horror!! (my husband says he was one of them).
Most of the TV sets were 17" and of course black and white.
The show lasted until the end of the 1950's many were afraid of what affects the TV tubes would have with X-rays on the viewers.
So many fun shows back then, I long to see more wholesome subjects for today's youth but I'm afraid that video games are here to stay---we just have to be vigilant watching what they are playing.
Variegated is an adjective in foliage means having or consisting of leaves that are edged or patterned in a second color. Multicolored plants are my favorite and they usually catch my eye at the nursery.
These are some of my yard plants that are variegated this year.
A trusted Lillium which comes back prettier every year.
This Coleus is in a planted box on my front porch. I love the ruffled edges.
I also love a VARIETY of color in one plant. You get that with Rose Moss which hangs in metal planters on a brick wall in the front.
I love the soft pink, violets and oranges in this plant.
Trees in your yard add so much interest and beauty. They can be quite an investment so taking care of them is essential.
I have three two trees that I really enjoy watching grow. Three years ago I planted this Capalta tree from a seedling that a fellow blogger sent me.
It has grown to about 6.5 feet, the leaves are very large and look almost tropical. This is the first season it has flowered.
It will probably grow to 20 feet and hopefully shade our front windows.
Additionally I really enjoy my Japanese Maple that I bought about 5 years ago, it was on the isle of markdowns--she looked pretty sad. I got her into the ground and she looks wonderful in our back yard. I love the purple color!!
Per Google, a quarter is each of four equal parts into which something can be divided.
1. A period of 15 minutes or a point of time making the transition from one fifteen-minute period to the next.
2. A coin representing 25 cents, one fourth of a US dollar.
3. One fourth of a measure of weight.
I could list numerous definitions but today I'm going to focus on 15 minute intervals.
I spent eight of those 15 minute intervals working in one of my gardens yesterday. I'm planning on making a perennial garden. It now houses my vintage windmill and Mr. Tin Man. I'm planning on moving my peonies there and adding some miniature roses. It sets in the center of our yard so I'm looking forward to the scents fill the yard.
I alternated from a shovel to a hoe and taking breaks at those quarters pulling up weeds!!!! Next is newspaper and mulch. I took some breaks on that little yellow chair that is still sitting there!
It's been raining here in the Midwest for the past week and we got a break yesterday so I could work. It's back to raining again but hope to get back out there soon.