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Trip to Longwood Gardens

Friday, January 24, 2014

This place is absolutely beautiful and this was in the fall. I'm looking forward to going back in the spring and summer.

Hope you all are doing well. I've accomplished quite a few goals that I set last year. I've gotten involved in a few things that have taken me out of my comfort zone.
Made a few new friends, handled some situations better than I have in the past. I miss my Sparkfriends and come around once in a while to check your pages.

Peace and Blessings









  
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1BEACHWALKER 2/16/2014 2:26AM

    emoticon If this is the same place, and I do believe it is, I visited it back 45 years ago, when I went with my family to visit my aunt. Beautiful place and love your pics of it! Thanks for sharing! Keep blogging! emoticon emoticon

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ALASKASKY 1/29/2014 6:08AM

    Address: 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Hours:
Monday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Phone: (610) 388-1000

longwoodgardens.org

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 1/27/2014 5:40AM

    I LOVE Longwood Gardens and you've inspired me to make plans to go back; thanks!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/26/2014 12:27AM

    Wow - great to hear from you!!! Missed you!
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Sending you a big hug and hope we will 'see' you around again soon!!
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RAINBOWFALLS 1/25/2014 12:27PM

    Looks like a great place to visit - Happy Birthday!

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MILLISMA 1/25/2014 10:06AM

    Right now, they are having their special presentation on orchids. My daughter and I saw it a few years ago and it's amazing!


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OPALMOON 1/25/2014 9:44AM

    Thanks so much for sharing - great collection of photos, and looks like a lovely place.

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MS_SWEETHEART 1/24/2014 9:45PM

    Congratulations on your accomplishments, and love the pics, they are beautiful.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/24/2014 5:49PM

    It was great to hear from you!!

I love this place!! Beautiful!

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CAROL494 1/24/2014 4:59PM

  Where is Longwood Gardens in case that I have a chance to travel there?

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HAPPY OCTOBER!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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ABB698 10/12/2012 12:40AM

    Beautiful flowers! Happy October to you too! emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/7/2012 1:27PM

    WOW - we don't get mums anywehere near that big here in Hawaii! Thanks for sharing that picture .
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-SHOREIDO- 10/7/2012 11:19AM

    They are beauties!!! : ) Where is Puglia's?? I'm @ 88 on the Garden State. Close??
Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday.
G

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WALLAHALLA 10/3/2012 11:57AM

    What beautiful mums!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/3/2012 9:32AM

    I love mums!!

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BECCA324 10/3/2012 9:13AM

    Those mums are huge, so pretty!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/3/2012 8:38AM

    Love those flowers - they are huge. i bought a large one this year that had multiple colors.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hope you all are having a great day.


"Real beauty is not about weight or symmetry or makeup. It's about looking life right in the face and seeing all of its magnificence reflected in your own self."
Valerie Monroe


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DJSHIP46 10/2/2012 8:54AM

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/21/2012 10:00AM

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ABB698 9/20/2012 10:03PM

    Love it!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/20/2012 5:34PM

    Great quote!!

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MS_SWEETHEART 9/20/2012 4:41PM

    AMEN!!! emoticon

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ME_B4_INSANITY 9/20/2012 3:54PM

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 9/20/2012 12:45PM

    emoticon Hey Self, whose the hottie??!!!

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Androids?

Sunday, September 16, 2012


We finally moved into megabyte land with new cell phones.

My old Razor conked out and is resting in peace in the bin with all the other old cell phones. I was planning on getting i-phones, but my son, who is the voice of reason, told me that I should at least check out other Androids before paying a ridiculous amount of money for something when I can get pretty much the same ingredients under a different name.

I spoke to a rep with the company ( I had planned on leaving them as soon as my contract was up) and they gave me a great deal on three phones with unlimited talk ( upgrade from sharing 1500 minutes), and text and 200 megabytes(not much from what Im told). We shut off our data usage and only use wi-fi at home or only when necessary when were out.

I have to admit I love the phone but I have to get used to it and learn how to use it because so far Ive butt dialed someone, (good thing I wasnt talking about the person oops! LOL!) transferred all my contacts to my daughters phone (dont know how that happened) and still havent transferred them to my own phone. So I guess that means Ill have to sit for hours manually entering numbers?

My son (13) is the go to guy for how to operate this complicated thing-a-ma-jig. Hes figured out everything on the phone including police lights and sirens. My daughter whos 23 complains that the phone is too much for her. She has no apps and no interest in getting any. As for me, the only thing I do is play solitaire when Im waiting in lines or in the car or whatever. I have no patience and not much interest in all this technology.
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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/7/2012 1:31PM

    Ah yes... too much technology! The bane of our modern-day existence!
Take your time and it'll all come together.
Good luck. Androids are kinda cool once you get them figured out!! Congrats on the new upgrade!
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CLAIREINPARIS 9/18/2012 6:35AM

    I understand how you feel. I have a very simple cell phone, and so far this is all I need! Good luck with importing your contacts! Maybe your son could do it for you?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/17/2012 12:34PM

    I have a tracfone for emergencies and it's all I will ever need or want. My son has the same. My hubby refuses to have anything. LOL.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/17/2012 10:34AM

    Hubby and I bought an Android Samsung as soon as we got back to Perthy from living O/S for 2 years.

Love it. Check my e-mails when away and FB as well Use the Sparkpeople apps and keep my logging in up to date and track my food as much as possible when I am away.

Still learning!

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/17/2012 7:42AM

    Cell phones can be a challange. I work in IT so I love having email and Internet on my phone. I don't use apps though because I have an Ipad for those.

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DJ4HEALTH 9/16/2012 10:31PM

    Got an Android and have fun with it but wish that the storage on the phone was bigger or be able to move some of the apps to it. Will have to e-mail them to see if they would have that option on their app. So far have not butt dialed any one but had gotten them from my son and my husband gotten them from his fishing buddy. I made a little pouch that I carry it around my neck because I don't have any pockets on my butt or sometimes on the front either so had to make something to carry my phone. Hate those clips on the waist because they always seems to fall off when I bend over or go to the rest room.

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/16/2012 7:28PM

    Welcome to App land! lol We are a mostly Android family. My Dh just has a simple phone as he isn't interested in anything fancy. The rest of us are Android users. My son is the one that knows all about this stuff but I have gotten the hang of it. He is impressed when I have new apps added to my phone. I love the SP apps. Check them out. There are 3 of them. You will get used to it and love it.




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ABB698 9/16/2012 5:58PM

    I actually upgraded from my Droid to an IPhone 4S last week and love it. My main reason for switching to Apple was for the whole security thing. Macs are so less prone to viruses, and since I'm a Mac user at home, it just felt right. I use my wireless whenever I'm at home or work too, just because I can....LOL
Enjoy your phones!!!

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Mystery Bug

Monday, September 10, 2012

Have you ever seen this little critter anywhere? It was the first time Id ever seen one of these. I looked it up and its called a Red Velvet Ant or cow killer. It was crawling so fast I had a hard time getting a good picture of it. I read that its usually found in sandy areas. I dont live near a sandy area. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a pile of sand near the grass and spotted a few more of them. Im thinking someone brought them back from a beachy area.




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RAINBOWFALLS 9/16/2012 9:30AM

    wow - that is the strangest any I've ever seen

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 9/14/2012 6:33AM

    *squish* emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 9/12/2012 7:16AM

    Also, these velvet ants are a parasite to wasps...that is were they can from. Thank you for teaching me about them.

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 9/11/2012 8:07PM

    eeek! emoticon

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ABB698 9/11/2012 4:46PM

    Eww, hope them & their sand pile find a new home! emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 9/11/2012 3:48PM

    We have similar ones here. :) Here they aren't dangerous at all.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/11/2012 9:30AM

    Very different to anything I have seen. Had no idea ants could be red!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/11/2012 4:49AM

    Scary! be careful... emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 9/10/2012 10:48PM

    Found some info on them and here it is and be careful with them if you have allergies because they are a wasp and not an ant.

These colorful, fuzzy Red Velvet Ants (Dasymutilla aureola pacifica) aren't really ants at all - they're wasps! The females lack wings which makes them resemble ants... definitely had me fooled.

Their name "velvet ant" does refer to the wasp's dense hair which comes in a variety of colors, including white, blue, gold, black, silver, and red as show in this subspecies. The vivid coloration serves as a warning to other animals that these wasps aren't exactly friendly. In fact, they're also known as cow killers because their sting is said to be "strong enough to kill a cow," although this isn't actually the case... it just really hurts!

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MJ7DM33 9/10/2012 10:15PM

  Never seen one until now. It looks like it could deliver a painful sting. Be careful!

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DEBBY4576 9/10/2012 10:13PM

    I'm swelling just reading about them. I am so allergic to even the common red ant. Guess you better listen to the comments about staying away from them too.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/10/2012 10:01PM

    They are called a velvet ant here. They have wings early in the season and lose them. They are a wingless wasp and they have a very painful sting.

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DEBBYNATION 9/10/2012 9:59PM

    Saw those ants at the in laws ranch in Oklahoma - they are venomous so be careful!

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