Dragonfly Treasure: October 2013
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!






Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1943 Celebrity Group Photo

What a fabulous picture!!  How many do you remember?
What a great photo!                                                         
What with all the egos in Hollywood now, you may never again see a picture like this again. This was taken in 1943 if a on Google is correct. Names listed below photo…
Click on photo to enlarge :) 
This is a promotional photo of many of the actors under contract with MGM at the studios 20th birthday party.
Here¹s who you¹re looking at:
1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy
Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson,
 Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore

2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins

3rd Row: Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley

4th Row: Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen,
Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell,

Esther Williams, Ann Richards, Marta Linden,
Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor
5th Row: Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper
6th Row: Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi
Arnaz, Henry O'Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best Motion Detector Security Light

 Recently I was chosen to test the
Ultra Bright Outside Security Spotlight
by Wireless Environment, LLC.

I was anxious to receive and try it.
I have tried and use several different brands
currently all around the house.
Those of you who follow my blog know why... 
I wondered if this one would be any different.

Let me tell you it is!!

First of all you can mount it anywhere, yes, anywhere!
Not just in the ground on a stake!

On the house, garage, shed
or even a tree!
This is the brightest Security Light I've tried to date,
 and believe me it seems like I've tried them all 

The Company boasts
''Mr. Beams brightest outdoor LED battery powered Spotlight with motion and light sensors. Great for security and safety for any commercial or residential property. Brightly light up warehouses, storage buildings, office parking lots, patios, decks, porches, yards, stairwells, hallways, garages, entrances/exits.''
AND it has every right to!!

300 Lumins
30 foot motion detection range
It has shown me exactly what I've been looking for.

                         Solar motion sensor lights are good, but don't stay as bright as they start out as the night progresses on, which is disappointing to say the least.

  • I love the brightness and reliability of the Ultra Bright Outside Security Spotlight. Since it takes batteries it can be placed anywhere, not just where the sun will charge it.
    No wiring or cords to run.
    Hide in it a plant
    or place it in a darker area,
    endless possibilities!

    And it turns itself off after 30 seconds of inactivity to save on your battery life.
    How SMART is that!
    I highly recommend the Ultra Bright Outside Security Spotlight and plan on purchasing enough to surround my home.
    A sense of security can't be measured but can give you a good sense of relief. 
    Disclosure: I received a Spotlight from Ultra Bight Outside Security Spotlight to review. All my opinions said here are my own.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    Great Backyard Bird Count and Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    It's nearing that time again for the Great Backyard Bird Count!!
    The 17th annual GBBC takes place February 14-17, 2014.
    Yes, it's early but get it marked on your calendar so there's no forgetting ;)
    And be sure to get your cameras
    ready to grab some great shots!
    As always there is another free poster available this year to help identify the species in your area.

    To hold you over here an update on the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

    "Some unexpected good news has us looking back at this 2011 video of an endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper hatching its young in Russia. The adult male in this video was recently spotted in wetlands near Shanghai. In the intervening years, this one-ounce bird has flown the 3,200 mile journey between Russia and China three times and is still going strong—a symbolic moment of tenacity and hope for this critically endangered species."

    Watch the father with his chicks.

     Video includes commentary by the Cornell Lab’s Gerrit Vyn.
    Filmed July 7, 2011, near Meinypilgyno, Chukotka, Russia

    ''Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Hatch

    This piece captures the first moments of life at a windswept Spoon-billed Sandpiper nest. When the young finally hatch and emerge from the nest, after 21 days of incubation, they stumble about on well-developed legs and feet and begin to feed themselves. Females lay 4 eggs in a simple tundra nest in a shallow depression, most often in mosses, lined with a few dwarf willow leaves. Both adults incubate the nest, taking half-day shifts. The male most often incubates during the day and the female at night. After the last chick hatches, the male begins his job of leading the chicks as they grow and become independent about 20 days later. The female departs soon after hatching and begins moving south.''
    ''Published on Sep 14, 2012
    Spoon-billed Sandpipers lay 4 eggs in a simple tundra nest comprised of a shallow depression, most often in mosses, lined with a few dwarf willow leaves. The nest is incubated by both adults on half-day shifts -- the male most often during the day and the female at night. After 21 days of incubation the eggs begin to hatch in a process that takes a day or more to complete. When the young finally emerge from the nest they stumble about on well-developed legs and feet and begin to feed themselves. After the last chick emerges, the male begins his job of leading the chicks as they grow towards independence about 20 days later; the female soon departs and begins moving south. This piece captures the first moments of life at a wind swept Spoon-billed Sandpiper nest.''


    Friday, October 4, 2013

    I'M FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As those of you who know my children and I have been going through a lot of personal stuff for the last 3 years.
    Well, I am happy to say my Divorce came through finally!!
    Wanna hear something weird? It came through 1 day before what would have been our 40th Anniversary..spooky huh?

    Now it's time to
    One huge hurdle over
    many more to come

    BUT until then!!!

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Fall in the Garden

    Seems I've been running in place lately and
    not getting anywhere.
    Do you feel like that too sometimes?
    I so look forward to the day when things calm down...
    they will calm down won't they??
    Needless to say my gardens are still a bit of a mess but
    these Sunflowers make me smile at least.
    They aren't anything fancy or have large gorgeous blooms, but I do love them. They reseed themselves every year and because the flower heads are on the small side with tiny seeds the smaller birds L♥VE them!
    Each plant has tons of blooms.
    They do get a little wild and out of control from time to time
     and require some cutting back.
    But that makes for a good excuse to gather bouquets
    When I do get a chance I get out and prune, prune, prune!
    I still have a lot left to do but these bags can attest I am doing my best to get the gardens ready for Winter!
    Have you been pruning too?

     Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Ghoulish Giveaway - Win a Free Subscription to Ladies' Home Journal from Purex!


    No tricks this Halloween, just a treat for you! Win a FREE subscription to Ladies Home Journal in our Ghoulish Giveaway. Limited supply, so enter HERE today for a chance to win!


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