- JUST BLOOMED TODAY~READER'S SHARE
- AWKWARD PHOTO OF THE DAY
- TWEET TREATS
- DID YOU KNOW...?
- GARDEN UPDATE
- GOOGLE FUN
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- WHAT IN THE WORLD?
Today's Reader's Share comes from Hesperia, California and Reader Natalie who shares her beautiful canna lilies! Here's what she said:"I had yellow and red canna lilies in a pot and this one came out a hybrid. As you can see, on one stem, the flowers are both red and yellow, some leaves are even divided in half sporting both colors on the same petal!!! Quite cool." We think they're cool, too, Natalie! Great job!
Still a wee bit of humidity lurking around to make it uncomfortable to be outside for any extended period of time. Hubby and I killed a bunch of black widows that were taking up residence in front windowbox pots, and I also caught the most giant grasshopper we have seen in a while.
FUN THINGS TO DO ON GOOGLE
These are fun things you can do with Google.
1.Discover the Loch Ness Monster
You don't need to travel to Scotland to find the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. If you use the personalized Google homepage, iGoogle, then you can get the beast to appear right on your screen.
The Loch Ness Monster Google 'Easter Egg':
Go to your iGoogle homepage.
Click on the "Change Theme" icon.
Type in "Beach" in the search box.
Click on the "iGoogle Beach" theme.
Go back to the iGoogle page at 3:14 a.m. The Loch Ness monster will appear for one minute swimming in the water.
2.Calculator 'Easter Eggs'
The Google Calculator is a great digital tool for your math functions, but it is also filled with funny 'Easter eggs' (a computer term for a hidden trick in a program) and jokes.
Google Calculator Easter Eggs:
Type in "The Loneliest Number" and see what the calculator displays.
Type in "Baker's Dozen" for this specific number.
Type in "Once in a Blue Moon" for a clue as to how long this really is.
Try using letters instead of numbers to see what kind of crazy calculations Google comes up with!
3.Feeling Lucky Spinner
Typically, when you click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button after a search, it will bring you to the best result. Click the button without any text, and you are treated to a random search that includes a variety of topics, like "I'm Feeling Puzzled"and "I'm Feeling Wonderful."
Why go to separate Dictionary websites when you can use Google? Simply type "define:" (without the quotation marks) and the word you need the definition for to quickly find the meaning.
Google Doodles are the visual recreations of Google's logo for special events like holidays. Go to google.com/doodles and you can view the full archive of Google logo creations. You can even click on the interactive ones and play around with them.
Google loves to get festive around the holidays, and you can join in the fun with specific searches.
Google Holiday Searches:
Kwanzaa: Adds holiday symbols above the search results
Hanukkah: Adds Star of David graphics around the search page.
Let It Snow: Digital snow falls and fills up the Google search screen.
Can't wait to find out when your package is arriving? Instead of using UPS, USPS or another postal service website, just type in the tracking number at the Google home page. Your tracking results will instantly load and provide you a link with more information.
Turn your Apple or Android device into a digital catalog that you can actually flip through and shop with. The Google Catalogs app is a great way to shop if you hate browsing through websites.
Best Google Catalogs:
In a hurry to get to your destination? Type in your flight number into Google for the latest travel information. This includes the departure time and any delays
If you type in Who's the Cutest? and choose I'm Feeling Lucky, it will say 'You Are'.
Once in a blue moon
Do a barrel roll
Let it snow
(sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2), -sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
answer to life, the universe and everything
ASCII art (hint: look at the Google logo) .
1776 World's first submarine attack
1813 Unites States nicknamed 'Uncle Sam'
1892 Gentleman Joe Corbett knocked out James L. Sullivan in the first heavyweight boxing match requiring gloves
1896 Electric car wins first automotive race in the United States
1936 Singer Buddy Holly is born
1940 300 German bombers raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. This bombing "blitzkrieg" (lightning war) would continue until May 1941.
1950 Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge Simpson is born
1963 The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Kentwood, Ohio
1977 Panama to control canal
1986 Desmond TuTu is made Archbishop of Cape Town
2012 Democratic National Convention in full swing; Michelle Obama makes the opening speech