Changing my world one rainbow at a time


My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

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When I see a change in license plates, I know the fall in South Florida is here.    If it falls below 90 at any time, we say  "WOW !   Did you feel that cold front?!"   About that time we start drooling for oranges from our trees very much the way you Northerners start drooling at the thought of the first pressing of apple cider.
Our oranges are our amuse bouche for the oncoming sweet citrus season.   And one of the nicest things are the migrating birds on their annual southern migrations. All kinds of birds not native to us stop for a snack or water in our parts and we sit out with our binoculars waiting for a glimpse of them.   We may still see a sneaky last of the season hurricane but for the most part, we are starting to put away things we had out like the big clunky generators.   We are planning our gardens !   When everyone else is turning over their gardens for next year, we are just starting.   All winter, we are picking tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, lettuces, or we are heading to the local green market to pick up someone else's bounty.    I sit here in my Gator shirt enjoying a cold glass of OJ while my cookies are baking... smile.

Go ahead and enjoy your fall crispy weather because I am busy baking solar cookies.


Autumn in the United States Photos - National Geographic

The origin of Oktoberfest — This Day in History — 10/12/1810

Richie Parker: Drive -- SC Featured - YouTube

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
~ Dag Hammarskjold

Autumn Equinox: 5 Odd Facts About Fall | LiveScience

Nightscapes by Royce Bair - YouTube

Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.

Homework Interruptus


very cool
10 insects immortalized in macro photos | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Funny Animal Names, Group by Group | Reader's Digest

25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9 | Parenting - Yahoo Shine

How to Diffuse Bullying | eHow


School Lunches

How to Save Money on Your Kids' Clothing - DailyFinance

16 Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids - National Wildlife Federation

Kids should be served at the same time as adults | MNN - Mother Nature Network

The Secrets of Happy Families | Home & Family

The Video Game That Makes Kids Good - Entertainment - Abington, PA Patch

Perfect for families
The Great Nature Project

Common Core is making me stupider. - Influential Mom Blogger, Mom Blog Brand Ambassador, PR Friendly


Kids Home Alone Resources Teens Staying Home Alone - Tips for Parents

6 Autumn Trips Kids Will Fall For -

How to Make a Scrapbook With Autumn Leaves

Apples and Johnny Appleseed Crafts and Coloring

Cartoon Color Pages - printable cartoon coloring pages

Numbers | Audio Stories & Brain Games for Kids to Play

Fall  Crafts and Activities for Kids -
 If you'd like to join Alice's list, contact her at

 Beauty Magnified!

Fresh Food Market

John... keeper of memories for all of us



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45 percent of American jobs will be done by computers in 20 years

You are paying for bandwidth... but are you getting it?

Monitor Your Bandwidth Usage


This week, the FBI sent out a warning that a strain of malware known as "Beta Bot" can turn off your antivirus, stops access to the websites of antivirus vendors so that your antivirus program cannot call home for fresh definitions, and steals your user name and password when you log into your financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networks.

The Beta Box malware masks itself as the "User Account Control" message box, but when you click on this box, it will infect your computer. If the above pop-up message or a similar prompt appears on your computer and you did not ask for it, or are not making changes to your system's configuration, do not authorize this fake "Windows Command Processor" to make any changes.

Beta Bot is commercial malware, meaning it was made by cyber criminals to be sold to other cyber criminals who can then use it to steal your personal information. It also means the quality is very high, and it's hard to get rid of when your PC gets infected. So have another look at the screenshot above, as it is much easier to prevent this infection than cure it which will likely require a trip to the helpdesk or your computer retailer.

The best way to get rid of this popup is to press ALT-F4 to make it go away.  You can also click on the red X at the top right, but do not click on the Yes or No at the right bottom.

Please !


They think we are stupid and don't notice

Mouse Print* – Sneaky Fine Print»Blog Archive » Product Dilution: Breyers Lightens More Ice Cream

Popular bathroom wipes blamed for clogs, backups in sewers across US | Fox News

Every time they do this, more people shy away from sending stuff through the postal service
Postage rates | Times News Online | what to know and do

Product Reviews and Reports -


Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 | Health Plan Rankings - Consumer Reports

If you are on medicare, you do not need to even think about Obamacare.

Top ranking Medicare plans

 The New Health Care Reform Law: What you need to know - Consumer Reports

Understanding Obamacare: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum | Money Talks News

Subsidy Calculator | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Reform Mandate, How Does It Work?

New effort to maximize flu shots | Fox News Video

Don't forget---October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Foods That Help Stop Seasonal Allergies | Diet & Exercise

Allergy Pictures Slideshow: 10 Common Allergy Triggers on

Snoring, sleep apnea can kill | Inquirer News

What dehydration can do to your body [Infographic] | MNN - Mother Nature Network

New View into Our Guts Reveals Microbiome’s Murky Links to Health | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Best and Worst Exercises to Do When You Have a Cold -,,20719696,00.html?xid=09242013

 Special Tea for Arthritis Pain | Natural Cures


Growing Ferns Indoors — The Basics

Gardening for Life - National Wildlife Federation

How to get started with native plants | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to our voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates (see attachment). The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

list of products

Fall Bloomer

Rhodophiala bifida -- Oxblood Lily, Schoolhouse Lily
Originally a native of Argentina, these naturalized bulbs were introduced to Texas by German settlers, but are gaining popularity across the nation. These are tough plants that will naturalize in almost all locations, preferring partial shade to full sun. After they flower, they send up striped, bright green foliage. They bloom around September and their foliage remains green all winter. I have a few clumps in my garden, and some planted in a concrete planter that I inherited. In September that first year, they surprised me when they popped up in the pot. I've left them mostly undisturbed and the bulbs continue to multiply. They will come back every year with the fall rains. Vivid deep red color.

BrightNest | Inspect Your Weather Stripping

How to save tomato seeds

Slice tomato in half
1. Cut the soft tomato (it must be very ripe) in half across the middle (not from stem to blossom end). This will reveal whole pockets of seeds, making them easy to remove.

Remove seeds
2. Scoop out the seeds into a bowl.

Cover with water
3. Cover the seeds with a few tablespoons of water.

Let sit for 4 days until mold is thick and stinky
4. Let the seeds sit on the kitchen counter until a thick mold forms. This will take four days or so. Once they smell like dead fish breath, you'll know you're close to being done.
Wash seeds
5. Rinse the seeds clean in a sieve.
Let seeds dry for several days


classic rock 101, definition of classic rock

Essential Classic Rock Albums

The Top Ten Oldies of 1956

How to Digitize Vinyl Records and Tapes

 Patience and Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me (alternative take - upbeat) - YouTube

The In-box

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

It's free. Don't forget to click and feed an animal!
 The Animal Rescue Site: Feed an Animal in Need

Husky loves playing in pile of leaves - YouTube

Rosie the Inbred Chihuahua Opens Her Heart to Four Abandoned Kittens | Dogster

People helping animals in trouble compilation. [VIDEO]

Sleepy Animals - ModernMom Top 10 - YouTube

Wind In My Ears - ( Dogs Riding In Cars ) : Video Clips From The Coolest One

Dog Saves Baby from Crawling Into the Ocean - PawNation

God Made a Dog - YouTube

Fall Toxins That Are Poisonous To Pets: Common Poison Control Emergencies


A Love Affair With Mimi -

Doggie Weight Watchers

How much do you know about these headline-grabbing pets? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Orangutan Baby Rickina! - YouTube

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Bye bye...we are heading south


State by State Guide to Fall Foliage

Book your holiday travel now - Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential - MarketWatch

Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Top 25 U.S. destinations: TripAdvisor's winners

Travel's Best Fall Foliage Road Trips 2013 : Travel's Best : Travel Channel

 Christopher Elliott: Don't fall for airlines' 'unbundling' ploy

Fall Travel - Blue Ridge Country magazine -

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth | MNN - Mother Nature Network

This could happen in Florida too (but ours are usually gators).
There Really ARE Monsters Under the Bed
MASSIVE Crocodile Found Sleeping Under Hotel Bed When Man Woke UP - YouTube

May the spatula be with you.....


How to Store Onions, Garlic, & Shallots

Make your own pumpkin pie spice
4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
Mix all the spices together, and store in an airtight container.

Flour Made From Insects Will Feed Underfed Populations - ABC News

How to Hard-Boil an Egg - Video - Cooking Light

So how do you eat yours?


Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake (Crowd Size) recipe from Betty Crocker

Delicious Chili Recipes - Every Day with Rachael Ray

The Country Cook

25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes -,,20600272,00.html?xid=09242013

Soups and Stews: Thai Coconut Soup Recipe < Terrific Soothing Seafood Soups and Stews - Coastal Living

Tortilla Soup With Pork and Squash | 15 Mexican-Inspired Tortilla Recipes | Real Simple

 Our Best Casserole Recipes

Copy That! Secret Restaurant Recipes : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network

This recipe gently borrowed from
Daily Dose

1 1/2 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 Egg White
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Cups Almonds
1/4 C. Water
In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt.
Set aside. In another medium sized bowl, whisk the egg white and
vanilla until it’s a little frothy. Add almonds. Make sure the almonds
are thoroughly coated in the egg white mixture.
Add cinnamon mixture to the almonds and toss until coated.

Thoroughly spray with the stoneware of your crock pot with non-stick
 cooking spray and add the mixture of almonds and sugars.

Cook on low ( with the lid on) 3-4 hours stirring every 20 minutes.
In the last hour, add the 1/4 C. of water and stir well. This ensures
 a crunchy yummy coating. (*make sure after you've added the
water that you continue to cook the nuts for another 45 minutes to an hour.)

You have to stir really well, especially as it gets later in the cooking process.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the almonds flat to cool.
 The almonds will be sticky at this point, so make sure you separate
them a little and have no large mounds.

This should be the state cake of Florida

1 Pkg Yellow Cake Mix
2 Pk Orange Gelatin
1 Pk Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 Cup 2% Milk
... 2 Grade A Large Eggs
2 Tsp Imitation Vanilla
1 Tub Whipped Topping

Bake the cake as directed in a 9 x 13" pan. Let cake cool completely. Poke holes in cooled cake. Mix 1 package orange gelatin dessert with 1 c. boiling water and 1 c. cold water. Pour over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Mix pudding mix with cold milk the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping. Frost the cake with the pudding mixture.
For a layered Creamsicle Cake: Make the cake batter as directed, then batter pour evenly into 3 round 9" cake pans. Bake cakes as directed and let cool

. Then, make the orange gelatin as directed on the package — but with this version, you'll let the gelatin set up instead of pouring it into the cake. We recommend using your round cake pans, or using a 13 x 17" jelly roll pan (1" deep cookie sheet with edges). Once you pour the liquid gelatin mixture into the pans, it will need to be refrigerated for about 4 hours. Meanwhile, make the pudding mixture according to the original recipe. Finally, layer in this order: cake, gelatin, pudding mixture. Repeat once more for a 6-layered Creamsicle Cake.

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher.  The supermarket manager's daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit.  The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.  The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.  Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box.  The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit…She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.  "Is it wine?" she guessed.  "No," the boy replied.  She tasted another drop and asked, " Champagne ?" "No," said the little boy... "It's a puppy!"

  Finally, the answer!

.... and that, my friends, is why the chicken crossed the road.

Little Johnny was at his first day of school. The teacher advised the class to start the day with the pledge of allegiance, and instructed them to put their right hands over their hearts and repeat after him. He looked around the room as he started the recitation, "I pledge allegiance to the flag..." When his eyes fell on Little Johnny, he noticed his hand over the right cheek of his buttocks. "Little Johnny, I will not continue till you put your hand over your heart." Little Johnny replied, "It is over my heart." After several attempts to get Little Johnny to put his hand over his heart, the teacher asked, "Why do you think that is your heart?" "Because, every time my Grandma comes to visit, she picks me up, pats me here, and says, 'Bless your little heart,' and my Grandma wouldn't lie."

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."- Ronald Reagan

All this time, I thought this was Billy Graham's prayer.  It isn't.
Billy Graham's Prayer for Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your Forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word Says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have Done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We Have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded Laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have Neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We Have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's Possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity And pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the Time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search Us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.
In Jesus name, amen!' With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and Wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One Nation under God!'

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

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