Outdoor chaise lounges

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lounging outside is never been comfortable these days with all the different designs. If you talk about comfort I'd like to put some of them inside in my living room. I've tried a lot of different outdoor chaise lounges over the years, I like the wicker chairs comfortability the best. When my mom and dad come over for a cook out the only problem is trying to get dad out of my chair. After he eats it's nap time usually about two hours later I get to use my chair again. Oh well it's only couple of weekends I guess I just have to buy another for him. :-)

Lunar Moth

Friday, June 19, 2009

Have you seen a real and alive glow in the dark lunar moth? We did! We saw a green lunar moth just outside our door, one is hanging out by the lightbulb casing and the other one below it seems holding on tight on our siding.

Mystified by this wonderful sight, I searched for its origin and this is what I learned from the Wikipedia.
The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Manitoba eastward through central Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada. Based on the climate in which they live, the Luna moths produce differing numbers of generations. In Canada and northern regions, they can live up to 7 days and will produce only one generation per year. These reach adulthood from early June to early July. In the northeastern United States around New Jersey or New York, the moths produce two generations each year. The first of these appear in April and May, and the second group can be seen approximately nine to eleven weeks later. In the southern United States, there can be as many as three generations. These are spaced every eight to ten weeks beginning in March.
Female Luna moths lay 100–300 eggs, 4–7 eggs at a time, on the underside of leaves, and they incubate for eight to thirteen days, depending on climate. It will lay more eggs in a better climate.
Each instar generally takes about five days to a week to complete. After hatching, the caterpillars tend to wander around before finally settling on eating the particular plant they are on. These caterpillars tend to be gregarious for the first two to three instars, but separate and live independently after that. As with all Saturniids, these caterpillars go through five instars before cocooning. At the end of each instar, a small amount of silk is placed on the major vein of a leaf and undergoes apolysis. The caterpillar then undergoes ecdysis, or molts from that position leaving the old exoskeleton behind. Sometimes the shed exoskeleton is eaten. Each instar is green, though the first two instars do have some variation in which some caterpillars will have black underlying splotches on their dorsal side. Variation after the second instar is still noticeable, but slight. The dots that run along the dorsal side of the caterpillars vary from a light yellow to a dark magenta. The final instar grows to approximately nine centimeters in length.
The luna moth pupates after spinning a cocoon. The cocoon is thin and single layered. Shortly before pupation, the final, fifth instar caterpillar will engage in a "gut dump" where any excess water and fluids are expelled. The caterpillar will also have an underlying golden reddish brown color and become somewhat immobile. As pupa, this species is particularly active. When disturbed, the moth will wiggle loudly. Pupation takes approximately two weeks unless the individual is diapausing. The mechanisms for diapause are generally a mixture of genetic triggers, duration of sunlight or direct light during the day, and temperature.
Adults eclose, or emerge from their cocoons in the morning. Their wings are very small when they first emerge and they must enlarge them by pumping bodily fluids through them. During this time, their wings will be soft and they must climb somewhere safe to wait for their wings to harden before they can fly away. This process takes about 2 hours to complete. The Luna moth has a wingspan of between 8–11.5 cm (3-4.5 in) with long, tapering hindwings, which have eyespots on them in order to confuse potential predators. Although rarely seen due to their very brief (1 week) adult lives, Luna moths are considered common. As with all Saturniidae, the adults do not eat or have mouths. They emerge as adults solely to mate, and as such, only live approximately one week. They are more commonly seen at night.

Diet pill reviews

Friday, June 12, 2009

Being overweight is terrible for your health that's why many overweight people seek answers how to loss weight. Most of the time searching on the Internet is the first stop to look for diet pills and came to find out that there has been an increasingly number of diet pills out there and most of them claims they work faster in taking weight off. The list goes on. Some say it work but some say it didn't. It's really great to know that there are diet pill reviews that have been published on the Internet for people to compare the products.

Philippine Independence Flag

Monday, June 8, 2009

I grab this tag from my "Kababayan" Fe and now I am passing this to all the filipino bloggers around the world. Let's celebrate the freedom that we are all enjoying.


"The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in the Philippines, where Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo (later to become the Philippines' first Republican President) proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain after the latter was defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The declaration, in the form of a proclamation, in the presence of a huge crowd, was done on June 12, 1898 at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, some 30 kilometers South of Manila. The event saw the unfurling of the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the Nation's National Anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julian Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon Marching band."

~Rules for this Operation 111 meme
~Copy the quotes provided above stating the history of the proclamation of Philippine Independence Day
~Must be a Filipino
~Tag as many Pinoy Bloggers you know


Bathroom safety products

Saturday, June 6, 2009

As my father-in-law got older we had to come up with quite a few modifications to his house. The first things that we needed to get were for his mobility. His deteriorating strength in his muscles in his legs were most devastating. First the canes then the rolling walker and then unfortunately a wheel chair. He does have enough strength to get basically up and down out of a chair but when it came to the bathroom we had to add a lot of bathroom safety products. To include three stainless steel grab bars along with a taller toilet with the safety seat. Now he feel secured.

Fruit preservation

What's up with fruits these days? It used to be taking care of the freshness of fruits in your refrigerator was an on going job to insure the freshness of them. These days you go on the store and buy some apple in particularly. We had one left over that set on the top shelf for about ten weeks and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it when we got into it. We have found out since that its a coating they sprayed on the fruits to preserve them longer so there is less waste and the longer shelf life to sell them in the stores but how good could this be for us all.

PS3 players

Thursday, June 4, 2009

When my stepdaughter bought a new house and started to clean up their old house to move in to their new home they found a lot of playstation games. Her husband is a fanatic of this kind of game but since he have a lot of old ones he gave some to me and I used it on my spare time. He even have the lastest edition of PS3 that he just bought. But for me it's fun to play playstation game once in a while.

I do follow

My very good friend Fe gave me this award. I thank you very much my dear for always including me in your thoughts. This is very much appreciated.

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The rules is very simple as follows :
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