Last Saturday we went out with our neighbor, Joanne, to pick out some flowers and plants for Mothers Day, and these are the ones Doug bought for me. I had such an amazing time looking at and learning about everything Joanne had to teach me. I’ve not had much practice with plants, so hopefully I won’t kill these!
I’ve re-potted everything except for the Silver & Lavender Stream, which are in a large hanging basket. Doug and I made a trip to Lowe’s last night and bought a hanger, and later on this evening Doug is going to attach it outside between the two kitchen windows along the entrance walkway. I also placed my two Calla Lilies that weren’t looking so hot out on the porch with the rest of the plants. Fingers crossed that they perk up a bit as they barely held on in the house over the winter.
I finally snagged a decent picture of my favorite aqua babies! I was only able to get two in the shot though. They are so adorable!!! I took this with Doug’s Canon G9 (his Canon DSLR intimidates me, so I didn’t use that one…. yet). If you look close enough at the one on the right, you can almost see a little grin haha.
George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.
Thank you Keith Urban for your lovely short tribute!
Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet.
Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application.
The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a “botnet” of infected computers that’s vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That’s because the servers have bandwidth connections that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses.
“These larger machines can cause much more damage in DDoS [distributed denial-of-service] attacks because the servers have large network connections and are capable of generating significant amounts of traffic,” Matthew Prince, CEO of content delivery network CloudFlare, wrote in a blog post describing the attacks.