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bored Since 2005, over a million web surfers have ... uhhh ... watched the grass grow, plus an occasional car drive-by and other exciting things, on this live webcam - here's a Real-Time Satellite View! For the techies out there, the video feed is rebroadcast via a GigaBit web server (rather than a direct connection to my house), so it can support a lot of viewers.

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Colorado had a fairly serious draught the summer/2002, which led to water rationing. This, of course, had rather dire consequences for those of us who live in suburbia, as instead of being able to watch our grass grow, our normally green lush lawns turned brown ... and there were even a lotta bare spots! :-(

Fortunately, 2003 was quite a bit wetter, and if you add enough water to grass (and optionally some lawn fertilizer), it will grow back as can be seen in these pictures of my front lawn. Rest assured that along with the grass came a weed or two ... or bazillion. Fortunately I have a Hulkin' weed eater and/or weed killer along with Tony the Tiger's weed whacker! ;-) It's unfortunate that I don't have any pictures from earlier; since it was REALLY brown with a lot more holes - i.e. by the time of the first picture on April 30th, 2003, it had actually recovered quite a bit. I also came across a picture of my backyard that was shot in June of 2002 and the comparison to June/2003 is startling.

My friend Dan, bet me a round of golf that all the bare grass spots would not be filled in by July ... but as you see, the grass came pretty close to growing back; even without applying lawn fertlizer ... although look at Mr. Grass's idea of fertilizing in the Father's Day, 2004 picture. There have been other "exciting" things associated with this grass, such as mentioning "Dirk is 2" for my first son, "It's a Boy" for my second son, and my father-in-law points out a weed that he wanted to sell on eBay. It has also been the site of lotsa Halloween decorations and Christmas lights ... which were also used for a giant Martini Glass (1,000+ gallons> when we hosted the drinks/appetizers for a neighborhood progressive dinner in 2006 ... and again in 2006. Some people really enjoy watching grass grow - Liz even wrote a poem about it and God Himself Emailed His thoughts. For more of this type of excitement, check out watching paint dry, watch corn grow, plus Andie and Mike's Bubble Cam. Finally, special thanx to Rob at Rob's Plants who was nice enough to let me use his favicon (the 16x16 graphic that shows in the URL box in Firefox and IE Favorites) and as you can imagine, he does some serious gardening. And oh yeah, can you actually see growing grass?

April 30th, 2003 May 12th, 2003
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May 31st, 2003 June 8th, 2003
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June 23rd, 2003 (bushes have been trimmed) July 11th, 2003 - Hulk like Green Grass
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July 28th, 2003 August 18th, 2003 - were outa town for 2 weeks
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September 2nd, 2003 - greening back up! September 9th, 2003
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September 29th, 2003 Christmas 2003
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June 20th, 2004 - Father's Day The Google Doodle from that day (and the boys)

The Green strip/patch is because Mr. Grass applied lawn fertilizer with a "dumper" rather than a "spreader" ... and 75% of it was gone by time he made the first lap - OOPS!

Google Father's Day 2004
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Google Doodles are very creative twists of the Google Logo that appear on their main page on various holidays (and other special events) and were first done by Dennis Hwang.

September 11th, 2004 Sprinkler Geyser in the front yard - lotta water!
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July 10th, 2006 - Hulk'in Lemonade Stand July 24th, 2006 - Hulk Hummer
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