Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beauty from nature

This beautiful specimen is a Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis.

All of this time I thought this was a moth but I discovered it is instead a butterfly. I found all of my information on the site, Butterflies and Moths of North America.

The Stranded Alien

One of my real friends writes a great blog that I would like to share with everyone. This is completely unsolicited, he has no idea I am doing this. So when you have time run over and check out The Stranded Alien.

Ginny’s Yarn Along Wednesday (Small Things Blog)

This is a fabulous book. A must read for everyone. Especially if you know someone who has had a stroke. I know that it will be on Nancy’s (Spirit Light’s The Way Blog) favorite’s list after she reads it.

And yes the baby has been born and I am only half way through one little bootie! Or is it booty? Ok baby shoe.

Molly and the cicada

Darla and the cicada

Hey Nancy I found a live one! They remind me of trolls and fairies all rolled into one.

Go big or don’t have fun

I just had what I think is a great idea. It came to me as a result of the fact that I do not (usually) like to draw or paint on a small-scale. I like to use entire walls. Oh the fun! Or even floors.

So a great idea for kids is to take rolls of craft paper and “wall-paper” their walls with it. You don’t have to actually wall paper them. Just cut sheets as tall as your child can reach and use painter’s tape to tape them to the wall covering as much width as you can. The more the better. More paper, more fun. Trust me your kids will thank you for it. They will have so much fun.

If you want to keep them close to you in a certain room tear off a suitable amount and tape it one child sized sheet just long enough to entertain them for you too finish whatever you need to do. Then it can be moved to their room for show and tell. Or rolled up and taken to school for show and tell.

The kids will feel as if they really are drawing on the wall, which will make it that much more fun. That much more. Is that proper grammar? Doesn’t sound right. But the giant sheets of craft paper will feel right for you kids. Have fun.

Bug in the window

I love cicadas. They have fairy like wings and big friendly eyes. So when I find them dead I keep for a little while. This one is displayed in a window and my daughter walked right up too it too look out and didn’t see it until she was almost touching it. I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to ride with her after that. She didn’t think it was too funny to discover a bug that close to her face. She screamed a real scream.