Hello Steemit friends! FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR FOLLOW ME. I PASSED THE HUNDRED FOLLOWER THANKS TO YOU ALL!!! I would like to share with you the complete process -from scratch- of an oil painting of my doggie called Fito. I wanted to make a triple portrait. From a lot of photos I choosed three. Here below some photos taken in different places and at different times. ![Untitled-2.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmdBCSh97A9J4eLNnDHL54tVtz4DHGyrWiyE6KTqdH9b5S/Untitled-2.jpg) My choice! ![fotos.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmVy8PCSHy8QHZ6AkASzyKYJ2i7K7AxQFAnFfDZi6PztvC/fotos.jpg) With these three photos I did a composition study to look for what best fits the idea that I have in mind. This is the result of that study: ![Photo2.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ2fqts9AVR7uHbT2YC7945xrBWtNSGiAgEzLjpwCfUnL/Photo2.jpg) Please note that this is a rough work that has only as purpose to find a suitable composition. Here I leave you a video where I show the composition process I make in Photosho
http://i.imgur.com/OlZAK6Z.jpg ## <center>I am sorry to be the "*bear* of bad news..."</center> ----- https://youtu.be/GLioqdGep5U Many of you may remember that one of our hens recently hatched a chick. It was a happy day for our people. Since two of our hens had been sitting for some time on some random eggs, we were happy that one actually hatched. A few had broken open and stunk, but to actually get a chick was amazing. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/dz0Lz2O.jpg ## <center>RIP Steemie</center> ## ---- However, Steemie (as we named it) was the *only one.* Since we could not raise it alone, we left it with the mother. The first night went great, but the second night... not so much. https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg ## <center>THE DEATH OF STEEMIE</center> ## On the second night, a rotten eggs burst and covered little Steemie. That night, Steemie also died. This lead us to evaluate a few things. First off, these chickens are first time mothers and are still n
Goodnight steemit friends no matter where you are. In this encounter I want to tell you a bit about the animal that looks like a cat that is a Rabbit. Rabbits are mammals from the Leporidae family, which can be found in many parts of the earth. Formerly, this animal is a wild animal that lives in Africa to the mainland of Europe. In its development, rabbits were classified in Lagomorpha orders. This Order is divided into two families, namely Ochtonidae and Leporidae. The new rabbit I found this unique and the two of them together, the following little picture that I can capture. ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/h2b967qpf3.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/gc0qmwgwqm.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/xsdhag5yfk.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/x8uuwt4fn5.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/r2vs5gpci4.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/lhtp16d6u2.jpg) That's a little picture that I managed to take, may be useful for all. That's it !!
<center>Hi, fellow Steemians! Today I want to show you my final art project! https://s19.postimg.org/l8bo8hkpv/DSC_0801_1.jpg I made illustrations for the book 'Sunny seed' by Maria Pavlova, but they're not simple ;) So stay tuned to find out what's the matter :D https://s19.postimg.org/6zc1qf677/DSC_0496.jpg This is a bunch of my first drafts and first watercolor samples. I have worked very hard on this book, the drafts were much larger than in the photo, but they all did not fit into it. https://s19.postimg.org/8seyeqrdv/DSC_0514.jpg After an approval of all sketches by teachers, I started to work on watercolor originals. I tried to make the background of the first illustration on 3 different watercolor papers. https://s19.postimg.org/5o4ahyalf/5_SEj9xercik.jpg The first 3 illustrations are ready! <hr> https://s19.postimg.org/bb5pcjjfn/DSC_0663.jpg The cover of the book. <hr> https://s19.postimg.org/5crw2b0gz/DSC_0670.jpg The first illustration. Here you can open and close the Seashell. Mor
https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://i.imgsafe.org/5508126268.jpg ## <center>Time to get your cameras and phones ready!</center> --------- Yes, @papa-pepper loves a good contest. I also love a chance to *inspire* and *give!* Not only that, I love learning about the members in our community, and catching glimpses into their lives and their “worlds.” This contest will be one such opportunity. Obviously, as a wild-man and gardener, I love animals and plants. I have been really blessed to be able to take a lot of great photos of plants and animals too, which I would not spend much time doing if it was not for the creative outlet that steemit provides. Just for fun, I starting combining a few of these elements for some photo shoots. The first one was while I was down in Texas, and it features a Gecko in a flower. Here are a few shots. https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg # <center>FLOWER GECKO</center> ## https://steemitimages.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/CXRwNBb.jpg https://steemi
http://i.imgur.com/MDqYo7P.jpg ## <center>While it may not be as large as the Cane Toad, it sure is a lot more common in some parts.</center> ------------- The American Toad (now known as *Anaxyrus americanus*, formerly known as *Bufo americanus*) is a common member of the toad family that can be found across the entire North-Eastern United States and up into Canada. https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NB00Fb1.jpg Whether they are seen hopping around on the forest floor or gathering under lights at night time to eat the insects that the lights attract, chances are if they live in your area you have probably seen one. Other than the misconception that they cause warts, they really isn't too much not to like about toads. I know that we enjoy having them in our garden as part of our Organic Pest Control Team! Enjoy the video! The information is the video is original but I did have a quick refresher from [this source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_toad).
![peanut3.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmTR8DwRnRYy9GZcfuZnFS6aqPHMBNUJJjk3GpPKtfoYro/peanut3.jpg) <center><h2>Gone Too Soon!</h2></center> As many of you have already found out we had another very tragic loss on our farm. Our Beautiful brown Alpine Goat, Peanut, Miss Sassy Pants, was gone suddenly. This goat was my friend, my child and my entertainment with her quizzical stares over the stall door while I milked everyone in the morning. She comforted me when I was sad and laughed with me when I was happy. She really had bonded to us deeply. I am beyond sick with grief over the passing of another one of our family members and in such a short amount of time. She began with diarrhea (just like the other goats that have been sick this past month) and had no other symptoms besides lethargy. She was gone in less than 24 hours even with all of my normal treatments. I couldn't save her and I am distraught over that. I was not expecting this outcome. We did take the extra steps this time to get her to Auburn to
http://i.imgur.com/NDZxeXC.jpg ## <center>The metamorphosis of the Cicada species is amazing to observe.</center> -------- I was blessed enough to photograph the transformation last year in [*this post*](https://steemit.com/nature/@papa-pepper/the-transformation-of-a-cicada), and incredibly I was able to film the process this year. Since it took over 70 minutes for me to record it, I took the initiative to send the raw footage over to @mericanhomestead to speed it up and put it to some music. https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://i.imgsafe.org/cfbacce4df.jpg Now, you can watch the Cicada emerge in *less than a minute!* Thanks @mericanhomestead! https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg # <center>EMERGE</center> ## https://youtu.be/BrBCy0wmtL4 ### <center>^ 53 SECOND VIDEO ^</center> ## https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg If you have never seen this in real life, I would highly recommend checking out the video. I had never observed it in person until the one that
<h1><center>@papa-pepper is having yet another contest!</center></h1> Yes the infamous @papa-pepper is having a photography contest. It is a combination photo contest where you have to have a photo of an animal and a plant. Insects count as animals. My entry is below. You should participate too. @papa-pepper always has the best contests! My entry a bee on a bean leaf: ![20170817_085947-1.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ2jnGrzEZ95zT9MQUPqbTrZLVgkJ1Zt1sZhaBmRXLZrE/20170817_085947-1.jpg) Proof photo: ![20170817_090015_HDR.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmckX3vSrq74SDnt7ronenvVsPuXLB1Jao5Kpwgty5bQ2F/20170817_090015_HDR.jpg) ## You can either do a post, like this or just drop your photos in the comments section of @papa-peppers original contest post: https://steemit.com/contest/@papa-pepper/a-combination-photography-contest-from-papa-pepper ## Either way, get in there and compete. Just grab a phone or camera and start shooting! ## Thank you everyone for your support, I love you all!
<html> <table> <tr> <td> <p> <center>English</center> </p> <p> Yesterday we came back from our vacation in Switzerland, and together with us lots of new photos. :) </p> <p> I would like to begin with a short report about our visit of the Zurich zoo - or, to be more exact, about several species of the genus <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrobates"><em>Dendrobates</em></a>, colorful and very poisonous frogs which are kept there. The toxic alkaloids enclosed in their skin aren't synthesized by the frogs themselves, but stem from eaten arthropods. </p> </td> <td> <p> <center>Deutsch</center> </p> <p> Gestern kamen wir aus unserem Schweiz-Urlaub zurück und brachten jede Menge Fotos mit. :) </p> <p> Beginnen möchte ich mit einem Kurzbericht über den Züricher Zoo - genau genommen die dort gehaltenen, farbenfrohen 'Baumsteigerfrösche' (Gattung <a href="https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baumsteiger_(Froschgattung)"><em>Dendrobates</em></a>). Aufgrund von in die Haut eingelagerten Alkaloiden sind sie sehr g
http://i.imgur.com/Mi5avFZ.jpg ## <center>Homesteading can seem like a good idea to many, but there are some things that you should consider ahead of time.</center> ------- This was something that I considered long before we moved to Arkansas and began to work on our homesteading dream. Recently though, I have appreciated it all the more, so I thought that I would spontaneously shoot a video on it. It’s just me doing a random *walk and talk* on the situation. https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg ## <center>HOMESTEADER HELPERS</center> ## https://youtu.be/OHcvlTWg1vY https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/http://i.imgur.com/uVNBbyL.jpg ## <center>BASIC IDEA</center> ## Basically, before you move into the middle of nowhere with no one around and get a bunch of animals, you may want to remember that there may be times in the future when you will want to leave for a bit. Maybe vacations, weddings, funerals, steemit meetups, or whatever. If these trips take more than a day or two, there's a
**Hi Friends... This is in continuation of my earlier post, about our pet cat Tom. If you have not read my earlier blog about Tom, please read that post too... ** ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/vevnivfkxl.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/mblxl6r9xa.jpg) **As I told you earlier, Tom was the most loving cat, we ever had. Tom never liked to sit on the floor, and was always choosing a bit higher place to sit or lie down. We have a work place on the back side of our house, adjacent to my kitchen. I have kept my washing machines there. It's a safe place closed with roof and iron mesh. And our Tom always choose to sleep on the washing machine.** ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/jgyq5eh11z.jpg) **I had two machines. One was new, the automatic one square shaped and I used to cover it with soft cloth on which Tom used to rest.** ** One day the small semi machine, which I was using for washing heavy laundry started giving trouble and I thought of exchanig it for a new one.** **When the new machine came, then
On the occasion of the visit my yard a particular insect called Mantis Reliigioza, i will show you the various information that I found on the internet and a few photos that I managed to catch. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Με αφορμή την επίσκεψη στην αυλή μου ενός ιδιαίτερου εντόμου που λέγεται αλογάκι της Παναγίτσας θα σας το παρουσιάσω από διάφορες πληροφορίες που βρήκα στο διαδίκτυο και από μερικές φωτογραφίες που κατάφερα να τραβήξω. ![IMG_20170815_184106.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmU2GD48YR2zTwPKmTa9puYP38QaSKN4omWcTNYo3EVQgR/IMG_20170815_184106.jpg) His scientific name is Mantis Reliigioza, namely praying clairvoyant, but in Greece we all know him as a Panagitsa's horse. It is a green insect, with alien appearance, which when standing upri
<html> <h2>I love my dog.</h2> <h2>https://s30.postimg.org/7z469pz1d/IMG_9929.jpg</h2> <p>https://s3.postimg.org/70pikjugz/IMG_9365.jpg</p> <h2> If you have any animals then you know how to spoil them. I went to a pets store and bought so many treats for Milo. </h2> <p>https://s21.postimg.org/8e8gp7m5z/IMG_9923.jpg</p> <p>https://s29.postimg.org/aqdiy25qv/IMG_9927.jpg</p> <h2>Not only it keeps him busy but also he gets mentally and physically exhausted so that way he is not as anxious. Dogs do get bored, unless you use their brain by training them or walking with them for ages. </h2> <p>https://s3.postimg.org/4dtyx2ecj/IMG_9931.jpg</p> <p>https://s27.postimg.org/m7rj7ahyr/IMG_9930.jpg</p> <h2>Milo is so adorable, and always wants attention. </h2> <p>https://s28.postimg.org/4836xa7il/IMG_9926.jpg</p> <p>https://s2.postimg.org/rk9rm8y49/IMG_9520.jpg</p> <h2>He is quite a needy dog to be honest, he sleeps on top of me all the time, but I love him so much!</h2> <p>https://s21.postimg.org/ydj4
<html> <p><strong>Yesterday I shared with you steemians the world's largest </strong><a href="https://steemit.com/education/@trumpman/syringammina-fragilissima-the-world-s-largest-one-cell-organism"><strong>one-cell organism</strong></a><strong>. What I have for you now is another oddity, the world's leggiest animal!</strong></p> <p>If you were to take a guess, you would probably say that the world's leggiest animal is some kind of millipede species? You would be correct! But have you ever wondered how many legs a millipede actually has? If your answer is something around 1000 then you are wrong! Despite the name, most millipedes average between 100 and 300 legs.</p> <p>But there is a species that comes very close to this number. A species that up until very recently was thought to be extinct! And the scientific name of this species is <em><strong>Illacme plenipes</strong></em>. </p> <p><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t1Gtzf8Hl1Y/U0KXGIS1h9I/AAAAAAAAF3E/l1Qu8dMb-VM/s1600/Illacme+plenipes.jpg" width="
<center>![DSC_0152.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmVAeiYsc6Bs7zPk8q4JXaWxYhNjvLGQLpwHgnoSXJvUyo/DSC_0152.JPG) Since some days now, I noticed that the leaves of my moringa tree are being devoured by an intruder! But I could not find who it was...</center> Finally today, while walking around , I found who it was! I caught it red handed!!! ![DSC_0133.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmSfbtXfuwgF9cWiRXcgG84gGXcZQkpPddiNqV4vPVrHX3/DSC_0133.JPG) Yes, you guessed it right my friends... This is the snail who was having a daily feast on the leaves of my moringa tree!!! When I saw it today, it was like sleeping but glued to the tender parts/leaves of the tree! ![DSC_0109.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmcFxBxjbUdavy8VMq1ZK2uG4SKTudKJ4kvoxQwaNybDdo/DSC_0109.JPG) Hmmm...I waited for a couple of minutes and finally I saw it waking up and started some amazing movements on the branches! Despite the damage caused, it made me happy admiring this lovely creature! ![DSC_0135.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYoHGys8
### 326 ### # <center>This is the Daily Pic</center> # # <center>+ 2 extras!</center> # *** *** ![32F45BEE-51E4-4EFF-B990-670BAE128458.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNjG1vqScmrQG5oeagh5odD5i7PETSd5bJC2pHs9Yu6b6/32F45BEE-51E4-4EFF-B990-670BAE128458.JPG) ### <center>Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge</center> ### *** *** ![C96A3585-EB63-4B11-BB0A-9152AFF5512A.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQkZoW5vXpEBwE529rP6utuAj1UxXyjmFW5YXer3EuKQ3/C96A3585-EB63-4B11-BB0A-9152AFF5512A.JPG) ### <center>(the Daily Pic 1st Runner Up photo!)</center> ### *** *** ![183B0BF8-9C82-4F9E-874F-1B3B85202D7B.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmbJUZ4QuhkZ8eZ1KBvpCDz8SNYVRZneqs8dzwxqJocH5C/183B0BF8-9C82-4F9E-874F-1B3B85202D7B.JPG) *** *** ### <center>https://s30.postimg.org/juhyg5u1d/CCE6_CE76-_ACC5-4686-9948-4_FD17_FC79758.jpg</center> ### ### <center>Rocky Mountains!</center> ### *** ### <center>https://s11.postimg.org/zchjia2jn/IMG_1945.jpg</center> ### *** ### <center>![IMG_1588.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNPEFPyaRDKxayRA9Zg9cpLRS3ZYUfB4
http://i.imgur.com/eSwn5Vn.jpg ## <center>Things can be interesting when you are dealing with animals.</center> ------------ Despite however intelligent animals may be, it can be difficult to convey messages to them or to get them to understand certain things. Our pigs and piglets are no different. Many of you may already know that the pig @smailer purchased for us recently gave birth to nine little piglets. Fortunately, all nine have survived for more than a week already. Last week, though, one of out piglets, named "Bo-bo," was stepped on by his mother. Apparently her hoof tore open the skin on one of his hind quarters. [We did some quick repairs](https://steemit.com/homesteading/@papa-pepper/the-randomness-of-homesteading-emergency-veterinarian), but taking care of accidents is only part of the issue. Ideally, we should strive to be preventing them as well. It is not all that uncommon for mama hogs to step on or even lay on their piglets. This can not only cause injury, but sometimes also death. Since