Hello Steeminians! I think you won't believe this, because I can't even now!
So, yesterday I was walking through one park in Split, Croatia where I study. I heard some strange noises and something big flew in front of me. Then I saw that big peacock who was standing in area of kindergarten!
Then I notice more of them!
Such a crazy day!
Hope you like it! :)
Today I had breakfast and then it was time for one more photography workshop at 0700. Today was all about photo editing and using Lightroom. It was interesting to see what you can do with images but I didn't find it too useful as I don't really like editing images. I like to take a picture of what I see and that's that. Why would I want to try and make it better, but not realistic? After the workshop I studied for a bit, went on a bit of a tree walk and then it was brunch time. Today we had sausage in a bun, chips and salad.
After lunch I studied for a while and then joined Jess, Katie, Tanza, Rachel and Annabelle for a study session. We went through arthropods and then played a game of Zoopoly (like junior monopoly but with animals) and then started a game called Settlers. It's a really good game with tactics and strategy, we also added a couple of rules to make it a bit educational too (having to answer a question about arthropods or weather and climate before being able to do certain things). We didn't fi
The Red Wasp is a creature that we did not have up north in Wisconsin, but is common here in Arkansas. Although it is only February, it has been warm enough for them to come out. With their rusty-red bodies and dark blue-black wings, they can appear quite menacing.
However, I have never been attacked or stung by one yet, even when photographing them up close. Also, it is worth noting that the Red Wasps feed upon many pest insects, so they can be beneficial to have around!
One of the animals that I love to paint is the sheep. I usually paint the Suffolk Sheep, because I think they are so funny with their white fleece and the black face!
Sometimes, on the mountains near my city, I can see flocks of sheep grazing on pastures. I've never seen in real the Suffolk breed, but I met some "total white" sheep and some goats ^_^
When I was at school, I studied some of the Roman and Greek mythology, ancient stories or religion books and for the sheep there was hardly ever an happy end, so one of my favorite tale is "The wolf in sheep's clothing" even if I'm not agree to kill the wolf (the wolf is merely doing his "job" ^_^ )
In the following pics you can see the sheep on the red background (oil on paper), the grey sheep (Oil on cotton fabric) and a little sheep near some of my handmade stamps that I use for my paintings.
We humans need vitamin C otherwise we get scurvy. Near the North Pole are no plants and trees. The Eskimos or Inuit, mostly eat meat like seal, whale, caribou, fish or seabirds. The food is eaten on the spot raw or cooked
Primates (like humans), guinea pigs, and some bats are the only mammals that have lost the ability to synthesize vitamin C in the body. We need a diet with vitamin C
Narwhal or Narwhale or Monodon monoceros
The Narwhal is called the unicorn of the sea because of its horn-like tooth, which can grow up to 3 meters. The dophin-like Narwhal can live up to 50 years.
The Narwhal is south by the Eskimos because of the vitamin C in the skin. There is about the same amount vitamin C in one ounce of narwhal skin as there is in one ounce of oranges.
Modern hunting on Narwhals
Narwhals - 2.14
Tiny and shiny, yet also detailed. I think these little guys are kind of cute and pretty with how they shine.
They can't climb up anything like plastic, but cardboard and rolls they can.
They like to get in the corners and pile on top of each other. There is stuff to climb on, but they do this anyways.
I have two of these right now.
In my previous posts I shared with you some of my "wooden boxes" about the home, but now I want' to share one of my first works with the boxes.
At first, I made (by my own hands ^_^ ) the box using old pieces of wood, I "tarnished" the sides using a cotton cloth soaked in the mix of black tempera color and woodstains. The box is really small, only 17,5 x 16,5 (6,9" x 6,5")
I painted the background and after I added the trees that I made using pieces of old page of book.
The final touch: the white cat under the trees, maybe he's waiting something to eat? ^_^
I love so much create little scenes in this wooden boxes, I think it's because reminds me of the children's play.
When I was a child, I used to enjoy creating little houses and strange places for my dolls and now, as artist, I can do it again ^_^
I found this milipede in my house. This milipede looked hurt. This milipede pursed his body, such as the form number 9.
Why is this caterpillar called millipede? According to wikipedia, the common name
millipede is a compound word formed from the Latin roots mille (
thousand) and ped (
foot). The term
millipede is widespread in popular and scientific literature, but among North American scientists, the term
milliped (without the terminal e) is also used. Other vernacular names include
thousand-legger or simply
diplopod. The science of millipede biology and taxonomy is called diplopodology: the study of diplopods.
But, I named this caterpillar with
999 legs milipede, because I saw his legs were missing one. My son stepped on caterpillar, because he was terrified.
Wie empfohlen habe ich das Nano Aquarium zwei Wochen lang ohne Bewohner laufen lassen, damit sich die lebensnotwendigen Bakterien bilden können.
Jetzt ist es endlich soweit ich habe mich für kleine Guppies und Garnelen entschieden.
Ich habe versucht schöne Bilder für euch zu machen. Fangen wir mit der kleinen Garnele namens Oscar an ;)
Hier sind meine Guppies, sie haben sehr Schöne Farben und Muster wie ich finde.
Der kleine Tiger! :-)
Ich denke es ist alles gut erkennbar und hoffe es gefällt euch annähernd so gut wie mir.
I love this movie and I want to share it with you. After all, it's Sunday today and we all can relax :) I must say that I tried to teach our dogs to exercise on the running track. But what they do really good it is ... sleeping on it!
Today began with breakfast and then a lecture at 0700 on weather and climate. It was quite interesting and a lot of the theory I already knew the basics of. It won’t really be used too much in guiding, but it’s just useful to know. We also got our survival and navigation tests back from last week – 100%!
After the lecture I went for a nice walk with Jess, Katie, Tanza and Rachel and then we all received books that we had ordered from Sharin and our FGASA log books and membership numbers. We also sorted out our Game Drive groups for the semester. I then filled in my workbook and began studying. For brunch today I had a fried egg sandwich, salad and pineapple. I went back to the classroom and did a bit more studying and sorting out my photos as well.
At 1600 it was time for a Game Drive. We arrived at Makalali and Cal began his game drive brief. Vaughan told him to drag it out a bit and within about two minutes the heavens opened. We left the vehicle and sheltered in one of the little huts. We saw a bo
Today I woke up at 0600 had breakfast and then at 0700 it was time for camp clean up. Basically in our duty groups we just had to do our duty because no one had for a week. We were on kitchen duty so just scrubbed the work surfaces, sinks and tables and checked the fridges were ok. It didn’t take too long really.
At 0830 we had our first lecture of semester two, arthropods. It was really interesting but it’s such a huge topic and there’s just so much to learn. We had brunch about 1130 (the lecture overran), today we had a chicken and pasta salad. There wasn’t a huge amount and not quite enough for everyone to be full (the food delivery didn’t arrive until after brunch)!
After brunch I went for a walk with Jess, Tanza and Rachel, it was a bit too hot really but it was nice anyway. I spent the next couple of hours filling in my workbook and looking back over my lecture notes.
At 1600 it was time for our first Game Drive of semester two, and I got to drive. The first half of the drive was quite quie
Today began at 0445 and at 0530 off we went for a Game Drive. It rained almost the whole time, but we still had a great time. I didn’t take many photos because it was raining, but we saw hippos, a jackal, a water monitor, a Wahlberg’s eagle, several dung beetles, a huge army of matabele ants, giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest. We had our drinks break in a hide which was quite cool.
We got back to camp just before brunch, today we had fried chicken, dauphinois potatoes, salad and fruit. After brunch we finished one of our tasks for our 4 x 4 course – we had to measure all sorts of different lengths on the car and even use trigonometry and Pythagoras to work out some angles! That really made our brains go into overdrive!
I spent the afternoon doing some revision and trying to wrap my head around some of this car stuff (not getting very far)! At 1600 we went out for another Game Drive, we saw a terrapin, giraffe, zebra, wilde
Ok seriously!? My dog is gone too big for his boots , that or he is laughing at me! Is it something I said, Sid?
Yesterday I had breakfast and was in the classroom for 0700 for the first of our photography workshops. They were run by Etienne Oosthuizen who is quite a well known wildlife photographer. The first couple of sessions were pretty much just theory based, learning about the ISO, aperture and shutter speed and a few other bits. We had brunch of sausages, sweetcorn fritters, bean salad and salad and then spent a couple of hours studying in preparation for this weeks tests.
At 1400 we began photography workshops again, this time we practiced a few of the techniques he showed us this morning, using various subjects by the classroom, the swimming pool and the sable by the dam.
We managed to persuade the trainers that a Game Drive would be beneficial to help us practice so at 1600 off we went. We saw some impala, a beautiful bird (a lilac breasted roller), a herd of wildebeest with a baby suckling, zebra, giraffe, a waterbuck, a couple of jackals and we bumped into the other g
Today began with breakfast and then at 0700 we began our 4 x 4 course. Today was all theory, there is so much of it! We went through until brunch time (French toast, bacon, cheese, salad and fruit) and then had a couple of hours break.
At 1300 we began again and finished just before dinner. My brain is scrambled, wheelbases, engine types, brake systems, tyre pressures, how to understand what is written on a tyre, chassis, suspensions, drive trains, drive shafts and differentials just to name a few! We had a couple of quizzes to do as well.
Dinner today was spaghetti bolognese and salad and then it was time for showers and chilling out. Hopefully after practicing some of the 4 x 4 techniques over the coming week it will all make more sense and I will feel less baffled and lost!