Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hungry Happenings: Swirling Sweets - Milk and Dark Chocolate Dipped M...

Hungry Happenings: Swirling Sweets - Milk and Dark Chocolate Dipped M...: "The phone rang the other day and it was my sister asking if I was making any chocolate or sweets this week.  Of course she knew that I woul..."

Hungry Happenings: Kids will love decorating these Easter egg breakfa...

Hungry Happenings: Kids will love decorating these Easter egg breakfa...: "Easter morning was always so much fun when I was young. We didn't have candy in our house unless it was a holiday, so awakening on Easter S..."

Hungry Happenings: How to use foam stamps to create a beautiful break...

Hungry Happenings: How to use foam stamps to create a beautiful break...: " Every mom deserves a beautiful and delicious breakfast in bed on Mother's Day  Most families use a ping pong table just to play, well,..."

Hungry Happenings: Inside Out Chocolate Caramel Apples make great tea...

Hungry Happenings: Inside Out Chocolate Caramel Apples make great tea...: "You've eaten apples, right? You've probably even eaten an apple covered in rich and creamy caramel. If you are lucky, you've enjoyed a choc..."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My first melon carving...


This is my first attempt at carving a watermelon...i'm happy w/ how it turned out...but i know what i'd do differently if i had to do it again...so this was a good learning experience...i did this w/ a x-acto blade kit i have

 i also made more duck carvings...i wanted to see how small i can get them & try out different fruit options...these were made from a honeydew melon ball, a red grape, & a lychee
 

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~pics of the day~
 
Arachnid of the day: unknown
Insect of the day: Polka-dot wasp moth/oleander moth
Creature of the day: Knight anole
Flower of the day: Waterlillies
Plant of the day: Wiffle ball stinkhorn mushroom
Pet of the day: Wily

Friday, April 29, 2011

pics of the day

Arachnid of the day: spinybacked orbweaver
not poisonous but creepy
insect of the day: dragonfly
creature of the day: peacock
flower of the day: plumeria
plant of the day: orange tree
pet of the day: Mookie
stray cat that lived at walmart...someone picked him up & hopefully gave him a good home
 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

my easter eggs

i painted these for easter...the egg on the right exploded while it was boiling...& the way it broke w/ the whites & yoke hanging out of it reminded me of a chicken...so i painted it to look like one
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(all photos were taken by me)


arachnid of the day: unknown
insect of the day: midge
related to a mosquito & just as annoying
creature of the day: goose barnicle
found at the beach...in this pic they were on a washed up glass bottle
 
flower of the day: unknown
super tiny...found in grass on a weed
plant of the day: grass
pet of the day: Toby
a stray that made our house it's home

Friday, April 22, 2011

random(mostly nature) photos of the day

i decided that every day(maybe...if i feel up to it) i'm going to share some nature pics i've taken(most of which will be naturally found in FL)...these pics i'm picking at random from my mass amount of photos...& maybe someone will even learn something new from it...i will put the names of the bug/spider/flower/etc if i know it...if i don't know the origin/species then i will put "unknown"...& maybe someone can tell me what it is
(i used random.org as an aid in randomly picking my photos)

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arachnid of the day: spinybacked orbweaver 
aka crab, crablike spiny orb weaver, or jewelled spiders...it's looking at you...lol





insect of the day: mealy bug
probably can't tell from the pic...but the white part is the result of a mealy bug...on the left side of it, on the end is the actual bug, the rest is this fuzziness it creates...they're seriously gross...the weird little balls on strings around it has nothing to do w/ the bug...that just happens to be some kind of fungi/fungus/mold growing on the leaf
  
creature of the day: tree frog
this pic is an old one...so the quality sucks...exact species is unknown







plant of the day: guadalupe cucumber
it's a climbing vine...grows tiny yellow flowers...& berries that look like barbie sized watermelon...can be toxic if eaten in mass quantities...it's ok if you have like one...but it has the properties of a laxative...not fun...so i would avoid eating these...but they are cute



flower of the day: unknown
small purple flower...taken at flamingo gardens...it's a botanical garden, wildlife sanctuary, & historical landmark...cool place to visit





pet of the day: Chico
this is my friend's german shepard...he likes to play frizbee...& he's good at it


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

some recent flower pics

 
 
 

these are all from my yard...the first 3 are petunias...then the next ones are orchids...the purple one is an eggplant blossom...& the last one is a bell pepper blossom