31 July 2011
harry potter you truly are magical!
thank you for placing a big fat LOVE TO READ spell on my son.
no more struggles with daily reading!
i am now a believer and extremely grateful to one j.k. rowling.
statements like "wait, i need to finish this chapter" are now mysteriously slipping out of his mouth.
29 July 2011
27 July 2011
fly larvae. gold. opal. turquoise. coral. pearls. rubies. sapphires. diamonds.
"The images above illustrate the results of an unusual artistic collaboration between the French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. A small winged insect closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing sheaths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.
After collecting the larvae from their normal environments, he relocates them to his studio where he gently removes their own natural cases and then places them in aquaria that he fills with alternative materials from which they can begin to recreate their protective sheaths. He began with only gold spangles but has since also added the kinds of semi-precious and precious stones seen here. The insects do not always incorporate all the available materials into their case designs, and certain larvae, Duprat notes, seem to have better facility with some materials than with others. Additionally, cases built by one insect and then discarded when it evolves into its fly state are sometimes recovered by other larvae, who may repurpose it by adding to or altering its size and form."
via the best time of the day
26 July 2011
fabric samples. an old dress. yarn. scissors. love. felt. glue. needle. thread. stuffing.
our friend claire's 2nd birthday party invitation stated "no presents please".
what a perfect oppurtunity for the kids to spend time making a thoughtful little something for their friend.
my daughter really enjoyed the whole process and was amazed that she could draw something
on a piece of paper and give it a hug an hour later.
23 July 2011
Funny thing is....she wanted to write me a list and we got in an argument about paper vs. email. That's what I get.
On May 1, 2011, at 5:58 PM, wrote:On May 1, 2011, at 5:55 PM, wrote:Whole foods has it all.I don't think you can get attitude adjustments at the store....On May 1, 2011, at 5:15 PM, > wrote:What exactly is a "help stimulator"? Is it battery operated?On May 1, 2011, at 4:53 PM, wrote:pizza makingsbroccoliavocadosbananassliced mangopineapplered cabbagesushisaladapplespearhelp stimulatorattitude adjustmentloveyoueventhoughyou thinkim crazyclover milkbuttermilk
paper vs digital?
as my husband was running out the door to go to the market i reached for a piece of paper to write down a quick list. he insisted i email/text him instead. so i did - from his computer using his email and somehow managed to send the list out to a whole group of people (at least 100) - WHOOPS. i was somewhat horrified at my error as there was more to the list than just food but rationalized that no one would keep reading after a few items. WRONG.
21 July 2011
17 July 2011
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13 July 2011
fairy chimney. earth pyramid. tent rock.