Hello! First I want to share two photos that I converted to watercolors using the app "Waterlogue". No, they don't pay me. :-) The first is one of Kristi's photos of the Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly on the Sweet William flowers. I love how this looks!
The second one is my favorite shot of Mt. Hood I got when we returned from Kahneeta Hot Springs. It really amazes me how much like a real watercolor these look after converting them on that app.
I snapped this image of the Streptocarpella from the inside the other day.
Now to the Science part of my post today. Our DIL Kristi decided to get some fun projects to work with the boys on during the summer to keep them learning. These little chrysalis arrived as fuzzy caterpillars and will soon hatch as butterflies! I hope to have a photo of them when that happens.
She also got two tadpoles.. which will turn to frogs. They have legs now. They will be letting the butterflies and frogs loose after they are ready. She also got a "mining" kit - and they boys were able to break clay and find these pretty stones inside. :-)
The butterfly habitat and the frog home.
This is a chunk of flourite - I love it because it's green, blue, yellow and purple.
This is amethyst crystal.
Pyrite - aka "Fools Gold".
Calcite - it comes in many colors, too.
The tadpole was very shy and I couldn't get a good photo of it, but you can see the legs in this image.
I think it's neat how Kristi uses the outdoors as a classroom.. a pretty nice atmosphere for learning!
The Astilbe is fuzzing out more!
I am captivated by the lime green and purple of the Hydrangea flowers as they open.. they then turn solid purple.
I like how the red Japanese Maple gives a pretty backdrop for the blooms.
Our new orange Begonia is doing well.. but I think I need a red one. :-)
My all yellow Lantana. I must say I prefer the one that turns color as it opens.
My favorite color.. fuchsia.. cerise.. magenta.. what do YOU call this color?
Someone asked to see the brochure I've been working on for MONTHS.. it was time to re-print these.. we get 50,000 at a time. Well.. the old one needed freshened up design-wise and edited for errors. That's where I came in. I worked with a guy who owns a print company and gave them guidance on the colors, added my favorite old-style font, fixed the "directions" part which had several errors. The company's graphic designer did a great job and the owner of the company went the extra mile for making sure it was done on better paper and brighter colors, etc. And here is the result!
This is a large brochure that opens once, then another time, then again.. you'll see what I mean.
Opening again. Lots of information is included and a great map on the bottom.
The last opening which becomes quite a large page. The photos are MUCH better in this brochure than the last one. But we used mostly the same layout and text.
We added a compass to the map and better information - this is the part that was the worst in the old brochure, with many errors. They are correct now!
Well.. I must dash. I have to meet Taci for lunch and give her the 4 hats and 2 washcloths for her "Baby Hats for Brazil" project. That makes a dozen that I've made! Then I head to the pool for an hour's swim. Busy, busy!! I hope you're having a fun summer! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)