My daughter and I get a good yet brief look at this beautiful hermit thrush. Life is full of teaching moments.
This hermit thrush bumped into the window of our house. This happens on occasion despite our efforts to prevent bird strikes. We put it in a shoe box inside so it could be safe and warm while recovering (15 minutes or so?). Fortunately it recovered soon after and we snapped a few quick photos before it flew off.
The corks are re-purposed as well as the hooks. I saved these hooks from when I purchased some socks. Use two hooks just flip one over and make a heart. I think it is so cute. I’ve been wanting to share this simple project for a few years now.
I was happy to discover this female Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) on my husband’s car in Oct. (2012). There are several large mantids that can be found in Maryland. You can tell it is a female Carolina Mantis because her wings are significantly smaller then her abdomen. In addition, a female’s abdomen is fatter. Continue reading
Make it snow inside with homemade snow swags. This project using salvaged packing peanuts is so easy that even young children can do it with supervision. Use a large blunt needle and some white string. I used salvaged string that I removed from pet food bags before recycling. I’m referring to the white stitching that is on some cat and dog food bags. Sometime the chicken food that I buy has this string as well. Waste not want not – as the saying goes. Simply string the “peanuts” until you have the desired amount on. Then tie off the ends. Continue reading
I hope you enjoy the new look of Fun in the Making. The new theme enhances the user experience on mobile platforms. It has been many years since the Fun in the Making blog launched, and in that time, much has changed with the web. Fun in the Making has increasingly been visited by the global community on mobile devices and it was not an optimal experience on their smaller screens. It was time for a redesign to ensure Fun in the Making’s rich content was accessible across a wide range of screen size and resolutions. Fun in the Making’s new look is derived from the latest 2012 Theme. It is a mobile first, responsive design that adjusts the content to match the viewport of the computer or device that Fun in the Making is being viewed on. Although we customized some of the theme’s layout and style, the full credit for this theme goes to the WordPress organization for providing a strong, modern foundation from which to extend.
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