Saturday, July 24, 2010
Birdy doodle, a real birdy, and an alligator snapping turtle!
Grandson Donovan and I were doing some fun art tonight, and I drew out two parrots on the front of an old Your Big Backyard ( a kids magazine done by National Wildlife), and colored them in with pastels. I gave them talking bubbles, and Donovan told me what to have them each saying! So sweet. The pic below is the same sketch with the addition of the lightsaber he drew, colored and cut out to attach! Of course, that immediately made me fall in love with the whole thing...LOL.
Here is a little cute dove that was standing on the back of one of my chairs in the back yard. Awe. The white thing in the grass is the wings to a large styrofoam airplane we fly around from time to time! :)
Last but not least, my hubby, daughter, Donovan and I drove down to the Ft. Lauderdale Science Museum today...they brought out a few live animals to show, and one was an alligator snapping turtle! These things are something else...big thick heavily armored shell, with multiple spikes coming off his neck and head, and this guy NEVER closed his mouth the whole time he was out there...looked like he was ready to snap at someone or thing at any given moment! It was really something to see, and I doubt I had ever seen one before! Sorry about the horrid picture quality, as I only had the darn cell phone!
Here is a better pic and information on these amazing turtles, provided by Wikipedia.