While living in Guam as a child I was fascinated by hermit crabs. They often adopted broken coconut shells as their new home. I always
Edelweiss Pirates emerged from the swing kids and resisted the Nazi regime in Germany, often clashing with Hitler Youth and Gestapo. Their style took cues from the American swing movement, but was married to German folklore. Lederhosen was a central part of their look and they hated seeing their heritage maligned by the regime. Romanticized living off grid. Rebelled as only youth can.
These alarmingly large Coconut Crabs are related to hermit crabs, but get much larger - up to 3 ft across. Their claws are capable of lifting up to 64 lbs. The eggs hatch and the larvae live in the sea for the first few years. Then they crawl out and become terrestrial crabs. They have been known to steal shiny objects from people.
Torque, a 6-month-old greyhound, befriended a baby owl at an animal center when she was taken from her mother for her own protection after just three days. Keepers say the dog seems to have adopted Shrek the owl as his own daughter and is extremely protective of her. Torque keeps his eye on Shrek as the two roam the home of falconer John Picton, and they often spend their evenings curled up on the couch watching TV.Check out 15 more unlikely —
Materials in a Reggio-inspired Home: Blocks I really think blocks are the epitome of open-ended materials. They allow a child to express their own creativity while making designs, constructions and sculptures. Blocks require a child to think creatively, problem solve, negotiate and invent. They learn about concepts of balance, stability and symmetry through trial and error as they construct their buildings. Here's some thoughts on extending
Yogi, a 5-year-old Corgi, was fascinated by the ducklings his owner Frances Marsh brought home from a garden center in Atlantic Beach, NC. “They were in a little box, and he just leaned his head over and licked them!” But it seems the ducklings were more fascinated with Yogi—who took the place of their mom—and they started to follow him everywhere.
I was inspired by child in play therapy the other day for this intervention. I love how children know what they need and often just need a safe space to access it. :) All you need for this one is a...
prints and posters
A baby pig abandoned by her mother in 2009 had found a new home after being adopted... by a Rottweiler. The little piglet faced starving when she was rejected as the runt of a litter of 13. Sasha (Rottweiler mum) had given birth to puppies of the same age so her maternal instincts kicked in when she saw baby piglet. Such a wonderful family - I have no recent update but little piglet was to stay as part of the family. ♥ Photo - Wales News
Scientists at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre placed glass shells into a hermit crab tank. The crabs moved into the glass shells
Bits and Bobs
A dead little girl surrounded by her dolls. Placing a child in a chair as if they had fallen asleep amongst their favorite toys was a common tableau in Victorian Momento Mori.
A Nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion. Nemeta appear to have been primarily situated in natural areas, and, as they often utilized trees, they are often interpreted as sacred groves. by Claude@Munich, via Flickr
Witchcraft, SALEM. The terrible delusion of belief in witchcraft accompanied the New England settlers, and they adopted English laws against it. For a long time it was simply an undemonstrative belief, but at length it assumed an active feature in society in Massachusetts, as it was encouraged by some of the clergy, whose influence was almost omnipotent.
Scientists at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre placed glass shells into a hermit crab tank. The crabs moved into the glass shells shortly after, allowing scientists to study the crabs.
Bits and Bobs
What a wonderful idea that you can continue to use as your child progresses to school. As a smart person commented, as your child reaches high school, they could be holding a chalk board with the grade written on it. I always had the kids signify their grade by holding up their fingers. But the pained look on their faces by high school discouraged me not to insist on that little detail.
ideas for later
A woman adopted a dog named Shaun who always ate all his food. One day he started leaving some behind. Each morning the food was gone which was odd as Shaun spent the night by the woman’s side. One night she saw a pregnant cat come in the window to eat the food. Later the cat came in & gave birth to 6 kittens. Shaun took care of them like his own. The woman adopted the cat (named Meow) & they took care of the kittens until they found loving
A woman adopted a dog named Shaun who always ate all his food. One day he started leaving some behind. Each morning the food was gone which was odd as Shaun spent the night by the woman’s side. One night she saw a pregnant cat come in the window to eat the food. Later the cat came in & gave birth to 6 kittens. Shaun took care of them like his own. The woman adopted the cat (named Meow) & they took care of the kittens until they found loving homes. Now Meow & Shaun live happily together!
I always thought I was a LITTLE different, but not ADOPTED
As I was Pinning this I realized it was historical... I was not able to trace this picture but after looking more careful. I think it is from WWII London. They sent their children to people living in the farm country outside London hoping they would be safer. That's why the Tags on their jackets.....
Sometimes I think of the sun and the moon as lovers who rarely meet, always chase and almost miss one another. But once in a while, they do catch up and they kiss. And the world stares in awe of their eclipse.
I've always been fascinated by the life of Queen Elizabeth I. This print has so many amazing colors it will definitely find a place in my
Europa and Zeus: Europa was the Cretan Moon Goddess who was adopted into Greek myth as a virgin Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus in the
Josie has been adopted! This is Josie - 5 yrs. She was an owner surrender- they built a new house & didn't want her to scratch the hardwood floors she was kept in a crate all the time, muzzling her to keep from chewing & withholding water so she wouldn't have to potty too often. She is spayed, current on vaccinations, potty trained, rides well in a car, walk well on leash, good with dogs, cats & kids. Retrieve A Golden, MN.
Too Good To Eat
Meet James Lewis & James Springer, identical twins were separated at 3 weeks of age & adopted by different families in Ohio. They met when they were 39, and lived within 45 miles of each other. Both had been named James by their adopted family. Both had worked as sheriff's deputies, married a woman named Linda, both divorced, both remarried a woman named Betty. One named a son James Alan, the other named his son James Allan. And they both had a dog named Toy.
A Scuttle of Crabs: Horshoe Crabs by Sean Crane, Delaware Bay in Cape May, NJ. (Scuttle of crabs as per James LIpton, 'An Exaltation of
The Pereira master bedroom was in need of an update. The space in their new home was larger, making their old furniture seem too small. They also wanted a space for reading and comfortable seating for family movie night!
Historians say the blue porch ceiling was born in South Carolina, where a group of African descendants believed that ghosts, or "haints," couldn't cross water. In painting their porches blue, they trusted the spirits would be confused by the water-colored hues and tricked into thinking they couldn't enter their home. I think they had it right ❦❧
When I have time...
Printed linen bedgown, 1760-70, Chesire: Bedgowns were very simple items of clothing, cut in a flaring T-shape like kimonos, and often without any fastenings or belts as they were wrapped around the body and tied in place at the waist by an apron. Despite their name they were not worn in bed, but were short practical jackets worn primarily by country women. They were used for working in the home or outdoors, worn with sturdy woollen skirts,