Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Poetry to the Eye"

On our vacation to Jerome, I had the chance to visit the largest kaleidoscope shop in the world, Nellie Bly !
It was positively packed with kaleidoscopes!
   Each one had its own ever changing picture, all beautiful. 
This picture shows my brothers and me as we each view a separate circle of beauty.

These are some of the many "poems to the eye" we viewed. 

Did you know : 
     The first kaleidoscope was created by David Brewster in 1816.  It was later commented,  "In the memory of man, no invention . . . ever produced such an effect."  
     In Japan, kaleidoscopes are thought to be a tool to unlock dreams.

     More than 90  kaleidoscopes artists are represented at Nellie Bly.
Griggs, one of the artists, estimates that she has spent more on her kaleidoscope collection then she did on her first house.
 Thank you for your notice, Cameron.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Fort's Rope

 When I posted The Fort on my blog, I left it hanging with a mystery,what was the rope for?
I believe this post will answer .

My brother moved the fort's entire location and reattached the rope between two trees.  Next he found  an old chair of ours.  By popping a hole in the chair, he managed to string the rope (which he untied and retied) through.  Qua La!  A zip line!

Dakotah about to try his contraption.  The chair is a little unstable.

He is in his homemade hammock to celebrate after a few more wild rides.
(I personally prefer the hammock myself.)

Thank you for your notice, Cameron.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Math and Science made Fun

Math and science have never been my most favorite classes.  Though some of those classes I do enjoy, I prefer other ways of  entertainment.  That is, unless it's going to the Math and Science Center . I always find the experiments extremely enjoyable and I learn a few things as well.
These pictures are from our latest trip.

 By tilting a spinning bike wheel, Titus becomes part of a gyroscope.

My grandma experimenting with bubbles?

Right here I am controlling a mechanical arm.


 Our friend Jacob and I are seeing the odds of where most of the balls land.

I had a ton of fun at the Math and Science Center.  I also picked up a few scientific and mathematical facts.

Thank you for your notice, Cameron.

Friday, August 3, 2012

How to Make a Snow Garden

Awhile ago I was visiting my neighbors, the Turners.  I was invited to participate in making a snow garden.

Overnight my project changed, and by the third night Titus' snow garden had overgrown onto a napkin holder.
I like day three's look the best.  The snow garden looked like soft moss.

On day four, it looked like coral.  The color was bright and complete.  The entire bottom of the bowl has moss on it.

There should also be white showing by now.

 Four days later and it will be time to regrow your snow garden.
How to Make a Snow Garden
Step 1, place some coal or ammonia rocks (washed and dried) into a glass bowl .  (The coal is the soil, and should mostly fill a small glass bowl.)

Step 2, add drops of food coloring over the coal.

Step 3, sprinkle table salt completely over the coal.

Step 4, add 4 Tbs of water and 4Tbs of bluing.

Step 5, wait and watch, for you're done!
Thank you for your notice,Cameron

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Fort

My brother Dakotah loves forts and has many hours dedicated to them.  This post is about his favorite one.It used to be an old dog kennel until my brother got creative.

  For the purpose of relaxation Dakotah found some old wire and spare carpet,
which he he used to make a hammock.

Dakotah made the rope for a reason, reader, that I am keeping enclosed until further modifications are completed.  (:
Right now it is used for climbing up and down the tree.

Thank you for your notice.  Cameron