Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free Step-By-Step How to Draw Farm Animals and a Butterfly

Hi Again,
Here are some step-by-step farm animals and a butterfly that I drew in pencil only, and scanned them onto the computer as I drew. You may use these for whatever you want, as long as you don't take these and say that you made them.

Have fun!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some Oak Info

Here's some info and pics on Red, White and Black Oak from a site I found while researching.

I posted some pics I found at this site and you couldn't see them. So if you would like to see them go to the website below.

That's it for now!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Little Fall Note...

Hi Again!
Something I've noticed about Hickory trees is that they're one of the first ones to turn yellow then orange/brown, and they are the first one's to bloom (at least here in NE OK).

Also, at least in some kinds of hickory trees, a tree can be a male and female, so when they bloom, there is a male catkin and a female flower at the same time. There is one of these not far away from where we live, so I can keep a close eye on it.

I put some pics in this post then I realized you can't see them, sorry! instead here's some pics of the hickories changing color from green to yellow then orange and/or brown:
These two pics are from the same tree

These show the same tree going form green to brown

This last pic shows the coloring changing

That's all!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hickory Tree Information

We've been busy around here so haven't found time to post 'til now. Here's a little thing I wrote up about hickory trees (info i found while I was researching) a year or so ago that I've modified a little bit. So here you go:

Information about the Hickory Tree:
A.The flowers (in the male) are small wind-pollinated catkins, and in the female a yellowish small flower, produced in spring. The leaves grow out of the flowers.

B.The leaves are 1-2'' long, with five (rarely three or seven) leaflets, the top three leaflets are much larger than the pair below.

C.The fruit is an edible nut, 1 to 1 ½" long with green smooshie substance when unripe, when ripened the subsance will turn into the husk, the husk then will completely harden. inside the husk, there is a hard bony shell. The husk separates along the grooves when ripe, in October. The shell is VERY hard and there very little in one nut.

D. Oak trees and hickory trees are both slow growing tree species, and therefore the wood is hard, durable and good for making things with.

E. there are several kinds of hickory:
1. Scrub Hickory - lives in Florida.
2. Water Hickory or Swamp Hickory.
3. Pignut Hickory - bitter nuts.
4. Shagbark Hickory - Shagbark Hickory trees are easily identified because of its long shaggy bark.
5. Bitternut Hickory - bitter nuts - Bitternut is the most widespread hickory.
6. Mockernut Hickory

I don't feel like posting pics right now, maybe I'll post some later.