segunda-feira, 30 de março de 2009

Outdoor Hour # 18 and # 19

We've been working on both pollen and seeds over the last week. Sometimes on purpose (like today) and sometimes accidentally (like the other day when I saw a bee as I was washing the dishes, captured it and called the kids to observe it so that we could release it as soon as possible).
This was the best example of pollen we could find in our garden. The beautiful flower reminds unknown but we like it in our garden :) It was easy to get some of that yellow pollen on our fingertips.

This is the bee I managed to capture in the kitchen the other day. The kids thought it was well exciting to watch it this close. It was just that the bee was probably so upset inside the jar that it was flying around so fast it was difficult to observe it with the magnifying lense (let alone take pictures of it!).

Yesterday we went to the countryside just a little outside the city and as I knew we'd be looking at seeds we collected some from there. On the top left are the seeds of that orange flower in the first picture, the ones on the top right are the seed pod and the seeds of urucu (although these didn't have any red colour on them anymore), the ones on the bottom left are of cacao and the top right ones of some unidentified tree. We'd never seen blue seeds and these are so incredibly blue it's almost untrue :)

Later on today Luana drew some seeds and we made a drawing together featuring butterflies, a bee and some flowers and their seeds.

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Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

I love your collection of seeds and then your journals. It looks like you did a lot of different ways of studying your pollen and seeds.

Great job,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom