Category Archives: Memes

Six Word Saturday ~ 11/8/14

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~ Time to ‘Get Back At It’ ~

It seems I always need about a month of “very little blogging” once a year and then I am ready to get back at it. Coming out of that time now and ready to “get to it” again. Feeling refreshed.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Joyful Moments ~ 11/7/14

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Joining in with Little Homeschool Blessings for this weeks “Joyful Moments”.

As cool temps are rolling in…we have been enjoying more family game time…

This is a picture that J took…he has incredible talent…so excited to see where he goes with it!

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A friend gave us their desk and chair…P was super excited to have a “big kid” desk and chair”…he’s growing up so fast!

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Six Word Saturday ~ 9/27/14

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~ Spinning: the world and our life ~

Seems life just continues to spin…not necessarily in a bad way…it just keeps moving. We can either go with it – or get run over. *grin* As usual, we are trying to go with it.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Scripture & Snapshot ~ 9/21/14

Scripture and Snapshot

This post is linked to A Glimpse of Our Life

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “T” for Tiger Shark #abcblogging

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Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet”.

Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. Here is what we have done so far:

A for Alpaca   B for Bearded Dragon   C for Crocodile   D for Donkey  E for Elephant Shrew   F for Fennec Fox   G for Grey Mouse Lemur   H for Howler Monkey   I for Indian Palm Squirrel  J is for Jellyfish  K is for Koala   L is for Lionfish   M is for Monitor Lizard  N is for Nurse Shark   O for Octopus  {skipped P}  Q for Quetzal  {skipped R}   S for Serval

And now…”T” for Tiger Shark…

I mentioned in my Nursing Shark post how I have had a fascination with sharks my entire life.

Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier

Tiger sharks are common in tropical and sub-tropical waters throughout the world with the Atlantic Ocean being where they have been found the most. They tend to hang out near the top of the water so they are easily seen. They are normally found from the surface to 459 feet.

The tiger shark is so called because of the stripes they have as juveniles (they fade as they age).

They are one of the larger shark species, coming in fourth for size. They range in size from 10 – 14 feet and weigh 850 – 1400 pounds.

They are solidarity (usually live alone) and normally hunt at night. They have very large ranges and may travel up to thousands of miles.

A tiger shark is best known for its eating: it will eat any type of fish, shark, animal, and small entity it can find in the water. They are very curious by nature and will taste anything that comes their way. The stomachs of tiger sharks have been found with some very unique items inside of them. This includes pieces of boats and ships, jewelry, clothing, tires, books, and more. If it finds its way into the water there is a good chance a tiger shark is going to dine on it.

They are the second in line (after great whites) for attacking humans but they are more aggressive and less picky and are less likely to leave the human once bitten (as Great Whites often do).

Sharks have adaptations allowing them to be apex predators including:

  • Teeth that are replaced throughout their life
  • Sensitive smell receptors
  • Eyes that adapt quickly to low light levels
  • Lateral line receptors that sense movement in the water
  • Electroreceptors that detect electrical fields due to the presence of prey

They are slow to mature – 9 to 18 years depending on the species.

Females are ready to reproduce around the age of seven. Gestation averages 14 months. They are known to have large litters of 35 – 55 pups. They are on their own from birth. Normally reproduce every other year.

They have a life span of nearly 50 years.

I hope you have learned some fun things about the Tiger Shark! Come back next week to see what interesting facts we discuss about an animal that starts with the letter U!

Ben and Me

Here’s praying we all have fun learning!

 

Six Word Saturday ~ 9/6/14

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~ We’re enjoying much cooler temps today ~

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “S” for Serval #abcblogging

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Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet”.

Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. Here is what we have done so far:

A for Alpaca   B for Bearded Dragon   C for Crocodile   D for Donkey  E for Elephant Shrew   F for Fennec Fox   G for Grey Mouse Lemur   H for Howler Monkey   I for Indian Palm Squirrel  J is for Jellyfish  K is for Koala   L is for Lionfish   M is for Monitor Lizard  N is for Nurse Shark   O for Octopus  {skipped P}  Q for Quetzal  {skipped R}

And now…”S” for Serval…

Scientific Name: Leptailrus serval

This is a medium-sized cat found in Africa. It has spotted fir and long legs and is often thought of as a small version of the cheetah. They have large rounded ears and four stripes that start between their ears and run down between eventually breaking up in to spots. They have a short tail that has black rings and a black tip.

They average 20-30 pounds and stand 15-25 inches at the shoulder.

They have excellent sight, smell and hearing which helps with hunting. Unlike most cats, the serval will happily wade in to water to catch its food. The Serval is a carnivorous animal that hunts and eats primarily rats and other small rodents (this consists of approximately 94% of their diet) along with fish and frogs in the water, large insects and small birds, which they are able to catch both on the ground and by leaping into the air.

They have a crepuscular lifestyle which means they hunt mostly in the early morning and evening hours.

Servals are solidatary animals keeping mostly to themselves. They have territories that are approximately seven square miles which is marked by scent of urine or clawing on trees.

The mostly breed in the spring. The female will then make a den where she will have one to three kittens after a gestation period of 73 days. They suckle milk until they are about five months old and then begin to hunt with her. They normally stay with her until they are about one year old.

Their average life span is 10 – 12 years.

I hope you have learned some fun things about the Serval! Come back next week to see what interesting facts we discuss about an animal that starts with the letter T!

Ben and Me

Here’s praying we all have fun learning!

 

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