Could Someone Help Me?

My mom was dumping some mulch, and found two of these little beetles in the mulch/bark. Are they Bark Beetles, or what? If anyone here is Mrs./Mr. Entomologist and knows what these are, please tell me!

I am sort of ashamed that even I don’t know what they are. :P. Someone help me! They are really cool looking though.

What Have I Been Doing Today?

Making these!

I made some modular origami from an instruction site called Origami Instructions.com. I find they have something for everyone from beginners, to intermediate/pro.

The models in this picture are the 16 pointed star, and the Jackson Cube, which are both found in the modular origami section. I hope you enjoy making them, or if not, I hope you enjoy seeing mine! :)

If you don’t have origami paper (like me) you can probably find instructions on how to make origami paper. I use a paper cutter, and generally cut an 8″ by 8″ square out of printer paper, but you can make it any size as long as it’s square.

Illusion

I  just thought this was a cool illusion. It was hard to capture on camera, but I hope it will suffice. It is supposed to look like the stainless steel knife was transparent/plastic.

Daisy

Very summery, isn’t it?

This is one of our neighbor’s flowers in case you were wondering. :) It looks like a spider decided to make a mini web among the petals.