Seedboom your surrounding!!!
Seedboms are made with an explosive mix of peat free organic compost, coir and a selection of flower seeds embedded in a recycled paper shell.
Seedboms break down over time and biodegrade into the environment leaving only flowers behind.
This is simply brilliant!!
have you ever heard a raven talk?
because apparently they can go from severus snape to japanese schoolgirl in .5 seconds.
My son’s 5th birthday Minecraft party! We had Minecraft music playing, game themed crafts and a fun “Punch the Wood” pinata tree. He had a blast!
Banner was printable and free as were the patterns for the torches. I made all the other blocks myself, including the spider. The pumpkin lights up. The doors is taped with white electrical tape. Diamonds, skeletons and eggs are scattered on the table with the food and each food is labeled with the exception of the cake which also showed the ingredients :) I also made the gift bags.
IM NOT EVEN THAT INTO MINECRAFT BUT I WANT THIS LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS
A fortification style that evolved during the age of gunpowder, when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield.
The geometry is intended to present the attacker with the worst possible angles of attack, and to subject them to as much inter-locking/ cross fire as possible.
Someone asked me why cats meow at their owners and luckily for them I have done an entire academic project on this, which the above video was part of. (Note: I am not the girl in the beginning. Also, don’t worry, to produce the more negative meows were at worse mildly irritated with fierce cuddling; one cat was placed in a shower to make it think it was going to get a bath, but the shower was never turned on.)
There are five basic meow categories cats use with their owners.
- Agonistic: an aggressive meow, basically saying, “back off!”
- Distress: basically, “help me! I’m scared!”
- Food-related: fairly obvious, but it’s asking for food
- Obstacle: asking for the owner to help with an obstacle, like a closed door or window
- Afilliative: produced when the cat wants a petting session or during a petting session
Based on my own personal experience, I’d add a sixth meow-to-owner category, contact calls (that random meowing your cat does until you respond to it, also the back-and-forth vocalizations owners sometimes have with their cats) but there is no official literature on it yet.
Cats also use slightly different vocalizations with other cats, namely that they mainly meow at their mothers as kittens and as adults rarely meow to each other except when in heat/in an aggressive situation.
Note that this analysis is also limited specifically to meows, which are sounds the cat produces with a sustained open mouth. Other sounds may include purrs, trills, hissing, and spitting (see here for a study on all cat sound types).
Papers to look at:
Brown, K., Buchwald, J., Johnson, J., & Mikolich, D. (1978). Vocalization in the cat and kitten. Developmental psychobiology, 11(6)
McComb, K., Taylor, A. M., Wilson, C., & Charlton, B. D. (2009). The cry embedded within the purr. Current Biology, 19(13)
Nicastro, N. (2004). Perceptual and Acoustic Evidence for Species-Level Differences in Meow Vocalizations by Domestic Cats (Felis catus} and African Wild Cats (Felis silvestris lybica). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118(3).
Nicastro, N., & Owren, M. J. (2003). Classification of domestic cat (Felis catus) vocalizations by naive and experienced human listeners. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117(1)
Yeon, S. C., Kim, Y. K., Park, S. J., Lee, S. S., Lee, S. Y., Suh, E. H., … Lee, H. J. (2011). Differences between vocalization evoked by social stimuli in feral cats and house cats. Behavioural Processes, 87(2)