Wow! This was such a neat bird, I had to post it.
The African Skimmer has a bill structure that is one of a kind. The lower bill is much longer than the upper bill, and flattened sideways like scissor blades.
African skimmers fly in lines over calm waters, and dip their lower bills in the water to feed. When the bill touches a fish, the skimmer snaps its mouth shut. They feed mostly at dawn and dusk and have good night vision.
Wading Birds, also known as, Water Birds have flown the coop! Finally, back on track after a busy 9 months!
Up next: Seabirds
Auklet, Cormorant, Frigate, Gannet, Guillemot, Pelican, Penguin, Puffin, Seagull, Skimmer, Tern, Tropicbird
We saw a mess of pelicans at a local wildlife refuge. Not sure if they are just stopping over for a quick bite and then heading south?? I'll have to research that...
[Just noticed the spacing issue in Flamingo text, so fixed that!]
Yay! Here is the title page for Chapter 3, Birds, Bugs!
Tentative Categories for this chapter . . .
• Water Bird
I appreciate all prayers for this project anytime.
Hello there! One more page, Intriguing Info, and I. AM. DONE. with Chapter 2! So, that means 1/4 of the way done on the book!!!
Then I will need to do the Chapter 3 Head similar to this.
I treasure and appreciate your prayers for God's leading, focus for the book, and my health.
Thank you! I can not do this book alone, you all are a part of it!
Many, many blessings & love,
I will proofread the entire book at the end, but if you see any errors please send them my way.
I can always use a top notch proofreader...unfortunately, there's no pay...just the satisfaction of a job well done for our Heavenly Father. Maybe after the book comes out, I would be able to pay you a small stipend.
Marsupials are up next. Then the last page of Chapter 2 and I'm 1/4 of the way done!!!
YES, finally pages 50-51 are done! I'm back full-time after helping out with our daughter's wedding and her life-long friend's wedding also. 2 weddings within 2 months...yikes!
Thank you for your continued interest in this project. I thank each and every one of you for your prayers for health, focus & direction.
I've been looking forward to these next pages!
• Golden Snub-Nosed
• Pygmy Slow Loris
Pages 48-49 are completed. I'm so grateful I am on page 50.
Almost a 1/4 of the way there (page 56)!
I truly thank each and every one of you who are praying for this endeavor. I gratefully thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU.
And as always, prayers are so needed for health, focus & direction.
PAGES 50-51, Omnivores:
• Bighorn Sheep
• Black Bear
• Brown Bear
• Fennec Fox
• Flying Squirrel
• Giant Panda
• Grizzly Bear
Pages 36 and 37 will be Herbivore; Even-Toed, Hoofed Animals; Antelope, Camel, Cow,
Chevrotain, Deer, Giraffe, Goat, Hippo, Moose, Mouse Deer, Sheep, and Wildebeest.
Hey there! I finally finished pages 32 & 33 of Chapter 2 - Animals: Herbivores. Here's what's on these 2 pages; Bison, Cape Buffalo, Elk, Gazelle, Giant Eland, Llama, Musk Ox, Okapi, Pika, Rabbit, Tamaraw, and a Yak. Pages 30 & 31 of Chapter 2 were Carnivores.
I was delayed because of some unforseen issues. Now I'm back working full-time and the next page spread (which is page 34 & 35) is Herbivores - Elephant. Looking forward to this one!
If I may ask again for continued prayers for health, focus, and stamina, it would be most appreciated!
Yes! Humans - Chapter 1 is done!
This is the last page of Chapter 1. I thought I would put this page up as it's so fascinating to know how God has his hand in every aspect of our existence. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Looking back, I see it took me 11 months to complete Chapter 1. That was including doing 2 Chapter pages and pre-press stuff, so hopefully I can speed up as I'm only doing the chapter now.
Now on to Animals - Chapter 2. I have one page spread done from this chapter. If you look back on previous posts you can view those 2 pages and it's Chapter page (11/5/2015). This was the page spread I did for a sample to the printers. I may or may not revise those 2 pages.
Thanks for your ongoing prayers. They are always needed and appreciated! That's all folks! Jac
Thank you for your time! You can be credited for your help, if you'd like.
• Female Reproduction
• Integumentary (Skin)
• Male Reproduction
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Now I'm onto the last 3 pages; DNA with a 2 page spread and Intriguing Information, the last page before finally finishing Chapter 1! Not sure what will go on this last page but things that are pretty amazing. I'll pray about it and see what happens.
I'm looking forward to Chapter 2 which will be Animals. I LOVE animals and this chapter will be eye-opening because I'll learn a lot as I go.
As always, I'm grateful for prayers for this book. Thank you.
PLAN: 8 chapters. 224 pages. 2000+ images. 9" x 12" size.
ESTIMATED COMPLETION: 12/2022.
GOALS: Hospitals, shelters, jails, and schools. Print in different languages.
Help me, O Lord, lest my heart become proud, For all of my talents by You are endowed; Nothing I have can I claim as my own, What mercy and grace in my life You have shown. —D. De Haan