Italian Towns at Sunset

Italian Towns at Sunset

Having moved to the Arizona desert a couple of decades ago, I’ve learned a little of the history here. I even wrote a Western historical many moons ago that Kensington published. The story was set in Phoenix, in 1880, when the population was 2000. (We’re now at 4 million, at least during the winter when the Canadians arrive.) But what struck me, having lived only in southern California and in Arizona, is how thin our history is compared to Europe. 

Italian Towns at SunsetI did have a UK resident tell me I was not valuing the history of our land here in the western United States. Perhaps not. But having traveled in Europe, from which all my various ancestors have come, what I come back to time and again is how so much history has passed through all the towns, villages and cities. If you go back 4000 years — granted, the European landscape looked very different than it does today — you would find all kinds of ruins and excavations. But in my part of the world, you might find the remains of a saber tooth tiger and a few ancient tools in a handful of caves here and there. 

So, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to Europe. And when I come across a series of photos that I’ve called Italian Towns at Sunset, my mind begins to weave a whole bunch of stories about these towns: Who were the first people to lay the stone foundations of these communities? How long ago did they live? Were they Etruscans? Romans? Greek immigrants? How many wars have these small towns seen? What was their commerce like over the centuries? The millennia? How many children were born here? How many young people got itchy feet and left? How many stayed behind to raise families, to grow old and to eventually be buried in the local cemeteries? 

Then of course, as a writer, I’d want to tell the story. When you see photos like these, of a distant land with a long history, where does your imagination take you?

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Water Lilies and Lotuses

Water Lilies and Lotuses

First, as an aside, I apologize that this blog is a bit late coming to you today. We had an extraordinary monsoon storm hit our part of Buckeye last night. It brought amazing rain but it also took out the electricity for hours so my blog was delayed.

But it also cooled everything down this morning. So much so, that I was able to work on Emerald Flame while sitting outside on the patio! Absolute heaven. Of course, I was using my notebook and my favorite pen. 

When the power came back on, I headed here to finish up my blog on Water Lilies and Lotuses.

Water Lilies and LotusesI had no idea there was a difference between them. I don’t think the photographers on Pixabay did either because all the photos I collected were marked as lilies, while all the flowers that aren’t floating on the water, are actually lotuses. Isn’t that interesting? Who knew? These flowers to the right, according to my research, must be lotuses because they emerge out of the water. If any of you know differently, leave a comment below!

Whatever the case, I think these are such beautiful flowers that I wanted to showcase them. Of course, I’ve never grown water lilies or lotuses, though I probably could once my Mesquites grow up and create a shade canopy over the yard. Apparently, water lilies can grow in tropical regions, which would mean I just need to provide shade and water. I doubt I’ll do it, though. As much as I admire their beauty, keeping a healthy pond in the desert would e a huge challenge.

Here are some FunFacts about Lilies and Lotuses: (source) (source)

  • Lotuses and water lilies belong to two different families. Lotus leaves and flowers rise above the surface of the water, while both the leaves and flowers of water lilies float on the surface. There are other differences, but this is the most significant.
  • The lotus flower is considered sacred in Buddhism.
  • Because the large leaves, or pads, of the water lily float on the surface of the water, they provide resting places for frogs and dragonflies.
  • Lotus blossoms, stems, rhizomes and young leaves are edible.
  • Though water lilies can bloom in both shade or full sun, lotuses require full sun to bloom.
  • Both plants provide shade for fish in ponds.
  • The leaves of the water lily and the lotus are attached to the soil at the bottom of the pond or lake by a long stem. The roots are fleshy tubers called rhizomes that store nutrients for the plant.
  • The Victoria amazonica water lily is the giant version with pads as large as 6-feet across.
  • If you feel inclined to plant lotuses, this blog had some very specific and interesting information, like 6 to 12 inches below the surface and best in pots. 

I hope you enjoyed this look at lilies and lotuses! 

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Fountains

Fountains

DH and I have debated putting a fountain in the backyard. But each time we almost cave to the longing us desert-dwellers have for the presence of water in our landscape, we balk at the problem of maintenance. We have a high mineral content that comes from our garden hoses, which means calcium deposits collect quickly and pose a real maintenance problem.

One effect we’ve already felt is the clogging of many of our drip-emitters. This has been a real frustration this season when it becomes clear my plants aren’t getting the water they need. Until we get it sorted, I’ve resorted to hand-watering several of the plants.

FountainsSo, no, we don’t have a fountain in our backyard, but oh, do I long for one. Especially when I went hunting for photos of fountains and found several that I thought were clever and unique and would work very well in my backyard. For the present, it’s still a ‘no’, but who knows? Once I get the garden in better shape and figure out what kind of border to use for my flower beds, maybe I’ll do some research on how-to-maintain fountains that might encourage me to take the plunge, pun intended.

The nature of fountains didn’t lend itself to a list of Funfacts, but I did discover some unique facts about a few cities and their fountains.

• The Romans pioneered water fountains. The use of water fountains dates back to 2000 BC, but these were archaic designs at best. Fountains improved dramatically when the Roman Empire came along and made use of unique pressurized systems sustained by gravity. (source)

• Kansas City has over 200 amazing fountains and is known as ‘the city of fountains’. Fountain Day in April is the moment all the fountains are turned on for the season. (source)

• The Dubai Fountain is one of tallest fountains in the world. It uses pressurized jets and shoots water 500 feet into the air. (source)

• The Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nevada are famous. Set in a man-made lake in front of the hotel, the fountains are choreographed and set to music and light. (source)

• The Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the most famous fountains in the world. It’s over 86 feet high and 160-plus-feet wide. Baroque in design, it was built between 1732 and 1762. It was featured in the movie, Three Coins in a Fountain. (source

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Butterflies

Butterflies

When I found these beautiful photographs of butterflies, I wasn’t thinking with the part of my brain that is a curious scientist. Instead, the artist in me was looking at the amazing colors, shapes and designs, the elegant insect interacting with an exquisite flower.

In the back of my mind, I knew about the caterpillar and the chrysalis. The writer understood the metaphor extremely well. But I admit I was surprised when I started reading up on the butterfly. This lovely, intriguing insect has more fascinating attributes than I’d thought possible.

ButterfliesFor one, it has to assemble its mouth when it emerges from the chrysalis. Say, what? For another, its wings are shriveled until the butterfly pumps liquid into them. Then, once given their shape, the wings must harden before the butterfly can take to the air. Who would’ve thought! 

See if you’re as fascinated as I was with some of the following details. (Source.)

  • BUTTERFLY WINGS ARE TRANSPARENT.

A butterfly wing is actually formed by layers of chitin, the protein that makes up an insect’s exoskeleton. These layers are so thin you can see right through them.

  • BUTTERFLIES TASTE WITH THEIR FEET.

Taste receptors on a butterfly’s feet help it find its host plant and locate food. A female butterfly lands on different plants, drumming the leaves with her feet to make the plant release its juices. Spines on the back of her legs have chemoreceptors that detect the right match of plant chemicals. When she identified the right plant, she lays her eggs.

  • BUTTERFLIES LIVE ON AN ALL-LIQUID DIET.

Adult butterflies can only feed on liquids, usually nectar. A proboscis, which functions as a drinking straw, stays curled up under the butterfly’s chin until it finds a source of nectar or other liquid nutrition. It then unfurls the long, tubular structure and sips up a meal.

  • A BUTTERFLY MUST ASSEMBLE ITS PROBOSCIS AS SOON AS IT EMERGES FROM THE CHRYSALIS.

A butterfly that can’t drink nectar is doomed, so one of its first jobs as an adult butterfly is to make sure its mouth-parts work. When a new adult emerges from the pupal case, or chrysalis, its mouth is in two pieces. Using palpi located adjacent to the proboscis, the butterfly begins working the two parts together to form a single, tubular proboscis. You may see a newly emerged butterfly curling and uncurling the proboscis over and over, testing it out.

  • BUTTERFLIES DRINK FROM MUD PUDDLES.

A butterfly cannot live on sugar alone; it needs minerals, too. To supplement its diet of nectar, a butterfly will occasionally sip from mud puddles, which are rich in minerals and salts.

  • BUTTERFLIES CAN’T FLY IF THEY’RE COLD.

Butterflies need an ideal body temperature of about 85ºF to fly. Since they’re cold-blooded animals, they can’t regulate their own body temperatures. The surrounding air temperature has a big impact on their ability to function.

  • A NEWLY EMERGED BUTTERFLY CAN’T FLY.

Inside the chrysalis, a developing butterfly waits to emerge with its wings collapsed around its body. When it finally breaks free of the pupal case, it greets the world with tiny, shriveled wings. The butterfly must immediately pump body fluid through its wing veins to expand them. Once its wings reach full-size, the butterfly must rest for a few hours to allow its body to dry and harden before it can take its first flight.

  • MOST BUTTERFLIES LIVE JUST 2-4 WEEKS.

Once it emerges from its chrysalis as an adult, a butterfly has just a few short weeks to live. During that time, it focuses all its energy on two tasks – eating and mating. Butterflies that overwinter as adults, like monarchs and mourning cloaks, can live as long as 9 months.

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Swans

Swans

Elegance. Beauty. Ballet. One of the most famous fables of all time, The Ugly Duckling. Swans.

Last week, in my newsletter, I included a photo of a swan with it’s cygnet curled up on its back. It was in the segment I call: Love, Beauty, Life and Romance. I’ve posted it again here because it’s one of my all time favorite photos. It’s elegant and tender. But it also moved me to collect more photos of these beautiful birds to share here today.

SwansHere are some funfacts about swans:

  • Swan eggs take 35 to 42 days to hatch.
  • Swans mate for life.
  • A swan baby is called a cygnet.
  • Black swans are native to Australia.
  • Swans are highly intelligent and will remember who has been kind to them, or who hasn’t.
  • Swans have over 25,000 feathers on their bodies.
  • A male swan is called a cob. A female is called a pen.
  • Swans can fly up to 60 mph.
  • There are no swans in Africa or Antarctica.

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Wood Fences

Wood Fences

We’ve had fences probably from the time the first woman said, “I need to keep the rabbits out of my vegetable garden.” Or maybe, “If the kids from the next cave trample my herb patch one more time, I’ll do something the whole tribe will regret.”

We’ve created fences to serve many different purposes. To keep wildlife out, to keep pets and children in and to create privacy and security for our families.

Wood FencesI love a beautiful, unique or weathered wood fence. I especially love the one I’ve included here. How clever is this to use a vine, that will one day become as hard as wood, to strap the slats together. I love the ingenuity of it.

Because part of my childhood was spent in a rural community, without fences, I remember well how our dog, Tubby, was found shot and killed. We never discovered who did it. But as I look back, we didn’t keep our dog in a yard and he wasn’t tied up. If he’d trespassed once too often and done harm to a neighbor, I’m not surprised he died in this way. I was too young to know any of the details and my parents have since passed so I can’t ask what really happened or what they think might have happened. What I do know, is that if he’d been fenced in, he probably wouldn’t have died in this way.

Fences are a tidy way to keep our human-ness in check. Strong boundaries make for a happier neighborhood. The rules are clear. Here’s the fence. This is your side. Here’s mine. With that said, I know this isn’t true for all parts of the country or the world. I’ve always been curious to know how fence-less neighborhoods create their boundaries. How do you know, for instance, which part of a lawn is yours to mow? Or who owns which tree, or shrub? Or if a neighbor doesn’t keep his or her part of the bargain, how do you deal with it?

What are your experiences with fences?

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Windows and Flowers

Windows and Flowers

Every once in a while, when I’m cruising a site like Pixabay, I come to a photo that really speaks to me.

I’m a romantic at heart. I always have been. Jane Austen was one of my first loves and for that reason I wrote Regency romance for Kensington for 18 years, writing as Valerie King. 

Windows and FlowersI love a pretty table-setting, flowery tea pots, English gardens, pictures of castles, stone streets and houses, a pastoral setting, flowers in a vase, misty countryside, lambs and goats, fresh-baked bread, beautifully decorated cupcakes, twinkle lights, candles, and lace. But is there anything more romantic than a window shrouded or flanked by a lovely array of vines and flowers? 

When I found this photo, I had to see what the site offered in terms of windows and flowers. I found so many and I was thrilled. I’m especially fond of flowers juxtaposed with stone. Isn’t it a great contrast? The hardness of stone softened with draping vines and flowers?

So, enjoy the collection today. I hope they please you as much as they did me! 

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A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

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Water Droplets on Leaves

Water Droplets on Leaves

I’m a very visual person. Are you? I respond to intriguing and beautiful photographs, I love going to the movies, and I enjoy sitting on my patio and just looking at my garden. 

What I see can moves me so much. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy being on Tumblr. This social media site really inspires me because most of the posts are pictures with very little words. 

Water Droplets On LeavesWhen I hunt around for photographs to share, like the ones today that I’ve called ‘Water Droplets on Leaves’, I always wait for that internal lift I experience when a photograph moves me. I’ll often scroll through dozens of photographs before finding ‘the one’ that gets to me. 

So the collection I have for you today doesn’t have a lot of scientific interest or a special prompting of memories necessarily. I just thought them beautiful and wanted to share.

Enjoy!

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A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

For Buy Links and to Read More 

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Bracelet*** Giveaway Closed *** This winner is Susan S.! Congrats Susan!  To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Thursday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. 

*** Giveaway Closed *** This winner is Susan S.! Congrats Susan!  Contest ends midnight, Arizona time on Thursday, June 22, 2017! On Friday, June 23rd, Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection!

*** Giveaway Closed *** This winner is Susan S.! Congrats Susan!  To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Water Droplets on Leaves. Which photograph did you like best? Are you a visual person? What kinds of images tend to move you? What inspires you?  Feel free to share whatever comes to mind and share from the heartAlso, be sure to tell us where you’re from and I’ll try to remember to do the same, lol!  

Above all: Live the fang!!!