Lynx

Lynx

I love cats. I always have. I grew up with them which I know makes a huge difference in terms of having an affection for the feline species. I’ve also been fascinated by the ‘big’ cats in our world, like lions and tigers, and feature them weekly in the header of my  ‘Fanged Up’ weekday Caris Roane newsletter. One of my characters in the Rapture’s Edge series has a pet leopard. The character, Yolanthe, is quite unlikable except for her love for her leopard.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

This world renowned landmark is a fascinating ancient Inca estate located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. I’d heard the name ‘Machu Picchu’ many times, but I didn’t have a mental picture associated with the name. All I knew was that it was in the mountains somewhere in the world. Yes, I’m always amazed at how much I don’t know and how much there is to learn.

San Francisco

San Francisco

My earliest memory of San Francisco was from childhood when I flew from there to Los Angeles with my sister. I was five-years-old at the time and the stewardess asked me to pass out gum to all the passengers. I don’t remember minding the experience at all. I received a pair of ‘wings’ for my effort, which I wish I still had. Since I spent part of my childhood in a logging town in northern California, San Francisco has always been part of my memories.

Ice

Ice

I was drawn to ice as a topic for this blog because of some beautiful photos I saw on Pixabay. I have to admit, I didn’t have a lot of hope I’d find the subject itself very interesting. Much to my surprise, I learned a whole bunch of things about ice that fascinated and intrigued me.

Deer and Antlers

Deer and Antlers

I had such a narrow understanding of deer before doing this bit of research. I thought deer had a certain kind of antler and the rest were ‘something other than deer’. I think it goes back to my dad hunting deer and coming back with the familiar antlers with a certain number of points.