Foxglove

Foxglove

Though originally from Europe, Africa and Asia, foxglove is often found in seed mixes for wildflowers in the U.S. Foxglove is a gorgeous, stately plant that produces a spike in its second year with an abundance of curved, trumpet-like flowers. These spikes can grow quite tall and sometimes need to be staked. Foxglove is a familiar flower in English cottage gardens. It is known by the scientific name, ‘digitalis’, is a highly toxic plant and is used for making certain heart medications.

Foxglove Videos: Here’s a 3-minute video with basic info about foxglove. Here’s another 3-minute video with more info about foxglove.

FunFacts about Foxglove: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. This genus was traditionally placed in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae, but recent phylogenetic research has placed it in the much enlarged family. This genus is native to western and southwestern Europe, western and central Asia and northwestern Africa. (Source)
  • The scientific name ‘digitalis’ means “finger-like” and refers to how easy it is to fit the flower over a human fingertip.
  • Foxglove flowers grow on tall, tubular spikes.
  • The flowers can be purple, pink, white, and yellow.
  • The best known foxglove is the common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea.
  • The flowers can have all kinds of markings, including spots.
  • One particular moth, the foxglove pug, lays eggs so that its larvae can consume the flowers of the common foxglove for food.
  • Medications, quote: The term digitalis is also used for drug preparations that contain cardiac glycosides, particularly one called digoxin, extracted from various plants of this genus. (Source)
  • Soil preference and habitats for foxglove, quote: Digitalis species thrive in acidic soils, in partial sunlight to deep shade, in a range of habitats, including open woods, woodland clearings, moorland and heath margins, sea-cliffs, rocky mountain slopes and hedge banks. It is commonly found on sites where the ground has been disturbed, such as recently cleared woodland, or where the vegetation has been burnt. (Source)
  • All parts of the foxglove plant are toxic which has earned the plant the nicknames ‘dead man’s bells’ and ‘witch’s gloves’.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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The Karakoram

The Karakoram

Also called the Karakorum, the mountain range known as the Karakoram is one of the tallest in the world with the most glaciers beyond the polar regions. The name is from the Turkic word for ‘black gravel’. The Karakoram has some of the highest peaks in the world, one of which has claimed more mountaineering lives than any other. The scenery is breathtaking in an area of the world that is a crossroads of Pakistan, India and China. The photos below are mostly from the Pakistan portion of the range.

This is a 2-minute video that is a good introduction to the Karakoram Mountains, though it cuts off abruptly. Still worth a look. This 9-minute video, though created by a tour company, provides terrific visuals and information about the Karakoram. If roads fascinate you, this 3-minute video about the ‘aerial’ engineering feat called the Karakoram Highway, will be your cup of tea.

FunFacts about the Karakoram: (Source)   

  • Basic Information, quote: The Karakoram or Karakorum is a large mountain range spanning the borders of Pakistan, India, and China, with the northwest extremity of the range extending to Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It begins in the Wakhan Corridor (Afghanistan) in the west and encompasses the majority of Gilgit–Baltistan (Pakistan) and extends into Ladakh (India), and the disputed Aksai Chin region controlled by China. (Source)
  • The Karakoram is the second tallest mountain range in the world. Quote: The Karakoram has eight summits over 7,500 m (24,600 ft) height, with four of them exceeding 8,000 m (26,000 ft). (Source)
  • The Karakoram is part of the group of ranges that includes the Hindu Kush, the Pamir Mountains and the Himalayan Mountains.
  • The Karakoram is the most heavily glaciated range outside of the polar regions.
  • The Karakoram is 311 miles long or 500 km.
  • Karakoram is a Turkic word that means black gravel.
  • Rudyard Kipling referred to the Karakoram mountains in his novel, Kim, published in 1900.

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Pink Hydrangeas

Pink Hydrangeas

“You are the beat of my heart…” Supposedly, these words were used to describe the pink hydrangea by a celebrated Asian florist, Tan Yun Yong. The full quote is more elaborate: “The light delicate blush of the petals reminds me of a beating heart, while the size could only match the heart of the sender!” (Source

I have a fondness for hydrangeas though I’ve never grown them. I have a painting in my home that features hydrangeas as well as a print. For today’s post, I collected a bunch of photos featured below. But I’ve included my personal favorite here. I love how lush yet how delicate these flowers are. They are almost too much. The Victorians must have thought so as well because one of the meanings they assigned to hydrangeas was ‘boastful’.

To read more about how to choose, grow and care for hydrangeas, check out this blog on Plant Care Today!

FunFacts about Hydrangeas (Source)

  • The hydrangea plant and flower is also commonly known as hortensia.
  • Hydrangeas are native to the Americas and to Asia, especially Japan, China, Korea, the Himalayas and Indonesia.
  • The flowers are produced from early spring to late autumn.
  • Hydrangeas can be both evergreen and deciduous.
  • Most plants are shrubs but some are small trees.
  • Hydrangeas have two flower arrangements commonly known as ‘mophead’ and ‘lacecap’.
  • Most hydrangea species are white. But with certain species, especially H. macrophylla and H. serrata cultivars, the color can be changed by the acidic or alkaline levels in the soil. Blue and purple flowers need an acidic soil while pink and red require an alkaline soil.
  • Hydrangeas are moderately toxic but the roots and rhizomes are used in herbal treatments.

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Frozen Soap Bubbles

Frozen Soap Bubbles

I didn’t know frozen soap bubbles was a thing until I saw photos on Pixabay. I was immediately drawn to them. They are like little pieces of art.

Have you ever done this yourself, those of you who live in snow country? 

Here is a link to one of the best videos I watched. As a bonus, it has the nicest sound track as well. The photo below is just one of several I collected, but isn’t it beautiful?!?

If you want to try doing this even in the heat of summer, you can blow bubbles onto a plate that then goes into the freezer. Check out the instructions here. I think the next time DH and I babysit the grandkids, we may give this a shot. 

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Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

Can you spell ‘cute’?!? How about ‘adorable’?

Today’s blog is lighthearted and just for fun. I’ve collected a few FunFacts about Hedgehogs as well as links to a couple of videos. The first one is a compilation. The second one is called, ‘Baby Hedgehog Takes a Nap‘.

FunFacts About Hedgehogs (Source) (Source):

  • Hedgehogs are not related to porcupines.
  • The name ‘hedgehog’ came into use in the 1400s. It’s derived from the Middle English word ‘heyghoge’. The first part of the word refers to ‘hedge’ because they liked living in hedgerows. The second part ‘hog’ because of the critter’s pig-like snout.
  • Their spines aren’t barbed or poisonous.
  • Hedgehogs can’t shoot their spines as a form of defense.
  • The hedgehog’s main defense is that it can roll into a tight ball so that all the quills stand out and form a protective barrier.
  • Hedgehogs are mostly active at night.
  • Wild hedgehogs can hibernate, though not all do.
  • They are a fairly vocal species and communicate with grunts, squeals and snuffles.
  • Hedgehogs have some natural immunity against snake venom.
  • Hedgehogs are omnivorous.
  • Adult male hedgehogs will often kill male offspring.
  • Hedgehogs live 2 to 7 years, the larger species living the longest.
  • In Britain, the main predator of the hedgehog is the badger.
  • There are no hedgehogs native to Australia and though there was a species in North America at one time, it is now extinct.

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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.

It’s funny how we create our mental maps and are surprised when reality proves to be something different. Here’s the biggest surprise for me: Did you know that a moose is a deer? He’s just bigger and heavier with massive antlers, but he belongs to the same family. I honestly thought they were different families! Elk, too! All ‘deer’! I’m wondering how many of you knew this already. 

Deer border on mythic. They are profound symbols in religion, heraldry, literature and mythology. They’ve appeared in paleolithic paintings and art forms throughout the millennia. Their antlers make them unique, often majestic in appearance. 

On a more basic level, deer are ruminants. Like cattle, goats, giraffes, yaks and antelopes, deer acquire nutrients from the plant-based foods they consume through a fermentation process in a stomach prior to digestion. Remember the expression ‘chewing the cud’? The deer’s cud is regurgitated and chewed again to further break down the plant matter. The process is known as rumination.

I had to laugh, because ‘ruminating’ is one of my favorite writer words, you know, to really mull something over. I will hereafter and forever be reminded of the ruminant digestive process when I use this word. I think it will make me smile every time.

FunFacts About Deer and Antlers (Source) (Source) (Source)

  • Deer are part of the Cervidae family that include moose, reindeer, elk and other species.
  • Deer are found on all the continents except Australia and Antarctica.
  • Antlers aren’t a true bone structure and usually grow in pairs.
  • Antlers vary from species to species.
  • Deer grow new antlers each year.
  • Antlers only grow on males, with the exception of caribou (reindeer).
  • Antlers serve to attract females and are used as weapons for fighting.
  • Deer jump high and swim well.
  • Designations:
    • A male deer: buck
    • A large male deer: stag
    • A female deer: doe
    • A young deer: fawn
    • A group of deer: herd
  • Most deer are born with white spots but lose them within a year.
  • Within half an hour of their birth, fawns take their first steps.
  • A fawn stays with its mother for about a year.

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Clock Towers

Clock Towers

Time. Deep breath or big sigh. Take your pick. Time governs us all. 

Over the last few months, I’ve started using a simple timer while I work. It tells me when to stop and it tells me to hurry up because I’m running out of time for whatever task I’m performing. 

TimeThe reason? I’ve taken on several big projects over the past year-and-a-half. My newsletter is one of them, this blog is another and my giveaway endeavor with Felicity Heaton and Best Romance Author Giveaways is a third. Add to that my continual need to stay connected to my latest book and we’re talking t-i-m-e. So, a timer it is. To be honest, it works very well for me and helps me move from one project to the next with a fair amount of ease.

Clock towers have helped entire communities stay on task. Or at the very least provided a means of bringing villages, towns and cities together in times of need. 

Here are a few FunFacts about Clock Towers (source):

  • One of the earliest known clock tower is the Tower of the Winds in Athens. It has 8 sundials and one water clock. (See the public domain photo on Wikipedia.)
  • Before the 1950’s, most people didn’t have watches. Before the 1700’s most people didn’t have clocks in their homes.
  • Clock towers started as striking clocks that sounded the hours with a bell or a gong. The hours were struck with their number: one for one o’clock, two strikes for two o’clock, etc.
  • Clock towers were placed in or near the center of a community and were frequently the tallest structures around.
  • Eventually, dials were placed on the outside, often on all four faces of a square tower, to allow the townspeople to read the time at will.
  • The tallest free-standing clock tower in the world is the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Fantasy Landscapes

Fantasy Landscapes

This is a fun post for me today. I’m fascinated by what goes on in the minds of visual artists. I enjoy creating my book covers, but I haven’t really explored doing the kinds of fantasy landscapes that I’ve included in the blog today. 

Fantasy Landscapes is meant to be a visual feast, so lets get to it!

(Photos from Pixabay…)

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