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!

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Cats and Kittens Sleeping

Cats and Kittens Sleeping

As I wrote this post, my cat, Sebastien, was lying nearby in a deep sleep and dreaming. He wasn’t exactly growling. It was more like a growling conversation he was holding with some imaginary creature in his dreams. I thought it apt that my muse would fall asleep to inspire this post, lol!

I’ve had cats all my life. I’ve loved the comfort they’ve brought to what can be at all stages of life a troubling existence. I don’t know what I would have done without the bond and affection a pet brings.

Cats and Kittens SleepingI’ve had both cats and dogs and loved them all. I’ve grieved the loss of each of them as well. I have only one cat now, a tabby who I often call ‘Puppy’ because he sticks close. DH and I are his pack. 

He’s a typical cat and sleeps at least twice as much as I do. But that’s fine with me. It just means I get to reach and out pet him, watch him wake and smile at me, then fall back to sleep. My favorite way he sleeps is when he’s on his back. It’s such a position of trust and for that reason alone I love it.

When he’s sleeping or dozing, he’s excellent company especially when I’m working on a book, designing a newsletter or finishing a blog. As I type this, he’s in a doze right now. His tail is twitching with his ear hooked in my direction. But he’s still getting his much-needed rest.

FunFacts about Cats and Kittens Sleeping: (Source) (Source)

  • Cats doze often. This is a state between awake and deep sleep. Cats can get a lot of the rest they need while dozing. You can tell if a cat is merely dozing because their tails will often twitch, their ears will rotate to take in sounds, and their eyes aren’t always completely shut. Cats can slip into a doze while sitting up.
  • Cats sleep up to 16 hours a day, though this can increase to 20 with old age.
  • Kittens sleep around 18 hours a day. Also, a specific growth hormone is only released while they sleep, so sleeping it is!
  • Cats need this much sleep because of their hunting patterns. The tracking, chasing and killing of prey requires tremendous energy. Sleeping and dozing recharges them.
  • One-fourth of a cat’s sleep is spent in deep sleep. Cats close their eyes tightly in this state or cover their eyes with a paw or even their tail. Cats dream as well. We’ve all seen paws anxiously chasing something, whiskers twitching. We’ve even heard cats growl in their sleep, like mine.
  • Some cats even snore.

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Camels

Camels

Sometimes, when I’m surfing for photos, I find a pic that stops me. When that happens, I know it has triggered something within and I need to explore it.

This past week, I found a photo of a camel and all kinds of desert-like things began to flow through my mind. One aspect of camels intrigues me the most: They were used for transportation.

CamelsThe image of a caravan of camels is one of the oldest images in the world and conjures up all kinds of things. In one of my favorite movies, The English Patient, our hero suffers terrible burns from a plane crash and is cared for by a caravan of Bedouin.

When I’m putting a paranormal world together, one of the first things I have to figure out is how my people move around. In the Guardians of Ascension — a multi-dimensional world — the winged vampires of Second Earth could ‘fold’ as in dematerialize. They could also levitate. And of course, they could fly using their wings. In the Blood Rose Series, levitation became paramount. But in both series, my characters loved their motorcycles and cars as well. What I haven’t done in a series, is to utilize an animal, like a dragon, as a form of transportation. I might have to do that next.

Camels have been used as pack animals for a very long time. The oldest reference I came across was from 2500 – 3000 BC, the former in Asia and the latter in Somalia and southern Arabia.

Camels are amazing animals and have been used in many cultures as a food source for a highly nutritious milk as well as for meat. Camel hair has been used for tents, clothing, bedding and accessories. Think camel hair coats.

FunFacts about Camels. You might have to read the source to believe some of these stats!

  • Camels live between 40 to 50 years and have gentle dispositions.
  • Camels can run up to 40 mph in short bursts and up to 25 mph for longer distances.
  • The humps contain fatty tissue. They do not hold water.
  • Camels are amazingly suited for extremes of temperature. One example: when a camel exhales, moisture from its breath gets trapped in its nostrils and is reabsorbed.
  • A camel can drink 53 gallons of water in 3 minutes.
  • The camel’s long legs create a cooling distance between its body and the hot desert earth.
  • Camel’s mouths have a thick, leathery lining so that they can chew thorny desert plants.
  • There are three types of camels.
    • Dromedary: One hump, inhabits Middle East and Horn of Africa
    • Bactrian: Two humps, inhabits Central Asia
    • Wild Bactrian: Two humps, inhabits northwest China and Mongolia, and is critically endangered

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