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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Rabbits

Rabbits

I have something super precious for you today: Bunnies. After two rabbits showed up in my yard, I decided I had to do a blog about them. My visitors looked like any of the brownish-gray bunnies in the photos below. I only saw each of them a few times. Once, when I went out to shut the water off, I saw the baby bunny in my northwest island next to one of the Party-Plant Lantana. He was only ten feet away. He froze then eyed me for about fifteen seconds, then hopped into the lantana and disappeared from sight. I let him be hoping he’d stick around. I will treasure this memory for a long time. Unfortunately, that was over a week ago and I’m sorry to say, I haven’t seen him again.

The other bunny, who was full-grown, used to come in to do some chomping then would sit on the tall rock at the back of the garden and groom himself. I’d never been around rabbits, so it surprised me when he cleaned his face and his ears then took to licking the fur on his stomach. It was so cat-like that I’m still smiling when I think about it. 

The Photo Below: Using my cell phone, I took this photo of him from the window of my kitchen. The rock on which he’s perched is at least forty feet away. That meant to even see him, I had to enlarge the photo and in doing so, I lost a lot of the detail. I even had to add texture to the photo to get the bunny to show up. But there he is. I miss seeing him on that rock in the mornings.

That I haven’t seen either rabbit for a while leads me to wonder if a predator got to them both. We have so darn many in our area that it’s more a wonder to me that any of them survive. But I’ll keep hoping.

FunFacts about Rabbits (Source) (Source)

  • The female rabbit is called a doe, the male is a buck, and the babies are called kits.
  • Female rabbits can reproduce at 4 months, males at 7 months.
  • A female gestates for about 30 days and will give birth on average from 4 to 12 babies.
  • In a given year, therefore, one female rabbit could be responsible for producing a total of 800 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  • Rabbits are born blind, naked and live in a fur-lined nest the first few days of their lives.
  • Jackrabbits have been clocked at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
  • More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
  • Rabbits live about 10 years.
  • Rabbits are meticulously clean animals and are easy to house-break.
  • A happy bunny will perform ‘binkies’, that is, they will jump up in the air, twist and spin around.

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Elderberries

Elderberries

Elderberry wine has been in my consciousness since I can remember. But I’ve never had a glass of it. I’ve never seen or tasted an elderberry and I can’t recall the source of my memory. My best guess is that it was in a book I read many years ago or perhaps in a movie or TV show. So, when I saw photos of elderberries, I knew I wanted to bring the topic here because I am sure many of you have either made the wine yourselves or sampled elderberries in deserts or cordials. I would love to know! My first question for those of you who have grown up with them, were you warned about the poisonous nature of the plant and the berries?

First, a small bit of folklore about the elderberry shrub/tree. Some lore insists that the elder tree can ward off evil and protect against witches. While other lore says that witches like to gather beneath the trees while they’re in full fruit. Maybe I’ll have one of my witches in the Flame Series have an elder tree in her backyard, lol!

FunFacts about Elderberries (Source) (Source) (Source)

  • The elderberry is part of the Sambucus family of which there are up to 30 different species.
  • The fruit of the elderberry is purple-to-black in color and is produced in clusters in the fall.
  • Elderberry fruit can be poisonous consumed raw. Cooking is advisable to remove the toxicity. Only Sambucus nigra is considered non-poisonous, yet some cooking is still advised.
  • The flowers of the elderberry can be used to produce an elderflower cordial.
  • Romanians have a soft drink made from elderflowers that steep with water, yeast and lemon for 2-3 days. It’s called ‘Socata’.
  • Birds and butterflies love elderberry shrubs and trees.
  • Elderberry shrubs and trees produce white, fragrant blossoms in the spring and summer.
  • Elderberries are used in jams, jellies, yogurts, pies and other baked goods.
  • Elderberries are also used to create wine, brandy and gin, especially in certain European countries.
  • Elderberries have been used as medicine for a long time to treat a variety of ailments: Rheumatism, the common cold and flu, for constipation, or as a diuretic and even for AIDS.
  • Elderberry shrubs and trees can live from 80 to 100 years.

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Shared Meals

Shared Meals

I have an April birthday and our family makes an effort to celebrate each occasion, something I love to do. When I was asked what I wanted to do, the answer was simple: Come to the house, let’s share a meal.

I know. We could have gone to a restaurant and mostly that’s what we do. We’re all supremely busy. Can you relate? So sometimes it’s easier or just plain-old preferred to enjoy a shared meal at a restaurant. But for my birthday, I wanted everyone in my home.

We kept it simple with cold cuts, cheese slices, potato salad (two kinds), a cracked wheat salad, carrot sticks, an assortment of olives (my faves are a Kalamata in olive oil from Trader Joe’s), potato chips, good bread (gluten-free for me and my daughter), blueberries, blackberries, and all kinds of beverages including a sweet pink Prosecco. (I’m a fan of the color pink and of sparkling wines.) Instead of a birthday cake, I asked my daughter to head to our favorite gluten-free bakery and pick up a variety of to-die-for cupcakes. With two grandchildren under the age of 6, the cupcakes were a big hit.

We have three birthdays this summer and we’ll be getting together in a couple of weeks to celebrate them all. My guess is we’ll be heading to my daughter’s favorite restaurant which serves excellent gluten-free pizza. But where we go hardly matters. We get to be together and that means more to me than anything else in the world.

What inspired this blog was seeing some photos of tables all set and ready for dining. What is your favorite shared meal?

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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.

Lynx are unique in the cat world because of their stubby tails and the tufts of fur at the tips of their pointed ears. Isn’t that a beautiful face? Nature absolutely amazes me. Look at the design and variety in this animal, in its coat and coloring, the tufts, the nose, the dark mouth. What’s not to love? Or if not to love, then to admire?

FunFacts about the Lynx (Source) (Source)

  • There are four species of lynx, the bobcat being one of them.
  • Lynx have compact legs, stubby tails and pointed tufts of fur at the tops of their ears designed to aid their hearing.
  • They are shorter compared with other ‘big’ cats and are only 32 to 40 inches in length. Weight: 22-44 pounds.
  • Most lynx are uniquely built for the snow. Besides having thick fur, their paws are especially thick and tend to spread to create cat-like snowshoes.
  • They are related to tigers, lions, the domestic cat and other members of the Felidae family.
  • Habitat: North America, Northern Europe, Asia.
  • Bobcats aren’t built for colder areas and lack the thick, padded paws of their snow-loving cousins. They generally live in forests, swamps and deserts.
  • Color: Medium brown, to goldish, to beige-white, sometimes with brownish spots on their limbs. All species of lynx have white fur on their chests, bellies and the insides of their legs.
  • Lynx hunt at night and sleep during the day.
  • Lynx are highly territorial and live solitary lives.
  • Lynx mature anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ years of age.
  • Females gestate 62-73 days and produce 1 to 8 kittens per litter. The kittens nurse for 4 to 5 months but stay with mom for the first year. Mothers will often purr while taking care of their young.

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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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