Short Sabbatical

I am taking a short sabbatical from posting while I perform the second edit of our new DreamMap Novel entitled Worlds Apart. You may recall in the epilogue of DreamMap Jake and Rose teleport out with Stan who needs help with a problem. The second book starts in Dublin on Earth Prime immediately after they teleport. It is much darker than the first novel and ends with a series of twists and major cliffhanger pointing to the third book in the series.

I hope to be back soon with more images and posts but until then I will be off in a parallel world.

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DreamMap final Sale @$.99

DreamMap is the first edition of a trilogy originally published in 2014. This will be the final sale of this first edition. We are moving closer to publishing the second in the DreamMap series, Worlds Apart. After the publication of Worlds Apart we will pull the first edition of DreamMap from sale and publish a second corrected edition on Amazon directly.

From May 10th through May 17 you can buy the Kindle first edition for just $0.99. Get your copy here.

DreamMap final Sale @$.99

Succulent Blooms

This type of succulent which I believe is some sort of aloe plant was in full bloom in February. This was taken at the Los Angeles Arboretum in the Aloe Garden on February 14, 2017.

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Succulent Blooms

Cactus Pyramid

The Tucson Botanical Garden is known for their Butterfly Garden but has much more to offer. Although it is not large, its has an excellent collection of cactus and succulents and many interesting presentations.

I found this cactus pyramid to be an excellent way to present these desert beauties.

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Cactus Pyramid

Palm Reflections

This house sits on private property next to this small lake inside the Los Angeles Arboretum in Glendale. Imagine waking each morning and enjoying this view. Of course you have to deal with the sounds of tourists during the day and the loud honking noise of the peacocks. Still, I think I could handle it.

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Palm Reflections

Cowboy’s Best Friend

Years ago we attended a nature walk through the desert near Scottsdale Arizona. Our guide pointed to one of these cactus and called it the cowboys best friend. The needles could be used as emergency sutures or to sew up torn jeans or boots. It is a variety of Cholla cactus and they are plentiful in the Sonora Desert of the southwestern United States and Mexico.

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Cowboy’s Best Friend

California Science Center

The first time I ever went to a science center was in the 1970’s in Toronto. It was fun and enlightening and we have made a habit of going to Science Centers as we travel around the world. We have been to centers in New Jersey,San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Milan and others.

This year we went to The California Science Center in Los Angeles for the first time. It is a beautifully designed facility and the special exhibit was the Magic of Pixar. It was a fun peak behind the science of animation. They also limited the amount of people in the special exhibit through reservations so it was never too crowded and it made the exhibit more accessible

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California Science Center

California Science Center