OK, let’s be honest. If you saw this in a forest, what would be your first thought? Would you think, “This looks yummy. I’ve got to eat this?” Well, apparently, someone did at one point because this “Bleeding Tooth Fungus” is listed as inedible. Luckily for the person who tried it, it isn’t poisonous; it’s […]
I want to wish everyone a happy “ditch New Year’s resolutions” day. May it be filled with all of the joy and freedom that you had before January 1st.
This is the Axolotl or “Mexican Walking Fish.” They can be found in the waters of Mexico and in some Asian pet stores. Unfortunately, they are on the brink of extinction. This adorable salamander can regenerate almost any part of its body, including some parts of its brain. It rarely grows longer than a foot, […]
One of the best parts of being a writer is all of the fun things you get to try in the name of research. When my characters, Molly and Jake, go rappelling for the first time, I know exactly how they feel. 🙂
I love trees. They stand like silent sentinels surrounding, hovering, watching, guarding. Reclining on my deck looking up at their majestic faces at twilight I can feel their presence and personalities like old friends.
AND THE WINNER IS (drum roll please) Jerry Woolfolk! Congratulations, Jerry. You’ve just won a $50 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. I’ll be contacting you to see which bookstore you prefer, so be thinking about it. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing. I’ll be having another one […]
To celebrate having 101 likes on my Facebook page (Alice Elizabeth Cook), I’m having a drawing for a $50 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. To enter the drawing, like my Facebook page and share this on yours. Good luck! 🙂
Did you know… Volcanic lightning or “dirty thunderstorms” are caused by electrical charges from the collision of volcanic particles. It usually can only be seen at the beginning of an eruption. This picture was taken by a German photographer named Martin Rietze at Sakurajima volcano.
This is the Sea Robin or the “butterfly of the sea.” It’s more scientifically but less creatively known as the Gurnard. As you can see, it has “legs” and can “walk” along the bottom of the sea where it spends most of its time as a bottom dweller. It spreads its beautiful “wings” (pectoral fins) […]