alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions


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Sometimes the cat wins

In the alley after a snowMarch 26, 2013

In the alley after a snow
March 26, 2013

Apologies if this kind of gruesome, but some pictures have to be taken.

In an odd way, I think this does fit the Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense.

Just like Mr. Cardinal, we never know what’s coming.

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Bonus Post: Native Plant Spotlight

I fell in love with the Virginia Creeper on a backyard fence today. Beautiful, friendly, comforting, familiar Parthenocissus quinquefolia. Native plant that grows up trees without strangling them, feeds the birds, and looks a helluva lot like poison ivy (and grows in the same places) but is safe for the itch-prone. [Update: Or so I thought, Wikipedia, however, says VC can also cause a rash. Rats.]

Virginia Creeper Leaves & Berries

I love the second one in inverse, too. Looks like science & chemistry molecules.

Inverse image of Virginia Creeper


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Where the rain is more romantic

I’m a day late, and out of words. It’s been a busy week trying to get a story re-revised and into my critique group on time, and a lot of new freelance work, and oh chemistry and just everything. It’s raining, too. So let’s say we all just look at these pretty pictures from the Lake District* and pretend we’re somewhere else.

*Okay, I cheated. The 2nd photo, of the trees, isn’t from the Lake District, but from the Cleveland Way on the NE coast, somewhere between Whitby and Ravenscar.

All photos by me, Alisa Alering, or by David Ripley. (c) 2012