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Sunday photos: Koskina

I’m in Greece, in a village called Koskina on the island of Euboea. It’s not a touristy zone and I’m not doing much tourism. I’m mostly holed up with a bunch of imaginary friends at The Crooked House working on my whodunnit Murder by Moonlight, and I’m loving it. It’s comfortable and peaceful and the surrounding countryside is lovely. I’m also loving being reunited with my suitcase. I planned it…

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Sunday photos: thermophile forest

There isn’t much Canarian thermophile forest left, because most of it has been cleared for farmland centuries ago. I visited a patch in Breña Baja with friends and I couldn’t wait to come back with my good camera. On Friday there were birds singing, but it was very quiet tonight. I found myself looking closer and closer at little details. Then smaller details, like this prickly pear skeleton And then…

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Sunday photos: raindrops

It rained last night, the first real rain we’ve had for months. I can almost hear the ground slurping and sighing with contentment. I’ve been chugging along with the guide book update and I’ve finished the long chapter on the current telescopes (which is well over half the changes) so I awarded myself an hour to go and photograph raindrops. I’ve neglected the mini garden on the balcony in order…

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Sunday photo: More kittens

The kittens are growing up. Luna has thrown off her cold and bounces around my friend’s house with her brother. She’s had her first round of vaccines too.   My friend has such a hard time telling the kittens apart that we put a red mark on Blue’s head. It’s not elegant, but it does the job. And I’m still chugging away slowly at the guide book update.

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Sunday photos: kittens

My friend is adopting two kittens, brother and sister,  from La Palama and somehow I got involved with making sure they have all their vaccines and so on. I don’t mind. I’m not doing much and they are extremely cute. Work continues on the guide book update. The summer rush of guiding work just finished, and now I should have more writing time. In other news, I washed one of…

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Sunday photos

I went for a walk with my friend Petra. We both like going very slowly and taing lots and lots of photos. I think the moss heart on the old roof above was the favourite find for both of us. But we agreed that these fern roots peeking out from behind the stone do look rather like some strange animal with lots of legs. And at the risk of spoiling…

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