Sunday Photos: ballistic dandelions

Sonchus palmensis, Canarian sow thistle

Sow thistles look rather like a dandelion gone ballistic.
They’re also really popular with insects.

This morning I when to the garden at the Caldera visitor centre, and had fun trying to get macro photos of all the insects enjoying the feast.

I made lots and lots of notes for the new novel. In the last couple of days, I think I have a rather nice romance sub-plot going, although I still don’t see how I can join it to the main plot. At this rate my notes are going to turn into two different novels. So top of my list for next week is to read through all the notes in one morning and see if I can see some connections.

Apart from the actual writing, I’ve been busy learning to market myself a bit more effectively. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and start a mailing list, even though I’ll only send out email when I have something to say that people might be interested in, probably about three times per year. I’ve finally got myself an Instagram account which is mostly photos of La Palma: old building and flowers, and, inevitably, Chai Latte. If you’d like to follow me, I’m SheilaCrosbyLaPalma .

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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