Wednesday, September 20, 2023

My story to be published in Shadows on the Water

My story, "Vodník," is to be published in Flame Tree's Anthology, Shadows on the Water, early next year.  It's set in the Czech Republic, where tales of the vodník, a sort of water goblin, fascinated me.

See Flame Tree's post (and the book cover) here:

Monday, September 11, 2023

Around the World in 80 Birds, by Mike Unwin

This is a great book.  The writing is engaging.  The illustrations by Ryuto Miyake are beautiful.  Each chapter is short but fascinating, dealing not just with the biologically interesting facts but with cultural associations.

If you enjoy short surveys of interesting topics—especially birds/animals—you'll love this. 

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Horton Springs Trail (Again)

From the Horton Springs Trail, one of my favorite trails because...CREEK!

Trailhead:  Upper Tonto Creek Campground, near Kohl's Ranch, between Payson and Willow Springs lake.  At the turnoff, head north.  Parking's available at the Derrick Trailhead or just past Upper Tonto Creek Campground (to the left across the tiny bridge).