Vacation, Walking and Plants and Words

Due to the way my day job figures out vacation time, I usually take the week of July 4th off. So, I’m currently on vacation.

Even on vacation I make it a point to get my walking in. Someday I may ‘graduate’ to running. HR at my day job had a one-week program to promote health telling people that they should get out and walk a minimum of 10,000 steps that week.

When I thought of how small a number of steps that is for one week, I decided to do 10,000 steps per day. That’s not a lot, it’s only 5 miles per day. Even with a ‘sit-down’ job like I have, I would normally get 4 to 5 thousand steps without any special walking session.

Now to the plant part.

My normal walking trail around my neighborhood is just over 2 miles long in a nice big loop of all sidewalk. When I get up to Fairway Drive, I would pass by a house with an unusual plant outside. Take a look a the pictures below.

This looks like a tropical plant and, if I remember correctly, there was nothing in that place during the cold weather. Which meant that this plant either grew up quickly or was transplanted. It was there last year during the summer but then absent during the winter.

Anyone know what this is? Personally I think it’s pretty cool to have something like this stuck in among the normal bushes and hedges.

Finally, Book 5 of Raven of Iskandar is coming along great. I’ve assembled a number of the chapters into one file and the total is now over 32,000 words. I have at least that amount, pre-written, that needs to be added. Of course, at this point, I’m not sure at what point I’m going to end this book.


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Electronic Design Engineer, Electronic Music Composer and Author.

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