One thing I see a lot of around here are trees that make me think of the Ents in The Hobbit, not because they are giant or even the same sort described, but because erosion of the soil on inclines exposes the roots and makes it look like they will uproot themselves and start walking at any moment. And sometimes the roots grow in quite interesting ways.
Here are a couple that caught my attention on our walk.
|This guy met us at the top of the stairs.|
|I just liked that the root on this one had scampered across a boulder, then stretched across the pathway.|
|It's always fun when trees, shrubs or plants grow out of a boulder.|
|Another tree that has grown through a boulder, leaving a giant crack.|
|"Start spreading the news...I'm leaving today...I want to be a part of it...!"|
Now for links!
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Aletheia Writing & Art Magazine is looking for fiction, non-fiction, interviews, photographs and artwork. Mostly geared to teens. Does not appear to be a paying market.
Indigo Mosaic Publishing is open for submissions on multiple anthologies, including Chocolate Dreams. Each anthology pays in royalties.
World Weaver Press is seeking submissions for an anthology entitled Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures. Pays $.01 per word. Open January 1 through March 31, 2013.
M. Bennardo is putting together a short anthology of one-sentence stories. Pays $15 per story.
The Delizon Annual Short Story Competition is on for 2013. Cash prizes for 1st through 10th place, with 1st being $1200. Deadline April 15, 2013. $25 entry fee.
L.G. Keltner, of Writing off the Edge, is hosting the Beginnings Blogfest in celebration of her 1 year blogoversary. You simply blog about a beginning that's important to you, any beginning. January 9, 2013.
Don't forget the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Blogfest this coming Friday, the 21st! How do you think the world will end?
Anything to share? Seen any really cool trees? What's your favorite type of tree to see photographed?
May you find your Muse.