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This special additional O blog post for the
2014 A to Z challenge is brought to you by
J’s lovely assistant, Jamie. A recent trip to
magnificent greenhouse in
yielded some beautiful photos
We hope that you enjoy them.
Plants growing in volcanic ash.
An orange that’s
not yet orange. grown in PA.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s mother nature playing
Easter decorations came to the tropical idea room.
Twisted vines molded into a giraffe.
Some plants can make a person feel small…
The fern is considerably larger than the photographer!
Remember to always take time to stop and smell the flowers.
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Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-travelling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-travelling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?
First, there was this
Everything around them
shook with force and then, a blinding light surrounded them as they were taken
through a cyclone of ear-piercing sounds. Phevos held the hand of his sister Daphne inside the
forceful vortex of Time.
Neither of them knew
where they were headed as they swirled frightened beyond description, their
bodies surrendered to the powerful whirlwind. Their eyes were tightly shut to
the blinding flashes of light and a sound that resembled a sweeping tornado
tortured their ears. In the twenty years of his life, Phevos could never have
imagined the intensity of the experience.
Although still captured
in this unprecedented storm of light and sound, he managed to recall random
pieces from his father’s stories. Efimios, his father and teacher, had described to him hundreds of
times his experience of the Passage through Time but Phevos never expected there would come a day that he would experience it
himself and at that, in such a different way.
Suddenly, he realized in panic that his sister’s hand had slipped away from his. He started
calling out her name but through the roar he couldn’t even hear himself speak.
All at once, there was
darkness and a soothing silence and next thing he knew, he was lying on the
A strong buzz still
sounded in his ears. It took a few moments to fade as he opened his eyes and
tried to gather his wits. His body felt numb at first but he managed to sit up
somehow and look around him. The ground felt wet under him and the air smelt of
The moon shone high
above on a starry sky with a velvet light that was ample, allowing him to
inspect his surroundings quite easily. He was in an orchard.
There were trees, plants
and bushes all around him.
Panicking, he realized
that he was alone.
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