To the right you see Potentilla norvegica NORWAY CINQUEFOIL. This species is part of the rose family. Potentilla means little, powerful one, referring to medicinal properties, and norvegica refers to Norway. The common name comes from the flower that has five petals. The unusual shape of the flower head of NORWAY CINQUEFOIL is called a cyme.
Work on book two - Elusive Splendor - was interrupted by unusual pain in my chest. It turns out the pain came from occluded coronary arteries. The medical solution is by-pass grafting. The entire open heart surgery took only one day, December 8, but I spent 11 days total in the hospital. I have been home now for seven days. I'm recovering nicely, and it feels good to get back to my photography work (it feels at least as good as possible after you've been figuratively hit by a train doing 100 mph).