Monday, July 11, 2011

1,179 Visitors in a Single Day

According to Google Analytics, my Deviations website received 1,179 visitors on July 9. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and Welcome! Click here to reach my blog entry showing alternate free download sites.

The flat line preceding Saturday's blast off is due to the Deviations website being unavailable until July 1 because I had exceeded my bandwidth. The same now seems to be happening again -- hence my "Redirecting Traffic" entry -- though another 396 visits came through on Sunday.

Thanks to Free Kindle Books and Tips for showcasing the series. That nod sent 327 visits my way over the weekend. And thanks to K.L. Nappier for recommending my work to Pixel of Ink.

(Kathy and I are each other's fans. I have devoured her supernatural thrillers Full Wolf Moon and its sequel, Bitten, losing sleep because I couldn't put them down. Neither could I put down her paranormal mystery Voyagers, a different genre from what I usually read. Her character development, world-building, social commentary, and pacing pull me right in.)

Speaking of mushrooming...

My yard work on Saturday revealed a crop of fungi.

Behind the beauty above, you can see the oak that Mary had grown from an acorn dropped in 2003. (Click here for a full shot of the tree in our side yard, taken a bit over a year ago.)

Here's a close-up of the underside of the cap:

Not far away, closer to our volunteer saltbushes, was this specimen:

And this one:

Swing to the front yard, where these grow in the shade of loropetalum:

A volunteer cherry tree grows by the back porch. I daresay it is feeding many birds right now:

This shot is admittedly overexposed, but I like the look of it. Here's the same thing with edge effects added, and with brightness, contrast, and gamma tweaked:

The same view, photographed with a more realistic exposure setting:

Elissa Malcohn's Deviations and Other Journeys
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Vol. 1, Deviations: Covenant (2nd Ed.), Vol. 2, Deviations: Appetite, Vol. 3, Deviations: Destiny, Vol. 4, Deviations: Bloodlines, Vol. 5, Deviations: TelZodo, Vol. 6 and conclusion: Deviations: Second Covenant.
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