Capturing Fleeting Moments of Life

When you’re photographing things or people, they capture fleeting moments of time. The fall leaves that will fall to the ground and the snow that will melt until the next snowfall. The green leaves that will die off until the spring. The people and animals climbing up the stairs in the forest. All of it ever changing.

So when I’m working on a story, it WILL be done. And then I’m working on another. Ever changing. Life goes on. Moves too fast. Seasons come and go. Capture the moment. Live it. Enjoy it. Until the next moment and continue on.

Have a lovely Monday!!! I’m off to edits on Silver Town Wolves and Woodland Fae. And playing with pictures…

Terry

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Seeing What’s Before Your Very Eyes

Can you imagine walking in the dark and running into Mr. Teeth??? The exhibit was so dark, you could barely see the alligator, except for one light shining down on the center. A pretty yellow tree: fall colors on a walk in a forest. Do you take a walk and can’t see the beauty in isolated spots? Or the whole beauty of the forest surrounding you? And here’s a nifty way to create something fun–an old watering can filled with flowers. If I did that, I doubt the plant would last for long–too much water, not enough water. And a beautiful butterfly in a butterfly house, posing for a picture.

I finished The Witch and the Jaguar! Or mostly. Now I’m editing. I woke to thinking: What are they doing with the 2nd house. Whose home are they going to live in? Did they say: I love you? They missed Thanksgiving! So I need to mention a few things. I’ve added a few things to the story already this morning so I wouldn’t forget. But otherwise, the story is done from beginning to end!

My piranha puppies are anxiously bugging me to feed them because they are going to perish on the spot if I don’t. They’re a couple of drama dogs.

Hope you’re enjoying the rest of the weekend. I’m off to work!! Well, food for puppies first. *sigh*

Terry

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Love Old Trucks

I usually do my blog first thing, but I have been distracted. First, I was thinking about the story, The Witch and the Jaguar. I wrote the end last night and the epilogue this morning, though still am doing edits and need to add a couple of scenes earlier.

But then I had to take care of correspondence, read internet news, and take the dogs in and out a zillion times. And then I had to play with pictures, and then I was back to editing and WAIT, I forgot to write my blog!

These are some pictures of old trucks I’ve taken in Omaha, Nebraska, Disney World, Florida; and Salado, Texas. I love old trucks. I might have more photos, but they’re scattered all over the place.

Now it’s time to get back to the story!!! And the fun of the unreal.

Hope you are having a great weekend!!!

Terry

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Monkeying Around

Okay, so I should quit monkeying around and get to work, but baby is here today, so that puts a real crimp in writing.

Monkey chilling, manta ray swimming, and snow sitting on shelf mushrooms.

Wrote 4,000 words yesterday! Getting close to the end of The Witch and the Jaguar, about 5,000 more words. Hope to have it done by this weekend and off to beta readers. Then I need to get back to Woodland Fae and start working on edits for Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, are you ready? I’m going to try and not eat so much! I do better at setting word goals and meeting them. lol

Off to get ready for baby!

Terry

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Whimsy in Real Life

Ornamental grasses with fall colors behind them, and wolves having a bit of fun with one of those human signs where you stick your head through and you’re an animal, with a human head. They’re werewolves with a sense of humor. What can I say?

I had to pick up sick baby from daycare, ship a bear to Australia (the one time another went to Austria, hey, they are not spelled the same, postal workers!!!), and send a book to a beta reader, and take the dogs in to have their teeth cleaned. Poor Tanner had two back molars that were loose and had to  have them removed. Chew sticks are supposed to help against tartar, but they made my dogs sick. I started using the little skinny ones and they seem to do all right with those. Poor puppies. Anyway, so I have sick baby back today and Tanner’s on pain medication. Baby looked like a zombie when I picked her up at daycare. I still managed 1600 words….

Have a great one! She’s on her way any second. Uhm, she’s here.

Terry

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Birds Not of a Feather

All kinds of different birds, all beautiful in their own feathers.

I’m off to do all kinds of things early this morning and then have to pick up sick baby from daycare. Today was supposed to be my baby day off, but I know she sleeps better here, if she can sleep. It means no writing though. I did manage 2,000 words yesterday and finished a bear I need to ship this morning.

Have a lovely day!!! I’ve got to run!

Terry

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Butterflies and Honeybees

Well, the butterflies are still fluttering around. The honeybees and caterpillars can’t move until it warms up a little in the day.

I managed 2100 words yesterday, some on The Witch and the Wizard and some on Woodland Fae. I can’t let go of either book. I keep thinking about both of them. They’re both about 13K shy of being finished. I have to run a couple of errands today, then it’s back to writing. I’m also setting up the formatting for Darkland Elf, one more beta reader to read it over it, and I’ve got to add a dedication to…???  And then it’ll be ready to publish. After 8 years of working on it, it’s time!

Okay, I’m off to write!! It’s 35 degrees out, which is cold for us. Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Hug a Veteran Today and Every Day

I think of my dad as one of those unsung heroes whose plane was shot down and wounded with shrapnel in his leg and arm, he hurried to hide his parachute, and then helped a fellow servicemen once he landed nearby to hide his parachute. Both men were captured by the Germans. He was only 16 and wouldn’t have even been called up for duty before the war ended. He survived several death marches and 16 months of starvation before he was freed from a German POW camp. He’d been wounded in an early operation and had been recovering for six months when his crew went down with all hands lost. We swear he had a guardian angel looking after him.
 
I was watching a series about Medal of Honor recipients, some who died while conducting amazing feats of heroism, some who managed to survive their harrowing experiences. It’s horrible to see the discrimination against our black soldiers (WWII), yet in earlier wars they received Medals of Honor, no problem. The man was a soldier at heart, a leader of men, and knew four languages, including German. Without hesitation, he volunteered to take out a fortification that had the whole unit pinned down. His men all died, but severely wounded, he did it, and brought back two prisoners, interrogating them the whole time, and learning where other fortifications were since he spoke and understood German.
Then there was discrimination against a Japanese American who was finally allowed to serve and his heroism earned him a Medal of Honor after his courage and perseverance drove him to fight off an overwhelming force on his own, to take out German machine gun nests, and despite being badly wounded, survived.
A man who had poor vision and was repeatedly given a 4F category, disqualified him for duty and yet when they finally allowed him to join (as a cook, initially), he ended up fighting what should have been a losing battle for anyone. Hold a town against an advancing German army to allow their own army time to retreat. He ended up alone, once his squad members were all killed when taking in German prisoners and it was just a feint. Even one German commander said he’d never seen such fierce fighting, not even on the Russian front! One man wearing glasses did it! One man.
 
In another, one sergeant was left to man 4 machine gun nests against hoards of Chinese in Korea. He ran back and forth between nests, shooting the whole time, trying to stop the Chinese from taking the hill. Only one other man was alive, badly injured and all he could do was toss grenades. Everyone else was dead. The Chinese withdrew, most likely believing all the nests were being manned.
 
In all these cases, these men didn’t see themselves as heroes. They did what they had to do to protect their own, to do the mission. They were humble about earning the medal, not believing when the word came down that they were a recipient. They wear the honor not only for the heroism they displayed, but also for all those men and women who died or were wounded or suffered otherwise in the conflicts.

 

I was watching a Youtube video a couple of years back of a man who went to rescue someone in a bad car accident, but before he did, he took the time to set his phone up to record his heroic action.

The men who earned the Medal of Honor rushed into battle to save others with no thought of recognition, most knowing that it was their day to die. How many of us could do that?

Very few. So hug a vet today, tomorrow and the next. And thank them for their service.Thanks to Veterans Flag Memorial San Diego 900

Terry

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Down South…Up North

So the pictures of the mud dauber wasp and honeybees and black bumblebee on the flowers are mine. The snow is my friend’s in Minnesota. The temperatures have dropped for us too, so I need to unhook all my hoses because we’re supposed to have a freeze sometime soon. But we’ll be at around 70 again for the rest of the week.

I managed about 1600 words on writing yesterday. I was editing Woodland Fae and so not getting as much writing actually done while I was also taking care of sick baby.

Off to work!!! It’s cold outside!!!! Have a great weekend!

Terry

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TGIF!

 

A cold bumblebee and two caterpillars eating off the same leaf. “Hey, George, go find your own leaf.”

Baby’s here. How did Friday get here so quickly? The temperature dropped and we’d had lots of rain, so after shipping off SEAL Wolf Surrender, yes, it’s done!, I was working on Woodland Fae for a while, then pulled a ton of weeds out yesterday. Quit coming back!

It’s supposed to be cold and rain all day today, so not sure if we can even take our walk today.  But while I was editing the book, I walked 5.3 miles!

Hope you are having a fantastic TGIF!

Terry

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