Grandma Needs Baby to Nap

Redheaded Woodpecker what do you see?

It was a napless day, which meant Grandma had to play all day with little one. She finally, finally, finally fell asleep 5 minutes before her momma arrived. We had walked around the neighborhood, played in the water, played chase around the house, run errands, played in her tent, read stories, watched pre-school shows, eaten, and she was getting so tired, and upset, but fighting sleep. We finally went outside to look at flowers while I carried her around and she was getting sleepier and sleepier. Then I walked inside, sat down, and she fell asleep in my arms, right before her momma knocked on the door.

Sooooo, Wednesday, we have to get a nap. Please. I get so much done while she sleeps! lol But even so, I managed to get 1,300 words written on the novella. I’ve given up on the novel, for the moment. Too difficult to do both at the same time. I’m over halfway done on the novella, a quarter of the way done on the novel.

I’m off to write!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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Annuals that are Perennials

These sunny little flowers are marigolds and they’re popping up all over the place from planting them last year. I love annuals that will reseed themselves and I can enjoy them again and again, without having to plant again!

Baby is here. I spent a lot of time Easter egg hunting Friday and Sunday, well, not really, I got to take pictures of my granddaughter, uhm, hunting for eggs one day, but on Sunday, she was much more interested in stopping the whirligigs that were twirling in the wind. While other kids filled their baskets to the brim, she totally ignored the eggs. lol

Okay, I’m off to play with her and hopefully get a little writing done. Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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Happy Easter!

Have a lavender day!!!

Terry

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Redheaded Woodpecker

I moved my feeder next to the rosebush so that I could see it while I was writing. And guess what? The redheaded woodpecker I saw three years ago, or maybe a new one, showed up again! He feels like he’s far enough away from my window, but also, instead of a bare pine tree, I have lots of vegetation–crape mytles, youpon holly, and the rosebush around it and it might feel safer.

He’s a beautiful bird and I was thrilled to see him here.

Word count…? Ugh. I was revising White Wolf and that’s always a killer on word count. Add, take away, add, take away. We had an Easter egg hunt and barbecue yesterday, and when I got home, I couldn’t get into either story. So going to try and do better today. Hopefully.

Have a great day!!! I have to work! I want to plant flowers.

Terry

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Creating a Story from a Photo

I took this photo of a trio of birdhouses last year, and then with the Adobe Watercolor action, played around and created a watercolor.

I’m off to photograph my granddaughter’s Easter egg hunt and have a barbecue, so will have to get caught up on writing later today!

Have a lovely day!!!

Terry

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Creating a Watercolor from a Photo–Easy

https://create.adobe.com/2019/3/20/transform_photos_int.html

This was a blue jay without the peanut in the photo for the watercolor, but essentially the same setting, easy with Photoshop and free for now.

Okay, I’m really in my bear cave to write! Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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White Winged Dove

I moved the feeder so that when I took pictures, it would have a better background instead of just the fence. So here you can see the roses surrounding the feeders.

Well, we’re supposed to get rain today and I’ve got my granddaughter for a lot longer today, so I need to get out and walk with her early. It’s too dark yet. Maybe, if I’m lucky, I’ll get some writing in! I did manage to get 2,000 on the novella yesterday, making 6,000. I need 19,000 to finish it. But of course, I’m getting more behind on my other book. *sigh* And we’re doing the Easter egg hunt for my granddaughter early on Friday and then a barbecue, so that wasn’t something I planned, but we’ll have a lot of fun.

I’m off to cuddle with my granddaughter and try to get something done! Have a lovely day!!!

Terry

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Sometimes a Peanut Hits the Spot

Blue jay with a peanut. Red bellied woodpecker with a peanut.

It’s a writing day today. I have to get more done! I tried to yesterday, turned in the 2nd blog, and still had to write the last one. But my granddaughter was a handful until she fell asleep on my lap, yay! And I finally began writing on White Wolf to the Rescue. I had planned to take her for a long walk, but she was so tired, I wanted to wait until she had a nap. Didn’t work because she slept for over 3 hours, nearly until her momma picked her up.

So I’m off to write! Have a fun day!!!

Terry

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Monarch Caterpillar Cocoons

I kept trying to capture the stages of the monarch caterpillar getting ready to transform to the butterfly stage. So this one was looking for a home, first on the chives in the planter, then finding a spot to attach himself to on the side of the planter. Next time I looked, he was already in his cocoon.

The same with this one. He was just on the other side of the pillar and he was getting ready to do the same thing at the same time. It’s amazing how big they are and they can fit into such a tiny cocoon.

Okay, I’m off to write! I wrote 2,000 words on Billionaire so am 3,000 words behind now, so chiseling away at it, but also wrote two promotional blogs, need one more, and 1,000 on the novella. Baby is here, so trying to type up the other promotional blog and turn it in, and hope to get some word count later.

Have a great one!!!

Terry

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Calling to the Hummingbirds with Their Sweet Song

And they attract butterflies. Lilac pentas, red pentas, milkweed, blue columbine, esperanza and daylilies, a Garden of Eden for hummingbirds and butterflies, bumblebees and honeybees.

Okay, I managed 2,000 words on the new novella Legend of the White Wolf’s White Wolf to the Rescue, and that’s a start! I also wrote 1,000 on Billionaire She-Wolf, only 3,000 more words to catch up, and sent in excerpts for the promo blogs. I need to write 3 of them, and make some graphics, a video book trailer also.

But for now, I’m back to word count. Which book? The one that is due soonest, but I don’t want to lose ground on Billionaire. *sigh*

We had terrific storms all day yesterday, but I managed to plant the columbine and a new gerbera daisy. Post about it tomorrow. Oh, and found another new woodland fern growing, love ferns. They remind me of living in Oregon and California. That means I’m starting to have some shade gardens. I want to plant some hostas!

Off to write! Have a terrific day!!!

Terry

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