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Blue Jay and Blue Dragonfly

I took the picture of the blue dragonfly on the lake walk last summer and the blue jay this spring. He’s wondering, is it edible?

I’m caught up on Highland Wolf, 6,000 to go to make word count, but it will be longer, and it’s pouring rain out. Love it!

Hope you have a pretty blue day like this picture. I’m off to get started on mine!

Terry

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Bluejay

I love the colors of the blue jays and the bluebirds. The hawk has been back several times. I saw him flying by the other day in hunting mode, his whole body at an angle to the fence and wished I’d been able to capture him.

Still sick, but the sore throat seems to finally be not as severe. I still coughed all night and I’m hoping that tonight maybe I can sleep better. My daughter is taking little one to daycare tomorrow, which will really help because I won’t have to get up at 5 if I have yet another terrible night. I had to take care of her yesterday, and I was so sick, it was hard to keep up with her. She ended up coloring on my tile floor with her crayons. I was there the whole time, but I couldn’t see what she was up to beyond the coffee table. Luckily, it came off with vinegar spray. I just told her she only colors on papers and coloring books. She was really good and was eager to clean up her mess. She did it all by herself. I’m just glad she didn’t do it on the walls!

I managed to turn my written notes from several days into 1800 words for Wolf in Need. I’m off to try and write.

Hope you have a stupendous day!

Terry

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Creating a Watercolor from a Photo–Easy

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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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Hungry, Cold Birds

Red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay and baby bluebird.

Well, it was cold, cold, cold out, but I was trying to finish the grass and weed pulling before it gets hot, hot, hot. So I did all the backyard flowerbeds, shrieked in terror when, without having gardening gloves on like I should have, nearly pulled up a snake with the weeds. I got my shovel out, scooped the cold critter up, and put him on the island of plants in the middle of our street. Hopefully, he stays there. That’s the second snake I’ve found in my plants this year while pulling weeds. They’re good, not evil, but I still don’t want them in the plants, giving me a heart attack.

I kept thinking, people are going to think I’m planning to dig up the irises in the island flowerbed. I mean, who would carry a shovel across the street otherwise, right? A neighbor was leaving in her car, and rolled down her window, and said, “Snake, right?”

I laughed. “Yes! But I don’t want him in my yard.”

She motioned to the island flowerbed and said, “That’s a great place for him.”

Yep, if he stays there! I put on my gloves after that. lol

So I reached 7,000 words yesterday SEAL Wolf Surrender, and I’m off to write. You know, I only tell you this to keep me accountable, whether you want to hear it or not. Just so you know. lol If I tell someone, then I feel guilty if I don’t get to my word count each day (minus the two days I have baby–between running after her and being worn out by the time she leaves, I need me time)…but even then, I try to get some word count to get ahead. In fact, I’d blocked out the week for jury duty, so I wasn’t scheduled to write anything. That means I’m 7,000 words ahead. I was supposed to write my first 2,000 today. 🙂 But I tell myself, they don’t count–in other words–I don’t get a reprieve. I just have them in case something happens and I CAN’T write.

So with that said, I need to get my word count and make a bear!!! Have a lovely day!

Terry

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

My Havanese loved the St Bernard and barked at him to run along the fence with them. They ran back and forth, back and forth, then they took breathers and checked each other out again. He was such a mellow fellow, and he’s just a puppy. If the fence wasn’t there? They’d probably have been afraid of him.

He inspired me to add him to Flight of the White Wolf, which is coming out next year.

Have a great one!!

Terry

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Kaleidoscope Butterfly Bush and Fighting Blue Jay and Woodpecker

Kaleidoscope Butterfly Bush–I love these bushes. All the other butterfly bushes sit there, no blooms, the one variety constantly plagued with aphids. But this variety has been a stellar performer. No butterflies, but it doesn’t matter to me. It’s just beautiful. I think this is the first time I can see a real kaleidoscope of colors. The other blooms on the other plants were all purple.

kaleidoscope butterfly bush 600x400blue jay and mockingbird fighting on feeder Mine enyssiaAnd a blue jay and a red-bellied woodpecker fighting over the suet. Funny thing is after they left, no one was feeding off it. What? The only time it holds any interest is when someone else wants it? Sounds like the puppies to me. lol

Whoops, missed the garbage. When did Wednesday turn into Thursday? Ever have that happen?

Have a super great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Birds at the Old Place, and New Place

bluebird closeupblue birds 039 (640x427)These pictures show the difference between capturing birds in shots here, compared to at my old house.

daddy cardinal feeding baby (640x442)

cardinals 019 (640x427) (2)blue jays in love (640x462)I couldn’t find the blue jay photo at the other house, but believe me, it wasn’t good. He was in the shrubs and between the window screens, branch and twig clutter and a bird on the move, they were a lot harder to capture. I think in all the years I was there, I only saw one once.

Now what I don’t have here are these kinds of photos.

roadrunner two 002 (640x556) croppedroad runner on barn 005hawk closeup on electric poleThey have hawks here, but thankfully not near my feeders. 🙂 They might have roadrunners, but I’ve never seen one here.

And one of these days I’m going to capture a snowy egret. They fly overhead here, but I never have my camera with me when they do. I had hummingbirds at the other house, but didn’t have my camera with me the couple of times I saw her around the flowers.

hummingbird 014 (3)With clear windows, no screens, up-close feeders, and a perfect “window seat” to capture them as I write away on my books and have my camera next to the keyboard, it’s perfect. AC, no bugs,  fill the feeders, and I’m good to go. At the other house, I also had to climb a kitchen stool to get up high enough to capture the birds on the back patio, which meant half the time they’d fly away.

Okay, so I’m back to work, finished SEAL Wolf Undercover and it’s off to the beta reader and promo blogs are done, and now I’m ready to do the rewrites on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place.

It’s a little cooler this morning because of storms last night so I was going to walk the puppies, but no insect repellent. I was sure I had tons of it. 🙁

Have a great day!

Terry

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Birds of a Feather–Nope…

red-bellied woodpecker and blue jayIt was really shaded out when the red-bellied woodpecker and blue jay came to roost on the two feeders. It’s the only time I’ve seen them eat at the same time without scaring the other off, so though it’s not the best shot in the world, the fact they were eating together was pretty neat.

blue jay flying off and red bellied woodpecker on feedersI tried to download my files from Carbonite. Only through story B downloaded. ugh. So I’ve got to find out what its problem is. But when I went to disable Win updates while the files were downloading, I realized the the new hard drive had automatic updates, which is probably why Win 10 downloaded. So I’ve changed it to ASK me first, and I will decide.

🙂 Have a super great day!

Terry

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Book Trailer Video for 21 Shades of Night and a Blue Jay Making the Bird Feeder Work for Him

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blue jay wings spread on feeder (640x506)The blue jay was trying to keep his balance here. Everything had gotten moldy because of all the rain we had. So I had to clean all the feeders out.blue jay beak full (640x325) blue jay 026 (640x427)This is the only one I have back up since it is easiest to clean and the others are still drying. The birds were very happy. A chickadee came, the blue jay, a loving couple of cardinals, and bluebirds.

The feeder isn’t really designed for birds as big as the blue jay. But that doesn’t keep him from getting a meal. Which I’m happy for. He’s very entertaining. And I’d rather he ate some of the seed than have to throw it all out. He looks like the woodpecker when he feeds off this feeder.

Okay, I’m back to working on SEAL Wolf Hunting. 76,000 words to go!!! And I finished another bear last night. I have 2 others I’ve finished and need to get them ready to ship, and another to finish. So why am I goofing off again??? 🙂

Have a great day!

Terry

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The Tail Feathers First

blue jay 001 (640x427)Okay, so I’m having fun photographing different birds that come into the yard. I’d seen a male blue jay and female the other day, but not long enough to photograph. So this one landed on my bird feeder and I couldn’t get him there either. The bird feeder is too small for him. But when he landed on the oak tree, I thought, great! All tail feathers. But at least he turned a little so I could see his face.

blue jay 016 (640x622)I took a lot of tail feather pictures before he turned sideways and gave me a really good shot.

blue jay 018 (614x640)And then a fun shot of him flying off.

The Viking’s Highland Lass was uploaded to all the sites. Itunes should be available soon for preorder. Amazon has a glitch for their previewer, so I’ll have to check it out again tomorrow. I’m now working on the edits on A Very Jaguar Christmas, and then back to Golden Fae. 🙂

Have a super wonderful day!!

Terry

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