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The World of Fae

Messing around with Photoshop. Here is a cool place to do cover mockups for free! https://covervault.com

I’m off to write. Having covers is great! BUT…I need to write the books to go with them.

Have a great one!!! I can’t wait until it cools down!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Black Bear, White Bear, Gray Wolf, Blue Waterfall…

Whoops, I goofed on figuring out my word count goals. I didn’t take off the days I have baby. No way can I get 2,000 words on those days. *sigh* I’ll have to get a little bit after she leaves those nights and try to make up for it during the week. I planned to weed this morning too, but can’t with baby here. I did work on another flowerbed later in the day, so it’s part way done.

Blue waterfall sculpture at the arboretum, black bear waiting for a peanut at the North American Bear Center, white polar bear swimming, diving, kicking off wall, repeat at the Como Zoo, gray wolf relaxing at the International Wolf Center.

Okay, got to get ready for baby! Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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No More Vacation–Time for the Real World

Returning home means reality sets in! Writing daily goals, taking care of the dogs (I spent hours combing out Max yesterday and need to work on Tanner today), WEEDING the flowerbeds, have three bear orders waiting on me, etc.

Koi at the arboretum in MN, a sleeping fairy at my friend’s house, and then my gardens: zinnia flowerbed, golden zinnia, and the lilyturf (liriope)’s purple flowers are blooming, and purple magic crepe myrtles are in full bloom.

Last night, I was working on one of the flowerbeds out front after getting my word count and grooming Max, and man was it awful. Not only was it still 103 heat index, dripping wet humidity, but the mosquitoes were ravenous. I covered myself in insect repellent, but apparently not well enough. So when they found my ankles, I was trying to kill them as fast as they were landing. Not fun. And finally gave up, making a hasty retreat to the house.

But I was determined to do it again this morning because I have 7 flowerbeds out front filled with zinnias and weeds. I finished the one from last night, another out front that was filled with weeds, and 2 that weren’t bad. My hands hurt–the weeds and grass roots are dug in all the way to China, and I was soaked from the high humidity, so came in and will try for the last 3 beds tomorrow. They are really bad too. If it hadn’t been so hot and humid, I would have just stayed out there and finished all of them. Hate not getting something done. But…at least 4 are done! I kept thinking if only it was 59 degrees out. That’s what the temperature dropped to this morning AFTER I left Minnesota!!!

Reached 21,000 words yesterday on the new story! 59,000 to go!

As you can see, I still have to take my pictures. lol

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

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Beautiful Memories and a Rainbow Welcome Home!

The double and single rainbows were in the clouds when I was in the airplane, descending into the Houston airport. The mirrored curved wall was the coolest artwork in a very strange field of art sculptures. And  Tasha is the black bear, 3 years old, playing in the pond.

The fun thing about the trip was that I took thousands of pictures and all are beautiful, fun, interesting, and funny memories that I can look back on for years. In the meantime, I managed to type up more of the story after writing for 5 hours while waiting to board the plane and while flying to Houston. I only paused to take some cloud and rainbow pictures. I ended up with 19,000, which is 5,000 over my word goal!

But, my gardens need major weeding. At 95 degrees, it’s just sooooo hot. I did take some zinnia pictures this morning, and I’m still downloading all the pictures I took on the trip. I still need to unpack more, but have to get my word count too. The puppies have been playing all morning. They’re happy I’m home, though they loved being at my daughter and SIL’s home with the baby and the corgis.

Off to work… Have a super, memory-filled day!

Terry

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

When I think of arboretums, I think of flowers and other kinds of gardens. We saw a Japanese garden, hosta woodland garden, fern wooded garden, herbs, vegetable, and fruit gardens, shrub gardens, and tree gardens, ponds, and many different flower gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and bubblers, lakes, marshy swamps, and more.

But we also managed to catch geese (which I didn’t download, will have to do it tonight), chipmunks, squirrels, a DRAGONFLY! (I’ve been trying to capture one my whole trip), a wild turkey! (that was a surprise), a squirrel, a monarch butterfly on an orange coneflower, and koi.

We walked 5 miles at the zoo the day before yesterday, and 4 miles up and down hills in the heat and humidity yesterday at the arboretum. So we’ve been getting a good workout every day.

I autographed books at 3 Barnes and Nobles.

Autographed at Barnes and Noble, Roseville, MN

Autographed at B&N, Eden Prairie, MN

Autographed at B&N, Maplewood, MN

Oh, and I managed to get to 17,000 words on the new book!

Off to breakfast! Have a wonderfully wild day!

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

Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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North Shore Lake Superior & Butterflies at Como Zoo

Everything was blue, the water, the clouds–a mist on the water making it blend with the sky.

Butterflies and the flowers were beautiful at the Como Zoo. They were sitting all over the place, perfect little models. I’ll have to share more later! Over 50 varieties of butterflies!

Hope your day is filled with butterflies!! Off to the Arboretum.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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It’s Okay if I Don’t Write!

I took off the week from writing, though I managed to get 2500 written this week anyway. But this is a research trip, and I signed books at a Barnes and Noble. I’ll use my travels for a story setting in one of my future books. I’ve been up here before, but more to see the wolves and their behavior, and to enjoy the other sites. Even so, I’ve set one of the white wolf stories in Ely during the winter based on my first trip up here, and I’ll have to do one for some shifter story for the summer after seeing all the flowers in abundance, experiencing the weather–hot, stormy, cool, etc.

Bears and wolves and rain, oh my! It poured so hard, we finally had to pull off the road, but it wasn’t letting up, so after a little wait, we continued on our way, ended up on a gravel road and finally back to civilization.

We’ve been brainstorming the whole time too, and I’ve been taking notes, so that’s important, and we’ve been halfway listening to Silver Wolf Christmas, which helps me to remember some of the character details and setting for Silver Town, since I’m writing the next book in the Silver Town series. So see? I’m not goofing off…too much. 🙂

Okay, were off to see the zoo. Tomorrow it will be the arboretum. It might be iffy on the weather. Hope we’re not rained out on either day! We were going to market last night, but as you can see by the rain we were having, it was a no-go.

Have a super, great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Getting High on Flowers…

 

Everywhere we went or looked there were more flowers. It was flower heaven! Every time I’d put my camera away, I was pulling it back out. Orange milkweed at Gooseberry Falls, hostas, Asian lilies, mossy rock and bluebells at the North Shore, Lake Superior, black-eyed susans and daisies, International Wolf Center.

The last time we came up here, it was fall, four years ago. So seeing the wildflowers and gardens for summer has been just beautiful.

Okay, off to do more fun stuff!! Hope your day is great!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Fog and Sunrise…and…the Fae

Okay, so I’m taking pictures of the fog, right? And like I said before, I figured the colors were muted because of the early morning hour, but then I took a picture of a mossy rock and it was all black and white, and I knew something was wrong. Well, the fae were messing with me!

The settings were changed and so when I reset it to manual, voila! We were no longer in Kansas, but in the Land of Oz! Full color at sunrise on a foggy day on Lake Superior.

Hope you have a great day! We’re off to see the wolves!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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In and Out of the Garden

Red petunias in a window flower box, orange devil’s paintbrush, yellow bird’s feet trefoil, blue lupine, pink roses, and wild sunflowers.

The wildflowers and garden flowers are fully in bloom, giving the whole landscape an artist’s painted view.

I wrote a little, but haven’t really had a lot of time. We walked 3.9 miles up and down stairs–176 steps down to the water at Split Rock Lighthouse, but took the long, scenic way around back up.

Off to have more fun! It’s been hot and everyone says I brought the heat here. lol

Hope you’re enjoying your day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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