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Butterflies and Birds

Hummingbird, moulting male cardinal (he has a lot of black on his had and white feathers down below), giant yellow swallowtail, fritillary butterfly! The yellow swallowtail is extremely fast moving. I had to have a fast ISO setting to capture him.  Even when he’s feeding, his wings are flapping like crazy. The fritillary is much more sedentary. The hummingbird is also moving like crazy, besides flapping his little wings so fast. I could have had it at a faster ISO for him.

Okay, I’m now at 97K and counting, 17K over the mandatory word count, and there’s an end in sight. But I’ll probably have around 100K by the time I finish, which is great! I don’t think I’ll get it done by the time baby shows up tomorrow though, but I’m trying.

See, persistence pays off. I kept trying to get a better shot of the hummingbird, and I kept pushing through on the story, and voila!

Hope you have a butterfly and hummingbird filled day! It just adds a little magic to our world.

Terry

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

I adore chickadees (rarely see them, but my rosebush has grown to five feet tall and cover the feeders, so I think they feel safer to feed), and I had two of them at the same time, but they’re so quick that I couldn’t catch two of them together at once. And the little female cardinal is a baby. I pictured her momma and daddy yesterday. There are two babies.

Sooooo, I did get my word count, but I also spent tons of time trying to fix things. I took a broom handle to the disposal. Yay! It worked.

I talked to Apple techs for an hour and a half, and finally, finally got my issue resolved. And the plumbers fixed my plumbing. So those were three of the MAJOR issues I needed to fix. The phone still does its out of control like a robot has gone haywire alerts. And my tires still say they need inflating.  Well, not the tires exactly, but the idiot light in the car does.

So that’s not bad, really. The three really important things were fixed. The others…I still need to resolve. The issue with my Mac came up when I did an update. The issue with my phone came up when I did an update. Do you see a pattern here????

Okay, 10,000 words to go to get word count, AND I have edits on a book I need to finish and turn in, so happy weekend, everyone!

Terry

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

Female cardinal is trying to figure out which seed will be the best. The male has already grabbed his. And the cardinal was sharing the food with a sparrow.

I only have 8K left to write on the book!!! Lots more to do, but that’s the word count anyway!

I’m in a photo challenge, using light from a doorway to take a photo of your subject. I did it with my granddaughter a couple of weeks ago. So I’ll try a new one with me standing outside. I was trying to take pictures of her in my box of fur and I had to let the dogs out. When I did, I realized how much soft light entered the room. Plus the baby was fascinated with everything going on outside and she still couldn’t figure out how to get out of the box to join the puppies. 🙂 <3 The light streams in from outdoors, but a patio cover keeps it from being harsh.

But for now, I have to get back to the story!!!! Do you ever notice how slowly the time goes when you have a vacation coming up? And how fast it goes when you have a dreaded deadline coming???

Don’t sweat the small stuff! And keep on going with the deadline stuff! Have a great one!!!

Terry

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Red Captures the Eye

Whether red is the main focus, or it’s a hint of red used as an accent, red captures the eye.

When I was a teen, I went to see Dracula with my mother at a college play. I was hooked on him, by the way, but in the scenes, everything was black and white, beautiful. Except for one red item in the scene. A red rose. A glass of red wine. That red dominated the scene.

And I finished writing My Highlander last night! I have to type up my notes, edit, re-read, but it’s done!!! Not finished, finished, but close!

Have a great day!

Terry

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

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Clutter

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I was trying to capture the female cardinal, showing off the other cardinals too. Do you see the red blur in the back? The cardinals were all over the branches. But the female was partially hidden in the branches too. Which proves my point. They were all in the branches, their “hiding” place.

But this is also cluttered because of the branches and headless bird and bottomless female. lol

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Better. uncluttered. Whole bird. Watching me.

Life can get cluttered too. Do you ever find you’re doing way too much and you need to simplify things?

Writing can get that way too. Too much stuff. Trim it down.

The puppies can get that way. They don’t shed, so I need to unclutter their fur. Brush them to remove the mats so that they’re all pretty again.

Clutter. It isn’t pretty. It’s time to go.

So I was putting out the trash this morning, and I saw grass in my flower beds. Oh, no! So I started pulling it and then I think I pulled something that might be an emerging flower. Oops.

Remember to remove only what needs to be removed and not the stuff you need. 🙂

Have a clutter-free day!!

Terry Spear

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

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I Said No!

I agreed to give an author a quote who asked me a while back, despite all the deadlines I’m still on. But I look forward to reading her book at the end of the month. It sounds like a lot of fun.

But I said No! to a boxset that an author approached me on because I just can’t keep saying yes. To everything. 🙂  Plus, it’s really important if I’m going to do it, if it’s the same genre. I don’t think any of them write paranormal. Some readers love to read everything. Raising hand here. But some have specific genres they love. So it’s better to be in a specific genre.

I was in one once where we had a futuristic story, and some paranormal readers felt gypped. There were 21 stories in the boxset for only 99 cents! Just one was futuristic. lol

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Is that me, or is someone else looking back at me?–Male cardinal pondering his shadow.

I didn’t meet my word count goal yesterday. 🙁 I had lunch with the author who needs a quote and had to pick up more goody bags and stuff for the reader’s convention, then got home and did 1200 words, but needed 2,000. *sigh*

Still puppy sitting, so it’s been trips outside a million times, and hard to concentrate. Just as I get in the zone, I have to stop for more puppy stuff.

Off to the novella! Only 5800 words to go! Must wrap this puppy up!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader—strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.

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With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory—and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?

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I’ve been working on SEAL Wolf Undercover, and moving grass and planting flowers, and hanging pictures, organizing my office and taking pictures! The birds are full of life and it’s hard not take take pictures of them when they’re so begging for me to!

daddy and baby cardinalDaddy feeding baby cardinal. Note the baby has a tinge of red feathers, but not a red beak yet. From a distance, I thought the daddy was feeding some other bird’s baby! But you can see her/his little crown too.

mommy, daddy, baby (640x515)Here, Mommy is like a ghostly blur. She’s on the feeder closer to the window while Daddy is taking care of junior. 🙂  So see??? I just had to take pictures.

 

Have a super day!

Terry

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

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