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Birds in the Rain

A dove with water droplets on its back, goldfinch, and red-bellied woodpecker. Tried to capture the cardinals, but missed them. 🙂 <3

We had rain all day yesterday and the day before. The birds were singing and eating in the rain.

But I was diligently revising A Billionaire Wolf Christmas. Managed to get through 260 pages yesterday. It didn’t take long to make the few minor changes, but I had to read the book all the way through to make sure I caught everything. Forty pages to go, then  have to work on a couple of bear orders. 🙂 <3

Have a super, wonderful, fun day!!!

Terry
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Birds in the Garden

Cowbird to dove: I was here first, do your worst.

Male house finch with sunflower seed and ready to go.

I saw a Baltimore Oriole the other day. I love them, but he was in one of my neighbor’s trees and wouldn’t come to me. 🙁

The one was at the writer’s retreat, the other on my bird feeder. 🙂

Only 5,000 words to write, for word count. But I still have a long way to go to finish the story, then edit it. Still, from 0 to 75,000, not bad. 🙂

Have a great day!

Terry

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Hurricane Harvey: A Historical Event

We’re fine, high enough that our rainwater is running off and not getting into the homes. 25 inches of rain so far.

We have 4 more days of rain, then the chance drops off to 40% for a couple of days. And then 80% again. I didn’t think I’d ever be glad NOT to have rain. It’s windy today, and the rain is light and that’s finally allowing for some of the water to seep in, but areas are still being evacuated before more flooding can occur with the new rainfall.

This is one of the sheriff’s alerts:

“Riley Fuzzel Rd under SH 99 is closed to through traffic due to Spring Creek over flow. Vehicles can still get onto SH 99 main lanes but not on Riley Fuzzel Rd east or west bound under SH 99. Please avoid that area and monitor local news & emergency service channels for updates.”

Tons of road closures all over. But people are feeling housebound and just have to get out. I took a walk this morning while it was not raining for once, and took pictures of the ponds. They’re elevated, but so deep, except for some trees in standing water, they’re not reaching the roadways.

Schools are closed through Sept 5 now.

Off to write. Our electricity went out for a blip, so I’m hoping that was the only time we’d lose it.

More later…

Terry

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Juvenile Dove

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And we twist this way and that to work out the morning kinks.

Only 5,000 words away from having word count on Cougar Undercover. Nearly to the end! 🙂 <3  Then it’s time to reread and edit. 🙂 <3

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Terry Spear

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Ending One Book, Starting Another

It’s never really the end. It’s always the beginning of a new journey. New job, new setting, new people. Hmmm, like life.

Last night someone was shooting off fireworks in our neighborhood. It’s not that I don’t like fireworks, but not THAT close. It sounded like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my windows, just about the time we thought it was going to end and then starting up again. The puppies were terrified. I took them to bed until whoever it was quit playing with their noisemakers. Then I put the puppies back to THEIR beds. They were reluctant. They were sure that the fireworks would go off again. Luckily they didn’t. I didn’t think it was legal to shoot off fireworks in a home development.

Anyway, the worst part is, it’s not even the 4th of July yet!!! I used to sweat it out when my neighbors at the last house would shoot off fireworks when I had dried corn in the fields. I could just see those catching fire and the whole place going up in smoke.

bell peppers (2) (1280x853)blue jays 007 (1280x1260)My bell pepper plants are going to town! Maybe I can share them with my son when he comes to visit. Can you see how many there are?

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It looks like these kaleidoscope butterfly bush flowers might be all purple. Really pretty.

Max and the gate (2) (1139x1280)Max peeking out to see what I’m doing outside the gate.

tanner on the patio (1280x672)Tanner trotting along the patio as I’m taking pictures.

blue jays dove feeding (1280x853)Bluejay and dove feeding on hot pepper suet that’s dropped onto the pavers. There’s enough for everyone, but we have a bunch of new baby birds, mockingbirds and bluejays, and they’re all fighting over the suet. I haven’t seen baby doves, but they’re also fighting over it.

blue jay eyeing dove (1280x853)Bluejay doing the stare down, an attempt at intimidation.

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So the stare down didn’t work, let me try my super bird big wings attempt at intimidation. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And then, just fly off so I can eat MY breakfast in peace. Okay?

Off to work on revising SEAL some more so I can get it ready to turn in.

Have a super day!

 

Terry

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Who is the Alpha Here?

red-bellied woodbecker and dove at the feeder (640x546)You know, if you don’t take turns, neither of you feel comfortable to eat. Who won?

woodpecker with dove and suet in beakBoth. The dove got a beak full or two of suet.

woodpecker coming over top to get suet (640x505)And then the red-bellied woodpecker did.

I shared my tomatoes with two of my neighbors and my daughter and SIL. I had no idea I’ve have that many tomatoes from three plants!

Back to working on the SEAL wolf book!

Have a great day!!

Terry

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Fog, but more Storms Coming

fog 002 (427x640)dogs and bears 036 (640x278)Water droplets on chives.

dogs and bears 046 (427x640)Worked on bears while the electricity was on for a short while.

dogs and bears 039 (640x427)Dogs all crashed.

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water droplets on chives…butterfly iris(640x427)butterfly iris unfurled in rain…

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Dove's feathers ruffled in high winds (640x427)dove’s feathers ruffled in high winds…

dove getting out of the rain (640x427)dove getting out of rain on back patio…you can see the raindrops falling behind him.

🙂 <3

Storms coming around noon, so off to get some stuff done in case we lose electricity again. It’s supposed to keep on through Thursday.

Terry

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Sometimes You Give it All You’ve Got and…

You still don’t get nothing!

squirrel and Tanner on his back 002 (640x427)And worse than that, here I am trying sooooo hard, and I’ve got an audience! Hey, what are you looking at, bub?

squirrel and Tanner on his back 004 (640x427)The dove is smiling. That is one dumb squirrel. Didn’t you see the design? Squirrel-proof. That means the birdseed is for the birds. That’s me.

squirrel and Tanner on his back 009 (640x427)And me. After playing outside, getting as much birdseed as I could sink my teeth into, and getting brushed and brushed and brushed, that’s me. Totally passed out. Mom said the dogs were barking next door. Nope. Didn’t hear them. She turned on the camera, which means it’s showtime for me and I have to sit up and pose. Didn’t hear it. Sometimes life just wears me out.

What about you?

Have a super great Monday!!!

Terry

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

Can I join you for a meal?

Can I join you for a meal?

The Dove doesn't have to share any thing down below.

The Dove doesn’t have to share any thing down below.

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I had to run a bunch of errands today, and I didn’t have time to drop by the grocery store, but still need to get a turkey.

Are you all set?

I turned in A Very Jaguar Christmas edits and am working on Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing edits. Intermittently, I take breaks to pack another box or 3.  Just like with the deadline on this, moving day is quickly approaching, and I have to have everything packed. Which is impossible because I have to still entertain for Christmas.

*sigh*

I look forward to a few days of just plain fun. But to get there, I need to get these edits done.

Hope you are having a great week!

Terry

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Stop Biting!

Okay, normally, I think of myself as pretty observant. But not while I was buying my dog food. The clerk was ringing me up, then suddenly said, “Stop biting!”

I looked over at her, to see what was biting her because as far as I knew, she and I were the only two people there, and saw the cute little parrot on her arm. He’s 7 mos old and $750. Just adorable. But I’m sticking to my puppies. She said he’s very noisy!

The sun parakeet or sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America.

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This is my kind of bird. Wild, can fend for itself, and highly entertaining too. 🙂  This is a dove in my gardens.

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, and so the saga continues!

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply is back with my editors, pitched my next 3 books, and I’m off to work on Viking again.

Have a super great Monday!

Terry

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