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It’s Done!!

Fall colors and waterfalls. See? We do get some fall colors in Texas!

I finished proofreading Claiming the White Bear! Woohoo! I sent it early this morning to my sleeping beta readers. Now I have a million things to do: write up several promo blogs for You Had Me at Jaguar, finish the white teddy bear, work on the cover for Claiming the White Bear some more, properly format the book, purchase an ISBN, copyright it…and start working on the next book. I don’t think I’ll have time for it today. I’m not sure I’ll have time for all this today. But I’m off and running…after I have my 2nd cup of hot lavender tea. Though the puppies are sitting at my feet waiting for me to feed them. I might have to do that first.

Wait. I’m the alpha. My tea comes first.

Hope you do what needs to be done today, and have lots of fun and free time just to goof off too!!

Terry

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Whimsy in Real Life

Ornamental grasses with fall colors behind them, and wolves having a bit of fun with one of those human signs where you stick your head through and you’re an animal, with a human head. They’re werewolves with a sense of humor. What can I say?

I had to pick up sick baby from daycare, ship a bear to Australia (the one time another went to Austria, hey, they are not spelled the same, postal workers!!!), and send a book to a beta reader, and take the dogs in to have their teeth cleaned. Poor Tanner had two back molars that were loose and had to  have them removed. Chew sticks are supposed to help against tartar, but they made my dogs sick. I started using the little skinny ones and they seem to do all right with those. Poor puppies. Anyway, so I have sick baby back today and Tanner’s on pain medication. Baby looked like a zombie when I picked her up at daycare. I still managed 1600 words….

Have a great one! She’s on her way any second. Uhm, she’s here.

Terry

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Sunset Highlighting Fall Colors

I had to grab a shot! Or…three.

I’m off to finish edits on My Highlander, and need to photograph gingerbread houses this afternoon! 🙂 Hope some will turn out.

I saw these trees had FINALLY turned and the sun was setting, highlighting them and I had to take a picture. 🙂

Okay, off to work! Have a lovely sunlit day!

Terry

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Yes, We Have Fall Colors!

On the walk with baby.

It’s harder to capture the autumn colors here, unlike our fellow friends in the more colorful regions of the world where fall explodes with vibrancy. So for us, capturing some of the colors here is much harder. And of course, I only brought my 50mm with me instead of the one I use to shoot for scenery because I thought I was only going to take pictures of baby. But the fall colors caught my eye too. Next time….

One year, the pear trees were wild with color. I’d never noticed it before, but I think we had just enough rainfall and cold weather to make it happen that year.

I’m back to edits on My Highlander. When baby went home last night, I was working on them, making all the changes that needed to be made as my story idea changes with the progress of the novel. It also helps me to see what I need to add to make the scenes more vivid, colorful, just like a fall scene–not flat, but memorable.

Whether you have fall or not, embrace the beauty of your world.

Somewhere, I have a picture of a rusting child’s antique car–used as a garden ornament, but unseen by most in Old Town Spring. It captured my eye as my family continued walking and I paused to take a picture. I hope it turned out and I want to share it, once I find it! Even a rusted out old toy car can be beautiful–full of stories.

Have a memorably fun day!

Terry

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Take a Walk with Me…

You never know what you might find!!!

Okay, finished NaNoWriMo–made over 50,000 words on My Highlander. But of course it’s not done, so off to write and write and write.

But if you want to take a walk with me, look at the wonders we might find!

Terry

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Fall is Finally Here for Christmas

fall-neighbors-lights-crepe-myrtle-900-019Magical.

And some freebies from Floating Lights Photography!! The snow actions for Photoshop and the globe are so much fun. 🙂

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Renee has wonderful free tips on all kinds of Photoshop magic–working with curves and such. Her actions are great and I use them in a lot of my work. 🙂

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Have a lovely day!

Terry Spear

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

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Winged Predator of the Night

owl-with-flameWise old owl waiting for a meal on the run at the bewitching hour.

It’s foggy out this morning, but not all that cool, so I imagine the morning is filled with mosquitoes. Which means I took one picture, walked through a spiderweb, have no idea where the spider is, and that was enough for me. 🙂

great-egret-or-great-white-heron-in-ditch-900-006A great egret as the sun was beginning to fade.

great-egret-or-great-white-heron-fall-colors-in-ditch-900-008I thought it was interesting that the fall colors show better in the reflection of the water.

fall-cypress-sunsetting-900-022Cypress trees as the sun was going down, the fall colors more noticeable.

white-dandelion-kind-of-grasses-900-023More interesting wild grasses going to seed.

wild-purple-flowers-900-025Tiny wild purple flowers before sunset.

I was attempting to capture the fountains lit up at night, but the mosquitoes started attacking and then my battery died, so this was the last picture I managed to shoot. I will have to try with the fountains when it ever gets colder! 🙂

Have a great one!

Back to the book!

Terry Spear

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Temps Dropped in the Mornings!

puppies-looking-out-window-in-cold-900-001But the house can be stuffy, so I have been opening the windows to let the cool air in. Here, Max and Tanner are enjoying watching out the window and smelling all the scents.

50mm-900-orange-butterfly-on-butterfly-bush-051I was experimenting with the 50mm lens to see if it made any difference in the photos. The butterflies are all over the kaleidoscope butterfly bush, and this time I could get close without disturbing them.

50mm-closeup-of-orange-butterfly-900-065fall-colors-900-032And if you look really hard, there are even some fall colors!

Okay, I’m off to write. Over halfway done on Double Cougar Trouble and I’m still hashing out the plot for White Wolf. Then it’s time for a walk! I’m waiting for it to get light out enough and warm up a bit. I know. I know. I was waiting for it to cool down a bit forever. lol

Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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Black Friday, Anyone?

Woohoo, received Fresh Pick for A Silver Wolf Christmas from Fresh Fiction Reviews!!!



December 3, 2015

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Pistache in fall colors!

Pistache in fall colors!

And a Red Oak in fall colors!

And a Red Oak in fall colors!

I think these are Pencil Boxwood

I think these are Pencil or Skyrocket Boxwood. They’re evergreen, grow really tall, and remain really narrow.

Okay, and I’m back to cleaning and decorating. 🙂

Have a great Black Friday! Are you going anywhere? Eating anything special? Me? Turkey!

Terry

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Gold Pears, Gold Leaves and Other Fall Colors

Isn’t nature beautiful? It puts on a stunning display for us even if we ignore what’s going on around us because we’re just too busy to notice. I just happened to catch sight of one of my pear trees with a cascade of bright yellow leaves.

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And red berries just showed up on some of my plants to provide birds with something to eat for the winter, but it always reminds me of Christmas cards and green leaves and red berries.

red berries (640x427)And crepe myrtles in fall colors. They’re “evergreen” so don’t drop their leaves, but many of them will turn burgundy in the winter.fall colors jasmine and crepe myrtles 006 (640x427)And jasmine in fall colors–I had never seen some turn pink like this!

fall colors jasmine and crepe myrtles 002 (640x427)They usually are more of the rusty color, like at the bottom of the picture, or a burgundy color also.

Okay, I’m back to working on The Viking’s Highland Lass! Enjoy your day!!!

Terry

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