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Butterfly and Flowers

Butterfly at Wild Kingdom. I love butterfly exhibits and could stay in one and take pictures all day.

I’ve done some weeding. I could do a ton more, but I want to write. I caught the rat that was eating my tomatoes and chewed a hole through the fence. But of course there are tons more. I heard one in the wall yesterday afternoon, scratching like it was as big as my 15 lb dogs. I thought it was them! Until I saw them watching me, waiting for me to get rid of the rat. ugh. Time to call the exterminator.

I managed 3,000 words, 4,000 behind still. But if I can get 3,000 a day, that whittles down the amount by a 1,000 each day. Off to write!!

Hope you have a delightful day.

Terry

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Butterfly on Flowers

Butterfly Garden at Wild Kingdom

My granddaughter didn’t want to go out much yesterday, though we did take one long walk. But afterwards, we did all kinds of crafts and were going to make cupcakes, no frosting. What? No frosting? So I need pick up some and get some groceries. We did a treasure hunt instead. And that was a lot of fun!

They’re talking about us having a repeat of the freeze in February last year and our power grid not holding out, only with temperatures getting too hot this weekend and having the same effect. Everyone involved in the electric grid issues should be fired. And whoever is getting kickbacks for this situation should be in jail.

I threw a bunch of freezer packs into the freezer that I wasn’t using and I’m going to make more ice to add to it, JUST in case we’re without electricity. We did have wild storms last night and that cooled it down considerably this morning, which is great. But they’re expecting mid and upper 90s all weekend and next week. And this is WAY too early to have heat that high.

Okay, I’m off to get to work on writing. I have proofing to do on the Christmas Wolf Surprise so I might not get my word count for Highland Wolf today. It’s also a Christmas story, so maybe “seeing snow” will make me feel cooler as I write and proof.

Have a super fun day!!

Terry

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Spring Flowers and a Butterfly–or Moth

It’s time to do monthly art challenges again. This one was for spring. I took the photo of the moth? Butterfly? At Disney’s butterfly exhibit.

Good day on getting my steps in again yesterday, even got 3,000 words on the story, finally!!!!! I’ve been either taking care of grandkids or too sick to think with this head cold, and I managed to at least be only 3,000 words behind instead of 4,000. I need to try and get another 3,000 today if I can.

I’m off to work! Have a delightful day!

Terry

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Happy May Day!

This is the planter I cleaned out and added salvia (purple flowers) and bright pink/red coneflowers. The daylilies and phlox were already growing there but haven’t bloomed.

Fast forward about 3 weeks, flowers all filled in and the daylilies are beginning to bloom, phlox has gone to sleep.

It’s May Day! Have a great one!

Terry

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Spring is Filling the Flowerbeds!

I have to keep pulling the weeds, but at least some of the stuff that looked like weeds proved they’re not and are now providing a flowery showcase. The fuschia-colord phlox is so pretty right now and lilies are about to bloom, wild clover, and sunshine ligustrum. Hopefully, the ligustrum will start to really grow a bit! It’s supposed to be 6 feet tall and it’s just maybe a foot tall. Some of the ones in the back are about five foot now. And one in the front is 6 foot. So maybe this one is going to be a runt of the litter.

When I lived in Oklahoma, I had this color of phlox and redbud trees and their flowers are the same shade of pink-purple. It looked like I was a master gardener and had planned it that way. lol I’d never had either plant before, so I was amazed at how beautiful the combination was.

Okay, I’m off to work on Bear in Mind. Have a great day!!

Terry

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Zinnia in the Garden

A lavender zinnia. They are such cheerful little plants.

So yesterday I was doing a million things while looking for one little document. It meant that I pulled out rubber tubs that I hadn’t gone through since the move here six years ago and I really started getting rid of stuff or organizing it if it’s something important enough to keep. A lot isn’t really, so I might, after the initial clean out, go through the stuff again and get rid of more stuff.

I always feel good about cleaning out stuff, but I still haven’t found the paper I need.

So after I organize all this junk and put it away, then I’ll have to tackle the containers of stuff I have that are underneath all the Christmas decorations. Now that’s going to be hot. The garage is hot. And the containers are super heavy, so just moving them into the house isn’t going to be easy. Just thinking of moving all the Christmas stuff first makes me hot. lol

But I love getting more organized. And I lost another 1 1/2 lbs. Past my first goal, working on my second one! But I didn’t have time to write. I only need to write 8500 more words to reach word goal. Yay!

Well, I’m off to work and then it’s back to more organizing!

Have a stupendous day!

Terry

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Zinnia in the Garden

I did plant some new zinnia seeds, but some of it is from seeds that resowed themselves from last year. Oh, and I had gathered a bunch of their seeds too and planted them. So I probably hadn’t needed to plant any new ones. And my sunflowers are coming up from the bird seeds. Silly birds. They’re supposed to eat them. So this year, I’ve just let them grow and have a bunch of beautiful sunflowers. I loved the natural bubbly bokeh with this orange zinnia of the light on the flowers behind it.

It’s hot and going to be so all week. With heat reaching 104 degree heat index and the ozone in bad shape–they say it’s dangerous to be out in the sun right now. I try to do all my activities early and late, and get to the writing during the day. Though I didn’t get much done yesterday. Not with my granddaughter being here. We swam for 2 hours, walked, and then stayed inside and read books.

I took my walk this morning and it wasn’t bad. But now I’ve got to get to writing! Oh, I did brainstorm with my friend Donna over the Red Wolf Christmas book last night. I need to get the synopsis and other marketing materials ready by Friday. I won’t have my granddaughter for all of Thursday, so that will give me another half day to work.

Have a happy day!

Terry
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Hot, Hot, Hot Today!

It started out feeling like 86 at 6 in the morning, which means a sizzler of a day.

I’m digitally hand painting a puffin, which is taking me a while, so I played with orange flowers and turned them blue instead to show off here. Eye pleasing? Probably not. lol If I had more time, I’d do something more with it.

I finished Jingle Bell Wolf–the 2nd red wolf story. And I’m on chapter 12 of Best of Both Wolves, have 29 chapters to go with it. I need to return a broken in shipment item to the post office first thing, and then we’re going to swim. I hope to get maybe 5 chapters done today. I’m going to dig up a crepe myrtle volunteer to take to my daughter’s when I drop off little one and hold the baby while she plants it. The last one never got planted and died. I noticed my first crepe myrtle is in bloom and I need to take a picture! It’s hot pink. They’re so pretty. Even with their peeling bark, the trees are pretty. I just read where you should leave trunks in combinations that make for odd numbers which is more appealing. Huh, I didn’t know that. So 3, 5, 7 trunks.

I hear the Delta variation of the virus is bad news. And I’m off to try and get something done before little one gets here!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Honeybee, Flower, and Natural Bokeh

I took the photo of the bee on the flower and the pretty bubble bokeh, but it was just brown, so I added a texture overlay to add color to them.

Okay, missed my blog this morning. I was running late, just trying to get the dogs fed, garbage out and then little one was here. I wanted to go to the grocery store and so we did that and it was so hot, I wanted to take her to the pool. Trying to rush her out the door because the lifeguards take a break and I was afraid we’d get in and then have to get out. But we were there for half an hour and then 10 minute break and then we were there for another hour. It was perfect. It’s just so hot, that’s the way to go. I’ve been trying to teach her to swim, but she’s reluctant to get her face in the water.

I made it to chapter 20 last night, but stayed up too late doing it. Anyway, I’m still trying to finish that chapter with all that’s going on. Have to take her to a dance class to see if she’ll do it or not in an hour and a half. We tried gymnastics, but she wanted Grandma there with her every step of the way. lol But that was 2 years ago, pre-COVID. She’s 2 years older now, so we’ll see.

Have a great day! Even if it’s half over! 

Terry

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Daylilies in the Garden

I used Topaz Labs Impressionist to create the Impressionist picture.

My daylilies are finally really becoming showcase flowers from a tiny beginning. I need to take some pictures of the new ones. I should have taken a picture of how sun deprived they look when I first plant them. But these are really turning out pretty.

It’s time to get back to work! I was at the doctor with my daughter and baby and then got home in time to grab a lunch and pick up little one and then ended up hugging on baby again, then went home and returned for dinner and taking kid pictures. So it was a wild day yesterday. Still, I managed to get to 36K somehow on You Had Me at Cougar.

I think I’ll switch gears and reread Billionaire and try to finish it up since I’m at the end of it. And then back to You Had Me at Cougar.

I’ve tried to think of several different openings for United Shifter Force Christmas and none of them are working, so I might just try something else for the Christmas anthology and maybe I can get going with it. Sometimes, I just need to think of a different story, new characters, and run with it.

We haven’t taken a family vacation since Thanksgiving two years ago. And we decided to do one at S. Padre Island this summer. Some of my fae stories have been set down there, and I even have a romantic suspense where I wrote that the characters were down there for a bit. It will be the first time little one has been on sandy beach or seen the “ocean.” So it has a bedroom with two beds in it that little one and I will stay in. We talked to her about sleeping in her own bed, right near Grandmom’s.  Her response, “I want to stay with Grandma.” So I suspect, she’ll be in bed with me. lol I don’t think my son-in-law has been there either. I’ve been once with my mother and kids and then again with my son who was in college by then. My daughter was off on a conference trip, also in college at the time. So my son and I had a ball too.

Anyway, we had planned a trip to Seattle and Canada (my dad was from Seattle, my mother from Canada) and we were so looking forward to it–then Covid-19 happened. So we didn’t go anywhere last year at all.

Except for the little ones, we’ll all be vaccinated and as long as we don’t end up having a hurricane or tropical storm come in about that time, it should be a blast.

Hope you all have a lovely day! I’m excited about concentrating on writing all weekend! And if I can finish up Billionaire, all the better!

Terry
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