I think these are my favorite colorwise. They’re so soft with a little ruffled edge, a green and yellow throat. Just so pretty.
So I had to laugh at my dogs yesterday. They are so routinized that they go to their crates for a nap after lunch (because I would put them down for a nap when I put my granddaughter down for one so they wouldn’t wake her) that even when she’s not here, off they go.
Well, they hadn’t even had lunch yet, and I saw them both go into my bedroom. What mischief were they up to? I’ve caught Tanner sleeping on my bed before, a no-no, but of course when I catch him, he’s flying in the air, pretending he wasn’t snoozing on my bed. Nope, here they are. Both of them. Lying down in the crates, heads up, waiting for me to come and give them a treat and shut their crates. Now Tanner will go in there to sleep on his own throughout the day if I don’t shut the door so he will sleep out here with us.
They didn’t move. They just waited. “Come,” I said. “Time for lunch.” And both raced to their training cot where they lie down and wait for me to serve up lunch. “Break,” and they’re released to get their meal. Then potty break and once we’re in the house, they race for their crates. lol Now, it’s naptime.
Playing with textures and a landscape and the blue gray heron I took a picture of. It was fun to create the blue mood.
Managed 2,000 words yesterday and put down bark mulch to try to retard the weeds. And of course, NO WAY was I going to get any more plants. Not with it being 100 degrees heat index. BUT somehow a couple of plants jumped right on the cart that was loaded down with bark mulch and dirt. I have this big depression in one area that I’m always stumbling in, so finally got some topsoil to fill it in.
Yellow coneflowers. I don’t think I’d seen any before. I need to catalogue all the colors I have, but I just had to add these to the collection. So, yep, they came right home with me.
Hope you all have a fun day. I’m off to more errands, will pick up some more bark mulch and back to writing.
I had shared the green zinnia flower earlier but then I bought this new texture from Daily Textures and loved how it mixed together so well. Also added Gilded from Daily Texture.
Still editing on the book, still trying to figure out what will give my characters more dimension. I’ve gone through a million scenarios. Had to take care of the baby for half the day, which isn’t conducive to work, lol. But this morning I was thinking, what if she had a secret? Guilt?
So still thinking!
I’m off to do the edits and I bought a new cover that just went on sale for an old book that I loved, so I’m going to try and get that up today or by the end of the week at least. I need to reread the book and see if I need to make any changes.
6 photos, one main color, title, and voila! Naturally, I went for purple. Love purple flowers. I could have added more if they would have allowed it for the challenge! Purple Magic crepe myrtle, purple irises, zinna…yep. A ton more!
I managed my word count yesterday, but still way behind. Yet, I have only 17K left to get to word count. Added some more conflict. Which changes a few things… I have to think: from A to B nothing happened. Ho-hum, usual day, spice it up, add some conflict!
Have a great day. I’ve got to get to editing and writing for the day.
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!!
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.
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 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!!
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!