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Art: In the Eye of the Beholder

Baby was sick yesterday, cold and ear infection, so she did a lot of cuddling and sleeping, which she needed. We rushed through our walk in the fog, trying to keep ahead of the mosquitoes trying to get us.

I managed 1,000 on Woodland Fae while baby was here. I thought I’d have Monday to work on the story, but I may be taking care of baby again if the daycare is shut for the holiday. Both her parents are working.

Okay, off to get some more writing done to make up for Monday, just in case!

Have a great day!!

Terry
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Flower Power

Indian Blanket, Black-eyed Susan, Bluebells

As hot as it is, I went to a luncheon, and found some flowers I wanted at a Home Depot nearby–some butterfly weed, pentas (that hummingbirds love, and I didn’t get this year, not enough room, but I’m making room), and firebrush to plant for butterflies and hummingbirds and for photo ops. Eegads, when I looked at the label when I got home, it says the firebrush grows from 12-24 feet wide. Well, the last one I had died, so I’ll try one again, but the hummingbirds will flock to it. They’re on their way to southern countries, so hanging around here for now. I planted 3 of the flower pots last night, need to plant the other 3 this morning before it gets too hot. We were supposed to have rain. Fat chance of that!

On the writing front, when I run errands and especially go out to a luncheon, it takes me a while to get back into my writing. I had done edits on both Silver Town Wolves and on Cougar Magic in the morning before I went, but only had 500 word count on Cougar Magic. I needed 2,000 to make my word goal. I’m 10K ahead, but I want to be aheader (author prerogative to make up words when I need a word that doesn’t exist) than that. So I I’m doing good, but want to be even further ahead because I’ll be getting return edits on the jaguar book and the other wolf book, and Silver Town and I’ll have to stop to do those for days….But, I managed to get 2500, and 10,000 steps in, yay!! I was listening to some wilder epic music on Youtube that had good beats to it, so I was stepping it up and writing at the same time. Yay, for music inspiration.

Okay, before it gets too much later this morning, I’m off to write!

Enjoy your day!!!

Terry
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The Flowers Are Coming Back!

It was really windy when I went out to capture some shots. Does that sound like an excuse for why some are not real sharp? But it was! I tried to hold a stem one time, that doesn’t work. Then I couldn’t focus. lol

Okay baby is here today and I did get my edits off for Jaguar. But got request for promo stuff on the A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas coming out in October.  I know I’ll be getting edits on the SEAL wolf book too soon. I’m trying to finish the Silver Town Wolf Christmas book again.

Off to take care of the baby! Have a fun day! Love the zinnias. They are looking so pretty!

Terry

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In and Out of the Garden

Red petunias in a window flower box, orange devil’s paintbrush, yellow bird’s feet trefoil, blue lupine, pink roses, and wild sunflowers.

The wildflowers and garden flowers are fully in bloom, giving the whole landscape an artist’s painted view.

I wrote a little, but haven’t really had a lot of time. We walked 3.9 miles up and down stairs–176 steps down to the water at Split Rock Lighthouse, but took the long, scenic way around back up.

Off to have more fun! It’s been hot and everyone says I brought the heat here. lol

Hope you’re enjoying your day!

Terry

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Playing Around with Photos!

So baby is here, so fussy, slept all night, didn’t want to be held, wanted to be held, ate a little, played a little, and I finally thought I’d try to put her down for a nap, even though I didn’t think she wanted one. That was it!!!

While she slept, I finished making up the collages for the Click, Grow, Love challenge. It was about taking pictures of what you see in the garden. So I did two: one on garden trinkets and one on flowers and animals in the garden. Though on the trinket one, I had a couple of doves take a seat next to the fairy and one on the stepping stone.

I also worked on a composition for a contest, though mine isn’t that great. Still have lots to learn.But they’re fun to do.

Okay, baby is awake and laughing, so must do something with her. I’m halfway through edits on the book, still no end in sight. lol

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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Taking a Closer Look–Macro in the Garden

Macro red snapdragon, pink coneflower, lavender lantana, orange marigold, milkweed for the Monarch butterflies, radiation lantana

And a closer look at the book! I finished minimum word count, and now I have to finish the book! Not that I haven’t been working toward that all along. I can’t wait to figure out the final scenes. I’m going back in and fleshing out all the rest of the book first, finding more loose ends. I swear the fae are inserting new loose ends for me. I’m going to have to get my notebook out and begin to take notes on what needs to be tied up.

Okay, I’m just working on a couple of photos of the kids in their spider family costumes and then off to write!!!

Hope you have a spider-less day, unless it’s hero time!

Terry

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Growing the Garden…Where???

 

Early Girl tomatoes starting to ripen…yum. Esperanza dies back every year, but it’s finally starting to flower–the pretty yellow flowers. The fairy garden of roses, marigolds, coneflowers, and crepe myrtle soon–and a smudged version (Topaz Studio–free). And garlic growing where? In the fridge, where else?

Twelve-thousand words left on word count on SEAL Wolf Surrender and I’ve been working on Patriotic Patric bear. Hope to have him done today to ship tomorrow. I have a problem though. The lady who bought him doesn’t use email. Which makes it hard for me to keep in touch with her. She sent me a snail mail letter and is interested in several more bears. But how can I correspond? My printer is a laser black and white printer I use for printing out my mss and re-reading them. No color. So I can’t send her photos of the bears that she might want. Phone reception is awful. When I talked to her–as she’d lost me–I’d moved twice, but the phone kept cutting out on us. She sees them on the internet, so she does do that, but…

I love the advent of the internet. As soon as it came into our area in a small town in Oklahoma, I was setting up a website for my bears and received orders from all over the world. I used to sell my bears to stores that would carry them, and take them to craft shows. But it’s sooooo much easier updating photos on my website and showing what’s now available there!

Okay, I’m off to write some more on the story. I’ve been filling in the gaps, places where I stopped and went to a scene further in the story because that had come to me next. For me, writing all my scenes in order can mean not writing scenes–just getting stuck. So it’s better to jump ahead in the story, then come back later to fill in the transition scenes.

I’m off to write! Have a happy day!!!

Terry

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

Fundraiser for the high school students to earn scholarships for college. Baby is clapping along with everyone else when the first boy on the 3 mile run was headed for the final stretch. We were with the walkers. You can see some heroes running with capes too. One was with his boy, and both were caped.

Baby baptism this morning, so I’m off and running with the camera, but I did finish edits late last night on Her Jaguar Protector and turning it in today. And after a Mother’s Day lunch, I’m working on SEAL Wolf Seduction. I was smart! I had scheduled off the weekend from word count goals because of all the things I had to do, so I’m not behind! I’m ahead!

Have a great day with your mother and to mothers, hope you all are having a good one!

Terry

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Massing Color or….Not & It’s EARTH Day!

Pink gerbera daisy, yellow daffodils, hot pink dianthus, red gerbera daisies, red drift roses, yellow Asiatic lily, yellow coreopsis moonbeam, and more flowers about to bloom

Around the neighborhood when I walk, I see where some neighbors mass their colors–all orange marigolds, or yellow lantana, and it’s showy and pretty. That’s what is often recommended. Same plant, same color for a really spectacular setting.

Me? I tend to have a riot of color. I have been adding a lot of the same kind of flowers–the lilies and daylilies so that it’s not just one here and there. And as they get bigger, spread more, they’ll be more noticeable. I had only one red rose bush, and now have two. I notice that neighbors who have more than one in their front yard appear to be more balanced. I added one of the apricot ones too. I can’t help myself. They’re beautiful. But I think another couple of red roses is in order. The drift are small, lower, you don’t have to do a thing with them. So I think I’ll get a couple more of those to balance things out. I have all purple magic crepe myrtles out front so that I have balance with those. 🙂

I had all blaze red roses out front of my house along a fence when I lived in Oklahoma, and it really was pretty, but the blaze eventually died of fungus. My mom had them too all along her white brick wall in Texas and the same thing happened to hers. Knockout roses seem to be the best for hot humid weather and survive fine through the hard freezes we have.

I had a redbud with the prettiest purple flowers and I had a flowering perennial ground cover that was the exact same color! I did it on purpose, NOT, but boy, was it spectacular when all of them were in bloom. So massing color does work!

It’s EARTH Day! Remember the earth, plant a tree, recycle, save water!

Okay, off to work on the story!! Up to 25,000, 55K to go!

Have a wonderful day!!

Terry

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Gardening as a Hobby

Burgundy daylily, pink dianthus in the background, red Asian lily, yellow Asian lily

I’m impatient. Yep. That’s me.

I started my garden two years ago, but from the beginning, I wanted it to look….finished. This year, its just starting to take hold in it’s third year. Some flowers bit the dust. Others are doing great. Some struggle. From that, I learn which do fine here in the hot, hot, hot long humid summers, but can still withstand a hard freeze or two…or three in winter.

But I kept adding flowers. It didn’t look like a garden yet. Just a few sparse flowers here and there.  And lots and lots and lots of weeds.

The second year, I added a lot more flowers. I learned that interspersing with annuals helps, if the flowerbed needs some more color, but you know that the perennials, that come back each year, will eventually take over. That way there’s more constant color. Some annuals will reseed themselves and you’ll have a new crop, or a few anyway, will return the next year.

With the flowerbeds around the oak trees, they (the builders) piled mulch high, high on the trees, not good, BUT the trees put out feeder roots through the mulch. So planting in that isn’t easy.  And you don’t want to damage the tree. Then seeds really are the greatest. The problem again is that the high mound dries out quickly, so I have to plant stuff that doesn’t mind a little drying out. I have to water it on the hottest days.

I like low maintenance as much as possible. Plant the flowers, let everything do it’s own thing. And then I get to just take pictures. 🙂 <3

But I’m still spending a LOT of time weeding. Soooo, still working on a way to cut some of that down. Until then, I’ve got word count to get back to!

My regular job calls me.

Have a lovely weekend!! We’re looking at severe thunderstorms and hail even today. So I was out pulling weeds from the lawn this morning. 🙂

Terry

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