He looked like a little butterball. He was watching the birds on the feeders, waiting for his turn to fly down and get his fill. Added the Daily Texture painted floral branch to turn it into photo art.
I’ve got to run this morning! I need to ship off some books, one for an upcoming Valentine’s Day contest, two to beta readers who do such a wonderful job on finding so many of my typos!!! Names are my problem. Teri, Terry, Terri, Terrie. Now, of course, I wouldn’t misspell my own, but for characters in my stories, there’s a good bet if there are multiple spellings of the name, I will add them, and if they’re not typical name spellings, I will invent them. lol
Okay, off to try to write before I head out to the PO and grocery store. PO is not open yet, and I try to avoid the work and school crowd, but go before the stores are crowded.
Goldfinch looking me, or at the one-eyed monster, in the eye. I have to remember they don’t see me, but one big round eye staring at them.
I’m feeling better today, need to get more chicken and soup, and I’m no longer contagious. Yay! I finished Wolf in Need, so jumped on Highland Wolf, but still didn’t make even yesterday’s word count. So I need to do it today and try to whittle down some of the 11,000 words I’m behind also. I’m having to read the whole book through, so adding here and there and that doesn’t add as much word count as writing full scenes.
Have a wonderful day! I’ve got to get going on mine!!!
Usually when I see a butterball bird, it’s a baby. Goldfinches are usually thinner looking, which makes me think this is a baby. The mockingbird babies are huge compared to their overworked mommy and daddy who are constantly feeding them when they can feed themselves just fine. Cardinals are the same way as they sit on the feeders full of seeds and still open their beaks for mom or dad to feed them.
Managed 3,000 words on Highland Wolf and 1,000 on Wolf in Need yesterday. Cut back all the stuff I needed to cut back, I think. Can’t keep up with the weeds. Sometimes I think I should just let them take over since they are so happy here and stop fighting the inevitable. Live and let live. I’m sure my neighbors would be happy with that. Not.
Okay, off to write. Have a beautiful day wherever in the world you are!
None of the goldfinch pictures I took of the goldfinch sitting among the new leaves of the rosebush really were clear, so I used Topaz Studio to create a new image. Where there’s a will…
Have I mentioned how much I love moss? It reminds me of fairy gardens. And the clover adds to the fairy feel. Every time I take the dogs out now, I pull weeds and grass, but sometimes I see something that is beautiful. Like the moss tucked in corners of the garden. And lots of half-hidden toadstools. A fairy garden for sure!
I was about to shut everything up for the night when I noticed a sun dog in the clouds at sunset! And that meant running out and taking some more pictures.
This morning I was having issues–everything was hanging up–the internet, photoshop…I was in a perpetual “Not Responding” Mode. Don’t you hate it when you’re at full speed ahead, but your computer isn’t?????
So I keep seeing beautiful fairy gardens that people have created from pictures, and I want to do that. It’s just something I play with occasionally, watch a ton more videos and try some more ideas.
The original picture was a walk in a park when the baby was a newborn. It was sunny and hot. I added galaxy stars and that toned it down to a darker picture with some light still and shadows and sparkles that make it look more fairy like. Then I added clouds with a sunset and that darkened it to more of a reddish tone. And a sunbeam and that gave light to the shrubs. It’s just a case, for me, of experimenting on what I can do. 🙂 <3
But now, it’s time to get back to writing! Have a great day!!!
I was outside when a bright little male goldfinch was on the feeder. I was fortunate that I could take the dogs in–normally they scare the birds off because they think the birdseed is theirs–and return with the camera, and get a little closer. I usually shoot out the window.
I never know where I should crop though on photos. No cropping gives you more of the picture. How small he is. That he’s sitting on top of the “mountain” of seeds. But getting closer gives you more of a bird’s eye view of him. 🙂 <3
I’m off to grocery shop. Baby will be here tomorrow, and Tuesday she tossed all her food on the floor, for the most part. She loves mozzarella cheese sticks and little sizzler pork sausages. Usually, she loves boiled potatoes, carrots, etc, but she was in a mood, I guess. I’m going to try some different things–apple sauce, peaches, pears, etc.
Then it’s back to writing. Have a super, lovely day!
So the goldfinches were all over the feeders and having a ball. This goldfinch has a black sunflower seed in her mouth, and then suddenly they split….
Then the cooper hawk landed on the fence, looking for HIS meal. He came back again and sat on my table near the window, watched me watching him, but I couldn’t move my camera to take a shot. Then he flew off. I would have loved to have gotten him really close up like that!
Edits are done on Billionaire Wolf Christmas and turned in, and I finished one of the bears. Have to take a photo of it and get it ready to ship. The other needs to be finished this morning. So that’s next up!
And then, I’m off to write the next jaguar shifter story.
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