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A Scottish Bee with a White Fanny

It looks like the painter forgot to paint his bottom yellow, you know, yellow, black, yellow, black, yellow…wait, white???

bee in flight (640x617) (2)

Bee in Flight

a bee of Scotland (640x488)

Shiny Bee’s head

Fuzzy Bee

Fuzzy Bee

The flowers were pretty, but it was the challenge of capturing a non-blurry bee that fascinated me. Do you ever notice you don’t notice things when you’re photographing them? I had no idea he had a white fanny until I began to really look at his pictures. 🙂 <3

I was 18,000 words behind on Jaguar Christmas, caught up to make it 12,000 words behind, but now with needing today’s word count of 2,000, I’m back in the hole for 14,000. Off to work!

Terry

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

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Macro Crepe Myrtles

They were white…or were they?

White with a hint of pink crepe myrtle flowers

White with a hint of pink crepe myrtle flowers

I have no white crepe myrtles in my yard, and neither doe anyone else close by, and yet one day, a volunteer began to emerge. This is the first time I’ve seen it covered in flowers. 🙂 <3

They looked ice white but then I thought they looked like they had a tinge of pink.

They looked ice white but then I thought they looked like they had a tinge of pink.

The wind was NOT cooperating. Have you ever had that problem? The model stays still for you, but the wind makes it dance? Crepe Myrtles are just like they sound, like crepe paper, fluttery and crinkly. So even when I held the branch and took a shot, the petals themselves were fluttering in the breeze.

I love the flowering parts of the crepe myrtles. These are on a red one.

I love the flowering parts of the crepe myrtles. These are on a red one.

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

Is that a white flower about to appear on a red crepe myrtle? I will check it out today and see if it has emerged. There are no others on any of the red crepe myrtles. This happens once in a blue moon. 🙂

Okay, working on a Steampunk Bear for a boy and on 3 different rainbow bears, and working on Jaguar Christmas, and am behind….but lots of other stuff going on. Hope to concentrate on it today. 🙂 I usually have lots of action in my writing. It seems silly to drive all over the country in search of evidence when they can just make a phone call about the situation. On the other hand, just making phone calls doesn’t get the characters into what would feel like real-life action.

I remind myself, the beginning is never the beginning. That I have to work through the characters a bit before I can “see” what’s going to happen.

Soooo, I write, and then I rewrite to get it right. Right?

Have a super wonderful day! It’s hot in Texas. Which means I have to work even harder to envision cool in Texas in Jaguar Christmas. 🙂

Terry

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

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Ever Aim for One Thing and then…

water droplets

…go in a completely different direction?

You hadn’t planned that. You hadn’t any control over it. Something guided you that way and it’s an avenue you would never have thought of. I do that with creating stories all the time. I have an idea where a story is going, and then my characters take over and they take it in a totally different direction. Or I’m heading out to the mailbox with only one thought in mind–getting the mail. And I see a beautiful sunset and I have to capture it.

Here, I had taken a picture of a flower. Clever of my camera to focus on the drops of water instead, wasn’t it? I would never have even noticed them!

Sometimes we can make all the plans in the world, but the one direction we didn’t think to take could be the one we should.

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