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Delicate, but Hardy Little Monarch

It’s been a mild winter this year, giving the monarchs that wrapped themselves in their cocoons late a better chance at survival. This one I saw a couple of days ago, another, yesterday. I do have flowers they can sip the nectar from, so I hope that keeps them going.

I have a head cold and my head was splitting in two, my teeth all aching and feeling like they needed to be pulled. I’m bad about taking medicine for anything, figuring it will go away. But I was trying to concentrate on writing Highland Wolf and proofing the last 19 chapters of Night of the Billionaire Wolf and my head was hurting too much. I’d taken allergy medicines, but nothing was touching the pain. I finally went looking for something for my head and I found kid’s liquid tylenol, and other kids’ liquid medicines. Where are Grandma’s medicines when she needs them? lol

I finished proofing Night of the Billionaire Wolf and sent it off. Yay! So I’m back to writing on both Highland Wolf and the vampire book today.

Hope you are having a super fun day!

Terry

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Monarch and Purple Flowers

If only everything in life was as beautiful as this!

Baby is on her way! Have a great day!

Terry

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Friends in the Garden

Common Dragonfly and Monarch Butterfly laying eggs on milkweed.

We had wild thunderstorms all day yesterday and they’re continuing today. My word count is rising higher and higher, and I still haven’t figured out the end. Maybe it will still come to me. Hope springs eternal.

Have a great day! We’re in for more storms.

Terry

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Spring is Here! I think!

Monarch butterflies frolicking in the garden, laying eggs, enjoying the warm weather and starting the next generation. I picked up flower seeds and dianthus and daylilies to plant.

Mostly sleeping through the night, yay! Coughing during the day, which I don’t mind as long as I sleep through the night! I wrote a little last night after the baby left. She’s so funny. When her mom and I talk, she talks too, just chattering away. Imitating us. lol But of course she doesn’t make any sense. Still, she knows a lot of vocabulary and sometimes she surprises us with words and phrases we didn’t think she knew. Plus, she repeats a lot of songs on TV, and she was counting with the Lil Baby Bum program yesterday. She can sort colors and she knows a lot of shapes. She’s growing up! It’s fun to see her learning so much. She has a mind of her own though!

Okay, I’m off to try and write some more, maybe get most of the rest of the book done today, baby’s here tomorrow, and then on Thursday I hope to finish any last scenes. I still need to write 3 more. After that, I have to read it all the way through.

Have a great day!! I can’t wait to finish the book so I can start on the next one. Can’t remember what it is though. The last one on contract is the red wolf Christmas book.

Terry

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Biology 101 for Baby

I always take baby out for some time with the flowers and let her touch them, but we also saw a monarch butterfly on the milkweed, and a skipper, and two baby Carolina anoles. I wore her out, which is great, but she also wore me out!

Finished revising Silver Wolves Making Spirits Bright last night and handed it back to my first beta reader and today I am back to Cougar Magic. Though I do still need to get the dog food! And we’re having all these beautiful storms and NO rain. ugh.

Have a wonderful day!

Terry
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Sometimes You Have Ordinary Days…

Sometimes you just want to have fun!

Thunderstorms booming overhead and I’m off to write! Have one of those FUN days!

Terry

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Wildlife at the Arboretum

When I think of arboretums, I think of flowers and other kinds of gardens. We saw a Japanese garden, hosta woodland garden, fern wooded garden, herbs, vegetable, and fruit gardens, shrub gardens, and tree gardens, ponds, and many different flower gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and bubblers, lakes, marshy swamps, and more.

But we also managed to catch geese (which I didn’t download, will have to do it tonight), chipmunks, squirrels, a DRAGONFLY! (I’ve been trying to capture one my whole trip), a wild turkey! (that was a surprise), a squirrel, a monarch butterfly on an orange coneflower, and koi.

We walked 5 miles at the zoo the day before yesterday, and 4 miles up and down hills in the heat and humidity yesterday at the arboretum. So we’ve been getting a good workout every day.

I autographed books at 3 Barnes and Nobles.

Autographed at Barnes and Noble, Roseville, MN

Autographed at B&N, Eden Prairie, MN

Autographed at B&N, Maplewood, MN

Oh, and I managed to get to 17,000 words on the new book!

Off to breakfast! Have a wonderfully wild day!

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From Cougars to Butterflies

My camera came back from the shop nice and clean!! I had a “scratch” it looked like on the sensor, but it was just lint or something. Anyway, it’s all set and the lenses are calibrated.

So I’m back to picture taking, around writing.

Do you see the Monarch Butterfly’s Before and After shot? I have some other cool shots, but it’s time to get back to writing. The problem with writing stories is that they won’t get written without me! 🙂 <3

Have a lovely Monday!

Terry

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Butterflies and Flowers…

Monarchs were all over the gardens at the arboretum, and then not sure what this other is, but caught it at the wetlands. 🙂

Had a ball at the Buns and Roses Tea and all the other great things we did–Big Cat reserve, wetlands, book signing the night before, Dallas zoo, Fort Worth zoo, arboretum, and today is grandbaby day, but after that….it’s back to writing.

Have a super, duper day!

Terry

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No time, no time, no time…

No time, no time, no time, no time….

I worked until 1 am this morning on All’s Fair in Love and Wolf edits. I’m on my last chapter and epilogue, but had to finally call it quits, get some sleep and start over again this morning. I need to finish Billionaire so I can send it to my beta readers…, so I’m hoping I can finish that one today. Too.

I have a reader tea and book signing coming up. So no time to write while I’m doing all of that.

And that will be my break!!!

This morning it was super foggy out, last night I was cold, but this morning it’s warm again. Weird weather. A bluebird was perched on the fence, again, in the dark, so before I let the puppies out, I was trying to get a shot of him. Handheld camera shots in the dark, probably is all blurry. Fed the puppies, the birds, killed milkweed bugs, and washed aphids off the milkweed, and now it’s time to do my blogs and get to work.

Oh, about the pictures. So, there’s a yellow butterfly I’ve been trying to capture in some shots, and wouldn’t you know I WAY overexposed them. Ugh. I saw a fritillary butterfly and was trying to capture it, then the monarchs came for their pictures, but wouldn’t hold still. I went looking for my lone little monarch caterpillar, and couldn’t find him, but a bumblebee was on the flowers next to me, so I tried to take a few shots. My computer has been giving me grief, so I was having trouble with doing anything last night. I’m sure there are better pictures of the bumblebee. Photoshop kept crashing, everything kept hanging up. When I turned to look for the caterpillar again–I only see it once in a blue moon–there’s the monarch!!! She’s sitting so prettily on a bunch of milkweed flowers so close to me, I could reach out and touch her! 🙂

I’m almost to the end of All’s Fair and then I can turn that back in! 🙂 <3

Have to do one other blog, and then I’m off to finish All’s Fair….

Have a super duper day!!!

Terry

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