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San Antonio–The Riverwalk

Reflections of colorful umbrellas in the river, honeybee on flowers, Duck and her ducklings, Baby seeing the city view

Having internet issues this morning. And I can’t type. lol

So, I haven’t posted a blog in a while, and baby was the reason! My daughter was at a school nutrition conference, she was a speaker for a couple of classes, and I took care of baby. Which meant getting absolutely NO time to write or blog or anything. BUT, baby and I walked along the Riverwalk in San Antonio for 4+ hours every day. Four hours in the morning, and she slept for two, and another hour and a half in the evening when we went out with Momma to eat dinner. And I took a lot of fun pictures. And baby and I had fun too. But forget about getting a good night’s sleep either. lol

Glad to be home, but Momma and Daddy want me to babysit for their anniversary on Saturday, so baby will be here again. Getting edits done on SEAL Wolf Surrender so I can turn in the book today. We got in yesterday and I worked on 3 bears, heads are on! Still need ears and noses.

Have a super, duper day!!!

Terry

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Close-ups of Christmas Decorations

reflections-in-the-ornament-534x800Capturing the “world” in the reflective Christmas ball.

me-caught-in-the-act-800x534Me caught in the act while taking a picture of a miniature nutcracker.

christmas-santa-red-white-and-blue-800x534Going for small in low light conditions, no Photoshop either. Just using Windows Live Photo Gallery, which is all I have on my laptop.

blaines-stocking-534x800Capturing the warm glow of the fire and a little bit of Christmas lights for that homey feel. I don’t  have a fireplace, so I’m taking advantage of capturing some shots of the warmth of the fire. 🙂

the-world-in-an-ornament-534x800I don’t know if I have any great reflective balls, but I don’t think so. They make for a fun kind of photo.

Okay, I’m off to write. I’m nearly ready to publish Double Cougar Trouble. Loving the White Bear is over halfway done, and I’ve got to work on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place!

That’s my fun.

Hope you are finding some fun too!

Terry Spear

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Fog, Reflections in Scotland on Glassy Water

Fog and Reflection in Glass Lake

Fog and Reflection in Glass Lake

I love fog. It reminds me of cooler weather. And in hot Texas, any reminder of cooler weather appeals!

Terry

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Reflections in Scotland

Reflection

Reflection

Seeing the reflection of the hills and mountains in the water makes it doubly pretty. With the heat in Texas bearing down, I love to look back on pictures of cooler places!

Terry

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Fall Reflection in Water

Fall Reflections in the River

Fall Reflections in the River

It was really cold when I was shooting all these pictures on the St. Croix, but I stayed out on the deck of the paddle wheeler the whole trip to take them. It was well worth it!

Terry

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Photographing Subjects–I Can’t Decide

Some photographers are really excellent landscape photographers, or they do fantastic portraits, or animal shots, or macro shots, or…well, the list goes on. And then there’s me.

Like reading, like writing, like photographing, I love everything. I love to see the beauty in all photos no matter what subject a particular photographer loves to create. I can’t draw worth a darn, but when I played around with it, landscapes were my thing.

Crathes Castle Trees like soldiers standing tall and straight--shot from Crathes Castle upper floor window

Crathes Castle Trees like soldiers standing tall and straight–a narrow blanket of golden leaves leaving a marching trail beneath them–shot from Crathes Castle upper floor window

But in photography, I love it all. The same with writing. I love to create Highland medieval romances, and English medieval romances, and wolf, jaguar, cougar and bear shifter romances, and psychic romances, and vampire romances, and romantic suspenses, as long as they have romance, mystery, intrigue, adventure, humor, and most have a body count.

My editor on my wolf stories said of my second book, “Your body count has gone way up.” That was my most successful book for a long time. lol

In my third book, I tried to be nice. Fewer dead bodies. Wasn’t half as successful. 🙂

But I love doing a mix of things. I couldn’t imagine not trying to capture a bee on a flower or a water droplet on a rose petal or a line of thunderclouds or a cougar close up or the vines growing on a castle wall or the North Sea pounding at the shore line beneath a Scottish castle or fall colors anywhere (because we don’t have much of it here), if I have the chance to do it.

Raindrops on a shrub at Crathes Castle

Raindrops on a shrub at Crathes Castle

Water droplets on a plant at Crathes Castle

Water droplets on a plant at Crathes Castle

I love to capture life as I see it both in my writing and my photography, and so I guess that makes me eclectic. Maybe eccentric. But happy too.

Ancient stone wall, black and white cows, fall colors

Ancient stone wall, black and white cows, fall colors–Scotland

Highland cow river (640x480)

Shaggy Highland Cow and Fall colors reflected in the glassy river

This scene with the black and white cows could be from anywhere, except for the ancient stone wall in front. Can you imagine the Highlanders who built this wall so many eons ago? Why they built it in the first place? What they were protecting? I loved the cows, the hint of color in the foggy forest, but the ancient wall covered with moss and lichen the most. I love history and for writing and reading, I love it the most also.

I started writing jaguar Christmas, and I have the first 1,000 words! 79,000 to go! 🙂

Have a great day!

Terry

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Shadows and Reflections

Shadow on Hill and Reflection in Water

Shadow on Hill and Reflection in Water

Shadows and Reflections on Water

Shadows and Reflections on Water

When I was in Scotland, I took hundreds of pictures, until my battery died, and I was so disappointed. I couldn’t take pictures again until after we returned from an island, and I never had pictures of the island or the ruins we saw there. Ugh.

But I’ve never shared tons of these pictures because I had so many, shared lots, and then that was it. So as I was looking over some of them, I found some interesting shots.

These are shadows reflected on the hills from another hill, and both the hills and shadows reflected in the water. The water is so glass like, it’s hard to tell in the bottom shot that it was actually a reflection and not just ground.

But aren’t they beautiful?

I thought they turned out nicely, considering we were in motion at the time. 🙂

I love water, so take lots of pictures of water. I also love hills and mountains and trees. Since Scotland has it all, I had fun!

But I also want to make my stories as accurate as possible. One of the things I wanted to see was trees for wolves to run in. But so much of the landscape is uninhabited, that they could really run all over the place and never be seen. 🙂 <3

Terry

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Ever See a White Bison?

Did you know that bison and buffalo are not the same critter? Settlers mistakenly called bison buffalo, but they technically live in Africa and Asia, whereas bison are in North America. Bison have the huge shoulder hump and massive heads. They even have a few bison in Poland. They are from the same family–the buffalo and bison, but they are two distinct animals.

Here are some pictures of the white bison a couple of years ago, and then this year, but probably last year, she had a baby, which we didn’t know about. It was really fun to see two of them this time.

White Bison Near the Car

White Bison Right Beside the Car

Juvenile White Bison

Juvenile White Bison

White Bison and Juvenile Side by Side

White Bison and Juvenile Side by Side

By himself, the juvenile is white, but standing next to his parent, he’s browner, but still much whiter than the brown bison.

White Bison Reflection

White Bison Reflection

My son was driving and the bison were on his side of the car, so he took the pictures. He wanted to get a cool picture of just the white bison’s reflection. This was what I loved so much when we saw them this time. All the animals, elk included, were trying to beat the heat, either by staying in the shade, or wading in the water.  The years before, it was Thanksgiving and the ponds were frozen. 🙂 No need to beat the heat!

Two Tired Baby Bison

Two Tired Baby Bison Calves

Did I mention that when I got home, my external hard drive is giving me an error message and I can’t access it? Grrr.

I can still access it on my laptop, so the cords and such are working. My son and my SIL tried to figure it out, but no success. I save all my stories on it because my computer has crashed so many times. I really can’t afford not to be able to use it. 🙁

So then I loved my son’s water container for his dog. And I got one for mine. They loved it at his house and he doesn’t have to refill it all the time. So I filled mine up with water, and it started to fill up the dish, and fill it, and fill it, and wait, it’s going to breach the top any second now. Puppies are waiting in heady anticipation. They love the water from those. They are excited. But like me, waiting for it to quit filling up. I had to quickly tilt it back and stop the water from filling up and try to tip it back into the tank, only it began pouring all over the floor. So then I was running the tank into the kitchen to let the water out there, puppies racing with me–their mommy is always so much fun–until I could figure out what I had done wrong. Not turned it enough in the seat.

I do things like this just to entertain you, you know. Just in case your life is boring.

Oh, and yesterday, Max was thwarted from going to the bathroom…by this.

Toad sitting on sidewalk

Toad sitting on sidewalk

Tanner raced over him to get to the grass, never seeing him. Max saw him and stopped dead in his tracks, tried to move around him, then backed up, and did the same. I finally had to carry him over the toad. Max, thwarted by a toad.

Have a great day!!! Back to working on Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing!

Terry

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Reflections: Flamingos in the Lake

Pelicans and their Reflections and a Koi

I loved capturing a shot of the flamingos, their reflections, and the koi. 🙂 <3

Have a super wonderful colorful and fun Tuesday!

Terry

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Reflections: Willows in the Lake

Willows in the Lake

Willows in the Lake

I love the water. I love the trees. The willows remind me of my hometown in California. I love the reflections.

Have a super great Monday!

Terry

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