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Capturing Fleeting Moments of Life

When you’re photographing things or people, they capture fleeting moments of time. The fall leaves that will fall to the ground and the snow that will melt until the next snowfall. The green leaves that will die off until the spring. The people and animals climbing up the stairs in the forest. All of it ever changing.

So when I’m working on a story, it WILL be done. And then I’m working on another. Ever changing. Life goes on. Moves too fast. Seasons come and go. Capture the moment. Live it. Enjoy it. Until the next moment and continue on.

Have a lovely Monday!!! I’m off to edits on Silver Town Wolves and Woodland Fae. And playing with pictures…

Terry

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Down South…Up North

So the pictures of the mud dauber wasp and honeybees and black bumblebee on the flowers are mine. The snow is my friend’s in Minnesota. The temperatures have dropped for us too, so I need to unhook all my hoses because we’re supposed to have a freeze sometime soon. But we’ll be at around 70 again for the rest of the week.

I managed about 1600 words on writing yesterday. I was editing Woodland Fae and so not getting as much writing actually done while I was also taking care of sick baby.

Off to work!!! It’s cold outside!!!! Have a great weekend!

Terry

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Snowmen in Miniature

Whimsy on the 5-mile hike through a forest preserve in Omaha. It was slushy and slippery walking on the snow-covered boardwalk, yet I loved how the boardwalk wound around through the trees forever, but when we reached the gravel path, much better as far as not being slippery. Until we came to the end of the gravel path and were trying to make it in the mud, just as slippery as the snow. But we had a ball and someone had made little snowmen on a bench. It was fun seeing the snow and the green leaves, and some fall leaves, not something that is usual. Usually, the leaves are all gone by the time the snow comes, so it was really pretty. And then at the zoo, the aquarium had some of the exhibits ready for Halloween.

Okay, baby is here. She’s watching Mulan for the moment, had breakfast, and I’m going to try and get edits done.

Have a super wonderful whimsical day!!

Terry

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Nature is Art

Baby is on her way and so I have only about a minute to do this. Picture of a monarch on purple flowers with a splash of blue flowers. A robin closeup and a robin in the big picture out in the forest preserve on our walk. You can see the snow all over the gravel still. And a cute little tapir swimming in water, the shadows of things up above creating a surrealistic art in the water below.

I wrote 3,000 words on the plane on Claiming the White Bear…but I haven’t had time to type up the notes. Maybe today if I can keep baby preoccupied a bit. It’s cold!!!! And I’m loving it.

Have a super, duper day!

Terry

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Snow Means No Wolves

We were planning to see the wolves at the reserve, but we had a snowstorm, so that meant the wolf reserve closes for the rest of the year until spring, I guess. We missed going last year because they had the first snowstorm in years at Christmastime.

It’s beautiful! We had a tree branch down from the weight of the snow, probably because the leaves are all on the trees still. And over 5,000 homes were without electricity. We were lucky. I rarely get to see snow, but last year they had it in Omaha, and then I returned home and we had snow twice in the Houston area. So it’s been crazy weather. They often don’t see snow in Omaha until later also.

I’m off to write and then go to a forest reserve!

Have a super great day!

Terry

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Snow and Sleet in Spring, Texas

Another wild winter first??? We have frozen snow/ice all over the grass, roofs still covered in snow, but I think it will get to 40 degrees and sunny, so it will probably all melt off. When we had snow after Thanksgiving, I didn’t know about it until I got up the next morning to take the puppies out. What a shock!

So this time, I was able to take pictures mostly from inside. Still too sick to spend a lot of time out in the cold, except when I have to take the dogs out. I caught the house wren on the feeder when it was sleeting. The mourning dove has a collection of ice on her back, and I was surprised to see goldfinches, so it was neat to capture them in the snowfall. It seemed the last two years, they came in February or March. The blue pictures were taken around 6 am before it was light out, and it was already sleeting. And I had fun trying to capture pictures of just the snow falling. There are still rosebuds waiting to open on my rosebush!

I have to begin writing Flight of the White Wolf promo blogs for it’s release in March. And I’m getting much closer to finishing Demon Hunter (teen book), so I’ll probably work on that until it’s done. I’ve promised it to my readers forever. 🙂

Have a super, wonderful day!!

Terry
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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve I was flying high! So I took some pictures with my cell phone. Snow-covered ground. Sunset and the full moon and a jet trail. A glimpse of the ground in between the clouds, and the massive storm front ahead. It looked like the ground ahead was covered in snow. Captured a rainbow in the window. 🙂 Oh, and on the snow one, I thought the “contours” on the hills were like art.

Played my new game last night and got myself killed so many times, I stopped to type up the notes I wrote on the plane. I wrote 2,000 words on the trip home, so not too shabby. At 1 am, I called it a night! Once I finish typing the notes, I think I’ll be at 20K on Demon Hunter. It’s the third in the teen Demon Hunter series.

Kids are sick, so no New Year’s Day activities. I’m still typing notes, starting to put away Christmas decorations, and will most likely be playing with more pictures!! And writing!

My goal? Put away my Christmas decorations so I can concentrate on writing, oh, edits. Darn, have to work on those too for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf. lol

Oh, oh, and Heart of the Wolf comes out tomorrow. The re-release!!! That’s the problem with the holidays being on top of everything else. Or maybe, that everything else is on top of the holidays. Yeah, that’s it. 🙂

 

B&N

Are you starting to work on your goals tomorrow? Or today? Or skipping goals all together???

Terry

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When You Can’t Do What You Want to Do…

You make another choice! Yesterday was a day like that.

First, we drove all the way out to the wolf reserve to see the wolves in the snow. And, it was closed. They said on their website they were open. So we went to the air museum instead, which wasn’t far away. There, I asked the lady selling the admission tickets about the wildlife reserve and she said that they close it at the first snow. *sigh* But I enjoyed the snow, and the air museum was fun to go to.

On the way back, I captured some shots of old barns and a partly frozen river. We were bouncing on a bouncy highway, going 75 mph (the speed limit), so I wasn’t sure I’d capture these quickly enough, but they didn’t turn out too badly.

So that night, we drove to the Crab Shack restaurant, another lengthy drive, and it was closed. Permanently. Huh???

Luckily, there were lots of restaurants in the vicinity, so we went to another favorite: the Cheesecake Factory. But we couldn’t believe that it seemed like everywhere we went, everything was closed. We were fortunate that we could make other fun choices.

I’m off to write!! Maybe next week I’ll learn if my new proposed books were picked up or not!

Have a super fun day today!!

Terry

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Art Museum and Snowy Day

It was a snowy day, and I loved it. The birch trees in the snow around the horse statue were art in and of themselves. The fountain inside was beautiful, and it was cool how they had planters around it so they could change the flowers year round to fit the season.  The paintings were amazing from Monet to Renoir and many other painters I’d never heard of who could capture scenes and people in oil—snapshots of history—in a beautiful way. One was a painter for the King of France and I fell in love with his work. Another was an American woman, early ages, the only woman who reached acclaim in France and received awards.

Sometimes you want to capture something without a ton of people in the picture, but I loved the one with the woman looking at the glass ornament hanging in the window because it shows you just how tall the exhibit was.

I’m off to write. We’re going to brave the -15 degree weather today to see the wolves after lunch. Hopefully, they’ll be out and we’ll be bundled up enough to be all right. Much of the park you can drive through, and I wanted to get pictures of the elk, deer, and buffalo in the snow, probably the only time I’ll ever be up here that I can. But you have to walk up a trail to see the wolves and bears and hopefully they won’t be hiding away.

Enjoy a view of the art of the world today wherever you may find it!

Terry

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Brrrr, It’s Cold Out There…

At minus two degrees, I look cold. lol!

Finally got internet service back.  We’re seeing Jumanji today. The theater is as cold inside as it is outside, so I need to bundle up more this time.

But it means I am getting some writing done too. 10,000 words +. Sixty-thousand to go.

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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