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Brrr It’s Cold out There!

I reached over 4,000 words yesterday–76,000 to go, and man, we had a 40-degree drop in temperature and it was rainy all day. It was nice, really. If I’d dressed warmer. I kept thinking it was going to warm up! With a rainy day and blustery wind, it was chilling! I must look at the weather forecast more often.

These are pink gerbera daisies (filled with rainwater), yellow coreopsis, and red ranunculus (buttercup). What’s neat is that they’re all perennials. Like my stories, they keep coming back, keep growing, and are beautiful. Well, at least the flowers are. lol

It’s still cold! But I bundled up better today. The dogs won’t go out without me and I’m rushing them to do their business. At least it will warm up soon, and it isn’t as cold as the blue north. I think my friends in Minnesota and Chicagoland and all those other cold places won’t ever get out of the deep freeze. Sending warm wishes to melt the snow!

Have a great one! Back to the story. 🙂 <3

Terry

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I Am Summer…

Come early!

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I’m due in Summer.

But I’m ready now.

Like You?

Early?

Or Late?

Or Right on Time?

Who says what is right?

Anyway?

I’m here.

When I should be.

Have a Summery Day in Spring.

Terry

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

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Speaking of Spring–Spring Forward!

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Will the real grape hyacinth please stand up? These were all supposed to be grape hyacinths. The packages lied. 🙂  I think two out of all of them really are purple. 🙂

Waiting for the tulips to bloom. I’ve never tried them before. They’re getting ready!

Have a great one!!!

Terry Spear
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Fog and Rain and One Shrub for All Seasons

Fog

Fog

We’ve had some gloomy days where it looked like this all day, perfect for writing spooky stories, don’t you think?

Raindrops on Berries

Raindrops on Berries–Winter Color

And I had to run out and get some shots of raindrops dripping off berries.

Green Berries

Green Berries–Summer Color

These are on the Firestorm Pyracantha, and it’s fun to see the seasons change.

Orange Berries--fall

Orange Berries–Fall Color

In Bloom--Spring

In Bloom–Spring

Okay, so got my seasons out of order, but you get the idea! I couldn’t sleep, so got up to do my blog during the free Internet time. I’m always running out here.

Have a lovely Wednesday. Making a little progress on The Viking’s Highland Lass. It’s halfway done!

I’m writing about fog in the story.

Fog in Scotland, Morning Sunrise

Fog in Scotland, Morning Sunrise off the loch

 

Terry

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

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Shadows: Jet Airliner

I thought of Steve Miller and Jet Airliner when I was writing this blog.

But when I was flying, it’s usually dark, early morning, or late evening. Today it was early afternoon, and for the first time, I caught sight of the shadow of the plane racing across Texas. I thought it was so cool, I had to take a picture. My battery was flashing and I knew I was running out of battery power, but when we went over the lake, I wished I had gotten one of that too. Instead, I just enjoyed watching it skim over the water and got a picture of it flying across the trees down below.

The Shadow

The Shadow

Don’t you think that’s pretty cool? Or am I the only one who sees things like this and is intrigued?

Have a wonderful day!!

Terry

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

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It’s Easy Being Distracted…Really

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Two Butterflies in Symphony–one the Tawny Emperor Butterfly, the other, I think it’s the same, just different coloring

I was out pulling bur weeds, but they’re just too extensive, and I have a million other things to do. So I found my weed killer and started spraying them, realizing too late it’s also a grass killer. Sigh. But the weeds are so thick, and the grass isn’t able to grow where they are, so hopefully, I only killed the weeds.

But look what distracted me. I was in the middle of working on the whole back area where I take the puppies to potty, and they’re going to be carrying the stickers around in the paws and fur. So need to clean this all up. And I saw the variegated privet full of butterflies. Yesterday, I noticed the flowers had all budded out and they smell similar to jasmine, heavenly. But today, they were covered with Tawny Emperor Butterflies. They love rotting fruit, and so when my pears are on the ground, that has attracted them to my wildlife reserve. 🙂

I took a lot of pictures, but this is one of my favorites because it caught two with the wings spread, different coloration, in a faceoff.

Have a terrific Friday!

Terry

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

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So Close…

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The miniature roses are in bloom!

I’m so close to the end of word count, but the way it always happens is I end up writing about 7,000 or more words as I’m finishing up the story. 🙂 But that means rereading and rereading to make sure that I catch all the changes I’ve made as I’ve gone along in the story, and explain any loose ends. And flesh out some of the scenes. Like in one, they were talking. And talking. And talking. Which is really important. But, I needed to have some action and show something of their surroundings while they’re talking so that the reader still feels grounded in the story. 🙂

So things like that start to add up word count, but at a much slower pace. Which is why I still haven’t reached it, but am getting there. 8900 words to go.

It always amazes me when I start a new book and I have Chapter 1. That’s it. The title. And somehow get to THE END.

Off to whittle some more of the word count down. I can’t wait until I have really written the end, and can read all the way through for just enjoyment.

Have a super great TGIF!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Happy St Patrick’s Day! And More Signs of Spring!

Leprechan Holding A Pot Of Gold

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Puppies and St Patrick's Day Wishes!

Puppies and St Patrick’s Day Wishes!

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Pear Blossoms

Pear Blossoms

5500 words behind, but we had puppy group training last night. Max was the smallest dog there among 3 german shepherds, another large dog and a blue tick healer.  He barked at one of the dogs at first, but then settled down and we had a really great session for our very first group session with dogs there! 🙂  We wound around other dogs and their owners, greeted other dogs and their owners, walked in formation behind other dogs and their owners. All an exercise to keep the dogs under control while not being distracted by other dogs. He did really good on the round about stuff, greeting other owners, but when we had to walk past the dogs and their owners, he was pulling away a bit into the grass to get away from them. Following them or leading them he was fine with. But it’s our first session, so he’s doing great. 🙂 <3

Off to whittle down some more of the mss.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!!

I’m wearing green. Are you? 🙂

 

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Bird’s Home

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Before and after pictures of a bird’s home. First, it’s the nest without the bird and I thought it was a dove’s nest as I kept seeing a dove fly out of that tree. But then a couple of days later, I saw a red beak and knew I had mistaken the bird that lived there.

 

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The cardinal and she just watched me as I drew close enough to take a picture, but tried not to scare her off. I think she’s sitting on her eggs, protecting them from the Easter bunny.

Hope you have a lovely Monday and had a grand Easter weekend!

Terry

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The Easter Bunny Hath Cometh

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I’ve seen at least two bunnies, one that hopped off, and the other that remained under the blooming photinia and the red cedar tree. With the snakes in my house, it was easy to see a pattern and realize the two snakes were not the same. But with bunnies, don’t they all look the same to you? How could you tell them apart?

Mysteries abound at my house–and so I had something that dug into the grass next to my cement drive. There’s a lot of cement underneath the grass there because the brick wall is perpendicular to the driveway. And there are no shrubs there so the rabbits aren’t out there. Plus with the cars driving by on the road, it would make them skittish.

It actually dug through the roots of a crepe myrtle that is growing on the other side of the brick wall.

I thought it might be a neighbor’s big dog, but I’ve never seen one around here. We do have skunks, but I’ve never seen them dig a hole in the yard. At my other house, I did find the skeleton of a wild boar in the creek down the road, but I doubt anything like that would come here. Some suggested an armadillo. I’ve never seen one here, did run into one in Oklahoma when I lived there. Scared me because he came straight at me, which made me think he was rabid. They do carry leprosy, so not interested in having them around.

So what do YOU think? Can you tell if the bunnies are all the same one or different? Can you figure out what was digging in my yard? It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it was deep.

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Back to writing! 30,000 to go! Piece of cake! If I don’t get stuck! 🙂

Terry

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