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Growing the Garden…Where???

 

Early Girl tomatoes starting to ripen…yum. Esperanza dies back every year, but it’s finally starting to flower–the pretty yellow flowers. The fairy garden of roses, marigolds, coneflowers, and crepe myrtle soon–and a smudged version (Topaz Studio–free). And garlic growing where? In the fridge, where else?

Twelve-thousand words left on word count on SEAL Wolf Surrender and I’ve been working on Patriotic Patric bear. Hope to have him done today to ship tomorrow. I have a problem though. The lady who bought him doesn’t use email. Which makes it hard for me to keep in touch with her. She sent me a snail mail letter and is interested in several more bears. But how can I correspond? My printer is a laser black and white printer I use for printing out my mss and re-reading them. No color. So I can’t send her photos of the bears that she might want. Phone reception is awful. When I talked to her–as she’d lost me–I’d moved twice, but the phone kept cutting out on us. She sees them on the internet, so she does do that, but…

I love the advent of the internet. As soon as it came into our area in a small town in Oklahoma, I was setting up a website for my bears and received orders from all over the world. I used to sell my bears to stores that would carry them, and take them to craft shows. But it’s sooooo much easier updating photos on my website and showing what’s now available there!

Okay, I’m off to write some more on the story. I’ve been filling in the gaps, places where I stopped and went to a scene further in the story because that had come to me next. For me, writing all my scenes in order can mean not writing scenes–just getting stuck. So it’s better to jump ahead in the story, then come back later to fill in the transition scenes.

I’m off to write! Have a happy day!!!

Terry

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Way Past Time to Start the Day!!!

Sunrise, moon at sunrise, and first tomatoes from the garden!

Work is piling up, and it won’t go away….until I do something about it.

I need to make a list and then I won’t be fretting about it…so much.

  1. Write this blog.
  2. Write a blog for Fresh Fiction.
  3. Type up notes for SEAL Wolf Surrender. (yes, I often write by hand when I need to get away from the computer)
  4. Work on Jaguar edits.
  5. Pick up daughter from airport.
  6. Work some more on edits or SEAL Wolf Surrender. (I don’t want to get behind on the current story word count goals though. It’s inevitable when I have edits on another book.)

That’s it!!! Let’s see how much I get done! Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I used the water from a surfing picture to add to the splash motion of a photo I had paid for of a romantic couple where the water was gray and not as detailed. So I overlayed it on top of the original water.

I have new tomato plants, volunteering to grow in different spots in the garden, even winter tomatoes! But today, it’s a windchill of 25 and raining. The high will reach only 37 for us, windchill much lower, and for us, that’s COLD. I put off running errands until today. Mistake! It said our weather was going to be 65 today. Hmmmm, I should know not to listen to the weatherman. Tomorrow will only be a high of 44, not counting windchill.

tomatoes, frog sculpture, puppies 021 (427x640)Okay, so I’m off and running on Flight of the Wolf. Well, beginning it. Have the first 1,000, 79,000 to go.

Hope you are planning on a great day!

Terry Spear

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

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Tomatoes in November

tomato-plant-900-044After the other tomato plants had died, I found 3 volunteers growing from tomato seeds scattered. And so I planted two in one of the tomato boxes and one in the yard. I REALLY didn’t think I’d have any tomatoes, despite the plants growing so tall. It’s chilly most mornings and evenings, but look, there they are and they’re evening beginning to ripen. Best part? No bugs. 🙂

Have a great Thursday!

Terry Spear

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

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Sugar Baby Watermelons!

watermelon 005 (640x427)watermelon 001 (427x640)watermelon 002 (640x427)watermelon 007 (640x427) watermelon 008 (640x427)Five of them! Have you ever been looking for something–constantly, and never see it right in front of your eyes? I’ve been checking the watermelon plant over constantly, and I only just saw the 5 watermelons on the plant, when they had to have been growing there for a few days. Aren’t they the cutest, hairiest little things? I’ve never grown them before–can you tell?–which is why I didn’t know exactly what would happen. I thought the flower would produce the watermelon like with tomato plants or bell pepper plants, but instead, the watermelon is behind the flower and then the flower dies off.

The same thing happened with my other bell pepper plants. All of a sudden, they are filled with peppers!

bell peppers (2) (640x495)bell peppers (640x427)And the tomato plants keep producing.

tomatoes (640x427) (2)I’m still eagerly awaiting the kaleidoscope butterfly plant to burst into bloom.

kaleidoscope butterfly bush (640x427) (2)It’s supposed to be all different colors. And I wait, and I watch, and I wait, and I watch….

And of course if I’m taking pictures of something, Max has to check it out too. Must be something really important.

max and the butterfly bush (640x427)And I was excited to capture a shot of my first butterfly–a black swallowtail. Now, it wasn’t easy. He was flying so fast and not sitting still on anything and I was whipping my camera around, trying to focus on him. So first shot out of four (the other three, he was gone), and I caught a blurry one of him. But still cool because I could identify him. Maybe he’ll land sometime and I can get a better shot. There are a couple of others I’ve seen. One looks like a Monarch, and the other, not sure. It was all orange, probably had some markings, but moved too fast.

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I’m off to revise more on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place. 65 pages done, 140 to go. So making progress. 🙂

Have a super wonderfully magnificent day!!!

Terry

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

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I’m Done!!!! But Not Really Done!!!

tomatoes, frog sculpture, puppies 021 (427x640)See the itty bitty tomatoes? These are Sweet Million, so they’re cherry tomatoes. Some are in the baby stage, just formed. Some are in the grownup stage and ready to ripen. Golden Fae is done! I finished writing it! But now, it must ripen. I’m the sun, and I’m helping it along. That means reading it to catch mistakes, and to catch those loose ends. I make notes for myself as I’m going along. Wait, I have 2 names for one of the characters? Wait, her mom said nothing about her new hairstyle. Wait, the dragons were practicing routines for the games that would include partners, and I didn’t mention it? Wait, she was going to wear colored contact lenses. What happened to that?

So as I read, I cover all the loose ends. No way is Kayla going to stick something in her eye, for one…

I need to copyright it. I have to format it for print because I know all my print readers will feel neglected, create the cover, proof it again, and then, it’s ready!!!

I need to do the print version of Deadly Liaisons too. Some say print is dead. But I love print books. I stare at a monitor all day and until I go to bed. So print works for me.

But enough chitchat! I’m reading the last 30 pages, and then getting ready to work on the print version and the print cover. I also have a guy coming over under the home warranty to fix a door handle that came off in my hand yesterday. It’s funny, not, but I’ve lived here since Jan 8, and this is the first time it’s done it. And now, every time I grab it, forgetting that it’s not secure, it either is in my hand, separated from the door, or on the floor, because I release the handle and it flies off. And my next-door neighbor is going to put in shelves for me in one of the coat closets. We both had two, and a place to hang jackets by the garage door. Why would you need 3 separate areas for coats when this is near Houston, Texas, and NO linen closet?

Has to be designed by someone who doesn’t think of where the towels need to be??? And sheets and blankets??? I have them stuffed in closets right now, so inconvenient.

And have 4 more bear orders! Working on them now too. Okay, really back to reading, AND exercising. I’m walking in place whenever I proofread. I set my keyboard up on a box, and then I don’t have to stop, lean over and make corrections. So multi-tasking, yes! 🙂

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Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

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Planter gardening!

chives in the garden 022 (640x567)Garlic chives in the garden!

tomatoes and fairies and chives in the garden 009 (640x465)Cherry tomatoes are growing by leaps and bounds!

tomatoes and fairies and chives in the garden 001 (640x427)ripening tomatoes  (640x427)Some of the cherry tomatoes are actually starting to ripen! See the orange on the bottom of the tomatoes? When I took the picture, I thought it was the reflection off the orange marigolds. Silly me.

bay leaves (640x565)Bay Laurel leaves for cooking too!

bumblebee on snapdragons, anc chives 063 (640x548)And curly parsley too.

I’ve had all the herbs, just waiting for the tomatoes to ripen!

I’ve never grown anything but tomatoes before, and only once had tomatoes! So I’m excited. Can you tell?

Have a super great day!

Terry

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

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After the Storms…

lavender, spaghetti 003 (640x433)I’ve decided to call my dogs bird dogs. Not because they chase them, though they do like to chase the doves, but because they think they’re a couple of birds, looking to eat the bird seed the squirrel knocked out of the bunny feeder. Yep. Forget the birds. Between squirrels and puppies….the birds lose out.

lavender, spaghetti 007 (640x427)Dahlia with rain drops on the upper petals.

lavender, spaghetti 008 (640x427)Wet knockout roses.

lavender, spaghetti 012 (640x427)Three little tomatoes. Will tomatoes grow if they are watched?

Happy TGIF!

Terry

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

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