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Giraffes, Pumpkins, Parrots, Oh My!

And koi and flowers and bird in the sun and shade…

Went to the arboretum, wetlands, and the zoo to capture tons of pictures. 🙂

Have a wonderfully wild day!!

Terry

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

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Bears and Foxes and Wolves in Stained Glass–Happy New Year’s Eve!

wildlife-west-zoo-stained-glass-sign-899bear-honey-mosaic-640x427bear-stained-glass-640x427Beautiful works of art at the New Mexico zoo for wildlife. And a Mexican Gray Wolf. Working on Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas edits! What are you doing today?

mexican-gray-wolves-640x426-with-zoom-burst-with-vignette-drama-boostHappy New Year’s Eve! Be safe!

Terry Spear

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White Tiger Beauty

White Tiger Portrait

White Tiger Portrait

Go Away!

Go Away!

I just want to sleep. Undisturbed.

I just want to sleep. Undisturbed.

Do you ever feel like this? Like you need your beauty rest and no one is letting you get it?

Love the big cats!

What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

Terry

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

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Only 2 More Blog Stops!! For Silence of the Wolf & A Black Bear and Vulture Friends!

I’m at Sia’s Thoughts over Coffee today for another chance and have one more on Monday, and that’s it! 🙂

http://siamckye.blogspot.com/2014/03/interview-with-terry-spear.html

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A black bear and his turkey vulture friends.

And I just completed Matheson Clan Bear triplets for another order and will be shipping them today!
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In previous posts, I’ve shown the turkey vultures surrounding the lion and lioness as if they were part of their royal court. And actually perched on top of a rhino that was sleeping. I’ve never seen the bear up and moving around. And I’ve never seen the turkey vultures in his exhibit. So see? They might not be the greatest pictures as far as photography goes, but as far as subject, pretty cool, don’t you think?

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I managed to get to 27,000 yesterday, despite being on a LIVE blog tour from noon until midnight. And I should make my goal by the weekend of 30,000, maybe more.

If you have a chance or the inclination, drop by Sia’s blog and comment for a chance at a win!

Have a super great TGIF! 🙂

Oh, and I’m from the bear state of California, and I’m researching grizzlies in Montana for A SEAL Wolf for Sale, and I saw the bear at the zoo, so what do you think I had a nightmare about???

Terry

More of the Blog Tour!

I’m still at Redheads Review Better, giveaway of Silence of the Wolf print copy, until Mar 30:

http://redheadsreviewitbetter.com/2014/03/interviewgiveaway-terry-spear.html

Bitten by Books at 12!! Giveaway tonight, copy of Silence of the Wolf, print, and for Overseas, Cougar’s Mate, ebook.

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Angels Guilty Pleasure is giving away a ebook copy of Jaguar Fever by March 28th!

http://angelsguiltypleasures.blogspot.com/2014/03/seriously-shifter-giveaway-hop-march-21.html?spref=tw

Tomorrow it will be Sia McKye Over Coffee! Post tomorrow.

I’ve been absent, if anyone has noticed. 🙂

I was at the zoo. And I’m behind on my writing. I’ve been collaborating with 3 different author groups to put out 2 box sets, and the other will hopefully be a Highland anthology. Still working on all the stuff. 🙂 So really been busier than I usually am.

I was going to throw out the can of used up paint because yesterday was garbage day, figuring I had to get some new paint, but there was some left and it was good, so I was painting some more. I still have a short wall and some trim to do. And the brick walls to paint. They are a job because of all the crevices in the brick. My delightful daughter said that was one of my New Year’s Goals, to finish painting the room. LOL Don’t you love when others give you a New Year’s Goal??? I have a time enough with making my own! Which I don’t. I have enough writing goals to keep me busy!

So I’m off to write and try to get caught up. I’m at 22,000, think I wrote 1,000 by hand last night, so need to type it, and am aiming at 30,000 by the weekend.

All kinds of interesting stuff at the zoo. Here are a couple of pictures. Oh, and tried to post earlier, but having trouble with WP. 🙁

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American Alligator–he is looking at you! I would not want to run into him in a lake.

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The birds of some kind were having a courting dance and several were going on at the same time. I think the brown is the female and the white the male if the showiness is anything. But if it is, the female was going on at the male, when I often think it’s the other way around. But what do I know??? There’s another brown version, if a female in the lower left hand corner, and she’s making a ruckus also. I think she wanted the guy!

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Two headed venomous snake or two snake heads? 🙂

Okay, off to see if I wrote 23,000 or more, hopefully more, and I’m on my way. A storm is coming. In the story, and outside, it looks like too. 🙂  More pictures later. All kinds of great shots this time. Not so much that the picture was the greatest piece of photography of all time–I leave that to all you professional photographers who do such a fine art job of it–but because of the circumstances. Like the mating birds up above. Are these mating snakes? Never know. And the alligator who is watching–YOU! 🙂

Have a super great Thursday!

Terry

 

 

Focusing on the Interesting…

Rhinos Bathing

In writing, it’s fun to compare and contrast things–people, objects, places, settings, to make them different, more interesting. Here is a case in point: Rhinos can be plain… boring. If they’re just… standing around. Doing nothing. But when I was at the Omaha zoo, the rhinos were bathing and it intrigued me. It was near freezing out at Thanksgiving time in November, so it seemed ironic that they would take a bath, not to cool down!

Before this, I was visiting the Waco zoo, and this is what I found–rhinos sleeping. So??? But it was the turkey vultures perched on top that intrigued me. My friend, who was with me, told me the rhinos were merely statues. I told her no, they’re real. She couldn’t believe it. We watched for a long time, until she saw one’s ear flutter. And then satisfied they were real, we moved on.

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And here is further proof that the rhinos are alive and well in Texas. It was feeding time at the zoo.

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Finding something interesting in a setting is like writing about something interesting. We want to focus on that–and not on the mundane, or it will make our pictures, and our writing just that–mundane.

Review: A Seal Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear.

 

A Seal Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf (# 12)
Release Date:  September 24, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Have a super great day!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com

A Cross-Eyed Tiger?

Zoo with coyotes barking 046 (640x427) (2) Is it just me, or is she cross-eyed? Maybe it’s looking at the fence wires that’s making her appear that way. This is the momma tiger, and she has three cubs. You can see them behind her all sprawled out on top of each other. They’re getting REALLY big.

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Aren’t the big cats beautiful? They look like they NEVER have a bad hair day. 🙂

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Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com

Did You Know…?

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I’m certain you already knew this–isn’t everyone born knowing this? (My dad and mom’s favorite statement when something is soooo obvious)…but I was looking over some of my zoo pictures, and voila! Lions have spots!!!

Okay, so this is what I know: Jaguars and Leopards have spots (rosettes), and tigers have stripes, and lions… well, they’re supposed to be solid color! Or so I thought. So when did lions begin to have spots???

 

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Maybe these are just really old lions and the spots aren’t like their natural coloration but… the dreaded–age spots.

🙂

So if you didn’t know it… lions and lionesses have spots.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com