Blue Blue Dragonfly

And the crescent moon and the North Star.

I saw the blue dasher dragonfly flutter off when my dogs ran too close to him, and he was such a pretty blue, I had to put the dogs in the house and try to capture him. He’s a juvenile.

Most dragonflies will fly off, return to their spot or another as I approach with camera in hand. He didn’t.

I think he was playing the game of “I’m not really here. You don’t really see me.” And so I took a picture from faraway, and kept moving forward snapping shots in case he flew off until I was as close as I could get. He had his head turned to watch me, and I thought it was the coolest picture ever.

Have to take Max to the vet this morning, otherwise, I’m playing catch up on Billionaire, both because I was working on edits on Flight for a few days, and because I had….usually I refuse, refuse, refuse to say it: Writer’s Block.

I was 8,000 words behind (4 days’ worth), and I wrote 6,000 words yesterday. I was on a roll, finally, BUT, some of the stuff I’d written earlier, after the new stuff I added yesterday, will have to be changed, some deleted. Now, it’s a mind game. Write 4,000 words today to catch up to where I should be on my word count, and then try to write more, so I can delete what I need to, and voila, I won’t be behind. 🙂 I was nearly at 26K yesterday, and started deleting and I was like NO!….So then I wrote again until I had the 26K. It really is a mind game. But at least the new stuff I wrote works. 🙂 And the old stuff that doesn’t work will have to go. The end game is making the story the best it can be so readers will want to keep reading.

Some of the later scenes are great, so I want to leave them and expand them, but some are repetitive, and so they’ll have to go. *sigh*  I’m 32% done! (If I ignore the part about how I need to delete some paragraphs. 🙂 ❤

Hope you have a great day!! And that I get my word count!

Terry

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

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Bee’s Knees

Flapper Era talk–maybe meaning “height of excellence”, but WAY before that: small and insignificant. Though some say Bee’s Knees was a corruption of business.

Also, you might have heard of: Cat’s Whiskers, Cat’s Pajamas, also during that time period.

And the ones that didn’t last: Elephant’s Instep, Eel’s Ankle, Snake’s Hip

So there you have it. The Bee’s Knees. The REAL bee’s knees. In the pictures. 🙂 ❤

Have a fun and educational day.

Terry

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I’m Not an Artist

My parents were both artists. They  had their own styles, and they were good. They won a contest their first year of marriage for artwork they had  done.

Kids draw. I drew. I was told I was not an artist. I would never be an artist.

*sigh*

Don’t tell kids that. They might not be able to sing (me either), or draw more than stick figures (I liked to draw trees), but if I’d continued to practice (for years and years and years), MAYBE I could have learned to draw. Or not.

There is something to be said about talent. And some have a natural talent for some things, and others don’t. I had a friend who drew horses. She drew movement. Just from memory. And she didn’t own horses. She was an incredibly gifted artist, and this was from when she was young! I had another friend who could make the most extraordinary paper mache creations. In art class in junior high, I made the most standard, basic form. Paper mache and I didn’t get along.

So my artistic talent lies elsewhere. And it’s art. Just a different form of art.

 

I am an artist. I am. In different kinds of mediums. So there. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you aren’t talented. Who knows… if you persist at learning how to? I might even be able to draw the best trees ever.

I was watching a video on how some creative photo artists got started and became ultra successful. Many didn’t have formal training. They had a natural talent. And a drive to excel.

I’ve created stories since I was little. It came naturally to me. But creating stories, and learning how to put them on paper in a better way took some learning. For photography, I watch videos and read articles all the time. For my bears, I learned that on my own, creating and re-creating patterns to make them better. I embroidered for years and years before that, and added that to my personalized bears. So some is practice to make the art better. It came with time. I’ve never been one to create something and become an instant success.

Have a great and talented day, no matter where your creativity lies. Don’t ever let someone discourage you from reaching your dreams.

Terry

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

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Wasp? Hornet?

Not sure what it is.

Okay, I’m outta here. Baby ‘s arriving any second.

Working on edits on Flight of the White Wolf. Hope to have them done tomorrow. Then back to Dreaming…the book, not what I’d like to do. 🙂

Have a great one!!

Terry

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Flowers in Macro

Milkweed and a red daylily.

Writing and taking pictures for me is a daily have to. I feel dissatisfied if I haven’t done some of both. 🙂

Here I was trying for some fun angles with macro.

But now it’s time to write!!! It’s sooooo hot out. Took out garbage at 5 am and it was already horrible. *sigh* And we have more weeks of it too. But I see where it will dip down to 89 one day, MAYBE. 97, 98 otherwise.

And I’m trying to write about snow at Christmastime!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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The Waterway

This is the Waterway where I had lunch with the ladies, and I admit, it was about 95 degrees out and high, high humidity, and we were dressed up a bit, but I wanted to take pictures and walk there. No one wanted to go with me. *sigh* But I did capture one shot before we had lunch. The other side was filled with crepe myrtles. If it ever cools down, I’ll go back.

Hoping for a break in the heat, but it might not come until October.

Have a great day!!

Terry

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Zinnia in Color

 

 

I love the flowers and it’s really neat seeing so many colors on one plant.

Between working on Billionaire and pulling grass, YES, there is more, *sigh*, I was picture taking. Of course. 🙂

Baby is here today so that limits writing, picture taking, and weeding. 🙂

Have a lovely day!

Terry

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

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