Fantasy–Moonlit Castle

While baby was sleeping on my lap, I played around with a couple of photos. The fantasy castle was created with a mushroom background. I actually saw red and white mushrooms in Scotland while climbing green hills where sheep roamed freely, but my camera battery had died. Note to self: Always have a backup with me.

I did take the picture of the castle in Scotland, the beautiful Eilean Donan, the reflection in the still water. I added the bunny and moon and clouds.

In the blackbird picture, it was a blown-out sky with a stone pillar behind the one bird. I added some sun flares.

I managed to run errands with baby before the rain started, only it didn’t until later that night. So I took her for a stroller ride too. I don’t know who was more worn out–her or me. She at least took 3 naps. I couldn’t! 🙂 The only way she will fall asleep for me is on my lap. I even weeded a little while she watched from her stroller.

I did manage to get another 1,000 done last night on the story! Nearly halfway done! Then it’s all downhill from there! Today is humpday. When I reach 40,000, that will be another humpday no matter when it is. Hopefully tomorrow.

I need to run more errands, the ones I couldn’t do with baby. But…it’s supposed to start raining around 9. I’m a fair weather errand runner.

The ground is nice and wet, so I’ll weed a little first–that means pulling up stubborn, hard rooted grass that is in the new flowerbeds I created last year.

If I was smart, I would have pulled the grass up BEFORE I planted the floral plants. But instead, I keep working at it until the grass is all gone around the plants. And once it’s done, yes! It’s done!

When I took baby for a walk around the yard, I was looking at all the plants I need to cut back and the flowers that are getting ready to bloom. This is a fun time of year. Fire ants aren’t out. Mosquitoes aren’t too bad. It’s not hot! Just perfect.

And….it’s pouring out. So much for holding off on the rain until 9.

Okay, that means????? I get to write!

Have a fun fantasy-filled day! 🙂 ❤

Terry
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Jaguar–Before/After

Setting the jaguar free… I took the picture of the jaguar half-asleep, dreaming of a waterfall in a jungle. He was safe in the Omaha zoo.

Baby time! Hope to run some errands, but we’re supposed to have thunderstorms, so playing it by ear. I can’t imagine running baby in and out of the pouring rain…

Reached 35,000 yesterday, 45,000 to go. That’s just to reach the minimum word count. They’re always longer, but it’s the goal I aim for. Just a few more days and I’ll be at the halfway point! A miracle!

Have a super day!!!

Terry
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Sun Dogs and Moss and Creating Fantasy Backgrounds…

None of the goldfinch pictures I took of the goldfinch sitting among the new leaves of the rosebush really were clear, so I used Topaz Studio to create a new image. Where there’s a will…

Have I mentioned how much I love moss? It reminds me of fairy gardens. And the clover adds to the fairy feel. Every time I take the dogs out now, I pull weeds and grass, but sometimes I see something that is beautiful. Like the moss tucked in corners of the garden. And lots of half-hidden toadstools. A fairy garden for sure!

I was about to shut everything up for the night when I noticed a sun dog in the clouds at sunset! And that meant running out and taking some more pictures.

This morning I was having issues–everything was hanging up–the internet, photoshop…I was in a perpetual “Not Responding” Mode. Don’t you hate it when you’re at full speed ahead, but your computer isn’t?????

So I keep seeing beautiful fairy gardens that people have created from pictures, and I want to do that. It’s just something I play with occasionally, watch a ton more videos and try some more ideas.

The original picture was a walk in a park when the baby was a newborn. It was sunny and hot. I added galaxy stars and that toned it down to a darker picture with some light still and shadows and sparkles that make it look more fairy like. Then I added clouds with a sunset and that darkened it to more of a reddish tone. And a sunbeam and that gave light to the shrubs.  It’s just a case, for me, of experimenting on what I can do. 🙂 ❤

But now, it’s time to get back to writing! Have a great day!!!

Terry
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Straighten? Or at an Angle?

I think sometimes taking a picture at an angle is much more interesting. Not all the time, but sometimes.

I know I’ve identified the above butterflies/moths, but I couldn’t the ones I have labeled and I couldn’t find them on the internet. All I found were people asking: what is the brown and orange moth? Butterfly? Maybe a skipper? I don’t know. 🙂 And I was sitting on the floor to take pictures of baby. She found a new fun place to play. Under the coffee table. Yep, kids can have fun without all the fancy play toys in the world. My kids used to play for hours in the refrigerator size boxes my stuffing (for bears) used to come in. Now they just plastic wrap it. 😦  No fun at all.

I wrote 4,000 words yesterday!! Had drama, which always helps me write. 🙂 Pulled grass and weeds, and took a few bird pictures this morning. And finished getting my tax paperwork together. You know, I don’t set New Year’s Goals, per se, just writing goals, but they’re every day. Every year I think, I need to get my tax stuff together in January! However, I usually don’t get all my tax stuff until Feb, and sometimes not even then. And then I have to chase it down. That’s just one thing that’s been hanging over my head. So I’ll be glad to finish that up! But I think this is the earliest I’ve ever had it done.

Okay, it’s time to get to writing! My goal is always 2,000 a day, except for baby days. Sometimes I manage a little writing once she goes home. Other times, not. Hope to get more today. I’m at 30,000 now, 50K to go. It always seems insurmountable when I’m staring at that first page that has only a title and my name, and the chapter 1 heading, but it’s doable, if I don’t let babies and puppies and birds and weeds and taxes and anything else distract me. 🙂 ❤

Have a super fun day! I’ve left my book at a cliff hanger. Oh, no! What do I do next????? Or, I should say my characters… I don’t know. They know. I’ll follow their lead.

Terry
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Storm Clouds


I love storm clouds. They’re moody, change the world, artistic, and beautiful.

Off to write!

Have a lovely Saturday! 🙂

Terry
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Flying Fur! Mushrooms! And Spring is on its Way!

Havanese in play. Dianthus blooming now. I put them in last year. love it when I can plant perennials that will come back and be more beautiful every year. Orange mushrooms in the fairy garden.

Baby is here, so got to run. 🙂 ❤

25,000 word count yesterday!

Have a fun day!!!

Terry
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Goldfinch and Cropping Photos

I was outside when a bright little male goldfinch was on the feeder. I was fortunate that I could take the dogs in–normally they scare the birds off because they think the birdseed is theirs–and return with the camera, and get a little closer. I usually shoot out the window.

I never know where I should crop though on photos. No cropping gives you more of the picture. How small he is. That he’s sitting on top of the “mountain” of seeds. But getting closer gives you more of a bird’s eye view of him. 🙂 ❤

I’m off to grocery shop. Baby will be here tomorrow, and Tuesday she tossed all her food on the floor, for the most part. She loves mozzarella cheese sticks and little sizzler pork sausages. Usually, she loves boiled potatoes, carrots, etc, but she was in a mood, I guess. I’m going to try some different things–apple sauce, peaches, pears, etc.

Then it’s back to writing. Have a super, lovely day!

Terry
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