Archive | April 2015

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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Shadows: Flamingos

Flamingos and their shadows

Flamingos and their shadows

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I love reflections and I love shadows.

The puppies sometimes still bark at shadows. And shadows can be scary, camouflage, define an image in simplest form.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

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Reflections: Flamingos in the Lake

Pelicans and their Reflections and a Koi

I loved capturing a shot of the flamingos, their reflections, and the koi. 🙂 ❤

Have a super wonderful colorful and fun Tuesday!

Terry

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

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Reflections: Willows in the Lake

Willows in the Lake

Willows in the Lake

I love the water. I love the trees. The willows remind me of my hometown in California. I love the reflections.

Have a super great Monday!

Terry

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

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The Snow was Where???

I’m writing a teasing post about all my Northern friends who have been plagued with snow and flurries and the like and will probably get more before the spring is through. But I saw so many trees and flowers in bloom, I said I’d post about that and show what it’s REALLY doing up north. lol

Then I couldn’t download my pictures from my camera to my Surface. *sigh*

I’m home now, but my camera’s on switch was turned on while it was being jostled in my bag, and so charging up my camera now. Unpack, washing towels from the disaster before I left, and repacking. 🙂 ❤

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Daffodils at the zoo in Milwaukee

Daffodils at the zoo in Milwaukee

We went to the zoo in Milwaukee, but didn’t get to see the wolves. I asked someone who works there and she said they’re sixteen years old. They were out in the morning, but sleep most of the day.

But they had peacocks all over. They are truly beautiful.

Milwaukee Zoo

Milwaukee Zoo

And Jaguar Pride cupcakes at Barbara Vey’s Reader’s Luncheon. Lots of fun!!

What a cupcake, eh?

What a cupcake, eh?

Okay, trying to get unpacked and do a million chores, more pictures to come!

We had a blast!

Have a super great Sunday!

Terry

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

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It’s Easy Being Distracted…Really

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

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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Author Cora Blu: I never truly utilized Twitter, until…

With all the social media outlets for authors to choose from, for me, the decision comes down to one thing. Which site provides the most exposure to new readers?
We all know Twitter is not as social as Facebook. In my humble opinion, it reads like a storefront for a mass of vendors. But this week I found out you never discount a venue because it doesn’t show immediate feedback.
I’ve had my Twitter account connected to FB and my website to cut down on time away from writing. In the last month, I’ve published my first Sci-fi interracial romance. I posted a few excerpts that automatically feed to Twitter…
This week I received an email from Twitter notifying me of a new follower.
McKenzie Westmore, host of the Syfy channel’s show Faceoff is following me.
Talk about fan girl moment.
I was completely floored that my name made it to her eyes. If you’re unfamiliar with the Westmore brand, Michael Westmore is the make-up artist for Star Trek and McKenzie’s father.
You never know whose watching so even if you can’t devote a few minutes to social media make certain you have your links connected.
How to connect: If you have WordPress, go to your dashboard and add the Twitter media button. On FB, where you set up security, you have the option for your posts to feed to other media. Although Twitter only allows for 140 characters, they provide a link back to the article. Stay visible.

If you’re wondering about the book, here’s my shameless plug.
1960 a black maid from Georgia is abducted by the captain of an alien race. He’s lost his human wife to childbirth, and decides he’ll need help from a human female to help raise his daughter. After realizing keeping the women will kill the fire he loves about her, he offers her a position working for the US government and the aliens as a spy, if she agrees to spend every weekend with him and his daughter. When her new partner shows interest in her, Captain Aroc Farkus will have to pour on the charm while the three work together to bring down a black market fuel ring.
Domestic Duet is a two-book box set.

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You can find me at, Corablu.com, or https://www.facebook.com/corabluromanticwaves.

Cora Blu

Cora Blu

 

Thanks so much, Cora, for sharing your exciting story with us. I’m like you in that I don’t use Twitter much, except for feeding the link to it from my WordPress account.  I had a Fan Girl moment with Sandra Brown, whose cowboy romances I love and who was from Waco, Texas. Who would have ever thought it? Anyway, she added me as a friend, and I was in awe. 🙂 ❤

I love the premise of your story! Good luck with it, and many sales, Cora!!

Terry