Archive | June 2015

I Love it When…

the perfect picture presents itself. Not that I take the perfect picture, mind you. But that it’s just the perfect… everything.

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This little red squirrel was scampering all over the ground in front of us and suddenly, he ran up the post and sat on top of the pole, paused, and gave me the perfect picture.

Terry

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I Try Not to Think of Photography as a Mistake…

But a story.

I love the tiny frogs–so I took pictures of some blue dart frogs, and some others. I’m still not used to the new camera so I had a lot of photos that didn’t turn out at all.

But some photos are just too fun to discard. Take this one.

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“Beam me up, Scotty.” These yellow frogs are tiny, from another planet, and are part of a science experiment in intelligence on the planet Fargo. They’re really intelligent beings and the science officer communicated the frogs’ location, and they were being beamed up.

Now, if you don’t believe me, just take a look at the yellow transporter beams of light.

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In the middle of the beam up, they had an asteroid alert.

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Thankfully, they made it safely as they transported into the lab. Only, the lights are on the blink. “Scotty!”

Terry

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A Matter of Perspective

Turtles and the wetlands

Turtles and the wetlands

A bale of turtles covered in green algae which covered the water.

My son was frustrated because the camera was focusing on everything other than the turtles, but I thought it was fascinating.

Focus on Wild Grass

Focus on Wild Grass

Focus on Reeds

Focus on Reeds

Focus on Turtles

Focus on Turtles

And you see, that tells a story. You see it, don’t you? The jaguar creeping up to the grass, the reeds, then closer until he sees nothing but dinner waiting for him on the logs. Jaguars love turtles, even though these are more snack size.

Maybe he’ll wait and let them grow a bit bigger, and just chill  out for a bit.

Jaguar waiting for turtles to grow bigger

Jaguar waiting for turtles to grow bigger

Taking photos is a blast! Making up stories about them, or telling fun real stories is also just as much a part of the adventure. 🙂

Well, I had to review my synopsis for marketing for SEAL Wolf Diving for Trouble, and it’s already the most recently updated. Woohoo!

Back to reviewing Silver Wolf Christmas! There will be a final proof and it’s done! It will be out in October! 🙂

Have a super great day!!! 🙂 ❤

Terry

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Owls Are Wise

Who ever thought that one up, do you know? But I will say they are fun to see.

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Parliament of Owls

Parliament of Screech Owls

Owl 3 Cameron Park Zoo

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Now, if I could be just as wise.

Received edits on She-Wolf Leader of the Pack, and another review of Silver Wolf Christmas. Which means, I really need to be working. 🙂 And I’m working on Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, Taming the Wild Cougar and started a new novella to go into an anthology for December: Covert Cougar Christmas!

So see? No time to take pictures. Right. 🙂 ❤

Have a super great day!!!

Terry

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Tanner and His Need to Collect

Tanner and the plastic container

Tanner and the plastic container

I swear I don’t give these things to Tanner just so I can take pictures. This was a cat’s food container and it was downstairs in a basement. So I’m on my laptop, looking around to see that all the dogs are behaving themselves. Which means my two because they’re still puppies and Mishka is 5 years old and well-behaved, and I see Tanner with the plastic bowl in his chops.

Tanner, my son's slipper and the chew toy

Tanner, my son’s slipper and the chew toy

Now the chew toy had been lying on the floor for days, but Tanner decided to collect things around the room. He wasn’t chewing on them, just…collecting them. Hoarding them.

Tanner, Max, and the slipper

Tanner, Max, and the slipper

And then of course if Tanner was getting his picture taken, Max wanted his picture taken also. Only Tanner wasn’t giving up his new found slipper for anything.

I took the slipper away from him and put it where it had been with its soul mate, but a few minutes later, Tanner had carried it back to his cot. Soooo, I put the slipper up. Then I watched as he sniffed at my son’s sneaker but it didn’t have the appeal that the slipper did.

Puppies will be puppies. Though it’s also the perfect training tool.

Have a super wonderful day and may you see the humor in the world like I do.  Because sometimes that’s all you have. 🙂

(Note: Says me who was rushing to get Mishka off the carpet when she was throwing up, and hurry her outside while the puppies were excited and underfoot. She managed to throw up on the deck and I cleaned it up much more easily while the puppies wanted to get into it. It’s all an adventure in life.)

Terry

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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

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Color or Black and White?

I was trying to take a picture of each of the puppies sleeping, and the only one that turned out really interesting was the one who was in shadows.

At first, I deleted it because I couldn’t see the object of my photography well enough. But it wasn’t the dog that was the interest but everything around it and over it and all because of the light and shadows.

Mishka in the Shadows

Mishka in the Shadows

Black and White Mishka in the Shadows

Black and White Mishka in the Shadows

To me, what’s interesting is not just the vertical blinds and their sunlight reflection on the wood floor, but the fancy trim on the coffee table that is also reflected on the floor as if it was actually physical scroll work and not just a reflection. And the blinds are reflected off the table, making it look like a piano keyboard.

If the dog hadn’t been lying there, it would have been interesting, mainly, I thought, because of the way the curtain cut into the blinds reflection, but she adds another dimension. Life. Not just stark inanimate objects. She’s looking back at me, wondering what I’m doing. She doesn’t get photographed as much as my puppies do, so she doesn’t react as much as they do. Tanner would sit up and look straight at me, ready for his picture. Max is more laid back.

And yet, at first, I thought the picture was a mistake, no good, time to discard. Some of my worst mistakes are kind of cool, actually. 🙂

What do you think?

Terry

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