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When You Overeat…

Tanner says he’d exercise the squirrel after he ate all Tanner’s food.

Even if the birdseed isn’t Tanner’s either.

Have a great day!

Terry Spear

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

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You’re Supposed to RUN Away!

You! Not me! That’s why I’m shaking my tail at you. Don’t you get it? Standing tall like a big bear, spreading out to look bigger and more ferocious, making all this chattering noise! Aren’t you afraid? You should be!

Run away! Now! Before it’s too late. For you!

Have a great day!

Terry Spear

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

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Vignette or Not to Vignette

 

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Vignettes can help to showcase your subject, the dark or lighter (if you use a lighter vignetting around the subject), draws the eye in to see the subject.

Some photographers like it. Others don’t. Or want a very natural look, so use the natural vignette and darken it just a little. This is the picture as I took it, as far as the vignetting goes. When I sit at my desk, the window frame and wooden box on my desk acted as vignettes. Not sure what caused it from the upper right corner.

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The second photo, I used a center light to brighten the picture a bit.The first, I warmed it up a bit to a peachy tone.

Which is better?

So much of photography, or any kind of art, is a judgement call.

Even writing. Say it this way, or that? Which is better? For one person, the one way. For another, a different way.

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This is the original picture (SOOC), no changes. The scene is much more blue.

I’ve decided I am the “crooked photographer”–only because nearly every thing I capture is tilted. And I don’t even need to have anything to drink to produce them all that way!

It was a dark, dreary day, pouring rain nearly all day long, when the squirrel, a juvenile, was trying to get at the bird feeders. Here, he caught me catching him in a shot!

Okay, so I really am working, and got SEAL Wolf Undercover editing done late last night and sent it in. I need to work on Dreaming of the White Wolf Christmas this weekend, and then get back on track with Flight of the White Wolf. I’ve started reading the Rita books too, ch 3, one book of 6. I want to re-read Loving the White Bear one last time and then put it up for sale. I want to make the changes to Galaxy Warrior, and then re-read one last time and put it up for sale.

I need to write the novella for Heart of the Wolf re-release, going to get a new cover, yay! But I need to re-read Heart of the Wolf to see which 2ndary character I want to use in the story. I actually started one several years ago, so maybe I can use it. Some stories require a full length novel to do them justice though. So not sure. 🙂

The only way to make the deadlines go away is to get on the projects and get them done. Simple! Right!

So off I go on my merry way to save the world–through my heroes and heroines, of course!

Have a heroic day!

Terry Spear

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

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Bad Squirrel

bad squirrel (771x800)He’s a bad squirrel because I say so. He’s tipped over the seed tray, which means my puppies will eat the seeds and then Tanner will get me up all night to let him out because seeds are not digestible.

But really, is the squirrel being bad? Or just being a squirrel? The latter of course. And that’s what happens with perceptions.

Gulf fritillary butterfly on kaleidoscope wings spread behind flower1 (792x800)Beautiful Gulf fritillary butterfly on the kaleidoscope butterfly bush playing peek-a-boo. The butterfly is a good guy. He’s colorful and adds beauty to the landscape. But how did he come to be a butterfly? He was a voracious, plant-eater! So in one form, sweet and beautiful and innocent. And in another–just as bad as the squirrel. Perceptions. Yet he is just being a caterpillar/butterfly.

Ruby Throated hummingbird text 648x528And then there is the ruby-throated hummingbird! Beautiful. Here he was feeding off the pentas flowers. But I will say that he’s very territorial. He chased off another hummingbird and he dive bombs me sometimes. lol But I can handle it. They’re beautiful! So see? Even if there’s a negative, I still see them as akin to fairies in the garden. Perceptions.

Have a great day and hope you don’t have any naughty squirrels in your life!

Terry

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

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Only the Shadow Knows

evil squirrel has got my food (640x611)The evil squirrel has got my food.~~Sparrow

Mine! All mine!!!~~Juvenile squirrel

Focusing was a challenge. I was trying to focus on the bird, which I did, but sometimes it would focus on the squirrel, and sometimes on the house behind the bird. So I was well pleased when the “evil” squirrel looked like a hulking shadow, ears, tails and all as he’s sitting on top of the feeder, and the bird is hoping he’ll leave soon so he can get a beak or two of seed.

I’m nearly done on rereading/editing Loving the Silver Wolf one last time. I always print out pages as I’m working, so I can get away from the monitor and edit the ongoing book. But at the end, I find changing the View to Read really helps me to catch more mistakes. Somehow, not sure how, I had a chapter out of order. And I had a sentence that indicated the heroine knew about something she shouldn’t know about yet. In movie lingo this would be Blurpers. 🙂

But I’m also finding all the loose ends, and either fixing it on the page I’m working on, or jotting down notes so I can be sure to add something in that will explain what had happened later. I love this point in the manuscript because the book is done. It just needs a little bit of smoothing. 🙂

Okay, off to work on the book and then after that, I’ve got to work on the long synopsis for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing due on Monday. And then I have to edit A Very Jaguar Christmas. And then, I’m off to work on The Viking’s Highland Lass!!!!

Have a super great Sunday!

Terry

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

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Did You See Anything?

Chickadee in Flight

Chickadee in Flight

Chickadee on the Pine Tree

Chickadee on the Pine Tree

Rosy Finch and Gold Finch

Rosy Finch and Gold Finch

Squirrel Peeking Around Pine Tree

Squirrel Peeking Around Pine Tree

Beautiful Bluebird

Beautiful Bluebird

Doves and Sparrows

Doves and Sparrows

Life can be chaos, yet for a moment in time, it is beauty and peace and life.

Terry

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

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Squirrel, Feeder, and Shadow

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Like a thief in the day, the squirrel stretches out to grab some birdseed, but its shadow also stretches out to the bird feeder’s shadow. So if you didn’t see the real squirrel, you could see his shadow in action.

Terry

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

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