Aren't they pretty? And they're delicious too. Only they are dropping at a rate faster than I can pick them up and get rid of them!!!
This is the last of the pears. And as you can see, there are tons of them! I spent a good part of yesterday in the cold cleaning up the mess they're making since the yellow jackets weren't as bad. Though they were still out.
I shook some of the pears off the tree limbs and down came yellow jackets too. Yikes!
Do you know what this is?
I swear if you look long and hard enough, the mound is crawling with fire ants. In truth, they were too cold and they are staying inside. But if I'd stepped on it, or pushed the top layer over, they would have boiled right out.
Our soil is black clay, very, very hard when baked in the sun, and when soaked through, it sticks like...clay, glues to boots or shovels or anything that comes in contact with it and it's awful to get off. Digging in it to plant is no fun.
Yet if you look at this pile of dirt...which is the same hard/sticky clay, it's soft and refined just because of how the fire ants have worked on it. If they'd turn all the clay into lovely soil like that and then move far away, it would be great! :) Or if they weren't vicious, big toothed, predatory creatures, they'd be welcome. But if you've ever stepped in a mess of them, you know they are like the clay and cling to everything. And then? They bite.
Worse? Long after they've bitten, you still feel like they're biting. Which gives them the name fire ant!
Okay, today I'm here talking about Creating the Culture of Shapeshifting Jaguars.
10/8 Night Owl Reviews
Tags: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters Author Profile: Terry Spear
This is an awesome new series from Terry Spear and a sizzling page turner. Terry Spear is wickedly talented when it comes to characterization. Her characters seem to take on a life of their own.... seeming to step right off the page. Or rather, to jump right out of my Kindle! LOL!!!
As with the wolves in her awesome "Heart of the Wolf" series, the Jaguar shifters take on the actual characteristics of the predators in the wild. Her vivid descriptions of the Amazon jungle pulled me right into the scene along with the characters. The chemistry between Connor & Kat was explosive and you get very sensual love scenes. I was hooked from the opening paragraph. The story kept me riveted throughout the entire book. This book is fast paced with nonstop action. Plus you get snappy & realistic dialogue between the three muskateers (Connor,Kat & Maya).
I am looking forward to reading about the extremely spunky Mayas' search for her very own Jaguar mate. I recommend this book to any fan of the shifter genre. I enjoyed every minute of this story.
Have a super great Monday!
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