Saturday, March 17, 2007

Too Much White Stuff

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
--- Cecil Frances Alexander

Well.... it snowed. A lot. My dog, my very large dog, went outside to do her business and the snow was up to her belly. Now it's icing, just to make things fun for clearing the driveway this morning. Happy Spring!

We had an unexpected visitor yesterday. This place is wildlife central, I swear. Only a few weeks ago, we had a raccoon run down the road, up our driveway, our walkway and front steps and put his little paws on the storm door (we had the inside door open). He looked at us through the glass as if saying, "Please, sir, may I have some more?"

Yesterday, the birds were going crazy at the feeders as if they knew the storm was coming. So, when I saw something small and dark hit the sliding glass door and then plop into several inches of snow, I figured it was one of these:

That's a dark eyed junco (and is the kind of bird my darling dog took out a couple weeks back). There are dozens of them at my feeder.

I jumped up and opened the door to make sure the little guy was okay. He was, but he wasn't a junco. He was one of these:

Yup, a little brown bat. Poor guy. My husband flipped out: "He's going to get in the house!" and wanted to slam the door shut. Like it was Dracula or something... sheesh.

The critter was stuck in the snow and couldn't get out. I'm not leaving anything to freeze. I got my gloves and a dishtowel and picked him up. Last I knew, he was in a tiny little area under our deck that was sheltered from the wind and snow. I hope he's okay...

In other news, if you're a pet owner, have you seen this: 60 Million Containers of Pet Food recalled. The recall info from the manufacturer is here.

What else? Oh yeah... writing. I wrote another 1300 words or so yesterday. That was good.

I also discovered something -- I write almost all of my intimacy scenes from the man's POV. From first kisses to much more, the reader sees it from the hero's eyes. There are one or two exceptions to this, but I'd say that's how I write it 95% of the time.

Seems weird. I wonder why. Bet a shrink would have a field day with it...

What about you? How do you write those scenes?


Allie Boniface said...

Wow, nothing like a little threat of rabies to start the day, huh?

Interesting about your POV in intimacy scenes. I think I write mine mostly split between H/H. Never really thought about it. Now I'm going to go back and look!

anno said...

Great pictures! I hope your brown bat is ok. Seeing it reminded me of one of my daughter's favorite books from years ago, Stellaluna. Do kids still read this?

Judy said...

I've not thought about my intimacy POV... I'll have to check as well. The two I can think of right off the top of my head are both from the MPOV... hmmmm....

Tori Lennox said...

LOL re your husband's reaction! I wouldn't want it in my house either, but I wouldn't be freaking out either. Bats are actually supposed to be quite beneficial, so I'm glad you rescued the poor little guy. :)

Charity said...

To answer Anno's question, yes, kids still read Stellaluna. We checked it out from the library and it's due back today. In fact, we have a little stuffed Stellaluna bat around here somewhere.

I won't tell M. about the last time a bat got in our house, but involved my husband and an air rifle. I will say this: his aim is impressive. (Yes, we tried everything to get it out. Bats are good, but rabies, not so much.)