Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cue the Deer

It's one of those pciture perfect winter mornings. Big, fluffy snowflakes are falling against a steel grey sky. A blanket of white covers the ground. Tree branches and benches wear a layer of collected snow. And if you go outside, the world has that hushed stillness about it. Later, the church bells will peal through the neighborhood.

It's like that scene in "Funny Farm" when Chevy Chase and his wife are trying to make their little eccentric town look like a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting so they can sell their house. At one point, they 'cue the deer' to run across the yard by the pond. In the end, they wind up so enraptured with what they've created, they decided not to sell and stay.

As authors, we have many opportunities to 'cue the deer'. If we need a snowy day...wa la...we have a snowy day. If we need a deer to make an appearance...bibbity boppity boo...there he is. It's actually kind of fun to wield that kind of power. As a writer, I can bring to life any kind of setting, characters, and situations that I want. Crazy isn't it?

And isn't it even more amazing when Mother Nature gives us something even more awe-inspring than we could ever create?

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Sean McLachlan said...

Very nice photos! Being a port, Santander doesn't really get any snow. We got hail a couple of days ago, though! Next week I'll be in Estonia so I'm thinking I'll see all the know I want.

Morgan Mandel said...

Looks very pretty, Deb!
Yes, I love the way snow looks, but hate the way it makes the sidewalks so slippery. Not walking as much the last few days because of that.

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

Wonderful pictures! It's great to stop and just see and listen. We need to do that more often.
DL Larson

Margot Justes said...

Loved the pictures, it truly was a winter wonderland. It snowed a couple of days ago, today it's raining.