So Sad When Nature isn’t Very Bright

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I feel sorry for stupid things. Right now, I’m feeling sorry for this albino (or just plain white) moth that is clinging to the sidewall of one of the oak cabinets in my kitchen. Okay, he found a place out of the rain, I get it. But shouldn’t survival instinct kick in and remind the moth that the entire rest of the kitchen has a lot of white he could use to hang for a spell and stay a bit safer.

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Yep, all the walls are covered in a floral wallpaper with a white background, the border below what you see in this picture has larger butterflies instead of the small flowers. You’d think the moth would at least think about following the butterflies’ lead and maybe use that white background instead. You know, hide in plain sight.

Makes me better understand survival of the fittest–and the not so much. Of course, this moth is still living because I feel sorry for the fact that he isn’t the smartest wingding around. Maybe that’s his schtick–if he brings out my compassion for his lack of instinct I won’t kill him and he’ll live to eat my favorite chair.

No, I still think the moth is just dumb.

How about you? What do you think?

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Great Day Today for Blog Giveaways!

I’ve noticed several great blog posts today that also offer wonderful giveaways. If you have a few minutes, give these blogs a read and if you like the authors’ books sign up for the giveaways 🙂

Sparkle Abbey writes terrific humorous cozies that throw a spotlight on some fabulous dogs and cats who play key roles in the story lines. The authors (the books are written by a two-woman team) are at The Seekers Blog today, speaking to unpublished and wannabee authors about voice, and giving away a copy of one of their books to a lucky commenter.

Krista Davis is over at the Escape With Dollycas blog and not only talking about THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS, but how one of her characters came to life on the page. This is one of my favorite series, and I always love the entertaining tips and recipes Davis shares within the story. Her publisher is also giving away two copies of the book to a couple of lucky fans–go check out the blog and scroll down for the entry info.

At Lori’s Reading Corner, Alexandra Forry talks about the importance of book covers and offers a brief beginning excerpted from her latest book TIMELESS ENDINGS. Also, there’s a Rafflecopter drawing to enter, and the winner will win a signed copy of this new book. Read the Blog and Enter Here:

Okay! That should make everyone’s coffee breaks more interesting today. Have a good one, folks!

Is It Time for a Break?

With my first trip to Malice Domestic having occurred the first weekend in May, I realize I haven’t posted much this month–just a couple of posts and one was on a sale that only lasted that weekend. After recovering from jet lag, I’ve spent the rest of the month working on the first book in a new series I hope to start publishing in the fall. However, I could work a lot happier (just maybe not a lot faster) if I had a writing buddy like this studious owl to help pen my prose. If you’d like to watch the cute 15 second video showing the owl working his helpful magic, Click Here, then scroll down on the Facebook page until you get to the owl video. (Word of both Wonder and Warning–this page has some seriously awesome art posts on it, so don’t be surprised if you spend longer there than the 15 seconds you intended 🙂 ) Just working with my owl

Of course, the owl on my pen might slow down my writing almost as much as my cat on my laptop keyboard. Unless the cat sees the owl and the chase begins…

Have you seen any cute, creative videos lately you’d like to share?