So carrying right along as if I haven't missed a day (or 12) ...
In the dark of night, when the glass sliding door is open and I am only separated from the outside deck by the screen door, I hear rustling and chattering in the cherry tree. I am in the middle of an exciting part in a novel...as my heart beats faster, I turn to glance towards the darkness.
Quietly, I put down my ebook and pick up my camera, turn out the reading light, and tiptoe through the dark towards the sliding door. I gently slide the screen door open, turn on the outside light and point and shoot!
Bandido and his pilfering gang are back at work!
Cherries hanging in couplets take on the appearance of eerie iridescent eyes glaring through the night.
My imagination shivers.
I turn off the outside light,
close the screen and glass doors,
and return to the safety of my novel.