Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sunny Day

We aren't entirely bereft of "garden". A few pots of petunias and geraniums brighten our balcony. A wicker chair is a pleasant spot for coffee, if you can get the cat to move. He enjoys a nap out in the fresh air, and likes to sharpen his claws on the chair.

There's a big street light in the parking lot, and a couple of nights ago I stood and watched a bat hunting moths around the light. It darted in and out of the circle of the light. They are amazing fliers. In Summerland I'd sit out in the evenings and the bats would fly all around me. They fly by so fast you can't see them unless they fly between you and a stationary object which is very close. They were tiny little things, half the size of a mouse, incredibly delicate and beautiful.

I was pleased to see one here, even briefly and half way across the parking lot.

3 comments:

Zak Greant said...

We see them in Vancouver as well. It's easiest to spot them at a local pond in summer, when the growing rushes leave only small patches of water free for the bats to swoop down on and drink from.

newwaytowrite said...

Ah...signs of wildlife in the big city.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Hello, I just checked you blog first time for ages and see you moved, hope you are enjoying life out of the tin palace
keep in touch, Dave