This was an extremely cold day and tonight is promising to be bitterly cold. I'll undoubtedly be forced to stay awake until dawn - checking the water pipes and fervently hoping they won't be frozen. I have enough problems to contend with.
It's presently just after 5:00 p.m. and already completely dark. I stepped outside on the back porch about an hour ago - - in time to see the moon rise and the arrival of the resident 'possum.
Curiously enough, I leave food scraps for the 'possum nearly every night. This is a much larger 'possum than the one that was recently in my house. This guy has a slight injury on his back (possibly attacked by another animal?) so I want to be kind to him.
I am always kind to the timid and helpless....but never to the intentionally vicious. I'm hesitant to post something that I recently wrote...but I will anyway. Soon. I have nothing to lose but a few touchy readers - and that will be a pleasure.
Here are some photos I took about an hour ago.
Hopefully they won't offend anyone.
I'm being intentionally bitchy tonight. I'm in a bitter mood.
Resident 'possum waiting for a handout
Last glimmer of light in the west,
view from the back porch