September 7, 2006

Moonlit Night


Find The Cat
Originally uploaded by Dr Momentum.
Last night, the moon was particularly bright. It was quite spectacular driving home from Berkley with the moon illuminating the trees and road at midnight.

The night was cloudless, but a slight haze brightened the sky around the moon. As I passed through several low areas where there were coves, I ran into banks of fog that hung about 4 to 5 feet off the ground and coated my windshield with a sticky film that resisted the wiper blades.

The leaves on the trees appeared to glow in the night. It reminded me of how much I liked driving at night and some of the weird adventures I have when I'm out after midnight (like that time on the way back from BOB and Patti's house)

Once home, I pulled into the driveway at an angle with my headlights illuminating Maggie's garden, because I thought I saw something moving there. Sure enough, a friendly cat was nibbling on one of the plants.

Can you find the cat trying to hide in this picture? I snapped the photo with my phone through the windshield.

Our secret visitor scampered off after my headlights turned off
and I tried ot get a closer look. I guess I'm not the only one who enjoys the moonlit night.
Posted by James at September 7, 2006 8:31 AM
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It's a long drive but I'm tempted to blow off my evening plans and head to a secluded beach to watch the moon rise above the horizon. Near Boston it should make an appearance at 7:14pm tonight according to this website:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html

Posted by: Mike at September 7, 2006 10:05 AM

Mrow! Kitties love all kinds of grass, including ornamentals!

What a cutie. Maybe he'll be your part-time pet!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 7, 2006 1:01 PM

not to be picky but I think those are daylilies. Which apparently are still alive!

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at September 7, 2006 3:20 PM

LOL, Bob. You were right, you can't kill them, not even by cat. I'm just surprised the cat chose the lillies over the mint!

Posted by: Maggie at September 7, 2006 7:21 PM

After finding some evidence that mice have been in the area, our current theory is that this fellow was likely on a mouse hunt.

Posted by: James at September 8, 2006 11:22 AM

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