Birdwatching in the dark is an art practiced best with no yard light. Start just after the colors are gone from the horizon and the leftover sheen of the day lingers, waiting for the spark of stars just dawning. Birds are easier to locate at this thoughtful time when the beginning of dark quiets the trees. Of course you'll want to be near a barn. That's the place where the wild world intermingles with those we like to believe are domestic. "Look up," says the old white gelding, and I do, seeing a watermelon on a high wire. "She has no neck," I answer, "it's an owl," as she turns to show her horns. Then she lifts away without a sound, taking the ghost gelding with her, leaving me the scent of mud and moonlight.
Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)