the garden at night

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here tonight to bring you something completely different. You may remember me from such posts as “My Walk At Dusk”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose. Those round circles on my left were made by the sun, which made a brief appearance today. When the sun came out, the guy I live with wondered what was going to happen next. Nothing did, except that it got dark again. It rained for a little bit, but not enough to do anything except make a few drops on the ground.

As I guess I’ve said, it’s been mostly dark here, for weeks now, and so maybe to “embrace the darkness”, or whatever, the guy I live with thought that a night-time tour of the garden might be in order. I admit this is kind of odd.

There is a bit of jingling in the film. From no one I know, of course. And also some traffic noise from the highway, which is quite a ways away, but the camera picks up it. And very loud crickets. The guy I live with said the film was best viewed full screen, and in HD, too.


Well, that was different, wasn’t it? I hoped you enjoyed it anyway. The guy I live with said he’d try not to be so totally weird in the future, but I don’t know ….

Until next time, then.

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2 Responses to the garden at night

  1. Not totally weird at all, Mani, but creativity emerging. I enjoyed the nighttime tour — though is it safe? Didn’t hear any thuds or muffled screams, so I suppose so. And you were walking shotgun. Couldn’t stroll in my garden past dark, what with sprinkler heads to trip over and crazy thorny rose canes grabbing clothes and – ouch – skin. I think you and the guy you live with are very brave. I am puzzled: the garden near ground level and straight ahead shows nighttime, but the pan upward to the sky makes the scene look as daytime gloomy as you report. Perhaps some puncturing of a space-time continuum? Keep being playful, Mani, and looking for those biscuits on the forehead.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; it wasn’t really night, but twilight, I guess, and I think the camera gathers more light when the sky is lighter, like it was. Something like that. There was still enough light in the garden for the camera to capture something. At night it’s completely dark, except for the solar lamps.

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