Good morning everyone! I am really late this morning I see, but this was my shopping day and I like to go early before the stores get crowded. I don’t exactly like shopping and I like it less when stores are crowded. Speaking of crowded, this has nothing to do with it at all, but it’s interesting anyway. In an odd kind of way. Over the last few years living here there have been odd things happen on my deck. Most are easily explained, to a point, other things are not. The other night I awoke to the sound of someone/something tapping on my living room window. I got up to check it out. I kept the lights off though since I didn’t want to scare whoever is doing this until I saw who it was. It was a regular tap, tap, tap, then a pause, then tap, tap, tap. Muffin was on the floor looking at the window. Okay, I unlock my door quietly and there it was again, tap, tap, tap. Got him this time, I turned on the deck light and quickly opened the door and…nothing. No human, no animal.
It was a calm night, there is nothing that could tap against the window anyway, even with wind. But the tapping stopped. Anyone out there would have to run past my door to get off the deck, but there was not a sound of anyone running away. After I opened the door Muffin was brave enough to jump up and look out the window. But she wouldn’t do it before. She was scared. That was weird. This was about 2am. I don’t know of any animal that can tap like that, so regular. And it wasn’t a person. So what was it? I have no idea. I was looking out the window one evening, there was no wind, the birds had gone off to bed, I was just going to go and get the 2 hanging feeders and bring them in for the night. They were hanging there perfectly still. Then they start to swing back and forth, just a little, in perfect unison with each other, until they were really flying back and forth. Then they started to slow down, but quite quickly until they were perfectly stopped again. That one at least has a logical reason behind it, though I haven’t figured it out yet. Odd things. There’s one more from last night, but I will keep that one for tomorrow.
The featured image shows some of our fall colors along Rabbit Lake, a small lake on the north edge of town. And in the pic above is Baxter, one of my 10 regular blue jays. Happy Monday everyone, and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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