"The moon, like a flower
In heaven's high bower
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night."
So far tonight, all I have captured is the moon. A nearly full Sturgeon moon to be exact. Lovely it is, as is Elvis when he is playing with one of his neighborhood pals. A little while ago, he left my side and walked very slowly up the hill toward the lemon tree, where his newest opossum pal was waiting patiently. A large opossum it was is, I think it might be a lady opossum, and she might be with babies. I haven't learned her name yet, maybe by tomorrow night I will get a proper introduction. You shouldn't rush some things. I think she is feeling shy, because just after they said hello to each other, she climbed back up into the poplar tree. We will make friends soon, I am sure. This is practically a tradition for us you know. Elvis usually introduces me to his opossum pals, on or near the peak night of the Perseids. If the new lady and I don't have a chance to talk tonight, I will leave a bowl of dog food for her, and by the end of the week, we will be old friends. Remember Miss Agatha Pendragon, and her son Ipson? I like the magic that lives in this yard!
Mr. Ipson Pendragon. "IP" to his friends!
"The Nearly Full Sturgeon Moon"
August 11th, 2008