Monday, September 7, 2009
Good morning! I was up at 6:30 this morning, and it was still pretty dark. The sky was starting to lighten and the full moon was still pretty high. The dogs needed to go outside, so I took them out onto the pool patio and let them down into the yard. I sat down on the chair and was still trying to wake up when I noticed dark, swooping things in the air. As I put my glasses back on, I realized there were about 10 bats swooping and diving and scooping up bugs from the surface of the pool! I could hear them sometimes as they flew so close to my head. I felt a little like Batman! It was so neat. For the most part, they were completely silent, except for the occasional flutter of wings and the light plop! as they plucked a bug from the pool. I just sat there for a few minutes watching the show. It was mesmerizing! Some people are afraid of bats, but I have no issue with them. I'm thankful for the bug control and they don't bother us at all.