View from my back door taken at 5 p.m.
Late afternoon and all the woods around us take on a different look, forbidding and a bit creepy. It is foolishness of course, to think that but... Sometimes I am awakened at night by the sounds of howls, coyotes or wolves, not sure which, perhaps fox. It makes me realize that creatures do live close by just outside the snugness of our house. I forget this. My daytime walks around the property reveal to me only small, scuttling creatures, chipmunks, squirrels, the odd skunk; never anything larger and whatever they are they are always running away from me. Usually only interesting enough to tweak the dog's interest, nothing more. Whatever else may be there remains well hidden, to my eyes at least.