On the lawn last night around 8:30 or so, as I was sitting in a camping chair with my cat Gus on my lap, I noticed him glancing suddenly off to the right, as if something were moving about in the dark.  I thought I also heard an unexpected sound, so I turned on my flashlight.  Through the beam a rather large bat abruptly flew, heading south.  I turned off the flashlight and I watched as the bat spiraled up towards the lambent moon, which softly glowed under a thin veil of cloud from behind the still tulip tree.  It was a marvelously poignant Halloween image, this rather large bat flickering moonward into the shadowy drooping  branches of the tulip tree whose leaves lightly trembled in a damp whisper of a breeze.

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