Tuesday, December 13, 2016
This photo may seem a bit perplexing, because there's really no subject beyond that patch of light on the ground outside our back door. That's part of what spills over the fence and across our lawn from our neighbor's house, where Mrs. Kravitz has installed a fancy new security spotlight. Which is ON ALL THE TIME.
I'm not sure why she feels she needs a security spotlight. But it does match the coiled razor wire atop her garden gate. (I'm not kidding!)
She has a thing about foxes. She's afraid they're going to walk into her house -- which wouldn't be an unreasonable fear if she habitually left her back door standing ajar. I can't imagine that's the case. I bet her house is hermetically sealed. But anyway, maybe she's trying to keep away Mr. or Ms. Fox with all that extra light.
Or, more likely, she's trying to keep away two-legged intruders. I have never seen or heard tell of one in our neighborhood, but this being the city, I'm sure they're out there.
In any case, I miss the blackness that used to exist at night outside our back door, but I'm not fighting this battle. I'm trying to think of it as moody garden lighting. You know how some people buy accent lighting to show off all their shadowy plants? Well, that's ours.