Monday, August 07, 2006
SO MUCH FOR THAT BIRDBATH
Several times a week for years the raccoons knock the top off this birdbath. I guess they're washing whatever they found in my yard, though God knows what that might be. Usually the bowl lands harmlessly in the ivy below but a couple of times it has cracked clear across. I've glued it back together a few times in the 15 years or so that I've had it, but it happened again a couple of nights ago and this time I think it's a goner. So I had a pedestal with nothing on it and after a little thought I plunked a clear blue glass ball on the top of it.
The rest of the afternoon I watched finches fly down to the spot where the birdbath was and do a quick backpedal as they almost landed on the globe. We aren't the only ones that are creatures of habit.
Footnote: Last night the raccoons knocked over a different birdbath, one they've never paid any attention to before. So apparently they need to do that as part of their nightly ritual in my yard.