|The goose pen on the Nones of March at 1607 hr.|
Buoyed by the speciosity of the goose pen's visitors, I was seized by a creative impulse.
I would try for some portraits of the visitors framed in one of the goose pen's portals.
There were 8 or 9 of these openings, but we didn't know which were used by critters as entrances and exits.
I had settled on a small portal when I noticed Terry's countenance looking down at me within the chamber.
"I think you should put it over here", he said with gravitas.
He was right. The larger opening would admit larger animals, and maybe the bear would come back and peer inside.
If it entered, of course, it would knock the camera down, but what the heck.
I staked the camera at an angle looking up through the charred window, but the bear didn't come back.
Instead, there was a celestial event.
Nones of March the setting sun aligned itself with this particular portal.
According to the Naval Oceanography Portal my camera recorded the position at an azimuth of 242 degrees.
That was perhaps the most interesting event recorded by the two cameras we had set in the goose pen.
The striped skunk, gray squirrels, and wood rats that made a showing were not as cooperative at this gray fox.
I pulled both cameras and made new sets elsewhere, hoping they are properly aligned for a zoological rather than a celestial event.