a hot and stormy wind is blowing off the lake in the early dawn of the day. the force of it surprised me as rushed to close all the main floor windows. but let me start at the beginning. i came downstairs to check on edgar.....thinking i'd heard some barks from him.....but found him sleeping and content in the living room. when i headed to the kitchen, however, i heard the strange little trills of raccoons under the front windows. i heard scurrying. and then tearing. and when i turned on the light, there was an entire little masked, pointy nosed head, pushed through a hole in the screen, brazenly staring at me. and it continued to coolly stare me down as i yelled and shooed and finally screamed for tom. we feed the cats on the kitchen windowsill (i took this photo just a couple days ago because i loved the queen anne's lace) and the raccoons must have been after the cat food. we closed all the windows and tom marched around attempting to scare them off. but after he went back to bed, two little sassy faces sat on the other side of the glass watching me putter around the kitchen, not moving even when i walked right up to the window.
so it's an early start today. i wonder if a summer storm is coming in with the wind. the day seems overcast, but it could be the in between light that isn't night or day. it's still too early to tell.