Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday Trauma: A Mother's Pride

Soft night
Night sky was just moments away, as the brilliant reds and purples faded to gentle soft pink.  Dusk to Night was a magical moment.

Mama waited, watching for beginning of black night.  Almost…almost…she thought, impatient for the magic to begin.

It happened.  She turned to her brood and announced, “Well, now, off you go!!”

Out they flew from the mouth of the cave: her cloud**of young bats, disappearing into the night, searching for night time bugs.   “Watch out for owls!  And, Bubba, don’t overeat!”


Another successful launch. Papa will be so proud.

Thanks for this new Thursday Trauma challenge go to Delores at Under the Porch Light .  Please check her site for some interesting and delightful prompts.

**This is the title for groups of bats.  Interesting.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful....you may have a giggle when you read mine tomorrow. Seems we both had bats in our belfry.

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  2. As long as they don't suck blood and just eat the bugs

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  3. Oh, those guys live down in Mexico and South America, Africa too. Wear a hat if you go out after dark.

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  4. Delightful story and beautiful picture.

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  5. Lovely.
    Motherhood issues cross species...

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    1. I am reading "The Elephant Whisperer" and it is the best book I have read in quite a while. Talk about motherhood issues...

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  6. A group of bats is a cloud? Very apropos.

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    1. There was another term, can't remember it, but I loved this one.

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  7. Delightful story, Susan. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. My one experience with bats traumatized me to the point that 55 years later, I can still remember each detail.

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  8. Beautiful sunset!
    Bat's are perfect for the beginning of the Halloween month!

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  9. So short, yet so great! love it.

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  10. What a surprising take on motherhood, but I loved it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog!

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