Back from the short walk with dog, over to the ditch after the sun set.
While we were over there, the bats were darting low in the grey dusk light, and skimming over the water like swallows do in the daylight. After a couple rains these past few nights, the mosquitos are thick.
There was enough light to tell that the ditch water is still black from ash from the Las Conchas fire runoff. We have been seeing that all August long – our dog comes out from the ditch with a dark tinge on her fur from that black water.