Brushstroke fingers of clouds. Last evening in Berlin, I was walking to Kiez Eis to pick up special order of a pint of vanilla ice cream to accompany our dessert. My farewell dinner. Here’s what I saw at the end of the street. Like a hand of brushstrokes- clouds in the sky.
Two different street views of the fingers of clouds.
My hosts drove us to the University of Florida Bat Houses to wait for the bats to fly out at dusk. WOW! They were something to see. Hard to focus as it was getting dark and they were flitting and flying.
And then as we stood there, a strong aroma filled the air. P- ewwww!
We watched the murmuration of bats in the sky. Thousands and thousands of bats. Creating dark clouds of undulating patterns. Off to eat insects until dawn.
People waiting to see the bats emerge at dusk.
The Bat Houses at the University of Florida
Joanne filmed the bats on my phone
A nice lady took our photo in front of the Bat Houses.
We talked about expressions with BAT(not baseball) in them
Like a Bat out of Hell
Blind as a Bat
Don’t Bat an Eye
Bats in the Belfry
from the Free Dictionary- “have bats in the belfry (old-fashioned)
Back and forth, as a pendulum.
Spin round and round simultaneously. Not to mention the height. Oh my.
I shot this angle at dusk.
No, I did not ride it but was fascinated by the long lines of people waiting to get onto it and be scared out of their minds. The screams rated high in decibels.
from the Croatian travel archives Summer 2008