With my flannel shirt, jeans, boots and down coat on, I topped myself off with snow cap and newly acquired head lamp. I stepped out of the basement door to head down to the barn.
I expected to see the dark all around illumined by the security light behind me as I headed for the barn.
At the base of the hill next to the barn is an old shed where a horse named Teddy used to live. Although I never met Teddy and he has not been here for about 40 years, the shed is called the Teddy shed. It is red with white trim. It comes equipped with a split door like many barns.
Since this was my first night using the head lamp, I expected to see the same sights I generally had on other nights. But this time, the spectacle made me laugh.
When I got outdoors, I turned on my head lamp to test it. I rotated my head to see the wash of light as it spread out before me. It worked fine.
The Teddy shed door bottom had been swung nearly wide open. The complete blackness inside the Teddy shed reflected pairs of jeweled lights as I began my trek down the hill. Cat eyes beheld my form carefully. I delighted in this new sight as I began chores. I have seen cat eyes reflect light before, but it tickled me to see them all at once peering at me from their secret places yet they were not unseen.