Niko on the porch with me. Dusk. Everything is in a light blue light. The duck and geese are making noise in their cage. Niko is watching in that direction, ears twitching a little bit (at the birds singing I think and the cars, etc. in the distance), and sniffing the air every once in a while. A few strips of smudgy clouds in the sky are a little pink. The sunset is on the other side of the house. That is, the sun is setting there. I suppose the “sunset” is everywhere. The occasional far away sound of an animal in distress makes Niko flinch. The sound of the duck and geese is low and consistent underneath everything, except occasionally when they are quiet or when a person comes near them and they scream.