I went to clean off the center today, I like to keep it pretty, and this is what I found:
Ha! A raccoon! This explains a lot: overturned pots, knocked over doodads, etc. I wondered how possums were making it around to every single clay pot and bumping into them all. Now we know. It was a creature with more manual dexterity and a lot more curiosity.
In other news, I went over to talk to the nice man who is renovating the house behind us. He is quite amenable to the idea of putting motion sensors on his security lights so that they don’t light up my back yard every night. Huzzah!