I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fried brain today....

It's one of those "I've got nothing." days. I sat here trying to decide what I wanted to blog about and went from old photos of my grandfather, to researching the initials on a sweater in an old picture, to the Sierra Club history, to some old photography advertisements, to an old early 1900's camera on Ebay that I almost bought before I came to my senses and realized that I didn't know what I wanted to post about. This doesn't happen to me very often. I wasted two hours of my morning trying to decide what to post. Still, the bed is unmade, I need to do a load of laundry and my body is in desperate need of a shower.
So I leave you with a Fox... A Common Gray Fox, that came down to find water and a few grains of corn that we leave (I'm sure she thinks) just for her. The corn is for the deer but all our wild creatures are opportunist around here so she was probably looking for leftovers.
She was very beautiful. I think that she might have been the beastly beauty that caused all the commotion last Wednesday night, but she is so beautiful that it's hard to believe that she would make that much noise and dispatch some unsuspecting critter in such a violent way. I know! She's a wild creature.
She was very weary of the dogs barking across the driveway. She hardly noticed me hiding behind the garage with my camera, but then she sensed something was not safe and she loped up into the trees and disappearing into the underbrush. Wish I could follow her, at her speed, to see where she goes and if she has babies close by and what her den looks like. Litters are born from March through May so she might have a few babies very near by.
Well, it's time for other things. Maybe tomorrow I will recover my brain and give you something with some interesting family history...or maybe not. I'm in a warm, summery mode right now. All I want to do is play in the garden and photograph unsuspecting wild animals. I guess it could be worse....
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  1. Aha! I think that may be your culprit! Especially if she has babies nearby - Anything is game, when you have babies to protect!

    She sure is a pretty little thing though, isn't she?

    Now, go play in the garden and keep your camera handy. :)

  2. The fox is a beauty. Great photos. Have a good time in your garden and with your camera. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  3. I like your fox and maybe she has cubs nearby. Do foxes eat corn? I think she would rather have a mouse!


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