Thursday, March 29, 2018

Watch and Wait

Waking up earlier than normal, I reluctantly got up.  Afraid I'd be late for my early morning appointment if I stayed in bed and fell back to sleep, I put on my slippers and headed to the kitchen for coffee.

Generally, while the coffee is brewing, I get on the floor and do my stretches, which I did.  Then for some reason,I looked out the GR window and saw something trotting up the gravel road.  Moving to the front door, I saw it flash by.  Then as I entered the kitchen, I grabbed the camera sitting on the counter. and headed toward the kitchen window.


It trotted so quickly along our back fence-line, as you can see, I couldn't get a decent shot.  Sprinting from room to room, I found myself in the DR near the slider when it finally stopped.  It had hesitated, circled and sniffed the ground thoroughly in an open area but then headed toward the old, half-buried stonewall.  That's when it stopped and stared.

The only thing I could see out of the corner of my eye were squirrels near the feeders but I didn't want to take my eyes off of the fox for any length of time.  It was a beauty.


The quick agile creature suddenly wheeled around and headed deeper into the woods toward my "sit spot."

Although I hadn't seen a Red Fox around in a few years, I was glad to spot this one.  Just out of curiosity, later that morning when I returned, I went into the woods to see if I could find it's tracks, but a small amount of fresh snow had erased them.  However, like it's prey, I'll be around.

just seeing, saying, and sharing...

Watch and Wait

with you and those at


12 comments:

Sandi said...

Gasp! How cool. I'm whispering so I don't scare it off! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Red Fox is a beauty! I know they are here too, I can smell what they leave behind. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a sight that must have been for you. And to see the fox buried in the white snow, WOW! Your area is so pretty, my friend.

~Sheri

Sandra said...

he is a beauty.. color me jealous

only slightly confused said...

They are lovely creatures...I love their little black socks.

Susie said...

JP, Your shot of the red fox is very nice. I have seen four since we lived out here. My sister lived in town and one would come to her back yard for food. She never got too close and would throw the food out toward it and talk softly while it ate. She enjoyed that time so much. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Ann Thompson said...

Wow. You've got your very own wildlife refuge right there

Angie said...

I am so glad you put on those slippers and went for coffee!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful fox, and how lucky you are to have seen it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Easter to you and your family. I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your post. Happy Sunday, Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

A Colorful World said...

So exciting! I wish I could see a fox around here! That you managed to get photos is just awesome!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are quick, aren't they?!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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