Sunday, May 5, 2019

Visit from an old friend...

The just risen sun kissed the tops of the trees in the back yard. From the west the rumble of thunder approached with a darkening sky and foretold of some much needed rain coming this morning. From the back deck I paused with the bag of trash I was taking to the bin. I looked to the back corner of the yard and saw an old friend I had not seen for more than a year. I thought she would bolt if I moved down the ramp to the trash bin. But, to my surprise, she didn't. I came back up the ramp and stood on the edge of the deck and we just looked at each other. I waved. She just looked at me unconcerned. I went back inside and looked out the window. She stayed reclining naturally. I dared to run and get my camera and quietly went back out on the deck. She posed and let me get just a couple of shots before she wandered back into the woods. The first rain drops said I should return inside. From the kitchen window I looked again the direction to the back yard and saw a different fox with darker markings, perhaps a juvenile, come into the clearing then quickly return.

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