Okay, I might be cheating a bit with this last entry. I was thinking that while the A to Z Challenge is coming to an end, and April for that matter, spring is beginning to rock!
Weeks ago, I saw our pair of foxes romping through the backyard, playing in the tall grass and pausing to eat something. Since it was probably a squirrel or rabbit or other cute, furry creature, I didn’t want to dwell too much on the circle of life. I was just glad to see that the foxes were back again this year.
For the past five years, at least, the momma fox has had (at least) two kits and when she is weaning them, she brings them to our backyard for our viewing pleasure. Our neighbors and I think that she had two litters last year.
For the past week or two, I haven’t seen them so I’m thinking, hoping really, that she’s had her kits and that we’ll soon see those furry, sweet babes out our backyard window again.
Our dog, Hershey, knows what “fox” means and when he hears the word, he goes to the back window and begins barking. So, it’s a challenge to get photos of the foxes without drawing attention to them. We are now in the habit of spelling “f-o-x” but I think he’s catching on. If I go out onto the deck, he’ll bark. So, I try and get the best photos I can from inside the kitchen, out the window.
There are other delights coming soon – the arrival of the hummingbirds and we’ve been blessed to see a pair of barred owls. We’ve also had the following visitors in the spring and summer: turtles the size of dinner plates, our resident groundhog, deer, a coyote or two, raccoons, etc. We live on the north side of town but we back up to a creek so it’s a bit like living in the country. And the lush foliage welcomes them all.
What will you look forward to, now that the A to Z Challenge is over? How will you keep the joy and momentum of your blogs going? Will you continue to visit your favorites? I hope to!