Saturday, March 07, 2009

Unexpected Visitor

As I glanced out our kitchen window I saw a figure moving through the grass. I kept watching until I realized it was the fox that has taken residence in our woods. Hurrying to my studio I grabbed the camera and scurried to snap a picture of this very elusive creature.

He stopped and looked around as if he knew someone was watching him. Then he slowly ambled across the open area.

I was able to snap a couple of pictures before he disappeared behind the trees.

What a catching sight! His colors are beginning to become vibrant as they do for the spring and summer seasons.

Last week I saw him with his mate playing in the far area of the pasture. Hopefully, I will be able to capture a picture of them together.....perhaps with tiny kits in the spring.


Maija said...

Do you have to worry about the fox attacking the local pets?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. We see them often when we visit Kristi's Dad in Colorado. The only time I have seen one here is dead on the side of the road. I fear we are squeezing them out of their natural territory. Bill Steiner

purple bird art said...

oh Marylin - he is sssoooo beautiful - there used to be a female that lived in a field near me in Idaho and one that lived in a vacant lot in the middle of Southern California sprawl - they are amazingly adaptable - thank you for posting such wonderful photos!

Dawn E. Shepherd said...

Hi Marylin!
What a beautiful fox....lucky you for getting pictures. I often find myself without my camera when such opportunities present themselves.
Can't wait to see you at Art Fest!!


Jo Anne O. said...

I adore foxes and see them where I live but never have a camera handy when I do! Great shots!

Lorna said...

Wow! He's gorgeous. I've seen tons of wildlife here in No. Id., but only 1 fox and that was years ago. I always count it a lucky, lucky day when nature crosses my path. Lucky you! Lorna

Denny1600 said...

This posting reminded me of our morning yesterday when we went to a local wildlife refuge and saw rare hawks, two kinds of deer, plenty of birds, lots of tracks and other . . . um . . . leavings. It was a wonderful morning.

Denny in Arizona