Friday, June 24, 2016

Neighborhood Watch




There's something magical about a summer evening when the heat of the day has disappated. Fireflies leave their grassy daytime perches and rise over the ground like twinkling, slow motion pop corn.

Foxes normally work the night shift, but on these long summer days, sometimes we see them before full dark. A mother fox came by in the late hours of the daylight this week, walking the perimeter of the woods, in and out of the fading sunlight, with the confidence of one who was on familiar territory.




Most likely, she was hunting for an unwary bunny, mouse or squirrel. 




She glanced over her shoulder, ever watchful in her role as preditor, and as prey. The light had faded, and she welcomed the gathering darkness.



Linking with Saturday's Critters

18 comments:

Sharon K said...

Sooo amazing! Is this a different Mamma than your other posts?

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely fox.. Nice shots.. :-)))

Margaret Adamson said...

Three marvellous shts of the fox. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Very nice series of photos and narrative.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie, what a beautiful fox! Awesome collection of photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Lea said...

Lovely!
Have a great week-end!

Jedidja said...

Nice pictures. Our foxes here are entirely red in color and I think they are smaller too. Gorgeous! You describe it so well.

jandi said...

absolutely beautiful! have a lovely day!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Gorgeous fox images!:) HE/she is beautiful, but very different than the ones we see here.

Connie Smiley said...

I'm guessing this is the same fox I saw earlier from my neighbor's house, but I can't be sure.

pens and needles left this quote earlier and it was misplaced:

pens and needles said...
What a beautiful creature she is!!! Maybe she will bring some kits up to see you, too ...
June 25, 2016 at 8:24 AM 

carol l mckenna said...

She is beautiful and wonderful photography!

Happy Day and Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Naquillity said...

she's a beauty... great captures and story. wishing her well on her latest adventure... have a great night~

Felicia said...

she is a beautiful lady.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What incredible photos...so clear and crisp! I'm off to look at more of your blog! enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Brian King said...

What beautiful photos!

Lady Fi said...

What gorgeous shots.

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's beautiful! She's very different from the red foxes we have here.

Barb said...

Your foxes look so different from ours. We have red foxes in the mountains of CO - they cross our property daily on their hunting rounds. This fox looks healthy, and I love the coloration.