Tuesday, 8 May 2012

It's Spring Again.....

Back to Spring weather again today. At 08:00 this morn we had plus four degrees and now, at about 15:00, we have 15 degrees and lots of sun. It was a glorious morning, blue sky, sun and no wind. We've had a touch of light rain but otherwise a splendid day, so far.

Morning view from garden:





And even the neighbours have been seduced by it and dragged out the summer garden gear:



Yesterday evening, we had a visit from a fox. It sniffed all round the garden, grubbing up tasty morsels, and gradually made its way round to the front of the house:


Eventually, it hopped up onto the porch and had a good root around, as I watched from the hallway:



I took a bit of Jack's tucker out and  clucked aloud. It came from the midst of the blackcurrant bushes and waltzed straight over to me, keeping about two meters between us as it watched me scoop nosh onto the grass for it. I went into the house and it immediately set-to, scoffing the lot in no time.  I like to think it's the one I was feeding in the cold depths of the previous winter when I was here. Then, there was a young fox I fed on a daily basis. Given this one showed virtually no fear of me or my presence, I can't help but wonder.....

6 comments:

  1. .. and you want to sell the place ...?

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    1. Hi Andrea, It's a stunningly beautiful place to live and a challenge: living in the Hebredes, you'll know all about these things, too! But the long...long...long winters do wear you down over time.
      And Carol and Gwynneth, that's why we are going to move and sell up. We think it will be better to sever ties with the place -it's just so far off: 2,500 miles from our daughter and grandsprog, for example.

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  2. good comment Andrea!!

    I wouldn't be surprised if that is the same fox. Do you have photos to compare?

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    1. Having checked the pix from last winter when I was feeding the young'un, we think it's the same fox - little markings on ears, legs etc. It's good to think he/she made it through the coldest winter for many years.

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  3. I too cannot understand why you would ever want to move away from such a beautiful place!

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