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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lousy Photo, Lovely Experience

One of my very favorite things to see from my office window is when the red fox trots across the back yard. I rarely can get to the deck with the camera fast enough, and doubt that I'll ever get a better picture than at Who is Sylvia?

Nevertheless, this morning I watched a lovely red Vulpes vulpes seem to float against the snow in the flat light of a cloudy morning. She (he?) was beyond the first row of apple trees by the time I made it outside.

red fox

About all you can see are the perky ears and the red fur. Maybe a hint of black stockings. This fox is colored much more normally than Sylvia was.

red fox

Remembering the encounter made me smile all day long whenever I thought of it. Do you have things that just make you smile all day that way?

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Ann said...

That fox sure does stand out against the white snow. Cool sighting and even more so that it made you smile all day.

Lin said...

Oh! I see him! That is really cool! And yes, I love to see stuff like that--it makes my day too. :)

Secondary Roads said...

My first thought was, I'm not kidding, "How did Shark get that fox up in a tree?" Yes, it's going to be one of those days.

Jackie said...

Oh so so cool! Oh brother now I will be chasing foxes and bobcats.

Something is wrong with me I think! Awesome find and shot Joan!

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- Only the Arctic fox hides in the snow

Lin- do you get any foxes there?

Chuck- with no shadows anywhere, it looks that way

Jackie- chasing foxes and bobcats sounds good to me.

RNSANE said...

Thinking of friends makes me smile. that way - and remembering wonderful times and places I've been in this world

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