Our resident red fox paid us a visit today. I happened to be looking out the window as he came trotting by. He stopped just long enough to eat a strawberry, then moved ahead with whatever mission he was on. I was able to get a few snapshots of him this time.
He needs some theme music to go with his jaunty walk. Da da da dee dee da da da dum!
Num num num - strawberries is good
On the road again. Da da da dee dee da da da dum!
And for the record, despite what Spork says, I did not bean Foxy Loxy in the head with a rock. I hit him in the leg when the rock I threw took a bad bounce. If I had wanted to bean him in the head, I would have beaned him in the head. Ellie May has very good aim.
A fox visit wasn't enough nature for one day, however. As I was admiring the fox pictures on the camera screen, I saw a wren right outside the window staring intently at something on the ground. It was another snake, coiling up in the chain link fence. What is up with all the snakes this year?? I tried to get a picture of him, too, but he took off as soon as he saw me. Spork says this may be the same snake he saw once before (Snake #2 on the list).
In food news, we tried a new blackberry cobbler recipe over the weekend. This one was more of a traditional cobbler, made with pie crusts and lots of sugar and butter. Mmmmm, butter... I liked it better than the first cobbler (sorry, PWC!) and would probably just stick with this one in the future, but according to Spork we are obligated to try all the cobbler recipes we find. In the name of science.