Monday, 28 January 2008

Season of mists

Took this photograph one November. The verbena were still in bloom and a mist hung over the garden. The spider web adds another dimension.
I don't know if I have ever mentioned it but I live in a very old house. When in bed at night and all is quiet the house creeks and groans like an old personwith aches and pains. Last night I went into one of those lovely deep sleeps after a full day of working. Suddenly a blood curdling cry went out, I woke eyes fixed and shot straight under the duvet. "Jeeps we've got a ghost." The scream went out again, now fully awake I realised it was a fox, and he was sitting below our bedroom window. I got up, he was a handsome chap, took one look at me and shot over the fence. Funny now, wasn't at the time!!!!! Quote: Gardening is the slowest of performing arts.


zhakee said...

Spider webs with dew on them are so pretty. The tale of your howling fox is great. I wonder why he/she chose to howl right next to your house? Where I live, we have foxes, but I never, ever hear them. Coyotes, on the other hand are extremely yippy creatures.

Cheryl said...

I don't know why....they have done it before on the odd occasion. Animal behaviour has always fascinated me since a small child. I envy you having all those large creatures around you. The biggest we get here is a badger. I have had them in the garden, they are beautiful, but quite illusive. I only knew they had been because their long nails had scrapped the inside of a large dead tree. They were looking for insects. There droppings were also a good clue!!!!