Yep that is indeed a fox (and yes that is a beehive too!). Our mama fox graced us with her presence and brought her four kits to play in my backyard for about 4 weeks this May. While her rambunctious cuties ran all over the yard and dashed up the trees (i didn't know foxes climbed trees!), she just sat in her little patch of sun and watched in perfect ease. "Ease". That's a good word for this season and a good reminder too. So many of us went through a very constrictive time this spring and it seemed like every other person was either battling cancer, dementia, a child in crisis, or new someone who was. The gift of mama fox was to see that life is abundant and joyous even in the midst of confusion and grief. She just sat in the trust that everything was as it should be. She sat in ease about 20 feet from us, she sat in ease when the cats became curious, she sat in ease when the kits ran away and out from her sight. She reminded me to breathe when my shoulders were up to my ears, when I couldn't imagine what the next step was, when my son's dad took his last breath on May 30th. Mama fox In ease. All of it is part of life and as it should be. Thank you mama fox for bringing your gifts when we needed to see life in all its abundance.
In Pete's memory.