Abandoned House

Spring winds scud across our faces where earth's lilt language serves as a backdrop to our walk. If we listen hard enough we can hear purple flowers growing despite our moving feet.

We approach an abandoned house from the east side. Running across expanding green features we fall to our hands and knees in search of a small treasure. Digging underneath the house's west corner we excavate a white marble with yellow swirls. I imagine it belongs to the previous owner's son.

After dinner, we drove our walking route to see how far we had walked.

Slowing in front of the abandoned house we explain to my husband where the marble was previously found. There upon the hillside we saw a red fox. She was the color of fire. Rays of sunlight fallen and compressed to her skin. She was beautiful. Then in the murmur of our voices she disappeared.

Before we drove off we saw four baby foxes scurrying from the same west corner as where the marble was found. Imagine our excitement at seeing a red, mother fox and her babies. Below you can find a picture (click to enlarge) and video of the four baby foxes.

1 comment:

Naquillity said...

Blogger Bone said...

How cute! You have a wonderful appreciation for nature. Thanks for sharing.

I haven't been blogging as much this year for whatever reason, but I hope things are well with you.

May 12, 2008 2:59 PM
Blogger Cindy said...

Baby foxes are so cute!

May 17, 2008 2:03 PM
Blogger Quiet Paths said...

This is a neat post; I have a fascination for abandoned houses. The house my mother grew up in on a homestead is still standing, (somewhat). It is so interesting to visit it again and imagine her skating along the homemade sidewalk planks. It's neat to think the foxes are now making use of this old place you write of. Too bad they can't use the kitchen and bath!

May 17, 2008 6:32 PM
Blogger TC said...

Awww, I used to love coming across foxes :) They're precious.

Hope you're doing well!

May 23, 2008 12:48 PM
Blogger Mariacristina said...

Beautiful writing, Michelle. Sounds like you made many discoveries that day.

Sorry Ihaven't been by Poefusion lately. I've been busy working at teaching yoga.

June 26, 2008 8:10 PM

October 17, 2008 at 2:01 PM