I have been mostly MIA for the past year. I have a good excuse though: I got cancer and had to have surgery for it last spring. The timing was particularly unfortunate, as gardening goes, for it meant I was out of commission from early spring until late in the summer. And by that time, everything had gone to wrack and ruin. Oh, well, I hope to start with a clean slate this spring. I will be starting with a clean slate as far as my health goes--I'm as cured as anyone who had cancer can ever be and I feel lucky it was caught very early.
Anyway, we had our first snow last week--it was at least 4 inches. I took some photos of the crabapples and snow.
And this morning my husband called me out to the kitchen and told me to look out the window. There was a fox out by our hammock. It seemed to be trying to catch a mouse or something too small to see from our distance. And I noticed that when it walked, it had a limp. I apologize that the picture isn't clearer.
This is one of the best things about living in the quasi-country, as we do: lots of chances to see wildlife.