A change in my schedule last Tuesday, found me sitting at my desk reading and responding to several bloggers’ Slice of Life post. My desk faces a window, which allows me to note the happenings on this part of our street. Usually it is only a passing car, occasionally a person might be out for a walk. Not exactly exciting material for a Slice of Life, until last Tuesday.
Hurricane Patricia sent a bit of moisture our way. At the moment, it was a very light rain. The blinds were in a more closed than open position. I was typing away when a movement made me look up. Was that a dog? A cat? What? I quit typing and rose up out of my seat to get a better look. It wasn’t a dog or a cat! Trotting across our front yard was a fox!
My immediate thought was, I need a picture! No one will believe me. The fox paused for half a second, but I was not fast enough. I didn’t want to frighten it with movement behind the window, so I moved cautiously to the window. I grabbed my phone laying on the desk and tried to get a shot, but it was on the move.
The fox was heading down my neighbor’s driveway by the time I could get the camera of the phone ready. I had one chance for a shot. Click! It continued its journey down the street, unmindful of the commotion happening in my office.
I wasn’t supposed to be home. What luck that I was in the right place at the right time to see this elusive member of Mother Nature’s family.