...........in the garden. As always, a busy one, and here in the southeast, an extremely hot one. Temps. in the high 90's are persisting and there doesn't look like much relief any time soon.
Even the squirrels are feeling the heat - but at least they have their garden back with the foxes gone!
Update on the Fox Family:
Mama has moved them, most likely on Monday night as we've not seen a sign of them since that evening. As sweet, cute, adorable as they were, five kits and their mother were just too much wildlife right outside our back door. When we saw the frightened looks mama was giving us Monday when she saw us watching from the windows, we knew she was not happy that we were back and had apparently moved into her territory! Foxes do carry rabies here in the US, people do get bitten, and deaths sometimes occur.
Two of the five on the deck - who could not love them!
Playtime with mama - on the potting shed step.
I decided they were not returning to the gazebo and therefore I could give it a good hose down without drowning anyone. You would have laughed watching me jumping up and down, shouting, and clattering around to make sure they were not underneath! Then I washed down the outdoor furniture and cushions. So, here I am enjoying a nice cup of Earl Grey in the gazebo, having taken it back as my Summerhouse. A little retreat where I'm safe from the biting mosquitoes, can watch the birds feeding and the squirrels playing.........but I wonder if we'll have a return visit from the fox family next year.