Monday, December 12, 2016
Fox on Fence
Another busy day yesterday! This has been a crazy weekend. And did I buy any Christmas presents? Nope. I hope no one is expecting great things from me on the gift front because I'm not sure that's going to happen.
I did make time to take Olga to Hampstead Heath yesterday morning. We had a spectacularly clear day and she had a ball, as usual. We left about 10 a.m., after I did some household errands, and we walked pretty much the entire circumference of the Heath and up Parliament Hill. We had to hustle home when I looked at my phone and realized it was 12:20 and I had to be at Dave's concert, at school, at 2 p.m.!
We also had a brief encounter with Mr. (or Ms.?) Fox, who checked out the back corner of our yard near the shed. Olga watched from inside, fuming silently.
The fox jumped up on the fence dividing our garden from Mrs. Kravitz's. There's a bird feeder there, on the adjacent tree, normally filled with peanuts and covered with squirrels. My guess is that's what attracted the fox. But as you can see the feeder is empty and the squirrels were elsewhere, so the fox jumped down into the neighbor's garden and went about his (or her) business.
Dave's concert went well -- I call it "his" but of course it was actually the entire music department's, and all of their high school students. Concert band, vocal choir, orchestra, smaller ensembles -- they all performed. Everything sounded great and went off without a hitch. The jazz band closed the show with a swinging rendition of "In the Mood," which left the whole audience clapping and smiling and was stuck in my head for hours.
(Top photo: A tree on Hampstead Heath, yesterday morning.)