This morning…

I was on the plot well before seven just for an hour or so before it got too warm.

I heard plot neighbour Fran talking to Foxy so I sat down and waited to see if she would appear.  Sure enough she did and sat down between the cosmos and strawberries to have a scratch.

I waited to see where she’d go next and was delighted when she came to within little more than arm’s length away then going over to the pond for a drink.

I’d been told during the week that she was limping but thankfully she wasn’t today.


I just watered what needed doing then picked these first raspberries, along with some more strawberries.



The collomia grandiflora has done better than it ever has before, flowering en masse for most of this month.

It looks like it’s going to be very warm  through this coming week so I’ll be doing little more than I did this morning.

Have a good week!

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33 Responses to This morning…

  1. Mark Willis says:

    That fox is very tame! I see foxes in my garden sometimes, but they are always very nervous and run off as soon as they spot me.


  2. Doris Potter says:

    Love the fox! I saw one here in Montreal last week. By the way, I am a member of The League Against Cruel Sports and do what I can to help these animals. You can check it out at:


  3. Liz says:

    Foxy knows her way around the plots! The sun and warmth does have its upside– those raspberries look good and the collomia has really put on a display.


  4. Anonymous says:

    A real mix of experiences of nature. Xx


  5. Those Raspberries look huge.
    Lovely fox.


  6. Cathy says:

    just picked my first bowl of raspberries today too. Yours look lovely. Hope we all stay cool this week, high temperatures forecast!🌞


  7. Love the pictures of Foxy, beautiful!


  8. CJ says:

    Gorgeous flowers, and great to see the fox so close up. The raspberries look perfect, great idea to get down there early before it heats up. CJ xx


  9. Sharon says:

    Great Foxy pictures and it’s good to see an urban fox without mange. Those raspberries look great; I’ve started picking the odd one or two so I’m looking forward to the main harvest soon.


  10. In the heat we are currently experiencing here in the UK I think to go out early was such a good decision.
    Your flowers look great and a super photo of the fox too.
    I wouldn’t mind a handful of fresh raspberries – those look delicious!
    Hope you have a good week

    All the best Jan


  11. Jo says:

    I think you’ve got the right idea visiting the plot early in this heat, especially if there’s any jobs to be done. I must admit that I’m doing as little as I can at the moment, it’s due to cool down again after today and then I’ll catch up with all my jobs again. I think Foxy must be getting quite used to you, she doesn’t seem nervous at all. Glad to hear that the limp had disappeared.


    • Flighty says:

      Jo I’m leaving any jobs that need doing, and just looking round and watering as needed. I don’t blame and that’s what I’ve been doing. I think you’re right about Foxy. Me too. xx


  12. Chloris says:

    How wonderful to have such a close encounter with the fox.
    Your Collomia grandiflora is gorgeous.


  13. snowbird says:

    Ahhh….foxy is soooo tame around you, you’ll be hand feeding her soon, maybe take her some peanuts and raisins, they have such a sweet tooth and love them. Her eye always seems a little sore and watery to me, maybe she was in a scrap, so glad to hear she is no longer limping. Ooooh…raspberries! Love the grandiflora,


    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird it sure is. I must remember to take some food for her. Her left eye has always been like that but looks okay when seen close up. The raspberries are delicious. Me too, it’s a wonderful flower. xx


  14. Lovely Foxy! Does she eat any of your fruit? I would be pleased to share any of mine with such a lovely gal.


  15. How incredible to see such a bold fox. Always worth getting up early in the morning!


  16. Guatyen says:

    Lovely foxy and what a delight to have company while plotting.


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