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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Saturday

Saturday morning I had an unexpected family of four visit my deck.
I live in a residential neighborhood and didn't know there were any foxes in the area. 
I was quite surprised that 2 adult and 2 much smaller younger foxes came to my deck for a drink of water and to eat berries off the vines.
After that we drove about an hour east to Wilber's Barbecue for lunch.
I would have been much less surprised if there were foxes in the rural areas we drove through than to have them arrive on my deck like they did.
Although I imagine the farmers wouldn't have been as pleased to see the foxes as I was.
This was my first time eating at Wilber's barbecue. We usually stop at a place a little further southeast on the way to the beach for barbecue.
Bill had read an article about an older man who has been the cook at Wilber's for a long time and was going to retire soon.
He suggested we drive to Goldsboro to eat there Saturday before the cook retired.
It was definitely a busy place between the vegetable stand out front and the restaurant inside.
The cook uses a slow cooking method out back over oak wood embers.
In the back of the parking lot there was a large cornfield.
At the far end of the parking lot there was a large flower stand.


Photo Cache said...

my goodness that was a big surprise to find foxes in your deck. i hope they didn't happen upon the kitties that visit your deck too.

Penelope Notes said...

A little too close for comfort … but the fox family is photogenic. Looks like all living creatures are looking for a meal. So nice that you had that very special one from the soon-to-be-retired cook. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting about the fox so close to your home!

Lissa said...

I guess you did not go out and greet the foxes? it's probably best.

nice captures of the swirling clouds/sky.

hope you have a great day.

Unknown said...

Great to see the foxes!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Indrani said...

The fox episode was indeed a surprise! :) Hope you had a good outing.

Rajesh said...

That is interesting to see foxes appearing from nowhere.

Arija said...

Foxes have adapted very well to human habitation, as have raccoons. I think it woes back to the hays when people kept poultry and it was easy pickings for them. Great to wake up to a whole family visiting.
Loved your trip to Wilburs, so enterprising with the fruit and veg stand as well as the flower stand to compliment the restaurant.

SandyCarlson said...

I love your state. Thanks for these images.

Karen said...

Oh wow, 4 of them! Terrific shots Carver.

Anonymous said...

Foxes! How wonderful to see them so close up.

I know that foxes are quite used to the urban areas and can be found there too.

Randi said...

WOW! Breathtaking captures of the foxes, Carver! That is amazing...can´t believe they like to be so close to you!!!
Hope your week is going well!!

Ercotravels said...

Interesting post!
Fox's expression seems cool and lovely.

Fun60 said...

We have too many urban foxes living in our area. Night after night I am kept awake by their screaming.They follow the railway lines into the city and have found so much easy food to feed on they have now made their home here. I doubt they would survive moving back to the countryside. said...

We live in a rural area but I never had foxes so close to the house! Maybe because they can smell the dog?

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Carver, it's amazing, you were a fox so close to home?
Fantastic photos.
I send greetings.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos. I do live where foxes are visable in the wild. I live all around up North.

I see you have profile but knowwhere one can follow your work of photos.


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