Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
With no blanket of snow, the grassy paths at our plot have continued to grow this winter. The hard frosts of Christmas and New Year did no more than burn the tips. As the grass gets longer, a path has appeared running the whole length of the plot. It can't be from our footfalls - for one thing we're not there often enough, but it's also too slim.
Last week the mystery was solved when the fox trotted right past me, following the line of the path. Of course - it's his (or her?) route. He crossed over to the next door plot and hung around as I grabbed my camera. Perfect shot after perfect shot went by as the rascal turned his head away every time just as I pressed the button. Here's the best I could get, just catching him as he begins to turn away from the camera again. What a tease!