Thursday, August 8, 2019

"A Foxy Tale"


I've decided to write down some of my hiking stories and I'm having such fun remembering all the fun things I've seen. My husband asked if I was writing down any of the bad experiences and yes I am. There aren't many but I want to try to record every 'notable' experience that I can think of. 

The story I wrote today is entitled

"A Foxy Tale"

It was a warm humid morning on the first of August, 2019 but I had 'cabin fever' and got out on the Florida Trails. I stopped at Foxy Glen to look at the twisty gnarly tree limbs for Foxy but couldn't find him. I hiked on to Big Buck Bend looking for deer, but nobody appeared. So I turned around and headed back. When I got to Foxy Glen I spent some time looking again but nothing! So away I went. I had taken a few steps when I decided to turn and take an overall photo of the trees. I had my camera pointed up when out of my peripheral vision I saw something on the trail. On the trail WITH me! I lowered my camera and took a photo. There was Foxy looking up into the trees with me wondering what we were looking for. I thought it would make a cute caption above his head to write, What's up there? I had a laugh and watched him run into the trees, up a tall skinny pine. I walked back looking for him but he was already draped over the limb of a twisty tree. I decided just to walk right under the tree to get a better view. He pulled his head back with just one eye showing. I think he thought he was hidden then! 
Foxy...you sure are a cute critter!

Here are the photos to go along with the story.


And he's OFF and running!

 
Relaxing!


Now he's 'hiding'!

 
And yes, I've named some of the places along the Florida Trails. Foxy Glen, Big Buck Bend, Bluebird of Happiness Hill, Bobcat Holler...all names I've made up for spots that have a special meaning to me along the trail.

 
Remember this is just for fun! A way to get some of my stories down before I forget them. I'm not a great writer. I write pretty much like I talk...slow and easy!

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34 comments:

Tom said...

...what a comfy little critter!

magnoliasntea said...

I enjoyed your Foxy story! I think writing like you talk is the best way to tell a story.
Have a great weekend!

Susie said...

Diane, I love how the squirrel is draped over the limb relaxing. Cute face. I like reading about your hikes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is good to write your stories. You see some great wildlife there on your hikes. I used to record all my bird sightings. Foxy is cute, love the photos.
Wishing you a great day and a happy weekend ahead.

Petite Plangonophile au chocolat said...

Reading Foxy's story was a pleasure. Please keep on writing about your adventures and encounters while hiking or other things. I don't comment all the time, but I sure enjoy reading your posts.
Foxy is such an adorable little critter!
Arlette

Cloudia said...

How FUN!

Sandy said...

I am glad you share your little stories. I am thankful I get to read them. Always fun!

Dianna said...

Adorable! I'm glad you're writing things down; I think it's therapeutic—not to mention fun!

Ann said...

I enjoyed your story and I love the names you've given to different parts of the trail. That squirrel sure looks cute in his relaxing pose.

Carla from The River said...

I love this idea. I am glad you are sharing with us. I am like you, I write like how I talk too.
I do like Foxy. Beautiful colors on Foxy, reminds me of a Siamese cat.
Carla

carol l mckenna said...

Fun, fun story and great photos!

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

carol l mckenna said...

PS ~ Thanks so much for your lovely birthday wishes ~ ^_^

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

DeniseinVA said...

You did great with this story. How cute Foxy is, you captured his personality and took a super series of photos of the little guy/gal.

Michelle said...

That is the cutest squirrel. I always love seeing them. Thanks for linking up today!

happyone said...

Cute story.
I don't think I've ever seen a squirrel with that coloring.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You got some great shots of that squirrel. Thanks for the visit today and enjoy the weekend.

Meditations in Motion said...

Foxy is a handsome little guy! I can't wait to read about the bobcat story! :)

Terri D said...

Such fun pictures and thanks for taking us along on your hike!!

Lorrie said...

Foxy is so cute, and playful, too - following you along the trail! Great shots. Loved reading the story.

riitta k said...

Lovely Foxy story & great photos! Happy weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Different variety than I have scrambling around my bird feeders. A cutie.

Sandra said...

after reading the story and thinking how brave you were to talk to a fox, I found Foxy the squirrel and he is just adorable. so much bigger than our squirrels just 2 hours south of you, and beautiful coloring.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved reading your Foxy story, Diane, and seeing the photos that go along with it. You sure have fun in nature. I love how you name your special spots that have special meaning to you. Happy Hiking 🥾 🥾.

Vee said...

He is a cute one! I thought we were talking about a fox 🦊. I tried for a long time to make him be a fox. 🙃

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh, that kind of fox! So cute. You write (and I guess talk) just beautifully. Fun. Love that you name the spots along your favorite trails like that!

BeachGypsy said...

Love these pictures, how cute of him sitting up on his haunches like that!! Love the one of him up in the tree, he is hanging there like a sloth, isn't he? Great close-ups. It was awful hot here today, I'll be going outside here in a bit, but it may just be too darn hot to walk this evening. I've been off the blogs for a few days, I'll be back later to see if I've missed any other posts and catch up with what all you've been up to. Do you have any weekend adventures planned or will the heat be keeping you in as well? I'm really ready for some cooler weather, LOL

BeachGypsy said...

OH girlfriend, I just now saw your comment on my post about my purple "bottle"....I am laughing so hard! Just imagine....me using that for my water bottle on my walks!!!! ha ha ha LOL Guess I could do it but my goodness it would sure be heavy and can you even imagine the LOOKS I WOULD GET??!! ha ha LOL

Gina said...

Your story and photos are adorable! That little squirrel looks like he is enjoying getting his picture taken! Thank you for the sweet post!

Sue said...

I'd say you are a very good writer, Dear lady, This story is so precious, and would make a great children's book! Hmmm! food for thought! I love the way he is hugging the limb! Just keep these stories coming.
Have a great weekend.
Blessing,
Sue

Rose said...

I love it! And love your names for places.

Lowcarb team member said...

I agree with Tom, he does look comfy!

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

a great story...my squirrels strike this pose all the time. i like the names you have picked and the fact that you are having so much fun with this!!

awesome pictures diane, i see a story book in your future!!

Red Rose Alley said...

The critters you see on the trails. I love that picture of him in the tree. I think he would have startled me a bit if I saw him that close hehehe. And you should continue with your stories. It's so nice to be able to read later all the things you came across on your hikes. It's kind of like a journal, which is nice.

~Sheri

Jeanie said...

Foxy is adorable! I love him all sprawled out on that tree!