Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
When a Fox Comes Calling…
The winter deepens.
We are but four weeks away from the midwinter.
This is a time to leave out food scraps for the birds and mammals facing into the cold short days and bitter long nights.
The plight of hungry animals was literally brought home to me during the winter of 2010.
Snow had fallen on frosted ground.
There was no thaw.
The frozen ground held sway for six long weeks.
One very beautiful, but frozen day, a handsome fox boldly walked up to the back of the cottage.
Food that was put down on the ground for the birds had tempted the hungry animal.
As I snapped these photographs, the fox looked up and stared right at me.