Any Which Way

“No matter how long you have travelled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around!” – Anon

Over on Weekly Prompts this Weekend the Challenge from GC and me is Coming or Going. This my second Nan’s Farm response.

A few weeks ago, at around 06:15 AM, I opened my bedroom blinds and spotted this beautiful red fox walking across the field below my window. He was walking with a purpose which gave me only seconds to grab my phone and take a photo through the glass before he disappeared around the corner.

Dashing to another window, I managed a second shot before he was out of sight. Looking back at his picture while having my morning coffee, I couldn’t help wondering if he was coming or going!

Last summer I was pleasantly surprised to see another animal running up the same field.

Again I grabbed my phone and zoomed in through the glass, then I asked myself the same question, is this deer coming or going?

What about this visiting squirrel, what do you think, is he coming or going?

He’d spotted me with my camera and was taking a moment’s break from eating while deciding whether to make a run for it. He chose to stay!

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge Coming or Going from Weekly Prompts.

23 thoughts on “Any Which Way

  1. Beautiful creatures! Beautiful photos of them, Sue!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yes, I wonder about whether they are coming or going…and where, why, etc.
    Yes, I’m curious that way! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love how the deer got everyone’s attention! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    HA! I think with the squirrel…if there is food…he/she is there to stay for awhile! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›
    Love that quote! I’ve “been there, done that” as they say…on travels, and emotionally. I like the idea that we can turn around. ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…the coming/going theme reminds me of an old joke!

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    1. Yes, those were my thoughts too. I imagined the fox was going back to its den and then I wondered how far it had travelled.

      Last autumn, at dusk, two foxes were playing like a couple of playful dogs in the field below my balcony, then they went to the water trough and had a drink before heading off into woodland at the other side of the field!
      I wasnโ€™t so pleased to see them in the days when we kept chickens!

      As for the deer, it was the first time I’d seen one up here (in 44 years) though my neighbour told me heโ€™d seen them before.
      Iโ€™d love to hear the joke!

      Thank you so much, Carolyn ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. It’s an old joke from The Dark Ages…

        Little Boy: โ€œMommy, is it true that we come from dust and go back to dust?
        Mom: “Yes. That’s what they say.”
        Little Boy: โ€œYou’d better look under my bed. Someone is either coming or going.”

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  2. When we lived in the city I used to have an open compost heap at the top of the garden. Most mornings in the summer, the fox would be on top, fast asleep as the compost generated a gentle heat. Since moving to open countryside in Wales, Iโ€™ve seen one fox in 3 years. I have seen an awful lot of other animals though including a couple of Weasels.

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    1. I would have loved to have seen your garden fox. Iโ€™ve only once seen a weasel, moreโ€™s the pity.

      One of my daughters lives where the countryside meets the built up areas and they frequently have foxes roaming the streets.

      And before Victoria moved to our house, they lived on a woodland track not far from here and almost every morning theyโ€™d wake up to deer in the garden. They miss the wildlife they used to regularly see. Thank you, Trev ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. This was a lovely post.

    We have kangaroos and wombats visit most nights; we know by the faeces they leave behind.

    I was very excitied to see a fox at the side of the road as I drove home one day, they are such beautiful animals.

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    1. Oh, Yvonne I would love to see the animals that visit your garden.
      I was delighted when fox hunting was finally banned over here. I pray the ban is never overturned. Thank you, Yvonne ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. He’d just arrived and then spotted me. I would have preferred to have used a camera to get better shots of the Fox and the deer but there wasn’t enough time. Thank you, Derrick.

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    1. Mostly, the squirrels run off as soon as they see me in the doorway, but this one (assuming itโ€™s the same one) gives me the once over and then decides I’m not a threat.
      Last week I spotted a female, and as she turned herself upside down I noticed she was a nursing mother with babies at home. Thank you, Rita ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Murphy's Law

    I so envy your window views……and so glad you share them with us. The red fox is gorgeous. I love that feisty squirrel! The next time he’s dining and spies you, he may hang out a “do not disturb” sign! You managed to get great pictures with your phone.

    Hope today is the start of a great week for you.
    ๐ŸพGinger ๐Ÿพ

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    1. I just wish I could see these animals more often because I’m certain they’re around much more than we realise.
      We’ve just had a few days of rain and that has made a big difference to the grass, so hopefully, we might get the sheep and cows back soon. Thank you so much, Ginger.

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    1. Thatโ€™s me just now, 4.30 in the afternoon and all Iโ€™ve done today is faff around editing guides that I only just created last week! And making a terrible mess of recording my voice!

      Thank you so much Rhen ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. What a kind compliment, thank you Rhen. Today, I keep stumbling over words, one of those days I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

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