Cover illustration for 3 tours de Renard by André Paul, 1944
I consider myself lucky to live at the edge between city and country. I can take a walk to downtown,
but when I am home I can forget about the intense pace of urban life and immerse myself in nature.
For the past few years, a family of foxes has been living in a wooded area on the hill in front of our house.
We usually observe them through the lenses of binoculars, but my two encounters with them at close distance
in the afternoon field where truly special. One evening in the garden last summer I turned to see one
walking a few meters from me. We both froze and stood looking at each other for sometime,
then with quick and light steps she continued her way. I love to think of my little neighbours
and sometimes worry about them. This post is my way of wishing them a safe and generous winter.
Thanks to all the artists for expressing their foxy spirit so well!
Red by Camilla Engman
Fox fabric sculpture by Jennifer Muskopf at Clive + Sunshine
another illustration from Kto w lesie mieszka by Zdzislaw Witwicki, 1958,
again thanks to Our Patron Saint of Forgotten Beauty A Journey Round My Skull
Sitting fox by Nicky Clacy
fox by Karolin Schnoor
stuffed fox by Natasha Fadeeva