We recently read Song of Songs for my Bat Mitzvah study group, including the line that inspired the title of the Lillian Hellman play:
Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
I thought of that when we found out that we have a family of foxes living outside our new vacation home at Stinson Beach. Check out these photos by our co-owner Gary Yabrove:
We’ve spotted a mother, father and four kits in the early morning hours. They aren’t ruining our vineyards — we have one grapevine, which doth not a vineyard make — but the kits have been trampling a garden bed filled with succulents and strawberries.
BUT we are happy to have them and, unlike the Biblical poet, will not try to catch them.