Posts Tagged ‘Song of Songs’

Little foxes

May 16, 2010

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:

Mother fox on our deck / Photo credit: Gary Yabrove


Fox in the yard / Photo credit: Gary Yabrove


Fox with dead rabbit on the deck / Photo credit: 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.