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5 centimeters of fresh snow on the Christmas pot at the house front this morning! Photo by Louise Peacock

White Christmas Eve

And a Christmas Eve Fox!

While we slept last night, a soft blanket of snow was left for us to clear this morning.

The temperature was pretty nice -1C — and we thought we would go out and clear up the driveway and sidewalk thus getting in a little cardio workout before breakfast. (I should add that this was about 5:30 am.)

So we got dressed in our snow clearing outfits, grabbed shovels from the garage and began the snow pushing and tossing operation.

Just before we started on the driveway, we noticed some small animal footprints along one side of the driveway.

We know from previous security videos that we often get nocturnal visits from a little red fox, so figured it was the fox.

After snow clearing and breakfast were over, we checked the security videos to see if the fox had, in fact, been by. It turned out he had, and a mere ten minutes before we came out. Check him out in the last image.

The prickly Sea Buckthorn was decorated with snow. Photos by Louise Peacock
The Dwarf Blue Spruce had a fairly thick snow cover. Photo by Louise Peacock
The Weeping Birch and Japanese maple in the back were also snow-covered. Photo by Louise Peacock
The Giant Miscanthus grass and the Ivory Silk Tree had also been touched by snow. Photo by Louise Peacock
The southwest corner of the back garden and the pathway to it from the veranda — all snow touched. Photos by Louise Peacock

Lastly — here is our local Fox visitor.

Here comes Foxy — Security video still
Foxy enlarged. Security video still



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Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.