Monday, July 30, 2007

Foxy Fella

Yesterday's walk was once again fun. The day was warm after the fog burned off and the colorful sailboats were out catching the breeze in their sails. The really fun part though, was on our way back home we saw a fox on the side of the road. He must have been as curious about us as we were about him because he stood still, looking at us long enough for me to get out the camera, roll down the car window and get a really good photo of him. After his glamour shot, he trotted back into the woods.

As we were pulling into the driveway, I spied a butterfly on one of the Gloriosa Daisies and jumped out of the car to get a quick shot of it. This little guy was intent on his lunch and stayed long enough for me to get several shots so I could pick out a good one to post.

My knitting group is working on a charitable project our instructor was telling us about. Seems there is a group who sends needed items to African children who have been orphaned due to Aids. Instead of packing the boxes with styrofoam peanuts or other material that would have to be disposed of, they use little knitted dolls which are then given to the children to comfort them.

These little knitted, stuffed dolls are very simple to make and take no time at all and, they are a great way to use yarn left over from all the other projects. Here's one of mine -


Marie said...

Isn't it exciting to spot a wild animal in it's natural habitat? Your shot of the fox is great.

LauraO said...

Great shot of the fox! Usually they don't stand still long enough for a good picture. Love your little comfort doll, too.

Sandy said...

Good shot of the fox. We have one in our neighborhood, but it is really dark, almost gray. I didn't realize there were two kinds in Maine. The one you saw is the one I am most familiar with.

Zoey said...

What a great idea the packing dolls are. They don't look all that easy to make though.

What fun to see the fox. I know I am always excited to see any wild animal.

Kerri said...

Funny how excited we are to see the wild animals, but it's a real treat, isn't it? And to get a photo is a great bonus! Lucky you! And a butterfly posed for you too...your lucky day! It's hard to get them to sit still, isn't it? Great photos Giddy.
I love your little knitted doll. What a great idea. The kids will enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

I love your knitted little doll. I would make one for my granddaughter but alas, I don't know how to knit!
the fox is adorable and your butterfly photo is outstanding.
Happy Summer!

LostRoses said...

The knitted dolls instead of packing foam are such a good idea, Giddy. People are so clever to think up these things. But like Zoey, I'm thinking that doesn't look real easy, but then I don't know how to knit!