Friday, September 28, 2007

Foxes on my Desk

This image was taken off Ebay..The same Ornament I bought Mum for Xmas a few years ago.I think she still has the Ornament back home in Cheltenham....

Inspired by my Fox Picture on the sidebar to the right I thought I would blog my small Fox collection. I bought the white pot at the Harrogate Autumn Flower show.They had a pheasent on one, and this fox on the other.I had not bought anything up to that point, but the desire to buy a souvenir overcame me!

Fran knew I bought a Fox in a Box, and when she went to the Carboot Sale she must have found the Fox and cub. An ornament made in Scotland.A small collection has begun...

Foxes have been part of British Wildlife for thousands of years. The strange practise of fox hunting still polarises the country now. I love them, as noisy as they are at night. People with poultry do not like them.

They are part of the landscape, and have moved from the countryside to the city. Like updated town and country mouse, there must be Rural Foxes, and Urban Foxes.

Artists use the natural world as inspiration for their art.I have not seen foxes as ornaments, since I bought Mum one years ago, A fox dressed as a country lady complete with dress and Royal Ascot Hat. (I added the top image from Ebay after i looked on there)

Badgers, Foxes, Owls, Garden birds, and Hedgehogs have all crossed over between the natural world and the artistic representation of them.I am looking out now for more Foxy ornaments or pictures :)


Philosophical Karen said...

There is a book called "A Stranger in the Earth" which you might like, although some of the characters are a bit exaggerated. Anyway, the plot centres around urban foxes, so that is why I am mentioning it, in case you are looking for something to read.

David (Snappy) said...

Thanks Karen,The Blog has supplied some good books for me to read.The Orchid Thief, The pillars of the Earth, to name two..I will look for it to read about the foxes!