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By Tricky


Foxglove (Digitalis lutea (foxglove))

In the garden at work...

Foxes put these on their feet at night to soften the sound of their paws and to hide the scent!



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Lovely shot.

21 Jun, 2008

 

It looks like I'm peaking into a keliscope.

22 Jun, 2008

 

lovely foxy story...lol.

28 Jun, 2008

 

hmmm.... Did you by chance read a children's book from the fifties about two foxes, Tricky and Vixen? lovely kids book.

1 Jul, 2008

 

Hi Lori, not that I can recall... but now I am intrigued, tell more....

1 Jul, 2008

 

Author was George Cory Franklin, (could be a nom de plume...like Franklin W. Dixon for the Hardy Boys) He wrote 11 books but the ones I most admired and enjoyed where Tricky, Zorra and Tuffy... He writes about foxes with respect and admiration...Tricky and Vixen are Zorra's parents...and the humans in the story are miners, Happy Jack Ryan and Stevens... takes place in the American northwest....My grade five teacher read Tricky to us, chapter by chapter on Friday afternoons as a reward for working hard all week. That's why it seemed you were referring to the book with your name and the little fable of foxglove!! lol.

1 Jul, 2008

 

Another great photo. Lovely colouring, so true. I had these too in my former garden, loved them.

17 Jul, 2008

 

Hi Lori

Not read that story...

Just what come into my head when naming the plant... sounds good though, perhaps tell me more of the story?

17 Jul, 2008

 

Tricky, if you have children or grandchildren between the ages of 8 and 12 they will probably love these stories...they are a little dated now...but the lessons are universal... check out your local library...these are great stories that will help to raise the awareness of children about the wildlife with whom we share our world.

18 Jul, 2008



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