20 Jun 2011


Do you adore foxes the way I adore them?)
This little Fennec fox is very popular in my shop, so I gues you do)))
The Fennec Fox is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is unusually large ears. The Fennec is the smallest species of canid in the world; coat, ears and kidney functions have adapted to a high-temperature, low-water, desert environment. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground.
The fennec fox brooch.
and the fox brooch too

The fox is a single red stroke that cuts across
the clearing. The colour seems to hang like smoke,
you can almost see where she has come from.
Her musk (though you can smell nothing)
is specific like a thumbprint on the air.
It isn’t raining but there’s a kind of wet
on your face, a stickiness of insect juices dropped.
The fox is rusty-dull, discreet, not radiant or hot
or pulsing. Not agitated. Not randy.
She is completely dream and intelligence
sliding through the wet grass, the stinging nettles,
the little brittle helmets of dry seed,
a flower or two, relics of the drizzly, petalled summer.
The lyric fox goes down to the creek
where dark and dankness will mask her scent
and the lovely rosette of her face.
She’ll be able to pause there, for a while, sip water
while the dogs swirl and bell in front of the Big House.
(c) Bernadette Hall


  1. I adore foxes, especially yours!


  2. Thank you, Mandy! They are really cute, the real ones)

  3. happy to see you here- ordered two tiny hedgehogs from you in the spring, and they were utterly perfect-

    they sat upon our daughter's wedding cake! there are photos- i will have to get one to you-

    love all of your work; what a great gift you have, and how happy i am that you are sharing it with us!


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  5. Thank you, Victoria! I would love to see the photos!