On one of my many trips to a cemetery, that sounds weird, I spotted something out of the ordinary, something I had not expected…a fox. Now I love wandering through a cemetery but I also love nature watching, so this was a two-for-one trip. I was in my car and I stopped hoping not to scare what appeared to be a young red fox. He or she was just sitting on a slab of granite sunning itself, very relaxed. I pulled out my phone and took several photos. We stared at each other for some time; apparently the fox was unconcerned by my presence. My belief is that this small fox was part of a family, probably nearby. There was actually a small hole in the ground next to the stone and there probably was a den below.
This was prime example of why I like to visit cemeteries, you never know what to expect. It was not the paranormal experience I might have been thinking of but it was a pleasant surprise. Me and the fox, in a cemetery just hanging out on a beautiful day, some might call us crazy but are we really? I would say we know more than most. The fox had clearly found a home that is peaceful and safe and I found my own peaceful time alone free for contemplation or inspiration. So call us what you will, you may see a fox or me just hanging out in a cemetery by ourselves and if you do, maybe you will decide to join us but if you don’t that is fine with us.