Late yesterday afternoon Gail and I were preparing to go to another potluck (apparently it is going to be a weekly or nearly so thing) and I opened the back door to let the dogs out. When I did, I startled and was startled by a deer that was just 10-15 feet from the door. He jumped several yards away, but then stopped and just looked at me. It was a beautiful eight-point buck!
I softly called to Gail and told her to come quickly. She was able to see him because he didn't move from the spot for about fifteen minutes. He was just grazing and occasionally checking me out to be sure I wasn't doing anything threatening. Wow, was he a handsome creature! I didn't take a picture as we were scurrying to get ready, and I really didn't expect him to stay so long. OK, OK, so shoot me for not snapping him! Here is something to make up for it.
Am I forgiven?
And on our way home from the dinner, just as we left the highway toward my house, we saw several deer, does, in the bushes just off the road. Last night was certainly a "deer" of an evening!!
Eight point-bucks, cat-tails, and indescribable clouds ....
... oh, yeah, Life is beautiful!!!