A little earlier this afternoon I started to go outside and I stopped in my tracks. I carefully backed into the house and picked up my camera. 'Cause here is what I saw at the bottom of my steps:
What you see is actually a fawn. The doe is munching on leaves to the right, but I couldn't get her in the lens. Well, you can see her leg in the lower right corner. Note how heavy their coats are. Yep, it's winter! I wonder if those rough patches are the beginnings of shedding the winter doat. I donno.
Then I looked and there was another fawn down below the driveway. Twinsies!!
Meanwhile, mama got a little nervous and moved away from the house with baby in tow....
...and she "hid" behind my truck.
Look at that little one peeking out!
He just kept poking his head out. I'm guessing baby deer are as curious as other babies in the world!
I moved a little so I could take a better picture of them.
Pretty soon, the doe headed into the scrub brush toward the end of the house. She stopped just a few feet beyond this and fed on the dry leaves of the scrub oak (all that brown stuff in the background).
And the two babies stayed in the area below the driveway to graze. I'm guessing they found grasses there which were easier for them than the scrub oak leaves.
I came back in so I didn't freak them too badly. I want them to come back.
I wanted to show you something to prove the winds we've had. The other day I noticed that the aluminum leaves on the bird feeder were twisted around. Would you look at how these are bent? Now admittedly, they aren't heavy duty; they are decorative. But for the wind to do that? Wow!
Here is what it should look like, and it does now, after I bent them back.
That's all ... jus' stuff!!