I was just about to go to bed (without posting–bad girl, I know!) and was closing the blinds in the breakfast room when I saw two yearling deer enjoying a midnight snack from our bird feeders! I started to scare them off, then changed my mind and simply stood and watched them. I startled one, but she shyly came back. I walked away, and was drawn back for another peak at them — I love to watch them and they are so skittish, there just aren’t many opportunities. They are beautiful animals.
I’m glad I got to see them and that they had a nice snack. Come morning, if I find that they’ve eaten my tray of johnny jump ups or my newly planted bulbs, I might change my tune, but for tonight, I’m at peace with the world and the animal kingdom.