Saturday, February 18, 2012
Camera Critters: not visible here, but...
I took this photo after a snowfall last month, when I could see, from the footprints, that deer had come to eat from the ornamental crabapple tree in our front yard, and last night they came again. They really did.
Our Valentine's Day snow was almost gone last night, and the ground beneath our ornamental crabapple tree was almost bare, so all the fallen fruit was uncovered. Five deer came to eat it, while Dick and I watched them through the window in the door near my desk.
The window's built-in blinds, open at a steep outward angle, made it possible for us to watch the deer and impossible for them to see us. At one point, the beautiful big brown eyes of a deer were staring right at the window. She sensed us, we know, because she moved her ears ever so slightly. We both held our breath. She continued to look, but couldn't see us. It was an amazing experience. She was less than three feet away.
The window was a gift for my December birthday, and I'm sure Dick now thinks it paid for itself in that long, wonderful moment. Many thanks to my dear husband.
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