May 12th, 2002


Nature Appreciation 101

Never apologize for enjoying nature.

I drove by the pasture the other morning to see if the mares had foaled. Instead of three mares and Raven, I had three mares, Raven down by the creek, and FOUR DEER in between. Two were large, and two looked like last year's fawns. They did not run off. Their heads came up, their tails raised, and they stood and watched me. Of course, no camera with me... It would have needed a pretty healthy zoom to reach the middle of a five
acre field. Gradually as I crept forward, they wandered over to the creek brush, partially hiding themselves, but they never did run. It was cool. I didn't realize I had such tame critters around.