We were walking by the creek making our way across the walking bridge. I don't know what it was that made me notice the ever so slight movement, but out of the corner of my eye I spotted a beige colored speck in the distance and the more I peered through the leaves, two ears took shape. It was a deer.
When I looked through the lens of my camera there she was standing in the middle of the creek, with the shadows of the leaves on her head.
I moved slightly to try and get a better view of her face. I have seen deer a thousand times but whenever I spot one it is as though for the first time. I just stand there and stare, and I feel this sense of peace flowing through my body as my eyes take in a wonderful scene. Sunlight dancing through the leaves, the chirping of birds up in the trees, the sound of the water gurgling in the creek, and my little deer as interested in us as we were in her.
She looked one way....
and then the other....
and she must have sensed that she was safe as she started drinking. After observing her for a little while longer, we decided to leave her alone and we continued on our way.
This was our gift for the day.
Camera Critters is a wonderful meme created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty!