In all the craziness this week, we still manage to take time to admire our little friends of the forest.
Their coats are changing from caramel to grey…fall is here.
This year we had a surprise visitor…
I think that his days may be numbered.Â This is the first time in our three years here we’ve seen a rabbit.Â There are so many predators, but this one has managed to escape the hawks for the time being…good luck Thumper!
Geeking out in fawn bliss….yes…our second spring has brought us a new fawn to admire.Â The CC was mowing the lawn in the front when he saw a fawn run up the hill.Â He had apparently scared it from it’s hiding place somewhere in the bushes..Oops.Â When he came back up the driveway…where had the fawn decided to recover?Â In our muddy area under the dogwood at the front steps!
As it stayed under the tree for the rest of the afternoon, we kept watch for the reunion…we sat in the nook at dusk to observe the does arriving in the front yard so we could see which one was the fawn mama.Â This little one clambered back over the retaining wall to go to the does.Â We couldn’t get any good shots of the doe/fawn reunion, but we hope there will be more visits!
In an attempt to redeem myself…and to take a step away from the unfinished projects…let’s roll into the weekend with a little fawn love, shall we?
Our fawns are growing so fast…spending more time a little farther away from mom, and no longer nursing…best we can tell.Â They are getting much more comfortable around the house, and us, so we feel a sort of protective responsibility towards them….like untouchable pets from a distance.