“In the animal kingdom, one of the keys to survival is to outwit your enemies. And when you’re surrounded by carnivores, one of the best strategies is to fade into the background and disappear.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.” ~ Blaise Pascal
“People are so into digital recording now they forgot how easy analog recording can be.” ~ Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising, and then after all, little by little, it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.” ~ Gertrude Stein
“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” ~ John Barrymore
To some of you, this is just another boring video of a deer eating weeds. Not for me. Like the pawing and fawning over a newborn baby just brought home to meet the family, we ooo and aaahh at every sighting. I consider myself a baby mama — I love all babies. And lacking any babies of my own anymore, I borrow from Mother Nature when I can. Mother Nature’s babies don’t need tending or money for college.
Once in the morning, again in mid-afternoon, one last time at dusk a couple of white-tailed deer have been spotted grazing our sanctuary by the creek. Last year, we watched twin fawns come up on our property; one made it, the other one (we think) didn’t. We are told that deer are hard-wired to return to the place where they were born to raise future young. Could this be the case?
The figs are not quite ripe yet. When the fruit is ready, I’m bettin’ we’ll know for sure.
Welcome back, deer friend. Shawn, Shawna, pregnant or not doesn’t matter. We certainly are glad to have you back.