Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I looked out the window and what did I see....

Elsie and I were in her room looking out the window at the horses. All of a sudden, they both spooked! I craned my neck to see what had scared them but couldn't see a thing. I thought maybe it was a snake or something. Jake went back about his business but Whiskey stayed alert. He kept staring south to the driveway. Curious, I put Elsie in her crib, pulled on my boots and went outside to see what the fuss was about.

As I walked toward the fence line, I could see two white-tailed deer, both very young. What a beautiful sight! They were bounding about the yard, obviously frightened and trying to decide where to go. I watched both of them leap over a growing pine tree, about my height, with ease. The disappeared over the hill toward the highway. I waited and hoped they would make it across the highway okay. They did! Across the road from us is open farm land. I could see them bounding across the field to safety.

I love living in the country.

I didn't think to take my camera outside with me. After the deer left, I went and got it and took a picture of the direction I was looking. You can see the horses. Whiskey is in front, Jake behind. The big tree to the right of Whiskey is the one they jumped. The highway is beyond the trees.

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