So, today, I was minding my own business, mowing the lawn with the push-mower.
I do this for two reasons:
1. I use push-mowing as a good form of exercise and
2. I HATE when there is a bunch of grass clippings in my flower beds. So I go through all sorts of contortions to avoid shooting the grass in the wrong direction. I am picky about that- don't judge me. So instead of getting snippy about it, I just do it myself.
|I don't know where the heck I am going|
I happened to look up rounding a corner near my patio table in time to see a very young fawn hopping over the stone fence and emerging from the hay field. I was so surprised. It saw me and I thought, wow, maybe I can grab my camera, which was on a bench by the garden shed. I really didn't expect to get a good shot as I thought it would run....... which it did NOT.
|Hey, this lady looks pretty nice|
The crazy little thing started heading in my direction! So I took a few pix all the while it was heading towards me. It ended up under my bench and then it walked right over to me. I could have reached down and petted it. Which I did not do.
|I don't know, you don't look like mama|
I had been shooting butterfly pix, so I had my long lens and didn't get the entire little guy/girl in the pic here. Anyway, it must have decided to continue looking for mom, because he began walking towards the woods.
|Mom said I should stay right where she left me, I'm in big trouble now|
He just kept walking on his gangly little legs. So tiny and fragile looking- it couldn't have been more than a day or two old at the most.
|Let's see, is home over here?|
It certainly was not what I expected!
|I better skedaddle on into the woods and wait for mom there.|
Off he goes, I am sure mom will find him. We saw an adult deer out in the field an hour later, I would guess they will be reunited shortly.
I am so glad that I am pretty consistent in having one of my cameras available at all times. And to have the big lens was a massive plus!! I don't think any of the photos are terrific, as I was working on automatic and a fast automatic at that. But, even though I am ambivalent about deer, how could I not love such a sweet little thing?? BABIES- everyone together now-----AWWWWW!
THIS was an unexpected joy!