This morning as I was cooking breakfast I asked Bella to open the front windows so we could catch a cross breeze for a while before the day got too hot. As she was pushing up the pane, she exclaimed: “There’s a deer in the yard!” For a second I thought she was playing. Then I realized it’s not really the kind of thing she pretends. So I ran in and sure enough there was a deer nibbling at our peach tree. I grabbed my camera and got off a few shots before the deer startled and ran across the street. It paused for a moment in the neighbor’s yard and then disappeared behind the house across the street, which backs up on a dead-end roads that has a connection to the nearby woods.
Totally unexpected. We’ve never seen deer round here. It made the kids’ day. I don’t know if they’ve ever seen wild deer before.