A young doe was munching, quietly, on some leaves & branches not 5 feet from me. What a lovely surprise. Even better, she froze when I stopped dead in my tracks. This was a super close encounter. Stunned doesn't come close to how I felt. She was so beautiful and for at least 5 minutes, I know amazing, neither of us moved. She stared at me, I stared at her.
No a single car or person appeared or either road. When I came out of my daze, I stepped slowly up and across the road away from her. She just watched but didn't move an inch. She did glance up hill, and that's when I decided to clap my hands.
I paused to commit her to my memory, then clapped three times. She hesitated, so I clapped once more, and away she went.
I am sure she is the deer Charlie has been barking at in A's yard along my fence. I've caught glimpses of her... but today's sighting...WOW!!!
Living here is, at times, better then BOR. The wildlife interacts in my yard or next to it.
A young buck with a felt rack was walking up hill past my house. Charlie was baking like crazy. When I saw the buck I quieted Charlie, & enjoyed the moment.
The 1st year of Covid the deer herds stopped coming around... this is a deer reserve after all. Lucky me.
Unfortunately the Sparrows don't live in my Red Tips. Although I do have quite a few Northern Cardinals. The Inca doves seem to be gone as well.
I think the hawks are responsible.
What I now have a lot of are White winged doves. I counted 35 at my feeders thehis morning. They arrived after two? of my squirrels showed up to eat but to also bury nuts in the yard.
I hope my Sparrows return. I miss them & my Inca doves.
This week will be 70+ everyday. And 50s +/-overnight. This the warmest oct/Nov since I moved in on 11/2, 2016.
My Lantana are still heavy with flowers. My ground cover is deep and fresh. And the Wildflowers still flower also.
I wonder if TX will pay a price next year luke we did in before from the freeze.
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