|What does this guy want? Can't a girl eat breakfast without being gawked at?|
On my way to work Friday morning I spotted a creature by the roadside.
Checking six I ascertained that no other vehicles were cluttering up the roadway (see in the rear view mirror) so I stopped, popped out the cellphone, activated the camera, then rolled forward a bit more for a better shot.
Now that deer on the left was the creature that had initially caught my attention, she had been right beside the road, just behind a light pole. When I rolled forward a piece for a better angle, she got a mite skittish and pulled back nearer cover.
'Twas then that I spotted the second doe, that young lady on the right. They appear to be yearlings, at least that's what I'm guessing as they were kind of small to be full grown.
Both were a little nervous but not that much, observe that their tails are down. If they were a bit more anxious those tails would be flicking. While trying to decide whether to roll or hold position, deer will start nervously flicking their tails. Their ears will also be trying to get a fix on any perceived threat. Once they decide to boogy, those tails will go damn near straight up and that's the last you see of them when they disappear into the brush.
I didn't bother them much, just snapped the one photo, said "G'day ladies," and with a tip of the cap I went on my merry way.
Sure I groused about the fact that I had to spend what was turning into a beautiful day, at work, deep in the bowels of the computer lab, where the sun don't shine.
But on the whole, going to work, doing my job, gives me the money I need to pay the bills and occasionally kick back and enjoy life.
And enjoy it I do. I am blessed and ever thankful for that.