Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh, my...

I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but I just don't have one.

But I do have a story to tell.

Tonight as I was closing up outside, I heard rustling on the other side of the fence where Kallie and I placed more Malabar spinach vines for the deer.  So, I snuck in to peer out the window, and there was ... not Emmy, but a young buck with pretty antlers munching on my spinach.  He turned and cocked his head in my direction - saw me, and ran off. I had my camera in my hand, but it would have never worked ... it would have been a photo into the dark, far away and through the window...talk about a challenge.

But, it was so nice to see him there, having a late dinner and a drink from the water bowl, knowing that these animals are desperate for moisture and food since we are down 13 inches below our normal rainfall (and our normal rainfall isn't much to begin with).  

I'll change my tune when he tears stuff up later in the week, but tonight, I'm soft-hearted and touched.