Papa Bear and I were working on the Pazebo by the pond this afternoon when he asked "Do you see her?" I was on the ladder painting the rafters and had to peek out from under the roof.
"See Who"? I asked.
"The little doe right over there", he pointed.
I swear. A deer can be one foot away from me and I'll never see it first. It took a good minute where he was telling me to look before I finally saw her. She was beautiful and probably only 30 feet or so away and blended in perfect with her surroundings.. She would look at us every once in awhile and then go about her grazing. I watched her for about ten minutes while my paint dried on the brush, wishing I had brought the camera down to the pond. It is always a treat for me to get a picture of the deer who roam our property. It's a good feeling to know we'll have these deer to feed the family should the need arise.