That said I still try when it presents itself to me to document the natural world.
In my back yard, just to the side under some heavy brush like cover it seems there is a group of deer that have taken to bedding down there. I believe they get full eating my hostas and day lilies and need a nap to digest these plants that I get to then refer to as stubs.
I saw and heard a little activity Sunday morning and had my camera handy. I slowly took a round-a-bout way to the back fence area and began to see a few deer moving around. I'm guessing abot five nest down there, but I may have seen more. I snapped a couple of the deer running away. Mostly I missed these photos but caught one almost side profile. Then I noticed one that held back to stare at me for a little bit. I almost felt it was playing peek-a-boo with me and then it started to move slowly before losing interest in me and funny sounding machine that was clicking away.
A couple years back, after totally my car.... AGAIN, I wrote a piece referring to these beautiful creatures as vermin and four-legged weapons of mass destruction. I stand by that when I'm weary eyed driving late at night when one dashes out in front of me, but in their natural setting they a grace and calm. I'm happy they have made their safe place so close to my house, but I do wish they'd eat mor of the weedy things than the plants I want to see in my gardens.