We've been, I've been feeding the deer - I felt compelled to (I'll discuss it in therapy one day) because the winter had been rather cruel here on our small little island. In fact, our last snow fell April Fool's Day - no lie.
So... throughout the season, I'd been putting out (by our old fir in the back - see photo) a mixture of cracked corn, gerbil food, rabbit food, peanuts, birdseed plus a few apples a day. The deer loved it, not to mention a few other strands of wildlife. Well, after a while the herd grew to about six.
As I was sitting here this morning writing, drinking my tea, it happened! One of the does brought out from cover her addition to the herd - two! If I'm not mistaken this doe has been dropping twins every year since I've lived here. We moved to the island in 1997. Of course, it may be another doe with the same propensity to deliver twins but I'm a fiction writer, for crying out loud, so I'll tend to fantasize and romaticize situations.
Anyway, as you can see, the photo I'm including is of a doe, one of the many who reside on our five acres. As soon as Bob returns from his golf trip tomorrow, I'll get the camera back. When I do, I'll be on the watch for a great photo op of the babies. You can be sure I'll post the photos as soon as I get them. Fawns are simply THE MOST precious creatures. I held one once. I'll save that story for later. For now, however, I'm just letting you know that, yes, we're still living among the evergreens, Nootka rose, sea spray and salt air and... loving it here in Heaven!
(author of 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, "Bobby's Diner")