We woke up this morning and looked out the window to check for any storm damage from last nights rain. Curled up in the front yard was the sweetest little fawn, just growing out of his baby spots. Mom was nowhere to be found in our yard so we assume she was out in the woods having a little "Mom Time". I apologize for the blurry photo, it was shot through the window this morning.
Last week, doing the breakfast dishes, I saw this same fawn with his/her mother, grazing in our yard along the edge of the woods. An hour later, another doe with twin fawns crossed the yard going in the other direction, wandered around the property finding good things to nibble, and disappeared behind the neighbors house.
Here I am in the heart of a populated suburb, with all sorts of wild animals crossing through our large yard. I suppose it's the only 'meadow' in the area and they realize they can shelter in the surrounding woods and safely come out for food (although sometimes their idea of "food" does not mesh well with my flower and vegetable plantings) It's fascinating to watch them and we love the fact that living here is almost like camping, except we have all the comforts.