Good morning from my inability to hold a camera level and this deer's complete acclimatization to suburban life.
RIP my irises though.
The screens on that window roll up, and I spooked it because they're spring-loaded (and olllld) and there's no quiet way to unlatch them. It took off to another part of our yard where I couldn't readily take its picture any more.
(It's lying in the moss under those trees directly past the birdbath, chewing its cud.)
At some point it wandered back to the shrubby corner we call the "thicket," and I startled it out of there just now when I went to refill the bird bath. Soon as it heard the water running it froze, and it was racing back to the thicket before I was even inside the sliding glass door. Shouldn't be too long before it decides it's safe to get a drink, but I'm not camping by the window to wait.
@gamehawk Do you talk to the creatures whilst filling the bird bath? I do, but so far have never had the pleasure of e.g. an owl landing on my shoulder.
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