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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                                        Summer Sunday afternoon walk through the neighborhood...

As I was finishing up tending to my flowers, I spotted something out of the corner of my eye.  A beautiful doe (a female deer) walked across our driveway.  I stood very still, clippers in hand, garden gloves and all.  Watching her graze on the empty lot next door, eating the fruits of the tree and bushes while she gracefully moved closer to me.  It took her a while to spot me and I kept thinking that I should run and get my camera.  In doing so, I knew she would be startled and run off. After she spotted me,we stared at each other for what seemed minutes before she pranced off and down the street.

So, I did go in and get my camera and decided to walk the area where I saw her run and enjoyed the peacefulness of a Sunday afternoon.  Although I never did see her again, I enjoyed the walk and snapped photos along the way.

                                A lovely statue and a good subject for my next angel painting.

The covered bridge leading up to a neighbor's home.  It is surrounded by woods and logs he is using to make a fence around the property.  As I was taking this photo, it began to rain and thought to find shelter under it's protection.  But, the rain only lasted a couple of minutes.
     Lake Springfield in the distance.  I had to walk through someone's yard to capture these photos.

                       I would have enjoyed sitting and swinging on this tree swing for a while. 

Love the way these lions are lined up on the empty lot next to us.  The one on the left had a visit from a bird and it almost looks as though he is crying.  Construction of a new home will begin next month and the peacefulness will be replaced with the noise and bustle of new construction.

This little guy was waiting for me when I returned home.  He has been living on our deck and lawn chairs for a couple of weeks now. 

   Thanks to my lovely deer visitor, I took the time to enjoy my surroundings and capture the moment.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place you have to walk.....wonderful pictures!