Oh, what a site to see these days as you approach the Ditch!
Check out all those blossoms!
Blue sky, white flowers...
What's not to love?
The Ditch is on the quiet side this year. There aren't too many ducks or ducklings yet.
We think the rough winter took care of some who couldn't get food. And the females may well be nesting. But the boys were taking it easy on the banks!
Whenever I see the deer it feels like a gift.
And on this day, it felt like Christmas.
In the "third" pond, this one was grazing.
Then she crossed over to the land. She was harder to see -- the reeds covering her face.
So, I moved on, enjoying the lily pads...
...and the other ponds.
But then, this. Two of them.
Oh, their faces!
I thought I was pretty lucky in this bit of Eden. But then I saw this!
Three! Can you see him in the very back, just to the right of the deer on the left that is grazing?
And check this out --
Did you see four? Yes, there were four, though one seemed to keep her head down. But she looked up here. (Another went out of range.)
Camera shy perhaps, unlike the others. Or maybe just hungry.
The deer always seem to have a message for me. They were clearly aware of my presence, other walkers, a barking dog.
Yet they knew we were no threat. "Be aware," they seemed to say to me. "But trust. Have faith in the people."
Wise thoughts to remember.
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