She slips out from the shadows
into the moonlit fields.
Gliding, her tawny hide now black
under the blanket of stars,
she is mindful of her purpose.
Stopping occasionally for a nibble along the fence line,
she melts back to the cover at woods edge
to safety and rest.
© Donna Donabella 2013
I wrote this poem watching deer in winter a year ago. It is amazing to see deer suddenly appear at the tree line, and then just as magically fade back. In winter they usually appear at dusk making them harder to see.
You can read more about the deer in our area, especially the fawns, in my Wildlife Lesson post from last Thursday. While many find these animals a nuisance, we try to live with them. There are times though we do have to exert a bit of control over what is ours to eat in our veg garden as we provide other plants for deer.
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Special Note: These are pictures of deer that live around us and share the land.
I leave you with a little reminder of the magic of deer. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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