Gracie alerted me to her urgent need to get outside at 3:00 this morning. I am thankful that she prefers to do her upchucking out in the grass rather than on our bedroom carpet. When I semi-sleep-walked out onto the patio to take a seat on a chair covered in cool dew, I noticed that the fog had rolled in and the view of the back yard was good for about 50 or 60 feet out. When Gracie heard something off in the distance and ran off to go investigate, it didn't take her long to realize that she couldn't see very far either, and she quickly opted to retreat to the comfort of the house.
This morning, when we got up for real, I had the benefit of actually being dressed so I grabbed the camera and took a few shots of the fog from various spots in the yard. Visibility was much better.
I just love the sounds of morning out here, the birds and other little animals waking up. The fog just adds to the experience. It isn't like this is some scenic view that people would document in National Geographic, or that it would be the perfect location for a scene in a movie, but it is our view and it just feels good.
I checked the deer camera this morning, for the first time all week. I see we have a new little deer joining the group. Welcome.
Here there are actually seven deer in the picture, though you can only pick out six. The seventh one is actually down below the camera nibbling on corn.
Speaking of corn. We have a bunch of small corn stalks growing where corn seed we have thrown out has been stomped into the dirt resulting in the miracle of crops! Apparently, someone does not wish to wait until they produce little deer-size corn on the cob.
We have had a good amount of rain lately. I always wonder what the deer do in the rain. Do they have a club house or someplace they go to seek shelter? Apparently not.
And this is what happens when the crack of lightning scares the crap out of a deer! Good times.