Monday walk…expect the unexpected

Posted: August 4, 2019 in Monday walk
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The WordPress gremlins are at it again. I edited the title this morning and just now realized all my words are missing as well as my two videos. Grrrrrr!

Anyway, to try again as well as recap…when I walk in the park, I always look for something interesting, a search sometimes rewarded with something out of the ordinary, sometimes “just” flowers and other beautiful things.

As you can see, behind the fence at the top of the spillway, next to the path are a plethora of flowers.

When I got to the point on the path where I usually go back the same way, my small, still voice told me to take the path by the river. I’ve learned to listen to this voice and once again was rewarded. A small herd of deer was walking along in the water!

The fawns were having a great frolic and even a buck or two caught the spirit.

I was standing completely still, somewhat surrounded by tall grass and bushes, but these two were still sure I was an alien. (Of course they were right.)

This guy wanted a drink badly but just couldn’t quite relax enough to take it, poor deer.

Finally everyone left the river, walking into the underbrush. One doe and her two fawns went further up the river first, the fawns leaping incredibly high over grasses.

I left with a heart overflowing with joy at the unexpected beauty as well as the usual wonders.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. That was a wise decision to go to the river. Beautiful to see the herd of deer

  2. Sue says:

    Wonderful sights!

  3. You could have told me you were in the mountains, and that would have seemed feasible, rather than right at home. Great videos, and those guys looked well fed. 🙂

    • They did look in great shape. Since sunrise is so early right now, I don’t get there just at dawn, so I don’t expect to see as many deer as later in the year when I’m there just as it gets light. This was special. Yes, in Wyoming it would have been cool but not unexpected.

  4. Forestwood says:

    A bit of serendipity. Camera in hand, deer crossing your path! Wonderful photo opportunity and the results are gorgeous.

  5. Leya says:

    These are all wonderful, Janet – in the proper meaning of the word! Thank you for sharing them with us, these meetings are so precious. I also see I have missed many of your posts – did not see them coming!

    • Something like this really is quite special and I’m glad you enjoyed this one, too. Thanks for “catching up” on so many of my posts. I’ve sometimes realized I haven’t seen posts from someone for a time and every so often, I’ve been “disconnected” by WP for some reason.

      • Leya says:

        So have I – it is rather a problem sometimes, but nothing much to do about it. Worse things could happen.

  6. JT Twissel says:

    What beautiful pictures! We went for a walk today but only saw squirrels.

  7. Best end of summer pool party ever.
    (Tourists like those are a delightful sight)

  8. de Wets Wild says:

    Ah, Janet, what a lovely surprise gift!

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Intuition is a great thing, and in this case we all benefit from yours.

  10. What beautiful creatures and an uplifting encounter. That call of the wild and nature’s gifts are so precious.

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