As those of you who read my Coffee Share may be aware, I was down at my cottage on Cape Cod over the weekend. I was eating breakfast on Sunday morning, going over what I needed to do before I left when I noticed movement outside.
A quick note here before I continue. Our cottage is the second cottage down the road. There is a street just past the first cottage. Across that street is a public landing out onto Swan Pond, a small brackish water body of water. This is where I usually kayak. Next to our kitchen table/dining area there is a glass sliding door that looks across our neighbor’s yard to the landing and onto the pond.
Seeing the movement in my peripheral vision, I turn and look out of the window. There was a deer just right there. It moseyed deeper into my neighbor’s yard. I grabbed my camera, but the telephoto lens wasn’t on. Oh well, I stuck my head out of the front door. The deer was then in my neighbor’s parking area. I took a couple of quick photos and then slipped back in to put on the telephoto lens. I knew I didn’t have much time because I could hear voices coming up the street, and I could tell that the deer was listening to those same voices.
Just as I thought, before I get the telephoto lens on, the deer ran away. I went outside hoping to still be able to get a shot. I saw it in a little wooded patch behind my neighbor’s cottage, but it saw me and ran. Oh well.
I did get this shot.
It was very cool to look out of the window and see a deer go by. I’ve seen them before in our yard, but usually when it is darker.
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