Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Oh, Deer

I'm working from home today, and we had time after lunch to go for a walk around Quarry Lakes park. Just as we were entering the park, Cheryl spotted a squirrel perched on a tree at about my eye height and only a few fee away from us. We looked at it. It looked at us. We went away. Cheryl said she thought the squirrel was giving us the "Are you going to feed me or not?" look.

This reminds me of what happened yesterday during our walk around the lake: A deer walked out in front of us. It was a young buck, just sprouting his horns. He crossed the path maybe 20-30 meters ahead of us. We stopped and looked him. He nervously looked at us, and as we resumed walking, slowly made his way into the brush above the path. I looked in where he'd gone when we passed. Although he couldn't have been far away -- high fences blocked his path in two directions -- he was not to be seen. Deer are good at that sort of thing.

Returning to today's walk, we looped the lake and came back down the trail along Alameda Creek. It being a warm, sunny day, there were many lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. We, however, did not stay in the sun, but continued on home, because we still have work to do today.

Meanwhile, my thanks to maurinestarkey for the new icon.
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