A wonderful surprise today.

Today I was driving down my driveway on the way to the gym. Went around the corner and there was a young doe staring at me! But Iʻd forgotten my cell phone. Of all the times to forget it. So hoping against hope, I backed up (not an easy task on a curve with an 18% grade!), hurried back into the house and grabbed my cell phone, and went back out.

This time I went down much slower, and thought Iʻd missed her altogether. But nope, she was still there. When she saw me, she decided to leave. I wished Iʻd brought my good camera but didnʻt want to leave it in my car or locker at the gym.

Can you see her down there?


17 June2a


She started across the driveway. (I wasnʻt this close; the photo is cropped.)

17 June1b

But she took her time walking across; I just sat there and waited.

17 June

She didnʻt seem to be too terrified, but she didnʻt want to stick around.

17 June4b

I was kinda disappointed; it seemed like I was getting really junk photos.

17 June5b

Then I got lucky. She just stayed in the bushes between ours and the neighborsʻ house, and I got this one. Considering it was just my cell phone camera, Iʻm happy with it. We just sat there looking at one another until she started up the hill into the forest.

What a lovely gift on a cold, rainy, day!! Mahalo ke Akua!

17 June6a










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4 Responses to A wonderful surprise today.

  1. Izzie Kikue says:

    Oh how wonderful! I’m on my cell phone right now otherwise I would share a story of what happened to me recently when I opened my front door to see a beautiful doe on my doorstep.

    Beautiful photos you captured. I can relate to not having a camera on hand and missing out on what would be a good shot. Hey, at least you got the shot this time. Hooray!

  2. AFK says:

    Hau’oli la hanau, Moki-chan!

  3. hareball9 says:

    Hau`oli Lā Hānau! What a lucky day.

  4. Dd says:

    awesome…….especially since I have never ever seen one before ;o}

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