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?
She started across the driveway. (I wasnʻt this close; the photo is cropped.)
But she took her time walking across; I just sat there and waited.
She didnʻt seem to be too terrified, but she didnʻt want to stick around.
I was kinda disappointed; it seemed like I was getting really junk photos.
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!