|Deer Passage, 3/7/2014 - North Amherst, MA |
Photo by S. Vardatira (I had no camera on me, and time for a cell phone pic only)
Stepped out onto my back porch this morning into what has become the new normal around here - a frigid, frozen landscape (it was 6:15 am and 1°F outside). I followed our cat's intense gaze to my right, and there, about 20 feet away, were two deer, motionless statues almost hidden in the trees. The closest deer turned her head and stared right at me. After a minute, they resumed their slow course, stepping ever so gingerly over the crusty, crunching surface.