We had a spate of terribly hot weather (over 100 F), which didn’t make for great sleeping at night. So, waking up early, I thought I’d get my walk in before the sun got too hot. One morning this weekend, I left the house at 7 am; another morning at 6:30. Whoo!!! I am not used to vigorous climbing or walking that early.
But the rewards were certainly worth it. Here is a doe who wondered (as I did) what I was doing out so early?
I thought I saw a coyote whiz by too, but after a second look, I discovered that it was a feral cat streaking away from me. Funny how seeing things out of the corner of the eye can make them seem bigger than they are.
Since the 4th of July dawned hot and became 103 quickly, I just stayed home to keep cooler. I made good progress on a new painting (actually finished it just awhile ago, but don’t have a decent scan of it yet, so this is an idea of where I was headed. That’s Sam in the background, looking out the window.
And of course I watched a lot of deer traipse through the yard over the weekend. This shot is of the ancient matriarch doe who, although looks a bit ragged at the edges and may even not see very well, continues to surprise me with her vitality and staying power. Here she is about to navigate the concrete steps from my car park to my little yard. She’s one of the very few deer who find stairs not at all a problem. Looks like she’s ready to take a ride in my little Honda Fit and wondering why I haven’t gotten the keys yet!
Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the new week!