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WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
Tue Jul 2, 2013, 02:20 PM Jul 2013

In the glooming, when the stillness of the in between invades, when even the

street sounds are mute, out to the edge of my eye, I noticed rustling off in the far corner of the neighbors back yard.

We have gotten spoiled of late with all the wildlife that has taken residence in the two stands of wood that surround our suburban development. By our count, we have checked on the list Deer, Rabbits, Ground Hogs, a Fox, Chipmunks, an Owl or two, high flying Hawks, skunks, feral cats that take to taunting our domesticated pets and a porcupine.

Yesterday evening, we were treated with something special; two fawns barely a foot high. They were tentative as was the mother. I went to get the camera and they were gone. We had them for about 10-15 seconds before they made there way to the other side of the street where the small stream is released from the corrugated piping.

Suburbia has it pluses and minuses. But all that time I lived on the fringe of the suburbs, I never saw nearly as much of nature as I do now. Perhaps we have semi-domesticated nature and the wild life has adopted survival skills.

What ever it is, I sure am glad we bought this house. Pizza and a mini-version of Wild Kingdom...

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In the glooming, when the stillness of the in between invades, when even the (Original Post) WCGreen Jul 2013 OP
What a beautiful post, Chris... CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #1
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #2

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,689 posts)
1. What a beautiful post, Chris...
Tue Jul 2, 2013, 03:23 PM
Jul 2013

How very wonderful, getting to see so much wildlife..........and fawns. They must have been very new...

The mother is always so protective of these new, tender lives...

Thank you for sharing this moment of sheer magic and beauty...

You live in a charmed spot...

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