Since "re-starting" this blog I have not done any wildlife updates. Too bad, since that was the whole origin of my original blog! I don't have time to write a full report - which is needed, but I just have to report this mornings events. Due to time constraints it has to be a very condensed version.
Approximately 7:30 this morning I asked God for a deer in our backyard because I haven't seen one all summer, but I am sure I have heard them in the woods recently. About 9:30 I was sitting at the kitchen table with Ethan while he ate breakfast. I heard "the deer noise" so looked out and sure enough, a deer appeared right at the edge of the woods, straight out in my line of vision! It munched on leaves for at least 5 minutes while I sat in disbelief saying "Thank you God!" Eventually it walked back into the woods and I watched until I couldn't see it any more.
But that wasn't enough! About 10:00 the kids went outside to play. They are on a renewed streak of playing at the creek. It is a little unnerving for me because I cannot see them while they are there. My windows are open so I listen for their sounds. Admittedly I get nervous and misinterpret sounds as cries for help. I was uncomfortable so went out to the edge of the woods and called to Anna. I could hear them in the distance and stood for a while to confirm that the sounds were happy sounds. As I stood there I heard excited kid sounds a ways off to my left. I looked in that direction and a fawn came running past!
God not only gave me the one deer I asked for (for which I was immeasurably grateful!) but then gave me the bonus of a fawn rather close up. He IS good.