…. have turned up. Or maybe they have been here all the time, only we see them more easily now that the evenings are not dark anymore. Sometimes I just hear someone walking in the woods on the hill above our house, sometimes I can see something or other moving in there, and sometimes I can see them quite clearly at the far end of the field.
A couple of days ago I was sitting by my sewing machine quilting a baby quilt, and when I happened to glance out of the window, I saw this fellow just outside the garden fence:
He was busy eating, only glancing up now and again to see if something was up somewhere. He has still got some of the winter coat left across his shoulders.
After a while a second animal came out from behind the trees, – this time a doe.
They were both happily munching grass as they lazily moved across the field.
I went back to my quilting, equally happy with my own activity.
Some time later, I saw the doe lying in the middle of some blueberry bushes, ruminating peacefully.
By now it was almost dark, but I managed to catch her in the photo above. I checked several times, and she lay there till it was totally dark, – at least.
I already knew, from obvious signs in the garden, that something, or somebody, had been around for a while.
Now we know who they are.