Too often, especially during the winter, we end up on the couch in the evening, just watching a movie or whatever sports event might be on. Bleh. That gets boring.
We've been making an effort to go on more walks while we still can, before the little one comes and we're too exhausted, or before it gets too cold. Last night we went on a sunset walk and were surprised to see some deer!
We found a spot downwind from where they had come out of a line of trees and brush and sat on the ground and waited. After a good long wait, a doe finally came out and looked straight at us, she was maybe 20 yards away from our spot. We weren't very hidden, so after a good long look, she ran back into the brush.
We were going to leave and had gotten up to go when we heard movement, so we quickly moved back along the tree line more and sat down again. Out comes the doe again, and this time, after looking at us for several minutes she starts walking out across our field and she's followed by yearling triplets!
The scary part was that she snorted, and then we heard a snort coming from directly behind us, it sounded close, but we couldn't see anything.
As they were grazing through our field, they got downwind and must have smelled us because they took off. By that time it was too dark to see where they went.
That was such a cool experience, I've never been that close to a deer (that I know of). It was amazing! And a nice simple evening that we could spend together, watching God's creativity.