Early yesterday morning, my neighborhood was serene but filled with nature sounds.
As I walked from my street and into the new subdivision, one or two houses in, I saw it.
It was an animal that you don’t usually see in broad daylight. It was about two miles south of where his “congregation” lives.
It was a deer, standing near the pond that is between that row of houses and the row up the hill behind it.
It was young enough and had no horns, that I didn’t know if it was a buck or doe.
Either way, it stood so still, I was sure at first that it was a realistic-looking lawn ornament.
Then I saw it was real, and it looked at me, as transfixed by the sight of me as I was of it.
I called out gently, “Good morning, deer, I won’t hurt you,” and I walked on. Wow, I didn’t startle it into running away.
Once up the hill and to the next row of houses, I heard a Canadian goose honking.
The sound wasn’t so unusual, it was where the goose was that I found enchanting.
He was standing on top of the roof of a two-or-three-story house; in fact, he was centered perfectly.
He honked a bunch of one-syllable “words” to his buddy or mate, on the ground two houses east.
I heard a blue jay “screeching” or cawing as they do.
Come to think of it, I’ve never heard a blue jay sing.
He is related to the common crow, so that is probably why.
Jays are beautiful birds, and I am told they are very protective parents in August.
Back home, when I sit down in my living room,
I can see nothing but trees. I feel like I live in a nature park, and it makes me happy.
I thoroughly enjoy my neighborhood! Here’s hoping you enjoy your little bit of nature where you are. 🙂