Herds of deer come and graze close to the house.
One of the groups in particular, a family consisting of a dad with antlers, a very protective mom pawing ground whenever it sees a human, and three playful kids, lives in the thicket right behind the house and graces us with its visits every morning and evening like clockwork.
Thankfully, this picture is as close as I got to this critter that someone else has photographed near here. I’m a total wuss when it comes to creepy crawlies of any kind.
Early in the morning, birds vie with each other to serenade you awake.
The night-time scenery, however, is quite different from that of the day-time, with its lonely symphony of nocturnal sounds (frogs croaking, crickets chirping, deer barking, fox howling) and the eerie yellow-green light from dozens of glow-worms chasing after shadows.
I just hope development never catches up with this patch of earth to drive all the creatures away from their natural habitat, and the light and peace from this corner along with them…