As I was taking my morning walk today, it was a bit colder than usual: 28. But I didn't let that stop me! Besides Belikan would not have been happy if I skipped it!
As I walked with the sun raising, I couldn't help but notice the beauty surrounding me. Then I see a whole herd (family, grouping? Not sure what a herd of deer is called) of deer standing around just on the other side of the street! I have seen more deer since we moved down to our current house, but their majestic appearance never ceases to amaze me. As I continued my walk, I realized how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful state.
A little while later I was rounding another corner and there were 2 HUGE bucks eating right next to the road. To avoid disturbing them, I swung wide into the street (luckily no cars around at the time). They looks at me, but then continued on their own path.
I pray I never take for granted all the beauty around. I saw many cars drive right by barely seeing the deer. I hope I never become that complacent with the beauty of this state. I was unable to get my camera up in time, but believe me, they are amazing animals. And I am blessed and grateful to live so close to such beauty. As my Jesuit College tradition taught me: God in all Things. This truly came out on this beautiful Autumn Morning.
(and since I didn't break out the camera this morning, I will use one that Brian took a couple weeks ago)