We were watching a movie in our library a little while ago when one of my daughters had the feeling of being watched. She turned around and looked out the window. There, gazing back at her from a few feet away, was a deer. The deer had retreated a bit by the time my youngest daughter got out her phone and took this picture:
We have a cowbird, too, that visits us every morning and peers in our kitchen windows, and the bats are making at least a bit of a comeback. It’s been a good year for wildlife.