I watched a family of four deer

wander through the woods
behind my parents’ house today.
What a gorgeous sight.
This sweet fawn and I
locked eyes,
studying each other closely.

Confident and graceful,
she’d nibble on a branch
or look around for her parents,
then turn her attention again to me.
When I left the house and got in my car,
there she was,
still watching me quietly
from her spot in the woods.
So, who was the true spectator…
me or her?


I couldn’t resist capturing the sight

of a fresh layer of snow

on the brand new display

of lawn mowers at Home Depot.