This will be my last blog post for awhile. I will be taking a summer vacation, maybe posting a few readings every so often. I will be leaving you with "this season's thrill" of the less than three day old newborn fawn I got to photograph.
About 15 minutes from us in Cook's Forest there is the Double Diamond Deer Ranch. It houses three generations of deer, a museum of mounted taxidermy called "Buck Barn," a gift shop and some play areas for children.. You can walk around their fields and enjoy seeing deer up close and personal.
What's that lying in the tall grass? What every photographer hopes to come upon in his look for fawn. The first time I walked around the corral, I didn't see them. But the second time I found them.
Up close and personal I found Parker and Peggy Ann resting after some nursing.
I had visited that morning, but the fawn had just finished nursing and were down for rest and a good snooze. When I came back later that afternoon, I found them in the tall grass together relaxing.
The owner took pity on me and picked the fawn up so I could meet them and photograph them.
This has to be my favorite snap. Peggy Ann giving kisses to Mommy. You can see her pink tongue.
Looks like a good time to nurse.
I watched them for an hour and so enjoyed watching them around Momma and sometimes going off together.
And these were some of the deer in the field.
They're posing. Must have heard something.
But, of course, my eyes were only for those two baby fawn. I got to pet both of them and see them up close and personal.
Yesterday morning I was out early and found some "wild" fawn. This is always a thrill too!
Enjoy your summer. Until next time . . . God's blessings to you.