Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Heart Nature

Thursday night after I dropped my daughter off at her Brownie Meeting, I saw a deer running right towards me! Imagine my surprise as I was driving down the street I live on and a deer was in the street. The surprising part is that I live in a very residential area.

It was about 5:15 PM, I was driving down my street, and I saw something running up ahead from a side street right onto mine. I couldn't believe my eyes. It started coming towards me, and as I slowed down to look at it, it bolted to the side and ran right into someone's back yard.

The picture above is not of the deer I saw. I wish I could have gotten a picture of it. But number 1 it was running so fast to get out of the street there was no way. Number 2 I was in the car, and Number 3 I didn't have my camera with me anyway!

I have lived where I'm living now for over 8 years and have never seen a deer, even in the woods around here. Where I lived before this, was in the country with lots of woods, and I would see them all the time. Now I live in a
city so it is very unlikely. So it was very exciting to see! I wish my daughter had been with me though!

When I think about it though, on one hand I'm excited to have seen it. But on the other hand it makes me feel in a weird way sad. Because if a deer is running through the city streets, it means that they are being pushed out of their natural habitats. But the nature lover in me is still happy to have seen it!