As I was moving about the kitchen this morning, a bit of brown near the pond caught my eye. My first thought was Kabira, as the colour was almost identical. As a doe moved out onto the lawn, with two fawns frolicking at her side it was immediately apparent that I was wrong.
A mad dash ensued - I had to get my camera!
Transfixed by this glimpse into the secret lives of these beautiful creatures, I hoped that one or two of the shots would capture their wild grace. Sadly, they didn’t linger in our sights for long, perhaps the smell of dog became too over powering for her, and they bounded away out of sight.
We felt that our day had been blessed.
We are at Riverside camping again. It is warm, hot really, and the wind is blowing like the dickens. There are a few large trees on our site that I’ve been watching carefully, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be coming down on our heads.
As usual the set up went well… but when it came time for the satellite… lets just say that it didn’t go well… we’d better enjoy the tv after all that excitement. (so much for the deer blessing!)
Last night we were invited to the Sol de Acapulco for a music night. Alicia had organized for a few entertainers to open the deck. It wasn’t the official opening as the liquor licence hadn’t come through yet – lots of coffee and ice tea was consumed instead - but with some music, and dancing, the deck was christened. On a night like last night (a bit of a breeze, warm, bright moon) I can see it being full of people enjoying our short summer. Add a bit of music and it will be packed!
You can see from the photos that it overlooks an inlet of the St. Lawrence – such a pretty view!
We did deek into the restaurant to get a proper meal (the shrimp special was outstanding), but the lure of the beautiful evening brought us back outside as soon as we were finished. We even got a few practice dance steps in (under the cover of darkness!).
“Your growing antlers,' Bambi continued, 'are proof of your intimate place in the forest, for of all the things that live and grow only the trees and the deer shed their foliage each year and replace it more strongly, more magnificently, in the spring. Each year the trees grow larger and put on more leaves. And so you too increase in size and wear a larger, stronger crown.” ― Felix Salten, Bambi's Children