FROM MY JOURNALS OF 12-13-2009...
It happened a week or so ago. My husband and I were sipping morning coffee in our library, which had just been decorated for Christmas. We were feeling quite festive, ahead of the season.
The first snow of the season in our valley was falling slowly outside; the ground was lightly covered.
Suddenly, from out of the woods, came a team of six sturdy deer. I say "team" because they were travelling two-by-two in close formation, like reindeer.
They moved slowly toward us, never breaking formation until they turned and began moving down the slope and out of sight.
We see many deer in this valley, often four to eight at a time, but always walking single file in the lower level near the creek.
We had fun speculating; was this team in training for Dec. 25?
R.A.T. (Rose About Town) looks forward to the weeks ahead. Do you?