Down the road from us and right off the highway of all places has become a birthing place for this deer. I get to watch her most years spend a few weeks having her fawns and keeping them safe until they are big enough to move on. She usually has two. One year I got a whole series of photos with her and her twins. This year with work hours I had one little chance to stop by early in the morning and take some photos. Mom was so skittish she ran off and her little ones quickly concealed themselves so I got only a few pictures and none of a babies faces. I probably could have walked right up to the fawns and gotten amazing close ups, but I really do not want to scare this doe away. I want her to keep coming back year after year as long as she is able to have her offspring so I can be a part of it, even at a distance. I am thankful for the truly lovely picture I got of momma doe and the red clover background. I share a lot of photos of things I find lovely. Some people may think I might be ignoring current day realities. I am not. But what I truly desire is to share the beautiful things. Things that bring a peace and some appreciation for the world around us that is not riddled with drama, stress and pain. I need these breaks to keep me thankful and remind me that there is more to life than just the surface life we tend to survive in. These are gifts for us from the God Almighty whether we believe in Him or not, they are here to bless us. Tender mercies.