It is a beautiful frosty morning here at Windy Acres. The sun is coming up, warming the earth and melting the frost that has accumulated over night. As usual, I took my morning cup of coffee out on the south porch to sit in the sun and enjoy the quiet of the morning. I do this most mornings no matter what kind of weather, even if it is just for a minute or two.
Sally, our dog, is always eager to go out with me. This morning while I was sitting there in the sun soaking up its warmth, I noticed her staring intently toward the garden. So, I stood up to take a look myself. There were 4 deer out beyond the garage near the compost pile. They were apparently grazing on Tom's cover crop of Austrian winter peas, and Sally and I had interrupted their breakfast.
By the time I saw them, they were already alerted to our presence and were standing statue-still staring back at us. I ran inside to get my camera and was able to capture some pictures of them. I really need a better camera to get good pictures at a distance like this, but I was able to get a few decent ones. Here they are.
Notice how well this deer blends in with the background.