Here on Salt Spring Island, I’m very lucky to be living on a Strata which is like a nature reserve. I just have to step outside my door into the lush rainforest filled with birdsong and beautiful creatures going about their daily business.
And just the other day, I decided to wander down our dirt road to look for the Rufous hummingbird family who nested outside our front door this past Spring. But something caught my eye in the woods at the bottom of our driveway. It was the lovely doe who likes to visit the meadow outside our deer fence with her two fauns.
She was only a few metres away from me, munching on the leaves of salal plants native to British Columbia and one of her favourite snacks. I had my telephoto lens with me, but in order to get this peekaboo view, I had to step quickly and quietly and bend right down to peer through fallen branches and debris. I love that moss green and those soft ferns in the background and that tiny bit of spider web in the fine hairs of her gentle face.
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