A couple of weeks ago before the warm spell I noticed a few deer in the yard one morning. (It's important to realize that they're out there every day, but I don't always look at the right times.) They were hanging around the frozen pond, perhaps hoping to find a drink.
I took some photos that I wasn't too happy with, partially because of low lighting, partially because they were taken through a dirty window, and partially because I really wanted one of them to walk out onto the ice and do a little Bambi-style slipping and sliding.
Instead of hilarious slipping I had to be satisfied with boring grazing. I also went a bit artsy with the images, since they were a bit blah out of camera.
Those legs would have looked so good out on the ice!
There were three deer out there, but one stayed behind the shrubbery so I never got a clear shot.
This might have been that elusive third animal, but I'm not sure:
The one in the foreground of the pond photo ventured closer to the house -- I thought it might actually come up onto the driveway:
The one in the background of the pond photo decided to move farther away from the house:
and then started eating something from the compost pile:
I just wish I could see them on the frozen pond!