But now that the winds have dropped and the sun is starting to carry more heat in its rays, they are back, moving across the lake and along the shorelines. It is a good note to take care when driving, because as the deer start to move, they will of course move across roads. Deer, despite everything we try to teach them, are very very bad at stopping and looking both ways before they cross the road.
Their paths and tracks are now 'festooning' the property. This group was just outside my window this afternoon.
They are coming right to the house to raid the bird feeders, too.
Look closely at the sunset. When you can take your eyes of the gorgeous sky colours, look at the right side of the picture, just in front of the square boathouse. Those two dots on the ice? Those would be deer...
It makes for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, as the deer saunter across the bay.