If you're talking to me, I really AM paying attention, but I'm casting sidelong glances out the windows constantly looking for visitors. What to my wondering eyes should appear but a doe and her baby!! Right here in River City about 50 feet from my back door. Who would have thought there were this many deer in the desert.
Here mostly for the palo verde trees that are blooming like crazy, this Momma brought her baby to my door. He's been shedding his baby spots so he's a little rough around the edges.
How do I know it's a he? I enlarged this photo as big as I could and I spy horns. Would you look at those ears? They're almost bigger than his head!!
They continued browsing through the trees, snacking away before taking a VERY long drink at the water bucket.
He's just a cutie patootie!! I watched for about 30 minutes. I know you are probably going to get tired of deer and bunny images, and I probably will too, in about three years!!
Mom ... leave me alone!! The doe decided his ears were dirty and licked them for about ten minutes, all the while baby tried to move his head away. There was no stopping her however, just like when Mom spit on a handkerchief and cleaned YOUR face!! Finally they wandered off down the hill. I still can't believe it. I have palo verde trees, ocotillo, cactus, scrub brush and deer in my back yard.
While I waited for the locksmith, I noticed Miss Jessie had taken to a new spot. It seems the back of the couch is now her territory. Every time they go outside, I keep a wary eye out for predators. Although I haven't heard any coyote, I know they are around, as is a bobcat that has been seen wandering the perimeter (not seen by me .... yet!)
Cooper on the other hand, in a rare moment of NOT playing the ball game, has taken over Jessie's bed. I was not far behind him when the locksmith called to say they would be over an hour late. I rescheduled for today. I'm hoping he brings lots of ID. You know me, always suspicious.
Next up ... the electrician who should arrive tomorrow to give me a price on that 50 amp service for my rig. Dan says the electrical wires left from the hot tub should work just perfectly for the rig, saving me a chunk of money ... that is if the electrician will use them. Honestly, it's not that I need a 50 amp service, but I think it would be nice if I'm ever here in the summer again to keep the inside from baking any more than necessary.
Since Dan arrived home after driving an RV from Vermont to San Diego ... yup that's right, over 3,000 miles in less than a week ... we had a celebratory dinner of Ugly Steaks and carbs (meaning corn and potatoes). It was fabulous, as are all of Miss Patty's meals!!
One more trip to the far side of Tucson to Home Depot should net timers for the outside lights, some sliding glass door hardware to prevent unwanted guests and pruning shears to keep my view of the deer unobstructed. Might as well get a few more ugly steaks while I'm there, after all Father's Day is coming up this Sunday.
To top that, it's time to mow the lawn. The previous owners left a lawnmower, but I have absolutely no idea how to make it go. It should be interesting!! Luckily, there is an Emergency Hospital just a few miles from here.