Sunday, August 8, 2010

365 Project - Day 220 - "Mother's Milk"

August 08, 2010 - "Mother's Milk"

I needed to get away today. Not feeling quite myself these past few days... and needed to escape for a while.

Spent most of the day in the woods... listening to cicadas buzz... listening to breezes rustle the branches towering above me... listening... listening... listening.

On my way up a very familiar path, I came across a doe feeding in the brush just a few feet away. I paused to watch... and not long after her fawn appeared... also munching away - before running up to mom to nurse. It was the very first time I've ever witnessed this... and also the first time I've ever heard a fawn make a sound... as it called out to it's mom as she tried to walk away from it's desire to suckle.

We stood watching each other for at least five or ten minutes... before I continued on... feeling incredibly blessed by the miracle I had just witnessed.

Life is good!

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Henry Elliss said...

It's like a live-action version of Bambi! Well, the nice bits anyway...

Walk in the Woods said...

Sounds like a beautiful day … one worthy of beautiful outcomes. :)