This pocket of greenery is our back garden for a little while. Although it looks miles from anywhere, there are actually several apartment buildings along the street. We are living in a city but the whole area feels quite wild thanks to the maze of trees and trails surrounding us.
Did you spot the deer in the photo above? Scott and I were walking home from the supermarket this morning, both overloaded with bags:
Scott: Look! There’s a deer!
We stand staring at the deer.
Scott: Is it real?
Me: There is no way that’s real, it hasn’t blinked or moved in a few minutes.
Scott: Maybe it’s a statue. Because everyone has a deer statue laying around.
Me: Bit weird.
We shuffle away.
A few hours later, we looked down from our balcony to find a deer sitting in the grass. It was real after all! In our defence, we were really effing tired! And we really weren’t expecting to see a deer stood a few metres away from us in a city.
This is the closest I’ve been to a deer. It seemed quite happy for me to snap away while it went about its business — sitting in the shade, cleaning and nibbling leaves.
We keep looking over the balcony in case it comes back, but no luck yet. Hopefully it will visit again soon <3