This is the time of year -- if we're lucky -- to see fawns. As a neighbor said, there is certainly no animal more beautiful than a baby deer.
I haven't seen many fawns this year (they're out there -- I just haven't seen many) but on Monday I was fortunate to see two in a row.
On my way into town, I came across this mama with her baby almost hidden by the tall grass.
After blending in for a few moments...
...it went bounding away to rejoin its mother. (These photos were taken at maximum zoom and then cropped, so they're not the clearest.)
Despite mama's alert stance, the baby decided it was time for a snack.
Snack time over, off they went.
On the way back from town, I came across another doe and her fawn...
...who hastily scooted off the road.
I tell ya, it's always worthwhile keeping your camera handy! You never know what you'll see!