Can there be anything that lifts one’s spirits more than watching a wide-eyed little fawn starting to explore its big new world?
I captured these three photos of our newest residents a couple of weeks ago, when they were just two weeks old (click on any of the photos to enlarge). It was the first time their mom, Teardrop, had brought them along on one of her daily visits to our place.
We watched from inside the house as the little guy (gal?) above ventured tentatively across the patio stones to keep up with mom. Meanwhile, his/her twin (below) seemed a bit more shy, staying at the forest’s edge until mom returned.
Teardrop seems to be patient and attentive to the new fawns, and perhaps a proud mom, too.
Now that they’re a month old, they’re visiting a bit more frequently and exploring more of our yard. At this point in their lives, Teardrop doesn’t let them stay for long – a quick frolic, then it’s back to the forest for the tiny twins. But no matter how brief, every visit from these little spirit lifters is a celebrated event at our house.