Morning Walk, August 9, 2009

Rain washed out my morning walk on August 1 and on the third we traveled to Raleigh, N.C. to play in the Senior Softball, Eastern National Championships, so it was good to get out early yesterday and get my walk in.

When I started the sun hadn’t peeked over the horizon and for half of the way nothing of interest showed up. Rounding a curve an alpaca was grazing and guarding the goats.

Coyotes and bobcats prey on the young goats, sheep and deer and ranchers around here use alpaca or donkeys, both are very protective, to keep the predators away.

Coming back towards my house, finally, two doe were watching me and I got this “shot”.
Walking on, clearing a cedar that was masking me, there was a doe and her two fawns. The one on the left still has its spots.

Softball is fun, but it’s really nice to get out early each morning and enjoy nature’s sights!