|Hoping for a ride?|
I can often go several days without seeing anything really exciting. Poor weather, poor timing and daily busyness can all conspire against interesting sightings. Then there are days like this morning.
So I’m driving to work this morning and there in a yard are three deer—the other two were shyer. But this one is cropping within arm’s reach of the family car, out in view of everyone driving by and thoroughly unworried by that. The grass always tastes better in someone’s yard anyway, don’t you think?.
And the deer wasn’t the only thing that happened this morning. Not a mile further down the road a raccoon crossed just ahead of my car, requiring heavy braking by me and the car just behind me to avoid it. It was a medium-sized raccoon, ambling across until forced into a run by my appearance. The morning commute and dawn aren’t very far apart now, and when you add fog to the mix, the mornings are even darker than they would be otherwise. The raccoon was probably just heading back to its den after a night of foraging for trouble. Who knows what’s next. I never know what to expect.