I had a wonderful day. I stepped outside this morning to take out the trash and I smelled the ocean. We don't live very close, but when the wind is right, the fresh sea breeze is wonderful. It was especially nice after days of smelling smoke that's drifted from the fires in Northern California.
I decided to take my applique project outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, the smell of the air, and the sound of birds.
As I sat down, I saw that there was already somebody in the yard; a little fawn resting in the shade. I held up my applique for perspective on how close it was sitting.
The fawn considered me for a while,then stood up and walked off. I continued stitching.
The next time I looked up, I had several visitors in the yard. I took a quick little video. My fawn had circled around and come to visit me over by my left elbow.
It was just a perfect moment. I included my project in the video to hopefully give some perspective on how close they were. The quilt block is resting on my knee.
They stayed nearby for quite a while and finally all three wandered off. I started to get a bit hot in the sun so I returned indoors.
For an animal lover like me, this was the best day ever.