Friday, September 07, 2012

Out of the Dumps

I've been a little down today. It couldn't have been the weather because the sky was deep blue, with scattered cotton clouds that looked like smoke signals. But I felt almost displaced, if that makes sense.
Jilda normally doesn't work on Friday, but one of her co-workers wanted to be off, so she covered for him so he could spend some time with his young wife at the beach.
I had some work in Birmingham and headed home just after lunch. I had some writing to finish, so I put my laptop on the dining room table just to have a little change in venue.
After a while, I stood to stretch my legs. Stepping into the kitchen, I pulled a glass from the cabinet, and clinked some ice cubes into my glass. As I stood looking out the window toward the garden, I noticed a doe standing under the apple tree.
I sipped tea and watched the show for a few moments. Then at the far end of the garden I saw a tiny spotted fawn charging up toward the apple tree like its tail was on fire. He circled his mom a few times and then headed for the corn that I'd spread under the tree.
I stepped into the office to get my video camera and when I got back, a second fawn appeared. I think it was the same doe that had two fawns the year before last.
Somehow watching this critters lifted my spirits. I guess the Good Lord knew just what to send my way to get me out of the dumps.

8 comments:

  1. Yes indeed. Treasured moments. On video too.
    Joy

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  2. A gift from the universe...glad you are feeling better.

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  3. Sweet. That would lift my spirits too. It's funny how you can just be down for no apparent reason.

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  4. HE does seem to know what we need doesn't he? I am glad that you are feeling better.

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  5. What a pleasant way to get back on track in life. Have a peaceful, fun weekend!

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  6. A simple sweet mercy. Love the fawn example.

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  7. I just love that you know enough to appreciate these small moments. :)

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  8. Dumps are always a good thing to be out of.

    Glad to hear it. :)

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