1. When you leave your camera at home you insure that there will be a deer sighting; maybe even a doe and a fawn.
2. Always have a Plan B.
This morning I took a walk in the woods around Island Lake to soak up the clear blue sky and the trees just starting to turn, some already bright yellow and red. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the deer I know live in one area, I remembered I'd forgotten my camera. That's when I saw a doe watching me just a few yards away. Along came her fawn and I blessed them both as they just stood watching me. Above is from another summer, same lake and woods with lens.
Still working on Plan B.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. ― Gary Snyder