This morning our favorite deer, 'Fondly", grazed in the back yard
with her new baby, 'Bambi', or perhaps, 'Bambina'?
The baby was adorable, maybe 2 days old with white spots.
She gamboled on the green and nudged up to her mother
to nurse ~ but mom struck her with a hoof and refused succor :(
Later we noticed that "Fondly' has antlers - a male, Not her mom.
So is Bambina lost? Abandoned? Hope not.
She is SO FULL OF LIFE.
Meanwhile, 'Quirky' our male quail perched on the deck
guarding his wife and 3 wee fluffy walnut-sized babies!
BUT WAIT ~ more spring beauty abounds!
PEONIES, my favorite flower, bloom lavishly in the front yard!
AND THE LILIES ~ OH MY ~
"AND THE DAY CAME
WHEN THE RISK TO REMAIN
TIGHT IN A BUD WAS MORE
PAINFUL THAN THE RISK IT TOOK