a late afternoon ride

There they were, two young deer in the fenced clearing across from the mill entrance on Wynooski. They seemed to be playing and didn’t really mind my approach and rolling to a stop. But pretty soon they started to move off…not toward the closest woods, but down the clearing away from me. Adolescent deer look just a little awkward when they walk, all leggy with heads bobbing pidgeon-like, but then they started to canter (or something) and then broke into that leaping thing…jumping easily off all four legs at once with tiny hoofs angled back, and down the slope through the opening at the far end of the clearing…

I sat for a minute or so more…then pedalled off. Maybe they were watching me through a break in the trees…and wondering as well.

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