The two of them drifted to the top area of our yard, up near the driveway, but they both stood watching down where they had come. I wondered what they were looking at. As I looked, another deer appeared out of the woods and then another and then another. Now there were five deer in our yard, and they were watching each other. The new deer are the doe and her two fawns from last year. They have been grazing and tiptoeing around our house a lot lately.
The second doe and her two doelings advanced toward the original two. When they got about 10 feet from the two, the two stepped forward, and the two older does sniffed each other. Then the first doe put her hoof up and touched the second doe on the shoulder. That started a chain reaction. The two younger members of the second herd began leaping like young fawns, and chasing each other, cavorting every which way. The big doe also ran with them and they raced up and down the lawn and into and out of the woods multiple times.
The two original ones watched and nibbled on the red huckleberry plant near the driveway.
They raced off away from the house and we thought it was the end. An hour later, the three were back, still cavorting around. By this time it was almost dark and we couldn’t see where they went. I will remember this experience and it will find it into my writings somewhere sometime.
Until then, enjoy seeing everything you can. Remember, you are never too old to go cavorting around.