Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Something Very Special

Living out in the country is just GREAT! I love the peace and quiet that surrounds you (when the teak wood mill down the road shuts down for the day!); listening to the "Whi-por-will", crickets, and frogs in the evening; swinging on the front porch and watching the breeze sweep through pine trees; catching a glimpse of deer, herons', and other kinds of wildlife; and just living a "slower" kind of life.
Friday morning was a special morning for us; we were able to see and experience something not many people get to see!

Early that morning Collin took some books up to his tree stand hoping to grab a few quiet minutes to read. As he was reading he heard a noise that made him get down and investigate and what he found was amazing!

A Momma deer had just given birth to twins!
I love how the warm brown of his fur contrasts with the white spots!

When Collin came upon them Momma deer ran off and this little guy was left behind. Collin was able to get some pictures of the newborn and left him alone.
Do you see that his nose is white at the tip?

Sayre and I came down an hour later and found him all curled up just sleeping away. He was curious enough to look around and even get up to figure out what was going on!
We left him after about five minutes figuring that Momma deer and the other baby were around somewhere and would come back for him.
Look how his spots seem to be running a pattern all the way up his neck?!

Can you see that his legs are still wet?! To think that we had the priviledge to observe a newborn creature is just amazing!
This is just another reason why I love living out here! To be able to see God's creation and actually experience it like this opens your eyes even more to how sovereign, creative, loving, gentle, and kind our creator is.
I'm reminded of the refrain from the hymn
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
I have had this hymn playing through my mind all spring and on into this summer and I think it fits perfectly! I love to sing this hymn to the music composed by William H. Monk which I think the link should take you to.

I hope you enjoyed catching a glimpse into God's exciting creation with me!


Lydia said...

Wow! That is so amazing! The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Lydia-It truly was amazing! I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to watch the fawn!
Thank you for your comment!

Maiden4life said...

Dear ashley,
It must have been so fun to see the fawn. my mother and I have been going to walk at furman and we have been able to see some very interesting things of God's creation so I know how it feels. I hope to see you soon!

Bethany "Francostein"
P.s. How do you spell "francostein"
ei or ie?

Paula said...

Dear Ashley,

Thank you for this wonderful post! The baby deer is so beautiful and sweet. I love the white dots on his fur! God's creation is amazing and I am so thankful you all were able to see this. I love the hymn you shared.

I enjoyed seeing these pictures and reading your thoughts so much and my son did too!

Bless you!

~CarolineNot said...

What a gift, being able to witness the first moments of this fawn's life. It is, indeed, something not many people will be able to experience. Your photos make it easier to imagine being an eyewitness and how awe-inspiring it must have been.

Ashley said...

Bethany- I didn't know y'all were walking at Furman! Maybe we should join you sometime!! just joking!! I think you spell "stein" just like I spelled it!! :o)

Mrs. Paula- I'm so glad that you and Justin enjoyed the post!! God's creation is just amazing and I love being in it!

Carolinenot-Thank you for your comment. The fawn will not be something that I soon forget.