One thing that blogging has taught me is to take my camera with me everywhere. You never know when the next blog-worthy photo-op will occur. That adage was never more true than at my lunch break today. As I drove up to the Welcome Center booth at the Cincinnati Nature Center, I spotted a doe off the right side of my car, just standing in the weeds at the edge of the drive. I stopped and glanced away for a split second as I reached for my camera. By the time I looked back, the doe was joined by this fawn.
And then a second came along, while I continued snapping away, praying that the camera setting was right and that the passenger window wasn't too dirty.
Bambi Number 2 continued to head in the direction of the milk bar while the patient mom endured a strange woman gawking at her, taking pictures of what should have been a private family moment.
Both fawns were head-butting Momma, hungry for their lunch, and oblivious to the car next to them, while the doe waited and watched for trouble. Eventually, I had to move along, as there was another car behind me. They stopped, too, and enjoyed this magical experience.