We feed the deer.
And the birds.
And now, even the squirrels!
Well, actually, the squirrels sneak the bird seed!
This Winter has been different than the past few.
The deer have completely disappeared.
I'm sad that I don't see any sign of them.
It's been months.
Day to day, not even a footprint.
The deep snow and the frigid temperatures
have driven them away.
Our yard looks empty in the morning and at dusk.
I miss their eyes.
We've spotted a few up in the National Park.
We're hoping there is water and shelter for them.
And, I wonder if they belong to our herd.
Their return will be the herald of Spring.
I look forward to their gaze back into our lives.