Jim works at a small community hospital in Ashland, Oregon. All along one of the buildings, outside the patient windows, is a low block wall to provide a sound barrier from the parking lot, and some privacy. And inside that wall are little trees, lush greenery, flowers... a nice oasis for the patients to see.
Well, much to everyone's delight, there is now something else to see. Just a few days ago a doe came down from the nearby hills, and decided that the long secluded nook would make a safe haven in which to have her babies!! And she has stayed, and her little fawns are local celebrities! You see, she HAD TRIPLETS!!
Here are the photos Jim took just a couple of days ago. He couldn't get a photo with all 3 babies together at once... Mama had them hidden among the foliage in different spots (all together now... Awwwww). So the pics you see below will not be of the same baby.
Everyone is protective of her and her babies, and no one gets close. There is plenty for her to eat in this little haven, and they are all safe in there.
I don't know why this touches me so much... maybe it's because inside those hospital windows, there might be such sorrow and pain going on. Yet right outside, the joy and hope of new life is gently going along, just doing it's best. The innocence of the fawns... the Mama deer trusting they will be safe there...
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have (can click any to enlarge).
At peace... under the protection of angels.
Enjoying the journey of these little creatures,