A few weeks ago, we were on our way to Bend, Oregon when we got sidetracked and instead spent a few days in the Mammoth Lakes area. Never having been there at this time of year, we were so thrilled to see fall color on the trees in the surrounding hillsides and lakes. Before we even got to our condo to unpack and relax, we had taken several detours, finding gorgeous pockets of color along the way.
Astounding as it sounds, we came very, very close to several herds of deer quietly munching away at one of the local resorts and on a nearby baseball field. I say herds because we counted over 25 at the baseball field alone. And they were not the least bit frightened of us. We are guessing that because of the severe drought conditions in California, the wildlife is being forced to come nearer to civilization just to find food. Sad.
We had seen a gentleman petting a deer a littler earlier, and my husband turned to me and said, "I want to pet that deer." I was surprised, but he went over and... can you see in this next photo that my husband is petting that deer?
And this... this was absolutely hilarious! After quietly watching my husband pet the deer from across the yard, this guy started taking photos of it as it moved towards him. My husband yelled over to him to "take a selfie!" And, he did! OMG, it was so funny! And, then when his buddy walked up to him from behind his car, he told him, "I got a selfie!" I would have loved to see that selfie. You just can't make this stuff up.
What a fun little trip it was. I have a few more photos to share...