Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Slice of Life: A Delightful Sunday Sighting

I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, BethKathleen,
Deb, Melanie, Lanny, and Kelsey
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
and nurturing our writing lives.

Lance and I landed in the garage at the same time. This is highly unusual since I usually lag behind him which often prompts Imi to comment to Lance, "Mona's late again." 

As he headed back into the house, he called out, "Go ahead." That little something that he forgot brought a Sunday serendipity my way.

I turned the corner onto 78th street and headed up the hill toward 40th. Something moving on the left side of the road caught my eye. My head swiveled, my foot came off the accelerator, and I stopped in the middle of the road. There was a deer in the tiny front yard. The greenery on the side of the house parted and a protective mama emerged from the undergrowth. 

With frequent checks in my rearview mirror for other vehicles, I inched forward, ascending the hill slowly with the two of them. Soon there was a car behind me, but I was relieved to see that they had also noticed the deer and were content to move slowly up the hill too. Then I saw Lance's car in my rearview mirror. I continued my slow creep up the hill hoping that Lance might see the mother and child that had slowed our progress. All too soon, the deer ducked into the foliage of the next yard. 

I continued my short drive to church, filled with gratitude and delight (my OLW) for this Sunday morning serendipity. And yes, Lance saw them too!


  1. I love when the deer are out! They make me feel peaceful!

  2. So glad that you and those behind you slowed down to mother and child the time and space they needed.

  3. I have sometimes seen deer on my drive to church, too. Seeing a mama and baby is special, especially when you can slow down to savor the moment.

  4. I love that you were able to notice the doe and fawn! It is a magical event, and you wrote about it in such a lovely way!

  5. Ramona, the way you wrote your slice made me feel like I was there with you. Your encounter with the deer and its baby was a lovely surprise. I ran into a deer when I was walking by myself on the nature trail across the street from Sierra's house. Since I was alone and never had been that close to a deer, I quietly walked away and kept checking that I was not followed. My daughter and son-in-law laughed when I retold the story because they said the deer are gentle and don't want to mingle with passerbyers but I did not know that.

  6. What fun to see the deer and then to create a great little moment in writing. Very nice!