Early yesterday morning, I ran to the window, threw open the blinds and what to my wondering eyes should appear - but seven deer - resting in our backyard open area!
They looked at me, very unconcerned with my photography efforts, and continued to enjoy the warmth of our backyard.
After about a half hour, they got up and lazily wandered away. This is our back patio with the deer just leaving. A fun surprise in these busy days just before Christmas.