It is but a popple but it stands tall. For a brief few minutes of a brief few days, only it gets the Sun’s full attention.
We are finding many chrysalises, and they are flying everywhere.
Fortunately, they are very good at escaping predators.
We’ve had several encounters with this deer over the Summer. It gets close to us and doesn’t run away when we move closer, talk, or even shoo it. Our default is to shoo since they will wreak havoc in the gardens, but this deer now gets an exception. We can talk with it for a while before it loses interest, you can tell it’s curious about humans. Having a literal eye to eye conversation with wild animals is a good reminder that despite our efforts to avoid each other, we share a common life experience.