Here is another trio that came closer to the house. They're on my side of the ravine, which falls off just behind them. The one in the middle is stomping her foot to warn her friends that I have that scary camera out again. Happily, my sister showed me how to silence it when it takes pictures, so the only alarming noises it makes are when turning it on and off (and the whir of the lens as I select magnification and focus).
This picture was taken as I was walking Simone in the snow this morning. She wasn't very interested in waiting for me to take pictures, but she did stop and let me get a couple nice ones. This one is my favorite - I love the snow on the evergreens. This is also one of the areas behind a neighbor's house where the deer like to bed down at night, since there's so much good cover for them.
The other good news is that, because of the snow, I have gotten to stay home and work remotely as Simone heals from her spaying surgery. She is an active little rascal and has herniated her internal incision (I obviously don't know what any of this stuff is called, since this is my first experience with having a dog spayed, but I've been a very anxious foster parent!) I've been trying to keep her quiet so that she doesn't do anything really damaging to herself that requires additional surgery and it's tough. She wants to go on her normal rounds.
Don't you just love her sweet little face?