A bistro table on the front porch of my house is where I start my day when it’s at or above standard temperature.

Having a dose of fresh air helps get the day started. It’s also an opportunity to notice new things.

My neighbor had a truckload of mulch delivered two weeks ago. Little by little, that pile has been diminishing. Today that mound appeared to be wearing some kind of cap.

As I looked more closely, I discovered that it was a sleeping fawn. It’s not uncommon to see deer sleeping or loafing in my neighborhood. However, a days-old baby was a new experience.

I worried that I might miss an opportunity for a picture but I knew that I’d need a telephoto lens. That was an unfounded fear. In fact, I had time to get a dozen photos and also notify the neighbor of his guest.

Eventually, a parade of people made their way up to the pile to take their own photos.

Time will tell if I’ll get a repeat performance.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.