Yesterday morning around 3:30, Motor Man and I were awakened to emergency alerts on our cell phones. Our area was under a tornado warning. The meteorologist even mentioned a tiny
town mapdot a couple of miles from us as being in the path. We rushed to get dressed, made sure Sundae was in our bedroom and brought her carrier in from the garage to have it ready at the door. We closely watched our local TV stations and radar on the computer. When things calmed down a bit, we went back to bed.
Thankfully, our area had no damage from a tornado, just a some fallen limbs, a few uprooted trees, which caused power outages, etc. In our yard, it meant lots of leaves, pine straw and dropped crepe myrtle blooms. We only lost power twice for a few seconds each time.
At first light, I looked out our dining room window to check on our yard. This was before I had put in my contact lenses, so I quickly went for my glasses to determine what this was in our flower bed.
It was one of the three tiny fawn we’ve been seeing for the past couple of weeks. Keep in mind, at this time, it was still raining, and we were having gusty winds.
Now, little one, why are you here alone? Where is Mama? Are you hurt? Lost? Frightened? Separated from your family? If I could, I would bring you inside.
A few minutes after I took this picture, the little one stood up and ran toward the marsh grass. So I’m optimistic that it was soon reunited with its family.
Now…onto the debris. This is what we had in most of our yard. Thankfully, no high tide trash to deal with this time.
We are very grateful to have been spared any injury and damage from the storm. And our thoughts are with those who weren’t as fortunate. Now, to dodge any other storms who may head our way this hurricane season.
Were you in the line of the storm? How did your area fare?
~These Days Of Mine~
That little fawn must have heard Mom calling him when he got up and headed to the marsh grass – at least I hope so! Glad you didn’t have any tide trash this time and just some limbs down. We had minor stuff down too and a whole lot of rain. Glad we were all blessed – I worry for those who weren’t so fortunate.
The doe may have left the fawn there while she foraged for food. They often leave their fawns in a place they consider safe while they look for food. She must trust you and Jr not to hurt her baby. You should be honored she chose your flower bed for a safe place. More from the home of Snow White, I mean Dianna. Lol! Love you.
What a sweet baby! We love seeing “our” fawns here as well. We had rain all day Monday but it was our normal weather and not storm related. Glad you made it through with minimal damage and clean up.
Our days of cleaning up trash from the yard are over. Nothing here! Sweet picture of the fawn.
How scary that would be to awaken to tornado warnings. Thankfully everything is calm, and what a sweet thing to see curled in the garden afterwards. Word’s out that yours is the safe zone (and with fresh flower salad delicacies!) to leave a fawn to wait for mama.
Glad you weathered that storm okay! That’s a sweet photo of the fawn.
Glad to hear you escape major damage, mother-nature kind be scary.
Can’t stand those 3:30 a.m. NWS alerts .. I suppose they’re good, but you wake up & expect to see a funnel cloud out in the back yard : (
We had one warning Monday night and ended staying up most of the night. Praise the Lord we had no damage. Like you my thoughts and prayers go out to the many that were affected. So happy the fawn is ok. So little and sweet.
Got the same alerts and headed back to bed too. So blessed and thankful to have lost power for only about two (2) hours and just leaf and limb trash. Sweet little fawn – hope it found its family.