Oh, deer (📷)

For months now I have been having trouble sleeping. When I can’t stand the long hours of tossing and turning in bed, I sometimes go downstairs and lie on the old Gustavian sofa and wait for the sky outside to brighten. One morning I managed to drift back into sleep and the light was fully up when I awoke. I sat up, surprised, and then surprised some more to see this gorgeous young roe deer nibbling at the snow-covered ground right outside the window. My camera was on the other side of the room so I all but crawled along the floor to get it, moving slowly so as not to startle my guest. She stayed for a long time, and her brother too, until finally the dog woke up and demanded that they leave.

Alan Pedder
Öland, Sweden
Hi, I'm Alan, music nerd, hat stand and science writer for hire.