22/06/18 Sometimes I feel as if the animals see me as part of the landscape. I felt it today as I watched the geese splash around exercising their wings in anticipation of flying lessons which I know must be coming soon. I think because I am spending so much time in the garden I am being allowed to witness things that a less frequent visitor might not see. Today I was down by the pond at around 5pm and as I approached the willow tree near the woods the mother deer shot out from beneath the willow. Jumped through the fence and romped to her hiding spot on the south west corner of the field. The day had been very hot and she must have been sneaking a drink from the pond.