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Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Deer, WA. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

Deer at Steilacoom, WA. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

Ahhhhhh …

This molting deer appears to be in a zoo, but the fence is actually protecting wild animals from us.

I’m told there are lots of deer in the woods in our new community of South Puget Sound, but we’ve only seen a few.

This one was part of a shy herd that scattered as soon as they heard my approach.  I’m grateful for their brief appearance, rustling through dense woods.

We walked along the waterfront at Steilacoom, in search of a good landing for kayaks, and met many paddlers enjoying the bendy creek.  We met young scientists taking water samples.  Dozens of shorebirds, geese and ducks ignored us.

And as we were leaving, we had to stop again, just to share this sign:

Road sign at Steilacoom, WA. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

Road sign at Steilacoom Creek, WA. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

I wish you could see what I see is a regular feature at living in gratitude, because there’s just so much to share on the West Coast.