Yes, it's that time again: the annual re-appearance of our long lost deer. They started to appear last Wednesday or so as the snow depth was shrinking and shrinking and the bushes and foliage (what's left of it) appeared again.
I saw them out on the east lawn along the tree line eating grass and bushes. Two sisters saw them at 5:30 a.m. right outside their bedroom windows in the front of the house, nibbling on rhododendron leaves and, the best, two of our kitchen staff members saw five of them during their break Friday afternoon in the courtyard area between the two wings of the building. Here is Kari's picture to prove it.