When I look at pictures of our trip to the Monterey Bay area in the spring, I get nostalgic and wish we were still there enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. These photos were taken as we drove along 17 Mile Drive.
The Lone Cypress
We encountered this little guy when we stopped to view the Lone Cypress. He came over to the split rail fence, stood up on his hind legs, and stared at us. I spoke to him and what do you think he did? He started begging for food with his front paws, just like a dog does! Well, that was just so cute, how could I possibly deny him a treat?
I called him over and he sauntered over to take Cheerios from my hand. He stayed with us until he reached his fill, much to the delight of curious onlookers who couldn’t believe he was so friendly. He was obviously very used to human contact and I’m sure his begging performance continues to keep him fed to this day.
Further in from the coastline, this young deer made his way across the road and up a small hill. We slowed our car, rolled down the window, and called out to him. He looked right up at us for about 10-15 seconds before he took off. He looked so young, so I hope when he scampered off, he was looking for his mother.
Thanks to Susan at Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to visit her and everyone else who is participating.