As we were driving to Toronto Zoo, we saw a deer in the wild, eating flowers on the side of the road.
There were no antlers, so I assume it was a doe. She looked up from her feast, saw the car, and bolted into the grasslands further from the road. She moved with incredible speed, yet her movements were fluid and graceful.
There was no time to take a photo, but I was very excited to have seen this magnificent creature in her own environment. I like to think of her out there, in the wild, enjoying the delicious flowers that grow by country roadsides.
What an extraordinary, unforgettable moment.