You wouldn't think that it could be so wonderful just to look at the stars. When I was in NC I spent my evenings looking at stars. I'd walk around and try to find the best view through the trees.

Starry Sky
Little silver point flashed across the sky as I watched. My sister and I decided they had to be satellites. The dogs even seemed to stare up and wonder what the heck I was looking at. It's amazing to see so many stars in the sky for me, because I live in West Palm Beach, and there are so many lights you cannot see the stars. What has the world come to when you can't go out and see the stars. We've blocked out one of the beauties nature shares with us. I think about the Indians who lived there. How they were forced from their homes and some hid in the Great Smokies. Where they would be very hard to find. My heart resonates with their plight and when I visit Cherokee, I realize they have done the best they could with what they were given. Heck, Casinos make big money.
Anyhow, one nite I was wandering about the yard. I saw a strange shape sneaking through the bushes. It glared at me and I could see the reflection of it's eyes staring at me. I got a little nervous and backed up a bit. It finally came out and I saw that it was a deer. An albino deer. Id' never seen anything so exotic or thrilling in my life. Then it approached me. I didn't move a muscle and thanked the Lord I had left the dogs inside.
Slowly it came up to me and I extended my hand to touch it's soft white muzzle. It looked me right in the eyes and then jumped up in the air. I swear it jumped three feet before it ran with the wind.
I fell back with shock and tripped over a fire pit I'd forgotten was there. While I was falling I knew it would hurt. Flailing my arms I fell back and hit my head on a rock. Then let me tell you about stars. They were everywhere, silvery little flecks filled my vision and I lay there thinking. For every beautiful thing there is a cost and I wanted stars, I saw stars. Finally my DH came out and stared at me as I lay sprawled in the fire pit. "What the hell are you doing?" He asked. Well all I could say was, "watching the stars." Knowing better then to even ask, since he has heard some of my ideas for stories, he just helped me up and went back inside. I limped over to the deck, walked up the steps, and turned one last time. Beside the fire pit stood my white deer. I think he was laughing.


  1. Judy // November 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

    Mary, so interesting! There is some hidden meaning to the albino deer, I'm sure of it. A magical moment for sure...

  2. Mary Marvella // November 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

    Loved the visuals! I am surrounded by trees and can see small sections of the sky at night. My deer aren't white and they aren't welcome

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Barbara Monajem // November 5, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

    Oh, Mary, you had me cracking up. What a great story.

    I love watching the stars in winter, when there are no mosquitoes. I love the constellation Orion best of all.

  4. Josie // November 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

    I live 1 minute from NC, and our house is just about on the border of NC and SC. I've never really looked at the stars. Nice blog and awesome picture.

  5. Pamela Varnado // November 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

    Mary, what a wonderful story. Anything to do with nature touches my soul and speaks to me.

  6. Nightingale // November 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

    What a beautiful post Mary. So evocative.