Last year I was hiking back from the Boney Mountain overlook (photos) when I saw big patches of tall grass pressed down as if somebody slept there. I was totally perplexed. There were so many of them that I ruled out the possibility of animals sleeping there.
I didn't think much of it, but literally a few days later Joanna posted about deer beds, and the deer bed project by Katherine Wolkoff. It looked exactly like what I saw in real life! What a coincidence.
Then last weekend, I found myself standing next to a field of tall grass watching a mama deer and her two babies (totally not making this up, you guys. see for yourself). They quickly galloped away when they saw me, but then I thought. I'm here, it's beautiful out, there is some tall grass. Why not me?
...and I made my very own deer bed. Not bad a first time, huh?