This is why.
Just now, for the first time in my life, I was approached by a pair of yearling deer. They were as gentle as could be… big soft eyes with pretty eyelashes… lovely ears… curious and polite… quite tame… it was their idea to say hello, and I wasn’t about to refuse them.
This, after a dinner of grilled bratwurst and salad and a cordial shared with a wonderful neighbor.
The telescope is still outside and I will be having another go at Mars in the wee hours.
So much to be thankful for!