Sadly, last night was the finale of the camping season. I made the effort to get out and enjoy what will be the last nice night of the summer. 65°F during the day, and 50°F at night. I made my own camp beef stew for supper, then just sat watching the fire for about two hours as the sun went down. Listening to hoot owls and distance coyotes while looking up at the stars and the waxing crescent moon. It was wonderful to step away from work and all the stresses that come with it. The next morning, I slept in........... all the way until 6AM. But I didn't get out of my sleeping bag until 9. Hey..... I can be a totally lazy bum ONCE a year, can't I?!? After all, I was totally comfortable all snuggled up and staying cozy warm. Making biscuits and gravy for breakfast, I enjoyed my hot meal in almost total isolation in the campground. I had one neighbor, and he was well over 200 feet away. As I was packing away all my gear and folding up the tent (with extreme sorrow doing so as I won't use it until next April), I noticed some motion out in the trees behind my camp. I went down the path leading away from my site into the trees to investigate. Two deer were casually wandering through. I grabbed by camera & tripod and started recording. In the end, I got within 30 feet of them. They seemed wary of me, but didn't take flight. I probably could have gotten closer but my battery died.