It’s Cesar Chavez Day, and I have the day off. The last day of my “recovery” period; gotta go back to work tomorrow. I slept in until around 8:00 am and then went over to the American River Bend Park for a walk. I wanted to get outside before the next rain storm came through. It was overcast, in the 50’s, but nice. As during my trip to the refuge yesterday, I saw a LOT of rabbits today. It’s reproduction time for all the little “prey animals” so they’re everywhere. Saw a lot of bugs and fungi on the walk, but mostly came across Mule Deer. While I was trying to photograph one group, a woman came by with her unleashed (?!?!) dog. The dog startled the deer and they jumped out of my view. I said to the woman, “Thanks a lot. You ruined my shot,” and she just looked at me. *Sigh* Later on, I came across another small group of deer, and got some photos and video of a mama deer licking her yearling’s face while he kept his eyes on me. So cute!