This last week while we were out in Palm Desert, we decided to take an afternoon trip up the tram to the San Jacinto Mtns and do a little hiking. After a nice ride up the tram (which has rotating cars to give everyone a 360 degree view), we decided on about a four mile hike from the tram station. After we got out about half way, we decided to sit and take a rest and enjoy a nice little brook burbling past. As we were preparing to leave, Dee pointed at a nearby meadow and said “doesn’t that look like there should be some deer in there?” I had heard what sounded like twigs snapping over there and the light was very nice so I took a short walk over there. As I got there, I saw some big ears sticking up from a small valley – and as I got closer I realized it was a young male deer. It was actually with its mom, but the youngster was in the middle of the sunlit field and was a better photograph. I spent about 15 minutes with the pair of them but this is photo that I liked best.