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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Seeing Spots

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, undoubtedly you know we share our property with White-tailed deer.
Several years ago I counted a herd of forty, regularly co-existing on our little green space, happily munching away on anything they set their mind to.
Nowadays the numbers are more like seven, three of which are new fawns, a set of twins, and one other.
They visit daily, and live in the surrounding bush and woods, drinking from the birdbaths, and have become quite tame.
I've moaned and carried on about the flowers they eat willy-nilly, but I can't help but smile each time they appear.
 
 
 
 





16 comments:

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I used to see a mama deer but I think the dogs spook her, so she's moved on. The first season I was in the house she had a fawn bedded down in the woods just past my back garden, and she actually hissed at me when I was out watering the veggies - I was shocked!! Anyway, I kind of miss her, I see her down the road a bit occasionally but not on my property except for rarely now. I do have a Tom Turkey that's been visiting regularly for the last couple of weeks - he did the same in spring, of course that's assuming it's the same one. I love seeing the wildlife around our home! Well...not so much the bears and coyotes to be honest!

Rain said...

You are very lucky to see those beautiful creatures so often!

L. D. said...

They are wonderful to see. I agree it is a bad/good situation. A friend of mine lives in a rural area along the interstate and they just don't have things planted anymore. They have a herd too like you use to have. I am glad you can hang on to some of your flower areas.

Louca por porcelana said...

So cute!

Deb said...

Lucky you, Jo.

DJan said...

What a sweetheart! Or should I say, what a dear deer. :-)

The Furry Gnome said...

What a sweet visitor!

Pam Jackson said...

I love seeing deer out in the wild!Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! We had a mama deer and her two babies come and eat some of our apples in our orchard one year. All the time we were grumbling we were also cooing and aaahhhing over how cute they were...

local alien said...

What a wonderful sight. Pity they do damage.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I would gladly share my space with them and feed them in winter. What's not to love. Beautiful faces.
Janice

Betsy Brock said...

How adorable. I wouldn't be able to stop smiling either. So sweet. The only wildlife that comes into our yard to eat (besides birds) are a few skunks. haha.

annie said...

Good flowers produce healthy, lovely deer! You have living proof!
They come to my neighborhood too but too hard to capture in photos.
They eat all my apples usually on my dwarf apple tree.

Susie said...

Jo, What a cute deer. It's our flowers and something we work with to add beauty to our yards...but to them it's food, I guess. Might have to plant something they like better than flowers, to distract them. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Henny Penny said...

I've seen lots of spots lately, but none as cute as these. :)

Claire said...

Hi, I am very lucky because even tho we live where there are alot of deer, they don't bother my flowers. But those pesky squirrels! Oh my. I had just lifted my I irises, dug the soil down about 12", amended the soil with bone meal, compost, garden soil, and manure. Got all of the irises trimmed, set back out with tallest at the back, gradually arranging them by height to the front of the bed. Now for a 68 yr old this was a good hard day's work. Just to go out this morning to see it all topsy turvy. The work of the squirrels seen running away like the little dickens that they are. It took 2 hrs but I got them back into the soil. I just have no idea how to prevent it from happening again. Maybe sleep in the flower bed instead of my comfy bed?