Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Under a cold spell for the past few days, the resident deer have been showing up at the water trough.
A group of eight does, mamas and their babies.
All fat and healthy, they have quite a variety to choose from in the nearby pasture and woods.
My arborvitaes  however, seem to be their favorites.


 Out of the bosom of the air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garment shaken,
Over the woodlands, brown and bare
 Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

~~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.~~


Penny P said...

I love your gentle blog, Thankyou. Penny in Hertfordshire, England.

Lori said...

Beautiful. We're in Southern Illinois and haven't had but one snow all season. I wanted a white Christmas but it wasn't in the cards this year.

DJan said...

Ah, so refreshing to come here for a drink of gentleness. Thank you, dear Jo.

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happyone said...

Such a treat to see all the deer. Our deer haven't been around for a while. Used to come every day. I think they go farther in the woods to find food. Everything is dead here now.
What a beautiful sky!!

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to see the deer, and that sky is amazing :)

All the best Jan

L. D. said...

Yes they clear the grass but they do eat more than that. It is quite a herd.

local alien said...

Delightful. How wonderful to look out your window and see these creatures,even though they're keeping healthy by eating your plants.

Kathy said...

How beautiful everything is there. I love that you love the deer even if they are eating your garden.

Edna B said...

You are so blessed to be able to look out your window and see these beautiful deer. Heaven shines down on your yard for its beauty and peacefulness shared with all of God's creatures. Thank you my friend, for your kind words of solace. Hugs, Edna B.

L. D. said...

Even though I am tired of snow already, I have to admit that I like to watch snow falling.