Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oh, Deer!



I opened the back door a little before 8 this morning, and here's what I saw!

 

I watched him as he sauntered towards the neighbor's yard thinking he would head to the forsythia hedges....

 

But NO!  He was on the other side of the shed - I'm not sure who was more surprised!

 

He stood and let me take some pictures of him - so brave!

 

So handsome!

 

I didn't have shoes on so I took this last picture and went back into the house...what a nice way to begin the morning!

13 comments:

Denise~ said...

Oh a lovely young fella! You're right a wonderful way to begin the day. Maybe he'll become a frequent visitor.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Beautiful post! How lucky you are to live an area with so much wild life! I love all the trees, it reminds me of the Sierras, as in Lake Tahoe!

Delphyne said...

Thanks, Denise - I think it's rutting season now which is probably why he's wandering around. My brother-in-law hunts and said that the bucks act crazy during the rut. A male thing??
:-)

Nancy, I think some of the trees in the Sierras are similar to what we have here. I remember being up there and seeing lots of colors.

Manon Doyle said...

Oooh,
I get them in my backyard all the time but I can never get to my camera quick enough!! Thanks forshring with us!!

Manon Doyle said...

I meant *for sharing*.... my bad! : )

Delphyne said...

Haha, Manon! I had just brought mine downstairs and it was within reach - I got lucky!!

Delphyne said...

Oh, Manon, btw, I looked at your website and loved your mosaics! They're really beautiful!

Jasmine said...

So lucky. I always feel happy when I see wildlife in its natural habitat.

Delphyne said...

Yes, I was lucky, Jasmine - the camera was real close and when I walked around the shed, I almost ran into him! Really, I don't know who was more surprised! We were about 4 to 5 feet or so away from each other. For me, it was love at first sight!

Lyon said...

What a blessing, he's beautiful. =)

ruthie said...

what a wonderful way to start the day indeed, how lovely, lucky you. I love to catch a glimpse of the deer in the field near here, it is a fab sight, and reminds me why i love living here. X ruthie

Delphyne said...

Thanks Lyon and Ruthie - it really was a treat, especially him letting me snap some photos!

awitchtrying said...

How beautiful!! And he didn't simply let you take pictures, he posed!! So amazing and strong!! What a great morning!!