Tag Archives: visitors

Deer me.

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He surely is a handsome devil.

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Strutting out of the woods with his son.

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Always wary of the neighbor’s dogs.

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And the crazy lady with the camera.

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The time of year I worry about him is almost upon us.

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And as much as autumn is my favorite season….

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It brings with it rifles and bullets and trophy hunters.

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And I’ll fear for our beautiful visitors.

A deer-able.

 

We caught another glimpse of Bambi last night.

 

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Making it’s way into the woods with mom.

 

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Can I get an awwww?

 

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Last year’s babies antlers are growing…. this one’s straight up.

 

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And this one’s up and out.

 

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They’re brothers and no, I have no idea why their racks grow in different shapes.

And lastly, the end.

 

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Of the deer, as well as my post.

 

 

 

 

Bambi!!

 

We had our first little guy sighting of the season the other day.

 

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And oh my goodness….

 

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If that isn’t the definition of the word sweet I’ll eat a kale souffle.

 

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The family kept a close huddle on the food.

 

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But Junior managed to push his/her way into the fray.

 

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I think I might have audibly squeaked in joy at that point.

 

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Bambi!

 

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We knew some of the does were pregnant, but they won’t bring the fawns up out of the woods for the first few months.

 

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And even then it’s usually very early in the morning when yours truly is still in dreamland.

 

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So it was wonderful to see them in the late late afternoon when the sun was still shining and providing light for pictures.

 

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Welcome to the herd little one.

 

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You’ll want to stick around, the crazy lady with the camera lays out a pretty nice buffet.

 

 

 

 

I’m ready for my close up…..

 

Okay, I admit it.

 

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The little  rat bastards  fellows are cute.

 

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Sitting on the railing….

 

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With vibrant day lilies blooming in the background…..

 

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Voguing for the camera like some fur covered super model.

 

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Though I highly doubt Naomi Campbell ever pooped on her runway.

 

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Cute, yes…

 

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But you’re still a giant pain in my ass!

 

 

Everyone wants a seat at the table.

 

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This little female Baltimore Oriole for example.

 

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She sat there for 15 minutes or so…..

 

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Waiting in vane for dinner to be served.

 

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Then there’s my  sworn enemy  little  rat bastard  red squirrel.

 

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We may have evicted them from their corner post home…..

 

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But it hasn’t stopped their daily visits.

 

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And raids on the deer bound apple slices.

Turn your back if you want you pesky varmint…. we both know what you’re up to.

Hullo gawgeous…..

 

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Our buck finally showed up at a light enough hour for me to get some decent photographs.

 

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Yes you, you handsome devil.

 

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And while I love seeing him….

 

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I fully appreciate his wariness and reticence to visit the nightly buffet.

 

 

 

When you’re that handsome you have to be careful.

 

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His rapidly growing rack will make him a prime target of every yahoo with a rifle in a  few months.

 

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And the thought of his beautiful head mounted on someone’s wall makes me physically ill.

 

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But for now, he and his family are safe.

 

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And we enjoy our rare sightings.

 

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Even if his rude wife does keep sticking her tongue out at me.

Random critters.

 

I was finally able to grab a few pictures of our resident buck.

 

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Which is getting harder to do as the summer wears on.

 

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But this father son shot was pretty sweet.

 

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Junior’s antlers are growing.

 

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And it always makes me wonder what the felt feels like.

 

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Naturally there are woodchuck photos.

 

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And some close ups.

 

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We have one lone chipmunk this year.

 

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And yes, those pesky red squirrel babies are still here.

 

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Using our deck railing as a cafeteria.

 

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As well as a toilet.

 

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Yes, I’m talking to you.

Clearly your mother didn’t tell you not to shit where you eat.

Bad form. Very bad…..

 

 

Baby squirrel resurgence.

 

They’re baaaaaaack.

Well, at least the babies are.

 

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And they’re making themselves right at home on the deck.

 

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A little too much at home for my liking.

 

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Because they’re trying to get back into the hole they all came tumbling out of last month.

 

 

Cute? Yes.

Respectful house guests? No.

 

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And then the other day, a friend helped me out.

 

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No, it’s not the same picture.

Look in the lower right hand corner….

 

 

Baby woodchuck is finally earning his keep.

Well done sir.

Carry on.