We are blessed with wildlife in North Carolina and Virginia. I recently captured a few deer in the yard through the window.
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
― George Gordon Byron
If you’ll look at her front leg, you’ll see her pawing at the ground. She’s seen me too.
This one is unconcerned by it all. However, there is another who has spotted them.
She took a barking fit about then, so they ventured back into the woods. But aren’t they cute!
Funny to see Gretel there watching, wanting to go out and play????
…and chase away the deer. She doesn’t fancy any critters in the yard, but we don’t like her to run after them.
I will NEVER understand how anyone can take the life of such beautiful creatures!
Hi Karin! They are gorgeous aren’t they?
You are so blessed to have such a peaceful place, in touch with nature!
Keep on sharing! – Maureen
It is nice here, a bit off the road and secluded. I suppose that is why they abound so freely. And we don’t allow hunting around our house. With the horses on the other side of us, I guess the deer just feel safe.
Great pictures! Gretel must go absolutely crazy when they’re out there!
She sends up the howls and barks, I can tell you. But she can even smell a pair of foxes who are camping out by the creek. Her nose amazes me.
Great pictures! We’ve learned that you either get pictures of them through the windows or not at all. There’s no hunting in our area either; I’m glad they have a safe spot.
Thanks Dianna. I’ve tried to sneak around outside but they are just too quick for that.
I live in Virginia and the deer are coming in close to my house this winter, searching for food.
For whatever reason, no acorns fell from the oak trees around here this year. So the white-tailed deer and squirrels are even eating bird seed. I hope they can make it through the winter.
Hi Mary. Thanks for stopping by. Our acorn supply was nearly nil this year too. My husband thinks it may be due to the constant plague of rain we had all spring and mostly summer. Last year the deer in North Carolina had a disease called ‘black tongue’ and a lot of them died off. It was sad. I’d hate to lose more to starvation, but if I need to put out some food for them, I will. I just love watching them.
They’re different from our deer, the shape of their ears, and a bit different through the trunk. Do they call the body part a trunk in a deer?
I don’t think so, but I see no reason why you can’t call it anything you wish. The deer in Bland are different too. They have much bigger bodies and longer noses. Isn’t it odd how they can adapt to their environments and evolve differently?
They are beautiful.
Thanks Patti. I thought so too.
Molly would want to frolic with the deer – but German Shepherds? Always on duty. Intense focus there, Gretel! Glad you got a few minutes to watch the deer – so cute
She can’t stand anything in the yard and would have chased them off had I let her. Gotta love our protective GS’s. Of course the older one couldn’t care less as long as they don’t bother her food.
When the German visit, Molly doesn’t understand the devotion as sentry…she runs to look when alerted by the German, but sometimes looks puzzled and then wanders off…The German objects to anyone being outside their houses or any car being on the block. Totally different natures….party girl vs serious. Together they make a pretty nice pack.
I imagine in your setting you often see deer … but I don’t that gets tiring … well, until they start to eat your plants.
And do they ever eat my plants. Hostas are mowed down on a regular basis. But I’d rather have them around even it means sacrificing a little landscape.
That a way!
Deer are such gorgeous creatures! I’m so glad they let you capture them in those awesome photos!
Me too. Thanks Linda.
Thanks for sharing. I love watching deer. Every now and then (well quite often actually) they venture into parts of Boise. But not near where I live, unfortunately.
We are fortunate to see a lot of wildlife, although Gretel doesn’t think its such a good idea.
She would probably enjoy it a lot more if she were free to follow her impulses! 😉
Deer have such sweet faces. The muted colors in these photos are gorgeous. Gretel must LOVE all the scents! Our vet once told us that the constant sniffing and nose twitching is a dog’s version of sightseeing!
Her nose twitches constantly, so she must be having a fun ‘sightseeing’ journey. And I forever amazed at what she can pick up from inside the house – a fox, other dogs, etc.
Those creatures are lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.
I’m so glad you liked them. Cute faces, don’t ya think?
It’s good that your yard was a safe place for the deer to go, especially since Gretel was inside!
Yet they still saw each other. Isn’t that funny?
Renee, as always, beautiful photos. The deer look so splendid and majestic. Hope they return and that Gretel didn’t scare them off too much.
Food in the forest is scarce. They even eat the spilled bird seed right now. They watch for the dogs, but are back almost daily.
The deer look so innocent and trusting. You are fortunate Renee to have such lovely natural surroundings. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, I love the natural setting around me. It is quite peaceful. Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a nice comment.
Gretel is adorable! Look at all those giant squirrels, Mama!!! 🙂 Great photos. 🙂