Monday, June 21, 2010

Backyard Deer (again!)

I hope you're not getting tired of seeing pictures of my backyard deer again! Last Monday afternoon (around 5:00), we spotted her bedded down under the white pines in an attempt to take shelter from the pouring rain. There's a nice layer of old white pine needles, so this must have been a pretty comfortable spot for her.

After I stepped outside to take a few pictures, she got annoyed enough to get up from her napping spot and grab a few mouthfuls of corn before heading to a more secluded spot of the backyard.

I had a nice little video of the deer walking right through the backyard to the ground feeder trays. I've been trying for 3 days to download it to this post and Blogger isn't cooperating, so I'm giving up on that.

I'm also happy to report that we've finally seen her fawn. Mr. Johnson was sitting out on the deck on Saturday night when Mrs. Whitetail trotted through the yard with one spotted little fawn following behind her. I wasn't able to get the camera out fast enough to capture any photos, but I did manage to get a glimpse of the little one too.

And finally, I wanted to let you all know that I'll be taking a break from blogging for a while and not sure when I'll be back. Hope everybody has a good summer!


Mama Pea said...

What a great shot of the deer standing and looking right at you! She's sure a beauty, isn't she?

I will miss your blog posts, Ruthie. Hope all is well and I'll be happy when it's time for you to come back.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I had trouble with blogger too.
I'll never tire of your deer family! Enjoy your break-

Gaelyn said...

Suggest you try Live Writer for posting, much better.
You'll be missed in blog world.
Have a GREAT summer!

Anonymous said...

Why are you taking a break???? You didn't mention that on Sunday.

Your Sissy

Jayne said...

Love seeing your backyard visitors Ruthie! So sweet to be able to see the fawns with their mamas. Lucky you! Enjoy your break. See you when you return!

Anonymous said...

We'll miss your blogs especially now with a deer and family in your yard. She is so beautiful, glad you feed her.
Blog when you want, we'll be here waiting, I check everyday.


Dave said...

Lucky you with the deer family visiting. Have a nice summer break.

Mollie said...

Never tire of seeing pictures of deer. And yours has a fawn too! Wonderful. When I read "nice layer of old white pine needles" it made me want to go take a nap on some!! Maybe with a blanket underneath me.
Take good care. Be well. Hope to "see" you again!

sebi_2569 said...

nice blog;and nice photo;bravo