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Oh Deer, What Can the Matter Be?



For nearly a week I haven't felt 'up to par' and didn't want to even get online much. Saturday past it was a gloomy day and I actually had Bud start a fire in the fireplace...sat by the heat and enjoyed the warmth, finished one book and began reading another. Still, on Saturday, In less than a couple hours' time, we received close to four inches of rain and the neighborhood streets were flooded..clear up from the street to half of our front yard was under water! Made me feel even more lethargic. lol

The last couple of days I have felt better along with the bright sunshine, I even got out of the house and did some walking, tho there is standing water around town...







...when I entered the park I saw two deer right away, running across the small picnic area...into the bushes. I didn't have my camera on and by the time I got parked, they were long gone, hidden in the outcroppings beyond the grassy edges. I drove around the pond to park in the section near the newer boardwalk and walked into the silence of the morning. Only to scare up five more deer!! One buck, one doe and three yearlings!! They were far away from the boardwalk...I watched 'em run and they stopped to watch me. Several yards away, I utilized my zoom on the camera and tried to get some clear photos of the beautiful ones.........


look in the outlined [in black] section...see it watching me?







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  1. this is a breathtaking moment, or rather a moment that takes the breath away. i would be so excited i could not zoom in. they are so beautiful, magical in fact. sorry you were down, glad you are back up and out. maybe all the rain brought the oh deer moment for you. i can tell you that if it rains very long i get depressed.

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    1. I do like to be outdoors...hate being cooped up inside!

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  2. The deer are so well camouflaged.

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  3. The only time I have ever spotted deer has been while I'm driving and they are in the road. So many times I've wished that I would have had time to stop and try and get pictures. Love these.

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    1. I have had that experience driving on the mountain roads too.

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  4. You know sometimes we just need some time to sit in front of an open fire and rest. Probably the best thing you could have done.

    We occasionally see deer on our 4 acres. And a couple of times we have inadvertently scared a little fawn.

    Glad you are feeling better.

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  5. Great photos of the Deer!
    Glad the rain has stopped and you are feeling better

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    1. It was depressing with all the rain...but I have improved & a warm-up is here!

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  6. Anni, you are getting rain and we had water everywhere. Now it is all frozen and then overnight, we got about 6 inches of snow. Yesterday, the roads were treacherous. Today, the main ones are clear. The side ones aren't plowed yet.

    The photos of the deer are great. We have lots here but we see them more at sunrise and dusk.

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    1. I haven't seen that many so clise to hone here in C C

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  7. That's a lot of rain! Glad the sun came out and you are feeling better. Love those deer photos!

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  8. I didn't know you got that rain. Like the deer pictures. When my daughter picked me up for Christmas two ran out in front of her car right here in our neighborhood. We used to see them but too much progress has scared them away.

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    1. ...so did you get any rain up northwest?

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  9. Such adorable faces. -:)

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  10. Hoping you're feeling better! Wonderful photos of the deer. I have wonderful memories of our visits to CO and communing with the elk and deer!

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    1. ...good ol' Colorado! Thanks Cathy!

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  11. I'm glad you don't feel punky now and got out to capture the deer shots. They are wonderful! How nice, and I know it well, to have a hot spot to warm up and feel cozy.

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    1. That fire was more relaxing than all the napping I did last week!

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  12. Hello Anni!:) Such beautiful shy creatures, their sweet faces and doe eyes are so endearing, and your captures are gorgeous.:)

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