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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Nice Place to Rest


Last Friday, while working in the yard, we saw six deer on the golf course fairway behind our house. Usually, when the deer come out to graze on the fairway grass, they are very observant --and will run away quickly if they see a human. SO--we have to be very quiet when taking their pictures.


BUT--this day was very different. The deer strolled down the fairway ---and just stopped. Then they did something I've never seen them do. Some of them (the little ones) just lay down on the ground apparently to rest a little. Soon some golfers came by... The deer did not leave or move!!!! (And that is very rare!).. The golfers hit balls around them--and went on about their business. The deer stayed there until dark! I guess that pretty grass gave them a nice place to relax and rest. We did not see them leave---but George did get some good pictures of them.







Isn't this just the sweetest little guy you've ever seen???? Wonder how old he is? Maybe he's just a baby--and they had to stop and let the younger ones rest. Wonder if this was his first 'outing'????







The larger deer seemed to 'keep watch'---while the little ones rested.







Look at that little one with his eyes closed. How Precious!







"Oh, this pretty green grass is just so comfy. I want to stay here forever."


We've posted alot of deer photos, but these just happen to be some of my favorites. As of today (5 days later), we haven't seen the deer at all. BUT---I'm sure they'll be back soon!!!
Hugs,

42 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Betsy,

What wonderful pictures! Funny how they just decided it was ok on that day to stay..

Have a great day,
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Michele said...

Awww... these photos just made me smile! =)
Isn't wildlife amazing? These are beautiful photos and I have noticed the deer becoming a little more active here now that the weather is becoming warmer.
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Cedar ... said...

that looks like a yearling, Betsy. I don't believe it was its first outing as new fawns are born in spring and will be smaller with white spots on their back and sides. Spots act as camaflauge while in the woods. I wonder if it was sick to act out of character?

Kallen305 said...

Such sweet photos. I wonder if the poor deer was sick or something.

Jayne said...

Sweet family! Glad you all got to enjoy them and get some great photos. :c)

Darla said...

Amazing! I guess they are getting real comfortable around there.

Beth said...

Great photos, Betsy! Like other commenters, I wonder if the young ones were sick. That is certainly unusual behavior. I do hope they don't get whacked with a golf ball someday!

I loved your beautiful waterfall shots.

Tina said...

Betsy,
Oh I'm so jealous of...first the green of your grass, second, how close your deer are to your house, and did I mention the green of your grass and that sunshine!!!

Great pictures George! You caught some winners there..I love seeing and photographing deer.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So pretty.It is indeed a blessing to have these animals so close to you.
Blessings,Ruth

Susie said...

I can't blame them for wanting to relax on that lovely green grass. Kind of makes me want to go and take a nap. Unfortunately I have to get ready for work.

Tangerine Kitty said...

Oh thanks for sharing. I love watching deer. We live on farm land and see them often but they never get close to us.

Peggy said...

What a treat to be able to watch such beautiful creatures right outside your window!! The little one sleeping was my favorite

Mary said...

How sweet! I'm glad the golfers didn't bother them. What wonderful photos!

Shellmo said...

These are so sweet Betsy! I love deer and how amazing they felt so relaxed to continue to hang out - and allow you to get these great photos!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute...I am sure they were watching you and George making sure you were tending to the yard properly.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Wow! I've never heard of deer just laying down and making themselves comfy while people milled about.... maybe they had an "animal conversation" with a dog, and the dog said "Look here. These humans mean you no harm (unless they have a gun). Just hang out and relax. Maybe they'll toss you a milk bone." :)

Mildred said...

What sweet, precious pics Betsy.

The Incredible Woody said...

I never tire of a deer sighting!

Diane C. said...

Betsy, I think deer are among the most elegant creatures. How wonderful for you to see them on the fairway behind your house. It is strange that they weren't afraid of people that day. The green grass does look inviting!

Small City Scenes said...

Deer are such sweet looking creatures. They give a serene feeling. I posted some on my day4plus blog. MB

fishing guy said...

Betsy: How neat that you got to see these girls so close. I had three run by behind the house. A dog was running through the area loose and was keeping them on the move.

Smilingsal said...

Amazing! My husband is playing golf this morning, and he'd be blown away is he saw this!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I cannot wait for my husband to see these pictures. He loves all wildlife but deer and turkeys are his favorities. Simply beautiful...m.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful shots! The deer must have spring fever. ;-)

Janie said...

I love the one of the fawn napping. Great photos! Hope they come back to visit soon.

Jen said...

Great pictures. They must be getting use to the people.
I had a little fawn a couple of years ago for two days by my garage. Mom went off and then came back to get her. Of course I worried sick about it the entire time, but every one told me to wait and see if the mom returned , and she did.

Rose said...

They are beautiful and elegant. When we were kids we never seen deer near out home in Tennessee...now, when we go home we see them in the field in front of the house. And here, I go east one block and am at a railroad, and every now and then see one down there. Or I should say glimpse, because they are just out of there when they see me.

Deborah Godin said...

What a sight! Deer: "No we're fine, you people go ahead, play through!"

bookbabie said...

How fun for you, I wonder why they were so tame? We've had a few in our neighborhood over the years but they never stick around for long!

Bird Girl said...

Your little guy is probably last years fawn - how CUTE!!! I love these pictures - geesh - it looks like JUNE or JULY there! The benefits of living in the south, eh?
Beautiful deer pictures!

Aleta said...

Oh, Betsy, they are so sweet! Notice how their coats are changing to their summer colors! The deer around our house are also -- their coats look nappy during the changeover. Doug puts food out for the deer each evening and they show up when it is time. They aren't afraid of us; we can walk outside and talk and they aren't any farther than maybe 10 yards or less away from us. When he's putting out the food, they come close to him also. After eating, the little ones will often start running around in the lower pasture, full hilt, and kicking up their heels, as though to give us a show to say "thanks." Deer are fun to watch! Thanks for sharing these adorable pictures!

Diane said...

Betsy, First the flickers then the deer, you truly are blessed to be able to share such precious wildlife moments.

Pigeon said...

Such sweet pictures of baby deer. Are you able to plant a vegetable garden with so many deer around? I get a few, not as many as you, and last summer they ate all the brocoli that I planted.

karin said...

Sipping my cup of tea, reading your blog, and enjoying the photos of the deer, now it can't get better than that!

lola said...

Beautiful pics Betsy. From what I know about them when they loose their spots their age is almost where they go out on their own.
That little cutie in the second pic. has a smorgasbord. He knows it too.
They seem to be use to people. They are gorgeous animals.

CountryDreaming said...

Never seen deer so tame before ... Excellent shots!

Beth said...

Great Pictures of those sweet Bambies! We have a little family of deers that visit us. I am sure they will really visit this summer when I get the garden coming in.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

They are such charismatic mega fauna! Deer always take the best photos (and they never seem to be smiling?) ... Our deer down here are very small. They are called key deer.

Cicero Sings said...

Great shots of those deer Betsy. Nice that they gave you such an opportunity to watch them up close and personal like that.

Lori said...

OH how sweet! We only see deer from a distance here, though I have to tell you.... One day my husband and I were out for a walk and lost our kitty along the way. I stopped in the road and started calling, "Here kitty, kitty, kitty!" All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I saw a deer out in the field, running my way! It got fairly close as I continued to call, then suddenly realized something wasn't right, stopped and ran the other way! It was the most bizarre thing. I'd love it if they came up on our yard this way, but I don't think our dog would let them!

Leedra said...

Wouldn't be a new one this year, not small enough, and no spots. Must be last years baby. These photos are so good. The little is cute.

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Daisy said...

Amazing pictures, Betsy. So wonderful that they stopped to rest and didn't run away. I enjoyed these photos very much. :D