Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snowy Day Visitors

 This morning I awoke to about an inch of snow on the ground. A great portion of it has melted away and temps are warming and I can hear the steady drip, drip, drip of the water running off of the roof. The weatherman says we could see some rain this afternoon. As I was looking out the windows a small herd of deer walked along the woods in the backyard. I tried to sneak out the sliding glass doors but they hear every little noise.
I was trying to focus in on the two in the background when one scampered in front of  the lens. I think I counted about ten as they flew off into the woods and out of my camera's lens.
I don't always see them when they come by but it's nice knowing they're there.

Linking with Rurality Blog Hop.

33 comments:

Nancy said...

I love the look on his face in that first shot.......I am afraid I have more shots from the back end than I do from the front end...They are so aware of their surroundings it's hard to get the shot before they know I am there.....

Rebecca said...

I usually just see the eaten garden plants in summer, then I know they are there!

Jan n Jer said...

What an exciting capture

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like the one in the first photo was very aware that you were there.

Mimi said...

You did very well to capture them at all, they're very sensitive to noises. Love your last photo, and the quote is so apt.
I would love a little bit of snow, just a little, for a day or two, but the few flurries we got didn't stick :(

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the deer, Carletta! It is nice to see them in your yard!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - that first shot is stunning! I really like the last one, too, with them just a little fuzzy - it makes the photo look dreamy. I don't see deer very often - it must be fun to have them visit like that.

Deanna said...

I love coming upon some deer, but you are so right, they are so quick and bolt at the slightest sound. They have the sweetest faces, good capture of the one looking back at you.

George said...

These are cute pictures of the deer. The one in your first photo must definitely have heard you. Your temperatures must have been warmer than ours -- we had very little melting during the day.

TexWisGirl said...

just awesome!

Red said...

Deer aren't too cooperative when it comes to photos. They are quite a few steps ahead of me.

Betsy Adams said...

I looked and looked to try to get some pictures of our deer in the snow --and didn't see them... Your photos are excellent. I love the way the deer STARE at us when we are taking their pictures..

Hugs,
Betsy

Leave It To Davis said...

I know how you feel when you see them....we get so excited when we are out on a drive...you'd think we never saw a deer before....but each time, it's a new exhilarating experience! I love the last picture...with the deer in the background.

Karen said...

Wow, what a lucky moment! How pretty they are! Don't you love it when that happens? Great photos! xoxo

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show. I really like deer ..... thought that they are so cute.
Thinking of "Bambi". Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Oh! So cute!
Thanks for sharing.

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Jori said...

I'm glad you were able to get a few pics of them! Love that the third ran in to your shot. Bonus!

RamblingRound said...

So cool to get to see a herd of deer in your backyard!

wilbo43 said...

Wow, that must be an amazing sight. Do you leave food out for them? We get the occasional wallaby here in our garden, but they too run off when you want to photograph them. Diane is not too happy with them as they tend to eat her plants.

kelley jensen said...

you always have the best kind of visitors.

imac said...

Interesting and great shots.

Bi Ti said...

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we hope you can join us, have a beautiful weekend!

Madge Bloom said...

SO pretty... I usually scare them off before I get my shots... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #5' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #6...

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Gorgeous capture, and how exciting to see such wild life!

Neal said...

Great captures. I just love to see wildlife and be able to get some pictures of it.

DeniseinVA said...

Those are really cute visitors Carletta!

Marie said...

What a sweet visit! I know you are happy you saw them and got to take a few photos.

Amila Kanchana said...

Fantastic! Like the first one best, great composure and depth of field.

diane b said...

Love the last shot. The colours are so good and framing the shot with trees and a blurred focal point to create intrigue. Apt quote too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful backyard visitors you have there! And so many of them! Its actually neat that you caught that one running ...I like action shots!

NatureFootstep said...

they really have lovely eyes, don´t they?

Linda said...

Wonderful!!! And I like the quote placed on the last picture.

Rose said...

I wonder if I would get anything at all done if I had deer and turkeys that came to my yard. I would be watching for them all the time.