Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Deer I Didn't See

Over the last months I've collected a few more pictures of deer, better than the one I took at Tuolumne Meadows in July. Two of them were taken by my children, so I feel that I almost saw them! Last week when I was in the mountains I only saw one, and I was driving, so I slowed way down (there's not much traffic up there) and took a very short video in which you can't tell what on earth it is supposed to be of, because of the dirty windshield and the quick deer. So I will share others' pics with you. Probably none of these is a large enough file to see very well, but I think they are worth it anyway.

This photo was taken by my son-in-law on the property that he and my daughter recently bought. The lovely natives who checked them out when they were only considering buying are probably the same ones who are now enjoying their tomatoes.

I found this picture on the National Geographic website. It shows how deer have often appeared to me, though I've never seen them leaping in three different directions. It also could be an illustration for the poem I posted when I wrote about deer the first time here.

And the last, taken just last month by son P. when he was backpacking in the Sierras.

I know many people suffer from ravaging foraging by deer, but I hope you can still take joy from their beauty.


Anita said...

I especially love the first picture, with the deer blending in so perfectly with nature.
I really enjoy your blog.
Thank You.

Gretchen Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by, Anita. I was just visiting your blog and wanted to comment on the quotes you posted--I love good quotes!--but I can't post in the comment format you are using. Would you consider changing it to the "pop-up" format for comments?

Pom Pom said...

We had a salt lick at the bottom of the garden when I was a child. My mother loved to lure deer from the woods. Even our Jenny who lives close to all the city hustle and bustle has seen deer on her golf course! They are so lovely, so graceful. Thank you!

Laura said...

I love seeing deer, but they scare me, too. Too many accidents in our area involving deer and vehicles!

I'm enjoying reading your blog - your recent mountain retreat sounded wonderful! (Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.)