Thursday, July 12, 2012

Deer Family!

Yesterday morning I was up earlier then usual as hubby had to go into work an hour early. And am I ever glad I was up then or I would have missed the deer family! As I was making hubbies lunch for the day he told me he had just seen a couple fawn's over at a neighbors yard. Then I went and looked out our back living room window and saw the fawn's laying down in our other neighors yard! Then looked out our front window and here comes mama with one baby from across the street. They joined up with the two babies in the back yard. This is a shot of one of the three fawn's as it was passing between hour house and the next door neighbors house. I took it through our big picture window in our living room. Isn't it beautiful!

Then mama decided to head back over across the street again and all the babies followed her.

Then these two decided they didn't want to follow mom, so they headed back to the backyard and the one with mama came back too.

Here they all are in their shady resting spot now. They stayed there from about 7:00 a.m. till about 2:00 p.m. resting and snacking from the neighbors apple trees and in my yard on my hosta.

I would check on them, looking out the window through out the day to see if they were still there. Then at 2:00 I didn't see them so I went out on my deck and looked between our house and the neighbors and here comes mama! So I sat down on the steps quietly, on my deck and she walked right past me and all of a sudden the three fawn's come running up to her and start nursing!!! I was about 12 feet away! What a beautiful sight!! I captured this shot with my iphone, as I had it with me at the time, so it isn't the greatest shot. There was no time to get my regular camera. 

Here are a few other photos that I've taken lately.

Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Young Nuthatch

Another young Nuthatch. I can sit out on my deck and these little guys are just feet away from me. They like to get the seeds that the other birds drop down on the deck.

My absolute favorite color zinnia this year! It's kind of a salmon pink color.

My Zinnia's are doing fantastic this year!!!

Butterflies love Lantana!


  1. Hello, found your blog and love the pictures you took, so happy you shared with us.Also love the fawns, oh my, so sweet and to have them in the backyard. Great picyures to of the birds and flowers, so pretty. Blessings Francine.

  2. How wonderful to be able to see the family all together, they are so cute. I did see something small with skinny legs running out then into the bushes, so think it was a baby deer, lol. Great shots of the nuthatch.


  3. what a beautiful sight, we were riding bikes with friends once & deer was right smack in the road, bout fell off my bike trying to turn my camera on lol!

  4. I absolutely love the pictures of the deer family. So sweet to see them in your back yard! As always...all of your photos are amazing!!

  5. love those baby deer, you are so lucky that they stayed around so you could enjoy them!!

    awesome captures!!

  6. What beautiful deer and how much fun to be so close to watch. They are so graceful. Thanks for sharing your photos. -Steph-