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Yes, I have a tasty garden! At least the deer seem to think so! :) Because the deer like my garden so much, most of what I have planted are deer proof or deer resistant plants. There is a difference between the two. The deer proof plants they just will not touch, like my rosemary. The deer resistant plants are plants that the deer will not normally eat, but they will eat if they are hungry enough. I caught a few photos of one such deer who actually nibbled on the rosemary only to spit it out! So for today, I share with you photos of this lovely doe! The captions speak for themselves! Enjoy!

Coming to visit

Coming to visit

A shake of her head

A shake of her head

Licking her chops

Licking her chops

She's a beauty!

She’s a beauty!

Turning to go

Turning to go

See you later!

See you later!

So? What do you think? Isn’t she a beauty?

Have one heck of an amazing week and an excellent Monday! Thank you for dropping by! Be well! ^..^

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Due to the drought and how dry everything is here one can see many plants dropping leaves and generally just drying out. This does not leave much for the wildlife in our area to eat. It is for this reason they come into our yard for a bite to eat. Most recently the deer are making an appearance, and Uncle Buck decided to grace us with his presence!

Meet Uncle Buck!

Uncle Buck comes to visit

Uncle Buck comes to visit

This is a young buck and has not reached his full size. Here he is munching on the seed that dropped from the bird feeder.

Eating the bird seed

Eating the bird seed

They are a bit wary of me, and as I sit and watch, he keeps a close eye on me!

You looking at me?

You looking at me?

He has had his fill of bird seed and is now moving off to another area of the yard to see what goodies he will find there.

Moving to another area of the yard

Moving to another area of the yard

A doe ventured through too, and she hopped the fence and is hanging out in the neighbor’s yard. She looks over at the buck in our yard.

What are you doing over there?

What are you doing over there?

And, he still keeps looking back at me…For him this is a healthy fear of humans!

Keeping a watch on me

Keeping a watch on me

I love all the visitors we have had and am happy to say, thank God, that we have not had the cougar come by! Those we do not wish to see at all!

Thank you for taking the time to drop on by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! See you tomorrow?

Be well! ^..^

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After finishing my post yesterday morning, I headed off to take care of my morning abulations. In yesterdays post I had made the following statement: “We never know what will visit us in our yard! What will stroll by next?” Little did I know that the next critter visiting us would be right outside the bedroom window! There were two bucks munching on the tree trimmings out back! Now this series of photos are a bit blurry as I was taking them through screened and dirty windows, and it was raining. We definitely have to wash our windows! Enjoy!

By the time I grabbed my camera and ran back to take photos, one of the bucks had moved on. Looking out the window, here is what I saw.

Looking up

Looking up

Some sound had captured the attention of this buck and he turned to see what it was.

I heard something

I heard something

I wanted to head outdoors but it was raining, so I headed down to the basement where I caught this next series of photos.

Nibbling on trimmings

Nibbling on trimmings

The deer heard the sound again and turned to look.

I heard that sound again!

I heard that sound again!

The deer started to investigate the sound.

Time to investigate!

Time to investigate!

He headed to the end of the fencing of our fruit orchard. In the background you will see the other critter who caused the sound!

The cause of the sound

The cause of the sound

Yes it is a black cat! The cat started to head towards the deer.

The cat on the move

The cat on the move

What I was unable to capture as it happened so quickly was the cat chased off the deer! It was quite amazing to see that little bit of fluff running after the deer, and the deer hightailing it!

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this post! Enjoy your Wednesday and thank you for visiting with me today!

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One never knows what one will see when they glance outside the window. This morning as I was getting ready for work, I glanced out the window and found some Foothills critters right outside the window. Now these photos that I will be sharing with you in this post are not my best as they are taken from inside with a screen and glass between me and the subjects. It is always a pleasure to see something like this, except when I find them munching on my plantings!

Without further ado…I share with you these critters!

The view out the window

The view out the window

Right now the yard is really green from our spring rains. So the deer take advantage of this because in the next month or so all of the greens that they are munching on will be brown and dusty. A noise startles the deer…

What was that noise?

What was that noise?

Frozen in time

Frozen in time

Everyday I get the pleasure of seeing something, whether in my own yard or on my way to work. Right now the deer are in abundance and so are the wild turkey. This is a good thing, because if they were scarce that would be a sign of mountain lions in the area. So we enjoy these critters when we see them!

Now go out and have a great Wednesday! And, thank you for stopping by!

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It is after 5 p.m., and I am sitting in the front of my house sharing a cocktail with my husband. Why the front you ask? It is on the eastern side and with temperatures in the mid-90′s, this is the place to be. So here we are sitting enjoying an after work cocktail, when company decided to join us. Not our usual friends, but some of the neighborhood crowd. So here are photos of our cocktail hour.

Our first visitors drop by

Chasing the apple martini

Caught sucking on the apple martini

If you click on the photo above, you will see our guest sucking on the apple!

Dare I have another?

Sharing the apple ‘tini

What kind of fruit is that hanging off your tree?

Hope that you enjoyed our partners in happy hour! Now go have a great Wednesday!

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Unihorns


This is just a quick post today. The two unihorns stopped by again last night. I was out on the deck and thought I heard something off to my left, so I grabbed the camera and captured this shot. Click on the photo to check out their eyes!

We’re back!

I stood where I was; they stood where they were, all of us staring at each other. It was a Mexican standoff! They got bored with looking at me…

Heading on out

I am always amazed by the wildlife here and how they stop to check us out. Not only the deer, but also the fox, skunk, and the bears.

At this time of year, the bears start to return from the higher elevations, and maybe this year I will be able to catch a photo of one of those amazing looking creatures! The other thing that happens at this time of year is the March of the Tarantulas. This is when the male tarantulas go in search of the females. This can be an exciting time for a photographer!

Have a great Wednesday!

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Yesterday we were visited by a number of the local natives. We saw Jack Rabbits, Fox and a California Mule Deer with two fawn! What a treat! At one point yesterday, when I walked out the front door there was a doe eating our bird seed from the feeder…now we know why this has disappeared so quickly! Another trip outside allowed me to capture these photos of Bambi and his family…

A doe and two fawns

Mom kept an eye on me as they all munched quietly on the dry grasses.

Look at all those spots!

Bambi

One last stop

Heading on down the road

Who knows what today will bring? Have a wonderful Sunday!

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