|First time seeing deer on our property.|
The more my husband and I appreciate our contact with the deer the more deer are drawn to our home.
It has been 8 years of yearning for deer to come near but yearning does not draw the deer near. In fact it is appreciation that draws what you love near you.
The deer are getting closer and closer and closer with each wave of appreciation we feel in our hearts when we see them. Just last week there was a deer parade in our back yard and pasture. I was admiring the clouds through the kitchen window and grabbed my camera to photograph them. My eye caught movement and I discovered a doe walking across our alfalfa field. My heart went pitter pat and I got it on camera. Another doe walked out from our cottonwood tree and they walked to the back fence.
I ran in to tell my husband and looked out back. The lamas ears were tall and fixed upon something behind the corral.
I tippy-toed out and got behind a tree and there were deer everywhere. There were 2 bucks and 3 does. A parade of deer were right here.
|Oh my gosh they are all looking towards me. I am hiding behind a tree. click*|
This morning a week later, I entered the garden gate and rounded the arbor and what I saw made me stop in my tracks! My willow was ripped and the bark rubbed off like a tornado had ripped it to shreds. By the way, yesterday I intended to cut those willows by the arbor very short as they grow so big and tall in the spring and summer. Well, the buck did it for me.
|The deer rub their antlers against branches during rut season |
and also to mark or read who is walking through their territory.
I called for my husband and he came out and found deer tracks going under the arbor we have in the vegetable garden, which is now bare after the harvest. I can just imagine how awesome it was to see the deer go through the arbor! We have decided to get a night cam.
|If you look real close under the arbor you can see deer tracks.|
|Deer tracks under the arbor.|
I felt that appreciation well up from my solar plexus and through my heart and into my throat. Super magical.
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Nature Loves Appreciation (page views 2376)
Deborah Moon Moen Chronicles
Nature Lover, Writer, Photographer