Monday, September 15, 2008

I is for Intrusion


Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 3 and ABC Wednesday Anthology have progressed to the letter "I".






This big buck intruded into our back yard yesterday morning. We are familiar with does and fawns, who apparently consider our back yard a safe haven in which to shelter and forage for a night or a day. One doe even chose our yard in which to give birth to her twin fawns. This buck was a surprise.

He settled among the lilies, completely without fear. He looked at me in my open upstairs window apparently deciding that that was a camera not a deer rifle in my hands and thereafter posed shamelessly.

"What are you looking at?" He kept looking at me a bit challengingly but continued toward the house, finally coming so close that I looked almost directly down on him.

Above: he nibbles on the remainder of the wild roses near the door to our basement. After that he fell asleep by the door.

32 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a wonderful intrusion you had!

RuneE said...

I am glad that you only "shot" with a camera - rifles are for killers. Now we can all enjoy it!

Brian said...

Lovely photos and the best way to shoot animals anyday.

Reader Wil said...

Oh how lucky you are!! I envy you your intrusion! And it seems you could take one photo after the other!

Aileni said...

And now he is famous.
Such a handsome fellow.

Rebeckah said...

WOW. These are cool pictures! I can't believe the buck was so fearless of you. He must have seen your beautiful heart : )! I am having a hard time thinking of an I for the week. I for intrusion is good! You are creative!

photowannabe said...

A fantastic safe haven you have. I like this type of intrusion.

Dragonstar said...

He is so handsome! This is a beautiful post. How lovely to have a doe birth her twins in your yard.

leslie said...

Wow! nature on your doorstep! Great photos - I'm glad your camera was at hand for this intrusion.

me ann my camera said...

Amazing, but the deer must have sensed an ambiance of well being and safety within your yard. This is a lovely story, and beautiful pictures.

Berthddu Suit said...

Indeed a wonderful Intrusion, how lucky you are.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Wow! What a great invasion!

shutter happy jenn said...

I would freak out when an animal big would intrude our place! =)

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What a blessing for this buck to have a calm, peaceful and safe place to rest. The photos are just beautiful! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your intruder.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hello Granny Smith, what wonderful photos he gave you...like a gift for us all to see.. really great post for ABC.I did my first ABC post today and I don't think I did it right as I am new to memes but I really like this blog you have...I must browse and read all about it.

The Mulligan Family said...

How wonderful that he felt safe enough to visit and enjoy the "buffet" of flowers. Beautiful photos!

Bear Naked said...

How very exciting for you and a perfect photo opportunity.

Bear((( )))

antigoni said...

Wonderful pictures of a beautiful animal.

naturglede said...

So many great photoes. I enjoyed it:)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

great images.well done!

lv2scpbk said...

Love the photos, great shots.

DeeJay said...

WOW you are so lucky to have wildlife in your life like that
We have to make do with squirrels, and the occasional fox

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! What a wonderful afternoon you had.

Dxx

Jay said...

How enchanting! And he was even invited!

Such a sweet face!

nonizamboni said...

An amazing scenario in your own back yard! I hope you weren't enjoying those wild roses. . .you lead such an interesting life, my dear.
Happy Wednesday!

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful pictures. I invite you to come by and taste some of my homemade ice cream. - Margy

R and J said...

What a nice Intruder...:)

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing! I especially loved the pic of his eyes looking up at you! Great expression!

Laini Taylor said...

What a lovely surprise! If you haven't already seen the moose in the sprinkler video, I think you'll enjoy it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNy9jTeolUk

(Just don't think about what would have happened if this had been Sarah Palin's sprinkler!)

Rebeckah said...

I just came by to see your pretty smile again today : )!

Inland Empire Girl said...

I am amazed you caught these pictures. They always run from us.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

those are some great photos. if it were me it would be just a blur on the way out of the photo edges