It’s deja vu all over again…

Deja-Vu-againThe recent tropical weather slows life down to a lazy amble here in the rolling hills of Virginia. This scene is reminiscent of a picture I posted last year, when I first began blogging.

It takes a real effort to work outside in this dogbreath weather, but evening eventually comes and brings cooler breezes with it.

When I go out to barbecue steaks for supper, our back lawn is usually filled with grazing deer. They look up with idle curiosity as we bustle about, but calmly begin grazing again within a few moments.

There is something about this time of year that brings the deer out during broad daylight and makes them indifferent to our comings and goings. At other times of year, they show up only when the sun is down and seem nervous at the sight of any human.

We are seeing newborn fawns again and this makes for great entertainment. The fawns don’t know the rules for proper deer behavior and they cheerfully approach everyone they see, including us. We watch them skitter crazily around older deer, setting off snorts of disgust from some of their grumpier elders.

Father-figure Their mothers generally protect them from older deer who may attack them, but occasionally you will see a tender scene like this. The fawn is touching noses with a full-grown buck, as if to say, “Are you my Father?”

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0 Responses to It’s deja vu all over again…

  1. Beth W. says:

    . . . and a little fawn shall lead them? Gorgeous photo of the fawn and buck.

  2. Lloyd says:

    Your photos remind me of the line from the movie Field Of Dreams: “Is this heaven?”

    On another note: That’s not Venison on the grill is it? 😉

  3. Marie says:

    Who needs TV when you have entertainment like that in your backyard. As far as the weather is concerned, at least it isn’t snowing 🙂

  4. Linda says:

    I was going to observe that Heaven would be a venison dinner enjoyed with such a beautiful vista.

    But then I decided to just tell you again how much I love the view from your patio, and what a terrific mini-vacation I get everytime you share these sorts of photos with us.

    So gorgeous. So serene.

    Thank you!

  5. We feed deer, but don’t dine on them. Those are tenderloins on the grill, not venison.

    My wife feeds the birds. I feed deer. The reason is pretty much the same. We enjoy them for their entertainment value, not their nutritional value.

  6. Anne says:

    You’re so lucky to have such beautiful nature in your back yard, just wonderful.

    I smiled when you said ‘dogbreath weather’. I have never heard of that (I am Dutch) but I know what dogbreath feels like having an overactive beagle that likes to cuddle up in my arms and neck.

  7. Barbara says:

    It is great that you not only live in the midst of such beauty, but you appreciate it and share it. thanks. It is refreshing to enjoy it even second hand.

  8. Rae says:

    Are those White Tail Deer, David?

    I miss those beautiful white flags as they soar over fences….

  9. Lucy says:

    Nice pictures! I also see plenty of deer. I love it when I walk along the trails here where I live and see deer staring at me.

    I know exactly what you mean by “dogbreath weather”. We have the same here in GA.

  10. Kathleen says:

    What a sweet photo, David. Thank you!

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