Monday, November 09, 2009

Photos of the week


Early evening visitors this weekend. I didn't see a deer in our yard all last fall and winter and I was so disappointed. They came often enough in the spring to eat my hosta, but not when I could spy them. So I was especially pleased to look out the window the other day and see three does sauntering through the trees into my backyard. I couldn'tgrab my camera in time to get all three in the picture, but got a good shot of two, anyway. (Now that I look carefully at this photo, that larger one may just be a young buck, you think?)


This is my sweet little red maple tree out back. My son and daughter-in-law had a mature tree in their front yard when they lived close by, and it died not long before they moved away. Fortunately, Vicki had thought to sprout some of the seeds that feel from it, however, and gave me two young seedlings. This is the one that survived and I love it! It's just about 7 or 8 feet tall now.

9 comments:

Sprite said...

Oh What a great shot! How lucky to get such wonderful visitors :) I LOVE that tree!!! I would love to just sit under it and look into it all day long.

Hugs,
Sprite

Serena said...

I would love to have deer visitors! Not likely here but I have seen the occasional wallaby (looks like a small kangaroo) in the bush area nearby.

That maple tree is gorgeous! I would love that too!

Michelle Eaton said...

What wonderful visitors to have.

Shashi Nayagam said...

How lovely to see animals roaming in the garden. Your maple looks lovely. I hope mine will survive which I planted this year.

Linda Fleming said...

Great pictures, Mary! How wonderful to be able to look out the window and see the wildlife right there in your yard. And your tree is putting on quite a show this year. Lovely!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a gorgeous coloured tree :D nice deer shot :) haven't seen any deer here, supposed to be some but haven't seen any so far

BumbleVee said...

isn't it great when we can see wildlife right in our own yards? maybe they will hang around all winter...

SquirrelQueen said...

A great shot of the deer, what wonderful visitors to have in your yard.

HElen said...

Very nice photo catch :) Lovely tree!