Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday Afternoon Surprise

Sometimes it really is the little surprises that make us happy. About a week ago I was chatting on the phone with my step-Mom. I like to pace when I talk on the phone. As I headed towards the computer area, I looked out the window that looks out on my very small, government- issued back yard. Right behind the fence of said yard, there is a small grove of trees-big beautiful trees- one of the things I actually like about my sardine-box 1960's duplex.

This was the view through the window (standing on a kitchen chair, of course).....

Seems one of those big beautiful tree is an apple tree....

This doe had that figured out long before I did.

Now, living on a military post that is fairly heavily wooded, we have allot of deer, turkeys, all sorts of critters wandering around. It is a fairly safe haven for them because for obvious reasons, you can't hunt amongst a ton of houses and other buildings. But being the wild animals that they are, they are still skittish when they see a human. I have never seen a deer this close to my back fence.

These pictures were not actually taken on the first day I saw this doe (no, I don't know if it's the same doe, but it's easier to go with the singular). I took these yesterday afternoon after my super-hunting poochy (ha), the sheltie named Molly was going bonkers in the back yard.


See that brown haze at the bottom of the photo? That's the top of my fence. This time I was standing on a patio chair, very gingerly, as they are the types of chairs that rock just a bit when you sit in them. Yes, that's quite a visual, isn't it? I think my new "deer" friend was laughing at me too. Hey, anything for the photo...


All I can say is despite the ruckus that Molly was creating (I did put her inside before I crawled out but she was still whimpering at the back door) and the human swaying precariously on the patio chair, this doe was not leaving until she was good and ready. She enjoyed her apple lunch for a good five minutes, in spite of her clownish audience....


...And then she sauntered off. But as loaded as this apple tree is, I suspect she will be back...

I'll be waiting because for some strange reason, this made my day....

Until Next time,

STEPH

6 comments:

Becky said...

They are just beautiful arent they?Here in Pennsylvania where I live we frequently see them also.Lovely photos you were lucky *LOL*

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

What a great little gift! We have a small wooded area between some houses near us and I see deer sometimes during my morning walk. It's always feel so lucky:) I hope she comes back for you!
Tracy

Alisa said...

I understand. Getting little glimpses of wildlife makes me happy too. Unfortunaly where I live that usually only consists of birds, squirrels and rabbits. I'll take what I can get though! :)

Pieceful Bits said...

What a great surprise for you!
I only experience them crossing the road in front of me! Praying all the while they make it safely (and me too!)
Julie (~~)

KayEllen said...

What a wonderful guest to stop by!
I just love that!So glad you had your camera ready:)

I just returned from Boston and enjoyed the wildlife I saw..and the real fall weather!!

Now back home....we are still having really hot days.

Hope it's cool at you house Steph:)

Take care,
kayellen

Nicki Leigh said...

Look at her go! I love seeing the doe around my area. We generally see them up at the lake and sometimes in the back yard. I bet those apples were tastey.