April 17, 2008

Well...hello!

Turning around and having deer a few feet away from you is a bit startling. There were 6 of them in the backyard, but only 3 in this shot.

We had a group of 5 deer who frequented our yard/salad bar in Silverton, but the deer here get so close to the house!

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."

~ Alice Walker

10 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

You got yourself some EXTRA big squirrels there, lady!

(pretty things)

Hey Harriet said...

I like your furry friends. The front one looks as though he was enjoying having his photo taken.

Hey, it seems almost every blog I've looked at so far today features YOU! Photos of your adorable creations, awards given to you etc...Wow! Congrats! Go Diva!

jewelstreet said...

Boy, they do get close. It reminds me of uncle's house in the backwoods of Virginia. They get mighty close there, but I'm not sure if they get that close.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

We used to keep whole kernel corn on hand to feed them :) Some of them will almost eat it out of your hand! I had to stop because I found out that some of our neighbors were shooting them during hunting season--the deer are so tame, they would walk right up to the hunters! Since our cougar has been hanging around, our deer population has been declining. I really miss seeing them, but at least the neighborhood hunters are getting them either.

High Desert Diva said...

Happily there isn't ANY hunting allowed where we live. Yay!

Star of the East said...

Glad to hear that they can not be hunted, that would be so sad :(
What an excitement to have deers just at your door :D

M.KATE said...

hi there, the deers looked more startled hahaha..but love them anyway :)

tatsuko said...

I love that quote by Alice Walker - so true!

Diana said...

OH MY - that is so COOL!!

Cover That Mother said...

Wow! What a surprise, huh!

And that is a great quote. I have not, heard that one. It is so beautiful.