Friday, February 26, 2016

Winter At It's Best and Worst

A couple of weeks ago,I had a visit from several Goldfinches.They are still in their winter plumage,but the males are showing a little bit of brighter yellow on the throat.
These pictures are taken through a less than sparkling window,so lack some quality.

I have to share just one more shot.I think these guys are cute at any time of year.

I can't allow those of you who live in warmer areas to forget what my winters look like.I happen to believe that there is so much beauty in the wintery,snowy landscape.


Not all life is perfect,especially in winter.I was photographing these deer and marvelling at how healthy they looked.The one in the foreground moved and it was then that I noticed that it had one hind leg missing. I can only guess at what might have happened,but whatever it was,this deer l\has learned to walk on three legs and looked healthy.


I much prefer to see the deer like this.This one has a much better chance of survival in the along run.

Closing Thought:
How many are your works,Lord!I wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24

18 comments:

  1. You do a wonderful job showing the beauty of winter with your photos. I hope that deer with the missing leg continues to do well.

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  2. Beautiful wintery photos Ruth. These are such a contrast to our long summer heat!

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  3. Beautiful winter pictures, Ruth. I have never seen a 3 legged deer before. I can only imagine what he/she went through during the time it took to heal. Your snow pictures are so pretty.

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  4. Sad to see the missing leg....but oh so good to see it up and about and seems to be suffering no longer [I can only picture what it went through]. Beautiful finches, of course, and wonderful wintry photos.

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  5. Your finches are so sweet and what a survivor that deer is. May it continue to do well.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  6. I am so glad God made all the creatures for us to love.. poor sweet deer with the missing leg. your snow is beautiful, like whipped cream swirls. precious litle bird. i saw a tiny bird, the smallest i have ever seen, through my bedroom window yesterday, it was hopping around in the dwarf powder puff bush. the body was about the size of a half dollar, at first i thought it was a hummming bird, but then it sat there, black and white, similar to this bird but small as a humming bird.

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  7. Hi Friend, As much as you and I LOVE winter, we both do know that it is hard on the critters who have to live outdoors... There have been so many reports around our area (and in Arkansas) of the trees this past Fall not having many nuts and acorns to share with deer and other wildlife... SO--it's been a rough winter for many of these creatures... God Bless them.

    Great post and pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. I agree winter is beautiful and your pictures show that perfectly.
    Never saw a three legged deer before.

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  9. i LOVE nature and the outdoors....i think perhaps i was suppose to be a bird, or a deer!!! beautiful images, my goldfinches are wearing the same clothes!!!!

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  10. The finches are so beautiful. I love how they fluff out to stay warm. I love the last shot of the healthy deer. I fear that the other one is going to have a most difficult, and probably short, life.

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  11. Thanks for sharing these with us Ruth! Sad for the dear deer! Probably is good that it is young and learned to adapt. Blessings for a great day!

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  12. That poor little deer! I know it will not survive easily and may end up falling to a predator. I tmay have had the leg severed by an encounter with a vehicle and survived damaged.

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  13. Sweet shots of the birds at the feeder! The deer do look healthy which is good!

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  14. Ruth, the Goldfinches are so pretty! We haven't had any this year. Don't know why, there's usually some around for the winter.
    A three legged deer. That's amazing! Guess there's not that many predators around there!

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  15. I see you still have a wintery landscape but plenty of creatures to keep you company, Ruth.

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  16. I enjoyed your goldfinches Ruth, I have a few here also. I agree with you that your winter photos are very beautiful, you seem to find the beauty in the snow.

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  17. Beautiful shots! That last deer looks very fluffy.

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