Sunday, March 26, 2023

White-tailed Deer at Sunset

Just a few days ago I was out at sunset. I caught a few shots of the setting sun, nothing spectacular, but pretty.

The first p[icture is of a still frozen Lake Minniwasta.

As I was on my way home, I came upon a herd of White-tailed deer at the edge of town.
I realized that they were on their way into town. I'm guessing they know just where available bird feeders are located

These pictures are not great quality, but it shows a small portion of the herd I saw.

I tried to count them and figured there must be 60 or more deer and they were all heading into town. That is one reason why I am not feeding birds this winter.

To Think About:

Your life is not over until it is over.
Your story is not finished.
You are never too old to be put to use by God.

Missy Buchanan 


Ginny Hartzler said...

Wonderful photos! I am so glad you decided to return and share your views of nature with us! My favorite is the last one.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Such beautiful photos, but my goodness! So many deer!! That is amazing. It is sad that they are dependent on people's bird feeders for sustenance. Although my heart goes out to them, it is not natural for them to become dependent on bird seed and it isn't healthy for the herds. But I know it would break my heart to see them go hungry. Wow. I love the pictures, however. Stark reminders of what winter is really like. Thank you.

MadSnapper said...

they are magnifcent! I have never seen even one in the wild. 60 would make me die of joy... and in a sunset, what could be better. them going in looking for food must mean they can't find it in the wild. too much snow maybe

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful photos as always, Ruth. The first photo of the deer is gorgeous!

E.liza"BETH" said...

Beth here. from E. Travels. hope i will show up good here? let's see. i am so happy to see you are blogging again. hope 2023 is going well for you and your family. i wonder ...i am seeing now on your blog there are 3 options of how you are commenting? this is not the case on other friends' blog ...wonder if that is the issue? i wish i could figure it out. looking for advice. so curious and confusing for me. nice day today. i am working on my seedlings. trying for a better garden this year, we will, see?? fingers and toes crossed lol!! ( ;

photowannabe said...

Oh, these photos are delightful.
That is quite a herd of deer on their way into town.
You don't have bird feeders and I have the same sort of reason.
Where we used to live it was the main attraction for some very ugly Rats...I don't want them around so I miss the birds " up close and personal"
Love your quote at the end of your post.
We just "retired" from volunteering for Celebrate Recovery dessert time after 12 years of every Friday.
Kind of floundering now as to what is our ministry now so thank you for sharing and we will wait and see what God has in store for us now.

William Kendall said...

They're such graceful animals.

Debbie said...

these images ARE spectacular!! i have never seen such a large herd of deer...and they did not run off, lucky you!!

happyone said...

Wow that is a lot of deer. And I was impressed when I saw 20. :)
The pictures are beautiful.
That is a great quote!!!

Hootin Anni said...

All so beautiful. I can "feel" the serenity.

Becki said...

Beautiful snowy sunset, Ruth. The deer are a wonderful addition to the scene. :)

John's Island said...

Always love your sunset photos! Very neat addition: all the deer!

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