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Sunday, July 20, 2008

On a Quiet Morning

I was in the kitchen on a quiet summer morning and looked out the window to see two fawn eating in the garden. I have come to accept that my garden is why these two babies look so healthy, so it is a good thing. I got my camera and went outside to take pictures. I watched in amazement as Mom just stood there looking at me. As I moved closer, she continued to watch me, not moving until I went towards the babies. Then she rapidly went beside them. She allowed me to take seven pictures and to just watch her guide her young. She is beautiful and the babies are growing. What's the solution? Our neighborhood has many deer now and they are very comfortable here. Our garden is becoming depleted, and our neighbors won't even plant anything because of them. We have moved the deer out of their habitat with our clearing of land and building of houses. We have forced them to graze where they used to live in peace among the trees. I wonder, who has the right here? For now, I will treasure the warm summer morning and sitting...watching a mother and her two fawn grazing in the backyard. I wonder if they can just leave the flowers in the front alone...

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the picture, mia. The deer are becoming more numerous, and we face the same problem. But I think you are right, who created the problem? Some areas are finding solutions, but I don't like the idea of killing them off. I have no thoughts on any way to solve this problem, so I am with you. Let them feast on our gardens. We can share, can't we?

Sassysam said...

I love it! You took great pictures, I love the expression on the deer's face. And such a protective mom.

ginger said...

Last night Skipper and I went out the front door to start our walk and a doe was crossing the street a little ways up from us. We just made a left at the driveway and the next thing we know, she is following us up the street. I would stop and turn to look at her and she would stop and look at me and we continued that way until she finally jumped the neighbor's fence and took off. We opted not to jump the fence and went on our way.

Jessica said...

That's neat, Ginger. But you opted not to jump the fence???