Wednesday, August 31, 2005

WALK WITH THE DEER

With the gas prices being what they are I can no longer take little impromptu photo excursions.  This morning I was down on the other side of the highway to drop my son off at work so I stopped off at the Nature Center.  I had just gotten down to the trail when I saw a whitetail deer.  I took my sandles off and walked barefoot on the trail so I could get closer.  The deer saw me with my bright yellow and blue Corona ball cap, but didn't seemed alarmed and continued to graze.

I was able to get even closer by walking barefoot in the trees.  In just a matter of a few minutes I was surrounded by a small group of 4 does and 5 fawns.  Curiosity brought them momentarily closer then they would return to their grazing.

It was such a special moment for me, there in the woods with the deer.  I felt accepted, I felt like I belonged there, that I was as much a part of the forest as the trees and birds were.  For a moment in time this morning I was a child of nature the way humans once were at the beginning of time.

Except that I was clicking away on my big ole camera!  (I think those deer probably recognized the sound from my past visits.)

13 comments:

madcobug said...

Who need gas to travel very far when you can enjoy the scenes that you took this morning. I love them. Helen

joolsinwa said...

I love deer  they are so peaceful.
~Julie

kokoapuffy1 said...

I love watching the deer, they are aware of everything...as you well know. They must consider you an ally. These are magnificent, glad you didn't have to go far. And didn't injure yourself, or step on anything. LOL! Take care.   ~Deborah

rjet33 said...

I used to love watching them when we lived in Colorado.  Don't get them here in the yard so much, but they are on our road a lot.  Unfortunately, they cause a lot of accidents on these country roads because people fly. :-(

These are beautiful photos, Dorn.

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Hope you are recuperating!

Love and prayers!

sylviam4000 said...

Sounds like a trip to heaven.
Sylvia

thisismis72 said...

thanks for sharing.............
i think they did accept you.

demandnlilchit said...

LOL! Maybe they thought you were a walking cactus! lol......Did you manage to get all the thorns out? and the last photo is the bestest photo!  LOVE IT!

mtrib2 said...

It is great that you are so commited to photography of natue.  We get to see nature as it is unfolding daily.  I keep my external HD going with great photos to view any time.   Thanks for the journal devoted to sharing this wonderful view.  Your commentary is familiar, humorous, and serious at the same time.   Have a very good day and week Dorn.      mark

astaryth said...

Gorgeous... absolutely wonderful shots!

debbted said...

Gorgeous shots. They are so lovely I could almost cry! Blessings, Sassy ;-)

conteper8 said...

very beautiful* reminds me of the innocent; and also God's creation, and the gifts He gives so people like yoursef can show in spectaculor view.  Well Done.

princesssaurora said...

What a wonderful moment that must have been!  Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Just gorgeous.

Be well,
Dawn
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southernmush said...

Hello....These photos you took of your walk with these deers are more than eye-catching.......These photos need no words. You are a poet with a camera........

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