Thursday, February 4, 2010

Corn brings Deer

Most every week while walking the dog I see many deer, but normally not around the house. They used to come around closer to our house more often but since a month or so ago they've been coming around less and less. SO! I decided why not give them some food! Is this a bad thing? I'm not sure yet. Will we be more likely to hit a deer in our car if more are around? I'm not sure yet. Will it attract more Squirrels? YEESSSSSS I can tell you that is true for sure. I think we'll be starting to use my new BB Gun. Is that mean? Yes! Will I even have the guts to aim and pull the trigger...most likely not. OK, so I have to ask would any of you shoot and kill a squirrel to protect your deer food AND bird seed? Our squirrel population has doubled possibly tripled in the last week, but then again so has the deer population. I'm in a quandary.....

The picture above was taken this evening right as it was started to get dark. There are five deer in that shot, four at the feeder and the fifth is in the back left corner between the trees. The image below was yesterday; pretty much around lunch time. I was surprised to see them out in the middle of the day.

I know one thing for sure; this weekend I plan on cutting down some of those berry bushes that are in my View of the Cute little Deer! Then maybe when a buck comes around I'll have a full open shot to shoot a picture that is....


  1. Nice photos of your bambis. They are beautiful creatures. I don't blame you for wanting to watch and photograph them. Keep in mind that they can do more damage to gardens and fruit trees than squirrels.

  2. To answer your question about my Fern Hill painting: it is a watercolor I did a few years ago. The special starry effects were, as you guessed, created with salt. I've learned since that salt sometimes causes problems after a watercolor is framed, especially in humid conditions. But it was fun to experiment with.

  3. Beautiful shots of the deer! No way could I shoot one of the squirrels...even if they did make me mad because they ate all of the food. I would cuss them out and then go out and fill the feeder again...he, he. You have a good amount of snow....pretty!