Monday, 31 March 2014

Poor deer: another dump of snow

They gather on the hill, nestle down into the new snow fall, digging a bed in the snow with powerful hooves. It was a mere 5 or 6 cm of snow, but it covered up all the warm beds of pine needles where they had sat and chewed their cud in the sunshine. It's amazing how they gather in our winter deer yard, hanging about in a group. One will get up, and the whole crew will move to the backyard.

Come summer we barely see them. They split up and forage alone.
The deer that hoofed it into our yard, to escape the wolf, I haven't seen since. Nor have I seen the wolf, thankfully!

8 comments:

Roan said...

Beautiful shots of the deer. I hope they don't mind the snow.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the deer.

Hilary said...

Beautiful babies. I'll miss them when they'll no longer depend on the feed we offer. Still, it will be something to look forward to next fall.

Judy said...

Someone at church said we never get that kind of snow for Easter, so it must be Christmas, and you just have to love snow for Christmas...
Slightly crazed giggling...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...such an incredibly long, cold, snowy winter....those deer, tho, are oh so beautiful!!!

Ileana said...

Seems to be very cold there!Nice photos anyway! Deer are beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely animals -- I am thrilled to see one or two (when we're in Oregon) and you have a whole herd of them! Hope they survive the loooong winter!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
These are among the best of photographs you have yet caught Jenn - just gorgeous! Like you, we had an inkling tease of spring last week, but for four days now I have not been able to see yonder shore. Literally! Now if summer decides to linger as long... YAM xx