Thursday, December 12, 2019

Deer Watching

I love being close to nature and observing wildlife. I have lived in several rural settings during my lifetime and I have enjoyed the peace that a country setting provides. When I was a child, our family spent many summers camping. One year we went up into Canada and the beauty of the Canadian Rockies touched me in a way I have never forgotten.

 Nature walks with my grandchildren are a joy.  Children are very observant and have so many questions about the different foliage, the creepy crawlers, the elusive butterflies, or the wild turkeys that were so abundant up here this year. I think the kids learn to pay attention to their surroundings on these walks and to respect this wonderful Mother Earth that we walk upon.

Once upon I time I lived up in Bellingham, WA which wasn't rural but our backyard was a wildlife preserve. It was fun to watch the different creatures; the birds, the chipmunks, the raccoons, and the most friendly, the deer. They wandered through the yard and the neighborhood, quite at home. 

Momma and her baby

This guy showed up on the day we got the keys to the house.

Pretty as a picture

Close up of the stag. It was hard to snap the picture quickly and do it well.

Just another day

Look who's eating the bird food!

I've done some research on the spiritual aspects of these gentle creatures. There is a lot of information to glean. Below is only one source.

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