Thursday, May 13, 2010

Take It Easy, Deer

A trip to Ukiah included a visit to the graves of some ancestors. Among the elaborate monuments of the past, about a dozen deer calmly rest together between rounds of grazing and browsing.



On a visit to mom's place, a very pregnant doe and her handmaid showed little fear, even as I tried to get to my vehicle without causing undue alarm. Move along, ladies...



4 comments:

Dina said...

Oh Elaine, this is so wonderful. You made my day. Every cemetery should have a resident deer herd.

Hilda said...

I'm amazed they seem so comfortable with humans. Wonderful, Elaine!

Kym said...

The pregnant does are all over up here too. And I guess the "handmaids" are last years' daughters?

Petrea said...

I love them. They used to come to my mother's house in Oregon and eat her garden. She didn't mind them but her neighbors always tried to shoo them away. I'd rather have deer than flowers any day.