Walk Along Prattle – Day of the Deer

When we go out in the morning for our walk down the back road, it’s always in our minds that maybe today we’ll see the deer. From our observations, they spend the night bedded down in the wooded areas by the river. We’ve never seen them in their sleeping quarters, that’s just what two Back Road Busy Bodies think they do.

Then after a night of rest, in early morning, they make their way through the grassy fields belonging to our neighbors. From there, they leap the fence and hop the bank that runs along the back road. Crossing the road, they climb the hill on the other side to spend their day browsing in the woods.

Any deer still lingering there would be hidden by the fog that fronted the river. Signs of wet, muddy hoof marks at familiar deer crossings made us believe the deer had long since crossed and were gone.

Reaching our distance and turning around, back and forth conversation diverted our attention from the fields and river. Happenings being hashed over took precedence over anything in our surroundings.

Then a snort came to the left of us, out of a break in the brush, disrupting talk that wouldn’t be remembered later. Turning towards it, our approach had already frightened them. A herd of bounding white-tails were heading back to the river.

Not always appearing when we want them to, with every walk down the back road, they sometimes surprise us when we think there’s little chance. Today was a day of the deer.  

Deer in October



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13 Responses to Walk Along Prattle – Day of the Deer

  1. Patsy says:

    Love the white tails.  What a good walk you had.  I get to see them quite often too, sometimes up close and personal, like in front of my car!!! Yikes. Enjoyed your walk today. Hugs, Pat

  2. Ann says:

    What a treat – to get to see the deer with whom you share the universe!

  3. JoAnn says:

    Great shots.  I\’ve never seen so many white tail at one time.  My hubby would definitely be hyperventilating at that scene!  Looked a little foggy on this walk!  Have a great evening.  Isn\’t it about time for LG to visit the valley again?  I\’ve missed her.

  4. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    They are beautiful and so are your pictures!  We loved to see them in Virginia too but sure did not have your view unless we went to a park.  Here in Alberta they have Mule Deer and my husband took pictures of them at Waterton Park.  We have them in a local park too but the big park pictures are so nice.  I thought you might enjoy seeing them.

  5. Millie says:

    They sure are beautiful.  I love the ones in the mist.  We have nothing as awesome as that here.  A deer or two here and there.
    Hugs, Millie 

  6. Leona says:

    This is so beautiful! No wonder you write so well, you\’re surrounded by such peaceful serenity it\’s inspiring. I so enjoyed this walk today. Thanks for the peace and tranquillity. I needed that. 

  7. Beth says:

    I love the pictures of the deer Pat.  They are so beautiful!

  8. Babblelot says:

    Loved the pictures of the deer.

  9. Evelyn says:

    Oh My what a wonderful sight to see they are so beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.

  10. Fizz says:

    Nice!!! Beautiful. I once saw a heard that was huge… we stopped counting at 500 because we couldn\’t keep them straight anymore.
    That\’s wht I call a morning walk!

  11. Lynne says:

    Wonderful pictures! We are blessed enough to see deer out beyond or back fence…………sometimes as many as five or six at one time. Such graceful and beautiful creatures they are! Thanks for taking us on your walk again!

  12. Mei's says:

    Hi Patricia, They\’re lovely yummy! Wish you can join us. Mei

  13. Mary says:

    well done , pictures are wonderful ,not the easiest animals to catch on lens *S*

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