(Only 12-hours old and completely tuckered out)
Cyril may not be the biggest animal in our backyard but by gosh, you certainly know when he’s there and you most definitely know when he’s NOT happy!
Life is never dull outside our windows. Especially when the cats then inadvertently come face to face with one of these creatures. Fortunately everyone knows their place, with the cats more often than not beating a hasty retreat back inside!
Ever get that feeling someone is watching you? This is exactly how we felt a couple of weeks ago whilst we were outside. Although in all honesty they were more than likely watching the apple pieces we were throwing, not us!
As we were feeding a deer from our front porch to the right of our driveway, atop the neighbours driveway to the left, two sets of eyes were watching our every move. Not that they stayed there long. We soon required loads more apple pieces!
Atop is The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week.
This was one of those rare moments that not only was the scenery simply glorious I… a) noticed the birds in the bottom left-hand corner in this small creek, b) my camera was in the car, and c) my husband kept the car still whilst I took the photo!
Considering how well the stars aligned for this photo it seemed very fitting for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Against the Odds – a photo both of an unlikely occurrence and a shot you never thought you’d get!
It’s been a few weeks since Big Buck graced us with his presence in our backyard and even longer since I took this photo of him sitting, basking in the afternoon autumn sun.
What’s interesting is, whenever he does come to visit now, he seldom comes alone as he was here. It’s intriguing how he always comes with an entourage of the same additional four, Little Buck and three does.
What a time we had with the locals in our area of late. Beginning Sunday morning, then off and on until yesterday morning (Monday), they’ve more than made themselves at home on our property, wandering through willy-nilly.
First it was a determined young doe climbing onto the roof of our back shed in search of the tastiest morsel. One can only assume she was satisfied with her nibblings!
Then at midday (in what could be deemed to be a lot of women’s fantasy come true) a divine young buck set up camp under my bedroom window, staying almost until sunset. Standing on occasion to rut the bush beside him before settling back down.
Then yesterday morning, having dropped the children at school and run a few errands, on returning home I noticed this little one between our back stumps taking what was obviously a much-needed rest. The poor little thing was breathing so hard.
The local deer are always welcome at our house. When out picking up Halloween decorations on Saturday, Miss Thirteen and I even spotted two deer walking through the car park of our local grocery shop. The best part – they even use the zebra crossings!
And just so happens this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is… LOCAL!