Thursday, December 18, 2008

Backyard Christmas visitors

Early yesterday morning, I ran to the window, threw open the blinds and what to my wondering eyes should appear - but seven deer - resting in our backyard open area!
They looked at me, very unconcerned with my photography efforts, and continued to enjoy the warmth of our backyard.
After about a half hour, they got up and lazily wandered away. This is our back patio with the deer just leaving. A fun surprise in these busy days just before Christmas.

20 comments:

Chris said...

Oh Ruthie, that is almost next to seeing Santa, IMHO. :)

Hugs,
Chris

bp said...

Very neat surprise! Thanks for sharing the photos! I love seeing the snow too.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Ruthie, What a beautiful welcome to the Christmas season. Did you see their sleigh???
Hugs, Terrie

Deb said...

Wow! I would have loved seeing this! I glad you got a chance to take pictures without frightening them away! Are you sure Santa was'nt out there in the brush? Deb

melanie said...

How sweet is that! Awesome! So beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

I get so excited when I see wild life! I would love to see seven deer in my backyard. What a wonderful way to start the day!

Blessings,
Cheryl

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, they are so beautiful! How blessed are you!

Hugs, Sharon

Technonana said...

Beautiful!!! We came home Thanksgiving night to find 3 doe eating in our front yard. By the time I got the camera they were gone!!
Merry Christmas, Sweet Friend!!

Shelia said...

Hi sweet Ruthie, I apologize for not stopping by in a while! What a lovely surprise! The deer are beautiful! Congratulations on your new grandbaby and I'm so glad your little grandson is recovery fine! Have a blessed evening,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Jan Parrish said...

Gorgeous post. I wish they'd show up over here!

squawmama said...

Ruthie, What a wonderous site for sure... How lucky you are to have them coming to visit you... Just great... and thanks so much for sharing with us... I LOVED it!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Natalie said...

What a rare photo! Even deer need a quite place of rest.

Megan DiMaria said...

How cool is that? I actually dreamed about reindeer last night too.

Robin Lambright said...

WOW! Talk about a Christmas blessing! We see deer occasionally but most of the time is is a very quick glimpse as they dash back off the road.
you lucky duck
great pictures by the way
thanks for sharing
robin

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a beautiful surprise Ruthie, wonderful pictures :)

Christmas Blessings,
Kathi :)

Smilingsal said...

How picturesque. I'm putting your name on my blogroll, and I hope that you do the same for me. I plan to visit more often.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I agree with Chris ==== it's the next best thing to seeing Santa!!!!! Beautiful photos, too!
I REALLY miss having snow! I hate driving in it, etc., but I just love the looks of it!!! So glad you got the pictures!!!

Cora

char72 said...

That is so neat. What a wonderful surprise.
Charlotte

Ellen said...

Seasons greetings..thank you for the kind words you left me on my blog. You are so blessed to have such a talented grandson to build you a computer. I enjoyed meeting your granchildren. I will keep your grandson in my prayers that he continues to do well. And that new baby is just so precious. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

N Dyess said...

They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I am enjoying reading your blog.