Thursday, February 19, 2009

All Deer, All the Time

It really might just be "All Deer, All the Time" here on Nature Tales and Camera Trails -- at least for the next little while with me as guest blogger. Unlike my mother, I don't seem to have the ability to attract a variety of animals (rare or common) to within my camera's viewfinder. (Of course when I saw my first lynx outside of captivity last week, my camera was sitting safely at home beside the computer).

But I do see deer. Lots and lots of deer. Nearly every day. In fact, if for some reason in some alternate reality, anyone ever wanted to pay me an admission fee to drive around the Quispamsis and Saint John, New Brunswick area to see deer, I would be happy and confident to offer a 100% money-back guarantee if we didn't see any.

Anyway, yesterday I saw a mere eight deer -- two groups of four in two separate locations. I took these photos in the afternoon. These deer were in a wooded area not far from the UNBSJ campus. I had my camera as I was en route to a Doodlebops concert with my children (aged 3 and 1/2 and 1 and 1/2) ... but that is another story. I pulled the van over to the side of a one-way street exiting the university and took the photos. The deer didn't seem to mind. They also didn't seem to mind my son yelling out to them "We love you deer!" or his loud inquiries to me as to why none of the other cars going by were stopping to look at the deer or take pictures. (I suggested maybe they didn't have their cameras with them.)


The deer were nibbling on cedar branches. The group of four deer I saw later in the evening were just out for a stroll in an open field, but it was too dark to take photos.


Posted by: "Guest Blogger" Riel

14 comments:

abbey meadows said...

I remember when my children were that age; there was never a problem if I had to stop the car to look at something. Now its Ugggh dad what have we stopped for now? That Lynx must have been an exciting sighting.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.How is Mom?Greet her and give her my best wishes.
Blessings,Ruth

Deborah Godin said...

Suc sweet and demure (top one) little faces! Thanks, and best to you all!

Sharon said...

You're doing great!! I love your photos of the deer:)

Kathiesbirds said...

What a great mother you are to have your children think all people should stop and look at deer! Keep up the good work and the wonderful photography!

Tina said...

I love deer pictures and your are very nice..how is your mother doing..give her our best!!

Becky and Gary said...

One can never have to many deer,( dear )pictures. They are so soft. We have plenty around here too, and you can see them daily.
Please say HI to your Mom. Have a great Friday.
b.

me ann my camera said...

Abbey Meadows: I would LOVE to have photographed the Lynx.

Ruth, Deborah, Sharon, Kathiesbirds, Tina, Becky and Gary: Thanks for the compliments on the photos and the best wishes for Mom. I am realising it is very friendly with some great people here in blog land. I have been doing some online exploring and hope to get a chance to see everyone else's blogs. I have seen a few and the pictures and stories are great. I can see why my mother enjoys this so much. She is doing well but will still be in the hospital for several weeks. I pass along all hellos. Thanks so much. Riel

Ruth said...

Deer are so lovely to watch. I am seeing them more frequently but it may be because I am looking more carefully. I am afraid of them on the roads at night though.

Mary said...

Beautiful! How could not get tired of seeing them? I'm glad your son is a budding naturalist, too :-)

Kyle said...

We'll just have to start calling you "Deer Riel"! These are wonderful photos. About all I ever see of deer are the tracks, and even those are few and far between these days. (Too close to the big city, I'm afraid.)

Please pass along our well-wishes to your mom. We'll continue to pray for her recovery and (hopefully) a speedy release from the hospital.

me ann my camera said...

Thanks for the comments. Oh deer, I hate it too when they run on the road here which is far too often. I never tire of seeing them in our wooded areas though and have even forgiven them for eating my fall mums, snowball tree, cedar trees, and two giant pumpkins.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. Great shots!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love any photos of deer..Your children sound darling. I am so sorry that Ann will be in the hospital for so long...Tell her she is missed...Michelle