Oh Dear . . .

My mother lives in a little cottage in the woods.  She has seen snakes, coyotes, your regular run of the mill bunnies and chipmunks, among other things.  But, by far, her favorite visitors are the deer that she feeds every day.  There is a little farm up the street from her and she buys bags of apples that they have kept from the season before.  One deer, in particular, has really grown to trust my mother and walks right up to her porch.  In fact, she's actually tried to jump the small fence that blocks the dogs from getting off her porch.  LOL!! 

Mama deer.
Late in the spring, my mother was concerned because she hadn't seen her favorite deer for a while and thought something might have happened to her.  We both remembered it was the time of year that babies were being born and maybe, just maybe, that was what was keeping her away.

Well . . . . . . .

. . .  look who came to visit!!!  At first "Peaches", as my mother has named her (or him.  We're not quite sure yet), kept her distance and watched Mama Deer as she walked over to my mother.  Now, she comes right up to the porch and is a very brave baby.  She doesn't like apples yet but I'm sure that will change soon.  What an honor it is for this deer to trust my mother enough to introduce her to her baby!! 

It is said that animals and children are the best judges of character.  I truly believe this.  : )

Many blessings for a beautiful Thursday ~ Wendy


mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful post,stunning animals and a great privilege to share such wondrous moments. Your mum is surely blessed. Have a great weekend.

sage and spirit said...

Beautiful photos! I love that little spotted baby! How lucky your Mom is, to feed the deer and their trust. Such gentle animals, they do know a good soul when they meet one! xoxo

Shel said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous photos and what a beautiful post! I have always loved deer and to be able to have them that close in your own yard is incredible! What a blessing! xo

Robin Follette said...

Beautiful. Those huge ears make them even more beautiful.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Wendy,
So happy you found my blog now I have found you.
Love the photo's of the deer. So precious.