Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Magic Moment

OK, it's NOT July 2 - I thought I could set up a few old posts with greetings for the next few days, but looks like maybe not! So - here's an old post, and the new "today's greeting" is at the end, properly labeled July 1! (???)
From August 27, 2007..........
We were sitting out on our balcony having our coffee at SNP very early this morning - the view was magnificent, with the moon still shining, and the mountains misty. Very quietly and daintily, two fawns walked out into the clearing in front of us.
They started running and playing like a couple of puppies (or little boys!)

They ran together and separately, kicking their heels in apparent joy at just being alive on a beautiful morning in the mountains.

Back and forth, around and around.

They would rest a moment from time to time.

Then more races.
They were joined by 3 does - this one seemed to be the mama of both - maybe one or both of the other does were yearlings.

More playing (with big sister?)

Family Portrait (you can see the 5th one's ears in the foreground.)
It was amazing, and seemed to be a show put on just for us. I don't think I breathed the entire time - could hardly (believe it or not!) even think about photographs.

16 comments:

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

That's cute!! They are so amusing casing each other like children.

Bird Girl said...

Oh how neat! They all came right out in front of you in the morning - what a SURPRISE that must have been!! A fun series of your SNP deer family!

Shellmo said...

What a wonderful experience! You captured the perfect day in the life of the fawns and their family!

kjpweb said...

That is beautiful - especially love #3. It's always good not to miss a post of yours! Cheers, Klaus

June said...

Last year I saw young fawns frolicking in our field. It was a sight to behold...didn't get any good pictures of it like you did though!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

These are so much fun!! It's wonderful that they didn't mind you being there. Your yard is a wildlife wonderland! I love these pictures.

Me & my puppies said...

How lucky that you were able to witness this wonderful "deer" playtime.

For The People said...

Those are great. Much better that the ones I posted last week.

jalynn01 said...

Deer are a favorite of mine to try to photograph and fawns are even more fun and hard to get. How thrilled you must have been to get this lively little family. Loved every picture! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a fun and carefree day they are having. Gives us a lesson to take a break and play every now and then.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi birdlady, I loved seeing this post and watching the deers playing...they are so happy just simply to live...cheers.

Leedra said...

Lovely family. Being there was probably as great as getting the photos.

John Theberge said...

Amazing photos, these could put anyone in a good mood.

fishing guy said...

Helen: Those are outstanding photos and I really enjoyed the little fawn romping in the grass.

Mary said...

Beautiful, beautiful fawn! Love the tail! What a wonderful deer family.

Dave Coulter said...

VERY cool. I have only seen deer do that one time, and it was really entertaining!

(BTW, I think your mystery tree may be a mulberry???)