Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Deer Enthusiast

I'm not a sports fan, I don't watch games on television or listen on the radio, I watched professional tennis for a short time when my son was playing but it just doesn't interest me. I play my own sport which I made up recently since the rattlesnakes are asleep and the tick count seems to be low this winter. I go out on the narrow animal trails, I'm a deer enthusiast and a coyote fan, I also root for Bob..


I started on the deer trail at the top of this ridge the other day and followed it quite a ways down, but I was afraid to get stuck so I turned around and climbed back up the steep hills and back down the proper trail.


With the company of my husband I tried it again....

* I should show a picture of my husband here, you can imagine him standing next to me, obviously Banjo is in front.



With scant little rain this winter the new grasses are very short which is not good for grazing but it is an opportunity for walking off the beaten track.


:)



Have you ever been to a new city or someplace fantastic like the Grand Canyon, you're in a gawking group and the first person stops, then everyone runs into each other, well, the same thing happens with deer....



We were trying to get down to this little meadow but the bushes were too thick and the crevasse too steep. I'm sure my husband could have somehow managed it but it was wet and muddy and no matter what trail we took it seemed to always end in an impossible situation, we are clearly not deer so we climbed back up to the ridge and walked the backbone.


:)


Which revealed stunning views like the city under covers.


We found pretty, prickly things



We took the long way around but finally made it to our grassy destination.

Maybe I should make some felt pennants with deer and coyotes on them to hang on our studio walls or over our bunk beds........well wait you can probably find them somewhere already on et- sea.

Have a lovely day Deers, xo rah rah Ro

15 comments:

  1. Well, surrounded by land and wild things, vistas to stop your heart for a second, working at your craft. Happy with your walking partner )) I really can't see how it could get any better!
    xx
    julie

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    1. I agree whole heartedly Julie, things are good around here!!

      xoxo

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  2. Ro, you are so lucky to have the deer so close to home,
    they are exquisite creatures!

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    1. Aren't they, those delicate legs.......I adore them too.

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  3. I want to root for your team too!
    I 'm not a game watcher either....I would rather be out looking for critter tracks in the snow.

    What a beautiful place you have to walk in!
    Life is good in "deer land".
    xo

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    1. Cinder, Eric told me there is a hockey team called The Coyotes :)

      Let's be the The Deers..........gooooo team!

      I hope you get out and do some tracking in the snow.

      xoxo

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  4. Those tracks at the top are awesome--I love seeing deer!!!

    And they are a hoot to watch, especially if you can stop and take some time with them. Graceful--mostly. "...running into each other..." Heeheeeheeeeeee!!

    Glad you made it to your grassy destination--thanks for bringing us along....

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    1. Banjo likes to snuffle up those tracks, she tells me how hot they are and helps find them.

      I love when they spring.........those legs! I know you like to watch them too.

      The grass is like lawn this year.

      Glad to have you :)

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  5. I really enjoy your beautiful photography and tales of your hikes/walks. *Just beautiful*

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  6. Love to picture you two out in that beautiful country setting! Really loved your analogy too of the deer being like the human gawkers we've all experienced :o). Great photos!

    Thank you, Ro!

    OoOXxX

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  7. That picture really tells a story, it made me laugh too.

    We've all experienced that one :)

    You're most welcome Ms Bird.

    tweetly dee...xoxo

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  8. Awesome pics and story telling Ro! I love the caption under the pic where you comment about being on the trail with your husband and the pic is of Banjo! I did see the small type below explaining about Banjo being in front, still funny. Thanks :)

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  9. Thank you sweet Rae, I'm glad you liked it!

    xoxo

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