Isn't he handsome with his new antlers? Bruce was sitting at his desk when he heard banging on the house. Something told him to take a camera with him and the picture above was the first he snapped. The buck was hitting the house with his antlers.
But not the last shot as this fellow decided that Bruce was not a threat and went back to eating fallen peaches off our tree that's against the house.
Then he added some last remaining flowers to the plate. So this is why we don't have fancy gardens here. This buck and his doe.... and fawn all nibble on everything here. Even stuff that the garden shops swore up and down are deer proof. Ya right....
Then he made his way to where the wife and kid are. Note the cedars, artfully shaped by the deer of course. This buck has been living on our property for three or four years now after his mother was hit by a car.
We seem to have a bumper crop of pears this year! Bruce picked these and we are enjoying their aroma in the kitchen while we wait for them to soften up a bit.
The old gala apple tree has just a few apples this year and they are developing a nice red blush with the cooler nights. Fortunately the apples and pears are all above the height for the deer! (bears are another story...)
Bruce also spotted a muskrat swimming up the creek today and he watched it for a time doing some 'personal grooming' at the creekside. I'm sorry I missed seeing that one!
It seems that the local wildlife know this is a safe place to visit... and I like that.
I have been given a date of December 18th for my knee replacement surgery! A week before Christmas....
I'm so glad I started on the baby blankets now and not later....
Back soon with a progress report on that project soon. (I did mention I'm weaving really slow now right?)