Friday, April 3, 2015

Oh, Deer!

Exploring a New Neighborhood with Active Deer

I decided to take my daily photo walk somewhere different today. So I drove to a road I normally can walk to, and then turned left and drove a few blocks to explore the hills on the south side of the street.

I've been in the tract homes on the north side, but the south side is like a different world. It's where the horse people live. And where there is lots of grazing for horses, the deer are sure to find it, too. I just never knew they were so close to my city home.

The deer below had been on the other side of the fence but decided they wanted hop over it to cross the street.

They are now about jump the fence they are standing beside in this photo below.

The conditions in this area were ideal for deer. Not only were there huge grass lawns and wild meadows, but there were also forested areas still undeveloped. Today the deer preferred the territory meant for horses.

 In the photo above the deer have gotten across the fence to join the rest of their herd. I think there were close to eight deer there in all, and many appeared very young.

Do deer roam your neighborhood or somewhere close to where you live?


  1. Replies
    1. Heather, these were kind of cute, still young and playful.

  2. Oh, the deer are so beautiful and I especially love the second photo where she is looking straight at you, seemingly to pose for the camera. I always feel so blessed when I see wildlife close to my home. Due to fences, the deer wouldn't make it to my own back yard, but they are most definitely in our area and we occasionally see them in the woods or open fields still around us.

    1. That picture was also my own favorite. You must have very high fences. They make them eight feet to keep deer out here. I'm surprised we don't see them on the streets in my Paso neighborhood, since I have seen them on the streets downtown.

  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful country too! Makes you want to stop and relax!

  4. Sandy, there's no good place to relax on a public street surrounded by private property. People in that neighborhood are quick to notice strangers -- especially those taking photos and looking interested in their houses. One of them driving by stopped to question me.


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