Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend in Wimberley (Part 4: Oh, Deer!)

Deer love cantaloupe.
Did you know that?
I didn't until my weekend in Wimberley earlier this month.

See the look of delight and contentment on this deer's face? 

She ate every last crumb we tossed out there. 

So we saved bits of watermelon, strawberries, avocado... ah, I can't remember what else we saved and then tossed to the deer.
But they loved us for it!

Do you see the third fawn in the photo above?
Lots of little ones!

It was a tight knit family... even the men are watching over the babies.

"You looking at me?"

Gossip time, obviously.

Keeping an eye on me!

The babies were my favorites.

You wouldn't believe how many photos I took of this guy dancing for his dinner. 

I'm not sure what he's going after... acorns? 
Whatever it was, he really, really liked them!

And I really, really enjoyed watching him eat!

Hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

I'll be focused on family this next week so if you don't see me popping up on your blogs or on Facebook, that's why. 
Hope you have a great week!

(Thanks to Hilary of The Smitten Image for selecting this post as a Post of the Week!)


  1. Oh Barbara, these little darlings are just so beautiful. I love every one of your images. Such sweet creatures. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Hilary! It's funny... I have deer all around me where I live, but rarely get a glimpse of them. I was ecstatic to finally be able to take some photos!

  2. Awwwww, look at all of them, so cute! What I wouldn't give to have those eyelashes!

    Did you enable lightbox again? I couldn't enlarge to full screen. (no worries, they're still nice photos)

    1. I did enable lightbox, but I'm still able to enlarge them into a slidslow. I wonder why that doesn't work for you? I'd love to have those eyelashes, too!!

  3. I love to look at the deer in the way which the deer is staring back at you.

  4. these are beautiful! love the big and little ones, both!

  5. Barbara,
    What gorgeous shots you got! I really loved the one : "are you looking at me?"!
    are you going to the wildlife lounge of Jillsy Girl's new blog?

    All the best,


  6. My brother who spends much of his time in the middle of nowhere Missouri told me a neighbor is convinced he saw a kangaroo. Everyone thinks it was a deer standing on his hind legs like your one picture. Alcohol may have been involved.

  7. Deer Barbara (hee), thank you so much for these wonderful photos. Loved them all, but especially the You Looking At Me? shot.

  8. they are beautiful but so thin, I worry that with all the dry/lack of rain they are not getting a lot of foraging ..

  9. These were great photos of the deer. I love that one 'you looking at me'!

  10. POTW material indeed! Love the fawns and the buck especially :)

  11. All of these shots are just fabulous!

  12. Congrats on POTW! We both got the honor on the same day. :)

  13. came back to say congrats on the POTW!!!

  14. Great shots. Those eyes! Antlers! And triplets? oh wow.

  15. Amazing shots, thanks for sharing them

  16. I do not agree with feeding deer. We have too many in our area and they can devastate a landscape in a week. Lovely photos, though.


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