Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Isn’t nature grand?

Every evening around 7:30, I make my last trip to the barn to check on The Girls.  Last evening was no different.

When I returned to the house about ten minutes later and entered into the mud room to take off my ‘mucking out’ boots, I turned around and just happened to glance out the window which overlooks the ‘back forty’.  The young doe in the distance was staring back at me.

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I’ve learned from experience that they don’t remain in one spot for very long so I ran into the kitchen and grabbed my camera.

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I used the zoom feature to bring her closer. 

She stopped just long enough to grab a few morsels…

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then turned around and disappeared back into the woods.

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Pleasant dreams, young lady.

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Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!

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Since red, white and blue are my favorite colors, they can be found in abundance around our home, both inside and out.

The red, white and blue annuals in the planter boxes on our front veranda are enjoying the summer weather…

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as well as those in the antique wheel barrow that graces our front yard.

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We even have a little patriotic corner in our dining room. 

See the blue African violets to the right and red and white ones to the left on the tea cart?  The hooked sampler above is a one-of-a-kind treasure that I picked up in Berlin, Ohio in 2003 while on a teaching assignment.  It was designed and hooked by Melanie Owens as a tribute to 9/11.

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Enjoy the day and be safe everyone!

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35 comments:

EllenaElizabeth said...

How delightful to see the doe. And I love your wallhanging with the pineapple.

Karen said...

I love the wallhanging. I am headed to Berlin, Ohio tomorrow. Your flowers are very pretty.

KaHolly said...

**Sigh!**
Your yard looks beautiful.

JessicaSews said...

What a beautiful post.
Wishing you well, Kaaren!

Stephanie said...

Peaceful surroundings. On occasion we see deer on our neighborhood walking path. Thrilling for Abby I tell ya! Enjoy your day.

Diana and LaDonna said...

While I was staying with my dad after my mom's death, a momma deer and her two babies would visit in the field behind the house. Drove my Scotties crazy! They visited quite frequently; I could recognize the differences in their personalities, or is it deeralities?! One would stick close to momma and the other would venture off, but then run quickly back to her. They are beautiful!

Love your flowers!

LaDonna

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Better watch out your Deer friend is there to check out those beautiful flowers. May be her midnight snack.
They are beautiful but very destructive in our area. They come right into town and love to eat impatience,roses, and hosta.
I am looking forward to seeing your new puppy.j

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Do you have challenges with the deer eating your garden and plants?

The hooked rug is beautiful as are your red, white, and blue flowers!

Me and My Stitches said...

We see deer in our yard every evening - I love watching them - sometimes they play and chase each other around, it is really cute to watch. Love your flowers and your hooked wall hanging. Have a great day!

Terry said...

How lovely to see a doe like that! At our last house we had deer in the yard all the time! And wild turkeys too. I do miss that.

Karen said...

Love that red wheelbarrow!

JCnNC said...

Love your wallhanging - I also plant a red, white and blue flower planter each Spring - I miss not being able to do that this year. We have triplet fawns this year and often see mom and babies frolicking in our field in the evenings. Isn't nature a wonderful thing to watch. So pieceful. Judy C

Karen said...

Love your touches of red, white and blue - your yard is so pretty. We get deer here as well and I never get tired of looking at them - always so peaceful. That rug is a real treasure - wonderful.

hugs - karen

Darlene said...

Blissful - inside and out, Kaaren.

Pat said...

Thank you Kaaren. I hope that you have a wonderful day too! I love to see pictures of your home and grounds. They are always so lovely.

Patty said...

Beautiful place. Have a great day.

Sandi said...

What a lovely way to end your day yesterday.

May I add my wishes to our American neighbours.

Happy 4th!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful post, beautiful pictures!

Happy 4th to you too!

:) Carolyn

WoolenSails said...

I have been seeing more deer in our backyard, just love sitting on the porch and watching the birds and bunnies, a good way to center ourselves.

Love that rug, beautiful piece and design.

Debbie

Deb said...

Lovely to see the doe. Many years ago when we moved into our new house, I came down one early morning to see a deer in my back yard. I never thought to grab a camera. They are so beautiful

Janet O. said...

I love those moments when our world and the wild side of nature gently collide (is that an oxymoron?).
That is a very special hooked rug you have on display!

Candace said...

I'm surprised the doe stayed around for so long, Kaaren! She looks so healthy. Your yard is so pretty right now. What an incredible hooked rug and such a lovely spot to display it!
Cheers!

Shelley said...

That deer was probably checking to see how she could sneak in and eat your lettuce and peas LOL! They love them! Love your bright red wagon in the yard:)

Lesley said...

Your flowers are so beautiful! All that hard work is paying off. Love your 4-footed visitor! And that sampler is a work of art! Thank you for sharin!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful post Kaaren!
Lovely pic of all your red, white and blue ~ Thanks for sharing!!!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Janet said...

You have green fingers, the garden is delightful and what a treat to see the deer. I hope it doesn't end up eating your plants and sticks to the grass.

Merilyn said...

How lovely to have an area where wildlife can feel comfortable to come and feed! All your flower plantings look great, I love the ones in the old wood barrow!!!! The wall-hanging is a special piece, just beautiful!!!!

JJ said...

Beautiful yard and flowers.

Anthea said...

Nature is grand indeed, great pics. We had a full moon last night, I love to go look at it, the shadows it creates and the way it makes the clouds look... Beautiful wall hanging with such a historic meaning...

Cathy said...

Ooohh! I don't know which I like better-the hooked sampler or your gorgeous tea cart! Your home is just beautiful!

Cathy ♥

Cathy said...

Ooohh! I don't know which I like better-the hooked sampler or your gorgeous tea cart! Your home is just beautiful!

Cathy ♥

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love your patriotic flowers. I wish our house had a cute niche like yours to decorate. I love that tea cart and the wall hanging is just perfect there!

María said...

Hello, my name is Maria and l wanted to tell you l like a lot your work, your house and everythig,everythingand all. A big kiss.

Marie said...

The hooked rug is wonderful!

Ter'e said...

Beautiful pictures. Will you put out saltlick for the little doe? I used to do that when we lived in Alabama.
Your hooked rug is so lovely.......and I am a hooker.....however......I cannot figure out what the item is in the right lower corner of the rug. What is that?
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