Monday, July 27, 2009

Oh Deer!!
Look Who Followed Me Home From Wyoming!

A few days ago we were working on returning to our normal routine after getting back from our trip to Wyoming. Traveling gets my boys all out of whack, and it takes them a couple of days to return to their normal, cheerful, less-troublesome selves.

Anyway, the boys were eating breakfast and I walked past the living room to return a toy to the boys room. As I walked past our big front window I saw something that caused me to do a double take.

What the?!?!

There was a DEER standing in the street, just staring at me.

After I got over the initial shock of seeing a deer in the middle of the city, I ran to grab my camera. I stealthily opened the front door, imagining the perfect shot I was going to get. Just then one of my neighbors started his rather noisy truck. Dang it!

Of course the buck took off. I was determined to get a good shot of him, so I followed him discreetly (by that I mean that I ran down the street after him, barefoot and in my pajamas).

This is a rather nice shot of his rear end, don't you think? I love my zoom lens!

I ended up following this buck about three blocks before I gave up the chase and my hopes of a perfect photo. I didn't give up because my feet hurt... actually, I was more than a little concerned that my boys might be tearing up the house while I was gone!

After all, there is more than one kind of wild animal roaming around my neighborhood!


  1. very cool... something you don't see very often (especially in the day time)

    -love the new layout!

  2. Love the thought of you creeping stealthily through the neighborhood with camera in hand attemping to get the perfect pic!

    The pics are great!

  3. There are so many beautiful wild things in this world. They're great photos.

  4. Haaa! What a girl will do for a good shot at a buck. lol! Sorry, had to use that. Good Job, and such a beautiful animal!

  5. lol. sorry, i just got a really good chuckle thinking about what your neighbors were thinking about you chasing the buck down the street in your pjs carrying your camera! wonder if they did a double take...

    fun pictures!!!

  6. Where did you go in Wyoming? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wyoming!

  7. My neighbors have seen me outside in my pajamas a few times too. :) Great pictures!

  8. I think your pictures came out pretty great! Those kinds of out of the ordinary events are so cool!

  9. Hey, that's cool! We see deer a lot in the country here, but right now I'm living in a town and that would be unusual. One day a local attorney e-mailed the newspaper a photo of a small bear crossing Main Street. That was unusual. Not totally since the area is "rural" but unusual for it to be in town. That first photo is cool! Great catch!

  10. Great post. You even got a laugh out of me.