Monday, February 18, 2013

Wary Visitors


When winter parcels out its light, deer appear at the fringes of the day. 





























The sun's first rays warm their thick coats and turn their whiskers into strands of light.  

They browse nervously, snapping to attention at every hint of danger. 































One false sound, and, tails up, they flee to the cover of the woods. 

They come again at evening; 

their shadows lengthen and spread into the darkness that gives them shelter.




In His hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:10



Linking with
Rurality Blog Hop

30 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The freedom of a wild animal is wonderful. I love their little tails! Beautiful lighting.

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, they are just beautiful.
I love those little white tails!!

She Who Carries Camera said...

I don't know how anyone could shoot one of these animals...they'll always be Bambis to me! Beautiful captures!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the White-tailed deer!

Jodi said...

I so appreciate how you capture "the fringes of the day". :)

S. Etole said...

I like how you captured an image of them running away.

Jennifer Richardson said...

it's always such a gift
when they come
and your camera does it
justice
in a lovely and powerful way.
and your WORDS....oh how I love:)
-Jennifer

Sharon K said...

Delightful- especially to this city-dweller.

mick said...

Great photos. Being able to see the deers' whiskers like that is fantastic.

Brian King said...

Wow, those are gorgeous, Connie! Beautiful lighting! Nice job!

Carole M. said...

how beautiful, the young deer

Sandra said...

What sweet captures, Connie. Those little soft whiskers catching the light and the upturned tails as they flee to the woods. Such nervous creatures forever on the lookout for predators.

Cindy said...

Oh how beautiful!!!!! Love them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I especially love the photo of the deer running away.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So cute.. Great shots.. Regards..

Shey said...

Gorgeous and very inspiring. Love your website too. You take great photos.

lina@happy family said...

Wonderful deer. Awesome shots.
Thanks for dropping by :)

Leave It To Davis said...

Beautiful creatures...great pictures...but what a way with words you have! I love the way you told about these two deer....wonderful!

Jori said...

Beautiful animals! I live in the Ozarks too! I think it's the best place in the world!

Tracey from ⓽ said...

When I first moved to the country I remember walking out to our barn at dusk and I heard a snorting sound from the nearby woods. It scared the living daylights out of me. It turned out to be a deer that was not happy I was in his territory! They are quite beautiful and I love how fluid and graceful they are in their movements.

makiejl.com said...

Beautiful!
~Linda

Nell at njschout said...

Enjoyed your photos, especially the second one! : )

HansHB said...

Lovely photos and a perfect post for the theme!

Pat said...

Beautiful photos!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful shots, and yes, they sure are skittish!

RamblingRound said...

What beautiful pictures of these wary and graceful creatures.

Kia said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous, Connie!

Madge Bloom said...

Love their little white 'flag' tails... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #3' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4...

Lui said...

Connie, what beautiful wild creatures! I hope they are safe ;-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Just Beautiful. I have been missing you~