Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

The first day of 2017 in Escambia County on Florida’s Gulf Coast, known as the panhandle or sometimes L.A. (that’s Lower Alabama), has been rainy, windy and warm. I was washing sweet potatoes late this afternoon to cook low and slow for supper when I spotted two deer, put the spuds down, and went to fetch my dusty camera.

The little whitetail doe and yearling are backyard regulars. They come for the heavy acorn crop carpeting the ground under an oak tree in my line of sight from the kitchen window.

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She looks like a teen mom to me, so petite, hardly bigger than her yearling.

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Mom is more watchful, though, easily identified as the tour director.

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Now you can see the fluffy yearling, clearly a naive youngster, dependent upon mom’s instincts and instructions.

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5 thoughts on “Yard Deer

  1. Deer for the new year! Happy 2017 to you and Buck . . .

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    1. Beth says:

      Yes, and now we’re about to enjoy those caramel-sweet yams. Great to hear from you, Richard. Best wishes on the new year to you as well.

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  2. Wally Jones says:

    What a wonderful way to begin a new year! There’s something about watching a young creature with their energy and curiosity that gives us hope.

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    1. Beth says:

      Yes, there sure is. They’re on to Lou, too. They know she’s restrained (from coming to play with them) by a fence, so they just continue with their acorn eating while she rushes around bark, bark, bark, bark, BARK!

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  3. Cheryl aka Shaddy says:

    Wonderful photos.

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