The deer used to come out only at night and visit under our apple trees. The adults came with the young ones and ate the many apples that had fallen upon the ground the day before.
They got braver. . . Recently we could set our watch by them. Every evening, around 7:30 they would appear from around our house and gather under our apple tree for a visit and a snack. Of course, we would never have our camera handy, and when we did it just doesn't take good pictures in the early twilight, so all we would see were their big deer eyes looking at us.
They got even braver. . . and they are arriving earlier, now. But only two young ones continue to come.
They are so pretty.
But, I'm afraid our friends will soon disappear. . .
and we won't get to watch them any more. Our apples are almost gone and they don't like our few pears laying on the ground. But, as you can see, they tried eating them.
So, they may soon be leaving our yard in search of greener pastures and more apples.
We harvested the few pears from our pear tree. The frost got all the blooms last spring except for these few.
We love watching our deer. There is a field in front of our house and across the creek where a herd of them graze and frolic every evening. Of course, I won't mention deer season in Jackson County. You would think it was a national holiday. So at least for now, I will try not to think about it, and I won't mention it any more.