Saturday, July 4

Look Who Came to Visit! + Happy Fourth!



We were sitting on the deck yesterday afternoon with friends Tiff and Biff Spiffy, and I kept seeing movement beyond the fence in the woods. I thought it was a large dog, but when I went to investigate, I saw a fawn. Biff spotted her sibling back a little further in the woods. The boys got out of the pool and we all gravitated toward the fence, mesmerized at the sight of this beautiful, innocent baby.

The one you see here was very curious about us, I think. She stood still and watched us for a while, and then she lay down in a patch of ivy not 3 feet behind the fence. I gave Biff the camera, and he slowly walked closer to the fence, hoping to get a really good shot of her, but his approach scared her off and she bolted into the woods behind the other one. I wonder where her parents were? I am fairly certain they would not have let the babies get this close to us had they been around. I really hope that these two were not orphaned.


We wish a happy Fourth of July to everyone, and while you are eating your hotdogs and potato salad, do not forget the reason for this day - Independence!!

18 comments:

Grannymar said...

Happy 4th July!

I have been independent for years, good job since there is nobody here to mind me! ;-)

Cute fawn picture, all the better for the dappled look

Darlene said...

What a sweet fawn.

Happy Fourth of July. Save some potato salad for me.

Tabor said...

The double fawns...a good omen I am thinking.

Phoenix said...

Happy July 4th! I am missing the Macy's fireworks this year ... hope you are celebrating the day grandly!

maria said...

You are so lucky to live where there is wildlife to enjoy. I hope you have a wonderful fourth of July.

Sylvia K said...

What a sweet little one! I love it! Have a great 4th, enjoy and celebrate!

Arkansas Patti said...

Awww. What a lovely gift. Poor deer must think hunting season is starting all over with the various fireworks. Glad they found a safe haven with you.

robin andrea said...

Very sweet creature to have come by for a visit. Hope your fourth is grand.

sage said...

Agh, my post didn't post!!! Oh well, we have a set of twins this year (last year we had twins and another doe had a single). But they have gotten fairly domesticated through the generations.

Kate said...

I love spotting deer, especially babies! Happy 4th!

srp said...

Perhaps the parents just needed a little rest. How cute! Have a great weekend with the family!

PI said...

You are so lucky to have such wildlife. We have badgers at dead of night but only one son has seen one. Happy 4th and long live Independence - especially women's!

Gilly said...

What a beautiful fawn! And so near to you!

Hope you had a happy 4th July - even if you did have to fight us to get independence! ;)

Granny Annie said...

Oh that is so sweet. It is rumored that we have a fawn in the woods on our property and it seems everyone has seen it but me. I'm trying to keep my camera ready at all times. I am seeing a lot of adult deer though right out my kitchen window.

Carolyn said...

How cute! Fireworks probably scared a bunch of wildlife again this year into being "sighted" around the areas. Glad you had a nice time :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a nice nature treat to see that fawn! Happy fourth!

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Love,
Gina

Bob-kat said...

What a wonderful sighting! I do hope they're not orphans too.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love that STORM so loves your shoes---which of course means, she loves you very very much. It is dear to see these pictures of her on your shoes, my dear...I Love It!

Sad about that tree---But, if that's the only way to save it...Well, as hard as it is---that's what I would do.

I have no idea what that tree is with the Lily Of The Valley blossoms...They are so very very BEAUTIFUL....!

It was quiet here yesterday, too....I did see some Fireworks from my deck, but it was very very cold out there....This is summer?? (lol)