Saturday, April 17

Nature Bits + A Gift

This sight greeted me on Wednesday when I went out back with the camera. She lay there for 2-3 minutes and then ambled off to her sister, who was grazing nearby.

This morning, as I went out to go to work, the same two deer were grazing about 15 feet from my side garage door. I said good morning and they pretended to graze, but I know they were watching me closely. I hope they will continue that!

I saw this seed cluster on the deck and it made an impression on me. Most of the time we see these seeds lying singly on the ground. I don't remember seeing so many attached like this. I thought you should see it too.


You've heard me complain before about the keyboard that came with my computer. Nearly all the letters had some parts worn off and I had made little sticky notes with the letter for that key - lest I make even more typing mistakes than usual.

Imagine my surprise when I went to work today and learned that my employer's computer had been attacked by a "worm" and he had bought a new one. I was the recipient of his old keyboard, flat-screen monitor and scanner/printer - because the printer wouldn't work with Windows 7. Isn't that wonderful? I am already using the new keyboard (it's very uptown now, without the sticky notes) and mr. kenju's computer will soon be graced with the flat monitor. It will be fabulous to be able to get rid of the dinosaur of a monitor he has now, which takes up at least one third of the desk. He hasn't had his own printer before, so he will feel very smug, knowing he doesn't have to walk down the hall to use mine.

I'm not sure what I did to deserve the largess, but I will be eternally grateful. Thanks, Mel. You are one heckuva nice man.


srp said...

I noticed the little flying helicopters flying through the air today from the maples and the fuzzy little brown wormies from the pines. Already the aphids are swarming to the area... am seriously going to put our some ladybug lure, perhaps even get some live ones to put in around the roses.

Moon said...

Wow Judy, such a rich day indeed! Beautiful sights and gifts galore!! (psst, go buy a lotto ticket now, u never know! LOL

Gilly said...

That is such a gorgeous picture of the deer! How lovely to have them so close.

I got Mr.G's keyboard when he got a laptop - I have a very light touch, and it suits me just fine now!

Pat said...

Lucky you! But the glimpse of the fawn is what I most envy.

Grannymar said...

You work hard for Mel so deserve the gifts. Enjoy!

I love natures arrangement of the seed cluster. At first glance I thought it was your handiwork.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow lucky you, I really could do with a new keyboard too, but I need one for a mac. Actually I need a new computer as well!

Have a great weekend!

Granny Annie said...

Well you certainly went a long way with the term Hand-me-downs. Our family never gets rid of any computer part or accessory without checking first to see who might need it. My sweet laptop (Lappy Lou) is handed down from a precious niece and nephew-in-law.

Arkansas Patti said...

I so love your live lawn ornaments.
I had always heard that all things come to he who waits but Mel made that come true for you.
Way to go.

Kay Dennison said...

I hope your deer keep visiting.

You have a wonderful garden -- I love seeing your flowers.

And congrats on the new equipment!! I just love my flat screen monitor. It's really amazing how the technology has improved.

robin andrea said...

We saw our first deer in the new yard yesterday. Made us very happy. I share your excitement.

Congrats on the new computer equipment. Sounds like you hit the jackpot!

Darlene said...

That deer is noticing you and wondering what you are up to. She is not afraid, obviously. How lucky you are to have nature so close.

The computer gifts added to your luck and I think Moon is right; it's time to buy a lotto ticket. You must be under a lucky star.

sage said...

The deer get friendlier every year... but they give me good reason not to garden! Congratulations on your score of a new monitor and keyboard, I take it you turned down the wormy computer.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How wonderful to have these Computer Goodies...!
Love those Deer coming to visit you, Judy. It must be so nice to know they feel safe near you...!