16 September 2008

Fall foraging

I'm really quite taken with the deer in my little valley. There are 7 this season, three more than last year at this time, and it seems to me that they look much healthier than last season as well. During July and August of 2007, the babies didn't venture away from mom for very long, perhaps only long enough for me to search frantically for the camera, but this year they have been much more trusting of my camera fumbles.

Last Saturday before making the long drive to Lewiston for work (I sometimes wonder why I have a million jobs at once...) I sat on my back porch sipping coffee and enjoying the company of the baby deer. Three of them foraged slowly and gracefully under the pear and apple trees behind my yard while I desperately attempted to capture their beauty on my Nikon. The above pics are my attempt at demonstrating the beauty of my valley. It's too bad I'm not very tech savvy...

I imagine these little foragers will be around for quite awhile. I've been throwing my veggie scraps back there for awhile now!


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Aww...sipping coffee and deer watching is not a luxury we get in NY, but sounds wonderful!

Dr. Food said...

Believe it or not, I used to scream when I saw or heard them at first moving here. They're so sneaky and I always tend to think noises in the bushes are bears, despite the fact that we don't have any bears in Pullman..