Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wildlife Seen in and Around My Neighborhood~

Well, what a mess, what a mess!
We have been traveling and everything that could possibly go wrong, has.
Hoping for better days.
Last year we had the government SHUTDOWN.
This year it is car problems and computer hook up failures, among other things...
deep sigh~

That being said, I have had the most difficult time trying to stay on and leave at least a few comments for the two memes that I am part of the community of.
Last week, I said that I would not publish 2 posts back to back, but due to not being able to get on line as I would hope, I must do it one more time, before returning to my desk top at home and having familiar Internet connections that are at least somewhat trustworthy.
I will try and get online and post comments, but it all depends on what kind of service we will have these coming days.

All of these images were taken in and around my neighborhood in Oldham County, Kentucky.  
The Wild Turkeys roam down the lane and sometimes have even made their way to Tingsgrove.  
We have a lot of White tailed Deer that graze and sleep on our 2 and 1/2 acres.
My friend had shared with me last year that they have a very large tree in their front yard, and for the past 9 years it has been used by the Turkey Vultures to rear their young.  
Ranae called me up as well as alerted me by e-mail to the fact that the young ones had finally come up and shown themselves.  
They are really very attractive at this stage.
I drove to their home on 3 occasions and each time was just stunned by how close they are to Ranae's front door, they even have a dog, as well as the chickens that you will see in this post.  
The wild and the domestic, all living in sweet harmony...most of the time.  
Some neighbors do not follow the rules and their dogs run and take down wildlife.
We also have Red Foxes and Raccoon's that create kind of a battle against the wild and domesticated animals, but for the most part, we all have learned to live in peace~

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slide show presentation after you have read the narratives~

I will be linking up with Judith for:


Stewart for:

Morning dew upon the Queen Anne's Lace and spider webs to make a morning statement~

These were taken right across the lane from our home.  
One of the twins that you will see, was taken out either by a dog running lose, or a car~

Mike and Ranae's chickens, aren't they neat ;)

Guess I better leave now, one of the parents flew above me, circling as it looked down...

Doe with twins, One would go missing after this~

Quite possibly cousins~

Fawn and doe giving a mutual face washing~

These 2 fawns are the product of 2 different does, but are related, in thinking that one doe is mother of the other adult.
My next door neighbor knows them very well by personality and temperaments.
 Sue has fed them out beyond her home for several years~


  1. You live in such a beautiful area with diverse wildlife...and your intimate pictures of the deer are spectacular.

  2. It's so sad to see such a gentle creature as one of the twin fawns killed. Last week my neighbour excitedly called me over to show me a baby bunny under the bench in their backyard. It was cute, but then a few days later a baby bunny was hit on the road by a car - same one? Who knows but it made me sad.
    Thank you for linking this post as well to Mosaic Monday Mary.

  3. Mary, another awesome post. My favorites are of the spotted fawn. They are adorable.. Great photos.

  4. The deer and the cobwebs are special. Lovely post as always.

  5. Gorgeous shots! I love all the critters, but the chicken are extra cute.

  6. Mary, I cannot get over how much wildlife you are surrounded by in your neck of the woods! A beautifully photographed post of the creatures that inhabit your world, caught in the daily rituals that is their routine and your escape from it!


  7. You always capture so much beauty ...I think my favorite here is the Queen Anne's Lace and web.


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