All Winter, we had a herd of up to 13 and 16 White tailed Deer at a time coming through our 2 acres. Soon the very swollen adult females will give birth to their young fawns and many have twins, so it is about to get busy. Above is a yearling from last season and it's mother.
The flowers below, are on frontage of my twin grandsons school, so pretty!
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The first little owlet had begun to do some serious branching, the last couple of visits and then one day, it was gone and the second had begun the same, and I knew that day, that this wonderful 2 months of watching these beauties had come to an end and what a privilege it has been~
The balancing act of preening and eating out on a limb had finally arrived~
While one was gaining it's independence, the other one lingered a little while on the safety and well not such a secure nest a little longer. That nest had held together as well as we had hoped for, but half of it was now gone~
Flowers that I chose for my garden~
The young bucks lead the way through my yard, that I have kept more wild for them. We have been placing 2 large pans of cracked corn out for them for months now, along with our neighbors who feed them regularly. There is just not enough to support them with highways infringing on their territory~
Louisiana Irises above and the last time that I saw these two owlets near one another. Their life was about to change forever~
I love Caladiums, and their colours truly bring sunshine on even a cloud covered day.
The second owlet had ventured from the nest and was actually in tree behind the nest tree, and thus had made it's first short flight.
Farewell you lovely ones, and have a wonderful life~
More of my hanging baskets~
The only thing left to do now is deliver DVD-Rs of the many photographs taken to share with the families that allowed me access to their yards and got me in touch with these amazing creatures. It was not always easy, or the best weather, but the birds did what nature calls them to do and they did prevail and I could not be happier for them and for those who helped ensure that it happened in their timing, their way~