Sunday, February 28, 2010

Calico Doe


Calico
Originally uploaded by paulaniz67
Doe - a deer, a female deer
Ray- a drop of golden sun

These are two of my favorite things that have visited our little neck of the woods in recent days. Deer and sunshine. Deer visit a lot, but it's early spring in the Pacific Northwest and the sun is not seen that often generally. The last couple of weeks have changed that and the sun has been a regular visitor, softly shining on our flower beds and waking up the daffodils and rhododendrums. Ah, the life...

The deer are a regular part of our neighborhood, but when spring grasses start to grow and the earth is coming alive, our little herd moves around more, visiting us with a regular schedule that rivals the postman. This sweet little doe was born right here on the south slope two years ago and is my favorite. She's so sweet and still very small. Makes me smile just to catch a glimpse of her.

May you be blessed with some early spring sunshine and beautiful wildlife to encounter...

9 comments:

Amy said...

What a cutie! I've never seen a deer that looks like that before.

mtnchild said...

What a little beauty. I've only seen one calico deer ever. I wonder how scarce they are ...

Enjoy your sunshine!! We are having sunshine today too, but the grass is basically still brown.
~Yvette~

Adrienne said...

What a pretty deer. We have an albino one that lives by our pool. It's really cool when we see her usual at dusk

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a beauty she is! I've never seen one personally.
It's been sunshiney here too. But the weather man says the cold wind is on its way. Darn it!!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your deer look different than East Coast deer. Neat that you captured a picture.

Happy spring to you -- we're still wintering here.

Stacey's Treasures said...

She is still there, oh how neat!
We have had allot of deer in the yard. I think it's because those darned cyottee's are closing in.

Love Bears All Things said...

Very unusual. I love seeing wildlife.
Mama Bear

happy zombie said...

l love your Calico Doe (and the love your name for her!). We have 3 regulars on our hill too (sadly now 2), and I've named them as well. They're cute, but not as cute as your famous Calico Doe!

Gigi said...

That deer is the sweetest little thing! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it!
Blessings,
G