Monday, August 15, 2011

Rudolf in Summer

The other morning I went out to check something in my front yard and my son came with me. He spotted this fellow asleep by the hedges.

He was about 6 feet from us and we worried that we might scare him so we dashed back into the house.
We needn't have bothered because he wasn't too worried. He looked at us then got up and sauntered over to the apple tree and began munching on the leaves.

When he had his fill, he went back to lie down but by now the sun had begun to heat up the yard as it's very enclosed with hedges. He moved several times to find shade then eventually left.

You can see where he's eaten all the leaves.

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It's been a long time since I've had any adventures in nature so this was a real treat.

I can see where he'll make a great Christmas card.


  1. That is so cool. I knew it was something great with the "!" photos.

  2. The only picture that shows up is the last one but it's a great one. How thrilling to find him having his snack

  3. Hi Carole - apparently a lot of people are experiencing this same thing with the exclamation marks where images should be - but it's only one of a whole host of blogger issues at the moment and nobody seems to be solving them.

    I do agree, though, that the last image is great and will make the basis of a lovely Christmas card!

  4. they are pretty when the antlers are in velvet.

    With the barn quilts some have them made and some 4-H get a artist to make them to the families chosen design.
    steve, OOTP

  5. Handsome devil; isn't he? BTW, I replied to your comment on my last post.

  6. What a beauty, bet he'll be back for some apples later.

  7. That is one very beautiful lawn animal!!:))
    Wow...ive never seen antlers like pretty! doing the Kelowna Tri and did the Aquathlon last night. my aunt lives in Vernon and we were there yesterday. You have VERY beautiful weather right now:))))

  8. Hi Carole, what a magnificent looking animal,; hope you didn't mind that he nejoyed your apple tree leaves so much. It's good to see your blog posts again. I really liked the teddy bear with flowers cause teddy bears are a favorite at the Frog & PenguINN. Many thanks for the anniversary wishes!

  9. An excellent encounter! I've only seen one with antlers.

  10. Gee...I would love to see one outside my door. Very cool!!!

  11. I love him!! Perfect for Santa!! Ha!

  12. Hi there

    Just stopped by to read your blog
    and I am so glad that I did.

    What a beautiful photograph of a gorgeous animal.


    You have a lovely blog here and I am your newest follower.

    I will be back for more.

    Have a great week.



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