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Sunday, March 10, 2013

At home - a poem


Some jumbled piles of branches
Are strewn in my backyard -
Debris from stormy weather,
Yet I was caught off guard...


For munching on the branches,
A deer, in broad daylight
Had turned to see me watching
And kept me in its sight.

I left it to its business
And went inside to bake.
I checked a little later
And did a double take...

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For there, beneath a cedar,
It found a comfy nest,
And curled up quite contented,
To take a sheltered rest.


It stayed there for an hour’s time
Before it left the back.
I glanced out my front window
And halted in my tracks!

The bird bell swung in motion!
A head without a beak
Was nibbling bits of bird seed,
Slim pickin’s, so to speak.


Now is it any wonder
I have no need to roam,
When creatures of the planet
Drop by when I’m at home?

17 comments:

  1. Aww how cute is that.. the deer and your fun poem. Sweet stuff, Glo. :)

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    1. Thanks Hilary! Glad you liked the post. :)

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  2. You know, it's fantastic that you were able to get some shots of wildlife coming to you! I don't suppose you left something more appropriate for the deer to eat (so he'll leave the birdseeds alone!).

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    1. Thanks, Nikki ~ Deer seem to find enough to eat in the garden without any extra help from me :) I could put the bird feeders up higher in the tree...of course, then giraffes would probably find their way here ;) I think a rabbit is involved in the plant nibbling as well, as I have found signs... and all the grape hyacinth flowers have been nibbled off ~ those pretty plants usually circle my fruit trees, but not this year!

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  3. Wonderful.....it is much more relaxed than our deer.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ a little too relaxed perhaps! During the snowy weather, I noticed a bare patch where the deer was resting in the photos above, so I think this particular sheltered area could be a regular sleeping spot.

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  4. What a lovely little story
    Your deer seems so at ease
    Around your home
    Wild creatures roam
    Nature's wonders never cease

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    1. Oh, thank you for your special rhyme!
      It's true, deer do appear,
      then wander through
      to munch and chew
      with no apparent fear!



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  5. Lovely pictures and poem. Deer are in the news here in the UK at present as it's said that there are now too many of them and a cull is needed.
    I like Elaine's poetic comment! Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty! Yes, large deer populations are a hot and controversial topic here as well. I loved Elaine's comment, too :)

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  6. What an amazing visitor to have in the garden Glo, so sweet! Love the poem too :-) Your videos don't show on my iPad but I was able to watch it on the laptop so didn't miss out.

    I don't know what happened to the comment I left on your scavenger hunt but I know I left one :-( I did miss the last post though but have enjoyed catching up with it and particularly liked the Northern Flicker photos and the beautiful dog :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for catching up with me, ShySongbird :) I'm glad you enjoyed my posts and seeing the wildlife around here! The Scavenger Hunts are fun to do and have me noticing things I otherwise wouldn't!

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  7. Awwwwww........what a fantastic set of pics and wonderful poem. I loved both. How amazing to have a deer just sitting there for an HOUR!!!!! This is one of the loveliest posts I've read in long while. Beautiful Glo, absolutely beautiful.xxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Snowbird, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed seeing the deer in my garden. More fauna than flora back there these days:)

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  8. What a great sighting, maybe that's why the bird feed disappears so quickly.

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    1. Thanks, Gillian ~ yes, the birds, squirrels and now deer nibbling away ~ I'll have to go back to work if this keeps up ;)

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  9. What a lovely surprise visitor to have. It certainly got your poetic juices flowing, must be all that time in the kitchen. ;)

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