Our Sunday Visitor

We had a pair of Sunday visitors today, a beautiful healthy doe and her speckled fawn. They grazed up the south slope under our bedroom window, then continued breakfasting westward toward our well house. After about 15 minutes, the pair  turned south back into the woods.

Bucking Fawn
YOUNG BUCK -- A fawn bucks playfully, bouncing off his mom, giving her a bit of a start.

Grazing fawn

Fawn in Driveway
EXPLORING -- A fawn explores the driveway while mom browses.
 Doe Fawn Walking
SINGLE FILE -- Doe and fawn walk single file to browse in the shade.
Deer Kiss
KISS -- Baby gets a little reassurance from mom.

Winter in the Ouachitas

Just a two days after enjoying temperatures in the upper 50s, our highs today aren’t expected to reach above the freezing mark. After our 6-8 inch snow fall, not much was moving around, except for the deer.

Japanese lantern
Rustic stacked-stone Japanese lantern stands waist deep in snow.
Deer in the snow
Deer heading for the south valley after an early morning stop at the lake.
Snowy Ouachita ridges
Snow decorates the shoulders of Ouachita ridges.
Snow domes on the sidewalk
Odd, random snow domes on the sidewalk.
Snow-covered branches
A tangle of snow-covered branches.