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Saturday, June 2, 2012

You Never Know!

Back in April, the weekend before Dan's heart attack, I visited my sister in Manassas.  Close to her house there was a barn I wanted to photograph, so on one of our jaunts, she pulled over on the side of the busy road for me to get the barn.  Imagine my surprise when I spied the deer in the field!






One last look...
Hard to imagine a family of deer living so close to such a busy suburban area - this little field is at the intersection of 2 major streets!  (I couldn't get any closer, and I was using my 75-300mm lens.)

In my excitement over seeing the deer, I almost forgot the barn!  Just as we were pulling away, I snapped a shot of the barn...which I am saving for Barn Charm!

Linking to Misty's Camera Critters.

19 comments:

Pearl said...

It's funny, where you find deer. I live in Minneapolis, in the city itself, and I've come across deer as well. Close to the river, close to old warehouses, and close to major freeways.

Nature is resilient...

Pearl

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful!

Antonette said...

Great shots! Love the old barn in the background.

Phil said...

Nice old barn the deer chose as a backdrop. Over here Roe Deer are on the increase and sometimes appear in urban areas.

Abhinav said...

Nice place with the deer :) More amazing is that it is a busy suburban area!
Beautiful photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can see why you'd want to photograph the barn...but how lucky are you?!!! To go out and find these lovely, wonderful [one of my favorite] animals. The images you've captured....I like the day's lighting too. Fabulous Linda.

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure does pay to be in the right place at the right time! :))

Terri Buster said...

Great shots Linda!

Dianne said...

I love how they stare and then warn each other
we have deer very close to major intersections here too, I always worry about them

eileeninmd said...

I love seeing the deer, they seem to be everywhere around here. Great captures, Linda!

heyBJK said...

Wow, these are great, Linda! Having the deer in the shot with the barn is wonderful! Great lighting, too!

chubskulit said...

The deer is such a bonus!

Visiting a little late from Camera Critters, here's my entry, hope you can still take a peek, your comment will be greatly appreciated.

Rebecca said...

Such graceful animals, I just wish they didn't eat my flowers.

NixBlog said...

Gorgeous shots!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful views and pictures of the deer :-) we see them too at our backyard :-) I miss seeing a Mommy and baby deer this year :-( Dropping by from Camera Critters.

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Rita said...

Deer are starting move into a lot of suburban communities. A large number can live in a small wooded area. But, the foraging gets them into trouble.

One such place in St. Louis County resorted to having hunters come in to thin the heard. Boy, did the don't shoot Bambi folks have a field day on that one.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

we have them living right in our city ! they make a real nuisance, eating everyone's plantings whether vegetable or floral :) some people have resorted to plastic snow fencing to cover their young trees and netting over flower beds!

Łucja-Maria said...

Linda, wonderful post !!!!
Lucy

Jenn Jilks said...

I had one in our meadow today. I heard her snorting at something - I know not what!
Scared her!
We have 2 does and a baby Bambi! So cute!
Greetings from Cottage Country!