It seems we humans are not the only ones getting anxious
for spring and summer to arrive...
the deer are getting ever bolder and wandering very close to our house, likely in anticipation of the vegetable garden they feel certain will be planted for them before too long. Meanwhile they seem pretty happy to be munching on grass.
They're not the most co-operative models, but I managed to get a few pictures of them through our sitting room window, providing me with some fodder for Photoshop fun.
It's illegal to shoot the deer within the village limits and the herds seem to be getting bigger every year. Until a few years ago, we never saw any deer at all in the village but now they've become a common sight.
Common or not, we still get excited when we spot some of the critters grazing or wandering through our yard, and we rush to the windows to watch them. Sometimes I even have enough time to grab my camera before they've mosied on across the street. And they are not ones to look both ways before crossing!
I'm going to add this picture to Bonnie's Pixel Dust Photo Art virtual gallery this weekend where the theme this time is "shadow and light." I feel I've reduced this little creature to a mere shadow of her former self and have flooded the background with light.
Here's the original
Meanwhile, snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, so I guess the deer will go back to nibbling branches. Personally, I may gnaw off my arm in frustration over this neverending winter!