I'm on shorter days this week at work so a good chance to get stuck in cutting up firewood; there sure is a lot of it and it will take me weeks to work my way through with my bow saw, loppers and secateurs. I was heading outside just after 4pm when I saw not one, but two bambi whitetail with spots eating the grass by the deck. I moved slowly toward my pack to grab my camera and then a third, older whitetail came into the picture. I snapped a few shots and watched the deer until the older one started chomping on my potato plants. As I opened the ranchslider a fourth spotty deer took off with the others - it's been a long time since I've seen bambi whitetail around and although I'm happy for them to keep the grass trimmed, I might have to think of a way to protect the potatoes.
|Two spotted bambi by the deck with an older whitetail at top right|
|I wonder if this is a big sister/brother to the spotty ones?|
|Totally unconcerned about my presence - maybe they thought I was |
at work. Potato plants at right.
|A mass of web silk on my compost bags|
|Love the archways and the attachment 'cables' that keep the web under tension|
|A more traditional web covered with dew on a foggy morning|
|Eiffel Tower replica|
|Close up of above|
|A tiny spider that appeared to be responsible for the Eiffel Tower|
|Underneath of spider - fuzzy, sorry - moving too fast for me!|