Sunday, July 19, 2009

Striebel Pond Inhabitants

We walked again tonight at Striebel Pond. We had barely gotten started when about 20 feet away we saw this:

She watched us very intently for several seconds (long enough for me to get 3 pictures as I moved ever closer, but then I guess she realized I was shooting at her with my little black machine so she hightailed it out of there (literally):

And right on her tail were her two children. The camera and I didn't get them but Mr. right saw them both. So we watched very intently as we came around the other side of the pond.

Before we got there though there was this beautiful, serene duck family swimming in the pond at sunset.And this not so wild animal that came up and tapped me on the leg so I'd take his picture.

Or maybe it was a panther! I'm not sure now.

Anyway, back to the deer family. It was getting really dark by the time I saw them and they were so far away that I just could not get a good picture, but here's what I got:

See those people on the bridge? That's where I want to be tomorrow night at the same time. And the best part of the deer family was watching those two little ones run and splash and dash around in the shallow water. It was so amazing.


  1. I love these posts. I feel like I was there too. I walk at 6:30 a.m. around town and all I see are people going to work. Boring!!

  2. Oh, I think maybe we should all go there and walk after dinner tonight! It's like a wildlife adventure!

    BY THE WAY! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a great day celebrating the amazing Mom, wife, daughter, sister, auntie, GRANDMA and GREAT-GRANDMA that you are! I know we will be celebrating you!

    See you tonight, Mama!

  3. Oh amazing! I love seeing deer in the morning! Such a great wakeup!

    And Happy Birthday!

    Your daughter is wonderful. Thank you!

  4. Happy birthday, Mrs. H.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love you new site design so much. That Beth is one talented hooker, smfd.

    The deer are so lovely, btw. Looks like an AWESOME place to take an evening stroll!

  5. I love your new blog design so much! It's SO YOU! What a great birthday present! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD!!!!! We wish we could be there!

    btw, the pictures are amazing again. I just can't believe what you get to see out there, I especially can't believe that you got such a close up of that panther......

    Love, Amy

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday my blogging friend! I love the new blog look. Have a wonderful night with your family. Have a piece of cake for me.

  7. Coming over from Beth's site to wish you a HAPPY (day-late) BIRTHDAY! The pictures of the deer are amazing, by the way!

  8. Happy Happy Belated Birthday to you! I hope the cake was yummy. I'm a Leo too, birthday next week. I love your new blog design. I'm thinking that I might need a new look on my blog too.


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