14 February 2013

A New Man in My Life

Happy Valentine's Day!
Just thought I'd share some photos of the new man who came into my life today. Actually, he's really just a boy.

He followed me home after I turned down our road this afternoon. We played a little game: I'd drive a few feet and he'd follow, when I stopped he'd lick the salt off my car. Repeat. This went on for about twenty minutes. When I pulled up to the house and opened the car door, I called to him and he walked right over then followed me around like a puppy while I filled the birdfeeders and fed the woodstove.

He waited at the door while I ran in to get my 35mm camera.

Yes, this is where you saw me get the sunflower seeds and no, you cannot go in.

What a sweet little guy.
I think he's one of the twins I have been feeding this winter along with mom. I'm sure they've been holed up in the cedar swamps since it's been so bitterly cold. I haven't seen them for a several weeks. Today was in the mid-twenties.

He's a little buck. He didn't mind me touching and petting him, but he flinched when I touched his antler nubs. They're probably tender because they're growing. 

If he comes back tomorrow we'll have carrots for a snack.

I hope everyone is having the sweetest time!
This has been the best Valentine's Day ever!


  1. Very sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Such a handsome young man.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. How beautiful and what a sweet Valentine gift!

  4. Aww, who could resist those big dark eyes! What a sweet Valentine!
    Happy Hearts Day!

  5. Happy Valentines Day. He is a smart young man. He knows where to get a good dinner. Hugs Judy

  6. Oh my, this is so sweet! What great pictures and what a sweet little friend! Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Just when I thought the day couldn't get any sweeter, THIS!!! Your pictures are fantastic...thanks for the biggest smiles of the day - you warmed my heart! Happy Valentines Day - XOXO Tanya

  8. Oh my God!! This is amazing. I have seen a lot of deer pictures on blogs I read and have posted a few myself but never any where the deer were so close, so unafraid, so trusting. How dear these pictures are.

  9. I can't believe how friendly he is! This is really just amazing!! A real sweetee-pie!

  10. What wonderful friend and how lucky to meet him! I've seen them but never so near.
    Wow! Good luck to meet him again.
    A kiss,

  11. DIANE!!! How sweet and precious is this! HOLY COW my heart is melting! What a magical moment for you! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Lovely post. Thanks for visiting me today. Glad you knew what the dough rising bowl was! Have a great weekend.

  13. Hello, just popping in to wish you a happy week-end, what's left of it ♥

    I am thinking this story should be posted in a magazine somewhere, it's just amazing, you and your pet deer lol (does he call you Momma yet?) lol

  14. I forgot I had wanted to come back and comment on this wonderful post. I had tried from my phone....darn thing wouldn't let me.
    Anyways this was the sweetest story.....made me weep a little with happiness.

    I also love your cabinet cards. Their faces are so lovely. I think she is wearing gloves because she just cut those roses. Just a thought:)

  15. What a cute little guy he is! What a precious encounter. Lucky you! Best wishes, Tammy

  16. I've just found your blog & loved reading about your little visitor.How tame it was to come so close to you. Where I live in France that are hunted, but we did see one sitting on our doormat and managed to take some pictures of it before it ran away. Maybe you would like to have a peep at the photos I showed
    on my post 'Look what I found sitting on my door mat'
    I have just become a follower of your blog.
    Bye for now I'll be back again soon to read some more of your older posts.