Sunday, July 31, 2011


We've had visitors all day. This morning as we drank coffee, this little doe came up to munch bird seed from the feeders. It's hard to see in the photograph, but she has birdseed on her nose.
I put out corn each evening at 5 p.m. and we usually see deer before nightfall. By morning when we walk the corn is all gone.
This morning, I guess this girl wanted breakfast but the corn was long gone so she had her way with our bird feeders.
This evening after I put out the corn under the apple tree in the field, Jilda called me to the garden door. There feeding were two young bucks. They look like twins. After they ate, and drank from the water we leave for them, they both laid down in the middle of the garden.
My Canon camera with the telephoto lens was in the car so I couldn't snap a photo of them.
When our friend Charlie Watts (not the drummer) visited us a while back, the deer put on a show for he and his wife Yvonne and son Randall.
Charlie had some health issues which landed him in the hospital. When we visited him, we told him he needed to get well soon so that he could come visit again.
He said he was looking forward to another visit. He said our home reminded him of Shangri-La. I had to smile at that.
But today as I admired the hummingbirds, squirrels, chipmunks, doves, and deer, I thought to myself, maybe we do live in Shangri-La:)


  1. Heaven...Shangri-La sounds wonderful and beautiful no matter the name!

  2. Shangri-la? Hmmm... Sounds like heaven...


  3. Yay for your very own Shangri-La! I hope you friend visits very soon!! I do love how nature is very welcome at your paradise!! Yay! Take care

  4. What beautiful surroundings you have created for yourself :)

  5. I think we both live in Shangri-La then. We get the deer in the evening or early morning. We too leave water out. But, we have never seen them lay down. That's amazing. Our house is too close to where they come out of the woods, so we have to tiptoe in our kitchen to get the window to either video them or take pics. Their hearing is so good, they hear us moving inside. Isn't it great?


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