I am officially jealous. Having such wonderful wildlife in your backyard is definitely like having a slice of peace in your life. Thanks for sharing these marvelous photos.
Beautiful, Maeve. So like my own yard, but we only have an acre. A judge once told me California didn't have deer and marked down my ms for it. We had six laying in the snow just outside my window. We now call them non-deer. A fawn was rolicking in the yard while I fixed dinner. Doesn't it always give you a thrill to see them? We also have the hummingbirds that we've named. Mafia is so bold he attacks the other birds when they even look at one of the many feeders he deems his. Loved sharing the serenity of your paradise with you.
I'm glad you enjoyed a visit to my little five acre wood, Kathy! I count my lucky stars every day.:-)
LOL! Non-deer! I love it, Paisley, and you are so right. No matter how many times my friends come to visit, it's always a thrill.
I loved it Maeve, I'm moving in! That's exactly the kind of thing I need to live by.What a beautiful corner of the world!
Thank you so much, Mary! Come and visit any time!
Oh how wonderful Maeve! I get squirrels and we have a brave, tiny humming bird who stops by frequently. I must keep my camera with me early morning as I sit out because this morning I heard what I feared was a huge bumble bee and looked up. It was my lively bird humming by not three feet from me!I wish we had deer but I think the dogs barking scares them and keeps them from coming into our three acre woods. At least I haven't seen any yet. Maybe if I get some deer corn? What a peaceful visit this was. Thank you for sharing.
I bet if you get some corn, Calisa, you'll soon have a yard full of visitors. The barking dogs might scare them away for a bit but eventually both the deer and the dogs will get used to each other. Jasper gets his pride hurt quite often when he decides to expend the energy to bark at the deer and all they do is flip their ears at him and keep on eating!
You are a very lucky woman, Maeve. That gave me peace just looking at it. Must be so wonderful to get to experience that ever day. Consider me jealous!
Wow. It's like Wild Kingdom. I'm glad to see you didn't have any skunks or rattlesnakes visit the homestead. I guess that was just camping. It looks very peaceful indeed. Thanks for sharing.
You are so right, Joanne. I am a very lucky woman. I'm glad a visit to my world gave you a sense of peace. I'm happy to share it with you any time!:-)
LOL, Victoria! We've had an occasional skunk but I don't have the right camera equipment to get a FAR enough away shot. So far, the only snakes have been in the campground (thank goodness!). We do have several blue-tailed lizards but those little suckers are too fast to get a good shot!
What beautiful pictures. Watching the animals must be so relaxing.
Maeve, I loved the lines at the top and the photos. We also put out see for birds and water in the birdbath and a pan for all the critters. Thanks for sharing.
Greats pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Oh wow! How beautiful, Maeve!!! I love seeing deer. We don't see any in our yard usually, but they're around. We have raccoons that love to come onto the porch. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics!!
Vonda, Caroline, Nina, and Nena: I'm so glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thank you for stopping by! :-)
What gorgeous photos. I, too, have a back yard that is an inspiration. Squirrels and chipmunks vie with birds for food at the feeders. I have been graced this year with several pairs of hummingbirds. I think I need to hang an extra feeder next year. I have seen moose prints in my driveway. Occasionally, deer come into the yard and, in the winter, I can see their shadows through the woods. A couple of years ago, I was having a tough spring, and a black bear visited my back yard several times. Years ago I decided that the bear was my spirit guide, and it was clear he came to give me strength. I haven’t seen him since, but I am sure he still watches over me.Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.
Maeve, these are beautiful. I live in the city and I'm so jealous. thanks for sharing.
Exactly what I needed this morning. And such a lovely quote.Thank you!Lynne Marshall
Thank you for sharing your wonderful world.
How lovely. I want to move to the woods too. :)I live out in the country most of our visitors arrive at night. We get the occasional coyotes, possums, the rare raccoon and ring tail cat. We set up a humming bird feeder again and we have little visitors to sip nectar. One time my hubby found a newborn baby calf that we took care of for a week until we located the owner. And then my hubby chased around an emu. The last critter I got a lot of mileage out of on my blog and website, lol. Janice~
Maeve, absolute beautiful and Serene. We have squirrels, rabbits and birds at our home. Paisley, we lived in CA and had deer, and other wild life.... the judge was not from the rural areas of CA.thanks for the pictures.
I'm so glad you all enjoyed a visit to my backyard. Please forgive my lack of response to your comments. My granddaughter was hospitalized today due to a dog attack. My brave little trooper is doing much better and we're hoping that if she continues to improve, plastic surgery won't be necessary. Please know that I always appreciate every visit to my blog. I know how valuable your time is and I'm very grateful whenever you choose to invest a few moments in me.You're all the best! :-)Maeve
So sorry to hear about your granddaughter and thankful she won't need plastic surgery. I hope her recovery continues to be smooth and that she won't fear all dogs. Hugs. Dean
Oh Maeve, I'm so far behind with blogs, but your pictures were worth the wait! How enchanting, delightful, utterly stunning! And inspiring for you, I'm sure. Thank you so much for sharing this magical world.
I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting a few of my "friends", Pat. Thanks so much for stopping by!:-)
Thank you so much for your kind words, Dean. I'm very pleased to report that my granddaughter is doing AWESOME!:-)
April 21, 2016