When we first bought our new home in Colorado, I was so excited about all the wild life that our neighbors talked about. Of course they were a little less than excited about some of the animals that visit our home. Particularly, the Mule Deer (a little larger than white tail), that often rub their antlers on the budding trees. But supposedly, we have a moose cow, a bear, and the deer.
Last week, I got my 30-something-th chemotherapy infusion, and I was dragging after getting a wonderful injection of neulesta. I laid down to take a nap, but Thor, my Golden Retriever, decided to bark and bark and bark. I was irritated, so I yelled at him to STFU. Yeah, I know my language isn’t the best when I feel like I do post-chemo.
My daughter said, “Mom, get your camera, there are deer looking in the window.” Deer looking in the window?! Why would deer want to look in the window. Sure enough, I looked out my window, and saw the two doe above eating grass in our neighbor’s yard. I snuck outside, and captured these photos of the beautiful buck that accompanied three doe.
I’m 90% sure this is lovely 10-point buck that ruined one of our brand new pine trees that we planted earlier this year. But who knows. He sure liked to pose. I got about 2-3 yards away from the herd before he pushed the doe away, and took off across the street. I did manage to get a few more pictures.
I took a total of 30 pictures…
Some prints are available for sale, and I am making a new 2018 calendar. My photographs are available for sale at Jodi Vetter Photography, the calendar, and other products will be soon available on a new Etsy Storefront. A percentage of all sales goes towards Camp Mak-A-Dream outside of Missoula, MT.