Last weekend, I was home with my parents hanging out for a few days and decided to spend the night with one of my old friends, Vicki. We have been friends since high school, so we go way back. She is like a sister to me. She and her hubby live on a small mountain in North Cobb County, GA (they are actually just over the line in Paulding County) and when they moved out there over 20 years ago, it was way out in the country and away from it all.
Not any more. The hustle and bustle have slowly creeped out their way too, but when you are on their little mountain, it’s still just like being in the North Georgia or North Carolina mountains.Her hubby went out to walk the dog that evening, just before dusk and this is what he saw. He called us out to look and I grabbed my camera to capture the beauty. I think there were 5 total out there grazing on the grass, sunlight dappling in on them and making for a beautiful sight. They said this is a normal occurrence in their backyard. They were eating dinner, not too concerned about the people watching from a distance. This one would pop her head up and watch me taking pics.
Then all back to eating again.
Not a lot of concern at all with the humans.They are beautiful creatures. Just doing what comes naturally. With sweet little white tails. How cute is this? Once this cute girl, Dixie, was allowed to start her walk, they all went running down the hill, but it was fun to watch them for a few minutes.
It reminded me how peaceful and serene God’s nature really is if we stop and take a look occasionally.
You can’t experience all of this inside the house! Do you live in an area where the deer come up and eat dinner?
I know I’ve heard many homeowners complain about them eating shrubs and flowers, but Vicki and her hubs don’t have to worry about that on their mountain.
We live “out in the country”, just outside of Saint Louis. When we moved out here I expected to see deer all the time. I’ve seen them twice. In 18 months. My fiance is supposed to be buying a salt block to lure them closer. I don’t really care if the eat my plants, that’s what they’re there for right?
We used to live next to large park and the deer would wander through at all hours. Gidget loved chasing them away!
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Those are such beautiful pictures. We actually have a pet deer, her name is Baby Doe, and yes she eats ALL my flowers. I’ve found a few that she stays away from, but for the most part she destroys them. It’s such a neat experience for the kids though that I don’t complain much. We have yard deer and elk also that come up in the evening and eat corn. It’s a beautiful sight!
Laura from the Circus says
I love it that you refer to their home as being “on a mountain”. It sounds so elegant and endearing. Makes me want to move off my cul-de-sac and onto a mountain! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!
We used to get more wildlife in the fields, but not so slowly the subdivisions have encircled us. Fortunately (in a way) I have manmade retention ponds on 2 sides of the property and across the road is a river where all the lots are 2 – 4 acres, so at least spread out a bit. Now we get fox and possum and raccoons but nothing too big.
Eventually it will be time to move on from here.
Beautiful pictures, Rhoda! Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful creatures……beautiful photos !!!!
Erin @ Two Story Cottage says
We see deer in our backyard every few weeks or so. This morning there they were – and we have 4 inches of snow on the ground so it was quite a sight. I ran to grab my camera but when I opened the door to the porch it spooked them. Darn! Oh, and we had a dog named Dixie growing up so this post brought back nice memories. 🙂
Down Comforter says
My parents live in the suburbs, they have patches of woods here and there but nothing out of the ordinary and boy do they have an outpouring of deer in their backyard! The deer come right up to the back patio and eat out of my dad’s birdfeeders. My parents never seem to think it gets old. My mom actually had her garden replanted this past summer I’m sure just to find the deer eating it again in the upcoming months. They think its great. The pictures that you posted are great, and Dixie is absolutely beautiful!!- thanks for sharing!
Lana Austin says
Ooooohhh…….so sublime! These beautiful deer remind me of when we lived in VA and used to go walking in Manassas at the Civil War Battlefield park there. They would come out in droves at twilight and with their ethereal beauty would always make my heart skip a beat.
This makes me want to run home to my no-stoplight home town in Southern Kentucky (we’re just a few miles from the TN state line about an hour north of Nashville) because it’s still unspoiled and so rural. I’m still a southern farm girl through and through! I hope I don’t go stark ravin’ mad when I live in the huge metropolis of Naples, Italy for 10 months.
How snowed in are you down there? This is the most snow up here, they say, in 20 years!!!
Blessings to you!
A Snow Bunny Friend In Huntsville,
How beautiful and the picture quality is nice too. Hope 2011 is off to a good start for you!
you went home too early. we have snow on the ground. of course now you can’t go home we’re iced in. The deer were so pretty. We just have skunks around here. Now that will wake you up out of a sound sleep when the dogs chase one by your window.
Yes, I do live “among the deer”. We once had 16 of them playing in the back yard!!! It almost looked like they were dancing! Last winter we had 5 or 6 walk right up our driveway during a snow storm. They are so beautiful but sure can do a number on our bushes!!! I also realized early on that I can not have tulips….the deer thnk they are snacks:):) XO, Pinky
Oh, I agree the deer are beautiful creatures! Happy New Year!
kathy h says
We have them all the time and whenever I see them I still get excited. It’s pretty funny during mating season because those big ‘ol bucks are literally chasing tails! I love them, but have to be very careful when I drive down the road for fear they’ll run out in front of me. So glad you were able to experience this!
Valerie @ Chateau A La Mode says
Okay, you’re going to think this is crazy, but even living in Southern California we see deer from time to time off of the San Diego Freeway in the beautiful mountains. I guess they’d be considered “city” deer 🙂