A warm welcome

After being away from the garden for a few days (which in spring seems like a few weeks), this is the first thing I saw from the bedroom window this morning:

A welcoming committee! 


Since when does one member make a committee? It was more than that...

Was it five or six deer? Hard to tell from the house once things start leafing back up, as you only get glimpses as they pass through.

I have mixed feelings whenever I see the deer: excited to see wildlife (even if it's partially tame), but worried that they're going to browse something that they're not supposed to... like bamboo shoots.

But there were some nicer views this morning too though...

A grackle pulling Mexican feather grass strands

...just a few, as I'll do a more thorough garden survey later today.

It's good to be back in the garden!


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outlawgardener  – (April 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM)  

Some very nice sights to welcome you back! Happy gardening!

Alan  – (April 16, 2015 at 1:01 PM)  

Peter: the gardeners who don't have deer visiting have much more positive attitudes about them -- no mixed feelings. :)

Salty Pumpkin Studio  – (April 16, 2015 at 3:33 PM)  

Lovley photos.
I see deer and think of ticks. Its tough with the likes and dislikes of such beautiful creatures.

Mark and Gaz  – (April 16, 2015 at 4:28 PM)  

Welcome back! And at first glance I thought the grackle wasn't real!

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (April 16, 2015 at 4:57 PM)  

I was going to say that you must have mixed feelings about the deer. We don't have any where I live, so whenever I see deer, I'm excited. But then I see what they do in my mother-in-law's garden, and I'm glad we're deer free!

Alan  – (April 16, 2015 at 5:19 PM)  

Maywyn: I try not to think about ticks ever. Luckily the mosquitos provide enough distraction... ;)

Mark/Gaz: They're a pretty bird, but so annoying. Especially when they start carrying the chick droppings to the pond. Noisy too.

Gerhard: At least we don't have elk or moose. ;)

Lisa  – (April 17, 2015 at 7:41 AM)  

We have so many deer living all around our neighborhood. We always know when someone isn't "from around here" - they're the ones pulled to the side of the road taking pictures.

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