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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Whatever the Weather

Name any kind of weather and I bet you I can confirm that we've experienced it here today.
We've had rain, sleet, snow, sunshine, thunder and lightening... all accompanied with an Arctic blast of freezing wind!
The sort of wind that my Mother used to call 'a lazy wind'
The kind of wind that doesn't go around you... it just goes straight through!
I remember December was so much warmer than this.
If at any time today I looked out of the window, it definitely looked like we were in the grip of winter. 
But along with this changeable weather, we've seen some spectacular sights... from the sun kissed snow capped mountains, with dramatic stormy cumulus clouds behind them adding to the drama, to the beautiful snowflakes drifting slowly down to earth making a white magical landscape. 
But my favourite sight of the day, was to see the local roe deer sparing. 
Not quite rutting, but perhaps practicing for tougher bouts ahead. 
I think it's possibly a yearling (or young male) testing his strength against an older buck. 
The younger deer has been taunting and baiting the elder all afternoon. 
There is a doe (female) involved, but she got bored with the proceedings and after finishing eating, she wandered off to possibly take a snooze in the thick yellow flowering gorse.
Meanwhile, the boys were tearing around the field and didn't even notice her departure. 
I did think at one stage that I really should go to set up my video camera... but then I thought I'd rather watch and enjoy them, than miss it whilst searching for the camera.
Yesterday, I witnessed the female chasing off a fox, who had obviously come into her personal space.

Later this afternoon, I was rewarded by the deer coming right up to our boundary to nibble on some new shoots.
Stunning isn't he? 
I'm getting so used to them walking nearby now, so much so that I'm thinking of names for them!
They have the habit of visiting up near the house at night time too, whilst we are sleeping. 
Well we are until they set off the intruder light! 

I hope your week is going well and that you have been able to appreciate nature too in some form or another.
Today, I thought I'd link up with Our World Tuesday and Wordless (on Tuesday at image-in-ing)
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today and will come back soon.
Hopefully, I'll have some springiness to share with you.

20 comments:

  1. I think you should name them,, they are after all neighbors,, nice to be on first name basis,, they are lovely!

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    1. Well that's what I thought Laurie... any suggestions are certainly welcome?
      I've felt very privileged to be able to watch them from my cozy advantage point. It's like having our own deer park!

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  2. My goodness, Neesie, where do you live? Whereever it is, March is certainly going out like a lion!

    Love the shot of the deer and the story you shared at Create With Joy!

    Have an amazing week! :-)

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    1. I live in Aberdeenshire in Bonnie Scotland Joy, and you are so right about the lion. He's been here this morning once again. We've had snow... and quite a flurry too.
      I sat this morning having my morning cuppa looking out of my window watching the deer having breakfast. It really is a great way to start the day. I hope you have a brilliant week too and thanks for stopping by my place.

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  3. How lovely....I do hope they don't eat your precious garden plants during the night....like the wallabies do at my place!!

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    1. So far they haven't ventured into the garden. I think Muffin (my dog) would have something to say about it if they did!

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    1. Yes I totally agree... I feel so lucky that they come to visit our place.

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  5. Now that's some enthralling wildlife outside your window!! ;)

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    1. Isn't it just Rita, I feel so fortunate to have them so close. I'm not sure how long they'll stay, but whilst they are here I'm going to enjoy them.
      I sat this morning having a cuppa watching them having their breakfast.

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    2. Isn't it just Rita, I feel so fortunate to have them so close. I'm not sure how long they'll stay, but whilst they are here I'm going to enjoy them.
      I sat this morning having a cuppa watching them having their breakfast.

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    3. Isn't it just Rita, I feel so fortunate to have them so close. I'm not sure how long they'll stay, but whilst they are here I'm going to enjoy them.
      I sat this morning having a cuppa watching them having their breakfast.

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  6. I don't know whether to put away the scarves or get out the shorts. snow/rain/sleet/hail very odd :/

    been seeing a lot of deer in the fields around here, but they are not doing any fighting that I can see

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    1. Shorts!!! I don't think shorts will be needed here for some time Jennifer. We had snow again this morning... and quite thick too.
      I'm afraid I'm still very attached to my thermals!
      I think the deer were just acting out the fight scenes... role play as they weren't crashing into each other.
      I started this morning watching them whilst having my morning cuppa. A great way to start the day.

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  7. It sounds like weather is kicking your behind lately. Sorry, I'm just so glad it's not happening to ME. Terrible friend that I am!! Hugs to you and Mc Muffy

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    1. Haha... now now then Jenn enough is enough. We've had another snow storm this morning that thankfully has cleared now, but I'm not so sure if it's done for the day.
      Still far too cold for my liking!

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  8. Hi Neesie, nice to meet you! I've known many women named "Denise" but have never heard anyone shorten it to "Neesie" -- maybe that's a Scottish thing? Anyway, it's charming!

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    1. It started when I was young Debra, and my older brother started to call me 'Neesie'. I've never known anyone else use it either. Ill just say I'm special... or unique.
      I don't think it's particularly Scottish, but some people do mistake it for 'Nessie' (the Loch Ness Monster) which obviously has special ties with Scotland.

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  9. Love deer in the yard...when they're not eating our flowers!!! We have lots of white tailed deer in our neighborhood during the summer...

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    1. So far they haven't ventured into my garden, but they are just on the boundary. I'm hoping they'll stay content on the other side of the fence!

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