Hello everyone! Blessings to you all! I had to mow the lawn this morning. I thought I was done for the year, but it is still growing! Hopefully that is the last time. As I was finishing up, our local neighborhood family of deer were moving through the open space we back up to. We have lived here since 8-31-2006, so we have seen many deer grow up here. This young buck is looking healthy and strong and he will be magnificent when full grown! Seeing them today reminded me of God’s provision and care for me. It also reminded me of the verse in Psalm 42:1. Just like the deer pants for streams of water, my soul pants for God! Our souls are thirsty and we need Jesus to quench that thirst! Amen!
Here are some of the babies following their Mama! They stick close. They use the path just like we do! Many nights they sleep close to our back fence and they use our backyard too! They love to nibble on our big pine trees. Pine needles are full of vitamin C and they actually make really good tea. That’s an old Colorado mountain man recipe that I have done several times while camping. Just boil some water and steep a few pine needles in your cup and you will have a refreshing and healthy tea that tastes kind of minty and piney at the same time.
Sorry for the rough photo. Not my best shot for sure! The camera focused on the tree instead of the deer. The Mama is off to the left with babies in tow. So cute!
Here is Papa again. He has a nice velvet on his rack and he is looking good with his thick winter fur coming in. We have to be careful with the deer in the fall. October is the peak of the rut. If you are not familiar with that, the rut is when all the bucks chase the does and make the babies that are born in Springtime. They can be very aggressive and they want to fight. Be careful walking your dogs! Many of our neighbors have had dogs get attacked. If you keep your distance, they generally stay calm.
This young buck really likes those purple leaves. If I was a deer, I would be eating those purple leaves too! I bet they are tasty to deer and packed with nutrients! God takes care of all of us so good!
I love the look on the deer’s face in the photo below. He is like, “Oh, what’s this? A delicious purple tree. Well, I don’t mind if I do, praise the Lord!”
May the Lord encourage and lift up your heart today in the Name of Jesus!
Grace and peace to you all!