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Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Younger Visitor!

This week we had a younger deer in our yard! He snacked on a few plants and then went out front to look around. 

He totally ignored the neighbor's potted plants and took off out to the back and then over to the uphill neighbor's yard.

Later in the week we saw another larger deer that was lounging in someone's yard further up on our hill.

Tucked inside this dolly's skirt is this dolly. 

The pattern is "Sister's" from Susan B. Anderson's book Itty Bitty Toys.  It's a fun but somewhat time consuming project!

We have some pretty plants blooming at the moment in our pots.  This begonia spends the winter in our garage but never fails to appear each summer!

This is probably my favorite plant this summer.  Its flowers are yellow when they first open,  then gradually add purple before the yellow pretty much disappears. I've never seen anything quite like this. Have you?

On a clear day this is our reward for walking to the top of our hill. The mountain is out!  Actually it's about 60 miles away.

Wouldn't it be nice to see this view from your window?  Can you guess what mountain this is?
Enjoy the rest of the day! We are headed to a birthday celebration in a little while. Oh, BTW I think I'm using the new version of Blogger. I have no idea why my photos are so enormous! Well, I just discovered that I had to make my photos smaller. This version takes some getting used to!!  Also It pays to preview!


Tired Teacher 2 said...

What an interesting plant! It looks like it might be in the petunia family.

Dee said...

Oh my golly, the chin whiskers on that young buck are adorable!

Hopefully, he will stay away from your petunia. I had an orchid that changed colors. It started out green and then went to a beautiful lavender.

I don't know what mountain it is -- maybe Mount Baker? It sure is beautiful.

Betsy said...

What a beautiful set of young deer. I know they cause a lot of damage but I do think they are beautiful animals.
That doll is so cute! My Piper would love one but I don't think I would have the patience to make it. :-)
Both of your plants are beautiful but I've never seen a color changing blossom before.
Are you supposed to get the horrendous heat this weekend that we are?

karen said...

our deer are respectful of our yard during the summer months it's the middle of winter that they nibble! lovely photos!

Debbie said...

Those little dolls are so sweet!!!
The deer have been on my naughty list this summer. I've never seen them eat my plants to the ground before. My yard is a disaster area. Araignee

Delighted Hands said...

The deer are so beautiful-I like that it hangs around. The dolls are so sweet-what a great project! I was born in the view of that mountain--Rainier! (born in Tacoma) The plant is very pretty--what fun to watch it change its coloring like that!

kathy b said...

Cool Plant. Judy I have never seen on that changes color!
I had Troy make my birthday cake today, and I made him make your Smore's cake. I cannot wait to have some! !!!!!

I love all nature

Mereknits said...

We have had some lovely bucks in our yard recently, so fun to see. Stay safe Judy.

Juliann said...

We have a mama deer and her doe that wander through our yard twice a day. I feel like I have seen more deer this summer.