Tuesday, December 2, 2014

No hunting zone, Live Oaks and soothing

- Thanksgiving at my sister and brother-in-law's farm in northern Florida.  They provide sanctuary for the deer that wander (and frolic) through the fields down below (although they condone hunting, they don't want deer hunted on their property.)  I walked out and stood still one morning waiting for the deer, so I could photograph them from afar, but they waited until I was inside the house before emerging.  :) 

- A Live Oak tree, dripping with Spanish Moss.  The shadows they make are lovely, I think.

- Great nephew Monroe had a willing playmate in an older young lady, Chloe, who was visiting for the morning.  My sis provided sidewalk chalk and they chalked away (mostly Chloe) - I liked the sun drawing the best. When Chloe had a bit of a traumatic scrape with the driveway later, niece Amanda quietly read her a book - Mother Goose stories.  Just after "Little Miss Muffet", I asked Chloe what did she think "curds and whey" are?  "Some kind of cereal," she replied, thoughtfully.

13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - looks amazing and I love the shot of the tree, with its shadows and the sun at the low angle.

Great the kids were getting on, even if Monroe is slightly young for now ...

A lovely Thanksgiving and how lovely to be able to visit and share their home and land ... cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

What a glorious place your sister and her family live in. Heart balm at your window...
Love the definition of curds and whey too. I suspect many older people would struggle as well.

LL Cool Joe said...

We get deer in our back garden, a whole family, but as soon as they see me they make off into the woods. They are beautiful creatures, but they do cause damage in the garden.

Susan Kane said...

Lovely photos. During the years when I young on a farm, the deer wrecked so much of the corn crop. Hunting was necessary to cull the herd to keep farms functioning.

sage said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving--the live oaks and moss look familiar to me!

Granny Annie said...

Deer can even see me looking out my kitchen window. They have sharp eyes. Very difficult to photograph.

Curds and whey as cereal. Good answer from Chloe. No telling what I would have said if an adult had asked me that when I was a kid.

Bet Monroe is big boy now. Is he 2 or 3?

ladyfi said...

What a lovely and loving place. I don't condone hunting either.

Jannie Funster said...

Cheese curds are popular in Canada on the "poutine" delicacy of french fries drenched in gravy. No fat in that dish! :)

We have live oaks here too, I actually planted 2 of them 20 years ago. And deer -- "road rats" here all time of the day and night. They help keep the grass nice and short, tho! :)

xooxoxox

Lee said...

A lovely peaceful setting by the looks of it...and I'll bet the deer are thankful for having a sanctuary.

I'm glad you had a happy Thanksgiving. :)

TALON said...

It still looks like summer there! Oh, I'm jealous! Gorgeous pics, Lynn! Spending time with loved ones is soul-restoring. :)

Sara said...

I hope people do click on your photos to enlarge them. These were amazing. The way you captured the light in the trees in both of those pictures is stunning.

While the deer might have been nice, I was very content to breathe in the calmness of those trees:~)

Christine said...

Glad you had a warm holiday in a beautiful place, with your little Ones.

This is SnaggleTooth in another machine's account today! Was unable to comment yesterday.

Riot Kitty said...

I had no idea what curds and whey were for many years. They still sound rather nasty.

Monroe sounds adorable!