Thursday, December 12, 2013

featherbeds and warm fires

Its time to snuggle down.



Even the whitetail want to do it.

Recent snowfall and frosty air was enough to send me into the closet to dig out the feather bed. There isn't anything quite as comfortable as snuggling under a bunch of goose feathers when the mercury plummets.



The yearlings came by to visit. It is the first time I've seen them since opening day of rifle season. One of them has been injured, and has been shot in the ear. The ear hangs down on the side of its head like a limp rag.

The other yearling seemed fine.



Yet still a litte shy....as it should be. The flag went up as I approached.



Hiding behind the tree and peeking out to make sure the coast is clear...



....and running to tell mother. old habits are hard to break.



it is ok, we all need someone to lean on.



So. I stoke the fire in the coal stove, and watch winter from the window.

7 comments:

Anthony Oppermann said...

Hi Cyn...Great job with the camera. I know that view out the window well. Hope all is well..tell Mark I said hi.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fantastic photos. I love the story you have written about the deer. I think we have more snow than you for once. We are about to receive 3-5" more. Brrrr it is so cold and it isn't melting. If I had featherbedding I would be getting it out too. Keep warm...

judy said...

Wonderful pictures. Don't know it I'm more angry that the hunter was careless or grateful that he was. Both.

Valerie said...

Sigh.....
It's really hard to crawl out from under our feather comforter on these dark, cold mornings.

Jody said...

The deer really are such beautiful creatures. You sure are great at getting the shots.
Merry Christmas to you Cyndy. Stay warm...its cold and snowy here in my part of the world too.

Cathy said...

Wonderful photos. We have goose hunting - and see bald and golden eagles as well as foxes and coyotes eating the injured. It's sad to know why they are feasting but joyous to see them so close.

Teri said...

I really, really miss my down comforters! I can't use them any more as the Bird Fancier's Syndrome has made me allergic to feathers. I just added another comforter to the bed and started wearing my new cap while sleeping. The cold did break here, so there's hope that it may clear out in the rest of the country.

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