Monday, April 5, 2021

Seven Gifts

I was driving to Rite Aid recently and noticed a couple of deer in the woods.  I thought to myself, "I hope they are still there when I'm driving back."  Now, I should tell you that there is a road going to the store, but on both sides of the street there are trees and woods all around.  I saw 2 deer in my view driving back, so I pulled over to look.  Then, all of a sudden, another sprang from the woods, then another, and another, until there were 7 of them!  My heart was filled with joy.  I have always thought it was a gift to see a deer, but to see 7!

Then, on Good Friday I was driving to the creek not far from my house.  I like to be still on this day and think and pray, so I thought that the creek was a good place to do that.  On the road ahead of me, I could see 3 deer crossing the street to get to the other the side of the road.  I swiftly pulled over.  I drove a bit and turned back around, and then pulled over to get a closer look.  And as I was counting, I believe there was 7!  I just gazed at them and felt incredibly thankful.  The first time I didn't have my camera, but the second time I did, so I got a few pictures.  It was hard to see them at first because they were hidden behind the brush,





but then I saw one in the clearing.  Oh, it was a beauty, and it was a young one.  While the others had their heads bent down, this one stood up straight the whole time and just stared at me.







I sat there for awhile in wonder, and was pleased that I have a home in the mountains now.  I did say something to them as I was leaving.....

thank you.

~Sheri

32 comments:

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

What a wonderful sight! They are really beautiful.

Olde Dame Holly said...

Oh, you captured some fantastic photos of those deer! Especially the young one who is so photogenic! I think deer are so pretty. What a treat to see them actually there in nature, with your own eyes! And so many! I have to wonder if it was the same group of deer each time, or more than one family of deer! I hope you get to see them again!

Martha said...

So beautiful! I would sure love to see them too. You really got some great shots Sheri.

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad you had your camera handy -- to me, seeing deer is a gift. Getting good photos is a miracle, and you did it! I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Sheri, and enjoyed it in your new home.

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, that was quite a thrill. Maybe those deer were angels in disguise, allowing you to see them near Easter! Hope your holiday was blessed, despite being far from the girls and grands. Hugs. Susan p.s. Thanks SO MUCH for the visits and comments, too. You are a sweetheart.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness the deer were gorgeous - I loved them - no wonder you did too.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wow! Nice photos, and deer sighting

Laurel Wood said...

Such a wonderful blessing to see the deer and to photograph them, Sheri! At the home we shared with my late mom, I looked down to the creek one day and sa pw a fawn and die using their noses to splash water from the creek in each other. There was one ray of sun lighting up the pair under the thick canopy of trees. Such a blessing to view.

Debby said...

I never tire of seeing the deer. Early morning and just before sunset, are when they are most active and are out and about eating. Have to be careful on the highway. I've seen a few that have been hit the last week or so. Sometimes they do dash out on the highway. That always upsets me.

Absolutely gorgeous photos!

Laurel Wood said...

I just realized my comment had typos.....should have said a fawn and her doe

CiNdEe said...

I love seeing the deer too. We have several here that hang around. They are really fun and have quite the personalities too. I am glad you had a nice weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sheri, good morning! I somehow missed your blog as I still look for new blog posts every morning. I didn't see this yesterday but I'm here via your comment on my blog. Thank you for visiting!

Oh to see deer is quite magical! We will see them here once in a while, not in my neighborhood but not too far from me by the lakes!

I hope your spring weather will come soon; ours is already here in full glory with the warmest weather I can recall for any April!

Thank you always for being there for me dearest Sheri.

baili said...

may be you both were meant to meet there somehow ear Sheri :)

such a fascinating and lovely story ,it must be heartwarming to see as many front of you ,i must have cry out of joy

thank you for magnificently taken shots
more blessings to you and precious family !

It's me said...

So beautiful.....love from me Ria 🍀💕🍀

Susan said...

p.s. on Tuesday....Hi dear Sheri. I meant to tell you I love your new rose header. (It is fairly new, right?) Very, very pretty. Susan

Debbie Nolan said...

Yes my dear one truly seven gifts. I think they have the sweetest eyes. So glad you captured them on film. Enjoy your mountain home...hugs!

Nellie said...

How special for you to spot all these deer! Great that you had your camera the second time. We will have a deer sighting in the back of our property on occasion. Development has edged into their habitat. Special wishes for a happy spring!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful and sweet photos,dear Sheri.Best wishes,my kind friend.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a treat! I love that the one stood and watched you too. Lovely!

Linda O'Connell said...

Isn't it spiritual to commune in nature? Happy you were able to see the deer.

Patricia said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. How fortunate you came along at just the right moment, and what a special Easter gift.

Holly said...

Hello, Sheri. I never tire of the nature that surrounds us. When I'm feeling low just going outside to my yard renews my spirit. How blessed and amazing is it that we both are able to live in the woods now. Have a bountiful Spring filled rest your week.

Pam said...

Okay, so I came the other day and read your blog. THOUGHT I comment but APPARENTLY I got side tracked and totally did not comment. I love deer. I love to see them out in the wild. Here in Nashville, all over TN they are a common thing for use to see. Bunch of back roads have signs for Deer Crossings. As a child my question was, "how do the deer know to cross here"?...I live in a neighborhood, and I have walked out to see them in my yard or walking down the street. Most of the reason for that is we have so many and all the building in this area is running them closer and closer to live with us. Beautiful, but will play havock on flowers and plants. I love to watch them. I know you are totally enjoying your new place. SO HAPPY FOR YOU.

R's Rue said...

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there faithful friend. Thank you for coming to what I think might be my second to third last post, ever.

It means a lot to me that you visit. I'm sad that I don't get the visits I used to; believe it or not, it takes a lot of time to come up with the music, the photos to post even the simplest of posts like the one you saw today.

Yes, spring is unusually early this year. The photos you saw are from last year and many springs ago but we are starting to bloom but not quite fully. But, no matter what, It's Gonna be a Lovely Day.

Much love to you.

Rose said...

What a joy to see all those deer...I would have been so thankful, too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to see so many deer! The young ones are so pretty and sometimes not so scared. Take care driving, they can sure run across the road when you don't expect them. Enjoy your week! Hope you have more signs of Spring! Hugs, Diame

Carla from The River said...

I loved this post Sheri. It is the simple things, really it is. Nature brings me peace too.
Love you,
Carla

roughterrain crane said...

You got a rare chance! What did you feel while you were gazing?

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely lovely pictures! Always so nice visiting your blog...
Have a great week and take care!
Titti

Carola Bartz said...

How beautiful to see the deer - I love to see them and haven't tired of them, even though I see them often, even in my garden (that is not so welcome to be honest, since they eat EVERYTHING). We have a mountain lion here in our woods, so the deer population is being balanced out a bit. Nature at work.

Mellie said...

What lovely photos of deer. I know you are loving your home in the mountains. If ever we go back to TN, I hope we have some downtime to take in nature a bit more.