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One of the perks of working from home is the view at the back… - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
April 3rd, 2006
11:23 am

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One of the perks of working from home is the view at the back yard. I don't have a "view" per se - growing up, I had a panorama of the Olympic Mountains as I woke up. Not so here, I just get to look at my longsuffering rhododendrons and the neighbors' vegetable garden. But now and then, a family(?) of deer come by.

I just saw the first deer of the season. As I was getting my camera, they walked around to the front of the house (in case you frequently check out my backyard webcame and didn't recognize the view in the picture above). I'm not familiar with the seasonal lives of deer - do they shed their coats during early spring? Is that the light (almost white) coloration we see on the deer to the right?

Also, my digital camera that I've used for years isn't turning on. That can't be good. So these pictures were taken with my cell phone's camera.

















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From:cailleanlarkin
Date:April 3rd, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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The next to last picture makes me want to make an icon out of it with the caption "Does a deer shit under a cherry tree?" but I think I'll refrain.

All I know about deer and coloring is that when they're young, they have much much more white/spots on their bodies. For the first year or so of their lives, they retain the white and it gradually fades to all brown. My guess is that is probably just an adolescent. That might explain why he's pooping under your tree. Young deer these days have no respect for people's personal space, I swear!
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