We got about 8 inches of snow out of this last storm. I am loving the beautiful fresh fallen snow on the trees.. and this sweet deer taking it all in.
Then… in a Whoosh, 1/100th of a second later, to be exact. From right behind the tree came quite a surprise to me… and this lucky deer.
OMG! What the HECK was THAT?!?!
In a flash, this mountain lion thought he had dinner. But in just a matter of minutes, he was back empty-pawed.
Dejected and hungry, he left the scene of the near miss, not to be seen again.
The deer have since been back… but are a lot more cautious and alert.
It was the first mountain lion I have EVER seen in the wild. I felt so fortunate to get a shot of it. As it was… I was looking through my viewfinder when it happened…. and it was over in less than a blink of an eye. Life happens quickly, it pays to know your path and be prepared.
The more I study the animals, the more I am convinced that they each have their own personality. The males of the species are much more spooky, while the females are more docile.
We caught this nice little buck enjoying the day after a recent snow storm. He was soaking up the snow looking for food and water.
He seemed very content, and not in a hurry to get anywhere…. and I was happy to watch him and take it in.
We saw our first fawn, and I posted the photos here.
Since then we have had several sightings of different families. It has been an enormous treat to see these precious baby deer.
Mom is still very protective and constantly checking on her little ones. It’s so awesome to watch.
I can tell one family that comes by, as dad is still hanging out with them… usually waiting in the wings ever watchful.
What’s with this weather? Just when you think it’s time to plant tulips… or at least a garden; take off the long underwear and bring the shorts and t-shirts out of storage… NOT.
We got SNOW!
Ok, it’s true. It didn’t come down for very long… or very much. But come down it did. In a downpour of fine snow mist it raced across the sky, as if in a hurry to get somewhere else. It didn’t stick, or stay long. It was here and then it was gone. Glad I stuck my camera outside to capture it’s fleeting coldness.
This little buck got caught in a wave of it, and the cross hairs of my camera lens.
While Phoenix is getting 90F days, we are getting snow storms. Go figure. You never know what the day will bring here on the mountain.