Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

YOU ARE GETTING TOO CLOSE TO MY GARDEN

How can you resist those big brown eyes and gentle face, but I can tell you, I was ready to chase this handsome young fellow off, if he made a move towards my flower garden, which is about ten feet away.


So far he has been happy to eat the plums which have been falling off, and knocked off the trees by the crows, starlings and other birds.
At times I would see birds in the plums trees, and rabbits and deer underneath enjoying the bounty.

7 comments:

Darla said...

They are pretty in the wild, not in the gardens of your yard!

meemsnyc said...

Wow, that is a cute face. But not cute when he eats your flowers. Good thing the plums are there to distract him.

JGH said...

Hope he continues to respect your flower property line! (He does look kinda hungry)

Peeoknee said...

Love the photos. And I agree, he does look hungry. I hope your garden will be ok!!! We have alot of these also. Beautiful but distructive...

Bricky said...

Keewee, as one who understands New Zealand things, why do you think it is that deer are such a pest in US domestic gardens? It has always intrigued me to read of the constant problem gardening folk all over the US seem to encounter with these animals, when here in NZ, although there are thousands of deer in the mountains, they never seem to come anywhere near residential areas. Is it a different species of deer? Is there a different fencing culture? Do people tend to live closer to the bush? It would be interesting to know your thoughts.

Ali Honey said...

Wow. I love the way your photo has caught the light on his eyes and wet nose.

Ann Flowers said...

Beautiful.... the pictures and words were a joy to see and read... :O)