Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Furry Farm Faces

Life has kept me busy these days with little time for blogging.  Winter's quiet solitude has long passed.  The snow is gone, and the daffodils are blooming though the temps have remained cold this week.  Time's promise of warmer days to come brings about more 'things to do' in order to prep for the upcoming season.  However, no matter how busy I seem to be, each evening offers gifts beyond compare..gifts of beautiful faces and expressive eyes.

I so look forward in receiving these precious presents from my beloved animals, both domestic and wild who consciously make the decision to spend a few minutes with me each day or evening.  I am magically transformed during these shared moments.  Nothing invades my thoughts as I walk among the deer.   I notice their coats, their personalities, who's dominating, who's shy and skittish, and how could I miss who decides to pierce the quiet with a loud snort.
Cocoa, you are so photogenic! 
Nutmeg, you are quickly learning how to rule the roost!
Baby Autumn, may you always stay small and may you be extremely smart so your safety will be guaranteed. 
The pups and kitties are delighted to follow their mama though the doggies know they can only go so far and patiently watch the whole process.  The ponies do not want to leave the paddock now that tasty blades of green are in abundance and  reluctantly let me lead them to the barn.  Of course there are several images missing and this post does not include all of my beautiful babies but I hope you enjoy the few that I managed to capture. Oh how I love this farm and all of our adorable furry faces!

Nugget, I know you don't like this snappy camera thing!
Cricket, you look so innocent, though Mama knows better!
Little Sylvester and his determined little mouth! He is the sweetest thing but last on the cat's totem pole...
Oh my shining star dear Jessie, words cannot describe how much I love you!
Big bad Blue, you are a fine horse, and always keeping me on my toes!
Little Bear, please stay away from the possums!
My first two babies share a very strong bond especially after Jack died several years ago.

22 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I love this the eyes always take me in. They are beautiful shots. Thank you B

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

They are all so beautiful. Don't the deer have such wonderful eyes. I really enjoyed my visit tonight.

Lori Skoog said...

Love this look at all your animal friends. Everyone of them could melt your heart.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a lovely rapport you have with animals, both wild and domestic. Beautiful photos, thanks for giving us a peek inside your world.

Sharon said...

The deer are so cool, and calm, and collected! :-)Nice pictures.

You do seem to have a lot of characters living with you, I can tell that one you car looks like he's full of devilment!

It's funny how some animals don't like the camera and others just ham it up. I guess Nugget doesn't like the camera, neither does Jill.

Thank you for the lovely "pet parade" and have a nice evening!

lisa said...

Great pictures, I am just about done working and it is going to be so nice to be able to spend so much more time with my horses!

Ott, A. said...

Beautiful pictures of all your animals. they have such peaceful looking eyes.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I do love your pictures!! They really show the calm, serenity and solitude in your life--That I hope slows down just a little so you can enjoy it! :-)

JC said...

I am so glad that I stopped by to see what was going on. Love love love your deer, horse, dog and cat photos. Thank You for sharing.

The Barn Door said...

Very beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Paint Girl said...

They are all so beautiful! I don't know what I'd do without all my beloved animals. They give me joy every single day!

Rural Rambler said...

I love your "Furry Faces" post! I knew life was really keeping you busy! Those are some lucky Furry Faces having you to watch over them!

Feral Female said...

Very lovely faces!

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos. I loved your post today. Animals are one of natures precious things. Have a great day !

Louise said...

What a lovely entry. Your critters, wild and domestic, are very lucky.

Razzberry Corner said...

Oh, I almost want to cry over this post. Your animals are beautiful and lucky. I love the names you have chosen for them. Each animal has a story. Thanks for sharing!

Theanne and Baron said...

Sweet photos of your furry family!

Phyllis said...

I'd love to be able to get that close to my little herd of deer. They're so beautiful.

Annette said...

Sylvestor does look like my Passage. I'm glad you found me so I could find you!

Leontien said...

I love your furry farm faces!!!

And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and your tip on the breast thermography!

Thanks
Leontien

Willard said...

I love your animal photographs. I have often thought that while each deer is somewhat unique that there are certain general appearance types that one who watches them closely can pick out. We had a button buck that looked like Baby Autumn. He grew into a 4pt at 2 yrs of age and vanished last October. His sister is still alive and has a somewhat similar face, but not as much so. There is also a doe that looks almost exactly like Nutmeg.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love how you describe your beautiful pets. You even have names for your deer!! What a gentle creature you are!! :>)
Beth Thomas