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Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been wanting to show you one of the other Christmas decorations we have, our ornament wreath. It’s in our front hall were the lighting couldn’t be worse for photographing it so I kept forgetting to get some pictures. Today I noticed it was as well lit as it was ever going to be so I snapped a few pictures for you.

Our Christmas Wreath

Our Christmas Wreath

Long before Millie & Walter came along we started using a couple of artificial wreaths to display our ornaments for Christmas. The wreath is fairly large and is a great way to keep things out of reach of curious puppies.

A cute Chickadee in a Santa Hat

A cute Chickadee in a Santa Hat

Many of the ornaments on the wreath are of birds and other wildlife we see around our house.

Chipmunk in an acorn bed

Chipmunk in an acorn bed

Some of the ornaments are gardening tools and some Santa’s with wildlife or gardening themes.

Froggie

Froggie

Fox

Fox

Rabbit

Rabbit

Owl

Owl

Deer

Deer

Goldfinches on a Feeder

Goldfinches on a Feeder

If you click on the picture of the wreath at the top you can see some of the other ornaments. I hope you have all had a good start to the New Year and enjoyed our ornament wreath too.

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Our Sweet Baby!

About a week ago my husband, Charlie, was working out in our yard and happened to glance out to the meadow where our bluebird house is.

Nest box in our meadow

Some movement caught his eye so he took a closer look.

Can you see what he found out there? Here let me help you.

Can you see it now?

You can click on the image to make it bigger or I can help you out a bit.

Yes! That’s correct a fawn! Out in the middle of the meadow all by itself.  Its mother had left it there while she went off to feed which is normal behavior.

I stood in our fenced in yard taking pictures of the fawn for about an hour and not once did it get up. It just sniffed the air, looked around and scratched some itches.  I was hoping to see mom come, but it was getting late for lunch.

I always love to see the new fawns born on our property every year. A few years ago we were lucky enough to have twins raised on our property. You can read and see videos of their adventures here and here.

A couple of days after we saw the fawn in the meadow, Charlie looked down from our bedroom window and saw this.

Our sweet baby was now laying among the evergreen shrubs in the front of the house.

Here is a far shot of the front of the house.  Our bedroom is on the right on the second floor and the fawn was directly below.

Here is a closer shot of where the fawn was. When we found it there it was early evening and as the sun went down the fawn was still there, but by morning the fawn was gone.

Now we are on full alert keeping our eyes peeled for new fawn sightings.  Where will the mom deer hide her baby next? I can’t wait to find out.

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