Sunday, October 4, 2009

Annie Get The Gun

Behind the house there is a stand of Elderberries
and Poke berries that the birds just love to get
into. Since I do not do anything with the berries
it is good that they are getting put to some good use.
The birds are not the only ones that love the berries
the deers love them too. I do not even care if they eat
them because if they are eating them they are leaving
my flowers and shrubs alone.

Spotting this little lady hiding in the berries
or trying to but her greed for the berries and
how tasty they were soon had her out in the
open and not paying much attention to the
owner with the camera.

After eating all of the ones that were in reach
she went about stretching to get some more
that were higher up.

Now how do I reach those?

What you cannot reach by stretching you
can always just knock over.

Those are some very tasty poke berries.

They would be easier eating if you would
just turn around.
Talk about your lazy eating.

The berries on the green briers are not too bad

When I was finally spotted taking the pictures
of the berry thief I get this look.

Then she had the audacity to tell me,
"I never touched a thing, it was the birds."


madcobug said...

Great series of shots that told the story LOL. Helen

texasdaisey said...

What great pictures. I have those berries too. They sure do like to pop up in my flower beds. Don't like them there but don't mind them on the rest of the property since the birds seem to like them so well.

Tootsie said...

she is beautiful! You were lucky to get that many shots of her before she had such"nerve"! lol

Kiki said...

What a beautiful post! Lovely photos of those stunning berries and then the amazing visit from that gorgeous deer..woweee! Just beautiful!!

Barbee' said...

Awwww, cute post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ Your "guest" looks so innocent, even after being caught red-handed, or should I say red-hoofed. Such an innocent demeanor. It's kind of gratifying helping nature along, isn't it?

NellJean said...

I didn't know deer ate poke berries. I think it was the birds, too. I was just thinking about the purple bird poop, and.... Deer probably do a better job of digesting.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

She's absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for posting the lovely pictures. :)

Urban Green said...

Liked the shots with the deer reaching up for more...nice ones.

Stephanie said...

Such a big deer. She looks like she is fed well too. We just have stray cats here coming into the house and fortunately they do not eat plants.

WiseAcre said...

I didn't know the deer liked poke berries. Pokeweed is not common around here but the attitude of the deer seem to be the same every where. Who me? I didn't eat your stupid flowers.

Great capture of one in the act.

Darla said...

How cool that you got to capture least she is leaving your flowers alone!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

She does look a little cheeky, doesn't she?

At least she left the other flowers alone.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What can I say, sometimes I get a silly streak. Hey, at my age I can even get by with it :-)

Rosey Pollen said...

So cute, so destructive. So funny.
Thanks for sharing this , I love it , even though I really hate deer in my garden.

Debbies Doodle said...

Wonderful pictures.. looks like that last picture you are getting talked to by the deer..

inadvertent farmer said...

What a wonderful series of photos...great story! Elderberry is great when you're sick! kim

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the look at the very end, hilarious!

lynn'sgarden said...

LOL, Lona! Lucky there was just the one...imagine the speed and damage if the whole family was there! Yep, I wished I had Annie's gun on many ocassions!

JOE TODD said...

Taking those photos had to be fun and you are right I did play golf when I was in New York. Have a great day

Kelly said...

Hahaha! You made me laugh with that last photo and comment. Beautiful photos of the deer...and all those berries are amazing. I've been slowly adding native berry bushes to my yard, but nothing beats wild-grown bushes!

Kelly said...

p.s. In the "You might also like" section, the "It's a Small World" post caught my eye. How cute!!! I little fairy tree house. I love the wee folk!

Carol said...

Great shots of the doe eating your berries. Cat birds eat all of mine.