Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Deer

Our little family of deer have been very active in our yard this week. They've been spending most of each day here, munching what green is left on the shrubs, sauntering through the yard and casually making eye contact with two little girls through the window. Other times they sprint wildly from one yard to the next - almost like they're playing!  They're so peaceful and gentle and it really is an amazing thing for them to come close enough to the house that we can see deeply into their big soulful eyes.

Just now one of the young ones just showed up right outside by window (nudging the fountain to those of you who know our house) and then walked into the backyard and wove himself through the swingset then down the hill.  Those of you who know me well are aware that I look for symbolic meaning in everything, so I just couldn't help but to do a little digging on deer omens. I learned that deer symbolize the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings and that they represent the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. And well, I think that's lovely so I just had to share.

I also had to share this quick video we took yesterday of the deer out my office window. Josie thinks they are of course reindeer.  And Bea likes to guess whether each deer we see is the mama, papa or baby.  Enjoy!

And a little deer "quick quote" courtesy of Josie this morning, as we were making breakfast:

Me: Oh, the deer are back this morning!
Josie: Where, where?
Bea: Deer, Deer, Baby, Deer! (Translation: Show "Baby" the deer.)
Lou: Oh, that's the boy deer, see his antlers girls?
Josie; Oh, yea, that's the boy - the STAR-BUCK!    (No pun intended, the girl just knew the word had buck in it and Starbucks was the first connection her brain made!)

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