Louisa Enright's Blog

Mainely Tipping Points

Archive for March 28th, 2014

Turkey Tracks: Winter Deer Eating Evergreens

leave a comment »

Turkey Tracks:  March 28, 2014

Winter Deer Eating Evergreens

 

Here’s a familiar sight from my kitchen windows any time in the late afternoon these days:

100_3794

Sorry about the blurry picture, but you can see how bold these deer are these days.

They are eating all the junipers along the wall–which had just started growing and drooping artistically over the wall after being planted TEN YEARS ago.

There are eight deer in this group:  two mothers and five young ones.  Did one mother have triplets???

I went outside and talked to the ones who did not immediately flee up the hill.  You can see how healthy they look.  Their winter coats are plush, and their eyes are bright and alert.

100_3795

 

The junipers have been reduced to nothing but bare sticks.  They look like an infestation of gypsy moths had flown through.

And all the small white pines sprouting alongside the creek bed have been munched up to their tops.  They look like lollipops.

Critters have to eat…

 

Written by louisaenright

March 28, 2014 at 11:42 am

Interesting Information: Here’s A Treat For You

leave a comment »

Interesting Information:  March 28, 2014

Here’s A Treat For You

 

My apologies to those of you who are connected to me via Facebook, as I did “share” this beautiful post there.  But I did want to share it more widely, so am putting it up as a blog entry.

ENJOY this beautiful art form…

Andres Amador is no ordinary artist. He neither draws or paints. He doesn’t sculpt. Instead of a white canvas, he uses nature, namely the beach. Instead of a brush, he uses a rake. Andres creates artworks that are larger than 100,000 square feet. He spends countless hours on his pieces even though he knows that the tide will soon wash it away…

The San Francisco Globe.

Written by louisaenright

March 28, 2014 at 11:28 am