Friday, November 11, 2011

Oh Dear...Or Should I Say Deer!

This is the view from my Mom's upper balcony at her home in the Okanagan
Valley, Lake Country, B.C. to be more exact.  She lives in a beautiful Victorian
house that my Dad built for her 15 years ago.  It is their dream home.  Sadly,
my Dad passed away suddenly 5.5 years ago, but his memory is alive and well
and their house is truly a testiment to how much my Dad adored my Mom and
wanted to live out the rest of his days with her.  Alas, it was not to be.

Well well well, what have we here?  My Mom lives in the country; well, it's a
populated area, but it's surrounded by orchards, woods and vineyards.  These
beautiful creatures are seen on her property almost every day.

There are usually between two and four deer running around her place on any
given day.  They seem to think they  have the run of the place!

This is the back of Mom's house ~ a massive brick courtyard with raised rose
gardens, a pond and a gazebo.  Can you spot the three troublemakers in the
background?  Just stay away from the roses please!

Two more on the driveway...geez, they're getting kind of close to the house!

They seem to love munching on the Saskatoon bushes!

Oh, I don't think so!  I had to tap on the window and chase this guy away!
The funny thing was the next day my Mom looked out and saw one of them
standing right in the middle of her raised rose garden happily munching the
buds off of the roses.  Good thing it was October and not June!

This is one of the reasons they love it so's their own little forest and
and with all of the apple orchards and vineyards nearby, who wouldn't want to
camp out here!

A very lovely little Canadian maple tree that is bursting forth with gorgeous
autumn colors...perfect for being in Canada I'd say!

This is a great place to sit in the spring and summer...the view from my Mom's
lower deck.  It's picture perfect and always wonderful to go home!



Sandy said...

Hi S!
Sorry I missed you while you were here! Glad that you had a great visit with family....

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Stacy, what a fun time! The dear are gorgeous and I am sure fun to watch...Welcome back!


June said...

Oh WOW Stacy! Your mom lives in a glorious area. I love BC.
Aren't deer the loveliest creature? I just don't want them in my garden ;-)
hugs from here...

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an amazing view, and such tranquil surroundings. How did you ever tear yourself away?
Deer are the loveliest of creatures, but no friend to the gardener!
You have a lovely blog.

Anneke said...

wow, this view is magnificient.
i could sit there for hours.
lovely terras aswell.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful pics. Love those deer! Such pretty scenery ~ Looks absolutely magical! Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Now this is my kind of thing being surrounding by such beauty including the deer. Oh how I wish! The scenery is stunning Stacy and the view from the porch is beautiful. I would love to live in an area such as this.

Take Care