Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beetle and Deer

We usually see box elder bugs on the south side of buildings, enjoying the warmth of the sun. They gather in great numbers, at times you can't see through their swarms.

I found this lonely guy sitting on the blossoms of a trailing blackberry.

As I was bringing out food for the ladies (my chickens), I glanced across the street and saw this beautiful deer. She was standing there watching me. When I moved, she took off. Right behind her followed a baby deer ... though I missed that shot.

I have seen this tiny family several times since then, I think they feel safe here.


  1. Pretty beetle, black with red. You must live in a lovely spot to have deer.

  2. Ooooh, Sissy--I think one of the most beautiful creatures God ever made, were the deer. What a lovely capture!

  3. Oooh, and I have to say I LOVE that beetle on the blackberry blossoms. The wild blackberries are early this year, aren't they? Lovely photo--fills my eyes!

  4. Your bug on flower image is so pretty and I also love the deer, they are such peaceful creatures. :)