Gladiolus & Deer

Photos today courtesy of my friend Terri in Nashville, Tennessee.

Several weeks ago I shared my friend Terri’s garden outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Her backyard is next to a wooded area. One of her loves is spotting deer coming into her yard. She can only take photos from inside the home to not scare her wild visitors.

Terri is also celebrating that her first two gladiolus have bloomed. She has over 20 more that will bloom shortly. She is really fond of them.

I hope you have a beautiful day. Enjoy the small things in life.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

22 thoughts to “Gladiolus & Deer”

    1. Terri never complains about damage to the garden so I guess the deer don’t do a lot of damage. I know once she told me about sitting on her deck and a fawn and mother came quietly into the yard. Terri tried not to move nor make a sound. I was quite envious.

  1. Hello Carol. I’m glad to see you at the Garden Spot. Glads are also one my favorites. We just planted them, so it will be summers end before they appear. Terri’s are beautiful.

  2. Carol – beautiful gladiolus. When I go to the Fair here, I love to look at the Gladioli that have been submitted for judging. Such perfection! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  3. A good question Carol. Young birds develop their legs and feet before many parts of their body and plumage .We cannot ring birds until the legs and feet are nearing full growth as the ring would slip over the foot. In some species we actually use a larger diameter ring for nestlings as opposed to an adult because the youngster’s legs are actually softer and more puffy than an adult’s. E.G.Great Tit

    Deer in the garden? I like that idea.

    1. I’d love to see deer in my yard but I have a small yard in the suburbs – no woods near me. Thanks for answering my question. I’d hate to birds with embedded rings. I’m always upset when animal rescue groups find dogs with embedded collars. Put one on a puppy and then throw away the dog. What do your bird groups do with information on ringing? Are you getting migration patterns?

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