The flowers are gone – many succumbed to the heavy frost that we experienced this past week, but more than a few ended up being dinner for this lonely deer who has visited with some regularity the past few days. By all rights, we should be angry with this guy, but we just can’t seem to adopt that point of view. Perhaps, after living in town for 13 years, the country experience, including bear and deer in the yard is still just too exciting. We already made the decision to focus on flowers rather than vegetables – due to a combination of limited sunlight and the ever present population of deer, rabbits etc. But it is still somewhat disappointing to arrive home to find that all that remained of the sunflower which had reached a height of 3 feet was a bare stalk measuring no more than 12 inches….
So we considered our options.. yell at it, throw something at it, ( not allowed to shoot it ) , chase it away, feed it an apple…. well, I am reminded of those tests that we took in school long ago – look at the four pictures and decide which one does not belong.. – hmm what is he eating now? Our new friend looks absolutely delighted.. No doubt, we will be kicking ourselves next summer if he reappears to munch on our flowers.. but look how content he is!