Sunday, June 19, 2011

JUNE 19th Day of Rest & Favorite Photos... New Life!

Hello Journal & Friends,

Jim works at a small community hospital in Ashland, Oregon. All along one of the buildings, outside the patient windows, is a low block wall to provide a sound barrier from the parking lot, and some privacy. And inside that wall are little trees, lush greenery, flowers... a nice oasis for the patients to see.

Well, much to everyone's delight, there is now something else to see. Just a few days ago a doe came down from the nearby hills, and decided that the long secluded nook would make a safe haven in which to have her babies!! And she has stayed, and her little fawns are local celebrities! You see, she HAD TRIPLETS!! 

Here are the photos Jim took just a couple of days ago. He couldn't get a photo with all 3 babies together at once... Mama had them hidden among the foliage in different spots (all together now... Awwwww). So the pics you see below will not be of the same baby.

Everyone is protective of her and her babies, and no one gets close. There is plenty for her to eat in this little haven, and they are all safe in there.

I don't know why this touches me so much... maybe it's because inside those hospital windows, there might be such sorrow and pain going on. Yet right outside, the joy and hope of new life is gently going along, just doing it's best. The innocence of the fawns... the Mama deer trusting they will be safe there...

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have (can click any to enlarge).
















At peace... under the protection of angels.



Enjoying the journey of these little creatures,

Loretta
=^..^=

17 comments:

PeacefulBird said...

I clicked to enlarge every one of them... How sweet! And yes, I think you're right about the poignancy of it stemming from the juxtaposition of illness/suffering with the miracle of birth and life.

We have fawns born on our property every year... twins sometimes, but no triplets yet that we've seen. It always brings great joy to us to watch them grow.

Thanks to Jim for taking these pictures and to you for posting them!

mamajuliana said...

So beautiful! I wish I was going to that hospital tomorrow! The railroad shops are right outside my window!
Thank you so much for sharing them~

Kimberley said...

How precious. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!

Thinking of you today. Hugs!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Awww... how precious is that! Love the pics!
I also like that newer pic of you on the side bar. You are so beautiful!!

Blessings...
~Margene

Queen Diva said...

just beautiful

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful moment.

Anne H said...

LOVE it Loretta!
Love the Bambi!

Deb Willbefree said...

Awwww. Lovely story and photos. How cute of the one little fawn to be caught in the act of climbing the wall so he (I'm sure it's a little boy!) could sit on the top. It looked like he had to work pretty hard to do it, too.

Deb

Rettakat said...

ROBIN: Oh, what a treat, to see this each year on your property! Yes... it was that very juxtaposition that I found so touching.

MARGENE: Thank you, that's sweet of you to say. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts, cuz realistically speaking, when I lose the last half of this weight, I know the facial "padding" will be gone, and I'll look my age. Oh well... I've decided to adopt the philosophy that I've earned every wrinkle, and wear them proudly. Well, that's what I say NOW, anyway, ha ha ha ha. I may change my tune later. ;-)

DEB: The photo of the little guy climbing up was Jim's favorite, because Jim said "he was all legs", and it was sooo adorable.

Amber said...

I love this, thank you for sharing!

Jules said...

I for one am glad you did find delight and chose to share it!

Christine said...

beautiful. The deer must feel very comfortable there. Love your new pic btw.

debby said...

Thanks so much for sharing these! Amazing how fragile they are, and yet they can live with no interference ("help") from human beings.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

What an awesome thing to share with everyone. Thank you so much.
Hospitals are hard places for me- I am very phobic of medical type things and anything to get my mind off that would be great. I love to think of how neat this is for those who have to be in the hospital to see this out their windows.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Oh, and yes the phobia came before what happened with my husband. Yet another way it was truly a miracle at how we got through all that. I guess my mind was not on my own issues during that time, thankfully...

Princess Dieter said...

I had to squeal at how cute the fawns are. Oh,, man!

I don't know why, maybe echoes of the Garden of Eden, when humans and animals were at peace with one another, but spontaneous animal sightings can be such a blessing to the spirit. So hertening.

Whether it's an ibis, a burrowing owl, a red cardinal, or a wandering goat or deer....I get such a kick when I'm just out and about or at my kitchen window (in my old place) and just, bam...a bit of wildlife passes by or hangs around.

Like it!

M Pax said...

Awww, how cute! That baby dear is the sweetest thing.

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