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Friday, November 26, 2021

Feline, Nature and (non) Fiction Friday

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Lily Rae is the Grandcat of Janice, my photo journalist.
Can you find her?

 Final (non) Fiction Friday.

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Today my FFF will be in the form of a poem to describe a most wonderful trek

Ode to Shelley Lake

by Cecilia 11/26/21@

On a trail near here

we often walk and talk.

No matter the time of year

Sunny or cloudy

the nature we see is dear.

The trail is an adventure

Lake residents are a delight

Ducks, geese, heron, turtles 

oh my even a few 

Cormorant are near

The most magical encounter it is clear
is when we see Deer.

There are at least six deer living in the forest around Shelley Lake.  On November 17, we spotted four doe in grazing in the thicket behind the buck.
  The buck came to the edge of the path about 10' from us

He walked parallel to  to us (the lady had no clue he was so close).
The looked back at us, the off he galloped over the asphalt to the dirt trail off into the woods.


  1. amazing how he looked at this lady... we better should take a look back sometimes ;O) we love your lake shelley... it would be THE lace for the boys...

  2. We just love seeing deer in our yard......they come very close to the house and have no fear if we're in the yard with them. There's something magical about seeing a deer - these photos are GREAT !

    Hugs, Pam

  3. I see an eye! I had to biggify though. That is a nice poem about Shelley Lake. We get a lot of deer here too. They were originally on a landowner's estate since the beginning of the 20th century and over the years some escaped and bred in the wild. There is now a wild herd of over 200 deer. Thankfully we have never had the complete herd come to visit us, just 2 or 3 at a time!

  4. Hari OM
    Yes, I spy... and hoorah for your FFF this month which, combined with your NF offerings makes for a fabulous post!!! YAM xx

  5. Good pictures. They must be pretty tame to get that close to people.

  6. Those are great photos of the deer, and we love your Ode to Shelly Lake.
    Lily Rae did a pretty good job hiding but we can just see her!

  7. Those are great photos of the deer, and we love your Ode to Shelly Lake.
    Lily Rae did a pretty good job hiding but we can just see her!

  8. Lily Rae ~ we almost, sort of, kind-a see you!
    Ah, our lovely deer, it seems they've become so acclimated in every suburban neighborhood now, they just wander as they please without any concern for we humans nearby. We've stolen all their land, and so they must now learn to live beside us and
    accept our comings and goings ... some of us look upon them and treasure their beauty. Woe to those who see them as a bother.

  9. The wildlife is just wonderful! We see you, Lily Rae, but just barely.

  10. Lily Rae sure found a great place to hide all snuggled in that comforter. We enjoyed your Ode to Shelley Lake. What a magical place for a walk.

  11. Mother Nature is so beautiful. Love that kitty. I can see you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hugs. ♥

  12. Yes, yes, I see one eye peeking the photo i
    of Lily Rae.
    And your deer are fabulous, the scenic view is grand too!

  13. that photo of the unsuspecting lady is amazing, amazing because i have never seen a deer and now i wonder if one followed me and i did not see.. love the poem

  14. Oh my yes I see the kitty! Your outdoor photos are superb! Happy Day After Thanksgiving!

  15. Whoa, the Buck stops here! Lily Rae sure is cozy tucked in there!

  16. Beautiful photos and nice poem. XO

  17. That is some good cat burrowing. I loved the pictures.


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