One of the things that I love best about the area where we live is that while we are a 15 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh, we are far enough out and have a nice big yard so that we have a fair amount of wildlife activity – mostly deer and turkey. This is our 3rd year of having the opportunity to enjoy seeing fawns grow up right in front of us (or more acurately – in back of us since they are typically in our back yard).
To be honest, it’s a bit of a love/hate relationship…the deer seem to believe that our apple trees are there for their enjoyment and they get more than their fair share of those. Any plants I buy for in the yard, aren’t planted with the idea of “these would be the prettiest plants”, but instead, “these just might not appeal to the deer”. Last year, I thought I had it figured out with marigolds for the flower bed…sure enough, the deer left them alone. The turkey however, thought that the bright flowers were wonderful to lop their heads off.
So, flowers at the Kelly household…not faring so well. But when you have cute animals like this born in your backyard, somehow it all makes it better.