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Bradford Pears, Going Strong, But Now … Gone   12 comments

Last year, in spring, our Bradford Pears in our front yard along the driveway were still looking great and blossoming wonderfully in springtime, but then, unfortunately, during the summer, they crashed and are now dead. It was my fault entirely, btw, as the year before I had failed to protect their young stems from the bucks rubbing their horns until it was too late. The bucks simply damaged the bark so much that in the summer heat the trees couldn’t survive – sadly.

Bradford Pears, in Blüte, aber jetzt … tot

Letztes Jahr im Frühling sahen die Bradford Pears in unserem Vorgarten entlang der Einfahrt noch grossartig aus und waren in voller Blüte, aber dann, im Sommer, sind sie ganz plötzlich eingegangen und sind nun total tot. Es war übrigens ausschließlich meine Schuld, denn im Jahr zuvor hatte ich es versäumt, ihre jungen Stämmchen rechtzeitig vor den Rehböcken zu schützen, die ihre Hörner daran geschabt haben. Die Böcke haben dabei ganz einfach die Rinde der Bäumchen in einem solch gravierenden Umfang geschädigt, dass diese den Sommer mit seiner Hitze nicht überlebt haben – schade!



Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Oktober 8, 2017 von Pit in Bradford Pears, front yard, Garten, Haus und Hof, Pflanzen, property, trees, Vegetation

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Before Sunrise in Our Garden   3 comments

This morning, I happened to be up early and caught a few shots in our garden before sunrise, with the moon and the morning star still up in the sky, while the first pink colours were just showing up. It’s amazing, though, how much detail the camera catches. There’s plenty in this picture – after enhancing it, of course – which I had not been able to see with the naked eye, e.g. the deer in the foreground, to the left, or the hills further up Lower Crabapple Road just showing through the trees on the left.

before sunrise

Early Morning Atmosphere in Our Garden

I Am the King   4 comments

Maybe his realm is not too big, as there are many others of his kind here in the Texas Hill Country, but he certainly has a regal bearing, hasn’t he?


Here’s the King

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, September 10, 2017 von Pit in animals, back yard, bucks, Deer, nature, property, Rotwild, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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That Buck Seems to Like Posing for Pictures   4 comments

Or is he just nosy? Or maybe just wary? Anyway: here he is, looking straight at the camera.


Ain’t I Posing Nicely?

Veröffentlicht Samstag, September 9, 2017 von Pit in animals, back yard, bucks, Deer, nature, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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He Graced Us With His Presence Again   Leave a comment

Two evenings in a row this truly magnificent buck appeared in our back yard, and tonight I had the camera ready!


What a Magnificent Buck!


Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, September 6, 2017 von Pit in Abend(stimmungen), animals, back yard, bucks, Deer, nature, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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I’m Old Enough to Graze All By Myself   10 comments

Our fawns certainly have grown, and they graze more and more by themselves, although they still like to suckle.

fawn grazing

A Small Fawn on a Big Lawn

Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, August 10, 2017 von Pit in back yard, Deer, fawns, Garten, Haus und Hof, nature, property, Tierleben

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Evening Atmosphere in the Back Yard   2 comments

Not only our front yard was worth taking a picture yesterday, but the back yard also [even without deer at that time]:


Clouds Over the Back Yard and the Evening Sun Just Reaching the Tops of the Trees


Evening Atmosphere in the Front Yard   5 comments

Isn’t that just a relaxing view?


Deer in the Soft Evening Light in Our Front Yard

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Juli 14, 2017 von Pit in Abend(stimmungen), Deer, front yard, Garten, Haus und Hof, property, Tageszeiten, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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„Our“ Buck   5 comments

Here’s a close-up of that guy:


Portrait of a Buck

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Februar 1, 2017 von Pit in bucks, Deer, Garten, nature, property, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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A Wall of Mexican Hats   6 comments

mexican hats

From This Perspective, the Mexican Hats Seem to Form a Veritable Wall

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Juni 17, 2016 von Pit in Garten, Mexican hats, nature, Pflanzen, property, Vegetation, wildflowers

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