Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thunder, Rain, and Deer




Friday morning, around two, I woke up to a gorgeous lightening display. Thunder in the distance could barely be heard above the noise of the fans we keep going here, day and night. 



Then the rain came, finally. And it was a good rain that continued on and off during the day.


My husband and I heard a doctor on TV mention some really good results in lowering the three-month average test score, the A1c, for people with diabetes who walked only ten minutes after each meal. I only walk after breakfast and that really helps both my diabetes and my general sense of well-being. I eat a very light lunch, but even so, I feel like a lump afterwards and often just take a nap. Same thing after dinner.


So last night, when hubby suggested we go for a walk, I was ready to begin something new. I took my camera and off we went. Up to the barn and all around. 


The evening sun provided a beautiful contrast to the mostly dark skies. One end of a rainbow appeared over the eastern mountain ridges. Hubby said lets just walk down to the gate and then turn around. And that's when we saw them:


Two deer, running at full speed through the field.



We have deer here, but we seldom see them. And I don't think I've ever seen two running like these did. It was a magnificent sight that we would have missed had we stayed in, in front of the TV.







27 comments:

  1. awesome deer sighting!!! thanks for sharing them with us - and the powerful skies. glad you got RAIN!!!

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  2. Hej och tack för ditt besök i min blogg. Kul att du kom tillbaka!
    Vilken härlig plats du bor på och vilka fina bilder! Färgerna är sagolika!
    Önskar dig en fortsatt fin helg
    Lola

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  3. It's pouring here. Again. But I know you need rain so I'm glad you got it. I haven't seen a deer since I moved to Florida. We had such an abundance of them in Illinois and Maryland that they were always running in front of cars. It was life threatening for the deer and the people in the car.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Even a peek of rainbow is something to enjoy - and so are the deer. Life passes us by, if we don't get out to see it.

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  5. those deer are amazing. glad you got to see them for us to see them. i told bob instead of watching TV we need to go walk... my surgeon told me that we should walk 10 to 15 minutes after every meal... he said it helps the digestion and he said if you don't do it all the time, if you eat fatty anything, or sweets to be sure to do it... he said it helps process the fat... your desert is so green and blooming, i love the header photo with the flowers behind the fence

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  6. Beautiful photos! The calm after the storm is always so peaceful. We had a huge storm here in the mountains last week and the aftermath was lovely, the smell of the rain and some moisture in the air was refreshing. Didn't see any deer though which is a shame because they are such beautiful creatures to watch in the distance.

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  7. Jättefina bilder, vilka kontraster mörka himlen med sol emot.
    Vilken tur att se hjortarna.

    Här small ett skott just nu...en gris mindre....

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  8. So glad you got some rain and I love the photos. I love the rainbow peeking through and the deer.

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  9. Oh walking and nature surprises... that is all one needs and good health to boot:) Hug B

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  10. Your photos are a good reason why we should all go for a walk--You never know what great thing you'll see, that you would have missed if you'd stayed home! :-)

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  11. These photos are beautiful Inger! That gray sky background makes everything POP!
    A good for you guys for getting out after each meal no matter how big a meal it is!! This is such a positive thing to do....especially if you feel better afterwards. Keep it up!

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  12. Is the extra walking going to help you?
    I Love your header, BTW.
    Lovely pictures, how lucky to see the deer and catch the bits of rainbow! You don't see that in the living room!

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  13. Those deer, dear, were your reward for taking a walk. It's good that you got rain. We've had a LOT of it this year, but I'm not complaining. It's better than the drought we had the past few years. And with the rain, you got a rainbow! Yet another reward! (You must be doing something right!)

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  14. So glad you were out and about to see the deer! Cool!

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  15. Seeing the Deer was a treat! Did Samson want to chase or otherwise play with them?

    Lightening and thunder are "way cool," as long as the lightening doesn't start any grassfires! I hope there was nothing like that in your area.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  16. What a good idea, those three brief walks! I don't have diabetes but I think I'll adapt this habit --should be good for all kinds of things.

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  17. What a good idea, those three brief walks! I don't have diabetes but I think I'll adapt this habit --should be good for all kinds of things.

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  18. Yes indeed, unexpected sightings are always the best ... and nothing beats the smell of freshly fallen rain on a parched Earth ... great shots Inger.

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  19. Fantastiska bilder av hjortarna :) det har varit ganska hett här på Irland på sistone, men vi har haft lite åska och regn nu så luften har rensats lite. Ha en skön söndag!

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  20. What a great way to take a walk,seeing the local wildlife. Thunder,rain,what's that? lol.We got alittle here but not enough.

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  21. Hi Inger .. lovely photos of your part of the world ..

    So interesting to read about the walking aspects to helping diabetes .. and ones general disposition to digestion etc ..

    We've just had a little rain .. and it's lovely to smell the wet earth in the air ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  22. I really, really, really like that first picture.
    Ten minutes huh?? I could probably do that and it wouldn't hurt to try. Thanks.

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  23. Wonderful pictures. Praying for your diabetes.

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  24. I'm so glad you took your camera to 'shoot' them! They are beautiful!
    Hooray for rain!

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  25. Oh, they're gorgeous! We have a lot of deer in the woods near my house and I always love seeing them. I feel like they are my neighbors. These guys are spectacular.

    I hope the walking helps your diabetes, not something I would have thought could make a difference but it makes sense.

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  26. Absolutely stunning stretches of land and the colours and light are so beautiful. Sophie and I aw 2 deer down at the beach recently. She had her mouth full of Mr. Orangie and proceeded to bark this muffled bark. The deer scampered off. I think she wants me to do a post on it. I will just for her very soon!
    Ron

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  27. Love all the photos and i agree, walking is great after a meal, or before one, or any time during the day. I love walking.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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