Portulaca: It’s What’s For Dinner

One evening last week, I started out with my camera to take pictures of the sunset. As I stepped outside, though, I found a different photo subject in one of our flowerbeds.

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I very slowly took the camera strap from my shoulder and aimed in the direction of our little visitor. He obviously didn’t realize that eating the portulaca is a no-no.

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 “Uh-oh, am I in trouble?”  Well, you would be, if you weren’t so cute.

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“Well, just the same, I think I’ll be leaving now.”

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(Shhh, don’t tell little fawn, but after he left, I sprayed the portulaca with Liquid Fence.)

~These Days Of Mine~


22 responses to “Portulaca: It’s What’s For Dinner

  1. Very healthy looking little fawn…….they do love all the “succulent” type plants don’t they…..nice fleshy stems are so delicious!


  2. Oh my gosh! What a lovely visitor…. and you had your camera in hand!

  3. Beautiful little guy, caught just in the nick of time!

  4. Grrrrrr, I’ve had a horrible time with deer this season. We had painters arrive early the other morning and I saw them standing together pointing to the back field. Twenty-five deer were standing there staring back at them. And I wonder why my daylilies didn’t survive….. Cute fawn, but…..

  5. Glad you caught these to share with us and before the portulaca disappeared.
    You are always ready, it seems. Rick and I keep the camera on the back porch because just walking inside for it scares our subjects away.

  6. Hope this cute little guy can find dinner somewhere else. I was wondering if you’d run out of Liquid “STENCH”. LOL!!

  7. I love when company comes for dinner.

  8. Wow, you were at the right place at the right time to capture this cute little fellow. But —ack! I wish they would figure out we’re not an all-you-can-eat buffet! Deer visit our yard constantly and were eating our sweet corn, so hubby put a fence around the garden. Someone told us about Liquid Fence – let me know if it really works.

  9. They have nibbled at mine on the deck a few times this summer when I have not used the Liquid Fence although I haven’t caught them in the act. This one is pretty darn adorable, though. I would have a hard time chasing it away. 🙂

  10. I think those are the biggest eyes I have ever seen on a fawn!

  11. How lucky to be there at the right time and get so close!

  12. Awww so cute. It’s Bambi! ^_^

  13. He knows it’s a no-no, but he also knows the only thing you’re shooting with is a camera 😉

  14. Aw you lucky lady, what sweet little portulaca-eater you have. I’m like you, there’s no way that I’d run a deer away. I agree he’s just too cute. 🙂

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I don’t think the fawn minded to much having his picture taken. You could not have had a more precious subject. Wonderful pictures!

  16. The little fawn is adorable. But I’m glad you got the pics before spraying the portulaca. We have twin fawns here but they are never still enough to photograph. I just love them.

  17. Such beautiful creatures. How is your hummie action, Dianna? Ours has been unbelievable, the backyard is full of them…I love it!

  18. Yes, we have the same problem here! Ellie

  19. Such a cute little fawn with such a huge appetite! Shame on him and all of his family………….

  20. Oh dear….my portulaca plant (which I purchased in a very large size) lasted exactly one night. The next day it was just a few stems sticking out of the ground. Not sure if it’s deer or groundhogs as we have both. Liquid Fence is so smelly……..

  21. It is awfully cute, hard to be upset with it. Nice capture!

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