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Friday Fawns

It seems that, every summer, we have at least one set of twin fawns here at our little impromptu wildlife refuge. And this summer is no exception.

Yes, I still get upset when I see that the deer have destroyed some of my perennials (hydrangea, gladioli, garden phlox, Mexican petunia, hosta, liriope). I planted those before I knew that deer consider them to be delicacies. This year, I’ve had volunteer sunflowers for the first time, and apparently, they are the candy of the deer world.  I’ve finally learned which annuals deer ignore, and these days, I plant nothing else. (If you’re interested: marigolds, salvia, zinnia, vinca, and  lantana are usually pretty safe.)

Some would say the deer and I have a love/hate relationship.

But, really….how can you possibly hate something so beautiful? Sometimes, flowers just may be overrated.

~These Days Of Mine~