Sunday, July 31, 2011

Deer sighting - quiet days in The Palms

Saturday evening

When Katie and I took our afternoon walk, we met up with a neighbor walking his dog.  His dog is a 5 pound Deer Chihuahua, sooooo cute - like a miniature Katie.

While we were talking he said to walk over by the fence at dusk and we'd see deer, and sure enough, we did.  There was only one, she looked like a female, no antlers, and kind of smallish.

She saw us coming when she was behind the fencing in front of the bushes, so I snapped her through the fence, then we walked around behind her to get a clear shot. 

 She's really watching us.

She just stood there for a long time, and then finally walked slowly through a hole in the bushes.  I don't know what's on the other side, but it sounds like water, like a creek.
Slowly walking through the bushes.

These aren't the clearest photos, but they are the best of what I got.

Another view of the campground, on our walk back.  The Palms is in the middle.  Two coaches away the people had guests all day, and they had lawn games and ran remote control cars on the lawn.  They were quiet, but looked like they were having a good time. 

We're in the middle - there is another Sunseeker across the road from us. 

I noticed this plant growing in the rocks on the edge of the water - I think it's a lily of some kind?  I wonder if someone planted it here, or if it just landed in the rocks and started growing.  The waves constantly hit it.

Other than taking a couple of long walks around the "neighborhood," it was a quiet day in The Palms.  I listened to a book on tape downloaded from the library while I played computer games, then sat outside with Katie and read my Kindle while the sun went down.

Since nothing was defrosted, I made an avocado and cheese omelet for dinner.  I put a little ketchup and sour cream on top, and it hit the spot.  Cookies and coffee for desert, and a little TV and ... that was our Saturday.

Sunday morning

This morning I was up early, and Katie seemed to be having a problem deciding whether to get up or go back to sleep.
She went back to sleep.

About an hour later she was ready to get up, and when we went outside, we saw a flock of Canadian Geese on the grass at the pool area.

It looked like some were sleeping, and three in the back had their necks up, watching out for the rest?

A bit later, they went into the water and seemed to be drifting by our campsite in a single line.

And they drifted away.

We're going out on the deck now, a little Kindle reading and sun, and then lunch. 

From Me and My Dog, have a great Sunday, everyone!  : )


  1. Love reading about your adventures with Katie and your new life in The Palms!! I have a 5 lb. deer chihuahua named Lucy and she will be 5 in Nov. I came across your blog by chance after we bought our 2006 Sunseeker 2200 3 weeks ago, we love it and can't wait to take it on a trip. Be safe and have fun!!

  2. I love that picture of Katie trying to decide if she wants to get up or not. So cute. Sounds like a wonderful day.

  3. Such a hard day! What are you reading?

  4. Just a minor thing. The geese have neither passports, nor are they Canadian citizens. They're simply "Canada Geese". Just one of them is going to be a "Canada Goose".
    Supposedly a migratory species, which means they're protected. Turns out though they're somewhat lazy and opportunistic, and will simply hang around all winter wherever there is food (or people to feed them, which is also a no-no), leaving copious amounts of goose poop. A mixed blessing for sure.

  5. Hi Barbara,
    It looks like you're having a great trip. I guess that you are my inspiration to get out there and do "something/anything" by myself. I think that Katie and Angel are cut from the same cloth, sleepyheads.

  6. Very nice area!! Katie sure looks that pic!

  7. Barbara...I've finally caught up on your blog and you've been busy!!! And you're next door in Oregon, halfway to Washington. Are you planning on coming to Washington? I'd love it if we could meet somewhere. I'm actually going to exit 209 in Oregon on the 21st for the RV Maintenance Boot Camp. PIck a time and a place and I'll be there.



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