Thursday, December 10, 2015

Deer Do Dance! An original blast from the past post ...December 14, 2011.

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving,
the most beautiful of the arts,
because it has no mere translation or
abstraction from life; it is life itself.
            Havelock Ellis

It is early Saturday morning. I sit here in my very bright kitchen in the warmth of the sun. I sit here looking out over the land I love so much. My Hero and I had just watched the most beautiful sunrise. I notice movement in the back field so I grab my binoculars (the ones my Dad had given me for these very special moments), I watch the deer dance. Yes they are dancing around the field putting on a show as if they knew I was watching. These are the times I wish I had a camera that could capture exactly what I am seeing. I would certainly love to share this moment with you.

I jump out of my chair and head to the front kitchen window to the North. There is movement there too. I look through my trusty binoculars and the deer are also dancing in that field. Ten behind about six in front, just wonderful I am surrounded by deer. Not just deer but very happy deer, dancing deer. They are excited, the green shoots of grass on this December morning make them float over the fields, smiling (I am guessing on that one). There is just a dusting of snow on this beautiful brown and green field of alfalfa. They are like children in a candy store so much to see and taste they dance from spot to spot. It is beautiful. 

They dance around the field without a care in the world just “ happy to be.” We are not that much different, the deer, and I. I dance back and forth from the front window to the back window trying to catch both shows at once.  I am smiling and just “happy to be.” is that not what life should be like?  “Happy to be?” Taking the good with the bad; imagine how stressful hunting season must be for the deer, yet they forget about yesterday; look forward to tomorrow but most importantly enjoy today, and just dance. I really think the deer have it all figured out.

There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting in my chair in front of this big window, My Hero and I discussing the plans for the day, enjoying the view and the dance. We pass the binoculars back and forth between us, trying not to miss a thing. Happy deer, happy me.

My Hero heads out to feed the cows, and tries to get a better view of the dancing deer. I sit here with the binoculars, absorbing the warmth of the sun wishing I had a camera that would capture what I truly see. You would have loved it. Yes deer do dance.


This was part of the beginning years of my storytelling and blogging. 53 people had actually read this post. I like to think I have improved my editing skills since then. The view is still the same and we still love it.


  1. I would have liked to see the deer dance.....

  2. I haven't seen any deer in months, you are so very lucky to see them dance as well,


  3. If we could all dance at the simple things in life! :) Would have enjoyed seeing that!

  4. Oh, I know they were smiling too! No doubt. Me? I have chill bumps all over. Great capture. Your words did the work of the camera this time. Sandra

  5. Oh Buttons! What a wonderful scene to see! A happy dance- theirs in the field and yours in your heart:)

  6. A very lovely image to imagine this morning.

  7. Reminds me of what happened to me this summer. I was walking to the bee yard and I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I tiptoe back to get my camera, and hurry back to the bee yard. A yearling(?) (is that what they are called, it still had spots)was dancing back and forth on the edge of the bee yard. THen it took off running towards me. I stood stark still heart beating like a big bass drum! It got within about three feet and stopped and stared at me! I think I must have been the first human it has ever seen! It was a moment. I have goosebumps typing this. Thanks for reminding me of this special day.

    Cindy Bee

  8. thank you for painting the visual. true - how stressful it must be to make it through hunting season, then to dance without a care in the world again. wish we could be so resilient!

  9. How lovely that must have been to see. You described it so well I could feel your happiness at watching it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great sunrise photo and lovely description of the deer.

  11. It sounds an amazing sight! Unfortunately I have two left feet so dancing sadly is out of the question.

  12. This is BEAUTIFUL! You really don't need a camera to capture their dance visually for you have painted the most vivid picture using your talent for words. And, you've gently woven a wonderful story of joy and gratitude with which to frame your image. Perfect! Talented! Inspirational!

  13. THAT photo is GORGEOUS!

    Dancing deer in the sunrise..beautiful imagery!

  14. 'Happy to be' sounds just about perfect to me.
    Thank you.

  15. Loved this post.

    ***Taking the good with the bad; imagine how stressful hunting season must be for the deer, yet they forget about yesterday; look forward to tomorrow but most importantly enjoy today, and just dance. I really think the deer have it all figured out. ***

    Oh to be like the deer.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

  16. The deers know they are safe around your fields and they do the happy dance.

  17. Watching the deer play is one of the things I miss since moving from the country. One spring we had a pair of fawns who would play on the back lawn while mama watched from the edge of the woods. Thanks for the reminder of this time.


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