Saturday, March 7, 2015

Deer and Some Trivia

This is a scheduled post. Right now, I am probably back in my old haunts for a family wedding on Saturday which will kick start about ten days of visiting family and friends before heading back home at the end of the following weekend. It will be my first return to the old setting since moving up here and I'm very much looking forward to it. I probably won't be visiting your blogs during my absence and I may or may not have another scheduled post before I return. More than likely, I'll just see you in about ten days.. ish.

There seems to be very little in the way of deer quotes to be found, and those which do exist have already made an appearance on my blog. So today, I thought I'd research a bit of deer trivia for you - just for fun.

feed me
Paul McCartney credits the shooting death of Bambi's mother for igniting his interest in animal rights.







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The 1979 movie The Deer Hunter was nominated for nine Academy Awards and walked away with five of them - best film, actor, director, editing and sound.



 



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Red Deer is Alberta's third most populated city after Calgary and Edmonton.




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The works of German artist, Franz Marc mostly featured animals in their natural settings - many of which were deer.







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Contrary to urban legend, the popular German drink Jagermeister does not contain deer blood. The label does have a stag's head on it though. According to Wikipedia, the name Jagermeister means "master of hunters" the verse found on the bottle loosely translates as follows:
It is the hunter's honour that he
Protects and preserves his game,
Hunts sportsmanlike, honours the
Creator in His creatures.






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Doe, a deer - a female deer.
Buck/stag, a deer - a male deer.
Fawn, a deer - a baby deer.








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John Deere began production in 1837 but did not have a logo until 1875. The still-familiar symbol of choice was a leaping deer but the first logo depicted a kind of African deer. This was rectified in 1910 when they changed to a North American white-tailed deer. The logo has been redesigned several times through the years but the well known green farming equipment still sports a leaping deer.








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A deer totem symbolizes innocence, gentleness, power, mystery, sensitivity, powers of regeneration/renewal, wisdom and security/protection.









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"Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam
Where the Deer and the Antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the sky is not cloudy all day."
Home on the Range was written by Dr. Brewster Higley in 1876. The lyrics and title have undergone some changes through the years. In 1947 it became Kansas' state song.









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Deer are one of the many Chinese symbols for longevity.









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The Yearling is a tear-jerker book and movie about a post civil war farming family who adopts a fawn after killing its mother.









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And finally, a quote.
"The buck stops here."
Not exactly about deer but since we've come to the end of the post, it'll do.

55 comments:

Tabor said...

You are going to have lots of grazing of the landscape as spring points it little spikey green head. Have a wonderful family vacation!

Andy said...

So many deer, so many photos and so many tidbits. I enjoyed everything about today's posting.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

You fed one a carrot?! :)

Out on the prairie said...

You spoil them, but will they let you have any garden? I have to fence an area in my yard .

EG CameraGirl said...

Fabulous photos of the deer and tons of information! Hope your time with family is excellent and that you enjoy exploring your old haunts! I suspect you'll miss Maynooth (it's so beautiful there) but hey! It's great to get away for a while and return with fresh eyes. Of course, you will see your old haunts with fresh eyes too!

DJan said...

Wonderful pictures and quotes. You are very talented, Ms. Hilary! I enjoyed them all. :-)

Brian Miller said...

yours are a bit shaggier than ours...and mine seem a bit more skittish too...interesting, i wonder why john deere used an african deer

TexWisGirl said...

they're just wonderful! i loved the verse on the jagermeister bottle. perfect.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I really enjoyed your deer trivia....and LOVE your deer pics!

ellen abbott said...

great pictures of the deer and the trivia ain't bad either.

Stephen Hayes said...

I was wondering if you were going to get in that last quote, and you did! Great pictures. I always feel peaceful when looking at pictures of deer.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots, and commentary. Enjoyed.

(Deer Hunter gave me nightmares for almost a decade)

Betty Manousos said...

hi hilary, i truly enjoyed your deer trivia.
i do love deer! so i'm so happy to see those beauties here.

big hugs!
happy weekend~

She Who Carries Camera said...

such wonderful captures and when I read "Doe, a deer - a female deer" I thought you were going to break into song! :-) Have a wonderful week!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures of these animals. It's always a pleasure to see them about.

My parents would occasionally toss a slice of bread out when they were in the yard during the winter. One of them would come over and quickly nibble it up.

yaya said...

Wow, what great shots! I've got 5 deer that have made many visits to the Pines and I've gotten a few good pics, but none as clear as yours! The thing that jumps out at me is the fabulous eyelashes on these sweeties...so jealous!

L. D. said...

I am really sorry the buck had to stop as I was really enjoying the creative adventure. You deer have large tails compared to the ones in our area. Great photos.

Rick Watson said...

Amazing post Hillary. Travel safe and have fun.
R

joeh said...

Some people consider the a nuisance, I think I could deal with them...except when they cross the road, then they are dangerous.

joeh said...

the deer, not some people.

Linda Wildenstein said...

First I know you will have a lovely visit, in the way back and with family. The deer under the trees is such a calm and peaceful visage. Thanks for sharing. xoxo Oma Linda

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful deer photos, and I love trivia of all sorts

Polly said...

Most enjoyable post, lovely pictures.

Red said...

We got a winter's worth of deer photos along with super quotes on Deer. Have a great time in the next few days.

messymimi said...

Beautiful photos and fun facts!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for serving us this tasty post in absentia!

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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The Happy Whisk said...

Such sweet faces.

Yael said...

Amazing beautiful photos! And I appreciate all the work you did finding the facts around deer. Thank you for it!
Had a shot of Jaegermeister just last evening - they say it is good for everything inside your belly, and yes to me it really tastes like medicine! :-)

Linda said...

Wonderful shots!

Leah J. Utas said...

Well done, Hilary.
Love the pics.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Hilary! Thank you for a wonderful post loaded with interesting trivia about deer. The pictures are spectacular. My father was a lifelong shutterbug and deer were among his favorite subjects. Once, when we vacationed at a cabin in the woods, he rigged a camera outside the window with a string attached. Late at night, when we detected the sound of deer munching on fallen apples, he pulled the string, triggered the flash and snapped a picture. He captured many great closeups of deer feeding in the darkness.

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon, dear friend Hilary!

Barb said...

Enjoy your family and friends, Hilary! Your trip sounds like a nice break. I bet your furry friends will miss you while you're gone.

Shammickite said...

Venison pie for dinner? No, just kidding.
Amazing that you have so many deer in the neighbourhood and that they are so trusting of humans. But as you give them food, there is no reason for them to be wary. Do you have neighbours who encourage the deer too? It's like having your own private herd, like the ancient aristocracy did, back in the days of knights and castles.

Daryl said...

you are a dear for sharing these wonderful photos and amazing nuggets of deer trivia

Daniel LaFrance said...

Oh I wish I had that many deer in my yard. Your photos are superb!

Enjoy your time among friends and family. Beware of the city noise and traffic. lol

sage said...

I love the photos and interesting things to ponder in between.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful deer shots. Enjoy your time away!

Suldog said...

One time, when MY WIFE and I were in a local nature preserve, I learned my favorite thing about deer. Their antlers are warm and velvety to the touch. City boy that I am, I had no idea. I always assumed cold and bony. But, when one came over to the fence I was near, I reached out and touched his (her?) antlers and was surprised to find them not only warm but also fuzzy.

Linda said...

Hilary, I deer-ly love all those pictures. Such beautiful and en-deering. You have some wonderful neighbors.

Gail Dixon said...

Hilary, I thoroughly enjoyed your deer post!! Fantastic photos and bits of trivia. I hope you have a marvelous time visiting your old stomping grounds. :)

photowannabe said...

You have captured the deer personality in your lovely photos. I love them all laying down so peacefully in your yard. Deer and snow just seem to go together.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these photos. Deer are among the most peaceful and beautiful of creatures :)

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures of deer, love the deer trivia too!

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: Best photos I've ever seen of deer. Enjoy your celebration. Blogging can wait. Life doesn't. ENJOY!!!! :)

Mage said...

Enjoy the wedding and family visits. What truly lovely pictures you offer us. Thank you.

What Karen Sees said...

Oh my, such beautiful photos. I especially love the last one, the lighting is gorgeous. And the deer trivia was fun and interesting. A great post!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary,
A family wedding and vacation! How nice for you. I hope it's all grand and the weather is lovely for the bride and groom.
This lovely deer about to have a carrot is pretty amazing. And beautiful!
Have a great time.
xo jj

Laura said...

These are dear deer photos Hilary! I have never seen a red dear before, here we have the white tailed variety. Is that you feeding a carrot to a deer? I love the light on the coat of the last portrait… beautiful, beautiful my friend.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wonderful hodge podge! I love the quotes and facts, but the photos are heart warming!
Hope the wedding went well!

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed the deer photos. So beautiful and so close too! We have a lot in our area as well but I rarely catch them in our yard. The quotes were all interesting to read. Pam

Barbara said...

I get weepy just thinking about The Yearling... and I start singing in my head to "Doe, a deer..." Lots of cool facts here! Thank you, Hilary!

Indrani said...

Great images. Thanks for the trivia on them, very informative.
The 4th deer seems to have some kind of wound on its head.

Kerry said...

These are wonderful shots of very healthy looking deer. Maybe people leave food out for them; they look so well-fed. I enjoyed your deer info, too. Never knew that about the John Deere logo!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That last image is spectacular!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Your deer all look happy and healthy, with warm, welcoming eyes. They must know you as a friend.