Winter white does always a glamorous coat make…


Winter doe copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

Winter doe copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

White cold. It may appear as though I have been hibernating; my posts have been few and far between this “new” year that entered month three today. The reason is a mixture of excuses, typical in nature from work focuses to physical injuries. Nothing life altering, nothing major, but each strong enough when combined with snow white winter cold to keep me from my urban nature photography pursuits.

White Tail Deer in snow copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

White Tail Deer in snow copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

These images are proudly shared by me but authored by my husband, Steve. His days are lighter in demand and have included regular observations of three to five doe visiting our yard to enjoy our ever-green, yew shrubs. They are a favorite of these White Tailed Deer every winter, relieving us of the need to do pruning come springtime. Amazingly their feasting is evenly distributed between the row of shrubs, providing the appearance of a planned level design.

These images were taken from inside our warm, cozy abode. When I saw them my heart felt less warm, though I know that nature provides for its own. The deer do not know that warmth and dryness is experienced just inside our door. They have enough food courtesy of multiple garden plantings that round out their forest diet. But their snow packed backs were difficult for me to accept. I’m reassured they’re “ok” knowing they visit daily and sometimes frolic on their way.

Doe in snow copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

Doe in snow copyright 2013 Steven Breitberg

I think how warm and comfoting my mother’s hand-me-down white coat feels when wearing it for a night out with Steve. My white coat keeps me warm. The deer fur coats keep them warm under their snow white coat. Winter white is natural is a classic fashion testimonial in the Chicagoland area.

2 thoughts on “Winter white does always a glamorous coat make…

  1. You are fortunate to get such great close-ups of the deer that come to browse your yard. Our dogs, which we love dearly, will not let any animals get that close. We do get glimpses of them now and then, but they don’t linger because of the dogs. Your husband got some great pictures.

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