The Wild Rivers Whitetails deer farm is right across the road from our house. There have been a couple eagles hanging out in one of the pens lately, so I did something I never do; I went across the road and sat by the fence with my camera, hoping to get a shot of an eagle. I never saw the eagles, so I got some pics of the deer instead. As soon as I got near the fence, all the deer ran to the back of the pen, but then they got curious about me and started to come closer. I got pics of a few does and a pretty nice buck, with his antlers still in velvet.
I’m multi-tasking again. I’m posting this old vintage tractor in all 4 seasons. The thing with the jar on top next to it is a cream separator. This tractor and cream separator are in a small clearing in the woods behind our house and all that remains of an old homestead.
I took a walk in the woods yesterday afternoon to see if I could find anything new, and of course, I did. I especially like the Indian Pipes. I’ve posted pics of them already, but couldn’t resist posting some more. They contain no chlorophyll, hence the lack of color. Very unique. I like that in a flower…
Black Eyed Susan
And last, but not least…. the Wisconsin state bird.
On Friday I posted 2 flowers that I couldn’t identify, and after going through my reference books again I finally found out what one of them is. The flower pictured below is a “Maryland Figwort”. According to the book, the common name figwort refers to the early use of the plants in the treatment of hemorrhoids, an ailment once known as “figs.” The plants were also used as a tonic; in the 1800’s, an infusion of the roots was given as a treatment for insomnia and anxiety. Hmmm, you learn something new every day I guess. Now if I could just figure out what the other flower is.
I just can’t seem to get enough of them. I love the wide variety of flowers that I find wherever I look, especially the ones that are a little more rare. To find one of these unexpected treasures is a real gift. Here’s a few pics I took on my walk yesterday.