Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Almost dark
some of my visitors
came out of the woods
when I opened the front door
they stopped eating
in the wheat field
and just looked at me
so many of my visitors
are becoming accustomed
to me
the birds, squirrels, turkeys,
and the deer
wonder what else...


Beverly said...

Do your visitors respect your flowers, shrubs, etc.?
My brother, who lives in town, has deer come up and eat his special ground cover.....
They are beautiful...

Janell Pappas said...


Your words this morning first reminded me of an invisible reality- then later, and better, this:

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Thank you.


LauraX said...

oh so beautiful...I have a vision of snow white:-)

One Woman's Journey said...

Beverly, the deer have not come close to my home- just at edge of woods and in the crop field. Of course I have this is my second Spring so do not know what the future will bring. They are liable to be on the porch :) Janell, thank you for visiting.
Laura, as always thank you...

Aisling said...

So lovely. Deer are one of the things I miss, now that I am living in the village. I do have squirrels and birds. :)

Sharon said...

Your beautiful property makes wildlife feel welcome.

My husband just hung our first birdfeeder, and we weren't sure birds would find it. They have:)

Deborah Carr said...

You have a place to belong to. How lovely.

mermaid said...

I, too wonder what else. Maybe all those difficult visitors are also becoming accustomed to you!

Sky said...

i love seeing the deer around here, too, but the deer who live nearby visit the gardens of everyone in the area and enjoy snacking on flowers and shrubs, especially roses and our weeping cherry tree! hubby places small plastic soap containers he has punched with small holes and filled with cougar doo (purchased from the local zoo) in strategic places in the gardens. the scent of a natural predator seems to work - they no longer jump our picket fence to snack. they sniff from the outside of the fence and move on!

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, Sharon, Deborah, Sky and Mermaid, thank you for visiting.

the wild magnolia said...

You have lovely visitors. Sigh...the particular blessings of living in the woodlands!