Sunday, January 6, 2013

Deer in the Orchard

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In places where winter is done right it can be so breathtaking. I'm not the biggest fan of freezing temperatures or short days and long nights, but visiting Utah in the winter on a good snow year melts any bitter feelings I might garner while trudging through the dull, brown-grey, miserably cold winters in New York. The way the crystals form and stay coated around every tree branch, the lumpy globs of snow perching on pine limbs, the frosty morning air, and the soft pink light unique to this time of year that glows through the icicles and crystals make me so grateful for winter.

These photos are a few days old, but winter is still in full swing, and I'm trying to be more regular with blogging again. I wanted to photograph this snow covered orchard near where Ryan and I used to live, and we were lucky enough to catch a small herd of deer lounging around the area that day. They got a little skittish when I got too close, but I was certainly enchanted by their company, even if it wasn't mutual. Don't they have the most endearing faces? Oh what I would give to be able to pet one without them being scared. I think I should have been born an elf.



outfit:
hat- family ski bin
pinafore- pib's xchange
cardigan- beacon's closet
gloves- etsy
leggins- cozy boutique
boots-vintage

28 comments:

  1. I especially love the photo with the deer resting in the middle of the path! I love winter, though. I think it is my favorite season. I love the snow!

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  2. PS - I think I would like to be an elf, too!

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  3. these pictures make me love winter, which is hard to say. the place does look magical with all that snow.

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  4. These are beyond breathtaking. So gorgeous!

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  5. Wow. I am blown away by these photos. The deer are so cute! The way they're looking at the camera made me laugh out loud. You're lucky to get so close and such great shots. Well done!

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  6. Wow, what beautiful photos!

    Becky
    xx

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  7. Been following your blog for a while and I must say, this has to be my favourite post by you yet! The pictures are absolutely beautiful!! =D

    http://quirkyaesthetics.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are the most beautiful winter pictures I have seen!
    Seriously. Loving the deers

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  9. Oh wow, what beautiful photos! Those deer are so gorgeous. They're my favorite animals.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  10. Stunning photos! I can't believe how close they stayed to you!
    And you look amazing, as usual ;)

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  11. These are so gorgeous! absolute wonderland!

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  12. Simply incredible, what a magical experience!!! Deer are so beautiful, we have some that live in a bush area near my house but I've never seen them because they are too shy. You were so lucky to be able to go near them and capture this beautiful moment :)

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  13. These photos are so beautiful! The snow and deers are really perfect backdrop for your amazing outfit! Hey I'm a little late here, but happy 2013!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  14. Deer are some of my favourite animals! How pretty! (You and the deer, both.) :) I also love the vintage-y light in your pictures.

    -Lindsey

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  15. I am in utter shock and awe with these photos! How cool!!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  16. Oh deer! Sooo cute! Wow, real snow in Utah...I really hate winter but I think lovely snow like that would make it better.

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  17. Oh! ♥ Sweetheart these pictures are beautiful! I saw some deer a few weeks ago in the snow and so this made me smile like a mad man! Happy new year kitten! I look forwards to lots of pretty pictures in 2013! ;) Zoë x

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  18. This is amazing, you left me speachless <3

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  19. These photos are nothing short of magical! I'm so glad I found your blog.

    - October

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  20. that is SO amazing! You are so close to them. My parents had deer in their garden once but they ran away before you even got anywhere near them.

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  21. aww, you met deers! and so many of them :)

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  22. Wow, what a winter wonderland! So much snow, ooh I'm s jealous!!! <3

    The photos are beautiful, I want to jump right into them and get as close to the deers as you did. It's cool how relaxed they are :)

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  23. Ah, so cute! I always kinda wanted a deer as a pet! Also, great outfit! I love your polar bear gloves. They remind me of Knut, the great polar bear of them all (may he R.I.P)!

    -Katie

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  24. Aw, how cool that you caught some of the deer on camera! Very pretty.

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  25. Oh my gosh how amazing. The snow is CRAZY high and I cannot believe you trekked though it. Your gloves! SO CUTE! And deer! Those photos are awesome. I'm actually quite scared of deer, I like them, but they scare me because I know them more as a 'crossing the road' type animal that I fear hitting.

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  26. Wow this place is amazing, and the pictures too! I follow your blog from Spain, I really like your outfits and pics. Congratulations!

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