August 13, 2022

Deer in a a Drizzle

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

The mountains called me during the rain again. It was more of a drizzle than a storm, but the feeling of being above the clouds is magical.

I stopped at the Dickey Ridge Visitors Center. A couple of deer were grazing next to the bike racks. They were accustomed to people, and the buck let me walk (slowly) within 12 feet of him. I took quite a few pictures of him, so for variety I’m posting a painterly version.

The park was lovely and the views were great so I drove south to the next exit. I saw a couple more deer on the way. I was hoping to see a bear from the car but no luck.


  1. I see what you mean about the view from Squirrel Ridge. I really like your artwork.

  2. Hello Linda,
    I love the views from the Skyline Drive. The deer are so pretty. I am glad they feel safe being close to people. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great new week ahead. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  3. The deer is so cute. Great pictures!!
    Sunday again, another HOT day i August...
    Love from Titti

  4. I am quite sure the deer were happy NOT to see a bear! Well done with your magic mushroom trance version, Linda.

  5. Replies
    1. Light rain falling in fine drops. You don’t get that there?

  6. Beautiful views above the clouds!
    Great photos of the deer!
    Have a blessed day!

  7. The deer are very cooperative photo subjects.

  8. Beautiful deer! And floating above the clouds! Wonderful shots this week!

  9. Such a treat to see and be near the deer. We live in the woods and have them and wander about here daily.

  10. The deer are all so beautiful and I love the view of the low clouds. That's such a great place to take a drive at any time of the year!

  11. Wonderful shots of the deer, and I hope he goes a long way from people for hunting season.

  12. Lovely views and great pictures of the deer.

    All the best Jan

  13. such cute and curious deer, i always enjoy seeing them. your pictures are superb!!

  14. Love the true life and the dream versions of the handsome deer.. That's the most wonderful drive . I remember the Visitor Center too from our one visit (only one. Sob.)


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