Friday, October 22, 2010

Woodland visitor

I walked right up to a moose once. Being ten years old, I didn't have the sense to be scared, only amazed at the size of his gargantuan head and horns. How did those spindly legs hold them up? A few days ago, that would be a couple of great strides into fall, I had another woodland encounter. Only this time he wasn't in a parking lot in Montana, he was right in my front yard.
He blends in so well to the earth, it took a moment for me to become aware of him. He stood so close, I expected him to rear up, and braced myself to react if he charged. But he just stared steadily at me. That thatch of fur between his ears is the prettiest brown I've ever seen.

I slowly walked away and went back upstairs for my camera. I wanted you to see him too.


See how nicely he posed?



After twenty minutes and lots of clicking he stood



turned



and sauntered away. Good-bye Mister Magnificent.

Update as promised .




Lots of woodland things. I bet you can guess why.
xx
julie






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34 comments:

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Julie~ Your new pieces are so beautiful! I love seeing your sweet creations. And animals wandering around in the yard... there's nothing more fun to watch. Wishing you a lovely weekend. ~Mandy

lilylovekin said...

I bet Mr. deer wanted a peek at your wonderful pottery pieces-they are all fantastic!

Gloria Freshley said...

Wow! Wonderful photos. Thank you for taking the time to capture so many poses. And the view of your entry is charming. As always, everything is delightful!

susan said...

How incredible....you must have felt blessed to be so close! Thanks for sharing....

Susan

claudia said...

very nice,is not easy to meet such a animal....have a nice weekend from Tenerife!!!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh yes !!! he is a beauty. how lucky to have him so close by...

i love your door and looking out...and your scarf collection hanging...just in time for winter
:-)

all the woodland creations are lovely too...it's going to be a woodland christmas...

sending love,

farmhouse and teddy
xxx

Lori ann said...

Oh my gosh! what a fantasic fabulous post!! Oh Julie, not only is there magic in everything you make but in your encounters too. I see the beautiful deer smiling at you.

I wish I could have EVERYTHING in that last photo(i hope that doesn't sound greedy) I only love your creations so much.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I just love your artwork so much! And what an adorable little visitor you had :)

A bird in the hand said...

What a beautiful animal! Magnifique!

Your woodland pottery is pure magic.

xox

susan jenkins said...

So fun to see the "young bucks" around,beautiful pictures. Love your new pieces,the teapot is beautiful and I love the acorn on top!!
Love, Sis

cabin fever said...

Julie! Mr. Deer is truly wonderful! You know he was posing just for this blog, too. I could see it in his eyes. Did you show him that new teapot???

Yes, the new pieces are beautiful, as is that front door view. LOVE that scarf hanger and your blue porch ceiling.

As always, thanks for sharing your world with us.

Love, Liz

Librarian said...

Beautiful! All of it - your encounter with the deer, that he waited so patiently for you to get the camera and take pictures, and of course your new woodland pieces. I love the jar with the cat on top of the lid, and the cat carrying the umbrella!

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Aren't all of God's creatures just so so beautiful? What a thrilling encounter!

kalé primitifs said...

gorgeous creature. it's almost as if he wanted you to take his handsome photo! :)

April said...

Okay...I got a Flu shot but how do I protect myself from my LONGING for your Pottery??!!! The red and white of the Magical Mushrooms!!! The Hedgies calling to me!! Oh, you are an Enchantress!!!!

farmlady said...

What a wonderful thing to have happen. Not only to see this magnificent creature up close but for him to make a connection with you enough to know that you wouldn't hurt him. That's rare. He is just beautiful... excuse me, handsome. Lucky you.
Maybe he's been there before. Checking out your pottery pieces, through a window and giving his approval.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Connie,
I almost walked right by him.
He is the exact color of the earth below his feet. All the shades of grey and brown were in his coat too.
Wish he'd return. Herds of does through but not many stags!

Maggie Ann said...

Julie, you make the world seem magical with your whimsical creations. Love it all! And those pictures of the deer are amazing....how he stood still for them too. God blessed you that day. =)

A Time to Dance said...

How amazing having such a beautiful creature in your garden...I love your makes, but then I love everything that you make...hope you are well...H

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

I believe Mr Magnificent will return just to see the amazing Woodland pottery!
Love
Becky

hensteeth said...

An encounter of the memorable kind, indeed.
Words fail me where your work is concerned. x

Robin and the Sage said...

Julia, such a wonderful photos of the deer. it must have been a magical moment!! deers are coming more often on the field, yesterday they where walking on a garden. i wish that someday they would come even more closer.

i would love to purchase almost all the things that you create Julia. that teapot is too perfect and the toadstool etc!

claire barone art said...

HELLO JULIE YOUR WORK IS SO PRETTY IM FROM THE UK YOUR WORK LOOKS SO ENGLISH XX

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Julie, what a wonderful visitor, so nice of him to pose for you.......
We have a few deer around here but they are rarely sighted. Kangaroos are more likely to be passing by, but a kangaroo wouldn't look quite as good on a teapot.....
Your new work is full to overflowing with woodland wonders, absolutely lovely. Makes me start hankering for Autumn......
Love the photo taken at your front door,so peaceful.
Blue skies and sunshine here today.

Lynne said...

Fantastic, those moments encountering wild animals are just so precious. Lovely photos, how considerate of him to pose for you.
Your pieces are just as wonderful.

pamma said...

oh you've had guests!
A very smart and handsome guest too!
He must have heard you immortalized his lovely woodland neighbors in pottery and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Word in the bushes is he was VERY impressed.
xo
Pamma

Zuzu said...

Wow! Mister Magnificent truly is! And I love your newest pieces!
Wishing you a very lovely day, Julie!
~ Zuzu

linda said...

i am so happy to have "found" you thanks to the lovely nina blog ornamental in which she shared one of your mugs, that now must be my one tea mug.... you share my sense of whimsy, how fun♥

i loved meandering in the glen with you.
xo

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Julie, your pottery is fabulous. We have deer on the farm here and I could watch them for hours. If they would stay that long.

Have a wonderful week!

Val said...

I've just discovered your work and love it so much. Best Wishes, :) Val

vicki said...

Amazing photos of your woodland visitor - that is simply the most wonderful opportunity for a photograph! He seemed to be posing for you.

That new pottery - oh my - it is out of this world. Love the woodland themes~~

vicki

Debra said...

I love your work, how sweet reminds me a bit of Potter (Beatrix).

Barbara said...

How nice that you capture nature like this. Magnificent deer too.

Tammie Lee said...

I always loved Cambria. Is there a restaurant called Robins? I love their tiramisu!

I live in Montana and our deer look different. I wonder what kind this one is?

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