Nor’Easter 1: Deer in the Meadow

We’ve had a doozy of a storm today. It started with rain last night, continuing through the night and the turning to snow in the morning. We didn’t have a lot of snow, but there was a lot of strong wind – strong enough to bring a large branch down from one of our trees. We have a three tiered gazebo and the smallest tier, right at the top was decapitated by the branch. The roof part is intact, but the part holding up the roof is damaged. Hopefully it won’t be too hard to fix.

The storm continues, but the rain/snow has decreased somewhat and the winds have lessened a bit. It should all be over later tonight and tomorrow is supposed to be a much nicer day.

At the height of the storm these deer (there were about eight in all) appeared in the meadow outside our sun room. The storm didn’t seem to bother them much.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.


One of my rare wildlife photos. Actually this one wasn’t very wild. The picture was taken at Teatown Lake Reservation and the bird was perched on his/her handler’s arm. Teatown has a number of injured animals. Some they keep until they recover from their injuries and some are kept forever because their injuries are too severe. I don’t recall what kind of bird of prey this was. They probably told us at the time (November 2010) but I’ve since forgotten.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix ZS-3.

Memento Mori: Deer by the roadside

One day while I was walking the dog around the Jefferson Valley Mall I came across this unfortunate deer by the side of the road. At first I was just going to take a picture of the carcass, but then vaguely defined thoughts to do with the way that technology was destroying our environment came to mind and I decided to include the instruments of the deer’s destruction: the passing vehicles.

As I write this I realize that I did another post with the words “memento mori” in the title: Memento Mori: Bird Wing . Co-incidentally it was taken at pretty much the same location.

Taken with an iphone 5S.