Monday, July 20, 2009

Look real hard and you'll see him



The white buck. He is in the middle of the frame. In all the years we have been in the Northwoods of Wisconsin we have never seen the white deer that are revered. On our last day of vacation I was having a good stare out the passenger side window and swore I saw the ghost like deer in the woods.

Fireman turned around and went back down the highway a ways, and this time he spotted it. I couldn't get very close.

I have been working on a prayer shawl/lap blanket for my father. There are some issues that I continue to work at in our relationship. I was finding myself feeling his frequently challenging personality coming through the stitches. I keep praying about it, and for him. Anyhow my father is an Outdoorsman and taught me to love the Northwoods, a bit by accident. So, when I came across the white buck, I decided then to add it to his lap blanket. Did I see the rarer beauty this year so that it would be part of my father's shawl? What do you think?
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

10 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Awesome!

sapphireblue said...

Wow! I never knew there were white deer. Is it just an albino version of a white tail deer? It looks like a ghost. Is there some local folklore about white deer?

evergreenknits said...

How magical!

and how beautiful that it was you who spotted him. i like thinking of it as a mystical visitation ...

Georgi said...

How beautiful!

Pat K said...

I have read, and I do truly believe, that the prayers we say also affect us, as well as those we pray for. In other words, any prayers for others stretch and heal and grow us also. And how special to see such an unusual deer!

Katherine said...

Nothing happens by accident! I would say that the deer needs to be part of the lap blanket. I understand the constant thought and prayer that goes into a relationship with a parent. My relationship with my father was not good at times because of the way he treated my sweet mother. It still bothers me today. Prayer always helps!

Angel said...

wow- that is a beautiful picture!

JustApril said...

COOOOL! I don't think I've ever seen one, even in pictures

blog-blethers said...

WOW! He's much clearer than my invisible heron;o)

Nell said...

Neat!

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