Saturday, March 10, 2012

What Are They Eating???

A few years ago, we spent a week with family near Massanutten, a resort in Bracey, Virgina. It was a chilly time to be in the mountains if you aren't a skier (which I am NOT), but it was a wonderful family time.  One morning, we looked out the window of the unit and spied deer, feeding on the bushes right outside our window.







Can you guess what they were feeding on?  We had to do some research to find out...

Lingonberries!  Who knew that they were so tasty?  Obviously, the deer did!  Shortly after our time there, I found Lingonberry Jam, imported from Poland.  It is YUMMY!



Linking to Misty's Camera Critters.


20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

How cute, I just love seeing the deer. How wonderful they were just outside your room? Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I didn't even know they grew in USA. I had heard of them...and the preserves, but just didn't know that they were found on our soil!! Amazing. Loved the last image the best..."My eyes adore you"!!!


I'd Rather Be Birdin'

Dianna said...

Oh, what great pics! Look at those tiny antlers on that one in your last pic.
I'm not familiar with lingonberries. Maybe I should plant some of those shrubs, so the deer will leave my other plants alone!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Saturday Morning to you Linda! I have never heard of Lingonberries! I know the deer love to eat everything on our property though! Including my new Forsythia!!!

Jan n Jer said...

What a thrill to see nature up close n personal! Lingonberries are very good for you. Those are smart deer!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fantastic to see this scene right outside your window Linda, I hadn't heard of these berries either so I Googled them, a bit like cranberries they said, a bit sour! Trust the deer to smell them out! Love this last image!

Carletta said...

The deer in my yard aren't choosy!
Love the little buck peeking from behind the bush!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute to see them right out of your window there! :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Ohhh he's a beauty! Look at that lil rack, he's not that old, but oh so handsome! =)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful animal and your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes

momto8 said...

the deer in our backyard eat almost anything green! i have to spray deer away to save my landscaping...but
they are so fun to see and watch !
happy weekend!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't know lingonberries would grow in Virginia. Yes, lingonberry jelly tastes scrumptious!

Lea said...

How wonderful to see deer that close!
Have a great week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

chubskulit said...

Captured beautifully, I love the last shot the most.!

My Critter Post, have a blessed weekend.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

What a special snap Linda and just love your header photo!

onespoiledcat said...

Great shots...I haven't had lingonberry preserves in ages but they are delicious aren't they!

Pam

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the lovely deer.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Looks like the lingonberries are the same as cranberries. We serve cranberry jam with dishes like meatballs, beef stew.
Wish you a beautiful day.
Mette

Roslyn said...

We have them right up at our CO. house, they eat the dry scrub oak leaves, aspen bark & whatever else they can find in the winter. In spring, summer,fall they will eat nearly everything, including rose bushes, but they don't care for daffodils-though other bulb plants they will enjoy!

Jenn Jilks said...

They so eat EVERYTHING around here! They've been watching the cats patrol for mice friends. Entertainment for us!

NixBlog said...

Lovely captures!