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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Two Deer in the Woods

When we visited daughter Sarah and her Andy in Minneapolis over the Fourth, we drove up to Mille Lacs Lake (The Walleye Capitol of the World!)

After stopping at Father Henepin State Park and walking down to the Lake, we headed back to the highway -- only to be surprised by this:
An Albino Deer -- and there were not one but . . .

Two!!!!
The pictures are a bit blurry but I was so excited hoping that I could get at least one picture of the deer.
Deer are beautiful animals and we have lots of deer on the prairie. And some of the biggest deer in the country can be found in our part of Kansas.
But I've never seen a white deer before and to see two -- THAT was exciting!

I've since learned that there is an albino deer herd at Father Henepin State Park. Protected they are which may be why we could stop the car and snap pictures without their running away as deer usually do.

I felt that they almost expected us to feed them!

Seeing these rare and unusual deer was certainly a highlight of our trip to Minnesota.

Please join friend Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see what else everybody has been doing outside this Wednesday.

38 comments:

ButterYum said...

Excellent find... how extraordinaire! You can probably clean up that photo a bit on one of the free online photo websites, using their software.

Keetha Broyles said...

Protected or not, that is a tres cool sighting!!! Tres cool.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, a rare find and a beautiful one. So glad you were able to get pics of these beauties!

Christi

Maryrose said...

Wow what a great photo op. I have never seen albino deer before. Thanks fot sharing. Happy OD Wednesday.
Maryrose

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Wow! I've never seen a white deer either. Very cool!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, WOW! I have seen deer my whole life, but never have I seen an albino deer! And I can't believe you caught two on film! This is amazing. Truly amazing.

Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm in awe...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Almost forgot! :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Wow, what a wonderful site to see. The pics are wonderful and I thank you so much for sharing. And not 1 but 2. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Would love to have you pop over and say "hi". Country Hugs, Sherry

Becky K. said...

That seems highly unusual. How neat that you were able to see it.

They certainly do look different.

Have a Happy Day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing. I have never seen an albino deer in real life before.
Glenda

Janie's World said...

Wow, so unique! I've never seen/heard of white deer before. So cool!

Lisa Shatzer said...

That is so cool!! I love deer and to see albino deer, wow! I would have been freaking out with excitment!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I dont blame you for having blurry picutres i would be so excited i would be shaking!! What an amazing find.

Keep this post :) next you might just find BIG foot!! ;) you seem to have the eye to catch somethings that are illusive.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Deanna said...

Oh how neat!
Do you suppose they were twins?
This is really exciting.

Blessings,
~D~

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

How lucky to see these albino deer, I have seen one and thought it was so beautiful.Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I'm glad you had your camera ready! Thank you for sharing something I doubt I would ever get to see. Happy OW!

Sandi (Meme) said...

What fun you must have had. Our DIL is from Minnesota so we've made that Kansas to Minnesota trip ourselves many times! Glad you made it back safe and sound!

Light and Voices said...

Great day to locate a white deer. Kewel!
Joyce M

RobinfromCA said...

What a beautiful animal - so majestic! I'm glad they're protected and that you were able to get pictures of them. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Carrie said...

Wow! What an amazing outdoor find.

Monica said...

Amazing find... I never even heard of and albino deer ... WOW... thanks for sharing!!
Monica

Mary said...

Martha, this was fascinating! I'm so glad you were able to get the pictures.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Wow! I have never seen a white deer either. I probably would have forgotten how to use the camera in my excitement.

Brenda said...

Don't think I was even aware of an albino deer! But they are truly beautiful. Must be easily seen out there in the wild with those light colors.
Brenda

Southerncook said...

Great photos, Martha. I have never seen a white deer and I am sure DH hasn't either. These pics I MUST show him. What a fabulous OW post.

Carolyn

Terry said...

I have yet to see an albino deer in the woods. You are a very lucky girl to get pictures.

stefanie said...

what pretty deer, i have never seen a white deer, lucky you

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

You were so lucky to get those shots! I don't think I've ever seen albino deer before. Very interesting sight. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Happy OW!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Most unusual post today and I don't think anyone will be able to match the uniqueness of your photos. What a treat, thanks for sharing.

Rain said...

Albino deer! How lovely to see them! I'd only heard of them until now, we have a lot of deer in the mountains too, they are so wonderful. My hands would have been shaky too! Thanks for the photos!

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Love the pictures of the two albino deer. It's really a rare find and i never have seen an albio deer before.
Annemieke

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Wow, I have never seen or heard of albino deer. How amazing!.
What a great time you had.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

mbkatc230 said...

Amazing! I have seen a lot of deer, but never an albino one. And to see two! What a special treat. How great that you were able to get pictures of them, and how nice of them to "pose" for you. Kathy

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog - please come back again!

Crystal said...

Wow, I agree protected or not, a great opportunity. There used to be one around here along time ago. Deer are such wonderful animals to watch. Glad to hear you had a good trip.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are so pretty! I can just imagine how exciting it was to see two of them! Did you think you were having double vision? I would have. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. laurie

KayC. said...

I love deer...we have them all over here. But your photos are a treasure for sure, to see two white deer! Thank you for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a rare treat you had, Martha. Glad you had your camera, blurry or not. Just beautiful!!

xoxo
Jane