Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Game Results - 5 Deer

Again today I have a few things to take care of. First of all, I'm going to reveal what it was that you were looking for in my In The Meadow game from yesterday. There were exactly five deer roaming around the meadow that day. Two of them were adults, and I believe they were both female because I got a reasonably good look. And the other three of them were young ones. The picture above explains it all.

Now on to the winners of this game. Pretty much everyone guessed correctly that these animals are deer. The other part of the game was that you had to find out the correct number of animals. It wasn't quite as easy as some of the past games I've had, but maybe that made it more fun. But who guessed everything correctly? And the winners are...
  1. Poetic Shutterbug
  2. Elizabeth Barrette
  3. Julia
  4. Anonymous
Check out the comments to see how close each one of the winners' guesses were. Then go and visit their blogs and leave each one a nice comment. I know the ones with blogs very well, and they all have really good websites. I don't know who Anonymous is because that name is so common, but Anonymous, like the others, deserves congratulations for winning.

This second picture shows one of the two adults with the three fawns(young deer). These last two pictures are mostly here to give you a better look at the deer. I have some even closer shots of them, but I'll show you those in an upcoming post where I'll also tell you the story of the encounter I had with these five deer. It was actually very strange and even more interesting.

This last photo of the deer shows both of the adults with two of the fawns. One of the fawns is standing just behind the adult on the right. I think both adults are female. I had a good long look at both, and I shamelessly checked for the identity of them both. You can laugh about that, but I was just being a good reporter by checking my facts.

Now on to my last bit of business for the post.



I have received two awards, and on the same day! The Humane Award was from Glynis. You can find her post here. The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers who are considered, kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in blog activities and always leave the most supportive and encouraging comments.

The Kreativ Blogger award is from Jen(JStantonChandler). You can find her post here. In this one you share seven facts about yourself and then pass it on to seven other people. You can find more details in Jen's post. So go read it!

The thing many of you don't know is that I'm a notorious award cheater. I always fail to follow rules. I have my reasons. For one, I develop a terrible writer's block when trying to share things about myself. So read my blog and I will reveal these things little by little. It's easier for me that way.

Now, the last several times I received awards I failed to acknowledge them in a post here. I had been letting my outside world's troubles seep into this blog and I was feeling overwhelmed, so all I had room for was my usual nature posts. I wanted to show my appreciation to the people who gave them to me, but I just didn't have it in me at the time. So I want to give the Humane Award to all of the people who gave me awards in the past.

Now here's something a little different. I give the Kreativ Blogger award to the winners of my In The Meadow game. They're listed towards the top of this post. It's not seven, but that's my choice. For the winners, you may do what you like with the award. You can follow the rules that can be found at Jen's blog. Or you can admire the award right here, and leave it at that. It's your choice, and your award. I hope you like it.

Okay, this was a much bigger post than I intended. I'll be back tomorrow with my next post, and I'll be reading all of yours some time later today. Talk to you then!

16 comments:

  1. Think i'v counted an extra fawn :)

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  2. oh.. too bad I missed the game! But I did go back and count and ended up with four deers (young and adult) + a deer-shaped-shrub! lol

    Also Congratulations for winning 2 wonderful awards! ^__^

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  3. Dang! Wish I'd known we were playing games!I'm good at "spotting the deer"
    well, so long as I'm not in a treet stand anyway! I never see a thing from a tree stand.I had my own experience here at school last thursday with a gaggle of deer. if I can get the pics from my phone (bad quality) to show up, I'll post them.

    Congrats on the awards BTW!

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  4. Congratulation on the awards Ratty!

    Your deer pictures are just awesome to see at this time of the year!

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  5. Congrats on your award ceremony too. It's always nice to be recognized!!

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  6. Haha!!! You have finally managed to identify their gender.
    The morning mist looks very peaceful and beautiful.

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  7. congratulations on your awards ratty! the game was fun, i was 1 short, still can't find that last one. lol, must be old age.

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  8. Cool! This was fun; I'll have to watch for more of these. I could have sworn that first deer had a rack of antlers, though ... maybe she was standing in front of something branchy. Thanks for sharing the extra photos.

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  9. Congrats on the awards.

    I almost said 5 deer but then second guessed myself and thought it looked like maybe two of them over on the far left. Oh well maybe next time I'll get it right :)

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  10. Thanks Ratty, that was so much fun. I love your contests and congrats! on your awards.

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  11. Aaah, I missed the game! Congratz on the awards!

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  12. What a nice group of deer you found Ratty! I'm way behind on blogs because my DSL has been screwing up. Sorry.

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  13. Kirigalpoththa - You were close though. This one was a little difficult. :)
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    Harumi - Maybe next time. It was a fun game. I circled them all here for you, including the shrub.
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    Steve - I'd like to see your pictures even if the quality is bad. I was pretty bad at spotting these, but they walked right up to make it easy.
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    Icy BC - There will be more deer coming out pretty soon. I hope they don't get as aggressive as these did.
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    Julia - Congratulations! You are a winner of a difficult game this time.
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    Rainfield - I got a very good closeup look at these deer. It was very easy to tell their gender this close.
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    PJ - Take a look at the first picture of this post. The solution is right there in the red circles. :)
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    Elizabeth Barrette - Your answer was excellent. I try to have these games as often as I can. I thought it looked like antlers in the picture too. It fooled everybody.
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    Ann - I think the weeds on the left fooled everyone. They looked just like another deer.
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    Poetic Shutterbug - Thanks. I try to have these comments when I can. I hope I never overdo it though. :)
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    VanillaSeven - Maybe next time. You'll have lots of fun. :)
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    Ginnymo - The situation got a little tense with these deer at first. Don't ever worry about being behind here. I understand completely. I'm behind again myself.

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  14. The harder I looked, the more I could see! Maybe one was a shadow, the other a tree :-)

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  15. John - That's a good one, John. :)

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