Bashful Bambi. #Wordless Wednesday #Nice meetin’ ya kid.

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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94 Responses to Bashful Bambi. #Wordless Wednesday #Nice meetin’ ya kid.

  1. 💙 These are beautiful, Linda! I especially love the second one where he/she is eying you over his/her rump. 💙

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Barbara – I feel so lucky that I saw the Mama and her fawn last Saturday. Mama disappeared quickly into the marsh area, leaving me alone with her bundle of joy. I like that picture too and almost used it for the header to match the “Bashful Bambi” heading. That little meeting made my day, if not my year!

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  2. Sandra J says:

    Awww, we are on the same page today Linda, I put photos of fawns also. It is an overload of cuteness today. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I will go look now Sandra. I felt really lucky to see this little guy or girl and it was just the two of us, mom doing her own deer things and out of sight temporarily which was lucky for me. 🙂

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  3. bekitschig says:

    Aww, thank you Linda! 🙂

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  4. being at the right place at the right time is something that cannot be taught, only experienced.
    Great shots Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Wayne – seeing that fawn just made my day, if not my year. I’ve waited such a long time for this and yes, right place, right time. Funny because I had just walked up to near where I saw them to get a picture of the Cove Point sign to put in my blog post (it will be next Monday). Then Mama and her fawn appeared out of nowhere when I was driving. Lucky for me there was a small parking lot as it’s a designated fishing spot – you never saw anyone park the car so quickly and hop out and pull the camera out of the pouch!

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Nothing nicer than a happy Bambi.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Ally – I have been hoping for a deer shot forever and I felt lucky to be driving and see Mama and her fawn. Luckily I could pull over as it was a designated fishing area, or else I would have had to move on. Mama left her fawn so it was just the two of us.

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  6. Joni says:

    Perfect pictures!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – I felt so lucky to see this cutie pie. Even though its Mama left and went near the marsh and disappeared, the fawn stayed behind for quite a while before leaving and when it left, it looked back at me. My heart melted. 🙂

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      • Joni says:

        Truly a wonderful experience. It was probably just as curious about you!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It truly was Joni – I’ve wanted to see deer up close for so long, but never dreaming it would be a fawn. About an hour before, I saw an adult in the marsh and it got spooked and ran into the bushes and I got a picture of it watching me. There was no one there but me – it was next to the marina, then someone drove up, made a noise and the deer bolted again. I am going to write about that for next Monday’s post. I know you’re right about being curious. It didn’t hear the camera as I had the small camera so no shutter clicks. Perhaps I was the first human it had seen!

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  7. Laurie says:

    Awww…cuteness overload!

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  8. 👍👍👍👍👍❤❤❤❤❤❤😊😊😊😊😊😊😊 “wordless” reply.

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  9. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss linda……………………………Nice close up of the baby deer……………………………they’re so innocent when they’re young……………………good photography shot……………………and clever title…………………………………………you are good girl!

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  10. Totally beautiful… and rather mahogany like that ant i photographed! 🙂
    I love the look of innocence that they radiate! 🙂

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  11. Cherie says:

    Great photos,Linda!

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  12. ruthsoaper says:

    So glad you got to see one Linda. Your photos are beautiful!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Ruth – I was happily clicking away and was excited finding this Mama and her fawn, though Mama trotted off on her own, leaving the two of us alone. I swear I parked the car, hopped out and had the camera out of the pouch in a heartbeat.

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  13. Rebecca says:

    What a wonderful set of photos of this little fawn! It’s a cutie! I see adult deer pretty often, but have never had the chance to see a fawn.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Rebecca – I was so excited to see this fawn. Like you, I’ve seen adult deer, but usually at a distance when I’ve been driving out of this park and you can’t stop. I was lucky there was a fishing spot near the Mama and fawn, so I could zip into a parking spot. Mama left and it was just the fawn and me. Most of the time it kept staring at me and when it finally left to go find it mom, it kept looking back at me … it was a great experience. 🙂

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  15. J P says:

    Some very nice shots. I’m amazed it’s out in the open like that. But then it’s probably too young to have experienced a hunting season.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you JP. I was excited to see the Mama and her fawn. I see deer sometimes while driving through this large park, but can’t pull over, so I was able to pull into a fishing spot parking lot. I was very close to this fawn who was not intimidated in the least by me. I think I floated home. 🙂

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  16. What a treat for you to see in person and the rest of us to see in your post! Beautifully captured, Linda! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Sabine and yes, it was one of the nicest experiences I’ve ever had … just the two of us and the mom wandered off into the marsh and the fawn was not afraid of me in the least. I had my small camera, so no shutter clicks to startle it – perhaps that was why it stayed there so long. 🙂

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      • I spotted a fawn running past our garden last week. It seemed to be all alone. Hopefully there was a mom hiding somewhere nearby! I can imagine how special this encounter was for you! 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I hope your fawn connected with its mom Sabine. Sometimes the mom puts them in a safe place while she goes to get food, but in an urban setting, it sounds more like she was on the loose. This was so special for me Sabine. I look for deer there all the time and usually see them as I’m driving in or out of this metropark. A few years ago I saw two fawns in a swamp. People were watching them with the Mama not far away, but it was dark as it was under trees and very mosquito-y so I had to leave after about 15 minutes.

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  17. Great photos of this fawn! Special to see a little one.

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  18. Prior... says:

    Your series of this Bambi are so vivid – the green is so summer bright

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Yvette – I was excited to find this Bambi and take its picture. Very magical, just the two of us and Mama had disappeared down by the marsh. You’re right – everything was bright green as we’ve had about 20 inches of rain the last two months. I’ve never seen the grass so green – usually it’s brown by 4th of July. Due to the extreme heat we’ve been having, the pond has green scum and the pond lilies were in the background. They have water lotuses and pond lilies which are really beautiful.

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      • Prior... says:

        The water flowers sound so nice too
        And here we have had some cooler weather this month – almost felt like September this week –
        Anyhow –
        Hope your area has some cool was soon

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We have a brief cool-down on Saturday and I’m looking forward to it Yvette. We had brutal heat and humidity the last few days and have severe weather overnight tonight and over the next three days. I am so ready for Fall.

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      • Prior... says:

        I am kind of ready for fall too – but going to extract some sunshine during the rest of August as much as I can

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We had an awful Summer here in Michigan and I missed walks due to not just garden variety rain, but these awful torrential rains. We had 2.73 inches of rain from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday until 8:00 a.m. today. The weather alarm has been going off all day, the first one at around 5:30 for flooding and rivers and creeks cresting. Just amazing how this Summer has been – when not raining, it’s been storming and 3/4s of a million customers in Southeast Michigan alone lost power in this same time period. That’s not even counting up in northern Michigan. Plus this heat which is causing the volatile weather – we are part of this Midwest heat wave with the heat index to nearly 100. Amazing!

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      • Prior... says:

        Amazing and blah!! We had it reach 103 today and seriously glad for some AC (so many years ago folks had none so I am very grateful)

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That is downright hot Yvette! We had a 97 head index which was bad enough. Today is our last day of heat – we moderate for three days, so happy for that break; too bad it is short-lived. My HVAC guy explained to me once that the older A/C units were much more powerful, even if the same size unit. It was their seer rating and the freon. I told him I remembered the thermostat at the same setting, yet I would have on a sweatsuit in the house and go outside to warm up occasionally. I have it at 75 and it is comfortable, but not cold like before. But, when I would complain to my mom how cold it was with that A/C unit, she would remind me that they had one rickety fan and the whole family sat around it for comfort. I’ve mentioned before that all the men in the neighborhood would go down to the waterfront and sleep there at night to get a good night’s sleep in very hot weather. Yes, we are very lucky today.

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      • Prior... says:

        Wow – imagining the men going down to sleep (perhaps to Sleep without having a heatstroke) is another one of your culture rich examples!
        I have shared your little broom phrase a few times this summer – the one something like “don’t tell me how to sweep my porch and I won’t tell you how to sweep yours”
        I am not sure why – but feel like I never see people sweep anymore – 80s and ratify 90s I’d see it – sometimes a restaurant worker out from of their establishment or someone on a porch – but maybe with all the “blowers” and other options people don’t sweep that much –
        Hmmmm
        I am sure a lot still sweep – of course – but for some reason I never see it and it feels bit outdated

        Oh yeah and interesting about older units cranking out more cold – makes sense – and have you noticed that newer units are quieter !

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        The sweeping quote is so apt isn’t it Yvette? I’m glad you have used it as well. It tells it like it is without mincing words. It used to be all the proprietors in small shops would be out sweeping their doorsteps and area in front of the shop – I can remember seeing it when I went to Toronto to visit my grandmother and not necessarily the shops in the trendy parts of the City, like Yonge Street. Perhaps the pride is gone from ownership of those small shops as the owners struggle to make a go of it when competing against behemoths like Amazon who are running them to the ground. I like Amazon but for the mom and pop shops, it is quite sad.
        As to the heat wave – yes, it was terrible all across North America the Summer of 1936. I just Googled for a story about Toronto as I told fellow blogger Joni, who lives in Ontario, about this one time when we were both comparing notes about the heat and I sent her this story. This link shows how people beat the heat, but unfortunately not any shots of all the men sleeping at Sunnyside Park. The men in my grandmother’s neighborhood joined other men, most who worked in factories in the manufacturing district of Toronto – chocolate, peanuts, garments … all different types of industry. My grandfather worked at a company that made rubber boots and also at Rowntree’s Chocolates and my grandmother at one time worked at Planter’s Peanuts. The men worked in the factory heat all day and needed the respite so off they went with a pillow and a light blanket. The women slept on the porch (according to my mom and grandmother); the rest of the time, they clustered around a fan. There is a podcast here that was just a few minutes long, but interesting and goes along with the article:
        https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/this-day-in-weather-history-july-5-1936-deadliest-heat-wave-in-canada

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      • Prior... says:

        Thanks for sharing that!
        So interesting

        And from what I have heard – many small businesses make money through Amazon – not necessarily mom and pop stuff- but many sellers on Amazon are thriving because of Amazon – and I know in some ways it seems like they are too big (especially those who follow the big CEOs and their profits) but I think it could be way to lose sight of the absolutely amazing services and stability Amazon offers.
        Here are some examples
        1) many employees work for them – they likely could pay more $ to certain positions but that is another topic – my point is just that a lot of people are employed because of Amazon
        2) they keep things safe and secure – part of the reason they grew in early cotyledon days and then stayed strong to rocks this giant oak – they took security serous (and still do) and seem to have been avant-garde for ideas like checkout reminders and certain things behind the scenes that have allowed them to be this powerhouse (others keep us secure too- like Google and Apple – I think most of us are Oblivious to what theee behind the scenes folks do for users – instead folks are often griping about maybe old phones being slowed down (which sucked) or privacy issues with data – when in fact these tech giants never stop making sure things stay secure and keep that online system working for so many of us – truly not perfect but I can imagine the nightmare situation it could be like – kind of like when we take care of little children – they do not ever realize how safe we keep them and how we prevent this or help that to ensure other needs are met
        3) they give the little guy (or gal or they) a voice – sometimes I did not always want the exposure – for example – in 2003 I searched my name and my book reviews on Amazon came up – I was really surprised (had not idea about SEO stuff and still don’t really) but I avoided leaving book reviews for more than a decade because it felt so “out there” – and I still wrestle with it but have really grown with having a presence online (oh Linda it is so different for all of us – eh?) and now I don’t mind if my book reviews are the first thing to come up – ha!
        But giving the little guy a voice also goes to ways anyone can sell online – not just reselling used books – the Kindle is a huge Equal Opportunity for all Authors (woo hoo) and they just got even better by offering hard cover options for Indie authors
        4) Amazon has great customer satisfaction – form the drivers that used to be at our house daily when son2 was here – to the online reps and the invisible folks behind scenes who answer chats of comments – I think we take for granted that there are not a flood of online complaints about how sucky they are – because they are not sucky – and that absence hints at what I am talking about. I have not “returned” much – – but have heard many folks rave about the return policy and satisfaction with transactions.
        5) prices are still usually the best around – and I guess this subtly low pricing (15% lower than elsewhere) started with books and has been a consistent theme – of course folks can get ripped off there – seems there is always some crazy pics option for an item – but usually they have the options that make things affordable (which has been huge for us especially at different leaner times) but they also have options that still amazes me / from teas to the unique “fat and the moon” ‘pimple mud’ we love!

        I will end with that because this is long enough!
        But I sure enjoyed comment chatting with you this last couple of weeks Linda!
        Fun when we get to Gia little deeper and catch up
        Okay – time for me to go and place an Amazon order (kidding )

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I, for one, am happy with Amazon and did not realize so many of the smaller shops were benefiting from selling their wares through Amazon – all I hear is the workers wanted to go union, or complaining they stand for many hours a day. I guess it is all propaganda. I just got the Amazon Prime account at the onset of the pandemic to avoid having to go out for small items, though I had used Amazon in the past for items I couldn’t locate at stores. The price for delivery was well worth the hassle of running around looking for items … I like their prompt delivery, you can chart exactly the moment the package is dropped off to avoid porch pirates. I’ve never had to return anything, nor had an issue. Sometimes they go the extra mile and I have contacted them and said “no worries – you don’t need to send this UPS to ensure you get it to me in two days, just deliver in the regular course of business.” That’s happened twice, but the item came via UPS anyway. I buy my cod liver oil capsules here – they stopped selling cod liver oil and only have fish oil or krill oil, so I’ve been buying it from Amazon for several years now. I’ve taken cod liver oil since I was a kid – back then it was the malt type which had a consistency a little thicker than honey. We got a huge bottle of it every Fall to take during the Winter. I’ve enjoyed chatting with you over comments the last few weeks too Yvette.

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi – I think your comment to me was the final confirmation I needed to start taking my cod liver oil again – I like the sonne’s brand in the brown bottle and have been feeling led to take it again – I believe it is one of the serious power foods for health and like you said – especially in winter – sadly so many people do not know about these affordable and natural products that give us so much health –
        sadly, many people do not even see the value of vitamins – anyhow, I think you ha da gift in your life to have the cod over oil while growing up.

        and after I shared this comment with you I saw some article about Amazon wanting to use palm prints for user ID – and the ethical concerns related to that data being stored and then the article mentioned amazon had issues with selling voice data of customers to a third party – so maybe they are not perfect – but as we both have experienced in different ways – I think it is such a good company.

        wishing you a great day my friends –

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I saw that article too Yvette. I read the headline and a little of the story. I have Malwarebytes Premium so I get e-mails warning of new privacy issues, viruses, etc. and the new palm print ID at Amazon was mentioned.

        Yes, do the cod liver oil, especially for Winter. As a kid, I only had the cod liver oil malt for the Winter months, but I take it year around as it’s a good source of Vitamin D. I went to the health food store to buy it about three years ago and was recommended Carlson, so have just stuck with that brand. I take two of the soft gels per day (460 mgs Wild Caught Norwegian Arctic Cod). I never find it fishy. Some people have said they don’t like the fishy aftertaste. Supposedly it is lemon-flavored, but I can’t taste it. I need to order some more this Fall. I don’t want it traveling around in an Amazon van in this heat. You enjoy your day as well Yvette.

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      • Prior... says:

        I always wondered how vitamins and supplements do when they are ordered for delivery in summer months – hmmmm
        And I ha e heard the Carlson brand is superb – and sounds like you have a good experience with it

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I picture boxes languishing in a truck, exposed to heat, so I try to avoid it. The woman at the health food store recommended Carlson when I said “why did they stop selling cod liver oil pills at the drugstore and my grocery store?” My friend has excessive dry eye syndrome and eye drops and gels don’t help at all, so her eye doctor recommended krill oil pills. They had those pills readily available, but not cod liver oil. Go figure. The cod liver pills sure does beat the cod liver malt I took as a kid – now that stuff had a fishy taste.

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      • Prior... says:

        That is weird about the krill oil – and how it is everywhere these days – I don’t know much about it to be honest but prefer cod liver oil
        Have a great day

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Me too Yvette. My friend said the krill oil made no difference in her dry eye syndrome. You have a great day as well.

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      • Prior... says:

        😊☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

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  19. Aw, what a cute little tike! Ditto to what Yvette said!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I felt so lucky to see this fawn Shelley. The funny thing is I had just walked past there, got in the car and headed out of the park and then I saw the Mama and fawn. You never saw anyone turn around, go to the fishing area so I could park and then whip out the camera so fast. Seeing that little one sure made my day, if not my year!

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  20. Such a lovely Deer photos 🌹👌🏼🙏🌹

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  21. How adorable!!!! You were so lucky to get this beautiful picture Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Oh Diane – I was so excited. I have been trying for three years to get photos of deer … usually I see them driving in or out of the Metropark. This worked out well … it was a fishing area near the bridge, so you never saw anyone park so quickly and get out of the car! I was close to it – no fear and its Mama had trotted off out of sight.

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