Monday, June 16, 2008

Anniversary give away and more Exotic animals!

OK, it's decided. This will be my give-away painting to celebrate my first blogging anniversary. But, you have to wait. I have to get the stuff I need on my web site for you to sign up to do this. So yes, we'll prolong the anniversary celebration!

Detail of Sunflower:

So, while waiting for that, More exotic animals.

A little while back, I told you of the exotic animals beginning to populate the Texas Hill Country area. Well, some owner is minus one of those! We had this beautiful animal stay here for about a week, then move on.

This is an Axis Deer. What a gorgeous animal. They have a red tint to their hair, and are covered in white spots. Quoted from wikipedia: "The chital (or cheetal) deer (Axis axis), also known as the spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. "

They are larger than our native Texas white tail deer, and our native deer do not have that red tint to their hair.

We have game cameras at some of our feeders, and really enjoy seeing what comes in to eat. The camera isn't mounted too close to the feeder, but you can get a pretty good view of this deer. The beauty of our area never ceases to amaze me!

Until next time~~~

23 comments:

Sixsisters said...

Another wonderful installment ! I am always waiting
to see your blogs Jean. Thanks

Dayna said...

The suflowers are beautiful. Did the guy come get his little friend?

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I am in awe of the wildlife you see. The new paintings are wonderful

Janis

ZudaGay said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE the Sunflowers painting!!! What a lovely deer! How fun to get to see all your usual wildlife and have an exotic animal occasionally thrown in. Too cool!

cynthia said...

Happy Blogaversary! Has it really been that long??

Beautiful painting and I always love the wild life photos since in the city, all we get are practically domesticated foxes.

Linda Blondheim said...

Wow Jean,
What a cool deer!!

Love,
Linda

Lily Pang said...

I am just back and so fresh to see this beautiful flower painting. I love the colors and everything of the painting.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Joan, thank you, I appreciate you and all of my readers!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Dayna, I'm glad you like the sunflowers, someone will win it!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Janis, I'm so glad you stopped by, yes, the wildlife out here is amazing!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Zuda, I have more animals to show you!! We have baby turkeys now! Theya re so cute.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Cynthia, yes, a year flies by!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Linda, I appreciate you stopping by! We've had a few of the axis this year.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Lily, I'm so glad you hear from you again! I hope your vacation was wonderful.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Jean,

This is lovely!! And I love the deer!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog
www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

Michelle (artscapes) said...

How did I miss this post?? :) Beautiful...!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Thank you, Diane!
The wildlife here is amazing!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Michelle,
Please don't miss my next post, that's where you'll have instructions to be in the drawing to win the painting!!

Clare said...

The sunflowers are great! Your use of color amazes me.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Thank you, Clare! I'm so glad you stopped by and commented! I love to put as much color as I can in my paintings. I'm usually having to reign myself in, I can get carried away too quickly!

John said...

That is so cool that you cn capture this type of picture! Jealous.

Texas birding is amazing too - I have been there a number of times - Houston to Rio Grande mostly. A short sting near Dallas on workm trip.

Congratulations.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hey, John! I sat out the other night and got some pretty good shots of our birds. I'll post them soon.

Craigslist Automatic Poster said...

I wonder how you always come up with such a marvelous piece of art