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Deer Smiles and Super Moons
Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014 by

Every Sunday while driving away from Corolla I think back on all the adventures we had over a short day and a half. Not once do I take any moment for granted. Here is a bit of this past weekend in pictures.

Now that my kids are old enough to say, “Don’t take my picture!” I am forced to turn my camera elsewhere. Fortunately, our Corolla baby deer is more than happy to smile for all the pictures I take.

deer smile

obx baby deer

We have a strict rule when eating dinner outside on the deck. You are allowed to leave the table if you see wildlife. As a matter of fact, it is almost a requirement. My daughter saw this young baby rabbit and took a few pictures before he hopped away.

wild bunny

This cicada stopped to take a rest on our railing. I love how you can see things in a picture that you did not notice with the naked eye. For instance, he has a red dots on his forehead and has beautiful spots across his eyes.

cicada close up

Who knew that drinking wine can lead to a scientific discussion on refraction? (OK OK.. the truth is, I exclaimed, “The house looks upside down through my wine!” and then I took a picture.)

glass refraction

Saturday night was one of the three super moons that will rise in 2014. I haven’t touched up this photo at all. Our Corolla Outer Banks super moon was a stunning and beautiful orange.

July 2014 Super Moon

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  • Ron

    Okay Katherine, these photos are INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

    OMG, the ones of the deer and bunny rabbit are so precious! And the one of the cicada blew me away because you can see all the beautiful detail. GREAT close up shot!

    And the moon. Do you have any idea how much I love the moon?

    Stunning. And mean…STUNNING capture!

    *thunderous applause*

    Well done, my friend. WELL done!


    • YEAAAA!!!!!!! I was SO PROUD of that moon picture… especially with a non-professional camera. And even BETTER… it is on the “ireport” on CNN with a blurb about me! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

  • The deer and the bunny are precious, the upside down house in the wineglass – very scientific, and the up close view of the cicada amazing. I love to hear them “sing”. And, the super moon was breathtaking! I love the illumination on the dunes. What a beautiful weekend.

    • Linda, I am so blessed we can go to Corolla on the weekends. I know when I am gone my children will always look back to our special time at the beach.

  • Awwww and Awwwww. I linked you to my Awww Mondays post. These shots are indeed incredible.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

    • Thank you… 🙂 My dream is to have a “professional camera” one day… but I was happy with what I got. How can you not love a smiling deer!

  • mjgolch

    supper cute! except the cicada they can get quite noisy.

    • I have been camping and had cicadas so loud it was hard to fall asleep!

  • Kathe W.

    lovely photos- and a good rule about leaving the table! Thanks for sharing all your photos and have a great day!

    here’s my link:

    • Thanks! How can you NOT stop to check out a fox or deer, right? 🙂

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