It’s Maggie’s turn to host this week, and you can read her post here
This week’s prompt is: Fascinating Things
There are a lot of things, every day or occasional, that are fascinating, like how really huge planes can take off or large boats don’t sink, nature, the variety of weather we are experiencing in a short time frame, people (glad to see that Tommy Steele has finally received a Knighthood (source) ) how I can take decent pictures of the moon with my camera thousands of miles away.
But I am going to go with just one:
It’s fast approaching Christmas and our garden centre is once again a magical wonderland for kids and adults alike. There are two automaton reindeer here
Phone pictures from 2020
Picture taken last week
and I am completely fascinated. because they are so realistic.
My Mum loved deer, you can read a post about them here
I am copying the last section from that here because for me it is magical, and I so hope that we will go somewhere during the holiday season where there are real reindeer, and I can again touch one.
Extract from ‘Yes Dear’
I had a happy childhood, but some things were never explained because the need never arose. Hubby finds what follows totally charming, though I was embarrassed by my ignorance.
I’m talking about reindeer. You may find it hard to believe, but up until about 12 years ago, I didn’t realise they were real, and believed they were all part of the Christmas Magic I’d experienced as a child.
Until I saw a TV documentary about them, I also hadn’t known that reindeer and caribou were one and the same.
So some four years ago (from the time of writing, so 2010), a part of Magic came into my life when they had 3 reindeer in a stall at the Christmas market in town. Not only could I see them, but I could touch and feed them, and I was mesmerized. I understood now why deer held such fascination for my Mum.