Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuft love

During last weekend's photowalk, Roger and I were walking along a wire fence looking for photo opportunities when he spotted tufts of coarse hair embedded in a twist of barbed wire at the top of the fence. Roger determined that the hair belonged to a deer that had jumped over the fence. The only thing is, this particular fence stands about six feet high, and at 5' 8" I had a lot of stretching to do to get this shot.

Three impressions: 1) Deer can pretty easily jump higher than their height. No reason to let a measly six-foot-high fence get in your way. 2) Speaking as a male with belly hair, this had to smart. 3) If the jumper was a buck, there was probably a doe close by saying, "You just HAD to do that, didn't you?"

Happy weekend. Be a dear. Valentine's Day tomorrow.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.


Joan Elizabeth said...

A fastinating shot.

Wanda said...

Picture is wonderful, but your narative had me laughing out loud!

Happy Valentines Day James!!