Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Moment

Internet stock photo

In the early morning light I caught movement out of my left eye, the side toward the window. In the distance, a herd of white tail loping along the road. Large deer, their fluffy white tails standing at attention, were filling the road.

A moment that caught my breath before I could exhale. Beautiful, seen through the spruce against a backdrop of winter. They stopped for a moment, regrouping and planning the next move. Off they went into the field, heading for the woods.

One of those moments in time.

11 comments:

  1. Pure magic. Great photography. Thanks for sharing this moment that you captured so well Sandra.

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  2. Bonnie, thank you. It's not my photo, only my thoughts!

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  3. Oh, you described it so perfectly. I can see them and I can see you in your wonder. On the journey we get these surprises that delight and refresh our spirit. I am so happy for you to have had this gift this morning.

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  4. I rarely see the deer that live in the woods surrounding me. What a wonderful surprise it was!

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  5. Nice photo, even if internet stock photo. Did you need to pay for copyright?

    So many of them are copyright protected.

    Sandy

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  6. No, it was on a state site for education about white tails, not a stock photo site. So stock photo is probably incorrect. Just not my photo.

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  7. There was no photographer credit with this photo.

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  8. When I wish there were more moments like this I realize they wouldn't be special if there were.

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  9. Aren't they glorious creatures? I once caught a small herd in a harvested wheat field here, very early one morning as I headed off to work. I stopped the car and rolled down my window to hear their silent retreat... yes, I could actually hear the small rustling sounds they made as they ran, since the world around me is so quiet out here!

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