I'd be very surprised if anyone were to say they were very surprised that I was publishing more deer photos today. I mean to say, you knew that I would, right? Particularly those who were with me through the plethora of chickadee postings last winter. I'll post fewer photos today, however, and I'll post them larger — for your viewing pleasure, naturally. I'll just toss them in here and there while I try to think of important things to say. Like now ...
What I can iterate is this: that having critter encounters in the wild can be terribly delightful! I'm sure that some encounters could prove to be otherwise, but, as you understand, I'm babbling within a certain context, so I know that you'll not be overly precise with me.
In any event , I have seen deer in the zoo and tend to look past them to the more exotic creatures, but here I find the deer, themselves, exotic. In a zoo, the animals have to be there; they have no choice. Here, they have made choices of sorts: the choice to be curious, the choice to accept our offerings. But they're limited too, for if they were to wander from the park, which is large enough for ample roaming by the way, they would be lost in suburbia and severely endangered in heavy traffic.
Like us, they have ended up where they have ended up. It isn't what they or what nature planned, but they have adapted, just as we have. Like us, they are not totally footloose and fancy free. They can't run the unending forest as they were meant to do, but they can still run through their sizeable allotment.
None of us have complete control of our destinies, just of our inner selves — our attitudes. We can make the best of where we are with what we are given, or we can bemoan our lots by longing to dwell in a warmer climate, or pining to be more affluent, or desiring to have more time or more money or both to travel to exotic locations. Oh, we're all human and subject to envy and discontent, but, because we are human, we also have the wherewithal to direct our thoughts to a great degree. Most of us can, most of the time, choose to direct our moods towards happiness, contentment, and joy
The end ... so to speak. Cute ends too, eh?