Showing posts with label deer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label deer. Show all posts

Monday, August 12, 2019

Fawns On A Summer Evening ...

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”
         ~ Aristotle
            ~ 384-322 B.C.
It’s always the sweetest sight of summer to see a white-tailed deer fawn, and to see two together is twice the joy!

I captured this shot of brother and sister twin white-spotted fawns on a gorgeous early July evening the park, as sunset was looming and their mama doe stood close by.

The fawn on the left I call Buttons, as I’ve been photographing him since he was a precious fawn, then a sweet button buck and now a beautiful yearling, tossing him many apples, which he loves eating, along the way. His twin sister is with him in this image, though she is usually a bit more shy about posing for the camera.

It’s a true joy and blessing to me personally and as a photographer to watch this these sweet fawns grow.

Monday, August 5, 2019

I Remember Mama ...

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
              ~ George Sand
        ~ pseudonym of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, French novelist & memoirist
               ~ 1804-1876
It doesn’t get sweeter than this, seeing a beautiful white-tailed deer fawn and its mama doe in a tender moment a gorgeous early August evening in the park – a honey of a summer sight!      

Monday, July 22, 2019

Stand By Me ...

“When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand my me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

Darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won’t you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me”
       ~ “Stand by Me”
      ~ originally performed by Ben E. King
                            ~ 1938-2015
                 ~ released April 1961
      ~ written by Ben. E. King,
             Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

According to Ben E. King, the title is derived from, and was inspired by, a spiritual written by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander called “Stand by Me Father,” recorded by The Soul Stirrers with Johnnie Taylor singing lead. The third line of the second verse of the former work derives from Psalm 46:2-3.

There have been more than 400 recorded versions of the song, performed by many artists. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film “Stand by Me.”

A majestic four point white-tailed deer buck and beautiful doe stand side by side as a peaceful hush sweeps across the field just before a midwinter snowfall begins to tumble from the sky in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in the park in the late afternoon of a February day.