How Sweet It Is

“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable.”

Israelmore Ayivor



This week’s “sweet” challenge was indeed a challenge for me. I don’t do food photography, and I don’t have pets.  While I happen to think my husband is truly sweet, I’m not sure that would translate for most people 😊.



“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”

Emily Dickinson

Then it hit me – our island is home to the sweetest little creatures – our white-tailed deer. When I lived in the northeast the deer were much larger and there was a constant conversation about how to control their numbers. Here on our island the perfect solution exists with no human intervention whatsoever. Our deer population is very well-managed by our beautiful bobcats. They are quite proficient in hunting the fawns throughout the island. Nature can be cruel but somehow both the deer and the bobcat populations continue to be perfectly balanced.



“Life is like that…sometimes you have to peel off the bitterness in order to get to the part that is sweet.”

Ken Poirot

One of my favorite things about our deer is how accustomed they’ve become to having humans nearby. The capture above was made with an 18-35mm lens and is only very slightly cropped.  As for the size of the population, all of today’s choices were made this week during a brief deer-hunting walk with my Fuji X-T2.  Seems to me the deer are as happy with the arrival of our spring-like temps as I am.  As Jackie Gleason would say…How sweet it is! 


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74 thoughts on “How Sweet It Is

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  2. They are very sweet, Tina. Enjoyed the history of the white-tailed deer on your island too.
    Do you encounter the bobcat sometimes? The Fuji X-T2 is impressive! 🙂

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  4. It looked like a wonderful walk, Tina. The deers certainly don’t look like they are afraid of humans. I am sure both you and your husband are looking pretty sweet or else the animals would have run the other way 😊 So lovely to hear you are having great fun with your Fuji 🙂 Love the quote by Emily Dickinson. So often we look back on the past and reminisce of what has been. Past is past but sometimes it makes us a bit more happier when we take a trip down memory lane. Wishing you a good end to winter… Almost autumn here in Australia and I so wish summer would stick around lol.

    • It was a lovely walk indeed Mabel, glad you enjoyed this one. We’re coming into our spring now and it’s my favorite time of year here so I’m a happy girl! Enjoy your beautiful autumn – I think I could do with summer all year too!

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  6. Hilton Head had a considerable deer over-population some decades back (I haven’t kept up). They had to be human-culled. Beautiful creatures. Love your work with that X-T2.

    • Thanks John, must admit I’m really enjoying it. As for the deer, our little bobcats seem to be getting the job done quite nicely so far. The gators have a bit of a hand (or tooth) in it as well.

    • So true Dorothy – we’ve had our share of road issues. Fortunately we have very low speed limits on the island and are all aware that they’re everywhere as we make our way around. Yesterday as I was returning home from a golf outing a bobcat ran right in front of my car to cross the road. Happily he made his way safely across!

  7. Breathtaking pictures, Tina. They indeed look comfortable with humans around. And this is such a terrific line: “To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable.”

  8. Nice choice, Tina. I’m having trouble deciding what to do about the photo challenge. I usually have to work on Wednesday, starting right when the theme comes out and I’m not home until evening. Thursday I do Thursday Doors…etc. So I either have to wait until evening to post and then have a post right away the next morning or wait until Friday (Friday Flowers) or… Sigh. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    When I read “How sweet it is”, I hear Jackie Gleason saying that on “The Honeymooners.” Wow, am I old!! 🙂


  9. Beautiful nature shots, Tina! This was a challenging theme for me too. I like the direction you’ve taken. We have to visit your island on one of our trips. It is very beautiful.

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