How Sweet It Is
“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable.”
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.”
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.”
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!