On the road from 5:00 – 7:00 PM my husband spots them. They just pop out for him. He brakes the truck and takes a break. Always with his camera he takes one shot after another. He can’t have enough pictures of them. He taught the girls to spot them, too. And when I spot one before he does, I just smile inside.
There is a thicket behind our church and there lives a small population of them. The deer. No road trip necessary. No braking by the side of the road. They are just 10″ away from our home. Several church members have taken it upon themselves to feed them and so they come out.
“I’m going to feed the deer,” he’ll announce and I know he’ll be gone for an hour. He chose a protein supplement to the corn and other feed they are already getting. “It adds variety to their diet” he explains. They come out to eat it like a family gathering for a favorite meal AND my husband can enjoy them again. Just watching. Snapping a picture or two or twenty!
At the end of our day in our study, he’ll beckon to me “Hey, you want to look at my deer?”. So I roll over in my chair that swivels and rocks, meet his friends, and listen to his commentary as he shares photos like these.