There are more signs of spring as we walk along, all of them still rather damp.

Glancing up at just the right moment let me spot these three does.  They were on high alert and just after I took this shot, they took off into the protection of the trees.  The phone doesn’t do well at this distance, but well enough that you can see them watching me.

Despite being in a park in the city, wildlife is still wild and death is a constant possibility.   I noticed something different just a short distance from the path, but couldn’t tell what it was.  Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a dead deer. Perhaps a coyote killed it, I don’t know.  But something or somethings has/have been having a feast.  In death, the deer provides life to other animals and its bones and anything else left will nourish the soil.

I’ll leave you with a more pleasant image.  This is a photo of a patch of trillium that I treated with a watercolor app.  I was thrilled to find a number of large areas of them in a different area of the park than where I normally walk.  I guess the flood had some positive results.  🙂  Thanks for coming along.  You didn’t even have to get your feet wet today.

  1. Encompassing spring! Love the macros with the water droplets. Would you not be wary of walking out near a kill site wondering whether a carnivore still lurks?

  2. Love the trillium but the kill site was a little much with my morning coffee. It’s life as you explain, and I’m with the commenter above – be careful. 🙂

    • Sorry to disturb your coffee break. Where the body was is quite open and I had already scanned the area on the other side in search of flowers, birds, etc., so I felt quite safe. Had it been closer to sunrise or set, I would also have been more wary.

  3. Sue says:

    Well, all lovely apart from that kill…..

  4. Strong examples of spring’s unfolding and the joy that spreads.

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    I can feel the wetness on my shoes!

  6. Dan Antion says:

    The good thing about “damp” conditions is that you get beautiful photos of water drops. Nice work, Janet. Is that your reflection in the drop on the lower right of the third photo?

  7. Nice photos, Janet. I especially like the watercolor effect on the Trillium. That’s a tricky one to pull off and you did a great job with it.

  8. roninjax says:

    Lovely images of the water droplets. I think’s it really cool how they form perfect circles and just sit there. 🙂

  9. M.B. Henry says:

    Lovely pictures – although one of them startled me!! 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful trees and flowers. 🙂

  11. After seeing the three does, it was quite a shock to come upon the deer carcass. 😳 The trillium is a much more pleasant image to go to bed on. 😍