Today’s challenge is “Getting Away”, something I enjoy doing as often as possible. However, we aren’t the only ones who like to get away.

Here’s what getting away looks like in McDowell Forest Preserve, Naperville, Illinois. I came around a corner of the trail to find both a fawn and a doe. I froze, allowing me to appear unthreatening for at least long enough to get some photos.

(I’m going to publish this post with four photos, the first of the fawn. But although all the photos show up in the draft, the preview doesn’t show it. I’ll see what happens and if it doesn’t work out, try editing the published version. Ahh, WordPress, why do you do these things??)

The doe was on the move at this point.

OK, I’ve tried everything I can think of to get that photo inserted but WP won’t let me do it. So instead I’ll use another one. This buck was happily standing in the path looking at me until a cyclist, out of my line of sight, came zooming along.

Getting away in Wyoming might look like this and it wasn’t even Thanksgiving! I love the expression the eye seems to have.

And getting away at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona might mean flying high. This guy seemed to have been carrying some sort of foliage with him.

Whatever getting away means to you, I hope you’ll be able to enjoy it as soon and as much as possible.

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Okay one hadn’t checked up on when it was Thanksgiving – but what did you say to the others.? πŸ˜€ Excellent captured. πŸ™‚

    • Do you mean was I talking turkey? πŸ™‚ Ha!

      • ledrakenoir says:

        Know you can speak both german and french, maybe it doesn’t stop there.? πŸ˜€

      • 😁. I’m studying Norwegian now because my s-i-l may be moving there.

      • ledrakenoir says:

        I adore norwegian, it’s so charming. πŸ™‚
        Being danish-born, of course, makes it easy to understand (almost twin languages) – except in writing where norwegian is pretty much as it is said, while danish is far from the coherence between pronunciation and writing. πŸ™‚

      • It’s a completely different inflection from English, French, or German. It does have similarities to German which helps me a bit. I’m just doing a bit each day and anything will help. πŸ™‚

      • ledrakenoir says:

        By the way, so the norwegians are speaking the best english of the five nordic countries. πŸ™‚

      • That’s good as I won’t be speaking too much. πŸ™‚ I was there for several times during my almost year-long trip in the mid-seventies and didn’t have any problems. The people were very nice as well.

        You must be happy with the Danish riders doing so well in the Tour!

      • ledrakenoir says:

        There are two handfuls of excellent young danish road riders right now, not since the late eighties and nineties has there been this large number of talent. Track cycling has been good for danes for many years, while “on the road” it has been very up and down. πŸ™‚

  2. Those are some nice examples of what getting away looks like. I love to get away too, but it doesn’t happen often enough these days! In my email version of your post, there was another photo of a doe getting away and it was a very awesome shot. Loved them all. Hope it hasn’t been too awfully hot there lately. We’ve been getting a bit of rain, which we needed.

    • It’s actually been a bit cooler here than most of the summer, so that’s great, and we’ve gotten some real rain, too, which we also needed. I’m glad you’re getting rain but not flooding. There’s such terrible flooding in Europe right now!

  3. What fascinating encounters you’ve shared with us! I especially love the last one from the Riparian Preserve, a place I’ve never heard of, but I’m determined to find more info on it. Sorry you’ve had some trouble uploading photos — so have I. But most of the time, I have success — grateful for little things, I guess! Thanks for taking time to participate in the challenge.

  4. JohnRH says:

    WOW. Great shots!

  5. Fantastic clicks, Janet! I can only imagine your surprise and the joy coming across these woodland creatures, unexpectedly. Now that is what makes it a memorable getaway!

  6. They’re definitely getting away with no Covid fears! WordPress is a whole other topic. Besides photo challenges which is huge, trying to edit text or bringing text in from a document is a whole other issue which is most cases for me requires rekeying of the text. 😦

  7. Wonderful sightings, Janet. That turkey looks very plump. 😝

  8. Rupali says:

    I love your interpretation of the challenge Janet and lovely images.

  9. Wind Kisses says:

    Very nice. Turkey certainly seems to be walking like the boss. Fun experience with the deer. Donna

  10. Teresa says:

    Love the captures. They are all in a hurry to escape haha

  11. Resa says:

    Maybe WP does these thing because they are getting away with it? πŸ˜€
    Definitely a sense of freedom in this post!

    • I know people who’ve actually made contact with WP people, but haven’t always gotten much satisfaction from that encounters. I don’t suppose they have that many people working there but who knows?

      • Resa says:

        They are scoring about 80% for me.
        Of course I hate the new editor, but am still using the classic.

      • I switched to the block editor as soon as I saw they were going to get rid of the classic eventually, but I don’t do anything very exciting or unusual so it’s seemed to work fine for me for the most part.

  12. Amy says:

    Great photo captures of their on-the-move! So much fun to watch them running and flying! πŸ™‚

  13. Cool images, Janet! I like the Turkey, and the Buzzard flying away with a branch best.

  14. solaner says:

    Great idea for this challenge

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