Today was family picture day. My wife and I with our five kids decided to get an updated picture to go on the wall in our living room. The most recent was is three years old and with my oldest graduating high school this year, it may be the last one we get for a while. Heck, the next family picture could have an in-law child or two.
I can’t be that old! In my last post I shared a poem that was written three weeks after our first child was born. Now she is prepping to leave the roost. Where has the time gone? I am feeling a little bit lost.
However, I am probably not feeling as lost as this lovely animals.
Last night my wife and I decided to scout out some locations for our family pictures (we wanted them to be outdoors, with the snow that we recently received as part of the nature-made props). While walking around, we came across these deer. Why are they lost? Well, we weren’t walking around in the mountains, that’s for sure.
We were on the campus of Brigham Young University…in the city. Granted, there are mountains just two miles away that they probably came from. It was just weird to see them bedding down where they were. It was as if they were trying to get a good view of the soccer field and tennis courts, just waiting for some action. Sorry guys, wrong season.
In this picture they were probably 20 yards away from me. There are only 4 deer visible, but there was a fifth. It was like a little family on an adventure, much like we as humans do when we go camping in the habitats where the deer normally roam. So they decided to check out human life. Or maybe since they were on the university grounds, maybe they thought they could learn something. I am sure they did learn something…such as:
Don’t get lost on a university campus, so far away from where you should be, especially when there is a crazed human trying to chase you down for a close up picture.
I am sure that is what they learned. Why? Because when we went back today to get our pictures taken, they were nowhere to be found. They are probably hanging out in a different location on campus…like near the cafeteria…where they will learn another lesson (don’t eat thrown out left-overs from the cafeteria…especially during the holidays when school isn’t in session).
Or maybe they are by the fine arts building where they learned how to better pose for a picture. However, this guy did pretty well:
All in all, they were lost but didn’t seem to care. Isn’t that a great attitude to take? Just go about doing your thing, stop and pose for a picture every once in a while, and continue on. What a carefree attitude.
Just another view from a palmtree.