After I spotted the buck I let my mind wander to how little protection deer have; their eyesight is very bad, their hearing is adequate at best and when they are spotted they stand in one spot trying to figure out what you are and how much of a threat you might be, making it easy pickings for hunters. Their coloring is a plus as they blend in very well with the colors of surrounding foliage.
I am always trying to capture the sunlight peeking through the trees. I am rarely happy with the shot
This picture was taken this morning.
Back in town...
This picture was taken looking south at the trail head. Depot is on the right. Lincolnway is the east/ west street in foreground. The Freedom rock for Greene County has been placed and will be painted October 19 -26th.
The very first Freedom Rock in Iowa is just off Interstate 80 at the Greenfield exit. There is a plan to have a freedom rock in all 99 counties of Iowa.