I was on an early morning walk (with my camera, of course) while I was away on a field assignment in New Braunfels, Texas, when I saw some deer. I stood as still as possible to photograph them.
These deer were having a great time frolicking in the morning dew.
While there is still dew on the grass, I can see some spider webs on the fence. When the temperature rises, they are gone.
The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
Photo copyright Douglas M MacIlroy
Dumb bird. Dave didn’t know how it got inside.
For 45 minutes he chased it around his studio as it hopped around and squawked, eluding him. He stubbed his toe and spent a few minutes of his own squawking and hopping in pain. (So much for going barefoot.) Finally he managed to catch it. He checked it out and it seemed unharmed, just fatigued. He set the bird free, wished it well, and limped back inside.
As he closed the door he noticed a silhouette in the window. Yet another bird, inside his studio. Sighing, Dave reached for his shoes.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.
I love outdoor art. Here are a few pieces in the Mueller neighborhood.
Geode by Hunter Cross
I love this spider. You can see the size of it when you compare it to a fellow hiker reading about the sculpture in the bottom right corner of the photo.
Spider by Dixie Friend Gay
I passed by this artwork early in the morning. When I looked it up online, I found photos of it open. It is solar powered. I’ll have to go back and check it out in full sun.
Dance of the Cosmos by Jennifer Chenoweth