Back in October, Paperback Writer went to a local cemetery to take some pictures. I’ve lived in this city for over 37 years and I’ve never been there, so today Writer and I chose that cemetery for a photo shoot.
We spent a couple hours, looking at the different grave markers, but for me the most fascinating thing there was a herd of deer.
Now, I’ve seen deer in the city before. As a teenager, we lived one street away from the edge of the city, right at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Few winters went by when I wouldn’t find a deer or two or three munching the leaves of our bushes. The harder the winter, the more deer I would see. So seeing the deer wasn’t completely surprising.
What was different was 1. I had my camera with me and was prepared to take pictures, 2. These deer had to travel at least a mile, probably through the University of Utah to get there, 3. It was a wet summer and an incredibly mild winter so there should be plenty of food in the mountains and most importantly 4. They let me get within 20 feet of them (about 7m).
I’m posting 26 photos here, so I’ll break the post at this point so you don’t spend all week downloading them, unless you want to see them. Click on “Read more >>” at the bottom to see the rest.