I see a lot of deer these days. It must be the time of year. I'll be running on the trail and they'll walk out of the woods and stand in my path, looking at me as I get closer and closer to them. It's a delight to see them though I worry that I can get so close before they leap away. I know that animals are far from stupid. Most, I suspect, are much more intelligent than we egotistical humans will allow. But I don't want the wild animals around here to ever trust people. Hunting season is around the corner.
I pass this spot on the Cottekill trail. The trail is bordered by woods and all sorts of small plants. That funny lattice structure is a puzzlement. There are houses beyond and the mountains of course. This is a cool morning with smoke from wood stoves in the air. You can also spot bunnies, a squirrel, and one deer a-leaping.
This is a 12 x 16" acrylic painting on birch board. It's titled "Over."