Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dot Returns

Dot, the mule deer, is back.  She was a regular visitor last year, but disappeared for most of the winter.  I was a bit concerned she might have perished during our hard winter.  Happily, I have seen Dot a couple of times over the last week or so.
Dot is a bit unusual.  She does not display a great deal of skittishness toward humans.  She also tends to be alone quite a bit. 
When I first saw her outside my window this spring, I grabbed a couple of uncooked Brussel sprouts and threw them at her from my door.  I also kept a few for myself.  We had a kind of moment there, each of us looking at one another, eating our Brussel sprouts.
--Mitchell Hegman


  1. I imagine you had a moment when you and Dot were one. I sometimes experience that with dogs and cats.

  2. Dot is pretty unusual for a deer. She will walk right up to the deck when we are out there.