Every week I change the photo in the header of this blog. But it just occurred to me that I should be highlighting them more.
So far, they have been all my photos and since I haven’t documented which ones I’ve used, I’m sure I will forget and repeat one at some point. So now I will try to post a short story of the photo for your enjoyment.
On July 17, 2001, a summer school student came into the office at Gardiner Area High School, in Gardiner, Maine, and reported a fawn running back and forth on the baseball field. So a Rob Disch, Scott MacMaster and I went out to see what was going on. We opened all the gates and tried to herd the young deer around to one of them. The little guy was exhausted and scared. He would let us walk right up to him, thus the great closeup of my photo. Then he would bolt off like lightening and run back and forth along the outfield fence and throw himself up against the fence trying to get out.
After 25 minutes of this, he finally gave up and went in the direction we wanted him to go. He finally spotted the gate and shot through it like a bullet, ran past the school and headed for the woods.
Photo by Michael Johnson.