I have to go away
I've got no reason to stay here
You said someday you'll change
But even a fool will tell you
Someday never comes
You built your rooms, you built your walls
You kept me outside of it all
I got tired of you
What's a girl to do
Maybe someday if we stay this way
And you see my face in a different place
You'll remember when
You're going to thank me then
Inspired by Brandi Carlile's Someday Never Comes. Leaving somewhere familiar to go somewhere you've never been before, or haven't visited in a very long time, is scary sometimes. But that should never keep you from going.
I've gotten a lot of questions about deer and water lately, and a few people have asked me "how often do deer even swim anyway?" Actually its not unheard of for deer to swim from the mainlands out into seemingly "open water," which to some people may seem bizarre or even idiotic, but deer are a lot wiser than we give them credit for. The blacktails here swim from island to island in the Puget Sound regularly, almost as if commuting, to get to certain browse or to retreat back to a deserted place of rest. Deer have been recorded swimming from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, and back again corresponding with the slightly different hunting seasons. Even pregnant does have been known to swim great distances here in Washington just to reach remote islands where they can safely birth and raise their fawns. Swimming is not an alien concept to deer.
"But how can they swim, with those spindly legs of theirs?" Spindlyness aside, deer are very narrow bodied and they swim in the same manner of a dog or horse, which as you may already be aware are very competent swimmers. Deer have been known to swim at 13 miles an hour, and have been known to traverse over 5 miles of water in a single trip.
P.S I have real trouble with drawing water. It took me forever to turn it from the perfect example of childlike incompetence to something marginally decent. I tried to make this look like an old grainy photograph. Also, those are supposed to be her shoulders, not her rump... The perspective is lost I think... I'm not sure if it's just the water breaking up the outline or I actually fail at drawing.
Art and axis deer character (c) *Shadowwolf