White Deer Twins on the Riverwalk

White Deer Twins on the Riverwalk
These rare white deer twins were born this summer and have found a safe home at Dan Daniel Park and on the Riverwalk
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My name is David Hoffman. I teach English and journalism at Averett University, but I have two side interests - writing and photography. I also enjoy walking daily with my English setter, Sadie, and my wife, Elizabeth, on the Danville, Virginia, Riverwalk. As a novice to studying nature, I am fascinated by the slightest facets of the great outdoors, but most of my pictures are of birds - I don't know a lot about them, but I am learning more and enjoying taking pictures of them daily. I also take pictures of plants, other animals, and insects. All pictures posted for each day were taken on the day of my blog entry.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010


(JUNE 1, 2010) The expressions on the faces and eyes of animals tend to give us a clue of what they might be thinking. At least, if we anthropromorphize them, they become recognizable

The expressions I encountered this morning on the Riverwalk were: anger (geese fighting over some bread), love (two mallards as they look at each other with love and admiration), dominance (crow on the bridge top expressing his dominance over the other birds of the sky, that was, until a hawk flew by and dwarfed the crow), and inquisitiveness (the wood duck looking questioningly at the mallard).

From the people who walk the Riverwalk daily, their expressions were smiles, seriousness, determination, and stress. Yes, some even carry their stress to the Riverwalk; others, like Elizabeth and Sadie, leave their stress behind and just enjoy walking, sitting and smiling.

It was another good morning on the Riverwalk.

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