Her eyes popped open just as my camera and I discovered her napping under a Dogwood Tree on a hot afternoon. The Raccoon gave me that look and watched us as the camera repeatedly clicked and whirred for a few moments.
She didn’t move but her eyes followed us as we moved away to leave her to finish her good day of sleep.
Isn’t it just awful to be awakened in the middle of the night by a startling ring of the phone which is just some idiot playing a joke? I imagined that must have been the sort of thing she experienced as I interrupted her sleep. I wondered if her thoughts of me and the clicking, whirring camera were similar to my thoughts and my good night of sleep interrupted.
Photo taken in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS 1/40s 40mm f/5 ISO-400