It’s a small joy, the moment the sd card is removed from the trail cam after a long week and placed into the computer.
The first photo appears, evidence of the hands behind the curious camera and the even more curious mind of what lurks when no one is around.
Will a record-breaking buck step out from the shadows for a taste of sweet corn?
This hope is why the dusty cameras find themselves back in place, year after year.
Another year of scrolling through the activity of the cautious, hoping something great will expose itself.
It’s all pretty great, really.
A new week begins, the cycle continues.
What will appear?…
Happy Labor Day!