I wrestled with today’s theme. I had pictures of zoo animals and dolphins and whales from Sea World — but I guess since they are domesticated you couldn’t really call them “wild.” I thought of plants, like wildflowers or kudzu, but I didn’t have any good pictures of them, and they are not growing now. I looked up the definition of “wild” in Dictionary.com for inspiration, and the first definition was “living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated.” I was going through an old photo album today and came across this picture my husband took at the Butterfly Conservatory at Calloway Gardens a few years ago.
We don’t think of butterflies as “wild,” but even though they are in a “captive” setting, you cannot really tame or domesticate a butterfly.
After I posted that picture, then I remembered a time several years ago when we had a family reunion at Lake Almanor in California and a deer ventured near the cabin we were in: