"You ought to be in pictures" seems to be Sherman's motto in life.
He seems to know when the camera is on him. It doesn't matter if it is my camera or the trail camera.
He even tries to sneak into pictures where he isn't the main subject.
The trail cameras are filled with weekly Sherman selfie pictures.
However, Kyle seems to be horning in on Sherman's selfie record on the trail cameras.
Kennedy also tries to put his best face forward. He is notorious for adjusting the trail camera angles. Perhaps he is trying to get the best framing. However, I am always undoing his work and he disapproves.
The deer also attempt to use the trail cameras for selfies. They are just not as adept as Sherman and the goats.
Not to be outdone, a gray squirrel at the neighbor's pond has quite a few selfies on the trail camera placed there. I have dubbed him or her selfie squirrel.
But it is Sherman that seems to have posing for photos down pat.
Even if there is chaos in the background, Sherman is unfazed and keeps his steady gaze.
On rare occasions, Clem can been seen exhibiting some serious poses.
Sadie, however, is a different story.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.
"The Nature of Things" features the writings and photographs of Anna Applegate, who is a lifelong resident of Pinegrove Township, Venango County. She is a graduate of Cranberry High School and Clarion University. After a 15-year career in the local news industry, she made a change and now works at a steel finishing plant in Sandycreek Township. She is a avid lover of animals and nature, and a gifted photographer.