Last week I went for a long walk. I’m thinking that the round trip ended up being a couple miles. It started with intention of following a fence, finding a spring, and then having it lead me to a beaver dam. Did I find it? Sorta, maybe, kinda.. No, not really. I may have found it, but then again, it may have just been a pile of logs!
First thing I stumbled on was a little rabbit sitting by a bush. It moved a few feet, stopped, stayed long enough for me to get a clear picture of it, and took off running!
After a few minutes of walking through the pasture, I turned around and this was the site that greeted me!
Did they think I had food?
They loved being close to people?
Maybe they just wanted to be petted?
(I highly doubt that one!)
Whatever it was, they sure were interested in me.
By the time I took this picture, the cattle had somewhat lost interest in the two-legged-thing wandering through their domain. So for right then, there was nothing but a blue sky, dry grass, and far away cows!
Although they’re hard to see, about halfway through my walk I came up to a fence and right on the other side was a mama cow and her new, wobbly, little baby! Mama stood up and wandered off and pretty soon the baby was wobbling along behind her. (They’re those two black things in the dead-center of the picture!)
Now after all of that excitement of being closely followed by a herd of cattle, seeing a rabbit and a cow/calf pair, you’d think that be enough, right? Nope! Next came a big coyote just moseying across the pasture between me and the house. He seemed to stop briefly to see what I was and then wandered off. By the time I’d pulled my phone out to snap a picture was almost out of sight. (He’s also the thing right in the center of the picture!)
By this time, you can see the sun was setting. So I snapped a pic of the swampy area I was wandering through (it was actually a spring, but this particular part spread out and engulfed some trees and such, so I’m calling it a swamp!).
Time to head back! These lovely ladies stood real quietly as I snapped a picture of them against the sunset. I promised that if they behaved, I’d be back to have them model for me again someday! (They must have liked the idea as they were perfect angels!)
And the parting picture for this post: Gus and Lucy keeping an eye on the girls! It was fun to watch them slowly creep up on the cattle and then spring upward after them if they got too close.
Time to go make some cookies and dream about cows…
(I’m going to need another walk like that pretty soon from the sound of what’s fixing to happen in the kitchen!)