Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dream Cows

Has there ever been something that you've wanted to do and the opportunity finally came?  I have many things that are slightly quirky that I would like to do. Recently though, I was able to accomplish one of my ideal situations for a photo: photographing a cow in nature.

Why? Well, part of the reason this would be special to me is that animals out in nature are hard to photograph. They will generally run away if you approach them and it takes time to photograph them. I know cows are a common view of the landscape, but it was my desire to take a great cow photo.

I hiked Mount Taylor with my sturdy camera in hand. Although the landscape was beautiful, the apple of my eyes were the cattle. At one point we came across a beautiful field of yellow wild flowers with a small family of cows. We spent some time in the field trying to approach them gently. They eventually left and we went on our way.

We finished our pleasant hike, then driving out we came across more cows. One even came to my car window and posed. We drove a little bit more and stopped to find a very flexible cow licking his back with a swarm of flies being kissed by the beautiful light of dusk.

Moral of the story? Well, it's the little things that count and dreams do come at a time.

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