Monday, December 29, 2008

FROM THE VAULTS

Even though the sun is out and it's very mild today, I have winter fatigue. I'm tired of gray shots of water and ice and fog! So, I'm dipping back into some photos taken a few years ago when I still lived in High Country (Alberta) for some color as well as fun!


How to save on rope: tie the tail of the horse behind to the halter of the one in front...

This fellow would take his string of horses a ways down the road, turn around and come right back. I never did figure out why. Exercise? Some kind of training?





The reason I was late...

Cattle always have the right of way. You just slow your car down to barely a creep and gradually, very gradually, you make your way through, but not without getting a little slimed!





Some Beltie (Belted Galloway) cows.

My travels regularly took me by this pasture, and I always looked forward to seeing these guys. This one's for you, Eddy!

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, except for the lovely green, those remind me of my Texas days! I'm like you, I'm tired of gray! We have some sun today but it is SOOOO windy! so even though it isn't that cold, it feels like it is. Can't win these days, weather wise, for losing!! Stay warm and enjoy the old pictures!

mom/caryn said...

Yes!! Green!! I miss the green that surrounds our little home at the Hollow. I miss it, I miss it, I miss it!

These pictures are a welcome respite in the middle of winter whites, graya, tans and browns.

What a great idea! Think I'll go and open up my old picture boxes.

Rose said...

We had blue sky and sun today...a nice change. I have been trying to wait before I start posting a few summer pictures. But I have sure been thinking about it...

I like your shot following the cattle.

bobbie said...

I enjoyed these very much.

We've had two gorgeous days, sunny and mild. But tomorrow it's back to freezing again, or so they tell us.

Darla said...

It's nice to go back sometimes...just don't stay there, beauty in everyday!! Wonderful photos.

Lin said...

those belted cows are something else. thanks for a return to summer. we actually had 48 degrees today and I walked to the mail box. Should be 50 tomorrow wow-time to exercise somewhere when it's too cold outside.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Deb, I love the green color in that last picture. Makes me yearn for spring!!!!!

Thanks for the great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Quiet Paths said...

Oh my, the green is nearly blinding! You are right, gray scale and/ or white scale - we all need a break here. Hey, that last shot - those are Oreo cows! The temps are warmer here now so we can think about skiing. We don't ski when it is subzero. I might be able to bring back some more color afterward. Thank you for this color.

hitch writer said...

The greens will always be the greens !!!

magiceye said...

lovely captures all and surely a relief from all that pure white snow!!

Kallen305 said...

Such welcoming pictures with all of these dreary weather we are having. I would love to have thoe creatures in my area.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Cows! I feel like I am always stopping for geese. They are so slow as they waddle across the street. So cute though, so I don't really mind!

Great pics!

Squirrel said...

very nice. not a bad job if you like being outdors with animals (I'd do it)


my uncle used to be a cattle drover and would walk all day long with the cows and part of the night. he had a lot of funny stories, and once I took a bus just to see what part of his route would have been to walk --(from a border town called Pettigoe, to Glenties, to Ballybofey and back to Pettigoe.) I also walked 8 miles of it once, but that was a tiny part of it.
they still drove cows, walking behind them waving a leafy tree branch but only to a field a few miles away.

heres a map link with the towns on it.
http://www.countydonegal.com/donegal_map.htm

Kathiesbirds said...

Love these photos! Here's hoping for more sunshine in 2009!