One of my favorite parts of our country road walk is getting to see the young calves out grazing in one of the fields that we pass. They always stop, and seem to be watching with such interest as we pass by.
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~Robert Fulghum
One afternoon this week we enjoyed a pleasant stroll along a greenway near our home. Part of this trail goes through land upon which a railroad right-of-way once ran, including an old railroad bridge. Here are a few shots of the rural scenery that were taken along the way.
“Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk.” ~Unknown
These calves seemed to be as curious about the two-legged beings standing before them as we were about the four-legged ones standing before us.
“People are the best show in the world. And you don’t even pay for the ticket.” ~Charles Bukowski
“There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” ~Dave Williams
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~John Steinbeck
This little cow came strolling down the road to greet us during our country road walk last night. Not to worry! He quickly found his way back under the fence and to his Mom.
“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.” ~Laura Adams Armer
For every beast of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know all the birds of the hills,
and all that moves in the field is mine.
If you like bluegrass, you might enjoy this song of joy and gratitude entitled “Cattle on a Thousand Hills” by Michael Milton. I did. 🙂