Posts tagged ‘mule’
Apparently it is some law of nature: enter the goat pen with a camera, and there is never a shortage of goofus goat world. Never. Tonight was no exception. Always the comedians, they are. (If you don’t believe me, more on my Flickr … )
Rainy morning. Spent the better part of the day working around home. The really fun stuff – like laundry, cleaning, some work outside. And yes, in the goat barn. Tomorrow the boys are having a big end-of-school bash here … same as last year, after Mason & Ross’s graduation, many of the same kids. The Band will play, volleyball, food, good times – and hopefully I will not get thrown in the pool this year. I’ll be keeping my eye on you, Justin.
Mason and I got out late, but did take a nice evening ride. It was cool, but clear. Cacophony of crickets, frogs, all the sounds of dusk. Baseball game in the nearby field. The quiet whrrrr of our bicycles. Blinkies. The fragrance of honeysuckle, that I can’t get enough of. Lens Baby.
And yes, the background nyaaaaaa of a couple of goats.
Long day of travel – and sadly not by bicycle. Headed up to Johnson City to move Ross out of his dorm and back home for the summer. Hard to believe his first year of college is over. Tomorrow we get to do the same thing all over again – trekking to Clarksville to move Mason. Unfortunately, Clarksville sits on the banks of the Cumberland River, and was one of the towns badly hit by recent flooding. Talking to Mason this week, everything was fine at school, but large parts of the downtown area were under water … could be an interesting trip tomorrow.
Got home in time to take a brief spin close to home, just before sunset. Long or short, each ride manages to have its own defining moments. Tonight’s was a stop near a neighbor’s pasture. I had wanted to shoot the landscape in the “golden hour” as the sun was setting. A couple of horses and this great mule came up to investigate my bike. I think he was attracted to the red blinkies? He ended up nosing the bike right over – but no harm done. Mostly, it made me laugh. I never did capture the sunset, but had fun with the animals – as usual (seems to be how it frequently ends up with me lately ;). Oh well.