Wednesday, April 17, 2019

#2223 "Covey of Cattle"

These cattle belong to the Covey Family which has farmed the area since 1905 or so. Most people think of a covey as a flock of birds but the dictionary clearly describes the term as suitable for describing a small group of people or things. This covey of cows were happily munching away on a couple of 1100 pound round bales of hay. Each of these round bales would cost $50 if you wanted your own. The round bales are the bovine version of the human water-cooler. I can only imagine the conversations between these cows as they watched the traffic go by on Red Horse Lake Road. There were nine cows at this non-baleful bovine meeting. They were simply having a good chin wag as the virga wafted above them. The Holsteins on the right may look like twins. It is actually the same cow duplicated with a few subtle modifications.

I was on my way back home but stopped to visit with these bovines. They were always friendly and curious and I thought I could create something special out of the overcast nimbostratus day. The ground was snow-packed and the virga in the sky meant that more snow was on the way.

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#2238 "Warm Sector Winds"

Strong southerly winds were ushering the stratocumulus across the lake. Turbulent mixing of the moist air mass resulted in uneven and rag...